The Council - What We Do
Knebworth Parish Council is the third tier of local government after North Herts District Council and Hertfordshire County Council. Officially the parish is divided into two wards Knebworth and Old Knebworth. There are twelve councillors who are elected every four years. If a vacancy arises between elections councillors may be co-opted onto the council.
Councillors are responsible for setting the precept (parish council tax), making policies, allocating expenditure and generally acting in the best interest of the Knebworth community.
The Council conducts some of its business through a range of committees, working parties and other groups which meet to discuss issues and make decisions.
All committees report back through the Full Council. Sub-committees or working parties are appointed to look at particular issues and report back either to the Full Council or to a formal committee.
All council and committee meetings where decisions are made, are held in public. Only sensitive matters e.g. personnel, commercial contracts and legal advice are considered in closed session.
When matters arise that require an urgent decision the clerk may call an extraordinary meeting between the regular meeting dates. these extraordinary meetings are held in public and are advertised and managed in the same way as a regular meeting.
Council Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month, except August - see the diary of meetings for more information.
For further information relating to the services offered by the Parish Council please contact the Clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.
Parish Council Elections
The last ordinary elections to Knebworth Parish Council took place in 2018. The next election to the Parish Council will take place in May 2022.
Parish councillors are elected or co-opted.
If you are interested in becoming a councillor and want to find out how to go about it please contact the Clerk.