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10th Royston Scout Christmas Card Delivery 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 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!

OctRoyston Day trips from ADULT 5 Jan Windsor Castle (Meghan’s Dress) £42.50 12 Jan Milton Keynes Shopping £19.00 1 Mar Spring Knitting & Stitching Show £33.00 2 Mar Spring Knitting & Stitching Show £33.00 8 Mar Crufts Dog Show £42.50 16 Mar Sewing for Pleasure – NEC £37.50 18 Apr Highclere Castle- Downton Abbey £38.00 25 May Chelsea Flower Show Full Day £88.00 Theatre Shows & Special Events 10 Jan Swan Lake London Coliseum Mat £74.00 12 Jan Robin Hood – Milton Keynes – Mat £40.00 9 Feb Strictly The Live Tour O2 – Eve £75.00 16 Feb Wicked – Saturday Matinee £65.00 17 Feb Cirque Du Soleil – Totem – Matinee £82.00 6 Mar 9 to 5 The Musical – Matinee £65.00 6 Mar The Lion King – Matinee S£57.50/A£65.00 14 Mar Motown – Matinee £65.00 14 Mar The Bodyguard – Milton Keynes £49.00 15 Mar Brick Lane - Irish Music – Inc Tea £59.00 17 Mar Lets Face the Music – RAH Mat £67.50 21 Mar Aladdin The Musical – Matinee £59.50 21 Mar All About Eve – Matinee £70.00 24 Mar Classical Spectacular RAH & Lunch £89.00 2 Apr 9 to 5 The Musical – Evening £65.00 2 Apr The Lion King – Evening £70.00 15 May Waitress The Musical – Matinee £65.00 4 Jun * Rod Stewart – Milton Keynes £135.00 12 Jun Only Fools & Horses 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 29 Jun *P!NK – At Wembley Stadium £140.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 17 Dec Warners Cricket St Thomas 5 Days £350 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 5 Days £475 6 May Warners Holme Lacy 5 Days £465 27 May The Severn Valley 5 Days £430 2 Jun Liverpool & Manc Ship Canal 5 Days £425 6 Jun Chatsworth Flower Show 3 Days £290 15 Jun Eastbourne 8 Days £599 26 Jun Ireland – Killarney 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 – IOW 5 Days £495 Call for brochure or visit our website Call for brochure or visit our website

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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!

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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. Saturday 1st December, 10am - 4pm

royston town band Your chance to name Royston Town Band’s mascot!

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.. To take part, email your name suggestion to 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!

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Royston Cave by candelight

Saturday 1st December 10am - 2pm TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE DAY FROM: The Royston Information Centre in the Library on Market Hill Royston SG8 9JN (from 9am)


Winter Fair Saturday 1st December

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)

£3.00 per adult (16 plus) £1.50 per child Cash only No charge for ‘babes in arms’ Call: 01763 245484 Email:

Fish Hill Square - 10am to 4pm

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

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Find the reindeers hidden in shop windows around the town centre and receive a free gift from Santa!


Saturday 15th December Market Hill, Royston

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Festive fun in royston & Around

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s the perfect time to make 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!

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

Ashwell at Christmas Various locations in Ashwell 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!

Visit the St John Baptist Parish Church, Christmas Tree Christmas Market 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 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

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.

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Business Profile

Loving Local Living HC Jewellers offer many services including... Brand New Silver & Gold Jewellery Pre Owned Refurbished Jewellery Wedding & Engagement Rings Established in 2013 & situated in Royston Town Jewellery Repairs & Alterations Centre, HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre Prestige Watches offer quality jewellery at competitive prices with Watch & Clock Repairs & Servicing a professional & friendly service. They pride Watch Batteries & Straps themselves on being a family run business. Bespoke Design Service Valuations & Probate Valuations Meet the team... Hanna is a qualified graduate Gemologist who Engraving trained at the Gem-A Institute in Hatton Garden We purchase your unwanted... London. It is her passion to identify and work Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium with precious stones and she would be pleased Vintage & Luxury Watches to identify stones for you. Diamonds & Gemstones Carla has been trained in a jewellery workshop, Gold & Silver Coins carrying out repairs and crafting handmade pieces. She specialises in purchasing precious metals, and she is happy to quote to buy your unwanted and broken jewellery. Aaron works closely with HC Jewellers dealing with all your watch requirements including repairs, servicing, batteries and straps. He can also make you an offer on your prestige watches if you are looking to sell.

HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre, 8 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG 01763 244705

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December Opening Times 8, High Street, Royston SG8 9AG Mon - Sat 9:00am - 17:30pm 01763 244705 Sunday 23rd 10:00am - 16:00pm Christmas Eve 9:00am - 16:00pm 8

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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.’

Occasions for Less CLOSING DOWN SALE Due to termination of lease

Mother of Bride outfits from £50 • Condici • John Charles • Cabotine • Ian Stuart

Daywear from £20 • Frank Lyman • Lebek • Gerry Weber • Pomodoro

Lingerie all £5 • Fantasie • Lepel • Charnos • Lejaby Sizes 10-22

EVERYTHING GREATLY REDUCED Roysia House, John Street, Royston Telephone: 01763 256713 email:


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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. Visit The Listing website to find out

more and view the film

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Garden Centre

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Top quality Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce Wreaths, Table Arrangements, Holly and Mistletoe


A warm welcome awaits you in our Café with hot food, sandwiches, cakes, hot & cold drinks and seasonal specials

Now taking

Turkey Orders

for Christmas OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES Christmas Eve - Monday 24th December 9am to 4pm Saturday 29th December 10am to 3pm Sunday 30th December 10:30am to 3pm New Years Eve - Monday 31st December 10am to 3pm CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th & 28th December and New Year’s Day

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Royston Round table and santa sleigh

Santa will be out on his rounds again in Royston and the surrounding villages with Royston & District Round Table. Also joining Santa this year 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 Royston & South Cambridgeshire.

Dates and routes for Santa’s Sleigh are as follows: Friday 7th Dec 6pm Royston – Warren Area

Garden Lane, The Warren, Shrubbery Grove, Royse Grove, Layston Park 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 (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 – Heron Way.

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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bumpkins toddler Tips Christmas Cheese Stars

Who doesn’t love star shaped things? These little cheese stars will go down well as a little festive treat at Christmas. All you need is a sheet of ready made puff pasty (at room temperature), some grated cheese and a little flour to dust the work surface. Encourage your child to wash their hands then unroll the pastry. Let your child sprinkle most of the cheese over half of the pastry sheet. Support your child to fold the plain side of pastry over the cheesy side and use a rolling pin to roll the pastry back to its original size. Now let your child cut out stars (or other shapes if you haven’t got a star cutter) of various sizes. It’s around the toddler stage that children begin to realise that tools can be used for a purpose. Encourage comparative language, bigger than, smaller than, biggest. All that remains is for your child to place the stars carefully on baking sheets and sprinkle each one with the reserved cheese. Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes at 200°c (180°c fan). Leave to cool and enjoy!

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

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 just locally.

For Mums...

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

For Dads...

• Chimney Menswear • Ladds • Cambridge Wine

Loving Local Living • Godshaws • Tres Belle

Still struggling?

For Sisters..

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

For Brothers...

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

• La Bella Vita • Boots • The Cave Shop • Glazed Creations • WHSmith • Lordsman Voucher • Dysons

For Loved Ones... • HC Jewellers

Look out for our team mentions throughout the magazine!

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Royston Arts Festival 2019 needs you! Despite having just enjoyed one of its most successful years, next year’s festival, scheduled for September 2019, might not be able to go ahead without your help! Creative Royston, who organise the annual event with arts groups and individuals across the town, is a volunteer organisation. This year seven of its nine-strong committee have stood down, due to work or family commitments, and so they are actively seeking volunteers to join them. Positions vacant include chairperson and vice chair, but experience is not essential for many roles. The committee meets once a month through the year. Members are encouraged to come up with ideas for events and to work with the rest of the committee and arts groups in Royston to bring ideas to life. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Creative Royston secretary Carl Filby on


We’re excited to bring Vintage Rose Designs to the Barn. Silk Flowers for every occasion…

We will be closed for Christmas from 23rd Dec to 1st Jan. Happy Holidays!

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Curwens Exhibition

Artists will be Maggie Allen, Christine Norman and Selena Bragg. Selena has created some attractive high quality ceramics. Christine has produced some beautiful new work in acrylic and Maggie has created some bright acrylic abstract paintings. The exhibition is running until early January. Curwens, 17 High St Royston SG8 9AA | 01763 248447 1812 The Listing Villages December 2018.indd 13

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Carols by candlelight

We offer seasonal readings, poems, stories and Christmas carols in a stunning atmosphere of our 14th century former parish church. Mulled wine, mince pies will be served. Parking and disabled access. £10. 6pm session full Saturday 8th December 3.30pm St Mary Magdalene Church, Caldecote, SG7 5LB

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, as do all of the jewellers if your spending a bit more money. I always visit Savers for some stocking filler presents too!

Dog Day Care Centre

Council licensed, half or full day options. Local transport provided. All staff are fully insured & DBS checked. Holiday cover - pet sitting in your own home Rabbit and Guinea Pig boarding Pet taxi service Puppy let outs & visits

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Pet of the Month Dog walking services safe and controlled walks while still allowing for fun and exercise Group walks solo walks home pop ins. Royston and surrounding village’s

Call Dave on 07936 369220



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

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Your pet this festive season 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. Below 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, 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 895579

• We guarantee a same day appointment for ill pets

• We guarantee a same day • Our own 24 hour cover appointment for illemergency pets

24 Hour Emergency Treatment In Be •careful what your pet Neuterings and other surgeries • Weight checks, dietary advice and food Royston • Vaccinations, worming and flea treatments • Dental care and extractions • Neuterings and other surgeries

• Our own 24 hour emergency cover

• Vaccinations, worming and flea treatments

eats thischecks, festive • Weight dietaryseason advice and food • Dental care and extractions Call us for advice! We are approachable, sympathetic, understanding and helpful - we will listen.

Royston Veterinary Centre, BaldockVeterinary Centre Newmarket Road, Hertfordshiresympathetic, SG8 9GH understanding 19 Whitehorse Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6QB WeRoyston, are approachable, and helpful - we will listen.

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Royston Veterinary Centre, Newmarket Road, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 9GH

BaldockVeterinary Centre 19 Whitehorse Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6QB

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previous hundred years equalled its violence and extent. On the 26th, the wind increased to a hurricane, When Bing Crosby recorded ‘White Christmas’ and in the night the fall of snow was from four to in 1942 which Irving Berlin wrote, it sold over six feet, while the drifts were 20/30 feet in depth. 50 million copies and went on to become the worlds biggest selling single of all time. The storm spread all over Europe, and in this island all communication was cut off for a week. A White Christmas is defined as ‘one snowflake No coach got through from Cambridge until the on December 25th somewhere in the UK’. following Thursday. Many a Christmas party that According to the Met Office this has happened 38 times in the last 54 years. But a proper White Christmas were minus their guests, for coaches were ‘snowed up’ all over the land. There were Christmas like in the song has only occured 4 three coaches almost in sight of each other placed times in the last 54 years. If we do experience a in and around Royston. One coach was stuck White Christmas this year it is doubtful whether fast in the snow at the Cross in the centre of town; it would match the UK’s greatest snowstorm of 1836 as described by Alfred Kingston 1983 book another just below the present railway bridge, and another at the bottom of Kneesworth House. All Fragments of Two Centuries. of the coaches were on the way to London at the time. The unfortunate passengers were obliged ‘The great snowstorm of 1836 was even more to spend Christmas in Royston as best they memorable than the two preceding storms of could. For a whole week no mail coach went into 1799 and 1814, for its suddeness, its extent and the increased number of stagecoaches “on or came from London through the road” at that time, which suffered from the Buntingford and interpution of traffic. Royston. It commenced to snow on the night of Christmas Written By Eve and snowed all day Sunday and the next Rod Taylor day. No snowstorm in Great Britain for the

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beautifully decorated by local organisations. In addition, the church will be decorated with lots of greenery, candles and a beautifully created nativity scene.

Noah the donkey and his good friend Bambi the goat will be welcoming visitors. Homemade refreshments are available, a choice of homemade soups or filled rolls or one of the scrumptious homemade cakes. There will also be an excellent craft stall plus a produce stall selling homemade chutneys, jams and more. By special request, the ever-popular “Walnut Babies” will again be available. Free entry and parking Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 11am- 5pm


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Beautiful Trees for Christmas

How to best care for a Nordman Fir When you get the tree home cut an inch off of the bottom of the base (the same as you’d take a bit off the end of They will be selling the ever popular Nordman Fir, cut flowers). Place the tree in a bucket of water for an with its soft needles that will not fall when taken into hour or so while you get the decorations out of the a centrally heated house. Trees are 6-7 feet tall, the loft. Bring in only when you’re ready to decorate the ideal height for the average home. tree. Mount the tree in a water retaining tree stand and place away from direct heat. Keep the stand The Royston Heath has proved to be an excellent topped up with water every day, you’ll be amazed site to select your tree with ample room to have a how much water your tree will take up! good look at the trees and plenty of space to park Why buy a real fresh cut tree? your vehicle. The Heath Sports Club always has excellent homemade soups and fresh bread if you Real trees provide a wonderful fragrance. Artificial trees may last a few years but will last a lot longer in need to warm up. the landfill site, real trees are biodegradable. Trees will only be available at weekends, the team The Nordman Firs are grown in sustainable will be at the Royston Heath to help you find your plantations and for every tree felled at least one perfect tree on Dec 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & more will be planted. 16th and 22nd & 23rd. Once you have selected your tree it will be netted and ready for collection or Christmas tree plantations are on a 5 or 6 year cycle and provide a wonderful haven for a wide carried to your car. variety of wildlife.

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Festive bakewell tart Hello my fellow foodies...

and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. This month I would like to share with you my recipe for a festive Bakewell Tart. This has all the flavours of Christmas with all the comfort that a family favourite can offer. This bake may seem a little time consuming, but dear reader, it can be made in advance and popped in the freezer (I would freeze it un-iced). Festive Bakewell Tart • A 21cm loose bottom flan tin. For the Sugar Paste you will need; • 250g plain flour • 125g butter • The finely grated zest of one orange • 75g caster sugar • 1 egg from healthy free running hens. For the filling you will need; • Approximately 1/2 jar mince meat • 1 tbsp orange liqueur • 100g butter • 2 eggs from healthy free running hens. • 100g ground almonds • 100g caster sugar • 10g Self raising flour • Finely grated zest of one orange • Few drops of almond essence For the icing and decorations; • 6 tbsp of icing sugar • 1 tbsp of almond/orange liqueur or water or lemon juice for a “family” friendly desert! • Any festive decoration you wish 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. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten egg. Now with your hands work all the ingredients together to form a dough but stop as soon as they come together as otherwise you’ll over work the pastry. Now, leave to rest in the fridge for half an hour. Then roll out the pastry to 2-3 mm and line the loose bottomed flan tin, finishing the edges in a tidy pattern. While the pastry rests prepare the filling. Add the orange liquor to the mince meat and set aside to steep while you prepare the rest. If you wish to add any extras to the mince meat now is the time to do it. I think extra flaked almonds and dried sour cherries are delicious in this.


In a separate bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together until they become lighter in colour and fluffy in texture. Gradually beat in the eggs adding a little at a time and making sure that is all mixed in before adding any more. At this point you can add a few drops of almond essence and the orange zest. Then stir in the ground almonds and the flour, and mix until everything is incorporated. Make sure your oven is up to around 200°C. Lightly prick the surface of the pastry, this will help prevent the pastry blistering. Then spread the bottom with a layer of mince meat nice and evenly. On top of the layer of mince meat spread the almond sponge mixture to a flat even finish which will help with a nice even bake. Pop into the center of the oven until 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 result in you having to “push” your decorations into the icing resulting in a cracked finish. Leave for a short time for the icing to set and then the tart is ready to be cut and served... preferably around a roaring open fire! If it is not instantly all devoured then it will keep for 2 or 3 days in an air 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..

Tallulah Le Fey x

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Teatime Praise for Christingle

Sun 2nd Dec, 3.30pm A service especially for young children and their carers

Carol Service

Sun 16th Dec, 5pm A traditional service of Bible readings and carols. More appropriate for older teens and adults.

The Crib Services on Christmas Eve

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

Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve

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Mon 24th Dec, 11.30pm The first Eucharist (Holy Communion) of Christmas, with carols and sermon.

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Tues 25th Dec 8am: Said Eucharist, with sermon 10am: Sung Eucharist, with sermon

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Leisure MADS Pantomime: Cinderella – What could possibly go wrong?

Barley Christmas Market

Grit’s Charity Coffee Morning

Meldreth Christmas Tree Festival

Make your own Christmas Door Decoration Workshop

Sat 1st Dec, 11am – 4pm Barley Townhouse, SG8 8JP Fri 30th Nov 8pm, Sat 1st Dec 2pm Santa and his elves will be joining us in his grotto and will be providing & 7.30pm, Sun 2nd Dec 2pm activities for the children. alison. Meldreth Village Hall, 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.

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Dec, 11am – 5pm Holy Trinity Church, SG8 6DY This year there will be over 30 trees, all beautifully decorated by local organisations.

Great Fen Xmas Magic Sat 1st Dec, 12 - 3.30pm

Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Christmas Saturday Stories The Huntingdon PE26 2RS Sat 1st Dec, 10am – 3pm Royston Library, 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, 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 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. 01763 242587


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

Tue 4th Dec, 11am – 2pm, and 7 10pm Foxton Village Hall, , 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 Wildlife crafts and activities, festive refreshments and stocking fillers. £4 Wed 5th Dec, 6.45pm per child. The Free Church Norton Way, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1NX Litlington Pre-School Carols by City Chorus Choir. Christmas Fayre Refreshments available. www. Sat 1st Dec, 2 - 4pm Litlington Pre-School Village Hall, Meeting Ln, Litlington SG8 0QF The Battle for Female Suffrage: Various stalls, and Father Christmas! Thu 6th Dec, 8 - 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Meridian School Christmas Fair Royston & District Local History Sun 2nd Dec, 11am – 3pm Society. Elizabeth Eastwood will give The Meridian School, SG8 7JH an illustrated talk. Visitors welcome Raffle, Santa’s Grotto, tombola and £2. Contact: 01763 242677 more! Live Music Paul & Mattia 1st Sunday in Advent Girl 6th Dec, 8.30pm Guiding Christmas Carol Service Thu The Plough, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Sun 2nd Dec, 3pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Led by Joyce Goodall.

Blues, soul, pop and rock!

Christmas Fair 7th & Sat 8th Dec, 10am – Carol Concert with the Ad Hoc Fri 10pm Singers New Street Farm, Standon, SG11 1PJ 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, 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.

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, 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

Studlands Rise Christmas Fair

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

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Leisure Theatre at the Leper Chapel Lucies’ Boutique 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. www.

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.

Sat 8th Dec, 12.30 - 4pm Market Hill Rooms, SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, maternity, baby & children’s clothes & Shoes, designer to high street, all in nearly new condition.

Carols by Candlelight

Sat 8th Dec, 3.30pm Caldecote, Baldock SG7 5LD We offer seasonal readings, poems and stories interspersed with bestloved Christmas carols. Tickets £10:

Friends of Reed Church – Christmas Village Supper

Sat 8th Dec, 7pm Reed Village Hall, 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 Sat 8th Dec, 10.30am – 12pm Centre. In aid of Garden House Royston Museum, King St, SG8 5AL Hospice Care. Info: www. Celebrate the wonders of Winter with crafty fun. Create snowflakes and paper snowmen and wreaths. £3 per Toddler Music and Dance Mon 10th Dec, 10.30 – 11.30am child. Royston Museum, King St, SG8 5AL Christmas Fair 2-4 year olds. Carrie Washington Sat 8th Dec, 11am – 3pm from BEEE Creative leads a toddler Manor Farm, Bourn, CB23 2SH music and dance workshop themed With over 50 stalls selling beautiful around the museum’s collections. hand-made jewellery, artisan locally brewed beer, and more. Christmas Trees and wreaths also for sale. Also Adult Movement Mon 10th Dec, 11.45am – 12.30pm a visit from Father Christmas Royston Museum, King St, SG8 5AL Washington from BEEE Turn On To Christmas Returns! Carrie Creative leads a dance and Sat 8th Dec, 11am – 6pm movement workshop for the over Melbourn Community Hub, SG8 6DZ 50s. With Santa’s Grotto from 11am-5pm (booking essential £5 per child which Monday Club includes a present). Free Family Fun Mon 10th Dec, 3.30 - 5pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Christmas Craft Fairs For 4 to 11 year-olds – newcomers Sat 8th Dec, 12 - 5pm are always welcome. Leader John Coombes Community Centre, SG8 Hardwick. Craft, games, quizzes, 5PT songs, Bible stories & snacks. Over 30 stalls of quality, hand-crafted Volunteer Centre Drop In gifts.

Winter Wonders


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

Volunteer Work Party at Coton Reserve

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. www.

Drawing Workshop

Tue 11th Dec, 10.30 – 11.30am Royston Museum, 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.

Literary Lunch

Tue 11th Dec, 12.15pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Sophie Hannah, International Best Selling Author of Crime Fiction. www.

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

A10 Bouncy Castles

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

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

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. | 01763 248447 1812 The Listing Villages December 2018.indd 25

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Leisure Christmas At Woodside

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

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.

Christmas Tree Festival

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. Fee £25 including refreshments.

Victorian Christmas

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

Christmas Craft Activities

Opus 17 Christmas concert

Christmas Silent Disco

Christmas Messy Church

Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion

Sat 15th Dec, 6.30pm Greneway School, SG8 7JF £17.50 including cold buffet.Tickets from Graham Smith, 07725 133098. 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, Celebrate Christmas at the Royston Fire Station this December.

Paul Richards Christmas Comedy Show

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


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

Throughout the month Park Run

Every Sat, 9am – 11am Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW

Junior Park Run

Christmas Baby Rhyme Time

Paul Richards Christmas Comedy Show

Wed 5th Dec, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW Join us for a different walk each week. wimpole

Tue 18th Dec, 7pm The Plough, High St, SG8 6PP

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

Royston Alternative Christmas Superhero Christmas Fayre Holiday Club Sat 15th Dec, 11am – 4pm

Christmas Tree Festival

Mon 24th Dec, 11.30pm Traditional carols and readings by candle-light, led by Revd Charity Nzegwu.

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

Sat 15th Dec, 11am – 12pm Wed 19th Dec, 7pm Royston Library Market Hill, SG8 9JN The Plough, Shepreth, SG8 6PP Help us to decorate the children’s area with snowflakes, lanterns and Christmas Holiday paper chains. Bushcraft Fri 21st Dec, 8.30am – 4pm Christmas Fete Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Sat 15th Dec, 11am – 3pm Holiday Bushcraft at Wandlebury Orwell Village hall, High St, SG8 5QN is designed for children ages 5-12 All profits go to Breast Cancer and is run by experienced, qualified Now. Handmade items, raffle, teachers. refreshments. Free entry. whats-on

Masonic Hall, Jepps Ln, SG8 9AP Handcrafted goods, jams, vintage clothes and second hand goods.

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

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. www.cambridgeppf. org/whats-on

Wednesday Walk

Royston Health Walks

Every Wed, 1.30pm Royston Heath, SG8 5BG Royston Health Walks is a social walking group. We are very welcoming and friendly and pride ourselves in being positively inclusive and non-cliquey. We walk at a leisurely pace over Therfield Heath, have a chat and then go for refreshments in the café. For more information contact: 01763 852769 or

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.

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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!

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

Our traditional farm shop is open August – February Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am – 6pm

We sell over 100 varieties of Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries & Quince from our own orchards. We press our own Apple Juice & Cider Wholesale enquiries welcome 25 Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, Royston, Herts SG8 6LZ Tel : 01763 262906 Mobile: 07770461685 Find us on Facebook: Cam Valley Orchards Fruit Farm


Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 1st December 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 8th December 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 15th December 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am approx. 3pm Market Hill, Royston

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rotary round-up

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. 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.

All makes and models, service and repairs All work is fully guaranteed Free collection and delivery Servicing, brakes and clutches Mechanical repairs Welding repairs MOT preparation Tyres at competitive prices Mobile tyre fitting service D & J is a family run company with over 35 years’ joint experience Please call David or Jamie on:

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Garden Focus... Garden Styles 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 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.

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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Roysia Women’s Club Our three speakers during November were, David Wherrell talking about ‘The History of Recorded Music’ a look back at the remarkable early phonographs, wax cylinders, cassettes and records through to the discs and cds we have today; Martin Harrison entertained us with an ‘A-Z of our wonderful London and Broadway Musicals’; and Vic Botterill amused us with a medley of seasonal stories and legends in a ‘A Christmas Cracker’. We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund raising events, socials and day trips. New members are always welcome and we meet in the Town Hall on Monday evenings from 8-10pm. Please contact Wendy Pearce, 01763 231381 for further details.

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Grit charity coffee morning Young people sometimes say they feel

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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.

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David Brearley asked if he could have some wood discarded during the restoration from which he could make items as souvenirs. He has achieved some outstanding pieces that will be offered for sale at the Craft Fair on the Hill (Great Chishill Village Hall, December 8th 2018). All proceeds will go directly to the Trust to help with funding our ongoing project and future maintenance. David has asked for more wood as it becomes available so we may have more to offer in the future. We are extremely grateful to him for all his efforts.

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rate and bring our stress levels to a more “Low stress levels at Christmas” comfortable level. Christmas is all about Christmas is such an exciting time but for some of us it can be rather hectic and spending time with loved ones, eating stressful. We all want to fully enjoy the build up and days over the festive season good food and drinking plenty, however so it’s important to give yourself time to reduce any stressful moments and to keep excessive drinking dehydrates your body and makes your well balanced. liver work overtime, it can also hinder Making sure you are getting enough sleep quality. Try drinking more water or sleep can make all the difference. Lack juice to stay hydrated and make you feel of rest can make you feel irritable and better the day after. more prone to stress. Plan some nights of longer sleep and possibly afternoon naps Also exercise is an amazing way to if it’s tricky to get a full night, also leave a reduce stress as it helps produce moodpen and notepad by the bed for if any gift enhancing endorphins. Try going for a walk after dinner as the fresh air and ideas pop into your head in the middle exercise will lift your mood and make you of the night. Practising breathing can feel a whole lot better. really help, for times when the children are driving you mad or you just don’t have So this Christmas remember to sleep, enough hours in the day bringing your breath, and move your body as well as attention to the breath and inhaling for a having a very jolly time. count of five, pausing and then exhaling KIM FLETCHER for a count of five can reduce or heart A5 NHS ad.qxp_Layout 1 11/07/2018 10:26 Page 1

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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:

What’s the Old Palace Royston like inside?

‘You’ve made advertising with you so easy so thank you!’ Advertiser, Royston, September 2018

Royston & District Local History Society

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


Take a closer look





Our November lecture was The Remarkable Story of Heffers of Cambridge by Julie Bounford. Julie commenced by telling how Heffers began and became known all over the world. They started life in Fitzroy Street in 1876 as a stationery business. They branched into printed matter, particularly academic volumes, which were big sellers. In 1896, William opened a shop devoted to books in Petty Cury. It became familiar to generations of undergraduates. Williams son, Ernest eventually took the reins. His other son Reuben and grandson Nicholas also went on to serve as chairmen. Other premises were added around Cambridge including a larger stationery store in Sidney Street, flagship name of Heffers.

Our next lecture is “The Battle for Female Suffrage” by Elizabeth Eastwood, to be held on December 6th, The Heritage Hall.

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Professional 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 play. 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 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!



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Accuracy and an eye for detail essential Melbourn based information technology company.

Accuracy and an eye for detail essential. Good internet researching skills necessary Good internet skills necessary. Flexible hours and possibility of working from home after initial training. Home-based working after initial training For further details please contact Kimmi Crosby or Bob Tulloch

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Professional Berry Accounting & Business Services

Berry Accounting Services Litlington, Royston

... was established by Jim & Maeve Berry when they decided to quit the commuter rat race, leaving behind successful careers in the private sector.

Offering a friendly personal service for small businesses Self Assessment Tax Returns Annual Accounts Tax Planning Business Start-up Specialist Business Planning & Support Compliance / Disputes with HMRC Mentoring VAT Returns Payroll Services

Contact Jim or Maeve to discuss your requirements

01763 852622

electric vehicle grants

Grant funding up to a maximum of £20,000 is now available to businesses in North Herts and Cambridgeshire, to replace their existing vehicles with electric vehicles, thanks to capital grants now available through the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEECP). 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 help eligible businesses to buy electric vehicles or invest in a solar PV renewable energy system. Antony Gough, Project Manager at BEE, explained; “To date, we’ve awarded over £190,000 in grants to businesses, enabling them to implement energy efficiency projects which not only improve their sustainability credentials, 44

They moved to the village of Litlington in 1986 in order to get involved on a local basis, supporting local businesses. Since then their reputation has grown and their wide ranging client base spreads across Cambs, Beds & Herts. Proof of the quality of service offered is evident by the many clients who have moved away from the area yet still retain their services.

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Jim & Maeve have vast experience in selfassessment, annual accounts, VAT, business start-ups, mentoring and tax investigations, and have a strong commitment to providing a personal service to all clients. Berry Accounting, always conscious of clients’ busy schedules, are happy to offer flexible ‘out of business hours’ appointments. 01763 852622

but reduce their operating costs too. Funding is limited and only available until fully allocated, and at the current rate of applications, we estimate funding to be available until Spring 2019. To be able to extend our offering to include electric vehicles and solar PV means that we are hopefully able to assist even more businesses.” The pot of grant funding is limited and businesses are urged to register their interest now at or call 01733 882549 or email

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Useful Numbers



Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 01763 246458 01462 742684 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 877558 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 01763 245571 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion Churches Together in Royston & Dis. 01763 244560 Fowlmere United Reformed Church 01763 208767 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Guilden Morden Congregational Church 01763 852869 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Guilden Morden Parish Church 01763 853217 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Litlington Congregational Church 01763 852533 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Melbourn Baptist Church 01763 261650 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 Melbourn Parish Church 01763 220626 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Melbourn United Reformed Church 01223 870869 01763 268605 Meldreth Parish Church 01763 220626 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 853073 Open House Project 01763 246799 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 235100 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 Tannery Drift First School 01763 242003 Royston Catholic Church 01763 243117 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 245484 Royston Evangelical Church 07999 538961 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01223 839546 Royston Ignite Community Church 01763 852118 Thriplow Village Hall Royston Methodist Church 01763 243849 Whaddon Village Hall Royston Parish Church 01763 246371 HEALTH Royston Spiritualist Church 01223 503345 NHS Telephone Advice Service 111 St Mary’s Church, Ashwell 01462 743922 LIBRARY Therfield Chapel 01763 287220 Royston Library 0300 123 4049 Therfield Parish Church 01763 287364 Thriplow Parish Church 01763 209160 MPs 01954 212707 Trinity Life Church 01763 230350 Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs 01462 486074 United Benefice of Barkway, Reed 01763 848756 Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts NHS DENTISTS and Buckland with Barley Ashwell Dental 01462 742353 COUNCILS 01763 262034 Cambridgeshire County Council 03450 455 200 Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre 01763 246677 01763 244805 Hertfordshire County Council 03001 234040 Royston Dental Suite OPTICIANS North Herts District Council 01462 474000 J Oliver Radley 01763 273300 Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC

Royston Town Council South Cambridgeshire District Council


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


01763 245484 POLICE Non emergency number 03450 450 500 ROYSTON TOWN CENTRE Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell 01462 417377 SCHOOLS 01763 848244 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 290555 Freman College 01763 848244 01763 260220 Greneway Middle School 01763 243166 Melbourn Village College 01763 242981 Meridian School Roysia Middle School

101 01763 245484 01763 878242 01763 242344 01763 271818 01763 243650 01763 223400 01763 242236 01763 241555

Abington Pigotts Village Hall


Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 07805 216869 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992 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 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden VH Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 484950 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

Electricity Emergency (National Grid) Gas Emergencies (National Grid)

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999

National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)


(Water supplies and sewerage)


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

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

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INDEX Accounting Services

Berry Accounting & Business Services Ltd Fourways Chartered Accountants R B Taxation The Wright Accounts Service Ltd


Jane Harvey Artist

Gardening Services 44 41 17 42 18

Beauty Therapist Beauty by Emma Grant


Hadham Brewery Ltd

40 23

Building & Construction Services C P Building Services


Davey’s Butchers

Care Homes

St Georges Nursing Home

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

Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery

33 47 31

Clock and Watch Specialists


Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays


Computer Services


Motor Services

D & J Garage Services Four Point Auto Care Ltd


Pest Right Ltd

47 47

S Borley & Son



5 13 3 16


Pet Care Services

Handyman Services

Borders & Bows Homemade @ The Barn Linda Turner New Dawn Blinds


Pest Controllers

Handyman Dave Knight

Royston Complementary Health 38

29 48

J Oliver Radley Opticians

Get The Upper Hound LW Petcare Services Walkies

Home Furnishings






Richmonds Coaches

Ladds Royston Cave Shop & Wellness Centre

Health Therapist

Cleaning Services

Brian Bulley

Gift Shop



British Window and General Cleaning Co

Garden Design Solutions 50 HL Ground and Garden Maintenance 47 Leaf & Lawn 47 The Green Lounge 17

14 14 14

DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

31 37

Plumbing & Heating Services H20 LMJ Plumbing & Heating

37 31

Recruitment Walnut Medical

House Clearance

Spires House Clearance

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance




Premier Roofing



Self Storage


H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers 8 Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd 2

Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

Royston Self Storage


Tiling Services

Kendall Install 47 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 17 Trademark Kitchens 32

Simon’s Tiling Services

Landscaping Services

Shire Trees Limited


Tree Services 35

All Seasons Landscape


Venue Hire

CW Landscapes


Royston Town Football Club

Decorating & Restorations Service 47

G M Sharp Landscapes


Veterinary Practices


John Cobb & Sons


North Herts Surfacing Ltd


Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services

Sullivan Landscapes


Elglaze 36

The PC Doctor


Decorating Services

Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

Farm Shop

Black Barn Turkeys Cam Valley Orchards

33 31 27 28

Legal Services The Walkers Partnership


Bonfitness Pilates 38 Gymbo’s 40

Wills By David Isherwood



Local Event


A J Furniture

Garden Centre


Arrington Garden Centre



Barley Christmas Market Garden House Hospice Festive Fun in Royston Royston Library

40 39 6,12 40

Royston Veterinary Centre

19 15

Womens Occasion Wear & Clothing Cream Fashions


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Loving Local Living S. Borley & Son Handyman Services • General Gardening • Patios • Deckings • Walls & Paths • Fencing • Turfing etc... Free Quote

Tel Steve 07508 946603 or James 07955 622997

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• Ground & Garden Maintenance

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• Environmental Management Diploma

Coving & Plastering Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920

• (IOG) Institute of Groundsmanship Cricket Pitch Preparation & On-Going Maintenance

Kevin Leavers Mobile: 07504 997107 Home: 01763 660880 Rory Harper Mobile: 07597 946535

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Plastering | Carpentry | Plumbing | Tiling | Certified Electrics

Call for free design and estimate Recommendations / references if required. Local Tradesman with 20 years experience

BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring Supply and fit or install only For a free quotation call Peter on 07885 143164 • 01763 257 877 e-mail


01767 631716 or 07808 367542



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

07944 912198

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

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Roy Castle & Co Co T TH HE E C CA AR R P PE EO OP PL LE E

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


from all of us at

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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The Listing Villages - December 2018  
The Listing Villages - December 2018