The Knowle Society

As has been our practice in previous years, the excess takings from the sale of Knowle Society Christmas Cards has been donated to Solihull Hospital.  Our thanks to Mike Humphreys for providing the image and the volunteers who sold the cards in the forced absence of the usual shop in the Library.

A New Arden Academy

The Draft Local Plan includes a proposal to develop a new Arden Academy on land behind the existing school and Milverton Road and re-use the existing site for new housing.
In the Society’s Webinar on 15th March, Martin Murphy, CEO of Arden Academy explained the need for the new school, set out the vision for it and answered audience questions.
If you missed it, you can watch the recording and/or browse the presentation slides to study them in greater detail.


There is still time to look at the proposals and to comment.  If you use Internet Explorer you will only be able to tick the preset boxes, but if you use a more modern browser you will be able to add a plain text comment.  Also, the site has been updated with a map which allows you to see the comments about specific locations and add your own if you have a point about a specific place.  To view the proposals, click on:-


Census day is approaching and some people you know might be concerned about being able to complete the form online.  You can order a paper form for them online at:-
This is also the place to get a continuation questionnaire if there will be more than 5 people in the house on census day, or an individual form if you or a member of your household wishes to complete a confidential one.

Confidential telephone help, including completing the form for you, is also available from Solihull Council on 0121 704 6005.