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NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL SURVEY

Do you want a Secondary School within 1½ miles of Knebworth? The 'We need a School' proposal for a Free School was not approved by the Government. I thought you might like to know, however, that the results of the Knebworth Parish Council Survey on this question were recently released. 69% answered 'no' and 31% answered yes....more

Jo Simson

FESTIVAL 2012 OLYMPIC CELEBRATION

A mammoth Zumba session will be on the schedule at the three-day sport and musical extravaganza planned to celebrate the Olympics from 29 June - 1 July next year. The Festival Committee are keen to hear from sporting groups who would like to join the celebration. Come along to a meeting on 14 September at 8pm in St. Martin's Parish Centre....more

Jo Simson

NEW CAR - FLEXIBLE FINANCE

Local car retailer, Marshall of Knebworth is introducing a brand new Flexible Finance offer on all new vehicles in the Vauxhall range. Available until 30 September, customers visiting the retailer on London Road will be able to select a finance package that is tailored to fit their personal budget when purchasing their new car.
 
Three simple steps:

1. Choose your model and specification
2. Choose your deposit, and Marshall will contribute at least £500
3. Choose the term, from 24 to 60 months
 
In addition, customers can benefit from 0% APR and all new Vauxhall cars come with a warranty which could now last a lifetime, so customers can be confident that they are getting the best possible aftercare and service. Available to the first owner of all new Vauxhall cars, the warranty is valid for the lifetime of the vehicle up to a maximum of 100,000 miles.

For further information about the Flexible Finance offer and for details of vehicles available in the Vauxhall range, please visit Marshall of Knebworth at London Road, Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6JB. Alternatively, call 01438 818700 or go online to www.marshallweb.co.uk.
For further information and terms and conditions on Vauxhall’s Lifetime Warranty, visit www.vauxhall.co.uk/warranty.

SOMETHING WOODEN IN THE WOODS

Throughout the month of August wooden sculptures by local carvers Dennis Heath and Dave Flemons will be on display in Knebworth House's 28 acres of formal Gardens. The pieces represent a wide range of figurative and abstract subjects, with woodlands and wild animals a speciality. Dennis has been transforming dead trees from the Park into permanent sculptures which represent part of the Lytton family story for some years. They include a jousting knight in honour of Lord Cobbold's Bank Holiday jousts ....more

Jo Simson

OSCAR PET FOOD AND MORE - HOME DELIVERY

Rachel Jackson is our local OSCAR pet food Nutritional Advisor; she provides a free home delivery service with a comprehensive range of pet foods, treats, accessories and healthcare products; supported byOscars - Home Delivery nutritional, behavioural and veterinary experts, Rachel can bring a complete pet care service direct to your door.

OSCAR Pet Foods has been delivering superior pet products to homes throughout the UK since the early 1990’s. A national network of local Nutritional Advisors, coupled with a comprehensive range of products to suit all breeds and lifestyles, their wide choice of pet foods, including gluten-free, weight-control and even vegetarian options, is backed by their Honest Label Policy and money-back guarantee.

Much more than pet food; whether your loved one is a dog, cat, rabbit, wild bird or small animal, they carry a huge range of PetXtraS catering for all their needs, including toys, treats, healthcare, bedding, bowls and more.

Contact Rachel & Andy Jackson on 01438 359757 or Click Here for email link.

SPIRALING COST OF EYE CARE IN HERTFORDSHIRE

Research carried out by the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind has found that the cost to local authorities of providing eye care to Hertfordshire residents may increase by 73% in the next decade. This increase is due to the ageing population in the Hertfordshire area - by 2020, the number of over 65s in Hertfordshire is expected to increase by 22% (compared with the number in 2010). Due to the prevalence of visual impairments in older people, this means that approximately 29% more people will have a visual impairment in Hertfordshire by 2020.

"Our research has found that the costs of providing eye care in Hertfordshire will spiral over the next decade," said Maria Surgenor, Chief Executive Officer of Hertfordshire Society for the Blind (HSB). "We currently support 5,500 people with sight loss in Hertfordshire and are worried that we will struggle to cope with the future demand, particularly as the charity had its funding cut by 25 percent last year."

Supplied by Acorn PR - Click Here to see complete article

KNEBWORTH HAVE A CYCLE SHOP

Great news for cyclists:
Revolution Cycles in Station Road Knebworth is now open any ready for business, offering sales, service and repair. Open hours as follows:

Monday 9am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5.30pm
Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm

Click Here for more details

KEEPING FIT & HEALTHY FOR ALL AGES
REGULAR EXERCISE

The Knebworth Walking Group continues its fortnightly rambles on Tuesday mornings, meeting at 10am in the Village Hall Car Park. There is a weekly fitness and toning class in the Village Hall on Tuesdays from 6.30-7.30pm.  On Fridays in the Village Hall there are two opportunities to get active. Keep Fit runs every Friday morning from 9.30-10.30am and the Active Together for 50+ group get going from 1-3pm.

If you don't want to walk, run or do an exercise routine, perhaps you like to dance? Zumba, the Latin-inspired, easy to follow, dance fitness-party session is coming to Knebworth from 5th September. Sessions will be on Monday mornings - when better - from 09.20-10.20am. Contact Vicki Lewis on 07413 625700 for more information.

Jo Simson

KNEBWORTH RUNNERS NETWORK

Liz Kirby and her friend started running training in January in preparation for a 10k charity run. Six months on they are fitter than ever and totally hooked on the buzz they get from running; so much so that they decided to look for a local running club. Then it occurred to them, why drive to a running club when there are lots of beautiful running routes around Knebworth?

If you are interested in helping create or join a Knebworth runners' network, please contact Liz at lizkirby63@gmail.com. It doesn't matter what your motivation is - competition, getting fitter or simply becoming better acquainted with your fellow villagers. Let's get started.

OVER 65'S

A multi- activity group for over 65’s is restarting in Knebworth and is Herts Sports Partnershipproviding local residents with the chance to try gentle and seated exercises, table tennis, badminton, new age bowls, indoor curling and even some local health walks. The classes are part of an initiative from Herts Sports Partnership called Active Together, designed to offer enjoyable activities in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The two hour sessions take place at Knebworth Village Hall every Friday at 1pm and each class costs just £2.50....more

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