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The Green, Therfield SG8 9PN

Large village green at the front of the pub & a back garden with a playground at the rear

Saturday 20th July 4pm

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Saturday 29th June 5pm

(after Therfield Village Fete)



Foxy Fest Beer Festival


Live music in the evening Daisy Keeble- Acoustic Set Cardinal Kings - New Unique original material Hog Roast • Salad Bar • Bouncy Castle


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A Boutique Beer Festival

Music beginning with original singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Woodroffe featuring the Saxophone with Jez- Bluesy and Jazzy!

Followed by Melissa Hayley Baker - Pop, Soul and Funky Singing

Bouncy Castle • BBQ

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With June comes some beautiful weather (we hope!) and many things to celebrate. Our delicious looking covers remind us that it’s strawberry picking season and Strawberry Fair in Cambridge, which just marks the start of a huge month for Fetes and Fayres. To find out which ones to attend visit our What’s On pages 16-17.

Next Deadline

Thursday 13th June

We also have Father’s Day which is our #TLM this month. We have been reminiscing about childhood memories with our wonderful Dads before Sunday 16th of June where we will spend the day treating all the amazing Dads, Grandads, Step Dads and the influential men in our life. Do let us know if you have anything special planned. Finally, don’t forget that Royston In Blue takes place this month so don’t miss your chance to register for a fun filled day at Therfield Heath.

The Listing Team

Cath Director & Publisher

Sharon Advertising & Media Sales

Ellie Editorial

Monica Design

Lucy What’s On


In This Issue ...



The Listing Mentions


Spotlight On... Citizens Advice


Out & About... Royston In Blue


Hidden Royston


My Local Life: Ivan Titmuss


What’s On


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Think Garden, Think Richard


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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


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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.

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:

Melbourn community Royston Mencap Royston u3a When Margaret Reardon got married the Royston Mencap recently held a social furthest she had travelled from Cambridge allotment and bingo evening at Wetherspoons. was a trip to Southwold. But that all changed Fancy spending some time in the fresh air and getting more time outdoors?

Melbourn Community Allotment meets 10am-12pm every Friday (weather permitting) at the Moor allotments. Helpers get lots of fresh air, gentle exercise, and produce to take home. Tools and refreshments provided, all abilities welcomed. Contact Diana Barker: 01763 260141;

wi pm Royston WI pm meet on the second Thursday of each month in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace. We are a friendly welcoming group of women from varied backgrounds and with a wide variety of interests. We meet regularly to discuss books, learn ukulele, take country rambles and enjoy lunch together. We also organise visits to theatres and places of interest as well as social events like coffee mornings. We are entertained and informed by professional speakers and in June local author Sarah Harrison will be with us. Try your writing skills in our fun limerick competition. Our next meeting is on 13th June from 1.45pm

For more information, call Eunice on 01763 231658 or Jean on 01763 245958

On the last Sunday in April we had a coach trip to Paradise Wildlife Park. We were able to see lots of animals and could only marvel at the new addition of the Dinosaur Park. These remarkable exhibits were very lifelike and we were quite spellbound by them. Coming up in the next few months we have trips to the Nene Valley Railway and Cromer.

Royston Mencap welcomes all disabilities and all ages and an annual subscription of £15 entitles all members and their carer/parent/guardian to attend various events and outings during the year. Should you require any further information Linda: 07767 847796 or Kyra: 07780 843296

when she became the wife of colonial officer Patrick Reardon and embarked on a life in Africa in the dying days of Empire. She recorded her amazing experiences and challenges she faced in letters, diaries and photographs - and in her early nineties wrote the book An Unexpected Journey with her daughter Kate Armstrong and granddaughter Phyllis. Kate gave us a fascinating glimpse into Margaret’s life and said it has been a privilege to highlight her mother’s deep sense of duty and love for the work she helped her husband carry out. The next monthly meeting on 25th June 1.30pm at the Town Hall will be the AGM followed the life of W S Gilbert by Mike Levy

Royston Townswomen Guild

Black Squirrel Credit Union

Have you been to The Lost City of Petra? Rodney Tibbs will take you there, learn answers to the 1812 rediscovery of this ancient city once on trade routes through the Middle East. If you are intrigued to know more come along to the illustrated talk in Heritage Hall, Town Hall Royston on Tuesday 4th June at 1.45pm The May meeting gave members the opportunity to socialise over team games, quizzes and refreshments. Visitors are welcome to our monthly meetings. For more information about the varied programme contact: Pauline: 01763 221314

What is Black Squirrel Credit Union? BSCU is a credit union open to anyone living or working in North Herts. It is a savings and loans cooperative run for its members, who can save as much as they want on a regular basis. Membership is only £2 a year. Any surplus is given back to members in the form of a dividend. The credit union complies with strict regulations and has annual checks by the FCA. Members’ money is protected under the FSCS up to £85,000. Members over 18 can apply for very low cost loans, at favourable rates. Find out more at or drop in on Mondays, 10-11.30am at Royston Evangelical Church near Tesco’s.

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

rotary round-up 12th June will see us hosting Kids Out, where we treat around 100 disadvantaged children to a special day out at Wimpole Hall.

meal where the role will be handed over to Martin Berry.

The monthly Memory Café will be The children will benefit from a held on Monday 10th June, so if variety of games and attractions you know of anyone with memory and a nice picnic lunch. From past problems please send them experience the day is extremely with their carer for an enjoyable popular with the children. and stimulating morning, 10am to 12pm at the Old Barn, Upper June is also the end of the reign King Street in Royston, no of our current President, David booking needed. Blundell, and so we will be going to Madingley Hall to enjoy a nice

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index system and Royston & District athiscardbecame the basis for everything he later made Local History Society available to everyone. Our May meeting was the last of the current season and began with the AGM followed by Mike Petty ‘Cambridgeshire History on your Computer: the library on your laptop.’ It began in 1964 when Mike discovered in a back room of Cambridge Library, a collection of books, newspapers, illustrations and more on Cambridgeshire, which had been there for 110 years. Mike began by setting up

His experience and unrivalled knowledge has assisted thousand of enquirers for over 50 years, for anyone investigating past or present. Nowadays, just by Googling a magnitude of information will be revealed. Our next season begins on 3rd October in Town Hall at 8pm, with a lecture entitled, Archaeological Excavation at Wimpole by Paddy Lambert.

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sharon mentions..

Our mentions this month focus on Father’s Day, all our dads are the best Superheroes and make us feel proud like we do them! My dad likes nothing more than to be busy in his garden, keeping the grass / flowers and greenhouse maintained (imagine his face if I did this to his grass – the best present of all!) and his new-found love of his self-built outdoor fishpond! As a child I always remember him talking about his love of historical vehicles and still has a collector’s late 1950’s Land Rover stored- away, this month with so many historical car shows a trip out to see and meet some of the owners is planned along with a trip to an outdoor aquarium to maybe inspire a few ideas and a possible Father’s Day fish or gnome for something a bit different…

comes from Elizabeth and Jameson - a highlycREATIVE rOYSTON Support regarded new duo featuring

Join Creative Royston and Royston MusicFest for our summer concert.

This year, we will be featuring exciting new band Tin Giants - featuring virtuoso instrumentalists including members of the popular ‘Shave the Monkey’ and ‘Boxwood Chessmen’. Hear mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and saxes combine to create a stunning sound described as ‘modern acoustic(ish) folk’.

Hannah Elizabeth (formerly ‘Said The Maiden’) and Griff Jameson (formerly ‘Fred’s House’) who have established a growing reputation over the last year.

Advance tickets available for £10:,, direct from The Old Bull Inn or on the door for £12.

Sunday 7th July 7pm Old Bull Inn, Royston

heydon Grange mixed open golf In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, Heydon Grange Golf Club are hosting their 25th Anniversary mixed open.

Country Club Fowlmere Rd, Heydon, Herts SG8 7NS Tel: 01763 208988 Teams of Men, Women or a or enquiries@ combination can enter. There heydongrange. will be coffee and a bacon roll on arrival as well as a halfway house and rolling buffet. Thursday 4th July Entries by 8th June to Registration The Secretary, from 8.30am Heydon Grange Golf &

News from the conservators By the time you read this article we will have had our public meeting at Meridian School with the work due to start on the car park repairs week commencing June 5th. There will be access at all times, & there will be some traffic management, so please be patient. Hopefully the brief inconvenience will be outweighed by the long term benefits. Please remember that as temperatures increase, more people use the site. We all need to be respectful and make sure we don’t impact negatively on others’ enjoyment. There is also a chance that we will get little rain, increasing the risk of fire, so we take this opportunity to remind you not to take BBQs or any naked flame onto the heath and to be careful not to discard any cigarette butts, please. Sheep The sheep are due to return to the heath in June. As always | 01763 248447 1906 The Listing Royston June 2019.indd 5

we ask you to keep dogs on leads in grazing areas and we will keep you up-to-date with their whereabouts via The Listing, the map on the Heath Sports Club, our website and social media. Control of invasive species Last year, the volunteers spent time pulling up ragwort and no doubt it will need doing again. In addition, this year we have been implementing measures to control the spread of rape, cow parsley and tor grass on the site. While none of these are without benefits to some wildlife, all of them can become quickly out of hand. What the site is special for is its chalk grassland species and that is what we always have to bear in mind. Enquiries may be directed to

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Loving Local Living Church Update

The Police and Fire Services have now ruled out arson as the cause of the fire of 9th December 2018. We may never know the cause. The bells have been inspected, and unfortunately almost all are cracked and will probably need recasting. The memorial book is unscathed and a suitable accessible location has now been found. It can be viewed at the offices of Newlings of Royston in Fish Hill and we are most grateful for their help and support. Bakers of Danbury have been awarded an “Enabling Works” contract to clear all debris and non-recoverable items and take measures to protect all items of value. They will also erect internal scaffolding to allow inspection of the tower stonework and nave roof timbers, and remove the bells, as well as investigating the areas of subsidence in the floor. These works are expected to occupy most of May and June. Another important decision that will be required is whether to refurbish our existing organ to a good condition for the next few decades, or whether to replace it either with another pipe organ or a digital organ. In the meantime the Church Sunday services have continued to take place with great support

at Greneway School. This has been augmented with other services being held at both Royston Methodist church and the Town Hall - we are most grateful for their continued support at this difficult time. People in the community continue to come forward and express their concern and support within the generosity of their donations towards the Refurbishment Fund which now stands at in excess of £27,000. At the recent May Fayre in Royston great interest was shown at the stand which showed pictures of the inside of the church following the fire. Many questions were raised about the condition of the church. If you have any questions, please speak to our Church Warden, Nick Hindle: 01763 324325 or Treasurer, Phil Burchell: 01763 848937


It’s likely that children would have Early people started using started stone tools around 2.5 million learning years ago. This most likely started in Africa and as people this from a young age. travelled, they brought their tools with them. Others would Women and men who were in the group flint knappers might have seen how useful these have had a group of kids to new-fangled gadgets were and would have got on board. teach. A flint arrow to fire at your Our tapestry scene shows dinner instead of running after a young person watching it, trying to trip it up and trap another person work flint. it – yes please! Or perhaps, we can see something else happening – Flint is a beautiful material a parent trying to get some and a lot of skill was (and knapping done, while their is) needed to turn it into an arrow head, knife, spear head, young child decides now is a good time to ask them all the scraper or whatever else is questions about everything needed. ever. Maybe the kid was bored with flint and instead became a hunter.


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Spotlight On... Citizens advice

Citizens Advice North Hertfordshire, (we dropped the bureaux in 2013) offers free impartial advice to North Herts and South Cambs residents via drop-in sessions held at Royston Town Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30am - 12pm. We also offer appointments at the Melbourn Community Hub, on the first and third Monday morning of every month - which you can book via the hub’s centre manager by calling 01763 263303. Most people have heard of ‘CAB’ - as we used to be known - but don’t realise how we operate. There is a national brand, providing some central support in the form of policies, procedures, and shared systems, but as a legal entity, Citizens Advice North Herts is a completely independent charity with its own board of local trustees.

We provide confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Of the people we helped:

• 3 in 5 found it easier to manage day to day We’re looking to build relationships with individuals and organisations, so please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

A little bit of background; in 2018/19 Citizens Advice North Herts supported over 5,000 people with 11,500 issues. We have 18 part time members of staff and 73 trained volunteers, most of whom volunteer twice a week.

Perhaps you work in a company that supports local charities throughout the year, or maybe for one of the larger companies who have a fund that can be applied for. Perhaps you’d be interested in making a small regular donation to support us in our work, or maybe you’re interested in helping us in a volunteer capacity?


Would you like to kickstart your career in marketing, publishing or journalism?

We are looking for self-starting A-level / BTEC students or equivalent to join our team, for a few hours per week to fit in around your school / college commitments, within office hours 9-5.30pm. Roles will be split accordingly to suit the individuals.

Rosie Waters, Chief Executive and Lecia Fraser, Advice Services and Project Manager

• 7 in 10 people felt less stressed, depressed or anxious • Nearly 1 in 2 felt their physical health had improved

We’re entirely reliant upon the grants we receive, those we apply for and generous support from the community.


We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice, we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.

Core duties include: • Liaising with contributors and compiling our what’s on calendar • Writing and editing articles • Preparing leaflets for our distribution team • Keeping our website and social media channels up to date You must demonstrate a passion for Read what our previous student marketing, publishing or journalism, employees are now doing: have a keen attention to detail and creative flair. To apply, email your CV along with a paragraph outlining why you would like to join The Listing team to by Friday 14th June 2019. Interviews will take place in June.

Either way, we’d love to hear from you, so please email Catherine Bennett on if you’d like to be kept updated on our latest news, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CitizensAdvice

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Out & About... Royston in Blue

Since 2012, when Royston in Blue first created a Wave of Blue across the Heath in late June, we have raised just over £120,000+ for Teenage Cancer Trust.

one of our wards. This service reaches young people who live further away from our wards, providing support in their local hospital or at home. 

Every day in the UK around seven teenagers and young adults (aged 13 – 24 years) are diagnosed with cancer and Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity meeting the critical need of these young people who need specialised nursing and emotional support. Right now, we can only help half of young people with cancer with our world-leading nursing.

We’re also exploring other ways to reach more young people, such as through our popular support events and improving our digital support services.  

We don’t have enough nurses to help every young person with cancer get the specialised nursing they desperately need: • Without Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist support young people risk facing cancer isolated and alone, not accessing the specialist emotional support and care they need through their cancer journey. • Teenage Cancer Trust relies 100% on voluntary donations to protect and grow these vital services for young people • We need your support to maintain our 28 outstanding Teenage Cancer Trust Wards (units) in every major Hospital (Principal Treatment Centres) across the UK and fund specialist nursing staff who help run them. • We need to fund our outreach nursing and support service that will provide support to young people not accessing

Looking for a venue? For a party, funeral gathering or meeting?

Royston in Blue on Sunday 23rd June is again hoping for a record number of entries for the 5km (3 miles) event which is open to everybody. The morning starts with a few welcoming speeches followed by a fun aerobic warmup at 10.40am where you can shake your booty and warm up your muscles before starting on the route around Therfield Heath at 11am. Some of you will choose to run the course and achieve a personal best, whereas others of you will choose to walk and chat with friends or may have toddlers / buggies / pets in tow. Whatever your goal or fitness level, Royston in Blue is for you - remember, it’s all about fun whilst raising funds!

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Hidden Royston

Sat 1st Jun 3.30pm

Dumbo (PG)

Sat 1st Jun 7.30pm

Fisherman’s Friends (12A)

Fri 7th Jun 7.30pm

Wild Rose (15)

Sat 8th Jun 7.30pm

The Sisters Brothers (15)

Fri 14th Jun 7.30pm

Avengers Endgame (12A)

Sat 15th Jun 7.30pm

Tolkien (12A)

Fri 21st Jun 7.30pm

Pick of the Litter (PG)

Sat 22nd Jun 7.30pm

Eighth Grade (15)

Fri 28th Jun 7.30pm

Amazing Grace (U)

Sat 29th Jun 7.30pm

Red Joan (12A)

Some screenings are subject to confirmation, please keep an eye on our website for up to date screenings. Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA

and leave to take their child to school on their first day. If staff members marry, the happy Steps To Success couple can use the company National news about the limousine, are given a week’s demise of high street stores holiday and £100. The is a serious development for thousands of shop staff across company has holiday homes the country. The average high for staff to use. They also train and employ people who may street in England and Wales be facing particular barriers to has lost 40 shops in the past five years. Locally in Royston, getting jobs. the recent disappearance Well, that’s what I’d been of the Stationery Cupboard told and had read about the (albeit for a new life online) is company. I set out to find out confirmation that jobs in retail first-hand whether, particularly are far from secure. given the gloom and doom It’s refreshing then that at least on high streets across the one business in Royston town country, there really could centre believes the secret to be an employer doing things success is to give their staff so differently, and doing it five-star support in the belief successfully. that they, in turn, will give great To find out who the company service. The management style is and more about them visit: is also about empowerment – giving the people at the front line the authority to make Written by Chris Lee business decisions (with any above-target sales successes rewarded with bonuses in their pay packets). The company’s exceptional employee benefits also include a day off on their birthdays

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My Local Life Ivan Titmuss

This month our local life is Ivan Titmuss, the proud owner of The Fox and Duck in Therfield, a pub perfect for those love the countryside, fine food and the warmest of welcomes. Located in the stunning village of Therfield, Hertfordshire, The Fox and Duck is a multi-award winning pub and restaurant that is the centre piece of this community. Situated just three miles from Royston, The Fox and Duck is easily accessible while maintaining its picturesque and tranquil village character. From the rustic charm and open fireplace found in the pub to the scenic village green in front of the pub, this well disguised gastropub is perfect for all.

taken me under their wing. Seeing and hearing the satisfaction when customers have had a great dining experience in the pub. Working with the most motivated, happy and professional team! Favourite thing to do in Royston? I love Royston Cave and the whole mysterious history behind it. Every time visitors from overseas visit me I take them there; they are always amazed, and I believe it’s historically undervalued. I would love to have applied for the cave guide job if I had more time! What are you looking forward to most this month?

Where do you live? Therfield

The Fox and Duck’s first beer festival, ‘Foxy Fest’ over the weekend of the 29th What’s your favourite local place to eat: and 30th June. On the same day as the The Old Bull Inn for lunch and dinner. The Therfield Fete, so much fun to be had in Heath Cafe for breakfast and great coffee the village that weekend! and cakes in the afternoon. What is the most challenging aspect of Favourite shop: Barbara’s Flowers, they your position? supply lovely fresh flowers for the pub. Keeping the business ahead of the game, What makes you happy? Bangkok and by always looking to improve our offering Ibiza and keeping the highest standards of a country pub. What do you love about your work? Lots of things, getting to know all the villagers in Therfield, it’s like they have

Life’s a beach!

Bringing all the fun of the seaside to the borders of Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire, The Beach @ Bury Lane is our exciting, brand new children’s adventure zone for ages 0-12 years. The large summer outdoor play area offers diggers, trampolines, bungees, go karts, climbing boulder, sandy beach and much more! The Beach is one of a kind, with a huge range of play equipment for children to enjoy. The fully enclosed safe and secure area is adjacent to the well-established Bury Lane Fun Barn which means there is an on-site cafe for hot and

cold food and drinks, clean toilets and baby change facilities. Outdoors there is an Ice Cream and Refreshments Hut and the Beach Shop provides everything you need from buckets and spades to sun cream lotion.

What has been the most valuable life lessons that you have learned? That I am still learning! That you get out of life what you put in. That life shouldn’t always be about work, but you need to work hard to get ahead in this world. That’s it’s so easy to get caught up in this way of thinking and we should all try and find a life balance, as soon as possible! Four people you would invite to dinner: Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay, John Wayne and Sara Cox - I want to have fun at the dinner table! What inspirational quote sums you up? Always look on the bright side of life. The Fox and Duck, Therfield, SG8 9PN 01763 287246

Roll up! Roll Up! ... For Therfield Village Fete This charming event provides a true village fete experience and a fabulous afternoon of family fun. This year we have the added attraction of a classic motorcycle show and Hertfordshire Fire Service will be there – for an opportunity to climb aboard a fire engine! Why not try your hand at the coconut shy, hook a duck or welly wangling? Pick up a great

bargain on the fancy goods, or browse the many other attractions. You could win at the bottle tombola or fantastic raffle. When you need refreshment, visit the Beer Tent, BBQ or the delightful Rectory garden. There is something for everyone. Therfield Village Fete, St Mary the Virgin Church, Saturday 29th June, 2–4.30pm

Say goodbye to airport queues and lost luggage and plan your summer holiday days out with the kids right here at The Beach @ Bury Lane. For details on opening hours and prices see our website

Saturday 29th June

2pm - 4.30pm

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Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre Join us for fun and games as well as refreshments and a BBQ! Friday 5th July 5-8pm Mortlock Street, Melbourn, SG8 6DB

Markets in June

Orwell Pannier Market

Herts Country Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th June 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

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

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th June 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Fowlmere Farmers Market 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 13th June 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

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 20th June 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

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

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

Home of the Gold Award Home of The Gold Award Winning Winning We cater forSausages all your needs for Celebrated Meldreth Pork Celebrated School and Village Fetes: Minted Lamb Kofta Kebabs 20 for £6.99 Free Gas Barbecue Meldreth 2 for £6 Mix & match BBQ Packs & Heating Trays Hire Pork Burgers, Sausages, Sliced Having a Party at Home or local Venue and need catering Onions, Cheese, Veggie, Sausages Then Call Russell on 01763 Rolls260193 & Baps Fantastic BBQ’s, Spit Roast Hog, Spring Lambs or a Baron of Beef, Slow Roast

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

News from Royston marketTucker and son Fishmongers

This month we would like to introduce Royston’s longest standing trader – Tucker and Sons Fishmongers. This family run business has been trading in Royston since 1956 and regular patrons of the market will know Darren and Andy who work on Saturdays and Wednesdays respectively. Making the long journey from Great Yarmouth they provide an enormous variety of fish of the highest quality – which includes Dover Sole, Sea Bass, Halibut, Sea Bream and Salmon to mention just a few. Cromer Crab, Scallops and Squid are also on offer and of course everything is fresh! This very popular stall is located adjacent to Angel Pavement and if you are a lover of fish is really worth a visit. We are sure you will not be disappointed. To keep upto date with the Market News follow, @RoystonMarket on FaceBook or visit;

pulled Pork & Brisket Carvery, Curry nights, Jacket Potatoes & fillings

• Fresh Fruit & Vegetables • Delicatessen • Butchery • Fishmongers • Fresh Flowers • Gift Shop • Garden Centre • Café • PYO in season • Free-range Eggs • Children’s Fun Barn


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Royston Summer Market Saturday 22nd June All the fun starts from 10am through to 1pm

With music from Royston’s Ukulele Band Free glitter tattoos for the kids at the Royston Girl Guides stall Free mock-tails courtesy of ‘The Old Court House’ They will even show you how to make your own! Free summer themed cupcakes and sweet treats available from the Royston Town Council stall Mexican Street-Food provided by Mr Taco Plus all Royston’s regular traders providing: Fresh fruit and vegetables • Meat and poultry • A large variety of bread and cakes • An enormous selection of fresh fish • Flowers and plants • Prints and picture frames • Golf clubs and bikes

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News from your Town Council – June 2019 All the fun of the Fayre! The Royston annual May Fayre came to town on Monday 6 May this year. Great fun was had by all! Nobody was put off by the grey sky; there was so much to distract from it.

“What a fantastic May Fayre we had! Probably the best yet; so wonderful to see families enjoying an afternoon out.” Mayor Iain Leggett

Attractions included an amateur dog show, historic vehicles, rideable miniature train, fairground rides, the Town Band, Punch and Judy, a circus skills workshop and “Last Man Standing”; a hilarious physical challenge for all the family. As usual, there were many and varied food offerings, including a hog roast, doughnuts, burgers, candy floss and ice cream, and of course a popular bar provided by a local establishment. The day is always a fun way to spend your bank holiday, and a great way to help local charities and groups as well. Local groups with stalls included: the Scouts and Guides, Naturally Royston, Twinning Association, several school Friends groups, dance schools, and fundraisers for various worthy causes. We would like to thank all the caterers, entertainment providers and everyone who came to the day and made it such a success. A big thank you must go to many of those involved, including the May Fayre working group, all volunteers on the day, and our town clerk, Caroline Mills, who really went above and beyond. We are also grateful to McDonalds and Tees Law staff, who kept the park tidy for us.

More toilets now open across the town After the closure of the Cross public toilets in 2017 due to rising costs, the Town Council set up a Community Toilet scheme in collaboration with local businesses. Toilets at The Jolly Postie and The Coach and Horses were opened to the public during the establishments’ opening hours, at no charge to the public and with no obligation to buy anything while there. These businesses receive a small payment from the council to help with maintenance costs of the facilities they provide and display window stickers advertising their participation in the scheme. Building on feedback from the public about the location of these facilities, the Town Council is pleased to welcome the Banyers House to the scheme and, in doing so, to expand the number and accessibility of free toilets for the public across Royston Town Centre. The Council understands that access to toilet facilities is especially important to the elderly, small children, and those with invisible disabilities and hopes that this new venture will encourage these groups to visit the town centre. The Banyers Hotel joined the scheme on 1 March 2019. Public toilets run by North Herts District Council remain open at Fish Hill.

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The Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery stall.

Annual Town Meeting March 2019 Royston Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting took place on Thursday 21 March with reports from the Mayor, Town Centre Manager, Chairmen of Royston Town Council Committees and District and County Councillors. Community Service Awards for 2018/2019 were presented to two of four worthy recipients in recognition of their services to the town. Lindsay Davidson – in recognition of her services to the Royston community over many years as a Town Councillor, volunteer and active member of many committees. Royston and District Community Transport, represented by Brian Johnson – In recognition of 25 years serving the Royston community. The following were unable to attend on the night but awards also went to Susan Thornton-Björk - in recognition of her work as Town Clerk to Royston Town Council from 2006 to 2017. Ben and Beth Chapman – for their work in fund-raising for many local charities. The Town Mayor’s Community Trust Fund grants were also made to deserving local organisations to help with funding for their community projects. There followed an open meeting where councillors welcomed questions from electors. As usual there was lively debate and councillors were keen to respond to any questions posed. There was a fair attendance at the meeting but the Town Council would encourage you to attend what is an informative and collaborative meeting. The full report will be available to read on the council website as well as information on how to apply for the Trust Fund grants.

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Mayor of Royston 2019 to 2020 I am honoured and humbled to be asked, once again, to represent our great town as Mayor. I promise to work for the benefit of Royston and its people in this time of change.

Visit to Royston Fire Station As part of their admirable and on-going work within the community, Steve Greaves, the Crew Commander at Royston Fire Station invited Town, District and County Councillors to see our Fire Crews at work and to see what they do as a fire and rescue service. We were treated to training demonstrations using cutting equipment, ladders, hoses and considerable climbing skills in very windy weather! Councillor Ian Coll ‘was volunteered’ to be the driver in a reconstruction of a road traffic accident. We saw how they go about cutting the door off a crashed car and how to get someone out who might have injuries. We also had the opportunity to discuss issues that the Fire Service have in our local area. This proved to be enlightening and informative and as a result actions are being taken by our County and District Councillors to improve matters. The main issue was the growing problem of access for fire engines because of inconsiderately parked cars. We can only appeal to people to think about where and how they park and think about the event of an emergency happening in our roads in and around Royston. Firemen do have the powers to remove obstructing vehicles but this wastes valuable time when out on emergency calls.

I will work hard to give youngsters a say in their future, as sometimes I know they don’t feel they are being listened to. I hope to work with other organisations, looking into forming a Royston Youth Council as this, I believe, would give them a voice in how the town develops in the future. I want to help local businesses achieve their full potential by promoting both them and our town as a leader for enterprise. In doing this I hope that they will also engage with young people to create local jobs for the future. I would also like to help the Royston and District Twinning Association grow and be more recognised. I feel that we need to look at our local environment by changing the way some of us think. It shouldn’t just be about making a profit but also about having a healthy vibrant town and keeping open areas accessible to everyone, no matter what their personal circumstances are. Half of the charity funds raised will go to the Garden House Hospice and half to the Mayor’s Community Trust Fund, which awards grants to worthy local organisations in Royston.

As a result of our visit we went away with a better understanding of everything the service does for our local community.


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 Robert Inwood Deputy Mayor: Cllr Mark Hughes Palace Ward

Amy Bourke-Waite Ian Coll Mark Hughes Robert Inwood Iain Leggett Mike Harrison Marguerite Phillips F John Smith Philip Smith Vera Swallow Thomas Perry Carol Stanier

Ruth Brown John Davison Emma Squire-Smith

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In my year as Mayor I would like to be remembered for supporting the belief that no matter what your background is, you can get involved and have a voice in this great community that we have. Cllr Robert Inwood

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

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What’s On... Coton Countryside Walk: Coton Reserve, Madingley Rise, American Cemetery

Sat 1st Jun, 10am – 3pm Martin Car Park at Coton Countryside Reserve, Cambridge CB23 7PZ Join us for a sociable countryside walk around picturesque Coton village. Enjoy striking, long-distance views south from Madingley Rise and north from the American Cemetery, and visit the Millennium Wood.

BMX ‘Come and Try’ Day

Sat 1st Jun, 10.30am – 12.30pm Royston BMX Club, SG8 5UP 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 of BMX Racing.

Preloved Chidren’s and Maternity Wear Sale

Sat 1st Jun, 12.30 - 4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, maternity, baby & children’s clothes & shoes (0 – 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition, waiting to be worn again. If you would like more details on the above event

Gt Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 2nd Jun, 10am – 4pm Great Chishill Village Hall, Wiseman Farms, SG8 8SH Antiques & Vintage stalls, tea and cake. £1 entry.

Hinxton Watermill Open Day Sun 2nd Jun, 2.30 - 5.30pm Mill Ln, Hinxton, CB10 1RD Drop in and explore this 17th century working watermill, built on a site dating back to the Domesday Book.

Teatime Praise!

Sun 2nd Jun, 3.30pm Greneway School, SG8 7JF A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake. Royston Parish Church at Greneway School.

Wandlebury Adventures: Woodland Crafts

Mon 3rd Jun, 6 - 8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Have a blast making your very own miniature treehouses using natural materials! The action-packed Wandlebury Adventures take place on six consecutive Monday evenings. Term (£75) or individual session (£15).

A10BC Soft Play Session

Tue 4th Jun, 9.15 – 11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT £5 per child or £13 for a family ticket of 3 children. Tea and coffee available for purchase. 07732 133007

Living Well with Hearing Loss Tue 4th Jun, 10am – 12.30pm The Committee Room, Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, SG8 7DA Come to a free informal workshop delivered by Cambridgeshire Hearing Help in Partnership with Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service and explore ways to improve hearing. Come with a partner/family member/friend. Tea/ coffee and biscuits provided! uk/living-well

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Deadline for July What’s On: 10th June

North Herts Art Society Lecture: Gustav Klimt

Thu 6th Jun, 11am Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4ET This lecture looks at the many changes in Klimt’s life, his rejection of public pomp and the impact on his style and works. Free Parking – lift access. Visitors £7. www.

Royston Day Centre AGM

Fri 7th Jun, 9am The Old Barn, Upper King St, SG8 9AZ All welcome. 01763 244229

Ladybird Playgroup Quiz

Fri 7th Jun, 7.30pm Thriplow Village Hall, Chrishall Rd, Fowlmere, Royston SG8 7RY £5 per head, teams of up to 6. Nibbles and paid bar, and a raffle. This event will be raising money for Ladybird Playgroup Thriplow. 01763 208055

Settlement Fair

Sat 8th Jun, 9.30am – 12.30pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB Admission is £1 which automatically enters you into our lucky ticket draw. From gourmet goods to books and plants there’s lots of on offer.

Saturday Stories

Sat 8th Jun, 10 – 10.30am Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN 01438 843277

No3 Craft Fair

Sat 8th Jun, 11am – 4pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, SG8 5PT

Orwell Open Gardens

Sun 9th Jun, 2 - 6pm Throughout Orwell A wonderful celebration of Orwell’s gardens and gardeners. Open to all, to raise vital funds for St Andrew’s Church. Collect your programme from the Church. Adults £6, Under 16s Free.

Wandlebury Adventures: Wonderful Clay

Mon 10th Jun, 6 - 8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Get creative with clay as you sculpt unique natural art in the outdoors! The action-packed Wandlebury Adventures session is £15. Sessions will be, to a certain extent, child-led the children will play a large part in choosing activities.

Trees of Wandlebury in Summer

Tue 11th Jun, 10am – 12pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Want to learn more about the native trees found at Wandlebury? Join us for this gentle walk around the woods of Wandlebury, guided by a park warden.

Literary Lunch

Tue 11th Jun, 12.15pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Local entertainer and Home-Start’s ‘Poet in Residence’, Jude Simpson, hosts a chat with Philip Birtles, author of “The Past, Present and Future”. Commemorating the 25th year of the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth and in memory of his late wife Martha, who spent time at the hospice Tickets £15.

Make your Father’s Day Cards at Royston Museum

Summer Festival

Re-opening of Great Chishill Windmill

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Sat 8th Jun, 11am – 4pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL One week before Father’s Day, come along to make your own unique cards. £3 per person to make as many cards as you need.

Sat 8th Jun, 1.15 - 4pm Great Chishill Windmill, SG8 8SD There will be a grand re-opening ceremony with special guests as well as a chance to have a celebratory drink and inside tours of the windmill. Richmonds Coaches will be on hand to take you to and from the Village Hall where there will be a chance to enjoy afternoon tea and other attractions.

Barn Dance

Sat 8th Jun, 6.30pm Queenbury Barn, Reed, SG8 Hosted by Friends of Reed Church. A licensed bar and barbecue will be available from 6.30pm. Dancing will commence at 7.30pm. 01763 848398

Royston Lions Quiz Evening Sat 8th Jun, 7.45pm Market Hill Rooms Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Teams of up to 8, £5 per person. Licensed Bar. 08458 335842,

A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign Annual Ride

Sun 9th Jun, 10am Trumpington Park & Ride, CB2 9FT Family friendly ride along A10 cycleway to Phillimore’s Garden Centre for refreshments. All welcome! Cycling officers will join us at Phillimore’s to launch public consultation on proposed ‘Melbourn Greenway’ cycle route.

Fri 14th Jun, 6pm Sat 15th and Sun 16th Jun, 12pm till late The Three Tuns, Ashwell, SG7 5NL Live music, beer, gin and prosecco bar, street food and games! Fri 14th Jun, 7pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW Featuring Ward and Parker, Jack in a Barrel, 2Steps 4 Words, Christopher Law, Craig Joiner. £4 per person. £3 performers, £2 under 25s.

The Races Big Screen

Fri 14th Jun, 7pm Meldreth Village Hall, Elin Way, Meldreth, SG8 6LX In aid of Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire. Tickets £12. 01763 262262

Royston Arts Society: Demonstration by Rob Wareing

Fri 14th Jun, 8 - 10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, SG8 9DW Rob Wareing will be giving a demonstration, painting “A Portrait in Oils”. Non-members £3 including a refreshment. 01763 261808

Saturday Family Bushcraft

Sat 15th Jun, 9 – 11.30am Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Construct shelters, cook on an open fire, whittle feather sticks and butter knives, and practice primitive fire-building techniques in these immensely satisfying and rewarding sessions.

Sandon Village Market

Sat 15th Jun, 9.30am – 12.30pm Sandon JMI school, SG9 0QS Fundraising village market for Sandon JMI School.

Icknield Walk Summer Fair Sat 15th Jun, 12 - 3pm Icknield Walk First School, Poplar Drive, Royston SG8 7EZ Bar, BBQ, stalls, and fun for all the family! Free entry.

Meldreth Church Fete

Sat 15th Jun, 12.30 - 5.30pm Meldreth Church North End, SG8 6NT BBQ, refreshments and fun for all the family!

British Red Cross Open Garden Sat 15th Jun, 2 - 5pm Mill River Nature Reserve, SG8 0HJ A rare opportunity to visit this recently created wildlife corridor. Different length walks with information sheet, and Treasure Hunt for children. Dogs on leads. Teas & plant stall. £5 per adult, children under 12 free.

Auction of Promises & Things Sat 15th Jun, 7.30pm St.Mary’s Church, Mill St, SG7 5LY Supporting the restoration of Ashwell Village Museum. Entry £3 on the door (includes a glass of wine & nibbles).

The Letchworth Settlement: Venetian Masks

Sun 16th Jun, 10am – 1pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB History and decorating workshop.. You will learn all about the history of masks in Venice from 1162 till 1797. You will then design and decorate your own full face papier mache mask. Cost of £35.

Melbourn Open Gardens

Sun 16th Jun, 11am – 4pm Throughout Melbourn Past gardens will be open again, as will St George’s Allotments. Three new gardens. Teas and cakes. Plants for sale. £5 adults, under 16s free. www.

British Red Cross: Thundridge Hill House Open Garden Sun 16th Jun, 2 - 5pm Throughout Thundridge, SG12 0UE Refreshments available. £4 entry.

Messy Church

Sun 16th Jun, 3.30 - 5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU The theme for June is “Journeys”. 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.

Wandlebury Adventures: Scavenger hunt

Mon 17th Jun, 6 - 8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Navigate your way around Wandlebury on the hunt for scavengers, and use photos to seek out your treasure. The action-packed Wandlebury Adventures session is £15. The children will play a large part in choosing and creating activities.

Twistin’ the Night Away

Thu 20th Jun, 7.30pm The Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DD Featuring the dynamic Sicranstoun and his band! Tickets £19.50.

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What’s On... Street Food Heroes

Fri 21st Jun, 4 - 9pm Priory Gardens, Royston, SG8 Come out and enjoy the food, drinks & music in the Priory Gardens with family & friends. Let’s fill the park up folks, tell all those you know!

Mini Music Fest

Fri 21st Jun, 7.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU In association with Creative Royston, and featuring the Royston Saturday Morning Music School. All proceeds to Penniwells Riding for the Disabled. Tickets £6, under 16s free. 01763 243815

The Plough Shepreth: Vera & Jake’s Gin May Ball Sat 22nd Jun The Plough Shepreth, 12 High St, Shepreth, SG8 6PP 3 course supper, live music from the Ben Smith Band. Black tie & ballgowns. £40 per person.

Royston Summer Market

Sat 22nd Jun, 10am – 1pm Fish Hill, Royston SG8 With music from Royston’s Ukulele Band. Fun for all the family, as well as many stalls and traders.

Wimpole History Festival

Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd Jun, 10am-5pm Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW A day out full of things to see and do. With debates, book signings and performances, plus events that take you to the heart of the National Trust. Normal admission applies plus additional tickets required for authors, debates and workshops.

Free Musical Instrument “Taster Morning”

Foxton Gardens Association: Open Gardens Sun 23rd Jun, 1 - 5pm Throughout Foxton Village In aid of the Cambridge Branch of Parkinson’s UK. Many gardens to enjoy, as well as tea, cakes and produce stalls. Admission £3, children under 13 are free.

12th Annual Eastern Counties Mowing Competition

Sun 23rd Jun, 3-5pm Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW Bring your own scythe, sign up on the day and away you go. Categories include: Mow a 5m x 5m plot, Team Mowing, Scythe v Strimmer, 10m x 10m and various others which we can dream up.

Wandlebury Adventures: All Things Nets!

Mon 24th Jun, 6 - 8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Grab your net and prowl the woods and ponds, hunting high and low for extraordinary beasties! The actionpacked Wandlebury Adventures session is £15. The children will play a large part in choosing and creating activities.

Greenfingers Garden Club

Wed 26th Jun, 7.15 - 9pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Philip Nalpanis will be speaking on National Parks. All welcome. 01763 244424

Royston Folk Club

Fri 28th Jun, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, SG8 9AW Featuring Joshua Burnell Band and Lizzy Hardingham. £13 per person (£11 in advance), £2 under 25s.

Sat 22nd Jun, 11am – 12.15pm Duxford C of E Primary School, 52 St John’s St, CB22 4RA At this event, experienced tutors and players will be on hand to enthuse, encourage and allow you to have a hands on, practical experience of several instruments.

Ashwell Museum Tours

Summer Fair

Monoprinting with Gel Plates

Sat 22nd Jun, 12pm St Mary’s Church, Reed, SG8 8AN Come and enjoy the tasty BBQ and after browsing our cake, nearly new and toy stalls, have a relax with a cup of tea and delicious cake or strawberries and cream or something cold from our bar. There will be something for everyone and all are welcome.

Reed Choir Summer Concert

Sat 22nd Jun, 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Reed, SG8 8AN Reed Choir will be staging a concert to raise money to purchase choral music and to launch an organ fund for St Mary’s Church in Reed. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children over 5 years.

Royston in Blue

Sun 23rd Jun, 10.30am Therfield Heath, Royston, SG8 In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

British Red Cross: Braughing Village Open Gardens Sun 23rd Jun, 12 - 5pm Quin Ct, Braughing, Ware SG11 2PY BBQ, Refreshments, NUTS (Nostalgic & Unusual Transport). £7 entry.

Sat 29th June Ashwell Museum, Swan St, SG7 5NY Featuring the sculpture garden and studio of Jo & John Mills. Numbers will be limited to 30 people per visit. All proceeds will benefit ‘The Ashwell Museum’. £5 per person. Sat 29th Jun, 10am – 1pm Letchworth Settlement, SG6 4UB On this half day course you will learn about a new form of monoprinting using gel plates and acrylic paints, which is exciting and creative.

Second Hand Booksale

Sat 29th Jun, 10am – 4.45pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Bag a bargain book!

Foxy Fest Beer Festival

Sat 29th Jun, 5pm Sun 30th Jun, all day The Fox and Duck, Therfield, SG8 9PN Hog roast and salad bar on the Saturday, BBQ on the Sunday.

New Cambridge Singers Concert

Sat 29th Jun, 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Guilden Morden, SG8 0JF Join the New Cambridge Singers for a concert of sumptuous and reflective music, featuring the last great pieces of two very different composers. Tickets are £10, students £6, under 18’s are free. Tickets: 01763 853149

Royston Choral Society Summer Concert: Songs of Love

Sat 29th Jun, 7.30pm Barkway Parish Church, SG8 8EJ Brahms Liesbslieder Walzer, Schubert Fantasia in F Minor for Four Hands. Music by Morten Lauridsen and Alexander L’Estrange. Musical Director Andrew O’Brien. Tickets £12, Concessions £9, School students £1.

Tots in Church

Run Orwell

Introduction to Running

Sun 30th Jun, 10am Orwell Recreation Ground, SG8 10k, 5k and 2k Fun Run. Medals for finishers of all events. See website for start times for each run.

Vital Spark Festival of Play and Creative Wellbeing

Sun 30th Jun, 10.30am – 1pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Join Vital Spark on this fun and creative series of activities for the whole family. There will be creative taster sessions such as family yoga, wild stories and joy club.

Bourn Windmill Open Day and Teas

Sun 30th Jun, 2 - 4pm Off Caxton Road, CB23 2SU Come and see inside one of the oldest mills in the country, set in beautiful scenery near Bourn village. Not only can you see inside, you can also have a go at the task of turning the whole mill on its post – an amazing sight. Teas and cakes will be available.

British Red Cross Open Garden

Sun 30th Jun, 2 - 5pm Wrestlingworth Open Gardens at The Old Rectory & Beck House, Wrestlingworth, Sandy SG19 Beautiful planting schemes and wide range of areas. 10 minutes walk apart. Teas & plant stall. £6 per adult for both gardens, children under 12 free.

Throughout the month Baby Rhyme Time

Every Wed, 10.15am & 11.15am Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Baby Rhyme Times are a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. All parents, carers and their babies are welcome to join in and there is no need to book in advance. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Wednesday Walk

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

Royston Health Walks

Every Wed, 1.30 - 2.30pm 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 noncliquey. We walk at a leisurely pace over Therfield Heath, have a chat and then go for refreshments in the café. The walks are free and accompanied children and dogs are welcome. 01763 852769 or roystonhealthwalks@ | 01763 248447 1906 The Listing Royston June 2019.indd 17


Every Thurs, 9.30 – 11am Sport Pavilion at Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH A friendly baby and toddler group run by Royston Parish Church. Suggested donation of £1. Includes snacks, story, singing, chatting and much more. Every Thurs, 9.30-10.30am 2 May to 18 July (except 30 May) Wimpole Estate, Arrington SG8 0BW If you would like to have a go at running then come along where we will work together following the Couch to 5K programme. However, if you already run and want to work towards running up to a 10k distance then come along and join our improvers group. New members are welcome and there’s no booking required, but If it’s your first time please arrive 10 minutes before the start to register.

Weekly Healthy Walking with Cambridge PPF Every Thurs, 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. Teas and coffees are available afterwards.

Junior Park Run

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

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Every Sun, 2.30 - 5pm Parish Room, Swan St, Ashwell, SG7 5NY We extend a welcome to all comers with a nice cup of tea or coffee and cakes. Contact: 01462 742138

Toddler Tales

Every Fri, 2 - 2.30pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Toddler Tales is the perfect step on from Baby Rhyme Time, with a mix of lively stories and rhymes for you and your child to join in with. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children but babies are welcome too. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Park Run

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

Save the date... B in the park Bouncy Castle, BBQ, overnight camping, camp fire and breakfast and much more! Camping £30 per family including ticket and breakfast. Day tickets adults £5, children £3, Family £12. Saturday 20th July 2pm-late Barkway Pavillion

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen Gooseberry Fool Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing.

This month I am hoping for a glut of soft fruit from the garden. In particular I have my eye on the gooseberries bushes and I have my finger crossed for a good harvest this year. In years past crumbles, compote and chutneys have all be well received but Gooseberry Fool is always a firm favourite. This recipe yields four “polite” sized portions, so you will need four individual serving glasses. • • • • • • • • •

250g Fresh Gooseberries (topped and tailed) 20g Caster Sugar 50mls Elderflower Cordial 1 egg yolk from free running, healthy hens 1/2 tsp Cornflour 75ml Milk 1/4 tsp Vanilla Paste 15g Caster Sugar 75ml Double Cream

Let’s begin by cooking the gooseberries in a pan, with the Elderflower Cordial and 20g (or less if you are looking for a sharper flavour) of caster sugar.

don’t have to completely combine as swaths of the two mixtures looks attractive. While this is happening we can make the Now add custard part of the dessert, so, in a pan the whipped gently heat the milk until just below boiling. cream, While the milk is heating, in a heat proof again swirls bowl pop the cornflour, egg yolk, vanilla of the fruit, paste and caster sugar and mix to a smooth custard and paste. Pour the hot milk onto the paste and cream looks mix thoroughly. Return this to the heat and attractive, but if you wish to combine the stir continuously until the mixture thickensmixture completely the choice is yours. All take care not to boil or you will end up with that remains is for the fool to be spooned on scrambled egg! Now leave the custard top of the cooked gooseberries in the serving to cool. To prevent a skin from forming as glasses and to decorate with the reserved the custard cools, lay greaseproof paper whole gooseberries. You may choose to chill directly on to the surface of the custard before serving but I prefer room temperature while it is hot. Some people sprinkle a layer to enjoy the full flavour of the fruit. of sugar on to the hot custard’s surface Other fruits and flavour combinations can be but this may result in over sweetening the custard. In the Le Fey house there is always used if Gooseberry and Elderflower are not to your liking, rhubarb and orange is always a fight for the skin but I accept this is not a popular in our house, blackberry and apple, battle in everyone’s house! spiced plum, strawberry and lime, summer When both the custard and the gooseberries fruits, raspberry and coconut... the list is are cold, whip the cream to soft peaks. Next, limited only by your imagination! into each of the four serving glasses pop a spoonful of the cooked gooseberry mixture. Until next time dear reader... Now add the remaining gooseberry mixture to the custard and gently swirl together, you Gently heat up the gooseberries until they begin to soften. At this point you may wish to scoop four whole gooseberries from the pan and set aside for decorating the finished deserts. Gently cook the fruit until it reduces to a soft pulp, then leave to cool.

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Continuing my 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. I want to get you thinking about the options you have and how the right selection can give you a cohesive, timeless solution rather than a predictable, uninspiring result. This month I want to investigate products used for providing shade in the garden. Pergolas are a great way to create shade in the garden. There is no doubt that temperatures are changing and we need to protect ourselves from the sun. Pergolas come in all shapes and sizes but are essentially a structure of timber or metal that you sit under. The structure is then a frame for growing plants. I use them in my designs as shade in outdoor entertaining areas. The key is to match the style of structure to the property. We recently built a lovely green oak, chunky pergola to match the old cottage aesthetic where a metal contemporary structure would have been too modern. Pergolas can be free

standing or attached to the brick work of your property. They also add interest with height and opportunity for climbing plants to thrive such as Wisteria, roses and grape vines, but beware the fruit from grape vines can stain your patio below. Arbour seats are less imposing as a garden feature but can offer smaller spots of shade for the garden. I like to use arbour seats as a focal point in my designs. A feature at the end of a path helps to draw the eye through a space. An arbour seat is simply a seat with sides and a roof over the top and again is a good frame to grow plants onto. The garden centres up and down the land are full of arbour seat choices but if you are remotely practical they are easy to build from scratch too. Storage space under the seat is very welcome in smaller gardens. It is a good way to encourage children out into the garden and can become a reading space. If you have an existing mature tree, tree seats provide a shady resting spot. Sails & retractable blinds have become more popular as shade solutions. Again it is down to context and matching the theme of the outdoor space you want to create. Sails can look great in a seaside themed garden with pebbles, chunky natural rope and seaside planting. Sails are obviously nautical and link well with decking and timber structures, but bear in mind that they will only provide limited shade and are much more of a statement feature in a garden as they are harder to soften with planting. Retractable blinds can be useful off the back of a house to give protection from

ellie mentions.. Father’s Day takes place in June and we hope for some good

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the sun, but beware the cheap and cheerful options as they can look very municipal. I have found over the years of designing gardens that the simple solutions are usually the best. On a pergola we designed and built one year, a simple strained metal wire allowed us to install a material shade that could be drawn across the roof like a curtain when the sun was too hot. When not in use it concertinaed up neatly and looked good. Planting a tree is a pleasing way to resolve shade issues. Not only are you providing a solution to your problem but you are helping the environment too. As always it is about choosing the right plant for the right place. I like to use trees that will provide a dappled shade into the garden such as Betula utilis Jacquemontii or Amelanchier lamarckii. Trees are becoming very important in our increasingly small spaces for screening unsightly views and it may be that a full grown tree is not appropriate but multi stemmed versions of the above two are readily available and will not dominate the garden. If space allows then a grander gesture may be appropriate and there are too many choices to mention, but why not choose something different such as a copper beech or a candy floss tree! For more in depth advice or garden design help please get in touch to arrange a consultation.


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Protection of Ancient Buildings and the tremendous generosity of Friends of the Windmill over £130,000 There has been a windmill in Chishill since at least the 16th was raised to fund the work. century. The present one was There will be a Grand Rebuilt in 1819: it is 200 years old opening on June 8th with but may have failed to reach its bicentennial if it had not been for parking, tea and information the action of a group of villagers. at Great Chishill Village Hall together with a celebratory drink Great Chishill Windmill Trust, and special guests at the mill leased the mill and set about fundraising for a major restoration. itself. There is no charge but please With grants from Historic book by sending details to England and the Society for the



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Meldreth Church Fete Meldreth Church Fete takes place this month. Pop along for BBQ and refreshments, auctions and raffles, family games and lots more. If you can spare a bottle or two our collectors will be out over the next few weeks. We also welcome books or plants


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Home-Start Matters Literary Lunch Local Entertainer and HomeStart’s Poet in Residence Jude Simpson hosts a chat with Philip Birtles author of ‘The Past, Present and Future commemoration the 25th year of the Garden House Hospice and in memory of his late wife Martha, who spent time at the hospice. Tickets £15 The Old Bull Inn, High Street, Royston SG8 9AW Tuesday 11th June 12.15pm

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Sixteen runners were fielded from the club with many running for charity as well as those who had been granted places in the ever popular public ballot and the club’s own ballot. The runners ranged from those going the distance for first time as well as those with much more experience. Achievements included Brian O’Connor- 2hrs 39mins Liam Butler- 2hrs 41mins Paul Haynes- 3hrs 18mins Sam McKenzie- 3hrs 35mins Ella Chapman- 5hrs 32mins and raised £2,810 for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Rachel Morgan-4hrs 35mins and raised £805 for Multiple Sclerosis Society David Rootes- 3hrs and 55mins and raised £1,236 for Phabkids

Chris Minion-3hrs 50mins and raised £2,360 for Cancer Research U.K. Abbie Chiswell-White 4hrs 37mins and raised £2,250 for Mind and CPSL Mind (the local Cambridgeshire branch) Andrea Cook- 4hrs 12mins and raised £5,700 for Children with Cancer UK Sharon Windebank – 4hrs 40 and raised £2060 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Royston Runners also volunteered all day and managed two baggage trucks for runners to collect their bags from and receive warm congratulations. Club members were also scattered around the course volunteering at aid stations as well as giving a much needed motivational shout to fellow club mates.

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ras young artist awards 2019 Calling on all talented aspiring artists to enter this years, Royston Arts Society Young Artist Awards. Get creative and don’t miss the opportunity to win a great prize for your best artwork.

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And for the entry that best represents the Royston Arts Festival Theme ‘Our Planet’ Creative Royston has donated an extra prize of £50. The competition is now open to all artists age 15-25, who live or work in Royston neighbouring towns and the surrounding villages. Closing date for entries 31st July. Judging will take place on 31st August and the winning artwork will be displayed at the RAS Autumn exhibition in Royston Town Hall on 27th – 29th September For further details and entry: Paper entry forms are available at Curwens Solicitors, Royston and Royston Museum

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Cambourne wild Festival This family-friendly music festival is looking to celebrate the community and the Wildlife Trust BCN’s involvement in making it a great place to live and work. The live bands on both days comprise an interesting mix from ska to rock, to young up and coming Cambridge band, Limited Time, to John Verity, who was in Argent. Headline act on Saturday evening are Magic Queen – a tribute band emulating the classic sound of Freddie Mercury, Brian May et al.

Saturday features lively dance music, generating an upbeat party mood; Sunday will be a more chilled, relaxed day, with a gospel choir and ukulele band. Local food and drink suppliers plus street food stalls, and the Trust’s own Wild Beer on sale in the beer tent. There will be a funfair and family fun activities. Saturday 6th July 11am-11pm; Sunday 7th July 11am-6pm.

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Don’t wait - Do it Now

Procrastination: that dreadful curse of putting off important things until later. It never helps, but we all do it, even when we know it’s wrong. And we keep trying to justify it to ourselves. Sometimes we do it because the task appears difficult or scary. Maybe we’re hoping that, by putting it off, someone braver or more clever may volunteer? But that hardly ever happens, does it? Sometimes we conceal our procrastination by calling it perfectionism, ‘I can’t call on that prospect until I’ve done just a bit more research’. Yes of course we need to do background work, but don’t get drawn into ‘analysis paralysis’ and use it as an excuse for not actually completing the job. The most common excuse is that we’re too busy. Noone can argue with this one, surely? If that is your excuse, then you need to remind yourself of your business objectives and then reprioritise – decide what really needs

Office to Let UPTON HOUSE Roysia Suite

doing. If a task is worth doing, do it now. Now that doesn’t mean charge at everything like a bull at a gate, but once you’ve decided it’s the right thing to do, put it into your diary and get it done! By doing things on time, you get to feel the benefits sooner, your brain is less cluttered for other tasks, and it can do wonders for your self-esteem! The last word must go to one of my favourite pieces of graffiti: ‘If I procrastinate today instead of tomorrow, would that be called progress?’ So there you have it. If you’re looking for the magic bullet, that one thing that will give you the edge over your competitors, you could do a lot worse than stop procrastinating. And do it today!

Royston is to become more Dementia Friendly The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported. Royston Business Network have committed to setting up one of these communities in Royston.

A one/two man office has just become available in this Town Centre Georgian building. A sweeping staircase leads up to the Small Roysia Suite with modern office furniture, wifi, gas central heating, electricity, and business rates all included in the monthly rental of £295pm plus vat. Small offices to let from £240 per month. First month free, shared kitchen facilities, 24/7 access, and Red Care security.

For more details call:

Stuart at Slaters Property on 01763 248 969 Sid at Fourways Accountants on 01763 878 300 alternatively email:

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who meet weekly at The Heath, have taken the first steps to improve this by becoming Dementia Friends and are now taking it further by rolling out across their businesses small changes that make life better or more inclusive for anyone with dementia. Sam Adby from In a dementia-friendly community people will be aware Margaret House, who is leading of and understand dementia, so the group said “I have seen how well these communities that people with dementia can are working in other areas and continue to live in a way they the difference they are making want to and in the community to people’s lives. We really they choose. Too many people hope that other businesses affected by dementia feel and community groups will join society fails to understand us so that the initiative can be the condition they live with, its expanded to cover as much impact or how to interact with of Royston as possible so that them. That’s why people with we create a community where dementia sometimes feel they people with dementia feel need to withdraw from their engaged and valued.” community as the condition progresses. In fact, over a For more information please email third of people with dementia, for have said that they have felt more information on RBN visit lonely recently and a number of www.roystonbusinessnetwork. carers said they felt ‘cut off from and to find out more about society’ too. Dementia Friendly Communities visit The group, which comprises dementia-friendly-communities a range of local businesses

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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

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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

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Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite

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J. Oliver Radley

01763 273300



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

Lee Jauncey

01763 853927 07973 190978


01763 245484 01763 878242

Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell


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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

01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

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

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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


Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning

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

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

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• Ground & Garden Maintenance • Environmental Management Diploma • (IOG) Institute of Groundsmanship Cricket Pitch Preparation & On-Going Maintenance

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

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Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials



Hadham Brewery Ltd




Handyman Dave Knight


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Building & Construction Services

H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers


P W H Installations


Trademark Kitchens


Davey’s Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe

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Catering Services Ace Catering


Cleaning Services

Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning


Coach Hire

Richmonds Coaches

Community News

Royston Town Council

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Computer Services The PC Doctor


Decorating Services

Darren Harward 22 Decorating & Restorations Service 22


Ashwell Dental Royston Dental Suite


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

Estate Agents & Property Abode Town & Country

Fabric Repairs & Alterations Jenny’s Repairs and Alterations

Farm Shop

Bury Lane Farm Shop

Garage Doors

The Doors Group Limited

Gardening Services BrowniePoints

Home & Pets Pet Stay

Home Furnishings

Linda Turner Interiors New Dawn Blinds

Home Improvements & Handyman Services

The Walkers Partnership


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Icknield Walk First School


Mini Music Fest


Royston Town Summer Market


Therfield Fete


Loft Access & Storage Solutions East Anglian Loft Ladders Ltd

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Opticians J Oliver Radley Opticians


Active Communities The Beach @ Bury Lane

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Pest Controllers Pest Right Ltd


Plasterers DGN Plastering


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Self Storage Royston Self Storage


Ivett and Reed Shire Trees Limited


Venue Hire Royal British Legion


Royston Town Football Club


Veterinary Practices Royston Veterinary Centre


Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services Cloudy 2 Clear Window Trulight Windows

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North Herts Surfacing Ltd

Slaters Properties Ltd

Health Therapist & Wellbeing Elysium Beauty Salon & Training Academy Feet 2 Feet Royston Complementary Health Royston Hypnotherapy Sanet Foot Care


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John Cobb & Sons

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Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 30

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22 Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters

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Pest Right Pest Control

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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:* 8TH and 22ND JUNE 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

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Electrical Installation & Repair

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

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Design Print +

We specialise in planned print jobs and can design and print your leaflets, documents, posters, business cards, newsletters, price lists, brochures and more. The Listing, 2 John Street, Royston 01763 248447 *minimum spend £20, 4-7 day turnaround


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

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

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


house clearance

no job too big or small

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

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

Call us today on 01763 246055 / 07967 472 378

BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring Supply and fit or install only

01763 246625 07561 308142

For a free quotation call Peter on 07885 143164 • 01763 257 877 e-mail | 01763 248447

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Add a little sparkle this summer Teeth Whitening* ÂŁ350.00



Contact us today to book your appointment 01462 679 888


01462 742 353

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