Knebworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Knebworth

Here are some recently asked questions

Will our Council Tax fall Why is nothing simple? Unfortunately the answer isn't. Your Council Tax is made up of 4 elements - Herts County, North Herts District, Hertfordshire Police and the Parish (i.e. us). The first three elements are the same across the county, that is, every household pays the same amount in each band. Those three authorities control how much that is. The Parish element is called the Precept and that is controlled by Knebworth Parish Council. In 2015 it is £69.47 per band D property per annum.

Our Street Light is still out These are the responsibility of Herts Highways and we continue to report all lights we are notified of. The current Highways response would appear that due to its priorities, street lights are on a four week repair schedule at best.

What can be done about shops closing All retail outlets are private concerns and most lease their property from the local property owners. Unfortunately "Business is business" and unless they have sufficient customers, then the are unlikely to be able to afford the rents.