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Welcome Now that March is here we can look forward to the beginning of Spring. As the evenings are getting lighter and hopefully warmer our clocks are due to change on the 31st March.

Next Deadline Friday 15th March

Pancake Day falls into March this year on Tuesday 5th. Tallulah has provided us with a delicious recipe for American Style Pancakes which can be seen on page 14. And of course, not to forget that Mother’s Day rounds up the month on the 31st March. So whether you are celebrating Mothers, Grandmothers, Dads or those no longer with us, check out our Listing Mentions for March as we have mentioned just some of our recommendations for your loved ones this Mother’s Day.

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Hidden Royston: Off screen at the Picture Palace


Out & About: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend


Spotlight On: Royston BMX Club


From Tallulah’s Kitchen: Pancakes


The Listing Mentions


What’s On

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My Local Life: Antony Vaughan


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is one of the staple events in our Spring calendars and really marks the incoming of Spring. You can read about this year’s plans on page 7 in our Out & About.

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8 Mar Crufts Dog Show – NEC £42.50 16 Mar Sewing for Pleasure – NEC £37.50 21 Mar Hever Castle – Dazzling Daffodils £37.50 22 Mar Wisley Gardens Spring Plant Fair £36.00 27 Mar Bury St Ed & Chippenham Park Gardens £27.00 29 Mar Country Living Magazine Fair – Alex Pal £39.00 30 Mar Hampton Court Palace – Florimania £40.00 1 Apr Guide Dog Breeding Centre £28.00 3/6 Apr Ideal Home Show – Olympia £33.00 9 Apr Kew Gardens & Palace – Spring Bulbs £36.00 11 Apr Morgan Motor Company Factory Tour £49.00 11 Apr Windsor Castle £42.50 13 Apr Canterbury £26.00 16 Apr The Cockney Matinee Show inc Lunch £49.00 17 Apr Bury St Edmunds Market Day £19.00 17 Apr Ancient Villages of Heath Row Guided Tour £55.00 19 Apr Peterborough Antiques Fair £30.00 24 Apr Boundary Mills & Downtown Shopping £24.50 24 Apr The Strictly Tea Dance inc Lunch £59.00 28 Apr York £33.00 2 May Wisley Gardens & Spring Craft Show £36.00 3 May Horsedrawn Boat Trip inc Cream Tea £42.00 4 May Melton Mowbray (Optional Cheese Fair) £22.50 6 May Chatham Dockyard £38.00 6 May Sweeps Festival – Rochester £22.00 Theatre Shows & Special Events (Stalls or Dress Circle) 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 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 14 Jul Here Come the Boys – Sunday Matinee £78.00 21 Jul Tom Jones – Colchester Castle Park £95.00 24 Jul Motown – Milton Keynes –Matinee £62.00 25 Jul On Your Feet – Matinee £65.00 31 Jul Joseph – London Palladium – Mat £70.00 17 Aug Jesus Christ Superstar – Matinee £75.00 *Trumpington Park & Ride only Coach Tours 28 Apr Devon & Cornwall Spring Gardens 5 Days £475 6 May Warners Holme Lacy 5 Days £465 8 May Sidmouth & South Devon 6 Days £575 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 8 Jul Gardens & Trains of Wales 5 Days £445 21 Jul Northumbria Castles & Gardens 5 Days £435 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. The trio are hoping to repeat the successes of previous yearswhere the event has typically drawn in over 400 visitors. 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.

The event will be at the normal time; 10am3pm 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 Roystonbabyshow@ Royston Baby Show The Meridian School Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Saturday 9th March 10am-3pm


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five films of the past year – what would the list look like? In no particular order Royston’s favourite films were: Paddington 2; Mamma Mia!; Finding Your Feet; Darkest Hour; Bohemian Rhapsody. But what came top?* What are the ingredients for a hit with Royston film-goers I ask Geraint? “Feel-good, Britishfocus, home-grown, well-known acting talent” he says, adding quickly “but we think we know what people will like, and then they go and surprise us – in good and bad ways!” For ‘behind the scenes’ facts and figures, including the 1 – 5 Picture Palace films for 2018, go to:

The Oscars are over for another a year; winners and losers have supped champagne and sobbed into designer hankies in equal measure. Back in the real world - 5400 miles from Hollywood - an afternoon with cinema manager Geraint Burnell confirms it’s not just the actors, directors and producers that bring films to audience; it’s a very long chain of people – the last link in Royston being the volunteer stewards who meet and show you to your seats. In the case of the Picture Palace, that chain included a massive initial investment in a community resource that took just three years from idea to opening. It was a leap of faith to spend on bespoke retractable seating, the latest Written by Chris Lee sound and projection technology, and for insulation, ventilation and floor reinforcement – all before a cinema ticket had been sold. With awards in mind, if the 10,000 or so Royston Picture Palace annual ticket-holders were each also buying a vote for their top

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Hidden Royston Off-screen at Royston Picture

Come along to the Art exhibition in Curwens Gallery during office hours from Weds 6th March- 30th April. There will be a private viewing Wednesday 6th March 6-8pm with wine and nibbles The following artists will be exhibiting their works at Curwens Gallery in Curwens Solicitors, Royston. Chantal’s watercolour paintings reflect her love for nature and depict animals and insects using a loose style and vibrant colours. She is a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists. May creates miniatures and her exhibition features delightful, original, often fun, items including

pompom key holders and needle felting projects. Claire Lake had her work exhibited in a Lace Museum in Belgium in the weeks before her death. Claire was a musician and she created a unique style of Lacework that to her was Frozen Music - each stitch representing a note. Proceeds being donated to her two favourite Epilepsy Charities. Preview Evening Wednesday 6th March 6-8pm Curwens Solicitors, 17 High Street, Royston SG8 9AA

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Out & About Thriplow Daffodil Weekend Every year, up to 14,000 people visit Thriplow to experience the warm and friendly atmosphere of our Daffodil Weekend charity fund raising event. This year the nominated charity is the Rosie Maternity Unit at Addenbrookes Charitable Trust who are raising funds for essential equipment needed by the Acute Neonatal Transport Service and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to help support newborn and vulnerable babies across the East of England. Over two days, visitors walk the car free village to look at the 100 daffodil varieties on display, visit the attractions and open gardens, potter around the stalls, take refreshment in the tea rooms serving homemade cakes and sandwiches, or eat delicious hot food while listening to live music.

For months beforehand and over the weekend itself, virtually everyone in the village (and many neighbouring villagers) volunteer to help organise the event – be it baking cakes, helping serve teas, working in the car park or picking up litter at the end of the day. Every year, the exceptional Thriplow community works hard to pull off one of the best loved charity events in Cambridgeshire. History Thriplow Daffodil Weekend started in 1969 when the church needed major roof repairs. Residents decided to raise funds by opening their gardens and making cups of tea for their visitors. They made an amazing £206 and were so delighted they decided to do it all again the following year – and so the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend was born. Raising funds for charity Thriplow Daffodil Weekend have now raised money for local charities to a

total of £560,000 over 50 years. The tireless work of the village was recognised in 2011 when the Committee received The Queens Award for Voluntary Service (the equivalent of an MBE for charities). Daffodils Each year, the village has planted more daffodils of both early and late varieties, to try and ensure they are prepared for most things the weather can throw at them. They now have over half a million daffodils planted in the village, and around 100 different varieties on show including a new variety of narcissus dedicated to us called Thriplow Gold. Adult: £8 Children 5-16 yrs: £4 (Under 5s: free) Family of 4: £20 Thriplow Daffodil Weekend Thriplow Village Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 11am- 5pm

Cambridge Science festival Cambridge Science Festival runs from 11th-24th March. It gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science. Thanks to the generosity of the University, our sponsors and partners, most of the events are free. Here are The Listings top three events this Festival: T he Universe of Black Holes In this talk, Professor Christopher Reynolds describes the nature of black holes as we currently understand them, the role that they play in the Universe, and how future research on black holes may yet again change our view of reality Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site Downing Street, CB2 3RS Wednesday 13th March, 6-7pm

Exercise and energy How much energy do we actually use when exercising? Join Cambridge Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Anglia Ruskin University to find out. Have a go at cycle based work and see how long and hard you would need to exercise to burn the calories in a pizza! The Guildhall, CB2 3QJ Saturday 16th March 10am-5pm Sunday 17th March: 12-4pm

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Villages around royston - Exhibition St John The Baptist Church Update Last year a small group of WaterAid volunteers looked at the period before piped water arrived in the villages around Royston in the 1930’s. With assistance from staff members of Cambridge Central Library, Royston Library and Royston Museum we drew on maps, published accounts, and extracts from tape-recorded oral histories. The result is our free to borrow “Villages Here & Villages There” Exhibition. It comprises illustrated vertical stands and free-standing panels. They display photographs and detailed accounts of watercart deliveries, water stand pipes, “night soil men” going about their work, and the use of chamber pots and garden “privies” in Royston’s nearby villages: HERE. These important historic images and accounts including original objects - are available free to borrow by local schools or groups. They stand in the exhibition alongside images of WaterAid’s vital work

in desperately poor villages THERE across the world. Royston’s Town Mayor Councillor Iain Leggett very kindly launched this ‘Villages Here & Villages There’ Exhibition recently in Royston Museum. It is in the Museum until Saturday 16th March available to be visited free during Museum opening hours. Some highly unique “experience” raffle prizes are listed there to be won. At 11am on Saturday 16th March Tim Baker, Principal Hydrogeologist and Managing Director, B.A. Hydro Solutions Ltd based in Shepreth will give a related talk with Q & A at the Museum. Free admission. All welcome. For information about borrowing Exhibition: 01763 260253 or email

The emergency phase of restoration is almost complete. As everyone in the area will have seen, the church is encased in extensive scaffolding and waterproof covers. Inside the tower there is a wooden platform below the bells which will prevent them from falling, and has allowed specialists to examine the bells. All eight bells are damaged so they will have to be removed for repair, before being re-tuned and replaced. Planning for salvage of the church contents is underway, and an archaeologist will be visiting soon to survey the

Lorraine Miller presenting a cheque to Rev. John Fidler, raised through online donations for the church refurbishment fund.

building and ground inside the church. We would like to thank the people of Royston and beyond for their continued kind messages of support and amazing generosity. At a recent church service in Greneway school, Lorraine Miller presented a cheque for £1806.57 after she had set up an online donation page very soon after the fire. Our thanks go to Lorraine and the generous people of Royston. If you wish to support the Church financially, you can donate at roystonparishchurchherts or in person at any of our services held at Greneway School (Sundays) or Royston Town Hall (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

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Spotlight On... With over 30 years of Club history Royston Rockets BMX Club is going from strength to strength with many riders progressing to Regional and National Level and to the British Championships. The current committee has steadily built the club and the dedicated coaching team have been improving the riding skills of all who ride with us. The aim is for riders to ride at a competitive level, but also to retain fitness levels with a massive emphasis on having have fun! The membership has steadily grown to over 100 riders, and the club extends a warm welcome to people of all ages and abilities - we have members from four to 65 years of age. Ever wanted to try BMX racing? We are offering three taster sessions this year with the first session taking place on Saturday 6th April, 2019 at 10.30am -12.30pm a small number of loan bikes and helmets are available and our coaches will be on hand to assist and guide you through the first stages. The club members will then join

us for their last winter race from 12.30pm. This session is free of charge and gives you the opportunity to try riding BMX bikes, possibly for the first time. We will have tea and coffee available for Mums and Dads too! To book a place or ask questions email In terms of training – we train on every Tuesday evening from around 5.30pm and every Saturday afternoon from 2 – 4pm. Club Coaching happens every other Tuesday starting from the middle of April and on the last Saturday of every month. Members are split by experience level – dependent on the level of riding ability from beginners to national level we cater for everyone. Email to get booked on. We focus on being a family orientated club with many whole families taking part in racing. This year we have double Olympic Gold Medal Champion Maris Strombergs returning to Royston on the 5th May to coach with our youngsters which is a massive motivational experience for all our regular club riders. We are looking to increase our membership and we always welcome any support from non-members in roles such

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as assisting in the kitchen at events or marshalling / line judges. We have recently finished our tarmac sprint strip so now we can work on the riders bike handling skills on the flat before they head off onto the track and having this strip means any rider boy or girl from ages 4 – 65 can practice standing up, stopping and making sure we are all comfortable before we hit up the track! Royston Rockets first Taster Session, BMX Track, near Coombes Community Centre (nearest postcode SG8 5PT) Saturday 6th April, 10.30am Further Taster Sessions are Saturday 1st June & Saturday 3rd August 10.30am – 12.30pm For further information about BMX riding at Royston Rockets please visit or find us on Facebook under Royston Rockets.

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for our next concert scheduled for 6th April in Royston Parish Church – J.S. Bach’s great St John Passion, a huge and exciting undertaking or the choir. Rehearsals are continuing in Royston Methodist Church where we were pleased to welcome several new members this term and the Bach concert is booked for beautiful Ashwell Parish Church. Our summer concert will be in Barkway Parish Church as planned. Meanwhile we wish our Royston Parish Church hosts well and plan a fundraising event to support them.

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As many local people know, Royston Choral Society has been based in the Parish Church since it first started over 40 years ago. Most concerts are performed there and nearly all rehearsals take place there too. Back in December members marvelled at the huge Christmas tree being decorated next to the pulpit while we practised Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols to be performed there on 22nd December. Little did singers imagine what was to come with the dreadful fire two weeks before our concert. The Old Bull and Methodist Church helped out with Tuesday night rehearsal venues and our successful concert was relocated to Meridian School with much appreciated co-operation from staff, especially on the night of the concert. The Chairman and committee breathed a sigh of relief but then had little time to arrange rehearsal premises for the coming months and a venue

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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.

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New Year New Venue Royston U3A has moved to the Town Hall for monthly meetings following the devastating fire at the parish church. More than 170 members attended our first meeting at the new venue and chairman Jackie Gellert thanked Steve the caretaker for setting everything up - sound system, screen and seating. Heraldry expert Chloe Cockerill gave an absorbing talk on heraldry at the packed meeting.

Since its launch in 2005, The Listing has been proud to support the very many clubs and societies. We maintain and publish a comprehensive list of all the organisations, clubs and societies on our website:

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We meet on the second Thursday in the month at 1.45pm in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace.

We are a friendly, welcoming group of women from a wide variety of backgrounds with varied interests. Our group has many activities to choose from and at our March meeting we look forward to hearing about the work of a provincial auctioneer. If you would like to meet others in your local The next monthly meeting will be on 26th March at 2pm in the Town Hall with a talk on community WI is a very good place to the amazing history of lighthouses with Mark start and we will be delighted to see you. Friendship is what we do. Lewis. Doors open at 1.30pm. Contact Jackie Gellert: jackieroystonu3a@ or 01763 248097

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

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The highlight of our March programme will be Youth Makes Music, our annual showcase for the amazing musical talent Buried lakes beneath the Antarctic icecap, a lack of moisture and the existence of fur to be found in our schools. An extra seals, were some of the strange facts learnt treat this year is that for the first time from Rodney Tibbs at this month’s meeting. YMM is moving to the internationally celebrated Saffron Hall. Fired by the thrill He shared a photographic record of his of appearing on the same stage as many journey with the British Antartic Survey team via the Falkland Islands and South professional orchestras and artistes, we’re sure the children will pull out all the Georgia to a summer in Antartica. Colourful shots of very English style gardens in Port stops. Stanley contrasted with photographs of In February we were delighted to make a giant icebergs and various species of donation of £2,500 from the funds raised ADDING WARMTH penguin. An entertaining talk of a part of by the Swimathon in October. The money the world & which few are able to visit. went to Stand-by-me, the charity for VALUE TO YOUR HOME A warm welcome awaits you at our next bereaved children in North Herts. meeting 6th March at 2pm The Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall 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.

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We are enjoying a range of speakers each month and have recently listened to Simon Saggers telling us about the selfcontained organic farm in Bassingbourn; Hannah Vandridge, curator of St Ives Museum, on ‘Pictures of a By-gone St Ives’ and Ron Basciano on ‘The History of Luton Hoo’ in Bedfordshire. We ended February with our AGM which rounded up our past year of wonderful and varied activities. We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund raising events, socials and day trips. New members are always welcome and we meet in the Town Hall on Monday evenings from 8-10pm. Please contact Wendy Pearce on 01763 231381 for further details

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The Friends of Therfield Heath Friends of Therfield Heath are looking for new members! The membership form can be found on our website at www.therfieldheath.weebly. com/about-the-friends.html please do come and join us! Whilst we’re still finalising our programme of events for 2019, we can confirm that we’ve got some exciting events coming up, with led talks

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Sport Royston meetings are an opportunity for the representatives of sports clubs in Royston to talk to the representatives from Royston Town and NHDC councils as well as amongst themselves to discuss issues of common interest and share best practice Royston Bowls Club Wednesday 20th March, 7.30pm

Our covers have made us super excited for Pancake Day. Check out page 14 for a delicious recipe from Tallulah Le Fey.

Let us know what you will be topping your pancakes with and also what you are going to be giving up for Lent.

Royston & District Local History Society

Our February lecture was, Samuel Ryder by Penny Thea. Born in 1858 one of eight, Samuel joined his father’s market gardening business. Aged 32, he married Helen, they had three daughters. Noticing that the public could not afford seeds, decided to sell penny packets of seed by mail order. The business grew and moved to larger premises, allowing the family to move into a larger house.

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In 1903 he became town mayor. He was suffering from ill-health. He was recommended fresh air and a round of golf and became a competent player. He wanted to challenge the Americans and give the Brits a chance. His efforts were rewarded when he donated a gold cup for the first official Ryder Cup match in 1927. Next meeting, Thursday 7th March 8pm, Royston Town Hall

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small plant life that had survived. Some scientists Welcome to the first scene of believe that it Royston Tapestry took millions of We love dinosaurs! What years for the amazing, mind boggling, huge, rest of colourful, feathery creatures! plant life It’s no wonder young children to get (and adults) are enthralled by back to them. And one time, long ago, normal. dinosaurs walked the along It could the land where we now live! Right now, you could be sitting be that this on a spot once sat on by an iguanodon (one that was found asteroid in the South East of England is is the reason on display in Cambridge). we’re Around 66 million years ago here over half of all animals and today. The death of the plants died out. Most agree dinosaurs gave mammals a that this happened after an asteroid hit the Earth which led chance to step forward. The Royston Tapestry brings to temperatures rising. This was too much to handle for the these creatures to life through dinosaurs. Those that did cope the use of bright colours. Just with the heat then faced a lack one coral shows the skill of the stitching as well as the stitcher’s of food as other animals and eye for blending colours. plants died. This is when being small came It’s thanks to the asteroid that in handy. Small mammals were killed the dinosaurs, that this scene could be stitched at all! able to hide from the worse affects of the asteroid. They could also eat the insects or

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To change your clocks! Daylight Saving Time Starts on Sunday, 31st March at 1am when clocks are turned forward one hour.


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

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

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Save the Date- Royston Historical Pageant

Royston is proud to be holding a fabulous historical pageant on Sunday 7th July 2019 in the Priory Memorial Gardens. The event will include reenactors recreating scenes from the 1400s, including soldiers in armour and a medieval feast; a grand procession through the town; medieval mummers plays and dancing; a falconry display;

hog roast and much more. There’ll be something for all the family and it’s FREE so invite your friends and come along and join in the fun!

Priory Memorial Gardens Sunday 7th July

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represented Meridian School in round two of the Royal Society of Chemistry “Top of the Bench” competition The Royal Society judges only chose 5 schools to battle it out in round 2, so really well done for making it this far! The judges have taken away all the results to analyse and mark, after which only one team will be selected to attend the National Finals, which takes place in Birmingham in March.


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Have you spotted the new deal you can get involved in at Royston Library? By purchasing one of the library’s branded coffee mugs you can support Hertfordshire Libraries and up your green credentials at the same time! Costa Coffee will even give you a discount when you bring your library mug along, rather than using their disposable cups. The mugs are available in four bright colours from your local Hertfordshire Library! The cups

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surrounding area, as well as ingredients grown in the pub’s own garden. The Fox & Hounds has already agreed partnerships with a number of suppliers, including Essex-based The Rare Breed Meat Company, Cheese Plus, in Cambridge and Pinkster Gin, who are also based in Barley. The new establishment will create around 20 jobs in the local area, with the team already looking to recruit kitchen, waiting and cleaning staff.” The Fox and Hounds, located on High Street, is due to reopen to the public in early April. If you’re interested in applying for a kitchen or waiting role at The Fox & Hounds, please email brett@ To find out more about The Fox & Hounds and to keep up to date with the progress of the refurbishment, visit @foxhoundsbarley on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Greneway School PSHE Day Respect was the theme of the year 5 to 10 PSHE Day. Pupils from across the academy met to explore many age appropriate aspects of Respect including prejudice, discrimination, rights and responsibilities and British Values. Top of the Bench Chemistry Competition Abby Chisnall, Harry Iontton, Megan Lewinton and Nathaniel Deptrillo

Barley pub to reopen following £1,000,000 investment Dating back as far as the 17th century, the Grade II listed pub has been closed since 2012, but was acquired last year by childhood friends Robin Skidmore and property developer, Colin Blundell, who is now overseeing the development of the building. Looking to restore the pub to its former glory, the pair have teamed up with acclaimed chef, Brett Barnes, who will be overseeing the refurbishment and day to day running of the gastro-pub, alongside accomplished general manager, John McKitterick. Barnes, who has worked in a number of renowned restaurants including the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, Arbutus, Mark Hix’s flagship HIX and worldfamous Faviken in Sweden, has developed a seasonal menu that will change daily, combining pub favourites with more progressive dishes. All dishes will be made using produce sourced from the

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March Fixtures

Happy Mothers’ Day! (or Mothering Sunday as I was brought up to say) We’re spoilt for choice at this time of year as the Spring flowers come into bloom, there’s nothing cheerier than a simple bunch of tulips or daffodils to brighten the home, throw in a country walk to one of our fabulous local pubs for Sunday lunch and there’s the perfect Mother’s Day right there!

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Biggleswade Town

Saturday 9th March


Redditch United

Tuesday 12th March


Coalville Town

Saturday 16th March


Bedworth United

Saturday 23rd March



Saturday 30th March


AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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

Flying Start Montessori Nursery Flying Start Montessori nursery will be opening in Fowlmere at Easter. The nursery will be managed by Vi Davidson who has more than 16 years’ experience in childcare.

walk-to-school service for older siblings, 7 and under, attending Fowlmere Primary School. “We want Flying Start to provide a truly caring, happy and loving nursery where you and your child want to come every day.”

There will be places for up to 22 children and up to 8 jobs will Contact: 07734 319656 or office@flyingstartmontessori. be created when the nursery is full. The nursery will be open from 8am to 6pm for children from 6 months old. In addition Flying Start will provide a

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Fire and Ice Charity Ball at the stunning Burloes Hall, for an excuse to get dressed up and party the night away. This is an exclusive event to support children at GOSH. £75 per ticket.

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Vaughan Williams in Meldreth On Friday 8th March a concert

Fri 1st Mar 7.30pm

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Sat 2nd Mar 3.30pm

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Sat 2nd Mar 7.30pm

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Fri 8th Mar 7.30pm

The Favourite (15)

Sat 9th Mar 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Sat 16th Mar 7.30pm

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Fri 22nd Mar 7.30pm

Can You Ever Forgive Me (15)

Sat 23rd Mar 7.30pm

Can You Ever Forgive Me (15)

Fri 29th Mar 7.30pm

All is True (12A)

Keep an eye on our website for more screenings this March. For more information and bookings, visit:

Royston Town Hall Melbourn Street Royston, SG8 7DA

will be held at The Hub in Melbourn as an open event and thank you to all the people of Meldreth and Melbourn who have supported the River Mel Waterlight film project in many different ways This event is prior to the first screening of the film which takes place later in the year. The evening will consist of an introductory talk from Bruce Huett about the Waterlight project on the river Mel and readings from guest writers on the river the novelists and poets Kate Swindlehurst and Jackie Watts. The main part of the evening will be spent with award winning and well respected musicians Penni Mclaren Walker and Bryan Causton, who will perform versions of the original songs and tunes which were collected by Vaughan Williams when he lived in Meldreth as a young man and began recording and finding original English folksongs.

He collected songs in Orwell, Bassingbourn, Fowlmere, Little Shelford and Royston, rode out to pubs where the singers traditionally performed. The following songs were found in this area May Song and Lord Ellenwater. The Lakes of Cold Fen, The Green Bushes The Tress They Do Grow High. Entry is by programme on the door. £6 per adult and £12 for a family ticket (4 people). We advise you to reserve a seat by visiting our Eventbrite page which can be found at the Events section of our website. Waterlight Project Concert The Hub, Melbourn Friday 8th March, 7.30pm Clare Crossman: 01763 261300

Reed Cricket Club

Fancy taking up a new hobby? (outdoor practices Reed Cricket Club is the top from April to July on 90x60 Listings Portrait:Layout 1 25/02/2014 16:5 cricket club in the North Herts/ SundayAd_ mornings) South Cambs region. Reed Cricket Club also offer ‘All They have 3 senior teams in Stars’ Cricket aimed at 5 to 8 the Saracens Hertfordshire year-olds on Sunday mornings Premier Cricket League, with for 10 weeks starting in May the First XI at Championship Reed Cricket Club welcomes level. As well as Senior indoor non-players as well as players nets at Burloes Hall, Royston on of all ages and ability. % Sundays until April and Colts’ For further information it’s that time again! (boys & girls) aged from 8 to 15 first booking years in county Junior Leagues,

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen to 15 minutes. The oats will absorb American Style Pancakes 10 some of the liquid making the batter thicker . While this is resting you can the filling. Choose the best whole Hello my fellow foodies... prepare raspberries and set them aside. Mix the and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing. As Easter falls late this year Shrove Tuesday falls in March so I thought I would share with you a slightly different version of a pancake recipe. This one is not only simple and easy to make but it uses oats so it is naturally gluten free and also rather tasty! American Style Breakfast Pancakes (Gluten free version.) • 2 eggs from happy free running hens • 40g oats • Finely grated zest of one orange • 40g fat free natural yogurt • 1/2 tsp of baking powder • 4 drops of vanilla essence • 50g quark ( fat free soft cheese) • 200g raspberries (I used frozen but fresh would work just as well) • Sugar to taste

broken pieces of raspberries into the quark adding a sprinkling of sugar to taste if you have a sweet tooth, but take care not to over mix - you are only aiming to combine the ingredients- over mixing may make the quark flatten and runny. Store this in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Now, just like traditional pancakes, heat up your best non stick pan. To test if it is ready pour a drop of the batter into the pan and it should “sizzle” and cook straight away. Non stick pans shouldn’t need any additional oil but add a tiny amount if sticking occurs.

dollop of raspberry quark onto a pancake, top with raspberries then another pancake and repeat as long as your nerve holds or until you run out of the components! These are also delicious made with chopped peacan nuts and served with maple syrup, or substitute the orange zest for lemon zest and while the batter is cooking drop in a few blueberries. For those with a more savoury palette add some chopped herbs and/or a sprinkling of parmesan cheese to the batter and serve with garlic mushrooms and grilled tomatoes for an alternative breakfast. I’d love to hear about your creations. Until next time dear reader...

Tallulah Le Fey x

Simply pour the required amount of batter into the pan to give you the size pancakes you require. Top Tip- While pouring the batter, tilt the pan to move the batter around to encourage a thinner pancake. As the mixture cooks the base of the pancake will become less translucent and bubbles will form. Turn the pancake when Let’s begin by blitzing the oats until they they have a light golden browned colour take on the consistency of wholemeal flour, on their base. I made 14 mini sized (5 cm) then add them to the beaten eggs, yogurt, pancakes from this amount. orange zest, vanilla essence and baking Once you have cooked all the batter simple powder and stir until all ingredients are construct your tower by smoothing a small thoroughly combined. Leave this to rest for

Product of the month Delicious Sausages

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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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New in the Corn Exchange this Spring... Cornichon

Join us for our launch and BBQ in the Corn exchange

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Markets in March

Orwell Pannier Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 2nd March 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 2nd March 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Fowlmere Farmers Market

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

Herts Country Market

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

Open Mon to Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-2pm Sunday’s 9am-1pm

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

Outdoor Market

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

If you run a market in the SG8 area please let us know and we can include in next issue!

Sandon Farmers’ Market

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

Open Mon to Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-2pm Sun 9am-1pm

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Stingray Charity Concert On Saturday 16th March at the Blue Moon, Cambridge there will be a concert featuring local indie/rock band ‘Stingray’ who have kindly donated their talent for the night! The event is in aid of local Cambridge based charity ‘Something To Look Forward To’ who support people and their familes who are coming to terms with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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treatment. the gifts they provide are special, very special to those who need a little something to look forward to. All proceeds from tickets sales, and collections on the night will go direct to the charity. Buy your tickets now and help collectively raise some money for this incredible cause. Stingray Concert The Blue Moon, CB1 2LF Saturday 16th March 8-11pm Tickets £7 from or £10 on the door.

With Mother’s Day falling on the last day of March we are celebrating our Mother’s and all that they do for us. Here are some of our ideas on where you can get some gifts, whether you are looking for meaningful or novelty presents, you can get it all just in our Town Centre. If you are looking for some sentimental gifts, Royston is great for that. All Things Birch and Beautiful and La Bella Vita in the Corn Exchange always have a varied selection of unusual and charming gifts for the home, perfect for Mother’s Day. Another good idea for Mother’s Day is visiting the Card Factory too. Not only is it good for cards but you can also get some fun novelty Mother’s Day gifts. Looking along the same line a visit to Ladds or WHSmith also can inspire some great gift ideas.

There are also plenty of florists in Royston, from the independents, to the market stall, our supermarkets and surrounding the town, a number of very good farm shops. If you are still looking for ideas why not book in to one of our lovely resturants and pubs for a Mother’s Day Meal so book soon to be sure not to miss out. There are so many other places we havent mentioned that you can pick up some gorgeous gifts for Mother’s Day in and around Royston. Why not challenge yourself to take a look at whats on your doorstep before ordering online. Let us know how you get on!

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News from your Town Council – March 2019 Focus on Royston Market The market should be a social hub for the town and it would be nice to think that we could see a resurgence of interest among the local community. The challenge faced is encouraging new traders to Royston but to do this they need to feel confident that there is adequate footfall to support their businesses. And of course, I understand that footfall will only increase if there is an incentive to attend and the commodities being sold make it worthwhile for customers to want to visit.

Our new Market Manager is Bob Mills who took up his position with Royston Town Council on 2 January 2019. He has lived in Royston for over 12 years and having decided to dispense with the commute into London seized the opportunity to take on this role. Prior to commencing this appointment he worked for over 27 years with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. During that time he worked as a housing manager, was responsible for services promoting independent living for the elderly and latterly was Tower Hamlets Corporate Contact Centre Manager. In that capacity he was dealing with a vast array of council services which included housing repairs, pest control, anti-social behaviour, refuse and recycling and parking. He therefore brings to our town a wealth of experience and knowledge. Bob commented as follows: “From week one of living in Royston my family has made an effort to support both the market and the High Street and my wife actually set up a food stall on Saturdays shortly after we moved into the area. There is no doubt that the market has contracted a little since then but it retains some really good food outlets and other interesting stalls and we have always made a point of shopping there at least once a week.

The food stalls on the market offer excellent fresh produce and I can vouch for this as a customer myself. The quality is outstanding and if there are any foodies out there I would highly recommend you give them a try. However, the objective in the coming year is to try to introduce a greater diversity of products and I hope that residents will support this initiative by making an effort to spend a little time on the market and see exactly what is on offer. Since taking up my appointment I have spoken to dozens of people who feel pretty much without exception, that a thriving market is important for the area. However, a significant percentage of those people also admit to never visiting it, let alone making a purchase, and hopefully that can change in the future. High streets and markets throughout the country are struggling for a variety of reasons and as a resident I will be hugely disappointed if the fortunes of the town generally do not improve. Royston is a great place to live and it needs the market to be successful. You will find me on the market from 8 am every Wednesday and Saturday and I would welcome any views customers may want to share regarding its future direction.”

Annual Town Meeting

All the fun of the May Fayre

Thursday 21 March 2019, 7.30 pm - Royston Town Hall

Please put Monday 6 May 2019 into your diaries for a fabulous day out for the whole family

Please come along to the Annual Town Meeting; you will hear reports from town, district and county councillors on the work they have been doing over the past year. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. The Town Mayor’s Community Trust Fund Awards will be made, and Community Awards presented to those local residents who have made a significant contribution to the life of our community. We hope that you will help us celebrate everything that makes Royston such a good place to live and work.

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Priory Gardens 12 pm to 4.30 pm Our two free attractions this year are ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘Circus Whiz’, plus the Fayre offers many other activities including the very popular dog show, fairground rides, bouncy castles, Punch & Judy and charity stalls. Naturally Royston will again be hosting a stall promoting their new initiatives of the local environment and social gardening. If you would like to be involved with this group please contact the Town Hall office.

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The War Memorial gets a revamp Royston’s War Memorial has been cleaned up and refurbished, and a special exhibition was put on around it for the Centenary Remembrance Day. The War Memorial in Melbourn Street had suffered erosion to the name plaques. Prior to the First World War Centenary Remembrance Sunday last year, work was undertaken to replace parts of the panels, re-letter existing panels and insert lintels above them to hinder further erosion. New ramps were also put in, and slabs re-pointed and re-laid. This work was funded by generous donations from the Brian Leslie Racher Trust (£20,000), the War Memorials Trust (£1,500), Johnson Matthey (£1,000) and NPK Holdings Ltd (£500). The remainder of the funding came from Royston Town Council (approximately £8,000). In the week leading up to Sunday, 11 November 2018, a special display was erected around the memorial. Two panels flanked the central stonework, holding a plaque each for every man on the memorial. The display was the brainchild of Chris Murphy, Chairman of Royston Royal British Legion, and was fabricated by Jim Bird and his team at Big Day Graphics. The entries were compiled by Michael and Pamela Wright of the ‘What Royston Did Project’. Although most work was complete for the 2018 Remembrance Service, some re-pointing and spotlighting work will be completed when the weather improves.

Royston Town Council 2019-20 budget and plans The Town Council Tax for a “Band D” property has been around £42 per year since 2015. For 2019/20 it will rise from £42.53 to £47.29, an increase of just under £5 per year. We have made this increase to be able, amongst other items, to get rid of zero-hours contracts, budget more money for managing the ageing trees in our Plantations and provide a £20,000 fund to start improvements and introduce new facilities which we believe will benefit the community. Some projects are already underway. Some we can do ourselves, others will require different sources of funds and some will be in the hands of District and County Councillors who we work closely with. We have a long list which includes bicycle racks on the Market Place, establishing and promoting safe walking/jogging trails, a new bandstand/amphitheatre for Priory Memorial Gardens, securing the future of the Picture Palace, a disabled parking bay in the High Street, the A505 pedestrian/cycle crossing and many more. Your views are important to us and we will be consulting with you on what should take priority. Royston Town Council has always been fiscally prudent. Compare Royston’s “Band D” with the 2018-19 figures for the small parishes of Ashwell £74.20, Barkway £95.78 and larger towns of Codicote £64.02 and Knebworth £73.44. This budget is the first from your new Town Council elected in May last year. We will continue to manage and use your money with care. Royston is a great place to live. We can make small improvements ourselves and work with the District and County Councils to secure the bigger projects to benefit all our residents.

Photo: Michael Wright

John Davison – Chair of Finance Committee


A list of all Councillors’ names and contact numbers is given below, together with details of the wards they represent. All Town Councillors serve in a voluntary capacity and are elected for a 4 year term of office. Councillors are not paid and do not receive any allowance for attending meetings. Town Mayor: Cllr Iain Leggett Deputy Mayor: Cllr F John Smith Palace Ward

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What’s On...

Women’s World Day of Prayer Fri 1st Mar, 2.15pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Churches Together in Royston and The Women of the Adriatic country of Slovenia invite you to share in this, the largest Christian Ecumenical Celebration in the World, with a slice of human witness and an urge for greater inclusivity.

Arts Quiz

Fri 1st Mar, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW £5 per person including nibbles and lots of prizes! Teams of 4-6. General knowledge and arts-based questions.

Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift

Sat 2nd Mar, 9 – 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall, SG8 7RY Great pre-loved items at bargain prices! Baby and children’s clothes, baby equipment, books toys and games and more! £2 entry per person.

‘Cornichon’ Launch BBQ

Sat 2nd Mar, 12 - 5pm Corn Exchange, Market Hill, SG8 9JR A new coffee shop and hub is opening in Royston. Come to the launch to see what it’s all about! Contact:

Home-Start: Celebrating Voices Sat 2nd Mar, 7pm The Meridian School, SG8 7JH Join us in celebrating beautiful voices, at this Royston & District community concert. Contact:

World Scout Jamboree fundraising: Quiz Night

Sat 2nd Mar, 7pm Ickneild Walk First School, SG8 7EZ The World Scout Jamboree fundraising committee are holding their second Quiz Night. Entrance is £7.50 per adult, £5 per child inclusive of a casserole dinner. Licensed Bar selling beers, wines and soft drinks. Jamboree@

An Evening with Flanders and Swann Sat 2nd Mar, 7.30pm Ashwell URC, Ashwell, SG7 5NL Contact: Sue Hill 01462 742539

Quiz Night

Sat 2nd Mar, 7.30pm All Saints Community Hall, Vicarage Close, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DY Test your general knowledge, with teams of up to 6 people. £5 per person which includes licensed bar and snacks. In aid of Melbourn FC. Tickets: 07789 468165

Gt Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair

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

Teatime Praise

Sun 3rd Mar, 3.30pm Greneway School, SG8 7JF Short, lively family service followed by refreshments. Held by the Royston Parish Church.

Black Squirrel Credit Union

Mon 4th & Mon 18th Mar , 9.30 – 11.30am Royston Evangelical Church, SG8 5DQ Ethical savings and loans.

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Curwens Gallery Private Viewing

Wed 6th Mar, 6 - 8pm Curwens Solicitors, High St, SG8 9AA Chantal’s watercolour paintings reflect her love for nature. May creates miniatures and her exhibition features delightful items including pompom key holders. Claire Lake had her work exhibited in a Lace Museum in Belgium in the weeks before her death.

A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign Wed 6th Mar, 7.30pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Meeting to review progress towards completing a safe route between Cambridge & Royston and hear about Greater Cambridge Partnership’s proposed Melbourn Greenway, which may extend to Royston.

Tots in Church

Thu 7th Mar, 9.30 – 11am Meridian School Sports Pavilion, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Baby and toddler group run by Royston Parish Church.

Zoe Francis and the Jim Mullen Trio ‘Remembering Blossom Dearie’

Thu 7th Mar, 7.30pm CUC Wine Bar, Cambridge CB2 1RU Zoe Francis and her award-winning trio led by Jim Mullen perform songs from the repertoire of unique American singer/pianist Blossom Dearie.

Royston Arts Society: Demonstration by Ian McManus, IEA

Fri 8th Mar, 8 – 0am Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Ian McManus will be painting a marine scene in watercolour. Non-members £3 including refreshments.

Royston Folk Club Showcase Fri 8th Mar, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring The Long Nights (BAND), John Meed, Michael Chapman, Mike Excell, Dom Prag £4 (£3 performers), £2 under 25s.

Waterlight Film Project: A Journey Down the Mel

Fri 8th Mar, 7 - 9.30pm Melbourn Hub, 30 High St, SG8 6DZ Concert and poetry reading. Featuring Penni McLaren Walker and Bryan Causton. Playing Vaughan Williams and new songs in the folk tradition.

Royston Lions Square Dance Fri 8th Mar, 7.30 - 11.30pm Presdales School, Hoe Ln, SG12 9NX Licensed Bar and raffle. Tickets £13.50 including supper and a chic ice. In aid of Isabel Hospice and Royston Lions. Bookings:

Saturday Stories at Royston Library Sat 9th Mar, 10 – 10.30am Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Contact: 01438 843277

The Brain Health Programme Sat 9th Mar, 11am The Royston Complementary Health Centre, 31C Market Hill, SG8 9JS A nutrition and lifestyle programme to optimise your wellbeing, memory and mood. A free introductory talk. Booking essential:

Royston Baby Show

Sat 9th Mar, 10am-3pm Meridian School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JH Royston is set to host its fourth Baby & Toddler Show this year, As well as the 30+ stalls, free talks and workshops from experts will be held on the stage in the main hall throughout the day.

French Film Night

Sat 9th Mar, 7.30pm Foxton Village Hall, CB22 6RN Pop-up French Cinema, in association with Saffron Screen. Showing ‘Amelie’ in French with English sub-titles. £10 to include snacks. Licensed cash bar and raffle. Contact: 01223 573007

Orienteering in Royston Town and Therfield Heath

Sun 10th Mar, 10am Therfield Heath, SG8 9NU Urban Orienteering in Royston Town – Part of the SEOUL 2019 programme. Urban courses of varying lengths suitable for all age classes 16 and over up to 75+. Courses for newcomers and improvers, suitable for juniors.

Sunday Jazz Coffee Concert

Sun 10th Mar, 11am CUC Wine Bar, Cambridge CB2 1RU A stylish and elegant Singer-Pianist, Ruth Applin presents a programme of classic jazz, blues and bossa nova, in the style of Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and Diana Krall. £12, £8 for under 16s.

Spring Clean Litter Pick

Sun 10th Mar, 1.30 - 3.30pm The Plough Pub, Coton, CB23 7PL Do your bit to keep the stunning Coton countryside reserve looking beautiful by lending a hand to help pick litter from footpaths and hedgerows in the reserve and surrounding village.

An Afternoon with Fanny Trollope, tea & cake

Sun 10th Mar, 3 - 4.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Fanny Trollope was the mother of Anthony Trollope. She took her family to the USA in 1829 planning to experience living in a utopian community. Mrs Trollope published her experiences in her first book ‘Domestic Manners of the Americans’. Tea and cake will be served.

Cambridge Science Festival Mon 11th - Sun 24th Mar Various locations in Cambridge

Royston Ladies Luncheon Club Mon 11th Mar, 12.30pm Royston Heath, Baldock Rd, SG8 5BG Meets 2nd Monday of every month. New members welcome. Contact: 01763 243439

A10BC Soft Play Session

Tue 12th Mar, 9.15 – 11.15am Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT £5 per child, or £13 for a family ticket for 3 children. Children under 6 months free with a paying child. Snack, Tea and coffee are available to purchase. Contact: 07732 133007

Royston International Group

Wed 13th Mar, 7pm The Banyers House, Royston SG8 7BZ All nationalities and ages are welcome! Just come along for a couple of drinks, or as long as the evening lasts. Meet interesting people from all different backgrounds and cultures. Every 2nd Wed at 7pm. Royston-International-Group

Mad March Hares and other mammals events

Thu 14th Mar, 7 – 9am Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve, Hauxton Rd, Cambridge CB2 9LT Join rangers Becky and Iain to look for brown hares around the reserve and in the surrounding fields. £5 per adult.

Meridian Students in Concert Thu 14th Mar, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AP The choir and chamber group with solo performances from singers and instrumentalists. This evening is free but there will be a collection on behalf of the Parish Church Refurbishment Fund and the RMC. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

Ashwell’s famous Flea Market Sat 16th Mar, 9.30am – 1pm St.Mary’s Church, Mill St, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 5LY, United Kingdom Many weird & wonderful items for sale at rock bottom prices. Refreshments available. All proceeds go to the church restoration fund.

Royston Councillors Surgeries Sat 16th Mar, 10 – 11.30am Angel Pavement, Royston SG8 9AS Do you have any concerns, suggestions or queries about town, district and county services?

Rummage Sale

Sat 16th Mar, 10am – 4.45pm Royston Museum, King St, SG8 5AL Come along and check out some unique items we’re offering in return for donations to the museum!

Making a Difference: Piped Water Into Villages Here & There

Sat 16th Mar, 11am – 12pm Royston Museum, King St, SG8 5AL Join us for a talk to mark the end of our exhibition. The talk is free, but donations to Wateraid are appreciated.

Jumble Sale

Sat 16th Mar, 1 - 3pm Fowlmere Village Hall, SG8 7RY Admission £1 (Children 50p). In aid of Fowlmere Village Hall.

Irish Gin Tasting Evening

Sat 16th Mar, 7pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Why not celebrate St Patrick’s slightly differently this year and come along and try some Irish gins? You will be in the expert hands of The Hertford Gin Club. Tables of 4 or 6 can be booked. £27.50 per person, includes 4 gins to try.

Charity Gig: featuring Stingray Sat 16th Mar, 8 - 11pm The Blue Moon, Norfolk St, CB1 2LD The event is in aid of local Cambridge based charity ‘Something to look forward to’ who support people and their families who are coming to terms with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Free Relaxation Class

Sun 17th Mar, 9.30 – 10.30am Reed Village Hall, Blacksmith’s Ln, Reed, Royston SG8 8AX For adults featuring creative activities suitable for any level. All materials and refreshments supplied. Booking Essential. Contact: hello@

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What’s On... Tao Wellbeing Workshop

Sun 17th Mar, 10am – 12pm Royston Complementary Health Centre, Halstead Chambers, 31C Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS Learn the amazing self healing techniques from the TAO. Contact: 07914 630490

Messy Church

Sun 17th Mar, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU The theme for March is “Our Wonderful World”. 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.

Free Relaxation Class

Wed 20th Mar, 1.30 - 2.45pm Sandon Village Hall, Woodhill Rd, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SQ For adults featuring creative activities suitable for any level. All materials and refreshments supplied. Booking Essential. Contact: hello@

Royston Cancer Support

Wed 20th Mar, 7 - 9pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA A new group for anyone affected by cancer.

Sport Royston Meeting

Weds 20th Mar, 7.30pm Royston Bowls Club, 47 Green Drift, SG8 5BX Sport Royston meetings are an opportunity for the representatives of sports clubs in Royston to talk to the representatives from Royston Town and NHDC councils

Tots in Church

Thu 21st Mar, 9.30am – 11am Meridian School Sports Pavilion, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH Baby and toddler group run by Royston Parish Church.

Curtain Making Technique Course

Spring Craft Fair

Sat 23rd Mar, 11am – 4pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT Hosted by No.3 Royston.

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Mar, 11am – 5pm Middle St, Thriplow, Royston SG8 7RD Every year, up to 14,000 people visit Thriplow to experience the warm and friendly atmosphere of our Daffodil Weekend charity fundraising event, run by volunteers. events/287450778569181/

An Afternoon of Trance Mediumship

Sat 23rd Mar, 2 - 4pm Royston Cave Shop, 8 Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ With Dawn Russell. £15 a person, advance booking and payment via the website.

Wandlebury Wildlife

Sun 24th Mar, 11am – 3.30pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Join us as we explore the habitats of Wandlebury and the wildlife that calls it home. Learn from interactive displays and talks from our conservation partners, and meet the team that works to protect Wandlebury’s wildlife.

Keeley’s 3rd Charity Haircut Sun 24th Mar, 5 - 7pm The Green Man, Shepreth, SG8 6RA Keeley will be having her hair cut for the 3rd time, this time we are aiming to donate 24” of her hair and would love to raise more than the £2,500 she raised last time. fundraising/keeleys3rdhaircut1

Royston Folk Club Concert

Fri 29th Mar, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring Oka Vanga with support from Chris Fox. £13 (£11 in advance), £2 under 25s.

Royston & Saffron Walden National Trust Association

Fri 29th Mar, 7.15pm Market Hills Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW AGM- Speaker Roger Mellor“Adventures in Chile”. NonMembers £3.

Litlington Pre-School Easter Fayre Sat 30th Mar, 2 - 4pm Litlington Pre-school, Litlington Stalls, refreshments and raffle Please come and support us, all welcome.

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Fundraising Concert and Meal: The Montagnana Trio

Girlguiding Royston District’s Spring Fayre

Thu 28th Mar, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Revd Colin Smith, Superintendent Minister of the Cambridge Methodist Circuit, will be sharing his favourite pieces of music with us. Everyone welcome – EldonThursday.

French Conversation Club

Royston Town Hall: Annual Town Meeting

Sat 23rd Mar – Sat 30th Mar, 10am to 5.30pm each day The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge Exhibition of paintings, collages, prints and sculpture by members.Free entry.

Desert Island Discs

Wed 27th Mar, 5.15 - 9pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT A talk by Philip Nalpanis on National Parks of Great Britain. All welcome. Contact: 01763 244424.

Greenfingers Garden Club

Thu 21st & 28th Mar, 10am – 2.30pm Sat 23rd & 30th Mar, 10am – 3pm each day Two courses. Details: www.

Cambridge Drawing Society Art Exhibition

Thu 28th Mar, 7.30pm CUC Wine Bar, Cambridge CB2 1RU South African Grammy-winning Adam Glasser knows his South African Township music inside out and how to make it really get to the audience’s heart. £18 / £15 Students inc.U3A.

Sat 30th Mar, 12pm The Greneway School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF We hope you will be able to join us, help us to celebrate a fabulous fifty years of Greneway School and share your journeys during, and since, the ‘Greneway Years’ with friends

Wed 27th Mar, 7pm The Banyers House, Royston SG8 7BZ We are a friendly group of French learners and native speakers who want to speak French in a relaxed environment. Every level of French is welcome (no under 18s)!

Thu 21st Mar, 7.30pm Royston Town Hall, SG8 7DA Please come along to the Annual Town Meeting; you will hear reports from town, district and county councillors on the work they have been doing over the past year. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Adam Glasser SA Township Jazz Quintet

Wed 27th Mar, 7pm Melbourn URC, Chapel Ln, SG8 6BP With Cherryhomes Trust. Tickets £28. Contact: 01763 246458

Royston Ghost Walk

Wed 27th Mar, 7.30pm Meet at Royston Railway Station Royston, Royston SG8 5AG Tickets will be available from Royston Library from Fri 1st Mar, £6 each.

Michelangelo’s Rothschild Bronzes

Thu 28th Mar, 1.30pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB Our expert tutor will explain why she and her interdisciplinary research team believe the magnificent yet undocumented and unsigned Rothschild bronzes – two extraordinary

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday, 11am – 1pm Wimpole Estate Royston, 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. For more information visit: www.

Baby Rhyme Time

Every Wednesday, 10.15 & 11.15am 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. For the comfort and safety of you and your child, we reserve the right to limit numbers at popular sessions. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family. www.

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Royston Health Walks

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

Weekly Healthy Walking with Cambridge PPF

Every Thursday, 10am Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE We have an enthusiastic group of trained volunteers who lead our two, weekly Walking for Health walks at Wandlebury. The first is slightly faster while the second is more leisurely, accommodating people who are not so fit or are newcomers to the group. Teas and coffees are available afterwards.

Toddler Tales

Every Friday, 2.05 – 2.35pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Sharing stories and rhymes with your child helps to develop their listening skills, language and imagination. Enjoy the stories together by sitting with your child during the session and then spend time browsing and borrowing from our extensive range of picture books. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Park Run

Every Saturday, 9 – 11am Wimpole Estate Royston, 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 21st Apr, 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: 01462742138

Phoenix Ladies Chorus: Sing into Spring

Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March, 7.30 – 9pm each night Potton Lower School Mill Ln, SG19 2PB Come and join us learn a great song, in A Capella harmony. 4 week course, £10 per person.

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As the first buds appear the Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens have been working hard behind the scenes to manage the site for all users and to ensure the future of the site is safeguarded.

competition to produce a logo for the new and improved website that we are working on. A further public meeting is Meetings with Natural England to planned for April to open up look at a ten year management discussion on car parking, dog plan and a visit to Ashdown walking and the bye laws which Forest visitor centre in East have not been updated since Sussex to understand the 1989. challenges and opportunities that With the ground very wet after the other large sites have. Meetings snow of late January and early with tenants, HLS agreement February came the heavy rain. holders. Orienteering, numerous That brings its own challenges organisations that want to run of slippery paths and a grass events on the Heath. Plus the surface which can be damaged. public election at Royston Town Even the golfers banned trolleys Hall on February 12th with a and buggies to protect the grass. record 220 people attending. Late January saw a tournament The agenda doesn’t change with organised by Royston Rugby Royston’s continued expansion, Club with over 300 female education is still the key to Rugby players having a great keeping the Heath a great place time. It was quickly followed in for all to use, with social media February with Royston Runners being the quickest way to get a entertaining 400 athletes in pretty message out. wet conditions. Our first School education visit will take place on March 7th with Enquiries may be directed to over 70 children from Greneway clerk.conservators.therfield@ school visiting to understand how education is the key to make the increased usage of the heath work. along with a design


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My Local Life Antony Vaughan

Antony Vaughan is the proud local owner of AV Home Improvement & Handyman Services. A local tradesman that offers a friendly and professional variety of trades including tiling, plaster repair and most general handyman work. Have a read and find out more about the man behind the business: Where do you live? Royston with my wife, our two boys and Dudley our dog What do you do to make end meet? I run my own Home Improvement and Handyman Service What do you love about your work? The diversity of the the work I do, problem solving and getting the best for my clients. Also the joy of using my grey matter as well as getting a work out at the same time! What’s your favourite local place to eat? The King William in Chishill and The Thai Rack. Our family favourite is the Jolly Postie - sitting inside the post van, my kids love it. And a special place for

What has been the most valuable life What is your favourite way to spend a lesson that Saturday? you have learnt? Out with my family and the dog getting muddy, walking in the woods or getting Never judge sandy by the sea at our fav beach in a book by Suffolk. its cover. It’s never the Most memorable Royston experiences? ones you Walking around the town at the Royston expect to be Arts festival entertaining people of all kind hearted, ages dressed as Chewbacca and a regardless of ‘In Royston, a galaxy not Stormtrooper from Star Wars. I thoroughly the way they enjoyed the opportunity to do it in my dress or look. so far away’ home town. Four people you would invite to dinner… How do you relax? My Dad, who passed away when I was I build film costumes, you may have young x, my Wife and our two boys, even see me at the Arts Festival. I find it very if just for a minute. I wished they could therapeutic building them, researching have met the kindest, most intelligent, how to do it and learning new ways of funniest, generous and greatest man I’ve painting or building the props. A Star ever known. Wars costume group I’m part of “Vaders Antony Vaughan Home Improvements & Raiders” also raises money for various Handyman Services charities. It’s great to see the smiles, the 07751 787759 or 01763 247756 reactions and the joy on people’s faces. me and my wife is the Sheene Mill as it’s where we got married, the food is outstanding.

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We hope you will be able to join us, help us to celebrate a fabulous fifty years of Greneway School and share your journeys during, and since, the ‘Greneway Years’ with friends, colleagues and Greneway staff past and present. There will be: • Special displays – old and new - of ‘Greneway past and present’ in the Crush Hall, Hall, Gym and Drama studio

• A ‘Listening Booth’ to record reflections and memories • Light refreshments to re-hydrate whilst ‘catching up’ with other Greneway Alumni… The Greneway School Saturday 30th March, 12pm

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If you’re not sure of exactly what you need give him a call and he can talk it through. It’s really that easy! “Thank you for returning to tile my kitchen. Tony it was another fantastic job and I would certainly ask you again to return for other works.” Jan Freeman, Royston, Hertfordshire AV Home Improvements & Handyman Services 07751 787759

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Think Garden, Think Richard Materials For A Purpose... Edging Products Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott Continuing my new series of articles for 2019, materials for a purpose, I am going to be discussing how best to choose the right Materials For Your Desired Purpose and how they best fit into the design of a space. This month I want to investigate edging products. Mowing strips are a great way to reduce the maintenance of your lawn and can be used very effectively to make a prescribed shape in a garden design. Traditionally mowing strips have been made of engineering bricks and can be laid to suit the shape. Rectilinear shapes lend themselves to stretcher course, and curves to header but it depends on the look you want. I like an old style red brick paver when I design a mowing strip for an older property, granite and sandstone setts look good too. It is important that the material used links in some way to the exiting materials in the garden, the property or proposed other new materials. A garden can soon become very busy looking with the use of lots of differing materials and colours that do not relate to each other. The strip not only keeps a good shape to a lawn but it prevents other materials such as planting or mulch migrating. Many traditional herbaceous borders in National Trust gardens will have a strip of paving in front for viewing the border but this is another way of achieving the mowing strip as well as providing somewhere to stand.

Definition between materials is a strong reason for needing to use edging in garden design. When you set out to design a garden space of any size there is the need to exercise control over the space, make some shape on the ground. For shape to be clear having a defined edge to work from is key. Edging in its many forms can provide this and good designers will pick the edging to complement the style of their design. Metal edging is good and over the years I have used many different types that slot or clip together. This is a cost effective way of constructing a metal edge and because they come in long lengths can be used to form great curves in my designs. Timber is good for definition too but be aware that it does not have the longevity of steel. Material contrast is a great way to make a statement in garden design. Often we strive for harmony and cohesion in a designed space, whether it be a new kitchen, bathroom, living room or garden. Using strong contrast can give a very different feel to a space, but keep your colour palette simple. For example a very contemporary courtyard garden could have slate paving on the ground edged with white gravel pieces to make a strong contrasting colour statement about the space. This will command your attention and draw the eye. A softer way to contrast materials could be sandstone paving as the edge and washed Caledonian cobbles as a mulch in a minimal gravel with ornamental grasses garden. How you decide to contrast your edging materials is very dependent on the style of space you want to achieve.

stones of the same paving could continue in gravel pieces to mark the gentle transition. The use of long strips of paving in gravel has become very popular and is a great way to make the gentle transition. The stone planks work well to indicate change of direction on the ground too. Think of them as stripes, laid width ways they will make the space feel wider and length ways longer and thinner. For more in depth advice or garden design help please get in touch to arrange a consultation. GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD

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Keeleys 3rd Charity Hair Cut

Keeley has donated 41” of her hair to the Little Princess Trust and has raised just under £5,000 for charity!

the £2,500 she raised last time. She is raising money for Follow your Dreams charity (a charity that inspires children and young people with learning disabilities On Sunday the 24th March at to follow their dreams and the Green Man pub in Shepreth Harvey Hext Trust-A Siblings she will be having it cut for the Wish (a charity that provides 3rd time, this time we are aiming bereaved siblings with a to donate 24” of her hair and personalised wooden memory would love to raise more than box and teddy) Keeley’s Charity Haircut The Green Man Pub, Shepreth Sunday 24th March, 5-7pm

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of the month at 2.45pm. These meetings are held in the hall of Melbourn Village College where parking is free. Come for the first time as our guest to find out what is on offer. Our meeter/greeters will be pleased to welcome you, advise on what is happening and introduce you to others.

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Are you worried about becoming more forgetful?

If so, why not join Deborah Lethby (Registered Nutritional Therapist)

for a FREE introductory talk on:

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Spring Clean Your Life?

Contact me today to find out how I can help you Pat Duckworth: 01763 853 867

Saturday 9th March, 11am

Virginia Partridge MCFHP, MAFHP Long nails * Problem nails * Fungal infections

at The Royston Complementary Health Centre, 31C Market Hill, Royston

To book your place email ( 07868 733201 or call in at the RCHC

Hard skin * Corns and Callus * Painful verrucae

Mobile Service

Tel: 07791 736 616

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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If you enjoy singing and would like to sing with others, Reed Choir would love to hear from you. All are welcome in our choir, we have members who range from 8 to 80+ years and no auditions are needed to join us. We sing in four parts – soprano, alto, tenor and bass - and are looking for new members from all voice parts.

2019 is set to be another busy year for us as we prepare to join in a fundraising evening of music for Home Start in Royston and make plans for our own summer concert. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Liz or 07702 838006 St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Reed SG8 8AP First Sunday of the month 4-5.30pm

1st week free for new students.

T&Cs apply

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Greneway School, Royston – Tues, Thurs, Sat Icknield Primary School, Sawston – Mon & Wed 7pm Visit email

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ellie mentions..

Although my Mum is really easy to buy for, I always find it hard on Mother’s Day to find something to really tell her how much I love her and appreciate everything she does. She is the most supportive person so I know she’ll read this so I can’t say too much. But I have definitely visited the Corn Exchange shops and there may be flowers from somewhere in town going her way.

Royston Runners It is marathon season and there are lots of Royston Runners training for upcoming events. Sunday 3rd March is the Cambridge Half Marathon. This is a very popular local race and we have a large team taking part. There will be plenty of supporters along the route as well as the official Royston Runner cheering spot at mile 7! Over the next few months you might spot large groups of runners out early on a Saturday and Sunday morning getting the long training runs in. Sunday 10th February saw the final fixture of the Herts Sunday League Cross Country Championships hosted by Royston Runners at Therfield Heath. With Royston in contention for the league title closely pursued by Trent Park, home turf was certainly an advantage. In true cross-country fashion, conditions were testing; mud and driving rain in addition to the hills of the heath proved too much for the visiting clubs.

For the first time in the history of Royston Runners, the hosts were awarded both Women’s A&B team titles as well as the overall Men and Women Combined trophy. The women’s performance was particularly remarkable given the ninth placed position last year! The men narrowly missed out on the winners’ trophy despite clinching 5 out of the 10 top spots on the day. Royston’s home success was a product of teamwork- from the gritty runners to the hardy, enthusiastic and motivating marshals, it really was a whole club event! Credit also goes to the race director, and supporters, as well as the Heath Cafe Bar for hosting the league presentation.

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Looking After you “Tidy House, Tidy Mind”

does it serve a purpose? Does it bring you joy? I held a cake mixer in my hands that my Gran gave me when I moved out of my parents’ home seven years ago and realised that I have never made a cake and that was the start. I am still making my way through this journey but I can say my house and importantly my mind have a lot more space. I also have more time to do the things I enjoy. The benefits of a minimal life is never ending, but the ones I have noticed in myself, a sense of freedom from being overwhelmed, rid myself of excess stuff, and my favourite one the freedom from the consumer culture that we see so regularly. So take one small space at a time and see how your mind can feel so much happier.

We’ve all heard the saying; Tidy House, Tidy Mind. But how true is it? Well in my experience very true. My most recent obsession is minimalism. I watched the Netflix documentary “Minimalism” and I could feel it changing my life as I watched clean, clutter free spaces move along the TV screen. I have always considered myself tidy, and having a complete clear out wasn’t unusual but this time I had a different perspective. Minimalism isn’t just about having less stuff, studies have shown that is can be a way to combat mental illness, by having fewer things to distract or trigger you, your mental health can be positively affected. Minimalism gives you more freedom. Say what? I know, I was the same at first but I began the complete overhaul in my very tiny kitchen with the idea that surely I won’t have much to release from the cupboards. But as I went along and followed KIM FLETCHER the two questions to ask whilst creating that pathway to freedom,

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Home-Start Matters Calling all swimmers for the Home-Start and South Cambridgeshire Aquathon This year Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire is trying to make their annual Aquathon the biggest one yet and are calling on local clubs and organisations to help them make an ever bigger splash this year. The annual event, which has traditionally been held in partnership with local schools, is now being opened up to other local organisations keen to kick start their fundraising. This joint fundraiser is the perfect opportunity for local organisations to raise funds, and all without the hassle as Home-Start Royston and South Cambridge do all the heavy lifting. The event, which will be held at the Royston Leisure Centre is organised entirely by local family support charity Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire.

Participants are invited to contribute teams of six for a fun 55 minute relay swim, and the great news is that participants can walk away with 50% of the sponsorship they raise, while the remaining 50% goes to support Home-Start’s vital work with local families in crisis. Places at the Aquathon are limited, so if you would like to get involved and raise money for your club, whilst also supporting local families, contact Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire for an application form. Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire 01763 262262

Royston in Blue

Royston in Blue in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust takes place Sunday 23rd June at 11am. Warm up and welcome from 10.30am. Why not be one of our sponsors? It only costs £50 to get your name on the course.

Reach in excess of 800 runners and spectators at the biggest event on the Heath this year and get a mention across all our social media platforms with 1383 followers to date. For further details or information on how to get involved contact Judith Anderson: 07903 464678 or judith.anderson@

Creative Royston Creative Royston (the team

Rounds will all be arts themed but specialist behind Royston Arts Festival) knowledge is not are pleased to announce our required. Teams should be 4-6 first event of 2019! people (with an entry fee of £5 per head), but everyone is We will be holding our second welcome and teams can be Arts Quiz on Friday 1st March formed on the night. There will at The Old Bull Inn, Royston. be nibbles provided, and lots After last year’s successful of prizes! inaugural event we can promise a fun evening of Arts Quiz arts-related quizzing, hosted The Old Bull Inn, Royston by Creative Royston chairman Friday 1st March, 7pm Carl Filby.

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sharon mentions..


‘Happy Mother’s Day to all our amazing mums, stepmums, mums no longer able to be with us and those dads who are filling the space mum left… Our mums do so much for us and are a large part of our lives and all deserve to be appreciated every day, not just Mother’s Day! Personally like many mums mine is priceless and is and always will be such an amazing influence on me, as a mum and good friend! Psst.. don’t tell her but colourful bouquet and special gift is planned to brighten up her special day!

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World Book Day

over 100 countries World Book Day is a registered all over the world.

charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.

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In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in

This is the 22nd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 7th March 2019, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily.

Enter your teams of up to 6. £10 entry which includes chilli and garlic bread supper Very limited numbers so don’t miss out. The Old Bull Inn Thursday 4th April 6pm

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Body Control and Pilates Institute Teacher CLASSES BEGINNING IN MARCH

Monday Improvers 7pm & 8pm Tuesday Improvers 9.30am & 4 The Green Royston 10.30am Hertfordshire SG8 7AA Beginners 7pm Telephone 01763 246946 Intermediate 8pm Wednesday Racket Restringing Improvers 9.30am by Doug Drake Beginners 10.30am Improvers 7pm Beginners 8pm

Thursday Improvers 9.30am Beginners 10.30am Classes taught Improvers 7.10pm Intermediate 8.15by Cathryn 4 The Green Royston 9pm Hertfordshire SG8 7AA Jaffray in well Saturday Telephone 01763 246946 Intermediate 9am appointed Improvers 10.15am

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The Walkers

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.

Saturday morning appointments available on the following dates:* 9TH and 23RD MARCH 2019



HOME VISITS are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20-mile Radius of Royston.

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

South Cambs Quilting and sewing group We meet on the first Monday evening of the month in the Meeting Room at Bassingbourn URC (SG8 5NJ) and we welcome anyone who would like to join us to quilt, sew, knit etc. for friendship and to share their love of crafts with us. Join us at 7.30pm and see what we are about!

We also arrange whole days of quilting throughout the year. For more information please contact Barbara on 07974 695664 or just turn up on the night.

We’ve Always Done Business This Way

Decades ago, I spent a holiday based in a granite farmhouse on the edge of Dartmoor, with nothing to read except old copies of the Readers’ Digest. I still remember one of the reader’s letters – and it went something like this: At an army base, the day before the big Passing Out Parade, everyone was hard at work sprucing up the base for the following day’s guests. The letter writer, as a young recruit, was painting kerb stones white by the Gatehouse when he accidentally knocked over his pot of paint. He quickly picked it up, but not before a large puddle had sloshed onto the road. He couldn’t wipe it up and, with the parade being the very next day, he had very little time to think of a solution. Our resourceful recruit decided that, as he couldn’t clear it up, the least he could do would be to make it look smart, so he decided to paint his puddle into a large, regular rectangle on the road. Amazingly, no-one said a word,

and the next day’s parade passed without a hitch. Several years later, our recruit – now a seasoned veteran, returned to the base as a guest of honour at a passing out parade of that year’s officer hopefuls. Imagine his surprise as he drove up to the Gatehouse – not only was the white square still there, but a new recruit was diligently touching up the paintwork ready for the big day! I tell this story to business managers who resist change with the line, ‘We’ve always done things this way! Never be afraid to question why you do things this way? At the very least it might free up some valuable resources but, you never know, it might be the vital question that keeps you in business – just ask Nokia, Blockbuster Video, PanAm, Kodak, MySpace, Woolworths, need I go on?

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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


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

01462 474000

Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden Village Hall Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 246458 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion 01763 244560 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 268605 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 853073 Tannery Drift First School 01763 235100 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 242003 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01763 245484 Thriplow Village Hall 01223 839546 Whaddon Village Hall

01763 245484

NHS Telephone Advice Service

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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

Darren Harward

Painter and Decorator Domestic and Commercial Interior and Exterior



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


For all your local storage solutions

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

Telephone 01763 222978 Mobile 07815 816187

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Royston Self Storage, Broadmere Pond, Royston Rd, Barley, Royston SG8 8BN


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Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell


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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


08457 484950 01763 245228

National Rail Enquiries 24-hours Royston & District Community Transport


03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

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

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999


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

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

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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


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

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Kevin Leavers Mobile: 07504 997107 Home: 01763 660880

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Top Form Soft Tissue Therapist

Fourways Chartered Accountants 28

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


Linda Turner New Dawn Blinds


Home Improvements & Handyman Services


Handyman Services

Artists Jane Harvey Artist

Brewery Hadham Brewery Ltd

Handyman Dave Knight

Building & Construction Services Smooth Design C P Building Services 11 House Clearance Butchers Spires House Clearance Davey’s Butchers 15 Jewellers Knibbs Meatsafe


Car & Van Rental Applegate Van Hire Ltd


Carpentry & Joinery P W H Installations


Childcare Services Bumpkins Nursery 11 Flying Start Montessori Nursery 12

Cleaning Services Daily Poppins


Clock and Watch Specialists Brian Bulley

Coach Hire, Trips & Holidays Richmonds Coaches


Community News 33

Computer Services 12

Decorating Services Darren Harward 29 Decorating & Restorations Service 29

Dentists Ashwell Dental


Document Storage & Shredding Services Simply Shredding

Fabric Repairs & Alterations Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations

Farm Shop Bury Lane Farm Shop

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Landscaping Services John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd The Walkers Partnership Wills By David Isherwood East Anglian Loft Ladders

Office Interiors


Opticians J Oliver Radley Opticians


Oven Cleaning Oven Wizards


We can help your business, event or organisation with all your print, design and digital marketing needs •

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Pet Care Services LW Petcare Services


Plasterers DGN Plastering


H20 23 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 11

Roofers Premier Roofing Royston Self Storage

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Racket Restringing


Garden Centre 2

Gardening Services

BrowniePoints 23 Fishtree Garden Maintenance Services 22 Garden Design Solutions 22 HL Ground and Garden Maintenance 29 Leaf & Lawn 29

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Alexander Green Office Interiors 30

Shire Trees Limited


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Loft Access & Storage Solutions


Feet 2 Feet Royston Complementary Health Royston Hypnotherapy

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Legal Services


Health Therapist


Complete Bathroom Solutions 31 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 31 Trademark Kitchens 6

Body Balance 25 Gymbo’s 27 Jane Edwards 27 Jazzercise 25 Premier Pilates 27

Arrington Garden Centre


Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

12 Self Storage


A J Furniture


30 Plumbing & Heating Services

Electricians Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd


H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers

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Cornichon 15

The PC Doctor

5 7

3 Marketing & Advertising Services

Coffee/Sandwich Shop Royston Town Crier


Home Furnishings

Ivett and Reed

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Tiling Services Simon’s Tiling Services


Tree Services

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Venue Hire Royal British Legion Royston Town Football Club

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Wellbeing Nutrissential Sole Intentions

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Trulight Windows

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