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DAY TRIPS 10 Sep Kew Gardens & Palace


14/15 Sep Sheringham 1940s Weekend


18 Sep Leeds Castle & Festival of Flowers


22 Sep Whitstable


27 Sep Peterborough Antiques Fair


28 Sep Southend-on-Sea


29 Sep Southwold



Oct The Gilded Age in London


10/12 Oct Knitting and Stitching Show


12 Oct Bruges


16 Oct Rene and Edith Lunch Show


31 Oct Morgan Motor Company Factory



Nov Simply Christmas – Craft Show – NEC £37.50


Nov Westminster Abbey – Guided Tour


Nov Norwich

£59.00 £19.50

10 Nov Duxford Imperial War Museum


14 Nov Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair


16 Nov Birmingham Frankfurt Xmas Market £26.00 16 Nov Melton Mowbray (optional ChocFest) £22.50 22 Nov Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre


23 Nov Bruges Christmas Market



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Dec Thursford – Matinee including Meal


14 Dec Thursford – Evening including Meal


17 Dec Thursford – Matinee



Oct Priscilla Queen of The Desert – Mat



Oct Brick Lane Music Hall – 60s Show


17 Oct Saturday Night Fever – MK – Matinee £49.00 19 Oct *Andrea Bocelli – NEC – Evening


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21 Nov *English National Ballet: Le Corsaire


21 Nov *White Christmas – Evening


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30 Oct Kinky Boots – Milton Keynes – Mat


31 Oct War Horse – Wembley – Matinee



Nov The Music of the Night – RAH – Eve

23 Nov *Jack Whitehall Stood Up – 02 Arena £79.50 24 Nov Classical Spectacular – RAH – Mat


27 Nov *Six The Musical – MK – Matinee



Dec *Wicksteed Park Christmas Show


4/10 Dec Brick Lane Music Hall – Christmas



Dec Aladdin Pantomime – MK – Matinee £38.00


Dec John Rutter’s Christmas – RAH – Mat £65.00

13 Dec Goldilocks & 3 Bears – Palladium Mat £65.00 14 Dec Christmas Cracker – RPO – Matinee


20 Dec The Nutcracker – ENB – Matinee


20 Dec Olympia Horseshow – Evening


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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. 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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In This Issue ...

Spotlight On... National Air Ambulance Week

Laurie What’s On


Out & About... Royston Arts Festival


My Local Life... Pete Heppelthwaite


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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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OPEN EVENING Upper School (13 – 18) Buntingford SG9 9BT

For all ages including Sixth Form Thursday 19th September from 6.30pm The Head will speak at 8pm

“Teachers have high expectations of what their students can achieve” Ofsted November 2015

To visit the college during the working day, please call for an appointment. Tel: 01763 271818

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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 prearranged 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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NEWS FROM OUR CLUBS & SOCIETIES... 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:

Foxton men’s breakfast Royston Rotary 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” Contact: Mark Howard: 01223 503377 or Tony Garrick: 01763 221658 email:

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. 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 on: 07711 471470 or visit

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Roysia women’s club

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.

We’re looking forward to meeting up again

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.

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.

Give one of us a call:

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.

Eunice: 01763 231658 Jean: 01763 245958

For more details contact Wendy Pearce on 01763 231381

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Out & About...

Royston Arts Festival The end of September sees 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”. 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.

- 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 programme of varied events from Royston Fringe, concerts, talks, CADS’ production of Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path.

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

Full details of all events, including ticketing and accessibility information are available in the Royston Arts Festival programme or online by visiting:

During the week Creative Royston will be celebrating the diversity of Our Planet during An Evening With Cookie MonStar (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.

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,

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 10

The Listing 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, 12.305.30pm Community Arts Event - dance, stories, eco-craft, 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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with estate planning, such as that offered by The Walkers Partnership a carefully drawn Will can minimise Royston solicitors, The Walkers Partnership in Fish Hill is headed up by senior Partner, potential liability. Terry Donnellan who is a member of In addition to the need to make a Will, it is Solicitors for the Elderly. The firm has important to consider preparing a Lasting practiced in Royston for over 50 years and Power of Attorney (LPA). This is a legal now only focuses only on Conveyancing, document which allows you to choose a Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate. trusted person or persons, known as an Wills is an area of law where it is essential Attorney(s) to act on your behalf in relation to your Property and Financial affairs and to have expert advice. DIY wills are widely available but like other forms of DIY also your Health and Welfare in the event although it is possible to save money if all that you are no longer able to act yourself. goes wrong there can be much expense The firm regularly offers free legal advice and unhappiness. Specialist advice is sessions to discuss matters such as those also important particularly with increased above. The Walkers Partnership also offers numbers of people requiring residential a free Will service for those aged 55 or over care and also evolving Inheritance Tax in partnership with Cancer Research UK*. (IHT) regimes. *Free Will scheme is subject to a ÂŁ50 plus Care home funding and IHT is a growing vat administration fee. problem for millions of people, however, Fish Hill Chambers. 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JY 01763 241121

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FREE AUDITION! 7th September

To Celebrate the start of the Autumn Term at our New Royston Premises, We are hosting a Free Open Day on Saturday 7th September 2019. This Open Day will give you a taste of our Unrivalled Training in: - Drama - Film & TV - Musical Theatre Singing - Musical Theatre Dance

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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: What is 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! 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 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 Limitless Performing Arts Academy 0330 124 6868 | 01763 248447 1909 The Listing Villages September 2019.indd 13

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News from Royston market- Priors Hall farms

This month we are highlighting Priors Hall Farms who have been bringing some of the finest quality meat products to the market for the past five years and have built up a loyal customer base. Pete, who works on the stall on Wednesdays and Saturdays, is able to provide, among other things: pork, lamb and beef joints, high quality mince meat, poultry, home-made sausages in a variety of flavours, gourmet burgers, smoked and un-smoked bacon and hams, marinated meats and much more. Pete is always on hand to make recommendations and provide details of any special offers so be sure to give this popular stall a try!

Markets in September Orwell Pannier Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 7th September 10am - 12pm, Orwell Village Hall

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market

1st Saturday monthly, Sat 7th September 9am 12pm, Linton Village College

Fowlmere Farmers Market

2nd Saturday monthly, Sat 14th September 9am - 11.30am. Fowlmere Village Hall

Sandon Farmers’ Market

3rd Saturday monthly, Sat 21st September 9.30am - 12.30pm, Sandon JMI School

Herts Country Market

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

Outdoor Market

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

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

Pet of the Month Rabbits

Beetle (F) and Pieface (M) (Left) and Uno (F) and Chess (M) (Right) are bonded active outdoor rabbits who are fine to live in a garden where there are dogs, cats and children. They are a little shy to start but are very friendly and can be handed. Luna Animal Rescue 07970 800530 / 07860 480015

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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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Home & Garden

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

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Leisure Great Chishill Antiques & Vintage Fair

What’s On...

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 Call: 01223 243830 ext 207 or email:

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.

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 to encourage all singers no matter what level £5. Call 07753 636443 or email:

Royston Bridge Club

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 info call: 01763 260746 or visit:

First Friends Baby & Toddler Group

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:


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Meldreth Bowls: Race Night Braughing Sing Taster 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

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.

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. Joint Networking Groups BBQ For more information visit: Thu 12th Sep, 6pm The Heath Sports Centre, SG8 5BG Orwell Village Show RBN is arranging the event and Sat 7th Sep, 12 - 5.30pm has kindly asked MBA and Royston Orwell Recreation Ground, SG8 5QL Chamber of Commerce to join for this A fun packed day for all the family summer occasion. £15 payment made including a licensed bar, BBQ, bouncy in advance: castle, magic show, and more! Tickets £2 fadults, £1 concessions & children. Shepreth Beer & Music Festival Fri 13th 11am-11pm, Sat 14th 11am11pm, Sun 15th 12noon-9pm Wheels for Martin Pig Roast The Plough, High St, SG8 6PP Sat 7th Sep, 5.30pm Come along for great beer Guilden Morden Recreation Ground, and stunning live music. Visit Fox Hill Rd, SG8 0JF or call: Featuring a Mr Marvel Magic Show for 01763 290348 the children and live music from ‘Jack Royston Folk Club Showcase The Lad’. Tickets from Edward VII or on the door, £3 in advance or £4 on the Fri 13th Sep, 7-8pm night, children go free. All proceeds go The Old Bull Inn, High St, SG8 9AW A showcase of Royston Folk Club’s to Wheels for Martin’s Friends. array of talent featuring Stewart Murdoch, Weather Eye, Red Velvet, Orwell Village Show Live Music Sat 7th Sep, 7.30 - 11.45pm The Straw Men and Colin Frid. Orwell Recreation Ground, T SG8 5QL Costs £4 or £2 for under 25s. Live music to be enjoyed, dance the night away with 5-Unleashed, covering The First Female Bomb songs from the 60s to present! Disposal Expert Licensed bar and food available, Fri 13th Sep, 7pm £5 per ticket. Reed Village Hall, SG8 8AX OrwellVillageShow/ A talk by Lucy Lewis about the UK’s first ever female bomb disposal expert. Red Cross Open Garden Ploughman’s supper, bar and raffle Sun 8th Sep, 2-5pm available. Tickets cost £10 or £5 for Odsey Park, SG7 6SD under 10s. A chance to see this 3 acre Victorian Call Hazel on 01763 848349 garden in early autumn, with some recent additions. Teas and plant stalls Watercolour Workshop available. £5 per adult, children under Sat 14th Sep, 10am-4pm 12 go free. Hinxworth Village Hall, SG7 5HL Develop your painting skills under the Enchanted Cinema guidance of Keith Hornblower, a highly Sun 8th Sep, 6-10pm regarded watercolour artist and tutor. Gonville Hotel Cambridge, CB1 1LY Some experience preferable. Fee The Wildlife Trust will give a short £35. refreshments. Booking essential. introduction followed by their Wilder 01763 261808 or Future short film plus there will be live music, street food vendors, an outdoor bar and more.

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For more events please visit our website Email your events to for them to appear on our website and printed in the month of the event (subject to space). 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 emaill:

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. Email:

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 are £15 adults, £7.50 children, free for under 2s. For tickets visit:

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. Call 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 pp. Call Keith: 0845 833 5842 or

tickets £10 email Cilla:

Messy Church

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.

Royston WEA:

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 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 or email:

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 Sun 15th Sep, 9.30am King James Academy (formerly Parker’s Piece, Cambridge CB1 1NA Meridian School), SG8 7JH A scenic walk sponsored raising funds CADS perform wartime drama, Flare for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Path by Terence Rattigan as their Romsey Mill. £20 per person or £18 contribution to this year’s Royston Arts per person in advance at Festival. Tickets £12 (concessions £10) or 07925 674967 Harvest Trail Sun 15th Sep, 9.30am Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift The Heath Sports Club, SG8 5BG Sat 21st Sep, 9am-11.30am Join the Royston Runners for this Fowlmere VIllage Hall, SG8 7RY fantastic trail run across the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Entry costs Great quality pre-loved items at bargain prices! Come along and shop £10 in advance or £12 on the day from an array of children’s clothes, or email: baby equipment and more! £2. To be a seller email:

Bridge the Gap Walk

The Road to Lord’s

Leisure 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. Tickets £10 Call Sue: 01763 243815 or email: or visit:

The Steeple Chase Sun 22nd Sep, 10am

Steeple Morden Primary School, SG8 0PD

10k fun run, off-road route. £10 in advance or £12 on the day. Also a 3k & 1k Fun Run/Walk starting at 10:15am, costing £3 and £1 respectively. Visit: or email:

Sandon Fete

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 Ayton: 01763 287620 / 07867 808079

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. Visit:

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, Sat 21st Sep, 10am-6pm designed for anyone looking to Sun 22nd Sep, 10am-6pm exercise in a relaxed, supportive and Duxford Imperial War Museum, CB22 4QR friendly environment. Call Lucy on Step back into summer 1940 for an 07834 500189 or email: unforgettable weekend. Epic flying, historic aircraft, vintage fashion and

Sun 15th Sept, coach leaves 8.15am Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 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, | 01763 248447 1909 The Listing Villages September 2019.indd 19

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Leisure Orwell Film Club

Royston Folk Club Concert

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 December, so we play 10 films per year. Call: 01223 208536

Fri 27th Sep, 7-8pm The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW A concert from Royston Folk Club starring Hanna Sanders & Ben Savage. Tickets £13. For tickets visit:

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 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.

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, Call Sue: 01763 243815, email:, or visit:

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. To book call Megan Pinner 01462 474838 or email:

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. Visit:

Adventure Centre

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

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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.

Priory Quilters’ Quilt Exhibition Sat 28th Sep 10am-5pm Sun 29th Sep, 10am-4pm Market Hill Rooms, 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. For more details follow FaceBook: PrioryQuiltersRoyston

Melbourn Village College Reunion Afternoon

Fri 27th Sep, 2-4pm Melbourn VIllage College, SG8 6EF MVC is 60! There will be displays, refreshments, music and more. To RSVP email: mvc60years@gmail. com or call 01763 223400

LifeLab Late + Kidology

Fri 27th Sep, 7-9.30pm Cambridge Science Centre 44, Cambs, 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, will run from 7-8pm. Relive an 80s gameshow classic with a science spin. Visit:


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The Royston Fringe Art Exhibition and Junior Artist Competition

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

Quids In to Code!

Sat 28th Sep, 10.30am-5pm Cambridge Science Centre, CB1 7ED Find out how biology and computer science work together to benefit human health… and learn how to control a robotic arm! Visit:

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.

Walk for Parkinson’s UK

Sat 28th Sep, 11am Wandlebury Country Park Join Parkinson’s UK, the charity that supports the care and treatment of Parkinson’s sufferers and their families, for a friendly fundraising charity walk.

Kaleidoscope of Life

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. For more details email:

Melbourn Rock Club, JoanOvArc Gig

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

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


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

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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.

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.

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.

The Bayeux itself is also an embroidery! Of course, in When Jane Vincent dreamt the 12th century, the word that evolved into “tapestry” up our masterpiece, was broad enough to she wanted to create an include any fabric where artwork that was directly comparable to the Bayeux “images are depicted using Tapestry. Where the Bayeux coloured, gold, or silver threads”. The meaning of shows grand national events, ours shows the lives the word changed over time. of everyday villagers. We believe that these stories So even though we don’t are just as important as have a “tapestry”, we DO battles and kings and have a Tapestry. queens.

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From Tallulah’s Kitchen


Apple Cake

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

So, September already, how the months are flying by! All summer I have been keeping an eye on my apple tree and this year looks to bring a bumper crop of apples, so I thought I would share with you a recipe I recently came across in an old family recipe book. I think the addition of a hand full of sultanas or dried cherries would be a welcome addition to the recipe but experiment with your favourite flavours... I’d love to hear how you get on. Apple Cake • 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!) • 25g Flaked almonds • 1/2 Teaspoon almond essence Let’s begin by popping the oven on to 160° and lining and greasing an 8” deep, loose bottomed, cake tin. Next, pop the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Now pour in the eggs, almond essence and butter and beat until everything is combined and the batter is smooth and free from lumps. Now spoon half the mixture into the cake tin and then layer on the apple slices to totally cover the surface, then sprinkle over with cinnamon. Top this with the remainIng

cake batter finishing with a “blob” effect rather than a smooth finish, and top with the flaked almonds. 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...

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Leisure Royston Reducing Waste

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.

September 2nd-6th is Zero Waste Week and, to help rid the world of plastic, a long-time friend of the Repair Café has launched Anahata selling plastic-free, planet-kind 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 collection points in and around Royston for items such as toothbrushes, crisp packets and pet food pouches, also raising funds for charities.

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When it comes to reducing waste in Royston, the newest kid on the block is Royston Swish – a free clothing exchange event For more sights around Royston you might being launched on the back of Oxfam’s not have seen Secondhand September campaign to save 11 million clothing items sent to UK landfill every year. Written by Chris Lee

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Herts Open Studios

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

Local Artists in Royston Area

Sam Downer Paintings exploring the pastoral and the sublime.

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This year’s Bridge the Gap Walk, raising funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill, will take place on Sunday 15 September. The walk sponsored by Cambridge Building Society starts at 9.30am, starting and finishing at Parker’ Piece. Over the morning you are invited into Christ’s, Queen’s, Corpus Christi, Pembroke and Downing Colleges as well as the University College Library. The family-friendly walk welcomes around 2000 participants annually, spanning all generations. Throughout the walk, the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will offer interesting historical tales and provide an array of information about The University of Cambridge’s stunning grounds and the College’s features. Activities will be taking place on Parker’s Piece and there will be musical entertainment along the route, including performances from Sing! Choirs and Jazz Wave. The City of Cambridge Brass Band will play for walkers as they pass over

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Baldock, SG7 6AR Weekends: 1, 2, 3, 4 Lucy Sugden Woven tapestry, using traditional and contemporary materials and techniques. Paul Hillary Painting in abstract and semi abstract and also expressive scapes in oil and acrylic. Mike Rollins Atmospheric rural and urban landscape paintings in a variety of media. Dawn Dominic Figurative and abstract carvings, and works in clay and mixed media. Inspired by Folklore, Female Form and Emotions. For information, visit the finish line and make their way towards the ‘Time for Cake’ tent or one of the food and drinks stalls. You can sign up for £18 per person by visiting Three children go free which each paying adult, with donations appreciated. Alternatively call 01223 675888, or pick up a registration form, from: Romsey Mill (Hemingford Road, Cambridge); the Arthur Rank Hospice (adjacent to the Babraham Road Park & Ride); any of the Charities’ shops; or your local Cambridge Building Society or Co-op. Online registration will be available until 1pm Friday 13 September or you can sign up on the day for £20 per person. Groups are welcome with groups of 10 or more offered rates of £16 per person until Friday 13th September call 01223 675888 | 01763 248447 1909 The Listing Villages September 2019.indd 25

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The following 4 artists will all be showcasing their work at the same venue:

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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.

have certain food plant requirements and habitat requirements. It is up 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. The sheep have been grazing the Pen Hill Summer brings increased activity. We have area of the Heath (west of Therfield Rd) and had a Balloon landing which should only be will hopefully move on to some areas just to in an emergency and numerous people are the east of Therfield Road. flying drones. Please remember that no fires, Throughout the summer, regular butterfly BBQs or fireworks are permitted anywhere on surveys are undertaken by a few Butterfly site. Also, cycling is not permitted anywhere Conservation volunteers. In addition, a couple on site. For a list of our current byelaws, of local experts carry out moth surveys a please see times a year. Butterflies seen on the bye-laws. site include the chalkhill blue, brown argus, If you are interested in volunteering on common blue, dark green fritillary, marbled Therfield Heath, please contact Cynthia. white, small heath, meadow brown, ringlet, gatekeeper and more. A number of nationally scarce moths have been recorded on the site. All these species Enquiries maybe directed to

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Leisure Melbourn Primary School Open Mornings

All makes and models, service and repairs All work is fully guaranteed Free collection and delivery Servicing, brakes and clutches Mechanical repairs Welding repairs MOT preparation Tyres at competitive prices Mobile tyre fitting service D & J is a family run company with over 35 years’ joint experience Please call David or Jamie on:

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We would like to invite prospective parents of children starting primary school in September 2020 to join us at one of our open mornings taking place on: Monday 7th October 2019 – 9.30am Monday 4th November 2019 – 9.30am Monday 2nd December 2019 – 9.30am There will be a talk by the Headteacher, Mrs Wilcox, followed by a tour of the school. Please contact the school office on 01763 223457 or email to book a place.

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The Road To Lord’s Join Reed Cricket Club on the “Road to Lord’s” for the final of the National Village Cup, against Yorkshire Houghton Main. According to the Route Planner, the distance between Reed Cricket Club and Lord’s Cricket Ground in St. John’s Wood is 43.9 miles via the A1.

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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. And that was at Foxton, only nine miles away along the A10. Having beaten Clubs from all over the country, Reed will now be contesting the Final against the battle-hardened Yorkshiremen from Houghton Main. Reed is the only Hertfordshire Cricket Club to have won this prestigious competition in its 47year history and intend to return home victorious for the third time having won at the iconic “Home of Cricket” previously in 2012 and 2017. Several Clubs have won the cup twice and only a handful have triumphed three times. Led again by Captain, Tom Greaves, the players in the squad are largely unchanged from the 2017 team with the majority of these cricketers having been at Reed since they were Colts in the Under 9 age-groups. Many of them have already played for almost 20 years together.

The Club will be organising coaches to transport members 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 Baldock. If you wish to book a seat on the coach, please contact Cilla Robertson on email The return journey will be departing from Lord’s at 6pm and the cost of a return ticket will be £10. The published ground admission on shows tickets for children at £5, adults £15 and £7.50 for the over 65s. We hope to see you there!


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Materials For A Purpose... Pet Friendly by Melbourn garden designer, Richard Arnott This month I want to investigate products to help our pets enjoy the garden. Ground materials can play a big part in how are pets interact with the garden. Grass is a major part of most gardens and can be difficult to manage with young dogs who may love to dig, faeces accumulation or urine killing the grass. This was a problem for a client with two Labradors, a small courtyard garden and a young family. The answer was to remove the lawn and replace with artificial grass. Faeces can be removed and excess washed off so dogs and children can use the lawn without issue! In larger gardens the answer is to regularly be on poo patrol, walk the dogs more or train them to use a certain area of the garden. In my experience cats and bark chip are not a very good combination in a garden. I like to encourage clients with cats to avoid and choose cobbles or pebbles to mulch borders. Paved paths are good for maintaining claws and better than gravel in between toes.

Stimulating planting is a great way to provide interest for cats especially in the garden. Grasses are great because they provide movement and a place to hide. Stipa tenuissima and Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ are two good options. Cats love to stalk around the garden so providing places for this natural behaviour is good. I advise some distance between this and the bird table for obvious reasons! Providing shade in the warmer months is also important for our pets.

Secure boundaries with sturdy fencing is a must for any responsible dog owner. It is surprising how small the gap needs to be for an escape. Also worth noting that the height of a fence is very relevant to the size of your pet and potential wildlife entering into your garden. I would always recommend 6 ft feather edge fencing as an entry level affordable solution. More exciting horizontal, planed timber solutions and beautiful bespoke panels and woven willow solutions are available too. For more in depth advice or garden design Toxic plants are very often overlooked when planting the garden. I like to think of the plants help please get in touch to arrange a as the star performers in the garden that bring consultation. a space to life, but if a client has pets it will influence the selection. Dogs in particular can chew plants in the garden so a few plants to know would be Aconite, Foxglove, GARDEN DESIGN & BUILD Delphinium, Hydrangea, acorns from Oaks, daffodil bulbs, Yew, Laburnum, Cherry laurel berries and Lily. This list is more to make you aware than deter you from using these plants as they are all very common plants that a pet could easily be exposed to on a walk and often as a dog matures it will be less inclined to chew!

Clearly defined boundaries help to steer pets away from certain areas in the garden. Raised beds can be a very useful way for elevating planting if you have a lively pet. Hard wood or soft wood sleepers can be used creatively in the design of a garden. Edging beds with low hedging such as box or lavender can be very effective too. Hard landscape materials that are less pleasant for paws such as gravel or cobbles will also help. A designated digging area is a good way to train your pet away from other areas in the garden. It may take a little time but will be helpful in the long run.

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M & J Abbs Are Recruiting Experienced Multi-skilled Heating Engineer Our Cambridgeshire-based company specialising in Rayburns, solid fuel & quality bathrooms is looking for full-time Heating Engineers to join our small, friendly team We will provide opportunities to develop dedicated, passionate engineers who take great pride in their work. A highly skilled and professional operative, you will be OFTEC qualified, with excellent customer service and time keeping skills. HETAS certification, Gas Safe registration and / or bathroomfitting experience would be a distinct advantage. We offer: • Competitive Salary (dependent on experience) • 28 days holiday (inc bank holidays) • Company vehicle & mobile phone • Health insurance option (after 2 years service) For more information or to send a CV to us please speak to Mark on 01954 267267 or email:

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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. Whatever your connection, MVC are holding a reunion on Friday 27th September from 2-4pm, to mark the Diamond Anniversary and we’d like you to join us.

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Particularly, it would be nice to 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 and catch up with friends. Please contact us below, if you are likely to attend. See you there! To RSVP email: or call 01763 223400

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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 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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Chanting stork yoga - yoga for alL!

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

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but your brain is busy processing your day, making connections Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep… between events, feelings, Healthy Heart and memories. Deep sleep Your heart will be much far healthier as a is a very important time lack of sleep has been associated with for your brain to make worsening blood pressure and cholesterol. memories and links and getting more quality sleep Reduce Stress will help you remember Sleep reduces stress. When your body is and process things better. sleep deficient it goes into a state of stress and the body’s functions are on high alert These are amongst many more benefits like reducing inflammation, reducing the which causes high blood pressure and risk of cancer, helping with weight loss and the production of stress hormones. Also, stress hormones make it harder for you to reducing the risk of depression. Sleep is an all-round magical tool that us humans fall asleep, causing a continuous loop of have to enhance our health and quality of stress and sleepless nights. life; so next time you’re writing your to-do Improved Memory list, make sure you add a good 8-9 hours sleep for that night. Happy Sleeping. Researchers do not fully understand why we sleep and dream, but they have found KIM FLETCHER that sleep plays an important role in a process called memory consolidation. During sleep, your body may be resting,

Bikathon Raises £398 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.

Local gym Wilmott’s loaned the exercise bike to M&S for the day, and the collecting tins had to be replaced a couple of times during the event as they were full.

involved: “Six of our people, both staff and volunteers, gave up their time to help with this terrific event and we are extremely grateful to the M&S staff for arranging it all. We are always looking for more volunteer drivers and we hope more people will know about us as a result.

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Chevaux de la Camargue This September sees well-known 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 famous Camargue horses are the main focus of this exhibition. Capturing them in full motion riding through the waves to photographing The Camargue is a Regional Natural Park, their guardians centred around the Rhone Delta on the in action. Sarah border between Provence and Languedocsays “Its certainly Roussillon in the south of France. Covering a way of life that’s more than 900 square kilometres to the south very enviable, of Arles it is a large, flat area of marshes, the location was fields, salt-flats and lakes, and the largest truly stunning river delta in Europe. and an amazing opportunity to Whichever direction you arrive from the photograph Camargue is a surprising contrast, with its these amazing horses.” landscape quite unlike anywhere else in the south of France. The Camargue Regional The exhibition runs from 2nd – 28th Natural Park is also home to an astonishing September at The Hub, Melbourn and range of wildlife, including Flamingos, wild photographs and cards will be available for bulls and the renowned Camargue horses, sale. The Hub is open Monday to Saturday and many hundreds of species of birds.

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Professional 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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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 287549 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 Coulman Scott Accountants Fourways Chartered Accountants The Wright Accounts Services Ltd

Aerial & Satellite Services Ace Aerials


Hadham Brewery Ltd

Fitness 43 41 28 42 44 21

Building & Construction Services C P Building Services



Davey’s Butchers


Care Homes

Margaret House St Georges Nursing Home

Carpentry & Joinery Iain Wilson

26 40 32

Cleaning Services

British Window & General Cleaning Co Herts Essex & Cambs Cleaning

Coach Hire

Richmonds Coaches

30 44 3

Computer Services The PC Doctor


Dance & Drama Schools Limitless Academy of Performing Arts


Decorating & Restorations Service 44 L A Painting & Decorating 47 Royston Dental Suite



Bassingbourn Village College 48 Freeman 6 Friends of Reed School 9 Melbourn Primary School 27 Melbourn Village College 12 St Chris 4


Grahams Electricks JHE Electrical Contractors Ltd

30 29

Bury Lane Farm Shop


Farm Shop

Financial Services KD Wright Financial Services Ltd


Bonfitness Pilates 36 Gymbo’s 39 Zanna Newton Pilates 36 The Doors Group Limited

Garden Centre

Arrington Garden Centre Bickerdikes Garden Centre


Legal Services

The Walkers Partnership


Life Coaching & Business Services Direct Action Life Coach

Garage Doors

32 2 9,16,27

Gardening Services

HL Ground & Garden Maintenance 17 Leaf & Lawn 47 The Green Lounge 44

Health Therapist & Wellbeing

Amber Health 36 Royston Complementary Health 35 Sharon Lunn Colon Hydrotherapy 37

Heating Services

Steve Brown Plumbing & Heating

Home Furnishings

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

47 11 21 3 9

Home Improvements & Handyman Services

Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift

Marketing & Advertising Services The Listing

Alexander Green Office Interiors



J Oliver Radley Opticians


Oven Cleaning Oven Wizards



DGN Plastering JS Plastering & Carpentry

44 33

Plumbing & Heating Services

H20 34 LMJ Plumbing & Heating 47

Pottery Painting Studio Glazed Creations

17 3


Complete Bathroom Solutions Kendall Install Trademark Kitchens


Office Interiors

Venue Hire

Kitchen & Bathroom Fitters


D & J Garage Services

Insurance Services H C Jewellers & Gold Buyers


Motor Services


Penguin Insurance


Local Event

AV Vaughan 47 17 Property Services 44 Handylamb 47 Handyman Dave Knight 47 Handyman Services 34 S Borley & Son 44 House Clearance Spires House Clearance

Decorating Services Dentists

Our Advertisers

Coffee Shop Opportunity Pet Stay

41 15

Self Storage

Royston Self Storage


Tree Services

Shelford Tree Surgery Shire Trees Limited

17 29

Royston Town Football Club

Veterinary Practices 27 34 47 16

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms


Royston Veterinary Centre

21 15


Chanting Stork Yoga Harmony Healing with Jane Heaven & Earth Health Jane Edwards

39 35 39 36

M J Abbs Ltd 33 Royston Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 17 Royston Plumbing & Heating 30

Landscaping Services

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

34 29 33 28 32 29

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Home & Garden

Handylamb • Picture, mirror, blind & curtain rail hanging • Plumbing fixes, taps, toilets, leaks etc. • Repairs to electrical fittings sockets and lights • Flat pack furniture assembly • Woodwork repairs and door hanging • Lock and security hardware replacement • Deck, fence, gate and shed repairs Royston based, fully insured, good rates, friendly and reliable Larry Lamb • Phone: 07702 563 834 E-mail:

Plastering | Carpentry | Plumbing | Tiling | Certified Electrics

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Phone 07883 297227 01763 448012 Fully Insured | References available Free quotation no obligation

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

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01763 853927 07973 190978

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Repairs & Maintenance around the Home & Garden

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01763 221019

Royston’s No1 07944 912198

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

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Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms All aspects of installation from design to finish

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