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Royston Edition December 2018 Issue 160


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The festive season is finally upon us, and along with the rest of Royston we are eagerly preparing for Christmas. This issue is filled with many festivities from Christmas offers, markets and much more.

Monday 10th December

This month we feature some Festive Things to do in and around Royston featuring favourite events such as Royston Cave by Candlelight, the Christmas Winter Fair, Rudolph’s Christmas Trail and Barley Christmas Market. Santa will be making his rounds from 7th December, you can find out when he will be coming to you on page 19. Christmas to us, as well as celebrating as a community, is about our families and our ‘The Listing Mentions’ this month gives some fabulous ideas about where to buy your loved ones presents in and around Royston. Finally, look out for our ‘star’ appearances in singer Joe Rose’s lively video, hot on the YouTube press, in aid of Home-Start ... you can see the music video on our website! We hope you have the most amazing Christmas, and a Happy New Year. It truly is the most wonderful time of year!

The Listing Team

Cath Director & Publisher

Sharon Advertising & Media Sales

Ellie Editorial

Lucy What’s On


Out & About


The Listing Mentions


In This Issue ...

What’s On

15 + 18

Spotlight On


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


Our Contributors: Richard Arnott, Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Rod Taylor, Chris Lee & Royston Museum Photographer: Clive Porter


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Lincoln Christmas Market St Albans Christmas Market Windsor Castle (Meghan’s Dress) Milton Keynes Shopping Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Olympia Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Olympia Crufts Dog Show – Working & Pastoral Norwich Sewing for Pleasure – NEC Ideal Home Show Highclere Castle- Downton Abbey Chelsea Flower Show Saturday Full Day

£26.00 £19.50 £42.50 £19.00 £33.00 £33.00 £42.50 £19.50 £37.50 £33.00 £38.00 £88.00

Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 10 Jan Swan Lake – London Coliseum – Matinee £74.00 12 Jan Robin Hood – Milton Keynes – Matinee £40.00 9 Feb Strictly The Live Tour O2 Arena – Eve £75.00 10 Feb *Strictly The Live Tour O2 Arena – Eve £75.00 16 Feb Wicked – Saturday Matinee £65.00 17 Feb Cirque Du Soleil – Totem – Sunday Mat £82.00 6 Mar 9 to 5 The Musical – Matinee £65.00 6 Mar The Lion King – Mat Senior £57.50/Adult£65.00 14 Mar Motown – Matinee £65.00 14 Mar The Bodyguard – Milton Keynes Matinee £49.00 15 Mar Brick Lane - Irish Music Show – Inc Tea £59.00 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH Matinee £67.50 20 Mar *Only Fools & Horses The Musical – Mat £75.00 21 Mar Aladdin The Musical – Matinee £59.50 21 Mar All About Eve – Matinee £70.00 24 Mar Classical Spectacular RAH Inc Lunch £89.00 2 Apr 9 to 5 The Musical – Evening £65.00 2 Apr The Lion King – Evening £70.00 17 Apr *Only Fools & Horses The Musical – Eve £75.00 15 May Waitress The Musical – Matinee £65.00 4 Jun * Rod Stewart – Milton Keynes Theatre £135.00 12 Jun Only Fools & Horses The Musical – Mat £75.00 13 Jun *Westlife – O2 Arena £99.00 22 Jun *Billy Joel – At Wembley Stadium £130.00 23 Jun *The Eagles – Wembley Stadium £140.00 28 Jun Brick Lane Music Hall – Summertime £59.00 29 Jun *P!NK – At Wembley Stadium £140.00 25 Jul On Your Feet – Matinee £65.00 17 Sep *Tina The Musical – Evening £65.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 25 Feb Warners Nidd Hall 5 Days £395 18 Mar Warners Alvaston Hall 5 Days £395 19 Apr Easter in the Peaks 4 Days £345 28 Apr Devon & Cornwall Spring Gardens 5 Days £475 6 May Warners Holme Lacy 5 Days £465 27 May The Severn Valley 5 Days £430 2 Jun Liverpool & Manchester Ship Canal 5 Days £425 6 Jun Chatsworth Flower Show 3 Days £290 15 Jun Eastbourne 8 Days £599 26 Jun Ireland – Killarney & Ring of Kerry 7 Days £715 8 Jul Gardens & Trains Of Wales 5 Days £445 28 Jul Firth of Forth Steam & Cruise 6 Days £575 5 Aug Warners Bembridge – Isle of Wight 5 Days £495 24 Sep Isle of Man 6 Days £640 Price per person sharing a twin/double. Single supplements may apply

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Winter Fair Saturday 1st December

Fish Hill Square - 10am to 4pm

Viewings are by timed ticket only. Last entry 1.30pm • Accompanied children only • No wheelchair access or pushchair access • No pets allowed (except registered guide dogs)

Lots of stalls to visit... Cakes Pickles Mincemeat Wreaths Candles Cheese Charcuterie Tea Children’s Clothes Christmas Eve Boxes


Mulled wine for sale too!


10.00 am - 4.00pm Fish Hill Square

Saturday 8th December

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• All your favourite market stalls offering fresh vegetables, bread, meat and fish etc. • Festive music • Free hot chestnuts, mince pies etc • Children’s ride


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Out & About Festive fun in royston & Around Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s the perfect time to make special memories with family and loved ones. In Royston and our surrounding villages, we are lucky to have so much going on at this time of year. Take a look below at some of our ideas and make sure to check out our What’s On Guide for even more events!

Royston Cave by Candlelight

Sat 1st December, 10am - 2pm Tickets only available on the day from The Royston Information Centre in the Library. £3 adult, £1.50 child. Cash only.

Christmas Winter Fair

Fish Hill Square, Royston Sat 1st December, 10am- 4pm Lots of stalls from cakes, candles, wreaths and more! Mulled wine for sale too!

in his grotto and his elves will be providing activities to entertain the children, thanks to the Friends of Barley and Barkway Schools!

Meridian School Christmas Fair The Meridian School, Garden Walk Sun 2nd December, 11am-3pm

Free entry, Santa’s Grotto, Tombola and refreshments!

Carol Concert with the Ad Hoc Singers Fowlmere United Reformed Church, SG8 7SA Sun 2nd December, 3pm The Ad Hoc Singers present a selection of carols for Advent and Christmas, with mince pies and mulled wine. Free entry

Studlands Rise Christmas Fair Studlands Rise First School Fri 7th December, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Visit the St John Baptist Ashwell at Christmas Parish Church, Christmas Tree Various locations in Ashwell Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7BP Sat 1st December, 10am – 4pm Come along and enjoy some festive refreshments and hang a bauble on the tree in memory of a loved one.

Barley Christmas Market Barley Townhouse, SG8 8JP Sat 1st December, 11am-4pm For the second time Santa will be joining us

Sat 8th December, 9.30am – 2.30pm Christmas Fair at St Mary’s Church. Winter Wonderland at the URC. Live Advent Calendar windows and much more!

Royston Rudolph Trail

Fish Hill Square Sat 8th December, 10am – 4pm Look out for Rudolph around Royston Town!

No3 Christmas Craft Fairs

Coombes Community Centre Sat 8th December, 12 – 5pm Over 30 stalls of high-quality, hand-crafted gifts plus tearoom!

Christmas Market

Market Hill Royston Sat 15th December, 8am - approx. 3pm All your favourite market stalls, live music, hot chesnuts and more! Win a Christmas Hamper donated by market traders!

Christmas Messy Church Royston Methodist Church Sun 16th December, 3.30 – 5.30pm Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome to come along and enjoy creative Christmas crafts, a short celebration service and a meal shared together.

Celebrate Christmas at Royston Fire Station Royston Fire Station Mon 17th December, 4.30 – 6.30pm Celebrate Christmas at the Royston Fire Station this December.


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White Christmas in Royston When Bing Crosby recorded ‘White Christmas’ in 1942 which Irving Berlin wrote, it sold over 50 million copies and went on to become the worlds biggest selling single of all time. A White Christmas is defined as ‘one snowflake on December 25th somewhere in the UK’. According to the Met Office this has happened 38 times in the last 54 years. But a proper White Christmas like in the song has only occured 4 times in the last 54 years. If we do experience a White Christmas this year it is doubtful whether it would match the UK’s greatest snowstorm of 1836 as described by Alfred Kingston 1983 book Fragments of Two Centuries. ‘The great snowstorm of 1836 was even more memorable than the two preceding storms of 1799 and 1814, for its suddeness, its extent and the increased number of stagecoaches “on the road” at that time, which suffered from the interpution of traffic. It commenced to snow on the night of Christmas Eve and snowed all day Sunday and the next day. No snowstorm in Great Britain for the previous hundred years equalled its violence and extent. On the

26th, the wind increased to a hurricane, and in the night the fall of snow was from four to six feet, while the drifts were 20/30 feet in depth. The storm spread all over Europe, and in this island all communication was cut off for a week. No coach got through from Cambridge until the following Thursday. Many a Christmas party that Christmas were minus their guests, for coaches were ‘snowed up’ all over the land. There were three coaches almost in sight of each other placed in and around Royston. One coach was stuck fast in the snow at the Cross in the centre of town; another just below the present railway bridge, and another at the bottom of Kneesworth House. All of the coaches were on the way to London at the time. The unfortunate passengers were obliged to spend Christmas in Royston as best they could. For a whole week no mail coach went into or came from London through Buntingford and Royston.

Written by Rod Taylor

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From January 2019, a new monthly series in The Listing will take place called ‘Hidden Royston’ We will shine a light in corners across Royston underground, after dark and behind doors. If you have interesting, little known, stories to tell, and ideas for articles for the series, please send them before Christmas to Chris Lee:

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Nowadays shopping for Christmas can be hard and we usually resort to buying a lot online. Here we’ve listed some of our ideas of where you can get presents for loved ones locally

• WHSmith • Lordsman Voucher • Cambridge Wine

For Loved ones... • HC Jewellers • Godshaws • Tres Belle

For Mums...

Still struggling?

• All Things Birch & Beautiful • No3 • Mia Caro • Costa (for a coffee voucher)

Royston has many beauty, tanning, tattoists and hairdressing businesses a simple voucher from there can make a perfect gift.

For Dads...

These are just a handful of the amazing places you can shop this Christmas in Royston. Let us know how many gifts you manage to get locally! #SupportLocal

• Chimney Menswear • Ladds • Dysons

For Sisters..

• La Bella Vita • Boots • The Cave Shop • Glazed Creations

Beautiful Trees for Christmas

For Brothers...

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I tend to nip out from the office to buy a few things and have a few go-to shops every year. Mia Caro, La Bella Vita, All Things Birch & Beautiful, Ladds, Dysons and Number 3 offer a great variety of gifts and stocking fillers. A number of them use their websites and media pages really effectively which makes my life easier and means I have an idea what I’m after. I also love the fact that alongside our independents we have Boots and WH Smiths. Boots 3 for 2’s are excellent value and Smith’s has a great selection of best-selling books. Let’s face it, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a pampering set and a good book to read!

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Where to shop in and around Royston (without going online)

Premium Grade needle retaining Nordman Fir Christmas Trees will be sold from the Royston Heath again this year. The small team draw on over 20 years experience of buying and selling Christmas trees to provide the very best quality trees from sustainably managed plantations at half the price of the Garden Centres. They will be selling the ever popular Nordman Fir, with its soft needles that will not fall when taken into a centrally heated house. Trees are 6-7 feet tall, the ideal height for the average home. The Royston Heath has proved to be an excellent site to select your tree with ample room to have a good look at the trees and plenty of space to park your vehicle. The Heath Sports Club always has excellent homemade soups and fresh bread if you need to warm up. Trees will only be available at weekends, the team will be at the Royston Heath to help you find your perfect tree on Dec 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th and 22nd & 23rd. Once you have selected your tree it will be netted and ready for collection or carried to your car.

(the same as you’d take a bit off the end of cut flowers). Place the tree in a bucket of water for an hour or so while you get the decorations out of the loft. Bring in only when you’re ready to decorate the tree. Mount the tree in a water retaining tree stand and place away from direct heat. Keep the stand topped up with water every day, you’ll be amazed how much water your tree will take up! Why buy a real fresh cut tree? Real trees provide a wonderful fragrance. Artificial trees may last a few years but will last a lot longer in the landfill site, real trees are biodegradable. The Nordman Firs are grown in sustainable plantations and for every tree felled at least one more will be planted. Christmas tree plantations are on a 5 or 6 year cycle and provide a wonderful haven for a wide variety of wildlife.

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01763 273300 10th Royston Scout Christmas Card Delivery service The 10th Royston Scout Group will deliver your Christmas cards to any address in Royston. Stamps cost just 30p each, and are available from Ladds on the High Street and McColl’s on Queens Road. Cards can be posted at

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either shop until lunchtime on Monday 17th December, with the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers hand delivering them later that week. Last year we delivered over 1400 cards, and the money raised was used to buy tents and camping equipment to enable us to offer more outdoor activities for the children. Please help us break the 1500 barrier this year!

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December is a busy time for all, but for one person especially so, therefore it will come as no surprise to hear that Rotary will be helping Father Christmas both to do his rounds on his float and also for children to visit him locally in his grotto for a chat and to receive a present. We will also be putting up Christmas decorations at St George’s Nursing Home.


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Like most, we will be enjoying a Christmas meal out, at Madingley Hall, and before that will be having fun at an Italian themed party. Our December walk on the 10th will be around the Wimpole Hall estate, meeting at the Stables at 9.45am and lunching there afterwards.

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scene of James I of England’s (VI of Scotland) Palace and the fish and We have a jolly collection chip shop of Christmas Cards in the museum. Here are a few to get next door. It sure looks us in the festive mood! chilly! We’re more used to robins and snowy scenes on Christmas The final cards today. We have a card is by a fabulously unique Christmas local artist, card in our Wink. He collection. was well It’s a sketch known for of Wilson’s drawing caricatures of Royston smithy that people. Here, he’s drawn was on himself as Father Christmas. Kneesworth They may just be Christmas Street. cards, but all three celebrate Inside is something unique about the written “Christmas greetings town. We hope to bring more and best wishes for the new fun stories about the people year.” What better way to and buildings of the town to celebrate the New Year than you in 2019. If you’ve got any with a blacksmith’s shop! memories you’d like to share This next card is much more about Royston, get in touch: like it! A beautiful snowy

Christmas Cards

Have a great Christmas and New Year from us all at Royston Museum

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Christmas tree LIGHT-UP A tall, heavily decorated, tree in St John The Baptist Parish Church in Royston has become a popular Christmas feature for the local community. Last year’s tree was a monster festive hit since it was the largest there had ever been in the church, measuring some 25 feet in height. It took a week to decorate and had close to 2000 baubles and over 300 metres of lights. As usual the bottom branches of the tree were left empty so that visitors could place baubles on it in memory of loved ones who were not with them at Christmas.

would have been impossible without the assistance of Royston Fire Brigade. Station Commander Rachel Broom, showing true community spirit, kindly offered the services of four firefighters who, through a system of ropes, knowhow and muscle power helped lift the tree into position. Christmas Tree Light-up Saturday 1st December, 10am-4pm St John Baptist Parish Church, Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP

The sheer size of last year’s tree did present some difficulties though! The volunteers marshalled to move it from the churchyard where it had been dropped off, into the church, were completely unable to lift it off the ground. They eventually managed to drag, push and coerce it through the doors. The next challenge was how to manoeuvre it into its stand. This

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Pet of the Month

ellie mentions..

Shopping for family members in Royston is really easy for me. Without giving too much away I’ve already picked up bits for everyone. La Bella Vita has an amazing selection of gifts especially for sisters and mums. All of the jewellers do some really sentimental presents if your spending a bit more money. I always visit Savers for some stocking filler presents too! Ladds also are worth a visit for some great gift ideas!

Mummy tabby cat Boots is very bonded to her lovely son Mr Kipling so we want them to find their forever home together. They are a bit shy so would prefer a relatively quiet house with no very small children, but are very friendly and affectionate and love snuggling up. Happy to live with other cats too Luna Animal Rescue 07970 800530 / 07860 480015

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There are many things that can cause harm to your pets, but Christmas can be a particularly hazardous time as there is more opportunity for our furry friends to eat things they shouldn’t. Here is a list of some of the more commonly seen items that can be harmful, or even toxic, to your pets. Remember, if your pets eats anything they shouldn’t, even if they seem well, please call your vets for advice

• Chocolate • Grapes and Raisins • Onions and Garlic • Mistletoe, Holly,Cyclamen and Lilies • Ibuprofen • Xylitol • Anti-freeze • Nuts Royston Vets 24 hour emergency care and advice 01763 242221 or 01462 95579

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When John Froggett set up as a sole practitioner offering accountancy services in 1998, he wanted to offer a less formal, jargon free service which has proved to be a popular formula! Over the last 20 years the business has grown from the dining room table to an office in the High Street, Royston and John still works with the first three clients who entrusted him with their business. Organic expansion has meant that as the business has grown, John has been able to offer gainful employment to four other members of his family!

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In the early stages, working from home involved negotiating space with his wife and five children so he’s experienced first hand the trials and tribulations of setting up and expanding a business. The Accountancy Practice has recently acquired another accountancy business to incorporate and they are in the process of assimilating a bookkeeping business, headed by Steve Damallie. They are also providing work experience placements to bright young students, and next year it’s likely they’ll be expanding their team even further.

Celebrating 20 years

An external consultant has been appointed to prepare them for expansion and it seems like a new lease of life has been injected into the business.

John is very excited about the future; ‘I get enormous pleasure watching my two boys David and Adam passing their exams in tax and accountancy, they’re really embracing the future with an energy and enthusiasm I hadn’t anticipated. We love the buzz of helping clients sort their tax affairs out, creating solutions which perhaps no one else has considered and really getting to know our clients and their businesses’.

Join us as we raise a toast to the future We would like to say thank you to our clients who have come on this journey with us and say hello to potential new clients. You are all invited to our office for celebratory drinks and nibbles at The Accountancy Practice on Wednesday 5th December from noon – 7pm 41 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW 01763 257 882

Have you organised your Christmas Cards, Festive Menus, Event Invitations, Calendars & e-cards? If not - don’t worry - just get in touch, we can help!

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Royston U3A members were singing along to sounds from the sixties and hits from musicals like Oliver! in a talk on the genius of Lionel Bart. The boy from the East End’s earliest ambition was to be famous and his natural talent for brilliant lyric writing led to a spectacular rise to fame, said lifelong fan Mike Levy. By the age of 30 Bart had written the music and lyrics for several musicals including the internationally acclaimed Oliver! And he captured the spirit of the 1960s with a string

of hit songs including Cliff Richard’s Living Doll and Matt Monroe’s From Russia with Love. “Lionel Bart was one of the great lyrists of the 20th century. He was amazing,” said Mike. Royston U3A’s monthly meeting Royston Parish Church Tuesday 29th January, 2pm Chloe Cockerill will give a talk on Heraldry. For more details contact Jackie Gellert on 01763 248097 or or log onto royston/home

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It’s that time of year again - the Christmas music is being dusted off and we’re warming up the jingle bells, ready for our festive carolling and a busy programme of concerts. The band’s mascot has been returned to the band by its creator Maureen Butler. As part of our Brass Roots project we are running a competition to name the mascot..

charmianflowerday@ or go to the band’s Facebook page. To find out if your name has been picked, come along to enjoy a programme of festive music and sing along carols at the Town Hall.

Royston Town Hall, Sunday 16th December, 7pm Wishing you a Happy Christmas from everyone at Royston Town Band

royston calendar 2019 No.3 Royston has produced this year’s Royston Calendar, full of amazing images from locals, including beautiful photography and artwork. Laura Whitford, owner of No.3 said, “There are a lot of creative people in our area so I knew that using their work would make a fantastic calendar.” Locals were asked to enter their work and the winning 12 images were used, including

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Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 1st December 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 15th December 9.30am 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 1st December 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 8th December 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

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What’s On...

MADS Pantomime: Cinderella – What could possibly go wrong?

Fri 30th Nov 8pm, Sat 1st Dec 2pm & 7.30pm, Sun 2nd Dec 2pm Meldreth Village Hall, Elin Way, SG8 6LX Adults £9, under 16’s £7.

JMA Coffee Morning and Bazaar Sat 1st Dec, 9.30am – 12pm Royston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Coffee & Mince Pies; games, books, stocking presents. Admission Free.

Christmas Saturday Stories

Sat 1st Dec, 10am – 3pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Christmas story time, feel free to come along and read with us!

Christmas Tree Light-up

Sat 1st Dec, 10am – 4pm St John Baptist Parish Church, Melbourn Street, SG8 7BP The lights on the magnificent Christmas Tree will be switched on. Come enjoy some festive refreshments and hang a bauble in memory of a loved one.

Royston Cave by Candlelight

Sat 1st Dec, 10am – 2pm Royston Cave Katherine’s Yard, Melbourn St, SG8 7BZ, See Royston Cave as it would have been over 400 years ago. Tickets from Royston Library on the day of the event.

Royston Winter Fair

Sat 1st Dec, 10am – 4pm Fish Hill Square, Royston We will be selling artisan food and gifts including Christmas Eve boxes, Cheese & Charcuterie and Local Cider and Ale gift packs. Also we will be having some Street Food Vans and the Old Courthouse will be serving mulled wine and Christmas Carols

Settlement Squares Art Exhibition and Sale

Sat 1st Dec, 10am – 4pm The Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Free entry, refreshments available. Your chance to view and buy a totally unique piece of art on canvas for just £20.

Lino Printing

Sat 1st Dec, 10.30am - 12pm & 2 3.30pm. Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery, 5 Lower King St, SG8 5AL Admission Free, £5 per person for printing activity. Contact: 01763 242587

Barley Christmas Market

Sat 1st Dec, 11am – 4pm Barley Townhouse, Church End, SG8 8JP For the second time Santa will be joining us in his grotto and his elves will be providing activities to entertain the children.

Meldreth Christmas Tree Festival Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Dec, 11am – 5pm Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Close, Melbourn, SG8 6DY This year there will be over 30 trees, all beautifully decorated by local organisations. In addition, the church will be decorated with lots of greenery, candles and a beautifully created nativity scene.

Great Fen Xmas Magic

Sat 1st Dec, 12 - 3.30pm The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights, Huntingdon PE26 2RS Wildlife crafts and activities, festive refreshments and stocking fillers. £4 per child.

Litlington Pre-School Christmas Fayre Sat 1st Dec, 2 - 4pm Litlington Pre-School Village Hall, Meeting Ln, Litlington SG8 0QF Various stalls, and a Father Christmas!

Meridian School Christmas Fair Sun 2nd Dec, 11am – 3pm The Meridian School, SG8 7JH Raffle, Santa’s Grotto, tombola and more!

1st Sunday in Advent Girl Guiding Christmas Carol Service

Sun 2nd Dec, 3pm Royston Methodist Church Hall, SG8 7AU Led by Joyce Goodall.

Carol Concert with the Ad Hoc Singers

Sun 2nd Dec, 3pm Fowlmere United Reformed Church, SG8 7SA The Ad Hoc Singers present a selection of carols for Advent and Christmas, with mince pies and mulled wine. Free entry

Teatime Praise

Sun 2nd Dec, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Parish Church, SG8 7BP A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake.

Chilled out Sunday Folk

Sun 2nd Dec, 4 - 8pm The Plough, High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Causation & Walker, Kaszak & Afifi, plus more guests on the day!

Lights of Life 2018

Sun 2nd Dec, 4pm Letchworth Garden City Eagles Football Ground, SG6 2ER Remember a loved one this Christmas and dedicate a light on our Lights of Life Tree.

Grit’s Charity Coffee Morning

Mon 3rd Dec, 10am – 12pm 31 Upper King St, Royston SG8 9AZ Come along and hear about the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Make your own Christmas Door Decoration – A Workshop!

Tue 4th Dec, 11am – 2pm, and 7 - 10pm Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Rd, CB22 6RN £25 to include the framework, foliage and ribbons, but please bring gloves, secateurs and any special foliage/ baubles you’d like to incorporate in your finished article.

Carol Concert

Wed 5th Dec, 6.45pm The Free Church Norton Way, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1NX Carols by City Chorus Choir. Refreshments available. www.

The Battle for Female Suffrage:

Thu 6th Dec, 8 - 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Royston & District Local History Society. Elizabeth Eastwood will give an illustrated talk. Visitors welcome £2. Contact: 01763 242677

Live Music Paul & Mattia

Thu 6th Dec, 8.30pm The Plough, High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Blues, soul, pop and rock!

Christmas Fair

Fri 7th & Sat 8th Dec, 10am – 10pm New Street Farm, Standon, SG11 1PJ Lovely quality quirky stalls. 20% of your spending goes to your own chosen charity.

Coffee and Connect

Fri 7th Dec, 10.30 – 11.30am The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock St, SG8 5AY An informal business networking event in the centre of Royston. Free to all members of the Royston Chamber of Commerce and £2.50 non-members.

The Wildlife Trust BCN’s Annual Christmas Fair

Fri 7th Dec, 3 - 7pm The Manor House, Cambourne, CB23 6DH Join the Trust for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while browsing a array of gifts.

Studlands Rise Christmas Fair Fri 7th Dec, 5.30 - 7.30pm Studlands Rise First School, Studlands Rise, Royston SG8 9HB

Theatre at the Leper Chapel

Fri 7th & Sat 8th Dec, 7.30 - 8.30pm Barnwell Junction, CB5 8JJ A Christmas Carol, the way Dickens told it himself: one man, one stage. Playing over 20 characters, Martin Prest brings Charles Dickens’ timeless story to life.

Ashwell at Christmas

Sat 8th Dec, 9.30am – 2.30pm Christmas Fair at St Mary’s Church: Winter Wonderland at the URC. Live Advent Calendar windows. Ashwell Museum open and more!

Create a Christmas Wreath

Sat 8th Dec, 10am – 1pm, Tues 11th Dec, 7 - 9.15pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Helen Allen Cost £36. A beautiful rustic wreath to hang on the door or place on a table. You will learn how to care for your Christmas ring and include a few wired accessories into the design. All materials are included in the course fee.

Rudolph’s Christmas Trail

Sat 8th Dec, 10am – 4pm Fish Hill Square, Royston Receive a free gift from Santa! Also look out for cracker making, colouring and Christmas pine cone pompom trees.

Winter Wonders

Sat 8th Dec, 10.30am – 12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Celebrate the wonders of Winter with crafty fun. Create snowflakes and paper snowmen and wreaths. £3 per child.

Christmas Fair

Sat 8th Dec, 11am – 3pm Manor Farm, Bourn, CB23 2SH With over 50 stalls selling beautiful hand-made jewellery, artisan locally brewed beer, and more. Christmas Trees and wreaths also for sale. Also a visit from Father Christmas

Turn On To Christmas Returns! Sat 8th Dec, 11am – 6pm Melbourn Community Hub, SG8 6DZ With Santa’s Grotto from 11am-5pm (booking essential £5 per child which includes a present). Free Family Fun

Christmas Craft Fairs

Sat 8th Dec, 3.30pm Caldecote, Baldock SG7 5LD We offer seasonal readings, poems and stories interspersed with bestloved Christmas carols in a stunning atmosphere of our 14th century tiny former parish church. (6pm service is sold out. 3.30pm service tickets are still for sale) Tickets £10: gillyannclarke@

Friends of Reed Church – Christmas Village Supper

Sat 8th Dec, 7pm Reed Village Hall, Blacksmith’s Ln, SG8 8AX Christmas Village Supper with the Royston Town Band. A hot supper, licensed bar and raffle included:- Adult £12.50, Child £6, Family Ticket £30. Bookings: 01763 848029

The Old Bull Soul Night

Sat 8th Dec, 7.30 - 11.45pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Over 25s only, tickets £5 in advance or £8 on the door. Contact: 07840 448230

Santa Scamper

Sun 9th Dec, 9am 5km fun run in Stevenage Town Centre. In aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Info:

Toddler Music and Dance

Mon 10th Dec, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL 2-4 year olds. Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a toddler music and dance workshop themed around the museum’s collections.

Adult Movement

Mon 10th Dec, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a dance and movement workshop for the over 50s.

Monday Club

Mon 10th Dec, 3.30 - 5pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers are always welcome. Leader John Hardwick. Craft, games, quizzes, songs, Bible stories & snacks.

Lino Printing Workshop

Tue 11th Dec, 10am - 12.30pm & 2 - 4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Liz Beardwell printing workshop using the original Crow printing press to produce your own unique lino cuts. £5.

Volunteer Centre Drop In Session

Tue 11th Dec, 10am – 12pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Come in to find out about volunteering in the local area. www.vcbroxbourne.

Volunteer Work Party at Coton Reserve

Sat 8th Dec, 12 - 5pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Over 30 stalls of high-quality, handcrafted gifts plus tearoom! www.

Tue 11th Dec, 10am – 3pm Cambridge, CB23 7PZ This December our volunteer work party will be assisting with vital woodland work at the Coton Countryside Reserve.

Lucies’ Boutique

Drawing Workshop

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Carols by Candlelight

Tue 11th Dec, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Improve your drawing skills with expert tips and guidance. Draw wonderful objects from the Museum’s collections. Led by local artist Susan Sanders. £5.

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News from your Town Council - December 2018 The Royston Town Mayor, Cllr Iain Leggett, and all the councillors and staff of Royston Town Council wish all our residents a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Focus on Royston Museum and Art Gallery

Our new Museum Curator

Royston Museum and Art Gallery have had an extremely active and successful year. Our thanks must go to Jenny Oxley, the previous Museum Manager who left in August, and to Amy Judd, the Museum Assistant, for making all of this possible.

In August we welcomed our new museum curator Madeline Odent. We would like to thank Madeline for all her involvement in the many activities this year.

Throughout the summer and autumn the Museum ran several activities. Craft was combined with local history and many ‘crafty’ children and adults enjoyed all the sessions. It all started with a Tie-Dye workshop, followed by a singing and drumming session and groups re-enacting the English Civil War and Viking invaders. Great fun was had with dinosaurs, prehistoric people and inspiring junk modelling.

Madeline is from the USA and has family living in Hertfordshire; she is also married to an Englishman. She gained a First in History (with a focus on Museum Studies) from Stetson University in Florida in 2014, and then gained a Master of Philosophy in British History from Oxford in 2016. She worked previously at Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum (in Georgia, USA) and at Stowe House (Buckinghamshire). Madeline is really looking forward to all of the opportunities at Royston, especially the forthcoming completion of the Tapestry, which is due to be about the same time that the Bayeux Tapestry returns to England. Madeline believes that local museums serve such an important purpose, and really hopes to continue making Royston Museum a home for all of the district’s community groups. Royston Museum is an Accredited Museum and their aim is to be the centre of the community and a thriving centre of learning and volunteering.

Museum Volunteers and Friends got involved with an entry for Wimpole Estate’s annual scarecrow competition. Thanks to some intriguing donations (golf shoes, a trumpet, a model crow), Amy put together Roy, who sat at Wimpole’s Walled Garden and told visitors some interesting facts about Royston’s past. The Friends and Volunteers also organised a Musical Evening Soiree in September with entertainment from talented local people. Amy Judd led an interesting talk about her work in the museum. Visitors had the chance to look around the store rooms and basement as they found out more about all the behind the scenes work that goes on in the museum. Amongst many other events, an art competition was held in October and November to commemorate the ending of World War 1 and schoolchildren were invited to share their impressions of the War. Adult Movement Classes are also regularly held, they are suitable for anyone with an interest in movement and give the opportunity to meet new people and keep fit and healthy. Newsletter supported by:

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Royston Town Council welcomes a new Royston Cave Manager Nicky Paton was appointed in October and has taken over from James Robinson, who we would like to thank for his commitment and dedication over ten years. Nicky is a local illustrator and already a cave guide so he is already very knowlegeable regarding the history and facts about the cave. Royston Cave is a man-made cave lying below Melbourn Street, near to the crossroads formed by Ermine Street and the Icknield Way. It is Grade 1 Listed by English Heritage and is unique in Britain. The cave is open for public visits from Easter Saturday to the last Sunday in September for a unique and historic experience.

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Rudolph will be up to his old tricks, hiding model reindeer in selected shop windows. Children can follow the trail, record shop names and receive a gift from Santa in return for the completed entry form. This Christmas themed trail will be held on Saturday 8 December, and run from 10 am until 4 pm in Fish Hill Square.

The Leete Charity Are you a student finding it difficult to make ends meet? Would you like some financial help with materials for or costs associated with your learning? The Leete Trust was founded in Royston in 1978 and provides grants towards the costs of further education. Applicants must be under 25 and have a place at university or college before they can receive the grant, though you can apply when you have a conditional offer. Previous recipients have found their grants to be invaluable and have used the award to cover items as diverse as field trips, books and transport costs. They have expressed their gratitude over the years: ‘I am writing to say thank you so much ... I have used the £200 towards paying for my bus pass to Cambridge Regional College.’ Royston student studying Child Care and Education (Sixth Form)

Royston Town Council once again celebrates Silver Sunday Royston Town Council once again hosted a free event at Royston Picture Palace for the over 65s to celebrate Silver Sunday, which is a national day to draw attention to the problem of loneliness amongst older people. Over eighty people attended to watch the film ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and were served tea and cakes beforehand by several Town Councillors and our Town Clerk. They also had the chance to chat with the Mayor, Councillor Iain Leggett. The council funded transport for those who needed it, courtesy of Royston and District Community Transport.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the generous grant you gave me towards my field trip in January.’ Royston student studying Graphic Design (University) With living costs on the rise and students under pressure to succeed, this grant could make all the difference. An application form for a Leete Trust grant can be found on the Town Council website. ROYSTON TOWN COUNCILLORS

Litter Picking Councillors

A list of all Councillors’ names and contact numbers is given below, together with details of the wards they represent. All Town Councillors serve in a voluntary capacity Councillors Emma Squire-Smith; Marguerite Phillips; Iain Leggett (Mayor); Vera Swallow (the and are elected for a 4 year term of office. Councillors are not paid and do not receive any allowance for attending meetings. Womble!); Carol Stanier and Ruth Brown, out Town Mayor: Cllr Iain Leggett Deputy Mayor: Cllr F John Smith Palace Ward Amy Bourke-Waite

07375 089729

Ian Coll

01763 244595

Mark Hughes

07860 108085

Rob Inwood

01763 224997

Iain Leggett

01763 230978

Mike Harrison

01763 220055

Meridian Ward

Marguerite Phillips

07903 715533

F John Smith

01763 243082

Philip Smith

01763 244775

Vera Swallow

01763 222538 Royston South Ward

Thomas Perry

07854 609201

Carol Stanier

01763 220744 Royston West Ward

Ruth Brown

01763 230290

John Davison

07802 907700

Emma Squire-Smith

01763 661701

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and about putting our litter picking equipment to good use! The activity was organised by the Naturally Royston team to clean up the areas around the Town Hall and car park.

ROYSTON TOWN COUNCIL Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7DA Tel: 01763 245484 Fax: 01763 248016 Town Hall office opening hours Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm Town Clerk: Miss Caroline Mills

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What’s On... Literary Lunch

Tue 11th Dec, 12.15pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Local entertainer and Home-Start’s Poet in Residence. Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Sophie Hannah, International Best Selling Author of Crime Fiction.

Christmas Toddler Tales

Fri 14th Dec, 2 - 2.30pm Royston Library, Fish Hill Free activity are free but with a suggested voluntary donation of £1.

The Cold War – Talk with Bridget Kendall

Tue 11th Dec, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU All ladies welcome for carols, readings and refreshments, in the Eldon.

Fri 14th Dec, 7.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Tickets are priced at £10 which includes a glass of wine Former BBC foreign correspondent Bridget Kendall will be sharing her professional insights about the Cold War..

A10 Bouncy Castles

Christmas Tree Festival

Ladies Group Christmas Carols

Wed 12th Dec, 9.15 – 11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT

Women Of The Middle East: Saints, Queens and Rebels

Wed 12th Dec, 10am – 12pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Tutor will be Wafa’ Tarnowska, £10 per person. In this fascinating lecture you will meet some amazing women from Middle Eastern history who achieved great renown in their lifetimes but are mostly unknown in the West, except for Cleopatra and Scheherazade.

Magic Mornings

Wed 12th Dec, 10.30am – 12pm Margaret House Residential and Dementia Care Home, Barley Are you looking for a fun way to get someone you care for who is living with dementia to move more and interact socially? If so, join a Magic Coffee Morning sessions. 01763 848272

CMJ’s Christmas Cracker with Brandon Allen and The Chris Ingham Trio

Thu 13th Dec, 7 - 8pm Cambridge Modern Jazz, Hidden Rooms 7b, Cambridge, CB5 8BA Brandon Allen (tenor sax), Chris Ingham (piano), Arnie Somogyi (double bass), George Double (drums).

Create a Festive Table Centre

Thu 13th Dec, 7 - 9.45pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB Tutor: Helen Allen Cost £35 Create a long lasting, rustic style arrangement to get you through the festive period in style. 2 candles and decorations included.

The Royston Roses

Thu 13th Dec, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Community singing of carols and popular seasonal music, poetry and anecdotes. Seasonal refreshments. There will be a collection for Action for Children. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

Christmas At Woodside

Thu 13th, Fri 14th & Sat 15th Dec, 7.45pm Woodside Hall Walsworth Rd, SG4 9SP Messiah and Carols, Pie and Punch.

Toddler Music and Dance

Fri 14th Dec, 10.30am – 11.30am Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL 2-4 year olds. Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a toddler music and dance workshop themed around the museum’s collections. Bookings:

Adult Movement

Fri 14th Dec, 11.45am – 12.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Carrie Washington from BEEE Creative leads a dance and movement workshop for the over 50s.

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Sat 15th Dec, 10am – 4pm The Free Church Norton Way S, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1NX 15th & 17th December, 10am – 4pm each day. Carols, live music, refreshments and free entry! In aid of Garden House Hospice care. www.

Watercolour Workshop with Ian McManus, IEA

Sat 15th Dec, 10am – 4pm Hinxworth Village Hall Come and develop your painting skills under the guidance of one of East Anglia’s leading watercolour artists. Both beginners and experienced artists welcome. Fee £25 including refreshments.

Victorian Christmas

Sat 15th Dec, 10.30am – 3.30pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Victorian crafts in the museum. £3 per child. Drop-in activity, no need to book

Christmas Craft Activities

Sat 15th Dec, 11am – 12pm Royston Library Market Hill, SG8 9JN Help us to decorate the children’s area with snowflakes, lanterns and paper chains.

Christmas Fete

Sat 15th Dec, 11am – 3pm Orwell Village hall, High St, SG8 5QN All profits go to Breast Cancer Now. Handmade items, raffle, refreshments. Free entry.

Royston Alternative Christmas Fayre Sat 15th Dec, 11am – 4pm Masonic Hall, Jepps Ln, SG8 9AP Handcrafted goods, jams, vintage clothes and second hand goods.

Christmas Tree Festival

Sat 15th & Sun 16th December, 10am – 4pm The Free Church Norton Way, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1NX Carols, live music, refreshments and free entry!

Opus 17 Christmas concert

Sat 15th Dec, 6.30pm Greneway School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF £17.50 including cold buffet.Tickets from Graham Smith on 07725 133098.

Christmas Messy Church

Sun 16th Dec, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy creative Christmas crafts, a short celebration service and a meal shared together.

Royston Town Band’s Family Christmas Concert Sun 16th Dec, 7pm Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Featuring Royston Town Band and Development Band.

Celebrate Christmas at Royston Fire Station

Mon 17th Dec, 4.30 - 6.30pm Royston Fire Station, Baldock Street, Royston SG8 Celebrate Christmas at the Royston Fire Station this December.

Paul Richards Christmas Comedy Show Tue 18th Dec, 7pm The Plough, High St, SG8 6PP

Christmas Baby Rhyme Time Wed 19th Dec, 10.15 – 10.45am Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Free activity but with a suggested voluntary donation of £1.

Paul Richards Christmas Comedy Show

Wed 19th Dec, 7pm The Plough,High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP

Christmas Holiday Bushcraft

Fri 21st Dec, 8.30am – 4pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Holiday Bushcraft at Wandlebury is designed for children ages 5-12 and is run by experienced, qualified teachers from the outdoor learning experience group.

Superhero Christmas Holiday Club

Fri 21st Dec, 3 - 6.30pm Melbourn Baptist Church, SG8 6DB Music, drama, craft, games, tea, a present and loads of fun! For primary school age children. Cost £5. www.

A Calm, Creative Christmas at Wandlebury

Sat 22nd Dec, 10am – 12.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE If you and your children find the Christmas run-up all a bit much then do come and join Vital Spark for an outdoor release and some calm creativity with craft, storytelling and nature – all the magic of the season with a natural and mindful slant to the activities. www.

Wednesday Walk

Wed 5th Dec, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW Join us for a different walk each week, showing off some of the best views, woodland paths and secret seats in and around Wimpole’s parkland. www.

Royston Health Walks

Every Wed, 1.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Royston Health Walks is a social walking group. We are very welcoming and friendly and pride ourselves in being positively inclusive and noncliquey. We walk at a leisurely pace over Therfield Heath, have a chat and then go for refreshments in the café. Everyone regardless of age, level of fitness and in principle state of health can get something from walking with us. The walks are free and accompanied children and dogs are welcome. For more information contact: 01763 852769 or roystonhealthwalks@

Healthy Walking at Wandlebury

Every Thurs, 10 – 11am Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, CB22 3AE Keep fit and greet the changing of the season by joining our healthy walkers this April for one of our Walking for Health accred sociable walks around the park. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll.

Royston U3A Ukulele Group

Every Tues, 12 - 1pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT We have a U3A Ukulele group meeting at the Harris room Coombes community centre. Only open to Royston U3A members. Contact: bishop190@

Christmas Silent Disco

Sun 23rd Dec, 7.30 - 11.45pm The Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Bring your best moves! Tickets £10.

Midnight Communion at the Leper Chapel

Mon 24th Dec, 11.30am – 12.30pm Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8JJ A simple celebration of Christmas: the Communion, by candlelight, with carols.

Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion Mon 24th Dec, 11.30pm Traditional carols and readings by candle-light, led by Revd Charity Nzegwu

Christmas Day Family Service

Tue 25th Dec, 9.30am Royston Methodist Church Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU All-age Worship, led by Revd Charity Nzegwu

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Every Sun, 10 – 11am Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW Weekly free 2k timed run for 4-14 year olds.

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Mon 24th Dec, 2.30pm and 4pm Two services for young children to think about the Christmas story - with songs and lots of fun!

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Spotlight On... Royston Round table and santa sleigh Santa will be out on his rounds again with Royston & District Round Table. Also joining will be fundraisers from: 10th Royston Scouts, 1st Orwell Scouts, Royston Lions Club, Parkfit Royston, 1st Royston Scouts, Royston Rotary Club, Royston 41 Club and Home-Start. Dates and routes for Santa:

Friday 7th Dec 6pm Royston – Warren Area

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Saturday 8th Dec 4pm Litlington: -Static

location on the village green.

Sunday 9th Dec 5pm Melbourn: Portway –

Armingford Crescent – Hale Close – Russet Way – Bramley Av – Worcester Way – Hinkins Close – Drury Lane – High Street – Norgett’s Lane – Orchard Way – Medcalfe Way – Ogden Close – Triggs Way – Fordham Way – Clear Crescent – Palmers Way – Medcalfe Way – Orchard Road – Morlock Street – High Street to The Hub.

Tuesday 11th Dec 6pm Barley & Chishill:

Walkers Close – Hall Lane – Colts Croft – Plaistow Way – Chishill Church Heydon Rd + return – Barley Road – Church End – High St – Picknage Rd – via Church End to London Rd – Greenbury Cl – The Mount.

Thursday 13th Dec 6pm Royston - Garden Walk: Bannister Gardens – Maple Way –

Lime Grove – Cherry Drive – Melbourn Road – Garden Walk – Perry Drive – Mortimer Rd – Garden Walk – Hawthorn Way – Field Crescent – Newman Ave – Dacre Green – Icknield Walk

Heron Way.

(S) – Newmarket Rd – Icknield Walk – The Close – Elm Walk – Icknield Walk (N) – Garden Close – Poplar Drive – Wheatfield Crescent – Woodlands – Honey Way.

Saturday 15th Dec 6pm Royston - Grange Estate: Barkway Rd Shaftesbury Way,

Shepherd Close – Shaftesbury Way –Barkway Rd – Limekiln Close – Grange Bottom – Beldam Ave – Thurnall Ave – Barkway Rd.

Sunday 16th Dec 5pm Bassingbourn:

Canberra Close, Causeway, Tower Close, Elbourn Way, Clarkes Way, Willmott Road, Elm Tree Drive, High Street, Spring Lane, Knutsford Road, High Street, North End, Church Close, Fortune Way, Park View, Park Close, Walnut Tree Close, The Fillance, Mill Lane, North End. Monday 17th Dec 6pm Barkway: Royston Road – Wheatsheaf Meadow – Periwinkle Cl – Windmill Cl – High St – Burrs La – Townsend Close.

Tuesday 18th Dec 7pm Royston - Green Drift Kneesworth St. Green Drift – Malting Close – Farrier Ct – Green Drift – Tanner Drift – Baldock St. – Briary Ln – Heath Ave – Chilcourt – Lankaster Rd – Stakepiece Rd – Coronation Ave – Day’s Close- Sun Hill – Echo Hill – Sun Hill – Hill Side – Mounteagle – Sun Hill

Wednesday 19th Dec 6pm Royston - Coombelands & Twigden: Browning

Close – Coombelands – Kipling Rd – Ackroyd Rd – Byron Rd – Brooke Rd – Fieldfare Way – Curlew Crescent – Kestrel Way – Quail Walk – Redwing Rise – Skylark Place – Woodcock Rd -Nightingale Way – Pipit Close – Siskin Close –

Thursday 20th Dec 6pm Melbourn: Rupert

Neve Close – Back Lane – Green Banks – The Lawns – Water Lane – Chalkhill Barrow – Greengage Rise – Beechwood Av – Ash Grove – Maple Way – Beechwood Av –Elm Way – Beechwood Av – New Road – Carlton Rise – Victoria Way.

Friday 21st Dec 6pm Royston - Newmarket Rd

Studlands Rise – Coltsfoot Dr – The Shires – Hunter Way – Parklands – Parthia close – Highlands – The Brambles – Campion Way – Mallow Walk – Saffron St – Valley Rise – Primrose View – Foxglove Bank – Betony Vale – Lingfield Rd – Clydesdale Rd – Suffolk Rd – Aintree Rd – Ascot Rd – Windsor Rd – Brampton Rd – Goodwood Rd – Haydock Rd. Saturday 22nd Dec 5pm Meldreth: Meldreth Station – Whitecroft Road – Oakrits – Mary’s Way – Howard Road – Elin Way – High Street – The Grange – Flambards Close – Bell Close – Gables Close – High Street.

Sunday 23rd Dec 5pm Royston - Orchard Road & Burns Road: Orchard Rd – North

Close – Orchard Way – Rock Rd – Old North Road – York Way – Minster Rd – Burns Rd – Houseman Av – Lindsay Close – Eliot Road – Betjeman Rd – Shakespeare – Burns Rd to end – Old North Road – Serby Av – Lower Gower Rd – Gower Rd.

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Festive bakewell tart

So let’s begin with the pastry. Sieve the flour into a large bowl and cut the butter into small cubes and add. Rub to a fine bread crumb consistency. Add the orange zest and sugar and rub together to a fine sand consistency. and welcome to another bright and shiny Make a well in the centre and add the beaten edition of The Listing. egg. Now with your hands work all the This month I would like to share with you my recipe for a festive Bakewell Tart. This has all the ingredients together to form a dough but stop flavours of Christmas with all the comfort that a as soon as they come together as otherwise family favourite can offer. This bake may seem a you’ll over work the pastry. Now, leave to rest little time consuming, but dear reader, it can be in the fridge for half an hour. Then roll out the made in advance and popped in the freezer ( I pastry to 2-3 mm and line the loose bottomed flan tin, finishing the edges in a tidy pattern. would freeze it un-iced). While the pastry rests prepare the filling. Add Festive Bakewell Tart the orange liquor to the mince meat and set • A 21cm loose bottom flan tin. aside to steep while you prepare the rest. If you For the Sugar Paste you will need; wish to add any extras to the mince meat now • 250g plain flour is the time to do it. I think extra flaked almonds • 125g butter and dried sour cherries are delicious in this. • The finely grated zest of one orange In a separate bowl, cream the butter and the • 75g caster sugar sugar together until they become lighter in • 1 egg from healthy free running Hens. colour and fluffy in texture. Gradually beat in the For the filling you will need; eggs adding a little at a time and making sure • Approximately 1/2 jar mince meat, that all is mixed in before adding any more. At • 1 tbsp orange liqueur this point you can add a few drops of almond • 100g butter essence and the orange zest. Then stir in the • 2 eggs from healthy free running hens. ground almonds and the flour, and mix until • 100g ground almonds everything is incorporated. • 100g caster sugar Make sure your oven is up to around 200°C. • 10g self raising flour Lightly prick the surface of the pastry, this • Finely grated zest of one orange will help prevent the pastry blistering. Then • Few drops of almond essence spread the bottom with a layer of mince meat For the icing and decorations; nice and evenly. On top of the layer of mince • 6 tbsp of icing sugar meat spread the almond sponge mixture to • 1 tbsp of almond/orange liqueur or water or a flat even finish which will help with a nice lemon juice for a “family” friendly desert! even bake. Pop into the center of the oven until • Any festive decoration you wish

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golden brown and risen, approximately 30-40 minutes. Then remove and leave to cool. When the bake is completely cold we can begin to make the icing (if the icing goes onto a warm cake it will just melt into the sponge). Also you don’t want to make the icing in advance as it will form a “skin” which will result in a lumpy consistency. So, with the icing in a bowl add the liquid of choice a drop or two at a time stirring, and working the mixture well between each addition. Do not be tempted to pour in all the liquid at once as that way trouble lies! Stick with it until you have a syrup like consistency and then pour on to the top of the bake and working the icing right to the edge of the pastry. A wet flat edged knife will help move the icing around without tearing the surface of the bake. If you are adding anything extra on top of the icing add now as a skin will form and you having to “push” your decorations will result in cracked icing Leave for a short time for the icing to set and then the tart is ready to be cut and served. If it is not instantly all devoured then it will keep for 2 or 3 days in an a-ir tight container. Have a fabulous Christmas my Fellow Festive Foodies and I wish you and a Very Happy Christmas and a very Merry New Year! Until next time, and indeed next year, dear reader..

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Think Garden, Think Richard Garden Focus... Garden Styles selection Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott To continue my series of articles for 2018, designing with plants, this month I am going to look at evergreen shrub shape and form and how they can be used to give interest at this bare time of year. It is always key to evaluate the “garden worthiness” of the plants we include in our gardens. I like to look at the contrasting shapes and form as you will know but I also want to know how many seasons of interest the plant has. Evergreens tick the box for giving four seasons of interest but it is important to know how to use them to best effect Sweetly scented selections really help to lift the spirits on a winter’s day. If I am looking for a larger shrub I might use Mahonia x intermedia ‘Charity’ that has an spiky, evergreen leaf and long cylindrical spikes of yellow scented flowers. I would use this toward the back of the border. Medium sized scented shrubs could be used in the middle of the border. I

particularly like Daphnes because they have a compact habit and are reliable evergreens. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ bears fragrant clusters of pale pink flowers above a mid-green leaf while Daphne odora ‘Aureo – marginata’ has smaller clusters of fragrant white pink flowers with a narrow yellow margin on a grey green leaf. At the front of a border I may use Christmas Box, Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna that has narrow dark green leaves and clusters of tiny, sweetly scented white flowers. It is equally happy in sunshine or shade, but prefers shade. Vertical forms make a good structure for the hoar frosts to settle on. I do like a well clipped Yew / Taxus baccata hedge in a garden. It acts as a back drop and gives structure to a mixed border. The dark feathery foliage is a classic garden look. Although strictly speaking a tree, the vertical, columnar form of the Irish juniper Juniperus communis ‘Hobirnica’ looks great rising out of the fog on a wintery morning. Yew can also be grown in a columnar form if you use Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Robusta’. Mound forming shrubs look great surrounded by the dying winter forms of a naturalistic hardy perennial border. I am a big fan of using box balls in my borders mixed with other well behaved shrubs such as dog woods for the pretty stems. Remember it is always about plant associations and combinations that make for a great looking border. Box balls with Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ and the ephemeral dying forms of Calamagrostis ‘Karl Forester’, Verbena ‘Lolipop’ and Phlomis russeliana would look


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great in a little low winter light. Horizontal forms are great for delineating space in the garden. As gardens are becoming smaller you must carefully choose how we enclose the space. High hedges have their place but more we need smaller delineation of space that is easy to maintain but looks great. Step up the low evergreen hedging plant Buxus sempervirens / Box. It can be clipped and shaped to make a classic garden statement. The bare root season is now under way and this is a great time to purchase your box hedging at a good price. Plant into a well-drained prepared trench at five plants a linear metre and watch them grow. Berrying and variegated shrubs have particular resonance at this time of year for flora displays and wreaths. You could grow shrubs with this purpose in mind. I like Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’, Rhamnus alaternus ‘Argenteovariegata’, and Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald and Gold’. There are loads of Hollies to choose from. I like Ilex aquifolium ‘J.C. van Tol’, and Ilex aquifolium ‘Handsworth New Silver’. If the birds have not taken them Pyracantha berries look good mixed into a wreath too! For more in depth plant advice or garden design help please get in touch.

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Christmas is my favourite time of year and who doesn’t like an excuse to shop? I’m a firm believer in getting what I can locally and for me avoiding the pushy crowds. I tend to be a last-minute shopper but this year I’ve already started to make a list of what to buy with so many shops decorating their festive windows and promoting gift ideas, offers instore and on their media pages. So, I need to find gifts for: That special person in my life, well maybe something nice to wear or weekend trip away! Something for the girls in the office and close friends, candles, fizz and chocolates always go down well. Mum loves her perfume and jewellery and Dad loves anything in the garden or mechanical. Brother easy to please with a trip to Cambridge Wine for a special bottle of his favourite whiskey! For those no longer with me our florists always do me proud with a festive wreath.Have a great shopping experience, let me know how you get on – don’t forget a lot of our retailers always provide a gift-wrapping service!

Home-Start Matters Joe Rose, better known as local accountant John Froggett, has been lured into the recording studio! Joe has performed a rendition of a famous song in aid of our branch of Home-Start and had fun filming a lively, laughter filled video to support it, which includes an ‘all-star cast’ of extras from twenty seven local businesses! (You might even spot an appearance from The Listing Team!) Our charity is close to the heart of both John/Joe and the label boss Helen Meissner who have trained with us and in Helen’s case, worked for a few years as a volunteer. ‘Starting a singing career at 60 is not something I had ever imagined but it’s been great fun to record with award winning young

producer Lauren Deakin Davies, who was very gentle with me! Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire provide a valuable and respected service which I really admire, and I wanted to support them.’ We are happy to share the video and links to buy the track, Can’t Help Falling in Love, and thank anyone who feels moved to support this lovely initiative.

Literary Lunch Local entertainer and HomeStart’s Poet in Residence Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Sophie Hannah. Tickets £15. The Old Bull Inn, High Street, SG8 9AW Tuesday 11 December, 1-2.15pm

Christmas Storytime on Saturday 8th December at Royston Library 10.00 - 10.30am Activity sessions are free but have a suggested voluntary donation of £1.00 Further details 0300 123 4049 | 01763 248447 1812 The Listing Royston December 2018.indd 25

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Royston & District Local History Society Our November lecture was The Remarkable Story of Heffers of Cambridge by Julie Bounford. Julie commenced by telling how Heffers began, grew and became known all over the world. They started life in Fitzroy Street in 1876 as a stationery business, aimed at University clients. They branched into printed matter, particularly academic volumes, which proved to be big sellers. In 1896, William opened a shop devoted to books in Petty Cury. It became familiar to generations of undergraduates, each one receiving the latest catalogue of academic books, turning each new intake into loyal customers. William had a son, Ernest who also joined the business and eventually took

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the reins. His son Reuben and grandson Nicholas also went on to serve as chairmen. Other premises were added around Cambridge during the 20th century including a larger stationery store in Sidney Street, a shop devoted to Penguin paperbacks and a children’s bookstore. All have since closed with the exception of Trinity Street, which was sold to Blackwells (considered to be Heffers Oxford twin) in 1999, but still trading under the flagship name of Heffers. Our next lecture is “The Battle for Female Suffrage” by Elizabeth Eastwood, to be held on December 6th. The History Society meets in The Heritage Hall, Town Hall from October to May, on the first Thursday of the month

Christmas Jumper Day On Friday 14th December thousands of people up and down the UK will start their day by pulling on a Christmas Jumper for a great cause- to help to create a brighter future. Make sure to show us all your Christmas Jumpers and to donate to Save The Children!

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and bring our stress levels to a more comfortable level. Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones, eating good food and drinking plenty, however excessive drinking dehydrates your body and makes your liver work overtime, it can also hinder sleep quality. Try drinking more water or juice to stay hydrated and make you feel better the day after. Also exercise is an amazing way to reduce stress as it helps produce moodenhancing endorphins. Try going for a walk after dinner as the fresh air and exercise will lift your mood and make you feel a whole lot better. So this Christmas remember to sleep, breath, and move your body as well as having a very jolly time.


CELEBRATING 10 years Hush Skin & Beauty in Kneesworth Street is proudly celebrating 10 years in business. The small but extremely popular beauty salon has grown from strength to strength with a growing customer base, great confident team and consistent improvements and changes every year. Hush still believes that the most important consideration is their clients.

Hush home with you. These will be launching in December and include three bespoke scents. Hush provide a high level of beauty treatments, such as Shellac nails, massage, waxing, threading, lash extensions and skin care treatments including organic skincare. The Hush Team continues to be experts in these areas, with a friendly, professional approach, in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The experience at Hush is always a positive one.

“We would like to thank all our amazing clients for all their Online Bookings: support and kindness over the Body Institute Teacher past 10 years,Control it has trulyand beenPilates a pleasure this clients serviceafor Wishingproviding all my lovely Merry Christmas and I look forward to Facebook: the community of Royston” seeingsays you in the New Year! Hush Skin & Beauty - Royston the owner Kim Fletcher. “And CLASSES BEGINNING IN DECEMBER Instagram: Monday even though this is an Thursday incredible @hushroyston Improvers & 8pmwe Improvers 9.30am milestone7pm to reach have some Classes taught Beginners 10.30am Tuesday exciting plans for the future” 37 Kneesworth Street, Improvers 7.10pm


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“Low stress levels at Christmas” Christmas is such an exciting time but for some of us it can be rather hectic and stressful. We all want to fully enjoy the build up and days over the festive season so it’s important to give yourself time to reduce any stressful moments and to keep well balanced. Making sure you are getting enough sleep can make all the difference. Lack of rest can make you feel irritable and more prone to stress. Plan some nights of longer sleep and possibly afternoon naps if it’s tricky to get a full night, also leave a pen and notepad by the bed for if any gift ideas pop into your head in the middle of the night. Practising breathing can really help, for times when the children are driving you mad or you just don’t have enough hours in the day bringing your attention to the breath and inhaling for a count of five, pausing and then exhaling for a count of five can reduce or heart rate

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just say a few words “We’ve got an important client coming to visit – you’ll be OK to stand up and say a few words about the company and our products won’t you?” Are you one of those people who reacts to a sentence like that with abject terror? I love standing up in front of a room full of people. But it wasn’t always the case – I was very shy as a child; hiding behind parents’ legs in every photograph and suffering terrible stage fright in school plays… I was recently asked what advice I might give to someone who needed to make a quick presentation. Don’t worry Your audience wants you to do well; they want to hear what you have to say Decide on the big picture What are the main points you trying to get over? Why is your audience here? What’s in it for them? Why is this going to be of interest to your audience? Look at what you think you’re going to say and ask the question, ‘So

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help eligible businesses to buy electric vehicles or invest in a solar PV renewable energy system.

BEECP can potentially provide grant funding up to 25% of the total costs, to eligible businesses for a number of energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting, heating and insulation, and as of the 1st October, they are now able to offer financial assistance to

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Opus 17

The annual Christmas Big Band Swing Spectactular with our regular guests “Bones Apart” and singer Kimberley Devonshire. Delivering a mixture of Christmas favourites and big band classics from the 40’s & 50’s. With pay bar and cold buffet included in the price of £17.50 including cold buffet.

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what?’ Find the benefits for them! Write down some words Now, starting with the benefits, develop a set of logical steps to lead your audience to your end point. I often use the voice recorder on my phone and say, ‘What I am trying to say is…’ and explain it to myself out loud. Always rehearse Rehearse with colleagues, or take yourself into an empty room and practice saying those words out loud. It’s very different to saying them in your head. Have a safety net Don’t use a script, but do have a card with selected ‘memory jogger’ bullets to refer to. What if it all goes wrong? Ring three friends and say, ‘You’ll never believe what just happened to me…’ and have a good laugh about it! That way it always ends up with a positive experience!

Have you Spotted all the Festive Windows in royston town? Thanks to Royston First, many of our shop windows have had a makeover ahead of the festive season and we think they look great!

Royston really is going to look amazing this Christmas. How many of the windows have you seen?

Opus 17 Christmas concert Greneway School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF Saturday 15th December 6:30pm Tickets from Graham Smith on 07725 133098

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Useful Numbers CHURCHES

Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC Churches Together in Royston & District Fowlmere United Reformed Church Guilden Morden Congregational Church Guilden Morden Parish Church Litlington Congregational 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 Methodist Church Royston Parish 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


Cambridgeshire County Council Hertfordshire County Council North Herts District Council Royston Town Council South Cambridgeshire District Council


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

01462 474000

Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall 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 Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden Village Hall Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 246458 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion 01763 244560 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 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 839546 Whaddon Village Hall

01763 245484

NHS Telephone Advice Service

01462 742684 01763 877558 01763 245571

01763 208767 01763 852869 01763 853217 01763 852533 01763 261650 01763 220626 01223 870869 01763 220626 01763 246799 01763 262440 01763 243117 07999 538961 01763 241803 01763 246371 01462 743922 01763 287220 01763 287364 01763 208195 01763 230350 01763 848756 0345 045 5200 0300 123 4040

03450 450 500 01462 417377 01763 848244 01763 848244 01763 260220 01763 243166 01763 242981


Abington Pigotts Village Hall Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell Village Hall 01462 742913 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992




0300 123 4049

Royston Library


Heidi Allen MP 01954 212 707 Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire Sir Oliver Heald QC MP 01462 486074 Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire


Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite

01462 742353 01763 262034 01763 246677 01763 244805

J. Oliver Radley

01763 273300



Non emergency number



Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies (Water supplies and sewerage) Electricity mergency (National Grid) Gas Emergencies (National Grid)


01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

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

0300 123 4051



01763 853927 07973 190978

For a friendly reliable service call Henry Burgess on 01223 208441 Mobile 07831 774757


All work undertaken


Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden Call Dave 01763 221019


Extenstions Extenstions • Extensions Groundwork Groundwork • Groundwork Alterations Alterations • Alterations Patios Patios • Patios

Small Works

Works •Small Small Works Fencing •Fencing Fencing Brickwork •Brickwork Brickwork Repointing •Repointing Repointing

CONTACT 01763 662 785 / 07737 476 709  References Available References Available



No job too small

07944 912198

Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling C O N T A C CT O N T AGeneral C T Odd Jobs • Decking • Shed Re-Felting Washing • Fence Spraying • Blinds supplied & Fitted 01763 662 Pressure 785 01763 662 785

07737 476 709• Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small

07737 476 Fully 709 Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked


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your local digital specialist call now for a free quote and advice


Telephone 01763 222978 Mobile 07815 816187

01223 839001

 No job too small  Over 25 years experience  No call out charge

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


Darren Harward

03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

LMJ Plumbing & Heating

Wallpaper Hanging

Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920

08457 484950 01763 245228

National Rail Enquiries 24-hours Royston & District Community Transport

Painting & Decorating

Sash Window Restoration & Repairs

01763 848283 01763 848281 01763 242460 01763 242344 01763 838592 01763 271818 01763 208203 01763 243650 01763 852318 01763 243392 01763 223400 01763 223457 01763 260432 01763 242236 01223 207382 01763 848304 01763 241535 01763 241555 01763 246021 01763 852474 01763 243930 01763 235100 01763 287284 01763 208213

Barkway VA C of E First School Barley VC First School Bassingbourn Primary School Bassingbourn Village College Chrishall C of E (Aided) Primary Freman College Fowlmere Primary School Greneway Middle School Guilden Morden C of E Primary Icknield Walk First School Melbourn Village College Melbourn Primary School Meldreth Primary School Meridian School Petersfield Primary School, Orwell Reed First School Roman Way First School Roysia Middle School St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Steeple Morden Primary School Studlands Rise First School Tannery Drift School Therfield First School Thriplow C of E

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

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Loving Local Living Index of Advertisers Accounting Services

Modern Wills, Old Fashioned Service

Fourways Chartered Accountants 28 The Accountancy Practice 11


Ace Aerials

Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 5 Trademark Kitchens 24

Aerial & Satellite Services



Make & Create Jewellery


H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers


Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters Landscaping Services

Hadham Brewery Ltd


John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd

C P Building Services


The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood

30 30

Davey’s Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe

19 21

P W H Installations


Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning


Barley Christmas Market Garden House Hospice Lucies’ Boutique Festive Fun in Royston Royston Library

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Four Point Auto Care Ltd


J Oliver Radley Opticians



Building & Construction Services Butchers

Carpentry & Joinery Cleaning Services Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches


Community News Royston Town Council

Computer Services


The PC Doctor


Decorating Services

Darren Harward 29 Decorating & Restorations Service 29


Royston Dental Suite


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

31 23

Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations



Fabric Repairs & Alterations Farm Shop

Black Barn Turkeys

Financial Services


KD Wright Financial Services Limited 30


Body Balance 27 Gymbo’s 27 Premier Pilates 27

Garden Centre


Gardening Services Gift Shop

Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services

29 23

Breeze Birthing Feet 2 Feet Hush Skin and Beauty Royston Complementary Health Royston Hypnotherapy

26 27 27 26 26

Linda Turner Interiors New Dawn Blinds

5 11

Spires House Clearance


House Clearance

Motor Services Opticians

Pet Care Services

Get The Upper Hound LW Petcare Services Walkies

10 10 10

DGN Plastering



Plumbing & Heating Services

H20 31 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 29


British Raj Express



Premier Roofing


Royston Self Storage



Self Storage Sports


Tiling Services

Venue Hire

Royal British Legion Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices


Did you know… The Listing manages a comprehensive directory of clubs and societies within Royston and the SG8 area. You can find out what’s on offer on our website

Take a closer look

2018/19 EDITION

*We also work with Royston First to produce the Clubs and Associations booklet which you will find in Royston Library too. CLUBS AND ASSOCI ATIONS


Keep your finances on track this winter If you need advice regarding Pensions, Investments, Life Cover or Tax Planning - we can help!

Contact KDW’s Adviser Gary Cretton, who is based in Litlington, nr Royston to discuss your planning. M: 07703 692 773




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Trulight Windows


The Old Courthouse


Cream Fashions


Womens Occasion Wear & Clothing

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Wine Bar

Wills by David Isherwood

5, 31

Royston Veterinary Centre

Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services

Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Estate Planning


Tree Services Shire Trees Limited

Single Will £120 Double Wills £180 With FREE storage


Walnut Medical

Simon’s Tiling Services


Home Furnishings

Marketing & Advertising Services

Ivett and Reed 23

Ladds 14 Royston Cave Shop & Wellness Centre 19

Health Therapist

Local Event

Racket Restringing

Arrington Garden Centre Leaf & Lawn

Legal Services

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I bring my expertise into the comfort of your own home Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

We offer a FREE initial appointment to discuss your circumstances, offering advice on Wills including ring-fencing your home from care and guidance regarding Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Bands. HOME VISITS are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20-mile Radius of Royston.

Saturday morning appointments also available at the office* FREE WILL SERVICE for the over 55’s through the Cancer Research Free Will Scheme. Wills | Probate | Conveyancing Lasting Powers of Attorney Conveyancing | Commercial Property

For more information please contact:Fish Hill Chambers, 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts. SG8 9JY Tel: 01763 241 121 *home visit appointments are subject to availability, Saturdays by appointment only, not available every Saturday

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TREES LIMITED • Professional Arborists • Seasoned Firewood for sale ADDING WARMTH • Forestry services • Stump grinding & • Hedge Maintenance • Fully insured/Qualified VALUE TO YOUR HOME • All aspects of tree work

A fireplace is at the very heart of a room. It radiates a warmth, comfort and style that is unparalleled and creates an inviting and homely ambience.

At Ivett & Reed we specialise in creating the kind of distinctive fireplaces which add style, warmth and value to your home.

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We have an extensive range of fireplaces designed to suit any room and style – from the most contemporay to the most traditional. All our fireplaces are custom made by our highly skilled craftsmen using only the finest quality materials sourced from all over the world.

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“Phone New Installations Graham for Extensions advice & quotation Part or Full Rewires on all your electrical Fuseboard Upgrades requirements” Interior & Exterior Lighting Wiring of Heating Systems and controls 07860 389645 • 01763 222231 • NO JOB TOO SMALL - NO JOB TOO SMALL - NO JOB TOO SMALL


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New Roofs - Re Roofs - All Repair Work Flat Roofs - Slating - Tiling - Lead Work - UPVC Fascias - Soffits - Guttering Velux Windows Fitted - Fully Insured

To celebrate the life of someone special, you want the very best. Ivett & Reed has been producing headstones, cremation and commemorative plaques for East Anglian parishes since 1896, delivering service with sensitivity.

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Your local experts specialising in tarmac driveways, footpaths, car parks, access roads, hard standings, potholes, road planing, block paving and kerb works. All enquiries, domestic or commercial, welcome. No job too small.

Call us today on 01763 246055 / 07967 472 378

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full house clearance service available including gardens, sheds etc Full waste carriers licence

01763 246625 07561 308142

Gas Heating and Plumbing Services Ltd

BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring

New memorials Plaques Additional inscription Renovation work Accredited licensed fixers (BRAMM)

Gas Safe registered for all gas & lpg plumbing & heating works Worcester Bosch accredited installers offering extended guarantees on new Worcester Bosch boilers installed

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Boilers & Central Systems installed, serviced and repaired

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Unit 14, Wireless Station Park, Chestnut Lane, Bassingbourn, Nr Royston, Herts SG8 5JH T 01763 780480 F 01763 780481 E W


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Roy Castle & Co December Opening Hours… Monday through to Friday 8am to 5.30pm Saturdays - 8am to 12.30pm Christmas Eve – 8am to 5.30pm Christmas & Boxing Day CLOSED Normal Hours between Christmas & New Year New Year’s Eve – 8am to 5.30pm New Year’s Day - CLOSED Normal Hours from 2nd January 2019

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