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The Knowle Society is delighted to offer governance for the project that will see a tremendous improvement to the play area in Knowle Park, offering a wide variety of facilities to children of all ages.
Providing Excellent Community Facilities
Knowle Park known locally as Jobs Close Park is situated in the Village of Knowle on the outskirts of Solihull. The park is used by the resident population of Knowle and surrounding area.
Outdoor spaces provide so much health and wellbeing for our community. The current Playground Facilities are tired and with the impact of Covid 19, Parks are valued even more.
Now is the time to invest in our Community
By contributing to this exciting project you will help make Knowle Park an amazing place for Children to play outside! All your generous donations will be used to buy and install fantastic play equipment for the Community.
Original Playground in 2007
Knowle Park was last updated in 2007 thanks to hard work and generous donations of local residents, businesses and Friends of Knowle Park.
Pictures taken in February 2020
Since then the community has grown and facilities are now tired and there is a need to provide a wider range of equipment to benefit this thriving community. Knowle now has the great opportunity to come together especially at a time of national crisis to focus on our community and start to rebuild for the future.
With your financial support we can:
- Provide a beautiful, safe, accessible playground for our community
- Create an amazing space that promotes healthy living and creativity
- Broaden the park’s amenities to appeal to older demographics in the community
- Foster community by providing a gathering space for our residents and surrounding villages to engage with one another
- Create a memorable space for families and children to enjoy for years to come!
The Community has been consulted through a survey that saw over 600 returns. This feedback is being used in the current phase to shape a design that gives the community what it wants. We hope to begin installation of the new Playground in February ready for opening in April 2021. The total project cost is being finalised during the design phase but initial estimates put a range between £150,000 to £180,000 and will be funded by several different sources; Community, Council and Corporate Sponsors. Listed below is just some of the equipment that will be included in the final scheme chosen in response to feedback from the survey:
Zoning of play areas for Younger and Older Children
Equipment to be positioned suitable to age range / abilities
- Provision of play equipment for older children
Equipment to provide kinetic play – excitement and movement
- Improvement to Toddler Equipment
Provide a focal point to the toddler area to, providing an area of their own to explore together with friends
- Provision for Inclusive Play
Play equipment to be selected to ensure inclusive play for both abled and impaired Children
- Providing facilities for older children
Provision of a basketball area for older children and adults to play. Single Goal to be installed so court fits within Knowle small park size.
Provision of exercise equipment to maintain health and mobility in the open air
Fundraising commenced during August with the design and Equipment selection being finalised in September. With the Community kickstarting the fundraising demonstrating their financial support for the project, we will be approaching Corporate sponsors with an invitation to support this exciting project.
YOU can participate in a number of ways
1) Donate: Generously give to this campaign
2) Share: Tell your friends, families and residents of B93
3) Enjoy: Come visit the new Knowle Park Playground next Summer
We have ambitious plans to see £180,000 investment into Knowle Park. To achieve this we are aiming to raise £60,000 from crowdfunding with the remainder coming from the Council and Corporate Sponsors.
Alternatively, cheques can be made payable to “The Knowle Society” and sent to :
Dr. David Watson : Hon.Treasurer – The Knowle Society c/o 49 Wychwood Avenue, Knowle B93 9DL
Or you can pay by bank transfer to “The Knowle Society”
Account Number : 04942016 Sort code : 30-97-78
Contact me on 07962499911 or by email : firstname.lastname@example.org