During the first or second week of November the Parish Council's biannual
Update leaflet will be dropped through your door together with a
questionnaire from the Knebworth Parking Initiative Group. The questionnaire
relates to parking issues in Knebworth. The feedback from this will
determine whether the KPI will make further efforts to try to alleviate
Knebworth's parking problems. You should respond even if you have, as yet,
no parking problems in your area. Certain scenarios could push commuter
parking some distance from the station to roads, as yet, unaffected by
parking problems. We need to get a full picture and this starts with
EVERYONE sending back the questionnaire.
Christopher Graham has, for the past few years, picked up litter on the main
recreation ground from May to October. You would be astonished at the amount
of rubbish that turns up overnight following binge drinking and partying
antics on a Friday and Saturday night. Christopher has now gone to Imperial
College London to study medicine. He may still be able to do a small amount
of litter picking but in case this is the end of his stint we offer
Christopher a great big “THANK YOU” from those of us who use the recreation
ground and wish him well in his studies.
On Monday evening 13th October I was delighted to be invited as Parish
Council Chairman to a presentation ceremony at the Scout and Guide Hut in
Gun Lane. Knebworth resident Penny Calver was given the prestigious Queen's
Guide Award, the highest honour in Guiding. In 2006 she was awarded a prize
at the Young People of the Year Awards for Stevenage and Welwyn/Hatfield.,
again for her services to Guiding. Penny should be thanked for all she has
done for Guiding in Knebworth and given every encouragement to carry on the
good work. Well done Penny!
The Youth Café which meets on Thursday in the Pavilion Community Room hopes
to expand into Friday evenings as well. The Parish Council are giving them
all the help and encouragement we can. Funding is an issue but, given that
the money will be found, we thank those who are leading this initiative and
wish them every success.
The Parish Council has just commenced looking at the Parish Council budget
for 2009/10, not an easy job given the current financial climate. We will do
our best to keep any increases in spending to within reasonable limits. We
continue to work hard to look after the best interests of the residents of
Knebworth. Do read the Update leaflet and please do respond to the
questionnaire when it arrives.
Our website is now open...
http://www.knebworthpc.org.uk/ NB. No “www”.