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Royston Edition July 2019 Issue 167

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Our July issue is packed full of events, and once again we are in awe of the sense of community we enjoy here in Royston and the surrounding villages, all thanks to the many super people who live here and make things happen. We think that makes our corner of the world a pretty special place to live!

Next Booking Deadline Friday 12th July

We’re excited about the all-new event for the Royston calendar this year; the Historical Pageant, which promises to recreate medieval life in the Priory Memorial Gardens. You are invited to dress in costume and join the procession from the Royse Stone, enjoy a medieval reenactment group and try your hand at archery, plus much more. Melbourn Community Allotment was an overgrown mess just two years ago - and thanks to the work of a few dedicated volunteers, it’s now producing a range of fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Gardening is proven to provide health and wellbeing benefits, so do get involved and enjoy this wonderful facility - see page 21 for more details.

The Listing Team

Cath Director & Publisher

Sharon Advertising & Media Sales

Ellie Editorial

Lucy What’s On


In This Issue ...



Hidden Royston


Out & About... Royston Historical Pageant


News from Clubs and Organisations


The Listing Mentions


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


What’s On


Spotlight On... Melbourn Allotment


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


SG8 Villages

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Royston Arts Festival needs you!

Royston Arts Festival will be taking place from 20th – 29th September. This year’s theme is “Our Planet” and we’re excited to be able unveil the full programme of events. We’re looking for volunteers to help out during the festival – particularly over the weekend of 27th – 29th September, when the programme is at its busiest. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and contribute to a popular fixture in the Royston calendar.

What is this? Like the arrow on the FedEx trademark, we can see some things lots of times but not really see what’s there, until someone points it out. Then we can’t ‘un-see’ it but feel slightly superior that we know what others don’t! That was the case with this ‘wall fitting’ in the centre of Royston. A friend, Dermot Byrne, pointed it out to me; I must have walked past it literally hundreds of times but, I never really noticed it and certainly never thought what it might be. It’s on the corner of the Jolly Postie building, above head height just below the blue plaque. I posted the photo on the ‘Royston Reporting’ Facebook page to find out more and had a brilliant response within an hour. The consensus view is best summed up by Julia Humphreys: “When it was the post office the safe was on the other side of the wall. The hole,

handrail and step were used by the person who came along at different times to look through the hole; to make sure the post office wasn’t being broken into and to check the safe!” Thank you, Julia; if anyone knows different or more please let me know. For more sights around Royston you might not have seen: Written by Chris Lee

Cambridge open Studios

Visit local artists this July when they open their studios free to the public. The codes indicating which weekends the artist’s will be exhibiting are as follows: Weekend (1) 6/7 July Weekend (2) 13/14 July Weekend (3) 20/21 July Weekend (4) 27/28 July Local Artists in Royston Area

137 Jane Hollidge Handbuilt abstract pots, also slab vessels with abstract images and abstract paintings. Contemporary studio/house with river frontage. Refreshments!

139 Phyllis Dunseth I shall be adopting a theme and working it through different media. I shall choose this theme after Easter. The theme will challenge me and also be fun! 15 Vicarage Close, Melbourn, SG8 6DP Weekends: 1, 2, 3

140 Peter Miller Sculptures in workshop in various media, including wood, slate and GRP. New slate sculptures suitable for outside, 30 Foxton Road, Barrington, displayed in the orchard. CB22 7RN 120 North End, Bassingbourn, SG8 5PE Weekends: 2, 3 138 Janet Gammans Weekends: 1, 3 Semi-abstract textural land/ 141 Anna Pye seascapes. Atmospheric London Original handpulled lino-cuts in watercolour. Animals and and monoprints inspired by coastal scenes. Ample parking nature. Screenprinted aprons, at gallery/studio. tea towels and bags; mugs and 6 Greenford Close, Orwell, SG8 5QA cards. Refreshments. The Walnut House, 3 Station Weekends: 1, 2, 3, 4 Road, Steeple Morden, SG8 0NN Weekends: 1, 2, 3

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We need people to take tickets, serve drinks, carry chairs, staff information points, hand out flyers and much, much more. Even if you can only spare a few hours we’d love to hear from you.

For more information, and to express an interest in helping out, please email: We really couldn’t do it without you!

Royston Library

six library books of your choice and come in and tell us all about the books Calling all aspiring astronauts – We need your help catching along the way. We will give you collectable stickers to the mischievous aliens who solve the mystery. All children have stolen Hertfordshire’s library books – Visit your local who complete the challenge by the 7th September will library from 13th July 2019 and join our Summer Reading get a certificate and medal and the chance to win a Challenge Space Chase! VIP backstage pass to our Participation in the challenge mission control prize event is free and all you need to do with children’s author Steve is sign up at your local library Cole. and collect your mission pack. You will need to read

Church Update

Work has commenced, and is almost complete, on the “Enabling Stage” which is the clearance of debris, resulting from the fire, and the inspection of stonework etc. Bakers of Danbury have been sympathetically carrying out this operation whilst ensuring that all items of importance are carefully preserved and protected. All the pews have been removed and are currently being stored in the chancel to enable investigative work to be carried out on the floor which incurred some subsidence. At the same time involvement of archaeologists has been necessary to determine and register any historical issues prior to reinstatement. As previously reported the bells suffered major damage and all have now been lowered for examination and re-casting. This has been done with the help of John Taylor & Co. Discussions have also commenced on looking at the way forward as far as the church organ is concerned with all options being considered including a new pipe organ v an electronic one.

Whilst the work on the church has been moving apace, support from the community has continued, particularly from a financial point of view. A great example of this is the recent concert by the Royston Town Band the proceeds from which, amounting to £412, were for the benefit of the church. We were also delighted to hear that our refurbishment project had won the vote under the Tesco Bags of Help scheme resulting in a grant of £4,000. These, together with other donations means that the Church Refurbishment Fund has grown to over £30,000 - a great big “Thank You” to everyone involved. If you have any questions, please speak to our Church Warden, Nick Hindle: 01763 324325 or Treasurer, Phil Burchell: 01763 848937

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Out & About... Royston Historical pageant Have you ever imagined what Royston looked like 600 or so years ago? With its quintessential medieval layout and some of its beautifully preserved buildings, it isn’t too hard to imagine in places.

Gloucester. They will be holding a knight’s table and demonstrating the armour and weaponry of the day. An enthralling medieval finance tent will show you how money was counted and paid to the men.

On Sunday 7th July, Royston Historical Pageant will be recreating medieval life in Priory Memorial Gardens. We will start with a procession from the Royse Stone at 11am, to which everyone is invited. Come in costume and march to lute music, where there will be wealth of living history experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Our very own, popular Royston Archery Club will be on hand, in costume, to provide have-a-go archery sessions for anyone inspired by the soldiers’ demonstrations. Listen to hilarious tales of medieval mayhem told by the Yarnsmith of Norwich himself. He will be in his own authentically furnished tent and accompanied by music played on period musical instruments.

Company Ecorcheur, a medieval reenactment group, will be camping and living the life of a regiment of the Duke of

We are very proud to present dancing and mummers plays by English Miscellany. They will bring with them their French twinning counterparts,

bringing an international slant to their shows. If you want to learn a few medieval dance moves yourself, Herts Early Dance and their minstrels would be delighted to let you join in. There will be juggling for budding jesters, a mini joust for apprentice knights, and fabulous birds of prey to admire. Delicious food will be available in the form of hog roast, and other sumptuous delights. Lord Conrad’s Brewery will be hosting our very own medieval ale bar, selling locally produced ales and beers. Bring the family. It promises to be an awesome day of medieval fun and games where you might even learn some fascinating historical facts and feel yourself catapulted back to our vibrant past. Priory Memorial Gardens SG8 9DX Sunday 7th July, 11am - 5pm

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Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre

Join Melbourn Primary School for their Summer Fayre for lots of fun and games for everyone and hopefully some gorgeous weather. There will be a wipeout, helter skelter, bouncy castle, coconut shy and much more for entertainment. There will also be refreshments to enjoy such as Beer, Wine, Pimms,

and play while we have a friendly chat.

Prosecco a BBQ and Ice Cream! Entrance via village car park!

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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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If you were feeling ill in Victorian times it was easy to take hard drugs without realising it. Advertisements for medicines promised to cure all sorts of ailments, but with ingredients like cocaine, opium and many more they were addictive and potentially lethal. Our speaker Graham Harrison revealed that poisons were also commonly used in children’s medicines. Cough mixtures and toothache drops both contained morphine. A lack of regulation meant manufacturers did not have to provide any scientific evidence for the claims they made, resulting in some bizarre and outrageous products At the next meeting on 30th July, Sarah Harrison and Ros Holbrow will present Comedy Pulsatillas. At the Town Hall, 2pm. or contact Jackie: or 01763 248097

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We meet in Fellowship Hall next to the Picture Palace and are very happy to welcome new members. We have groups meeting for a variety of interests – walking, books, playing ukulele and getting together for lunch. We have Coffee Mornings, Afternoon Teas and Theatre trips. At every meeting there is a light-hearted competition and we have interesting talks from speakers. Our members have the opportunity to attend classes at Denman College on a range of subjects taught by the best of tutors. But perhaps most important of all, WI members make friends for life. Do come along on the second Thursday of the month around 1.45pm For more information contact: Eunice, 01763 231658 or Jean, 01763 245958

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:

Royston Mencap

Royston Mencap is a local organisation that welcomes all ages and all disabilities. Membership is £15 per year and this gives you access to various outings and events throughout the year, both locally and further afield. Coming up in the next few months we have a bowling evening, a trip to the seaside and a visit to the Nene Valley Railway. If you or your parent/carer are interested in membership, then please contact one of the following who will be able to give you more detail about Royston Mencap.

Roysia womens club

We began our summer programme with a talk by Andy Malcolm from the Fisherman’s Mission and the vital role they play in supporting and caring for our thousands of fishermen and their families. The charity is entirely dependent on voluntary donations. Our next speakers were Brenda Harley telling us about her sewing activities and being a poet and David Sharp speaking on Astronomy, both very entertaining talks. We ended June with a wonderful day trip to Hemingford Grey Manor House which also included lunch.

Linda on 07767 847796 or Kyra on 07780 843296

New members are always welcome. Please contact Wendy Pearce on 01763 231381 for further details

Royston Rubber Bridge Club

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Royston Rubber Bridge Club seeks new members, beginners welcomed.

Just come along and give us a try, we are a very friendly crowd and very sociable. We are prepared to answer questions and give guidance whether you are a beginner or an improver. Under 30s get 6 months FREE membership, otherwise there is a small charge max £3 per night to cover expenses. Oak Room, Old Bull Hotel, Market Hill Royston SG8 9AW Meets every Thursday 7-10 pm For further information please contact Dot on 07860 373181 or Robert on

At our next meeting we will have a light breakfast then go to Foxton Woods on the hill via Caxton Lane, Doug Radford has agreed to be our guide and will speak about the flora & fauna to be found. Peter Mead has kindly agreed we may access the woods if needed by one vehicle using his farm tracks from the Fowlmere Road for those who have difficulty in walking. We are looking for someone to volunteer use of a suitable vehicle (4X4). There is limited parking and the tracks must not be blocked during this harvest time on the farm. If anyone has a suitable vehicle please let us know. Ladies are welcome to join us. Saturday 20th July, 8.30am Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, CB22 6RN Please use our new email address: Tony Garrick: 01763 221658 or Mark Howard on 01223 503377

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

rotary round-up After a very busy May and June, July being the start of our new Rotary Year is a bit quieter to allow our incoming President, Martin Berry, to settle in.

Cambridge District Art Circle

benefit from the Café please send them with their carer for an enjoyable and stimulating morning.

The monthly Memory Café will In takes place at 10 to 12am be held on Monday 8th of July. at the Old Barn, Upper King Street in Royston, no booking If you know of anyone with needed. Attendance is free. memory problems that may

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Cambridge District Art Circle are holding a Summer Exhibition at Grantchester Village Hall.

The Exhibition will have both framed and unframed work, as well as cards. Visitors could purchase refreshments and delicious home-made cakes (including gluten-free). The exhibition will be held at Grantchester Village Hall,

High Street, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NF. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to buy original art from local professional and amateur artists, in a variety of subjects and media including oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media and pastels. Grantchester Village Hall, Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August 10am - 5.30pm

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News from the conservators New Car Park

Chalkhill Blue

The car park repairs are well underway, and we thank both the Racher Trust and Rotary for their donations to make this happen. The brief inconvenience was worth it now we have a wider entrance, white lines and flowing traffic.

Last year was a good year for butterflies. At the time of writing, there is a very good display of Horseshoe Vetch, the food plant of the Chalkhill Blue’s larva but it is too early to have seen any Logo Competition Chalkhill Blue butterflies yet. We presented to the new Good numbers of small heath Royston Schools Academy Trust butterflies have been seen. and invited pupils to design Birds us a logo to be used on all Thank you to everyone who external communication and walks the heath and who has we look forward to seeing the entries in the coming weeks and respected the ground nesting birds. We have been surveying presenting the results here in The Listing with the name of the the breeding birds, so next year can target ‘dog-on-lead’ areas. lucky winner.


Voluntary Contribution

The sheep are up on Pen Hills and we hope everyone is checking the map on the Heath club house wall, website and social media. We ask that you keep your dogs on short leads (less than 2metres) around grazing areas. It is stressful to the sheep to be harassed and could lead to the cessation of grazing on site – which is essential for maintaining the chalk grassland habitat.

Following suggestions made at the recent public meeting the Conservators are not pursuing the idea of charging for car parking at the moment. Instead they are looking at the best way of encouraging people to make voluntary contributions towards the maintenance of the Heath. Enquiries may be directed to



the Black Death that affected the whole After 30 years, we are so country excited to be unveiling the (and completed Royston Tapestry world!) in July. or before So many people have becoming King James I volunteered their time, England, he was King James expertise, knowledge and VI Scotland and the stone skills to bring this work of art that sits on the Cross (near to life. the Jolly Postie) came from Head along to Royston Town Yorkshire. Royston has never existed in isolation, and we’re Hall from Saturday 6th to Thursday 11th July from 10am looking forward to carrying on building links with other – 5pm to see the tapestry. places and welcoming new So much work has gone people with more new talent into it, from when it was first to the area. thought up to stitching each scene and finally to getting it We hope to see you soon! ready for display. And it’s all been done by local people. We live in a wonderful town with so much talent!

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After being displayed in Royston, the tapestry will be off on an adventure to other museums. It may be the Royston Tapestry, but much of the history it shows applies to many other places. Like

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who have shaped the village and the land owned by Winchester Abbey from before Domesday.Finally it asks one very The book sheds light on the important question: history of part of the village why has The Rouses which has been highly valued been considered so special by the most powerful in the through the ages? land. Running through this are 07763 768 310 or glimpses into the lives and buildings of some of those people to get your copy for £12.50

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This months ‘The Listing Mentions’ we chose to speak about Outdoor Dining. We hope by the time you are reading these the weather is bright and you can use some of our suggestion soon!

Cath mentions

The other week, three friends and I headed over to the fab Thai Food Direct supermarket in Letchworth, where we bought authentic thai ingredients such as galangal, turmeric root, coriander root, lemon grass, lime leaves and copious amounts of fresh chillies.

We sat outside and made our own fresh green and red curry pastes from scratch. Much pounding, crushing and grinding later, we enjoyed a fabulous green curry in the garden. You can read more about the recipes online at thai-cookery/


Sharon mentions

As I write this today the sun is slowly starting to poke his head out of the clouds so it’s time to throw open the patio doors and get ready for Summer and ‘Al Fresco’ dining. This summer the garden will be our main dining area and looking its best ready for BBQs, picnics and outdoor drink parties! Although I am looking forward to making the most of the countryside and soaking up the Therfield Heath views and enjoying our outdoor bars and restaurants!

Ellie mentions

My favourite part about summer is being able to eat and drink outside. I love in the mornings being able to eat my breakfast in my garden. I can’t wait to sit in some pub gardens for some dinner and a nice cool drink. Do let us know your favourites!

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Express Est. 1976

Bangladeshi & Indian Takeaway

Did you know? More than 85% of Indian restaurants are actually owned and run by Bangladeshi restaurateurs

Royston’s original Indian restaurant is re-launching as an exclusive takeaway opposite Royston station

OPENING OFFER: 20% Discount Royston’s Safwaan moves to the Raj (on collection orders over £20.00 – if paid by cash)

Safwaan Choudhury, who needs little introduction to the town, has moved to take CUSTOMER PARK AT over operations atCAR the British RajREAR Express opposite Royston Railway Station. After 4 years running a popular takeaway across town, Safwaan has joined the HOME DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE team to succeed his father Siraj. (FREE Within Royston – Minimum Spend Applies)



The British Raj was re-launched last summer as a revival of Royston’s original Indian restaurant, in this guise as an exclusive takeaway & delivery operation.


Having spent several years working in some of the region’s top restaurants, SafwaanRoyston’s has a keenoriginal ethos on providing excellent quality of food, Indian restaurant is re-launching ashospitable service and aRailway welcoming which he’s become well known for. Opposite Royston Station charm • SG8 5AH an exclusive takeaway opposite Royston station With an award-winning chef at the helm and recently launched new menu, the OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK INC.aBANK British Raj stands out–with rangeHOLIDAYS of unique dishes not commonly found on Wednesday to Monday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm Indian restaurant menus. Royston’s original Indian restaurant (Closed Tuesdays)is re-launching as (on collection orders over £20.00Cuisine – if paidCampaign’, by cash) showcasing anmenu exclusive takeaway opposite Royston station The also features the ‘Dine Bangladeshi the best of Bangladeshi cuisine.

OPENING OFFER: 20% Discount


The (on British Raj offers a fast & efficient collection orders over £20.00 – if paid byhome cash) delivery service. Alternatively, there HOME DELIVERY SERVICE is a customer car park at rear of the premisesAVAILABLE for convenient collection. CUSTOMER CAR PARK AT REAR (FREE Within Royston – Minimum Spend Applies) PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR OTHER DELIVERY CHARGES

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE 10% DISCOUNT (FREE Within Royston – Minimum Spend Applies)

(on collection orders over £20 - if paid by cash)


Opposite Royston Railway Station • SG8 5AH

Opposite Royston Railway Station • SG8 5AH


OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK – INC. BANK HOLIDAYS to Monday: WednesdayWednesday to Monday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm5:00pm (Closed Tuesdays) (Closed Tuesdays)

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Pre-Season Fixtures LEAGUE FIXTURES Thursday 11th July


Potton United

Saturday 13th July



Tuesday 16th July


Harpenden Town

Friday 19th July


Newmarket Town

Tuesday 23rd July


Cambridge City

Tuesday 30th July


Bishop’s Stortford

Saturday 3rd August


Enfield Town

Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP | Keep an eye on our website for up to date fixtures and updates

News from Royston marketSt ives wholesale produce ltd

St Ives Wholesale Produce Ltd ( Fruit and Veg) need little introduction as they have been working on Royston Market on both Wednesdays and Saturdays for over 20 years. Nick, Dan, Julie and Anne arrive on the market by 4.30am every market day to ensure that they have time to present an enormous array of high grade fruit and vegetables to the exacting standards that they have set themselves. This is a vibrant and colourful stall which is really eye catching. Their attention to detail and desire to provide the freshest produce possible has won them a loyal customer base with shoppers arriving early on market days in the knowledge that they will inevitably sell out! So if you want quality as well as

healthy options you should really give them a try!

To keep up to date with the Market News follow, @RoystonMarket on Facebook or

Markets in July Orwell Pannier Market

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

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

Any representations should be sent in writing ON or BEFORE that date to:-

The Planning Inspectorate, Commons Team at 3A Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN Or email: For information about how The Planning Inspectorate processes personal information please see the Common Land Privacy Policy at: Clerk of the Conservators Therfield Regulation Trust

Herts Country Market

Fowlmere Farmers Market

Outdoor Market

2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 13th July 9am - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - approx. 3pm Market Hill, Royston

Davey’s Butcher’s Est 1977 Now Offer Our popular Meat Boxes For Local Free Delivery Every Tuesday To Royston

We use local Poultry, Award winning Pork from Garnett’s, Organic Grass Fed Lamb Dry age Hung Beef Delivered in refrigerated Vans. Cut & packed Day of Delivery

Meat Box 1

4 x 200g Chicken Fillets 2 x 1lb Lean Beef Mince 1lb Tender diced Beef 2 Large Pork Chops 4 Lamb Loin Chops 2 x 8oz Sirloin Steaks 2 x 4 Meldreth Sausages 8 Dry Cured Back Rashers 1kg Boneless Pork loin or 4lb Norfolk Chicken


Meat Box 2

4 x 1/4 Pound Burgers 2 x 8oz Sirloin Steaks 2 x 12oz Rib Eye Steaks 2 x 1lb Lean Steak Mince

1lb Diced Rump 4 x 4oz Flash Fry Steaks 500g Beef stir fry strips 1kg Topside Joint


Meat Box 4

4 x 11-12oz Free Range Chicken Supremes 800-1100gm Chicken Legs or Thighs 4 x 200gm Chicken Fillets 2 x 1lb Chicken Brest Strips 2 x 8 oz Barbary Duck Breast 6 x 150gm Turkey Breast Steaks 2 x 1lb Diced Turkey 3.5lb Free Range Corn fed Chicken 1.2 kg Turkey Breast Roast


Delivery Charge

Royston £3.00 Surrounding Villages £5.00

Meat Box 3

600g Belly Pork 4 x 200g Pork loin Steaks 600g Pork Tenderloin 8 x 150gm Lamb Loin Chops 1lb Diced Lamb Leg 2 x 1lb Minced Lamb or Pork 1.5kg Leg of Lamb Roast 1kg Boneless Pork Loin 12 Meldreth Pork sausages 1lb Sausage Meat


Add To Any Meat Box any of The Following 2 x 6oz Centre Fillet Steaks £13.95 2 x 12oz Rib Eye Steaks £12.50 16-20oz T.Bone Steak £10.00 2 x 8oz Sirloin Steaks £8.50 4 x 16oz Rump Steaks £20.00 4 x 11-12oz Free Range Chicken Supremes £9.90 1.2 Kg Angus Topside Joint £12.50 2kg Boned Pork Shoulder £13.90 8 x 200g Chicken Fillets £10.00 4 x 1lb Lean Minced Beef £10.00 4lb F/R Norfolk Chicken £7.50 2.5kg Eng Leg of Lamb £27.50 8 x Angus Quarter Pounders £6.00 5lb Meldreth Sausages £12.50 5lb Pack Best Back Bacon £11.99

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3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 20th July 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th July 9am - 12pm, Linton Village College

Form of Notice for advertising proposals for works to Therfield Heath and Greens (The COMMON)

The Therfield Regulation Trust has retrospectively applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for consent under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006/section 23(2) of the National Trust Act 1971/article 12 of the Greater London Parks and Open Spaces Order 1967* to carry out restricted works on the entrance to Therfield Heath, on Baldock Road, Royston (inc resurfacing of the car park). The Planning Inspectorate will decide the application on behalf of the Secretary of State. The proposed works are: to widen the entrance off Baldock Road and resurface the car park with a similar surface. Circa 30M2 for the widening and circa 3300m2 for the resurfacing of the existing car park. A copy of the application and accompanying documents can be inspected at Royston Golf Club, Baldock Road, SG8 5BG during normal office hours until 2nd August 2019 and may be obtained by writing to The Clerk of the Conservators, Royston Golf Club, Baldock Road, Royston, SG8 5BG.

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Hello my fellow foodies... and welcome to another bright and shiny edition of The Listing.

This month I thought I would share wilth you something to celebrate our American neighbour’s Independence Day. I was torn between a proper baked cheesecake and Pecan Pie, so after much debate I though “why not the best of both?” I hope you enjoy it! For the base • 300g Digestive Biscuits • 2tbsp Cocoa Powder • 50g Melted Butter • 1tbsp Golden Caster Sugar

• 2tbsp Plain Flour • 2 tbsp Orange Juice • Finely grated zest of one orange • 2 eggs from happy free running hens Cream together the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream together then add the flour, orange juice zest and eggs and beat until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour this mixture over the chilled biscuit base and bake at 170° for approximately one hour until the cheesecake is set with a slight “wobble” and just beginning to colour on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in its tin.

Place brown sugar, cornflour and salt in a heavy based saucepan. Add the egg yolks, maple syrup and double cream and heat up until the sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil stirring all the time. Once you have a custard like consistency add the chopped Pecans nuts and stir well. Allow to chill slightly then pour this nutty loveliness on top of the cheese cake and arrange the Pecan halves on top in a pattern of you choice. Chill for as long as possible, over night works well, before slicing and serving with Patriotism, a ticker tape parade and much fanfare.... or lashings of whipped cream and a nice cup of tea if that is more your “thing!” Until next time dear reader...

For the topping • 130g Brown Sugar

• 25g Cornflour Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb, add the sugar and the cocoa powder then stir in the • 1/4 tsp Salt melted butter and mix thoroughly. Pour into • 4 egg yolks from free running hens eggs a grease proof, lined, loose bottom 23cm round tin and press down to form a flat and • 150ml Maple Syrup even layer, pop it in the fridge to chill. • 125ml Double Cream For the filling • 150g Chopped Pecan Nuts • 340g Cream Cheese • 140g Caster Sugar

• 2tbsp Butter

• 125ml Sour Cream

• 100g Pecan halves to decorate

Tallulah Le Fey xx

Product of the month Butterflied Leg of Lamb

A butterflied leg of lamb is a great dinner for the gorgeous and warm evenings. Why not try it with a BBQ peach, some mozzarella and some fresh green salad.


Meat Safe Country its best

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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

Open five days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday Open‘till 5pm Saturdays

NOW OPEN Sundays 10am - 3pm Manor Farm, Bourn, CB23 2SH

Follow us at Knibbs Meat Safe, Bourn for more exciting recipes and menu ideas each week

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the belle, bassingbourn - review Based in Bassingbourn, The Belle recently reopened its doors as a destination bar and restaurant. The bar hosts an extensive cocktail and gin list, boasting well over 100 gins at the last count!


The cocktails range from the classic - Strawberry Negroni (Belsazar Rose Vermouth + Strawberry Infused Campari + Gin) to the contemporary Lady Marmalade (Marmalade Vodka + Bergamot + Sicilian Lemonade + Teapot Bitters), and as for the gins.... botanicals and garnishes include everything you can think of and then some more..cardamom, samphire, sea air (yes, really), tea, pink pepper, apricot, cherry.. oh the list goes on! The restaurant offers a seasonally changing menu using locally sourced ingredients and adding a hint of flavour from the Middle East.

Our reviewers visited The Belle in early May, the first time they’d been through the doors in a few years. “The food was delicious, the service excellent. We were made to feel very welcome.” They were impressed with the food, and enjoyed a spiced chicken liver terrain with apricot

chutney and toasted flat bread, followed by dry aged hangar steak, salt baked celeriac, beef dripping, crumb rocket and coriander, and triple cooked chips served with a lemon aioli. “All in all, a great night out!”

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What’s On... Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 Study Day Mon 1st Jul, 10.30am–3.30pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB We will study a variety of his expressionist landscapes, portraits, self-portraits and still lives and learn about his creative process through his letters to family and friends. This course coincides with the exhibition.

Wandlebury Adventures: Fire Making Mon 1st Jul, 6–8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE An exciting opportunity for 8-12 year olds to learn how to start a fire and put their skills to the test! The actionpacked Wandlebury Adventures take place on six consecutive Monday evenings and you can sign up for a term (£75) or for an individual session (£15)

A10 BC Soft Play Session

Tue 2nd Jul, 9.15–11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT £5 per child £13 family ticket for 3 children. Children under 6 months free with a paying child. Snack, tea and coffee are available to purchase. Come along on the day or Call Nessa on 07732 133007

Coffee & Chat at Royston Museum

Tue 2nd Jul, 10am–12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Hosted by the Friends of the Museum. Meet up with friends and make new ones. Everyone welcome! Donations towards coffee & teas welcome.

North Herts Art Society Lecture

Thu 4th Jul, 11am-12.15pm or 2-3.15pm Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4ET Frank Thrower was one of the most prolific and successful glass designers of the late 20th century. This lecture looks at the history of the company, Frank’s life and the major phases of, and influences behind, his well known designs. Free parking & lift access. Visitors £7

RSAT Production of Seussical

Thu 4th & Fri 5th Jul, 7pm Sat 6th Jul, 2pm The Greneway School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JF Tickets, priced £5.50 and £3.50 are available through the school office 01763 243650

Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre

Fri 5th Jul, 5–8pm Melbourn Primary School, Mortlock St, Melbourn, SG8 6DB Join us for fun and games! Food and drinks available. £1 per adult, kids go free!

Charity Concert

Fri 5th Jul, 7.30pm St Pauls Church, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1QL With Pixmore Junior School Choir. Tickets £6, under 8s £3. Contact:

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Deadline for August What’s On: 10th July

Lego Club

Sat 6th Jul, 2.30-3.30pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN On the first Saturday of each month, with the first session taking place on 6th July. Suitable for 5-12 year olds, places can be booked by visiting the library and signing up. The sessions will cost £2

The Wildlife Trust’s Cambourne to be Wild

Sat 6th & Sun 7th Jul A two day festival of live music, art, wild activities and good food and drink; all in support of local wildlife. Staged at Cambourne Business Park Cambridgeshire near the Wildlife Trust headquarters, this festival is about being entertained and getting closer to your wild side: after all, all our lives are better when they’re a bit wild! Classic rock to ska, gospel and original new sounds. Come along and join the fun!

Coton Countryside Walk

Sat 6th Jul, 10am–3pm Coton Countryside Reserve, Grantchester Rd, Cambridge, CB23 7PZ Join us for a sociable countryside walk around picturesque Coton village and its beautiful surroundings. Enjoy striking, long-distance views south from Madingley Rise and north from the American Cemetery, and visit the Millennium Wood. We will visit Coton Produce Sale in Coton Village Hall for coffee, cakes, and seasonal produce; there will also be opportunities to divert to The Plough in Coton for lunch.

The Complete Royston Tapestry on display!

Sat 6th Jul – Thu 11th Jul, 10am– 5pm Royston Town Hall, Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7DA Free Entry

Abstracted still life workshop using mixed media Sat 6th Jul, 10.30am–3.30pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB Suitable for beginners or artists wanting to try some new techniques. Fee includes all materials.

Summer Fun Day

Sat 6th Jul, 11am–3pm Roman Way Academy, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 Inflatables, games, competitions, food stalls, bar and much more!

Lucies’ Boutique–Preloved Chidren’s and Maternity Wear Sale

Sat 6th Jul, 12.30–4pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9DW We stock quality second hand & new, maternity, baby & children’s clothes & Shoes (0 – 5 years), designer to high street, all in nearly new condition, waiting to be worn again. If you would like more details on the above event or have good quality children’s clothing or maternity wear that you would like to sell, please contact:

Steeple Morden Primary School: Summer Fete

Sat 6th Jul, 1–4pm Steeple Morden Primary School, 7 Hay St, Steeple Morden SG8 0PD Fun for all of the family! BBQ, games, entertainment and much more.

Royston Historical Pageant

Sun 7th Jul, 11am–5pm Priory Memorial Gardens, 21 Priory Lane, Royston SG8 9DX Entertainment including archery, falcon display, children’s games and re-enactments. Hog roast and licensed bar.

Steeple Morden Literature Festival

Sun 7th Jul, 11am–5pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, 29 Hay St, Steeple Morden SG8 0NQ Enjoy a full and varied programme of author events featuring writers with a local connection. Tickets £20, under 16s £10, to include tea, coffee and soft drinks, and ploughman’s lunch with glass of wine. Proceeds to Friends of SS Peter and Paul, Steeple Morden. Contact: 01763 853171 or

Red Cross Open Garden

Beginning with Brusho

Thu 11th Jul, 10am – 12pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB During this workshop you will explore how the exciting medium, Brusho Crystal pigments, is fun to use. Whether you are an absolute beginner with no painting experience or a seasoned artist wishing to learn something new, you will see fabulous results when the crystals reacts to water and explode with colour! Fee includes all materials.

Cambridge Wine Tasting Events

Thu 11th & Thu 25th Jul, 7.30pm Cambridge Wine Royston, 41 Kneesworth St, Royston SG8 7AA 11th Jul - Rosé Wine Tasting, 25th Jul Italian Wine Tasting. Contact:

Sun 7th Jul, 2–5pm Docwra’s Manor Garden, Shepreth, SG8 6PS A series of enclosed gardens with clever & unusual planting & design. Teas & plant stall. £5 per adult, children under 12 free. Parking in field opposite.

Ashwell School PTA Summer Fete

Royston Memory Cafe

Fri 12th Jul, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring Terry Hiscock, Anna Hester, Carol Cullen Smith, Dusky Sunday, Cut the Mustard. £4 (£3 performers), £2 under 25s.

Mon 8th July 10am-12pm Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston SG8 9AZ Attendance is free.

Den Building and Knots

Fri 12th Jul, 3.30pm Ashwell School, Silver St, SG7 5QL BBQ, music, bouncy castle, stalls, fun games and much more fun. Free entry & all welcome.

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Mon 8th Jul, 6–8pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE For unaccompanied 8-12 year old children. Have a blast building a construction using knots! Sessions will be, to a certain extent, child-led and once established, the children will play a large part in choosing and creating activities.

Royston Arts Society: Demonstration by Lois Cordelia

Babble Training & Growth Club meet-up

Wildlife Trust Paxton Pits Guided Walk

Mon 8th Jul, 7–9.30pm The Banyers House, 16 Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ Confidence workshop with Suzanne Marshall, author of ‘The Secret Diaries of an Entrepreneur’. We all have selfdoubt and fears at times in our lives. This workshop helps us to recognise that this is normal and how to put our heads up and do it anyway.

Wild Flowers of Wandlebury in Summer

Tue 9th Jul, 10am-12pm Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AE Want to learn more about wild flowers found at Wandlebury? Join us for this gentle walk around the woods and meadows of Wandlebury, guided by a park warden, who will help you identify our wild flowers in summer.

Art Exhibition Preview Evening

Wed 10th Jul, 6–8pm Curwens Gallery, 17 High St, Royston SG8 9AA A preview evening of the new exhibition hosted by Claire Hogan Photography, Lucy Bromilow Illustration and Tracy Stressing Fused Glass. They will exhibit throughout July and August. All welcome.

Fri 12th Jul, 8–10pm Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston SG8 9DW Lois Cordelia will be giving a demonstration of “Speed Painting in Acrylics”. Non-members £3 inc. refreshment. Contact: 01763 261808

Sat 13th Jul, 10.30am–1pm Little Paxton Pits, Little Paxton, Saint Neots PE19 6ET Explore this watery reserve and discover the wonderful wildlife.

Melbourn Hub Community Showcase

Sat 13th Jul, 12–4pm Melbourn Hub, 30 High St, SG8 6DZ The Hub is showcasing the local community once again with a day and evening of activities bringing people together to share in fun, good causes and to enjoy home grown entertainment. The Hub will have a number of stalls featuring a variety of local community groups, raising awareness of their good causes. There will also be quality crafts, goods and local produce for sale.

Saturday Stories

Sat 13th Jul, 2-2.30pm Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Join us for some fun Saturday Stories at Royston Library Contact: 01438 843277

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What’s On... Organ Recital

Sat 13th Jul, 2.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU Robin Walker is Director of Music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and will be presenting a programme including Handel’s ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’, Largo from ‘New World Symphony’ by Dvorak, and ‘Jupiter’ from the ‘Planets Suite’ by Holst. Tickets £10 (under 16s free) including tea, coffee and biscuits.

Quiz Night

Sat 13th Jul, 7pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, 29 Hay St, Steeple Morden SG8 0NQ The cost per person is £13.50 which includes supper. Maximum team size is 8 people, but if you can’t get a full team together, let us know, and we will include you in another team. There will be a raffle with some excellent prizes to be won.

B in the Park

Sat 20th Jul, 2pm Barkway Pavilion and Recreation Ground, 4 Cambridge Rd, Barkway SG8 8BS Annual family festival with BBQ, bar, Punch & Judy, craft activities, bouncy castle, Royston fire engine, giant games and much more. Optional overnight camping, with camp fire, storytelling, music and cash bar until late. Adults £5, children £2. Facebook: @BinthePark

Hertfordshire Burger Eating Contest

Sat 20th Jul, 4pm The Fox and Duck, The Green, Therfield SG8 9PN In its 2nd year, will you be first to finish a 4lb burger? £100 Fox and Duck voucher for the winner. £20 entry – all towards the Rooprai Spinal Trust Charity. There will also be a raffle on the day.

The Old Bull Soul Nights

Sun 14th Jul, 1–5pm Anstey Bury, Buntingford SG9 0DF Admission £2, children under 16 free. Free parking.

Sat 20th Jul, 8pm The Old Bull, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Over 25s only. Tickets £5 in advance or £8 on the door. Contact: 07840 448230

Street Food Heroes

Back to School Jazz

Eating for Optimal Health & Weightloss with Heaven & Earth Health

Abington Pigotts Fete

Anstey Fair

Fri 19th Jul, 4–9pm Priory Gardens, Royston SG8 9DX Street Food Heroes are coming for you once again in 2019! Come out and enjoy the food, drinks & music in the Priory Gardens with family & friends.

Fri 19th July, 8pm - Sat 20th & Sun 21st, 7pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT £45 for all three sessions. Learn how to understand your cravings and balance your food through insights of Chinese Medicine. www.heavenandearthhealth. com/eating-for-health

Ashwell Museum Tours

Sat 20th July Hinxworth Place, Hinxworth, Baldock SG7 5HB 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. Contact:

Home-Start Coffee Morning

Sat 20th Jul, 10am–12pm Dave and Tracy’s home, 52 Sun Hill, Royston SG8 9AX Please come along, bring your friends and enjoy some sociable time with each other. Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes. Games will be available in the garden for children. If you are able to make a cake, small cakes or biscuits for this event, RSVP to;

Royston Alternative Fayre

Sat 20th Jul, 10am–3pm Masonic Hall, Jepps Ln, Royston SG8 9AP Alternative art and decor, vintage clothes, handmade goods and more!

Royston Music Trail

Sat 20th Jul, 10am–2pm Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS Find the 12 musical instruments hidden around Royston! Plus free craft activities, fun and prizes.

Sun 21st Jul, 12–4pm Reed First School, 2 Jackson’s Lane, Royston SG8 8AB The Rocking Chair Jazz Band will be with us. All proceeds to St Mary’s Church, Reed. Tickets £20, children £5. Contact: 07713 244278 Sun 21st Jul, 2–5pm Church Lane, Abington Pigotts SG8 0SD Come and join us for a traditional fete in a beautiful setting. Home produce and craft market, family games with plenty of prizes, live band, BBQ, beer tent, ice creams, bouncy castle, donkey rides, classic car & vintage tractor displays. And of course, plot a poo and egg throwing!

Messy Church

Sun 21st Jul, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston SG8 7AU This month we are celebrating our first birthday! 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.

Greenfingers Garden Club

Wed 24th Jul, 7.15–9pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT There will be a talk by Herts Beekeepers including bee friendly flowers. All welcome. Contact: 01763 244424

An Evening with the River Mel

Thu 25th Jul, 8pm Community Hall, Melbourn SG8 6DY The film will be shown and, after a break for refreshments and chat,

The Cambridge Rock Festival

Thu 25th - Sun 28th Jul Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge Rd, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7AT Cambridge Rock Festival is an annual four-day event run by volunteer music fans for music fans, with a great friendly, non-corporate vibe!

Royston Folk Club Concert Fri 26th Jul, 7pm Old Bull Inn, 56 High St, Royston SG8 9AW Featuring Skinner and T’witch and support from Velvet and Stone. £13 (£11 in advance), £2 for under 25s.

Royston Repair Cafe

Sun 28th Jul, 10am-1pm Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT You can book in your bears – and other broken items – online here: www.

Summer Holiday Outdoor Bounce Days

Tue 30th Jul, 10am -3pm Whaddon Village Hall Recreation Ground, SG8 5RY By A10 Country Bouncy Castles, buy a wristband and bounce all day. There will be unlimited use of age appropriate inflatables. Also an under 5’s area with inflatables and soft play. For Children up to 12. Toielts refreshments and indoor play also available. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Under 12months free with paying sibling or £2.50, Under 5’s £5 and over 5s £7. Updates on facebook or call Nessa 07732 133007

Summer Holidays at the Museum

Wed 31st Jul, 10.30am–12pm Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery, 5 Lower King St, Royston SG8 5AL Join us each Wednesday for messy crafty fun! Kids aged 3 plus, £3 each.

Throughout the month Baby Rhyme Time

Every Wed, 10.15am & 11.15am Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Children love being bounced and tickled, and rhymes are a great way of entertaining babies and toddlers. They help your child’s language development too. 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.

Wednesday Walk

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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 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. For more information contact: 01763 852769 or

Tots in Church

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Every Thu, 10am Wandlebury Country Park, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, 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. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles. With the slower second walk, we offer a shortcut back to the base if needed. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Walks are well-attended, with 50-60 people joining most weeks. Teas and coffees are available afterwards.

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Every Fri, 2.05–2.35pm Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN Toddler Tales is the perfect step on from Baby Rhyme Time, with a mix of lively stories and rhymes for you and your child to join in with. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children but babies are welcome too. 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.

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Limitless Productions have been invited to perform in the National leg of their drama tour at the ‘42nd British All Winners’ Finals. The night before the big performance the team are putting on a show on the 16th July. Tickets: LimitlessTeechers Royston Picture Palace, Melbourn Street, SG8 7DA Tuesday 16th July, 7-8pm

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Royston Townswomen Guild A Motoring correspondent, Rodney Tibb’s career took him to exotic and unusual locations. On one assignment he went to Jordan. He was to join a luxury liner anchored offshore. Rodney was instructed to take a new car to Petra for a special photo shoot. Petra, an archaeological site in Jordan’s south western desert, is carved into pink sandstone cliffs and is known as The ‘Rose City. Petra is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site, but also one of the Seven New Wonders of the World – chosen in 2007.

For the photo shoot, cars were to be placed in front of the famous 45m high Al Khazneh temple with its ornate, Greekstyle facade as the backdrop. But there was an enormous problem. Access to the temple was only via a narrow canyon one kilometre long, named Al Siq. But how were they going to get a car in there? Rodney explained how each car was carefully airlifted and manoeuvred into place by helicopter.

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people always worry about the weather, though Royston has usually been lucky. Rain has been a rarity, but, says Ray. “We’ve had years with such light winds, it’s been a challenge to launch the bigger kites. But our fliers are always This year’s event manager is resourceful, and there’s never Ray Munden, who has been running Rotary’s historic vehicle been a year when no kites could fly.” shows since they started. He says “Bringing the historics to Royston people appreciate the Heath has certainly been a their unique Heath. So lots of success. They complement the families enjoy spreading a kite flying very well, and we’re blanket on the grass at the top hoping for an even bigger turn- of the arena, where the view is out this year.” spectacular, and breaking out the pop and sausage rolls for Has the Festival changed what the Rotarians hope will be much? “Less than you might another afternoon of fun in the think” says Ray. “The kites sun –with just the right amount are still the main attraction, of wind! but there’s a bigger variety of stalls. Our famous Tombola Adult entry costs £3.50, but 13s is the biggest and best for miles, and it’s always popular”. and under enter free. Royston Lions’ kite making Therfield Heath workshop will be there too, and Sunday 4th August 10.30am-4pm the famous parachute drop for For more information, visit any adventurous teddy bear who fancies being a Para. Kite


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the new Student royston and District support Exchange initiative at RSAT school. It is a great on both sides Twinning aSSOCIATION opportunity to improve language skills Royston and District Twinning Association is run entirely by volunteers on behalf of Royston Town Council. In 1974 the first link was formed with Großalmerode in Germany, in 1986 we twinned with La Loupe in France, and then in 2011 with Villanueva de la Cañada, about 20 miles from Madrid, Spain.

and experience other customs. At home we hold regular social events to help raise funds The first year’s membership is free. Follow us on Facebook: Royston & District Twinning Association, or our website:

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Spotlight On... Melbourn Community Allotment Fancy spending some time in the fresh air and getting outdoors? Now is the perfect time especially now the good weather is on the way. Two years ago, Melbourn Community Allotment on the Moor was an overgrown mess. Now, thanks to the work of a few, dedicated volunteers, it is a well organised, highly attractive site producing a range of fruit, vegetables, and even cut flowers. It is currently looking for new helpers to join the group from 10am-12pm on Friday mornings. Helpers get lots of fresh air, gentle exercise, and produce to take home.


Tools and refreshments are also provided and all abilities of gardeners are welcomed. “It was always our intention to invite those with mental health problems or the socially isolated to join us,” says Diana Barker, the group’s leader, “But anyone wanting fresh air, friendship, and gentle exercise is more than welcome.” There are many ways gardening can help with your mental health. • Gardening is great exercise - 3/4 hours gardening can burn as many calories as an hour of exercising. • Gardening is theraputic - it can take your mind off everyday stresses and just focus on the garden • It’s a good way to vent anger - Certain areas can be great to release some anger and cutting and chopping helps prevent plants from overgrowing!

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Think Garden, Think Richard Materials For A Purpose... Path Products Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott 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 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 screening in the garden. Fencing is a very obvious way to screen and delineate a garden boundary and it certainly comes in all shapes and sizes. Last summer I designed and built a small Cambridge contemporary courtyard garden. The space was viewed on all sides through the bifold glass doors so the fencing material needed to be higher specification and quality to act as a back drop to the planting. I used horizontal slatted panels that allow some light and give a contemporary flavour to the space and complemented the granite paving. In sharp contrast a simple boundary fence in a large country garden could be feather edge

boarding or split chestnut post and rails. For a smarter option the woven willow looks great! Trellis panels are a good way to extend the height of your fence by an extra 600mm (2ft) and allow light through. The standard shapes are square or diamond and this allows for that extra amount of screening. Generally I would grow climbers such as Clematis or golden hop up and through the trellis to soften the effect. I find that gardens can look box like and claustrophobic with too much fencing. Simply adding shaped borders and breaking up the amount of wood the eye looks at will help to eradicate the rectilinear feel that fencing gives. Shelterbelt planting is my go to solution for softening and greening up the screening effect. By shelter belt I mean a collection of planting that will act as a block for wildlife, colour and interest. This is useful in more rural locations where post and rail fencing is more appropriate and cost effective over a long run. Mixed native shrubs will soon grow up to provide all year round interest and a wildlife habitat at the same time. In urban back gardens this is even more relevant where wildlife habitat for birds is being eroded by low maintenance, sterile outdoor spaces. Planted back gardens can provide a corridor of habitat for our wildlife linking spaces together, but if there is no planting the gardens cannot link. I love to use hazel, guilder rose, dog wood, spindle, hawthorn, holly and crab apple to name just a few!

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Lollipop trees have become popular to screen specific views in outdoor spaces. The stem of the tree is clear to a given height with a shaped crown on top to screen the neighbour’s windows. It is often justifiable in a garden budget to spend on single ticket items to give instant solutions. I generally like to plant sensible sized plants and let them grow, but there are many more options available now. I like to use Ligustrum japonicum, Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Umbraculifera’ Laurus nobillis and Photinia ‘Red Robin’. There are other choices from specialist nurseries and it is worth selecting the trees in person to know exactly what you’re getting. This is especially relevent when selecting more than one. One year I had a client that sold off part of the garden so needed several specimens to screen off the new development of houses at the end of the garden. Pleached trees are a very smart solution to screening issues in the garden. A pleached tree is essentially a hedge on stilts and is a great way to give controlled interest at height. I like to use Carpinus betulus and Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ to name just a few. It does give a very deliberate effect and always reminds me of national trust gardens. For more in depth advice or garden design help please get in touch to arrange a consultation.



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Waterlight Film project You may have read about this project in previous editions of the Listing. Inspired by the River Mel, poet Clare Crossman wrote nine poems capturing the essence of our beautiful chalk stream. She then linked up with film maker James Murray White to make a film about the river based on her poems. Further filming has been carried out by Nigel Kinnings who has also edited the film. After a year of capturing memories, interviewing residents, involving Meldreth primary school children and extensively filming, the film is now going to be shown in Melbourn. You are invited to “AN EVENING WITH THE RIVER MEL” on 25th July at 8.00pm at the Community Hall behind the church in Melbourn. The film will be shown and, after a break for refreshments and chat, we will share experiences of the river recounted to us by local residents: for instance

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Bear repair and care

When a music-making, moving bear was doing neither, it took one of Royston Repair Café’s newest volunteer repairers Martin - to come to the rescue. Fixing, re-stuffing and (with his For the partner’s assistance) sewing next, free, Repair Café session up the patient the same day. at Coombes Community Centre Burns Rd, Royston You can book in your bears and other broken items online SG8 5PT on Sunday 28th July. https://repaircafe22.eventbrite. Updates at www.facebook. com/RoystonRepairCafe

Friends of therfield heath

The Friends of Therfield Heath are nearly one! We are holding our first AGM and we’re inviting all members and any one interested in joining us to come along and hear more about us. We have had a good first year, and since we opened up our membership in February this year, have seen steady development. All of the money we raise through membership and our events goes to benefit the heath.

Our next exciting event will be cloud spotting in early July, and we’d be delighted to see people come along to find out more. Please have a look at our Facebook page and our website for more information. AGM The Heath Cafe Thursday 18th July, 7.30 pm FB: @friendsoftherfieldheath

MElbourn Hub Community showcase The Hub is showcasing the local community once again with a day and evening of activities bringing people together to share in fun, good causes and to enjoy home grown entertainment via the Melbourn Hub Community Showcase.

Starting at midday, the Hub will have a number of stalls featuring a variety of local community groups, raising awareness of their good causes. There will also be quality crafts, goods and local produce for sale. A special feature will be a photographic project by local photographer Guann- Yeu Chin, focusing on community characters and their favourite things about Melbourn. The Hub cafe will be open serving a selection of cakes and beverages, there will be an outside licensed bar in the marquee and a delicious BBQ.

into the evening event which showcases Melbourn singer Tom Froggatt, performing ‘Tom Sings Swing’. Tom is a young performer who is heavily influenced by the crooners of the mid 20th Century such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr and specialises in up-beat classics from the Rat Pack era. Melbourn Community Hub offers a variety of services, activities and events for the community and a cafe open six days a week with a wide selection of home cooked food and barista coffee. For more information Saturday 13th July Melbourn Hub, SG8 6DZ

Free cakes for Kids

Free Cakes for Kids Royston, Herts: we are a community service for families in Royston and the surrounding area who may find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child. We accept referrals from professionals only and organisations such as schools, playgroups, GP’s, Health Visitors, Home Start, the Food Bank and the Family Centre, who may be supporting these families or individuals. The professionals sends us the referral, we instruct a baker and voila... a kid gets a cake!

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In time we will also be expanding our horizons to the elderly and vulnerable adults and community events. We are volunteerrun, free and friendly. We are also completely confidential as the

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History of Natwest Bank Natwest Bank Building is a grade 2 listed bulding in the town centre. It was bought by Thomas Goodman from John Fisher in 1847 and had remained in the family hands until 1963 when it was sold to an international Tea Company.

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to a group that meets regularly Playing tennis, it turns out, promotes a sense of support, might be the best thing you trust, and commonality, which can do to extend your life. It has been shown to contribute has long been established to a sense of well-being that exercise helps you live and improved long-term longer, but a 2018 study health”, or because “short from Denmark showed that repeated intervals of higher compared to a sedentary lifestyle playing tennis extends intensity exercise appear to be superior to continuous one’s life expectancy by a moderate intensity physical remarkable 9.7 years. While activity for improving health other sports all provided benefits, tennis was the clear outcomes.” winner. Here’s a summary: Whatever the reason, tennis • Tennis: 9.7 years gain in life is undoubtedly good for you, so if you want to add years expectancy to your life take up tennis! • Badminton: 6.2 years Royston is lucky to have a • Soccer: 4.7 years fantastic tennis club, with six courts located on the • Cycling: 3.7 years heath. Whether you used to • Swimming: 3.4 years play regularly or have never • Jogging: 3.2 years picked up a racket, and whatever your age, everyone • Calisthenics: 3.1 years is welcome! • Health club activities: 1.5 To find out more visit years Even the authors of the roystontennisclub or contact study were surprised at the our friendly secretary Kate: result! They suggested is may be because, “belonging

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Contact us today to book a treatment or class on 01763 247440

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Looking After you “Foods to boost your mood” Well being is all about giving yourself the best you can in your mind and body and what better way to do that than to eat the right foods. I personally live a full plant based lifestyle and love how different foods can support my physical health but also my mental well being. So here our a list of foods that I love to include into my diet.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of the mineral selenium, and studies have shown that people who are low in selenium have increased rates of depression, irritability, anxiety and tiredness.


Oats are an effective mood booster because of their low glycaemic index (GI) they slowly release energy into the bloodstream, which keeps blood sugar and mood stable. Oats also contain the moodboosting mineral selenium.


Bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, fibre, potassium, phosphorous, iron and

carbohydrate. Mood-boosting carbohydrates aid in the absorption of tryptophan in the brain, while vitamin B6 helps convert the tryptophan into the moodlifting hormone serotonin.

Lentils are a complex carbohydrate like bananas, so they help increase the brain’s production of the feel-good serotonin. This results are a calmer, happier state of mind with less anxiety.

Dark Chocolate 80% - My favourite!

There’s a reason why chocolate always seems to make you feel good. A small square of dark chocolate causes the brain to release endorphins and boost serotonin levels. Studies show that chocolate eaters produce less stress hormones and their anxiety levels decreased.


Look out for a new Exhibition showing throught the summer at Curwens Art Gallery. The Exibition hosted by Claire Hogan Photography, Fb: makeandcreate Lucy Bromilow E: Illustration and Instagram: makeandcreate18 Tracy Stressing Fused Glass, will starting on 8th July and will continue throughout July and August.

Fused Glass Artist

Preview Evening Wednesday 10th July, 6-8pm Curwens Art Gallery, 17 High Street; Royston SG8 9AA


Monday Level 2 10.30am Level 2/3 7pm & 8pm Tuesday Level 2 9.25am & 10.30am Level 1 6.30pm Level 2/3 7.15pm Level 3 8.15pm


Curwens art exhibition

The Exhibitors will be having a preview evening on the 10th July

Body Control and Pilates Institute Teacher Wednesday Level 3 9.30am Level 1 10.45am Level 2/3 6pm & 7pm Classes taught Level 1 8.05pm by Cathryn Thursday Jaffray in well Level 2/3 9.30am appointed Level 1 10.45am Saturday studios in Level 3 9am Royston Level 2 10.15am

For more info please call Cathryn 01763 249750/07967 740652 or email:

Richard Lowden BSc, DipPT Personal Training & Sports Massage 07980 910 989 @richard_lowden

Richard’s Monthly Tip

Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising. And lead turns to gold if you polish it hard enough! Muscle can’t turn into fat, as they are different tissues. If you stop exercising you may pile on the pounds, but that’s simply because you’re no longer burning the calories you consume. Less exercise means less calories!

Home-Start Matters

Kite Festival Children’s Art Competition

This competition is open to children up to the age of 11 and will be judged in the following age categories under 3, 3–5 year olds, 6–8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds The Theme of the competition: DESIGN A KITE PICTURE Please design your picture on a piece of A4 paper or card, then add your name, age and telephone number on the back of your picture. Please post your entry to us by Friday 2nd August, 2019 Home Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire Unit 6, Valley Farm, Station Road, Meldreth, Herts, SG8 6JP or come along and see us on the Home-Start stall at the Kite Festival on 4th August and do your picture then. There will be a display of | 01763 248447 1907 The Listing Royston July 2019.indd 27

pictures on our stall and entries will be judged towards the end of the event. Prizes will be awarded for each age category and winners will be notified If you have any queries or require further information, please call the Home-Start office on 01763 262262 Quiz Night Hosted by Ginny Tonic & Friends. Teams of 8 . Please reserve tickets by Wednesday 10th July. £13.50 to include a light supper (let us know of allergies etc) Saturday 13th July, 7pm Steeple Morden Village Hall, Hay Street, SG8 0NQ 01763 262262

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Art in the community

including literacy, cultural and arts events as both age After months of planning and groups have benefited, with painting, the picture was finally the children saying “It has ready for unveiling ready in been really nice working time to celebrate National with different, older people Care Home day, whose it was like being with Aunts theme this year is Art in the and Uncles”. Resident Enid Community. Denchfield said “They are just so enjoyable to be with and it The children of Barley and is lovely to hear about all that Barkway Federation School they have going on and to and the residents of Margaret have the chance to be part of House Residential and some of it.” Dementia Care Home have been meeting up as part of an The finished painting will be on display in Margaret House on going project to bring the and the home will be holding younger and older members of the community together so an open day for National Care Home Day on Friday 28 June, they can enjoy each other’s company and friendship. Over and also on Wednesday 17th several sessions residents July for Herts Care Providers and children, aged from 4 Association Good Care Week, through to 94 have designed, so anyone is very welcome to drawn and painted a large pop in and have a look at it. collage that showcases the different aspects of their local villages. This painting followed on from the children coming over to Margaret House for a very successful Christmas Concert and is just the start of many different activities that they will be running together in future

Business Lessons the easy way A magazine I read recently asked its entrepreneur readers to send in business lessons that they had had to learn the hard way. Here are a few that particularly resonated with me: 1. You can’t do everything on your own. Building a team is essential because there are only so many hours one person can devote to a business. If you don’t want to be handcuffed to your business, make sure your team can carry on when you’re not around. 2. You may think your product is perfect, but your clients won’t. You only find out how good a product really is when it’s in the field and users are beating it up. It’s like X Factor contestants – they think they’re talented, their friends tell them they’re brilliant, but once they get on the big stage it can be a different story. 3. Do one thing really well. Entrepreneurs try to be everything to everyone, but it really pays to specialise and carve yourself a profitable niche.

4.Undercharging is not sustainable. Lowering your prices or giving discounts is just giving money away for no benefit. Instead, always choose to compete on quality, value, expertise and your niche focus. New clients who start with you because you’re cheapest will dump you without a qualm as soon as someone else undercuts you. 5. Be grateful. Appreciate loyal customers who show you there is a demand for what you do. There is no cash amount you can put on loyalty and the effect of having brand advocates. 6.It’s not a sale until it’s paid for. It’s great getting an order, or landing a meeting with a prospective client. But that counts for nothing until the money is in the bank! And if you have any lessons to share with other entrepreneurs, just let me know and I’ll put them in a future article. Good luck!

Babble training & Growth Club meet-up Confidence workshop with Suzanne Marshall, author of ‘The Secret Diaries of an Entrepreneur’. We all have self-doubt and fears at times in our lives. This workshop helps us to recognise that this is normal and how to put our heads up and do it anyway.

Banyers House, Royston Monday 8th July 7-9:30pm


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:* SATURDAY 13th JULY 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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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

01462 742684 01763 877558 01763 245571

01763 208767 01763 852869 01763 853217 01763 853427 01763 261650 01763 220626 01223 870869 01763 220626 01763 246799 01763 262440 01763 243117 07999 538961 01763 241803 01763 246371 01462 743922 01763 287220 01763 287364 01763 208195 01763 230350 01763 848756 0345 045 5200 0300 123 4040

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


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




0300 123 4049

Royston Library


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


Ashwell Dental Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre Royston Dental Suite

01462 742353 01763 262034 01763 246677 01763 244805

J. Oliver Radley

01763 273300



Non emergency number

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

Lee Jauncey

01763 853927 07973 190978

Decorating & Restoration Service



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

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01763 245484 01763 878242

Markets Town Manager Geraint Burnell


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

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


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

0300 123 4051




01223 839001 0800 328 6023 0345 045 0063



Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden

Call Dave

01763 221019

Royston’s No1 07944 912198

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


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.

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Loving Local Living Index of Advertisers Accounting Services

Fourways Chartered Accountants 28

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


Jane Harvey Artist


Hadham Brewery Ltd

Building & Construction Services C P Building Services


Davey’s Butchers Knibbs Meatsafe

Car & Van Rental

Applegate Van Hire Ltd


Wood Green

Children & Education Papillon Playgroup

Clock and Watch Specialists Brian Bulley

Coach Hire

Richmonds Coaches

Computer Services The PC Doctor

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Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters Complete Bathroom Solutions P W H Installations Trademark Kitchens

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms


M J Abbs Ltd 11 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 30


John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd

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Landscaping Services

The Walkers Partnership Royston Alternative Fayre Royston Methodist Church Royston Town Trail


Loft Access & Storage Solutions

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Salle De Couture

Marketing & Advertising Services The Listing

Darren Harward 21 Decorating & Restorations Service 29 L A Painting & Decorating 29

Farm Shop

Bury Lane Farm Shop


Body Balance Gymbo’s M F Tennis Coaching Premier Pilates

Fused Glass Artist

Make & Create Jewellery

Garage Doors

The Doors Group Limited

Gardening Services Brownie Points

HL Ground & Garden Maintenance

Leaf & Lawn

Health Therapist & Wellbeing Feet 2 Feet Royston Complementary Health Royston Hypnotherapy


Slaters Properties Ltd


J Oliver Radley Opticians Active Communities


Oven Cleaning




Pest Controllers Pest Right Ltd

DGN Plastering


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H20 31 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 29 Public House/Restaurant/Takeaway British Raj Express 12 The Belle Restaurant & Bar 15


Therfield Heath & Greens Notice 13

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Butlers Meltax Pet Stay Walnut Medical


H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers



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 LUXURY & STYLE

...whatever your budget EVERYTHING... including the kitchen sink! FREE QUOTES | 3D DESIGN | INSTALLATION AVAILABLE

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

Self Storage

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

Royston Self Storage


Take a look at our extensive showroom or our comprehensive website to see our wide range of fireplaces and associated fixtures and fittings. �

Stonemasons Ivett & Reed

Taxi Services Butler Meltax

Tiling Services

Venue Hire


Call 01223 897982 or 0845 4682412 or 0777 620 4483

for a discreet professional insured service


Home Improvements & Handyman Services

Spires House Clearance

rabbits rats silverfish spiders squirrels wasps


Simon’s Tiling Services

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fleas flies foxes mice moles moths pigeons


Avante Garde Ltd T/as New Dawn Blinds 11 Linda Turner Interiors 5

House Clearance


Outdoor Pursuits

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Home Furnishings

A V Handyman Handylamb Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services


Roy Castle & Co

Oven Wizards

ants bedbugs bees carpet beetle cluster flies cockroach earwigs


Motor Services

Decorating Services

Pest Right Pest Control


East Anglian Loft Ladders Ltd


Jenny’s Repairs & Alterations

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Local Groups

Office Space

Fabric Repairs & Alterations


Local Event


Limitless Academy of Performing Arts 18

Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

22 30

Legal Services

Dance & Drama Schools


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Tree Services

Shire Trees Limited Royal British Legion Royston Town Football Club

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

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

Veterinary Practices

Royston Veterinary Centre 10 Windows, Conservatories & Glazing Services Trulight Windows 20

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

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


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VAN and CAR HIRE Family run, friendly, Family run, friendly, independent self drive hire company independent self ♦ 3.5t Luton vans with tail lifts drive hire company ♦ Long and short wheel based vans


♦ 3.5tFamily Luton tail lifts run, vans friendly,with independent self drive hire company ♦ 3.5t Luton vans with tail lifts ♦ Long & short wheel vans ♦ Long and short wheel based based vans ♦ Small vans ♦ Small vans

♦ Small vans

Applegate Van Hire Ltd

01763 244495


Applegate Van Hire Ltd

Applegate Van Hire Ltd, Royston

01763 244495


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Family run, friendly, independent self drive hire company ♦ 3.5t Luton vans with tail lifts ♦ Long and short wheel based vans ♦ Small vans

Complete Bathroom Solutions Plumbing • Tiling • Flooring • Building Work Installers of Beautiful Bathrooms From replacing a tap washer to a total refurbishment

Terry Rudd Tel: 01763 241 792 Mobile: 07791 628359


Applegate Van Hire Ltd

01763 SHIRE 244495

Royston TREES LIMITED • Professional Arborists • Seasoned Firewood for sale • Forestry services • Stump grinding • Hedge Maintenance • Fully insured/Qualified • All aspects of tree work

07725 808887

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

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


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

Electrical Installation & Repair

“Phone New Installations Graham for Extensions advice & quotation Part or Full Rewires on all your electrical Fuseboard Upgrades requirements” Interior & Exterior Lighting Wiring of Heating Systems and controls 07860 389645 • 01763 222231 • NO JOB TOO SMALL - NO JOB TOO SMALL - NO JOB TOO SMALL | 01763 248447 1907 The Listing Royston July 2019.indd 31

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Roy Castle & Co Co THE CAR PEOPLE

All set for summer?

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

Air Conditioning Service, re-gas, diagnostics & repair

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