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Over these past few issues it’s been a delight to welcome so many new businesses to the Royston area. Sign perhaps that confidence is returning...?


We’ve welcomed decorator Linda Jest, Avellino’s Italian Deli, Jordan Lewis with Crazy Cakes, My Lingerie, Lucy Bates Vintage Fabric and Something to Treasure to name a few... and this issue we have more news of new ventures and expanding businesses.

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Glazed Creations has now opened on Baldock Street, Sunhill Montessori Nursery has expanded to new purpose-built premises, the Royston Dental Suite is under new ownership, Bury Lane launches its Fun Barn and new business TeenFit inspires young people to get fit for life. Local businesses young and old value our custom so this month, let’s make a pledge to shop small and spend local, and help to make our new start-ups and established companies a success.

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Harston Painters WI aM


Harston Painters September is a self-help group of Royston local amateur artists WI AM and has around held a very twenty members. successful It meets on Friday Macmillan mornings from Coffee September to July in morning Harston Village Hall. The structure is where painting at very informal and Saxtead Green postmill members there is no organising had the committee. No tuition is given opportunity to share a drink, but members help one another, cake and a chat. Also on the giving their opinions and advice menu was a bring and buy sale in a friendly atmosphere. Some and a picture quiz which led to members attend the Group’s much discussion as many ‘senior own annual Summer School, this moments’ were experienced year based on the Suffolk/Norfolk trying to remember faces and border. The picture shows a names! couple of members in action at Wednesday 9th October is Saxtead Green postmill. the date for our next meeting at Every two years the Group the Market Hill Rooms, Royston. holds a public exhibition of We begin with refreshments at members’ recent work and invites 10.00am and this will be followed the local communities to “come and see what we do”. The by the speaker Richard Revels standard of work on show is who will be talking about Britain’s frequently highly commended Wonderful Wildlife. by visitors. This year will be the For more information about seventh exhibition and will be Royston WI AM you can contact open in Harston Village Hall from Irene on 01763 249455 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th October; admission is free.


Roysia Women’s Club

We do not meet in August but we had 2 celebrations during that month. Another of our members had her 90th Birthday and we had a very nice morning in her garden to celebrate. Our other event was our President’s Garden Party. Most of the members attended and we made a good contribution for our funds. At our September meeting we had an informative talk on the “ Associated Country Women of the World”,by Barbara Harvey, this is an international membership organisation started in 1929, it has 365 members in 70 countries worldwide. It offers mutual support, friendship and practical help and gives women a voice at international level with its links with UN agencies. She has travelled to many places in pursuit of this work mostly at her own expense. The Raffle was won by Joan Durrant and the winner of the competition for an unusual money box was Marian Chamberlain. Our next meeting is on the 10th October, 1.45pm in the Heritage Hall when Nalan Senverdi will give a talk on “Looking Stylish”. If you would like to know more about the Institute please contact our President Helen Barrett on 01763


We started our Autumn programme with a social on 9th September, and since then had three speaker meetings starting with a talk on the TV comedy “Dad’s Army” by Elizabeth Brown. She gave us an insight into this long running popular TV series which is now enjoying a revival. Ian Waller showed slides and spoke about “All Drawn by Horses”, an interesting talk all about shire horses; and Michelle Bullivant came to give us a make-up and skincare demonstration. We picked up many helpful tips and also enjoyed experimenting with the many colours of make-up she had brought along. October meetings will include our usual social; a talk and demonstration by Celia Gwynn on “The Spinning Lady”; a slide show by Maggie Radcliffe on “The 60’s” and lastly a talk by Len Little on “What Do You Know about Drugs”. Our Programme Secretary goes to great lengths to find such a wide variety of speakers. New members are always welcome, 8pm Monday evenings in the Town Hall. Contact Wendy Pearce 01763 231381 or Mavis Ingle 01763 222524 or email:

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The Rabbit Residence Rescue

based in great chishill The Rabbit Residence Rescue (registered charity number 1148016), based in Great Chishill near Royston, takes in, rehabilitates and rehomes neglected and unwanted rabbits. The Rabbit Residence Rescue is run by local resident, Caroline Collings, and a team of volunteers. The Rescue has been running for over 10 years. Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK, yet there are many misunderstandings about their needs. The traditional view of one rabbit living in a hutch still prevails yet this is in strong contrast with their actual needs. Wild rabbits live in social groups not alone, they cover a considerable area in a day, and their survival instincts strongly affect their behaviours and those of their domestic cousins. The problem of rabbits being abandoned or given up in the UK is massive and growing. A recent survey by the Rabbit Welfare Association found that around 67,000 rabbits entered rescues in 2010,and these are the lucky ones that the rescues could accommodate. In some cases, rabbits arrive at rescue centres for unpreventable and unpredictable reasons, such as a change in the life circumstances of the owners, for example, a sudden illness or home eviction. However,

misconceptions about rabbits are also to blame. Rabbits require more care and cost more than some people think, they are not ideal pets for young children (as they dislike being picked up) and they need more space than just a hutch. Many rabbits come through the doors of rescues because owners were not aware of the commitment involved or because the rabbit is perceived to be boring or aggressive. The latter can often be because the rabbit is bored due to insufficient space and lack of a rabbit companion or scared because the owners frequently pick the rabbit up. Another common reason for rabbits coming into rescues is accidental litters. Some pet shops and breeders now make customers more aware that a rabbit needs company of their own kind, but sexing young rabbits can be difficult and errors result in accidental litters that the owners cannot accommodate. Rabbits can breed from four months old and a female can get pregnant again straight after giving birth. The Rabbit Residence Rescue is dedicated to providing the best possible care and to encouraging others with rabbits or wanting to adopt to do the same. We are always looking for new volunteers, both youngsters and adults to join our team.


Both regular and How you can help occasional help is • If you have a few hours to welcome. Duties spare regularly or occasionally, include cleaning you could make a real out enclosures, difference by volunteering your replenishing water time to assist with animal care bowls/bottles or DIY. and those who • If you are considering rabbits can volunteer as pets, please do some regularly would research first. There is good also be welcome information on our website. If to get involved in you decide to go ahead, please feeding and other contact us or another rescue. duties requiring We have many wonderful some training. We rabbits, including youngsters, would also very waiting for a second chance much welcome in life. volunteers with • Join our ‘Sponsor-TheDIY skills who Bunnies’ scheme to help us could help with look after the rabbits in our repairs or building care. projects. We are open to visitors on Saturday afternoons by appointment. Tel. 07904 397378

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Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas is Cambridge University’s annual celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Expect to see a wide array of workshops, debates and performances for all ages, featuring researchers, journalists, politicians, poets and artists. It takes place between Wednesday 23rd October and Sunday 3rd November. Check out The Listing’s pick of events! Poets vs Rappers 7.30 – 10pm, Thursday 24 October Take three poets and three rappers. Take away the music, the props, bands and beats and leave their words. Give them 15 minutes each on stage and you decide who the true lyricists really are. Pre-book, £7, £4, tickets@, 01223 511511 or www.junction. J2, The Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX

Who really designs buildings: architects or engineers? 12pm– 1pm, Wednesday 30 October Architects design the aesthetic; civil engineers design the structure. Who really designs buildings? Two experts, Ranald Lawrence and Aaron Gillich, lead this debate to explore the concepts and resolve the dilemma while being punted on the river. Ages 15+, Pre-book, £5, enquiries@, or 01223 359750 or: Granta Place, Mill Lane, CB2 1RS

Lewis Carroll’s Forgotten Fairytale 1– 2pm, Saturday 26 October Lewis Carroll is famous for his Alice books, but in his last years he longed to publish a story that would more clearly represent his spiritual and philosophical interests. Ages 8+, Prebook: or 01223 335197 or GR06/07, Faculty of English

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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

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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/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

Tues, 7.30 - 9pm, Coombes Community Centre - informal play, supported by Badminton England with occasional coaching sessions, all abilities. £10 per month. Contact: coombescommunity@ or Gillian on 01763 248081.

Barkway Karate Club

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

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

Barkway Social Club

Weds & Fri’s 8 -11pm. Friendly club, bar, snooker, pool, cards, darts and dominoes. Yearly membership: £6 per person, £10 per couple. Building adjacent to the Village Hall. John Sizer 01763 848927

Barley Cricket Club

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

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

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

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

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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, Bassingbourn United Reform Church, South End. A friendly group pop in or book a Julie 01763 853257, Sylvia 01763 208397

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. Sally Crane on 07716 121 333 or

Choir - Singing Aloud

Mon’s 7-9pm, Greneway School, Royston. We sing a wide mix of songs from popular, traditional, world music etc. Our ethos is to promote and encourage anyone and everyone to sing. or 07916 798 655.

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.

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Cycle Club Ashwell

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

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,

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

Fowlmere Friendship Club

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

Fowlmere Playgroup

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 fowlmereplaygroup@hotmail.

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

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Caring for this 190 mile long trail through the Herts countryside, starting and finishing in Royston. 01763 244509 • 01763 248447 • 

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

Royston, 6 Days a Week. Melody Movement Baby Ballet, ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre, Boys Only Street, Contemporary, Commercial, Body Conditioning, Adult Street Fit, Singing and Musical Theatre g-stars@ or 07720713532 or www.

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

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Spanish for children (3yrs to 8yrs) and their grown ups. Coombes Community Centre. Mon 3.45-5.45pm. Suzanne Snowdon, 01234 708226, uk Caribbean Groove singing, dancing and drama for 0-5year olds. Contact 07793 726428, New 12 week class starting Mondays 30th September at 1pm or £6 - just 50p per class at Coombes Community Centre. Other classes available.

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Rainbow Playgroup

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

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

Melbourn Bowls Club

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

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

Kickboxing & Kung Fu

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

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

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

Litlington Badminton Club

Mon’s 7 - 9pm, Friendly club, Contact: Vera 01763 241022 Little Hands Nursery School, Melbourn 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@

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

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

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

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

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 243224

Melbourn History Group

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 Mushroom Club

The fungus recording group for South Cambs, part of a national network for experts and beginners. Details of future events - John Holden,

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

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

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 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. www. adults Richard Robertson 01763 848835, Colts Peter Wholley 01763 246656

Reed Gardening Club

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

RNLI (Royston)

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

Rotary Club Of Royston

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

Round Table

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

Royal British Legion (Women’s Section)

Mondays, 2pm - 4pm RBL HQ, Mill Road, Royston Service and ex-service women and their families. Membership is open to all women including those with no service connections. Mrs S. Titmuss 01763 222824

Royal Naval Assoc.

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

Roysia Women’s Club

Affiliated to: National Association of Women’s Clubs. Mon 8-10pm Royston Town Hall. Speakers, outings and social evenings, Vacancies for new members. Wendy Pearce 01763 231381, or Mavis Ingle 01763 222524 or email roysia10@

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 & 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@

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. Rupert Matthews or

Royston & District Community Transport

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

Papillion Playgroup

Royston & District Local History Society

Play Music Play

Royston & District Mencap Society

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 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

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.

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

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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 Cave

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

Royston Chess Club

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

Royston Choral Society

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

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

Royston Cricket Club

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

Royston Crows

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

Royston Day Centre

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

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

Royston Rockets BMX Club

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

A mixed, friendly and official Rounders England club for adults and children 14+. Training every Sunday 7-8pm, first session free then £3 pay as you play. Outdoors April - Sept, Royston Heath. Indoors Oct - March, Royston Leisure Centre. Contact Vicky Bacon (Secretary) on 07943 862485 or email

Royston District Girl Guiding

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: Michael Farrow at 01763 249296 for tickets & bookings

Royston Golf Club

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

Royston Rounders

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

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

Royston Rugby 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 redrays@live.

Royston Runners

Royston Greenfingers Gardening Club

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 Ladies’ Luncheon Club A friendly group of like-minded women who meet for a two course lunch at 12.30 - 3pm at The Cambridge Motel, Shepreth, 2nd Mon monthly, includes a guest speaker. Secretary 01763 243388

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. www. 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

Tues, 7pm, The Heath Sports Club Rugby Union Football Club in Herts - Middx. 1st XV, 2nd XV, Veterans, Youth and Minis. Mini/Youth 10am Jamie Johnson, 01763 247522 Tuesdays 6.30pm Beginners, 7.30pm Experienced Runners Sundays 9am long run, all abilities. Call Maurice Hill, 01763 241182 or 0771 913 2793

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 Mon’s & Weds 2.30 to 4.30pm (Oct - April) Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road. Informal friendly group. New members are always very welcome. Terry Mitchell 01763 848775 or

Royston Short Tennis

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

Royston Sight Information Point

Now at Stevenage Central Library on 3rd Wed of the month from 10 - 12noon Royston Spiritualist Church Every Sun, 6.30pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall. Hymns, prayers & a visiting medium demonstration. All Welcome Collection plate, refreshments. Awareness group Thurs 8pm under guidance of an experienced teacher. Judy Moule 01223 503345

Royston 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 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

Have 6 floodlit courts at Heath Sports Centre, Therfield Heath. Full LTA tennis & coaching programmes available with social & fun sessions. Public courts can be booked via Heath Sports (01763 2436130). For full club details 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,


Sunbeams Baby & Toddlers

Royston Town Ladies FC

Supporters Of All Saints Church, Melbourn

Garden Walk, Royston Clubhouse: 01763 241204, Terry McKinnell Secretary 07772 086709 and Steve Jackson Chairman 07850383483 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. Elizabeth Hollomby 01763 246347 or 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

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 Please join us in fund raising and social events to aid the maintenance of All Saints Parish Church. All welcome. Colin Limming, 01763 260072

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 www.

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

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

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

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

Morning classes for babies 8weeks to 3yrs. Morning and afternoon classes for 3 - 5yrs. Contact Litsa on 07775 853123 or www.

Royston WI (AM)

Royston WI (PM)

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

Royston Wildlife Group

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

Royston Writers Circle

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

Royston Young Voices

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

Sandon Gardener’s Club

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

SAS Swimming

Swimming lessons from 4 yrs old at Linton & Fulbourn. Non-swimmers to advanced. After school & SAT’s. Progressive & fun lessons with experienced, friendly teachers. Lessons for Life! 01799 501293 mob:07947 730287

Smarties Pre-School & Out Of School Club

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

Sport Royston

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

Tiger Tots Preschool Gymnastics

Time Trackers

Last Sat monthly, Royston Museum. For young people ages 8 -16 yrs who want to explore the objects, buildings and history of the local area. Guided by expert local archaeologist Sylvia Beamon. Carol Kaszak, 01763 242587

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 www.

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. nhertsveg@gmail. com,, facebook group. Royston local contact: Daisy Lachat 07503 554567.

William Lee’s Charity

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

Yoga In Pregnancy

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

Youth Club

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

St John Ambulance

Adults - Wed 7.45 - 10pm, Cadets (10-17 yrs) - Tues 7-8.30pm, Badgers (6-10 yrs) - Fri 6-7.15pm at St John Ambulance HQ. All welcome to join our friendly group to learn First Aid Skills. We provide a first aid service in and around Royston. Sarah Betts 01438 728100

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 kerry.hay@

is your entry up to date? E-mail :

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 www.stephaniepriordance.

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October 13 • ISSUE 98

Calling all Runners Fancy a challenge whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause at the same time? The British Red Cross has spaces in the following marathons: 6 April 2014 - Greater Manchester Marathon 2014. £30 to register, £300 sponsorship target.


6 April 2014 - Paris Marathon 2014. £75 to register and £1000 sponsorship target. 13 April 2014 - Virgin London Marathon £100 to register, £2000 sponsorship target.

To register your interest please visit:

Refusing to ignore people in crisis There are lots of ways you can support the British Red Cross: If it’s a challenge you are after then check out the website:

Or do something simple: hold a Caring Cuppa with friends Bake a cake sale Car Wash Staff Dress Red day, School Dress Red day © Gordon Derek

For further info, or if you wish to simply send a donation then please send to: Cathy Curtis, Senior Community Fundraiser, British Red Cross, Baker Street, Hertford SG13 7HT

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October 13 • ISSUE 98

#RoystonConnects 1 : Local, social and online

Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA

Childhood obesity, community breakdown, and the demise of the high street have all been blamed on the revolution in digital communication. While it may be true that computer games discourage physical activity, that worldwide communication has done little for neighbourliness, and online shopping is taking conversation piece trade from town centre stores, that’s only one side of the story. Online communication can reduce isolation, particularly for people who are less mobile through age or disability, and in rural areas. Internet shopping has been a lifeline for sustaining postal services, and businesses such as the Hive Network have innovated to combine the convenience of online ordering with support for local bookshops. At the local level, perhaps in response to the facelessness of Facebook and the anonymity of Twitter, social media is increasingly being used to bring people together in person. Sites for carsharing, couch-surfing (free accommodation), and lending or giving tools and equipment are all part of a growing ‘sharing economy’ countering competition and consumerism, particularly in times of financial hardship and excessive waste. Cash mobs - the surprise group spending sprees in Royston reported in the August issue of The Listing - used social media to bring people together for community collaboration that supported local shops, created friendships and good feelings and, hopefully, inspired others to get active. Further articles in this ‘Royston Connects’ series of three will highlight other local initiatives – for mutual support, exchanges of products and skills, and community-building – that start online and end in face-to-face connections; showing how, in the words of Transition Movement founder Rob Hopkins, “local action can change the world”.

Book online at, at the Royston Library during opening hours or at the Cinema on film nights. £6.50 Adult. £5.50 U16 and OAP. Doors open 45 minutes before performance time. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15) Friday 4th October 7.30pm Steve Coogan reprises the role of Alan Partridge in the hilarious Alpha Papa.

Monsters University (U) Saturday 5th October 5th 3pm

Something for all the family with the Pixar prequel Monsters University with Mike and Sulley who we grew to love in Monsters Inc. setting off on their studies.

Elysium (15) Saturday 5th October 5th 7.30pm

Brilliant near future Sci-fi gripper starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

The Way, Way Back (12A) Saturday 12th October 12th 7.30pm

Coming of age film with the highly talented Liam James playing affected teenager Duncan searching for himself and answers to life’s dilemmas.

We’re the Millers (15) Friday 18th October 18th 7.30pm

Small time weed dealer David Burke takes on more than he can handle when he is asked to take an enormous quantity of drugs across the border from Mexico.

Despicable Me 2 (U)

Saturday 19th October 19th 3pm

About Time (12A)

Saturday 19th October 19th 7.30pm

Diana (12A)

Saturday 26th October 26th 7.30pm

Back at the Picture Palace by public demand, this Box Office smash is fun for all the family.

Richard Curtis serves up a terrific film centred around a family secret. When he turns 21, Tim is informed by his Dad that he has the ability to time-travel!

Naomi Watts stars in the eye-opening story of Princess Diana’s relationship with soul mate Pakistani heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan.

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Account Manager based in Royston.

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Care and Support Workers required in this area We are looking for caring and self motivated individuals to join our team

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Welcome to the town centre...

Glazed Creations

On Saturday 7th September Pip and Christina welcomed the first painters into the Glazed Creations paint-your-own pottery studio on Baldock Street in Royston. The first week was very exciting, welcoming painters as young as 8-week old Amelie who made a wonderful footprint plate with her Mummy and as old as 86 year old Nanny Edie who painted a mug for her Great-Grandson having received many from him in the past. Glazed Creations’ first ladies’ evening was pottery painting a success, providing a friendly atmosphere at glazed creations throughout the studio for some ‘girl time’. in royston Dads have been producing some fantastic art work for the tiled wall, and despite the need for a little coercion at first they have been the last to want to leave! Children have impressed with their concentration and toddlers have entertained as they get stuck in and messy. Pip and Christina are keen to make the Glazed Creations studio a real asset to the community of Royston and the surrounding villages. They look forward to hearing the outcome of the lots that they’ve donated to Foxton Preschool for their fund-raising auction and have had chats with the leader of a Rainbow’s group about the options for getting her group painting. If you feel that Glazed Creations can assist with your community group then please drop in and have a chat with the team about ways that they can provide activities or support with your fund-raising events. If you are in need of some time out to ‘paint your worries away’, a great gift idea, or a way to keep the children entertained give Glazed Creations a call and book a table.

Glazed Creations, 3 Baldock Street, Royston, Herts SG8 5AY


Pottery painting fun for everyone!

Book now for half term!

Glazed Creations, 3 Baldock Street, Royston, SG8 5AY Paint your own pottery studio. A great way to entertain your children. A fun new hobby for adults in need of 'time out'. Baby hand and foot-printing onto ceramics. Mummy mornings for those with young babies. After school club on Wednesdays 3-5pm Young at heart mornings for over 60s. Ladies' nights. Parties - children's birthdays, hen parties, baby showers. • Adult and children's workshops. • Gift vouchers. • • • • • • • •

A great activity for any age and any ability! We aim to provide a welcoming and calm atmosphere with staff on hand to help you with ideas and techniques and to provide refreshments.

For updates on opening events, bookings and offers.

Telephone: 01763 249800 Website:


Jane Harvey – Artist Commissions, paintings and prints for sale Art Classes Studio open weekends 10am – 2pm or by appointment 14 August 2013

The Studio 41 Ermine Way, Arrington, Nr. Royston, Herts. SG8 0AG tel: 01223 207057 Dear Cath email: website: Could you please place the following advertisement in your September 2013 edition of the magazine – and possibly a reminder in your whats on in your October issue.

HOME-START ROYSTON & SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE Notice of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 0n Tuesday 8th October, 2013 at 7.30pm for 8.00pm Canapés and drinks will be available from 7.30pm to be held at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Melbourn Road, Royston,Herts,SG8 7DB Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire is a company limited by guarantee (England and Wales) Company Registration No: 5183873. Charity No: 1105385

Thank you.

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Bury Lane Autumn Favourites: Seafood Chowder

With fish fresh from Billingsgate at Bury Lane, try this warming chowder as a family mid-week favourite or for something different at Halloween or Bonfire Night.


25g Butter 1 tbsp Olive Oil 100g Bury Lane Rindless Streaky Bacon, chopped 1 Large Onion, chopped 1 tbsp Plain Flour 600ml Fish Stock 300ml Milk 1 Bouquet Garni 4 Medium Potatoes, diced Salt and Pepper ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper 450g firm white fish eg Haddock, Monkfish, Cod 150ml Single Cream 300g Uncooked Shellfish eg Mussels, Prawns, Squid A squeeze of Lemon Juice


Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan add the bacon and sauté over a medium heat until browned and crispy. Add the onion and sauté over a low heat for 3-5 minutes until soft and transparent. Sprinkle in the flour and cook over a medium heat, stirring for 1-2 minutes. Gradually add the stock a little at a time, stirring constantly. Add the milk, bouquet garni, salt, pepper and cayenne, mix well then cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the fish into 2.5cm cubes, removing any bones or skin. Add to the saucepan along with the shell fish and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Finally, add the cream and lemon juice and bring to the boil, stirring. Adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve immediately with Bury Lane fresh crusty bread.

sunhill opens its doors

MP Oliver Heald was proud to open the new, purpose-built Sunhill Montessori Nursery on Grantham Close in Royston this September. Sunhill Nursery started life 23 years ago when owners Jenny and Geoff Chapman were looking for childcare for their then baby daughter Quinta. Now a chain of ten nurseries, Royston’s flagship nursery offers spaces for 80 children from aged 3-months in this bright and airy premises, with a sizeable outdoor play area, nutritionist-led menus with meals cooked fresh on site daily, and a highly experienced care nursery nurse jan homewood with team. Sunhill Montessori Nursery, Grantham Close Royston

joanna, orlando and jasmine at story time darcy enjoys craft


Bury Lane Fun Barn is due to open its doors on Monday 7th October! Your kids will just love this purpose-built, farm themed Fun Barn!

Fish fresh from Billingsgate...

Farmer Pepper & Strawberry Sophie Colour our Fresh Fish Counter in Cambridgeshire A10 Melbourn By-Pass, Melbourn, Royston, Herts SG8 6DF Tel: 01763 260418 • Open 7 days a week all year round Fresh Fruit and Veg • Delicatessen • Butchers • Fishmongers • Café • Giftware • Garden Centre • 01763 248447 • 14

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Local Markets in October Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays From 8am Corn Exchange, Royston Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - 2pm Market Hill, 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

9am - 12noon Linton Village College

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 5th September 10-12noon Orwell Village Hall

Shepreth Village Hall Market Last Saturday monthly Sat 26th October 10am - 12.30pm Village Hall

Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 5th October

Croydon Village Market

Fowlmere Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 12th October 9am - 12noon Village Hall Farmers’ Market Wimpole 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 12th October from 10am - 4pm Wimpole Hall Sandon Farmers’ Market

3rd Saturday monthly Sat 19th October 9.30am - 12noon Village Hall

Last Sunday monthly Sun 29th October 10.30am - 1pm Village Hall

townswomen’s guild

Following the summer break, we met on 5th September when our speaker was Geoff Evans. Geoff gave us a wonderful evening showing us an array of beautiful photographs taken on his trips to Alaska. He had travelled into areas rarely visited by tourists, where travelling by train involved jumping on and off at set points (no platforms) and then taking small ski boats and planes to wild rugged landscapes and rivers. Geoff provided us with a ringside seat watching the large brown bears ‘fishing’ for salmon, guiding and teaching their cubs, in areas where the bears had ‘right of way’ and protection. No TV, no mobiles, he explained the need for an armed protection for visitors exploring areas away from the base. It proved a fascinating and interesting insight into another world. Royston Townswomen’s Guild meet on the first Friday of each month, next meeting 4th October, and if you would like to know more about our friendly welcoming group do please contact our Chairman, Elizabeth Hollamby on 01763 246347.


Royston Young Voices are back!

During the past 12 years singers actors, dancers, movers and players have been attending from workshops run by Linda Bance a local music teacher who specialises in working with very young children. She believes that through the Arts children develop great sense of pride and develop their confidence. Using the voice and moving with music helps children to express themselves and be imaginative and creative. At Royston Young Voices there is a great sense of friendship whilst the children work together. They all get to create their own pieces and give their ideas. At end of the 6 weeks there is a short performance for families and friends. This term we are pleased to say that we will be running a series of 6 workshops on Tuesday evenings at 4pm at Royston Methodist church hall Queen’s road Royston. These 45 minute workshops will begin on Tuesday 8th October. There will be no session 30th October. ( half term). Children from reception to 8 years of age are invited. There will be songs, dances, music making and acting and a focus on working with puppets.

Bookings for these sessions are being taken now. So if you are interested please call Linda Bance on 01763 246415 or visit the Play Music Play web site

Country food at its best ...

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

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

Product of the Month best lean braising steak enjoy our best lean braising steak in a hearty steak pie or a comforting stew this autumn.

10% off

best lean braising steak throughout oct 2013

Our opening hours are: Tuesday to Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday and Monday closed

10 Church Lane, Royston, Herts. SG8 9LG Tel: 01763 246316 15 • • 01763 248447


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Pear and Walnut Martini

This month’s cocktail is inspired by autumn and the fruits of the fall. 5 walnut halves Large slice of pear 25ml pear liqueur 25ml Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka Dash of sugar syrup

CHRISTMAS dinner menu £19.95

On arrival enjoy a Glass of Prosecco with a dash of our Homemade Marshmallow Vodka

To Start

Duck and port pâté served with Melba toast Fried breaded Somerset brie with cranberry compote Carpaccio of smoked swordfish, smoked tuna and smoked salmon with lemon garlic butter Potted pheasant topped with redcurrants, served with fresh brown bread

Followed By...

Lamb Shank braised in a sticky winter berry red wine sauce with garlic and thyme roasted new potatoes Pumpkin, sage and ricotta pie topped with parmesan mash Pollock fillet with creamy Hollandaise and fried sweet potato batons Turkey and wild cranberry Roulade topped with apple cider gravy, served with Dauphinoise potato All dishes served with a selection of seasonal vegetables

Something sweet to finish...

Traditional Christmas pudding with warm brandy custard Pears and berries set in our homemade mulled wine and pear liqueur jelly Roasted spiced plum Frangipane on a biscuit base with Chantilly cream Mozart chocolate liqueur infused tiramisu with redcurrants Join us for your

Then finally...

Illy Coffee – or Tea Pigs Organic Tea Served with Almond Thin Butter Biscuits

Christmas parties this year! Contact us for more information The Old Court House, Fish Hill, Royston, Herts SG8 9XT Tel: 01763 246838 • 01763 248447 • 16

1. Place the walnuts and pear into a cocktail shaker and muddle 2. Add the pear liqueur and vodka. (We recommend the Zubrowka vodka as it has a slight cinnamon flavour, ideal to pair with pears) 3. Add a dash of sugar syrup then fill with ice. 4. Shake the cocktail until the shaker is frosted and double strain into a Martini glass using a tea strainer 5. Garnish with a slice of pear and the zest of an orange. 6. Double strain into martini glass and garnish with an orange rind Bottoms up!


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Bookings Now Being Taken

Christmas Menu Glass of sparkling ‘Festive Fizz’ on arrival


Confit Duck and Orange Rillette with Cranberry Chutney Smoked Salmon Tortellini with Prosecco and Lemon Curried Parsnip Soup with Parmesan Croutons Roasted Chestnuts and Leek Tapenade Bruschetta with Mixed Leaves and a Truffle Oil Drizzle


Christmas Menu

Roast Norfolk Turkey Breast, Pigs in Blankets, Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce Baked Lemon Sole with Courgette and Cromer Crab Pork Belly Wellington in Filo Pastry Hand Rolled Gnocchi with Pumpkin and Parmesan


Glass of sparkling ‘Festive Fizz’ on arriv

Christmas Trio, Choc and Orange Posset, Profiterole Bianco, Festive Macaroon Primi Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream Confit Duck and Orange Rillette with Cranberry Ch Tiramisu with Brandy infused Cherries Smoked Salmon Tortellini with Prosecco and Lem Curried Parsnip Soup with Parmesan Croutons Chocolate and Amaretto Torte (Gluten Free)

Roasted Chestnuts and Leek Tapenade Bruschetta with Mixed Leaves a

£24.95 for 3 courses £19.95 lunch bookings Join us before the 12th Dec and enjoy 3 courses Book your table today


Roast Norfolk Turkey Breast, Pigs in Blankets, Chestnut Stuffing an Baked Lemon Sole with Courgette and Cromer C for £19.95 Pork Belly Wellington in Filo Pastry Hand Rolled Gnocchi with Pumpkin and Parmesa


Christmas Trio, Choc and Orange Posset, Profiterole Bianco, Fe Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream Tiramisu with Brandy infused Cherries Chocolate and Amaretto Torte (Gluten Free)

T 01763 226225 E 41 Kneesworth Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5AB

£24.95 for 3 courses £19.95 lunch bookings Join us before the 12th Dec and enjoy 3 courses Book your table today

FREE bottle of house wine in October

One bottle per table, per visit when booking in advance. Minimum spend £30. Offer valid to 31st October 2013. Only one voucher per visit. Please complete T 01763 226225 E details below.

41 Kneesworth Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5A Name Address Email DOB (for prezzie purposes)

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What’s on Give Blood

The Town Hall, Royston, Thurs 31st Oct, 1 – 3.15pm & 4.30 – 7pm

Messy Church Lite

Thurs 3rd Oct, 9.30 - 11am Coffee, snacks and playtime St John the Baptist Church, Royston Contact:

Guilden Morden Congregational Church

Thurs 3rd Oct, 10.30am Rev Dr Janet Wootton (2nd part of her hymnody lecture)”Hearts and minds and hands and voices” Guilden Morden Congregational Church, Pound Green, Guilden Morden, SG8 0JZ Details/contact: www.guildenmordencongregational, 01763 852883

Poetry and Song

Thurs 3rd Oct, 8pm Celebrate National Poetry Day with Karen Johnson and Tony Clark as they present an interpretation of poetry and stories through a selection of traditional and contemporary songs Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston Contact: 0300 1234049

The Johnny Cash Roadshow Thurs 3rd Oct Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Interpreting Ely Cathedral

Thurs 3rd Oct, 8pm Illustrated talk by Dr Lynne Broughton Royston & District Local History Society Royston Town Hall Contact: 01763 242677

Essence of Ireland

Fri 4th Oct Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Wimpole Uncovered

Sat 5th Oct, 10.30am Discover how the farming of our land for food has shaped the landscape we see before us Wimpole Hall, Arrington Contact: wimpolehall@nationaltrust.

Open Day – House of Costume Sat 5th Oct, 10am Meet Peppa Pig and other characters at this new business Open Day 25 Kneesworth Street, Royston

Guilden Morden Food Fayre Sat 5th Oct, 10am - 2pm Stalls with the finest quality food from local suppliers Refreshments are available all day, Free entry St. Mary’s Church, Guilden Morden

14th Ashwell Book Weekend

Sat 5th Oct, 10am – 5pm & Sun 6th Oct, 2 – 5pm Come and browse among the many hundreds of books, videos and DVD’S for sale at bargain prices Refreshments available St.Mary’s Church, Ashwell

Quiz Night

Sat 5th Oct, 7pm Teams of 6. Raising funds for HomeStart. Tickets £10, including supper, Contact: 01763 262262. Meldreth Village Hall

Events are

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Budding Beaders Open Day

Sat 5th Oct, 10am – 1 pm Try making jewellery, see demonstrations, items available to buy, refreshments, free entry Bassingbourn United Reform Church, South End

Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift Sat 5th Oct, 9.30 – 11.30am Sale of good condition baby, childrens, and maternity clothes, baby equipment, books and toys Fowlmere Village Hall


Sat 5th Oct, 11am – 12.30pm An introduction for new comers to the Enneagram or older comers who’d like to refresh their experience of the wisdom of this ancient system CB2 café, 5 Norfolk Street, Cambridge Contact: 01223 871114

Wimpole Half Marathon

Sun 6th Oct, 10am This Run will take in much of the woodland, lakes and spectacular views that Wimpole has to offer Wimpole Hall, Arrington Contact: 01223 206000

Letters to the Future

Sat 12th Oct, 10-11.30am, 2-3.30pm A Big Draw event, seal your future with a letter to the future and make personal clay seal to seal the letter Bishop’s Stortford Museum, CM23 3JG

Corn Dolly Course

Sat 12th Oct, 10am Learn the practical skills required to weave corn dollies, the materials used and how to prepare them for weaving. Wimpole Hall, Arrington SG8 0BW 0844 249 1895

Seasonal Larder Day

Sat 12th Oct, 10am – 4pm Local produce available for purchasing at The Stable Block Wimpole Hall, Arrington Contact: 01223 206000

The Boden Party

Sat 12th Oct, 10am - 4pm There will be 20% off the entire range Contact: Chestnut Tree Cottage, Therfield, Royston SG8 9PX

Melbourn Rock Club

Sun 6th Oct, 10am - 4pm Contact: 01763289748, info@ Barkway Village Hall, SG8 8BS

Sat 12th Oct, 7.30pm New Device & Falling Red, Underground Angel, Lovehats Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth Contact: 01763 260250, www.

Communication Skills


Antiques & Vintage Fair

Tues 8th Oct, 6pm Good Communication is vital to everyone, it impacts on personal success and business opportunity Contact: Janet 01763 245 455

Home-Start Annual General Meeting Tues 8th Oct, 7.30pm Canapés and drinks will be available St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Melbourn Road, Royston

Reed Gardening Club Wed 9th Oct Interclub Quiz, Village Hall

Autumn Magic

Wed 9th & Thurs 10th Oct, 10.15 – 11.45am Fun, craft and adventure for under 5’s Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely

From One Generation to Another Generation

Thurs 10th Oct, 8pm With John Hardwick, Youth Worker Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road

The Victorian Farmer’s Year in Song Fri 11th Oct, 8pm John Kirkpatrick presents, A light hearted look at the authentic traditional songs of a farming year Tickets from Great Fit Tickets: www.roystonpccchallenge.

Green Woodcraft Day

Sat 12th October, 10am - 4pm Try green woodcraft skills using axes and knives, pole lathes and shaving horses. Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS Details: • 01763 248447 • 18

Sat 12th Oct, 7.30pm Featuring music by the Remnants, Mexican Food, together with a selection of cask ales, a fully stocked bar, a fantastic raffle and a DJ Bookings: Fowlmere Village Hall

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 13th Oct, 10am - 4pm Homemade cakes & refreshments Contact: 01763289748, info@ Cottered Village Hall, SG9 9QW

Autumn Air Show

Sun 13th Oct The Autumn Air Show closes the flying season in relaxed and informal style We’ll be throwing the spotlight on the historic aeroplanes that are operated by flying partners based at the museum, with displays by some of the iconic aircraft that call IWM Duxford home IWM Duxford

Mindfulness and the Enneagram Mon 14th Oct For people who have some knowledge and experience of the Enneagram, and are interested in their personal and spiritual development 14 Trinity Close, Haslingfield, Cambridge CB23 1LS Contact: 01223 871114

Myers Briggs (MBTI)

Tues 15th Oct, 6pm MBTI gives you a deeper understanding of how you and others function Discover your hidden strengths, Helps at work and home and is vital to managers Contact: Janet 01763 245 455


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

Time Bank Cafe

Wed 16th Oct, 1.30pm The Time Bank Café is a great way to get to know people in the community and share your knowledge and abilities Time Bank is a vibrant community skills exchange in which members swap their time for credits Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston Contact: 01462 689405, www.

Bible Society Annual Open Meeting

Thurs 17th Oct, 7.30pm Making God’s Love Visible Royston Evangelical Church, York Way, Royston

Messy Church

Thurs 17th Oct, 9.30-11am Coffee, snacks, craft, story & song St John the Baptist Church, Royston Contact:

Moonlit Walk at Wandlebury Country Park Fri 18th Oct, 9 – 10pm Enjoy Wandlebury under the auspicious magic of a full moon and see the site in a completely new light Wandlebury Country Park Bookings: bookings@cambridgeppf. org,01223 243830

BVC Quiz Night

Fri 18th Oct, 8pm Teams of up to eight people Licensed Bar Tickets: pta@ Bassingbourn Village College

Brush with Nature

Sat 19th Oct, 10am - 4pm Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE19 4ET

Royal British Legion Club

Sat 19th Oct, 8pm Entertainment provided by a discotheque Entry fee applies Royal British Legion Club, Mill Road, Royston

Charity Quiz Night Sat 19th Oct Teams of four The Chequers, Barley

Autumn Planting

Sat 19th & Sun 20th Oct It’s planting time at Shepreth station - come and lend a hand! Shepreth station, Shepreth SG8 6JP

Harston Painters

Sat 19th – Sun 20th Oct, 10am – 5pm 7th exhibition, come and see what we do Harston Village Hall

Quiz Night

Sat 19th Oct, 7.30pm Teams up to a maximum of 8 The entrance fee includes a Ploughman’s supper, Money raised will help with the building of a new bandroom for the Royston Town Band Market Hill rooms, Fish Hill Contact: 01763 246929, rogfsimons@

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The Pulsatillas

Sat 19th Oct, 7.45pm Sarah Harrison, Ros Holbrow and Michelle Marple bringing us music, song and laughter Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road Contact: 07895 095455

Autumn Guided Walk

Sat 19th Oct, 2.30 – 4pm Explore history and site management with the Senior Ranger Wandlebury Ring, Car Park

Halloween fun at Wandlebury

Sat 26th Oct, 5 – 7pm Carve pumpkin sculptures then join the rangers on a candlelit twilight walk returning to the Stable Rooms for hot soup Wandlebury Country Park Bookings: bookings@cambridgeppf. org, 01223 243830

Wysing Arts Centre

Sat 19th, 11am – 12noon & Sun 20th, 2 – 3pm Learn about the tracks and signs left by animals on a walk led by Woodlife Trails Hatfield Forest, Takeley, Bishop Stortford Contact: 01279 870678

Sat 26th Oct, Big Draw Workshop, 10am - 4pm, Book Launch, 4 - 6pm Join artist Caroline Wendling for a family drawing workshop on the theme of the harvest feast Then join artist Giles Round, and Jo and Mark Proud of Bourn’s Manor Farm, for a feast to launch the third edition of the Bourn Cookery Book Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX Contact: 01954 718881, www.

Roman Way School Open Day

Come Dancing at Spirella

Animal Tracking Walk

Mon 21st Oct, 9am – 12noon Everyone welcome, drop in for a chat and a tour of the school Roman Way First School, Burns Road, Royston

Body Language

Tues 22nd Oct, 6pm Know what is in the minds of other people Gain greater cooperation in everything you do; read gestures and expressions accurately Contact: Janet@thetrainingmanager. com, 01763 245 455

Greenfingers Garden Club

Wed 23rd Oct, 7.30pm Margaret Lynch will be giving a talk entitled “You should have been here last week” on at Coombes Community Centre

Holiday and Adventure through the North West Passage Thurs 24th Oct, 8pm With John Procter Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road


Fri 25th Oct, 12noon A Soup lunch or tea/coffee and cakes will be served Proceeds from this event will be donated to Home-Start United Reformed Church, South End, Bassingbourn

Tea Room

Fri 25th Oct, 12.30 - 4pm Soup and rolls at lunch time, tea coffee and cakes served all afternoon Bassingbourn URC, South End

Concorde: 20th Century Icon Fri 25th October, 7.20pm Royston & Saffron Walden NT Association, John Hutchinson, Former Concorde Captain talks about Concorde Market Hill Rooms Contact: 01799 513120

Art Exhibition

Sat 26th Oct, 9.30am - 6pm & Sun 27th Oct, 10am - 5pm Paintings, drawing, prints and textiles by five artists Barley Town House Contact: 01763 848146

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery Sat 26th Oct, 11am start Kid’s Halloween Jewellery Party Another fab chance for your kids to try their hand at crafting unique creations, but with a ghoulish twist, There will be prizes for the best fancy dress costume, and Halloween themed treats will be available from our Coffee Shop Details:

Sun 27th Oct, 7.30 – 10.30pm A warm welcome awaits all Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence dancers at the Sunday Dance Club Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road, Letchworth, SG6 4ET Contact: 01234 300179

Geocache Taster Day

Mon 28th Oct, 10.15am Introduction to geocaching Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely

Christmas Fair

Autumnal Paper

Wed 30th Oct, 10am-12.30pm Save some of the wonderful colours and shapes of nature by including grasses and flowers in your handmade recycled paper Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills CB22 3AE Bookings:

Buntingford & District Flower Club Wed 30th Oct, 7.30pm Jackie Watson presents Movies from The Mansion The Benson Hall, Buntingford Contact: 01763 273341

The Scourge from Sludgepool

Thurs 31st Oct - Sat 2nd Nov Brand new comedy Victorian melodrama Steeple Morden Village Hall Tickets:

Basement Tour

Thurs 31st Oct, 10.30am A guided tour of the servant areas below starts including lots of areas not on the normal visitor route Wimpole Hall, Arrington Contact: 01223 206000

Halloween Ghost Tour

Thurs 31st Oct, 7.30 – 9pm Experience some chilling tales and ghostly goings on Audley End, Saffron Walden Tickets: 08703 331183

Firework Display

Sat 2nd Nov, 6pm BBQ & Refreshments, Glow in the dark novelties, Family viewing room for babies and small children Icknield Walk School, Poplar Drive, Royston

Wildlife Explorers

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Stevenage Community Action Tues 29th Oct, 1 – 3pm Come along and learn about membership benefits and meet the team involved with this new project The Hyde Out Community Centre, Stevenage, SG2 9SE Contact:, 01462 689400

Understanding our Beetles

Tues 29th Oct, 7.30pm Trevor James of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society will talk about the diversity and attractiveness of the 2000 species of beetles in our county, Royston Wildlife Group Royston Town Hall Contact: 01763 244079

Adult Deer Rut Walk

Tues 29th Oct, 5.30am Catch a fascinating glimpse of the secret world of fallow deer Hatfield Forest, Takeley, Bishop Stortford Contact: hatfieldforest@nationaltrust.

Spiders! Real, Creepy & Crafty Tues 29th Oct, 10am-12.30pm Come and meet our numerous eight legged friends and their homes, Get crafty yourselves Advanced Booking Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills CB22 3AE Bookings: bookings@

Pumpkin Trail and Disco

Tues 29th & Wed 30th Oct, 12noon – 4pm Pumpkin trail and treats in the garden Pumpkin disco in the barns Details: www.knebworthhouse. com/events

Hamlets, Ha-has & Bowling Greens

Sat 26th, Mon 28th, Wed 30th Oct, Thurs 31st Oct, 11.30am Come and help us celebrate our Great British Walking festival and join one of our walking guides on a short tour in the park Stable block, Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, SG8 0BW Contact: 01223 206004, wimpolehall@

Hitchin Thespians

Mon 28th Oct, 10am – 3.30pm Wide ranging stalls selling high quality goods In aid of British Red Cross Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware, Herts Mon 28th Oct, 10am – 2pm Become a wildlife explorer for the National Trust Great British Walk Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridge Contact: 07833 294614


Fri 1st Nov, 1.30 - 3.30pm Big Draw artwork on display and discover who the winners are Hertford Theatre, SG14 1PS

Throughout the month

‘Transports of Delight’

Until Sat 9th Nov A photographic exhibition by Sue and Terry Hartga Royston and District Museum

The Big Draw Online

Daily in Oct Hosted by Comberton-based AccessArt Contact:

Pilates Classes

Weds, 2pm, 5pm & 6pm Royston Complementary Health Centre Bookings/Contact: 01763 247440

A Small World

Until Sat 9th Nov Schools exhibition in conjunction with the Royston Arts Festival The museum’s Young Curators Group will have curated and launched this exhibition Royston and District Museum, Lower King Street, Royston Contact: 01763 242587, curator@

Royston Young Voices

Starts Tues 8th Oct, 4pm 6 weeks of workshops, with dance, music, acting, and a focus on working with puppets Contact: 01763 246415, www.

Tues 29th Oct - Sat 2nd Nov A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road, Hitchin SG4 9SP

HypnoBirthing Classes

Start Fri 11th Oct, 7pm Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Pilates classes

Mon & Wed Limited spaces available Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Reiki I & Reiki II Workshops

Contact: 01763 247440 Royston Complementary Health Centre

Melbourn and District Photographic Club

Tues, 7.30pm Local photographers are welcome to join this friendly club meeting 1st Oct, Club Evening, Preparing for Competition, Prints & Projected 8th Oct, 1st Open Projected Image Competition 15th Oct, Talk: Beside the Seaside Ann Miles FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP 22nd Oct, 1st Open Print Competition 29th Oct, Melbourn Trophy 1st Round, Melbourn vs Stevenage Foxton Village Hall

Festival of Ideas

Wed 23rd Oct - Sun 3rd Nov Cambridge university’s annual celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Expect to see a wide array of workshops, debates and performances for all ages

Big Top Holiday Club

Mon 28th Oct - Fri 1st Nov, 9.45am - 12.30pm each day Charlie the Monkey and Yo-Yo the Clown, games and craft, songs and stories For all children aged 4 – 11 Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road Contact: 01763 208381

Dance Workshops

October Half Term For all ages and abilities Royston & District Museum, 5 Lower King Street, Royston Contact: 01763 242587

Hatfield’s History

Thurs, 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st, 11am – 12.30pm Free guided walk led by a volunteers Focus on the Shell House history and the forest Hatfield House, Takeley, Bishop Stortford Contact: 01279 870678

Wicken Fen Health Walk

Weds throughout Oct, 10am – 11am Join Wicken Fen ‘walking for health group’ for a one hour stroll Wicken Fen car park Contact: 01353 720274

Open Doors Youth Club

Each Mon, 6.30 - 8pm For school years 5 – 8 Contact: 01763 271054, opendoors@ Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road

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Richard’s Monthly Tip Out of sight should not mean out of mind. Just because your legs and back are out of view doesn’t mean you shouldn’t train them. Your body is designed to work as a unit, train it like one! Or do you want to look like Johnny Bravo (‘maaaaaaaan, I’m pretty!’)?


“Teen Fit” is a brand new concept in Royston to empower teens with knowledge about exercise, a healthy lifestyle and nutrition, not for just today but for life. The youth-only fitness class is the inspiration of Royston U16 Rugby Coach David Ayliffe (or Aussie as he is known around the club), to encourage teens to be more active. Physical fitness has always been a big part of David’s life, particularly since joining the Australian Army as a teenager. Now, at 40, he still continues to enjoy it and also enjoys inspiring the next generation. Since moving here from Australia five years ago, David has coached the local rugby teams, and seen the same boys progress and achieve their goals both on and off the pitch, with fitness being one of them. His aim now is to allow all teens the opportunity to build up their fitness and experience for themselves the benefits that a healthy lifestyle can bring. He’s teamed up with the Government funded Change 4 Life programme, which encourages everyone to adopt a healthier lifestyle, to provide both fitness and nutritional advice to young people. David explains, “As a parent, we know that the habits formed in early life will have a direct impact on the choices our children will make as adults. The sessions are designed for the kids to have fun. Knowledge is very important; with it the kids can make better informed decisions for themselves on what they eat and when they should be exercising. The sessions will be demanding but plenty of fun!” Teen Fit is aimed at both boys and girls of all abilities, aged between 12-16 years old. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the Heath Sports Club from 5-6pm. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. For further information on “Teen Fit” please contact Aussie on 01763 241 061 or 0777 550 7590 Chanel A6 BW_Layout 1 29/07/2013 11:34 Page 1


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In the early days, we often have a slightly inflated opinion of our own abilities. This is OK, but there’s a fine line between confidence in what we can do and arrogance about what we think we can do, but actually can’t. It is OK to have weaknesses – former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan famously said: “The young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realise what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.” The article suggested we should, “...accept criticism and seek advice; the more you do of both, the better the teacher you will become. NQTs who understand this develop into good teachers much quicker than those who do not.” And I believe the same is true in business.

Watch and learn

You won’t be brilliant immediately. Try to be a sponge, see what other people do and how they cope with situations (both good and bad) and learn. Try not to be daunted by the best performers – aspire to achieve what they can do one day. Experienced teachers (and experienced business people) just tend to do stuff better, and the best way to speed up this process is to watch them as often as possible.

Go to the pub

I’ll leave the last word to the article, “Work is hard, so whilst it’s easy to find excuses not to, the best schools are places where staff socialise. Spend time with the people you work with - during breaks, at lunchtimes and, most importantly, at the pub.” Sounds good to me! Cheers!

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news from our schools

New home for barkway PreSchool

Barkway Preschool is happy to announce that it has now opened for the Autumn Term in it’s new home with it’s very own classroom and garden at Barkway VA First School. During the summer holidays Barkway Preschool moved from the Village Hall, where it had run successfully for a number of years, to be ready for the start of the new term in new surroundings. The move went extremely well and all resources are now freely accessible for the children to choose from. The children can choose to play indoors or out to make the most of their interests and add to their enjoyment. The same well qualified staff team are working with the children and having great fun exploring their new home together. The children are settling really well and enjoying their new surroundings with so many activities on offer. The preschool is now able to open every day during term time from 9am-12 or until 1pm to include lunch club and longer hours will soon follow. Children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch or for a small fee they are now able to enjoy a hot school lunch which many of the children have been keen to try. Barkway preschool welcome children from age 2, with a choice of days on offer and adhoc sessions available. It has lots of exciting activities planned for this term and the team look forward to sharing the fantastic opportunities in a very caring and safe environment with you and your children.

The Great Fire of London comes to Icknield Walk First School Year 2 have launched their topic work about the Great Fire of London with a theatre group visit. The children learned about the great fire through role play, dance and discussion with an actor who pretended to have been alive at the time of the fire. They learned about life in London in 1666; they especially loved hearing about the rats! The children then took on the roles of Samuel Pepys and the baker, Thomas Farriner, and his wife. The children used streamers and dance to recreate the fire. We work hard at Icknield Walk to make our lessons exciting and inspirational for our children. As a result of this exciting start to their topic, the children have begun writing diaries in the style of Samuel Pepys and making model houses. At the end of the topic the Royston Fire Service will come in to show the children how efficient modern hoses are at putting out fires!

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Roysia: Good, outstanding and exceptional! A good school, with some outstanding teaching and managed by an exceptional team. That was the opinion of Ofsted inspectors after a surprise inspection at Roysia Middle School. After just half-a-day’s notice, two inspectors spent two days looking at every aspect of the school and were pleased with what they found. They praised the both staff and pupils for the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere and commented that the Roysia team of pupils, staff and governors was “exceptional”.


The inspectors also observed the teachers, teaching assistants and pupils in their lessons and interviewed groups of pupils of all ages and abilities. Educational standards were higher than ever, with a large proportion of teaching judged to be outstanding in a range of subjects, and the behaviour and safety of the pupils was also deemed to be outstanding in many lessons. One inspector noted “Children enjoy their lessons, and teachers enjoy teaching them”. Roysia’s reputation as a friendly school was once again confirmed with pupils clearly enthusiastic about their learning and 100% of parents saying that they would recommend Roysia to a friend.

It is approaching the time of year to apply for a Nursery/Reception place for your child.

Seeing schools in action can help you get a good feel of the school and whether it would suit your child. Come and visit us on Monday 21st October to see our school in action. Feel free to drop in any time between 9.00 and 12.00 for a chat and tour of the school.


Commenting on the report, Head Teacher Zoe Linington said, “We work very hard at Roysia to offer our pupils a great education, within a friendly and supportive environment, and this report shows we are succeeding. It shows we’re stronger than ever in academic subjects as well as in the arts and in sport and I hope parents looking for a middle school for next year will take the opportunity to come and see why the inspectors were so impressed.”

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In the garden... October

Autumn has definitely arrived these past few weeks and the lovely long sunny summer days have begun to feel like a distant memory. But fear not the weeks ahead have some wonderful treasures to offer. Embrace the changing of the seasons and enjoy the display of colour in the trees and shrubs in our gardens and countryside. There are so many to enjoy, here are just a few of the things to be looking out for. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Lane Roberts’ is a fantastic specimen tree for the larger garden. The maple like leaves turn through the whole range of autumn colours from orange, red to deep purple before finally descending to the ground. It prefers a well-drained, Autumnal fertile soil in an open position. Liquidambar Cercidiphyllum japonicum is in my top ten of great autumn specimens, not only does it have great colour the decaying leaves give or Sweet Gum off an aroma of burnt sugar, it is for this reason it affectionately known as the candy floss tree. It likes deep, fertile soil and makes a good Leaves tree for a sheltered garden. Amelanchier lamarckii is a winner for any garden when grown as a multi stemmed tree. It produces great spring colour as mention in previous garden features, but ecorating & estoration ervice really hits the high notes in autumn when its rich red leaves catch your eye on the gloomiest of autumn days. Acer campestre is our native field maple and looks great in the hedgerows in Painting & Decorating the autumn. Its leaves turn yellow, red and golden brown. Being native it is tough and will tolerate virtually any soil type as well as drought. In the middle ages it was commonly used for making Wallpaper Hanging musical instruments. Viburnum opulus is another tough native to look out for in the hedgerows, its red berries provide Coving & Plastering good food for the birds and its red autumn tints look great too. Sash Window Restoration & Repairs Why not get out in the autumn and experience the changing of the seasons. Wandelbury near Cambridge is good, as is the Wimpole estate. Or for spectacular autumn colour take a trip to Tel: 01763 230100 Mob: 07747 805920 Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire to see its famous collection of Acers.

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Climbing Plants

by Pippa Greenwood

Supporting Cast

A few climbers are self-clingers and don’t need a special support system when grown against a fence or wall; Virginia creeper and Hydrangea petiolaris for instance. But most need to have a proper support, and it pays to put this in place before you plant. For lighter weight climbers some trellis, perhaps prettily painted will do the trick, but for heavier climbers such as a vigorous clematis, or wisteria, you will need galvanised straining wires.

Easy Access

If you use trellis as a support on a wall, it can be attached to wooden battens which are fixed to the wall using rawl plugs. Use a series of hinges to attach one edge of the trellis to the batten, and a few hooks to allow you to raise or lower the trellis for when you need to maintain the wall.

Planting Distance

Climbers won’t thrive if they don’t receive enough water at the base. The ‘rain shadow’ created by the house roof and the drying effect of the wall’s foundations can make the soil close-by extremely dry so plant a minimum of 45cm (18in) away from the base of the wall and fork in plenty of well-rotted bulky organic matter before planting too.

Train it well

If the climber is quite small, it may need to be trained in the right direction. A short bamboo cane or several for a multi-stemmed plant, can be angled from the base of the plant to the vertical surface, allowing you to tie in the stems and edge them towards the support. Once the climber has reached the wall, the enlarging network of stems may become congested if left to its own devices, so actively train the stems to grow in the direction you need them to.

Extra Care

Climbers planted against a wall will need extra TLC if they’re to look their best. Make watering them top-priority, especially for

the first 18 months whilst they’re becoming established. Apply a good, bulky organic mulch to a depth of about 8cm (3in) or so all around the rooting area, but take care to avoid the mulch coming in to direct contact with the


Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

Climbers don’t just look good on house, garden and garage walls and fences, they can also be used to great effect over arches and pergolas or to clothe an arbour. You may need to install some supporting wires here too, so go for galvanised wires and sturdy vine-eyes as fixings. Choosing a scented climber or two will add to the charm of a cosy arbour or archway.

Clever Combinations

If the surface that you want to plant up is big enough, try to use climbers that flower in different seasons as, chosen carefully, the plants you use will increase the period for which the arch, pergola, arbour, wall or fence, looks its best.

Bare Ankles

Many climbers do have a habit of becoming a bit bare at the base, especially after they’ve been in place for a few years. Try some seasonal bedding plants around the base, or plant a small and attractive shrub a little further away to hide the bare stems.

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