|Since my last article the Planning and
Environment committee has met and the Recreation Grounds committee has had a
meeting with the tennis and bowls clubs to discuss renewals of their leases.
There has also been ongoing work to do on the Parish Plan which we expect to
publish in the Autumn.
The Clerk, together with the Chair of the Recreation Grounds
committee and one other Parish Councillor have had a long meeting with the
builder and the architect of the Pavilion to iron out a number of problems
within the building.
Parish Annual Meeting
We have also worked on the content and design of the leaflet
that will be put through your door later this month advertising the Public
meeting of the parish on October 4th.
It is important that we get a good turnout on October 4th.
I wrote about this meeting in the August Parish News. Green Belt issues will
not go away and the Parish Council needs to be certain of your views
relating to use of Green Belt land for housing, particularly if this will
benefit the village. The meeting is at 8pm in the Village Hall.
Freedom of Information
A leaflet has been put together by some of our Councillors explaining the
2005 Freedom of Information Act and your rights to obtain Parish Council
records about its business. This leaflet will be freely available to those
who want one.
Graffiti strikes Knebworth
There has been a spate of Graffiti in parts of Knebworth, much of it in the
Orchard Way area. Two youngsters seem to be the perpetrators. Information ,
names etc… would be welcome and if your child is coming home smelling of
paint or if clothing smells of paint it might be worth putting two and two
together……….. NHDC will clean off the Graffiti but it takes time for them to
Finally, while our Clerk has been taking a well earned break, the Clerk’s
answerphone message directs “urgent” matters to me. One “Urgent” call was
from a man wanting directions to Knebworth Crematorium both for himself,
coming from the south and his friend, coming from Braintree. Apparently the
Clerk has many phone calls of this sort. Another unusual call came from
someone who read my article in the August Parish News. His questions? What
is Knebworth like to live in? Are there any “No go” areas relating to
housing? Needless to say I was fairly non committal and definitely didn’t
mention YOUR area as a no go area. The responsibilities of high office are
endless…… Unlike this article!