A beautiful village with a rich history
Close to Solihull and a stones throw from rolling fields and the Grand Union Canal, our historic centre is full of attractive buildings.
Our village is packed with strong independent businesses. Thank you for supporting Knowle’s businesses.
Welcome to Visit Knowle
Knowle is a haven for independent shops, salons, restaurants, cafes and businesses.
To sustain the long-term future of Knowle by helping businesses to flourish and by providing a compelling experience for our residents & visitors. In simple terms, we want to raise the bar for our businesses and everybody who visits Knowle.
In other words, Visit Knowle will work to deliver real improvements and to enhance our community spirit in order to provide a brighter future for all.
Visit Knowle has four teams focused on a number of projects. Each team is made up of a mix of volunteers from local businesses, residents and community groups and we always welcome new volunteers!
Our teams focus on projects that form part of our Business Plan, a strategy based on input from Visit Knowle members. We’re all passionate about Knowle as a place to live and work and strive to maintain the long term future of Knowle by helping businesses flourish and by providing a compelling experience for our residents & visitors. In simple terms, we want to raise the bar for our businesses and everybody who visits Knowle.
In the last year we’ve delivered:
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Knowle is home to fabulous independent cafes, restaurants and bars.
Our artisan and independent shops are full of hand picked products that they’ll know we’ll love.
Knowle has a strong heart to its community. This is what locals say about Knowle.
Visit Knowle work with other local organisations to bring events to the heart of Knowle. As well as the traditional late night shopping event, we take part in Heritage weekend too, celebrating the history in our village. Our Time Machine Festival added to existing heritage celebrations with artisan craft workshops, entertainment, a memory bank and an opportunity to look to the future.
We recognise the value of an attractive, well maintained street scene and we’ve worked with other organisations to maintain flower beds and audit furniture, seeking replacement and new furniture and planters as required. We’ve recently submitted a funding bid to enhance our street furniture. In the last year, we’ve organised Tidy Days and decorated the streets with bunting to celebrate the reopening of the High Street after Covid-19 restrictions.
Visit Knowle are here to support our businesses through a number of projects. We’ve delivered social media training and signposted businesses to support, especially during Covid-19. The team have also worked hard to secure funds of over £60,000 for projects to develop the village centre.