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Re-development of the former Bulwer Lytton House site in Lytton Fields, and 111 London Road and a new site for the Doctors' Surgery are all hot issues in Knebworth at the moment. The Parish Council would like to find out our views, so they are setting aside an hour at their monthly meeting for public participation. The date for your diaries is Wednesday November 7th 8-9pm in the Village Hall.


Two acclaimed local artists, Denise Allen of Bramfield and Fiona Pruden of Welwyn, have challenged each other to a “Battle of the Brushes!” The two artists – both of Willow Watercolours – enjoy a bit of friendly banter and some healthy competition where their watercolours are concerned. Battle of the BrushesTo help settle the score both artists will open their home studios to the public between 11am and 4pm on the second Sunday of every month, ie Sunday 9th December, Sunday 13th January and Sunday 10th February etc, inviting all local art lovers and interested parties to take a leisurely wander between studios and choose which has ‘brushed up’ the better artworks for you to browse through or just snap-up a great commission-free bargain each month. Refreshments will be available - including home-made cakes in a proper ‘bake-off’ style - so put the dates in your diary and pay them both a visit.
Full Details Click Here


New arrangements for booking appointments at the Knebworth Surgery are designed to give added flexibility for seeing a Doctor or Nurse. From this week the appointments line (01438 812494) will be open from 8.30am and all the appointments for the day will become available. This replaces the system which required patients to try again at 11.30am. Did you know you can also book appointments online? Contact the surgery to register for Systmonline.

Jo Simson....more


Movember is upon us, starting a new look for the staff at Trussells Butcher shop. The all-male team will be growing moustaches throughout the month to raise awareness of Prostate and Testicular Cancer. Joining Paul Elleston and his staff in horrible hairiness will be several customers. So far they have a team of eight. Pop into the shop if you would like to take part. You could also buy some meat while you are there.

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The “Forever” Weight Loss Programme
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Phone: 07896 637639
Email: annmoin@gmail.com

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Hertford Choral Society:
Conducted by Knebworth's Derek Harrison, singing Fauré's Requiem and Blackford's Mirror Of Perfection with two BBC singers as the soloists and the Chameleon Arts Orchestra.
Tickets £9.00 or £15.00 if you want a specific place reserved.
Full Details Click Here

Police Commissioner Election:
Knebworth Village Hall becomes a polling station on Thursday November 15th from 7am to 10pm. Don't forget to make your vote count in the Police Commissioner election.

The Knebworth Christmas Fair:
November 16th to 18th at Knebworth House. It runs on all three days from 10am - 4pm. Admission £5, concessions £4, children £3.

Age UK Hertfordshire's 5km Fun Run
Sunday 18th November
Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, SG2 0BL
From 11.00am to 3.00pm
Local charity Age UK Hertfordshire are hosting a charity fun run on the 18th of Nov....more

Knebworth Twinning Association (KTA) announce:
The Stardust Ball
An Elegant Winter Dinner Dance
Saturday, November 24th 2012
in Knebworth Village Hall
7.00 pm – 11.15pm....more

New Year's Day Ramble:
Why not join us for a short ramble around the village, to walk off those festive pounds! Our Knebworth Walking Group has been expanding this year, and we regularly attract between 20-30 walkers on our fortnightly rambles around Hertfordshire. We normally walk on a Tuesday morning, but for this walk only, Tuesday 1st January, we will be setting off at 1.30 pm from Knebworth Village Hall. The walk is about 2-3 miles and when we return, the Womens Institute are providing tea and mince pies. So do come and join us. There is no need to book, just turn up. We will do the walk whatever the weather.

Ann Judge

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Herts Short Mat Bowls Association
Are inviting people aged 9 - 109 to come and "Play bowls - The Short Mat Way."

Short Mat Bowls is a great game for people of all ages, it is fun to learn, sociable and can be played all year round.

The come and try sessions are being held at Stevenage Leisure Centre and Cottered Village Hall on the following days and times:

Cottered Village Hall:
Tuesday evenings 8 - 10 pm From 16th October - 27th September
Thursday afternoons 2 - 4pm From 18th October - 29th November

Stevenage Leisure Centre:
Wednesday evenings 8.30 - 10.30pm From 17th October - 12th December
The cost of the sessions is £3, with your first session free.

For Further information please contact:
Clive on 01438 727972
Margaret on 020 8441 0284

This initiative is being sponsored by Sport England and Herts Sports Development Partnership


The Fitness Program:
Sure, chillin’ out is cool. But rockin’ out is a blast! That’s why you’re gonna love the Zumbatomic® fitness program for kids. It’s a fast-forward fusion of the Zumba program’s moves (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more) and high-octane workouts designed to let kids ages 4-12 max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. Safe and effective, kids can’t wait to get into the Zumbatomic groove. Watch their energy and fitness levels soar as they get the groove. Classes in Knebworth start on Monday the 10th September at Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane.
Little Stars 4 - 7 yrs old 15:45 to 16:15
Big Stars 8 - 12 yrs old 16:20 to 17:00
Every Monday during term time.
Click Here to see leaflet
All info can also be found on www.zumbawithvic.com


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.

Jo Simson


Liz Kirby and her friend started running training in January 2011 in preparation for a 10k charity run. Mow 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.


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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  Knebworth has been twinned with the French resort of Chatelaillon-Plage since 1990.

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