EVENING WALK Wed 20th June

It’s a busy week next week!  The next Society walk is on Wed next week, starting at 7pm from Ye Olde Saracen’s Head, Balsall Common.  It will be 3 to 4 miles long across the fields (depending on the weather and our enthusiasm).  All are welcome to join us and perhaps have refreshment in the pub at the end.
Lifts available from Knowle – ring me on 01564 773894.

Save the Date

This year marks the golden jubilee of the Knowle Conservation Area.  We were one of the very first areas to achieve this status and it has been very useful in preserving the quality of the centre of the village.

We are marking this anniversary with an event in the middle of the village on Saturday 21st July, with activities and entertainment.  More news to come!

The High Street BT phone box

As a consequence of the major reduction in the use of BT telephone boxes, the box on the High Street was due to be removed.  As it was part of the character of the High Street, the Society thought that it would be a good idea if it could be preserved.  We have therefore ‘adopted’ it.  One of the conditions is that it should be refurbished to BT standards.  This has proved to be a major job, but it is nearly completed.  The box will then become an information point for the village.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO KEEP THE LIBRARY OPEN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS

When the Council decided some seven years ago to close our Library on Saturday afternoons, the Society decided to keep it open using Volunteers from the membership.  This has been very successful and much appreciated by the public.  The volunteers also find it very satisfying and a pleasant way of spending the occasional Saturday afternoon.
The Society is now looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the extra hours on Saturdays in Knowle Library between 12:45 and 15:00.  You would be partnered with another volunteer about once every 5/6 weeks on dates that suit you. The limited training required would of course be provided.
For more information ring Bill Bohanna on 01564 739390

NEW DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS AND WHAT WE ARE DOING

You will probably have had emails from other organisations telling you about the updates to their Privacy Policy.  It will not surprise you that we have been doing the same.  Our Policy can be found at :-

http://www.knowlesociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Data-Protection-and-Privacy-Statement-2018.pdf

While there have been very few changes in what we do and how, we are now required to tell you about our practices, hence the new Policy!

We keep your data to process your membership application and administer your ongoing membership, such as your subscriptions and delivery of your Newsletters.  These all come under the heading of a ‘legitimate interest’, in other words, without you providing the minimum information and us keeping it, you cannot be a member of the Society!

One use that we do make of your email address is to send you these emails.  We have taken the same approach as many other organisations, in that we have assumed that you are willing to receive them, as you have not asked not to.  If this is NOT so, please click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of this email and we will stop sending them to you.  We will keep your email address in order to contact you about your membership, but not send these general emails.

If there is any more information you would like about this area, please let me know.  There’s lots!