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KNEBWORTH NEWS - JULY 2014

From Jo Simson - 24th July

Stalls on the Green:
If you are in need of a home-made cake this week-end to entertain guests, the good news is that you don’t need to slave over a hot stove. This Saturday, July 26, there are stalls on St. Martin’s Green in the heart of the village selling home-made cakes, produce and crafts for church funds. Pop along and pick up a bargain from 10am-2pm. If you would like to book your own stall for £5 contact Penny Paton on 01438 313241 or Stacy Gibb on 07872 939841.

Shop locally till you drop:
Having picked up all those bargains at the Stalls on aforesaid Green, don’t forget that this Sunday, July 27, is the fourth of the month so you can pop along to the Farmers’ and Craft Market in Woolmer Green Village Hall off Bridge Road from 9am – 12noon.

Walking back to happiness:
Walking is officially good exercise AND it makes you feel better. The Knebworth walking group do it whatever the weather, so they must be pretty pleased with the current air. Next Tuesday July 29’s walk is based around the Five Horseshoes Pub, Little Berkhamsted. It’s 4-5 miles long and all are welcome. Meet at the Village Hall Car Park, Park Lane, to arrange car shares.

Solar Farm Proposal in Knebworth:
Did you know that a Solar Farm is proposed on agricultural land just off Swangleys Lane? It would cover 50 acres. If you didn’t know, it’s not surprising because not a great deal of advance notice or publicity was given by the company about its consultation exercise in Trinity Church Hall last week. You can view the application on the North Herts. District Council Planning Portal at www.north-herts.gov.uk. The Parish Council will discuss the proposal at its Planning Meeting on August 11. It would like to hear your views. Contact clerk@knebworthpc.org.uk or call 01438 813795. For the information from the consultation display contact Solstice Renewables, harry.lopes@solsticerenewables.com.

Open air Sculpture Exhibition:
This is a good summer for getting out and about. Up at Knebworth Park until the end of August the dinosaurs have been joined by crocodiles, panthers, cheetahs a leopard and a zebra. They are part of 19 contemporary sculptures using bronze, marble, stone, copper and stainless steel. All works are for sale, and you can hunt them out all around the gardens for the usual Park admission price.

Children’s Activity Week:
There’s a fantastic Children’s Activity week for 4 – 11 year olds running at St. Martin’s Church and Parish Centre from 18-22 August from 9am – 2pm Monday to Thursday, culminating in a Fun Day on Friday. Parents will join their children for lunch each day. For more information contact Phil or Stacey Gibb 07872 939841.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 17th July

The Fuchsia’s looking brighter:
Flower lovers among you, and particularly of the pink variety, will be delighted to learn that the Fuchsia Society’s annual show is taking place all this week-end in Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane. Perhaps somebody there could tell me what is ailing the foliage of my normally thriving fuchsias which have survived for years on a diet of complete neglect. Opening times are Saturday 19 2-5pm and Sunday 20 11am-3pm.

Knebworth Country Show:
It’s also the County Show up at Knebworth House and Country Park this week-end on the same dates, July 19 and 20 from 11am-5pm. If you book online you get a 10% discount on the normal park admission prices. The show features jousting knights, a medieval village, battle re-enactments, as well as dogs, ferrets, birds of prey and goat-milking demonstrations. On the inanimate side, there’s thatching and furniture-making.

Come for coffee:
The monthly Knebworth Family of Churches Coffee Morning is this Saturday July 19 from 10am-12noon. All welcome for tea, coffee (unlimited refills of those) and home-made cake. Not to mention chat and Fairtrade goods.

Stalls on the Green:
We are greatly blessed with village events through the summer to keep our social whirl whirling. Next Saturday, July 26, there are stalls on St. Martin’s Green in the heart of the village selling home-made cakes, produce and crafts for church funds. Pop along and pick up a bargain from 10am-2pm. If you would like to book your own stall for £5 contact Penny Paton on 01438 313241 or Stacy Gibb on 07872 939841.

New telephone numbers:
Speaking of telephone numbers reminds me that a couple of village contacts have changed lately. 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.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 10th July

Shadowman and the Silhouettes:
There’s certainly been plenty of music in the air around Knebworth lately. This Saturday July 12, it’s the turn of Shadowman and the Silhouettes, making a return visit to the Royal British Legion in Gun Lane.

Art in the Garden Painting Day:
Something completely different going on up at Knebworth House is a painting day in the formal gardens on Tuesday July 15, from 10am – 4pm. Let by local artist James Willis, the day runs from 10am-4pm and costs £39.50. Bring your own sketching materials and paints. You can book online at www.knebworthhouse.com/events.

Fancy a walk?
Tuesday July 15 is also the next outing for the Knebworth Walking Group. All welcome, meet in the Village Hall Car Park at 10am to arrange car shares. Next week’s walk is based around Ayot St. Lawrence.

Knebworth Country Show:
If you book online for the Country Show up at Knebworth House and Park on July 19 and 20 you get a 10% discount on the normal park admission prices. The show features jousting knights, a medieval village, battle re-enactments, as well as dogs, ferrets, birds of prey and goat-milking demonstrations. On the inanimate side, there’s thatching and furniture-making.

Come for coffee:
The Knebworth Family of Churches Coffee Mornings are one of those village regulars which don’t take a break in the summer. The next one is Saturday July 19 from 10am-12noon. All welcome for tea, coffee (unlimited refills of those) and home-made cake. Not to mention chat and Fairtrade goods.

Holiday dance courses:
Not too long now till the summer holidays, although it’s been a long half-term. Splitz School of Dance has two summer courses, which cover ballet, jazz and tap. Week one is July 28 to August 1 and week two is August 18 – 22, both daily at 9.30am-12.30pm. Email jackie@splitz.info for a registration form.

Good Egg Club:
The Knebworth Family of Churches Good Egg Summer Holiday Club  will be looking at caring ways of using our hands and giving lots of High Fives. The Club runs from August – 7, 10am – 12noon in Trinity Church. All children in School Year R – 6 welcome, but booking is essential as places are limited. Email GoodEggClubBookings@gmail.com or call Gill Hughes on 01438 813049 for more information.  

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 3rd July

Knebworth Festival:
Many thanks to all those who put in such a lot of work so that Knebworthians could celebrate and enjoy themselves with each other during the Knebworth Festival.

Sonisphere:
Knebworth House and Country Park celebrate forty years of music festivals this year. Two million people have let their hair down and joined in the fun since the Allman Brothers headlined a ‘Bucolic Frolic in the Park’ in 1974 for the princely sum of £2.75. No I hadn’t heard of them either. You can see a reproduction of the original poster for that frolic on the cover of July’s Knebworth Parish News on sale in Village News, Station Road, for 60p. This week-end – July 4 – 6, sees the fortieth frolic – Sonisphere – descending. Metallica will be playing – fresh from their Glastonbury triumph, but doubtless hoping for finer weather – as will be Iron Maiden. I have heard of both of those. There will be fireworks for us all to enjoy on the Saturday evening. The organisers are making every effort to limit disruption to the area. If you have any concerns you need to raise with them, contact them on 01438 300141, www.kililive.com.

Shadowman and the Silhouettes:
If you went to Knebworth Festival’s highly successful Cliff, Elvis and Friends tribute concert and are getting withdrawal symptoms from those hits of the 60s and 70s, you might like to try Shadowman and the Silhouettes next Saturday July 12 at the Royal British Legion in Gun Lane.

Football crazy:
England may have been knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil, but there is still plenty of football going on over there. Rector Jim Pye has set off for a mission in Sao Paulo, working with Operation Mobilisation. Follow him on Twitter. Just google ‘twitter knebworth jim pye’. In the meantime, you may have spotted giant images of the iconic Brazilian statue of Christ the Redeemer around the village, bearing some football taglines. Look closely and you will see that the image is made up of a mosaic of smaller images of the Knebworth Family of Church at work, worship and play. If you have a hard cross to tackle at the moment, a warm welcome awaits you in any of the Knebworth churches.

Tackling Longterm Care:
It’s business as usual for the tireless WI. Their July meeting is on Wednesday July 9. A warm welcome also awaits guests and non-members to hear a speaker on this topic at 7.45pm in Trinity Church Hall, Park Lane.

Jo Simson


 
 
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