Knebworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Knebworth

Author: Claire Graham

Appeal to Install Flexible Energy Generation Plant

An appeal has been lodged against the refusal of planning application 18/02907/FP to Install a flexible energy generation plant on land South Of Odyssey Health Club, Stevenage Road, Knebworth

Additional comments can be made, in triplicate, by 6 November 2019 to

Jenni Ball
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3C
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6PN

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:26 by Claire Graham

Tags: Planning, Development

Hertfordshire rights of way map

Over 2,000 miles of Hertfordshire's public countryside footpaths, bridleways and byways are now available on Google maps.

Launched this month, the new tool – believed to be one of the first developed in the country - means the map can be loaded onto a smartphone, making it easier for users to follow their position on the map as they go.

Developed by Hertfordshire County Council's Countryside and... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:13 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

The Station Pub

Following an overwhelming show of support from residents in June this year, Knebworth Parish Council has been working on a bid to purchase The Station Public House.

We are pleased to announce that we now have an offer agreed with the owner and are working to complete a transaction in the near future. We hope that this will result in providing a more secure future for what we believe is a valuable asset... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:15 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

Brown Bin Garden Waste Collection

If you haven't renewed your brown bin garden waste subscription to North Hertfordshire District Council then you need to do it now to prevent any disruption in the service.

This year NHDC is issuing stickers for residents to attach to their bin(s) as proof of subscription. These will be mailed out to those who subscribe and will clearly indicate to collection crews those households which have paid for... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:58 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment

A1 (M) Junction 6 Overnight Closure

A1(M) junction 6, Welwyn southbound exit slip: carriageway repairs

Kier will be carrying out carriageway repairs on behalf of Highways England over two nights, from Monday 19 August, weeknights only, weather permitting. During this work a full closure of the A1(M) junction 6, Welwyn southbound exit slip will be in place, alongside a lane one closure past the exit slip. Details of this works may be... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 12:20 by Claire Graham

Tags: Road

New Free School in Stevenage

Council propose location for new Free School in Stevenage

The Michaela Community School was one of 22 secondary free schools announced in the DfE's latest wave of successful applications for free schools across the country.

Although Hertfordshire County Council was not involved in the bid, further secondary school places are needed in Stevenage to meet the demand anticipated from new housing growth... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:38 by Claire Graham

Tags: Education

Gas Mains Replacement - Resident Drop In Event

As part of the gas mains replacement programme the existing gas main has to be replaced with more durable plastic pipes. To do this safely it will be necessary to close Deards End Lane to through traffic, from the junction of Stobart's Close to the junction of Park Lane. Access for residents will be maintained during the works where possible. The works are due to start on the 12th of August and take... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 18:39 by Claire Graham

Tags: Planning, Services

Hole near Allotments

A hole has appeared on the path near the allotments as a result of a broken storm drain. Both landowner and Herts County Council are aware of the problem.

More information can be found on Swangleys Farm website .

Posted: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:51 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

B656 Closed for White Lining

Road Lining works are scheduled between 10 and 12 July on B656 Hitchin Road and London Road. The road from Burleigh Farm Track to Langley Lane will be closed between 8:00pm and 05:00am.

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:28 by Claire Graham

Tags: Transport

Station Pub Survey

In a village wide survey the Parish Council asked the question

Should Knebworth Parish Council borrow funds to purchase the Station Pub as a Public House and Village Asset?

There were 560 responses, with 79% supporting the Parish Council borrowing funds to bid for the Station Pub.

As a result of the survey and a business report provided to the Council at its meeting on 12 June 2019, it resolved to apply... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:04 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure, Consultation