Jobs Close pond drained

Job’s Close duck pond, thought to be an old marl pit, was recently drained and some of the surrounding growth cleared in a bid to bring renewed life to this popular feature of the park.

How many local children of all ages can remember being taken by their parents to see the ducks at the pond at Jobs Close Park? The condition of the pond had declined in recent years and was not ideal for the continued life of those poplar ducks! A major project was devised to drain the pond and deepen the bottom. At the same time cover from the bankside growth was thinned and cleared to enable more sunlight to penetrate to the water and help to reduce the growth of algae that can throttle life in the pond. The Knowle Society’s newsletter photographer Roger Grainger captured these images during the work. The Knowle Society can claim no credit for the project but we thought that you might find the pictures interesting and if we are totally honest we needed a story with which to try out a new facility enabling stories that have several pictures attached to them to be displayed on this website!

Public Meeting re. proposed Marina

The Knowle Society has been made aware of a public meeting to be held at the Greswolde Hotel, Knowle on Tuesday 29th January from 11.30-20.30 in respect of a proposed development of a marina on the canal near Jacobean Lane. The Society’s Planning sub-Committee will also be given a separate opportunity to view and discuss the plans directly with the developers.

The Knowle Society introduces a News feed to its website

If you would like to receive the latest news from The Knowle Society delivered in a convenient way to your browser then this newly developed home page provides that facility – click the News feed button to the right of the home page.

Using the News feed facility enables you to receive the latest news from The Knowle Society whilst filtering out those items that have been read by you previously – this should lead to a more efficient relationship with your favourite website!

Call for volunteers

There are one or two current needs in the Society’s sub-committees. If you would like to explore how you could help now or perhaps at a future date, with no obligation at all, please drop an email to the Chairman.