Posted on May 30, 2013 by Editor
Welcome to Knaphill village!
This is the website for the Knaphill Residents’ Association, bringing you news of the village, details on the annual Knaphill village show and helping our community.
From the Editor -
“Many of you will already know that long-time village store Keith Henderson Sports is closing down. It’s another blow to the village and the loss of a great independent shop from the High Street. With Darry’s Hut having also closed it’s doors, that stretch of Knaphill opposite The Crown is beginning to look very tired. Would a Neighbourhood Plan help this situation?
We ran a poll on Sainsbury’s Plc name for their store in Redding Way – 76% feel they should change their name out of respect for the Knaphill location! The request is in and currently knocking around the corporosphere of their head office.
How do you feel about Coral opening another betting shop in Knaphill?
Time to get your village show 2013 bookings in! We have a new bookings organiser for this year and after a small adjustment we’re now all set for taking bookings (apologies if anyone found it quiet recently, there were a few technical glitches etc). We have once again ordered some sunshine (ahem…) and have a line up of great entertainment and increased the kids categories in the horticultural show. It’s going to be brilliant! Booking forms are available to download here or from the Village Show page.
Don’t forget you can always have your say and leave a comment or send in your items for publication in the website or magazine. “
Consultation on the Borough’s electoral cycle begins
Cllr Whitehand has asked for a bit of publicity around WBC review of the electoral cycle. They have created a short survey which you are encouraged to complete and have your say. http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/election/electioncycle The consultation will run for 6 weeks and the results will be reported at the Special Meeting of Council on 25 July 2013.
Full report from Phil Stubbs on the village meeting, plus a full set of questions, as provided by Rev. Richard Sherlock. The questions were sent to all panel members for information and comment and cllr Richard Sharp’s response is included.
With recent planning decisions and lots of other towns, including Chobham, making their own way, should we be considering a plan of our own?
We are again using volunteers for delivery of the magazine to most streets in Knaphill and are hugely appreciative of their time and efforts.
We ran a survey from July-August 2012 to try and gain an insight as to your view of the Knaphill Residents’ Association. The results have been presented to the committee and are here with comments for your information.
A special request from Knaphill Cabin -
“Are you an experienced ebay seller or car-booter, and know something about electronics? Then Knaphill’s local youth club would love your help in turning some donated items into cash – please email email@example.com for details. Thank you!”
The poll for developing a Knaphill Neighbourhood Plan has drawn to a close with a massive 93% wanting one to be developed!
If you have a poll you would like to see then let me know.
Some past poll results -
Is speeding in Knaphill a problem?
- I notice it frequently (55%, 36 Votes)
- I notice it occasionally (25%, 16 Votes)
- No (20%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 65
The illegal signage on traffic lights poll stirred 52 respondents and 91% wanted them removed! Whereas everyone does have the right to make a living, it is clearly preferred that people advertise in line with normal rules. Following advice from Surrey Highways, they state it is their responsibility to remove the flyers and you can report them via the SCC website here and selecting ”Advertising – over crowded’.
eNews & Bulletin
We have an eNewsletter to better help us stay in touch with Members. It is designed, in part, to address one of our shortcomings in communication with Members who have rightly felt in the past that we haven’t been as chatty as we could have been. While being created specifically for Members of the KRA, it is currently open to all and we would appreciate any feedback you can give.
It will deliver information about the village in a timely manner direct to your inbox so if you’d like to receive this service, please sign up!