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We have been contacted by BBC One who are looking for people who live in interesting homes in Knebworth and the surrounding areas and would be happy to try a home swap holiday for a new TV series.

Do you live in an interesting home that you’d be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break?


For an application form please email Kieran.mccarthy@bbc.co.uk with your contact details or Click Here to see the BBC web site application instructions.

To see the full details Click Here

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It’s official Trussell’s sausages, famously praised by Robbie Williams, are a winner. They were amongst the 388 entries in the BPEX regional roadshow for pork products and romped home with a gold award for their pork, honey and mustard sausages and four silvers – for Knebworth sausages, Directors sausages, Lytton sausages and faggots.

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We are looking for local news contributors, for all the of the areas above. If you have any news and/or photos which you think will interest local people, or would like to contribute on a regular basis, please contact us.
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It was a dark and stormy night:
So, famously, begins Edward Bulwer Lytton’s 1830 novel, Paul Clifford. In his day, Bulwer Lytton was as popular as his friend Charles Dickens. He was also the owner of Knebworth House. Now his great-great-great-great grandson, Henry, is offering Hertfordshire schoolchildren in school years 3-6 the opportunity to win their classmates an afternoon at the Knebworth Park Adventure Playground. Teachers are invited to submit the three best stories written by their class – maximum 500 words – beginning with the phrase – yes, you’ve guessed it – ‘It was a dark and stormy night’. The deadline for entries is April 4th and details can be found at www.knebworthhouse.com.

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Has anybody seen Gizmo? He is an African Grey Parrot and he’s micro-chipped. He has a red tail and yellow eyes, he loves walnut and ground nuts.

If you think you spot him please call:
07731 603021


The Editor


Sunday March 23rd will see the official Grand Opening of Knebworth Tennis Club’s new clubhouse by Stephen McPartland MP. The club’s previous club hut was burnt down in June 2011 leaving players and guests without facilities on the Rec.  But two and a half years of fundraising and hard work by members’, particularly by Club Chairman Neil Stevenson, has paid-off and the club now has a clubhouse to be proud of. Bigger than the previous club hut at 5.9m x 5.5m, the new £22,000 wooden facility now has a patio area, running water, kitchen facilities and a lounge area; toilet facilities will be installed at a later date when a drainage connection can be agreed and installed. Fit-out is still continuing with club members’ doing most of the work so a BIG thank you to all those getting involved!

The club would especially like to thank the Knebworth Village Trust, the NHDC Area Committee, and the Herts. CC Discretionary Fund for their very kind and generous support. Thank you.

New ClubhouseThe club would like to invite EVERYONE to come along on Sunday 23rd March, from 2pm, to the clubhouse Grand Opening and help support your local tennis club. The club has invited Stephen McPartland MP for Stevenage to cut the ribbon, along with guests from the Parish, NHDC and the wider community who have helped support us. Refreshments will be served and this will be a great opportunity to come along and meet your local club.

The good news does not stop at the new clubhouse! In September 2013 Sport England awarded the club a grant of £40,000 to install floodlights. This is brilliant news as the lighting will allow members to play later during the winter months and make more use of the courts throughout the year. Thank you so much to Sport England and to Jonathan Thurgood, Club Captain, for his efforts with the grant application. The club will now be engaging with our neighbours on Stevenage Road, and with the Parish Council to seek planning permission.

Knebworth Tennis Club is your local friendly club. Our 4 outdoor all-weather courts are situated on Knebworth Recreation Ground behind Stevenage Road and Oakfields Road, next to the Bowls Club. The Club runs a variety of social (Club Sessions) and competitive tennis throughout the year for both adult and junior members. April to September the club runs a number of adult tournaments at Knebworth where players of all abilities are encouraged to enter; we also run weekly coaching sessions for adults and juniors by LTA accredited coaches. During winter the club continues to play at Knebworth but October through March the club also runs fortnightly indoor tennis at Gosling in Welwyn Garden City. As a member of the club you also have the opportunity to take part in other local inter-club competitions e.g. Datchworth (Summer & Autumn) League, East Herts Winter and Hot Rackets Leagues.

If you would like to know more about what is happening at the club please visit our website at: www.knebworthtennisclub.co.uk or come along to one of our Club Sessions and have a chat. For all general enquiries please email us at Click Here or for membership enquiries please email Phil Skone, Club Membership Secretary at Click Here.

Knebworth Park Cricket Club is hoping to come up in the world, but fortunately not move out of the village. The Club has put in an application for three cricket pitches and a clubhouse with bar and social area opposite the Lytton Arms in Old Knebworth. The application, 14/00132/11, can be viewed on North Herts. District Council website.


Knebworth and District Gardening Club Spring Show:
The lovely spring weather brings the promise of a fine spring show in Knebworth Village Hall on Saturday March 29th. Doors open 12noon, and entries into the various classes should arrive between 8am and 10am. We are promised something for everyone. Woodturning plant stalls, refreshments, tombola. In addition to flowers and vegetables there will be children’s cookery, arts and crafts and photography classes. For enquiries/entries contact Gill Griffin 01438 222040.

Good Egg Holiday Club:
Children in school years 0-6 are being offered the opportunity to join the fun at the Knebworth Family of Churches Good Egg Holiday Club from Tuesday to Thursday April 15-17. This Easter the children are getting their wellingtons out for a spot of gardening. Intriguing. For an invitation, or more information email Click Here. But don’t delay, bookings are already flooding in and places are limited by logistics.

Youth Football Tournement:
JUNE - Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd
Knebworth Football Club invite you to their hugely popular and successful 5-a-side Summer Tournament on 21st - 22nd June 2014.

For full details Click Here

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi for all:
Tai Chi classes have started at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings in the Village Hall, Park Lane. Steve Hall’s classes are for beginners of all ages and levels of fitness. It’s a pay as you go class, just turn up. The sessions are £6. For more information contact Steve.
Tel: 01438 318734
Email: Click Here
Web: stevehalls.schoolofeverything.com


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
Email: Click Here

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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