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Following up on the Fake Nanny Warning we recently puplished, here is a photograph of the person who endangered Mr Young's children:

Zena Giambrone

Known as Zena Giambrone, this person conned her way into his home, using false references, for a job as a full time live-in nanny to his four and five year old daughters. She stole money from Mr Young and left the two children standing at the side of the busy Knebworth High Street, whilst she hid the cah in her home. One child was so frightened she ran off and hid in the bushes by the library, whilst the other went off alone looking for the nanny.

A truly horrific story.

The Editor

Hon. Henry Lytton-Cobbold takes local residents on a journey through Knebworth Rock Concert memories and memorabilia.

In a packed Banqueting Hall at Knebworth House on Thursday 21st August, we all sat back and listened to a fascinating and highly entertaining talk by Henry Cobbold, ably supported by his father David (who by the way looked the real deal in his Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ T-shirt and Bomber Jacket), on 40 years of Rock Concerts at Knebworth.

The Event was organized by Knebworth Twinning Association (which itself boasts a few old ‘rockers’!) and following a glass of ‘Pineau’, (courtesy of our twin-town Chatelaillon-Plage), we were treated to a rich tapestry of stories and anecdotes from the first concert to the last – from the Allman Brothers in 1974 to The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Genesis, Oasis, Robbie Williams.....right up to the latest Sonisphere in 2014. Over 100 major artists have played Knebworth festivals, and in forty years, over 2 million people have attended the concerts....more


Christian Aid Autumn Coffee Morning:
Cakes, preserves and bric-a-brac will all be on sale at the annual Christian Aid Coffee Morning this Saturday October 4 from 9.30am – 12noon in St. Martin’s Parish Centre, next to St. Martin’s Church in the heart of the village. Pam Thomson will be bringing her popular selection of Traidcraft fairly traded goods, including Christmas cards, gift wrap and gifts. To add to the fun there will be a raffle and the results of the annual Christian Aid Quiz – this year ‘capital cities’ – will be announced. If you have cakes, preserves or br,  ic-a-brac to donate, Christian Aid Committee Chairman, Saxon Denning, will be delighted to hear from you on 01438 815089.

Jo Simson...more


There are a couple of village contact telephone numbers which have changed recently. If you want to book St. Martin’s Parish Centre the number is now 07771 940750. If you need a lift to hospital/the Doctors’ surgery, the mobile contact number for the Good Neighbours Scheme is 07583 919541

The Editor


Local Reporters Wanted:
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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The Editor

Knebworth Day Centre Volunteers:
The Day Centre meets once a week on a Monday to provide a safe meeting place for the socially isolated and frail elderly in the village. The Day Centre is run by volunteers and they are currently seeking a cook, drivers and a first aider. If you would like to know more about what is involved contact the volunteer Manager, Angela Skinner on 07968 698856. 

Jo Simson...more


Thought of becoming a twin?
Knebworth Twinning Association is on the hunt for new members. The association organises visits to and from our French twin, Châtelaillon Plage in the Charente Maritime region. Social events include Boules practice at the Station Pub on Monday evenings and a Quiz night in the Village Hall in October. Membership costs £10 per family. Contact Ann Judge on Click Here if you’d like to join/know more.


Knebworth Twinning Association - Boules Practice and Social:
Every Monday evening until further notice. Join Carole and David Woodman at the Station Pub between 18:00 and 19:30 for Boules practice, a chat and some fun. The KTA has a trophy to defend so need all the help they can get.

Let’s get quizzical again:
The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness seems also to be the Quiz season. Next on the calendar is St. Martin’s fundraising quiz on Saturday October 18 at 6.30pm in St. Martin’s Parish centre in the heart of the village. The ticket price of £10 includes a hot supper and cold dessert – bring your own drinks. Teams of 6-8, or they will find you one to join. For more information email knebworthparishchurch@gmail.com.

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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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