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New cycle lane Knowle to Solihull

One of the three cycle lanes recently authorised by the Council will run between Knowle and Solihull, mainly on the Warwick Rd between Brueton Park and the Wilson Arms, with a spur along Newton Rd ending at Longdon Rd.
There are no details of the route, whether it will be on the roads or separated from the traffic.  These are yet to be worked out.

PARLIAMENTARY BOUNDARY CHANGES

Proposals have been published of some changes to  the boundary of Meriden Constituency, among others.  For further details see:-www.bcereviews.org.uk  to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and provide feedback before the consultation closes on 2 August 2021. Comments can be made on anything from where the proposed new boundary lines are, to the names of the constituencies.

There will be a further two rounds of consultation in 2022. Following the conclusion of all three consultation periods, the Commission will look at all the evidence received before forming its final recommendations. 

COVID SELF-ISOLATION SUPPORT

Solihull Council understands that this can be difficult and has local teams who can arrange help and support.  From 24 June 2021 people earning up to £26,000 a year are now eligible to apply for a £500 support payment, which was previously only available to those earning up to £13,400. Other help could be anything from financial help to shopping vouchers and priority delivery slots to fuel top ups. Even help with dog walking!

If you’re experiencing financial hardship we can help with white goods, like fridge replacements too. We can also provide emotional support and have people on hand for a friendly chat if you’re struggling with self-isolation.

As lockdown eases over the coming months it’s going to be even more important to self-isolate when asked to. It’s not easy, but by self-isolating you’ll be helping everyone to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

So please – if you need help, just call 0121 704 6793 or visit the Council website.

Webinar – Monday 14th June, 7.30pm

Our guest speaker for the final Webinar in our series ‘Foreseeable Future’ will be the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Courts. 

He will give his perspective on the future direction for Knowle, including matters we have covered in the previous sessions, and also set the future of Knowle within a view of the way ahead for Solihull as a borough, as he sees it.

The session will be chaired by Leighton Jones, who will then ask for answers to your questions to round off this series.

To join us on the night, sign up here:

The webinar (6) can now be viewed here:


We have also overcome the technical challenges which delayed publishing the recordings of the fourth and fifth Webinars. These were:- Leighton Jones meets Dr Mike Baker, Strategic Director of GPS Healthcare (Knowle Surgery) and Primary Care Lead for the Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss the current position with and future of health provision in GP surgeries.

https://www.knowlesociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ks-Webinar-4.mp4

and Dave Pinwell talks to Chris Gregory, founder Director of Visit Knowle. Chris is a specialist in Town Management and Business Improvement, a High Streets Task Force Expert as well as a Knowle resident.
https://www.knowlesociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/KS-Webinar-5.mp4

(NB: These links will only work for a period of a few weeks, we are arranging some cloud storage for the record of this series and will issue details when the full set is available)