Small Business Saturday #2


Over on our Facebook page, we have started our Small Business Saturday countdown!

We think it’s vital to keep independent businesses in Knaphill, and we can all do our part by shopping locally. Every Saturday from now until Christmas, we will give our small businesses the opportunity to tell you about what they do. If you own a local business, visit our Facebook page each Saturday and tell us about what you do. Each week, that list will be reposted here as well.

Next time your looking for goods or services, it’s worth taking a peek through the posts to see if there is someone local to you that you could use.

  • Hi! I’m Helen Cross and I live down Southwood Avenue and I run a sweetie and children’s party hire company called Flamingo Castle.
    I do free local delivery on all sweets and hire and if you place an order with me quoting KSBS I will give you 10% off regardless of order value.
  • Hello! I’m Jesikah I live on the High Street ! I’ll be bringing lots of Magic, Music & Multi Sensory Classes also Parties with highly interactive mini productions to babies, Toddles & Children. Launching in new year!! For 6 week old babies to 5 year olds. Please give the Facebook page a follow and message me to find out where you nearest venue is x
  • Claire Bemister Photography – photographing families and weddings! Currently offering mini sessions over half term, and looking to offer photography courses at some point in the new year. Facebook
  • This is a great opportunity to get 10 Fitness sessions for £10. They are held at Waterer’s Park and Stoke park Guildford. Message the page or just turn up.
  • Valerie French hair salon would like to welcome new stylist Cathie. She has more than 30 years of hairdressing experience, and would like to offer you £10 off of a wash, cut and finish when booked with Cathie on a Tuesday or Wednesday! For more information or to book an appointment, call us on 01483767214, or come and visit us in salon!
  • Had a great response to my new Pilates class starting at 7.30pm at the Brookwood Farm pavilion…in fact I have now opened up an 8.30pm class as well! Starting Monday 6th November but welcome to start on any subsequent Monday. If you’d like more information or book your free trial class for either the 7.30pm or 8.30pm session then please email me on Rebecca Jillian Simon – chartered physiotherapist and Pilates instructor
  • Marc Stock – Been here for nearly 10 years now. I have a window cleaning business that was originally established in Addlestone 2003 but has continued to grow. If you need a good reliable window cleaner give us a call we don’t do much advertising as all our recommendations are word of mouth.
  • Neena Brown – I am a Chef and Independent Thermomix Advisor. I offer free cooking experiences to people in homes and businesses to help them save lots of time and money while cooking nutritious food. If they purchase a Thermomix in October they will receive additional free gifts! It really has to be seen to be believed how much this can transform your life.
  • Kelly Pearce – I have lived in Knaphill for just over 7 years and am a Virtual Assistant (VA). A VA supports businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs and any one who needs something taken care of. The list is large – PA duties, administration, accounts support, project management, data entry to sending out a marketing campaign or buying a birthday present!
  • Boormans Jewellers – We are a family run Jewellers and quality gift shop. We sell Jewellery, clocks, watches and quality gifts. We also have a full repair service for Jewellery, clocks and watches, including fitting watch batteries on site, mechanical clock repairs and Jewellery re-modelling. Pop in to see all that we do. Here is a date for your diary!! On Saturday the 25th of November we are having our Christmas event day. We will have the new Chamilia Jewellery Christmas range, give aways with specific purchases and entry into a prize draw with every purchase. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.
  • Dueyna Chinere – If you want to look better and feel better then I can help with a top quality range of health and sports products and skincare from the aloe vera company, Forever. PM me to arrange a free product trial. I also run a local networking group – Networking Mummies West Surrey. We have some very affordable advertising opportunities at the moment including an advert on our 2018 wall planner which shall be well distributed in the area and business listings on our new online directory which shall be heavily promoted for local families to use to search for reputable businesses. Please message me to discuss. Thanks
  • Louise Davies – I run Cheeki Monkeys Woking and run nearly new sales for baby and children’s clothes, toys and equipment. Our Christmas Sale is on Sunday 3rd of December at 10am, in St. John’s Memorial Hall. Please like and share my page with anyone you know that would like to either get rid of their pre loved items before Christmas or would be interested in coming to the sale to find a bargain.
  • I am a maternity|newborn|baby|family photographer and I run Elise Rose Photography. We just moved to Knaphill, Woking from London 3 weeks ago, so I am looking to meet new people within this area! Please like and share my page with your local friends! As a welcome gift, I give 20% OFF of all of my basic session packages to every family who lives in Knaphill if they book me in November 2017! (sessions can be next year too, just make sure you book in time!)
  • Sonal Sher – I make homemade chutneys and relish. All done to order. Please have a look at the webpage or the facebook link for further Or Facebook at Eindie

Bisley Ladies Choir


You will have seen on our calendar the forthcoming Christmas concert to be given by the Bisley Ladies Choir on Saturday 12th December at Knaphill Methodist Church.

As Knaphill does not at present have its own choir, we have gladly “adopted” Bisley’s, so thought you might like to know a little more about them.  They have been part of the community for more than 40 years, and are always on the lookout for new members.   The choir is always happy to entertain residents of care homes and other groups.

If you are interested in joining, they rehearse on Tuesdays at 7.45pm at the Knaphill Methodist Church.  There is no audition to join, it’s enough that you love singing!

For more information, see their website:


New Knaphill Magazine Issue


The latest issue of the Knaphill Magazine is here! Stand by your letterbox, because our diligent volunteers are out walking the streets to bring the Autumn issue of the fantastic KRA magazine direct to your door.

As well as all the usual news, gossip and sport, this issue takes a look back at the Knaphill Village Show, has a lovely article about the Knaphill Guides travelling the globe, contains an interview with Gillian Waine, the manager of the Vyne, and a glimpse into the Clothing & Linen Bank, as well as brand new sections for shoppers and families. Plus we sent out our undercover agent (and child) to check out all the pubs in the village to see how they fare (honestly, we work very hard on the KRA!).

But don’t worry if you don’t receive yours – you can pick one up from the post office, library, or a number of different high street establishments that kindly stock them for us. Or failing that, simply download your copy here.

Calling All Local Photographers!


If you have an eye for taking a gorgeous pic of our lovely village, we would love you to get in touch and share them with us. Perhaps you just enjoy snapping with your smartphone, perhaps you’re a budding photographer in the making, perhaps you’re a professional!?  We want to hear from you and showcase the best of the best. This current set of photos were kindly provided by local resident Rachel Caesar, and they are beautiful examples of the woodlands and canals just on the cusp of turning into Autumn. If you’d like to see yours on display here, get in touch via

Small Business Saturday #1


Over on our Facebook page, we have started our Small Business Saturday countdown!

We think it’s vital to keep independent businesses in Knaphill, and we can all do our part by shopping locally. Every Saturday from now until Christmas, we will give our small businesses the opportunity to tell you about what they do. If you own a local business, visit our Facebook page each Saturday and tell us about what you do. Each week, that list will be reposted here as well.

Next time your looking for goods or services, it’s worth taking a peek through the posts to see if there is someone local to you that you could use.

  • Cheri Gibbons – Cheri bobbins domestic services. All aspects of domestic help undertaken. Check my page. Or email me at
  • Sarah Tuson – Hi there, I own BeFiiT 4 Life. We are a small business that runs fitness classes for all. We cater for mainly adults aged 18 – 100! We have a Yoga class that is held in the Scout Hut in the village. I also run a HiiT class at Tringham Hall, West End and offer weight loss advice and weigh in…we used to be Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness!
    Our other classes are in Bagshot.
    Below is the link to our Facebook group and website. Please do check us out! 😃
  • Jennifer Hutcheson – Neal’s Yard Organic Skincare and Range of Beauty products. I am an independent consultant offering party plan events or 1-2-1 shopping. Christmas the easy way.
  • Michael, T/A M.P.S Property Services –  Michael,T/A M.P.S Property Services


Knaphill Road Changes – Joint Committee Update


At the Woking Joint Committee meeting on 20th September, they accepted the following recommendation:

  • To proceed with further works on the Broadway/Redding Way junction (next to the Vyne), including removal of the restriction and associated works to the car park.
  • To proceed with works on the Brookwood Crossroads with timings to coincide with adjacent development.
  • To proceed with the investigation of a further lane at the Bagshot/Redding Way junction (the junction by Sainsburys).

The proposals to introduce restrictions at the junctions of Broadway/Bagshot Road and Chobham Road/Bagshot Road have been dropped.


In the short debate that preceded the vote, the Committee concentrated on the proposed changes to the Broadway/Redding Way junction, also known as the Vyne spur road (the bit where the bollards are). Knaphill Residents Association, in their contribution to the debate, pointed out that this is a narrow road that is used by all local bus services and the spur road must be crossed by all those using the Vyne Community Centre and the doctor’s surgery. Given this conflict of users the KRA recommended that the proposed changes, to open the spur road to all vehicles, should be subject to an independent safety audit. The KRA added that given the amount of pedestrian traffic it is important that high quality pedestrian crossings are built into the plans. The County’s highways engineer, replying to the debate, stated that the proposed changes to the Vyne spur road and opening of the link between the Broadway and Redding Way to all vehicles would involve more work than originally thought. On the question of pedestrian crossing the road length would prohibit the construction of a lights controlled pedestrian crossing. Finally, the highways engineer stated that the plans would be subject to a safety audit and that the final plans would probably include a speed table. I am assuming that the authority will have to return to the Joint Committee with their final plans and costings. One County Councillor made it very clear that he was not prepared to sign a blank cheque and would be looking for a benefits v costing analysis.


As ever, we will keep you informed with any progress and updates on this important work.

Antisocial Behaviour in and around Knaphill


Antisocial Behaviour in and around Knaphill…

If you experience antisocial behaviour you need to report it. Sadly due to funding we have lost our community officer and police patrols are few and far between. When we call 101 or the council these calls are logged. If any area is experiencing high levels of crime they will have to respond.

There are two options, call 101 or the council.

When should I use 101?

You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example, if:

Your car has been stolen
Your property has been damaged
You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
Or to:
Give the police information about crime in your area
Speak to the police about a general enquiry

You should always call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.

When should I call the council?

Environmental crime impacts on our communities and contributes to people’s fear of crime.
Types of environmental crime include: fly tipping, littering, graffiti and vandalism. All these acts are illegal, pollute the surroundings in which we live, cause harm to human health and can ruin the appearance of your village.
Contact the council at
or on 01483 755855 and state it is Environmental Crime.

It’s really important to report anti-social behaviour whenever it occurs. All residents have a role to play, don’t put up with it – report it. The Council can and do prosecute offenders who commit these acts.

KRA Response to Proposed A322 Traffic Changes


Back in July, Woking Borough Council announced their planned changes to the traffic systems in and around the A322 in Knaphill, and invited the public to comment and feedback their thoughts. The KRA met at this time to discuss the proposals and agree our joint position on the matter. We responded with the attached letter. This is a hot topic for the village so your own personal opinions may differ from what is written here, but that is what debate is all about. We welcome differing opinions, and whatever the outcome we hope that WBC find a solution to ease some of the traffic issues in and around our village.

Improving traffic flows along Bagshot Road

Bereavement Care in Knaphill


Every first Tuesday of the month at 11am in the hall of St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, an informal coffee morning is held to discuss all aspects of death, bereavement and grief, led by Niki Handover who is a qualified Funeral Director and Registered Carer.

These sessions are intended for those who are not only going through a personal loss, but also seeking answers on a very sensitive subject matter .  All are welcome, both from  within and outside of St Hugh’s Parish family.



Knaphill Clothing and Linen Bank


Knaphill Methodist Church has started a Clothing and Linen Bank, on the same principle as a Food Bank, and are looking for donations of baby, children and adult clothing as well as bed linen.

To donate, please contact them on, or alternatively items can be dropped off at their coffee morning at the Church on The Broadway on Saturday 16th September between 10am and 12 noon.

The Bank will operate between 2pm and 4pm at the Church on the third Saturday of each month from October, i.e.:Saturday 21st October;  Saturday 18th November;  Saturday 16th December; Saturday 20th January ; Saturday 17th February 2018;  Saturday 17th March 2018.

We encourage you to please support this very worthwhile initiative by donating, or to make use of the facility for yourself or anyone you think could benefit from it.


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