For Families… Well really, where do I begin?! We know that Summer fairs are adored by families, and this one in particular is the absolute highlight! And I’m not just saying that because we’ve asked every single stallholder to organise something fun for you to do, but also because we’ve been seeking out local businesses that we think will provide us with that something extra to entertain and inform. For example BusyBees will be getting those little ones a little bit crafty and also facepainting, BusyLizzy will be telling us about the Mum & Child classes they run, Usbourne books will be there with their fabulous range of childrens classics to inspire younger minds, and our sponsor Enjoy-A-Ball organising a whole host of fun games and activities that you can take part in all afternoon, with prizes to be won. Plus we also have a stall from brand new imaginative play centre, Treasure Cove, which is soon to be opening in Woking – so pop by their stall to find out more.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that we also have Beat the Goalie (with Knaphill Athletic FC), archery, bouncy castle, merry-go-round, coconut shy, skittles, colouring competitions, facepainting and so much more! All set in the one of the most picturesque venues in Knaphill, Mizen’s miniature railway, which will be running a full service throughout the afternoon.
We know that the Knaphill Village Show is a brilliant event, and is the highlight of the events calendar not just for the village itself, but for the local area. As well as being entertained all afternoon by live acts and live music, we thought we’d round up a few of the other reasons why you might want to pop along (in case you’re not yet convinced)…
For Foodies… If you’re into your food, then this really is the event for you, because not only do we have delicious cakes hand made by the WI, in our station house, and our usual scrummy barbeque, this year we also are pleased to welcome the Tipsy Pigs serving a range of Hog Roast yummies straight from their fab VW van. Or if you’re buying to take away then the first stop has to be dessert from Salvation Cakes. If you prefer your treats savoury, then check out the wide range of cheeses from the Cheese Man, or help yourself from the nuts and olives bar. We are thrilled that Boz’s Fruit & Veg, our brand new addition to the village scene, will also have a stall to show off the freshest & finest produce. If you have a sweet tooth, but won’t tolerate any nasty rubbish then check out Ding Dong Desserts Ding Dong Desserts where you can get fresh fruit smoothies, frozen yoghurt, handmade waffles, and shakes all made to order.
Some of our high street retailers have raised concern with us over the growing number of fake banknotes circulating in the area.
Please be vigilant, and if you have any concerns take your notes to a bank where they can be properly checked and dealt with accordingly.
We are pleased to have David Munro Elected Police Commissioner for Surrey as our guest speaker. David will be followed by Mal Foster our local Novelist speaking on his books including ‘The Assylum Soul’ set in Brookwood Hospital in the old days.
This will be followed by the KRA AGM and a Q & A session with our local councillors present
All Residents are invited
Refreshments will be provided
Location – Knaphil Baptist Church High Street, Knaphill, GU21 2PZ
Come along and help raise funds for the centre! If you want to sell, it’s £10 for cars and £15 for vans, set up as of 9am, or if you’re a buyer, come along from 10am to 1pm and grab yourself some bargains. And that’s not forgetting to visit the lovely animals of course, who are always happy to make new friends! Refreshments available.
At the Surrey County Council Joint Committee held on 22 March Woking Borough Council presented their proposals for changes in and around Knaphill and Brookwood. I must stress these are proposals and there will be a period of public consultation in June.
The proposals fall into three packages:
- Brookwood Crossroads.
- Roads off Bagshot Road (A322).
- Vyne spur road.
Package 1 stands on its onw but I think 2 and 3 go together.
- BROOKWOOD CROSSROADS
To explain the proposal I will take each road in turn as it approaches the Crossroads.
Bagshot Road (A322) from Knaphill – no change
Brookwood Lye Road (A324) – A third lane created so that there will be a left filter lane for traffic turning into Bagshot Road going towards Guildford. Middle lane for going straight across to Connaught Road and the third lane for turning right into Bagshot Road going towards Knaphill.
Bagshot Road 9A322)from Guildford – a new left filter into Connaught Road.
Connaught Road (A324) -creation of a second lane to give a left hand filter into Bagshot Road going towards Knaphill. The second lane is for traffic going straight ahead or turning right towards Guildford.
2. ROADS OFF BAGSHOT ROAD
a. Junction with Redding Way – improve and lengthen the left hand filter coming from Bisley turning into Redding Way.
b. Junction with the Broadway – no exit from Bagshot Road into Broadway from either direction. Traffic leaving the Broadway can only turn left.
c. Junction with Chobham Road – similar to junction with Broadway, no exit from Bagshot Road into Chobham Road and traffic leaving Chobham Road can only turn left (this restriction already applies).
d. Oak Tree Road and Sparvell Road – further investigation into feasibility of traffic signals required.
e. Junction with Limecraft Road – Direction from Bisley no change. Coming up the Bagshot Road from Brookwood Crossroads, extend two lanes beyond the junction with Stafford Lake to increase right turn lane storage capacity. This will mean changes to traffic entering or leaving Stafford Lake.
3. VYNE SPUR ROAD
The spur road is opened to all traffic. The traffic islands off the roundabout to be revised to increase deflection. The entrance to the car park opposite the Vyne to be closed. The two public car parks to be made into one with the entrance and exit being off Alexandra Gardens. The creation of a new pedestrian crossing using the island that currently houses the barriers.
As stated earlier these are at this stage only proposals and further work has to be carried out by Woking Borough Council before the plans go to public consultation. The Residents’ Association will discuss the plans at there next committee meeting and at a future date put forward their views. The KRA have asked the local Councillors to organise a residents public meeting to not only explain the reason for the proposals but to answer questions. In the meantime if you want to place comments on our website please feel free.
Planning for this year’s Village Show is now well underway. Put the date in your diary – Saturday 15th July, 1-5pm – at Mizen’s Railway, and keep all fingers and toes crossed for another glorious weather day!
But we can’t do it without your input, so what would you like to see there? Do you have a band? Do you run a refreshments or catering company? Do you want a stall to showcase your business or sell something directly to the thousands of local people who come through our gates each year? Then we want to hear from you! Contact Sue via email@example.com