The Knowle Society
KNOWLE PARK PLAYGROUND UPGRADE

Knowle Society is very pleased to be able to inform the community of Knowle that this project is GO!

Following very successful and generous fundraising and negotiations with several potential suppliers and installers of new play equipment, agreement has been reached for the project to go ahead.  Orders have been placed for the following equipment (shown above) to greatly enhance the existing timeworn items and to extend the age range catered for. Facilities have also been designed to allow use by less able children.

2.4 Olympic Swing, Including, 2 Flat Seats, 1 Toddler Seat and 1 Inclusive Seat:

4m High Net Pyramid:

Titan Carousel with T Bar Hanger, Mirage Seat, Rope Ladder & 2 Pendulum Seats:

Mega Swing:

3 Tower Unit:

In addition to the above replacement and additional equipment, there will be improvements to the surfacing to improve safety and hard wearing, so the equipment will be more usable in the winter.

It is expected that work on site will begin on 12th July and be completed by 9th August (hopefully sooner).  We were hoping it would be done and dusted well before that, but shortages of materials has delayed deliveries of the play equipment.

Please note that, due to the dangerous nature of the works required, the playground will unfortunately be CLOSED during this period – it will be well worth waiting for!
Look out for the GRAND opening event.

Visit Knowle – Planned High Street Investment

Visit Knowle has been awarded £17,000 by Solihull Council from the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Fund. It is planned to invest our village centre with seating and planting and maybe more in the form of a ‘Parklet’.

What is a ‘parklet’? Where is it suggested that this might be done? Find out by watching the short video at :-
www.visitknowle.com/parklet-project

Your views are important. Visit Knowle would like you to help by completing a short survey at :-
Click here for the survey form

ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY GARDEN

To coincide with the Poppy Appeal 2020 and in collaboration with the Royal British Legion Warwickshire and Birmingham County, Solihull Council has revealed the final design for the Armed Forces Community Garden in Hillfield Park.

Working closely to identify the needs of military personnel and involving local veterans and serving personnel, army medical teams and local community groups, the Council’s landscape architect has designed a garden with three distinct areas offering different habitats and activity levels.

Zone one is the formal garden which will feature a variety of sensory plants, seated areas and places for reflection. Zone two will be a summer meadow providing wild flower walks and a mini orchard. Zone three will be a newly planted community woodland. The whole site will be accessible to all ages and those with mobility issues.

The design is on display in Hillfield Park at the entrance to the area which will become the formal garden. Ground work will begin in January 2021 after the original start date this summer was delayed by the pandemic.   Find out more here.