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SG8 Villages

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Welcome 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! 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 7 for more details.

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Lucy What’s On


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ERS • WHAT’S ON • 01763 248447 • This Month’s Contributors: Richard Arnott, Julian Berry, Tallulah Le Fey, Kim Fletcher, Chris Lee, Royston Museum Photographer: Clive Porter Published by: Townhouse Publishing Ltd Disclaimer All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted

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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.

There are many ways gardening can help with your mental health.

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.

• Gardening is theraputic - it can take your mind off everyday stresses and just focus on the garden

“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.”

• Gardening is great exercise - 3/4 hours gardening can burn as many calories as an hour of exercising.

• 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! No experience of gardening is necessary. Free refreshments and tools are provided. All helpers can take home the produce they have helped to grow. For more information contact Diana Barker: 01763 260141 or

The Winchester Manors of Bassingbourn: Rouses & Seymours

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

We typically host families from the three towns in our homes, escorting them on sightseeing trips around the Cambridge area, and then visit their home towns to take part in local festivals and culture. We also support the new Student Exchange initiative at RSAT school. It is a great opportunity on both sides to improve language skills and experience other customs. At home we hold regular social events to help raise funds

This recently published book by Valory Hurst, explains the history of The Rouses and its surroundings in Bassingbourn, from pre-history to recent times.

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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. 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!

Curwens art exhibition Look out for a new Exhibition at Curwens Art Gallery.

The Exibition hosted by Claire Hogan Photography, Lucy Bromilow Illustration and Tracy Stressing Fused Glass, will starting on 8th July and will continue throughout July and August. The Exhibitors will be having a preview evening on the 10th July Preview Evening Wednesday 10th July, 6-8pm Curwens Art Gallery, 17 High Street; Royston SG8 9AA.

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This month’s ‘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 suggestions 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 www.thelistingmagazine.

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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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. 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. Company Ecorcheur, a medieval reenactment group, will be camping and living the life of a regiment of the Duke of 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. 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. 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 or find us on Facebook

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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Tapestry Unveiling

After 30 years, we are so excited to be unveiling the completed Royston Tapestry in July. So many people have volunteered their time, expertise, knowledge and skills to bring this work of art to life. Head along to Royston Town Hall from Saturday 6th to Thursday 11th July from 10am – 5pm to see the tapestry. So much work has gone into it, from when it was first thought up to stitching each scene and finally to getting it ready for display. And it’s all been done by local people. We live in a wonderful town with so much talent! After being displayed in Royston, the tapestry will be off on an adventure to other museums. It may be the Royston

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Tapestry, but much of the history it shows applies to many other places. Like the Black Death that affected the whole country (and world!) or before becoming King James I England, he was King James VI Scotland and the stone that sits on the Cross (near the Jolly Postie) came from Yorkshire. Royston has never existed in isolation, and we’re looking forward to carrying on building links with other places and welcoming new people with more new talent to the area.

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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 HomeStart stall at the Royston Kite Festival on

4th August and do your picture then. There will be a display of 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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Hidden Royston

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!

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 That was the by Julia Humphreys: “When it was the post case with this office the safe was on the other side of the wall. The hole, handrail and step were used ‘wall fitting’ by the person who came along at different in the centre times to look through the hole; to make sure of Royston. the post office wasn’t being broken into and A friend, Dermot Byrne, to check the safe!” pointed it out Thank you, Julia; if anyone knows different to me; I must or more please let me know. have walked past it literally For more sights around Royston you might hundreds of not have seen: times but, I never really Written by Chris Lee noticed it and certainly


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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. The monthly Memory Café will be held on Monday 8th of July. If you know of anyone with memory problems that may benefit from the Café please send them with their carer for an enjoyable and stimulating morning. In takes place at 10am to 12 noon at the Old Barn, Upper King Street in Royston, no booking needed. Attendance is free.

STEEPLE MORDEN LITERARY FESTIVAL Sunday July 7, 11am - 5pm Steeple Morden Village Hall Revel in a full and varied programme of author events featuring successful writers with a local connection MORNING Christine Adams on her smash hit ‘A Lifetime in the Building’ AFTERNOON Poet Tom Weir reads from and discusses his work Novelists Jenny Chapman, Sarah Harrison and Jim Prothero chew the fat on fiction Sarah Shaw, author of bestselling memoir ‘Portland Place’ in conversation with Sarah Harrison Tickets £20 (U 16s £10) to include elevenses and ploughman’s lunch with glass of wine, on sale early June from: Steeple Morden PO or Sarah Harrison, 853171 Proceeds to Friends of Steeple Morden Church

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NEWS FROM OUR CLUBS & SOCIETIES... Since its launch in 2005, The Listing has been proud to support the very many clubs and societies.

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. Linda on 07767 847796 or Kyra on 07780 843296

Royston Rubber Bridge Club 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

We maintain and publish a comprehensive list of all the organisations, clubs and societies on our website:

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

Foxton mens breakfast 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

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The answer’s blowing in the wind...

That’s the song Royston Rotarians hope to be singing on 4th August when their annual Kite Festival comes round again. Now a wellestablished highlight of Royston’s summer calendar, the Festival has been delighting Royston families for 29 years, always raising thousands of pounds for charity. This year’s event manager is Ray Munden, who has been running Rotary’s historic vehicle shows since they started. He says “Bringing the historics to the Heath has certainly been a success. They complement the kite flying very well, and we’re hoping for an even bigger turn-out this year.” Has the Festival changed much? “Less than you might think” says Ray. “The kites are still the main attraction, but there’s a bigger variety of stalls. Our famous Tombola is the biggest and best for miles, and it’s always popular”. Royston Lions’ kite making workshop will be there too, and the famous parachute drop for any adventurous teddy bear who fancies being a Para. Kite 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 resourceful, and there’s never been a year when no kites could fly.” Royston people appreciate their unique Heath. So lots of families enjoy spreading a blanket on the grass at the top of the arena, where the view is spectacular, and breaking out the pop and sausage rolls for what the Rotarians hope will be another afternoon of fun in the sun –with just the right amount of wind! Adult entry costs £3.50, but 13s and under enter free. Therfield Heath Sunday 4th August 10.30am-4pm

News from the conservators New Car Park

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.

Logo Competition

We presented to the new Royston Schools Academy Trust and invited pupils to design us a logo to be used on all external communication and we look forward to seeing the entries in the coming weeks and presenting the results here in The Listing with the name of the lucky winner.


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 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.


Chalkhill Blue

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 s yet. Good numbers of small heath butterflies have been seen.

Birds Thank you to everyone who walks the heath and has respected the ground nesting birds. We have been surveying the breeding birds, so next year can target ‘dog-on-lead’ areas.

Voluntary Contribution

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

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen



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

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. For the topping • 130g Brown Sugar

• 300g Digestive Biscuits

• 25g Cornflour

• 2tbsp Cocoa Powder

• 1/4 tsp Salt

• 50g Melted Butter • 1tbsp Golden Caster Sugar

• 4 egg yolks from free running hens eggs

Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb, add the sugar and the cocoa powder then stir in the melted butter and mix thoroughly. Pour into a grease proof, lined, loose bottom 23cm round tin and press down to form a flat and even layer, pop it in the fridge to chill.

• 125ml Double Cream

For the filling • 340g Cream Cheese

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.

• 140g Caster Sugar • 125ml Sour Cream • 2tbsp Plain Flour • 2 tbsp Orange Juice • Finely grated zest of one orange • 2 eggs from happy free running hens

• 150ml Maple Syrup • 150g Chopped Pecan Nuts • 2tbsp Butter • 100g Pecan halves to decorate

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...

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A fun day out for the family and all rock fans, this charity event brings together some of the best rock bands in Eastern England. Gates will open at noon and seven bands will rock us through from 2pm until midnight. Eastfest is being staged in memory of Cambridgeshire rocker Rich East who tragically took his own life following illness and depression in 2018. All proceeds from EastFest will be donated to The MindEd Trust. The Trust is a registered charity created following the terrible suicide of Cambridgeshire teenager, Edward Mallen. Tickets: under-16s free, ÂŁ20 each or ÂŁ27.50 with a T-Shirt, plus booking fee available now from: eastfest-2019 or 01223 357851 Saturday 27th July 12pm- 12am Coach House Hotel, Flint Cross, near Royston, Herts, SG8 7PN

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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, SG8 5BG.

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 | 01763 248447 1907 The Listing Villages July 2019.indd 23

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Leisure Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 Study Day

Mon 1st Jul, 10.30am–3.30pm Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Rd, 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.

What’s On... 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 Wandlebury Adventures: Fire With Pixmore Junior School Choir. Tickets £6, under 8s £3. Contact: 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 Lego Club and put their skills to the test! The Sat 6th Jul, 2.30-3.30pm Wandlebury Adventures take place Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN on six Monday evenings and you On the first Saturday of each month, can sign up for a term (£75) or for with the first session taking place on an individual session (£15) 6th July. Suitable for 5-12 year olds, places can be booked by visiting the library and signing up. The A10 BC Soft Play Session sessions will cost £2 Tue 2nd Jul, 9.15–11.15am Coombes Community Centre, Burns The Wildlife Trust’s Road, Royston SG8 5PT Cambourne to be Wild £5 per child £13 family ticket for 3 Sat 6th & Sun 7th Jul children. Children under 6 months A two day festival of live music, art, free with a paying child. Snack, tea wild activities and good food and and coffee are available. drink; all in support of local wildlife. Come along on the day or call Staged at Cambourne Business Nessa on 07732 133007 Park Cambridgeshire near the Wildlife Trust headquarters, this Coffee & Chat at Royston Museum festival is about being entertained Tue 2nd Jul, 10am–12pm and getting closer to your wild side. Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Classic rock to ska, gospel and Hosted by the Friends of the original new sounds. Come along Museum. Meet up with friends and join the fun! www.wildlifebcn. and make new ones. Everyone org/cambourne-wild welcome! Donations towards coffee & teas welcome. Coton Countryside Walk Sat 6th Jul, 10am–3pm North Herts Art Society Coton Countryside Reserve, Lecture Cambridge, CB23 7PZ Thu 4th Jul, 11am-12.15pm or Join us for a sociable countryside 2-3.15pm walk around picturesque Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Rd, Coton village and its beautiful Letchworth Garden City SG6 4ET surroundings. Enjoy striking, Frank Thrower was one of the long-distance views south from most prolific and successful glass Madingley Rise and north from designers of the late 20th century. the American Cemetery, and visit This lecture looks at the history of the Millennium Wood. We will the company, Frank’s life and the visit Coton Produce Sale in Coton major phases of, and influences Village Hall for coffee, cakes, and behind, his well known designs. seasonal produce; there will also be Free parking & lift access. £7 opportunities to divert to The Plough in Coton for lunch.

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


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, 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:

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 more.

Royston Historical Pageant

Sun 7th Jul, 11am–5pm Priory Memorial Gardens, 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 email,

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For more events please visit our website Email your events to lucy for them to appear on our website and printed in the month of the event (subject to space). Red Cross Open Garden Royston Folk Club Showcase Street Food Heroes 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.

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


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.

Eating for Optimal Health & Royston Arts Society: Demonstration by Lois Cordelia Weightloss with Heaven & Earth Health Mon 8th Jul, 6–8pm Fri 12th Jul, 8–10pm Fri 19th July, 8pm - Sat 20th & Sun Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, 21st, 7pm Den Building and Knots

For unaccompanied 8-12 year old children. Have a blast building a construction using knots!

Babble Training & Growth Club meet-up

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 self-doubt and fears at times in our lives.

Royston SG8 9DW Lois Cordelia will be giving a demonstration of “Speed Painting in Acrylics”. Non-members £3 inc. refreshment. Contact: 01763 261808

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.

Wild Flowers of Wandlebury in Saturday Stories Sat 13th Jul, 2-2.30pm Summer Tue 9th Jul, 10am-12pm Wandlebury Country Park, CB22 3AE 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.

Royston Library, Market Hill, SG8 9JN Contact: 01438 843277

Organ Recital

Sat 13th Jul, 2.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU Robin Walker is Director of Music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Art Exhibition Preview Evening and will be presenting a programme including Handel’s ‘Music for the Wed 10th Jul, 6–8pm Royal Fireworks’, Largo from ‘New Curwens Gallery, SG8 9AA World Symphony’ by Dvorak, and A preview evening of the new ‘Jupiter’ from the ‘Planets Suite’ by exhibition hosted by Claire Hogan Holst. Tickets £10 (under 16s free) Photography, Lucy Bromilow including tea, coffee and biscuits. Illustration and Tracy Stressing Fused Glass. They will exhibit throughout July and August.

Quiz Night Cambridge Wine Tasting Events Sat 13th Jul, 7pm 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.

Ashwell School Summer Fete

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.

Steeple Morden Village Hall, 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.

Anstey Fair

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

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.

Ashwell Museum Tours

Sat 20th July Hinxworth Place, 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. 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.

B in the Park

Sat 20th Jul, 2pm Barkway Pavilion and Recreation Ground, 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. Adults £5, children £2. Facebook: @BinthePark | 01763 248447 1907 The Listing Villages July 2019.indd 25

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Leisure 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.

An Evening with the River Mel

Deadline for August What’s On: 10th July

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

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

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

Back to School Jazz

Royston Folk Club Concert

The Old Bull Soul Nights

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

Abington Pigotts Fete

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! abingtonpigotts

Messy Church

Sun 21st Jul, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, SG8 7AU This month we are celebrating our first birthday! Adults and accompanied children of all ages 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


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:

Summer Holiday Outdoor Bounce Days

Tue 30th July, 10am -3pm Whaddon Village Hall Recreation Ground, SG8 5RY By A10 Country Bouncy Castles, buy a wristband and bounce all day. For Children up to 12. Toilets refreshments and indoor play also available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 12months free with paying sibling or £2.50, Under 5’s £5 and over 5s £7. Updates on facebook: www. or call Nessa 07732 133007

Summer Holidays at the Museum

Wed 31st Jul, 10.30am–12pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, 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, 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 welcome a voluntary contribution of £1.

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.

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. 01763 852769 or

Tots in Church

Every Thu, 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, and much more.

Toddler Tales

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. This activity is free; however we do welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.

Park Run

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

Junior Park Run

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

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News from Royston marketSt ives wholesale produce ltd St Ives Wholesale Produce Ltd ( Fruit and To keep up to Veg) need little introduction as they have date with the been working on Royston Market on both Market News follow @RoystonMarket Wednesdays and Saturdays for over 20 years.

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Nick, Dan, Julie and Anne arrive on the market by 4.30am every market Sandon Farmers’ Market day to ensure that they have time 3rd Saturday monthly, to present an enormous array of Sat 20th July 9.30am high grade fruit and vegetables to Orwell Pannier Market 12.30pm, Sandon JMI 1st Saturday monthly, Sat the exacting standards that they School 6th July 10am - 12pm, have set themselves. This is a Orwell Village Hall Herts Country Market vibrant and colourful stall which is Wednesdays and Saturdays, really eye catching. Their attention Linton Farmers & Crafts From 8am, Corn Exchange, to detail and desire to provide the Market Royston freshest produce possible has won 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 6th July 9am - 12pm, them a loyal customer base with Outdoor Market Linton Village College Every Wednesday and shoppers arriving early on market Saturday, 8am - approx. days in the knowledge that they will Fowlmere Farmers 3pm inevitably sell out! So if you want Market Market Hill, Royston quality as well as healthy options 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 13th July 9am - 11.30am you should really give them a try!

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the belle, bassingbourn - review Based in Bassingbourn, The Belle recently reopened its doors as a destination bar and restaurant.

adding a hint of flavour from the Middle East.

The bar hosts an extensive cocktail and gin list, boasting well over 100 gins at the last count!

Our reviewers visited The Belle in early May, the first time they’d been through the doors in a few years.

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

“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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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! 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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Don’t forget to get your entry in for this year’s Royston Arts Society Young Artist Awards Don’t miss the opportunity to win a great prize for your best artwork. Closing date for entries 31st July. Artwork will need to be submitted on 31st August The competition is now open to all artists age 15-25, who live or work in Royston, neighbouring towns and the surrounding villlages. Go to for further details, to enter online. Paper entry forms available at Curwens Solicitors, High Street and Royston Museum.

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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 mood-boosting mineral selenium.


Bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan

as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, fibre, potassium, phosphorous, iron and carbohydrate. Moodboosting 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.

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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.


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Emma Grant was born and raised in Kenya and moved to the UK in 2014. Emma has been a Beautician for 15 years, studying at some of the industries most respected academies including La Belle International school of Beauty Therapy, Hand and Nail Harmony, The UK Lash Institute and Elysium private company. Emma is also qualified in varied Hairdressing and Beauty disciplines such as cutting, colouring lashes, nails, facials and many others! A year ago, Emma achieved a qualification in TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) and has successfully completed all educator training requirements of enVogue sculptured Nail Systems. Emma is officially certified as Master Educator in the UK and is also accredited by BABTAC to educate on individual lash course and nail art course Salon Opening Saturday 6th July, 10am-5pm, Afterparty 5-8pm Upstairs at Chimney Formal Menswear - 68A, High Street, Bassingbourn

BEAUTY BY EMMA GRANT Emma is delighted to invite you to her brand new salon and the launch of Gatineau Skincare Enjoy Holistic Treatments including Reflexology, Reiki, Meditation & Indian Head Massage. We are proud to be partnered with Youth Contour Medical – providing Facial Aesthetics Treatments including Anti-wrinkle Injections & Dermal Fillers. Book before the 20 th July to receive 50% off your booking. Emma Grant | Nail Artist, Beautician & Educator 68a High Street, Bassingbourn, Royston, SG8 5LF (Above Chimney Menswear) 07745 520 427 Full treatment details available here: | 01763 248447 1907 The Listing Villages July 2019.indd 37

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Free cakes for Kids

Free Cakes for Kids Royston, Herts: we bakers will never know are a community service for families in which family they are Royston and the surrounding area who baking for and vice versa. may find it difficult to provide a birthday If you are a professional and have a family cake for their child. in mind, or if you are a baker and would We accept referrals from professionals like to join our team, please contact us via only and organisations such as schools, playgroups, GP’s, Health Visitors, Home 07761 051486 Start, the Food Bank and the Family Centre, who may be supporting these FB: @freecakesforkidsRoyston families or individuals. The professionals sends us the referral, we instruct a baker The Listings – Villages Edition and voila... a kid gets a cake!

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Melbourn Primary School Summer Fayre There will be a wipeout, helter skelter, bouncy castle, coconut shy and much more for entertainment. There will also be refreshments to enjoy Entrance via village car park!


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Time for Tennis? Playing tennis, it turns out, might be the best thing you can do to extend your life. It has long been established that exercise helps you live longer, but a 2018 study from Denmark showed that compared to a sedentary lifestyle playing tennis extends one’s life expectancy by a remarkable 9.7 years. While other sports all provided benefits, tennis was the clear winner. Here’s a summary: • Tennis: 9.7 years gain in life expectancy • Badminton: 6.2 years • Soccer: 4.7 years • Cycling: 3.7 years • Swimming: 3.4 years • Jogging: 3.2 years • Calisthenics: 3.1 years • Health club activities: 1.5 years Even the authors of the study were surprised at the result! They suggested

is may be because, “belonging to a group that meets regularly promotes a sense of support, trust, and commonality, which has been shown to contribute to a sense of well-being and improved longterm health”, or because “short repeated intervals of higher intensity exercise appear to be superior to continuous moderate intensity physical activity for improving health outcomes.” Whatever the reason, tennis is undoubtedly good for you, so if you want to add years to your life take up tennis! Royston is lucky to have a fantastic tennis club, with six courts located on the heath. Whether you used to play regularly or have never picked up a racket, and whatever your age, everyone is welcome! To find out more visit or contact our friendly secretary Kate

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 partner’s assistance) sewing up the patient the same day.

You can book in your bears – and other broken items – online here https://repaircafe22. For the next, free, Repair Café session at Coombes Community Centre Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT on Sunday 28th July. Updates at RoystonRepairCafe

Summer camp 2019 Tots Tennis 3 & 4 year olds 10.00am - 10.45am: £30.00 or £7.50 per day

Super Tots 5 & 6 year olds 10.00am - 10.45am: £30.00 or £7.50 per day

Mini Tennis 7 - 10 year olds 1.00pm - 4.00pm: £65.00 or £18.00 per day

Junior Tennis 11 - 16 year olds 1.00pm - 4.00pm: £65.00 or £18.00 per day

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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 one said “the river was our playground when I was a child” and then described her various activities in and by the river. Following this we hope attendees will participate in a general discussion and share their memories of the river, triggered by the film, which we can record for the website. Following the local showing it will be shown in Royston and at venues in Cambridge and it is planned to also show it at film festivals around the country. Thursday 25th July at 8pm Community Hall, Melbourn SG8 6DY

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DO YOU NEED TO MAKE OR UPDATE YOUR WILL? We offer a FREE initial appointment to discuss your circumstances, offering advice on Wills including ring-fencing your home from care and guidance regarding Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Bands. HOME VISITS are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20-mile Radius of Royston. Saturday morning appointments also available on the following date:* SATURDAY 13th JULY 2019 FREE WILL SERVICE for the over 55’s through the Cancer Research Free Will Scheme.

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Professional 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!

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Melbourn Hub 01763 263303 01763 246458 01462 742684 Melbourn UR Church Hall 01763 877558 Meldreth Village Hall 01763 262512 01763 245571 Reed Village Hall 01763 848303 Royal British Legion Churches Together in Royston & Dis. 01763 244560 Fowlmere United Reformed Church 01763 208767 Royston Conservative Club 01763 243242 Guilden Morden Congregational Church 01763 852869 Royston Golf Club 01763 243476 Guilden Morden Parish Church 01763 853217 Royston Methodist Hall 01763 243849 Litlington Congregational Church 01763 853427 Royston & District Museum 01763 242587 Melbourn Baptist Church 01763 261650 Royston Town FC 01763 241204 Melbourn Parish Church 01763 220626 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Melbourn United Reformed Church 01223 870869 01763 268605 Meldreth Parish Church 01763 220626 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 853073 Open House Project 01763 246799 Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 235100 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 Tannery Drift First School 01763 242003 Royston Catholic Church 01763 243117 The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 245484 Royston Evangelical Church 07999 538961 Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01223 839546 Royston Ignite Community Church 01763 852118 Thriplow Village Hall Royston Methodist Church 01763 243849 Whaddon Village Hall Royston Parish Church 01763 246371 HEALTH Royston Spiritualist Church 01223 503345 NHS Telephone Advice Service 111 St Mary’s Church, Ashwell 01462 743922 LIBRARY Therfield Chapel 01763 287220 Royston Library 0300 123 4049 Therfield Parish Church 01763 287364 Thriplow Parish Church 01763 209160 MPs 01954 212707 Trinity Life Church 01763 230350 Heidi Allen MP for S Cambs 01462 486074 United Benefice of Barkway, Reed 01763 848756 Sir Oliver Heald QC MP for NE Herts NHS DENTISTS and Buckland with Barley Ashwell Dental 01462 742353 COUNCILS 01763 262034 Cambridgeshire County Council 03450 455 200 Melbourn Dental Practice Priory Dental Centre 01763 246677 01763 244805 Hertfordshire County Council 03001 234040 Royston Dental Suite OPTICIANS North Herts District Council 01462 474000 J Oliver Radley 01763 273300 Ashwell United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn URC

Royston Town Council South Cambridgeshire District Council


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


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

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

Abington Pigotts Village Hall


Anstey Village Hall 01763 849724 Ashwell UR Church Hall 01462 742757 Ashwell Village Hall 07805 216869 Barkway Pavillion Barkway Village Hall 01763 848347 Barley Town House 01763 848992 Bassingbourn Village College 01763 246136 Chrishall Village Hall Coombes Community Centre 01763 248081 Eternit Sports and Social Club 01763 260250 Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield 01763 287549 Fowlmere Village Hall 07484 106292 Greneway School, Royston 01763 243650 The Guide Hut, Royston 01763 662904 Guilden Morden VH Litlington Recreation Centre 07885 774775 Litlington Village Hall 01763 852809 Lumen House, Royston 01767 688714 MC- Sport Pavillion 01763 263313 Melbourn Community Hall

Royston & District Community Transport

08457 484950 01763 245228

Affinity Water Emergencies (24 hrs) Anglian Water Emergencies

03453 572 407 0345 791 9155

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

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999

National Rail Enquiries (24 hrs)


(Water supplies and sewerage)


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

01763 242221 01763 245059 01763 262696

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

0300 123 4051

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INDEX Accounting Services

Berry Accounting & Business Services Ltd 43 Fourways Chartered Accountants 44 The Wright Accounts Service Ltd 44

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials

Beauty Therapist

Beauty by Emma Grant

47 37


Hadham Brewery Ltd


Building & Construction Services C P Building Services S M Building Services


Davey’s Butchers

11 40 27

Care Homes

St Georges Nursing Home

Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson


Wood Green

5 15 8

Cleaning Services

Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning

Coach Hire

Richmonds Coaches

11 3

Computer Services The PC Doctor


Decorating Services

Decorating & Restorations Service 11 L A Painting & Decorating 11


Royston Dental Suite



Freman College



Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

15 33

Garage Doors

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The Doors Group Limited

Gardening Services Brownie Points HL Ground and Garden Maintenance Leaf & Lawn The Green Lounge

Amber Health Royston Complementary Health Sanet Foot Care Sharon Lunn Colon Hydrotherapy

Home Furnishings

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

Home Improvements & Handyman Services AV Handyman 17 Property Services Handylamb Handyman Dave Knight Handyman Services S Borley & Son

House Clearance

Spires House Clearance

Insurance Services Penguin Insurance


H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers

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

Landscaping Services

Legal Services

Financial Services

Bonfitness Pilates Gymbo’s M F Tennis Coaching


38 35 39

36 38 35 36 5 19 3 16

47 11 11 47 47 40 30

The Walkers Partnership

Leisure Pools

Crystal Leisure Pools Ltd

Local Event

Royston Town Trail Steeple Morden Litfest

13 17

Local Groups

Salle De Couture


Marketing & Advertising Services The Listing


Motor Services

D & J Garage Services Roy Castle & Co

34 48

Office Interiors

Alexander Green Office Interiors


J Oliver Radley Opticians

43 35

Pest Controllers Pest Right Ltd



DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

11 15

Plumbing & Heating Services H20 LMJ Plumbing & Heating

32 47

Public House/Restaurant/ Takeaway British Raj Express The Belle Restaurant & Bar

19 29

Public Notice 3

Therfield Heath & Greens Notice 23


Butler Meltax Kynetec Walnut Medical

34 47 47 32


42 17 44


LS Roofing Ltd


Self Storage

Royston Self Storage


Taxi Services

M J Abbs Ltd 5 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 5



40 47 40

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

KD Wright Financial Services Limited 42

Bury Lane Farm Shop


Health Therapist & Wellbeing

All Seasons Landscape CW Landscapes G M Sharp Landscapes John Cobb & Sons North Herts Surfacing Ltd Sullivan Landscapes

Farm Shop


15 34 32 33 40 33 42 9

Butler Meltax


Tree Services

Shelford Tree Surgery Shire Trees Limited

33 40

Venue Hire

Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices

Royston Veterinary Centre


Wholesale & Supply Shop Costco Wholesale UK



British Window Cleaning Co. Elglaze

2 41 14

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

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