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Newark Antiques Fair £32.00 Fairhaven Woodland Gdns & Broads Cruise £36.00 Hampstead & Kenwood House inc Lunch £48.00 BBC Gardeners World/BBC Good Food Show £41.50 Sheringham – Seaside Supersaver! £15.00 Romeo & Juliet ENB at the Royal Albert Hall £72.00 Waddesdon Manor (NT Member discount) £36.00 Blenheim Palace & Flower Show £37.50 Brugge by Eurotunnel £49.00 Easton Walled Gardens inc 4* Hotel Sunday Lunch £45.00 Battlesbridge Antiques & The Dengie Penisula £31.00 Southwold – Seaside Supersaver £15.00

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WELCOME To the June issue of The Listing Royston Open Secrets is proud to showcase local businesses and organisations at a big event on Royston Heath in June. There’s fun for all the family with a Classic Car show and entertainment from the Electralites, G-Stars and Stage Right students. Our village fayres have become ever more inventive this year, and in Shepreth there’s a chance to beat the Shepreth Stig at a lap around the track, whilst over in Croydon you can enjoy Donkey Rides. You can find details of many more activities and events in our What’s On section on pages 18-19. Don’t forget if you are organising an event, simply let us know and we will publish details in The Listing. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Lawrences opened their delightful Grade II listed premises at 16 Kneesworth Street, Royston in April 2014 having personally refurbished the building. Paul Lawrence and James Lawrence Dodds (father and son) are partners within this small practice which seeks to provide a wide range of property related services. Paul Dodds has been a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for nearly Paul Lawrence & 35 years and, as a consequence of his love of James lawrence building construction, has been a Chartered dodds Builder for nearly 20 years. Paul has worked in the Public Sector as a building Surveyor in an Architects Department, Private Practice and in Commerce running a large construction company undertaking residential and various commercial projects including offices and supermarkets. More recently, he has operated his own development and building companies completing numerous residential projects. James has a degree in property and surveying and intends to be a chartered surveyor. Although young, James has been assisting in inspecting properties and tracking over building sites since his early years. Lawrences offer a wide range of services including estate agency, lettings and management, surveys and valuations of all property types, and architectural work for planning and building regulation submissions. Paul states, “At Lawrences we do not wish to constantly re-assure the public how good we are. We prefer to get on with our work in an efficient and professional manner and let our clients draw their own conclusions”

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mound which prevented the church from destruction. The Group’s last mission of the war and the very last of the 8th Air Force was to Pilson, in what was then Czechoslovakia. They lost two aircraft to (flak), anti aircraft fire, the last American bombers to be lost in WWII Since 1982 local people have welcomed veterans and their families back on bi-annual visits, and over the years have entertained them with nostalgic visits including Cambridge American Cemetery and light aircraft flights from the old air field. In recent years with the help of our UK friends of the 398th, funds have been raised to erect two memorials adjacent to the ‘The Woodman Inn’ in Nuthampstead to the 55th Fighter Group and he 398th Bombardment Group and a magnificent stained glass window in St. George Church, Anstey saved by a miracle in 1944. Currently a small Garden of Rememberance is being constructed to the rear of the Woodman Inn which will be open to view on Saturday 14th June following the rememberance service.

Saturday 14th June – 11am: Remembrance 398th Bombardment Group and 55th Fighter Group Veterans & Families, Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead. Sunday 15th June: Thanksgiving Service, St. George, Anstey in memory of those who flew from Nuthampstead Airfield in 1944-1945.


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Cann Twins Concert 28 June 2014 –– the Cann Twins will be giving a piano concert in aid of The Friends of Holy Trinity fund raising activities. They are very well known for their performances locally, nationally and internationally and we are please that they have agreed to perform for us This will be a very popular event and admission will only be by tickets purchased in advance. The concert at Holy Trinity Church Meldreth starts at 7.30 and tickets prices are: - Adults £10 and children 16 or under £5.00 - all ticket enquiries to Robert Long on 01763 261365, a glass of wine or juice will be served in the interval and seating will not be allocated


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ORGANISATIONS 12 Platoon Army Cadet Force Mon’s & Weds, 7.30pm, Dodkin Hut, Tannery Drift, Royston. Military Youth: first aid, adventure training, community work, shooting, sports, map & compass. Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. 07963 359758

2484 (Bassingbourn) Squadron Air Training Corps Mon & Weds 7.30 - 9.30pm, Bassingbourn Barracks Military youth organisation providing flying, gliding, adventure training, sports, target shooting and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. A Kyprianou, 01763 249156

4 Paws Dog Training Club

Puppy socialisation & adult dog training. Tues eve: Barkway VH: Agility, Flyball, scent work and games Sat: Kneesworth.1:1 Tuition and Behaviour problems. Contact Christine Walker 01763 244437 or 07811878231 email

Aerobic Fitness The ‘Wright’ Way Mon - Thurs, various times and locations. Fitness Classes for male and females - all age groups - speciality groups - 50+ and seniors catered for with special care. Qualified teacher, RSA/LCYMCA. ex to music/50+/KFA Paula Wright, 01763 243884

After Schools Club

For 8 to 13 yrs. Drop in Youth Club. 4.30 - 6.30pm, Coombes Community Centre. Wii, arts & crafts, sports, pool table. Run by qualified Play leaders from NHDC.

Alzheimer’s SocietY

A support group for People with Dementia and their Carers to meet for information and support. 2nd Mon monthly, Blackett Ord Court, Stamford Road, Royston 10am - 12noon Please call Cate Mitcham on 07720 946034

Angels Support Group

Thurs 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th April, 12.30 – 2.30pm For parents/carers of children with ADHD or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Drop in meetings – an opportunity to chat with other parents. Free Crèche until 2.25pm Children’s Centre, Royston. Leise Cooper 07815 458355

Anglia Land Yacht Club

Suns at Bassingbourn Airfield. The club meets to sail and race land yachts on a 2 km circuit. New members welcome. Steve Borrill 0779 669 4743

Baby Massage & Yoga

Baby Massage & Yoga in Herts-Pre & Post natal yoga, baby massage and baby yoga. Small groups (incl. private NCT & 1:1’s) Contact Penny Constantinou on 07944 4 16572 or

Baby Rhyme Time

Weds 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am Royston Library

Badminton Tuesdays

Play for fun and exercise from 7.30pm to 9pm £3 per person per session, just come along or call Gillian on 07973 816880. Small friendly group of all ages and abilities, many have not played for years, but young enthusiatic players too. Coombes Community Centre

Barkway Karate Club

Fri 5.30 - 6pm - Tiger tots 5yrs, 6-7pm Juniors & Adults. www.barkwaykarate., or or 07856 846800

Barkway Karate Club at Barley Tues 5.30 - 6pm - Tiger tots 5yrs, 6-7pm Juniors & Adults. www.barkwaykarate., or or 07856 846800

Barkway Social Club

Weds & Fri’s 8 -11pm. Friendly club, bar, snooker, pool, cards, darts and dominoes. Yearly membership: £6 per person, £10 per couple. Building adjacent to the Village Hall. 07565 934627

Barley Cricket Club

We run two adult Saturday league teams and a Sunday team. New players of all ages (12+) and abilities are welcome. For further details please contact 1st team Capt Brian Symes 07814710849, 2nd team Capt Graham Litson 07532306903 or Eddie Collins (Chairman) 01763 848788 or visit

Barley Knitting Group

Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 7.30pm, in The Fox & Hounds pub, knitters of all abilities (including beginners) welcome. For more details contact Belinda on 07966 775751 or email:

Barley Tennis Club Coaching Ladies term time 1.5hr sessions Tues 1- 2.30pm rusty & beginners, Fri.’s 10am improvers, 11.30am intermediates, 1pm advanced. Junior holiday courses. Coaches Jan Pledger 01763848242, Liz Wade 01763 273646

Bassingbourn Badminton Club Bassingbourn Sports Centre. Thurs 8-10pm. A friendly club with a competitive edge. Fields Mens, Ladies and Mixed teams in a local league. Peter Gibson 01763 243696. Peter Scaife 01763 248454.

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Bassingbourn Book Café

Gives you access to the Cambridgeshire County Library Service and offers over 4500 fiction and local history books. There is a Cafe, free wifi and computer access. Open Mon 1500 - 1700, Thurs 1400 - 1630 also 1800 - 2000 and Sat 1000 - 1200. The Limes, High Street, Bassingbourn SG8 5LD Tel: 01763 247618

Bassingbourn Snow Sports

Recreational Skiing & Boarding Weds, Thurs & Suns. Junior Club up to 16 yrs Sat am with fun and instruction. Every other weekend Yeti Club for age 3 up. Introduction to Racing, Sat & Race training, Mon’s. Contact: www. or call 08450 728 293

friends. Non-league. Secretary Jan Harmer 01763 230704

Forget-Me-Not Club

Weds from 1.45 - 3.45pm at Housing 21, Blackett Ord Court, Stanford Ave, Royston. Speakers, quizzes, bingo, bring and buy outings and lunches. Barbara Charter, Chair & Secretary 01763 231319

Fowlmere Friendship Club

2nd Weds monthly, 2.30pm, Fowlmere VH. Speakers, events and other activities. For 60yrs+. Contact Dorothy Woods: dorothy. Tel 01763 208778

Fowlmere Playgroup

Meet 2nd Tues, 7.30pm, Community Room, Knutsford Road, Bassingbourn. Guests welcome. Jean Hamdorff 01763 242139

Mon’s, Tues & Thurs 9 - 12noon plus Lunch club 12-1pm, from 2.5yrs, Fri Rising 5s 9 - 12noon, URC Chapel Hall, Chapel Lane, Fowlmere. Contact: Shirley Bevan 07890 674743 or

Tues, Weds & Fri eves, 7.15-8.15pm, Coombes Community Centre. This class is a cool mix of aerobics, glam Bollywood dance moves, cardio workout and Yoga. Contact: Kriti, 07447 831310

2nd Tues monthly, 11.30am to 3pm at The Heath Sports Centre, Royston. Open to all blind and partially sighted in the Royston area. Transport can be arranged. Bridget Matthews 01763 231881, or

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Friends Of The Hertfordshire Way

A charity for the benefit of the inhabitants of Royston, Herts within a 2 mile radius from the Parish Church of St John The Baptist. All applications to Limbach Banham & Co Solicitors, John Street, Royston

Budding Beaders

Jewellery Making Group, Tues 7.30-9.30pm, Folwmere Village Hall. A friendly group pop in or book a workshop.www.buddingbeaders. Julie 01763 853257, Sylvia 01763 208397

Buntingford Railway and Local History Society

At The Crown Market Square Buntingford on the 3rd Friday of each month at 8pm. Further details contact Stephen Ruff 01763 289516 or see website

Catholic Women’s League

2nd Monday each month at Parish Hall, Royston Catholic Church Mrs A Varney, 01763 242812

Cherryhomes Trust

Local charity supporting severely physically disabled people to live independently in their own homes. Loans, grants, practical help & guidance can be provided. Rosaline Van de Weyer on 01223 870869 or info@

Choir - Singing Aloud

Mon’s 7-9pm, Coombes Community Centre, Royston. Sing, have fun, meet new friends. We are a choir for everyone. Wonderful songs, friendly people, stunning harmonies all taught by ear. Come for a half-price taster session.

Corvus Amateur Drama Society (CADS)

Royston’s amateur drama group, performing since the 1940s and open to anyone aged 15+. Quarterly meetings as advertised. We welcome all interested parties! Tamsin Cowley 01763 244927 www.cadsroyston.

Corvus Cornix Basketball Club

Meeting at Royston Leisure Centre Thurs, 4 - 9pm Mini Basketball and basketball for all ages and abilities. From 8 years to adult Di Charles 01223 207213 or email di.charles2@

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Cycle Club Ashwell

A thriving, inclusive, friendly cycle club for everyone. Over 140 members, for youth, adult, senior levels and families & beginners. Affiliated to the CTC, British Cycling, CTT and Eastern RR League. We now have a grass track course.


Singing, signing and dancing for preschoolers at Bassingbourn Primary School. Tuesdays at 4.30pm for 30mins. Contact Naomi on 07957 103093 for more information

Depression Alliance

1st Tues monthly 2.15 to 4pm, Committee Room & 3rd Tues monthly, 2.15 - 4pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall. A self help group providing a confidential, caring, & non-judgemental place for people to share their thoughts & experiences. All welcome contact Gill Cox,

Electralites Majorettes

Thursdays, 5-7pm & Sundays 9am-3.30pm at Coombes Community Centre Zoe & Mark Barfield 01763 245447

Evergreen Club

Weds 9am - 4pm, Masonic Hall, Royston. Social club with bingo, speakers, entertainment, bring & buy sales, day outings and a mini-market. Mrs Joan Inwood, 01763 224 997

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Friendship Scheme For Mental Health (NHS) Befriending service in Royston for adults recovering from long term mental health problems. Volunteers needed now as befrienders to take clients out for one to one social activities in the community. Alison Kingman 01462 680120, or email alison.

G - Stars

(Georgina Wootten’s School of Dance and Performing Arts) Royston, 6 Days a Week. Melody Movement Baby Ballet, ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre, Boys Only Street, Contemporary, Commercial, Body Conditioning, Singing and Musical Theatre or 07720713532 or

Gay Outdoor Club

A national activity club for men & women with local groups: Cambridge; Essex and Hertfordshire. Walks of moderate length take place once a month. Come along and make new friends and enjoy some healthy exercise. Check out our website: for details of all national and local activities, or phone Colin on 01763 262647 Happy Bunnies Nursery School 8am - 4.30pm term time, children 2 to 5yrs. 15 hrs of “free” funded nursery education for children 3+. Contact Sue Kelly, EYP, B.Ed., SRN, 0779 089 6292 or sjkhappybunnies@ BABY BUNNIES GROUP every Thurs 9.30 - 11am term time, Free. All welcome! Sue Kelly 0779 089 6292 www.

Jazz Improvisation

Thurs eves in Croydon Village, Structured course covering various Jazz styles Tunes rehearsed for a concert performance Advice on Chords, Scales, Structure, Musicianship All instruments Ray Batson 01582-453419

Jazz Workshop

Monday evenings, Croydon VH For all instrumentalists of various skill levels, an opportunity to play in a friendly band/group environment. Terry Fox, 01763 244142, or e-mail

JM Judokwai

Tues 6.30 - 9.30pm, Roysia School. Judo with that family feel, parents can join the Tea Club. For ages 6 yrs plus. John Massmann 01763 241020,


For Children from 4yrs and adults. Classes by Sensei Anthony Barrett, 4th Dan with 20yrs coaching experience. Tel: 07929 100612 at Coombes Community Centre 4pm to 5pm Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year. Other classes available.

Kickboxing & Kung Fu

Kickboxing Tue 8-9:30pm @Stage Right Studios, Lumen Rd, Royston. Kids Kung Fu (7-10 years) 10:30-11:30am, Adults Kung Fu 11:30-1pm, Sat @Greneway School, Garden Walk, Royston. For further details visit gmax., or call Glen on 07563 755 199

Knit Barley

Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 7.30pm, in The Fox & Hounds pub, knitters of all abilities (including beginners) welcome. For more details contact Belinda on 07966 775751 or email:

Knitting Club

Woolgatherers machine knitters. A friendly group for the exchange of ideas and machine knitting techniques. Meet alternate Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon, in Thriplow Village Hall, Thriplow 01954 719359

Kumon Maths & English

Kumon after-school programmes for children of all ages and abilities help build confidence and study-skills. For further information please call Sally McMeekin at the Royston Study Centre on 01763 248562 or email:

Ladies Circle

Are you involved in a local club or society? Are you looking for a meeting place? Our Mezzanine floor is ideal - contact Ad Hoc on 01763 246 838 or email info@adhocbarandkitchen. com to discuss how we can help you!

We meet on the 2nd & 4th Thurs monthly. A social organisation for ladies aged 18 to 45. Activities this year include a pamper evening, tea party, belly dancing class, bowling as well as fundraising events. Contact Hannah Paradis (Chairman) 01763 220967 or

Laurels Club

Thurs 2 - 4pm, Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road. A social group with many activities -bingo, bring and buy, tombolas, days out, lunch outings. Peggy Shepherd, 01763 241511 Lindy Hop Swing Jive Dance Club Tues: Steeple Morden V.H Beginners 7.15 - 8.15pm; Intermediates: 8.20 - 9.30pm; Original 1930’s/40’s style Jitterbug; Couples & Singles Welcome See website for Absolute Beginners Courses. Paul & Debbie 01763 242949 Lingalounge Language Classes Mon/Tues/Wed in Royston Town Hall and Friends Meeting House, Saffron Walden. Relaxed, affordable 10 week language courses in French, Spanish and Russian. Accessible to all. Term-time only. For more information see or call 07775 640794

Litlington Badminton Club

Mon’s 7 - 9pm, Friendly club, Contact: Vera 01763 241022 Little Hands Nursery School Children 1 year to school age open 51 weeks per year.A high staff to child ratio, Outstanding Ofsted report. Bookings can be made by the hour, term time only 8.30 am to 4.30 pm with optional holiday clubs.15 hours of funded sessions for children the term after their third birthday. 2 year old funding available for eligible children.Dedicated room for children 12-24 months open from September 2013.Contact Anne McCrossen on 01763 260964 or e-mail lh-melbourn@

Little Linguists

Spanish for children (3yrs to 8yrs) and their grown ups. Coombes Community Centre. Mon 3.45-5.45pm. Suzanne Snowdon, 01234 708226, www.

Cancer and Bereavement Support Group

Coombes Community Centre, once a month on Saturdays, contact Mandy Thornton on 01763 208516 or

McSplash Swimming Club

Fri’s 6-10pm, For ages 8 - 21+ (i.e. Masters class) Jenny Brackley– 01763 244593

Melbourn & District Photographic Club

Sept - April Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm Foxton VH Lectures, workshops, competitions, occasional summer events -, Bruce Huett 01763 232 855

Melbourn And District Gardening Club

2nd Tues monthly, 7.30pm. All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn. Helen Powell, 01763 245887

Melbourn Bowls Club

Mon’s 2.30 - 4.30pm, Thurs 10.30 - 12 Coffee Morning, The Moor. Friendly club. All welcome: all ages, genders and experience. Compete in local leagues, with friendly matches at weekends. Contact Arthur Andrews 01763 261990 or e-mail arthur.

Melbourn Bridge Club

Mon’s 7.30pm, Vicarage Close Community Hall, Melbourn. Come alone or as a pair for Duplicate Bridge. Bridge tuition also available. Howard Waller 01763 261693

Melbourn History Group

Conducting historical research about Melbourn having published 4 books. We help people trying to trace ancestors. Colin Limming 01763 260072 colin.limming@

Melbourn Judo Club

Sat’s 9 -10am 5-8yrs, 10-11.15am 8-10 yrs & 11.15-12.45pm 10yrs+. Mon’s 6-7pm 8yrs+ & Tues 8.15 - 9.45pm 14 yrs+, Royston Leisure Centre. We are a British Judo Association registered Club with Sport England Clubmark: Iain Reid 01763 241830, 07974 445710,

Melbourn Squash Club

Thriving, friendly club, two courts. MVC. Mens & Ladies team, internal leagues, club nights, Juniors & coaching. Single, family, junior & off-peak memberships. Nick Sugden 01763 261064 or Non members 01763 263313

Meldreth Bowls Club

Tues 10am-12am roll-up. Friendly mixed club, new bowlers welcome. Please wear flat shoes. Shirley 01223 207888 email: lambert.

Meldreth Croquet Club

Tues & Sun (May - Sept), behind the British Queen, Meldreth High St. A small, friendly club for beginners & experienced players. Janet Pope 01763 248342; jacksonpope@

Meldreth Tennis Club

A friendly club with members of all abilities. We play on 2 tennis courts at Meldreth Recreation Ground. Further information

at the Courts or from the Secretary, Tracy Aggett, Tel 01763 243376. Morden Ruffians Bridge Club We are a small, friendly duplicate club, meeting on Weds, 7.30pm at Steeple Morden Village Hall. New members are very welcome. Peter Rice 01763 242577 ricepeterm@

Nikki’s fitness

Telephone 07956 350820 - Whaddon Village Hall Tues 9.30 - 10.30 a.m. Boot camp Wed 9.30-1030 am Freestyle fitness Yoga Wed 7.30 - 8.30 pm Boxercise

Non-EBU Bridge Club

Small, friendly bridge club meets Mondays @ 7p.m. at Hauxton Village Hall, playing 21 boards Duplicate. Very social, tea break mandatory, results less important than good company. Email shelfordbridgesec@gmail. com or tel: 01223 366538 for details

North Herts Nappy library Offers advice and support for parents using or considering using Cloth Nappies. Loan service and trial kits available. Contact Clare Coningsby 07732224446 or find us on Facebook.

North Herts Stamp Club

2nd Weds monthly, Sept to May 2pm at Room 11, Town Hall. Talks and displays by visiting speakers on a wide range of philatelic subjects. Mr A Kennedy, 01763 247641

Open Doors

Youth club for school years 5-8, Mondays 6.30-8pm, Queens Road Methodist Church

Papillion Playgroup

Royston Town Centre & Tannery Drift School. Children 2 years to nursery age. “A warm friendly environment where children learn while having fun.” www.papillonplaygroup. Anne on 01763 233225 or Carrie on 07909 607753

Play Music Play

Creative music making sessions for families with babies and children under 5. Sessions happen on Weds & Thurs in Royston. For more information call 01763 246415 or visit

Priory Quilters

1st Tues monthly, 7.30-9.30pm, Room 11, The Priory Centre. An opportunity to get together with other quilters, 3rd Mon monthly, 1.30 - 3.30pm, an informal sit and sew (not Dec) 01763 230187

Quilters Bee

Each Tuesday at Bassingbourn Village College from 7pm – 9.30pm. Offering the opportunity to make a sampler quilt and then go on to other projects. A friendly and sociable group who meet because we love sewing. £6.00 per night, pay as you come. Tel: Barbara for more details on: 01763 246065

Rainbow Playgroup

For children 2yrs to nursery age, fun and learning through active play, purpose built under 5’s area and playground. Coombes Community Centre Burns Road, Royston. Stephanie 01763 230700 or 07746011196

Reed Cricket Club

Sat’s, 4 teams in the Saracens Herts, Leagues. Suns, 2 teams. Colts, 8+ playing U11 in Cambs. League U13 & U15 in Herts & Cambs. Leagues. Vibrant club membership. New members welcome. adults Richard Robertson 01763 848835, Colts Peter Wholley 01763 246656

Reed Gardening Club

2nd Weds monthly, 7.30pm (Oct - Jun) Reed VH. A small friendly group, all welcome.

RNLI (Royston)

Monday evenings, bi-monthly. A fundraising organisation, organising street collections & manning stalls. Mrs J Emes, 01763 245958

Rotary Club Of Royston

Tues. 6.45pm, Royston Golf Club. Meet weekly for fun and fellowship, but make a serious contribution to our community too. Kite Festival, Youth Makes Music, Technology Tournament, and Swimathon – all that’s us! We welcome new membership enquiries or call Jonathan Berks 01763 226178

Round Table

1st & 3rd Thurs monthly, A social organisation for men under 45. Simon Whybrow 01763 222653 or 07817 118737, www.

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section) Mondays, 2pm - 4pm RBL HQ, Mill Road, Royston Service and ex-service women and their families. Membership is open to all women including those with no service connections. Mrs S. Titmuss 01763 222824

Royal Naval Assoc.

1st Tuesday of the month 8pm, at the RBL HQ, Mill Road, Royston Service and ex-service and non-service are welcome to meetings/socials. Tony Richardson 01763 222706 or Graham Perry 01763 261325

Roysia Women’s Club

Affiliated to: National Association of Women’s Clubs. Mon 8-10pm Royston Town Hall. Speakers, outings and social evenings, Vacancies for new members. Wendy Pearce 01763 231381, or Mavis Ingle 01763 222524

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Royston & Dist. Model Engineering Society

2nd Weds monthly, Meldreth Manor School & Track Running Days 1st Sun of month from April to October also informal workshop, Mon’s at Meridian School during terms time. New members welcome. Jeff Dickinson 01763 261670

Royston & District Chamber Of Commerce

Local organisation representing the interests of all businesses. Its fundamental objective is to promote a local enterprise culture in Royston and the surrounding areas in Hertfordshire and South Cambs.

Royston & District Local History Society

8pm 1st Thurs monthly (Oct - Apr), 2nd Thurs in May - Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall. Historical Talks of the local area. David Allard, 01763 242677 www.

Royston & District Community Transport

Royston Hospital. Low cost door-to-door transport for groups or individuals who are unable to use conventional public transport. Office hours 9am-3pm Mon - Fri. Tel/Fax/ SMS 01763 245228

Royston & Dist. Family History Society

3rd Mon monthly, 7.30pm at All Saints Community Hall, All Saints Church Melbourn. Tracing your family history www.roystonfhs. org Maureen Faubel 01763 232128

Royston & District Mencap Society

Society for people with learning difficulties and their carers. Social calendar, occasional open evenings and fortnightly social club at Meridian School (alternate Tuesdays). New members welcome. Peter Andrew 01763 245363

Royston & District Model Railway Club

Barley Town House, Fri 8pm. Prospective new members welcome to come and visit us, but call first. Tony Noad, 01763 848424. E-mail

Royston & District Motorcycle Club

1st & 3rd Weds monthly, 8pm. Eternit Sports & Social Club, Whaddon Road, Meldreth ‘Noggin & Natter’, occasional speakers. Contact www.

Royston & District Probus Club 2nd Thurs monthly, 12.30 for 1.00pm lunch, Royston Golf Club A regular meeting point for retired professional and business men, often with a Guest Speaker. David Gray, 01763 245895,

Royston & District Town Twinning Assoc

Organises twinning visits to our twin towns of La Loupe (France), Grossalmerode (Germany) and Villanueva de la Cañada (Spain) as well as social events such as boules, quiz night, dinners. Contact Paul Rydon or 01763 241721)

Royston & Saffron Walden National Trust Assn

Last Fri in the month, 7.20pm, Royston Market Hill Rooms and Saffron Walden Town Hall, alternately. Chairman Richard Priestley 01799 513120

Royston Action On Disability

Are you physically disabled, feeling isolated, lonely or a bit depressed? Our group will try to cheer up your social life, with interesting speakers and demonstrations, and plenty of time to chat and meet new friends. We meet in the lower Town Hall, usually on the 4th Mon monthly, 3pm, and door to door transport is provided. Mrs Barbara Goddard, 01763 244338

Royston Allotments & Gardens Association

Coombes Hole, Green Street Royston. Clubhouse on site. Shop available for members to purchase their gardening needs. We organise our own annual “open day” for the public to view the site first hand. Coach trips are arranged yearly to a place of interest Secretary Mick Griggs 01763 242053

Royston Arts Festival

Royston’s annual Arts Festival takes place over four days every September www.

Royston Arts Society

Two afternoon painting sessions monthly, friendly, sociable atmosphere. Nine professional art demonstrations in various media and two exhibitions per year. New members welcome. Richard Clayton 01763 221322,

Royston Badminton Club

Bassingbourn Sports Centre 8 - 10 Tues. A friendly club with a competitive edge. Fields Mens, Ladies and Mixed Teams in a local league. Simon Bromilow 01763 249133 (h) Sarah Ready 01763 243826 (h) www.

Royston Bowling Club

Outdoor bowling between April & Sept for ages of 12 years and over. Hon. Secretary, Stan Whitehouse on 01763 245534.

Royston Bridge Club

Friendly, competitive bridge at 7:30 prompt every Thursday at Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston. EBU affiliated with results displayed promptly on http://www. where contact details etc. may be obtained.

Royston Cave - NOW OPEN!

Every Saturday & Sunday and every Bank Holiday from 2.30 to 5pm (last entry 4.30), April to September. Also open on Weds during August

Royston Chess Club

Mon’s from 7.45pm, Room 11, Royston Town Hall (Sept-June). All levels novice to county players. 4 teams in Herts League (champions 2007/8/9) & 2 teams in Cambs League (champions 2010/12/13). Also friendly games, competitions & training sessions. Kevin Clark: 01763 243370 or

Royston Choral Society

Tues (terms time), 8-10pm, Royston Parish Church. Very friendly choir with a wide repertoire of sacred and secular music from all centuries. All welcome Heather Howard, chairman, tel: 01763 249058 email:

Royston Contract Bridge Club Friendly club seeks new members. Thurs, 7-10pm at the Conservative Club, (upstairs bar), 18, Kneesworth Street. Contact Nancy on 01763 242276 or Robert on robbrad44@ OR just turn up any Thursday. Beginners welcome.

Royston Cricket Club

Based in Therfield, two adult Sat league teams, a Sun team and Junior teams-under 11, 12, 13 and 14. All new players are welcome. Paul Harris (adults) on 07966 766120 or David May (Juniors) on 01763 246396.

Royston Crows

Junior section of Royston Runners (ages 8-16) Mon eve 6-7pm; Sports Club, Therfield Heath. Groups for different abilities - all welcome. Tina Filby, 01763 241460.

Royston Day Centre

Tues, Thurs & Fri, 10am - 1pm A warm, friendly atmosphere where up to 25 older disabled or housebound can socialise. Sharon 01763 244229

Royston District Girl Guiding

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers - various times thru the week, meeting mainly at the Guide HQ in Garden Walk. For girls 5 - 18 years. Carol Hilldrop, 01763 247691

Royston District Scouting

Boys and girls aged 6-18yrs. Beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers meeting on various nights during the week Michelle Renwick 01223 207095

Royston Folk Club

Old Bull Inn, Royston. Playing folk, blues & bluegrass. Check the web-site for open-mic & concert listings - Contact:Chris Walls tel: 07778 157290 for tickets & bookings

Royston Golf Club

An 18 hole course & practice facilities. Membership & Green Fees apply. All welcome. 01763 243476 www.

Royston Greenfingers Gardening Club

4th Weds monthly (not Aug or Dec), 7.30pm, Coombes Community Centre, Royston. A friendly club with talks, outings, competitions and demonstrations. New members welcome – come along as a visitor! Anne Rayner, 01763 244424 or

Royston Heath Archery Club

A small and friendly club, beginners and experienced archers welcome. Meet Suns at Therfield Heath. Beginner’s courses and all equipment available. Dave(training) 01763 242889 or Helen (secretary) – 01763 244505

Royston Hockey Club

Training: men’s 1st and ladies 1st on Mon 7-8:30pm, St.Edmund’s College. All adult teams Weds 7-8:30pm, specific team coaching 8:30 - 9:30pm, Bassingbourn Barracks including “back to hockey” sessions. Juniors Sun 10-1pm, Meridian School. New members welcome, contact Colin Smith on 01763 250982 or info@ www.roystonhockey

Royston Lions Club

2nd and 4th Weds each month at The Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston Part of the world’s largest service organisation. We serve the community and have fun too! Contact: Keith on 01763 231492

Royston Meridian Men’s Keep Fit Class

Mon’s 7.30 – 9.30pm, Meridian school gym. We follow a well tried session, including: warm up, basketball, circuit training, football and volley ball (occasionally tennis, indoor cricket and hockey). Ray Munden 01763 241217 or Email Royston Miscarriage Support Royston Miscarriage Support – for free support after early/late miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, call 07906 559756 or email Monthly

support group meetings and annual service of remembrance in May at the Wesley Church, Cambridge.

Royston Netball Club

Friendly sociable club who are always happy to welcome new members. Training takes place on a Wednesday evening from 7.30 until 9pm. Tracey Stimson, 01763 247634

Royston Photographic Society

Thursday evenings at Icknield Walk School from 7.30pm to 10pm. New members always welcome. Andrew Fox, 01763 222856

Royston Power Kiters

Local Power Kite, Buggy and Board Club. We meet on windy evenings and weekends on the Heath. Training available. 01763 249199

Royston Rackets Badminton Club Tues 6pm to 8pm Royston Leisure Centre. Recreational badminton in a friendly atmosphere. All skill levels welcome. Graham Benstead on 01763 242558

Royston Ramblers

Promoting walking by organising led walks. Monitoring the condition of local rights of way. David Allard, 01763 242677

Royston Rascals Childminders Support Group Every Weds, 9.15 – 11.15am, The Guide Hut, Garden Walk A friendly social group for all registered childminders, activities, story, singing, juice and biscuits. Contact: Kerry 01763 243159

Royston RNA

Meetings at Royal British Legion (RBL), 1st Tues monthly. A good Social Programme held at RBL also we have weekends away. Contact S/M Graham Parry, 01763 261325

Royston Rockets BMX Club

Regular competitions & club sessions at the BMX track behind the Coombes Community Centre Phil Townsend, 01763 260959


Royston Swimming Club

Mon, Wed & Fri 6-8pm, Leisure Centre. Qualified training and coaching for competitive swimmers of all ages. The club enters teams in local galas and competitions. www.

Royston Table Tennis Club

Thurs 7.30 - 10.30pm at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston. Play competitive table tennis with 6 teams of varying ability in the North Herts League Fred Bendall, 01763 230050 or Gordon Barnes, Club Secretary 01763 249713 or secretary@

Royston Tennis Club

We have 6 floodlit courts at Heath Sports Centre, Baldock Road, SG8 5BG. Full LTA tennis & coaching programmes available with club/fun sessions for all abilities. Full details on Club Secretary: Christine Knight 01763 261676

Royston Time Bank

A community skills exchange allowing you to earn ‘time credits’ by helping others. You can then spend the time credits on getting people to come and help you. We also hold events, and a regular cafe. Contact Savita Mason, Time Bank Co-ordinator – 01462 689405 or

Royston Town Band

Brass Band weekly rehearsals on Thurs 7.309.30pm. Activities including competitions, concerts, summer fetes, parks. Any age and ability welcome. Simons, 01763 246929, rogfsimons@

Royston Town FC

Garden Walk, Royston Clubhouse: 01763 241204, Terry McKinnell Secretary 07772 086709 and Steve Jackson Chairman 07850383483

Royston Town Ladies FC

Royston Rounders

Garden Walk, Royston. Clubhouse: 01763 241204; Tyrone Parry - 07940 084628

Royston Royal British Legion Club Mon to Thurs 5.30-11pm, Fri 5.30-11.30pm, Sat 4-11.30pm & Sun 12-10.30pm. A Social Club affiliated to RBL, activities for all ages including live entertainment on Sat evenings and trips. Contact: 01763 244560 or email

FA Charter Standard Community Club with FA qualified coaches running mini-soccer, 9v9 and 11-a-side football teams for boys and girls aged 7 to 18. Please contact Club Secretary Carl Filby on 01763 241460, 07563 366080 or email Royston Townswomen’s Guild First Fri monthly, 7.15 pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall. A warm welcome awaits you at our monthly meetings. Speakers on a variety of subjects, plus outings, theatre trips, etc. Pauline Gates 01763 221314.

Tues & Thurs 7pm, The Heath Sports Club Rugby Union Football Club in Herts - Middx.1 1st XV, 2nd XV, Veterans, Youth and Minis. Mini/Youth 10am Sunday Jamie Johnson, 01763 247522

First Wed each month, 7.30pm at the Guide HQ, Garden Walk. We have a varied social calendar including speakers and outings and sometimes help out with the Guide and Brownie functions. 01763 243801

Outdoor season begins on Sunday March 30th from 6-7pm All ages and abilities, male or female, from 14+ are welcome to come and take part, the focus is having fun and getting a bit more active. www. or Mike Bygate on 01763 243529

Royston Town Youth FC

Royston Rugby Club

Royston Trefoil Guild

Royston Runners

Royston WEA

Tuesday: 6.30pm Beginners and All Abilities; 7.30pm Beginners and Faster Runners. Sundays: 9am Long Run All Abilities. For absolute beginners please call Cheryl on 01763230819. For any other information please see our website

Royston Saturday Morning School

Sat 9:15am – 12:00 Meridian School. String, woodwind, Brass, percussion, Jazz and recorder ensembles. Choir and theory classes. Open to children from Yr4 – Yr 13. Sue Pettitt 01438 844518 Royston Short Mat Bowls Club Oct - Apr , Mon.1.30 to 3.30 pm, and Wed. 2pm to 4 pm. Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road. Informal friendly group. New members are always welcome. Contact Terry Mitchell 01763 848775 or

Royston Short Tennis

Thurs 11.15am - 12.15pm 01763 247630, Thurs 2.30 - 3.30pm Anne 01763 244138 & Fri’s 9.30 - 11am Fred 01763 230050, Coombes Community Centre, Royston. A group of energetic retired people playing for pleasure and exercise.

Royston Sight Information Point Now at Stevenage Central Library on 3rd Wed of the month from 10 - 12noon

Royston Spiritualist Church Every Sun, 6.30pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall. Hymns, prayers & a visiting medium demonstration. All Welcome Collection plate, refreshments. Awareness group Thurs 8pm under guidance of an experienced teacher. Judy Moule 01223 503345

Royston Short Mat Bowls Club

Oct - Apr , Mon.1.30 to 3.30 pm, and Wed. 2pm to 4 pm. Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road. Informal friendly group. New members are always welcome. Contact Terry Mitchell 01763 848775 or

Royston Speak Out Club

Affiliated to the Stroke Association. Weds. 1015 – 1215 The Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston. Support with communication, activities and outings. Website : http://speakoutclubroyston. Email:

Tues 10am-11-30am Royston Town Hall Carol Bradshaw, 01763 268678

Royston WI (AM)

2nd Wed mthly, 10am for coffee, 10.30am start, Market Hill Rooms. The modern face of the WI. A group of friendly ladies invite you to join them for speakers, coffee mornings, outings, fun and friendship. Make time for yourself: Monica Gray 01763 245895

Royston WI (PM)

2nd Thurs monthly, 1.45 - 4pm at Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall The Royston branch of this large organisation where you can meet new friends and enjoy social events. Helen Barrett 01763 849122

Royston Wildlife Group

Monthly meetings in the Town Hall on Tues 7.30pm, with talks from leading experts in wildlife, ecology and conservation. Don Shewan 01763 244079.

Royston Writers Circle

3rd Thurs monthly, 8pm at Town Hall, Royston. Informal, friendly group writing for fun and pleasure. Julie Dore, 01954 719395 or roystonwriterscircle/

Royston Young Voices

Tuesdays, 4pm @ Royston Methodist Church Hall Queens Road. Singing, dancing, acting and playing music for the 4 to 8 year olds. For more details contact Linda Bance 01763 246415 or visit http://www.playmusicplay.

Rubbish, Recycle, Remake

At Glazed Creations on Thursday from 10 to 11 am. £3 for first child and £1 for any additional child. Juice and biscuits given at story time in the last 10 minutes of session. Tea and coffee provided. Contact Julie on 07427 789169

Sandon Gardener’s Club

2nd Mon each month at 7.30 pm in Sandon Village Hall. Small friendly group of enthusiastic gardeners with talks, competitions, garden visits and an annual show. New members or visitors are always welcome. Mrs Jean Handley 01763 288360 email

SAS Swimming

Swimming lessons from 4 yrs old at Linton & Fulbourn. Non-swimmers to advanced. After

school & SAT’s. Progressive & fun lessons with experienced, friendly teachers. Lessons for Life! 01799 501293 mob:07947 730287

Smarties Pre-School & Out Of School Club

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9-12, for 2 - 3yrs. Tues, Wed & Fri 9-1pm & Thurs 9-2pm, for rising 5’s A fun, safe environment for children with a fully qualified team. After School & Holiday Club) 3.10-6pm term time, 8.30am-5.30pm holiday time. Debbie, 07952 100208 or 01763 852888

Sport Royston

Meet 4 times a year at Heath Sports. A forum for all sports clubs in Royston and the surrounding area. Di Charles 01223 207213 or email

Stage Right Studios

Mon to Thurs 3.30 - 9pm. Sat’s 9am-3pm.Fully equipped dance studios. Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Streetdance, Disco, Lyrical, Drama, Musical Theatre, Singing. Boys only classes. BTDA and ISTD grades & vocational exams. London College of Music awards. Kerry 01763 244866 or

Stephanie Prior School Of Dancing

Various days & times. Classes for all ages. Mini Movers (18 mths-3 years), Freestyle Disco, Street Dance & Hip Hop, Ballroom & Latin American, Rock & Roll, Lyrical, Ballet, Vocal Coaching, Musical Theatre. Tara 01763 878587

Sunbeams Baby & Toddlers

Every morning except Thurs, 9.30 - 11.30am at St Mary’s Church Hall, Melbourn Road. A Baby and Toddler group for Mothers and Carers. Alison Hammond, 01763 249336

Supporters Of All Saints Church, Melbourn

Please join us in fund raising and social events to aid the maintenance of All Saints Parish Church. All welcome. Colin Limming, 01763 223320

Swimply The Best

Max 6 pupils to a class, various classes available from parent and baby to adult lessons, in a private heated pool with lounge viewing area. 01763 208013 or

The Morden’s Scottish Country Dance Club

Tues 8 - 10pm (Sept - April), Guilden Morden VH. Beginners & experienced dancers welcome. Contact Brian Moore 01763 852 705.

The Thriplow Society

Local History, Talks and outings. Contact: Shirley Wittering 01763 208269 http://thriplow.

Tiny Talk Baby Signing

Baby signing and toddler talking classes at Coombes Community Centre Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 12.15pm. Contact Natalie Hanlon 07740 643690 or 01223 208144

Todder Group at royston evangelical church

Fri 9.30-11am For any children below school age and their carers in the Church building.

Triangle Badminton Club

Each Tues at Melbourn Village College 8- 10 pm in Sports Hall. Many social events throughout the year. Mervyn King 01763 241624; Brian Holson 01763 241195

Under Five’s Story Time

Fri.’s 2 – 2.30pm Royston Library University Of The Third Age U3A More than 25 activity & learning groups. Monthly meeting with guest speaker every third Wed monthly (except December) at 2.45pm, Melbourn Village College. Mr. Arthur Alderton 01763 260399

Vegetarians & Vegans Group

Social events, info stalls, campaign about animal welfare issues.,, facebook group. Royston local contact: Daisy Lachat 07503 554567.

William Lee’s Charity

A local charity, offering aid to residents of the town in financial difficulty. The grant size depends on individual circumstances, but we give careful consideration to all applications. Clerk to the Trustees 01763 241048

Yoga In Pregnancy

Classes for individuals and small groups. Stretch, breathe and relax. Time to bond with your baby. Birth preparation is included. Suitable from 14 weeks to birth. Call Penny Constantinou on 07944 416572 www.

Youth Club

Mon and Wed, 7 - 10pm, Meridian Centre, Meridian School Fri’s, 7 - 10pm, Coombes Community Centre, Tues 4 - 6pm Lots of fun, just come along! Gary Leask - 0774 776 2829

Youth Members at Royston Museum

Join our monthly Saturday morning meetings to discover Royston s history and get creative with craft activities. Have lots of fun and make new friends. Royston Museum, Lower King Street. Get in touch for more info and to apply. 01763 242587.

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JUNE 2014

Keeping Royston residents in touch with their local council

Welcome to our new Councillors! We would like to welcome all our new Councillors and also to those who are returning to their old posts and who will all take up their posiı ons in Royston Town Hall on June 2nd at 7.15pm which will be the start of the new civic year. We look forward to working with you all as we begin a new period of exciı ng growth and new projects for the next 4 years. The name of the new Mayor was not known at the ı me of going to press but we will have an in-depth profile of him or her in the next issue.

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MAY FAYRE! Large crowds of local residents and visitors enjoyed another fantası c May Fayre on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday with fine weather helping this annual event to go really well. All the usual fun aı racı ons were in Priory Memorial Gardens together with the welcome return of the Bungee Trampoline aı er it was such a big success last year. The annual Dog Show was very popular with a great many fun category entries, and other aı racı ons like the Punch and Judy show, the Mix and Mingle Magician and the fair ground rides provided a lot for visitors to see and do. We also had some wonderful dance displays provided by our local dance groups, a Karate display and many local chariı es had stalls on the site. We are so pleased that many people told us how much they enjoyed the Fayre this year and our deepest thanks go to the May Fayre Commiı ee, Town Hall staff, Town Councillors and a small team of Community volunteers, who all worked so hard to make the 2014 May Fayre, the huge success it turned out to be.

Annual Town Meeı ng 2014

The Annual Town meeı ng took place on 13th March when a large group of residents packed the Town Hall to hear reports from their local Councillors at Town, District and County level, about their work over the past year. Those aı ending were also asked for their views on the proposal by Royston Town Council to purchase the Market Place, and an informaı on leaflet was handed out. Aı er some debate and discussion a subsequent show of hands showed an overwhelming majority in favour of this proposal with only two against. The Town Mayor, Cllr Robert Smith gave out grants to local groups and organisaı ons from his Community Trust Fund. He then presented Community Service Awards to: Chris Murphy, in recogniı on of his services in organising the Remembrance Sunday Parades and Remembrance Day ceremonies; Royston Town Band, in recogniı on of their work and dedicaı on in represenı ng Royston and in celebraı on of their 150th Anniversary; Graham Pfaff Royston Town Crier, in recogniı on of his enthusiasm and dedicaı on in represenı ng Royston since 2003; Royston Arts Fesı val commiı ee, in recogniı on of their work and dedicaı on in organising the successful annual Royston Arts Fesı val and Mrs Joan Germany, in recogniı on of her dedicaı on over 50 years to youth work within Royston and more recently leading Pastoral Care at Queens Road Methodist Church. • 01763 248447 • 10

Another successful year of school visits by Royston Town Councillors! Royston Town Council’s important School engagement iniı aı ve which began 6 years ago, has notched up another successful round of visits to Royston schools this year. Town Councillors were joined by District and County Councillors when they met with school students across all age ranges to explain about their various roles in local government and also engage in spirited and valuable discussion about life in our town and the children’s views and comments on Royston. We were as always so pleased to hear that the majority of youngsters liked living here and also cared about their community in quite surprising ways. Various issues that are raised are always followed up wherever possible and we also work hard to encourage our young people to become good ciı zens of the future wherever they may be living at that ı me.

District Cllr Robert Inwood, Mr Alan Fleck NHDC, Town Cllr Elizabeth Freeman and County Cllr Fiona Hill with the children at Roysia Middle School

Royston–in-Bloom team have been working hard again April saw another Annual Blooms Night evening when a packed Town Hall. Guests listened to guest speaker, Andrew Sankey who gave a very interesı ng talk on “How to re-think your Garden”. He also brought along some plants from his own nursery to sell aı erwards and a raffle was also held. Ray Munden, President of the Royston Rotary Club also presented Les Baker, the Royston in Bloom Chairman and Cllr Bob Smith the Town Mayor, with a generous cheque for £250 to cover the cost of the annual Royston-in Bloom Compeı ı on coming up in July. Don’t forget to pick up your entry forms for this year from the Town Hall office or online as soon as possibleclosing date 25th June. Judging will take place on 4th July. Poppy seed planı ng Photo Royston Crow

ROYSTON TOWN COUNCILLORS GOOD BYE AND A BIG THANK-YOU TO ALL OUR DEPARTING COUNCILLORS. Councillors Marı n Beaver, Lynn Berry, Philip Mayne, Marguerite Phillips, and Bob Smith stood down this year at the local elecı ons in May, all aı er serving at least 8 years on Royston Town Council and one, Philip Mayne, a total of 14 years! We would like to wish them all the best in the future and take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work and commitment to Royston during their ı me as Councillors. We would also like to take this opportunity to say a special farewell and thankyou to Cllr Bob Smith, who has been Mayor for 2013-14 and Council leader for the previous 4 years, Royston Town Council send him our thanks and very best wishes for the future. A list of all new Councillors’ names and contact numbers will be given in the next issue, 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. Town Councillors are not paid and do not receive any allowance for aı ending meeı ngs. Details of new elected Councillors will be available from the Town Council office aı er the 23rd May 2014.

ROYSTON TOWN COUNCIL Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, Herı ordshire SG8 7DA Tel: 01763 245484

Fax: 01763 248016

Town Clerk:

Mrs Susan Thornton-Björk Town Hall Office

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spotlight on... shepreth


The Shepreth Summer Fair takes place on Saturday 21st June and promises to be a fun event for all the family! Expect to see summer fair favourites - from a tombola, bric a brac stalls, grand raffle, children’s and dogs’ fancy dress, bouncy castle, a variety of foods - strawberries and cream, burgers, teas from the WI and a licensed bar from The Plough. Enjoy meeting small animals courtesy of Shepreth Wildlife Park, wander round the classic car show, and take a vintage coach ride around the village. For the motoring fans amongst you, test your wits against The Shepreth Stig! We don’t think you can complete a lap more quickly than our very own Sheprth Stig - if you think you can why not come along and try! In the evening, enjoy live music in the marquee from popular local band, the 6T’s. Tickets for the evening event are £10 adults and £5 for under 12s.

Saturday 21st June 2014 2PM – 5PM “Can YOU beat the Shepreth Stig”

Mower Race with a live appearance from our very own Shepreth Stig Licensed bar by The Plough Children’s bouncy castle and stalls Shepreth Wildlife Park with small animals WI teas and photographic displays in the Village Hall! Strawberries and cream Grand raffle and lucky programme prize Dog, cake and children’s fancy dress competitions Vintage cars Tombola and bric-a-brac Burgers Vintage coach rides around Shepreth Lots of other stalls in the marquee & outside


THE 6T’s

Live music in the marquee with a licensed bar by The Plough Burgers for sale in the evening TICKETS:

£10 Adult £5 for children under 12

Please ring 01763 268605

The Walkers

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THE WALKERS PARTNERSHIP SOLICITORS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE A WILL OR REVISE YOUR EXISTING WILL? If so, please take advantage of our reduced rate wills offer. Please note that reduced rate wills will be available every week day from 8.00am until 6.00pm, and on Tuesday evenings until 8.00pm, by appointment only. Also on the Saturday mornings of 7th and 21st June, again by appointment only: Reduced rates are:Double Wills - £210.00 plus VAT Single Will - £125.00 plus VAT

Home visits are also available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20 mile radius of Royston For more information please contact:-

1-3 Lower King Street, Royston, Herts SG8 5AJ Tel: 01763 241121


SUNDAY 6TH JULY 2014 5km (approx.) run along Thriplow tracks Start: 11am Village Green, Thriplow (SG8 7QU) To register online visit (or from 10am on the day)

£7 per entry online, £10 on day. Group discount available. Last date for online registration Wednesday 2nd July

All abilities welcome

Royston Means Business is a small group of retailers who got together about two years ago to look at ways of reviving the High Street and bringing local events to the town. We have held three successful events so far; two Christmas Fairs and the Summer Rock event which was a huge success. The Christmas Fair included an Ice Rink which was incredibly popular with families, and the group are hoping to build on that this year with a bigger rink if financially possible. The Summer Rock event takes place again on Saturday 12th July with stalls along the High Street and Adhoc again plan to host local bands and a food fair. Would you like to become a part of the committee as we are currently looking for people to help with the workload? If so please contact Lisa Thompson on 07540 157200 or Or would you prefer to become a sponsor of the event if so please contact Lisa for more information.

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Shepreth Fair, Saturday 21st June 2-5pm, evening event from 7pm

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royston open secrets

A scintillating showcase for all that's best about your town

Royston Open Secrets makes a welcome return to the Heath this month, with one giant marquee filled with local businesses, community groups, voluntary organisations, local charities and more... This is your chance to see what our great town has to offer – and meet the faces behind the businesses. Last summer saw glorious sunshine and over 2500 visitors to this great day out, so pop the date in your diary now Royston clubs and societies have all been invited and are proud to showcase their work in Arena Displays. A Classic car show has been organised by The Royston Rotary Club who, weather permitting, hope to have lots of historic and classic vehicles for you to view and enjoy, and find out why for some owners it’s an obsession!

there’s something for everyone... Royston Open Secrets, The Heath, Royston Sunday 8th June, 11am – 4pm


Fri 6th, 7.30pmThe Love Punch (12A)

Kate (Emma Thompson) and Richard (Pierce Brosnan) are a happily divorced couple, with two well-mannered children, an excellent (platonic) friendship, a comfortable home each, a lifestyle many aspire to and retirement that is pleasantly near. Then Richard discovers an unscrupulous businessman has stripped his company of all its assets. With retirement on hold, they hatch a plan to exact their revenge and seize back their money. All they need to do is steal his latest acquisition: the world’s biggest diamond.

Sat 7th, 7.30pm

Fri 13th & Sat 14th, 7.30pm The Amazing Spiderman 2 (12A)

For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

Sat 14th, 3.00pm

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 7th June 9am - 12noon Linton Village College Fowlmere Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 14th June 9 - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Farmers’ Market Wimpole 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 14th June from 10am - 4pm Wimpole Hall Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly Sat 21st June 9.30am - 12noon Sandon Primary School Shepreth Village Hall Market 4th Saturday monthly Sat 28th June 10am - 12.30pm Shepreth Village Hall

Croydon Village Market Last Sunday monthly Sun 29th June 10.30am - 1pm Croydon Village Hall Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays From 8am Corn Exchange, Royston Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - 2pm Market Hill, Royston

Muppets: Most Wanted (U)

Flush with their revival’s success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world’s most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets’ tour as cover for his scheme.

Fri 20th, 7.30pm Tracks (12A)

Local Markets in June Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 7th June 10am - 12pm Orwell Village Hall

Divergent (12A)

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn’t fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death.

Greenhouse Markets

Thursdays - Fashion & Pamper Market 10am - 4pm Fridays -Arts & Crafts Market 10am-3.30pm Sundays - Flea Market, 10.30am - 2.30pm Town Centre, Letchworth

Director John Curran bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage.

Sat 21st, 7.30pm Locke (15)

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.) and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, LOCKE is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.

Fri 27th, 7.30pm Transcendence (12A)

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed-to be a participant in his own transcendence.

Sat 28th, 3.00pm Tarzan (PG)

A teenage boy raised by gorillas in Africa falls for a pretty conservationist following a chance meeting in the jungle, but finds their romance threatened by a menacing Silverback, and a scheming capitalist in search of a new energy source in this animated adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale

Sat 28th, 7.30pm Calvary (15)

CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

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in with Royston Time Bank’s Big Task Day the ad hoc Join It is that time of year again to get your wellies and is that time of year again to get your wellies and cocktail club gItgardening gloves out and come help the Royston Umpire’s Call The Wimbledon season is nearly here, so to get you in the mood here is a light refreshing cocktail, that is easy to sip as we watch Murray conquer his opponents! 15ml Cucumber Syrup 10ml Apple Syrup 40ml White Rum 3 Pieces Of Lime 8 Mint Leaves Method: 1. Pour fruit into a glass and muddle with the syrups. 2. Fill glass with crushed ice. Add remaining ingredients and stir. 3. Garnish with cucumber slices and two straws and serve.


Time Bank with their Big Task Day. Big Task Days take place one Sunday afternoon a month from May through to September and are based around completing practical tasks such gardening and DIY for people in the local community who are unable to do these jobs themselves dueOftoCoffees, health conditions. You Wide Selection do not need to be an expert to join Sandwiches, in and manyBaguettes, of our tasks are suitable for Paninis And too. Jacket Potatoes children, so you can bring your family along The next Big Task Day will be taking place on Sunday 15th June. If you would like to join the team or Warm service find out more please call 01462 689405 orfriendly email Time Bank, a project managed by NHCVS, is a vibrant community skills Open their 6 days a weekand knowledge with exchange which enables people to share abilities others in the community whilst earning time credits. They can then use those credits to get help with something they need or learn a new skill. People can offer specific skills such as teaching a language, helping someone with their gardening, setting up a printer or it could just be the ability to befriend, help with general errands or drive Wide Selection Of Coffees, Sandwiches, someone to the doctors. Baguettes, Paninis And Jacket Potatoes

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Traditional butchers offering great quality free range and local meat, poultry and game, at great value, every day, together with a large range of artisan cheeses, and delicatessen products. And, our renowned home made pies and handmade sausages including the original Royston Banger.

Free* delivery service in Royston and local villages *Subject to minimum order and within a 10 mile radius of the shop.

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craft fair & pop up tea room for royston

Cocktails 2for1

“shaken not stirred”

Friday Nights 5pm until 8pm join us for cocktails and get the weekend started with our 2 for 1 deal The Old Court House, Fish Hill, Royston, Herts SG8 9XT Tel: 01763 246838 • 01763 248447 • 16

Three business-minded women and mums from Hertfordshire have teamed up to run their first craft fair and pop up tearoom in Royston Town Hall in June. Attracting over 20 artisans from Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK selling high quality, contemporary arts and crafts items, visitors with a sweet tooth will also be able to indulge in tea and handmade cakes. Plus it’s free to come in so what more can you ask for on a Sunday afternoon? The three mums involved are: Tracey Kifford, a former journalist who owns WowThankYou, a highly successful online craft business with over 1700 individual stores, all selling hand crafted, and contemporary products made in the UK. Jodie Khurody, a former visual merchandiser who owns Vintage Allsorts, a pop up tea room serving tea and homemade cakes on beautiful vintage china, all over Hertfordshire. Laura Whitford, a former marketing executive and owner of Kozmic Dreams, a Royston-based business designing and selling unique hand crafted, animal themed products. The women knew that their businesses would work perfectly together, so have decided to run the event in the hope that it will be the first of many in Hertfordshire. Please contact Laura Whitford for more details at laura@ or on 07956 465358.

The free event will be held in Royston Town Hall on Sunday 22nd June, between 11am-4pm.

croydon’s classic vehicle show 2014

Croydon’s Classic Vehicle Show takes place at the end of June with a fun day for all the family. There’s vehicle parades, Vehicle Prize giving with various categories, live jazz and even donkey rides at this popular village event. Why not take part in the Great Croydon Bake off! Entries cost just £1 and need to be in by 1pm please and categories are: Scones * Victoria Sandwich * Bread * Childrens Section If you own a Classic Car or interesting Vehicle of any kind please bring it down on the day - entry is free for display owners and drivers. There’s plenty of food on offer with roast hog and outside grilled fresh food! For details phone 01223 208027 or 01223 208939 or www. for booking & details

Sunday 29th June, 12noon - 4pm, Entrance £3, under 14s free

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Glazed Chicken Kebabs with Sweet Serves 4

Ready in 25mins

These quick chicken kebabs with a tangy chilli glaze are perfect for a mid-week supper. Sweet potatoes cook just as quickly as ordinary potatoes, just make sure they are cut into even-sized chunks and take care not to overcook them.


• 450g chicken breast

fillets, cut into cubes • 2 small red onions, peeled and cut into thin wedges • 2 tsp sunflower oil • 1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks • 25g butter • 2 tbsp crème fraiche • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce • 1 tbsp runny honey • 2 tsp red wine vinegar • 1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Thread the chicken cubes and onion wedges onto four wooden skewers. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and brush all over with sunflower oil. Cook under a medium preheated grill for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through. Meanwhile, boil the sweet potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain well, then mash with the butter and crème fraiche until smooth. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the chilli sauce, honey and vinegar in a small pan and simmer for 1-2 minutes until syrupy. Brush half the glaze all over the chicken kebabs and grill for a further 1-2 minutes. Serve the kebabs on the sweet potato mash with the rest of the hot glaze drizzled over. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander. For an extra fiery flavour add some finely chopped fresh red chilli pepper to the glaze.


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The royston foodbank

The Foodbank opened its doors a little over a month ago, and things are beginning to move forward. A spokesman for the Foodbank said “We set the project up to help people in Royston and the surrounding villages within a 7 mile radius of the town. Up to now our focus has been the collection of food and we have been visiting churches and community groups to get the message out. We now have a permanent collection point in Tescos, which means that people can drop off food as soon as they buy it, vand Tescos will top up any donations by 30% of their value. Now, with food coming in, our focus has shifted to making sure that anyone in a crisis situation is aware of how to get our help.” The Foodbank operate a voucher system, so people need to contact an approved agency to be referred. To that end the team are focussing on potential agencies and are beginning to advertise to let people know where they can go to get vouchers. Agencies registered at this time include The Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Children’s Centres, North Herts Homes and Aldwyck Housing Association, Job Centre plus, Homestart, Spectrum and Community Psychiatric Health. Some of the local churches have signed up, and discussions are in progress with Schools and GP surgeries. If anyone is hungry and trying to avoid getting further into debt they can contact a relevant agency to be referred. (The website will soon have a regularly updated list of agencies.) Any local groups or organisations helping people in a professional capacity can contact Royston Foodbank for more information on how to help. Royston Foodbank can be contacted by phone - 07541 808185 or email T 01763 226225 E 41 Kneesworth Street Royston Hertfordshire SG8 5AB

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What’s on

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 1st June, 10am - 4pm Good range of stalls, tea room with homemade cakes Barkway Village Hall, SG8 8BS Contact: 07720647696, info@

Cambridgeshire County Show

Sun 1st June, 10am – 5pm The team will be on hand to tell you about the society’s aims, the work it does in and around Cambridge and its plans for the future Wimpole Hall, Wimpole, Arrington, near Royston

Hinxton Watermill Open Day Sun 1st June, 2.30 – 5.30pm Visit CambridgePPF’s Hinxton Water Mill, which dates back to the Doomsday book and is nestled near the River Cam, in the picturesque surroundings of Hinxton village Mill Lane, Hinxton

Open Garden

Sun 1st June, 11am – 5pm Music & Refreshments available Supporting the British Red Cross Fanhams Hall Road, Ware SG12 7PZ

The Mordens Music and Folk Club Sat 1st June, 7.30pm A friendly club with all welcome to sing, play, recite or just listen Contact:

Music for a Mid Summer Evening

We invite all local volunteers to join us for a glass of fizz and refreshments to celebrate 30 years of Volunteers Week Royston & District Volunteer Centre, SG8 7DA Contact: 01763 243020

New Baby Reflexology

Thurs 5th June Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Drop In Session At Melbourn Community Hub Thurs 5th June, 11am – 2pm Celebrate 30 years of Volunteers Week and find out how you can get involved Royston & District Volunteer Centre, SG8 7DA Contact: 01763 243020

Hypnobirthing Evening Classes

Fri 6th June Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Laugh out Loud

Fri 6th June, 7.30pm Comedy night, a great live stand-up in our lovely marquee The Heath, Royston Contact: 01763 243613

Tai Chi Workshops

Sat 7th June Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Sat 1st June, 7.30pm Madrigals, part-songs and choral arrangements by the acclaimed St Albans Choir St Peter & St Paul Church, Steeple Morden Contact: 01763 852380

Strawberry fair

Ballet Cymru – Beauty and the Beast

Orwell Village Market

Mon 2nd – Tues 3rd June, 7.45pm An explosive take on the favourite fairy tale from this top class Welsh ballet company Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Valuing Volunteers Visits

Tues 3rd June, 1.30 – 4.30pm For Volunteer involving organisations – book an informal half hour visit to join us for refreshments and check we are up to date with your volunteering needs Royston & District Volunteer Centre, SG8 7DA Contact: 01763 243020

Baby Massage

Tues 3rd June, 10am Four week course Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Baby Yoga

Tues 3rd June, 11.30am Five week course Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Volunteers Celebration Afternoon Tea

Sat 7th June 40th anniversary of Cambridge’s alternative festival This year’s theme - The Ruby Masquerade Ball Midsummer Common, Cambridge Sat 7th June, 10am - 12pm Orwell Village Hall

Melbourn Community Hub Opening

Sat 7th June, 11am An opening ceremony and a host of activities will be taking place, there will be free light refreshments, commemorative balloons, face painting and much more 30 High Street, Melbourn

Open Farm Sunday

Sun 8th June This national event celebrates British farming and food Four farms opening locally are: Russell Smith Farms, College Farm, Grange Road, Duxford, CB22 4QF Manor Farm, Washpit Lane, Harlton CB23 1EY Church Farm Ardeley , Ardeley, nr Stevenage SG2 7AH Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, CB23 7EY Info:

1 Mile in Style

Sun 8th June Challenge your friend to do 1 mile in the style of their choice Stevenage Cricket Club

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Royston’s Open Secrets

Sun 8th June, 11am - 4pm One giant marquee filled with local businesses, community groups, voluntary organisations, local charities and more Arena displays, BBQ, kids activities, classic cars The Heath, Royston Info:

Open Garden

Sun 8th June, 2pm – 5pm Refreshments available Supporting the British Red Cross Thundridge Hill House, Cold Christmas Lane, Thundridge

Open Garden

Sun 8th June, 2pm – 5pm Refreshments available Supporting the British Red Cross The Abbots House, 10 High Street, Abbots Langley WD5 0AR

Ashwell URC

Sun 8th June, 10.45am Pentecost Sat 15th June, 10.45am Father’s Day

Rising Damp

Mon 9th, 7.45pm & Wed 11th, 2.30pm A fantastic stage adaptation of ITV’s top comedy series of all time! Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Reed Gardening Club

Wed 11th June, 8pm Chinese gooseberry man, Mr Hales Reed Village Hall

Cambridge Modern Jazz

Thurs 12th June Clark Tracey Quintet Cambridge Modern Jazz at Hidden Rooms, 7a The Basement Premises, Jesus Lane, Cambridge Bookings: modernjazz@hiddenthing. com

Cocktail Rings

Fri 13th June, 7 – 9pm

That’ll be the Day

Fri 13th – Sat 14th, 7.30pm The hit Rock ‘n’ Roll variety show returns to the Gordon Craig Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Art Demo - Flora & Fauna in Acrylic Ink Fri 13 June, 8 - 10pm Royston Arts Society hosts professional artist Sue Williams for a terrific exploration of acrylic ink techniques to create stunning paintings of flora and fauna Market Hill Rooms, Royston Info:

Royston Lions Quiz Night Sat 14th June, 8pm With bar and raffle Market Hill Rooms Teams of up to 8 Contact: 01763 231492

Events are


to list - thank you for keeping us in touch. Please send your events to lucy@ townhousepublishing. Village Market

Sat 14th June, 10am -12 noon A good variety of stalls selling locally sourced and handmade produce Bassingbourn Parish Church Contact: 01763 243960

398 Remembrance Service Sat 14th June, 11am 398 Rememberence Association Bi-annual open air remembrance service The Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead

Military Vehicle Show

Sun 15th June A wide range of living history groups will bring Second World War history to life, explore military vehicles large and small, from motorcycles to jeeps, ambulances to huge trucks and tanks IWM Duxford

Classic Cars

Sun 15th June, 10am – 6pm A charming collection of classic cars on display Audley End House and Gardens

Community Rounders Tournament

Sun 15th June, 11am – 4pm A fun and friendly one day tournament for businesses, clubs and organisations in Royston and the surrounding area, get together a group of 9 or more friends and colleagues and join in In support of Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire Contact: 07909 598425,

Open Garden

Sun 15th June, 1.30pm – 5pm Refreshments available Supporting the British Red Cross Dassels Bury, Dassels Nr Braughing, Ware SG11 2RW

Great Chishill 5 mile walk Tues 17th June, 10am In aid of Hope for Justice Soup, bread and cheese lunch included Meet Great Chishill Village Hall Contact: 01763 838808

Royston District Motorcycle Club Show Wed 18th June, 6pm Motorbikes galore from classic to modern, stalls including local organisations, traders and groups All raising money for charity Meldreth Manor School, Meldreth

History of Wandlebury

Wed 18th June, 7 -8pm You will be able to look at evidence and hear stories surrounding the fascinating lives of people who lived at Wandlebury during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries Wandlebury Country Park

Midsummer Fair

Wed 18th & Mon 23rd June, Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Royston Day Centre

Fri 20th June, 9.30am 24th Annual General Meeting The Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston Contact: 01763 244229

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Fri 20th June, 10am – 12pm Launch of the First Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Group for Royston and District Ad Hoc, Royston Contact: 07947 123341

Sandon Farmers’ Market

Sat 21st June, 9.30am - 12noon Sandon Primary School

Shepreth Summer Fair

Sat 21st June, 2 – 5pm Market, live music, food, drinks and entertainment Contact: sheprethsummerfair@gmail. com

Therfield Village Fete

Sat 21st June, 2 - 5pm Bouncy Castle, Coconut Shy, Bar and BBQ, Segways, and much more! Therfield Village

St Albans Mosaic chamber choir

Sat 21st June, 7.30pm With the acclaimed St Albans Mosaic Chamber Choir Pimms and canapes included in the tickets Steeple Morden Church Tickets: 01763 852380

Sandon Bury Ngs Garden Opening and Art Show

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd June, 2 – 5pm Art Exhibition in recently restored 1250 Saxon Barn, one of the oldest in Europe Paintings Drawings Sculpture Glass Proceeds To Marie Curie Cancer Care Sandon Bury, Sandon, Buntingford, Herts


Sun 22nd June, 8.30 - 10.30am A hearty breakfast with unlimited tea/ coffee and toast Litlington Village Hall Tickets: 07969 382233

Craft Fair & Pop-up Tea Room

Sun 22nd June, 11am – 4pm Free event Royston Town Hall Details:

Royston in Blue

Sun 22nd June, 11am 5k run or walk for all ages Entry fee includes a t-shirt, you will receive a medal for completing the event A competition will be held for best outfit, so dress blue! Details:

Bayford Musical Gardens Day

Sun 22nd June, 1.30 – 5pm Music and Refreshments available Supporting the British Red Cross SG11 2RW

Open Gardens

Sun 22nd June, 1.30pm – 5pm Supporting the British Red Cross Datchworth Village, SG3 6ST Music and Refreshments available Royston in Bloom Closing Date Wed 25th June 2014 Entry forms and criteria online

Reed Gardening Club

Wed 25th June, 8pm Open Gardens- members only Reed Village Hall

Buntingford & District Flower Club Wed 25th June, 7.30pm Open Gardens, TBA The Benson Hall, Buntingford

Katharine McMahon

Thurs 26th June, 7.30pm Author of ‘The Crimson Rooms’ will be speaking Royston Library Bookings: 030012 34049

Buntingford Festival

Thurs 26th May - Sun 29th June 5 week-long celebration is to showcase everything which is unique, charming and vibrant about the town Throughout Buntingford

Embrace Your Self

Fri 27th June, 10am – 4pm A unique day that will help you reboot your personal style and transform the way you look and feel, inside and out, with interactive workshops, refreshments, raffle and more Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, Ware

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Fri 27th June, 7 – 9pm

Re-creation at Kentwell Hall Sat 28th June, 9.30am Wandlebury Country Park and the Tudor With Royston & District Local History Society Royston Bus Station Bookings: 01763 242677

Melbourn Fete and Music on the Moor Sat 28th June, 1pm The Moor, Melbourn

Royston Town Youth FC Summer Ball

Sat 28th June, 7pm 3 course meal and tea or coffee Royston Town FC, Garden Walk, Royston, Herts Tickets available from NB Personnel

Volunteers Needed

Sat 28th June If you can spare some time to volunteer during this year’s Melbourn Village Fete, contact us Contact: 07516 606470

Summer Fete

Sat 28th June, 1 - 4pm Entertainment for all the family with stalls, games, tractor rides, bar and BBQ Bassingbourn Primary School

Cann Twins Concert

Sat 28th June, 7.30pm The Cann Twins will be giving a piano concert in aid of The Friends of Holy Trinity fund raising activities Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth Tickets: 01763 261365

Open Gardens

Sun 29th June, 11am – 5pm Music and Refreshments available Supporting the British Red Cross Letchworth Arts & Leisure, SG6 1QT

Croydon’s Classic Vehicle Show Sun 29th June, 12noon – 4pm

COMMUNITY Food and drinks available, raffle, live jazz and more Contact: 01223 208027

Jazz in the School Garden

Sun 29th June, 12noon – 4pm There will be music provided by The Savoy Jazz Band and a licensed bar, with wonderful food as usual at this much relished event With Friends of Reed Church Tickets: 01763 848398

Open Garden

Sun 29th June, 2.30pm – 5pm Supporting the British Red Cross Music and Refreshments available North Mymms Park, Welham Green, AL9 7TN

Come to the Summer Masked Ball

Sun 29th June, 7.30 — 10.30pm Dance your Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence steps Visitors welcome Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road, Letchworth SG6 4ET Contact: 01234 300179

Tannery Drift School Summer Fayre Sat 5th July, 2 - 4pm Music from the Town Band, dancing by G-stars, bouncy castles, refreshments and stalls Tannery Drift School, Royston

Throughout the month ‘Fleur’ Art Exhibition

Until Mon 23rd June An Exhibition by Rhiannon Maslen & Sarah Howard Curwens Gallery, Royston

Letchworth Festival

Fri 6th - Sun 22nd June A celebration of Life in Letchworth, a chance for the local community to come together and join in a whole range of activities and events over a two week period Throughout Letchworth Info:

Family Friendly Events

Royston Town Football Club

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Are you a keen runner? Looking for a new challenge? Well look no further than the Bassingbourn Multi-terrain Half Marathon, which will be held for the first time on Sunday 6th July. Whilst the race starts and finishes in Bassingbourn, it also takes in some villages that will be familiar to you including Litlington, Abington Piggots, Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden. This is a relatively flat course so personal bests are possible and the course is suitable for those new to the half marathon distance. Not only is this a new exciting event and the first of FIT4THECHALLENGE but it is also, MOST IMPORTANTLY, raising money for Brainstrust, a brain cancer charity. Closing date for entry is 27th June and all information you need is at Not a runner, but like to get involved in community events? Well, we want to hear from you! For any event the success is dependant on volunteers. We need volunteers to be marshals on the day, both around the course and at the race headquarters - if you have access to a mobile phone, have your own transport and are over 18 then get in touch - Contact: info@fit4thechallenge. or call / text 07971507580.

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Roysia women’s WI PM Club

We started our Summer programme on 12th May with a talk on the ‘Origin of English Sayings and Superstitions’ by Marion Langley. Marion gave a very amusing insight into how they have been passed down through families and generations by word of mouth. Many have gone unrecorded and greatly changed due to the different dialects throughout the British Isles. The following week Jason Middleton spoke about ‘The History of Pearls’. This was a fascinating account of how they grow in oysters, are harvested by the pearl fishermen and cleaned and prepared ready for creating beautiful jewellery. Throughout June we have a Mystery Trip and three speaker meetings: “A Year in the Life of a Celebrity” by Eve Regelou; “After the Yarn” by the Spinning Lady, Celia Gwynn, and “Experiences of an Olympic Games Maker” by Keith Truman. New members are always welcome. Why not join one of our meetings held in the Town Hall 8pm, Monday evenings. For further details please contact Wendy Pearce 01763 231381 or Mavis Ingle 01763 222524 or email: roysia10@yahoo.

Our may meeting was the annual one when we elect our committee and President for the year. It was our 90th and we had a Lunch at the Cambridge Motel. We now have 64 members. The Secretary gave her report in which she detailed our activities. We have had a variety of speakers, a legal talk on the Old Bailey, a talk on St. Paul’s Cathedral, music, humour and some advice on illegal drugs. Our thanks must go to Lorna Bennett for a varied programme. We have also had some fund raising events, A Garden Party at our President’s, a Strawberry Tea, a Mince Pie and a Hot Cross Bun morning. Our thanks to the Hostesses. On the Social side we joined a trip to Brighton organised by another Institute. We have had a trip to the Botanic Gardens and the theatre to see South Pacific. A few even braved the weather to visit the open Gardens at Alswick Hall. Next month we are booked to go to Bletchley Park. The next meeting is on 12th June, when Keith Baldwin will give a talk on “When Doctors and Policemen begin to look Young”. This is in The Heritage hall at 1.45pm.


Towns women’s guild

Townswomen’s May gathering was a “Members’ Meeting”, when the Committee stood down to entrust the evening to non-Committee members. Barbara Goddard assumed control and we were not disappointed. She had organised a very enjoyable evening of poems, ditties, and quizzes, each being individually presented and amusingly executed. As well as the customary raffle, there was an auction of donated items. Following a tea and biscuit break, mandates for discussion at the Townswomen’s Annual General Meeting in Cardiff at the end of June were discussed. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Friday of each month in Royston Town Hall, Room 11, 7 to 9.30 pm. If you would like to know more, please contact Pauline Gates on 01763 221314. Visitors welcome.

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A loving family are holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 16th August 2014 at the Heath Sports Centre, to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in memory of their one year old daughter, Mia Ella baby mia samuels, who Samuels. lost her fight against In October 2009, Mia at just 4 months old was Acute Lymphoblastic diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). Leukaemia in june 2010 After an initial course of steroids and chemotherapy, Mia was in remission. In the months that followed, Mia endured further blocks of very intensive and gruelling chemotherapy. Mia’s bone marrow transplant was scheduled at Great Ormond Street Hospital that was vital for any chance of long term survival, however three weeks before the transplant Mia had relapsed. When relapse chemotherapy failed to work, it became clear that she was not well enough to undergo the transplant and Mia was not going to get better. In June 2010, Mia’s first birthday was coming up and she was beginning to deteriorate very fast. Mia got to celebrate her first and only birthday, and just days after Mia gave up her fight and slipped peacefully away. Mia’s parents, Nicola & Ben, are determined to ensure Mia’s legacy is kept alive and never forgotten.

How You Can Help:

The Family Fun Day will include a number of inflatable’s, children’s entertainer, dance performances from Royston Dance Schools, stocks for sponge throwing, coconut shy’s, face painting, pony & cart rides, sumo wrestling, tug of war challenges, raffle, cake stalls plus more! Team Mia is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to help cover the outgoing costs for the Family Fun Day. All money raised from the event will enable Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to continue their vital research in finding a cure that saves lives.

If you can help, please contact Nicola: or via Team Mia’s Facebook Page: https://www.

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Royston District Scouts need a District Secretary for a few hours each month to support the management of Scouting in North East Herts and South Cambridgeshire with admin, minuting meetings and record keeping Fun Day Volunteers are needed to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in memory of one year old Mia Ella Samuels by manning one of our inflatables, cake stalls, tug of war and other fun activities on the Heath on Saturday 16th August East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) are looking for people to become part of the Royston, Melbourn and surrounding areas EACH Volunteer Network, to help fundraise in your local area at annual and one off events Please ring 01763 243020 or email uk or visit

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5k Fun Run/Walk in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust


THERFIELD HEATH ROYSTON 11am, Sunday 2QG June 201 5k/3mile Run or Walk for All Ages

Men, Women and Children are all invited to enter Royston in Blue and raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Entry Fee includes an exclusive T-Shirt which will be sent with your sponsor form. Medals for when you cross the finish line! We will be holding a competition for the best blue outfit. Join in the fun and decorate your outfit, wearing as much BLUE as possible! Come along and take part in this great community event. Download your entry form at:

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Therfield Heath, Royston SG8 5BG Sunday 2QG June 201, Race Starts 11am

Name Address Post Code

Telephone No.

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Emergency contactÕs name Relationship

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Medical conditions T-Shirt size (please tick).







Entry Fee: Adult (18 and over) £14 Children (17 and under) £8 Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £40 Group Entry Discount - see website for details How did you hear about Royston in Blue? How did you hear about Teenage Cancer Trust? Charity Number 1062559

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SC039757 (Scotland)

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The future of lighting is green!

Welcome to the town centre...

Durable, powerful and efficient like no other illuminant – LED light technology helps significantly reduce the electricity consumption and sustainably improve lighting quality. Furthermore, LEDs make an active contribution to environment protection. Due to their low energy requirement, they demonstrably reduce CO2 emissions and contain, in contrast to conventional energy saving lamps, no toxic mercury. Greenius Lighting is proud to be in the business of helping organisations save money by:

o Significantly reducing lighting energy costs o Reducing on-going maintenance costs associated with replacing light bulbs o Providing a quick return on investment: often within 1 year Greenius Lighting Ltd based in Royston is part of an international group of companies providing LED lighting across Europe. The company is owned by local businessman Neil Doughty who has been running successful international businesses for several years.

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Community Rounders Tournament

After the success of last year Royston Rounders Club are pleased to announce they will be hosting another Community Rounders Tournament on 15th June (11am - 4pm). This is a fun and friendly one day tournament for businesses, clubs and organisations in Royston and the surrounding area. If you enjoyed playing rounders at school or want to have a go at a fun team sport, get together a group of 9 or more friends and colleagues and join in! The cost is £25 to enter a mixed team (maximum of 5 male team members) and all equipment will be provided. This event is in support of HomeStart Royston & South Cambridgeshire, Registered Charity No.   1105385 

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local business Networking events ASHWELL BUSINESS CLUB Last Wednesday of the month in the Bushel and Strike Ashwell at 7.30 am. Networking opportunities and learning sessions with Businesses from Ashwell and surrounding areas. Cost £12 per month members & £15 Guests. You must book to come along as numbers for breakfast needed. For information please contact Keith Gordon on 07764 475391 email Find us on Facebook Ashwell business club. Barkway & District Business Breakfast First Friday of the month at the Woodman Inn in Nuthampsted, near Buntingford. If you are interested in joining or coming along to a meeting please call John Sizer on 01763 849 007 or e-mail john@ Friday Fizz FREE business & social networking event held on the last Friday of every month. Simply go to the month’s chosen venue, buy a drink from the bar, and meet the group for an informal after-work catch up. email: sharon@townhousepublishing.; 01763 248447 Melbourn Business Association A lively networking group, held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Sheene Mill in Melbourn. To join or to attend a meeting, please contact Kimmi Crosby on 07976 228377 or e-mail kimmi@ for further details. Royston Business Breakfast Club Meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Contact Sarah Hillman –07967 197898

for more details. Royston Business Network – RBN Meet every Thursday at 7.30am at the Heath to compare ideas and experiences and work together to strengthen Royston’s business community. To find out more, or to come along as a visitor, please call Tony Field on 07794 128054 royston chamber of commerce Save the date! Summer BBQ 8th July, 6pm at Royston Heath for more details contact: Anna Stocks 01763 878304 email: info@ www.roystonchamber. org South Cambridge Coffee Morning Fridays 10am to 12noon Relaxed Informal Mid Morning Business to Business networking mixer. Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford, Station Road West, CB22 If you have any further questions or would like to sponsor a Friday coffee morning please contact Gerrit van Deventer - Or info@ Women in Business Netwrok Royston Group Meets last Thursday of every month at the The Old Bull Inn, Royston from 11.45 to 2pm. If you are serious about building your business why not visit WIBN in Royston. Contact Siobhan Costello on 07530 590652 for more information Email:

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Beating the Competition As the football World Cup heralds the start of a summer of sport, many athletes minds will be focussed on beating the competition. And the same should be true for business owners and managers. Copy the athletes The athletes will have chosen their sport, studied the rules and techniques with their coaches and then trained as hard as they can to execute those techniques to the best of their ability. And we should do the same with our businesses; we should study our marketplace and our customers, listen to the advice of those who have relevant experience and then deliver our product as perfectly as we can. But there’s more to it than that, isn’t there? What about your competitors, how do you beat them? Don’t get sidetracked I remember a swimmer being interviewed at the London Olympics saying that it didn’t matter that the incredible Michael Phelps was in the lane next to him. To worry about any other swimmer in the pool would

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On 28 June, Reed First School will be hosting a special garden party to mark its 100th birthday. This is to give people who have a past or present connection with the school or village the opportunity to come and celebrate with them from 12 noon until 4pm. Over the next few weeks, the children will be learning more about how the school has developed over time and helping to prepare for the party, which will include the opportunity to see photographs of the school over the last 100 years; maypole dancing and singing, as well as games for children and adults to enjoy and a raffle. Teas, coffees, squash and cakes will be offered for a donation but there will also be a barbecue and bar for those who want to pay for something more substantial. Reed School first opened its doors after the fields had been harvested and welcomed 37 pupils, aged up to 14, from the village and the surrounding area – many of them had previously had to walk across the fields to Barkway. There were originally two classrooms, divided by a partition, and these are still in use today as the school hall. The school currently has 48 children on roll and is still using the original admissions book, which has had 1,100 names added over the years. Mrs Jackie Harvey, Headteacher says; “It would be impossible to invite everybody individually without running the risk of causing offence by leaving someone out. Therefore, although some invitations will be sent out soon, I am relying on posters, group messages and word of mouth to let interested people know about it. I am keen to make the afternoon a celebration of Reed School with fun activities for all ages and maypole dancing and guided tours led by the children.” To ensure that the school caters adequately for everyone who comes, it is vital that staff have a clear idea of expected numbers. Everyone who has a past or present connection with the school or village is welcome to attend but please contact the school to let them know.

Please RSVP to the school by Saturday 14 June via telephone: 01763 848304, email: or by post: Reed First School, Jackson’s Lane, Reed, Royston SG8 8AB.

Friends of Reed Church - Jazz in the (School) Garden

Following on from Reed First School Centenary Celebrations, FoRC has been graciously offered the use of the school grounds and facilities for the now annual extravaganza normally known as “Jazz in the Garden”, from noon ‘til 4pm on 29th June. There will be music provided by The Savoy Jazz Band and a licensed bar, with wonderful food as usual at this much relished event . Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £35 for a family, available from Di’ Bamford (01763 848481) and Liz’ Jakeman (01763 848398). Last year’s event was so popular that we were almost forced to turn people away at the gate, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please remember that is a licensed charity event and those who arrive with their own alcoholic drink will be turned away. • 01763 248447 • 26

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A new opportunity for young people A fantastic new opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in dance and performing arts has arrived in Royston. Stage Right in association with North Hertfordshire College are offering a full time BTEC level 3 extended diploma in dance starting September 2014 The course is aimed at for 16-19 year olds looking for an alternative to sixth form education. The course is equivalent to 3 A levels it is also government funded. In addition to the BTEC, students will be given the opportunity to study for vocational examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern gaining extra UCAS credits and experience. The students will also work with industry professionals as well as Stage Right’s highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty and be given guidance on applying for dance, musical theatre colleges and universities. Kerry Hay, principal and Mary Bance course leader welcome students of all abilities wishing to pursue a career in the performing arts to get in touch. The course will be tailored to the needs of each individual so if you have the passion we can give you the training., 01763 244 866


The North Herts Schools’ Senior Athletics Championships were succcessfully held at the Ridlins Stadium with Meridian School in Royston claiming 3rd place in the Overall Combined competition. There were 2 Golds, 4 Silvers, 7 Bronze medals and many top six meridian students claim 3rd place places and PBs. The Senior Boys at ridlins stadium in stevenage finished in 3rd place overall with the Girls finishing in 5th place. Competition highlights were Gus Rees and Jamie O’Connor winning the 3,000m and 200m respectively and the 4x100m Relay team coming away with a Silver medal in a very competitive race. “ All our athletes have impressed and represented Meridian with distinction. Each and every one of them gave 100% and contributed towards the overall TEAM success” (Russell Franklin, Head of Physical Education, The Meridian School).

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1. Barbeque Season With the good weather we love to enjoy eating and entertaining outside. Make sure that your patio area is large enough to incorporate the barbeque and the table and chairs for your friends. The classic mistake is to make the patio just a bit larger than the size of the table, but remember to allow enough space to push the chairs in and out. 2. Watering As the temperatures rise you will need to be watering the garden. Established planting can tolerate less water, but newly planted areas, hanging baskets, newly laid turf and vegetable plots will all need water. I like to water early in the morning or late afternoon when the temperature is dropping and there is less evaporation. The more high tech gardeners may consider timing devices that allow for automated watering. This is especially helpful if you are away on holiday. If you don’t already have a water butt, consider getting one!

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3. Transparency Planting up the garden is not all about large shrubs and dense enclosure of space. I love to use flowers and grasses that offer transparency in the planting. Plants such as Verbena bonariensis, Miscanthus ‘Marlepartus’, Foeniculum vulgare ‘Giant Bronze’, Molinia caerulea ‘Transparent’ and Knautia macedonica give flower and foliage interest without the density of a shrub. Herbaceous perennials and grasses provide summer colour in the garden and always appear in my garden designs. 4. Vertical interest With so much building, our outdoor spaces seem to be getting smaller and smaller, so it is very important to consider how to get the best plant interest without losing useable space. I always look to include climbing plants in my garden designs because if well trained the growth is upward rather than outward. Always provide wire or trellis for your climbers to grow onto and keep tying in new growth with string. I have used Rosa ‘Madame Alfred

Carriere’ over my cottage door that looks (and smells) great at this time of year. 5. Filler planting The best planned planting schemes have periods when you are waiting for the next flowers to arrive. My top tip to extend the flowering period in the border is to have annuals growing in reserve in pots to fill the gaps and extend the flowering. I love to use Cosmos , nigella, Godetia ‘Grace Mixed’ and Ammi majus. There is always a vast choice at the garden centre, but why not buy a few packets of seed instead?! My children love to get involved and watch their plants grow! Go for it! Start with little changes, it can make all the difference to your enjoyment of the garden! Richard Arnott Gardendesignsolutions Garden Design & Build

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Plotting a Vegetable Garden Even the smallest garden can find space to grow vegetables. Start now and you can enjoy delicious home-grown salads all summer long. Producing useful quantities of your own vegetables doesn’t take up as much space as you might imagine. There’s a lot you can plant out or grow from seed right now that will give you some supertasty, succulent, and top-quality salads in just a few weeks’ time. And salad leaves grown in ornamental pots can be as decorative as they are nutritious. Before you get sowing or planting, choose the right containers. Big ones are easier to maintain than small ones; and of course bigger pots mean more produce. Go for something of at least 30cm (12in) in diameter, larger if possible. As salad crops tend to be pretty short-term there’s no need to spend a fortune on compost. Ideally choose a good-quality multipurpose compost, but you can get perfectly acceptable results with the contents of a growing-bag. I find the quality of the compost in these isn’t all that brilliant, but for the time you need it – and provided you keep it well-fertilised – it’ll be adequate. If you grow your own salad leaves you can get precisely the mix you like best. There are plenty of eye-catching lettuces such as the frilly Lollo, either a gorgeous bright-green standard Lollo a burgundy-tinged Lollo Rosso or a mixture of both. Treat them as cut-and-come-again crops, snipping off the leaves as you want them but not cutting into to the base, then they’ll put out new shoots and keep cropping for longer. Baby beet leaves are a popular salad ingredient, too. Choose a variety like Bull’s Blood for the prettiest leaves or grow any of the standard varieties, and you’ll also get a great-tasting root crop later on. I generally harvest the young leaves a few at a time but let the

plant produce a root too. There are still plenty of tomato plants in the shops now, but hunt carefully to find the ones that are still in top condition. If you choose an outdoor variety it can be grown in a pot on its own, and if you have a big enough container you can grow some other salad ingredients around the edge of the container. If you’re after some fire in your cooking, a chilli pepper thrives in a pot in a warm and very sheltered spot as do sweet peppers. Fresh herbs can make a salad more interesting too. Choose your favourites and either grow them in a dedicated herb pot with extra grit in the compost for good drainage, or even consider popping a few in with your main crops. Vegetables, like most plants, do best in a relatively warm spot with plenty of sun, so site your containers carefully. You want them to be easily accessible from the kitchen, but it’s more important to ensure they’re sheltered from the wind yet still get enough sun. You may prefer to raise some of your crops in pots and grow them on a bit before planting them out. The garden containers will always be full and looking their best, even while you’re harvesting them. The new plantings will very quickly blend in with the old, and all summer long you’ll have a garden that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds.

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DENTISTS Ashwell Dental 44 High Street Ashwell 01462 742353 The Dentist 63 The High Street Buntingford 01763 271695 Market Hill Dental Care 6-8 Market Hill Royston 01763 244298 Melborn Dental Practice 24a Orchard Road, Melbourn 01763 262034 Priory Dental Centre 17 Queens Road Royston 01763 246677 The Royston Dental Practice 30 Kneesworth Street Royston 01763 243268 Royston Dental Suite 29-31 High Street, Royston 01763 244805


Roysia Surgery (Royston) Burns Road Royston SG8 5PT

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LEISURE Bassingbourn Sports Centre 01763 242344 X 262 SMS 07873 455637

are unable to use conventional public transport. Office hours are 9am-3pm Monday - Friday. 01763 245228 or info@roytrans. or

Studlands Rise First School Royston SG8 9HB 01763 243930


Tannery Drift School Royston SG8 5DE 01763 235100 Greneway Middle School Garden Walk Royston SG8 7JF 01763 243650 Roysia Middle School Burns Road Royston SG8 5EQ 01763 241555

HeathSports 01763 243613

Meridian School Garden Walk Royston SG8 7JH 01763 242236

Melbourn Sports Centre 01763 263313 Royston Leisure Centre 01763 255190

School Yard (Uniform) 0800 132988

The Guide Hut, Garden Walk Joyce Mallows, 01763 245914

Markets Manager 01763 245484 Geraint Burnell - Town Manager 01763 878242 Both at The Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, Herts, SG8 7DA

Royal British Legion, Mill Road, Royston, 01763 244560 Royston Golf Club Baldock Road Royston, SG8 5BG Tel: 01763 24696/243476 Royston Conservative Club Derek Walker Room 18-20 Kneesworth Street, Royston, Herts SG8 5AA 01763 243242 (General) 01763 246427 (Club Secretary)

Royston Town FC Garden Walk. Suzanne Norman 07795 820127 or Terry McKinnell 07772 086709

Market Hill Surgery Market Hill Royston, SG8 9JN 01763Â 248111


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Greneway School, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7JF. LIBRARY Tel: 01763 243650. Library Market Hill Royston Royston SG8 9JN Term time only. Enquiries 0300 1234049

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The Health Centre Melbourn Street Royston, Herts SG8 7BS 01763 242981 8.30am - 6.30pm

Tannery Drift First School, Royston, SG8 5DE 01763 235100 Town Hall Heritage Hall, Hardwick Hall, Priory Rooms, Room 11, Committee Room Market Hill Rooms Royston Town Council 01763 245484

St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Melbourn Road, Royston 01763 243117


MP Oliver Heald MP Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire 01763 247640


J. Oliver Radley Opticians 36 High Street, Buntingford 01763 273300

POLICE STATION Royston Police Station, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am - 6pm (closed 1-2pm) 01438 757908 Non emergency no 101

TRANSPORT National Rail Enquiries 24-hours 08457 484950 Royston & District Community Transport Low cost door-to-door transport for groups or individuals who

Anglian Water (Sewerage) Emergencies 08457 145145 Electricity - Emergency and loss of supply 0800 783 8838 Gas Emergencies 0800 111 999 Household Waste Recycling Centres Royston Beverley Close, off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF All year daily, 8am - 4pm Thriplow Gravel Pit Hill, Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ Open daily 8am - 5pm, Summer, 8am - 4pm, Winter. (1 October31 March)


Royston Veterinary Centre 01763 242221 Melbourn Veterinary Surgery 01763 262696

WASTE COLLECTION 0800 328 6023

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