Knebworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Knebworth

Tags: Environment

Pond Day - Volunteers Welcome

The Parish Council is to hold its annual volunteer pond maintenance day at Knebworth Recreation Grounds on Saturday 23 November starting at 9.30am and finishing around midday.

The morning is spent clearing vegetation from the pond and the surrounding area. The removal of reeds from the water ensures that there adequate open water is maintained for the moorhens to breed.

Volunteers are welcome, please... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:03 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment

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

New Planning Application for Odyssey Health Club

19/01244/FP | Redevelopment of the site to provide 86 dwellings (12 x 2 bedroom houses, 12 x 3 bedroom houses, 18 x 4 bedroom houses, 25 x one bedroom apartments, and 19 x 2 bedroom apartments), associated landscaping, car-parking, the provision of a large new public open space and the creation of a new vehicular access off the B197 Stevenage Road following demolition of the former indoor bowling building... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:42 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Highways, Planning, Transport

Station Pub

The Station, Public House constructed in 1883 is a prominent landmark in the centre of Knebworth. This establishment closed in February 2017 and became subject to a planning application to split the site in two, converting the garden area into residential properties.

The Parish Council believes that having a public house at The Station in the village centre is an asset to our local community. We have... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 08:30 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Leisure, Parish meeting

Air Pollution Alerts for Hertfordshire residents

Hertfordshire County Council, in partnership with nine district and borough councils and two Bedfordshire local authorities, has launched a new Air Pollution Alert Service for residents.

Herts & Beds Air Pollution Alert System is free to sign up to and provides a text or email alert straight to your mobile phone when levels of air pollution in your area increase to a moderate level or above.

It... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:27 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment

A1(M) junction 6 to junction 8 smart motorway

Highways England is currently developing the preliminary design for a smart motorway between A1(M) junctions 6 and 8.

This scheme will be "All Lane Running". This means that the hard shoulder will be converted into a permanent running lane for drivers to help reduce congestion. There will also be variable speed limits to smooth traffic flow. The new scheme will mean drivers will benefit from a three-lane... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:42 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Planning, Transport

Vounteer Day, Norton Green Common

There will be a volunteer day at Norton Green Common on Thursday 7th February from 10am to about 4pm. The task will be led by the Countryside Management Service and will involve clearing scrub on the edge of the grassland to help maintain this valuable habitat. You should wear outdoor clothes and be prepared to work in any weather conditions. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided, but please bring... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:23 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment

Winter Self Help Scheme

Herts County Council is running the Winter Self Help Scheme to help people grit the public highway in their area. The Parish Council is once again supporting the scheme and has obtained free salt to distribute to residents. Bags of salt and a snow shovel will be available for collection from the village hall on Saturday 10 November between 9.30 and 10.30am. If you wish to participate in the scheme,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:05 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Road

WHBC Green Belt Study

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has submitted the Green Belt Study Stage 3 (Document EX88), prepared by consultants LUC, which can be viewed in the here.

Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:10 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Planning

Flood Risk Strategy Consultation

Herts County Council is consulting on its Flood Risk Management Strategy until 10 August 2018. It has produced an online map of Flood Risk Management map which can be found here.

If you have a flood to report guidance on who to contact can be found here

Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:14 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Environment