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Knowle Society lead fight for village green status

A campaign to secure village green status for three pieces of land near Knowle is gathering momentum

Knowle Society plants tree to round off Golden Jubilee celebrations

KNOWLE Society has rounded off celebrations of its 50th anniversary by planting a tree in the heart of the village.

Mixed reaction to Knowle Waitrose plan

WORK on Knowle’s new Waitrose store will hopefully start in spring and be open for business by summer 2014.

Green light for Waitrose in Knowle

THE Waitrose supermarket application which has divided Knowle was finally given the go ahead by borough councillors on Wednesday evening.

'Premature' plans threaten character of Knowle

PLANS for over 90 new homes in Knowle are ‘too much, too soon’, a local society has warned.

Hundreds attend public exhibition for Knowle Waitrose plan.

OVER 500 people attended a public exhibition in Knowle to view the latest plans for the new Waitrose store in the village.

A STROKE survivor has raised over £1,000 for charity with his watercolour paintings of Knowle.

Mike Humphries was devastated when he was struck down by a stroke in 2009 which left him with limited use of his right hand and forced him to leave his job as an exhibition designer.

Knowle Society celebrates Australia's Neighbour Day.

THE Knowle Society is marking Australia’s ‘Neighbour Day’ by holding a community walk on Sunday, March 25.

Delight as marina appeal is rejected

A CONTROVERSIAL application to build a marina in Knowle has been thrown out by the Planning Inspectorate.

Calendar honour for stroke victim Mike

A KNOWLE artist who went out to paint his village as a way to recover from a stroke has had his artwork used in a special calendar.

Rethink on plans: village hall to stay and store size cut

A PLANNING application to redevelop parts of Knowle which will include a Waitrose store, has been submitted to Solihull Council.

Villages ‘to buckle’ in 350 homes plan

KNOWLE and Dorridge would buckle under the strain of up to 350 new homes, a residents’ group has said.

Fears ‘bias’ to the developers threatens our communities

SOLIHULL’S villages fear they are facing an uphill battle to preserve the character of their communities.

Doors open to the public

A church at the centre of a major restoration, and a masonic temple, are among the borough buildings opening for Heritage Weekend

Not enough parking

I WRITE after the article, ‘Cautious yes to superstore plan’ (Solihull News).

Residents hit out over plan

BUILDING a marina at Knowle would bring little or no benefit to the local area, a residents group has argued.

Figures down

In reply to Mr Caffery’s letter of April 1 about my column highlighting the 29 per cent drop in teenage pregnancies in Solihull in the last 10 years I would like to point out that this figure refers to conception rates and not birth rates.

Hump taken

WHY do we have a scattering of speed humps on side road in Olton when roads like St Bernards, Silhill Hall and School Lane which invite speeding motorists don’t have any?

Knowle green belt decision due

ANXIOUS residents in Knowle are waiting to find out whether a controversial green belt development has got the go-ahead.

Coffee shop goes against the grain

KNOWLE will have a Costa Coffee outlet despite objections from the Knowle Society.


Cathrina Hulse
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