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CAN YOU HELP? A key item of costume for KATS (Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society) next production is a pair of sock suspenders. Not your everyday item of clothing I grant you, but if you do have any and would be prepared to lend them for performances of Alan Bennett's hilarious 'Habeas Corpus' in May, Viv Richardson would be delighted to hear from you on 01438 367447....more

Jo Simson


To make this year's Knebworth Village Festival as successful as last year, preparations are well under way. If you want to showcase your talents, or your products, please contact the following organisers:

The music stage will be the focus for local talent. Come and sing, do a turn, dance or play a tune. On you're own, as a group or family. Kids, adults anyone who feels they have some latent talent call
Derek Harrison - Telephone: 01438 817922

From our experience last year we are hoping to add to the community stalls with a‘ Mini Farmers Market area selling yummy things from deli, bread, veg, cheese and much more.

To hire space for a stall for an exhibition about your organisation, or to sell plants, cakes, handicrafts, run a game, tombola, face painting etc. call 
John Drake - Telephone: 01438 812726

If you are interested in getting involved with any of the events or to take part, please contact
Brian Worthington - Email: Click Here

The Editor


New household recycling arrangements are coming into force this year, which include a new bin for non-recyclable rubbish, leaving the existing grey bin free for all recyclable waste, except paper, which would still go in the blue box. Cardboard would no longer go in the brown bin, but in the mixed recycling bin, the brown bin would contain garden and food waste only, compostable bags will be supplied. The black box would no longer be required, as glass and cans would go into the mixed recyclable bin. Unfortunately the full details, which are given on page 8 of the NHDC Magazine Outlook, are a little confusing. They refer to the "new bin" for non-recyclable rubbish which will end up in landfill, then the "new mixed recycling bin" to be used for all the recyclable stuff (except paper). I guess the "new mixed recycling bin " is the old grey bin. Perhaps someone can correct me if I have misunderstood. If you have any comments or feedback email service@north-herts.gov.uk or call 01462 474000.

The Editor


North Herts. District Council is currently consulting on how many new homes are needed in our area and where they should be. These are key questions. Some of the potential new housing sites are on the outskirts of Knebworth. The consultation ends March 28th. To find out more, and make a response visit www.north-herts.gove.uk/housingoptions.


Knebworth Park Cricket Club is looking for new recruits for their Seniors. A 'Senior', in this context, is aged 16+ and there is no upper age limit. Cricketers of all standards from Saturday League to Sunday afternoon Friendlies are sought. Winter training takes place at Highfield School, Letchworth on Wednesday nights from 7.30-9pm. For more details contact the First Team Captain Adam Sergeant on 07974 704737.


Losing weight will be on the agenda for lots of us in the New Year, following the seasonal excesses, something that I had to do last January in preparation for an operation. I lost 5 stones (70 lbs) and the most wonderful thing was, that I never felt hungry whilst doing so, all thanks to Ann Pugh, who introduced me to The “Forever” Weight Loss Programme.

Ann followed up with regular contact and encouragement and I am thankful to her for all her efforts. After Christmas, I shall be back on the "Programme" with the intention of losing another two or three stones by Spring time, when I am hoping the operation will be able to take place. If you want to lose weight safely and easily try the "Forever" Weight Loss Programme.

Phone: 07896 637639
Email: annmoin@gmail.com

The Editor


Back in Business:
Knebworth House and Gardens are open to the public again for the start of the season next Saturday March 16th. The Park is open from 11am - 5pm and the House from 12noon - 5pm. Admission £9 (£12 including the House), family ticket £32, (£42 including the House). Knebworth Parish Residents can benefit from a special season ticket offer - 10% off if bought before Friday March 8th - so do it now. Call 01438 812661 or email info@knebworthhouse.com for details.

Annual Parish Meeting:
Wednesday May 1st at 8pm in Knebworth Village Hall.

KATS (Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society)
Present Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett (not suitable for children)
23rd to 25th May
Habeas Corpus is one of the funniest, non-pc and most irreverent plays around. Written by Bennett in the 1970s, it revolves around the lustful inclinations of Dr. Arthur Wicksteed, General Practitioner of Hove, his family and others drawn on to his merry-go-round. These include: Arthur's wife, Muriel, frustrated and lusting after Arthur's old rival, Sir Percy Shorter, President of the BMA; Arthur's sister Constance, whose flat chest has always held her back; her intended, Canon Throbbing, and Dennis, Arthur's hypochondriac son. At his best when dying from an obscure disease, Dennis has a life-changing experience when he meets Felicity, newly-arrived from Rhodesia with her mother, Delia, Lady Rumpers. Add to the mix appliance fitter Denzil Shanks, manic depressive Mr Purdue and Mrs Swabb - the char who tries to keep everyone on the straight and narrow - and you have an evening of outrageous hilarity.
Tickets £6.50, concessions £5.50
Box office Jo Simson 01438 814166 or 07952 199183
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Or Village News, Station Road
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Preston Gardens Open Day
Sunday 26th May

Barbeque on the Green from 12 noon - Lunches can be booked at the famous Red Lion 01462 459585 - A large number of gardens in this pretty village 3 miles south of Hitchin, Hertfordshire offer a variety of sizes, styles and planting with many interesting details including unusual plants, wild areas and water features. The small Arts and Crafts church of St Martin will be beautifully decorated and open to visitors. Stalls on the Green and Teas in the Village Hall.
Entry £4.00 (children free) Free parking
Contact Meta: 01462 456567
Journey into SpaceSee Poster: Click Here

A Journey Into Space
Thursday 27th June - Knebworth Village Hall

Knebworth Twinning Association is sponsoring this Knebworth Festival Celebrity illustrated talk for all ages, about the British Interplanetary Society and the UK Space Industry in Stevenage by Alistair D. Scott, TD, BSc, FBIS, MRAeS, President of the British Interplanetary Society.
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Knebworth Village Festival
21st to 30th June

Preparations are well underway to make 2013 as successful as 2012. To see itinerary or to get involved Click Here
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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

Yoga classes with Debbie Bayfield for all levels, only £6.00 per session, just turn up at Saint Martins Parish Centre, Knebworth High Street
Tuesdays at 8pm-9.15pm
Tel: 01438 812567 Mob: 07887 566419
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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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