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Speaker Evening – Next Monday, 15th November

Our first post-pandemic Speaker Evening in the Village Hall will feature Wellesbourne based actress, Ginny Davis and her talk ‘To the Fringe and Beyond’. 
 
She will give us a fascinating and entertaining tale of her journey from the courtroom to the theatre via a one-woman show in Edinburgh, swapping the wig and gown of a barrister for the wigs and greasepaint of the stage, taking the plunge of foregoing delivering the persuasive argument to the jury in favour of giving life to a character from the pages of a script to rows of paying punters.
 
Please join us for what promises to be an inspiring and amusing evening in the Village Hall on Monday 15th at 7.30pm
 
NB: Regulars – please note the start time

A New Bus Survey

Please help by completing the survey whether you do/would catch buses or not.
As members of the KDBH Bus Action Partnership, the Society is eager to seek bus services that are matched to the needs of users and would be users, particularly at a time when policymakers are encouraging reduced car use.

The Partnership has produced a survey designed to identify the needs of those interested in using buses for some journeys and to understand why services are unsuitable for others.

Please give a few minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire here.

FREE MONEY FOR GOOD PROJECTS

Each year the Council distributes money to local projects that improve the local ‘infrastructure’.  Last year the Society was awarded a large sum of money which enabled the Playground project to be launched.  The time has come for this year’s projects to be voted for by local communities, so this is your chance to influence which project gets money to help it get off the ground.

The KDBH Forum is calling on all local residents to vote for their preferred project(s).
The funds available to the two local areas are:-

  • Dorridge & Bentley Heath – £39,040.06​
  • Knowle – £20,499.61

These are this year’s contenders:-

Calling all KDBH Residents (only)
 
Not yet voted for the KDBH community project(s) you think most deserves funding this year?  
We’ve had lots of votes – although from only 93 members so far… Please support this important event.  It’s not too late.  With last week being half term, we’ve extended voting until 5pm, Saturday 6 November 2021 to allow as many as possible to vote, although this shortens how long we have to analyse the results and report back to the Council.
 
Don’t miss out – it’s quick and easy to vote.  All details on our Webpage Here.
 

KNOWLE PRECINCT PROJECT

The new owners of the Knowle Precinct held a display of their initial ideas a few weeks ago.  For those unable to visit, here are some of the images displayed:-

There is a very long way to go before we see any changes on the ground.  The project team have to react to comments made by Knowle Society, tenants and the public, revise the scheme, undergo further consultation and submit a planning application which will be very carefully scrutinised and, if it is approved, appoint contractors.
Comments can be made at this stage to sarah.butterfield@pegasusgroup.co.uk

COVID VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES

Booster COVID-19 vaccines are available to: 

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults 
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers 
  • people aged 16-49 who are clinically vulnerable. 

Booster doses must be given at least six months on from a second dose.
There are a number of ways people can get their booster jab including:

The NHS mobile vaccine van will be in Solihull next weekend:
Mell SquareSolihull, B91 3AY 
Saturday 6 November    9am – 5:30pm        
Sunday 7 November      9am – 5:30pm  
These services are for those aged 16+ and those now eligible for their booster vaccine.
PLEASE NOTE: 
Locations are subject to change, so please check https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/walk-in/on the day you are planning to attend.