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WELCOME To the May issue of The Listing Royston Library reopened its doors with a fresh new look and extended opening hours at the end of March. Our feature on page 5 tells you more about the fantastic service that they offer to the community.

The Listing Team: Stay in touch PUBLISHER AND EDITOR Cath Boughton

Fetes and fayres abound in late Spring and the - this year’s May Fayre in Royston features the classic car show, a novelty dog show, a Magician and Punch and Judy and is always a fun event for all ages.

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“Under The Bearskin” Guided tour £48.00 Eltham Palace & Greenwich £30.00 Greenwich £22.00 Windsor Boat Cruise inc Cream Tea £37.00 Windsor Castle £37.00 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 at the Royal Albert Hall £72.00 Waddesdon Manor £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 Horsedrawn Boat Trip inc Cream Tea £38.00

Coach Holidays



Local Markets in May Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 3rd May 10am - 12pm Orwell Village Hall

Farmers’ Market Wimpole 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 10th May from 10am - 4pm Wimpole Hall

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 3rd May 9am - 12noon Linton Village College

Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly Sat 17th May 9.30am - 12noon Sandon Primary School Shepreth Village Hall Market 4th Saturday monthly Sat 24th May 10am - 12.30pm Shepreth Village Hall

Fowlmere Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 10th May 9 - 11.30am Fowlmere Village Hall

Croydon Village Market Last Sunday monthly Sun 24th May 10.30am - 1pm Croydon Village Hall Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays From 8am Corn Exchange, Royston

Greenhouse Markets

Thursdays - Fashion & Pamper Market 10am - 4pm Fridays -Arts & Crafts Market 10am3.30pm Sundays - Flea Market, 10.30am - 2.30pm Town Centre, Letchworth

Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - 2pm Market Hill, Royston

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Exciting times at Royston Library

new and refurbished! Royston Library has a fresh new look with a new seating, shelving, carpet and enhanced facilities for local people. The ICT area has been upgraded and there is increased study and WIFi space. A new teenage area has been added to ensure that our children continue to enjoy books as they become young adults. The features that we all love about our local library remain. Membership is free, you can borrow up to 12 books on one library card (excellent if your children are avid readers but you dont want to buy every “Beast Quest” or “Rainbow Magic” book that has ever been written!) It is also possible to borrow Talking Books on CD, DVDs & music recordings - there is a small charge for this but it still represents great value. Internet access and WiFi are free in the library too and your membership also gives you access to Hertfordshire libraries online. This allows you to download ebooks and audio books online (for grown ups as well as for children), read online newspapers and magazines, browse the library catalogues and reserve and renew your loans amongst other services.

The library is still the place to buy your Royston Picture Palace tickets but now you can also order and collect books from David’s Bookshop! The refurbishment has also created space for events and a very exciting one will take place on Saturday 3rd May at 11.30am! Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting tale “I Believe in Unicorns” to life, in an ‘utterly magical interactive show’ (The Stage), set in a library filled with books!

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Directed by winner of two awards for innovation in children’s theatre, Dani Parr and designed by Kate Bunce. Produced in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Watford Palace Theatre. Tickets are available in advance from the library - a £7 ticket admits 1 adult and 2 children! See you there? Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN “I Believe in Unicorns”, Saturday 3rd May, 11.30am


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Musical Treat for RoYSIA WOMEN’s townswomen Club

Townswomen ladies received an unexpected treat at their April meeting, when Ray and Michelle Bowler entertained us with a mix of music, songs and a quiz. Ray, a versatile and accomplished musician told us a little about himself before giving us an overview of the complexities of the clarinet followed by a rendition of popular and classical tunes from his repertoire. Ray introduced us to the accordion, followed by a few requests, after which the evening came to a close with Michelle singing to us in French, her native tongue. It was a very enjoyable evening leaving us all wanting more. Our next meeting on 2 May is “Members’ Evening”, when the Committee hand over the Chairmanship to Barbara Goddard, who promises us an interesting session. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meet on the first Friday of each month and if you would like to know more please contact Pauline Gates on 01763 221314.

During March the club had a number of interesting speakers covering a wide range of topics: ‘From Russia with Love’ by Margaret Rogers, ‘Kingfishers Up Close and Personal’ by Jeff Harrison, ‘Vikings and their place in History’ by Trevor Gunton, ‘Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad’ by Dick Kirby and lastly ‘A Woman’s Life in the Army’ by Lucy Lewis. April was a less busy month. We had a talk by Rodney Tibbs about his recent trip to Iceland and on the second Monday we had our Easter Social with a buffet supper and topical quiz to end the Spring programme. Due to bank holidays our Summer programme starts on 12 May with a talk on the ‘Origin of English Sayings and Superstitions’ by Marion Langley. The following week Jason Middleton will be telling us about ‘The History of Pearls’. Our Programme Secretary goes to great lengths to find us such a varied programme of speakers. New members are always welcome. Why not join one of our meetings held in the Town Hall on Monday evenings which start at 8pm. Speaker meetings end at 10pm and Social Evenings at 9.30pm. For further details about Roysia Women’s Club please contact Wendy Pearce 01763 231381 or Mavis Ingle 01763 222524 or email:

WI PM - war work

At the April meeting we were entertained by Rosemary Wheeler who spoke about her life as a Woman Butcher. She joined the staff of her Father’s shop in Lavenham when she was 15. It was war time and the male staff were being called up. She was allowed to leave school a year early. She helped her brother with the deliveries until he was also called up. She rode a bike, and this was the only time in her life that she wore trousers! She helped to make sausages,which was hard work until her Father bought a Sausage making Machine, it was wonderful not having to turn the handle. She was taught most things, from working in the slaughter house to dressing the window in the shop and learning how to bone and roll. She finished by telling us that she really wanted to be a concert pianist! The Raffle was won by Shirley Harrington who also won the competition which was for a pig ornament. Our next meeting is The Annual Meeting on May 8th. at 1.45 the Heritage Hall when we shall elect our committee. If you would like more information please contact our President Helen Barrett on 01763 849122.

WI AM -Teenage Cancer Trust

Guest speaker Laura Woodcock came to Royston WI AM In April to talk about the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity formed 21 years ago which is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who have cancer. She told us that without the Teenage Cancer Trust, young people with cancer would be treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives. So they have developed specialist units within NHS hospitals whose environment is tailored to their needs. There is one of these specialist units in Addenbrookes Hospital. Laura also stressed the importance of education about cancer and to do this they visit schools, universities or clubs to deliver free cancer awareness sessions. She finished by showing us a DVD of teenagers sharing their experiences of cancer and how the Trust helped them. A very moving talk. The month of May brings us to our AGM when we welcome an advisor to our group to share her thoughts with us. We will also be entertained by the Royston WI PM Ukelele Group.

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Royston Cave


Over the winter the conservation project hasbeen completed and the final report has just been submitted to the Cave Trustees. The project was a great success in that the ‘worm’ issue is now under control; all the carvings have been stabilised; the cave floor has been cleaned; the sewer pipes have been repaired to prevent further flooding and it has been established that vibration from the road above is unlikely to be a factor in any future deterioration. Some further research was done a couple of years ago but this hasn’t been fully released as we were waiting for the final conservation report. At this stage it can only be said that the investigation was carried out by Philip Lankester curator emeritus at the Royal Armouries. He examined the costume, armour, swords and crowns in the Cave and concluded that in his opinion the carvings were probably made after 1350 which raises further questions as to who did the carvings....... The Cave will be open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday through till the end of September from 2:30 to 5:00 (last entry 4:30).. In August only it will be open on Wednesdays at the same times.

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SG8 Pub History

Did you know that a special piece of Royston’s history graces the wall in Bedroom 5 of the Chequers, Royston? This wall painting of geometric designs and stylised flowers is displayed behind glass (to protect and preserve it) above the fireplace. The pub itself is a 15th Century and is construtced from timber, plater and plain tile and used to accomodate up to 20 horses in the stabes behind the main building. Does your local have any unusual features either hidden away or in plain view? We’d love to hear from you!


Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA

Friday 2nd


The Monuments Men (15)

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Saturday 3rd


The Lego Movie

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Saturday 3rd.


The Grand Budapest Hotel (12A)

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Saturday 10th.


Non-Stop (12A)

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Friday 23rd


Yves Saint Laurent (15)

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Saturday 24th


Rio 2(U)

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Saturday 24th


The Double (15)

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Sunday 25th.


The Lego Movie (U)

100 Minutes

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Noah (12A)

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Starring Hollywood Heavyweights, George Clooney and Matt Damon and based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history. The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.



The LEGO Movie is an animated film which will appeal to both young and old which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. Written and Directed by the acclaimed Wes Craven, G.B.H recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the Wars and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Friday 9th. 7.30PM. Labor Day (12A) 118 Minutes Drama/Romance. Director Jason Reitman is no stranger to unusual family stories (Juno) or character drama (Up in the Air), so his enjoyable Labor Day is a bit of both. The movie tells the story of Adele (Kate Winslet), a woman who slowly shuts herself off from the world, relying heavily on her young son Henry (Gattlin Griffith). One day, on a trip to the supermarket, Henry and Adele’s lives change forever when they meet a man named Frank (Josh Brolin) who is on the run from the law. Starring Liam Neeson as U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks who, while boarding a flight to London, receives text messages from an unknown assailant, threatening that if he doesn’t transfer $150 million to an account, a fatality will occur on the plane every 20 minutes unless Marks complies. Also starring Julianne Moore, it’s a great action film that is full of twists and turns that will keep you glued to the screen and have you guessing the unpredictable outcome. Friday 16th and Saturday 17th. 7.30PM. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (12A)136 Minutes Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi When Director of SHIELD Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with our hero finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. The film charts the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berg.. For Pierre, is the man who orchestrates the creation of YSL as a couture house. He gives Yves the confidence to “create on my own terms” and show the world his own particular view of feminine beauty and elegance. Lookout for a standout performance from Pierre Niney as YSL. With the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, and Jemaine Clement, our loveable City dwellers return. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re change the streets of Rio de Janeiro for the wilds of the Amazon, when news comes through that they might not be the only ones of their kind As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.


The LEGO Movie is an animated film which will appeal to both young and old which follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.


Noah is a biblical-inspired film based on the story of Noah’s Ark. It stars Russell Crowe as Noah along with Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins .Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. The story about a righteous man that he is singled out by God to save innocent life so the evil and corrupt can perish in a disastrous flood that will cover the earth.

You can book for all of these films on line at or at the Royston Library during opening hours or at the Cinema on film nights

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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

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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: or call 08450 728 293

Bassingbourn-CumKneesworth W.I.

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

Bollywood Dance Workout Classes

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

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.

Cloth Nappy Library

Offers advice and support for parents using or considering using Cloth Nappies. Loan service and trial kits available. Contact Clare Coningsby 07732224446 cconingsby1@ or find us on Facebook.

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 www.

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.

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

Frank Letts Blind Fellowship Of Royston

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

Friends Of The Hertfordshire Way

Caring for this 190 mile long trail through the Herts countryside, starting and finishing in Royston. 01763 244509

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: www.goc. 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

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

Five ‘O’ Table Tennis & Social Club Wednesday evenings, September to May only, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Market Hill Rooms, Table tennis for the over fifties and their 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 • 01763 248447 • 

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 http://www.lingualounge. 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, uk

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

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

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.

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,

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

Jazz Workshop

JM Judokwai

Melbourn Bridge Club


Melbourn History Group

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 info@depressionalliance. org,

Barley Tennis Club Coaching

Fowlmere Playgroup

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 or Clair Pike at

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 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:

2nd Weds monthly, 2.30pm, Fowlmere VH. Speakers, events and other activities. For 60yrs+. Contact Beryl May 01763 208565

Cycle Club Ashwell

Cruse Bereavement

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.

Barley Knitting Group

Fowlmere Friendship Club

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.

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

outings and lunches. Barbara Charter, Chair & Secretary 01763 231319

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!

Kickboxing & Kung Fu

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

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

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, Melbournjudoclub@

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, Sue Davies, tel: 01763 220174 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

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 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. 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 www. 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 or email roysia10@

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 dickinja@

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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 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

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.

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 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

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 & District Local History Society

Royston & District Community Transport

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

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 Choral Society

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 www.

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 Rounders

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 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

Royston Rugby Club

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

Royston Runners

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

ORGANISATIONS 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 www.

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 7.30-9.30pm. Activities including competitions, concerts, summer fetes, parks. Any age and ability welcome. www. www.facebook. com/roystontownbandRoger Simons, 01763 246929,

Royston Town FC

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

Royston Town Ladies FC

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

Royston Town Youth FC

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.

Royston Trefoil Guild

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

Royston WEA

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

Royston Short Tennis

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 Sight Information Point

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

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.

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 terrymtc@

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:

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 Writers Circle

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.

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 & Fowlmere WI

2nd Thurs monthly, 7.30pm, Thriplow VH. Contact Dorothy Woods 01763 208778,

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

Rubbish, Recycle, Remake

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

Sandon Gardener’s Club

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.

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 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

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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

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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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Continuing from our April issue, James Baggott, editor of CarDealerMagazine., reports on the big new car debuts breaking cover in Motor City Porsche 911 Targa It’s a name synonymous with the 911 and has accounted for 13 per cent of all sales of the legendary model – and now it’s back. The looks won’t appeal to everyone, but the crazy roof mechanism on the 911 Targa will make grown men weak at the

knees. The rear glass dome hinges back for the roof panel to slot underneath in a beautiful fashion. We’re just not quite sure why you’d want one over a convertible.

VW Golf R If you thought the Golf GTI was good, wait until you see this! With a 296bhp turbo-charged engine, four-wheel drive and a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds it’s the fastest Golf on sale. Due in showrooms in the Spring it’s likely to cost a fraction underw £30,000. Quad exhausts and new front and rear bumpers mark the R out. Audi Allroad Shooting Break Believe it or not, this is the strongest indication yet of what the next TT will look like. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be an estate (well, not yet anyway), but the design cues shown off on this concept will feature heavily on

the next TT. The Shooting Break concept is powered by the firm’s e-tron hybrid transmission that boasts 650Nm of torque and 400bhp – easily enough to see it hit 60mph in 4.6 seconds! Mini John Cooper Works Concept With more vents than an office air-conditioning system and brushed aluminium bodywork, this Mini won’t be for everyone. It’s little more than a design study at present, with few details about powerplant or performance, but it does give Mini fans an idea what the next hot Mini will look like. Volvo XC Coupe The Swedish firm is on a bit of a roll with its concepts at the moment. This is the second of three design studies from the firm and, like the Concept Coupe we saw at Frankfurt last year, it’s an absolute stunner. The firm says it hints at the look of the muchanticipated replacement for the XC90 – and that the production car will retain its seven-seat versatility that isn’t present on this concept.

A10 Corridor Cycle Campaign

Many people enjoy cycling as a means of transport, commuting to work or just a leisurely ride on Sunday afternoon and this has united a diverse campaign group for safer cycling along the ‘A10 Corridor’. The next family-friendly Awareness Ride to highlight the need for a safer cycling route is Sunday

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Classes include:

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Charity Traditional Displays Stalls Punch & Judy Hog from local Mix & Roast Show dance, drama Mingle and martial art Magician Hot schools Dogs Bouncy Tea & Miniature Children’s Burgers Beer cakes in the Castles Fairground Train Rides Candy Floss Town Hall Tent Fire Engine Rides Old Fashioned Sweets

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May 18th, will start at 10am from Therfield Heath and Trumpington P&R, converging once again at Phillimore’s Garden Centre. A successful funding bid by Cambs County Council last year paid for the creation of a new off-road cycle path between Frog End and Shepreth Lakes and Campaign volunteers have recently reseeded the verges with wildflower seed. This smooth


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pathway is well-used by runners and walkers as well as cyclists. Another funding bid, this time to create a high quality off-road cycle path running from Royston to Melbourn, is now being sought by Cambridgeshire County Council. For further details of our Campaign and May 18 Ride, please visit the website:

Spring Forward To Drive A series of Spring tips from driving school L2K. Suspension The thing that holds the car up! Winter takes its toll, how many of you hit at least 1 pothole (answers on a postcard to highways agency please) this winter? & I bet it wasn’t a little one. Get your vehicle checked for broken shock absorbers, broken coil springs, wishbones, arms, anti-roll bars, rods etc, etc. These are major components that directly affect the safety of your car, that’s why they are checked during an MOT. If your car bounces like a kangaroo it’s busted, if it clonks it’s busted, check it.

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chosen by the club’s photographers. Featuring architecture, Royston Photographic Society will be holding wildlife and international destinations, to name its annual exhibition at the Royston & District but a few, it amply illustrates the fine skills Museum, which opens this weekend. possessed by the club’s members. It’s a great On display in the upper gallery will be 36 images from over 30 members. These are on an way for the club to showcase its talent and for ‘open’ theme, featuring framed colour and mono local people to see familiar subjects and sites, often captured in an unusual way. It’s also an prints. opportunity for visitors to bag themselves a David Hatton, the club’s press officer, says: really affordable sample of local art to hang at “I’m confident this is our biggest and most home.” diverse exhibition at the museum to date, The museum is at 5 Lower King Street. The highlighting the remarkable range of subjects


exhibition is free to enter at the regular opening times of Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 am to 4.45 pm from ‘Winter Wonder Wood’ Saturday 19 April until by Richard Schramm early July. Many of the pictures are for sale. The society meets Thursday evenings in term time at Icknield Walk First School and welcomes enquiries from potential new members (details at; see “Organisations” p.9)

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Much needed local support groups Two new support groups have been started in the area by Mandy Thornton, a counsellor & therapist with 20 years’ experience in supporting people. “There is a need for people to find somewhere to talk about their difficult experiences, and share with others who are in similar situations. Sometimes people don’t want to burden their family or friends with how they feel...especially if they have been living with the situation for a long while, whether it’s cancer or bereavement.” writes Mandy. Bereavement Support Group Losing a loved one is probably one of the most devastating things a person can experience. The depth of pain and feelings of overwhelm can be difficult to bear, and one can feel like a part of us has died too. After a certain length of time support can drop away, as people sometimes feel we should be ‘over it’ by now and ’moving forward’. This is not always easy to do, and can leave people feeling confused and without support.

Living With Cancer & its’ Long Term Effects Support Group Living with cancer can also be a long & difficult journey, or a short sharp swift one, knocking people off their feet! There can be long periods between unpleasant treatments, during which patients can feel scared & alone. They may have had invasive surgery, leaving both physical & emotional scars, & sometimes the body doesn’t work in quite the same way anymore. When treatment is finished, and drugs stopped a fear that the cancer will come back can arise. All are welcome to come & join the informal support group which meets on a monthly basis at 3 different venues, (including Coombes Community Centre) at 3 different times of day to suit most people’s busy schedules. Talking & sharing with others who can really understand at least some of the challenges that life is presenting. There is a small charge of £7 per session to cover costs (less than the price of a prescription) For more details including dates, venues & times please see www. or ring 01763 208516

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Scouting in the Royston area is growing! It was once a District of 4 Groups but it has grown to 6 Groups with the prospect of a Cub Pack opening in Melbourn in 2014. Its area stretches from Harston in the north to Buntingford in the Scouting in the Royston Area south; Duxford in the east and Steeple Morden in the west. The area covers some 1,000 square miles across two counties! Scouting is a journey of adventure for boys and girls who join Beavers (6 to 8); Cubs (8 to 10½); Scouts (10½ to 14) Explorers (14 to 18) and a Network of Young Leaders (18 to 25). Each age range has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards. It teaches youngsters life skills through fun, adventurous, challenging and exciting events, camps, and other activities. Supporting the youngsters nationally is over 100,000 Adult volunteers. In Royston’s District there are nearly 150 to support 475 youngsters. Adult Support is important to Scouting as makes Scouting happen with activities in camping, hill walking, canoeing – if it’s adventurous then Scouting does it! It helps youngsters develop at all levels and ensures that the they are safe during Scouting activities.

Graffiti at meridian: but it’s an art project! On Thursday 27th March Meridian School Art department was one of twelve schools selected by Network Rail to work with London Graffiti and Street Artists to design a series of murals for Royston train station. The brief was to create a mural that would communicate the local heritage, industry and sense of community in the town. This was a unique opportunity for fifteen budding Y9 Art students to work with practising conscious graffiti artists to see how they approach a project, including spray can techniques


Royston & District Community Transport URGENTLY need an Hon. Treasurer to work with their accountants to produce their annual As a charity Scouting needs Adult volunteers who are prepared to accounts and submissions to give their time, under go training and contribute their skills. Companies House. Familiarity with Excel and computer-based accounts Interested? packages will be a distinct advantage. Please contact Alan Jeffery, 01763 246994, Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory for further information. Service are looking for Hearing Aiders to help Royston Town Beer Fest Ad 190x124mm_Layout 1 08/04/2014 16:51 Page 1 them to provide basic hearing aid maintenance in people’s own homes,

and stencilling processes. The workshop tutors had amazing energy and connected with our students immediately creating an atmosphere of responsibility and respect. The boards produced on the day will be exhibited in the school reception area and larger versions developed for Royston station. There will also be an unveiling event to reveal the murals to the local press and community which will be a great way for our Meridian students to show off and celebrate being part of this fantastic project.

including cleaning, tubing and battery exchange. HOST are looking to make the world a little friendlier! And are recruiting Short-term Hosts for Cultural Exchange Weekends Spend a weekend with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life. Please ring 01763 243020 or email or visit

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Annual BEER & MUSIC Festival Real Ales, Ciders, Live Bands, Pimms, Bar-b-que, Bouncy Castles

Sunday 25th May 2014 12noon – 7pm Entry: Adults £2 Children Free Featuring Bands:


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Greneway Scientists lead the world

This week has been National Science and Engineering week 2014 and young scientists at Greneway have been celebrating with an exciting programme of events. Two representatives from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Lee Page and Alex De Giorgio Miller, came to lead year 7 in an experiment about the Art of Crystals. Each year in September the RSC launch a global experiment in which last year 22000 participants posted their results online. This year Greneway were the first to try out the experiment and so are pioneers on a global scale!

Wednesday saw an ex pupil, Hannah James, come to talk about her research in new technologies and sustainability. She is part of a team from Leeds Engineering Department

that have produced a comic book, Dreams of a low carbon future. Pupils in year 8 enjoyed exploring  these themes and happily left the lesson with a copy of the book. “It’s been full on Science all the way this week,” says Mrs R Durrant, Joint Head of Science, “the pupils have had a great time and I hope have had a glimpse of where science could take them in the future.”



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Proper homemade pork pies and traditional butchery Steve, the butcher at Knibbs new venture at Manor Farm, Bourn, is a traditional butcher. He knows his trade inside out and you will not phase him by asking for even the most unusual cuts of meat. He knows his animals too choosing local suppliers who give the best of care to their stock whenever he can. And now, with a small team, he has introduced proper, made on the premesis, hand raised pork pies, sausage rolls, pasties scotch eggs and quiches to the produce available - all featuring his carefully selected ingedients. So if you fancy a Tom Kerridge style


“Jacobs Ladder� (short rib of beef) to slow roast, or a beautiful 21 day (minimum) aged steak, or proper outdoor raised pork, then Steve is your man. While you are there you may be lucky to catch pie making in progress in the shop. And there is more. On the 13th century farm site, Wendy Slade runs Abantu, a fair trade gift shop with colourful and beautful goods from Africa. Visit Cafe@Abantu for delicious apple cake, served warm with a dollop of cream and a pot of tea, Oh, and the pet pigs and goats will be sure to want to say “Hello�.

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the ad hoc cocktail club Midori Splice Our new spring menu is out now with a few new dishes, wines and of course cocktails including this tropical classic to get you in the mood for Summer - even on a rainy day! 25ml Midori 25ml Malibu 60ml Pineapple juice Dash Double cream Your favourite fruit to garnish 1.

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Live Acoustic Music Every Thursday From 9pm! Quiz Night Every Wednesday From 9pm ! £100 Prize Fund!

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The Three Tuns continues to impress after it’s successful re-launch by experienced Hertfordshire pub operator Tim Lightfoot. “We are Providing a satisfying mix of real ales, fine wines and fantastic pub food using local and artisan suppliers. Jon Oates our head chef puts his twist on hearty pub classics as well as the very best in modern British cuisine. We have created a relaxed informal way to enjoy great British produce in a warm & friendly local village pub. Wellies, kids & dogs are welcome too!”

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BUDGET: Will Makers, Doers & Savers Benefit? On Wednesday 19 March 2014 George Osborne delivered his penultimate Budget speech before next year’s General Election and he told the public ‘If you’re a maker, a doer or a saver: this is the Budget for you.’ Help for Savers • Stocks and shares ISAs and Cash ISAs will be merged into a single ISA. From summer 2014 the annual limit for subscription will be £15,000. • Persons over 65 will, from January 2015, be able to put up to £10,000 into 1 and / or 3 year ‘pensioner bonds’ at competitive interest rates, expected to be 2.8% and 4% respectively. • And the 10p starting rate of tax will become a 0p rate, wwith the band of income being more than doubled to £5,000. Pensions Consultation There were a raft of proposed changes to pensions announced,

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including an end to the requirement to buy an annuity. Our sister firm, Provisio, are running free seminars in May on how the pensions reform will affect you – visit for more information and to register. Business Changes As well as help for savers • business owners will welcome generous extensions to tax reilief under the Annual Investment Allowance, • investors and start up businesses alike will benefit from Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme being made permanent, and • perennially loss making R&D firms will welcome the increase in rate of the repayable tax credit. If you would like more information about the budget or your tax affairs more generally, please visit or contact our team on 01763 247321.

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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 10th and 24th May , again by appointment only: Reduced rates are:Double Wills - £210.00 plus VAT Single Will - £125.00 plus VAT

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Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity across the UK & Republic of Ireland. Clubs and groups will welcome new members to ‘take part’ by putting on a ‘come and try’ workshop or open rehearsal. All events are promoted by Creative Royston Friday 9th May, 7pm (for 8pm) Royston Folk Club The Old Bull Inn, High Street, Royston SG8 9AW Phone Chris on 01763 260 556 (or email Monday 12th May, 7 - 9 pm Singing Aloud Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT Phone Ruth on 07916 798 655 (or email Tuesday 13th May, 8 - 10pm Royston Choral Society St John’s Parish Church, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 9LG Phone 01763 249 058 (or email Wednesday 14th, from 7.30pm Knit Barley The Fox & Hounds, High St, Barley SG8 8HU Phone Belinda on 07966 775 751 (or email

Thursday 15th May, 10:30am - 12noon Knitting Royston Museum, 5 Lower King Street, Royston SG8 5AL Phone Sarah on 01763 242 587 (or email curator@roystonmuseum. Thursday 15th May, from 7.30pm Royston Town Band Tannery Drift First School, Tannery Drift, Royston SG8 5DE Roger Simons on 01763 246 829 (or email Thursday 15th May, 8pm onwards Royston Writers’ Circle Town Hall (Committee Room), Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA Email roystonwriterscircle/ Saturday 17th May, 2pm Knit and Giggle Royston Museum, 5 Lower King Street, Royston SG8 5AL Phone Sarah on 01763 242 587 (or email curator@roystonmuseum. Do get in touch beforehand as some session need preparation, there is a small charge for some and some may not be suitable for complete bigginers! Have a look at to see how the Arts Festival have branched out to bring us creative opportunites all year round!

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What’s on

May Day Morris Dancing

Thurs 1st May, 5.30 – 615am Meet on the Picnic Field and watch the Devil’s Dyke Morris Men carry on the tradition of dancing, to greet the summer sun, as it rises above the woodlands at Wandlebury Country Park. Babraham Tel: 01223 243830

Introduction to Jewellery Making

Fri 2nd May, 7 – 9pm

Live Music: 1967

Fri 2nd May, 9pm The Belle Freehouse & Restaurant 61 North End, Bassingbourn Contact: 01763 250921

Never Too Late

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd May, 7.30pm Brought to you by Melbourn Amateur Dramatics Join us for an evening of laughter and musical extravaganza Tickets: 0751 3457845

“I Believe in Unicorns”

Sat 3rd May, 11.30am To celebrate Royston Library’s refurbishment best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting tale is brought to life, in an ‘utterly magical interactive show’ Tickets in advance from the library - £7 ticket admits 1 adult and 2 children Royston Library, Market Hill

Royston Parish Church Annual Book Fayre

Sat 3rd to Mon 5th May, 10.30am – 4.30pm (Sun 12.30 – 4.30pm) A very popular annual event which contributes to fundraising to keep the Church in good repair. Tea and cakes will be served on Sunday and Monday. Many bargains second hand books. Parish Church Royston

Audley End May Day Festival Sat 3rd – Mon 5th May, 10am - 6pm Celebrate the arrival of Spring at this grand Victorian day out. Be transported back in time to Audley End’s heyday with the sights, sounds and smells of this golden age. Bookings: 0870 333 1183 Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex - CB11 4JF

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 4th May, 10am-4pm Good range of stalls, tea room with homemade cakes Rosei Frost 07720647696 info@ Barkway Village Hall, SG8 8BS

Royston Fun Run

Sun 4th May, 10.30am Go along to watch and support the runners Therfield Heath

Melbourn Bowls Club Open Day

Sun 4th May, from 2pm All welcome for a fun and informative day of bowls. Prospective members welcome. The Moor, Melbourn (on the left past the Village College)

Herts Youth Games 2014: Badminton

Sun 4th May, 2 - 4pm Mixed Under 12 (Year 7 or below) Fearnhill Sports Centre, Icknield Way, Letchworth, SG6 4UF For more information or to book your place on a trial please contact Jess Young on uk or call 01462 474257

Live Music with Mashed Sun 4th May, 4 – 7pm The Cock Inn, Gamlingay

Charlotte Glasson Quintet

Sun 4th May, 7.30pm With saxes to the fore tonight Charlotte is supported by Mark Bassey on trombone, Chris Spedding on guitar, Mick Hutton on bass and Sam Glasson in drums. Cambridge Modern Jazz at Hidden Rooms, The Basement, 7a, Jesus Lane, Cambridge Contact: 01223 514 777, www.

Royston May Fayre

Mon 5th May, 12 noon – 4.30pm Stalls, food, fun & entertainment for all! Priory Memorial Gardens

Environ Taster Experience

Thurs 6th May, 1 - 8pm Get expert advice and a tailor-made mini treatment Bookings essential Harmony Day Spa

New Beginners Lindy Hop Course Tues 6th May, 7.15pm Come & learn to Swing Jive in our friendly club No partner required Steeple Morden Village Hall Contact 01763242949

Hat Decorating

Thurs 8th May, 2pm A demonstration of hat decoration from Abbi Crampton who makes hats for Ascot Bring a plain hat to decorate Reed Village Hall

Letchworth Corner Sports Club, Whitethorn Lane, Letchworth SG6 2DN For more information or to book your place on a trial please contact Jess Young on uk or call 01462 474257

Art Demo - A Cave on Canvas

Fri 9th May, 8-10pm Royston Arts Society’s Stacey Leigh Ross shares the acrylic techniques she used on the cave textured canvases of The Manor House Mural commissioned by JD Wetherspoon. Market Hill Rooms

What the Ladybird Heard

Fri 9th May, 1.30pm Sat 10th & Sun 11th May at 10.30am & 1.30pm Children’s show based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Melbourn Primary Spring Fayre Saturday 10th May, 12noon - 3pm Fun for all the family! Melbourn Primary School

Car Boot Sale

Sat 10th May, 2 – 4pm (sellers from 12.30pm) St Mary’s School, Melbourn Road, Royston To book a pitch phone Sarah on 07935 864276

Barkway Village Market

Herts Youth Games 2014: Tag Rugby

Sat 10th May, 10am – 4pm All the usual fun and stalls and this year an opportunity to join in a musical extravaganza at the Church by singing in the children or adults choir!

Royston & District Local History Society AGM

Sat 10th May, 11am – 4pm Head to the Stable Rooms and Paddock for a celebration of spring, trees and traditional activities. See the heavy horses at work, watch the skills of the craftsmen. Wandlebury Country Park, Babraham Tel: 01223 243830

Thurs 8th May, 5 - 6pm Mixed Under 9 (Year 4 or below) Hitchin Rugby Club, Old Hale Way, Hitchin SG5 1XL For more information or to book your place on a trial please contact Jess Young on uk or call 01462 474257 Thurs 8th May, 7.30pm followed at 8pm by the following The Woman Who Saved the Children: Eglantyne Jebb 1876-1928 – unlikely children’s champion? Illustrated talk by Clare Mulley. Buffet and drinks Royston Town Hall Contact: 01763 242677

Langley House Trust

Thur 8th May, 8pm with Samantha Waterton. A modern charity delivering offender rehabilitation services and support across England. Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road. Everyone welcome Royston Methodist Church

Cambridge ConneXions – Vesperados

Thurs 8th May, 8pm Formed in Cambridge in 2012 Vesperados are building an impressive local reputation8th Cambridge Modern Jazz at Hidden Rooms, The Basement, 7a, Jesus Lane, Cambridge Contact: 01223 514 777, www.

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May Celebration and Tree Festival

Topcliffe Mill Open Day

Sun 11th May, 11am - 4pm Meldreth’s Topcliffe Mill opens its doors to the public as part of the National Mills Weekend. Entry charge. 36 North End, Meldreth SG8 6NT, situated at the end of a long drive, opposite Holy Trinity Church. Limited parking available opposite the Church.

Ashwell at Home

Sun 11th May, 12-6pm Entertainment for all the family with open gardens, free children’s workshops, live music, veteran cycles, Morris dancing, cow milking, funfair, lunches & teas and much more. Entry by programme: £6 adults (accompanied under 14s free) - available on the day. Free parking.


Wed 14th May, 7.30 – 9pm An introduction evening for men who would like to join a choir. No music reading or previous experience necessary. Email musicwithmum21@btopenworld. com to book or just turn up on the night.

Reed Gardening Club 14th May, 8pm

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to list - thank you for keeping us in touch. Please send your events to lucy@ townhousepublishing. Growing fruit and veg: Mr Jackson Reed Village Hall

Stevenage Lytton Players – Jesus Christ Superstar

Wednesday 14th – Sat 17th May, 7.45pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm Amateur production of Andre Llyod Webber’s legendary Rock opera Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Chic & Cheap Bazaar

Sat 17th, 9.30am – 3.30pm Quality, Nearly New Clothing Sale plus Accessory and Gift Stalls Please ring Maddy Jones 01954 719555 or Clarissa Burgess 01284 789190 to donate items. The Memorial Hall, Great Shelford, CB22 5BY (parking available)

Living with Cancer Support Group

Sat 17th May, 10am - 12noon Coombes Community Centre or ring 01763 208516 for details

Spring Quiz Night

Sat 17th May, 7.30pm Bar and raffle Reed Village Hall Bookings: 01763 848 481

Hinxworth Art Society Exhibition Sale of Works

Sat 17th & Sun 18th May, 10am – 4pm Hinxworth & Edworth Village Hall Free admission and parking, refreshments Contact:

Flower Festival

Sat 17th & Sun 18th May View magnificent floral displays, produced by Reed village organisations. Saturday – afternoon tea will be served in the churchyard between 1.30 and 3.30 pm on Saturday, with entertainment from the pupils of Reed First School. Sunday Evensong at 5pm with the Flower Festival choir St Mary’s Church, Reed

Woof Walk

Sun 18th May, 10.30am In aid of Cancer Research. 1 mile and 3 mile distances, dog tag medal to all finishers. Enter on the day or Entry forms can be picked up from the Heath Club, Great Fit, the Library or the Pet Shop Therfield Heath Maurice Hill 07719 132739

Save Royston Town Centre Group

Wednesday 21st May, 5.30pm for 5.45pm Public meeting. Discussions on Public Transport, including a representative from local bus operator, Stagecoach. Clive Porter will officially launch his Royston promotion, and will be signing copies of his work. Mello Coffee House, Angel Pavement, Royston

Charlie Wood Trio

Thurs 22nd May, 8pm Originally a native of Memphis Tennessee Charlie Wood is a singer/ keyboardist/composer steeped in jazz, blues and old-school R&B. Cambridge Modern Jazz at Hidden Rooms, The Basement, 7a, Jesus Lane, Cambridge Contact: 01223 514 777, www.

Glass Fusing

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Fri 23rd May The husband and wife duo Megson - one of the highlights of the Royston Arts Festival 2012 – are set to return. Tickets from www.roystonartsfestival. org/2014_megson.html or from Stationery Cupboard, High Street, Royston.

Abba Reunion Show

Fri 23rd May, 7.30pm Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the ‘Waterloo’ Tour Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box Office : 01438 363200

Bereavement Support Group Sat 24th May, 10am - 12noon Coombes Community Centre or ring 01763 208516 for details

Big Archery Day!

Sat 24th May, 10am -4pm Great for all the family. No equipment or experience needed Therfield Heath 07718 311920 or 01557 787768 or

D-Day Anniversary Air Show Sat 24th – Sun 25th May The D-Day Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 70th anniversary of this decisive military campaign, demonstrating the vital role that aerial warfare played in the invasion of Normandy IWM Duxford

Meldreth Croquet Club

Sat 24th May, 10.30am Learn to play this fascinating game on three Saturday mornings in lovely surroundings. Contact: 01763 262269

Local Reptiles and Amphibians

Wandlebury Country Park, Babraham Tel: 01223 243830

Sonnets and Swords: Elizabeth at Audley

Sun 25th - Mon 26th May, 10am – 6pm Prepare your bow and perfect your curtsey as you meet Queen Elizabeth I on her royal progress to Audley End. Join in the merry making with minstrels, music and military displays. Bookings: 0870 333 1183 Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex - CB11 4JF

RAGA Open Day

Sun 25th May, 11am – 3pm Come along and have a wander around your local allotments all are welcome Coombes Hole

Buntingford Festival

Mon 26th May to Sunday 29th June The inaugural 5 week-long celebration is to showcase everything which is unique, charming and vibrant about the town.

Kings & Queens Academy at Audley

Tues 27th - Fri 30th May, 10am – 6pm Put on a right royal welcome at Audley End as we teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers. Bookings: 0870 333 1183 Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex - CB11 4JF

Carnaby Street

Tue 27th May, 7.45pm The concert version of Carnaby Street – the Musical that celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box Office : 01438 363200

Bees and Wasps

Wed 28th May, 10am – 12.30pm Learn about our helpful buzzy friends, see how they live and work together, followed by related craft activities. Wandlebury Country Park, Babraham Tel: 01223 243830

Sat 24th May, 11am – 12.30pm Guided stroll around Wandlebury searching for common frogs, toads, newts, lizards, slowworms and grass snakes. Oakley A6 BW wb_Layout 1 29/07/2013 11:39 Page 1 Aimed at adults and older children.

Shady Business by Robin Hawdon

Thurs 29th – Sat 31st May, 7.45pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm A feisty play set around a strip club starring Scott Wright (Coronation Street) and Zoe Lister (Hollyoaks) Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box Office : 01438 363200

Vughts Male Voice Choir from Holland

Fri 30th, 7.30pm The concert will be followed by a chance to meet the choir over refreshments. Entrance is free but a retiring collection, towards cHALLenge, will be taken. Royston Parish Church,

Motown Magic

Fri 30th May, 8pm Featuring The Soul Man and DJ Strolling’ Steve Licensed bar, raffle Tickets from Orwell Post Office or val.

Herts Youth Games 2014: Table Tennis

Sat 31st May, 11.45am - 1.45pm Mixed Under 14 (Year 9 or below) Hitchin Boys Sports Centre, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin SG5 1JB For more information or to book your place on a trial please contact Jess Young on uk or call 01462 474257

Royston Town Band Spring Concert: In perfect harmony

Sat 31st May, 7.30pm Featuring the Musikzug Grossalmerode Barley Church Tickets available on the door.

Cambridgeshire Choral Society: Parnell’s The Dew of Heaven and Rutter’s Magnificat

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Throughout the month Secondhand Book Sale Fri 18th April – Mon 5th May All Books 50p Wimpole Hall Stable Block


Mon 26th May – June During Spring half term, follow our trail around the museum and encounter some of the aircraft and vehicles that would have been used on D-Day IWM Duxford

61st Ashwell Music Festival

Thurs 8th – Sun 25th May The annual event offers its usual mix of top class performers from a range of musical styles and the arts including brass, jazz, opera and story telling Tickets/details: 01462 742979, www.

Life above & below stairs at Audley End

Sat 10th – Sun 11th May, Sat 17th – Sun 18th May, Sat 31st – Sun 1st June, 10am – 6pm Costumed characters will bring Audley End back to its Victorian heyday every weekend throughout the Spring. Bookings: 0870 333 1183 Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex - CB11 4JF


Beginner, improver and intermediate levels on Mondays and Wednesdays. Daytime and evening classes, plus one to one sessions. Royston Complementary Health Centre o 01763 247440

Family Friendly Events

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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 outstanding Breakfast needed. For information please contact Keith Gordon on 07764475391 email keith@ Find us on Facebook Ashwell business club.

Barkway & District Business Breakfast

First Friday of the month at the Woodman 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 me at 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@

Meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Contact Sarah Hillman –07967 197898 for more details.

Royston Business Network – RBN

We 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 Julian Berry on 07968 131867

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

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: www.

John Cleese’s ideal leader Comedy icon, John Cleese has also written several corporate training videos and books – should we take them seriously, or are they a bit of a joke? Comedy Icon Cleese has an enormous body of work: prolific Monty Python member, a comedy scriptwriter of the 70s and 80s, the legendary Basil Fawlty, and the star/co-writer of ‘A Fish called Wanda’ which grossed over $62m at the box office! Ideal Leader In his book, ‘Life and How to Survive it’, John described the ideal leader as ‘one who was trying to make himself dispensable’. He explains he would ‘help the people around him to acquire as many skills as possible so that he could let everyone else do the work whilst he kept an eye on things.’ Heart and sole This view is supported by John Timpson, not as famous as Cleese, but his 900 ‘Timpson’s’ shoe repair shops (including Cambridge, Saffron Walden and

Stevenage) turn over some £90m a year (50% more than Wanda, every year!) I asked John Timpson what his secret was. ‘The people who do the most important work in this company,’ he told me, ‘Are the people in the shops. They talk to the customers every day, they understand what the customers want and they try to deliver it.’ ‘Unlike me, they’re the ones who get constant feedback about whether our service is right or wrong so they know what we need to do to make it better.’ The job of the boss Timpson concluded, ‘My job, as CEO, is not to tell the staff what to do, they know that better than I do – my job is to give them the tools and conditions so that they can excel. I sign the cheques, they tell me what to write them for.’ So employ great staff and don’t tell them what to do, just give them what they need. No joke.


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Summer Term Workshops Saturday 3rd May – Scott Campell, Lighting Entrepreneur coming in to talk about the tricks of the trade with regards to rigging and lighting huge events at Wembly and the O2 Arena!!! Saturday 31st May – We have none other than the British Film Producer himself, Mr. Gareth Unwin coming to visit The Academy! Gareth Unwin is a British film producer best known for producing the 2010 film ‘The King’s Speech’, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Bedlam Productions. We are extremely lucky to have someone as prestigious as Gareth Unwin agree to come over and do a workshop at The Academy!!! The cost of The Academy is £10 normally payable weekly but we will be asking for bookings in advance with a £5 deposit for this particular session. It will be on a first come first served basis. There will be very limited space! Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Saturday 21st June – We have one of the stars of We Will Rock You, the fabulous Musical confirmed to do a workshop on the songs and dances that make up this world famous show! Saturday 28th June – FS1E the live band!!! Tim Den and Hugh from FS1E will be playing a few of their songs and talk about how they create their music, we will have backing vocals and percussion and get the students having a go on the bass and drums! Not to be missed! Saturday 5th and 12th July – Liberty Ward coming in to start costume design with masks and headdresses from Phantom and the Lion King! • 01763 248447 • 22

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Royston in Blue

Now entering its 3rd year and having raised over £44,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, the Royston in Blue Run/Walk will take place again on 22nd June 2014 at Therfield Heath, Royston at 11 am. Entrants will receive a sponsorship pack including a Royston in Blue T-shirt, and a medal for all those who complete the route.


All monies raised again will go to Teenage Cancer Trust and the East Anglia Region. Seven teenagers day are diagonised with some form of cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust which is devoted to improving the lives of young people with cancer. The dedicated unit for 13-24 year olds has now been opened at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for two years, enabling young people in the wider Eastern region to be treated in a supportive

environment befitting their age group. The entry form is now available to download off the Royston in Blue website and they will soon be available from various shops around the town. The committee are still looking for sponsors so if the company you work for or if you know of anyone who will be willing to support the event please contact: Lisa Thompson 07540 157200 or email

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scrubs are aplenty in your nearest chemist or supermarket, along with body brushes. Allow yourself a good 10 to 15 minutes in the shower or for even better results book yourself in with your beautician. On the subject of beauticians, as you move down your body it definitely becomes easier and more efficient to ask someone else to help with the skin maintenance. You can shave the hair off your legs, but it’ll be much smoother – and last longer – if you

wax, particularly if someone else is doing it for you and has a better view of what needs doing. Likewise with your feet; unless you are a contortionist, a home pedicure is always going to be a tedious and back-aching job. Having prepared the surface, a good moisturiser will not only make your skin glow, but will immediately make you feel more summery. If you are naturally very pale, buy a body lotion that also offers a light self-tanning ingredient

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CLASSES BEGINNING MAY Tuesdays: 8.00-9.00pm – improvers Wednesdays: 9.20-10.20 am – improvers, 10.30-11.30am – beginners 6.45-7.45pm – improvers, 8.00-9.00pm – beginners, 8.00-9.00pm – improvers Thursdays: 9.25-10.25am – improvers, 10.30-11.30am –beginners, 6.00 - 7.00pm – beginners, 7.10-8.10pm – beginners, 8.15-9.00pm – intermediate Saturdays: 9.00-10.00am – improvers, 10.15-11.15am – beginners Classes taught by Cathryn Jaffray in well appointed studios in Royston


Burn up to 600 Calories in each 60 minute total body workout! First week £5 with this ad

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Richard’s Monthly Tip Those people who go the gym earn 9% more than those who don’t go at all.

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ceramic wall and floor tile specialist stone, travertine, mosaics from splashbacks to swimming pools! tta tiler of the year 2007 for a free quotation call simon on 07813 596278 or tel/fax 01763 220104

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J enny’s Repairs and A lterations Repairs and alterations Men’s alterations Wedding and prom alterations Free fittings Also curtain alterations NEW! Dry cleaning and ironing 48-hour turnaround Now open 6 Days per week Call us on 01763 249500 or 07905 392206, Evenings 01763 220964 2 - 5 Corn Exchange, Royston SG8 9JR

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Cloudy2Clear Windows – Service With A Smile! It’s been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has grown rapidly as homeowners take advantage of their services. Managing Director Tim Law feels that it’s all about service. ‘Our product is simple. If your double glazing is

misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn

up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole.’ Cloudy2Clear service the Royston DQG&DPEULGJHDUHDVDQG7LPLVÀQGLQJ that his approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just

the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated.’ So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Tim a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!




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10 Ways To Save On Renovating Your Home Building work can be expensive, but if you’re canny you can keep costs down, says Katherine Sorrell 1. Use trade suppliers: they’re much cheaper

than their high-street equivalents. Open an account with your local builders merchant. Do your research beforehand, wear appropriate clothing and act confident. If you need to ask advice, though, do – these guys are the specialists and will probably be only too happy to help.

2. Borrow rather than buy expensive tools that

you’re unlikely to use very often. Ask friends or try a local hire shop. Before you start, though, make sure you know exactly how to use the tool safely.

3. Do as much work as you can yourself, and

off sale, or waiting until you have acquired just the right discounted item, but your patience will pay off.

6. How about second-hand? You never

know what you might find if you scour the right places, from auctions and junk shops to salvage yards. The golden rule is to be prepared – if you’re out and about, write out a list of relevant dimensions and keep it, together with a mini tape measure. If you do buy secondhand radiators, taps or electrical items, have them fitted by someone who’s qualified to check that they’re totally safe and functioning correctly.

ask friends and family to help. You may be able to improve your DIY skills by studying a good manual, taking an evening class or even attending a specialist course. Only tackle jobs you can manage safely, however. Complex or tricky jobs should be left to the professionals, as should anything that involves electricity, gas or working at a height.

7. Something for nothing? Some people swear

4. Try to design fitted furniture such as shelves

8. Look out for wallpaper and fabric ends-of-

5. Grab the best bargains in sales and

9. Use decorating tricks to save money. If

or cupboards with the dimensions of standard materials in mind. This will allow you to either buy off the shelf or will save on cutting-waste, and therefore cost you less.

clearances, and at factory outlets, seconds shops and discount warehouses. This may mean planning your decorating around a one-

by the fine art of ‘skip dipping’. If you’re going to try this, never trespass, and ask the owner’s permission first. Much easier, though, is to sign up to an internet-based network such as Freecycle, which connects people who are giving things away with people who will happily take them off their hands. line. And avoid paying extra for special colours from expensive paint companies – have your chosen colour mixed for you, in whatever finish you require. you can’t afford carpet, for example, either sand your floorboards or paint them, and add a simple rug for a clean, contemporary look. TLpolead92x130N

widen your view…

…use a local company who provides:

Instead of bespoke curtains, choose Roman or roller blinds, which use much less fabric and are correspondingly a great deal cheaper. Can’t afford to have the glass in an overlooked window beautifully etched? Then buy some stick-on window film, which is easy to use and inexpensive.

10. Think laterally. You can completely

transform a bathroom by changing the taps, loo seat, bath panel, window treatment and shower curtain. In a kitchen, consider replacing either the cupboard doors and drawer fronts, or carefully repainting them.

ashwell at home

The picturesque village of Ashwell welcomes visitors to its popular annual event ‘Ashwell at Home’, where visitors can enjoy a wide range of things to see and do, with entertainment for all the family.

Sunday 11th May, 12 noon - 6pm 5/9/08


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In the garden... May Top tips and ideas to improve your garden! Sunshine always brings us into the garden and makes us feel good. In this feature I will continue to be suggesting ways to make improvements to your outdoor spaces to make them more enjoyable. 1. Structure When planning new planting it is key to consider your structural planting first. Hedges help to form the boundaries and divisions in the garden. This in turn will provide privacy and enclosure to a space. Low box hedging is fantastic for delineating a space, whilst a beech hedge can provide a good back drop for herbaceous perennials.


2. Balance When deciding what plants to put in a new garden consider the balance of shrubs and flowers. In my opinion, the best gardens use a mixture of shrubs and flowers. Remember too many shrubs will envelop smaller spaces where as flowers can be more easily managed. Climbers are excellent for providing greenery to a space without some of the bulk of a shrub. 3. Rhythm and repetition Our eyes look for detail when we view a planting scheme. Don’t be afraid to use the same plant repeated in different locations in the garden. I love to use box balls repeated through herbaceous planting to draw the eye through a space and give the planting rhythm. Angelsey Abbey entrance is a good example of this. 4. Soil The soil is the engine of the garden. Good soil will produce good plants, although not necessarily a good garden! When planning a new area it is the perfect time to give your soil a feed. I like to use a generous layer of organic compost dug into the soil. This helps to give it more structure and retain moisture for root development. New build homes often have thin

top soils whereas well established gardens can have a good depth of soil, dig a sample area to see how deep your top soil is. 5. Situation There is an excellent book by the plantsman Roy Lancaster called ‘What Plant Where’ and this sums it up. You need to know simple things such as how the sun moves through your garden during the day, to inform your plant choices. Spend time getting to know the different areas in your garden. You can then plan to select the plants that will thrive in those areas. Beth Chatto the revered plantswoman has a fantastic garden in Colchester that is the perfect example of matching plants to their location. The challenging part is the arrangement of the plants thinking about structure, balance, rhythm and repetition whilst doing so. 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 Workshop ad



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Darren Harward Painter and Decorator Domestic and Commercial Interior and Exterior Telephone 01763 222978 Mobile 07815 816187

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CHURCHES Churches Together in Royston and District 07923 883438 Bassingbourn Parish Church, North End Revd. Donald McFadyen 01763 244836 www. Bassingbourn URC South End Bassingbourn, Revâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Duncan Goldie Tea Room last Friday each month Sunday school each week Sec. Gillian Darnell 01763 245571

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Fowlmere United Reformed Church 01440 761241

Hall Pastor Matt & Cate Hall 01763 243166 www.tlc- 8.30am-6.30pm 01763 230350

Guilden Morden Congregational Church,Pound Green ,Guilden Morden. 01767677680 and 01763 852883


Melbourn Baptist ChurchMortlock Street 01763 261650 Ignite Community Church, Coombes Comminity Centre, Burns Road Contact: Margaret McCormack 01763 852118 Open House Project, The House, Market Hill. 01763 246799 Royston Catholic ChurchMelbourn Road Fr. Seamus McGeoghan 01763 243117 www. Royston Evangelical Church 11.15 Every Sunday, York Way A Lively, Welcoming, International Church. 01763 233332 Royston Methodist Church, Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Minister Revâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Chris White, 01763 256816. Sunday services at 10am and 6.30pm, Juneior Church & crèche at 10am. St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Church Melbourn Street, Royston Vicar: The Revd. Heidi Huntley 01763 243145 Church Office: 01763 246371 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 Royston Spiritualist Church President Judy Moule Service every Sunday 6.30pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall. Everyone welcome. Judy Moule 01223 503345 Therfield Chapel 01763 287220 Therfield Parish Church Revd. Richard Morgan 01763 287364 Trinity Life Church Meetings 10am Royston Town

North Herts and District Citizens Advice, The Town Hall Royston. Drop in Mon & Wed, 9.30am12noon. National Advice line number: 08444 111 444: 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4pm, Mon-Fri


Hertfordshire County Council 01992 555555 North Herts District Council 01462 474000 Royston District Council Office 01763 242393 Royston Town Council 01763 878242

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


The Health Centre Melbourn Street Royston, Herts SG8 7BS 01763 242981 8.30am - 6.30pm Market Hill Surgery Market Hill Royston, SG8 9JN 01763Â 248111 Roysia Surgery (Royston) Burns Road Royston SG8 5PT

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Markets Manager 01763 245484 Geraint Burnell - Town Manager 01763 248564 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 Methodist Church Hall,Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road. lettings@royston-methodist. Royston Town FC Garden Walk. Suzanne Norman 07795 820127 or Terry McKinnell 07772 086709 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


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SCHOOLS Icknield Walk First School Poplar Drive Royston SG8 7EZ 01763 243392 Roman Way First School Burns Road, Royston SG8 5EQ 01763 241535

TRANSPORT National Rail Enquiries 24-hours 08457 484950

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

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)


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