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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.

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jubilee celebrations

Find out what's happening in Knowle to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

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Support Local

Our village is packed with strong independent businesses. Thank you for supporting Knowle’s businesses.

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Welcome to Visit Knowle

Knowle is a haven for independent shops, salons, restaurants, cafes and businesses.

About Us

Visit Knowle is a business led body, formed in May 2019 by a group of volunteers from businesses, community groups and residents. Our work has been shaped by extensive business surveys and engagement. In June 2020, we became a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Our vision

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.

Our aims

Boosting visitor footfall
Creating inspirational new features and experiences
Engaging more people in our great heritage
Increasing spend within our local businesses
Involving as many businesses, community groups & residents in our plans and activities
Making Knowle a more attractive place to be
Promoting the rich and varied aspects of Knowle
Strengthening our local economy in a sustainable manner

Our work

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:

Marketing

We can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter promoting Knowle as a place to visit. Whether you’re visiting for shopping, dining, drinking, beauty, wellbeing, business or heritage, we’ve got it covered.

Follow us on @visitknowle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Take a look at our recent work

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.

Events

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.

Join us in Knowle to meet fellow businesses during informal networking.

Our next networking events are:

6pm, 18th May - Knowle Masonic Centre.

6pm, 20th July - venue tbc

6pm, 21st September - venue tbc

6pm, 16th November -venue tbc

Booking is essential.

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Street Scene

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.

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Business Support

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.

We work closely with partner organisations including Solihull Chambers, Solihull for Success, Solihull Council and Visit Solihull to deliver a number of exciting projects for Knowle and our members.

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Keep up to Date

You can keep up to date by signing up as a Visit Knowle member.

Blogs

Knowle is derived from the Saxon ‘Cnolle’ which means a small hill. The village is steeped in history, with many Grade II listed buildings. Knowle is now a haven of beautiful independent shops & restaurants, and an up-and coming sought after area to live and work.

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