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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, 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.
At the Knaphill Village Show on Saturday, we ran a colouring competition to give our KRA logo a splash of colour. This proved very popular and we had heaps of brightly coloured entries. I’m thrilled to say that a winner was selected by local expert Hannah Bruce of Woking Art Society, and she chose this beautiful entry by local resident Amber, aged just 7 years. What a stunning picture! A future artist in the making, I’m sure. This winning entry will be proudly displayed on our website for the next year. I hope you join me in congratulating Amber, and all the other budding artists out there who took the time to colour in an entry.
For Animal Lovers… If you’re coming along with your dog, then do be sure to check out Oscar’s fun dog show. It’s just for a laugh, and everyone is welcome to come along and sign up to take part or watch. Who knows? It might even be your pooch leaving with a rosette. And if not, then you can pop along to Barking Mad, our stall selling pet tags and accessories to make sure your furry friend leaves feeling happy too! We welcome all dogs to the Village Show so long as they are on the lead and well behaved. Just make sure you pick up after them – no one likes to step in poop! 😀
The public consultation for the proposed traffic adjustments has now begun, and will run until Monday 31st July . The visual display is available for all to see in the Vyne community centre on Broadway, but if you struggle to get there, then don’t worry as we’ve popped along already and taken photos of everything for you (keep scrolling down for those). If you do manage to visit the Vyne, then you will see all the planned layouts, and afterwards you can fill in a form to let Woking Borough Council know what you think. Or, you can click here to fill in your questionnaire online instead (although the plans are not available to view on WBC website). And we really recommend you have your say! This is WBC asking for your thoughts and input; you live in Knaphill, so your voice is important!
Back in March, Phil Stubbs posted a full synopsis of the draft proposals, and I strongly advise you to click here and take a few minutes to have a proper read through as it’s an excellent breakdown and easy to follow. Now that these official plans have been published they don’t differ from the draft plans significantly, however the changes that do exist are:
- Proposed an additional lane, so now three lanes leading into the crossing next to Sainsburys (Bagshot Road/Redding Way junction)
- Still investigating the possible addition of traffic lights at Oak Tree Road/Bagshot Road junction, and or at Sparvell Road/Bagshot Road junction
- The junction of Stafford Lake/Guildford Road no longer features, so it is assumed that those changes are no longer proposed
- Corner immediately outside the Vyne centre, next to the roundabout will be significantly realigned to improve traffic flow
WBC are also hosting public drop-in events at the Vyne centre so that you can meet the planners and ask any questions you may have. These will take place on Thursday 20 July from 4pm to 7pm and on Saturday 22 July from 10am to 12.30pm.
The KRA are yet to formally reply, but in the meantime, what do you think? We want to hear from you. There are no right or wrong points of view, so get in touch, by either commenting below or on Facebook, or you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly if you’d rather your comments remain private.