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Dorridge & District Gardening Club

We invite speakers on a variety of gardening topics, usually with slides and often plants for sale. We have a break for refreshments and time for a chat. The annual membership is a modest £10. Visitors are very welcome (£2 fee). At the meetings we hold seasonal flower and vegetable competitions. An annual Flower and Vegetable Show, open to all, is held in August.

Venue:

Bentley Heath Community Centre, Widney Road

Contact:

Alan Lang, Secretary

When:

Sept to May, 2nd Thursday of month. 7:30pm

Email: 

Tel:

01564 773128

Dorridge U3A

With c. 500 local members, we are affiliated to the U3A nationally with the motto learn, laugh, live. Membership is open to all who have retired or are no longer in full time employment. There's a wide range of learning, sporting, and cultural activities, indoor and outdoor, on offer - see website.

Venue:

Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge

Contact:

Robert Beckham, Chairman

When:

3rd Thursday of month, 2pm

Email: 

Tel:

07802 760809

Dorridge and District Residents Association

Our volunteer team is dedicated to serving residents and keeping them informed about local social, environmental & community matters. Activities include: village centre improvements, eg replacing damaged trees, pavement levelling, maintaining planters & gardens; reviewing planning proposals; awarding small grants & fund raising; recent creation of Friends of BH Park.

Venue:

Hogarths Hotel, Four Ashes Rd, Dorridge, B93 8QE

Contact:

Chair

When:

6 meetings a year - see website for dates

Email: 

Tel:

Friends of Dorridge Station

In liaison with the Residents Association, Chiltern Railways and Solihull Council, FODS was set up in 2011 to improve Dorridge station. Since then, the team’s much appreciated work has expanded from just watering planters, to restoring and building new flower beds, creating a 1930’s style waiting room and ‘Incredible Edible’ planter schemes.

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Jo Jingles

Fun music, singing and movement classes for babies and pre-schoolers. Babies from three months to five year olds. Structured Classes that are exciting, fun and educational.

Venue:

Knowle United Reformed Church, Station Road, Knowle

Contact:

Vicky Burden

When:

Thurs (Term time) 9.45 mixed; 10.45 3 months-Walking

Email: 

Tel:

07977 436150

KDBH Neighbourhood Forum

A community charity led by a small team of resident volunteers dedicated to seeking out and representing local views and needs on future development of Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath. Join us to keep up to date and get involved in shaping what’s happening where you live and support your community.

Venue:

Arden School, Station Road, Knowle

Contact:

Jane Aykroyd, Chair

When:

Various dates as notified by Newsletter and website

Email: 

Tel:

Knowle & Dorridge Fundraising Branch - RNLI

We raise funds mainly through collections and sale of Christmas cards. We maintain a high profile for the RNLI through a presence at all local fairs and fetes. Annual income is circa £20k, the largest sources are £8k from a house to house collection over three weeks involving circa 100 helpers and £3k profit from Christmas cards sales..

Venue:

Please email for information

Contact:

Jonathan Bush - Chairman

When:

Summer: once a month, Winter: once every two months

Email: 

Tel:

Knowle Camera Club

We are a friendly local club with members of all abilities, from novice to experienced amateur photographers. Our varied programme includes training and social events; guest speakers discuss their work and offer advice; and we hold independently judged competitions for digital images and prints. Annual membership, visitors welcome.

Venue:

Dorridge Methodist Church, 103 Mill Lane, Bentley Heath

Contact:

Tim Pindar - Chairman

When:

Twice monthly, Thursday, 7:45pm

Email: 

Tel:

01564 772499

Knowle Local History Society

Knowle Local History Society is an independent organisation established to promote the study of the history of Knowle and to provide a public service, including free open meetings. A large digital database of documents, oral history records and over 3000 photographs provides a base for exhibitions, talks, booklets and an enquiry service.

Venue:

The Guild House, The Square, Knowle

Contact:

Elaine Warner

When:

Occasional meetings, Wed 2.30pm or 7.30pm

Email: 

Tel:

01564 775887

Knowle Male Voice Choir

Enjoy singing? Want to make new friends? Like to do something good for your mental and physical health? We have a professional Music Director and accompanist, plus a friendly and welcoming ethos - the best of both worlds! You don't have to be able to read music, so why not come along and try? And enjoy a refreshing trip to the pub afterwards!

Venue:

Dorridge Methodist Church, Mill Lane, Dorridge.

Contact:

Haydn Rees

When:

7.30pm every Wednesday during school terms

Email: 

Tel:

01564 782873

Knowle Musical Society

Founded in 1962, KMS is an amateur theatre company. We present a show at the Core Theatre, Solihull each March and will celebrate a 60th Anniversary Concert there on 11/12 March 2022. We welcome anyone, especially past members, to come and join in with us for this special event. See website or contact our secretary for more details.

Venue:

St George & St Teresa School, Mill Lane, Dorridge

Contact:

Peter Derrington - Secretary

When:

Rehearsals Monday & Wednesday, 7.30pm

Email: 

Tel:

07855 280474

Knowle Ramblers

For our c. 70 members, we organise two long weekend walks each month, with shorter 4-6 mile walks at least twice monthly in between. We enjoy a number of social events and walking weekends away. Full programme details via our website or Facebook links.

Venue:

Email/phone for the meeting place for each walk

Contact:

Robert Beckham, Chairman

When:

Sat/Sun/Wed; Friday evenings in summer

Email: 

Tel:

07802 760809

Knowle Society

The Society was formed in 1962 to provide a voice for residents, as they felt they had no influence on changes to their village. Planning is still key, but we put on talks and walks, hold historical archives, liaise with external bodies, enhance the natural & physical environment and undertake projects eg. renovating the children’s playground.

Venue:

Various, depending on activity

Contact:

Membership Secretary

When:

Various, depending on activity

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Tel:

Knowle Society Local History Team

Knowle Society’s Local History committee runs the Local History Centre in Knowle Library where we display and preserve a wealth of information on our local heritage. The Society holds special exhibitions and lectures to help keep knowledge of our local history alive.

Venue:

Knowle Library, Warwick Road, Knowle

Contact:

Janet Erzen

When:

Saturdays 10.00am -12.30pm

Email: 

Tel:

01564 779040

Knowle Village Cricket Club

Our club has provided a welcoming community sports facility for over 130 yrs. We have 4 adult teams, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI’s in the Warwickshire CC League. Our junior coaching for 5-15 year olds is in the safe environment of an ECB accredited club, with teams at under 9, 11, 13 & 15 competing in the Warwickshire Youth Leagues.

Venue:

Hampton Road, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0NX

Contact:

Kevin Perfect

When:

Adult training: Tues 6-8.30pm; Juniors: Fri between 5pm-8pm

Email: 

Tel:

07903 270031

Revels Drama Group

Revels are a friendly, long established drama group (founded 1949). We perform full-length plays in May and October, plus a pantomime or similar ‘child-friendly’ production in January. We welcome new members, so if you’re interested in getting involved with all aspects of drama – acting, backstage, front-of-house etc we’d love to hear from you.

Venue:

Knowle Village Hall, St John’s Close, Knowle

Contact:

Chris Adderley - Secretary

When:

Mon 7.30pm, Thur 7.30, some Sundays – for rehearsals

Email: 

Tel:

01564 775428

Sing! Bentley Heath Community Choir

Sing! Bentley Heath is your friendly, community choir, open to everyone - no auditions or prior singing experience necessary. We sing a variety of songs and styles from pop to swing.  There is no obligation to perform in concerts or in public. Just come along and join in the fun singing.  We raise much needed cash for good causes by doing what we do best - having fun with music!

Venue:

Dorridge Primary School, Station Rd, Dorridge

Contact:

Secretary

When:

Term Time: Thurs 7:30-9:30pm, from Sept 2021

Email: 

Tel:

Solihull Advanced Motorists group (SAM)

SAM is a charity affiliated to IAM RoadSmart (formerly Institute of Advanced Motorists). People join to eg update their driving skills, get rid of bad habits, develop skills as a new/inexperienced driver, improve confidence. Contact us for more info - we’ll happily advise you and offer a free assessment drive with one of our qualified volunteer observers.

Venue:

Events typically held at Knowle British Legion - see website

Contact:

Dave Fraley

When:

Members meetings first Tues of month, 7:30-9:30pm

Email: 

Tel:

07802 350188

The Knowle Flower Club

Established over 55 years ago, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly group. For a small subscription, our 80+ members enjoy a monthly afternoon flower demonstration led by a range of highly qualified and respected demonstrators. Flower workshops and various social events also run throughout the year. Visitors most welcome for a small fee.

Venue:

Knowle Village Hall, St. John’s Close, B93 0NH

Contact:

Club Secretary

When:

First Thursday of month, 2pm

Email: 

Tel:

Venues and Churches

Awaiting details for KDBH Venues and Churches.

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