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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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. uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/jenniferhutcheson
- Michael, T/A M.P.S Property Services – Michael,T/A M.P.S Property Services www.Checkatrade.com/Mpspropertyservices
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…
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
A new family-run pre-school, Dreamcatchers, for children aged 2 to 5 , opens its doors in September in the Knaphill Methodist Church on The Broadway.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DreamcatchersPreschool/
Woking Foodbank has seen a 24% increase in the people it feeds in the first half of 2017. All residents are being urged to buy additional foodstuff and donate items to help boost their dwindling supplies.
Contributions can be taken along to The Lighthouse, High Street, Woking, or Knaphill residents can also contact both St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church or Knaphill Baptist Church who both act as collection points for the Foodbank.
All donations no matter how small are most gratefully received.
Marking 100 years since the founding by Royal Charter of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this ground-breaking exhibtion is curated by CWGC staff and is staged in the Grade 1 listed Canadian Records Building, the largest CWGC site in the UK with more 5,000 burials and 3,500 commendations on the Brookwood Memorial.
The exhibition tells the story of the CWGC from its foundation through to the modern day, using historical objects and artefacts from the CWGC archive and collections, many of which have never been publically displayed before.