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June sees the return of the popular event, Royston Open Secrets on Therfield Heath. Open Secrets is an annual event for all the family to enjoy, showcasing all that the Royston area has to offer. It’s a great way to meet the small businesses and organisations, many of whom don’t have a shop front. Expect arena displays, activities, a classic car show and an agility course for dogs. You can find out more at Also on the Heath is Royston in Blue, the 5k family fun run/walk in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Last year over 800 people took part, creating a wave of blue across the Heath and raising over £25000 for Teenage Cancer Trust in the process. The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Royston businesses, which means that all entry fees and sponsorship raised goes direct to the charity. Join in the fun on 23rd June, more info www. Look out too for the fetes and markets throughout the villages: Melbourn, Barkway, Therfield and Orwell have organised traditional events including an Open Gardens, with activities and fun for all. With best wishes,



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Spades at the Ready! Exploring the Hidden History of Meldreth

Meldreth Local History Group’s latest project will begin in earnest this month, when ten test pits are dug at various locations around the village on the weekend of 8th and 9th June. Over 40 volunteers will be involved each day. MLHG has received an Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant to finance the project, which it hopes will reveal information about how the village developed and evolved. The Group is working closely with Cambridge University’s Cambridge Community Heritage (CCH) team and Dr Carenza Lewis, head of CCH and former Time Team presenter, has already made several visits to the village in connection with the project. Several of the pits will be open to the public, so please come along and have a look at what we are digging up! Locations will be published on our website,, closer to the time but will include pits at the British Queen, Flambards Close, Fieldgate Nurseries and Chiswick End. Just look out for the blue and white balloons around the village which will mark our public digs, or speak to one of our volunteers that weekend. More test pits will be dug on 6th/7th July and 17th/18th August. For more information visit or contact Kathryn Betts on (01763) 268428 or email

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Melbourn Village Fete & Music on the Moor We’ve a doggy theme this year. The Dog and Duck show are back to show us more Collie and duck antics. Has your dog got talent? If so, sign up for the Dog Show. For inspiration we’ve invited the Chasing Tails Fly Ball team to demonstrate this dog sport. The arena will be busy with regulars like egg throwing and tug of war – there is a tug of war trophy up for grabs. The Electralites majorette display will wow us. T he Sawston Steel Band will debut with tunes from Nice ‘n’ Jumpy to Rock Around the Clock. Regulars, the Double Take Barber Shop Quartet will wander the field, singing a-cappella. We’re looking forward to another classic vehicles great turnout. Later in the day Music on the Moor will feature The Remnants playing Rock/Pop/Soul covers from the 50s to the present. Supporting local bands will include Lipstick Torpedo, Inck and The Mockingbirds. We will also have a special hypnotic show by the MADS cast. Stalls and attractions will amuse all age groups. And new for this year, don’t miss our traditional competitions. Categories include cakes, preserves, flower arranging, vegetable animals, photography, mini gardens, and a kids colouring competition. As well as our usual bar, BBQ, and tea/cake selection, we are introducing spit roasts, sweet and savoury crepes and freshly cooked donuts, as well as the ever essential ice cream van!

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Meet-in Melbourn Meet-in Melbourn is a new networking initiative in Melbourn to bring people together who perhaps CATalyst have just moved in to the village or who want to make new friends and acquaintances with a ( Community Action Together) view to arranging social events such as visits to the cinema and theatre, dining out, walks or just meeting regularly in the local. Meetings are monthly, rotated around the pubs in the village. Already there has been a team at a local quiz night and a meal out. CATalyst volunteers have started recording the working life stories of older residents in Melbourn. This is for the WISEArchive digital project. If you have a story to tell or would like to Update be involved with the interviewing please DO contact us. By the time you are reading this article the first community car boot sale organised by CATalyst will have been held at Melbourn Village College and there are more to come. Look CATalyst continues to develop steadily and a number of events have taken out for posters around the village and on the CATalyst webpage. CATalyst is grateful to MVC place since the beginning of this year. So that more people can find out about for use of the school grounds. new events there is now a CATalyst webpage, so just follow the link on the Also, in partnership with stART, CATalyst will have supported a two day Creative village website to find out what is being planned. Volunteering initiative to encourage volunteers to build on and explore their own creativity. Meet-in Melbourn is a new networking initiative to bring peopletotogether The volunteers then have the opportunity who perhaps just moved to the village creative or who want to make new usehave their skills ininorganising activity friends and acquaintances with a view to arranging social events such as sessions in community settings. visits to the cinema andlook theatre, out,CATalyst walks or just meeting regularly in Please outdining for the red gazebo Are you new to the area or live in Melbourn the local. at Meetings are monthly, rotated around the pubs in the village. the Melbourn village fete on Saturday 29th Already there has been a team at a local quiz night and a meal out. Look outor surrounding villages, but feel a little June. Come along and find out what volunteerisolated as you don’t know many people for posters in the village or check the dates on the CATalyst webpage. ing opportunities are on offer and try your luck in the community? at the tombola. CATalyst would like to CATalyst volunteers have started recording the working lifethank stories of older Meet-in-Melbourn is a new networking iniVillage This Fete Committee for their residents the in Melbourn. is for the WISEArchive digitalrecent project.kind If you have a story todonation. tell or would like to be involved with the interviewing please DO tiative to bring people together to make new contacts with a view to sharing ideas for contact us. CATalyst is always encouraging more social events such as quiz nights, theatre people to volunteer locally and especially By the time you are reading this article the first community car boot sale trips and days or evenings out with a group to become members of the Committee. In organised by CATalyst will have been held at Melbourn Village College and of like-minded people in the local area. the Committee needs representatives there are particular more to come. Look out for posters around the village and on the from younger people, those who have experiIf you are interested, the initial dates CATalyst webpage. CATalyst is grateful to MVC for use of the school grounds. ence of disabilities, a fund raiser/bid writer and booked to meet up have been arranged an events organiser. by Diane to take place in: If you are interested and want to find out The Dolphin Pub, Melbourn – Saturmore please contact us either by email at: day14th Sept 3 – 5 pm or The Green Man, Shepreth Saturday 22nd phone CATalyst on: 0774 953 0112


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ROYSTON ARTS FESTIVAL: Pianists take up the challenge

A SPECIALLY composed piece of music is to be performed at a Royston Arts Festival Occasional Event concert this June. The talented pianists, the Cann Twins, will include the work in a concert at the Royston Parish Church on Friday 28 June. The work, The Gaudete Suite, was written by Michael Elliott to commemorate the 850th anniversary of the building of the Augustinian Priory in Royston. Other works to be included in the concert will be by Mozart, Liszt, Bizet and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The concert will be supporting cHALLenge, the group raising cash to provide a parish hall. Claire and Antoinette Cann said, “We’re delighted that the concert is supporting cHALLenge as the new Parish Hall will be a wonderful facility for the whole community.” The Cann Twins have travelled the world giving recitals and the Doha Times describes their performance as ‘world class’. Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) and £5 (under-19 and student) and are available online at or Julia Garfit on 01763 242137.

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All aspects of pond work undertaken. From new builds to complete overhaul of existing ponds. Water features, waterfalls, streams, koi ponds, natural ponds, ornamental and wildlife ponds. Also complete landscaping service including decking, paving, block paving and turfing.

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BATHROOM & KITCHENS COMPLETE INSTALLATION SERVICE Plumbing • Tiling Carpentry • Wooden flooring Supply and fit or install only For a free quotation call Peter on 07885 143164 • 01763 257 877 e-mail



Meeting House Kennels & Cattery Cottered, Herts

The oldest family run kennels & cattery in Hertfordshire & The home of the renowned “Dunroon” working Labradors and Irish Setters. Individual kennels and runs Individual heating in all accommodation Large grass paddocks for free exercising Experienced and highly trained staff All individual diets catered for

01763 281258 enquiries@

• Privately owned familyrun practices, providing continuity of care • We guarantee a same day appointment for ill pets • Open weekdays and Saturday mornings • We provide our own emergency cover • Neuterings and other surgeries • Vaccinations, worming and flea treatments • Weight checks, dietary advice and food • Dental care and extractions We are approachable, sympathetic, understanding and helpful - we will listen.

Royston Veterinary Centre Newmarket Road, Royston, Herts SG8 9GH

Tel: 01763 242221 • Baldock Veterinary Centre 19 Whitehorse Street, Baldock, Herts SG7 6QB

Tel: 01462 895579 •


12th June, 6.00 to 7.30pm

therfield First school is an ofsted rated outstanding village school providing a fun creative curriculum approach to learning, personalised to meet the needs of all our children. • • • • •

small classes & high staffing ratio outstanding behaviour excellent eyFs outside learning environment a specialist music teacher and outstanding music provision a wide range of sporting opportunities & specialist coaching

Come and see for yourself what therfield has to offer your child. For further information and / or to confirm your attendance please contact or call us on 01763 287284

THERFIELD FIRST SCHOOL the Causeway, therfield, Royston, sG8 9PP



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The British Red Cross in Hertfordshire

The British Red Cross is well-known for its work bringing aid and relief to the scenes of disasters and conflicts around the world. Less well-known is the range of community services provided by Red Cross volunteers across the UK. Led by trained volunteers, the charity works to help people prepare for and deal with crisis every day here in Hertfordshire. Some of the local services include: Health and social care Red Cross volunteers are on hand to provide short-term care in the home for adults who need help or reassurance to get back to their normal routine after a hospital stay, or after disruption due to crises such as illness, bereavement, or breakdown. Volunteers are trained to help with a wide range of needs, including transport to and from medical appointments, prescription collection, help with shopping, meal preparation or light housework, visits to family and friends and assistance with keeping up hobbies or social activities, or even finding new ones. This service gets people back on their feet, and can even help them avoid being readmitted to hospital. The Red Cross also runs a medical equipment loan service, which hires out wheelchairs and offers short-term loans of equipment like backrests, bath seats, walking sticks and frames, commodes, bedpans and urinals. Emergency response Red Cross emergency response teams can be called out any time of the day or night to the scene of a fire, or another crisis such as an evacuation, industrial accident or flood. They offer comfort and practical help to the victims of the incident, often with the help of a Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) vehicle, which is equipped with a shower, spare clothes, blankets, hygiene packs, food and drink, first aid kits and other emergency supplies. Volunteers may support people who suddenly find themselves in crisis by helping to arrange temporary accommodation, advising them on other organisations and agencies which can help, and providing emotional support to help them cope. First aid The Red Cross wants everyone to learn life-saving skills so that they are prepared when emergency strikes. It runs a range of first aid training courses which can be tailored to meet the needs of different groups, and also offers first aid tips through its website and a mobile app. As well as first aid training, the Red Cross provides skilled and equipped first aid volunteers for public events. Red Cross Week Annually, the Red Cross holds a week of fundraising and awareness-raising activity based around public collections and local events, between 5th and 11th May. Events can still be held throughout May and June to count towards the Red Cross Week. Our Hertfordshire branch hopes local communities will be interested in donating or holding a fundraising event that will support their local area. Remember, if you live in Hertfordshire, monies you raise will benefit those who live in Hertfordshire. To see full list of events visit: . For more information and ideas please see or contact Hertfordshire senior community fundraiser, Cathy Curtis, on 01992 585969 / . Donations may be sent c/o Cathy to British Red Cross, Baker Street, Hertford, SG13 7HT


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Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays From 8am Corn Exchange, Royston

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 1st June 10-12pm Orwell Village Hall

Farmers’ Market Wimpole 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 8th June from 11am - 3pm Outdoor Wimpole Hall Market Cambridge Sandon Every Arts and Crafts Farmers’ Wednesday and Market Market Saturday 1st Saturday 3rd Saturday monthly monthly The Sat 1st June Sat 15th June Greenhouse 9.30am - 3.30pm 9.30am Markets Linton Village - 12noon Every Thursday College Village Hall - Fashion and Pamper Market Fowlmere Shepreth 10am - 4pm Village Hall Every Friday - Farmers’ Market Market Arts & Crafts Last Saturday Market 10am- 2nd Saturday monthly monthly 3.30pm Sat 8th June Sat 29nd June Every Sunday 9am 12noon 1pm - 5pm Flea Market, Village Hall Village Hall 10.30am - 2.30pm Croydon Village Town Centre, Market Letchworth Last Sunday monthly Sun 30th June 10.30am - 1pm Village Hall

Enjoy Your Favourites at Palazzo

Catch up with friends and family over a Mediterranean meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Local Butcher Come and see the experts, you do not get advice from a shelf! New Summer opening times: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 2pm & Sun 9am – 1pm • • • •

Summer BBQ Season

Minted lamb kofta kebab Large variety of homemade and gourmet sausages Large selection of lamb, pork and beef steak burgers Mix and match bbq packs

For the whole family tel: 01763 260193 email Station Road, Meldreth

Don’t delay, Book your table today!

palazzo EAT• DRINK

41 Kneesworth Street Royston Hertfordshire SG8 5AB T 01763 226 225 E W

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Palazzo Recipe of the Month: Insalata Tricolore

This week Italy celebrates Festa Della Repubblica, the remembrance day by which the nation gained independence by voting out the monarchy after the fall of Fascism in 1946. The day is celebrated with food and wine festivals in the patriotic red, white and green colors of Italy, such as the classic Insalata Tricolore...

Ingredients • • • • • •

2 avocados 200g smoked salmon Tin of beetroot in own juices 1 lemon 250g cream cheese Seasoning

Method 1. Open the beetroot and reserve the beetroot pieces for another day. Soak the smoked salmon in beetroot juice for 30mins then drain off. 2. Meanwhile prepare the avocado. Slice in half lengthways and pull the two halves apart. Using a spoon gently pluck out the stone and place the avocado flat side down on a chopping board. 3. From the top of the avocado make slices across approximately half a centimeter thick so that you end up with roughly eight short “C” shaped pieces. 4. Run a piece of lemon around the inside of a medium sized ramekin and arrange the avocado into the bottom to make a flat covered surface. The lemon will stop the avocado from going brown. 5. Next mix the cream cheese in a bowl with a pinch of salt and cracked pepper and a slight squeeze of lemon juice. 6. Add a layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the avocado in the ramekin about 1cm in thickness. 7. Top the cream cheese mixture with the beetroot-infused salmon to make the third layer, then cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes to set. 8. When you are ready to serve the dish run a warm knife around the inside of the ramekin and turn out on a plate, and complement with slices of beef tomato, sliced buffalo mozzarella and sprigs of basil topped with olive oil. A truly colorful dish! Buon Appetito!


Royston Cave are looking for Guides and Attendants on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 2.15 to 5.15 and (in August only) Wednesdays (same hours) Volunteers would have to give a minimum of 15 hours i.e. 5 sessions over the season.

Royston Day Centre are looking for Lunch helpers to go on a rota to help weekly/fortnightly or monthly on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays for approx. 3 hours Cokenach Cricket Club are looking for a Volunteer Bar/Cellarman to help run their bar at weekends during the cricket season


Please ring 01763 243020 or email or visit for more details


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The Walkers Partnership Solicitors DO YOU NEED TO MAKE A WILL OR REVISE YOUR EXISTING WILL? If so, please take advantage of our reduced rate wills offer. Please note that reduced rate wills will be available every week day from 8am until 6pm, and on Tuesday evenings until 8pm, by appointment only. Also on the Saturday mornings of 8th and 22nd June, again by appointment only.

Udderly Awesome! The Moosic Festival @ The Red Cow 26th May 2013

Featuring: • a great line-up of live moosic, outside bar and mini beer festival • lip-smacking range of local food and drink including hog roast, bbq and ice creams • face-painting and masses more!

Reduced rates are:Double Wills - £210 plus VAT Single Will - £125 plus VAT Home visits are also available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20 mile radius of Royston

For more information please contact:1-3 Lower King Street, Royston, Herts SG8 5AJ Tel: 01763 241121 email:

11 High Street Chrishall, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8RN Tel. 01763 838792 Email: Follow us on twitter @theredcow and facebook

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

Product of the Month

*Subject to minimum order and within a 10 mile radius of the shop.


our knibbs bbq packs are made to order and feed up to 8 people. they include a selection of free range local meats. enjoy the sunshine and your garden with friends this summer!

BBQ Pack normally £23, just £19 during june ‘13

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

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Solutions for business

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the Cocktail Club Wimbledon is almost here so break out

the Pimm’s, sunshine and strawberries and cream! Pimm’s is a fantastic liqueur and far too versatile to be enjoyed exclusively in one cocktail, so here are a couple of variations as well as the original Pimm’s and lemonade... After all it has been almost twelve months since we have seen the sun!

Pimm’s & Lemonade

Take a tall glass filled with ice and add 1/3 Pimms, 2/3 lemonade with some mint, a slice of cucumber, some orange and a couple of strawberries.

Pimm’s & Ginger

Take a tall glass filled with ice and add 1/3 Pimm’s, 2/3 Ginger Ale, a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint

Pimm’s Royal

In a Champagne Flute add 25mls of Pimm’s then top up with Prosecco and garnish with a strawberry

Pimm’s Duece

Take a tall ice filled glass and add 1/3 Pimms, 1/3 orange juice and 1/3 cranberry juice then garnish with a strawberry and slice of orange. Good luck Andy Murray... Bottoms up!

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What’s on

Free to list! email by 15th of the month Give Blood

Royston Town Hall, Thurs 20th June 1 – 3.15pm & 4.30 – 7pm

Monthly Craft Market

Sat 1st June, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Free admission, free parking Tea, coffee, drinks and cakes for sale at the Atrium café Linton Village College Contact: 01223 890219

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Sun 2nd June, 10am - 4pm Homemade cakes & refreshments Entry fee applies Barkway Village Hall, SG8 8BS Contact: 01763 289748, info@flapperfortunes.

Volunteers Week Drop-in

Weds 5th June, 10.30am – 12.30noon

Morning refreshments at the new Volunteer Centre offices, and get to know each other Royston & District Volunteer Centre Royston Town Hall Annex, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA Contact: 01763 243020, www.roystonvolunteer.

Pilates Classes

Starts Wed 5th June, 5pm and 6pm

Beginners level, booking essential Royston Complementary Health Centre Bookings: 01763 247440

Meiru’s Chinese Cooking Classes

Six week course starts Wed 5th June, Every Wed, 6.45pm – 8.45pm


Limited Spaces available Meridian School, Royston Contact: 07935 212398,


Whistle Down the Wind (Lytton Players) Wed 5th - Sat 8th June, 7.45pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Messy Church Lite Thurs 6th June, 9.30 - 11am

Free and open to all pre-schoolers and their carers Coffee, snacks and playtime St John the Baptist Church, Royston Contact: cmaybury@

Let all the World Thurs 6th June, 7.30pm

Rev Dr Janet Wootton, director of Training at the Congregational Federation will talk about “Let all the World” singing with the worldwide church Guilden Morden Congregational Church, Pound Green, Guilden Morden Contact: 01767 67768

Royston Rock Festival

Fri 7th June, 5.30 – 11pm

The Heath, Royston Tickets: 01763 243613

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery Sat 8th June, open all day

Jewellery and classic cars, a classic car studio where you can also relax in the summer sun on our decked area with a delicious treat from our jewellery coffee shop Halls Green Jewellery Centre, Weston, SG4 7DP Info: www.hkjewellery.

Church Farm Ardeley

Sun 9th June, 9am – 5pm

As part of Open Farm Sunday, visit this popular Hertfordshire farm with a variety of family activities. Free entry, with a charge for certain activities Church Farm, Ardeley, Stevenage, SG2 7AH Contact: 01438 861447, www.churchfarmardeley.

Antiques & Vintage Fair Sun 9th June, 10am - 4pm

Homemade cakes & refreshments Entry fee applies Cottered Village Hall, SG9 9QW Contact: 01763 289748, info@flapperfortunes.

Solitaire Farm, Gamlingay Sun 9th June, 10.30am – 4pm

Come and see our pigs, sheep, chickens and ducks. Events on the day will include a sheep dog display. Visit our farm shop, refreshments will also be avalible and a hog roast. As part of Open Farm Sunday. Drove Road, Gamlingay, Sandy SG19 3NY Contact: 01767 650884,

Burwash Manor

Sun 9th June, 11am – 4pm

Meet the farmer and his animals, tractor and trailer rides, farm walks, a barbeque, beer tent, a visit from the RSPB and heaps of children’s activities. Theme this year is perfect pork... so children will be able to meet the pigs (and hopefully some little piglets, too!), talk to the farmer about how they look after them,

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then have a fantastic time making their own sausages. New Road, Barton, CB23 7EY Contact: www.

Royston Open Secrets

Sun 9th June, 11am – 4pm

Entertainment, exhibitions, bar, food, activities and much more Free entry The Heath, Royston Contact:

Orwell Open Gardens

Sun 9th June, 1 – 6pm

10 gardens open, ranging from tiny cottage gardens to extensive landscapes with a wide range of flowers, trees & shrubs, original garden designs and innovative landscaping Orwell, Cambridgeshire

College Farm, Duxford

Sun 9th June, 2-5pm

Meet the animals, tractor and trailer rides, static machinery display. As part of Open Farm Sunday. College Farm, Grange Road, Duxford, CB22 4QF Contact: 01223 839002, www.russellsmithfarms.

Reed Gardening Club

Sun 9th June, 8pm

London Open Squares bus trip Village Hall, Reed

Baby Massage

Tues mornings, starts 11th June, 10am

Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Baby Yoga

Tues mornings, starts 11th June, 11.30am

Beginner and improver classes Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Care and Support Advice Fair Wed 12th June

Help for people who are interested in setting up their own local care or support service in their community Stevenage, contact for details Contact: 07584 211756, ahern@ communitycatalysts.

Therfield First School Open Evening

Wed 12th June, 6 - 7.30pm

Come and see for yourself what Therfield has to offer your child Therfield First School, The Causeway, Therfield, SG8 9PP Contact: 01763 287284, www.therfield.herts.

Ballet Cymru: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wed 12th June, 7.45pm

Ballet Cymru: Romeo and Juliet Thurs 13th June, 7.45pm

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Charity Golf Day

Fri 14th June, 12noon

Featuring many popular golfing competitions including longest drive, nearest the pin, putting competition. Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club, Graveley Contact: Keith@ or 07764 475391

Pub Quiz Night

An annual general meeting of the Royston Day Centre Everyone welcome The Old Barn, Upper King Street, Royston SG8 9AZ Contact: 01763 244229

Sun 16th June, 12.30 - 3.30pm

With the Royston Town Band and a buffet lunch Queenbury, Church Lane, Reed Bookings: 01763 848353

Race Night

Fri 14th June, 7.30pm To raise funds for Meldreth Pre-School Licensed bar, chilli and hot potatoes, entry fee applies Bets can be placed on each race; races will be shown on a big screen Meldreth Village Hall Contact: 07968 348893

The Pulsatillas

Thurs 13th June, 2pm

Music in the Garden

Free and open to all pre-schoolers and their carers Coffee, snacks, craft, story & song St John the Baptist Church, Royston Contact: cmaybury@

Reed Gardening Club

Royston Day Centre General Meeting

Homemade soup at lunch time Tea coffee and cakes served all afternoon All donations will be given to Diabetes UK Bassingbourn URC, South End, Bassingbourn

Messy Church

4 – 6 people per team Royston Town Football Club, Garden Walk, Royston Contact: 07725 226744

Tai Chi

A talk on badgers Village Hall, Reed

Sun 16th June, 10.45am

Fri 14th June, 7.30pm

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Wed 12th June, 8pm

Father’s Day

Starts 15th June

Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Sat 15th June, 7.30pm An Evening with Sarah Harrison and friends in aid of Home-Start Royston and South Cambs Tickets to include a glass of wine Meldreth Village Hall, High Street, Meldreth Tickets: 01763 262262,

Royston Lions Quiz Night Sat 15th June, 7.45pm With bar and raffle Teams of up to 8 Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston Contact: 01763 231492

Thurs 20th June, 9.30 - 11am

Meet-In-Melbourn Sat 22nd June, 4 - 6pm

This is a new networking idea to bring people together for social events such as quiz nights, theatre trips and days out with a group of likeminded people in the local area. Everyone welcome The Green Man, Shepreth Contact: 0774 953 0112

Meldreth Manor Fete Sat 22nd June, 2 – 5pm

Games and activities for everyone. Keyhole’s School of Driving is offering driver taster sessions, for 14 years of age and upwards in the school car park, with all proceeds to the school. Pet Dog Show with all kinds of classifications and prizes up for grabs. Raffle, bar and café and cakes galore! Meldreth Manor School, Fenny Ln Meldreth, SG8 6LG

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Royston Parish Church Fete

Sat 22nd June, 9.30am

All the usual stalls, games and attractions Priory Memorial Gardens, Royston

Barkway Village Market

Sat 22nd June, 10am - 4pm

Set in the grounds of one of Barkway’s attractive old houses, the famous Market has become a Hertfordshire tradition in its own right. Stalls, fun and activities throughout the day. Contact: 01763 849073, marianmmurphy@hotmail.

Discovering Inspiration Through Design Sat 22nd June, 11am

Our Head of Design, Rebecca Howarth will talk you through all things design related North Barn, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green Contact: 01462 790565,

Ashwell Village Family Fun Day

Sat 22nd June, 12noon - 4pm Open swimming pool, live music, donkey rides, BBQ, refreshments and bar, stalls, Fire Engine, face painting and entertainment Ashwell School, Silver Street, Ashwell, Herts SG7 5QL

Summer Fair

Sat 22nd June, 2 - 4pm

Lots of stalls and games, bouncy castles, beer tent, hot dogs and prize draw Icknield Walk First School, Royston

Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order

Sat 22nd June, 7pm & 10pm, Concert Hall Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200



Quiz Night

Sat 22nd June, 7.30pm

Teams of up to 8, tickets to include a meal This is a fundraiser organised by the PTA which will provide better facilities, a proper dining hall and more IT and sports equipment for the pupils Bassingbourn Village College Contact: 07757086380

The Cambridge Crofters in Concert Sat 22nd June, 7.45pm

Includes light refreshments Proceeds will be shared between Royston & District Community Transport and Church funds Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road Contact: 07895 095455

Open Gardens Sun 23rd June, 12noon - 5pm

Follow the trail of at least nine eye-catching gardens, Refreshments Live music, Plant stall & BBQ. In aid of the British Red Cross Braughing Village Gardens, Hertfordshire

Guilden Gardens Sun 23rd June, 1 – 5pm

Twelve Beautiful Gardens, Refreshments available Guilden Morden Church

Play Week Coffee Morning Tues 25th June, 11.15am – 12.15pm

Refreshments and Raffle tickets for sale. All Welcome. Litlington Village Hall Contact: 07984 935193, www.litlingtonpreschool. net

Buntingford & District Flower Club

Wed 26th June, 7pm

Outing. The Benson Hall, Buntingford Contact: 01763 273341

Cambridge Modern Jazz

Melbourn Rock Club

With award-winning vocalist Sarah Ellen Hughes Hidden Rooms, The Basement, 7a, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA Bookings: 01223 514777, modernjazz@

Pig Iron, Buzzard King, Stormdreamer, Motor-Oil & Confidence Eternit Sports & Social Club, Meldreth Contact/bookings: 01763 260250, www.

Thurs June 27th, 8.00pm

Open Mic

Fri 28th June

The Red Cow, Chrishall Contact: 01763 838792

The Cann Twins on Two Pianos Fri 28th June, 7.30pm International twin pianists play, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and music by Mozart, Bizet, Shostakovich & Elliott Royston Parish Church Tickets: 01763 242137,

Royston Folk Club

Fri 28th June, 7.30pm Headlining are Celtic Krystal, a 3 piece group playing jigs & reels to your hearts content Support act is Louise Jordon The Old Bull Inn, Royston Contact/tickets: 01763 249296,

Shepreth Summer Fair Sat 29th June, 2pm

Marquee, homemade cakes, plants, crafts, bouncy castle and tugo-war Shepreth Recreation Ground, Station Road, Shepreth Contact: 01763 268605

Melbourn Village Fete and Music on the Moor Sat 29th June, 1pm till late

A doggy themed fete with usual stalls, fun and games, followed later by local bands playing on the Moor The Moor, Melbourn Contact: 01763 263462,

Sat 29th June, 7.30pm

Treasure Trail and Family Fun

Sun 30th June, 10am - 1pm

Follow a specially designed route around the village of Meldreth, answering questions along the way Prizes awarded, BBQ & refreshments, Zorbing, Multi Sports activities & bouncy castle Meldreth Primary School Contact: fosbeary@

Throughout the Month Art Exhibition

Until 10th July, weekdays 9.30am - 5pm Paintings by George Meliniotis and Rae Cook Curwens Art Gallery, 17 High Street, Royston

Meldreth Monday Art Group Art Exhibition Until Sat 20th July (Wed, Thurs & Sat, 10am - 4.45pm and Bank Holiday Suns & Mons

(Easter to September) 2 pm - 4.45 pm) Members paint a wide variety of subjects, in whatever medium they choose, the group includes some experienced artists and some relative beginners Royston and District Museum, Lower King Street, Royston Contact: 01763 242587 or 0



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Royston in Bloom Closing date 26th June 2013

Don’t forget to enter your garden, street or project in this year’s competition Details and judging criteria available at www. roystontowncouncil.

Come Dancing

Various dates throughout June, from 7.30pm

Dance in one of the most beautiful ballrooms in the UK- Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing All abilities welcome, licensed bar on weekends The Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth Contact/bookings: 01234 300179

Movement and Dance Classes Thurs mornings

A new class of dance, movement and creative expression to release tension and help you feel good! Open to all abilities to explore and enjoy Barley Townhouse, Barley, Herts SG8 8JW Contact: 07807 854625

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BUNTINGFORD for a sharper image At J.Oliver Radley Opticians, your local independent practice, we strive to provide an excellent service, tailored for your individual needs. We welcome both Private and NHS patients, whatever your visual requirements for fashion, sports, style, UV protection and budget may be.

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Pilates Mat Work Classes: Arrington, Baldock, Buntingford Reed, Royston, Therfield WWW.BONFITNESSPILATES.CO.UK Contact Louise on 07867 675 389 Strength/Flexibility/Breath/Relax

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Practical and emotional support before, during and after childbirth, home birth or hospital birth. One to one antenatal visits 24 hour on call support from 38 - 42 weeks Constant attendance during labour and birth Postnatal visit and breastfeeding support Miri Cooper Email: T: 0792 280 3892

C’est La Vie Counselling Letting go – Living life

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in Whaddon, nr. Royston Henry Burgess - Massage Therapist Massage Therapy for: • General Stress or Stress Related Tension • Stiff Neck, Sore Back & Poor Posture • Sports Injuries & Strains • Relaxation & General Wellbeing For more information about how massage can be of benefit to you or to book an appointment call

Complete HypnoBirthing Antenatal Classes helping you to birth as nature intended, safely, calmly, easily and beautifully. NOW IN ROYSTON at Royston Complementary Health Centre Group or Private Classes with limited availability. Benefits also extend postnatally including high APGAR scores for baby, diminishes PND, easier feeding & sleeping, greater bonding and much more! Reg No.12352 07772 102792 • 01763 243081

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fun run

Look out for the Tom’s Trust Fun Run in Thriplow on 7th July 2013. The 5k run is open to all ages and abilities. Registration, sponsorship forms and this year’s lime green T-shirts are available in advance via www.tomstrust.


We hear that work is underway for the new Children’s Play Barn at Bury Lane. This state of the art facility for children and their families is due to open in October. We will keep you updated!

J enny’s Repairs and A lterations Repairs and alterations Men’s alterations Wedding and prom alterations Free fittings Also curtain alterations NEW! Dry cleaning and ironing 48-hour turnaround Now open 6 Days per week

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Do you have hearing loss? Chear is a friendly, local, independent centre for hearing assessment and hearing aid dispensing for adults and children.

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Chear is a friendly, local, independent centre for hearing assessment and 30 Fowlmere Road, Shepreth, hearing aid dispensing for adults and children.

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Full body massage £25 Full set of gel nails extensions £30 Eye lash perm and tint £27 Full set of semi permanent lashes £45 Teeth whitening £89 Ultrasound liposuction from £99 per course of 5 treatments A wide range of beauty treatments also available Offers only valid with this advert, until 30th June 2013 10% off any other threatments which aren’t on offer.

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New fitness sessions for parents

Mums and dads of under-fives are being encouraged to come along to new, sociable fitness sessions in Royston. The ‘Buggycise’ sessions are aimed at parents of babies and toddlers who would enjoy spending an hour a week with like-minded people, getting fit alongside their little ones. Based outdoors, mums or dads can get their exercise without the need for a babysitter while the children get some healthy fresh air. Organised by NHDC, which supports the sessions in partnership with Royston and Villages Children’s Centre, they take place every Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 10.30am on Therfield Heath until 17th July. Sessions include aerobic and resistance exercise as well as activities to enhance core strength and posture, all tailored to each individual’s abilities. Parents with children under five are welcome and there is no need to book in advance. The first session is free, £2.50 a week thereafter. Buggies are not compulsory! Royston & Villages Children’s Centre Manager, Mandy Dockery, added: ”These classes have been very popular with our parents, as they are fun, friendly and for all types of fitness levels. Parents have said they feel fitter, have made new friends and had a lot of fun!”

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Royston in Blue is the 5k family fun run/walk in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Last year we raised £25000 for this awesome charity, can you help us beat the amount this year? Sunday 23rd June 2013 at 11am. Warm up and welcome from 10.30am, Therfield Heath, Royston. www.roystoninblue.

Busines Workshops in June

Dates for the Training Manager’s two hour business workshops have just been set... Social Media - Tuesday 11th June - 6 - 8pm Time Management - Thursday 13th June - 6 - 8pm Delegation Skills - Tuesday 18th June - 6 - 8pm Body Language - Thursday 27th June - 6 - 8pm Visit for details

Entry Form

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

Therfield Heath, Royston SG8 5BG Sunday 23rd June 2013, Race Starts 11am

Name Address Post Code

Telephone No.

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Entry Fee: Adult (18 and over) £14 Children (17 and under) £8 Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £40 Group Entry Discount - see website for details How did you hear about Royston in Blue? How did you hear about Teenage Cancer Trust? Print .................................................................................. Sign .................................................... Date ....................... Parent/Guardian signature required for all under 18s. Please see entry form online for full terms and conditions.

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


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Wonderful websites that work

Websites are really important these days – no self-respecting company should be without one. But before you rush out, chequebook in hand to commission something fantastic, consider for a moment what your site needs to do. Who’s it for? Your site must be focussed towards one particular group of julian berry customers – if your business serves more than one market, you may want to consider multiple websites. What should it say? Most people will visit your site to solve a problem, or answer a question – do you know which problems and which questions? Obviously your site needs to be well written so that visitors get what they went there to find – and get it quickly! Also it should be written from your customers’ perspective, not yours. Don’t start sentences with ‘We will deliver...’, instead, think of the benefits your customers get working with you and start your sentences with ‘You will receive...’ And for every page, ask what is the one thought you want your visitors to take away. But all this matters little if your website can’t be found – so your site must be search enginefriendly too. Luckily, Google recognises that customers like well written, well-targeted popular sites and prioritises them accordingly, so put most of your effort into that. Links back to your site from social media platforms will also boost your rankings, as will the inclusion of video (don’t forget that Google owns YouTube), although the video needs to be as targeted and focussed as your words and contain really useful content to keep visitors coming back for more. To make sure your efforts aren’t wasted, all your online marketing must be integrated together to make sure it delivers the right message to the right audience at the right time. Just like it says in your overall marketing plan – you do have one of those, don’t you?


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S TAT I O N E R Y CUPBOARD commercial office dealer You know us for our Retail Store in the High Street Royston Did you know that we also have a Commercial Office Products Division? We can supply all of your Office Needs General Everyday Products Computer & Printer Supplies Furniture - Desks, Chairs, Storage We also offer a commercial monthly credit facility. FREE Next Day Delivery No Minimum Order Charge One Monthly Invoice - 30 Days Credit No hidden charges - such as insurance!!! Over 20,000 products to choose from with prices to suit all budgets. Call Marc now on 01763 249 997 for a confidential discussion to see how we can be of service and save your company money.

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In the garden... June

The garden is really alive with activity now and summer is coming. Many shrubs are working hard to give a good performance. A very under rated late spring specimen is Choisya ternata commonly known as the Mexican orange blossom. It produces fragrant, star shaped white flowers and has aromatic foliage. It is good value because it is evergreen and will grow in fertile well drained soil, preferably in sun. I like to use Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ in my garden designs because it is more compact and has darker, narrower leaves. Choisya does also have a second flush of flowers in late summer and early autumn. Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ the Mock orange is a pretty early summer flowering deciduous shrub. It produces very fragrant, white cup shaped flowers and will grow in average garden soil in full sun or partial shade. It is realatively small in habit for a philadelphus at around 1.2 metres in height and 2.4metres in width. If you have the space Philadelphus ‘Beauclerk’ or Philadelphus ‘Virginal’ are lovely larger examples of this genus. One of my favourite shrubs at this time of year is Kolkwitzia amabilis’Pink Cloud’ commonly known as the Beauty bush. It is an arching, deciduous shrub that produces masses of bell shaped pink flowers. It will thrive in well drained fertile soil in full sun, but can tolerate a little shade. It will become a large shrub at around 3metres high by 4 metres wide. Well worth considering if you have a larger garden.

NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS This year Meridian Performing Arts Department took part in the National Theatre Connections project for the first time. We performed a new play written for the project called ‘What Are They Like?’ by Lucinda Coxon. 12 students from Years 10-13 took on performance and technical roles and have been rehearsing for the project since December. After 3 successful performances at Meridian in March, we were given the opportunity to perform in a Connections Festival at The Royal and Derngate Emily Bass, Chris Chapman, Dan Gee, Theatre in Northampton recently. It was a fantastic Barnaby Jordan, Callum Goodallopportunity to perform in a professional venue and Makowski, Colette Mitchell, Danny Mynott, Zoe Reader, Edd Robinson, Ellie Sangan, meet members of other companies similar to ours. Oli Smith and Mel Turner We participated in the festival over two days, where we were able to take part in a clowning workshop, help create art work based on our performance and watch two other plays at the theatre. “The festival was great fun. The cast’s hard work paid off, resulting in a mature and confident performance. Well done to all involved”, said Cathy Harrison, Performing Arts Department.



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first aid in royston

New first aid training courses: Paediatric First Aid (12 hours) at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston, Saturday 22nd June & Saturday 6th July 9am-4pm Designed to meet the requirements of OFSTED for people working within schools and child care environments. First Aid for Parents/Carers at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston Sunday 23rd June 9am–1pm Focusing on practical first aid for children. For more information or to book please email or call Jo on 07786 622663.

Driving tasters for teens

Keyholes School of Driving will again be offering driving lessons for teens aged 14 ears and upwards at the Meldreth Manor School Fete on 22nd June, 2-5pm. Just turn up on the day and follow the signs for the Driving Taster Sessions.



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bugs and beasties

by Pippa Greenwood

Bugs and beasties are really thriving in this warmer weather, so just how should you deal with the most common problems you are likely to encounter at this time of year?


Greenfly and blackfly, also known as aphids, can be a real menace as they suck sap from your plants and can transmit viruses at the same time. Aphids breed incredibly rapidly, so regular control is necessary. • Check plants regularly and either spray with a suitable insecticide or a soap or plant oil based insecticide • Use biological controls – they’re totally safe for all other creatures and of course leave no residues • Use a strong jet of water to blast the aphids off plants, but do a thorough job or else they will soon be back up and causing damage


Caterpillars come in all shapes, sizes and colours, but can do a lot of damage as they munch their way through your plants and perhaps even into your vegetables. • Hand pick the pest where possible and either squash or place on the bird table. They’re easiest to spot at dusk or very early in the morning. • Spray with a suitable contact insecticide or better still use the Nemasys Caterpillar biological control. • Some caterpillars, in particular the Tortrix Moth produce quantities of fine webbing which they use to bind leaves or other plant parts together to create particularly safe shelters for themselves. It’s hard for a pesticide to actually reach them so hand picking or squashing is often the best answer. • Cover caterpillar-susceptible crops such as calabrese, broccoli and other brassicas with Envirofleece or Enviromesh.


Woodlice often cause a lot of concern, however these little creatures are rarely responsible as they simply do not have adequately strong mouthparts. They can cause damage to soft new growth or occasionally to soft-fleshed fruits such as strawberries but can’t tackle tougher plant growth. You may see them at the ‘scene of the crime’ and presume that they have caused the initial

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damage but they have probably moved in to clean up a lot of the debris created by other creatures.


Earwigs can cause quite a bit of damage, particularly on the flowers of plants such as clematis and dahlias, where they nibble out large quantities of petal or occasionally leaf. Try trapping them using an inverted flowerpot on top of a bamboo cane. The bamboo cane and pot should be positioned amongst susceptible plants and the pot needs to be stuffed loosely full of hay, straw or similar material. The earwigs climb in there to hide and the pots can them simply be emptied out on a regular basis.


Powdery mildew is also a problem at this time of year; it coats plant leaves, stems, buds and sometimes even petals with a white floury deposit. Sometimes the mildew can also prevent fruits from swelling normally, cause the leaves to become distorted and even fall early. Prompt action is essential and if you wish you can use a proprietary fungicide but check the label carefully for suitability. Keep the damage to a minimum in the first instance by ensuring that the plants are kept well watered. In addition try to ensure a good flow of air around the plants. A bit of careful pruning or weeding often helps too. Visit Pippa’s website and sign up for Pippa’s free newsletter packed full of gardening hints, happenings, advice and offers and you will also receive a free ebook on organic gardening.




Ashwell Museum Suns & Bank Holidays 2.30-5pm. Entry charges: Adults £1.50, children 11-16yrs 50p, children under 11 Free. enquiries@ or 01462 742956 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. ashwell baby & toddlers Weds 9.45 - 11.15am, URC Hall, Ashwell. Rebecca Simon 01462 742076 Ashwell Jazz 2nd Thurs monthly, recorded jazz at its best. 59 High Street, Ashwell. David Short, 01462 742385, david@ashwell-education-services. ASHWELL MESSY PLAY Thurs 9.45 - 11.15am, URC Hall, Ashwell. for 18months to 4 yrs. Fiona Richards 01462 743738 ASHWELL PLAYGROUP Mornings, term time only, 9.15am-12.15pm. Ashwell VH. For 2.5yrs to rising 4. Jo Adams 01462 742090 Ashwell School Badminton Club Thurs 8pm. Come and enjoy some healthy, friendly excercise. Contact Michael 01462 743400 or


4 Paws Dog Training Club Puppy socialisation & adult dog training. Tues eve: Barkway VH: Agility, Flyball, scent work and games Sat: Kneesworth.1:1 Tuition and Behaviour problems Christine Walker 01763 244437 email BARKWAY CARPET BOWLS CLUB Mons 7.30 - 9.30pm Barkway VH. A friendly mini version of the outdoor Green Bowls. All equipment supplied. No previous experience needed. Visitors welcome. John Digby 01763 848169 Barkway Pre school Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 9.15am-1pm Barkway VH. We care for children 2-5yrs in a caring, educational and fun environment. Sonja Dipple 01763 273791 or 07964 151288 Barkway Mother and Toddler Weds 9.45am to 11.45am. Barkway VH. Children 0-4yrs, singing, stories, activities, tea/coffee/juice and snack provided. Tami Wornham on 01763 849900. barkway social club Weds & Fris 8 -11pm. Friendly club, bar, snooker, pool, cards, darts and dominoes. Yearly membership: £6 per person, £10 per couple. We are in the building adjacent to the Village Hall. John Sizer 01763 848927 Barkway Karate Club Fri 5.30 - 6pm - Tiger tots 5yrs, 6-7pm Juniors & Adults., or or 07856 846800


Barley Cricket Club: Two adult Sat league teams & a Sun team. New players of all ages (12+) and abilities are welcome. 1st team Capt Brian Symes 07814 710849, 2nd team Capt Graham Litson 07532 306903 or Eddie Collins (Chairman) 01763 848788 or visit www.


Barley Hort. Society Gardening Club 1st Weds monthly, 8pm Barley Town House. Raffle, produce sales table, magazines etc. Everyone welcome, members free, £1 visitors refreshments. Vi Moxey on 01763 848547


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 Barley Tots Mons 1.15-2.45pm, Barley First School Free. “Stay & Play Group” for parents, carers and children under 5, come along for play and a chat.Toys, games, arts and crafts, snack and a sing-song! Call Hayley on 07963 107599


Tues 8 - 9pm, St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Barley. Learn to ring church bells all welcome. Contact: Shelagh 01763 849401 Royston & District Model Railway Club Barley Town House Fris 8pm. New members welcome, but call first, Tony Noad, 01763 848424.E-mail


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


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 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 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.peter_scaife_phd@ bassingbourn-cum-kneesworth w.i. Meet 2nd Tues, 7.30pm at the Community Room, Knutsford Road, Bassingbourn. Guests welcome. Jean Hamdorff 01763 242139 Bassingbourn ‘Causeway Prospects’ 2nd Sun 4 - 6pm including tea.The Limes, High Street, Bassingbourn. An afternoon especially for people with learning difficulties, but open to all. Singing, games, drama, bible stories and time to chat,have fun and make friends. John & Sue Simpson 01763 243350. Supported by Bassingbourn Parish Church Bassingbourn Judo Club Weds, Junior (6+ yrs) 6.15pm (14+yrs) 7pm, Bassingbourn Sports Centre. Judo is taught to the younger members, with the more experienced members learningassociated Japanese Judo arts. Both genders Geoff Klein 01763 247592 or bassingbourn snowsports centre Recreational skiing and Boarding every Weds eve, Thurs am & Suns. Junior Club up to 16 yrs meets Sat am with fun and instruction. Yeti Club bi-weekendly from age 3. Introduction to Racing on Sat and Race training on Mon eve. Contact or 08450 728 293 Budding Beaders Jewellery Making Group, Tues 7.30-9.30pm at Bassingbourn Village Community Centre. A friendly group, pop in or book a workshop. Julie 01763 853257, Sylvia 01763 208397

Children’s Storytime Thursdays, 2 – 2.30pm, Bassingbourn Community Book Café in The Limes Crossroads Care Every 2nd Mon, BVC Community Centre, a chance to meet with other carers of adults. Contact Jean or Claire 01480 499091

heron book group

3rd Weds monthly. Meet other book lovers’ 8pm Hazel Lord 01763 242418

Inflatable Fun time Weds 11.30am-12.30pm, Bassingbourn Sports Centre. Toddlers from 18m To book: 01763 242344 ext 262 SMS 07873 455637 Friday Friendly Freshments

Fris 10.30am-12.30pm Tea/coffee, biscuits, raffle - great prizes. Limes Community Centre, Bassingbourn Tower Museum Bassingbourn 2nd & 4th Sun monthly (Mar - Oct) Bank Holidays (10am - 4pm) www.


Buntingford & District Cage Bird Society 1st Tues monthly 8pm, Benson Hall, Buntingford. Talks or Videos, new members welcome. Show Secretary, Colin Pegrum 01223 833557

CROYDON Jazz Workshop Mons, Croydon VH For all instrumentalists of various skill levels, an opportunity to play in a friendly band/group environment. Terry Fox, 01763 244142 or


Fowlmere Babies & Toddlers Weds 10-11.30am, term-time, Fowlmere VH A social group for babies and children up to school age, and their carers. Toys, craft and activities. Julie 01763 208566. FOWLMERE FRIENDSHIP CLUB 2nd Weds monthly, 2.30pm, Fowlmere VH Speakers, events and other activities. For 60yrs+. Contact Beryl May 01763 208565 Fowlmere Playgroup Mons, Tues & Thurs 9 - 12noon from 2.5yrs, Fri Rising 5s 9 - 12noon, URC Chapel Hall, Chapel Lane, Fowlmere. Contact: Shirley Bevan 07890 674743 or fowlmereplaygroup@ Fowlmere & Thriplow Gardening Club 1st Thurs monthly (not Jan), 7.45pm Fowlmere VH. Illustrated talks, annual show, garden visits, weekend trips and social events. Visitors welcome. Mary Duff 01763 208479 or


Soft play up to 4yrs, music, bubbles & refreshments. Mons 10am - 12noon, Fowlmere VH, Tues & Fris 10am - 12noon, Shelford Memorial Hall. Available for private party hire. Debbie 07825 771408 or Amanda 01763 209174.

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


Great Chishill nursery Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am - 1pm, Mon & Weds 9.30am - 2.45pm ages 2-5yrs, Ofsted regulated, NEF funding . Gt Chishill URC. Anita Palmer 07972 800460 gT CHISHILL YOUTH CLUB Tues 7-9 pm, for 11-17yrs Tuckshop, pooltable, sports, games, arts, music and lots more. New members very welcome. Fred Smith 01763 838513

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Chishill Chimps Toddler Group All carers and children aged 0-4 very welcome for tea, chat and play.Gt Chishill village hall, 10.00 – 11.45 Thurs, incl school holidays. Contact Emily 07900 243491 Heydon & Great Chishill WI 3rd Tues monthly, 7.45pm. Great Chishill VH. Ladies would you like a free evening out (three meetings only)?

GUILDEN MORDEN Guilden Morden Pre-school Mon 9.30am-3.30pm, Tues & Thurs 9.30am12 noon & Fri 9.15-11.45am, VH. A safe and stimulating environment where children learn through play. Morden & DisT. Writers Circle 1st Thurs monthly, Congregational School Room, Pound Green, Guilden Morden. New members welcome. President Sarah Harrison. Mr F Abram, 01763 852 918


hillside clay pigeon club Kelshall off the A505. Open to non members & members. Sporting, Skeet, D.T.L 07779 263314 for details Owlets (Babies & Toddlers) Mons 9.30 – 11.30am Kelshall VH. A friendly group for children up to 4yrs to socialise and learn through play, accompanied by their parent/carer. Natalie Hunn, 01763 287470.


Litlington Badminton Club Mons 7 - 9pm, Friendly club, Contact: Vera 01763 241022 Litlington Pre-School A large, stimulating outside area providing exciting and varied educational play in a safe, secure environment for children aged 2yrs+ at Litlington VH. Contact Rosy on 07984 935193 for details or


Jazzercise Fun and effective total body workout. Weds 7.15 pm, MVC. Sarah 07703 422394 sarah. McSplash Swimming Club Fris 6-10pm, For ages 8 - 21+ (ie Masters class) Jenny Brackley– 01763 244593 Melbourn Amateur Dramatics Society (M.A.D.S.) We welcome anyone wishing to join aged 16 yrs or over. Energy and enthusiasm is more important than experience. Also welcome backstage crew for lighting, sound, scenery etc. Contact Donna Sleight on 01763 232622 Melbourn and District Gardening Club 2nd Tues monthly, 7.30pm. All Saints Community Hall, Melbourn. Helen Powell, 01763 245887 Melbourn Bowls Club Mons 2.30 - 4.30pm, Thurs 10.30 - 12 Coffee Morning, The Moor. Friendly club welcome new members both genders of any age or experience. Compete in local leagues, playing friendly matches at weekends. Contact Arthur Andrews 01763 261990 or e-mail arthur. Melbourn Bridge Club Mons 7.30pm, Vicarage Close Community Hall, Melbourn. Come alone or as a pair for Duplicate Bridge. Bridge tuition also available. Howard Waller 01763 261693 Melbourn Dynamos FC For boys and girls 6 yrs up. Play regular football, encouraging children to become part of MDFC. Shepreth melbourndynamos@aol. com Gordon Atalker 07770533249 melbourn history group Conducting historical research about Melbourn

having published 4 books. We help people trying to trace ancestors.Colin Limming 01763 260072 Melbourn Judo Club Sats 9 -10am 5-8yrs, 10-11.15am 8-10 yrs & 11.15-12.45pm 10yrs+. Mons 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,

School, term time. New members welcome. Jeff Dickinson 01763 261670 dickinja@ Royston & District Motorcycle Club 1st & 3rd Weds monthly, 8pm. Eternit Sports & Social Club, Whaddon Road, Meldreth ‘Noggin & Natter’, occasional speakers. Contact

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 photographic club Sept - April Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm Foxton VH Lectures, workshops, competitions, occasional summer events -, Bruce Huett 01763 232 855 Melbourn Playgroup For children from 2.5yrs. No need to be out of nappies. Flexible hrs, 15 hrs free to funded children, £3.50 per hr to unfunded children. Tel 07842 151512. 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 Royston & District Family History Society 3rd Mon monthly, 7.30pm. All Saints Community Hall, All Saints Church, Melbourn. Trace your family history Maureen Faubel 01763 232128 SUPPORTERS OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH Please join us in fund raising and social events to aid the maintenance of All Saints Parish Church. All welcome. Colin Limming, 01763 260072 Triangle Badminton Club Tues Melbourn Village College 8- 10 pm in Sports Hall. Many social events throughout the year. Mervyn King 01763 241624;Brian Holson 01763 241195 University of the Third Age U3A 3rd Weds monthly (not Dec), 2.45pm, MVC. More than 25 activities & learning groups includes a guest speaker. Arthur Alderton 01763 260399

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 Valentines Old Time Dance Club Mons 7.30 - 10pm, Meldreth VH. A friendly club offering basic tuition and social chat. Beginners welcome. Jane & Robin Meekins 01763 852503



meldreth bowls club

Tues 10am-12am roll-up. Friendly mixed club, new bowlers welcome. Please wear flat shoes. Shirley 01223 207888 email: Meldreth Croquet Club Thurs (May - Sept), behind the British Queen, Meldreth High St. A small, friendly club for beginners & experienced players. Janet Pope 01763 248342; Meldreth Good Companions Club 1st & 3rd Thurs monthly, 2.30 - 4.30pm, Community Room, Elin Way Meldreth. Outings, speakers, refreshments, all welcome. Marian Oakman 01763 261481 Meldreth Pre-School Fun, friendly environment. Children from 2yrs, nappies not a problem. Competitively priced, childcare vouchers accepted, free places from 3yrs. Variety of sessions, Mon - Fri 9 - 3. Call now to reserve a place for Sept. Contact Kate Pumfleet 01763 261489. New Malton Golf Club Try Golf or Better your Golf, Mons 2 -5.30pm. Sats 1 - 4.30pm Cost £5 All Equipment & Golf Balls provided. Expert Golf Tuition.Contact Brian Mudge F.P.G.A Professional 01763 262200 / 07989 715401 for details.

Royston & Dist. Model Engineering Society 2nd Weds monthly, Meldreth Manor School also informal workshop, Mons at Meridian

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

reed cricket club

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


Sandon Cygnets Pre-school Mon-Fri 9am-12noon. For 2.5yrs up. We provide a safe secure environment with excellent facilities. Contact: 01763 287 238 sandon gardener’s club 2nd Mon monthly, 7.30pm, Sandon VH. A small friendly group, talks, competitions, garden visits & annual show. New members welcome. Tony Barker 01763 288416 tonybarker324@ Sandon Pre-school lunch club Mon-Fri 12-1.30pm, 2.5yrs+ Providing a wonderful enviroment for your child to enjoy their lunch with others, take part in games and story time. Contact: 01763 287 238

Lindy Hop Swing Jive Dance Club Tues Steeple Morden VH, beginners 7.15 - 8.15pm, Intermediates 8.20 - 9.30pm. Original 1930’s/40’s style Jitterbug. Couples & Singles welcome. Paul & Debbie 01763 242949 www. 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 The Morden Players Directing, Producing, Acting, Stage Managing, Sound and Lights, Making Scenery, Musical Direction & having fun! Contact Louise Bailey 01763 852068 or 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


Therfield Village Pre- School Mon - Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm, lunch club until 1.30pm. Therfield VH. High quality care & education for children aged 2yrs 4 mths - rising 5’s, using jolly phonics Katie Kolind 07971 188013




Knitting Club Alternate Weds 10am - 12noon, Thriplow VH. Woolgatherers machine knitters, a friendly group 01954 719359 ladybird playgroup & pre-school

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri (various sessions), Thriplow Primary School. We accept Nursery Education Funding. All children 2.5-4.5 yrs. Sharon McGinty 01763 208055 / 208968 The Thriplow Society Local History, Talks and outings. Contact: Shirley Wittering 01763 208269 http://thriplow.


Mons & Weds, 7.15 - 9.30pm, Dodkin Hut, Tannery Drift, Royston. Military Youth: first aid, adventure training, community work, shooting, sports, map & compass. Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. 07963 359758 www. Aerobic Fitness & Fun 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 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 Baby Massage 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 www. or pennybrown1@ Cherryhomes Trust We support severely physically disabled people to live independently in their own homes. Loans, grants, practical help and guidance can be provided. Sally Crane on 07716 121 333 or

choir - Singing Aloud Mons 7-9pm, Greneway School, Royston. A wide mix of songs from popular, traditional, world music etc. We like to 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. All welcome. Tamsin Cowley 01763 244927 Corvus Cornix Basketball Thurs 4 - 10pm, Royston Leisure Centre. Mini Basketball and basketball for all abilities. 8 yrs to adult. Di Charles 01223 207213 Corvus Cornix Ladies Basketball Mons 7.30-9pm. Greneway School, Royston. Female coach, friendly group of ladies. £7 (trial FREE). Age 14+ all abilities. Contact Justine Smith, 01763 853314, 0782 5545266,Justine@ cruse Bereavement or Clair Pike at Depression Alliance 1st Tues, 2.15 to 4pm, Committee Room & 3rd Tues monthly, 2.15 - 4pm Room 11, Royston Town Hall. Confidential, caring, & non-judgemental. All welcome. Contact Gill Cox, Electralites Majorettes Thurs 5-7pm & Sun 9am-3pm, Coombes Community Centre. Zoe & Mark Barfield 01763 245447 Five ‘O’ Table Tennis & Social Club


Weds 7.30 - 9.30pm (Sept - May), Market Hill Rooms, Table tennis for the over fifties and


their friends. Non-league. Jan Harmer 01763 230704 FRANK LETTS BLIND FELLOWSHIP 2nd Tues monthly, 11.30 - 3pm, Heath Sports Centre. Open to all blind and partially sighted. Transport can be arranged. Bridget Matthews 01763 231881, or G - Stars (Georgina Wootten’s School of Dance and Performing Arts) Royston, 6 Days a Week. Melody Movement Baby Ballet, ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre, Boys Only Street, Contemporary, Commercial, Body Conditioning, Adult Street Fit, Singing and Musical Theatre or 07720713532 or Gay Outdoor Club A national activity club for men & women with local groups: Cambridge; Essex and Hertfordshire. Walks of moderate length take place once a month. Come along and make new friends and enjoy some healthy excercise. Check out our website: for details of all national and local activities, or phone Colin on 01763 262647 for information. Greenfingers Gardening Club 4th Weds monthly (not Aug or Dec), 7.30pm, Coombes Community Centre, Royston A friendly club with talks, outings, competitions and demonstrations. New members welcome Anne Rayner, 01763 244424 or redrays@ If Only We provide support to those who have lost someone to suicide. Contact: Jayne on 07764657576 or Jazzercise Fun and effective total body workout. Tues & Thurs eves (inc. BodySculpt) & Sat morning, Greneway School, Royston. Weds 7.15 pm, MVC. Mon & Thurs eves, Buntingford. Sarah 07703 422394 sarah.howard.jazzercise@ jm judokwai Tues 6.30 - 9.30pm, Roysia School. Judo with that family feel, parents can join the Tea Club. For ages 6 yrs plus. John Massmann 01763 241020, 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 Kumon Maths and English Kumon after-school programmes for children of all ages and abilities. Royston Study Centre 01763 248562 Ladies Circle 2nd & 4th Thurs monthly. A social organisation for ladies aged 18 - 45. Pamper evenings, visit to Ely cathedral, Latin dance, chocolate truffle making& fundraising events. Laura Light 07748 847021 or Library Knitting Group Mons, 2pm, Royston Library. Tea served, everyone is welcome, no charge NORDIC WALKING Royston & villages. Improve your health & fitness, suitable for all ages and abilities. Shape & tone your whole body, burning more calories than normal walking. Contact Mandy Coar 01763853595, email nordic-walking@hotmail. or Play Music Play (formerly music with mum) Creative music making sessions for families with children under 5. Sessions on Weds & Thurs in Royston. For information call 01763 246415 or visit open doors Youth club for school years 5-8, Mons 6.30-8pm, Queens Road Methodist Church priory quilters 1st Tues monthly, 7.30-9.30pm, Room 11, The Priory Centre, . Get together with other quilters, 3rd Mon monthly, 1.30 - 3.30pm, an informal sit and sew (not Dec) 01763 243224

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, 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. Activities include cider making, truck driving, laser warfare, visits to a nuclear bunker and the Scott Polar Research Institute, plus the occasional curry. Simon Whybrow 01763 222653 or 07817 118737, ROYSTON ARTS FESTIVAL Royston’s annual Arts Festival takes place over four days every September Royston & District Chamber of Commerce A vigorous local organisation representing the interests of businesses of all sizes. 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 Local History Society 1st Thurs monthly (Oct - Apr), 8pm. Heritage Hall, Royston Town Hall. Historical Talks of the local area. David Allard, 01763 242677 www. Royston & District Mencap Society for people with learning difficulties and their carers. Social calendar, occasional open evenings and fortnightly social club at Meridian School (alternate Tuesdays). New members welcome. Peter Andrew 01763 245363 Royston & District Town Twinning Association 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 & District Community Transport Office hours 9am-3pm Mon - Fri, Royston Hospital. Low cost door-to-door transport for groups or individuals who are unable to use conventional public transport. Tel/Fax/SMS 01763 245228 royston & saffron walden national trust Last Fri monthly, 7.20pm, Royston Market Hill Rooms and Saffron Walden Town Hall, alternately. Richard Priestley 01799 513120 Royston Arts Society Two afternoon painting sessions monthly, friendly, sociable atmosphere. Nine professional art demonstrations per year in various media. Two exhibitions per year. New members welcome. Richard Clayton 01763 221322, Royston Badminton Club Bassingbourn Sports Centre 8-10pm 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) Royston Bridge Club Thurs, 7.30pm prompt daily, Market Hill Rooms, Royston. Friendly, competitive bridge, EBU affiliated with results displayed promptly on where contact details etc. may be obtained. Royston Chess Club Mons 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). Also friendly games, competitions & training sessions. Kevin Clark: 01763 243370 or Royston Choral Society Tues (terms time), 8-10pm, Royston Parish

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Royston Rackets Badminton Tues 6 - 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. David Allard, 01763 242677 Royston Rockets BMX Club Regular competitions & club sessions at the BMX track behind the Coombes Community ROYSTON FOLK CLUB Centre Phil Townsend, 01763 260959 Old Bull Inn, Royston. Playing folk, blues & bluegrass. Check the web-site for open-mic & ROYSTON ROUNDERS concert listings - Contact: A mixed, friendly and official Rounders England Michael Farrow at 01763 249296 for tickets & club for adults and children 14+. Training every bookings Sun 7-8pm, first session free then £3 pay as you play. Outdoors April - Sept, Royston Heath. ROYSTON GOLF CLUB Indoors Oct - March, Royston Leisure Centre. An 18 hole course & practice facilities. Vicky Bacon (Secretary) on 07943 Membership & Green Fees apply. All welcome. Contact 862485 or email 01763 243476 Royston Rugby Club Royston Heath Archery Club Tues, 7pm The Heath Sports Club Rugby Union A small, friendly club who welcome beginers and experienced archers. We meet on Suns on Football Club in Herts - Middx. 1st XV, 2nd XV, the Heath all year round. Beginers courses and Veterans, Youth and Minis. Mini/Youth 10am. Jamie Johnson, 01763 247522 all equipment available. Dave(training) 01763 242889 or Helen (secretary) – 01763 244505 Royston Runners Tues 6.30pm, beginners 7.30pm, experienced runners. Suns all abilites, 9am long run. ROYSTON HOCKEY CLUB Maurice Hill, 01763 241182, 0771 913 2793 Training: men’s 1st and ladies 1st on Mons 7-8.30pm, St.Edmunds College.All ladies and men’s teams Weds 7-8.30pm, Bassingbourn Royston Short Mat Bowls Barracks, followed by specific team coaching Mons & Weds 2.30 - 4.30pm (Oct - Apr), 8.30 – 9.30pm including “back to hockey” Coombes Community Centre, Royston. Informal, sessions. Junior training Sun 10-1pm, Meridian friendly group. New members welcome. Terry School. New members welcome www. Mitchell 01763 848775 or roystonhockey or Colin Smith 01763 250982 or Royston Short Tennis Thurs 11.15am - 12.15pm 01763 247630, royston ladies luncheon club Thurs 2.30 - 3.30pm Anne 01763 244138 & 2nd Mon monthly, 12.30 - 3pm, Cambridge Fris 9.30 - 11am Fred 01763 230050, Coombes Motel, Shepreth. A rriendly group of like minded Community Centre, Royston. A group of women meet for a two course lunch, includes energetic retired people playing for pleasure speaker. Secretary 01763 243388 and exercise Royston Lions Club Royston Spiritual Awareness 2nd and 4th Weds monthly, The Old Barn, Thurs, Royston Town Hall, room 11, 8pm. For Upper King Street, Royston. Part of the world’s those who wish to learn more about spiritualism largest service organisation, we serve the and mediumship under the guidance of an community and have fun too! Contact: Keith experienced teacher. 3rd Fri monthly, 8pm, a 01763 231492 or e-mail roystonlions@gmail. visiting medium. Judy Moule 01223 503345. com Royston Swimming Club Royston Young Voices Mon, Wed & Fri 6-8pm, Leisure Centre.Qualified Tues 4pm, Methodist Church Hall, Queens training and coaching for competitive swimmers Road. Six music making, drama and singing of all ages. The club enters teams in local galas workshops each term for children 5 - 9 yrs. and competitions.roystonswimmingclub@ Call Linda Bance 01763 246415 Royston Meridian Men’s Keep Fit Class Royston Table Tennis Club Mon’s 7.30 – 9.30pm, Meridian school gym. Weds 7.30 - 10.30pm, Coombes Community We follow a well tried session, including: warm Centre, Royston. Play competitive table tennis up, basketball, circuit training, football and with 6 teams of varying ability in the North Herts volley ball (occasionally tennis, indoor cricket League Fred Bendall, 01763 230050 or Gordon and hockey). Ray Munden 01763 241217, Barnes, Club Secretary, secretary@roystonttc. com, Royston Music Centre Royston Tennis Club Sat 9.15am-12.15pm, Meridian School, Royston Six floodlit courts at Heath Sports Centre, Organise choirs, brass, woodwind, string, Royston. Full LTA tennis & coaching recorder, guitar & percussion ensembles. programmes, with social & fun sessions. Public Classes for theory of music. Open to school courts can be booked via Heath Sports on site children yr 4 to yr 13. Tessa Williams, 01438 (01763 2436130). 351138 or Club Secretary, Christine Knight 01763 261676 Royston Netball Club Royston Time Bank Weds 7.30 - 9pm, A friendly socialable club who A community skills exchange allowing you to are always happy to welcome new members. earn ‘time credits’ by helping others. You can Tracey Stimson 01763 247634. then spend the time credits on getting people to come and help you. We also hold events, and a Royston Photographic Society regular cafe. Contact Savita Mason, Time Bank Thurs, 7.30 - 10pm, Icknield Walk School, Royston. New members welcome. Andrew Fox, Co-ordinator – 01462 689405 or Timebank@ 01763 222856 Royston Town Band Royston Power Kiters Thurs 7.30-9.30pm, The Band Room, behind Weds eves, the Heath. Local Power Kite, the Manor House Club. Brass Band contesting, Buggy and Board Club, we can also be concerts, summer fetes, parks. Any age or found there on other windy days. Training available. standard welcome. uk Roger Simons, 01763 246929, rogfsimons@ 01763249199 ROYSTON RNA Royston Town Youth Football 1st Tues monthly, Royal British Legion (RBL), FA Charter Standard Community Club with FA a good social programme, we also have qualified coaches running mini soccer, 9v9 and weekends away. Contact S/M Graham Parry, 11-a-side teams from U7 to U18, girls and boys 28 Water Lane, Melbourn. 01763 261325 football. Please contact Simon Dobson 07815 322605 or Andy Toovey 07540 124524 Church. Very friendly choir with a wide repertoire of sacred and secular music. All welcome Heather Howard, chairman, tel: 01763 249058 email: Royston Cricket Club Based in Therfield, we run two adult Sat league teams, a Sun team and Junior teams-under 11,12,13 and 14. New players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Paul Harris (adults) on 07966 766120 or David May (Juniors) on 01763 246396.

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Royston WEA

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


Monthly meetings in the Town Hall on Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30pm, with talks from leading experts in wildlife, ecology and conservation. Don Shewan 01763 244079 Royston Writers Circle 3rd Thurs monthly, 8pm, Town Hall, Royston We are an informal, friendly group writing for fun and pleasure. Julie Dore, 01954 719395, www. Royston Youth Choir Thurs 6 – 7pm, Roysia School. For Yr 7 and above with some singing experience. Popular, classical and traditional music in arrangement for upper voices.(Hertfordshire Music Service) Pam Lambert 01763 268667 or pamlambert02@ sas swimming Swimming lessons from 4 yrs old at Linton & Fulbourn. Non swimmers to advanced abilities. Lessons after school & Sats. Friendly teachers. Lessons for life! 01799 501293 mob 07947 730287

Stage Right Studios

Mon - Thurs, 3.30 - 9pm, Sats 9am-3pm. Fully equipped dance studios and music room. 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. All ages and abilities. Kerry on 01763 244866 or Stephanie Prior School of Dancing

Various days & times. Classes for all ages. Mini Movers (18 months-3 years), Freestyle Disco, Street Dance & Hip Hop, Ballroom & Latin American, Rock & Roll, Lyrical, Ballet, Vocal Coaching, Musical Theatre. Tara 01763 878587 or St John Ambulance Adults - Weds 7.45 - 10pm, Cadets age 10-17 yrs - Tues 7-8.30pm ; Badgers age 6-10 yrs, Fris 6-7.15pm at St John Ambulance HQ. All welcome to join our friendly group of members to learn First Aid Skills. We provide a first aid service in and around Royston. Sarah Betts 01438 728100

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.swimplythebest.


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

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


Baby signing classes at Coombes Community Centre Fridays from 10am to 11am. Contact Natalie Hanlon 07740 643690 or 01223 208144

Under Five’s Storytime

Fridays 2 – 2.30pm Royston Library


Volunteer Centre, Royston Town Hall, Royston, Herts SG8 7DA. Denise Graham, 01763 243020


Come join the party!! The fun way to lose weight and get fit. Mons 10-11am, Coombes Community Centre, Burns rd, Royston. No need to book. Contact Cherie 07743 469119 email



royston cave dvd

A new DVD has been produced on Royston Cave which presents a number of theories on the origins and use of the Cave. A launch evening held last month saw the town mayor and a number of councillors attending, along with members of the public and the History Society. Sylvia Beamon and Peter Houldcroft, both well known ‘Cave authors’ were there to answer questions about their theories on the origins and use of the Cave and Tobit Curteis, the Cave conservator was on hand to explain the conservation programme. Richard Whitmore, former BBC newscaster, who did the voice over for the DVD also spoke about his involvement in local history projects in Hertfordshire. All in all around a hundred people attended. The showing of the new cave DVD was very well received. The DVD is on sale at the Museum and via Amazon. Simply seach online for Royston Cave DVD.

The Cave is open from Easter to September every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from 2.30 to 5.00 (last entry 4.30). In August only we open on Wednesdays with the same times. If anyone is interested in helping to keep the Cave open to the public please contact the Cave Manager via the Town Hall or via the website

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Bassingbourn Sports Centre Melbourn Sports Centre

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Royston Library

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J. Oliver Radley Opticians

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National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Royston & District Community Transport 01763 245228 Anglian Water (Sewerage) Emergencies 08457 145145 Electricity -Emergency & loss of supply 0800 783 8838 Gas Emergencies 0800 111 999 Household Waste Recycling Centres Royston Beverley Close, off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF All year daily, 8am - 4pm Thriplow Gravel Pit Hill, Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ Open daily 8am - 5pm, Summer Open daily 8am - 4pm, Winter. (1 October-31 March) Three Valleys Water 0845 782 3333


Royston Veterinary Centre

Melbourn Veterinary Surgery

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Volunteer Centre, Royston and District, Royston Hospital, London Road, Royston, Herts SG8 9EN. Denise Graham, 01763 243020







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Curtain making FREE measuring and estimating service Experienced staff, reliable service Visit our extensive showroom for a competitive quote. Open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 9am - 4pm Unit 3A, Sawston Park, London Road, Pampisford, Cambridge CB22 3EE Tel: 01223 837005

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Specialising in tarmac driveways, footpaths, car parks, access roads, hard standings, potholes, road planing, block paving and kerb works. Suppliers of sharp sand, building sand, ballast, type 1, shingle, cement, topsoil, road planings, crushed concrete, all materials delivered loose or in bulk bags. Site clearance and grab lorry service.

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