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The first of March marks the official start of Spring! It is here at last and there are sights and sounds to prove it all over our beautiful countryside.

Thursday 15th March

In Roman times March was the beginning of the season for both farming and warfare and the festivals held in his honour during the month were mirrored by others in October, when the season for these activities came to a close. Did you know that Great Britain and its colonies continued to use 25th March as the first day of the year until 1752? That’s why the fiscal year in the UK continues to begin on the 6th April! We hope that you enjoy this month’s articles and features. We always aim to have something for everyone and this issue is no exception.

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This years Royston Arts Festival theme is ‘Voyages of Discovery’ which will take place between the 28th & 30th of September. We hope you will join us in our excited anticipation for another fantastic festival filled with arts, performances and more. The 2018 Schools Cover Art Competition is under way and RAF are looking for a beautifully artistic work to capture the theme. One winner (at least) will be chosen from each participating school and used to create a unique cover image to promote Royston Arts Festival, with local artist By Leigh. Please remember the final cover image may not include complete entries. There are 3 ways to get involved:

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Bookworm Ball

Reed School are hosting a Bookworm Ball at The Sheene Mill to celebrate all things literary and raise funds.

1) Email photos or digital images to: chair@creativeroyston.org. Please do not send photos of other artwork. The original is needed. 2) Post your artwork to: Creative Royston c/o Royston Town Melbourn Street Royston SG8 7DA 3) Submit your entry to your school office by 2pm on 27th April.

Bookworm Ball, The Sheene Mill, Saturday 17th March, 7pm (Carriages at midnight)

If you would like to get involved please join us for our Committee Meeting, Royston Town Hall Thursday 1st March, 7.30pm

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Mercy Ships Mercy Ships is a charity that runs an enormous hospital ship, crewed by volunteers, that provides free surgery and medical care to some of the poorest people in the world. Here is a story about how Mercy Ships transformed one family’s life in Africa. “When I gave birth to Dorkas, she was a healthy baby,” says her mother, Nicole. But soon she realised that her daughter was constantly squinting. Then, three years later, Nicole had a second daughter, Anna. “I couldn’t believe it,” says Nicole. “Her vision was even worse than her sister’s.”

Anna and Dorkas were operated on in the same morning. Six-year-old Dorkas came through fine, but Nicole was far more worried about her younger daughter, two-year-old Anna, because her vision had been much worse.

To have not one, but two, children who could not see weighed heavily on Nicole, who was raising her children alone. “Was this because of some sin I have committed?” she wondered. “Is it a curse?”

After Anna’s surgery, volunteer eye surgeon Dr Bob Burlingame went to the wards looking for Nicole, who had stepped out. “I asked the translator to tell her that everything went very, very well, and that I expected Anna to see much, much better,” he says.

In reality, the little girls’ condition was genetic. Dorkas and Anna were just two of the 320,000 blind children in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these children would be able to see if they had access to modern medicine.

The translator left the room, and only seconds later Dr Bob heard Nicole shout from the other end of the hall, “Praise God! Praise God! Mercy has saved my baby’s sight!” And she came running down the hall, shouting and praising God.

Nicole didn’t know that her children’s condition could be cured, but she sought help anyway. She took her daughters to the national hospital in Togo. An ophthalmologist examined the girls and quickly diagnosed their condition as cataracts. But there was no surgeon to help them.

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“We waited and waited and waited,” says Nicole. Nothing ever came of it. Then Nicole heard that Mercy Ships hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, was close by, and they could treat children’s cataracts. “I went hopefully to them,” she says, making the trip from Togo to neighbouring Benin. It was worth all the effort. Nicole left the patient screening site with yellow cards – the signal that her daughters were scheduled for free surgeries. “It was then that I started to believe,” says Nicole. “But I was still praying and wondering if they would really be able to see after the operation. I was not yet confident.”



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Tracy is a talented fused glass artist and has developed a range of unique pieces that are sold locally.

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I have two favourite local shops. I love to visit No 3 Royston on Melbourn Street. I have been one of the crafters selling there since it opened - I love to see my fused glass work on display there! I also love All Things Birch and Beautiful in the Corn Exchange.

We go on holiday to Swanage in Dorset.

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My perfect Sunday would be spent walking our Border Collie Bessie, cooking a roast dinner and in the afternoon creating new ideas with my glass.

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What is your favourite book? Why is it special to you?

I have completed my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award! As part of this I went on an exchange programme to Canada where I stayed for nearly a month. On completing my Gold I got invited to Buckingham Palace to collect it.

My favourite book is A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford. The central character Emma Harte is such an inspirational woman in terms of her hard work and her love for her family. What was the last film you watched? Did you enjoy it?

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The last film I watched was Baby Driver. It had a great soundtrack of songs! What are you looking forward to in March? My birthday and wedding anniversary are both in March so I have lots to look forward to this month! What is the best advice you have ever been given? The best advice I have ever been given is have no regrets. I have always had a “have a go” philosophy. Whatever you do in life have a go - if it doesn’t work out, at least you tried. Tell us what you love about your job… I love creating new items from glass and sharing them. Each piece I make 10

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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Women of Royston Looking around the museum, it becomes clear that a lot more is known about men in Royston’s history. From business owners, to artists and soldiers and even criminals! These people have important stories to tell and it’s great to know about their lives. Now it would be great to increase our knowledge of the women that have played a part in Royston’s history. We have wonderful stories about the work done by Royston women during the World Wars. Maud Bevan ran the hospital that took over Queen’s Road School during WWI. She was supported by a team of nurses working long hours caring for soldiers. A local book mentions the Stredder sisters who wrote children’s stories in the late 1800s. There is a reference to Miss Clark becoming one of the first qualified optometrists in the country. So far, we’ve struggled to uncover more about these women. Next to the railway station is a small collection of houses. These were built following a donation from Mrs Barfield. She set up these almshouses for poor widows, to provide them with a home during difficult times. Our volunteers remember the teacher Miss Onions, who always cycled from Barkway to school in Royston. One story goes that after heavy snowfall, the paths were too deep for bikes. So, she heaved her bike over her shoulder and carried it to school in case the snow had cleared by home time! Can you help identify more great women in Royston’s past? Contact assistant@roystonmuseum.org.uk www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

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Great Chishill Windmill Trust The year has been a momentous one for the Trust. We began on the lowest possible note with the death of founding member and Chairman, Jim Brearley. Jim had been a driving force for the establishment of the Trust and the early work of surveying for bats and seeking Listed Building Consent. Both were clear by the beginning of the year but sadly, Jim did not see the fruits of his endeavour.

However, under the new Chair, Hazel Hayden, we have achieved funding that will allow the completion of structural work to make the mill safe and available for public access. Historic England (HE) provided major financial assistance with the aim of removing the building from the Heritage at Risk list. A significant sum was also donated by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). South Cambs Community Chest provided funds for work on the trestle and the Parish Council has been generous in windshaft and sail assembly was hardly attached and was in danger of falling its support for our efforts. forwards which would see the sail assembly The most wonderful achievement, though, crash to the ground. is through the generosity of the villagers In effecting the repair to the weather beam, and Friends of the Windmill. Our campaign the sails were removed which allowed to raise funds for the purchase of Western stripping of the old paint, repair of the Cedar weatherboarding has produced woodwork and application of modern over ÂŁ16,000. This together with terrific paint protection. Tony Andrews spent a contributions from sale of our recipe book, huge amount of time of this job with able dance classes, music nights and craft fairs, helped us to convince HE that the community assistance from volunteers Chris Bates, Neil Heywood and Robin Dibblee. was serious about restoring our windmill, leading to their agreement to grant us The millwright also found that the floor had ÂŁ15,000. slipped in one rear corner pulling the joints of the uprights away from their seating. The The second half of the year has been one extent of this damage and the work required of intense practical work on the structure to rectify it led to HE increasing its grant to itself. The trestle was anchored with steel ÂŁ79,000. straps the day before Storm Doris shook us all and work began in earnest in June with The year concluded with all structural timbers the agreement to employ MillBill Millwrights. trimmed to solid material and re-faced with David Livingstone and Tony Andrews, new new oak, the rear porch fully restored and the committee members, then repaired the trestle new weatherboarding fitted. During January timbers and applied coats of paint. It will be 2018, our millwrights completed repairs to finished with an aluminium protective cover the roof and fitting an aluminium cover over early in 2018. the weatherboarding. Initial stripping of areas of weatherboarding We will remount the sails then address the showed that a multitude of ills had been condition of the tail assembly and the steps covered by the 1967 re-boarding. We simply leading to the windmill door. Hopefully, we could not nail on the new boards without can bring the tail fan back into operation and addressing the rot on the corner posts and get the mill to turn into wind automatically. the rear porch area. The front, horizontal That will be a sight not seen since the 1950s! weather beam that takes the weight of the www.greatchishillwindmill.com

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Garden Focus... Smaller shrub selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott We often want plants in the garden that will fill a space quickly, cover the bare earth fast or screen a new fence, but it is important to think about the mature size that a shrub will reach before selecting it for the border. As garden space is at a premium these days this is never more poignant. Here are a few things to consider when making your selection. The function a shrub needs to perform is important to consider before selection. By this I mean what purpose do you want it to achieve in the garden? Is it to be repeated through a border to give rhythm to a mixed planting scheme or has it got to fill a space under a downstairs window without getting too big and obscuring the light? Perhaps it is purely to look good with other plants in the garden that flower in the spring! Once you have identified the plants purpose you can make a more informed selection. I am always looking for new plant ideas and it was Photinia ‘Little Red Robin’ that caught my eye last year for its compact nature! Plant form and texture should always be considered after function. All plants have a preferred growth habit and leaf texture. As I have stressed in previous articles flowering colour is so fleeting that we need to have other attributes to stimulate the eye. We are all familiar with the strong, circular form of a box ball in the border and it is relevant to prune the shape you want but why not choose a plant that can grow in a particular way too. I have always gardened with Choisya ternata all my life but why not consider Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ which has a mound forming habit and narrower divided leaves. We all love a rosemary in the garden for cooking but why not choose Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Miss Jessops Upright’ that as the name suggests has an upright habit. Evergreen or deciduous is an important part of any plant selection process. When I am designing whole gardens I am often looking for a balance between the two depending on how low maintenance the garden needs to be. So the lower the maintenance the higher the proportion of evergreen in the planting palette. All the shrubs mentioned so far have been evergreen and as such are a tick in the box of all year round interest! In some ways deciduous shrubs need to work a little harder to earn their place. The mock orange Philadelphus is often thought of as a medium to large shrub but Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’ Hermine’ is a delightful compact shrub that has all the qualities associated with Philadelphus, long flowering, fragrant white flowers, but has a well behaved, compact habit.

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Maintenance regime can also dictate the plant selection process. I am very fond of using Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ in my mixed borders because I know that to get good colour from the stems it needs to be coppiced every other year thus controlling its size in the border. So in my thought process not only is it manageable, pretty in the winter with the coloured stems but the cream variegation in the leaf looks great in the summer too! Plant association in many ways is the skill of placing plants together to form aesthetically pleasing combinations. This is a constant learning process aswell as an obsession for those of us with the gardening bug. This is where the skill of contrasting plant form and textures comes into its own. I may sometimes sound scathing toward colour but it is in the fine tuning of the selection that colours come to the fore for me. Having said that, it is important when establishing a brief for a garden design that clients provide colour preferences if they have them. Recently I have enjoyed including Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ with Geranium ‘Brookside’ as an under planting. The Geranium acts as a filler at the feet of the rose and helps contrast horizontal and vertical growth habit and pinks and purple.

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Spring Has Sprung! Signs of spring are popping out all over... before long bluebells will be emerging in the the Wildlife Trust’s ancient woodlands at Brampton, Gamlingay, Waresley & Gransden, and Hayley Wood – it’s a great time to see the shoots of spring – from daffodil bulbs to tender cowslips, oxlips and wood anenomes. Buds are forming on trees, leaves starting to unfurl and the promise of longer warmer days hangs in the air. Visit the Wildlife Trust BCN website for details of reserves www.wildlifebcn.org/ wildlife/reserves

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Home & Garden Children’s Treasures of Royston Photographic Competition Children’s Treasures of Royston Photographic Competition 2018. Are you under 16 and living or attending school in Royston? Find the locations of places in Royston from the clues in our quiz questions and then send us a digital photograph of those landmarks (up to 5 per person). All entries will be judged by a panel and the 12 winning photographs will be placed in the new annual Royston calendar for 2019. Prize for overall winning photograph, four free tickets to Royston Picture Palace.

Quiz Questions

1 Rare pale blue flower, emblem of Naturally Royston. Flowers in April/May on Heath.

7 Preserved woodlands off Newmarket Road. 8 Former part of racing stables in Upper King Street.

9 Off road bicycle racing circuit in Burns Road. 10 Former Augustinian Priory and now Parish Church in Melbourn Street. 11 Modern sports area at Woodcock Road. 12 Glacial stone marking junction of Kneesworth Street and Melbourn Street, gave its name to Royston. 13 Former local Bank with bay windows, now a national Bank, in High Street. 14 Remembering those who sacrificed so much in the early 1900’s in Melbourn Street.

2 Erected in 1900 to commemorate reign of English 15 Often seen at events in their red uniforms giving Monarch on the Heath. musical entertainment. 3 Three iron silhouettes of famous Royston people 16 Cupboard high up on wall to hold keys for in Melbourn Road. stagecoaches opposite Bull Inn in High Street. 4 Recycled dead tree sculpture in Priory Memorial 17 Former court of justice, now a restaurant in St Gardens. John’s Square. 5 Former Royal Palace in Kneesworth Street. 6 www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk Royston Treasures displayed here in Kneesworth Closing Date 1st August 2018 Street.

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Health Walks

Mind in Mid Herts, in partnership with Hertfordshire Health Walks, is inviting everyone to join them on a stroll on our beautiful heathland every Wednesday afternoon. The aim is simply to have fun, socialise and take in the amazing green space we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. The walks last for around forty minutes and start from the heath car park. Walkers then usually retire to the Heath Cafe to chat over a drink! Mind in Mid Herts is an innovative and experienced provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and has well being centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. It is committed to providing high quality services for people aged 16 and over.

If you would like more information call Loreta on 0756 187160 or email loreta.martinaityte@mindinmidherts.org

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This month’s cover images were photographed by Martin Johnson and feature wildlife that can be seen in the Royston area.

Martin was born and brought up in Yorkshire, but he has lived in Royston for over 30 years. He has always been a keen naturalist and over the years has developed a particular interest in bird watching and wildlife photography, with the 27 species of butterfly that may be found on Therfield Heath being the subjects of many photographic expeditions in the spring and summer. Many rare birds, including dotterel, longeared owl and rough-legged buzzard, have been found on walks round his ‘local patch’, which incorporates the land between Royston, Therfield Heath and the villages of Therfield and Reed. Martin is a member of Royston Photographic Society and is also chairman of the RSPB Hitchin and Letchworth Local Group, which covers most of North Hertfordshire (including Royston) and parts of South Bedfordshire. More information can be found on: www.roystonwildlife.com www.roystonwildlife.blogspot.co.uk

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Royston & District Local History Society

We welcomed Dr. Richard Dance, from The Gersum Project. His very entertaining subject was Vikings in your Vocabulary, explaining the Norse origins of our words today. From the 8th century, Scandinavians travelled across Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Basically pirates, they came to England and continued looting in Northumberland and East Midlands, they also settled, becoming farmers. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 1st March when we welcome Terry Ward who’se talk “Station to Station” will give an illustrated account of the culture, infrastructure and more of the Cambridge to London line. The History Society meets in The Heritage Hall, Town Hall on the first Thursday of the month at 8pm

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Local business owner Sally Marchant has reviewed Lily Clark’s new book ‘Here to Stay”. Lily lives in Royston and owns her own dog training company: Suppawt. She primarily work with rescue dogs so released this book to help as many rescue dog owners as possible. Sally says “Here to stay” is an amazing little book, packed full of important advice, with lovely illustrations to demonstrate the techniques explained. It covers the essentials that people need to know when they bring home their rescue dog (or in fact, any dog) and it focuses on the most important things first, so it’s great for reading as you go along your journey with your new dog.

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Since the Rotary Club of Royston inaugurated a Memory Café in November last year they have held three very successful sessions designed to bring entertainment to people with memory impairment, of any kind and at any age, and, just as importantly, a little respite for their carers. As you would expect they ensure that the environment is safe both inside and outside for the meetings and tea, coffee and snacks are provided. Attendance is free. Future themes include Valentine’s Day, James Bond, School Days, Flower Arranging, Arts and Crafts, The Queen’s Coronation and many more! Rotary currently funds all expenses but would appreciate any suggestions or help for fund raising. If you, or anyone you know of, would benefit please feel free just to turn up or, if you have any questions, contact Royston Rotary via its website. www.roystonrotary.com Royston Rotary Memory Café, Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston, Second Monday of every month, 10am until 1noon

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Leisure Schoolreaders Book Club Challenge

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Bell Ringing Conference

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Mar, 9am – 7pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 Thu 1st Mar 7DA The aim is for Book Clubs all over the country to take part in a fun quiz about Royston is proud to host the annual Bell Ringing Conference. For more books during one of their Book Club meetings, whilst raising much-needed information visit: www.ringingteachers. org funds for this fabulous organisation. Join in at: www.schoolreaders.org/ book-club-challenge.html Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift Sat 3rd Mar, 9.30 – 11am Fowlmere Village Hall. SG8 7RY Healthy Walking at Sale of good condition baby clothes, Wandlebury children’s clothes, maternity clothes, Every Thu 1st Mar, 10 – 11am baby equipment, books and toys. Wandlebury Country Park, Gog For more information contact: Magog Hills, Stapleford, CB22 3AE fowlmereplaygroupthrift@gmail.com Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers Crafty Kids: Airplane for one of our Walking for Health Crafts sociable walks around the park. Sat 3rd Mar, 10.30am – 12pm www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Celebrating the current community Nuthampstead Airfield showcase display by Nuthampstead Museum Exhibition Airfield Museum, come along for 1st Mar – 31st March, Weds, Thurs some flying fun. Make paper gliders, & Sat 10am – 4.45pm American Red Cross worker and Pilot Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL finger puppets & colouring in. During World War II, the 8th Air Force www.roystonmuseum.org.uk Bomb Group & the 55th Fighter Group were stationed at Nuthampstead. Cracked Voices Uncover their stories. Sat 3rd Mar, 1-3pm enquiries@roystonmuseum.org.uk Sedgwick Museum Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EQ Creative Royston Hear how a hippo was found at Committee Meeting Barrington and Harradine Sell was Thu 1st Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Town Hall Royston Town Hall, killed by its fossilised poo. (A story that Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA inspired one of the Cracked Voices songs). The museum also has the Station to Station Hippo’s skeleton on display. www. Thu 1st Mar, 8-9.30pm cracked-songs.co.uk Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA Royston Liberal Democrats Royston & District Local History Society, Terry Ward will be giving an Annual Quiz illustrated talk about what can be seen Sat 3rd Mar, 7-9.30pm from the West Anglia line between Market Hill Rooms, Melbourn St, SG8 Cambridge to London. For more 7BZ information contact David on 01763 Teams of up to eight people. £12 to 242677 include Fish & Chips (or alternative). Bring your own drink and glasses. Toddler Music & Dance Raffle. info@roystonlibdems.org.uk Fri 2nd Mar, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE An Enchanted Evening Creative leads a toddler music and Sat 3rd Mar, 7.30-9.30pm dance workshop themed around Royston Methodist Church, Queens the collections. Free Admission, but Rd, SG8 7AU spaces limited so please book in Felici perform a wonderful selection advance: of opera and operetta favourites in curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk the first half and a delightful selection of Musical Theatre hits in the second Adult Movement Class Fri 2nd Mar, 11.45am – 12.30pm half of the evening in the presence of Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL the Town Mayor Cllr. Vera Swallow. To All abilities are welcome and no book: walter962@btinternet.com previous experience necessary. Meet new people and keep fit and healthy. Booking in advance essential. Contact: curator@roystonmuseum. org.uk

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French Film Night

Sat 3rd Mar 7.30-10pm Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Rd Come along to this brand-new venture – a pop-up cinema in Foxton Village Hall! We’ll be showing the awardwinning French film, Intouchables with English sub-titles (of course!). Tickets available from Foxton Shop

Great Chishill Antique and Vintage Fair

Sun 4th Mar, 10am – 4pm Great Chishill Village Hall Fantastic range of stalls with something for everyone! Dedicated tearoom serving a wide range of homemade delights. www.flapperfortunes.co.uk

Spring Clean at Coton Reserve

Sun 4th Mar, 12.30-3pm The Plough Cambridge CB23 7PL CambridgePPF is getting stuck in with a clean-up at the Coton Countryside Reserve, where we will pick litter from footpaths and hedgerows in the reserve and the surrounding village. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Teatime Praise

Sun 4th Mar, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Crystalline Sound Bath

Sun 4th Mar, 7-9pm Norton Methodist Church Hall, Letchworth SG6 1DH Want a quick and effortless way to destress? Come along and join us and listen to live music and sounds to uplift you. www.heartsoulsheart.com

Curwens Exhibition

Mon 5th Mar - 8th May. Weekdays 9am-5pm 17 High St, Royston SG8 9AA Exhibition by photographers Sarah Howard, Eleanor Evans & Potter William Kohler.

Churches Together Lent Lunches Wed 7th,14th & 21st Mar, 121.30pm St. Thomas’s Catholic Church Hall, Melbourn Rd, Royston SG8 7DB

Health Walk

Every Weds, 1.30-2.30pm Royston Heath Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Join us for a short 40 min walk out in the glorious countryside. Have fun and socialise. For more information contact: loreta.mattia@mindinmidherts.org.uk

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Family Friendly Events

Fever, Jo Harrop Sings Peggy Lee

Cambridge Festival of Science

Sunnyhill Antics

Monday Club

Thu 8th Mar, 6-9.30pm Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, CB5 8BA Jo Harrop pays tribute to the sultriest songstress of all, Peggy Lee, one of the greatest exponents of Torch Song – those unforgettable laments for unrequited or lost loves. www.cambridgejazz.org Thu 8th Mar, 7.30-8.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Donna Attias will be talking about the ups and downs and fun of running a smallholding. Everyone welcome. www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Royston Folk Club ‘Showcase’

Fri 9th Mar, 7-9.30pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW, Enjoy an evening of some talented Folk Artists. www.roystonfolk.org

Marine Landscape

Fri 9th Mar, 8-10pm Market Hill Rooms, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ Bill Newton will be demonstrating painting a Marine Landscape in watercolour. Bill is a well established artist with a great deal of talent. Anyone interested in water colours or marine landscapes will be very impressed. Contact: michael.dobson23@sky.com

Mon 12th – Sun 25th Mar, 10am – 6pm The Cambridge Science Festival, run by the University of Cambridge, has announced its packed programme for 2018. There are many events going on so check out their website for more: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk Mon 12th Mar, 3.30-5pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers are always welcome. School years 5 & 6 – Monday Club Extra. Craft, games, quizzes, songs, Bible stories & snacks. www.royston-methodist.org.uk.

Drawing Workshop

Tue 13th Mar, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Draw wonderful objects from the Museum’s collections. Led by local artist Susan Sanders. £5 per person. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Lino Printing

Tue 13th Mar, 2-4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Liz Beardwell printing workshop using the original 1855 Crow printing press to produce your own unique lino cut prints. £5 per person. Booking Essential. To book: curator@ roystonmuseum.org.uk

Sales & Copy Deadline for Lucie’s Boutique – Preloved next issue Children’s Wear Agency Thurs 15th March

Sat 10th Mar, 12.30-4pm Market Hill Rooms, Melbourn St, SG8 MG Caravans Open 7BZ We stock quality second hand & new, Weekend baby & children’s clothes (0 – 5 years), Fri 16th – Sun 18th Mar, 10am – 4pm designer to high street, all in nearly MG Caravans, York Way, Royston new condition. info@luciesboutique. Come and view new & used caravans co.uk or 07552 929886. www.mgcaravans.com

Cracked Voices Classical Concert

Sat 10th Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Anglia Ruskin University, East Rd, CB1 1PT Premiere of Graham Palmer & Jenni Pinnock’s ‘incredible project’ (Cambridge105), giving voice to forgotten local characters and folklore. www.cracked-songs.co.uk

Mothering Sunday Sunday 11th March

Mothering Sunday

Sun 11th Mar, 10am – 12pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP

Royston Town Mayor’s Quiz

Fri 16th Mar, 7-10pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA This event is in support of the Royston Town Mayor’s Community Trust Fund. admin@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

Reiki 1

Sat 17th & Sun 18th Mar, 9.30am – 5pm Radwell Village Hall, SG7 5EP A transformative, interactive, fun and intuitive workshop for a Reiki 1 training and qualification. Heal yourself, heal others. Call Sonia 07446 467445 or www.heartsoulsheart.com

Leisure Royston Photographic Society Exhibition

Sat 17th Mar – Sat 19th May, Weds, Thurs & Sat 10am – 5pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Annual showcase of over 60 images from these very talented local amateur and professional photographers. Royston Photographic Society is this year celebrating 30 years of their Society. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Spoon Carving and Whittling

Sat 17th Mar, 10am – 2pm Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford CB22 3AE Learn the basics of safe knife use and carving items from green wood, while getting inspiration for future projects and gaining ideas for purchasing your own tools by joining this activity for adults. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus

Sat 17th Mar, 10am – 4pm Hinxworth Village Hall, Francis Road, SG7 5HL Come and develop your painting skills under the guidance of one of East Anglia’s leading watercolour artists. Both beginners and experienced artists welcome. Booking essential. 01763 261808 or frogend@gmail.com

Coffee Stop

Sat 17th Mar, 10.30am – 12pm All Saints Community Hall Station Rd, Melbourn, SG8 6DX In aid of a rare disease called SRUK (Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK) We will be trying to raise awareness for research. There will be a Tombola and Raffle. Contact: Karen: 07580753235 and Susan: 07775684110

Bookworm Ball

Sat 17th Mar 7pm Sheene Mill, Station Rd,. Melbourn £55 for ticket, tables of 8-10. 3 course meal and prosecco on arrival. Email: fors@reed.herts.sch.uk

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Sat 17th – Sun 18th Mar, 11am – 5pm Get ready for another weekend of fun & daffodil displays at the 50th year of Thriplow Daffodil Weekend! www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk

Ceilidh Evening

Sat 17th Mar, 7.15-9.30pm Melbourn Village College SG8 6EF In aid of Home-Start. Tickets include supper, sausage or burger, veggie option available. For more information contact: admin@hsrsc.org.uk

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Leisure Orwell Vintage & Antique Fair

Sun 18th Mar, 10am – 4pm Orwell Village Hall, High St, Antique & Vintage Stalls with Tea & Cake. For more information contact: karen@ruralmagpie.co.uk or visit: www.ruralmagpie.co.uk

Garden House Hospice Care Make a Will Week

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Mar During this special week local solicitors are giving their time for free, to write basic Wills in return for a donation to Garden House Hospice Care. For more information on participating solicitors: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/supportus/events/detail/make-a-will-week2018 or Cathy White: 01462 679540

Wimpole Spring Concert Season, Chloe BeresfordJones, Jill Morton and Helen Groves

Holy Land

Thu 22nd Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Sue Kitteridge will tell us about visiting the famous landmarks of the Holy Land and also about its modern culture. www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Concorde – 20th Century Icon

Fri 23rd Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB John started his flying career in 1955 with the Royal Air Force. www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk

Royston Lions Square Dance

Fri 23rd Mar, 7.30-11.30pm Presdales School, Ware SG12 9NX In aid of Isabel Hospice & Royston Lions. Tickets £13 inc. fish, chips & choc ice from Keith at lionkgc@gmail. com or 08458 335842

Monday 19 March 7.30pm Enjoy beautiful music from two soprano singers and a talented pianist in the elegant setting of Wimpole Hall’s Long Gallery, as well as a rare chance to see some of the Ground Floor rooms Herts Big Weekender Sat 24th & Sun 25th Mar in a different light. Tickets £20 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate Throughout Hertfordshire. Calling all Herts residents! The Big Weekend is back and are giving Comedy Night you the chance to enjoy an amazing Tue 20th Mar, 8-9.30pm The Plough Shepreth, High St, SG8 day out in our county for free! Start 6PP bidding for your tickets now! www. Free Entry - contributions welcome. hertsbigweekend.co.uk hello@theploughshepreth.co.uk or 01763 290348

Ashwell Flea Market

Vera’s Gin Club

Wed 21st Mar, 7.30pm The Plough Shepreth, High St, SG8 6PP Gins, Nibbles and Lots & Lots of Fun! Tickets £20 www.theploughshepreth.co.uk

Freddie Gavita Quartet

Thu 22nd Mar, 6-9.30pm Hidden Rooms, Jesus Ln, CB5 8BA The music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing capturing a musical journey inspired by tales of Freddie’s life. www.cambridgejazz.org

Wildlife Trust Mad March Hare Walk

Thu 22nd Mar, 6.30-8.30am Trumpington Meadows, Cambridge Get out with the Trust before dawn to catch a glimpse of boxing hares – along with the other 24 species of mammals found on the reserve. TrumpingtonMeadows@wildlifebcn.org

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Sat 24th Mar, 9.30am – 1pm St Mary’s Church, Mill St, Ashwell, SG7 5LY Come and browse and pick up some bargains at this famous event! Tea and coffee available. Proceeds to the Church Restoration Appeal.

Marshalls First Time Buyers

Sat 24th Mar, 10am – 2pm Marshalls Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9LD Calling all First Time Buyers! Looking to get advice on buying your first home? Come and meet our industry experts. www.marshallsproperties. co.uk

Children’s Easter Party

Sat 24th Mar, 2-4pm Seth Ward Community Centre Buntingford SG9 9SG Party Games, Disco, and more for all children. Contact Ellie: 07912 499540

Royston Cave Special Opening

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Mar, 2-4pm Royston Cave, Katherine’s Yard, SG8 7BZ As part of Herts Weekender apply for free tickets: www.hertsbigweekend. co.uk. Buy tickets from Royston Information Centre in the Library or on the day.www.roystoncave.co.uk

City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Concert

Sat 24th Mar, 7.30-9.45pm West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge CB3 9DP Don’t miss out on another exciting opportunity to listen to the wonderful City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and support CambridgePPF at the same time. For more information and bookings contact: 01223 300085

MADS Quiz Night

Sat 24th Mar, 7.30-10pm Melbourn Community Hub, 30 High St, SG8 6DZ Tickets available from Melbourn Community Hub

Mystery of the Pyramids of Giza

Sat 24th Mar, 7.30-10.30pm Barley Townhouse, Church End, SG8 8JP Murder Mystery Supper! Three course supper. Bar available and Raffle. In support of Khandel Light. Contact: chell.ren63@gmail.com

Clocks Change

Sunday 25th March Clocks are turned forward one hour at 1 am on Sunday, 25 March 2018

Vintage Market

Sun 25th Mar, 10am – 4pm Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Ln, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE Vintage, Clothing, Jewellery and more! mazzab19@gmail.com

Onesie Walk for Charity

Sun 25th Mar 10am-12.30pm High St, Melbourn, SG8 6DZ A Onesie charity walk in aid of MND www.melbournhub.co.uk

Wandlebury Wildlife

Sun 25th Mar, 11am – 3.30pm Wandlebury Country Park CB22 3AE Join us and local conservation organisations for fun activities and fascinating displays. www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

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Leisure Fauré Reqiuem

Sun 25th Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Standon Parish Church, Ware SG11 1LA Doors Open at 7pm www.roystonchoralsoc.org.uk

Toddler Music & Dance

Mon 26th Mar, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a toddler music and dance workshop themed around the collections. Free Admission, but please book in advance. curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk

Adult Movement Class

Mon 26th Mar, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum 5 King St, SG8 5AL These creative dance sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in movement – all abilities welcome. Book in advance. curator@roystonmuseum. org.uk

Make Lunch

Mon 26th Mar, 12-1.30pm Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun, The Old Bull Inn. Free. No questions asked. See page for more dates. www.facebook. com/makelunchroyston/

Wimpole Spring Concert Season: Eboracum Baroque

Mon 26th Mar, 7.30pm Wimpole Hall, SG8 0BW Eboracum Baroque return to the Long Gallery at Wimpole Hall to delight your ears and eyes with a varied selection of music.Tickets £20. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

Pub Quiz At The Plough

Tue 27th Mar, 8-10pm 12 High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Six rounds with Tom Canning. www.theploughshepreth.co.uk/whatson

Greenfingers Garden Club Wed 28th Mar, 7-9pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, SG8 5PT A talk by Mike Petty Fenland Past to Present. All welcome. For more information contact: 01763 244424

Make Lunch

Thu 29th Mar, 12-1.30pm Old Bull Inn, High St, Royston SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun , The Old Bull Inn. Free. No questions asked. See page for dates. www.facebook.com/ makelunchroyston/

Good Friday

Fri 30th Mar, 11am &12pm Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP

Good Friday Service

Fri 30th Mar, 9.30 – 11am Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Followed by the Walk of Witness to Royston Town Centre. For more information visit: www.royston-methodist.org.uk/

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd April 10.30am-4.15pm Wander through the Gardens to see if you can solve the puzzle and collect your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat. Normal admission charge applies plus £2.50 charge per trail booklet. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

Reflections on the Story of Easter Fri 30th Mar, 1.30-4pm Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB With free children’s activities, refreshments and hot cross buns from 2pm

Royston Folk Club Concert

Friends Book Sale

Sat 31st Mar, 10.45am – 4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Bag a bargain book! Monthly book sale run by the Friends of Royston Museum. Last Saturday of every month. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Royston Cave Opening

Sat 31st Mar, 1-4pm Royston Cave Katherine’s Yard, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ Royston Cave opens for summer season.Discover the mystery beneath the streets of Royston. What was it used for and who made its remarkable carvings? Come and see this unique site for yourself. www.roystoncave.co.uk/index.php

Special Groove

Sat 31st Mar, 8-10pm The Dolphin, High St, Melbourn, SG8 6AP Our first gig at this great pub. Come along and make it a night to remember! Bring your best moves Groovers! www.facebook.com/pg/specialgroove/

Fri 30th Mar, 7-9.30pm Old Bull Inn ,High St, Royston SG8 9AW, Featuring ... The King Driscolls, Ian & Ben Pease & special guest Harri. For more information visit: www.roystonfolk. org

Easter Sunday Service

Children’s Easter Trail

Easter Sunday Baptism

Sun 1st Apr , 10 – 11am Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU For more information visit: www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Service Sat 31st Mar, 10am- 12.30pm Sun 1st Apr , 10.30am – 12pm Royston Town Centre Find the 12 chocolate rabbits hidden in Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB Everyone welcome to this family shop windows around Royston. celebration Easter Activity Morning

Sat 31st Mar, 10am – 12pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Children and families welcome, fun for all ages and it’s FREE! No need to book, just turn up and have fun. For more information visit: www.royston-methodist.org.uk

Crafty Kids: Easter

Sat 31st Mar, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Easter themed craft activities, based on the museum’s collections and a cuddly toy Easter trail around the museum. Drop in activity, no need to book in advance. enquiries@ roystonmuseum.org.uk

Easter Day

Sun 1st April, 6.30am, 8am & 10am Royston Parish Church, Melbourn St, SG8 7BP

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Leisure Russell’s Outside Catering & Davey’s Butchers Russell’s Outside Catering & Davey’s Butchers

www.daveysbutchers.co.uk Open Mon to Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-2pm Sunday’s 9am-1pm www.daveysbutchers.co.uk

Mystery of the pyramids of giza Join Khandel Light for a thrilling Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Enjoy the three course meal & bar while the scene unfolds. Will you solve the crime? Barley Townhouse Saturday 4th March, 7.30 - 10pm Tickets & more information: chell.ren63@gmail.com

Home of of the The Gold Gold Award Home Award Winning Winning Celebrated Meldreth Meldreth Pork Celebrated PorkSausages Sausages Minted Lamb Kofta Kebabs 20 for £6.99

Minted Lamb Kofta Kebabs 20Packs for £6.99 2 for £6 Mix & match BBQ 2 for £6 Mix & Match BBQ Packs Having a Party at Home or local Venue and need catering

Then Call Russell on 01763 260193

Having a party? Need catering? www.hog-roast-catering.co.uk Call Russell on 01763 260193 Fantastic BBQ’s, Spit Roast Hog, Spring Lambs or a Baron of Beef, Slow Roast pulled Pork & Brisket Carvery, Curry nights, Jacket Potatoes & fillings

Fantastic BBQ’s, Spit Roast Hog, Spring Lamb or a Baron of Beef, Slow Roast pulled Pork & Brisket Carvery, Curry Nights, Jacket Potatoes & Fillings

Don’t Forget To change your clocks! Daylight Saving Time Starts on Sunday, 25th March at 1am when clocks are turned forward one hour.

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Home-Start Matters

Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire (HSRSC) is a local charity which quietly, and in confidence, helps families with young children and in personal crisis ‘get back on track’.

In so doing, we pro-actively prevent many problems from escalating to major burdens for them and for our community. This early intervention can reduce immediate and future public costs to social services, the health service and, in some cases, educational services. We are proud 30

to have raised almost £90,000 in the last financial year and, recognising that there is no reduction in need, we have raised the target to £140,000 to enable us to extend our service to families in the Buntingford area. Home Start are hosting a Ceilidh evening with live entertainment from the Cyriacs. Tickets cost £15 including a supper of burger or sausage with a vegetarian option available. Royston & South Cambridgeshire Ceilidh Evening Melbourn Village College, Saturday 17th March, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets available from: 01763 66, admin@hsrsc.org.uk or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/hsrsc

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen

Green Eggs and ham Hello my fellow foodies... This month I would like to share a recipe that is a little different from my usual offering to you, but it is something that has proved a new breakfast favourite in the Le Fey house! It is a very tasty and healthy start to the day, which given that the rest of Easter Sunday is usually spent devouring chocolate eggs, can only be a good thing! The hardest part of this recipe is sourcing avocado at the correct stage of ripeness. I highly recommend going to see Daniel on the fruit and veg stall on Royston market, he gives excellent advice and the avocado are second to none. Per person you will need: 1 egg from a health and happy free range hens. 1 avocado, just ripe. 3 to 4 slices of streaky bacon, the thinner the slice the easier the “ construction” will be. Let’s begin by popping the room temperature eggs into a pan of simmering water and cooking them at this temperature for five and a half minutes. Try to avoid a rapid boil. Immediately, and carefully, lift out the eggs and pop into a bowl of iced water to cool as rapidly as possible. This will also prevent the eggs from continuing to cook and should help you achieve a soft runny yolk. Remove the shell and keep the eggs to one side. Now let’s prepare the avocado. Cut in half and remove the stone- my preference is to cup the half containing the stone in my hand and with a single motion catch the stone broadside with one of my larger chopping blades. However, find a method that works for

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you but please take great care not to cut yourself when dealing with these slippery beasties - the A&E department is not the destination of choice for an Easter break! Now peel the avocado. Having removed the stone you may need to scoop away a little of the avocado flesh to fit the egg snugly into the hole left from the stone, put the two halves together, more scooping may be required to accommodate the egg snugly until you can close the two halves onto each other without a gap around the middle. Now, wrap the slices of bacon around the avocado, I had two slices going around the width , and two slices going up and down the length. I also stretched each slice by running the back of a knife along each slice individually, I believe this also helps reduced shrinkage whilst cooking. Heat up a non stick frying pan and place the avocado, loose end side facing down (this fixes the bacon in place and helps hold everything together,) and cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning all the time until the bacon is golden brown all over and beginning to crisp up. Serve and enjoy with pots of steaming tea and good company. One last suggestion for those brave souls amongst you and who can take a bit of spice...Monsieur Le Fey likes a goodly dollop of chilli sauce smothered between the avocado and the egg as it is assembled, but as I said this may not be how everyone chooses to start their day! Anyway, until next time my fellow foodies...

Tallulah Le Fey x

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Cambridge Science festival Cambridge Science Festival asks (1th-5th March) what does the future of healthcare look like? Is genomics the future of healthcare? How ready are we for the infectious diseases of the future? To say that healthcare is changing would be an understatement. The developments in technology, medicine and knowledge over the past 10 years have been tremendous. Here are some top picks of the activities going on:

Come to your senses

Our brains take information from all of our senses and combines it to understand the world around us. Hear, touch, see and smell your way through some of the senses you are familiar with and discover more about lesser known ones. Put your senses to the test and trick them with a series of illusions in this hands-on activity for all. Grafton Centre Saturday 10th March: 12pm - 4pm

Brilliant brains: seeing science through art

Woofing it down: lessons on obesity from man’s best friend We love dogs for their companionship and work but they can also help humans by teaching us about human genetic diseases. Eleanor Raffan, Institute of Metabolic Sciences, explains how studying inherited disease in dogs can benefit humans too, including examples from her own work studying the genetics of obesity. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms Tuesday 13th March: 7:30 - 8:30pm

I’m a superhero!

Find out about the hidden powers inside your body that turn food into useful energy. Our metabolic lab scientists show how your organs work together as your very own metabolic superteam. The Guildhall Saturday 17th March, 10am - 5pm

Makin’ Light

Using sparks, fire, microwave ovens and many more demos, Dave Ansell shows the Exhibitions, workshops and talks exploring science and engineering that has allowed humans to shine light into the darkness science through contemporary art from the stone age to the present day. Gallery 9 Babbage Lecture Theatre Monday 12th March - Sunday 18th Sunday 18th March: 4:30 - 5:30pm March: 11am - 4pm For the full list of excellent events and to book visit: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk

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A Little Further Afield

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Welwyn Roman Baths Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a visit to Welwyn Roman Baths. You can’t take a hot bath any more - the boiler went out about 1,800 years ago when the Romans left! But you can see some fascinating remains which have survived from their time. The Welwyn Roman Baths are a Roman ruin preserved under the A1(M) just north of modern-day Welwyn Garden City. The baths were a small part of the Dicket Mead villa, which was originally built in the 3rd century AD. Learn about how the Romans liked to relax with an elegant culture of bathing, and admire their creativity and style. The bath house remains are a scheduled ancient monument and were once part of the fine villa. The layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms and the heating system are remarkably well preserved. The baths are ingeniously protected in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway. You can find out how this vault was built during your visit. Once the vault was completed the motorway was built over the top of it, and the remains of the baths sit 9 metres below junction 6. Only about half of the original extent of the baths is now on display. Visible parts remaining include the hypocaust, the tepidarium (warm room), caldarium (hot room) and the frigidarium (cold room) floor and cold

Roman Baths Entrance Tunnel

“We spent a great hour or two in the steps of our Roman ancestors at this historic site It’s highly educational and informative and well worth a visit.” bath, constructed from opus signinum (made of tiles broken up into very small pieces, mixed with mortar, and then beaten down with a rammer). Also on display are archaeological finds from the Welwyn area and an exhibition devoted to the history of the site, which was uncovered during the 1960s and 70s by the Welwyn Archaeological Society. The full extent of the Dicket Mead villa was never fully excavated prior to the construction of the motorway, and the baths were only one of at least four buildings in total. The complex was probably part of a farm. It has been speculated that it might have been at least in part the equivalent of a hotel, lying as it does near Roman roads. www.welhat.gov.uk/romanbaths Welwyn Roman Baths are open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays and seven days a week during Hertfordshire School Holidays from 2-5pm

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Easter at Church

This lovely article was submitted by Royston Parish Church. Your Parish Magazines or websites will have details of the Easter Services in your village. What happened to Jesus? Jesus was a

prophet and a healer, and yet, in a matter of days he went from being loved by the crowds to being murdered on a cross. It looked like he was defeated, but he wasn’t - come and join us as we follow his journey!

Palm Sunday – 5th March, 8am, 10am and 5.30pm On Palm Sunday we re-enact the day Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. We call this day Palm Sunday because people lined his route waving palms and singing ‘Hosanna to the king’.

We will celebrate this day, firstly, with a said Eucharist at 8am. This will be followed by a Parish Eucharist with a procession of palms in church at 10am. Finally, at 6.30pm we will meet for Choral Evensong; the excitement of Palm Sunday morning has passed, and this evening service directs us to look forward and prepare ourselves for the dark events of the week ahead.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week – 6th, 7th, 8th March, 8pm

During the last week of Jesus’ life he spent time quietly with his friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. We will remember that time with three services all at 8pm: Monday’s service will be a said Eucharist. Tuesday’s service will be led by members of our House Groups. Wednesday’s service takes the form of a Taizé service.

Maundy Thursday – 9th March, 8pm

On the Thursday before Jesus died, he celebrated the Jewish festival of the Passover with his twelve disciples. As they shared bread and wine, Jesus gave them a command to break bread and drink wine together in his memory. He also shocked his disciples by washing their feet, an act usually done by a slave; by doing this Jesus demonstrated that we must serve one another. The term ‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin, “mandatum”, meaning command; and on

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that special evening we will follow Jesus’ command by re-enacting the Last Supper with a sung Eucharist and the symbolic act of washing six volunteers’ feet. The service will begin at 8pm and will be followed by a silent vigil in the Lady Chapel until midnight as we remember Jesus when he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. You are most welcome to join us for a part or all of the vigil.

Good Friday – 30th March, 11am and 1 noon After a dubious trial Jesus was

sentenced to death by crucifixion. He was tortured and forced to carry the horizontal piece of timber, which formed part of the cross, to a nearby hill in Jerusalem, called Calvary. He was nailed to the cross, where he hung for three hours before he died, after which time he was taken down from the cross and laid in a tomb. We remember this solemn day with two services; firstly, at 11am we will join with members of the other churches in Royston for a Walk of Witness. From the Bandstand in The Priory Memorial Gardens, we will re-enact Jesus’ steps to Calvary by walking around the town centre, and finally stopping at The Roysia Stone for a short open-air service. Secondly, at 12 noon, we will hold a service in the Parish Church; this will take the form of a simple sung Holy Communion service, using the bread and wine from the Maundy Thursday Eucharist. We will also have an opportunity to pay our respects to Jesus in an act called the Veneration of the Cross; a large crucifix (a cross with an image of Jesus on it) is held whilst people may come forward to kiss the cross, bow before it, genuflect (kneel down on one knee), stand in silence and look upon Jesus, or to simply stay in their pew and think of Jesus there. There is no obligation to come forward to venerate the cross and please do not let that act deter you from attending the whole service.

Easter Eve – Saturday 31st March

Jesus lay in his tomb, his disciples had scattered, terrified the same fate would come to them. The man they thought would be their Messiah was lying dead and all seemed lost. Unlike the disciples, we have the luxury of knowing that the joy of Easter Day is just a few hours away; we spend this day quietly preparing ourselves and the church for Easter Day, continuing to thank God for the sacrifice

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Easter Day – 1st April, 6.30am, 8am and 10am In the darkness of the Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb to pay her respects. To her surprise she found that the tomb was empty. She ran to find two other disciples who witnessed what she had described. They ran away and Mary saw two angels where Jesus had been laid. She then saw a man who she thought was a gardener, but when he spoke her name she recognised him to be Jesus – he was alive! She ran back to the disciples to tell them the Good News. Through God’s boundless love for humankind, death was overcome and Jesus was raised to new life.

Buns in the Parish Church. Secondly, we will have a said Eucharist in church at 8am, and finally, we will join together for a Parish Eucharist at 10am where the Easter Garden will be blessed and Easter eggs will be distributed to the children after the service to remind them of the new life of the Resurrected Jesus, the new life he gives to all of us too. May the joy and peace of the risen Christ be yours this Eastertide!

St John the Baptist Church, Royston 01763 46371 www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk

On Easter Sunday, we start at dawn, just as Mary Magdalene had done on the first Easter Day. As the sun rises we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection; firstly, we welcome in the day at 6.30am with a simple Sunrise Service in The Priory Memorial Gardens around a fire. This will be followed by hot drinks and Hot Cross

March Screenings at the Royston Picture Palace Fri 2nd March at 7.30pm

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All the Money in the World

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The Shape of Water

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Thurs 29th March at 8.00pm

Dispossession:The Great Housing Swindle

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Downsizing

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For more information and bookings, visit:

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Out & About

Wellbeing

Reed Cricket club: digging for victory Until the mid-1950s, Reed Village Green was still being used to grow potatoes and had been since the wartime “Digging for Victory” campaign. Then, once budding cricketers decided to form a team, the Green was levelled, equipment acquired, fixtures arranged and, from then on, the Club has grown from strength-to-strength. Initially playing “friendlies” against clubs from the surrounding area, Reed now has three senior teams playing on Saturdays in the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League with its First team at Championship level. A Saturday fourth team plays friendlies as does a Sunday recreational team and this is often when players from the Colts’ section get their first experiences of Open-Age matches and the longer version of the game.

Also, on Sundays the 1st XI compete in the National Village Cup (NVC) and County tournaments. Reed’s members and supporters have been pleased and proud of the fact that this team has succeeded in reaching and winning the final of the prestigious NVC at Lord’s in 2012 & 2017! On both occasions this team composed predominantly of players who had come through the Colts. Club Captain, Tom Greaves, himself a former Colt, said of Reed’s latest victory “Hundreds of thousands of people dream of doing this. If you are an amateur footballer you don’t get to play at Wembley, but if you are an amateur cricketer you get a chance to play at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. You enter the competition and you’ve got a chance. It’s the best competition in the world!” Training for Colts, (boys and girls from seven to 15 years) takes place on Sunday mornings from 22nd April to 22nd July under the guidance of fully qualified ECB registered coaches. Teams in the various age groups play League games in both Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire. There is also a pathway into the Herts & Cambs Area & County set-ups. Reed C.C. is also part of the ECB initiative ‘All Stars’ aimed at five to eight year olds. This 10-week project takes place on Sunday mornings from 13th May. Registration for this is via the ECB All Stars website at www.ecb.co.uk Reed Cricket Club welcomes non-players and players of all ages and ability. Even in 2018, Reed C.C. is still “Digging for Victory”!

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For further information please look at the website www.reedcricketclub.co.uk or contact Cilla Robertson (Membership Sec. & Colts’ Liaison Officer) Mobile 07852 299719 cilla@richardandcilla.co.uk

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Clubs & Societies Barley Cricket Club We run 2 adult Saturday league teams and a Sunday league team. New player 12+ welcome. Barley Cricket Club www.barley.play-cricket.com Guilden Morden Cricket Club A small village team looking for new players for the new season. Guilden Morden Recreation Ground 01763 852652 Reed Cricket Club A range of adult and junior teams. All ages welcome. Reed Cricket Club, The Green www.reedcc.co.uk cilla@richardandcilla.co.uk

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Royston Cricket Club A range of adult and junior teams. Welcoming players of all ages. Recreation Ground Therfield www.royston. play-cricket.com david.may@uk.tesco.com Steeple Morden Cricket Club A small friendly club who play league cricket on Saturdays. The Recreation Ground, Steeple Morden www.steeplemorden.play-cricket.com

For a full list of Clubs and Societies in the SG8 area please visit our website www.thelistingmagazine.co.uk

GYMBO’S

Personal Training Studio Meldreth

ROYSTON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB March Fixtures LEAGUE FIXTURES

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Saturday 3rd

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Saturday 17th

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Banbury United

Saturday 24th

Away

Dorchester Town

Saturday 31st

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Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP www.roystontownfc.co.uk Fixtures are subject to change at short notice due to weather conditions etc

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Wellbeing find out more and sign up by going to Book Club Challenge The Listings –can Villages Edition the Schoolreaders website. You will then If you are a member of a Book Club you

The aim is for Book Clubs all over the for Aug 2014 Tweak be sent the quiz pack along with advice country to take part in a fun quiz about on how to make the most of the challenge. books and reading during one of their - 1/8th pg:Schoolreaders 45x60mm landscape Book Club meetings, whilst raising Book Club Challenge much-needed funds for this fabulous 1st March - 4th May organisation. www.schoolreaders.org

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Your local Independent Opticians Established 2004 EYE EXAMINATIONS – NHS & PRIVATE SPECIALISTS IN EYEWEAR FOR SPORT, PRESCRIPTION & FASHION

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Abington Pigotts, Arrington, Baldock, Barkway, Buntingford, Guilden Morden, Melbourn, Reed, Therfield & Whaddon For more details & place bookings: WWW.BONFITNESSPILATES.CO.UK TEL/TEXT: LOUISE: 07867 675 389 Improve your Posture, Breathe & Relax

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Open Tuesday to Saturday 8:00am to 6:30pm

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Wellbeing

New Pilates Classes Sally Parker is joining Royston Complementary Health Centre as a Body Control Pilates teacher. Classes on Mondays at 12.15pm, 1.15pm & 2.30pm and Thursdays at 2.30pm from 19th February. Spaces are available and further details can be obtained from Reception at RCHC 01763 47440

For an appointment call: 07539 646984 Royston Complementary HEALTH CENTRE & Studio Halstead Chambers, 31c Market Hill Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9JS

ask the

DENTIST www.charitykingmassage.co.uk

Melbourn & Royston 1st week free for new students.

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Come and join us! Your fitness awaits! Dancemixx & Strength45. The only one holding you back...is you. Visit www.jazzercise.net/uk/royston for details text or call Maxine on 0796 316 1246 or email maxine@jazzercise.net

Dr Shikha Mittal BDS (Hons), MFDS (RCS Edin), PgCert Imp (UCL) Principle Dentist at Royston Dental Suite, High Street, Royston

the cost New Smile,Spread with interest free monthly New You! payments

Tooth Whitening Porcelain Veneers Crowns & Bridges White Fillings

Dental Implants Smile Makeovers High quality dentures Hygiene treatments

Principal Dentist: Shikha Mittal BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS Edin, PG CertImp UCL

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Sanet Foot Care mobile clinic

Sanet van Scheltinga Foot Health Practitioner SAC Dip FHPT, SAC Dip FHPP

Call or email today to schedule an appointment

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Make Lunch Club Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during school holidays? Take your children along to Make Lunch Club for a FREE lunch and fun at The Old Bull Inn. No questions asked. The dates for the Easter Holidays are: Monday 6th March Thursday 9th March Tuesday 3rd April Thursday 5th April Monday 9th April Friday 13th April All at the Old Bull Inn, Royston 1 -1.30pm www.makelunch.org.uk

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Wellbeing

Top Tips for Makeup

highlight the brow bone and inner If you are into makeup or want to learn how, here are my top tips on how to apply. corner to make your If you aren’t used to doing makeup practice eyes brighter. in any, dare I say it, spare time. Not only 3) Fake does it help you become more confident, but you can get quicker at putting together eyelashes -Remember to a full look which gives you an extra 5/10 minutes in bed once you get super speedy! let your eyelash glue dry on the eyelash until its tacky. (Saver’s in Royston do Here are some top tips for various areas of brilliant GWA eyelashes for a good price) your makeup: 4) Make highlighter a MUST (no not the 1) Eyebrows, short single strokes work pen type). No matter how little makeup you far better and help to avoid them looking do sweep a highly pigmented highlighter blocky. If your unsure go for a light colour over your cheek bones and it completes and build it up. your look. 2) Eyeshadow. I do this before face makeup as the shadow may fall out underneath your eyes. To do this, sweep your lids with a light colour, then build up the intensity on the crease. I like to

Greneway School Greneway ‘Leading the way’ as it wins First ever National School Games Platinum Award

If you are going for a bold eye-look go for a subtle lip. Sometimes less is more. Remember to practice!

Ellie Laughlin “A unique and powerful hat-trick: AfPE Quality Mark Distinction, School Games Gold and now School Games Platinum – quite a year once again emphasising the importance of high quality PE and school sport for our young people’s physical and mental health and the important role continually played by our carefully selected link community sports clubs.’

Greneway was one of only 104 schools in the country – nearly 25,000 - to receive the special School Games Platinum Award. The Award is part of a government led awards scheme aiming (Terry Graves, Assistant Headteacher / to reward schools for commitment to Head of PE) the development of competition across schools and into the community. The www.greneway.herts.sch.uk Platinum Award is the new fourth level of the award scheme, introduced earlier this year to celebrate schools who had shown consistently high-levels of enthusiasm and commitment to school sport. As well as being one of the first ever recipients of this award, Greneway also holds AfPE Quality Mark Distinction and Artsmark Gold awards which emphasises the school’s commitment and passion to high quality PE and school sport and the Arts. 40

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Professional

JOB VACANCY DATA INPUTTER/OFFICE ASSISTANT Z PART-TIME RESEARCHER/DATA INPUTTER Royston based information technology company Melbourn Database based information technology company. management Accuracy and an eye for detail essential. Good internet skillsresearching necessary. Excellent computer and internet skills essential Flexible hours and possibility of working from home after initial training.

Some general office duties and diary management

week For further details32.5 pleasehours contactper Kimmi Crosby or Bob Tulloch on 01763 223223 For further details please contact Kimmi Crosby on or e-mail CV to kim@walnutmedical.info

01763 223223 or e-mail CV to kimmi@walnutmedical.info

R YSTON BUSINESS AWARDS

THINK YOU’VE GOT Entry and WHAT IT nominations are TAKES?

NOW OPEN!

The cream of Royston’s entrepreneurial talent will be celebrated at the 2018 Royston Business Awards at Burloes Hall on 21st June. The ceremony, which is sponsored by Sartorius, aims to showcase and recognise the real business excellence currently based in Royston and the surrounding villages. Businesses can enter or be nominated in 6 categories: BEST NEW BUSINESS BEST SMALL BUSINESS BEST LARGE BUSINESS

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOWN

Deadline: 30th March

OFFICIAL EVENT SPONSORS

There are also two separate awards: BEST EATING AND DRINKING PLACE PUBLIC VOTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD VOTED FOR BY THE CHAMBER COMMITTEE To enter, nominate or enquire about tickets/sponsorship visit:

www.roystonchamber.org

or pick up a form from Royston Library

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Don’t Let Business Structure Slide I read recently that, ‘if structure is the skeleton of the organisation, people are the blood and guts.’ Which makes an important point that you have to have good structure as well as good people, to have a competitive business.

Does it matter which comes first, the structure or the people? As a business start-up, you can survive without any real structure if you have the right people. But once the business reaches a certain size, you do need to start thinking structurally. In his book ’The E-Myth Revisited’, Michael Gerber recommends that small businesses should look at structure early. He suggests you should look at where you want the business to be in, say, 5 years and decide what structure that successful business will need. Now, in the early days, it may be that all the job roles your five-year-old business needs are actually carried out by just one or two people:

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you, mostly! But as your business grows, you can concentrate on employing the right people (some of whom will have more than one ‘role’ in the business), knowing all the important business areas are covered. Watching this year’s Winter Olympics, it showed that yes, you need a good skeleton (although some of the competitors seemed to treat theirs with contempt), you also needed strong, appropriate soft tissue – but it was the spirit that really made the difference. Watching the battered slopestyle athletes pick themselves up for another run after being dashed to the ground by vicious cross-winds, I couldn’t help but admire their never-say-die attitude! I guess that translates to the values and mission of your business – the unshakable desire to win, and to keep going in the face of adversity – that gives a real competitive edge. The Winter Olympics – the only place where sliding down a slippery slope is key to business success! julian@julianberry.co.uk

Modern Wills, Old Fashioned Service I bring my expertise into the comfort of your own home Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

Single Will £120 Double Wills £180 With FREE storage

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Professional

Melbourn Business Association is a local, non-profit, well attended and established business networking group. Open to all businesses in Melbourn, Royston and surrounding villages. Our ethos is think local, buy local and help each other to thrive. We hold regular breakfast meetings on the first Tuesday of the month throughout the year and include social evening events within the beautiful setting of the Sheene Mill, Melbourn. The events are lively, informal, friendly and welcoming. They are a great way to spread the word about your business and make useful connections.

• Complementary name badges and contact details of all attendees to the meeting • Inclusion in our Member of the Month draw where you could win the prize of a bottle of bubbly and a month’s free advertising across all our social media sites • Discounted access to our business card advertising boards • Discounted breakfast to members who bring along a guest who is interested to join

Membership of the Melbourn Business Association is very competitively priced. As a member, you can enjoy additional benefits of

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• Reduced entry fee to all events • Membership fee that covers all employees of your business • Free page on our website dedicated to your business

If you would like to find out more, please visit www.melbournbusinessassociation.com or contact kimmi@melbournbusinessassociation.com

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT We are recruiting an Administration Assistant to work in our friendly office based in the Cokenach Estate, between Barkway and Barley. Salary and hours by agreement. If interested please contact:- Nicholas Flavell, 07968 409801 or NFlavell@jackson-civils.co.uk

Jackson Civil Engineering

Join our local, non-profit, well attended and established business networking group. We hold regular breakfast meetings on the first Tuesday of the month along with social evening events within the beautiful setting of the Sheene Mill, Melbourn.

To find out more, please visit www.melbournbusinessassociation.com

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Professional PROTECTING LICENCES, LIVELIHOODS & PUBLIC SAFETY Your Local Logistics & Safety Trainer for: • ADR • Forklift Trucks Call for a free, • First Aid no obligation quote • Driver CPC Qualification Tel: 07788 867 481 Email: johnstannard@premiercpctraining.co.uk Web: www.premiercpctraining.co.uk

The Wright Accounts Services Ltd

The Wright Accounts • Bookkeeping

Services• Ltd Management Accounts

• VAT Returns • Budget Forecasting • Sole Trader Accounts

For further details please contact Yvonne Wright 07872 880107 • 01462 743159 Email yvonne@thewrightaccounts.com

...your local broker Many homes in rural locations are of high value, non-standard construction or difficult to insure. Sound familiar? Let the emperor of insurance find the right policy for your needs. We will take away the inconvenience and provide you with the confidence and reassurance that your home and all of your worldly goods are covered correctly. Ensuring peace of mind for our customers is at the heart of what we do. QUOTE REF: LISTING

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Calling all Artists The Melbourn Hub is now supporting local artists, as part of its Community role to bring people together. If any artist is interested in displaying a selection of their works of art, please call in and have a discussion with the Hub team. www.melbournhub.co.uk

Helpers Needed!

The organisers of the wonderful annual Royston May Fayre are looking for people to help out for a couple of hours to make sure that everything runs smoothly at the event on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. If you can help please contact town.clerk@roystontowncouncil.gov.uk 44

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Useful Numbers CHURCHES

Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC

Churches Together in Royston & Dis.

Fowlmere United Reformed Church Guilden Morden Congregational Church

Guilden Morden Parish Church Melbourn Baptist Church Melbourn Parish Church Melbourn United Reformed Church Meldreth Parish Church Open House Project Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth Royston Catholic Church Royston Evangelical Church Royston Ignite Community Church Royston Methodist Church Royston Parish Church Royston Spiritualist Church St Mary’s Church, Ashwell Therfield Chapel Therfield Parish Church Thriplow Parish Church Trinity Life Church United Benefice of Barkway, Reed and Buckland with Barley

COUNCILS

Cambridgeshire County Council www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk Hertfordshire County Council www.hertsdirect.org North Herts District Council www.north-herts.gov.uk Royston Town Council www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk South Cambridgeshire District Council www.scambs.gov.uk

DOCTORS

Ashwell Surgery Barley Practice Bassingbourn Surgery Market Hill Surgery, Royston Orchard Surgery, Melbourn Roysia Surgery, Royston The Health Centre, Royston

01462 742684 01763 877558 01763 245571 07484 106292 01763 208767 01763 852869 01763 853217 01763 261650 01763 220626 01223 870869 01763 220626 01763 246799 01763 262440 01763 243117 01763 233332 01763 852118 01763 243849 01763 246371 01223 503345 01462 743922 01763 287220 01763 287364 01763 209160 01763 230350 01763 848756

Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 246458 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion 01763 244560 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Royston Methodist Hall lettings@royston-methodist.org.uk Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Royston Town FC 07977 519965 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 268605 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 853073 Tannery Drift First School 01763 235100 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 242003 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01763 245484 Thriplow Village Hall 01223 839564 Whaddon Village Hall www.whaddon.org/village_hall

HEALTH

NHS Telephone Advice Service

LIBRARY

111

Royston Library

0300 123 4049

Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts

01954 212707 01462 486074

MPs

NHS DENTISTS

Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice 03450 455 200 Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite 03001 234040

01462 742353 01763 262034 01763 246677 01763 244805

01462 474000 J Oliver Radley

01763 273300

OPTICIANS POLICE

01763 245484 Non emergency number

ROYSTON TOWN CENTRE

03450 450 500 Market Manager Anthony Whiteman Town Manager Geraint Burnell 01462 417377 01763 848244 01763 290555 01763 848244 01763 260220 01763 243166 01763 242981

SCHOOLS

Bassingbourn Village College Freman College Greneway Middle School Melbourn Village College Meridian School Roysia Middle School

TRANSPORT

HALLS FOR HIRE Abington Pigotts Village Hall www.abingtonpigotts.org All Saints’ Community Hall, Melbourn 01763 223320 Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 07805 216869 Barkway Pavillion BarkwayPavilion@barkway-village.co.uk Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 849488 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall www.chrishallvillagehall.co.uk/bookings Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 245914 Guilden Morden VH gmvillagehall@btinternet.com Litlington Recreation Centre 0788 577 4775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 Melbourn Hub 01763 263303

National Rail Enquiries 24-hours

Royston & District Community Transport

UTILITIES

Anglian Water Emergencies (Water supplies and sewerage) Electricity - Emergency & loss of supply Gas Emergencies

VETS

Royston Veterinary Centre Village Vets – Royston Village Vets – Meldreth Melbourn Veterinary Surgery

WASTE

Household Waste Recycling Centre off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF All year M T W S S, 8am - 4pm Household Waste Recycling Centre Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ All year daily 8am - 4pm North Herts South Cambs

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INDEX Accounting Services

Fourways Chartered Accountants 42 The Wright Accounts Service Ltd 44

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials

Artists

Jane Harvey Artist

Bathroom Services

Complete Bathroom Solutions

Building & Maintenance Kendall Install

Business Services

Premier CPC Training Ltd

Butchers

Davey’s Butchers

11

Electricians

17 47

43 44 30

Melbourn Village College

JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd Grahams Electricks

Financial Advisors KDW Financial

Fitness

Gymbo’s Bonfitness Pilates Jazzercise

Applegate Van Hire Ltd

13

MG Caravans

25

Care Homes

St Georges Nursing Home

Carpentry & Joinery P W H Installations Iain Wilson Stephen B Carpentry

7 20 23 23

Gardening Services

Garden Design Solutions Gary Smith Leaf & Lawn Handyman Dave Knight Breeze Birthing Royston Complementary Health Charity King Sports Massage Therapist Sanet Foot Care

Home Maintenance 17 Property Services

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance

Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery

5

Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches

Curtains Blinds & Soft Furnishings Linda Turner Interiors Borders & Bows New Dawn Blinds

Decorating Services

Jewellers

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers

3

3 7 9

Royston Decorators 23 Decorating & Restorations Service 47

7 17 19 44 37 38 39

Arrington Garden Centre 15 Bickerdikes Garden Centre 9, 17, 22, 25

Health Therapists

Caravan dealer

2 39 48

Garden Centre

Handymen

Car & Van Rental

46

Alliance Dental Care Ltd Royston Dental Suite Ashwell Dental

Education Services

British Window and General Cleaning Co 18 Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning 47 Melbourn Business Association

Our Advertisers

20

Business & Domestic Cleaning

Business Networking

Dentists

16 23 47 47 38 38 39 39

Children’s Easter Choc Trail Vintage Market- Whittlesford Royston Business Awards

5 6 41

Marketing & Advertising Services The Listing

9

Motor Services

Four Point Auto Care Ltd

13

Opticians

J Oliver Radley Opticians

38

Plasterers

DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

23 25

Plumbing & Heating Services

H20 19 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 47 Steve Brown Plumbing and Heating 47

Recruitment

Walnut Medical Jackson- Civils

41 43

Roofers

Premier Roofing

14

Self Storage

Royston Self Storage

20

Tree Services

Shire Trees Limited

44

Veterinary Practices

6

Will Writing Services

14 20 21 22 23 24

11

Local Event

Venue Hire

Trademark Kitchens 3 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 21 All Seasons Landscape Sullivan Landscapes John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd G M Sharp Landscapes CW Landscapes

The Walkers Partnership

47

Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

Landscaping Services

Legal Services

21

Royston Town Football Club

11

Royston Veterinary Centre

9

Wills By David Isherwood

42

Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services 1st Glass Services

24

For your business to appear in our Index, call us today

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Loving Local Living DAVE

Decorating ecorating&&RRestoration estorationSService ervice D D.R .S

HANDYMAN

Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden Call Dave 07944 912198

Painting & Decorating Wallpaper Hanging

THE ROYSTON

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Coving & Plastering Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920 www.drservice.co.uk info@drservice.co.uk

Plastering | Carpentry | Plumbing | Tiling | Certified Electrics

Call for free design and estimate Recommendations / references if required. Local Tradesman with 20 years experience 01767 631716 or 07808 367542

specialists

Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms All aspects of installation from design to finish

Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling General Odd Jobs • Decking • Shed Re-Felting Pressure Washing • Fence Spraying • Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked

Email: davethehandyman@mail.com

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BATHROOMS & KITCHENS PAINTING & DECORATING TILING & PLUMBING

Property Services

LANDLORD SERVICES RENTAL REFITS

Locally based with 30 years Local Water Company Experience and Qualifications

Contact Paul 01763 220609 • 07904 400 291 Paul@17property.co.uk • www.17Property.co.uk

LMJ Plumbing & Heating  No job too small  Over 25 years experience

Lee Jauncey

01763 853927 07973 190978 lmjplumbing@aol.com

Oil & Gas Boilers

Powerflushing Water Softeners Bathroom Upgrades

For all your

Plumbing & Heating jobs

07483 216404

stevebrownheating@outlook.com

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning

Do Your Carpets or Upholstery Need Cleaning? We are a local cleaning company maintaining a high standard of service and a friendly manner. We Will Professionally Clean Your Carpets And Upholstery. We Offer Stain Removal, Protectors And A Full Cleaning Service. Please Call For A Free Quote or Advice. All Types Domestic & Commercial Work Undertaken.

01763 246849 07711100339

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Welcome to your new look Letchworth Dental Surgery

We have been extremely busy over the last few months, transforming the Letchworth practice to bring the very best in new technology and comfort to all our patients. Added to this we have also introduced new treatments including a hygienist as well as several cosmetic dentistry options.

FOR A LIMITED TIME NHS PLACES AVAILABLE Letchworth

01462 679 888

www.letchworthdentalsurgery.com

Email: info@letchworthdentalsurgery.com

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