1. March NewsletterDescription: “Parish News Copy for March”

    In the penultimate meeting of NHDC for the current civic year, the budget for 2017/18 was agreed.  Further savings were identified, as well as a substantial programme of capital expenditure. The council faces challenging times ahead as it has to contend with dwindling revenues from the New Homes Bonus …continue

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  2. Station Pub

    Published: Mon 13 February 2017
    Updated: Sat 09 May 2020
    By steve

    In Knebworth.

    comments = true tags: NHDC, politics

    My experience of the Station Pub in Knebworth is not one that makes me want to go back. The pub is cold, noisy and rarely populated by anyone I know. This is a pity, as it’s a very short distance from where I live …continue

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  3. Community engagement using Facebook

    The Station Pub, Knebworth

    I was contacted yesterday, in my capacity as ward councillor, about the closure of the Station Pub. This is the only pub in the village, and, since it is right in the centre, was very visible. I recommended creating a Facebook Group. I had a meeting …continue

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  4. Is Twitter the key Social Media Platform?

    Published: Sun 05 February 2017
    Updated: Tue 16 February 2021
    By steve

    In misc.

    Summary: Is using Twitter worth it?

    I’ve been on Twitter for a long time. Since 2007. From a time before Stephen Fry discovered the medium, and many years before Donald Trump did so. I’ve mainly used it passively. I kept my account private, and followed only those authors …continue

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  5. More About the Station Pub

    The Station Pub is up for sale. The Parish Council is trying to raise funds to buy it for the community. See their article in this edition for more details. By the time you read this I hope that the pub will have been registered as an asset of community …continue

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  6. DECEMBER UPDATE

    Rail Services from Knebworth - Timetable Consultation

    Consultation has finished.

    The consultation for the timetable for Govia Thameslink Railways is on-going but will close at 17:00 on 8th December. The proposals represent a significant change to the current service for Knebworth as the stopping trains will now all come from …continue

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  7. NOVEMBER UPDATE

    NHDC Local Plan – Public Consultation Period 19th October

    to end November

    The local public meeting ahead of the Parish Council meeting went ahead as planned on Wednesday 12th October. The hall was full, with many of those attending having to stand. The only occasion I can recall coming close to …continue

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  8. OCTOBER UPDATE

    NHDC Draft Local Plan

    Introduction: Last month I wrote about the development sites allocated to Knebworth in the Local Plan. This month I will look at the broader context. Development sites are allocated very rarely. The last time this happened in North Herts was in 1992. Once the current Draft …continue

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  9. SEPTEMBER UPDATE

    NHDC Draft Local Plan

    Update on Process: Last month I highlighted the extraordinary meeting of the Council to endorse the proposed emerging (or draft) Local Plan. It was the only topic on the agenda and the meeting heard public participation from a number of groups, almost exclusively speaking against the …continue

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  10. AUGUST UPDATE

    Parking in Knebworth: NHDC Councillor Julian Cunningham, the NHDC executive member with responsibility for parking policy, attended the Parish Council meeting in July. Cllr Cunningham ran through the Council’s current parking policy and confirmed that the underlying principles were unlikely to change in the new policy which is about …continue

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