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Welcome September brings with it new beginnings and opportunities. Many of our local schools have their Open Days ahead, to help you to choose the right school for your child. Many organisations and activities start up again in September, and you can see them within the What’s On pages.

October Deadline Friday 13th September

The end of September welcomes the return of Royston Arts Festival, and the Creative Royston committee is proud to unveil the full programme of over 30 events, which this year are themed around “Our Planet”. You should receive a copy of the programme along with The Listing, alternatively extra copies are available to pick up from Royston Library and around the town centre. Themed with the Festival, and as depicted on our covers, we also thought it was important for our readers to know that we choose to work with a printer who is a member of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. Our magazines are printed on FSC accredited paper and printed using eco-friendly vegetable based inks.

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Hidden Royston


Spotlight On... National Air Ambulance Week


Out & About... Royston Arts Festival


My Local Life - Peter Heppelthwaite


From Tallulah’s Kitchen


What’s On


Looking After You


Useful Numbers


Index of Advertisers


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


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The Royston Arts Festival’s theme of ‘Our Planet’ is a timely celebration of our precious earth and this month local groups are sharing practical ways to conserve resources and reduce waste; saving both money and the planet. The oldest of these local initiatives is Royston Recycle, an online platform for freecycling unwanted items. Since 2005 online exchanges have kept an estimated 45,000 items in use for longer. In the past five years, other volunteers running Royston Repair Café have also been keeping items out of landfill by offering free repairs of broken items, fixing over 50% of the 640 items assessed.

help rid the world of plastic, a long-time friend of the Repair Café has launched Anahata selling plastic-free, planetkind products online and on market stalls. Also offering products that are kind to the environment are Green & Grey makers of products for homes and gardens from reclaimed materials. Finally, to help recycle ‘difficult materials’, local organisers have teamed up with global recycling company Terracycle to establish When it comes to reducing waste in Royston, the newest kid collection points in and around Royston for items such as on the block is Royston Swish toothbrushes, crisp packets and – a free clothing exchange pet food pouches, also raising event being launched on the back of Oxfam’s Secondhand funds for charities. September campaign to save For more sights around Royston 11 million clothing items sent to you might not have seen visit: UK landfill every year. Written by Chris Lee September 2nd-6th is Zero Waste Week and, to

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Every Wednesday from 10.1510.45am and again at 11.15- Tickets are £5 including a 11.45am. complimentary glass of wine Royston Arts Festival Display or soft drink and are available online from Royston Library From 3rd-30th September, we or on will be showcasing all entries creativeroyston for the children’s Royston Arts Lego Club Festival Programme Cover Our Lego Club returns on Competition including the original artwork by local artist October 5th and places will be available for this session from ByLeigh. Monday 2nd September. Saturday Stories On September 14th Saturday Stories will return and will continue on the second Saturday of each month thereafter. Come and have a listen for free (£1 donations welcome) Author Event: Stuart Clark On September 26th, in partnership with Creative Royston and during the Royston Arts Festival, we will be hosting award winning author (fiction and non-fiction) and astronomy journalist

Chatterbooks Group Starting on October 18th, our Chatterbooks Group for 8-12 year olds will meet monthly to discuss the books we have been reading and to enjoy book-related activities. Membership costs £10 (lasts for one-year) and and applications can be made at; ChatterbooksgroupLibrar Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

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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.

Priory Quilters

Formed in 1993, Priory Quilters are a small, friendly and enthusiastic group of quilters. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Heritage Hall at the Town Hall, 7.30-9.30pm. New members of all abilities are warmly welcomed. Members enjoy regular workshops, interesting speakers and sewing opportunities such as “away days” to get those unfinished projects done. This month, Priory Quilters will hold their biennial exhibition at the Market Hill rooms, as part of Royston Arts Festival. There will be a display of quilts made by the members, raffles and items for sale, as well as refreshments on offer. A large quilt made jointly by the group will be raffled in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Interested in textiles and sewing and would like to learn more? Do go along to the Exhibition (28th-29th September) where you can expect a warm welcome.


In August we welcomed Louise Ellison to our meeting. She gave a talk entitled ‘Belly Dancing’. We heard that belly dancing has its roots in the Middle East and is thought to originate in Egypt. The dance form emphasizes isolated movements of the hips, torso and upper body. Belly dancing was popularized when Badia Masabni showcased belly dancers in her cabaret club in 1926. The dance form was first introduced into the UK in the 1960s. At the end of the talk Louise invited our members to join her and learn some of the movements in belly dancing.

WI AM meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Market Hill Rooms, Royston. Coffee and tea is served from 9.45 am followed with a speaker. To find out more call; Pat Morritt 01763 661627

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:


We meet together in Fellowship Hall, next to the Picture Palace, every second Thursday afternoon of the month. We start at 1.45pm and are always pleased to welcome new members. Have you ever wondered what is involved in being a puppy walker for Guide Dogs? At our October meeting Jackie Day will let us know. We have talks throughout the year as well as a monthly Lunch Club. Our various groups enjoy playing ukelele, exploring our beautiful countryside, discussing books and working on crafts. If you would like to help tidy up our local areas you could join our recently formed Litter Patrol. For more information give one of us a call: Eunice - 01763 231658 Jean – 01763 245958

Roysia Women’s Club

We’re looking forward to meeting up again in mid-September when we start the Autumn Programme. Our first speaker will be Sheila Edgar talking about ‘Clarence House’, the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, followed the next week by Paul Griggs speaking about his ‘Diary of a Musician’, a record of his life as a guitarist since the 1960’s. And our next Social will be the first meeting of October. We are a thriving club enjoying speaker meetings, fund raising events, socials and day trips. New members are always welcome and we meet in the Town Hall on Monday evenings from 8-9.45pm. For further details please contact Wendy Pearce on 01763 231381

Foxton Men’s Breakfast Mencap At our last meeting our planned visit was called off because of poor weather conditions and illness. However, one of our guests just happened to mention that he could speak briefly about his time as an advisor to a previous Mayor of London, none other than Boris Johnson! Anthony Brown spoke eloquently and kindly about his role in advising the Mayor, answering many interesting questions about Mr Johnson’s time in office and as a candidate for the role of Prime Minister. Our next meeting is on Saturday 21st September at 8.30 am in the lounge of Foxton Village Hall,CB22 6RN. Our guest speaker is County Councillor Peter Topping and his subject is “A history of the Home Office - from Lord North to Sajid Javid” Mark Howard: 01223 503377 or Tony Garrick: 01763 221658 or email;

We recently had an outing to the Nene Valley Railway at Peterborough. We had a lovely ride on an old steam train until we alighted at Overton Station and took a short walk to Ferry Meadows, one of the largest country parks in the region. Fortunately it was a nice day which allowed us to explore all that Ferry Meadows has to offer. It has facilities for fishing and sailing and lots of meadows and woodland where children can make camps or experience all the playground rides, and of course a nice café and souvenir shop. Future outings include a day trip to Cromer and a session at Glazed Creations and afterwards at Wetherspoons. We welcome all disabilities and ages. Membership is £15 per year which gives access to all outings and events. Linda: 07767 847796 Kyra: 07780 843296

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The new academic year begins with Music for the Cinema. From the ‘silents’ to the present day blockbusters, discover how music has become an essential part of the movie experience in a 10week course led by tutor Chris Green. Starting on Tuesday 17th September, from 10.30am -

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New students are warmly welcomed to join us in learning this new topic for which no prior knowledge is required.

After the excitement of the Kite Festival (Did you come? What a day that was!) on 21st September we’re looking forward to our Clarinet Choir concert, run jointly with the Methodist Church, and soon after, we have our Walking Weekend in Norfolk.

Enrolment is online at: or call: 0300 303 3464

Then comes our big Swimathon at the Leisure Centre on 13th October. Enter

a team of swimmers and raise funds for the Parish Church refurbishment and your pet charity too! For more details call Howard: 07711 471470 or email:

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News from the conservators This years Kite Festival was again a huge success. The Heath was very busy with a reported 5k people coming to see the annual spectacular. A huge thank you goes to Royston Rotary for again organising such a great event and for the huge team effort to manage vehicle movement and clear up so quickly. The sheep have been grazing the Pen Hill area of the Heath (west of Therfield Rd) and will hopefully move on to some areas just to the east of Therfield Road. Throughout the summer, regular butterfly surveys are undertaken by a few Butterfly Conservation volunteers. In addition, a couple of local experts carry out moth surveys a few times a year. Butterflies seen on the site include the chalkhill blue, brown argus, common blue, dark green fritillary, marbled white, small heath, meadow brown, ringlet, gatekeeper and more.

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to us to try and ensure we keep providing these. It would seem that someone took it into their own hands to pull up handfuls of a plant that they may have thought was ragwort, but was actually St John’s Wort. Please be aware that it is an offence for anyone to pick or uproot any plant on Therfield Heath unless prior consent is obtained from Natural England. Summer brings increased activity. We have had a Balloon landing which should only be in an emergency and numerous people are flying drones. Please remember that no fires, BBQs or fireworks are permitted anywhere on site. Also, cycling is not permitted anywhere on site. For a list of our current byelaws, please see www.therfieldheath.

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Spotlight On... National Air ambulance Week Could you spare some time this September to help your local life-saving charity? If so, the staff and volunteers from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) would love you to join them during National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) which runs from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th September, raising awareness and collecting donations for the Charity. This annual initiative sees air ambulance charities from Scotland to Cornwall working together to publicise their work and raise funds. The UK’s air ambulance charities are funded by the generosity of the public and treat over 25,000 patients a year. Across the UK an air ambulance is deployed every 10 minutes.

Throughout September EHAAT’s ‘Collection Crew’ will be at pre-arranged locations across Essex and Hertfordshire speaking to members of the public, collecting donations and selling pin badges. Jon Rodriguez, Head of Fundraising at EHAAT said: “National Air Ambulance Week is a great opportunity for us to talk to people in the community about how their donation really does make a difference.” “It costs in excess of £750,000 a month to cover all our costs and without access to National Lottery funding and only limited support from government we depend on the people of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and

saving lives. If you could spare just two hours to help us during this important week to assist at one of our collection points, we would really appreciate it.” EHAAT, unlike NHS emergency services, is a charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Each critical care team consists of a pilot and co-pilot, a pre-hospital care doctor and a critical care paramedic who can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the hospital emergency department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs. To find out where EHAAT staff and volunteers will be collecting during National Air Ambulance Week, or to volunteer to help, contact the EHAAT fundraising team on 0345 2417 690 or visit:

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Out & About... Royston Arts Festival The end of September sees the return of Royston Arts Festival if you haven’t already been reminded by the programme delivered with The Listing. The Creative Royston committee is proud to unveil the full programme of over 30 events, which this year are themed around “Our Planet”. This year we are very excited to welcome Alison Balsom and The Balsom Ensemble for a very special opening night concert: The Baroque Trumpet. Taking place on Thursday 19th September at St Mary’s Church In Ashwell, this event will raise funds for the restoration of Royston Parish Church. Returning for its fourth year, Royston MusicFest ‘19 will take place on Sunday 22nd, bringing another day packed with live music. All shows are completely FREE, all afternoon, at eight venues around Royston and culminating in a gala concert at The Old Bull Inn at 7pm. Full details can be found in the MusicFest programme, and an up-to-the-minute schedule at

(Wednesday 25th, The Old Bull Inn), when the acclaimed Drag Star, Cookie MonStar, will be supported burlesque artiste Coco Nobel. The following night (Thursday 26th) we will be escaping Our Planet altogether, with The Search For Earth’s Twin Planet, a talk by science writer and novelist Stuart Clark at Royston Library about the search for another habitable world. On the afternoon of Saturday 28th September, Priory Memorial Gardens will be packed with activities from eco-crafts to yoga, at our popular Community Arts Event. There will also be music, dance, storytelling and much, much more. Entry is free, as are many of the activities - fun for all ages! The festival culminates on Sunday evening, as usual, with our Finale Concert - this year at King James Academy Upper School hall, compered by local soprano Hannah Long and featuring (amongst others) Royston Town Band, Women Sing, pupils of Alice Hyland and ensembles from King James Academy.

There are also exhibitions galore, a full During the week Creative Royston will be programme of varied events from Royston celebrating the diversity of Our Planet Fringe, concerts, talks, CADS’ production during With Cookie MonStar Listing A4An OctEvening 18_Layout 1 12/09/2018 13:44 Page of1Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path.

The Listing Top Picks Hats off to the Creative Royston team for yet another full and varied programme of Arts events for all ages! Here are The Listing’s top picks, Opening Night Concert with three-time classic Brit winner, Alison Balsom Thurs 19th Sep, 7.15pm in Ashwell Comedy, improvisation and song with Drag Star Cookie MonStar and Burlesque Artiste Coco Nobel Wed 25th Sep, 8pm at The Old Bull Inn, Royston An afternoon of free music throughout town centre pubs and venues at MusicFest 2019 Sun 22nd Sep, 12.30-5.30pm Community Arts Event - dance, stories, ecocraft, dance, painting and more Sat 28th Sep, 1-4pm, Priory Memorial Gdns For tickets and pricing and the full programme visit

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our planet at curwens Curwens Art Gallery is in the High Street at Royston and we support local artists in exhibiting and selling their varied artwork.

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patterns. Others have used the natural world of humans, animals and plants as inspiration. Then there is the view of our planet from space and the view of space from our planet. All prints are made on the old Columbia press at Royston Museum.

For the months of September and October we are hosting exhibitors from the Royston Museum Printing Workshop who have responded to the Preview Evening Thursday 12th Art Festival theme of ‘Our September 6-8pm Planet’ from widely differing We are also opening the Art perspectives. Some have Gallery on Saturday 28th explored the micro world of 2-4pm as part of the cellular structures and crystalline September, Arts Festival.

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This September sees wellknown local photographer Sarah Howard exhibit her work at The Hub in Melbourn. The exhibit show cases her work following a visit to the Camargue last year.

The Camargue is a Regional Natural Park, centred around the Rhone Delta on the border between Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. Covering more than 900 square kilometres to the south of Arles it is a large, flat area of marshes, fields, saltflats and lakes, and the largest river delta in Europe.

The famous Camargue horses are the main focus of this exhibition. Capturing them in full motion riding through the waves to photographing their guardians in action. Sarah says “Its certainly a way of life that’s very enviable, the location was truly stunning and an amazing opportunity to photograph these amazing horses.”

The exhibition runs from 2nd – 28th September at The Hub, Melbourn and photographs and cards will be available for sale. The Hub is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Whichever direction you arrive from the Camargue is a surprising contrast, with its landscape quite unlike anywhere else in the south of France. The Camargue Regional Natural Park is also home to an astonishing range of wildlife, including Flamingos, wild bulls and the renowned Camargue horses, and many hundreds of species of birds.

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Love In a Time of War CADS are to perform classic wartime drama, Flare Path by Terence Rattigan as their contribution to this year’s Royston Arts Festival

This has been a year when anniversaries of the events of the Second World War have reminded us how much personal desires have to be sacrificed in a time of global conflict. Although written in 1942, the play explores themes that are still relevant today. Based in part on Rattigan’s own experiences as part of a bomber squadron, it tells of a group of airmen stationed in rural Lincolnshire for whom the fear of death is a very real daily possibility, and of the women who have to cope with the departure of their menfolk when orders come through for a sudden urgent raid on Germany and must face the prospect of hearing the worst. Rattigan mixes stories of emotional conflict, personal upheaval and psychological turmoil that leave almost no one unchanged by the end of the piece. If all that sounds rather

heavy, the play also contains much humour; eminent Sunday Times critic James Agate described it at the time as having “a laugh every minute… and a tear every ten”.

Peformances are on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September at 7.30. at the King James Academy (formerly Meridian School) Tickets are £12 each (concessions £10) and can be bought online via the website or by ringing the CADS box office on 07925 674967

From 7th-29th September 2019, Herts Open Studios again brings artists, artisans, and art-lovers together for 4 weeks of inspiration, discovery and rich opportunity with art into the heart of our communities across Hertfordshire. Weekend (1) 7/8 September Weekend (2) 14/15 September Weekend (3) 21/22 September Weekend (4) 28/29 September Paul Hillary Painting in abstract and semi abstract and also expressive scapes in oil and acrylic.

Local Artists in Royston Area

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News from your Town Council – September 2019

Annual Report for the Financial Year 2018-2019 Royston Town Council published its Annual Report in June 2019, copies of which are available from the Town Hall Offices or it can be viewed online at The report details the Town Council’s activities over the last financial year. The Town Council once again ran a number of successful events including the May Fayre and Silver Sunday. The Town Council also organised another successful round of visits to local schools during the spring term 2019. Town, District and County Councillors all took part and children were well engaged and put forward several ideas, which have been taken on board. A major achievement during the year was the renovation of the War Memorial, which included the installation of two ramps to ensure improved access for all. The work was complete for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and huge crowds attended the Remembrance Day Parade to mark this significant event. Another significant change has been the upgrading of the visitor experience at Royston Cave, aiming to elevate the cave’s physical and digital presence to a level befitting a renowned heritage attraction. In September 2018, Nicky Paton was appointed as the new manager and has since worked with the Cave Advisory sub-committee to introduce a host of new features and Photo: Jon Large procedures. Royston Cave is aiming to offer a more professional and focussed visitor experience. Royston Cave is also working in close collaboration with Royston Museum to introduce new educational programmes, resources and events which will benefit the wider Royston community.

Royston Town Council Finances 2018-2020 EXPENDITURE Administration/Democracy Royston Museum & Art Gallery Town Council Properties Green Walk & Stile Plantation Legacy Project Other Expenses (Civic Functions, May Fayre, Twinning, Christmas Lights, Town Crier, Donations) Royston Cave Green St Allotments Melbourn Street War Memorial Town Manager Public Conveniences Market Place - Markets and Parking TOTAL EXPENDITURE INCOME Interest Royston Museum & Art Gallery Town Council Properties Royston Cave Green St Allotments Market Place - Markets/Parking Precept From reserves TOTAL INCOME

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Budget 2018-19 £

Out-turn 2018-19 £

Budget 2019-20 £

116,523 88,254 95,250 12,317 0

102,486 83,379 83,963 16,314 0

110,957 88,254 86,080 17,776 20,000

13,610 5,781 3,797 3,467 10,000 4,000 59,948 412,947 Budget 2018-19 £ 300

11,992 10,498 4,037 3,530 10,000 3,365 49,433

19,796 19,290 4,146 2,953 10,000 5,263 63,673

378,997 Out-turn 2018-19 £ 1,823

448,188 Budget 2019-20 £ 1,500

796 67,715 120 5,579 61,351 283,610

1,000 54,250 12,000 5,100 57,000 317,338



1,000 65,170 0 5,150 55,000 283,609 2,718 412,947

Royston is proud to have its own Museum and Art Gallery, which celebrates the wonderful stories of the district and its people. The Council’s thanks go to the friends of the Museum, the Royston & District Local History Society, the Royston & District Local History Society Trustees, the volunteers, and of course our curator Madeline Odent and her assistant Amy Judd. The Town Council requested a precept of £317,338 for the financial year 2019-2020. This meant that the Royston Town Council portion of the council tax rose to £47.29 per annum for a band D property. As previously reported, this rise has been introduced to get rid of zerohours contracts, budget more money for managing the ageing trees in our plantations and to provide a fund of £20,000 to start improvements and introduce new facilities for the town.

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Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery Royston Museum enjoyed a memorable summer, starting with the longanticipated unveiling of the Royston Tapestry. Nearly 30 years Curator Madeline Odent with Jane Vincent, who after the work first thought of the idea in 1989. was first imagined, the finished masterpiece was exhibited in the Town Hall. Its debut attracted hundreds of visitors to the town, and was well received by the national press. The completion of the Tapestry, and the work to prepare a suitable permanent exhibit, has enabled the Museum to dream big. The Museum will either need to be relocated, or fully reconfigured, to create space for the Tapestry. As we begin planning this work, we’re inviting your feedback on how the Museum can better serve its purpose as a community space. We are also brainstorming ways to use our Collection to tell the history of Royston’s people more completely and thoroughly. We are preparing new and exciting exhibits, using artefacts, which have never been on display before. For the first time, the Museum will partner with the Royston Cave to create a fully accessible way to experience the Cave during its closed season. We are also increasing our family offerings and workshops, as well as our events for adults. We have visitor surveys and feedback forms available in the Museum and on our website, and we’d be glad to hear your thoughts as we move forward.

A Youth Council for Royston Royston’s Mayor, Cllr Robert Inwood, recognises the need and importance of working with young people and involving them with local democracy and decision-making. He has therefore formed a steering group of local town councillors and is currently doing the groundwork to enable a youth council to be set up. He says that this may take some time but this needs to be done so that youngsters have real influence. It is hoped that a youth council would give our young people a voice by allowing them to discuss relevant issues with the decision makers. They know what issues affect them and a youth council would enable them to contribute to improving our community for their futures.

Naturally Royston The Naturally Royston Working Party have had a productive few months, having focussed on the natural environment and how to make our gardens a friendly habitat for pollinating insects. Their ‘bugs and flowers’ stand at the May Fayre was very popular and hopefully there are nectar rich flowers now growing in gardens all over town. The seeds were donated by John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance to honour their 50-year anniversary. Naturally Royston also arranged for the siting and unveiling of the commemorative plaque for the tree sculpture in Priory Gardens which is dedicated to the late Cllr Peter Burt who’s inspiration it was. The group is looking forward to their involvement in the Royston Arts Festival event on Saturday 28 September, which is in the theme of ‘Our Planet’. They will also be organising further litter picks around the town in the near future.


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

To get involved or for further information, please contact Naturally Royston at or follow on the Twitter page @naturallyroys. Newsletter supported by:

Town Mayor: Cllr Robert Inwood Deputy Mayor: Cllr Mark Hughes Palace Ward Amy Bourke-Waite Ian Coll Mark Hughes Robert Inwood Iain Leggett Mike Harrison Marguerite Phillips F John Smith Philip Smith Vera Swallow Thomas Perry Carol Stanier Ruth Brown John Davison Emma Squire-Smith Meridian Ward 01763 220055 07903 715533 01763 243082 01763 244775 01763 222538 Royston South Ward 07854 609201 01763 220744 Royston West Ward 01763 230290 07802 907700 01763 661701


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My Local Life PEter Heppelthwaite Peter Heppelthwaite is one of the founding members of Limitless Academy of Performing Arts, who have recently set up drama studios in Royston. Peter has a very experienced background in the West End, TV and Film. We asked him some questions to find out more about him: Your favourite Local Shop? Lordsman Barbers. The guys in here have been great since the day we started work on refurbing Melbourn Street, even before I became a regular for a head shave and beard trim! Supportive from the word go and brilliant at what they do, top boys! Last book you read? Time to read? What a luxury! I did read Bram Stokers “Dracula” towards the middle of last year as we were looking for a play to produce for our Limitless Adults term. The theatre adaptation was pretty close to the book and a really good challenge for the class. What makes you happy? Nothing better than taking the whole family to the cinema. It ticks being with those I love most and enables me to switch off for a moment. I love a good movie, although you could say it’s a bit of a “busman’s holiday”… Inspiration for when I’m directing our own stuff!

For fans of wildlife on TV, the Wildlife Trust have a great double act zooming on the horizon, as charismatic Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams teams up with amiable presenter Martin Hughes-Games on a roadtrip which brings them to Hinchingbrooke Arts, Cambs on Friday 4th October. They will be sharing stories of wildlife from across the

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Royston solicitors, The Walkers Partnership in Fish Hill is headed up by senior Partner, Terry Donnellan who is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. The firm has practiced in Royston for over 50 years and now only focuses only on Conveyancing, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate.

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when my wife said ‘yes’ have to be up there. Best thing that has happened to you recently Winning the National Drama Festival Associations “All British Winners” final. We entered a production of “Teechers” by John Godber into the Welwyn festival and ended up with 8 awards to our name, including the “All Winners”. Just fabulous. What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt Being polite and courteous costs nothing but rewards you a million times over. Four people you would invite to dinner Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford-Coppola, my mum and Robin Williams. ‘Nuff said! What inspirational quote sums you up “It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it” - Oscar Wilde

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What do you love about your work? Actually, and this may seem a bit “fluffy”, but… seeing the difference coming to Limitless makes to our students’ personal growth. It seems to help on all levels, from school to family life, and is really quite humbling. What amazes you? In a nutshell, the resilience of the human spirit. What people go through and how they go through it. Not only amazing, but inspiring. What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? Honestly, lying on the sofa, watching brilliant TV drama series. It’s the only real day off for us, so the possibility of being a couch potato is most appealing! What are you looking forward to most this month? “Oliver!” rehearsals. Time genuinely flies and it’s starting to sound proper. I love directing, and this 32 strong cast is going to do us proud. Being able to take such a well-known piece and put your own stamp on it is a bit special. What is your proudest moment? So many had and I’m sure so many to come. Birth of my three daughters and

by The Walkers Partnership a carefully drawn Will can minimise potential liability. In addition to the need to make a Will, it is important to consider preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). This is a legal document which allows you to choose a trusted person or persons, known as an Attorney(s) to act on Wills is an area of law where your behalf in relation to it is essential to have expert your Property and Financial advice. DIY wills are widely affairs and also your Health available but like other forms of DIY although it is possible to and Welfare in the event that you are no longer able to act save money if all goes wrong yourself. there can be much expense and unhappiness. Specialist The firm regularly offers advice is also important free legal advice sessions particularly with increased to discuss matters such as numbers of people requiring those above. The Walkers residential care and also Partnership also offers a free evolving Inheritance Tax (IHT) Will service for those aged regimes. 55 or over in partnership with Care home funding and IHT is Cancer Research UK*. a growing problem for millions *Free Will scheme is subject to of people, however, with estate a £50 plus vat administration planning, such as that offered fee. Fish Hill Chambers. 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JY 01763 241121

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News from Royston marketPriors Hall farms This month we are highlighting

Priors Hall Farms who have To keep up to date with the Market News follow, been bringing some of the @RoystonMarket on Facebook finest quality meat products to the market for the past five years and have built up a loyal Markets in September customer base. Orwell Pannier Market Pete, who works on the stall on 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 7th Wednesdays and Saturdays, is September 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall able to provide, among other things: pork, lamb and beef Linton Farmers & Crafts Market joints, high quality mince meat, 1st Saturday monthly, Sat 7th 9am - 12pm, poultry, home-made sausages September Linton Village College in a variety of flavours, gourmet Fowlmere Farmers Market burgers, 2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 14th smoked September 9am - 11.30am and unFowlmere Village Hall smoked Sandon Farmers’ Market bacon 3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 21st and hams, September 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School marinated meats Herts Country Market and much Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8am, Corn Exchange, Royston more. Outdoor Market Pete is always on hand to Every Wednesday and Saturday, make recommendations and 8am - approx. 3pm provide details of any special Market Hill, Royston offers so be sure to give this popular stall a try!

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Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd Mon 28th Oct to Fri 1st Nov, 9.45am – 12.30pm each day Games, Craft, Stories, Songs, the Watt Family, Snacks

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen APPLE cAKE

Hello my fellow foodies...

• 25g Flaked almonds • 1/2 Teaspoon almond essence and welcome to another bright and shiny Let’s begin by popping the oven on edition of The Listing. to 160° and lining and greasing an 8” deep, loose bottomed, cake tin. So, September already, how the months are flying by! All summer I Next, pop the flour, baking powder have been keeping an eye on my apple tree and this year looks to bring and sugar into a bowl. Now pour in a bumper crop of apples, so I thought the eggs, almond essence and butter and beat until everything is combined I would share with you a recipe I recently came across in an old family and the batter is smooth and free from recipe book. I think the addition of a lumps. Now spoon half the mixture hand full of sultanas or dried cherries into the cake tin and then layer on would be a welcome addition to the apple slices to totally cover the the recipe but experiment with your favourite flavours... I’d love to hear how surface, then sprinkle over with cinnamon. Top this with the remainIng you get on. cake batter finishing with a “blob” Apple Cake effect rather than a smooth finish, and top with the flaked almonds. • 225g Self raising flour • 1 tsp Baking powder • 225g Golden caster sugar • 2 Eggs from happy and healthy free running hens • 125g Butter-melted • 325g Cooking apples, peeled and cut into slices • A pinch of ground cinnamon (options - leave out if not your thing!)

Bake for approximately 1.5 hours. All ovens are different so test your cake as it bakes. I recently cooked this in someone else’s oven and it was ready in just over the hour. You are looking for a good rise, an even golden brown colour to the top of the cake and for a knife or cocktail stick to come away clean when removed from the cake. Also when you hold the cake close to

your ear it will be silent, where as an undercooked cake will still be making tiny bubbling noises... take care not to burn your face though! Once you are satisfied the cake is cooked remove it from the oven, place on a cooling rack and release the sides of the tin but leave the cake in the tin for a good 15 minutes to cool. Then simply peel away the greaseproof paper and enjoy a slice, or two, with a lovely cup of tea and good company. Until next time dear reader...

Tallulah Le Fey xx

Product of the month Steak Pie

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Art in Sandon

Friday mornings 10am – 1pm, Sandon Village Hall, Buntingford SG9 0UQ Liz: 07960 408635 Angela : 07932 152363 Lesley: 01763 271885

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Creating a cake for a special occasion is a real privilege. I feel like I’m being let in on a secret as I discuss the story behind the celebration, produce the design and create the desired flavours.

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then create a wedding cake design individual to them. I’m passionate about using the finest locally sourced ingredients for my wedding cakes and am often found upstairs in Ladds pondering over ribbon choices!

Sometimes secretly delivering the cake to keep that element of surprise. All because someone wants to show their family member or friend that they care. For more information: In my Royston kitchen I produce bespoke cakes for all kinds of celebrations from Baby Showers, Christenings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Weddings. I offer Wedding Cake Consultation days where, over a Custom Wedding and complimentary Celebration Cakes glass of bubbly, baked with love in the couple can Royston try 4 different cake flavours. I

MUSEUM MUSINGS: Royston Tapestry

In a true tapestry, scenes and images are woven into the cloth as it is made. In the Royston Tapestry, the scenes are stitched onto pre-finished linen. When Jane Vincent dreamt up our masterpiece, she wanted to create an artwork that was directly comparable to the Bayeux Tapestry. Where the Bayeux shows grand national events, ours shows the lives of everyday villagers. We believe that these stories are just as important as battles and kings and queens. To make this point, we’ve ensured that the Royston Tapestry mimics the Bayeux at every point: in scene design, in art style, in technique, and, yes, in name.

Do you fancy a fun evening out with friends or meeting new people? Come along to one of our pottery painting evenings!

LADIES NIGHTS: bring a bottle and let your creativity ßow Friday 6th and Wednesday 25th TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP: looking to learn a bit more or unsure about trying somthing new? Join us on Monday 16th to learn how to silkscreen print on pottery. CLAY WORKSHOP: do you fancy trying your hand at clay work? Join us on Friday 13th September to make a little clay ‘gingerbread’ house.

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was broad enough to include any fabric where “images are depicted using coloured, gold, or silver threads”. The meaning of the word changed over time. So even though we don’t have a “tapestry”, we DO have a Tapestry. And thanks to the brilliant efforts of Ad Shots Digital, the entire length of the Tapestry is now viewable on our Museum touchscreen! Stop by to enjoy a virtual walkthrough in incredible detail.

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What’s On... Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 1st Sep, 10am-4pm Great Chishill Village Hall, SG8 8SH Come and browse an array of antiques and vintage stalls, with tea and cake available. or

Hinxton Watermill Open Day

Sun 1st Sep, 2.30 - 5.30pm Hinxton Watermill, CB10 1RD An opportunity to explore and learn the history of this impressive 17th century working watermill on the River Cam. Costs £3 per adult, £1 per child Contact: 01223 243830 extension 207

Teatime Praise!

Sun 1st Sep, 3.30pm Greneway School, SG8 7JF A short service for all the family followed by tea and cake. Royston Parish Church at Greneway School. Email:

Chevaux de la Camargue

Mon 2nd – Sat 28th Sep, 9am-5pm The Hub, Melbourn, SG8 6DZ Well-known local photographer Sarah Howard showcases her work following a visit to the Camargue last year.

Royston Arts Festival Display

3rd-30th Sep, usual opening times Royston Library, SG8 9JN Showcase of entries for the children’s Royston Arts Festival Programme Cover Competition including the original artwork by local artist ByLeigh


Wed 4th Sep, 8pm, meets weekly Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT WomenSing is a female community choir set up to encourage all singers no matter what level £5. 07753 636443 or

Royston Bridge Club

Orwell Village Show

Every Thu, 7.15 - 10.30pm The Coombes Room, Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT A friendly club meeting every Thursday, welcoming new members who are familiar with the game. For more information call 01763 260746 or visit:

Sat 7th Sep, 12 - 5.30pm Orwell Recreation Ground, SG8 5QL A fun packed day for all the family including a licensed bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, magic show, and more! Tickets £2 adults, £1 concessions & children.

First Friends Baby & Toddler Group

Sat 7th Sep, 5.30pm Guilden Morden Recreation Ground, Fox Hill Rd, SG8 0JF Featuring a Mr Marvel Magic Show for the children and live music from ‘Jack The Lad’. Tickets from Edward VII or on the door, £3 in advance or £4 on the night, children go free. All proceeds go to Wheels for Martin’s Friends.

Every Fri, 9.15am-11.15am Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU For all parents & carers with babies and toddlers under 5 years old. Come and join us for toys, play, songs & stories, coffee, tea and children’s snacks. Suggested donation of £1. Email:

Meldreth Bowls: Race Night

Fri 6th Sep, 7 - 9pm Meldreth Bowls Club, SG8 6NR Tickets £12 inc Fish & Chip Supper, from Peter Constable 01223 207557

Herts Open Studios

Sep 7th-29th, various locations Herts Open Studios returns.

Church Tower Abseil

Sat 7th Sep, 10am-4pm Bassingbourn Church, SG8 5NW Do you dare take on the Church Tower?

Duxford Saturday Workshop Registration Sat 7th Sep, 10am-12.15pm Duxford School, St John’s St, CB22 4RA Group tuition sessions where adults and children from ‘Year Five’ onwards can learn to play an instrument. For more information, visit:

Wheels for Martin Pig Roast

Orwell Village Show Live Music

Sat 7th Sep, 7.30 - 11.45pm Orwell Recreation Ground, T SG8 5QL Live music to be enjoyed, dance the night away with 5-Unleashed, covering songs from the 60s to present! Licensed bar and food available, £5 per ticket.

Red Cross Open Garden

Sun 8th Sep, 2-5pm Odsey Park, SG7 6SD A chance to see this 3 acre Victorian garden in early autumn, with some recent additions. Teas and plant stalls available. £5 per adult, children under 12 go free.

Enchanted Cinema

Sun 8th Sep, 6-10pm Gonville Hotel Cambridge, CB1 1LY The Wildlife Trust will give a short introduction followed by their Wilder Future short film plus there will be live music, street food vendors, an outdoor bar and more.

Braughing Sing Taster

Tue 10th Sep, 7.30-9pm Jenyns First School & Nursery, SG11 2QJ Braughing Sing will be kicking off again on September 10th with a free session for new voices.

Royston Choral Society Open Rehearsal

Tues 10th Sep, 7.45pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Huw Jenkins 07855 311192 or email chair@roystonchoral

Curwens Preview Evening

Thu 12th Sep, 6-8pm Curwens Gallery, High St, SG8 9AA For September and October we are hosting exhibitors from the Royston Museum Printing Workshop who have responded to the Art Festival theme of ‘Our Planet’ All welcome.

Joint Networking Groups BBQ

Thu 12th Sep, 6pm The Heath Sports Centre, SG8 5BG RBN is arranging the event and has kindly asked MBA and Royston Chamber of Commerce to join for this summer occasion. £15 payment made in advance.

Shepreth Beer & Music Festival Fri 13th 11am-11pm, Sat 14th 11am11pm, Sun 15th 12noon-9pm The Plough, High St, SG8 6PP Come along for great beer and stunning live music. Call 01763 290348 or Visit:

Royston Folk Club Showcase

Fri 13th Sep, 7-8pm The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW A showcase of Royston Folk Club’s array of talent featuring Stewart Murdoch, Weather Eye, Red Velvet, The Straw Men and Colin Frid. Costs £4 or £2 for under 25s. Visiit:

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Delicatessen Café Butchery Fresh Flowers

New Gift Hall Now Open

Gift Shop Garden Shop Plant Centre Free-range Eggs Christmas Shop P–Y–O

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The First Female Bomb Disposal Expert

Fri 13th Sep, 7pm Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX A talk by Lucy Lewis about the UK’s first ever female bomb disposal expert. Ploughman’s supper, bar and raffle available. Tickets cost £10 or £5 for under 10s. Call Hazel on 01763 848349

Watercolour Workshop

Sat 14th Sep, 10am-4pm Hinxworth Village Hall, SG7 5HL Develop your painting skills under the guidance of Keith Hornblower, a highly regarded watercolour artist and tutor. Some experience preferable. Fee £35. refreshments. Booking essential call 01763 261808 or

Heritage Open Day

Sat 14th Sep, 12-5pm The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote, Baldock SG7 5LD Abandon the beaten track to explore this pint-sized pile of history dating from1350. Call: 01462 895830 or email:

Lucies’ Boutique-Preloved Chidren’s and Maternity Wear

Sat 14th Sep, 12.30-4pm Market Hill Rooms, Royston SG8 9JL Come and browse quality second hand & new, maternity, baby & children’s clothes & Shoes.

Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves! 14th Sep, 2-3.45pm Tannery Drift First School, SG8 5DE Come and enjoy this excellent performance of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves! Please bring your own seating/ rugs/picnics, gates open at 1pm. Tickets £15 adults, £7.50 children, free for under 2s. Book tickets at

Barkway Church Concert

Sat 14th Sep, 7.30pm Barkway Church, Church Ln, SG8 8EJ The John Clare Wind Quintet, with piano and organ, are giving a concert including music by Ravel and Poulenc, as well as some Victorian favourites. Tickets £10. \ Contact A Seville/M Foot: 01763 849701

Royston Lions Quiz Evening

Sat 14th Sep, 7.45-8pm Market Hill Rooms, Royston SG8 9DW A fun quiz evening with a licensed bar for teams of up to 8. £5 per person. Keith: 0845 833 5842, or

Bridge the Gap Walk

Sun 15th Sep, 9.30am Parker’s Piece, Cambridge CB1 1NA A scenic walk sponsored raising funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill. £20 per person or £18 per person in advance at

Harvest Trail

Sun 15th Sep, 9.30am The Heath Sports Club, SG8 5BG Join Royston Runners for this fantastic trail run across the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Entry costs £10 in advance or £12 on the day . www.roystonrunners. or

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Royston WEA: Music for the Cinema

Tue 17th Sep, 10.30am-12pm Royston Town Hall, Royston SG8 7DA The new academic year begins with Music for the Cinema. A10-week course led by tutor Chris Green. The course costs £58. New students welcome to join Enrolment is online at or by telephone 0300 303 3464

Charity Dinner Fundraising Evening

Tue 17th Sep, 7.30pm Yuva Fine Fusion Restaurant, Kneesworth, SG8 5JL There will be a 2 course meal with a vegetarian option. Proceeds to Royston Parish Church fund. Tickets £20 Kay: 01763 242659/

Paranormal Investigation Talk

Wed 18th Sep, 7pm Coombes Community Centre, SG8 5PT Local author and paranormal investigator Damien O’Dell will be giving a talk covering all aspects of investigation including equipment used, working with psychic mediums, ghosts, poltergeists, and more. Tickets £5 from Royston Library.

Love in a Time of War – CADS

Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Fri 27th and Sat 28th Sep, 7.30pm King James Academy (formerly Meridian School), Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JH CADS perform wartime drama, Flare Path by Terence Rattigan as their contribution to this year’s Royston Arts Festival Tickets £12 (concessions £10) www. or 07925 674967

Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift

Sat 21st Sep, 9am-11.30am Fowlmere VIllage Hall, Royston SG8 7RY Great quality pre-loved items at bargain prices! Come along and shop from an array of children’s clothes, baby equipment and more! £2. To be a seller,

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

Sat 21st Sep, 10am-6pm Sun 22nd Sep, 10am-6pm Duxford Imperial War Museum, CB22 4QR Step back into summer 1940 for an unforgettable weekend. Epic flying, historic aircraft, vintage fashion and more. Tickets starting from £35, children under 15 free when accompanied.

Harvest Celebration Supper

Sat 21st Sep, 6pm St Mary’s Church, Fowlmere, SG8 7SU Come and join for an entertaining harvest supper evening in the church. Tickets will be £5 children under 11 free. Lisa: 01763 208476 or

Cambridge Clarinet Choir

Sat 21st Sep, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU An enthusiastic group of musicians will be playing various size clarinets to produce an eclectic mix of popular, folk, swing and classical music. For tickets at £10 Sue: 01763 243815, walter962@btinternet. com,

Sun 15th Sept, coach leaves 8.15am Join Reed Cricket Club on for the final of the National Village Cup, against Yorkshire Houghton Main. The published ground admission on shows tickets: children £5, adults: £15 and over 65s: £7.50 If you wish to book a seat on the coach, tickets £10 contact Cilla:

The Steeple Chase

Sun 15th Sep, 3.30-5.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Lots of Harvest-time creative crafts, science experiments, a short celebration service and a meal shared together. Adults and accompanied children welcome.

Sun 22nd Sep, 1-4pm Sandon Village Green, SG9 0QX It will be a hunt for the planets, rockets and aliens at this year’s Sandon Fete as the theme Outer Space celebrates 50 years since Man Landed on the Moon. Gay: 01763 287620 / 07867 808079

Messy Church

Sun 22nd Sep, 10am Steeple Morden Primary School, SG8 0PD 10k fun run a lovely, off-road route. £10 in advance or £12 on the day. Also 3k & 1k Fun Run/Walk starting at 10:15am, costing £3 and £1 respectively. or email:

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15th Annual Meldreth Car Show Sun 22nd Sep, 2-5pm Meldreth, Royston SG8 6NT A selection of veteran, vintage, classic and sporting cars, accompanied by live jazz. A range of Minis also expected to mark the 60th anniversary of the introduction of the Mini.

Music from the Operas

Sun 22nd Sep, 2.30pm Letchworth Settlement, Nevells Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4UB A talented trio on flute, cello and piano play excerpts from a variety of Operas, with tea and cake available. Tickets £10.

Walking Netball

Tuesday 24th Sep, 1-2pm Royston Leisure Centre, SG8 7XT A slowed down version of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. Contact Lucy on 07834 500189 or lucy.prestedge@

Orwell Film Club

Thu 26th Sep, 7pm Orwell Village Hall, High St, SG8 5QN Entrance is £3 per visit or £6 per year. There are no films in August or December, so we play 10 films per year. Any enquires ring 01223 208536

The Search for Earths Twin Thu 26th Sep, 7.30-9.30pm Royston Library, SG8 9JN Award Winning author and astronomy journalist Dr Stuart Clark explores the latest fascinating discoveries.

The Life and Times of Simon Gogerly Thu 26th Sep, 7.30-10pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Grammy award winning music mixer and producer Simon Gogerly, talking about working with the world’s most successful music stars, in film, TV and theatre, and the 2012 London Olympic Games. Tickets: £5, Sue: 01763 243815,, or

Royston Arts Festival 2019

Fri 27th - Sun 29th Sep The Creative Royston team are pleased to announce that the theme for the 2019 Royston Arts Festival will be ‘Our Planet’. to highlight the environmental and climate issues facing our planet but also to allow other participants the opportunity to take a different approach for example by celebrating the wonders of our planet.

starring Hanna Sanders & Ben Savage. Tickets £13: event/479375.

The Barber & Wigmaker to the Lord Chief Justice

Fri 27th Sep, 7.45pm Dame Bradbury’s School, Ashdon Rd, Saffron Walden CB10 2AL Royston & Saffron Walden National Trust Association’s Anne Datson will be giving a talk on “The Barber & Wigmaker to the Lord Chief Justice”. Tea and coffee available. £2 for members £3 non-members.

Learn To Cycle

Sat 28th Sep, 9am-3.30pm Priory Memorial Gardens, SG8 9DX A course aimed at helping all ages to learn the skills to ride a pedal bike. Must have a road worthy bike with two working brakes, gears and a correctly fitted helmet. Booking is essential. Contact Megan Pinner on 01462 474838 or email

Adventure Centre

Sat 28th Sep, 10am-6pm Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS Visit the LifeLab science playground and enjoy some exciting hands-on activities. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own bracelet of DNA code to take away with you.

Priory Quilters’ Quilt Exhibition Sat 28th Sep 10am-5pm Sun 29th Sep, 10am-4pm Market Hill Rooms, Priory Ln, SG8 9DW A display of quilts, hangings, cushions and more, all made by Priory Quilters over the past two years. There will be a raffle, refreshments available, and items for sale. FB: PrioryQuiltersRoyston

The Royston Fringe Art Exhibition & Junior Artist Competition

Sat 28th Sep, 10am-5pm Sun 29th Sep 11am-5pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU Paintings, ceramics, photographs, crafts, all on display, with home-made cakes, tea, coffee & soup. Free entry, catalogues 50p.

Storytelling at Royston & District Museum

Sat 28th Sep, 11am-1pm Royston Museum, 5 King St, SG8 5AL Meet Knot & Albert, two delightful teddy bears who head out on nature adventures.

Kaleidoscope of Life

Fri 27th Sep, 9am-12noon Trademark Kitchens & Bathrooms, 43 High St, Royston SG8 9AW All welcome to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sat 28th Sep, 2.30-4.30pm Royston Methodist Church, SG8 7AU For all parents & carers with babies and toddlers under 5 years old. Come and join us for toys, play, songs & stories, coffee, tea and children’s snacks. A suggested donation of £1 per family per week is welcomed. Email: information contact

Melbourn Village College Reunion Afternoon

Melbourn Rock Club, JoanOvArc Gig

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fri 27th Sep, 2-4pm Melbourn Village College, SG8 6EF MVC is 60! There will be refreshments, displays, music and more. RSVP to or 01763 223400

LifeLab Late + Kidology

Fri 27th Sep, 7-9.30pm Cambridge Science Centre 44, CB1 7ED Join our scientists from across Europe to chat about their research and explore the Science Centre’s range of activities. Our gameshow, Kidology, runs from 7-8pm. Relive an 80s gameshow classic with a science spin

Sat 28th Sep, 8pm Eternit Sports and Social Club, Meldreth, Royston SG8 5RL Melbourn Rock Club welcomes JoanOvArc with support from Haxan. Tickets £9 at the door, to reserve tickets contact

Tao Wellbeing Workshop

Sun 29th Sep, 10am-12pm, Royston Complementary Health Centre, SG8 9JS. Come along and learn the amazing self-healing techniques from the Tao. Booking essential, costs £20. Call: 01763 247440

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Royston Rotary Swimathon is back Sunday 13th October 6-10pm and this years charity is the Royston Parish church Refurbishment Fund.

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be using. We each opted for the luxury facial, and were even more impressed when a back massage was included at the start - I can honestly say Jess is a true natural, and this was the second best back massage I’ve ever had (the first being at a spiritual yoga retreat in the Lakes, with chanting and singing included at no extra cost...!) Who would realise how much tension we have in our back and shoulders, and Jess’ expertise was the perfect balance of tension release and relaxation. We were offered either a

hand / foot massages, we won’t say too much but you won’t be disappointed by Lindsey’s special touches during the pedicure (especially if you love daisies!) Heated mits / booties and rich creams left our skin feeling amazing before our expert nail treatments, with a huge selection of polishes and gel colours to choose from.


Between treatments we enjoyed an Afternoon Tea experience which included an array of savoury and exquisitely presented cakes.

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JH Beauty Pamper Packages We were welcomed along to JH Beauty, based above Abbot Travel on Fish Hill Square, Royston to experience their Luxury Pamper Nights. From £75/pp on the basis of four people, you can enjoy exclusive use of the salon, and a choice of one body treatment either a massage or a facial - and one nail treatment - pedicure or manicure - plus a delicious afternoon tea and glass of fizz, and every guest receives a little gift bag.


We immediately felt relaxed on arrival when we were offered a glass of fizz or a soft drink, and Jess explained all the products she would be using. We each opted for the luxury facial, and were even more impressed when a back massage was included at the start - I can honestly say Jess is a true natural, and this was the second best back massage I’ve ever had (the first being at a spiritual yoga retreat in the Lakes, with chanting and singing included at no extra cost...!) Who would realise how much tension we have in our back and shoulders, and Jess’ expertise was the perfect balance of tension release and relaxation. We were offered either

Chanting stork yoga - yoga for alL! The meaning of the word ‘yoga’ is union and that’s exactly what yoga is, a fully integrated practice of your body, mind and breath.

a hand or foot massage, each opting for the opposite massage to our nail treatments. The facial itself was divine, and the Natural Spa Factory products were rich and luxurious, finishing with a luxury eye gel and mask whilst lying on a heated couch! Our manicure and pedicure treatments included hand / foot massages, we won’t say too much but you won’t be disappointed by Lindsey’s special touches during the pedicure (especially if you love daisies!) Heated mits / booties and rich creams left our skin feeling amazing before our expert nail treatments, with a huge selection of polishes and gel colours to choose from. Between treatments we enjoyed an Afternoon Tea experience which included an array of savoury and exquisitely presented cakes.

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Life has so many demands and pressures and in today’s society we are constantly racing against time that we forget to slow down and simply breathe.

Tuning in with how we are on the inside has a direct affect with how we deal with life At Chanting Stork Yoga on the outside and that is when Becky’s classes have been yoga becomes more than just developed specifically to help a fitness class as we can take people slow down, balance yoga off the mat and into our and breathe. Our breath has lives, for life. a direct effect on our energy The union, connecting your and vitality and improving our inner to your outermost being breathing separates yoga from through a yoga class that will other fitness practices. engage your body, breath Becky values and understands and mind. Whether you are a more seasoned yogi or a total the importance of finding beginner everyone is most space and reconnecting so welcome. there’s always an element of mindfulness through the Come and try your first yoga movement. Even in the more class for free. To book email: invigorating and dynamic vinyasa flow classes there’s For details about Chanting Stork Yoga’s range of classes, please visit the website


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

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Arts Festival Fringe As usual The Royston Fringe is a participant in the Royston Arts Festival, and is running the Junior Artist Competition for all young people up to 16 years old. The theme this year is “Our Planet”. The competition will be judged in 3 age groups - under 8, 8-10, 11-16 - and prizes of good quality art materials will be awarded in each age group on the Sunday at 4.45pm.

Adult entries to the Royston Fringe Art Exhibition are welcomed from allcomers. Paintings, ceramics, sculpture, etc, will all be displayed. For an entry form email Joan at: The deadline for entries is Wednesday 25th September. The exhibition will be open on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September at Royston Methodist Church Hall

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the bird and bat boxes, also we are working with the Conservators to discuss Friends of therfield heath install other possible projects to help the heath.

The Friends of Therfield Heath have had a great year holding events and plan to repeat some that were succesful. New Chairperson Janet Rossignol Bubbins was elected at the recent AGM.

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Bikathon Raises £398 for RDCT A team of Royston’s M&S Food Hall staff spent Saturday 20th July riding an exercise bike and raised £397.88 for Royston & District Community Transport, which the store has made its chosen local charity for 2019.

“Six of our people, both staff and volunteers, gave up their time to help with this terrific Local gym Wilmott’s loaned the exercise bike to M&S for the day, event and we are extremely grateful to the and the collecting tins had to M&S staff for arranging it all. be replaced a couple of times during the event as they were full. We are always looking for more volunteer drivers and we hope RDCT’s manager David Wherrell more people will know about us as a result. thanked everyone involved:

Melbourn Village college is 60!

If you’re a ‘local’ to Melbourn or its catchment villages, it’s very likely that you have had some connection with “The College”, over the years.

meet the ‘pioneer pupils’, who attended from the opening day in September 1959.

There will be refreshments, displays, music and the chance to share memories Whatever your connection, MVC are holding a reunion on and catch up with friends. Please contact us below, if Friday 27th September from you are likely to attend. See 2-4pm, to mark the Diamond Anniversary and we’d like you you there! to join us. To RSVP email: Particularly, it would be nice to Or call: 01763 223400

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The Road To Lord’s Join Reed Cricket Club on the

Led again by Captain, Tom Greaves, the players in the squad are largely unchanged from the 2017 team with the majority of “Road to Lord’s” for the final of the National Village Cup, against these cricketers having been at Reed since they were Colts in Yorkshire Houghton Main. the Under 9 age-groups. Many According to the Route Planner, of them have already played for the distance between Reed almost 20 years together. Cricket Club and Lord’s Cricket Ground in St. John’s Wood is 43.9 The Club will be organising coaches to transport members miles via the A1.

and supporters to Lord’s on Sunday 15th September. The match will begin at 11am so coaches would have to leave at approximately 8.15/8.45am, depending on numbers with routes likely to be via the A1 and A10 with pick-ups in Meldreth, Royston, Reed, Buntingford and And that was at Foxton, only Baldock. nine miles away along the A10. If you wish to book a seat on Having beaten Clubs from all the coach, please email Cilla over the country, Reed will now Robertson: be contesting the Final against the battle-hardened Yorkshiremen The return journey will be from Houghton Main. departing from Lord’s at 6pm Reed is the only Hertfordshire and the cost of a return ticket Cricket Club to have won this will be £10. prestigious competition in its 47The published ground admission year history and intend to return on shows tickets home victorious for the third time for children at £5, adults £15 having won at the iconic “Home of Cricket” previously in 2012 and and £7.50 for the over 65s. And that is just about all the travelling Reed will have made on the “Road to Lord’s” this season, for in all the matches leading to this point in the 2019 National Village Cricket Championship, they have been drawn at home except for one round.

2017. Several Clubs have won the cup twice and only a handful have We hope to see you there! triumphed three times.

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Which country do you come from?

Which country do you come from? To help us understand our fellow humans, motivational speaker, Mark Gungor, imagines that all people came from four very different countries:

1. The country of Control This population just wants to get things done; their favourite vehicle is the bulldozer! They want to be appreciated for what they do. But as we don’t appreciate their ruthless approach, they don’t get what they want.

2. The country of Fun These crazy people just want to have fun; what we find embarrassing, they find hilarious! Their favourite vehicle is the jet plane; high speeds, no limits. They love to get noticed, but we react to their behaviour by saying, ‘Oh don’t encourage them!’ So they too are denied what they truly seek.

3. The country of Perfect These meticulous people want everything to be perfect; they just want to get it right. Their favourite vehicle is the train – needing two perfectly parallel rails or it won’t work.

They want you to be sensitive to their feelings – but the rest of the imperfect world is always offending them – so they often carry a lot of hurt.

4. The country of Peace These people just want to get along; they hate emotional waves. Their favourite vehicle is the gondola; gliding smoothly on calm waters. They just want you to respect who they are – but because they are so prepared to concede for an easy life, they are the easiest population to disrespect. So which country do you come from? All these countries speak different ‘languages’ – how many can you speak? For success in business, and in life, understand who you are talking to, and which ‘country they come from’. Make an effort to talk to them the way they want to be spoken to, and you’ll be amazed at the difference!

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