Royston First UPDATE - November
Christmas ‘Window Painting’ Success! Building on the success of previous years, this festive season Royston First decided to offer seasonal ‘window painting’ to any business in the town centre... and were inundated with requests! The original allocation of 15 windows was quickly exceeded... but by the time we reached 25(!), a line had to be drawn! So, we apologise to anyone who wasn’t in the first 25 (we will keep a note of those we missed for next year). In the meantime, please enjoy your seasonally decorated town centre.
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WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED... Here are some of the things the BID has delivered and/or supported: • Family Town Trails - Rudolph Christmas Trail - Easter Trail - Music Trail - Pirate Day Trail • Operation Artemis • The Ring of Steel • Angel Pavement Refurbishment • Parking Scratchcards • Free After 3 Parking • Christmas Lights • Royston Picture Palace • Cinema Shorts • Youth Shelter • Royston Information Centre • Royston Town Website • Market Stalls • Discover Royston • Royston Focus • Accommodation Leaflet • Clubs and Associations Leaflet • Town Maps • Deep Street Clean • Royston Focus • High Street Window Decorations • Shortened Town Trail • Pigeon Proofing • Signage • Pop Up Shop • Royston Update • Royston First Website
• Summer Rock • Royston Town Branding • Arts Festival • Open Secrets • Royston Business Awards
Deep Street Clean
Free After 3 Parking
Pop Up Shop
ROYSTON BID 2019 - 2024... | POTENTIAL CONTINUATION PROJECTS: • Parking, one hour free parking via scratchcards and free after three • Town trails and events programmes • Royston Information Centre and visitor guides including ‘Discover Royston’ • Christmas lights and window dressing competitions
• Royston town website, Royston ‘Focus’ and the infomercial video clips in the cinema • Operation Artemis, providing additional policing for both town and industrial estate • Selective deep-cleansing in parts of the town • On-going support for the Library, the Market and the cinema
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Christmas Lights Shuttle Bus
Open Secrets Summer Rock Window Decorations
Tourist Information Centre
Ring of Steel
Tourist Information Literature
Cinema Shorts Easter Trail
Christmas Trail Royston Town Website
POTENTIAL NEW PROJECTS: • Multi-storey car park and/or park and ride • Dockless bike share scheme • Nighttime illumination of landmarks • New park-based events
• ANPR for the industrial estate • Cross-promotion town centre/ industrial estate • Shuttle bus scheme
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Saturday 1st December 10am - 2pm
Winter Fair Saturday 1st December
Fish Hill Square - 10am to 4pm
Viewings are by timed ticket only. Last entry 1.30pm
TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE DAY FROM: The Royston Information Centre in the Library on Market Hill Royston SG8 9JN (from 9am)
• Accompanied children only • No wheelchair access or pushchair access • No pets allowed (except registered guide dogs)
£3.00 per adult (16 plus) £1.50 per child
Cash only - No charge for ‘babes in arms’
Lots of stalls to visit... Cakes Pickles Mincemeat Wreaths Candles Cheese Charcuterie Tea Children’s Clothes Christmas Eve Boxes
BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY AS LAST YEAR WE SOLD OUT WITHIN 2 HOURS!
Call: 01763 245484 Email: email@example.com
Mulled wine for sale too!
Saturday 8th December
10.00 am - 4.00pm Fish Hill Square
Find the reindeers hidden in shop windows around the town centre and receive a free gift from Santa!
WIN A CHRISTMAS HAMPER Donated by the market traders RAFFLE TICKET WITH EVERY PURCHASE FROM THE MARKET
Saturday 15th December Market Hill, Royston Opens at 8am
After making your purchase the market trader will give you a ticket The draw will be made at 12.00 by the Mayor We will call you if you are no longer at the market so you can collect your prize!
All your favourite market stalls offering fresh vegetables, bread, meat and fish etc. Festive music from 11.00am Free hot chestnuts, mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine Children’s ride Hot dog stall
OTHER MARKET DATES... Wednesday 19th December and Saturday 22nd December
(though many traders will start operating earlier)
ROYSTON F1RST c/o Town Hall Melbourn Street Royston SG8 7DA t 01763 878 242 e firstname.lastname@example.org
Royston First is proud to support these upcoming Christmas Events...