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Now that the new household recycling arrangements have come into force, here is what we're supposed to be doing:

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The new purple bin (180 litres capacity), is for non-recyclable rubbish, such as used cling film, or is that plastic? Tin foil wrap, or does that qualify as a flattened out tin? Old torch batteries, broken light bulbs and now I'm beginning to struggle with what else should go into the new, 180 litres, purple bin. Can anyone enlighten me? I don't want the rubbish police knocking on my door at midnight.

The old grey bin is now free for all recyclable waste, except paper, but including cardboard, textiles and clothes, cartons, glass, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays and lastly, tins, cans and aerosols. Remember to only throw out your old clothes and textiles towards the end of the collection period, as they "must be in bags" (not black sacks) and placed on the top of all the other rubbish in the grey bin, but still contained within the confines of the closed lid. Presumably, as we can't put old clothes into a black sack, we must use a different coloured sack or an old supermarket plastic bag, which only the detestable, irresponsible shoppers amongst us will still have available; responsible shoppers will have purchased half a dozen re-usable shopping bags, made out of eco-friendly canvas or leather (as long as they are not vegan). If you are a responsible recycler, you will have to use a bag made from cardboard, glass, plastic (not black) or tin; otherwise expect a late night visit for mixing rubbish types within dedicated bins.

Is everyone clear about the new system and are you happy with the collection arrangements? If you have any questions don't ask me, email service@north-herts.gov.uk or call 01462 474000.

Addendum: During a moment of epiphany, I realised what the new purple bins are for; it is somewhere to dump the black plastic sacks that you have used to transfer the recyclable rubbish from your home to the appropriately coloured bin.

The Editor


There is to be a fund-raising day at the Knebworth Co-Op store on the 24th of July, it is in aid of Carers Trust. The staff will all be coming to work dressed in pyjamas as caring is 24/7, there will be a other attractions inside the store. We are expecting local press to come as this is national across all our businesses and we would appreciate the support of anyone who has a few minutes to spare.

Many thanks Laura Rawnsley 


If you want to hire a venue for a wedding party, conference or any large social gathering, you should take a look at the "Venues for Hire" listing in the Commercial Services, Shops & Businesses section under the Directories drop down menu along the top of every page. Click Here to go straight there.

Tewin Memorial Hall on Tewin Green is the latest venue to list their facilities; you can contact Jane on 01438 717581 or look at their web site on www.tewinvillagehall.co.uk for more information.

Odyssey Health & Racquet Club in Old Knebworth Lane, Roebuck end. is another new listing; you can contact Mark Rurojc on 01438 313320 or look at their web site on www.odysseyhealthclubs.com for more information.


You really must come for coffee:
The Knebworth Family of Churches invite you to join them next Saturday July 20th from 10am to 12 noon in St. Martin's Parish Centre in the heart of the village for coffee, chat and home-made cake. Tea and Fairtrade goods will also be on offer.

Fund-Raising at the Knebworth Co-Op:
July 24th - Join with the staff and shoppers at the Co-Op in a fund-raising event in aid of the Careres Trust.

Fun cricket match:
Hugh Batesons Legends XI meet Knebworth Park First XI on Friday July 26th, starting at 11am. There's an all day Barbecue and live music from the Gavin Skeggs Band from 7pm.

Summer Serenade:
Anna Brewer is hoping the fine spell of weather will continue - or at least reappear - on Sunday July 28th. Now in its seventh year her Summer Serenade concert has so far raised over £20,000 for Brainstrust the Meg Jones Brain Cancer charity. Join Anna and her talented friends at Norlands, 23 Deards End Lane, Knebworth for an evening of music, singing and picnics. Doors open 6pm, concert starts 6.30pm, admission free, donations to the charity welcome.

Good Egg Club join the Space Academy:
The Knebworth Family of Churches are now taking bookings for their Summer Holiday Club. The Club fast-forwards Daniel (famous for being in the lions' den) and his friends, imagining what it would be like if they were trainee astronauts in the Space Academy. It runs from August 13-15 from 10am-12noon in Trinity Church. Deadline for receipt of bookings is July 14th.
To book, or for more details email: 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 and starting on
Tuesday 4th June another session at 6.15pm tp 7.30pm
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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