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The Listing Team

Cath Director & Publisher

Sharon Advertising & Media Sales

Ellie Editorial

Lucy What’s On


Out & About: Royston Baby Show


Spotlight On: Royston Parish Church


Hidden Royston: Below the High Street


From Tallulah’s Kitchen: Biscotti


Wedding Feature


What’s On


My Local Life: Dave Tavner


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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If January is the month of fresh starts, February is the month of love! Monday 11th Valentine’s Day is on February 14th February and is the day to celebrate all things romantic. Did you know that an estimated 25 million Valentine’s Day cards are given each year in the UK alone? We are celebrating love in this issue with our annual wedding feature, which highlights those businesses who provide services for your special day. This month, we also have an update from Royston Parish Church and the works that they will be completing following December’s devastating fire. You can find out more about how you can contribute to their fundraising. Our new Hidden Royston series which offers a fasinating insight into the world of cellars and basements below the High Street, and hear how this subterranean space is put to good use by the business owners. And finally, with Chinese New Year celebrations taking place on 5th February, we mention some of our favourite ways to enjoy Chinese food locally!

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Day Trips & Special Events DAY TRIPS FROM ROYSTON

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Olympia Crufts Dog Show – NEC Norwich Sewing for Pleasure – NEC St Albans Market Day Hever Castle – Dazzling Daffodils Bury St Ed & Chippenham Park Gardens Country Living Magazine Fair Hampton Court Palace – Florimania Guide Dog Breeding Centre Ideal Home Show – Olympia Ideal Home Show – Olympia Kew Gardens & Palace – Spring Bulbs Lakeside or Bluewater Shopping Windsor Castle Canterbury The Cockney Matinee Show Bury St Edmunds Market Day The Ancient Villages of Heathrow Tour Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) Boundary Mills & Downton Shopping The Strictly Tea Dance inc Lunch York

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Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 10 Feb Strictly The Live Tour – O2 Arena – Eve £75.00 17 Mar Rip it Up – Matinee £65.00 21 Mar Aladdin – 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 3 Apr Les Miserables – Matinee £72.00 3 Apr Matilda – Matinee £65.00 17 Apr *Only Fools & Horses The Musical – Eve £75.00 17 Apr *The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – Eve £59.50 25 Apr Phantom of the Opera – Inc Lunch – Mat £68.00 30 Apr Brick Lane Music Hall – St Georges Show & tea £59.00 30 Apr Michael Ball - London Palladium £95.00 5 May Rip it Up – Matinee £65.00 8 May Come From Away – Matinee £65.00 8 May Man of La Mancha – London Coliseum – Mat £67.50 15 May 9 to 5 The Musical – Matinee £65.00 15 May Waitress The Musical – Matinee £65.00 16 May School of Rock – Matinee £67.50 16 May Mamma Mia – Matinee £55.00 12 Jun *Only Fools & Horses The Musical – Mat £75.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 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 13 May Pennine Explorer 5 Days £425 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 10 Jun Warners Cricket St Thomas 5 Days £495 15 Jun Eastbourne 8 Days £599 Price per person sharing a twin/double. Single supplements may apply

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Royston baby Show Royston is set to host its fourth Baby & Toddler Show this year, at Meridian School on Saturday 9th March. Jane Wallington of Breeze Birthing and Clare Coningsby of Sling Me Clarefully, are this time, joined by Clare Watson of Daisy First Aid North Herts, in the organisation and sponsorship of the event. Plans are well under a way, as the trio are hoping to repeat the successes of previous yearswhere the event has typically drawn in over 400 visitors and even queues before 10am. The large main hall and the dining area will be filled with local businesses and organisations showcasing their array of products and services. As well as the 30+ stalls, free talks and workshops from local experts will be held on the stage in the main hall throughout the day.

There will be the famous raffle again, with some fantastic prizes, and this year, all proceeds are going towards the restoration work of Royston Parish Church following the recent fire tragedy. Jane Wallington, one of the organisers, said “Following last year’s show in our new venue- Meridian School, we are looking forward to providing Royston with another successful event this year. We’re delighted that Clare Watson has joined the team to help us to make this happen. We’re holding another large raffle, and this year, we’re keen to support the restoration project at Royston Church as much as we possibly can. I got married at the church, and my daughters were baptised there. It really is the hub of the community and so we are looking for raffle donations from businesses, or in the wider community,

Jane Harvey Jane Harvey is having an exhibition at Royston Museum. There will be a wide selection of original paintings, prints and cards for sale. As well as animals and wildlife subjects, there are also more imaginative works and examples of commissioned paintings.

Opening times at the Museum are 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The exhibition finishes on March 16th.

Royston Museum, 5 Lower King St, SG8 5AL


Jane Harvey – Artist Commissions, paintings and prints for sale Art Classes Studio open weekends 10am – 2pm or by appointment

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to help us to raise as much money as possible from the raffle, on the day. We look forward to welcoming our exhibitors and visitors on the 9th March”. The event will be at the normal time; 10am-3pm and the first 100 lucky families through the door will receive a fantastic goodie bag. For more information about the event, including information on exhibitors and talks, you can visit the show’s Facebook page; RoystonBabyShow. If you think you can help with donations for the raffle, please email

Royston Baby Show The Meridian School Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Saturday 9th March 10am-3pm

St Johns the baptist church quiz Like to test your general knowledge? Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Opportunity to enter a raffle on the night. Proceeds to the Parish Church restoration fund. Greneway School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF Saturday 2nd February, 7pm Kay, 01763 242659 or

PSST... meLBOURN FC qUIZ NIGHT Come along to Melbourn FC’s quiz night. Teams of up to 6 people £5 per head. There will be a licensed bar available. All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn Saturday 2nd March, 7.30pm Stuart: 07789 468165, Simon: 07732 613555 or chadders200@hotmail.

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Chinese New Year! The year of the ‘Pig’, falling on 5th February my Birthday weekend can only mean a ‘Chinese take-away’ is on the menu…I have a whole range of foods that I consider comfort food and some Chinese foods make the list, I love nothing more than something simple like stir-fried veggies, noodles, and various chicken and duck dishes also make their way to the favourites. Sometimes instead of ordering a takeout, I (we) try making our own Chinese food dishes! Although it does say something when our local takeaway ‘Wing On’ is on speed dial and although 99% of the time it’s the same regular order they do recommend new dishes to try! What’s even better they deliver!

Meldreth Croquet Club A small, friendly club for beginners & experienced players. Behind the British Queen, Meldreth High St. Every Sunday Further information please contact:

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Paul Norris Photography

I am a local photographer based in Royston since 2010. Photography has been a passion of mine from my early 20’s and I enjoy capturing a variety of different subjects. My main interest in photography is landscapes, although I also enjoy capturing portraits, architecture and sports including motorsport events. I am an active member of Royston Running club and

through this, I have had the opportunity to photograph running events and share images with the club.

The Listing has been very useful for me and my family when we moved to Royston. It has given me lots of info on local events, organisations and general news.

For more information and examples of my recent work, visit: or contact Paul directly at:

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NEWS FROM OUR CLUBS & SOCIETIES... Royston and the surrounding villages are a hive of activity. We are incredibly fortunate to have a wealth of clubs and societies within our town and villages, covering a wide range of interests - from arts to sports, adventure to support. It has been said that if an organisation doesn’t exist in the town, that Roystonians are very good at setting up their own! Since its launch in 2005, The Listing has been proud to support

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Our friendly group meets on the second Thursday in the month at 1.45pm in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace. We warmly welcome visitors to join us and if you would like to meet other women in your local community WI is a very good place to start. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds, have varied interests and offer a range of activities. Come and join us at our next meeting which just happens to be on Valentine’s Day.

the very many clubs and societies. We maintain and publish a comprehensive list of all the organisations, clubs and societies in Royston and the surrounding villages on our website:

Royston & District Local History Society Our first lecture of 2019 was the Causes of

For more information please ring Eunice on 01763 231658 or Jean on 01763 245958

World War One, with Don Chiswell’s account of what happened. There was a chain of events, building up over four decades, which caused the war to end all wars. Otto von Bismarck, chancellor of the new Germany after the Franco Prussian war, concentrated on building a powerful state. He became known as the “Iron Chancellor” and from 1962. Kaiser Wilhelm 11, acceded the throne in 1888. He launched Germany on to a new course in foreign affairs. In a matter of days, the First World War began. Our next meeting ‘The Man Behind the Ryder Cup’ by John Hinesis on 7th February at 8pm, £2, The History Society meets in The Heritage Hall, Town Hall from October to May, on the first Thursday of the month.

fOXTON mEN’S bREAKFAST WI am Our guest speaker will be Barbara Kettel, with her husband Howard, both of whom have become regular members. Her talk is called “Cambridge City Foodbanks”. Barbara Kettle was one of the initiators of this Charity. The Foodbank gives food to needy people within a 10 mile radius of Cambridge. She will explain the scope of the foodbank in supporting those in need. All welcome including the ladies. We ask for donations, usually £7 which, after expenses, will be donated to the Cambridge Food Banks. Please reserve by contacting either:Foxton Village Hall Saturday 16th February, 8.30am Tony,; 01763 221658; Mark: Mark-Howard@uwclub. net; 01223 503377

Throughout 2019 our nominated charity has been Royston and District Community Transport. We were happy to welcome David Wherrell, the manager of RDCT. The scheme is aimed at people who are unable to use public transport. In 1994 RDCT was set up as a charity. The charity relies on volunteer drivers, they have 85 drivers and they carry out 60 journeys a day. This service is used to enable people to attend hospital, shopping and more. Pat Morritt, our president, presented a cheque for £600 to David at the end of the meeting.

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February will feature the very popular Technology Tournament. In this our bright young students can showcase their ingenuity by solving technical problems to build some sort of device, to be revealed on the day, and which in previous years has featured a bridge, a rocket and a self-propelled vehicle pushing a load along. On February 22nd in Thriplow Village Hall we will be repeating, by popular demand, a Celidh which was a wonderful success last year, and featured our then President dancing expertly around crossed swords – luckily he still has both feet.

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In 2019 we look forward to listening to a range of amazing speakers. Sharon Gould is giving a talk about her daughter’s genetic disorder; Kevin Brooks on his Travel Experiences as a coach driver and Simon Saggers telling us about the self contained farm he runs near Royston. We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund raising events, socials and day trips. New members are always welcome and we meet at the Royston Town Hall on Monday evenings from 8-10pm.

WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Please contact Wendy Pearce on month at the Market Hill Rooms. Visitors are 01763 231381 for further details. welcome. Pat, 01763 661627

Email your club news to Please note that all entries are published subject to space and we cannot guarantee inclusions

Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is on February 14th and is the day for celebrating love. Whether you are planning something super romantic for this Valentine’s Day or spending it with friends and family we hope you enjoy some of these fun facts.

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- The rose is the traditional flower for Valentine’s Day. This is because if was the favourite flower of Venus the Roman Goddess of Love. -Approximately 50 million roses are recieved on Valentine’s Day around the world

-It’s the second most popular holiday for greeting cards with more than 25 million sold each year in the UK. We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day whatever you plan to do.

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St John the baptist church update

Phase 1 – Emergency

Our Services

The Church is enclosed in scaffolding to allow a temporary metal roof to be fitted and to enable specialists to check that the bells are still safely attached to the tower.

11am Eucharist and coffee at Royston Town Hall


We would like to thank the people of Royston and beyond for their kind messages of support and amazing generosity.


Phase 2 - Salvage

9.30am Eucharist and coffee at Royston Town Hall

Church contents will be removed for disposal, replacement or restoration. This includes the church organ, which will be carefully dismantled and cleaned to remove debris and smoke deposits.

If you wish to support the Church financially, you can donate at


Phase 3 - Restoration The Church building and internal structures are grade I listed, so restoration and other improvements will be guided by the Diocese of St. Albans and English Heritage to ensure our beautiful Church is restored appropriately.

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Royston Parish Church is a focal point for the whole community of Royston. We will be restoring the Church following the devastating fire and we will be taking the opportunity to update and refurbish it ready for the years ahead. Restoration is now underway. This is expected to take around 18 months and will consist of three phases.

8am Eucharist (said). An opportunity to attend a quiet service of Holy Communion. 10am Family Eucharist. All ages are welcome to join in the service Both held at Greneway Middle School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF

All are welcome at our services. roystonparishchurchherts or in person at any of our services held at Greneway School (Sundays) or Royston Town Hall (Wednesdays and Saturdays). All your generous donations will go towards making the vision a reality. Thank you for all you are doing to help the Church at this difficult time.


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‘forty steves’ at barkway The Panto season isn’t behind us yet. One local production will extend it into February. The Barkway Players are hard at work rehearsing their new show, Ali, Barbara and the Forty Steves. The show will bring the mystic Orient to Barkway Village Hall – but the title is a little … “bazaar”. Who are these forty Steves? Ann-Marie Kirkham, junior cast director, is tight lipped. “Everyone’s heard of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves – well, we’ve taken that story and given it a twist, something we always like to do at Barkway. I don’t want to say too much more about it, because it might spoil the fun! But I can say that the show features traditional pantomime characters – a dame, a baddie, heroic characters called Ali and Barbara – and yes, forty Steves. And there’s music and dancing and fun!” This will be the 27th annual

Barkway Players pantomime. Like every show, it has been written by the Players’ own in-house creative team. Lots of local people are involved, including a group of children who form an important part of the cast. Ali, Barbara and the Forty Steves Barkway Village Hall Friday 8th February at 8pm, Saturday 9th February at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are on sale now at, or on 01763 797101

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Royston RNLI BRanch Could you volunteer for the RNLI? The RNLI are a charity that saves lives at sea. Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a problem that we’re here to tackle. The Royston RNLI Branch is looking for new committee members abd fundraising volunteers.

If you would be interested in helping save lives at sea please contact Judith, or Paul,

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‘Right to Repair’ - an international campaign putting pressure on manufacturers to make their products last longer, and easier to repair when they go wrong - has been launched. Campaigners are also demanding that companies make spare parts easier to buy. The campaign also celebrates the efforts of community repair groups like the Royston Repair Café to keep items out of landfill. The green group’s next free repair session is on Sunday 10th February, when volunteers will be

Vacancy for Melbourn Primary School Melbourn Primary school is a warm and welcoming school on the Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire border with approximately 350 children in 14 classes. Our children are friendly and enjoy learning. We believe that learning should be irresistible and we strive for excellence in all we do.

celebrating their 5th birthday and a funding award from the Locality Budget of Cllr Fiona Hill. Owners are asked to book in their broken items in advance. Royston Scouts HQ, Barkway St, Royston SG8 9EW Sunday 10th February, 10am RoystonRepairCafe

The school holiday working times will be scheduled as 5 hours each during Christmas, Easter, half terms with 10 hours over two days in the summer holiday. Melbourn Primary School is committed to the protection and safety of all its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject satisfactory references, health and an enhanced DBS checks.

If you would to apply for this vacancy please complete and return a Melbourn Primary School application form which can be found on our website: For more information contact Natalie Mulvey at Tel: 01763 223457, email: Closing date for applications: 10.00am Friday 8th February 2019

Great Chishill Windmill The year ended with the windmill and the Trust in a very satisfactory position. The extra Listed Building Consent has been gained and work is underway on the last two pieces of the structural restoration jigsaw. The grant from Historic England has sufficient remaining funds to cover work on the tail and sails required to satisfy HE’s requirement for removal of the mill from the Heritage at Risk listing and the Trust has plans for income to cover on-going maintenance. With respect to the finances beyond the HE grant, the Parish Council has been most generous in offering to undertake repairs to the access stairway and the fitting of safety handrails - another essential for visitor access. Furthermore we have had a successful year with novel fundraising ideas. Sales of apple juice, tea towels, etc. and the raffle for our ‘windmill clock’ made and

donated by David Brearley (nephew of our Trust founder, the late Jim Brearley) at the Craft Fair before Christmas raised over £500. Together with half of the proceeds of the Fair itself, generously donated by organiser, Lindsey Crawley, we made over £800 contribution to the fund. This, together with contributions from the Pink Wellies metal dectorists and the kind supporters who are making donations following our standing order appeal, provides a good start to our target of a sustainable income stream that will see our iconic windmill safe for the foreseeable future. | 01763 248447 1902 The Listing Royston February 2019.indd 9

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

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Chinese Year takes place this year on the 5th of February and this year is the year of the Pig. Did you know that the celebration of Chinese New Year is the longest Chinese holiday. The Spring Festival is 15 days but the celebrations actually start on New Years Eve! Another fun fact is that no showering, cleaning or throwing out rubbish is allowed! This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck. To celebrate the Chinese New Year our mentions this month are going to focus on our delicious Chinese Resturants/Takeaways.

Gold Sun 16 Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT 01763 248668

25 Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS 01763 242095

Rasa Sayang 26 High St, Royston SG8 9AG 01763 243168 www.rasasayangroyston.

The Flying Dragon 1 Saxon Way, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DN 01763 261666

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The best Chinese meal that I’ve ever enjoyed was the most delectable dim sum in Tim Ho Wan’s one-Michelin star restaurant sat elbow-to-elbow up on benches, in central Hong Kong. Divine! I like to have a go at cooking Asian food and a visit to the Thai supermarket in Letchworth is superb for fresh, authentic ingredients that you just can’t get in the supermarkets. Many of the herbs and spices can be frozen too so last forever. Takeaway wise, I have recently discovered Gold Sun in Burns Road and I am blown away by the freshness of their food and flavours - it feels a treat eating from there. Gong hei fat choy!

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(for good and maybe for worse) and we’ll uncover We’re really excited to be how the town getting the Royston Tapestry was affected ready for display and have had a great response from you by the Black Death. We’ll be checking into to help with this task. There’s the market and Royston Cave so much creative talent in too to learn more about their Royston! beginnings. Over the next few months, We’ll show you not just we’ll be revealing the history Royston’s history, but how our that inspired each scene in the tapestry. We’ll be zooming town fits into the history of the UK and world. The Romans back 64 million years ago to who passed through Royston a time when dinosaurs were might well have come from a facing extinction. variety of other countries in We’ll find out how the Royse the Roman Empire. And even Stone, which sits at the bottom before the Romans, trading of the High Street, made its took place over what is now way to Royston. We’ll meet the Channel. Up to 12000 people who lived in Royston years ago, this was land (it’s before the Romans arrived, now known as DoggerLand) we’ll discover how kings have and people and animals could changed the face of Royston walk from the UK to the rest of Europe and beyond! There’s so much interesting history we’ re looking forward to sharing with you so catch up with us here each month!

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Pet of the Month

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Parsnip is an older ginger boy, who adores his friend Cranberry the calico young lady. We would love to find them a new home together where they can have all the love and cuddles they both deserve. Parsnip has all his coat shorn off as he was so matted we were unable to save it, but he’ll be a smart boy soon enough. Luna Animal Rescue 07970 800530 / 07860 480015

Following on from the treadmill presentation back in November, the Garden House Hospice Care has received another donation of a recumbent bike from Royston Runners. This new equipment is already having a positive impact on the activity levels of the patients who use the gym.

The staff and patients at the Hospice have sent a big thank you to everyone at Royston Runners!

Then there is an update on the XC:

curwens exhibition Curwens Solicitors are showcasing the talented prize winner of the Royston Art Society Young Artist Awards. This is part of the 1st prize sponsored by Curwens Solicitors.

Kate’s solo art exhibiton will be running until the end of February.

Kate’s aim is always to tell a story with her art, drawing on inspiration from a tradition of romanticism and symbolism in the style of the old masters.

Curwens Solicitors, 17 High Street, Royston, SG8 5PX

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Bernadette Merry will be based in Saffron Walden and Royston. Regular drop-in sessions will be held in Royston Library fortnightly from 23rd January 10am 12.30 and Saffron Walden Town Hall Tuesdays fornightly from 5th February.

Teams from Royston Runners took part in the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire county XC Championships recently. As well as a senior team, there was also a team of Crows, the youth section of the club competing at both events. After a top 10 finish, Tom Beach earned himself the chance of representing Hertfordshire in the Inter County Championships in

At the Cambs event, the U11 boys team took 2nd place in their race and Libby Mitchell took 3rd place in her age category. Will Dupre and Chantal Lipscombe were the first man and woman home for Royston. Royston have been performing very strongly in the Sunday League cross country this season. There have been record numbers of runners taking part and strong performances in both the mens and women competition. The final race of the season is the home fixture on Therfield Heath on Sunday 10th February.


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Applications are invited from organisations within Royston, for a grant towards the setting up of a new project, a capital scheme or help towards a special event or activity which will benefit the local community, during the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

March. The first lady home for Royston was Lauren Davison and the mens team finished in fifth position overall.

Applications forms are available now, from the Town Hall office or download from the Town Council website uk Closing date for application Friday 15th February 2019

Holiday cover - pet sitting in your own home Rabbit and Guinea Pig boarding Pet taxi service Puppy let outs & visits

Lyndsey Woods - 07725 866 773 | f lwpetcareservices

Professional and Compassionate

Help your pets stay in shape in 2019 • We are a privately owned family run practice, providing continuity of care & including 24 hour emergency treatment at the practice. • Open weekdays 8am - 7pm & Saturday mornings, with plenty of free parking

• We guarantee a same day appointment for ill pets • Free veterinary health checks for new client’s pets • We are approachable, sympathetic, understanding and helpful - we will listen

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• Vaccinations, worming and flea treatments • Weight checks, dietary advice and food • Dental care and extractions We are approachable, sympathetic, understanding and helpful - we will listen.

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

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Hidden Royston Below the High Street The death of the High Street has been foretold many times over the decades. Royston is no exception – with empty shops in evidence, ‘use it or lose it’ applies more now than ever. One cause of the gradual decline of the British high street has been attributed to the relative costs of ‘bricks and clicks’ – physical premises being so much more expense than having an online presence. Those selling goods and services in bricks and mortar buildings are under increasing pressure to make the best use of their available space. One area that’s often overlooked is what goes on beneath our feet – in cellars and basements. Three enterprising Royston businesses show what can be done by going underground.

pub cellar. An entrepreneurial an environment that suits the amber nectar that is pumped to landlord renovated the cellar space to make it usable the surface to thirsty drinkers. and the current occupants At The Old Bull at the top of are creatively using the Royston High Street, the cellar subterranean development to area if purely functional for accommodate more clients staff access only but with, for with two treatment rooms many, an all-important role. and a space for pedicures. The unpretty purpose-built Illuminated false windows space keeps the amber nectar create framed pictures out of at a steady 8ºC before being the bedrock beyond and make pumped up to thirsty drinkers an unlikely feature out of a coal above, and stores empty kegs chute from a previous age. for collection after Christmas It all adds to the sense of and New Year celebrations. peace and tranquillity. Here At The Ruby Rooms, a beauty clients can relax with a coffee rather than a beer, while being salon at the bottom of the pampered in a tranquil space High Street, the subterranean development of their premises that includes two treatment rooms and an open area for is a complete contrast to the

pedicures. So unusual is the setting that prospective clients come by just to take a look. A short distance from the bottom of the High Street is the Glazed Creations studio where all ages and abilities paint pottery – from mugs and plates to other decorative keepsakes. Their ‘below stairs facility’ is used by both public and staff – there’s a room for party bookings alongside two kilns that fire the glaze on their customers’ creations. For more about these and other cellars in Royston High Street, go to hidden-royston-below-the-highstreet

For pubs, the cellar space below ground is a necessity – for accessible storage and

Reach out North Herts Reach Out North Herts and Stevenage is a new scheme in Hertfordshire which is looking for volunteers. It links up local people who are home from hospital and lonely with volunteers who can offer a friendly face and a chat. Just giving a small amount of your time can make a huge difference From a cuppa and companionship, to picking up a prescription or making sure there’s milk in the fridge, all

you need to do is register your willingness to help. You can give as much or as little time as you would like to fit around your schedule. To volunteer, you need to register via the Ami website here and complete all the usual checks so that we can get you started and match you with someone local to you.

ICknield Walk

Some of the Reception children at Icknield Walk First School enjoyed spending time with the residents at Collingwood Court Retirement Home over Christmas. Residents were delighted to see the children and hear them sing a selection of songs from their Nativity production before joining them in singing some more traditional Christmas songs.

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They enjoyed some time getting to know one another and sharing their interests and experiences with each other. We look forward to making more special memories and building links between the two settings.

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ellie mentions..

The family and I have been getting our Chinese Takeaway from Lotus House for since I can remember as the owner used to live door to my Dad! We are so lucky in Royston to have such an amazing range of takeaways and I will definitely be looking forward to trying the rest Royston have to offer. Gong hei fat choy!

m&S Reveal opening date Marks & Spencer has today announced it will be opening the doors to its newest Foodhall in Royston on Wednesday 6th February at 10am. Located on Royston Gateway, the store will be led by Store Manager, Lucy Ballard, alongside her team of 40 colleagues. The M&S team will offer the community the very best service at Royston and have all been extensively trained in how to make every moment

special for customers. To celebrate the opening, M&S Royston will be giving away exclusive Golden Tickets to the first 200 customers through the doors. The Golden Tickets will include offers for £5 and £25 ‘spend today’ vouchers, as well as one £200 Gift Card and two £100 Gift Cards. M&S Royston Gateway, SG8 5HN Wednesday 6th February 10am

Home-Start Matters

Icknield Walk First School

author Sarah Harrison will be Our next literary lunch will be reading a poem, so please held on Monday 4th February, come along and celebrate the talent of your local choirs 2019 at the Old Bull Inn, Adhoc, Foxton Singers, Reed Royston, 12.15pm featuring Church Choir and pop up Jude Simpson hosting a choir WomenSing.Tickets are chat with local author Sarah £10, under 13: £5 Harrison. Tickets are £15 Celebrating Voices includes a buffet lunch and Meridian School, Garden Walk, tea/coffee, Royston The Old Bull Inn, Royston Monday 4th February 12.15pm Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Poplar Drive, Royston,

Literary Lunch

Herts, SG8 7EZ Tel: 01763 243392 If your child is due to start Nursery in September 2019 we would like to invite you to attend our

Early Years Open Events on:-

Friday 1st March 2019 9.30am-11am and Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am-11.30am No appointments are necessary.

Celebrating Voices

Fundraising Black Tie Ball

Our nursery provides flexible sessions from 8.30am until 3.30pm.

We are very excited to be hosting our 2nd Home-Start Concert with Linda Bance. The evening will be compered by our Poet in Residence, Jude Simpson and local

Including a champagne reception, three course meal, licensed bar and more. Fowlmere Village Hall, Chrishall Road SG8 7RY Friday 29th March 7 - 12pm

We have a Breakfast Club and After School Club on site offering

To book for these events please call Home-Start office on 01763 262262, email or book online through

wrap around and school holiday care. For further information please look at our website or contact the school office via email or telephone.

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Biscotti Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. This month I would like to share with you a recipe for Biscotti. These twice-baked, crispy teatime treats originate from Italy and traditionally are made with Almonds. Originally these were twice (or even thrice) baked to dry them out to ensure they kept for longer, which make them the perfect treat to keep on stand by for unexpected guests or to give away as gifts. So let us begin. Preheat the oven to 180° and line a large baking sheet with non stick baking paper. Biscotti 225g Plain flour 1tsp Baking powder 175g Caster sugar Zest of 1 orange finely grated 2 eggs from happy and healthy free roaming hens 150g whole hazelnuts lightly toasted 75g dark chocolate, cut into small chunks. 70% cocoa solids works best Let’s begin by mixing the flour, baking

powder, sugar and orange zest into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then add them to the dry ingredients and mix, with your hand until the mixture comes together and knead to form a smooth dough. Next add the hazelnuts and chocolate and knead again. Now, lightly flour your surface and turn the dough out on to it. Divide the mixture in half and form each half into a “sausage” shape. Place each half onto your paper-lined baking sheet but take care to leave plenty of space between your two “sausages” as these beauties will spread. Pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes, you are aiming to achieve a light, even, golden brown colour. Next remove from the oven and cool on wire racks for 10 minutes, while this is happening turn the oven down to 140°. Once completely cool we are going to cut the dough rolls diagonally into approximately 1cm thick slices. ( cutting the dough when it is still warm will result in “squashing” the shape of the final slices.) I managed 20 slices from each giving me 40 lovely slices and 4 knobbly ended which were snaffled up by “kitchen loiterers!” Return each slice flat onto the baking sheet and pop the tray back

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For more information please call: 01763 838792 or visit The Red Cow, 11 High Street, Chrishall, SG8 8RN

The Rural Development Programme for Europe (RDPE) is funded by DEFRA and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas.

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into the now cooler oven for another 15 minutes. This will dry the biscotti further and lightly colour it too. Remove from the oven and cool completely onto a wire cooling rack. And worry not dear reader, these beauties will take on their traditional hard exterior as they cool. All that remains is for you to do now is to brew a strong coffee, invite round some friends and enjoy the biscotti over a good, long chat! Until next time dear reader..

Tallulah Le Fey x

Coombes Community Centre

Coombes Community Centre can be hired for your wedding. The Centre is ideal for a Wedding Reception which goes on to the evening celebrations. Our own licensed bar is compulsory. Hire includes exclusive use for the day of the Sports Hall, Harris Room, Kitchen and all the access areas, foyer, toilets and car park. Our licensed bar takes away

all the worry of providing drinks for your guests, you just do the catering and decorating and enjoying the day! Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, SG8 5PT 01763 248081

Coming up at Royston Library

Did you know Royston Library has a range of regular events. All of which are going on this month: Toddler Tales on Fridays 2-2.30pm Saturday stories, on the second Saturday of the month 1010.30am for under 8’s Baby Rhyme Time every Wednesday 10.15-10.45am and 11.15-11.45am

The Natwest Community Banker, Bernie will be available to speak to Tuesday 12th and 26th February 10-12.30pm Juli from the East Herts Volunteers Centre holds a drop in at the library on Tuesday 5th February 10am-12pm

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While plain bands will always remain classic, at Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery we have seen a number of trends across bespoke wedding ring design. As engagement rings become increasingly decorative, customers are choosing to complement the design with stone set wedding rings. This is a great option if your job requires you to remove your engagement ring as you will still be left with an interesting wedding ring. It’s also important to consider whether you would like a matching wedding band (i.e depth, width and profile) or if you would like a contrasting design to your engagement ring. It’s not always easy finding a wedding ring that fits comfortably alongside an unusual engagement ring but we can design a fitted wedding band that matches the shape while

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Greenhorne Rodeo and A10 Country Castles We are Greenhorne Rodeo and A10 Country Castles, part of the Taylored Events Company. Based in Melbourn we are a family-run business with many years of working in the public sector.

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We offer a personal service working with you from the booking and planning, to the coordinating of an event, whether this is a themed or bespoke marquee or a soft play area at your wedding. We Greenhorne Rodeo is are always happy to discuss available to hire as a your requirements and offer a centerpiece at your wedding, free quotation. Do take a look celebration, birthday, function at our websites and Facebook or corporate day. With an pages. experienced, fully insured and qualified friendly team to create an unforgettable Nessa 07732 133007 experience. Max 07749 986621 A10 Country Castles can provide

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Top Tips for all things Wedding

2019 Wedding Fayres Needham House Hotel & Spa Wedding Show

The Cambridge Wedding Fair, Anstey Hall

Sunday 3rd February, 11am – 3pm

Sunday 10th February, 11am – 3.30pm

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa Wedding Open Day

Knebworth Barns Wedding Fair

Sunday 17th February, 11am - 3pm

Sunday 17th February, 11am – 4pm

Hitchin Priory Wedding Fair

The Cambridge Riverside Wedding Fair

Saturday 2nd March, 11am - 3.30pm

Saturday 10th March, 11am– 3.30pm

The Barn at Alswick Wedding Show

Mecure Letchworth Halll Hotel Wedding Fayre

Sunday 24th March, 11am - 3pm

Sunday 24th March, 11am – 3.30pm

For more information on these wedding fairs visit our website:

Your wedding is one of the best days of your life. However it involves a great amount of planning which can take away some of the magic during the run up to the ‘Big Day’.

Another tip is to get the best photographer you can. The photographs will provide you with a lasting memory of the day so you want to make sure you have the best quality photos possible. Make sure the responsibilities of planning are shared around. If you Early planning helps to minimise the stress close to the wedding. It’s are a ‘control freak’ you may find this awfully difficult but have faith in always good to have Plan B’s C’s the people around you to help out. and D’s in case so Plan A doesn’t work out. Next, slightly more beauty related, If you are aiming for a big wedding, if you are going to tan remember don’t stray too far away from where to not go too dark and get it done properly. Allow plenty of time in your guests live. If you do, expect advance before the day for the some guests may be unable to make it. If you are planning to have initial ‘stain everything you touch, your wedding in the UK make sure phase’ to be over. The last thing you want is to ruin a gorgeous your wedding venue can facilitate dress/ outfit with tan stains. for any unexpected weather. The same rule goes for lipstick, makeup etc, don’t over do it. Focus on contouring cheekbones, and natural colours on the eyes and lips. Lipstick can sometimes smudge and tends to sometimes get everywhere. Try different smudge proof gloss/lipstick so that on the day you aren’t worrying. Finally don’t get too caught up in it all, relax, remember what the day is really about and most importantly have fun.

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equine car boot sale Come along to an Equine Car


February Fixtures

Boot Sale to raise money for The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust.


There will be refreshments available. Entry £1 and tables £12. Last year we raised £600 and are hoping to smash that this year. Litlington Village Hall, Meeting Lane, Nr Royston, SG8 0QF Sunday 17th February 10am – 12pm

Saturday 2nd February


Halesowen Town

Tuesday 5th February


Coalville Town

Saturday 9th February


Banbury United

Wednesday 13th February


Hitchin Town

Saturday 16th February


Needham Market

Saturday 23rd February


Coalville Town


Saturday 2

Tuesday 5

Saturday 9

Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP |

Call Sarah on: 07531 735398


Fixtures are subject to change at short notice due to weather conditions etc

Saturday 1

2019 Wildlife photography comp This year’s Wildlife Trust BCN Photography Competition is now open and closes 15th April With generous sponsorship from Fuji, the prizes are significantly more prestigious and Fujifilm will produce large scale prints of the top three winning images in super quality and a selection of the best images will be chosen to feature in the Trust’s 2020 Wildlife Calendar.

Markets in February

The theme for 2019 is Contrast in Nature, wide open to interpretation with the aim of inspiring interesting juxtapositions. The judges will be looking for unusual, innovative images which stand out from the crowd.

Orwell Pannier Market

Sandon Farmers’ Market

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

Herts Country Market

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2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 9th Feburary 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

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Meat Safe Country its best

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 2nd Feburary 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 2nd Feburary 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Fowlmere Farmers Market

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3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 16th Feburary 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

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Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston

Outdoor Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - approx. 3pm Market Hill, Royston

Product of the month Scrumptious Pies

Why not try our delicious range of homemade steak pies. Perfect comfort food for the cold nights. Don’t forget our Beef Wellingtons the ultimate steak dish made of succulent English beef fillet topped with chicken liver pate & mushrooms, enrobed in rich puff pastry perfect for Valentines Day.

Traditional butchers offering great quality free range and local meat, poultry and game, at great value, every day, together with a large range of artisan cheeses, and delicatessen products. And, our renowned home made pies and handmade sausages including the original Royston Banger. Delivery Service into Royston and local villages *Free if into Royston with £25 minimum order

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For more events please visit our website Email your events to lucy for them to appear on our website and printed in the month of the event (subject to space).


What’s On...

Coffee and Connect

Fri 1st Feb, 10.30 – 11.30am The Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock St, Royston SG8 5AY An informal business networking event in the centre of Royston. Held on the first Friday monthly. Contact: 01763 887110

Dannii Nicholls and Caleb Caudle Gig Fri 1st Feb, time TBC The Plough, 12 High St, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PP

Lucies’ Boutique – Preloved Chidren’s and Maternity Wear Sale Sat 2nd Feb, 12.30 - 4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, maternity, baby & children’s clothes & Shoes (0 - 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition, waiting to be worn again. Contact:

St John the Baptist Church Quiz Sat 2nd Feb, 7pm The Greneway School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JF Teams of up to 8, £7.50 per person. Bring own nibbles and drinks. Opportunity to enter a raffle on the night. All proceeds in aid of church funds. Registration: kdmakowiecki@

Gt Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 3rd Feb, 10am – 4pm Great Chishill Village Hall, Hall Ln, Great Chishill, SG8 8SH Antiques & Vintage stalls, tea and cake, £1 entry.

Teatime Praise

Sun 3rd Feb, 3.30pm The Greneway School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JF A short service for all the family hosted by Royston Parish Church. Contact:

Volunteer Woodland Work at Wandlebury

Weds 6th Feb, 10am – 3pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 3AE Help us care for our green spaces and the wildlife that thrives in them – plus you can get active, meet new people and enjoy learning about your local environment. This February our volunteer work party will be assisting with vital woodland work at Wandlebury Country Park.

Tots in Church

Thurs 7th Feb Sports Pavilion, Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Baby and toddler group hosted by Royston Parish Church. Contact:

Royston Folk Club Concert

Thurs 7th Feb, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring the legendary Phil Beer with support from Kaszak & Afifi. Tickets £17 (£15 in advance) £2 under 25s.

Samuel Ryder: The Man Behind the Ryder Cup

Thurs 7th Feb, 8 - 9.30pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA Royston & District Local History Society. Penny Thei will give an illustrated talk. Visitors welcome, £2 per person. Contact: 01763 242677

Tunes and Spoons (In aid of Home-Start)

Fri 8th Feb, 7.15pm Royston Methodist Church Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU An evening of music chosen by you… with delicious desserts! Proceeds to Home-Start. Contact: 01763 243815

Ali, Barbara and the Forty Steves Pantomime

Mon 4th Feb, 12.15pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring local author Sarah Harrison. Tickets are £15.

Fri 8th February, 8pm Saturday 9th February, 2pm & 8pm Barkway Village Hall, Barkway, SG8 8BS The Panto season isn’t behind us yet. One local production will extend it into February. The Barkway Players are hard at work rehearsing their new show, Ali, Barbara and the Forty Steves. Tickets:

Creative Royston AGM

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Home-Start Literary Lunch

Mon 4th Feb, 7.30pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW Creative Royston committee are excited to announce that the theme for this year’s festival will be “Our Planet”. We can’t wait to be surprised and delighted by the many and varied interpretations that the talented creative community in Royston will provide. The committee is particularly keen to focus on the environment and the challenges facing “Our Planet” and its climate, and will be thinking of ways to turn Royston green in September! Contact:

East Herts Volunteers Centre Drop In Tues 5th Feb, 10am – 12pm Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Juli from the East Herts Volunteers Centre holds a drop in session at the library.

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Sat 9th Feb, 10am – 4pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB £35 per person. Come along and discover the fun of lino cutting and printing. Anna Pye has plenty of books and ideas to inspire you. You will learn about the papers, inks and tools used, to design and cut a lino block and to print using hand methods. Student Kit charge is £10, payable to your tutor on the day. Your kit will include all you need to use on the day.

Saturday Stories at Royston Library Sat 9th Feb, 10 – 10.30am Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Family event, all ages are welcome! Contact: 01438 843277

Royston Repair Cafe

Sun 10th Feb, 10am – 1pm Royston Scout HQ, Barkway St, Royston SG8 9EW Volunteers from the Green Group will be celebrating their 5th birthday and a funding award from the Locality Budget of Cllr Fiona Hill that will help pay for venue hire, insurance, and new publicity materials.

A10BC Soft Play Session

Tues 12th Feb, 9.15am – 11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT £5 per child. £13 for a family ticket (includes 3 children). Under 6 months free with a paying child. Snacks, tea and coffee are available to purchase. Contact: 07732 133007

Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens – AGM

Tues 12th Feb, 7.15pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA Contact: clerk.conservators.therfield@

Wildlife Trust Talk – Butterfly’s Eye View of Conservation

Weds 13th Feb, 7.30 - 9pm Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Rd, Brampton, PE28 4TB Wildlife BCN trustee Dr Edgar Turner will discuss the role of butterflies as indicators of habitat and climate change, and what has been learnt for conservation management by studying butterflies. £2.50 on the door.

Mencap Royston

Thurs 14th Feb, 7pm British Legion, Mill Road, Royston SG8 7AE Mencap Royston invites all members and their carers and or family to an evening of music and nibbles. Entry is free. We would also like to welcome any prospective new members together with carers and or family. There will be committee members in attendance if you would like to chat about Mencap. Membership is £15 per annum and entitles you to a variety of events and outings throughout the year. Please come along and support us, and we look forward to seeing you.

A Many Splendored Thing

Thurs 14th Feb, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road, Royston SG8 7AP With Revd Barbara Garwood. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

Cambridge Modern Jazz: Ivo Neame Quartet Thurs 14th Feb, 8pm Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BA An innately gifted pianist, composer and bandleader, Ivo Neame has demonstrated himself over the last decade as a musician of world-class quality with an overriding spirit of adventure and exploration. £18 / £15 Students inc. U3A & accompanied 16/17yr-olds.

Wildlife Trust Talk – Project Owl Fri 15th Feb, 7.45 - 9.30pm Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market St, Ely CB7 4LS Leading ‘Project Owl’, Hugh Hanmer of the BTO will shed light on these fascinating, charismatic birds and see how they are faring in the country. £3 per person.

Royston Art Society Demonstration Artist: Prue van der Hoorn

Fri 15th Feb, 8 - 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Royston SG8 9DW Prue van der Hoorn “Painting on Silk”. This very unusual demonstration should be of great interest. Non members £3 including refreshments.

Soul Silent Disco at The Old Bull Inn Fri 15th Feb, 8pm The Old Bull, Royston SG8 9AW

An Afternoon of Spiritual Readings & Reiki

Sat 16th Feb, 11am – 4pm The Cave Shop, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ Spiritual Readings, £25 for 30 minutes, £50 for an hour. Reiki, £45 an hour.

Equine Car Boot Sale

Sun 17th Feb, 10am – 12pm Litlington Village Hall, Litlington, SG8 0QQ Stalls £12, entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children. All proceeds go to the Shetland Pony Welfare Trust in Cambridge (reg 1093364). We held one last year and raised £600 and are hoping to smash that this year! Contact:

Messy Church

Sun 17th Feb, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AP This month’s theme is Love. Adults and accompanied children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy creative crafts, science experiments, a short celebration service and a meal shared together.

Holiday Bushcraft (5 - 12 years)

Mon 18th & Tues 19th Feb, 8.30am – 4pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, 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, Wild Thyme & Embers, who will inspire children and share their knowledge and skills of surviving in the wild. All basic bushcraft techniques suitable for this age range will be taught, including shelter building, knots, plant recognition, woodcrafts, fire lighting and wilderness cooking, use of cutting tools and whittling, and much more.

Wildlife Trust Family Fun Drop in Sessions

Mon 18th - Fri 22nd Feb, 10am – 2pm Paxton Pits Education Centre, Paxton Pits, Little Paxton, Saint Neots PE19 6ET Indoor and outdoor activities for half term to engage children and families, £5 per child.

Make Lunch

Mon 18th & Thurs 21st Feb, 12 - 1.30pm The Old Bull, Royston SG8 9AW Are you finding it hard to afford the extra meals during holidays? Bring kids for lunch and fun. Free. No questions asked.

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What’s On... Volunteer Work Party at Coton Reserve – Scrub Clearance

Tues 19th Feb, 10am – 3pm Coton Reserve, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge CB23 7PZ Help us care for our green spaces and the wildlife that thrives in them – plus you can get active, meet new people and enjoy learning about your local environment. This February our volunteer work party will be assisting with vital scrub clearance at the Coton Countryside Reserve.

Wildlife Trust Spring Fun at the Fen

The Morden Players Present – Beauty & the Beast

Thurs 21st & Fri 22nd February, 7.30pm Sat 23rd February, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, 29 Hay Street, SG8 0NQ A pantomime by Ben Crocker. Tickets from Steeple Morden Post Office, £8 (£5 concessions).

Royston & Saffron Walden National Trust Association

Fri 22nd Feb, 7.15pm Dame Bradburys School, Ashdon Rd, Saffron Walden CB10 2AL Speaker Veronica Bennett “Oxburgh Hall”. Members £2, Non-Members £3.

Tues 19th - Thurs 21st Feb, 10.30am – 3.30pm The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, 2 Chapel Rd, Ramsey, Ramsey Heights, Huntingdon PE26 2RS Get set for spring with half term activities – drop in any time, £4 per child.

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Wild Bedtime Stories with Vital Spark

Weds 20th Feb, 9am – 12pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, CB22 3AE Half term activity for children with Vital Spark Theatre, a Cambridgeshirebased company specialising in working with young people in a creative way through drama, dance, music and creative arts. Bookings: katherine@

‘Mooch and a Moo’ Walk at Wandlebury

Weds 20th Feb, 10.30am – 12pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, CB22 3AE Relax and slow your pace for a morning with some of Wandlebury’s finest moochers and moo-ers as you make the acquaintance of the Country Park’s resident highland cows, find out why they are important, and see what else is braving the winter on a guided walk around the park with one of our wardens.

Royston Museum – Watery Wonders!

Weds 20th Feb, 10.30am – 12pm Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery, 5 Lower King St, SG8 5AL We’ll be using water & colouring pens to make unique, colourful designs then turning them into beautiful art work. £3 for 3 years + (2 years and younger, free). Contact: 01763 242587

Royston Cancer Support

Weds 20th Feb, 7 - 9pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA A new drop-in group set up for anyone affected by cancer.

Wildlife Trust Monthly Meander

Thurs 21st Feb, 11am – 12pm Fri 22nd Feb, 1 - 3pm Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve, Hauxton Rd, Cambridge CB2 9LT Celebrate National Nest Box Week with the rangers – build a box to take home or help build some for the reserve, £10 per nest box.

Fri 22nd Feb, 1 - 3pm Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve, Hauxton Rd, Cambridge CB2 9LT Celebrate National Nest Box Week with the rangers – build a box to take home or help build some for the reserve, £10 per nest box.

Fri 22nd Feb, 5pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, CB22 3AE This event is especially for the little ones to come and enjoy some bedtime stories in a beautiful outdoor setting. Wear your pyjamas, dressing gowns, onesies (and probably wellies!); bring your favourite teddy if you wish. Arrive from 5pm to explore the area and settle down at 6pm to enjoy the stories. Vital Spark Theatre is a Cambridgeshirebased company specialising in working with young people in a creative way through drama, dance, music and creative arts. Bookings: katherine@

Royston Folk Club Showcase Fri 22nd Feb, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring Roswell, Pitmatics (BAND), Primakova, Colin Frid, Phillip Rundall and Mike Thompson. £4 (£3 performers) £2 under 25s.

Muddy Mayhem

Sat 23rd Feb, 10am Knebworth Park, Knebworth House, Knebworth SG1 2AX 5k obstacle race in aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Check website for times.

Orwell Film Club

Thurs 28th Feb, 7pm Orwell Village Hall, High St, Orwell, SG8 5QN Visitors £3, members £6 pa. Complementary drinks each showing.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Thurs 28th Feb, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AP Mandy House will tell the fascinating story of the restoration of the derelict St. Bartholomew’s Church (Layston Church, about 1km NE of Buntingford) by Mandy and her husband, and its renaissance to their new home. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

Cambridge Modern Jazz: Julian Argüelles / John Turville Quintet

Thurs 28th Feb, 8pm Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BA Julian Argüelles has built an impressive reputation for presenting worldstandard small-band post-bop that now spans almost three decades. His ensembles include some of the UK’s best young talent. £18 / £15 Students inc. U3A & accompanied 16/17yr-olds.


Every Wednesday, 10.15 – 11.45am Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Baby Rhyme Times are a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. All parents, carers and their babies are welcome to join in and there is no need to book in advance. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate Royston, 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.

Toddler Tales

Every Friday, 2.05 – 2.35pm Royston Library Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Toddler Tales is the perfect step on from Baby Rhyme Time, with a mix of lively stories and rhymes for you and your child to join in with. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children but babies are welcome too. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Park Run

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

Junior Park Run

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

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Every Sunday until Sun 21st April, 2 - 4pm Parish Room Swan St, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 5NY We extend a welcome to all comers with a nice cup of tea or coffee and cakes. Contact: 01462 742138

Royston Museum: Jane Harvey Exhibition

Exhibition runs until mid-March, 10am – 4.45pm daily Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery 5 Lower King St, Royston SG8 5AL Join us for this new exhibition by local artist Jane Harvey. Free entry.

Royston Health Walks

Every Wednesday, 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@

Royston University of Third Age (Royston U3A)

Tues 26th Feb, 2 - 3pm Hardwicke Hall at Royston Town Hall Town Hall, Melbourn Street, SG8 7DA Held on the last Tuesday of each month at 2pm. Royston U3A’s constantly growing range of group activities offers members the opportunity to make new friends, discover new interests and activities they never had time for before. Monthly meetings with a visiting guest speaker. (with the exception of August and December). If you are semi-retired or retired, you are very welcome to join us.

Greenfingers Garden Club

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Dave’s 38 years in the industry enable him to design beautiful functional kitchens and ensure projects are managed to exacting customer specifications. Having started out as a kitchen fitter and having experience of installations gives Dave an edge on other kitchen designers. Carl Pavey works alongside Dave and brings 30 years of experience to the Bathroom and Plumbing side of the business. In fact, all members of the Trademark team have a

wealth of experience between them covering all aspects; kitchen, bathrooms, tiling, plastering etc. The Trademark team are also successful because they are diligent, respectful and put the customer at the heart of everything they do. Dave is a strong supporter of buying local and lives in Royston with his wife Cherie and two girls. La Bella Vita owner, Ronnie Adams helped to dress the Showroom and Trademark are delighted to showcase some of La Bella Vita’s beautiful homewares which are for sale in the shop. Trademark Kitchens & Bathrooms 43 High Street, SG8 9AW 01223 870440 / 01763 245000


PaNCAKE DAY Due to a late Easter, Pancake Day isn’t this month. This year, it falls on Tuesday 5th of March.

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It is appliance safety month for us, we are encouraging our communities to register their appliances with their providers and get their white goods serviced regularly. It is also a good idea to check

websites for updates on your appliance and to see if your appliance is due a recall. We had an incident last week involving a washing machine and this is just a small reminder that these items need to be checked and maintained.

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My Local Life Dave tavner What do you love about your work? Seeing happy satisfied customers and beautiful kitchens and bathrooms we helped to create. Customers are at the heart of what we do and there is no better feeling that providing someone with the kitchen or bathroom of their dreams! Best thing that has happened to you recently? I love receiving glowing recommendations from customers. The Trademark team are successful and there are always letters of thanks and recommendation available for new customers to read. The team are more than happy for customers old and new to pop in for a chat. Where do you live? In Royston with my wife Cherie and two Where is your favourite local place to girls. eat and drink? The family and I love going out for dinner. What do you do to make ends meet? The Fox and Duck, Therfield is our family I run Trademark favourite however we are also regulars at Kitchens, The Old Bull Inn, The Banyers, The Royal design and Bengal and The Pig and Abbott. installation What are you looking forward to most specialists, this month? serving customers in I recently learnt to ski so I am looking the South East forward to going on a skiing trip with my of England for wife and friends over 28 years Dave Tavner is the Managing Director of Trademark Kitchens. Trademark Kitchens recently opened a showroom on Royston High Street. Their trademark is the exceptional conception to completion and quality of service. In addition to their acute attention to detail they take immense pride in their work, assisting you with firstly inspiration, design management, then project delivery, installing excellence as standard. Find out more about the person behind the business.

How do you relax? I relax by practicing Iyengar Yoga at Royston Complimentary Health Centre with my wife. When not in Royston we also like to make trips to Norfolk to visit the beach with our rescued German Shepherd puppy, Marshall. What is your proudest moment? Setting up my own business in 1984.This has allowed me to have 38 years in the industry which helps me to design the beautiful kitchens and bathrooms I do today! What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? That every day you learn something new and life is full of experiences. Trademark Kitchens & Bathrooms 43 High Street, SG8 9AW 01223 870440 / 01763 245000

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Think Garden, Think Richard Materials For A Purpose... Driveway Materials Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott Continuing my new series of articles for 2019, Materials For A Purpose, I am going to be discussing how to choose the right materials and how they best fit into the design of a space. This month I want to explore edging materials and how they can be used effectively to give definition to a space. Retaining edges are really important to stop ingress of unwanted materials spilling out into a space. Bark is very popular as a mulch in the garden, but it does have a tendency to move between spaces if it is not retained with an edge. Depending on the style of the space something as simple as tantalised timber edging sunk in the ground will reduce the amount of bark moving onto a lawn. The finishing height is important, if your edge is too low the materials will continue to move, but also if too high it will stand out. When we build new gardens, we adjust the ground height to fit. Installation of an edge in an established garden could require changes to the levels to allow the edge to function. Migration of gravel can be easily prevented by using an edge. I am a big fan of old-style red brick pavers, not only do they define an edge they look great too! Indian sandstone continues to be very popular in gardens and can be supplied as 100 x 100 mm setts. Last summer we used granite setts in a contemporary city garden to define the edge of the paving and retain the planting borders. The colour

helped connect with the gun metal grey window fixtures and provided harmony of materials in the design. Mowing strips are a great way to define the shape of a lawn and make the maintenance simple. I love to have shape to the lawn but if not well maintained the edge and definition can be easily lost. By adding a course of engineering bricks or setts it allows the mower to pass over and avoids having to cut the grass edge with shears. It is a great time saver for contemporary gardens where repetition of materials is key. I would normally want to use the same sett or brick material as the paving selection. Metal edges have become very popular too to retain a prescribed shape to a lawn. There are many products, but I like to use lengths of steel edging cut and welded to fit. Transitions from one space to the next can be accentuated by using edging materials. In modern garden design it is often talked about creating garden rooms, but for these to fit together the change needs to be marked. Stepping up or down into a new space, or passing under an arch are classic ways to mark a transition between spaces. However, a simple change of edging material at the transition point is very effective too. For example, an oak sleeper on edge could be used when stepping off a paved area onto a curving path of timber with gravel in fill. Planting is a softer way to form an edge and can be over looked as a way to define a space. I prefer to use plants where possible to create a softer feel. Low hedging such as Box or Berberis can make an excellent edging and provide low enclosure. Repetition of hardy perennials will work well too. I have lost count of the numbers of times I have seen catmint / Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ used in gardens, but it is effective. Edging does not have to be flat and low. I love to define

edges of space with hedges of plants such as Beech, Hornbeam or Yew. The taller edging will provide more enclosure and privacy to a space and thus change the atmosphere of that space, but it is all edging. Planting your boundary with a native hedgerow mixture is great for the wildlife and is edging too. Think outside the box! For more in depth advice or garden design help please get in touch to arrange a consultation. GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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“Give yourself love this Valentines” Like everyone it seems these days my life is rather hectic, balancing work life and home life can be more than just a challenge it can be a work of art, a juggling act of perfect precision with time, energy and everyday demands. Yoga has taught me to stop. To be in the present moment and that just breathing is sometimes all you need. Being a newly qualified teacher I translate that as much as I can to my students, which is easy when you are relaxed on a yoga mat with peaceful surroundings and someone giving you the permission to totally let go, but what about off the mat? What about in everyday life? What about at work, at home or trapped in a traffic jam? Self care or self love has quickly become clear to me that the “selfish” presumptions of the term is far from the truth, in fact we are starving

ourselves, extremely dehydrated from lack of self-love. Think about it, if you take more time to give yourself more love and care then surely that can only spread into more love and care for the people around you. So what is this self love malarkey? I believe that the answer to this is open to interpretation; it’s all in the name “self-love”. Self being YOU, what do you LOVE? It could be yoga, the gym, reading the latest poem book, growing tomatoes, soaking in a bath or sitting in a dark room. Whatever it is that your inner self enjoys and loves, anything at all that enriches the soul...DO THAT!


Osteopathy | Acupuncture | Podiatry | Sports Massage | Pilates | Yoga | Meditation | Reflexology | Baby Massage | Hypnotherapy | Baby Yoga | Hypnobirthing | Herbalism | Reiki | Nutritional Therapy | Aromatherapy | Tai Chi | Counselling

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Bassingbourn Book Cafe Bassingbourn Community Book Café gives access to the wider Cambridgeshire County Council Library services. You can order books from other Cambridgeshire libraries, browse the large collection of fiction for all ages, biographies, large print and local history books. We offer a comfortable seating area to sample homemade cakes and biscuits. Wifi and

internet access is available.

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The Cafe is open Monday 2-4.30pm, Thursday 2-4,30pm and 6-8pm Saturday, 10am-noon

Greneway School, Royston Tues,Thurs Sat, Melbourn Village College, Wed Visit email

Text or call 0796 316 1246

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Conservators AGM

A meeting of the Commoners of Therfield Heath will be held the main purpose of the meetings is for the election of two representative Conservators. Royston Town Hall Tuesday 12th February, 7pm

Book for your Royston in Blue School Assembly now! We would love to have as many schools involved as possible this year. Contact: or 07903 464678

Mencap Royston invites all members and carers and/or family to an evening of music and nibbles. Membership is £15 per annum entitles you to a variety of events and outings British Legion, Royston Thursday 14th February 7pm

Heaven and Earth Health acupuncture and no needle therapies

Acupuncture Tui Na Medical Massage Cupping Gentle Paediatric Treatments Meditation & Qi Gong Taiji

Tel: 0751 5886727 • home visits available

Long nails * Problem nails * Fungal infections Hard skin * Corns and Callus * Painful verrucae

Mobile Service

Tel: 07791 736 616


Crowns & Bridges Wrinkle reduction Home tooth White Fillings treatments & whitening kit £195 Dental Implants chemical peels (includes tooth whitening gel) Smile Makeovers High quality dentures Spread the cost with interest free monthly payments (up to 4 years) Hygiene treatments

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

01763 244805 29-31 High St, (First Floor) Royston SG8 9AA

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Build a life you read books about FREE initial consultation We can help you plan and achieve your financial goals, delivering independent advice across the entire financial market including: • Pensions • Investments • Life Cover • Tax Planning and more! Contact KDW’s Independent Adviser: Gary Cretton Who is based near Royston to discuss your planning. E: | M: 07703 692 773 PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY A GUIDE TO FUTURE PERFORMANCE. THE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS AND THE INCOME FROM THEM CAN FALL AS WELL AS WELL AS RISE AND YOU MAY NOT GET BACK THE AMOUNT ORIGINALLY INVESTED. KDW is a trading style of K D Wright Financial Services Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration No: 509886.

DO YOU NEED TO MAKE OR Royston Feb'19.indd 1 UPDATE YOUR WILL? 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.

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HOME VISITS are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20-mile Radius of Royston. Saturday morning appointments available on the following date:* 9TH FEBRUARY 2019 FREE WILL SERVICE for the over 55’s through the Cancer Research Free Will Scheme.

Wills | Probate | 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

At work, I’ve been asked to create a newsletter – so here are my thoughts on how to write a brilliant one! It boils down to four things; what it says, how it says it, who is going to read it and how it is being delivered. What does it say? • Content is king – don’t make it just a list of adverts or corporate waffle. • Provide content worth reading. This should be obvious really, but this isn’t about asking, ‘What do I want to say?’ – what you should be asking is, ‘What do my readers want to hear?’ • Know why your readers care about what you are writing, and 14:08:51 why reading this will be to their advantage. How does it say it? • Imagine you met one of your readers and decided to tell them this great piece of useful/funny/ interesting information – and write down what you would say. • Write in a language they understand and keep it short and to the point. Who is going to read it? • Defining your audience is

actually your first decision. The best newsletters are super niche. If you try to be all things to all people, you’ll end up being nothing to anyone. Either send different newsletters to different audiences, or clearly divide your newsletter into distinct sections for different market segments. How is it being delivered?

• Letter, email, flyer – the principles are the same. • The first thing the reader sees (envelope, flyer graphics, email subject line) must promise that by reading further they will get something they really want. And they should read it now! • Within the first couple of sentences, emphasise your credibility and capability to deliver the promised benefits. • Then your copy needs to deliver on that promise – but that part’s down to you! Let me know how you get on!

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

Single Will £130 Double Wills £180 With FREE storage Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Estate Planning

Wills by David Isherwood Call me to arrange an appointment Phone: 07853 389432 e-mail:

Simply Shredding royston & Stevenage • Home & Office Shredding • Certificates of Destruction provided • One off Collections? • Supply Wheelie Bins or Consoles to your premises for regular collections? • Free Collection quoting the Listing 01438 905887 f

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Useful Numbers 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


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 853427 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

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


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

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

Lee Jauncey

01763 853927 07973 190978



Royston Library


111 0300 123 4049

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


Decorating & Restoration Service Painting & Decorating Wallpaper Hanging Coving & Plastering Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920

ROYSTON TOWN CENTRE Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell


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


National Rail Enquiries 24-hours Royston & District Community Transport


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


01763 245484 01763 878242 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 08457 484950 01763 245228 03453 572 407 0345 791 9155 0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999

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




01223 839001 0800 328 6023 0345 045 0063



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

Royston’s No1 07944 912198 Carpentry • Doors • Locks • DIY • Flat-Packs • Shelving • Flooring • Painting & Decorating • Wall & Floor Tiling • Odd Jobs • Shed Re-Felting • Pressure Washing • Fence Spraying • Gutters Cleared • • Free Friendly Advice & Quotes Given • No Job Too Small Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • CRB Checked


For all your local storage solutions NEED A LOCAL, RELIABLE EXPERIENCED AND TIDY PLASTERER? CALL DAVE ON: 0793 267 9851 EVENINGS: 01954 715 860 FREE ESTIMATES All aspects of plastering including: Skimming over artex and old walls and ceilings. Plasterboarding and coving. External rendering and pebble dashing. Traditional lime rendering. Also painting and decorating if required.

Domestic & Business Storage Facility Secure, Waterproof, Fireproof Storage Long & Short Term Individual Units For further details call Matthew Doggett on

07710 747169

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Loving Local Living Index of Advertisers Accounting Services

House Clearance

Fourways Chartered Accountants 28

Spires House Clearance

Aerial & Satellite Services


Ace Aerials


Artists Jane Harvey Artist


Brewery Hadham Brewery Ltd


Building & Construction Services C P Building Services Jenner Construction

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Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe


Carpentry & Joinery P W H Installations


Cleaning Services Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning


Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches


Computer Services The PC Doctor


Decorating Services Darren Harward 25 Decorating & Restorations Service 29

Dentists Royston Dental Suite


Document Storage & Shredding Services Simply Shredding


Education Melbourn Village College


Electricians Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

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Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 30 Trademark Kitchens 22,23

Landscaping Services John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd

Legal Services The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood

Local Event

Icknield Walk First School Local Groups Phoenix Chorus


East Anglian Loft Ladders

The Listing Marketing Company Chimney Menswear

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Home Improvements & Handyman Services 17 Property Services 24 AV Handyman 31 Handylamb 25 Handyman Dave Knight 29 Handyman Services 24

Home Furnishings

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ADDING WARMTH Office Interiors

Alexander Green Office& Interiors 31

Opticians VALUE TO YOUR HOME J Oliver Radley Opticians


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.

Oven Cleaning

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

Oven Wizards


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.

Pet Care Services LW Petcare Services Walkies

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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. We have an extensive range of fireplaces designed to suit any room and style – from the most contemporary 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. Take a look at our extensive showroom or our comprehensive website to see our wide range of fireplaces and associated fixtures and fittings.

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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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Self Storage 29

Sports 12


Royal British Legion Royston Town Football Club

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Veterinary Practices Royston Veterinary Centre


Wedding Services Banquet Inn Dance Matters Drives of Yesteryear


Venue Hire

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

615 NEWMARKET RD, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8PA Tel: 01223 213500


Tree Services Shire Trees Limited




Royston Cricket Club

Take a closer look


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

Recruitment The Red Cow

615 NEWMARKET RD, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8PA Tel: 01223 213500

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Gardening Services

Health Therapist




Marketing Services

Royston Self Storage

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Loft Access & Storage Solutions

Body Balance 26 Gymbo’s 27 Jazzercise 27 Premier Pilates 26

Linda Turner Interiors New Dawn Blinds

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Melbourn Primary School

KD Wright Financial Services Limited 28

Feet 2 Feet Royston Complementary Health Royston Hypnotherapy Sanet Foot Care

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Financial Services

Brownie Points Garden Design Solutions Leaf & Lawn

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Fabric Repairs & Alterations Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations

Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

DGN Plastering 29 Plumbing & Heating Services 60 H20 31 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 29

Event Planners Taylored Events

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers 17 Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd 15,23

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Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services Trulight Windows


Womens Occasion Wear & Clothing Cream Fashions


KITCHENS | BATHROOMS | TILES & FLOORING | PLUMBING & HEATING 01763 245888 | Unit 2, Lumen Road, Royston, SG8 7AG

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no job too big or small

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

01763 246625 07561 308142

Gas Heating and Plumbing Services Ltd Gas Safe registered for all gas & lpg plumbing & heating works Worcester Bosch accredited installers offering extended guarantees on new Worcester Bosch boilers installed Boilers & Central Systems installed, serviced and repaired No call out charges. Free quotations


T: 01763 248283 E: 76 Redwing Rise, Royston SG8 7XE

Electrical Installation & Repair

“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

BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Your local experts specialising in tarmac driveways, footpaths, car parks, access roads, hard standings, potholes, road planing, block paving and kerb works.

Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring Supply and fit or install only

All enquiries, domestic or commercial, welcome. No job too small.

For a free quotation call Peter on 07885 143164 • 01763 257 877 e-mail

Call us today on 01763 246055 / 07967 472 378

SHIRE TREES LIMITED • Professional Arborists • Forestry services

• Seasoned Firewood for sale • Stump grinding

• Hedge Maintenance • Fully insured/Qualified • All aspects of tree work

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