Serving the people of Knebworth

Tags: Leisure

Fire, Knebworth Recreation Grounds

Fire, Knebworth Recreation Grounds

On Saturday 7th May 2022, the fire brigade was called out to a fire in Knebworth Recreation Grounds, which had been started between 8.00pm and 9.00pm in the timber adventure play area.

Although it was quickly put out, approximately a quarter of the equipment is beyond repair. The area is now closed until further notice because the integrity of the equipment has been compromised. It may take some time... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 10:07 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

The Future of Green Space in Knebworth

The NHDC Local Plan proposes significant development for Knebworth, which will bring opportunities for more green space for the village.

To help shape the future of the natural environment in North Herts, such as our parks and green open spaces, please take a few minutes to complete a short online survey.

What do you value most in our parks and open space – being in nature and watching wildlife?... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:00 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Leisure

Home Library Service

Hertfordshire Libraries provides the Home Library Service delivering books to some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in the county. Many of our customers regard the service as a "lifeline," and value the regular collections of books which are tailored to their interests and delivered to them in their own home by a friendly and familiar face. Approximately three hundred people now receive the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:48 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

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

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 knebworthscarecrowfestival@gmail.com

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

Knebworth Festival AGM

The Parish Council is helping revive the Knebworth Festival and an AGM is to be held on Monday 6 September at 8.00pm in Knebworth Village Hall. All are welcome.

The objects of Knebworth Festival are:

1) to organise and run the annual Knebworth Festival for the benefits of the residents of Knebworth and surrounding areas.

2) to create a greater awareness of community activities within the village of Knebworth... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:40 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure, News

KATS seeking new members

Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) have agreed to recommence activities and performances curtailed by the pandemic.

It is hopeful – if restrictions allow – to commence rehearsals in September for its next production to be staged in December.

Unfortunately, during lockdown, a number of its long-standing members have moved away, so it is actively looking to recruit new members.

KATS... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 15:43 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

Maps Around the Village

You may have come across a map on a post at various locations around the village. These relate to Landowner Deposits identifying rights of way. The documents are lodged with Herts County Council and can be found on the HCC website here under Knebworth.

Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:17 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure

FARMERS AND WALKERS URGED TO WORK TOGETHER


Walkers and farmers must work together to avoid damage to crops and wildlife habitats; so use a pair of wellies and stick to the footpaths, says rural body

Crops are being damaged nationwide as a result of walkers not keeping to public footpaths, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has said.

With the nation still in lockdown, many people are finding solace in taking a walk in the countryside;... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:08 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Leisure, News