Lodge Road closure – Gas Main replacement

We have learnt that, due to works involved in replacing a gas main, parts of Lodge Road and St John’s Close will be closed and/or subject to one-way working for parts of the next four weeks, depending on the progress of the works. The works will require a one-way traffic flow along Lodge Road, Knowle from Monday 6th February to Friday 24th February 2017 as follows:
• from its junction with Warwick Road to junction with Dell Farm Close.
• from outside 15-17 Lodge Road to outside electricity substation on Lodge Road.
• from outside 53 Lodge Road to outside flats at 78-102 St Johns Close.

Boxing Day Walk

Boxing Day Walk

Details
Date:

Monday, 26 December 2016 – 11:00am

Led by Leighton Jones 077111 512181.
The traditional post-Christmas walk takes place again this year, so why not stretch your legs on a gentle 3 mile walk with mulled wine and mince pies at the end – as if you needed more to eat!

Starts from the Guild House prompt at 11am – ALL welcome, so bring the family & guests. No dogs please, they struggle with the stiles and fall in the canal. Weather guaranteed; I don’t know what it’ll be, but there will be weather! The walk takes place anyway.

Report:

What a day for a walk in the country. Sunshine, good company and mulled wine and mince pies at the end, what more could we have asked? A good crowd of about 80 met to enjoy some (very) fresh air and walk off a little of the Christmas excess in the traditional Boxing Day walk.

Solihull Council proposals for 750 houses in the Arden Triangle and 300 houses off Hampton Rd

The Neighbourhood Forum has been very busy in the past year analysing the community’s views on potential locations for any additional housing that we are required to find room for in Knowle. Last week the Council unexpectedly released their plans, which are completely at odds with the emerging local views.

The number of houses proposed is far higher than expected and the sizes of the developments do not fit with the sizes of developments suggested by the community.

The Forum is holding a meeting at Arden Academy at 7pm on Wednesday Dec 7th.

Local History Exhibitions

Current Exhibition
Regrettably work on these has had to take a back seat for a while due to the Local History Committee being the organisers of the Queen’s Birthday Party event in June – a lot of work and time! Consequently the exhibition ‘Sport in Knowle’ – part 1 did not go in until the beginning of September and because of the large amount of material we have in our archives on sport, it has had to be divided into two parts. The first part (September-December), concentrates on cricket, bowling and shooting and the second part, football, golf and tennis will go in during December 2016. This means that “The Bower Family and Knowle Lodge” will go in during March 2017 followed by the first in our series “Knowle’s Historic Houses – Grimshaw Hall”.

The last exhibition of 2017 has still to be decided upon.

Future Exhibitions

2016 – Oct, Nov, Dec – Sport in Knowle (cricket, bowling & shooting))
2017 – Jan, Feb, Mar – Sport in Knowle (football, golf & tennis)
2017 – Mar – The Bower Family and Knowle Lodge

Past Exhibitions
Recent past exhibitions and Local History talks. Records of most exhibitions are kept within the Local History Archive and of course some of the exhibition material is derived from Archive sources. Follow the link below for a full list of all past exhibitions.

Bulb planting – Phase 2

It’s that time of year again! We will be starting the second phase of the bulb planting on Tuesday 1st November 2016. We are starting at the bottom of Stripes Hill (Warwick Road) by the garden centre and the Knowle Sign. We plan to move from Warwick Road to Kenilworth Road in the afternoon. We will continue on Wednesday 2nd November along Hampton Road in the morning and Warwick Road between Wychwood roundabout and the village in the afternon. Volunteers will be required from 10am to 3pm.

If you could spare us an hour of two to join the fun, it would be much appreciated. Many hands make light work. Most of the heavy labour will be done by a team from Amey. No experience is necessary, enthusiasm is the only requirement.

We are delighted to have the Guides and Scouts helping us out on Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th November.

Please let Liz Hulse know if you can help or just turn up on the day with strong shoes and gloves.