From Jo Simson - 16th May
Stop the Drop:
This Saturday May 18 the Parish Council invite us to join a village litter pick. Meet at the Village Hall in Park Lane at 9am. That should give you a good 'run' at it, and leave plenty of time for a cuppa (see below).
You really must come for coffee:
And Knebworth Family of Churches are making it easier for you by fixing a date and time. This Saturday May 18 from 10am-12noon in St. Martin's Parish Centre in the centre of the village. Home-made cake, coffee, tea, chat and Fairtrade food are all on offer. Proceeds to Christian Aid. This is Christian Aid week, and it 'kicked' off with a marathon-length sponsored walk on Saturday May 11. Congratulations to the team of twelve from Knebworth and Datchworth who took part. Particular congratulations to Anne Purvis, who took part when she found herself unexpectedly free at the last minute. Anne not only took part, she walked the whole length.
Mary Swann made contact with a school in The Gambia when she was on holiday there earlier this year. Mary was inspired to raise money to raise a roof for the school so that the children could continue to learn during the rainy season. This Sunday May 19 she is holding a fund-raising cream tea from 3-5pm at her 19 Westland Road home.
This Sunday May 19 is also Pentecost Sunday. To celebrate the birth of the Church, Knebworth Family of Churches is holding a United Pentecost Praise Service at 5.30pm in Trinity Church, Park Lane. All welcome - the theme is 'Call to Worship'.
St. Michael's School, London Road, Woolmer Green is planning fine weather this week-end. Their School Fête is this Saturday May 18 from 11am - 2.30pm. All welcome.
Put a spring in your step:
The bluebells are out, and Bramfield Woods should be a fine place to see them. Knebworth Walking Group certainly hope so, as their next walk on Tuesday May 21 sets off from the Grandison Arms. All welcome, including well-behaved dogs on leads. Meet in Knebworth Village Hall Car Park at 10am.
Local photographer David Cole is joining forces with artists Denise Allen and Paul Ambler to mount an exhibition. The exhibition runs until June 30 at PS Arts Gallery, Mardleybury Farm, Mardleybury Road, Datchworth. David's contribution includes landscapes, sea scenes and abstract images. Part of the proceeds will go to the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City.
Speaking of the seaside, a reminder that KATS (Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society) latest production starts a week today. They perform Alan Bennett's hilarious seaside comedy in the Village Hall from May 23-25, starting at 7.45pm. Not suitable for children, Box Office Village News, Station Road, or call Jo Simson on 01438 814166. Tickets £6.50, concessions £5.50.