Serving the people of Knebworth


Herts Essex Rapid Transport Scheme

A public engagement exercise is to be launched to seek initial views on our vision for a sustainable transport network across Hertfordshire and connecting into west Essex.

An integrated passenger transport network is central to our ambition to improve the quality of life for everyone in Hertfordshire and beyond. The Hertfordshire to Essex Rapid Transit (HERT) represents one of the biggest... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:46 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Transport

Tree Survey

The Parish Council recently commissioned a survey of trees on its land. The report shows that the trees are generally in a good condition, however one beech tree in the recreation grounds has been infected by a fungus that damages the tree roots. The arboriculturist has recommended that the tree be felled for safety reasons due to its proximity to play area and footpaths.

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 09:28 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

Remembrance Service Cancelled

The annual Remembrance Service parade, due to take place on Sunday 14 November at 12.30pm, has been cancelled due to the lack of policeman available to provide a safe road closure.

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 09:26 by Claire Graham

Tags: News

National Highways’ Route Strategies Launch of Online Feedback Tool

Highways England is pleased to announce the start of its third round of route strategies, following the launch in June. You can read more about its approach in our publication of 'Vision for Route Strategies – Planning for the future of our roads'

It is keen to undertake a thorough review of how the strategic road network is currently performing and to understand the needs of our strategic partners,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:55 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, News, Road

Public Meeting - Swangleys Green

There will be a public meeting on Wednesday 6 October at 8.00pm to look at the outline planning application for 230 dwellings on the site known as Swangleys Green. This site is currently in Green Belt and forms part of site KB4 identified for development in the emerging NHDC Local Plan.

It is the Planning Inspector's intention to publish his final report on the Plan in early Autumn.

The planning application... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 03 Oct 2021 09:44 by Claire Graham

Tags: News, Planning

Garden Waste Subscription Renewal

The garden waste subscription period starts again from the 1st October 2021. NHDC has been contacting residents via email (for those with valid email addresses) and by post, for those without email to remind them to sign up again should they wish to continue with the service.

Subscriptions can be made by visiting the council webpage Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:31 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment

A1 work – Pottersheath Road

National Highways plans to carry out structure condition surveys on the Pottersheath Road overbridge, which spans over the A1 near Woolmer Green. The surveys are planned to start on Monday 4 October and are programmed to take approximately 2 weeks.

The following closures will be in place.

Closure of the Pottersheath Road overbridge from Monday 4 October up to and including Wednesday 6 October between... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:28 by Claire Graham

Tags: Highways

Proposal for 230 Dwellings

Gladman has submitted an outline planning application for up to 230 dwellings (including affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and children's play area, surface water flood mitigation, vehicular access point and associated ancillary works. All matters reserved except for means of access on land South Of Watton Road Knebworth.

The site, which is currently... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:31 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Planning

Volunteers Needed for Knebworth Library

Knebworth Community Library has reopened in the new building. The library is run by volunteers, supported by Stevenage Library. It is currently open for four afternoons a week for two hours.

Since closure due to the pandemic, volunteer numbers have fallen and there is a need to recruit more staff to extend opening hours. If you are able to spare two hours a fortnight and are interested in volunteering... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:24 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

Scarecrow Festival 12 September

A scarecrow festival is to be held on Saturday 12 September from 11.00 until 4.00pm. Maps can be picked up at the Station Pub for a donation. For those of you wishing to enter a scarecrow please email

The event is being run by the former SOSPub group and is being held in memory of Caroline Berkley. All funds raised will be donated to the Isobel Hospice.

Posted: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 09:56 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

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