Saturday, 13 June 2015

Knowle Waitrose "on hold"

A WAITROSE plan for Knowle is “on hold” because of concerns about its viability, the firm has said.

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Downing Close parking ban implemented

Planning parking restrictions in Downing Close were put in place on Friday. For background information click here.

Midnight closing plan for new bar

AN application has been made to sell alcohol as late as midnight from a planned new bar in Station Road, Knowle.

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Sainsbury's totem sign plan dropped

PLANS for a totem sign at the Sainsbury’s development have been dropped,

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Changes to Sainsbury's Dorridge approved

CHANGES to Sainsbury’s Dorridge store including the relocation of a substation have been approved despite concerns from some neighbours.

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Burt loses Solihull and Spelman retains Meriden

LIBERAL Democrat Lorely Burt has failed to regain Solihull at the General Election while Conservative Caroline Spelman retained Meriden.

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Monday, 27 April 2015

July hearing expecting for land protection bid

A PUBLIC hearing over a bid to protect green spaces in Knowle from development is expected by the end of July.

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DDRA hits out at Sainsbury's traffic changes

THE Dorridge and District Residents Association (DDRA) has made “strong representations” about road changes as part of the village’s Sainsbury’s development.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Knowle bar plan approved

A BAR plan for a former auctioneer’s showroom in Knowle has been approved.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has approved the plan for the premises in Station Road.

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Less than a month for fun run entries

ENTRIES for Knowle Fun Run will close on May 12 for the event on Sunday, May 17.

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Knowle VE Day memorabilia sought

PHOTOGRAPHS and memorabilia of VE Day 1945 in Knowle are being sought by The Knowle Society for an exhibition.

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Concern over housing plan for garages

A CONTROVERSIAL bid to knock down lock up garages in Knowle for two detached homes does not present access problems but should be redesigned, a planning officer has said.

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Arden praised over pupil progress

ARDEN school has been honoured by a national education body for pupil progress and exam results.

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Knowle GPs to merge next month

BLYTHE Practice in Knowle will merge with five others in the borough and will be renamed next month.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Raquets club bids for late live music

KNOWLE & Dorridge Raquets Club has applied to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to host live and recorded music as late as 1am.

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Flooded path update

WATER running across a path in Knowle Park is not due to a leak and is being looked at by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), The Knowle Society has said.

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Head tribute to Arden teacher Mick Knight

ARDEN headteacher Martin Murphy has paid tribute to former English teacher Mick Knight.

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Traffic restrictions for Dorridge and Hockley Heath

TRAFFIC restrictions are planned for School Lane, Dorridge and the Stratford Road, Hockley Heath.

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Council tax to rise 0.24 per cent

COUNCIL tax in Knowle and Dorridge will rise 0.24 per cent - £3.15 for an average band D property – in the 12 months from April 1, councillors are set to agree.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MPs and councillors meet minister over schools funding

COUNCIL leaders and MPs from Solihull met an education minister to raise concerns about the level of funding for borough schools.

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