KDBH ‘Developer Showcase’

Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum is putting on a unique event of particular interest to Knowle Society members; this is a ‘Developer Showcase’ on Saturday, 16 July at Arden Academy, 10:00-14:00.

At the request of residents attending other recent events, the Forum has arranged this event so that anyone in our community has an early opportunity to gain a better understanding of what land has been put forward for potential development as part of SMBC’s ‘Call of Sites’ last January.

Developer Day Member Comms

Developer Showcase Poster A3

 

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

I am delighted to announce that the Knowle Society has been honoured with the Queen’s award for Voluntary Service.

The achievement of this award recognises and celebrates the activities undertaken by the Society within our local community. I know that without the dedication and hard work of the Trustee Directors, their Committees, Society members and local support, this achievement would not have been possible.

 

David Bower at Buckingham Palace

Residents’ Survey for Neighbourhood Forum

Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum was set up in response to an initiative taken by, amongst others, this Society. The Forum is now making its first foray into gaining opinions from the community and resident are urged to respond to that survey. It appears that Knowle residents have responded well so far with 56% of the 400 replies having come from this community.

Every household should have been delivered a copy of the survey and is encouraged to return it completed or complete it online by 10th June. More details are in the attachments here.

Survey Leaflet Final 160516

Survey Poster A3 Blck on Yell Final

Clean for the Queen & the Knowle Fun Run

Along with groups all over the borough and the country, the Society arranged a day to clean the central area of our local community as part of this national initiative in celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday. On Thursday 12th May 2016 around 20 volunteers collected litter, painted benches and cared for the Precinct flower beds.

Over 25 bags of rubbish were collected – special purple ‘Clean for the Queen’ bags were supplied by local MP Caroline Spelman. Kerry Mountjoy from SMBC arranged for collection of the waste and Tesco and The Greswolde Hotel provided welcome sustenance for the volunteers on a delightful sunny morning.

Society volunteers also helped with stewarding at the Knowle Fun Run on Sunday 15th May.

Enjoy this compilation of photos from those events.

Those blooming bulbs!

 

The bulb planting in October was a very successful day due to enthusiastic children, a group of hardworking volunteers, the support of the team from Amey and SMBC, all topped off by the beautiful autumn sunshine.

Almost 40,000 crocus and narcissi were planted and we can now see the beautiful fruits of our labour and of the generosity of those who donated to the bulb-planting fund.

As a picture is said to be worth a thousand words, do enjoy the many more photos taken during the planting and more recently showing the bulbs in full bloom. There is also a short piece on the bulb planting in a video put together by the Council.

Bulb planting and blooming – photo montage