The Knowle Society
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.

(Although we issued a warning that we might have to change the date, we are pleased to say that this was avoided and this session will go ahead on the 14th as originally planned.)

To join us on the night, sign up 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)

High Streets in decline

The fifth webinar in our series turns the spotlight onto the village centre and local concerns that a number of empty shops means that Knowle may follow the perceived national trend of ‘High Streets in decline’ as 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. The webinar can be viewed here.

Health Provision – The foreseeable future

Recordings of the Society’s April and May ‘Foreseeable Future’ Webinars are now available for online viewing. In the first, from April 19th, 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. The webinar can be viewed here.

Webinar – Monday 17th May, 7.30pm

The next Webinar in our series ‘Foreseeable Future’ turns the spotlight onto the village centre and local concerns that a number of empty shops means that Knowle may follow the perceived national trend of ‘High Streets in decline’.

Our guest speaker will say not. Chris Gregory is a specialist in Town Management and Business Improvement and a High Streets Task Force Expert. As a local resident, Chris has brought his expertise to the village as a Founder Director of Visit Knowle.

He will talk about Visit Knowle’s work in supporting the rejuvenation of our retail and business centre, how footfall can be encouraged, why he has confidence in Knowle’s future as a thriving, sustainable place to shop and do business and how we can all play our part.

Sign up to attend here.

Dave Pinwell