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To the July issue of The Listing

The most exciting news this month is the launch of the new community cinema in Royston. The Royston Picture Palace incorporates digital state of the art technology into the 19th Century town hall, creating an exciting cinema experience right here in the town centre. The films are a mix of big box office successes and wellregarded recent releases, and are showing on Friday and Saturday evenings from the end of June. You can book tickets online at or buy from Royston Library. There has been a lot of curiousity and excitement in the town with regards the cinema so we are sure the people of Royston and beyond will support their community cinema wholeheartedly in the weeks, months and years to come. Find out more on page 5. Also this month, retail group Royston Means Business have organised a Royston Summer Rocks event in the town centre on Saturday 6th July. Expect fun for all the family and also look out for the Summer Soul event that afternoon, organised by Ad Hoc Bar and Kitchen, with soulful grooves and funky beats to entertain you into the evening. Our pages bring you news of much much more going on in the local area, plus local businesses, organisations and sports. There is no excuse to stay at home this summer!

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We are delighted to announce that the Royston Picture Palace opened its doors at the end of June as Royston’s own community cinema. The cinema is located in Royston Town Hall, which has undergone a complete refurbishment courtesy of Royston Town Council, in preparation for its new role. Staffed by volunteers from Royston and the surrounding villages, the cinema features state-of-the-art technology. The Royston Picture Palace is open Fridays and Saturdays, with doors opening at 6.45pm and movies starting at 7.30pm sharp (currently with no advert or trailers). Tickets cost £6.50 for adults and £5.50 for concessions.

So what is ‘community cinema’?

It is cinema run for the community, by the community. What that means in practice is that the cinema is staffed by unpaid volunteers and all the proceeds are ploughed back into the cinema (with any ‘profits’ donated to local good causes). This means that all prices are kept as low as possible whilst continuing to book mainstream films.

The cinema experience

Expect the full cinema experience, complete with popcorn and ice cream! Pretty much the entire Town Hall has been refurbished by Royston Town Council, giving a smart feel to the 19th Century building. This includes a lift for the disabled, double-glazed windows and an air cooling system in the upper hall, new toilets and repainting throughout. Inside, Royston First, funded by Royston’s businesses, has installed custom-built seating, a 7 metre wide retractable screen and a state-of-the-art digital projection and 17 speaker sound system.


Expect to see a broad range of films … especially initially when the organisers are trialling different genres to determine what Roystonians want to see. The films are potentially the same as those screened in the commercial cinema chains, but on average 6-8 weeks behind the general of ‘first’ release. The initial schedule includes the films with the highest attendance figures elsewhere in the UK such as Iron Man 3 and Fast & Furious 6 … whilst at the same time including one or two of the bigger hits from the recent past (such as Skyfall and The Hobbit). These are mixed in with highly regarded releases such as Side Effects and The Place Beyond the Pines.

How to book

Tickets are competitively priced at £6.50 for adults and £5.50 for concessions. The free parking and the fact that many people will walk to the cinema, ensure that a night at Royston Picture Palace is excellent value!

Book online at or pop into Royston Library to buy tickets. You may be able to buy tickets on the door but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

How to volunteer 

Anyone who wants to help with the cinema should visit the ‘volunteers’ section of the website


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OUT & ABOUT Royston Picture Palace

bringing cinema back to royston We are confident that Royston will welcome cinema back into the town centre. Having seen first-hand the excellent and dedicated work from our Town Manager, Geraint Burnell, that has gone in behind the scenes for the past three years to bring cinema back into the heart of Royston, it’s exciting to see the Royston Picture Palace ready to open its doors. The town’s excellent eating and drinking establishments are within easy walking distance meaning that you can make a night of it.

Initial Film Schedule Keep up to date at Fri 28th June The Hobbit Sat 29th June Mud Fri 5th July The Great Gatsby Sat 6th July (tbc) Fri 12th July Side Effects Sat 13th July Fast and Furious 6 Sat 19th July Skyfall Sat 20th July Behind the Candelabra Sat 26th & 27th July Man of Steel

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“Our Big Gig”

The Arts Council is funding musical events in England between 11th and 14th July this year, under the banner of “Our Big Gig”. These events are to promote and inspire music in the community as well as increase participation in music and promote social cohesion. Over 300 live musical performances are taking place, including one here in Royston. The Big Band Extravaganza takes place on on Sunday 14th July at The Old Bull Hotel commencing at 12 noon. Participating groups will be:

The Opus 17 Swing Band

Our own Royston based 17 piece big band formed 15 years ago. The main repertoire is traditional big band music from the 40’s. Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others of the era. The band boasts several current and retired professional musicians together with enthusiastic amateurs. The band often plays at 1940’s events and has authentic “Sun Tan” uniforms as worn by The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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Is led by Paul Carter, son of the trumpeter Nigel, who played lead trumpet with the BBC Big Band for nearly 40 years. As their name suggests they draw more on modern big band repertoire. On 14th July they will also be fronting two vocalists with the band.

The Big Band of Presdales School, Ware

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Footlights Quartet

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THE multi-talented Meera Syal is to appear at this year’s Royston Arts Festival. The star of the television comedy show The Kumars at No 42, best-selling writer, comedian, singer, journalist, producer and actress will talk about her diverse career in The Small World of Meera Syal at Greneway School on Saturday 28th September. The evening will include a question and answer session and book signing. Festival chairman Graham Palmer said: “Meera Syal grew up in a small town much like Royston. It’ll be a great opportunity to hear how meera syal will she’s got to where she is today!” appear at royston Festival-goers will also be able to book onto arts festival in september. one hour long workshops with an Aardman model-maker, showing them how to make their own clay Shaun the Sheep or Gromit. These are just two of around 50 events and exhibitions taking place during this year’s arts festival under the theme A Small World, running from Saturday 21st September to Sunday 29th September. The arts festival theme will be captured at a Small World drop-in event at Greneway School (Saturday 28th September) which will include sculptor Paul Bainbridge, music and poetry from Fensong, Bollywood dance workshops and short films from Paul Vernon. Other highlights include a recital by the acclaimed pianist Clare Hammond and a workshop on Routes into the Theatre by Colin Blumenau, who appeared in 150 episodes of The Bill and was artistic director at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and currently works as a freelance director and writer. This year’s event will end with the traditional Last Night of the Proms-style concert with performances from Royston schools, the Royston Youth Choir and the Hertfordshire Music Service’s Senior Windband @ Stevenage on Sunday 29 September. Over the last few years over 40 local organisations including schools, churches and clubs have contributed to the festival. To give everyone the opportunity to benefit from reduced prices, discounted early bird tickets will be available for the main events this year from 1 July to 31 August.

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These fried mozzerella bites make a delicious starter or snack to serve with drinks.


6 Large potatoes 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into length strips 1 cup flour 1 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons Parmesan, finely grated 1/2 teaspoon dried basil Salt and pepper Breadcrumbs Vegetable oil (for frying) Serves 4

Method 1. Peel and dice the potatoes then boil in salted water until completely cooked. Drain off and mash until a smooth texture then season well. (It makes the next step easier if you chill the mashed potatoes overnight, however this is not mandatory.) 2. To make the Crocche, take a large spoonful of the mashed potato and wrap around the mozzarella slices then place on greaseproof paper, cover with cling film and place into the freezer for an hour. 3. Fill a frying pan with an inch of vegetable oil and heat up. 4. Make a batter in a deep bowl by lightly whisking the flour, eggs, salt and pepper, parmesan and basil. 5. Roll each of the potato logs around in the batter very quickly to cover with a thin layer of batter then cover in the breadcrumbs. 6. Drop each Crocche into the hot oil and fry until they are a deep golden brown, then drain off any excess oil with paper towel. Serve with a spicy tomato dipping sauce or garlic mayonnaise. Buon Appetito!



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

Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 6th July 10-12pm Orwell Village Hall

Cambridge Arts and Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 6th July 9.30am - 3.30pm Greenhouse Linton Village Markets College Every Thursday Fowlmere - Fashion & Farmers’ Pamper Market Market 10am - 4pm 2nd Saturday Every Friday - monthly Arts & Crafts Sat 13th July Market 10am- 9am - 12noon 3.30pm Village Hall Every Sunday Flea Market, 10.30am - 2.30pm Town Centre, Letchworth

Farmers’ Market Wimpole 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 13th July from 11am - 3pm Wimpole Hall Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly Sat 20th July 9.30am - 12noon Village Hall Shepreth Village Hall Market Last Saturday monthly Sat 27th July 1pm - 5pm Village Hall Croydon Village Market Last Sunday monthly Sun 28th July, 10.30am - 1pm Village Hall

Eat, Drink and Beer Merry! The Red Cow Beer Festival Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July 2013 Featuring: • More than 10 superb locally brewed ales from Adnams, Woodfordes, Neathergates, Moreland and Purity • A selection of ciders, plus FREE bar nibbles • Live moo-sic in the bar (from 8pm Friday 19th July) 11 High Street Chrishall, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8RN Tel. 01763 838792 Email: Follow us on twitter @theredcow and facebook

Summer fruits galore Throughout the season

Pick Your Own Strawberries available now 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

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Welcome to the town centre...

a taste of italy in the town

Una Salumeria Italiana, or Italian Delicatessen, is proud to open its doors on Royston High Street. Avellino’s launched on 1st June and is already proving to be a hit with the people of Royston. Avellino’s is named after a town in Southern Italy, not far from Naples. You may have heard of it in The Sopranos as it’s where the fictional character Tony Soprano is from, yet more importantly it’s where owners Sabino and Giuseppina Russo originate from. The brother and sister team are joined by their father Alfonso Russo who works in the shop during the week. Alfonso has been in catering for decades, and before him, his uncle in Italy had a salumeria in his home village of Prata di Principato Ultra, so fine italian food is in the family! The Russo family have always wanted to open a delicatessen and when they came to live in Royston four years ago, discussed the possibility of doing something in the town. It was just an idea at first but this year the opportunity to enter a vacant shop arose and they decided to take the plunge. Sabino explains: “We have grown to really love this town since moving here from London. We really hope the business has brightened the High Street, as we really feel it deserves a better reputation than it sometimes seems to have. We hope that our story will encourage others to be brave and open new businesses in the town centre that we all love so dearly. We all need to support small businesses!” Sabino knows that in today’s world people are a lot more savvy when it comes to food and believes that the people of Royston deserve and want high quality Italian products as opposed to some of the mediocre tasting mass produced supermarket items. This family business sells only imported items from Italy, some of which the Russo family

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have sourced ourselves. So far so good, and introducing Alfonso, Sabino and Royston to new Giuseppina Russo at Italian tastes is a Avellino’s success. Sabino extends his thanks to everyone who’s supported Avellino’s so far, and looks forward to welcoming more people over the coming weeks. “Royston appears to have taken to us, so thank you Royston!” Avellino’s, 26a High Street, Royston

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 july ‘13

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

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Bringing SOUL to the Square and a Beatto the Street From soulful grooves to funky beats, with complimentary live music, DJ’s and bands

Plus Hog Roast and Outside Bars Ad Hoc is bringing Summer Soul to the Square!


see you there!


The Old Court House, Fish Hill Royston, SG8 9XT | | 01763 246 838


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the Cocktail Club

Summer is now in full swing, so here is our adaptation of the classic gin and cucumber combination to quench your thirst!

Summer Soul

30ml Hendricks Gin 30ml Pimm’s BlackBerry and Elderflower Wedge of lemon Dash of Sugar Syrup Lemonade A cucumber 1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a strip of cucumber length ways and wrap inside a tall glass.

2. Fill the glass with ice 3. In a shaker add the Hendrick’s Gin, Pimm’s and a dash of sugar syrup. 4. Squeeze in a wedge of lemon 5. Fill the shaker with ice and replace the Boston glass or cap. 6. Shake the cocktail vigorously until the outside is frosted 7. Strain into the ice filled tall glass, top up with the lemonade then garnish with a slice of lemon and a couple of straws. Bottoms up... In the sun! We hope you enjoy Summer Soul to the Square and Royston Rocks!!

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We are delighted to announce that Marie Munro from Royston-based charity Youth at Risk won the bottle of pink bubbly on our stand at Royston Open Secrets. Congratulations Marie! Youth at Risk is celebrating 21 years of successfully transforming the lives of young people. We are a national charity based in Royston and in celebrating our coming of age we have launched our Club 21. This club has been established to help us raise £210,000.00 during our 21st year and we are looking for marie munro from people to help us youth at risk with achieve this. Part her winning bottle of of this is that we bubbly are looking for 21 people who are willing to raise £21.00 in total over a period of 21 days by doing something fun that they really enjoy. This could be hosting a dinner party for a few friends or taking on a sponsored event such us running/walking or swimming. An exciting new development is that we are now able to offer coaching sessions for young people from our Royston offices. This is especially aimed at young people who have low motivation and would like to achieve more, those who would like to increase their confidence and make the most of opportunities available to them. For enquiries on either Club 21 or the coaching for young people please get in touch with Marie Munro on 01763 241120 or email:

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Heritage Hall, Melbourn Street, Thurs 18th July, 1pm - 3.30pm & 4.30pm - 7pm

Evening of Indulgence Wed 3rd July, 7pm - 9.30pm

Come, relax & enjoy! Includes manicures, spray tanning, facials, massages and much more. Over 14’s only, tickets available on the door. Studlands Rise First School, Royston

Myers Briggs (MBTI) Workshop

Thurs 4th July, 6 - 8pm

MBTI is one of the most widely used psychometric tools for business as well as personal development. It will give you a deeper understanding of what makes you and others tick.The Meeting Room, 42 Upper King Street, Royston Contact:

The UNISON 20th Birthday Big Weekend Fri 5th - Sun 7th July

Three days of FREE live music and entertainment for all the family at The UNISON Birthday Big Weekend on Cambridge’s Parker’s Piece. Over the weekend there will be a great mix of live music, children’s and family activities. The weekend concludes with the Cambridge Mela.

Monthly Craft Market

Sat 6th July, 9.30am - 3.30pm


Free admission, free parking Tea, coffee, drinks and cakes for sale at the Atrium café.


Linton Village College, Linton Contact: 01223 890219

Minibeast Magic

Sat 6th July, 10.30am - 2pm

Take a closer look at the creepy crawlies that live at Wimpole Hall. Contact: Jenny Middlehurst 01223 206004 jenny.middlehurst@

Summer & Craft Fair Sat 6th July, 11am - 2pm

Various stalls like hook a duck, guess the weight of the cake & facepainting. Refreshments and BBQ. All profits towards play equipment. Walgrove School, Pryor Way, Letchworth

Test Pit Digging

Sat 6th & Sun 7th July, 12pm - 4pm 30 test pits to be dug at different locations in Meldreth in order to explore how the village developed and evolved. Contact: Kathryn Betts on (01763) 268428 info@meldrethhistory.

Wysing Arts Centre

Sat 6th & Sun 7th July, 12pm - 6pm Wysing Arts Centre’s Annual Open Weekend, a perfect opportunity for a day out in the countryside with arts, culture and local knowledge revealed Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX Contact: 01954 718881, www.wysingartscentre. org

Royston Summer Rock & Summer Soul Sat 6th July, 1-6pm, music through to evening

Fun for all the family including live bands, surf simulator, stilt walkers, magician and much more Royston Town Centre

Come Dancing at Spirella Ballroom

Sat 6th July, 7.30pm - 11pm Ballroom, Latin, and sequence dancing. All abilities welcome. Licensed bar. The Spirella Ballroom, Letchworth Contact/Bookings: 01234 300179

Antiques & Vintage Fair Sun 7th July, 10am - 4pm

Home made cakes and refreshments. Barkway Village Hall, Barkway. Contact: 01763 849508 info@flapperfortunes.

Tom’s Trust Fun Run Sun 7th July, from 10am

Approx. 5 Km Run along Thriplow tracks. Open to all ages and abilities, sorry no dogs. Registration, sponsorship forms & this year’s lime green T-shirts available in advance via The Green, Thriplow, SG8 7RJ

Great Chishill Village Fete

Sun 7th July, 2pm

Traditional village fete games with fun for all ages. Teas, bouncy castle, dog show, tug-owar and lots more! Great Chishill Playing fields

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Craft Fayre

Sun 7th July, 2pm - 4.30pm

Craft demonstrations and homemade cream teas Fowlmere Village Hall Contact: 01763 208516

Selling Workshop Tues 9th July, 6pm - 8pm

Selling is the key to business success and having confidence makes all the difference The Meeting Room, 42 Upper King Street, Royston Contact: Janet@

Reflections of a Rock & Roll Tour

Wed 10th July, 7.45pm Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Reed Gardening Club

Wed 10th July, 8pm

Botanic Gardens, Cambridge, Bus trip Meet Reed VH 6.15pm

Litlington PreSchool Open Day Thurs 11th July, 9.15am - 11.30am

Come and enjoy a free morning of activities and receive a voucher for a complimentary session. Litlington Village Hall Contact: 07984 935193, www.litlingtonpreschool. net

Cambridge Modern Jazz Thurs 11th July, 8pm Kate Williams/Bobby Wellins Quartet Hidden Rooms, The Basement, 7a, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA Bookings: 01223 514777, modernjazz@

Quiz Night


Teams of 6 - you can bring a ready-made team or we can put groups together £2.50 per person for quiz only £7.50 to include supper (pre order from fish, chicken, sausage or veggie burger & chips) Pre order food by 10 July please! Bar Prizes for winning and losing team! Meldreth Primary School Contact meldrethpta@ / 07707 412089

This is a new networking idea to bring people together for social events such as quiz nights. Everyone welcome. The Green Man, Shepreth Contact: 07749 530112

Friday 12th July 7 for 7.30pm start

Music for a Summer’s Evening Fri 12th July, 7.30pm

With Trevor Hughes & James Risdon, including Vivaldi, Haydn, Percy Grainger. Proceeds will be shared with the Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service. Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road Tickets: 07895 095455

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery Sat 13th July, 9.30am - 1.30pm Halls Green Jewellery Centre Info: www.hkjewellery.

Sat 13th July, 4pm - 6pm

Barley Village Show Sat 13th July

Dog show, bird flight show, craft stalls, fancy dress, face painting and much more. Throughout Barley Village Contact: barleyvillageshow@

Flying Legends Air Show Sat 13th & Sun 14th July

The Bremont Horsemen Flight Team presents the worldwide debut of their thrilling new display in a trio of Supermarine Spitfires IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR

Community Rounders Tournament

Sun 14th July, 10.30am - 4pm

Families welcome before 1pm Fun energisers, singing, harmonies, rounds Hinxworth Village Hall, SG7 5HL Contact: barbs uk/ourbiggig

Royston Rounders Club will be hosting a fun and friendly one day rounders tournament for businesses, clubs and organisations in Royston and the surrounding area Equipment will be supplied, lunch and refreshments will be available The Heath, Royston Contact/bookings: 07909 598425, roystonrounders@

Litlington Village Fayre

Meridian School Summer Fair

Our Big Gig

Sat 13th July, 10am - 2pm (1pm – 2pm adults only)

Sat 13th July, 1pm

Village Fayre with lots of family fun Includes chariot race, village bakeoff, dog show & bouncy castles. Litlington Village Rec Contact: 01763 852363 rachael.rosemin@eviivo. com

Sun 14th July, 11am - 3pm

£15 for a table, or £25 for a double table Tables available from Meridian School Office Bookings: 01763 242236

Our Big Gig Big Band Event

11 High Street Chrishall, Royston, SG8 8RN Contact: 01763 838792

The Opus 17 Swing Band, The Bedford Contemporary Big Band, The Big Band of Presdales School There will also be a chance to try Lindy Dancing and hear a vocal group perform. Refreshments from the barbecue will be available The Old Bull Hotel, Royston

‘Hampers and Champers’ Revue

Sun 14th July, 12pm - 4pm

Open Gardens

Sun 14th July, 12pm - 5pm

At least 9 gardens large and small. (Proceeds to be shared with Village Hall). Parking, limited wheelchair access, refreshments, plant stall, live music. Dogs allowed on lead. In aid of British Red Cross. Weston Village Gardens, SG4 7AA

Sun 14th July, 2pm - 5pm

Three open gardens, parking, wheelchair access, refreshments, live music, plant stalls. In aid of British Red Cross Chipperfield, near Kings Langley, WD4 9BS

Sun 14th July, 2pm - 5pm

10 acres of great variety and interest. Parking, wheelchair access, refreshments, live music. In aid of British Red Cross Moor Place, Much Hadham, SG10 6AA

Hitchin Thespians

18th, 19th & 20th July, 7.45pm An evening of Lloyd Webber Tickets: 01462 641575, boxoffice@

Red Cow Beer Festival

Fri 19th - Sun 21st July

Sat 20th July, 8pm

An action-packed revue featuring local artistes performing a series of music, sketches and comedy.Ashwell Village Hall Contact: 01462 742136, christinescholfield@

The Savoy Jazz Band

Sun 21st July, 12pm – 4pm

Buffet lunch provided, licensed bar and raffle. All proceeds to Friends of Reed Church. North Farm, Crow Lane Reed, Royston SG8 8AE Contact: 01763 848481

British Red Cross

Sun 21st July, 1.30pm - 5pm

Traditional country house with wild flower meadows and woodlands (20 acres) Parking, limited wheelchair access, refreshments, live music, plant stall Dassels Bury, Dassels (Nr Braughing) SG11 2RW

Buddy and the Killer Sun 21st July, 7.45pm Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Carers Fayre

Tues 23rd July, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Join us for refreshments at the Carers Café and gather information from many carers’ services Including relaxing pamper therapies to enjoy as well as group sessions to sample . Letchworth Centre, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth Contact: 01462 678804 jaqui@letchworthcentre. org

More than 10 superb locally brewed ales, a selection of ciders, free bar nibbles, live music

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Royston Folk Club Concert Fri 26th July, 7.30pm for 8pm

Hannah Sanders, Gawkey & Piefinger. The Old Bull Inn, Royston. Contact: 01763 249296

Bowls - A Sport for All

Sat 27th & Sun 28th July, 10am - 1pm

Come and try bowls. New members welcome, any gender, age or ability. Free coaching provided by a national qualified coach Steeple Morden Recreational Ground behind the Village hall Contact: 01763 853101, dansheehan@tiscali.

Dance Classes

Sun 28th July, 7.30pm - 10.30pm

A warm welcome awaits all Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence dances at the Sunday Dance Club Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road, Letchworth, SG6 4ET Contact: 01234 300179

Charity Kite Festival

Sun 4th August, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Run by The Rotary Club of Royston Admission fee, free car parking Royston Heath

Throughout the Month Cambridge Open Studios

July 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st, 11am - 6pm

Original hand pulled prints, hand printed textiles, hand bound books, notebooks, cards. The Walnut House, 3 Station Road, Steeple Morden, Royston Contact: 01763 852110 anna@thewalnuthouse.

Meldreth Monday Art Group Art Exhibition

Until Sat 20th July (Wed, Thurs & Sat, 10am - 4.45pm and Bank Holiday Suns & Mons) 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

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 Contact: 07807 854625

Tai Chi Classes

Saturday 6th & Sat 13th July

Royston Complementary Health Centre Bookings/Contact: 01763 247440

Pilates - Beginner Classes

Starts Wed 17th July

Play Rangers

Iyengar Yoga Classes

The Play Rangers make a welcome return this summer holidays, providing free outdoor play sessions for 4-11 year olds throughout the summer holidays.

Royston Complementary Health Centre Bookings/Contact: 01763 247440

Starts Sat 27th July

Royston Complementary Health Centre Bookings/Contact: 01763 247440

Fringe in the Fen 6th - 13th July

A music and arts festival held in Fenstanton with the aim of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support Box office: 01480 352826

Hypnobirthing Classes

Starts Fri 5th July

Royston Complementary Health Centre Bookings/Contact: 01763 247440

Artists Marquee

Starts Sat 6th July, 10am - 6pm

Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton CB23 7EY hosts an everchanging array of exhibitors each weekend in July. Contact: 01223 262211

Artist in Focus Christopher Wood Starts Sat 6th July, 11.30am - 5pm

Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street Cambridge CB3 0AQ presents the third in its series of Artists in Focus Exhibitions. This is a unique opportunity to see the galleries entire collection of works by Christopher Wood. Contact: 01223 74100 ac,uk

Priory Gardens, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7BP Every Mon, Weds & Fri, 12.30 – 2pm Serby Avenue Play Area, Serby Avenue, Royston, SG8 5EH Every Tues & Thurs, 12.30 - 2pm Ashwell Recreation Ground, Lucas Lane, SG7 5PH Every Tues & Thurs, 3 – 4.30pm Therfield Recreation Ground, The Grange, SG8 9QG Every Weds & Fri, 9.30 – 11am Barkway Recreation Ground, Cambridge Road, SG8 8BS Every Tues & Thurs, 9.30 – 11am Sandon School, Rushden Road, SG9 0QS Every Tues & Thurs, 9.30 – 11am

Events are FREE to list - thank you for keeping us in touch. Please send your events to lucy@ townhousepublishing. by 15th of the month



Mon 29th July - Thurs 22nd Aug

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Cambridge Open Studios Mini-Guide

Below are your most local artist open studios. You will find the information concerning the days and times the artist will be exhibiting as well as their location, the genre of their work and their contact information as some studios are only available to visit by appointment only. The codes indicating which weeks the artist’s will be exhibiting are as follows… 6th and 7th July (1) 13th and 14th July (2) 20th and 21st July (3) 27th and 28th July (4) 135 Anna Pye Printmaker, Textiles The Walnut House, 3 Station Road, Steeple Morden, Royston, SG8 0NN Tel: 07751 281756 Email: Website: Original prints and home textiles using many methods, inspired by nature and everyday life. Handmade books, cards and notebooks. Weekends: 1 2 3 WORKING STUDIO 131 Sarah Palmer Jeweller 25 West Green, Barrington, Cambridge, CB22 7RZ Tel: 07775 651231 Email: Website: Exhibiting in leading galleries, Sarah combines original design with simple elegance. Silver and gold jewellery, including gems. Exhibition near pub. Weekends: 2 3 WORKING STUDIO. Wheelchair Access 132 Jane Hollidge Potter, painter Ivy Haus, 30 Foxton Road, Barrington, Cambridge, CB22 7RN Tel: 01223 872422 Email: Website: Smoke-fired ceramic slab vessels, figures and pinch pots. New work, abstract paintings and landscapes. Garden on riverbank, with refreshments. Weekends: 1 2 3 WORKING STUDIO 133 Janet Gammans Watercolour and acrylic paintings 6 Greenford Close, Orwell, Royston, SG8 5QA Email: Website: Impressionist, semi-abstract paintings on canvas and original watercolours (hares included) prints and greeting cards. Weekends: 1 2 3 4 WORKING STUDIO Find out more at

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Ashwell’s Fight Against Cancer (A.F.A.C) Hampers and Champers Revue

Ashwell’s Fight Against Cancer has been set up by Christine Scholfield to support the lesser known forms of cancer treatment that do not receive the levels of fundraising support available to those with a higher profile. Both events are raising funds in support of developments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital into cancers of the liver and the upper GI tract. Following the success of a ‘Diamond Revue’ in 2010 that raised £2,800, Christine and a group of friends from Ashwell are staging a ‘Hampers and Champers’ Revue on Saturday 20th July at 8pm. This action-packed revue features local artistes performing a series of music, sketches and comedy at Ashwell Village Hall. This entertaining event includes supper and the added attraction of the chance to ‘win a diamond’ by purchasing a glass of champagne – one of which will contain a diamond with a retail value of more than £1000! Pilates Mat Work Classes: Dress code? Henley! Striped shirts/jackets/ Arrington, Baldock, Buntingford bow tie/boaters/summer dresses. Tickets are Reed, Royston, Therfield £20 per person. For more information and to pre-book, contact Christinescholfield@hotmail. WWW.BONFITNESSPILATES.CO.UK com or 01462 742136. All profits will go to Contact Louise on 07867 675 389 Addenbrooke’s Hospital in support of the cause. Strength/Flexibility/Breath/Relax Hampers and Champers Revue, Saturday

20th July, 8pm

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By Joanna Guiver BABTAC Electrolysis & Beauty Specialist Chear is a friendly, local, Ear Piercing independent centre for hearing assessment and hearing aid Just ÂŁ15.00 dispensing for adults and children. with a wide choice of studs Suppliers of Phonak Book in now and Oticon hearing aids. for the summer holidays Custom made ear moulds, swim plugs and sleep plugs. By Joanna Guiver BABTAC Electrolysis & Beauty Specialist

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The Corn Hertfordshire, Exchange, Market Hill, Royston, SG8 9JR ARoyston, full range of Beauty Hertfordshire, Telephone: 01763 242SG8 0079JR Telephone: 01763 242including: 007 Treatments available,

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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Event for Carers: Carers Fayre Carers will be warmly welcomed at an event which will address their needs for information, advice and financial, emotional and physical support – at a Fayre to be held in Letchworth in July. Sponsored by Hertfordshire County Council and run by the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living in partnership with CrossRoads Care and Carers in Hertfordshire, the Hertfordshire Carers’ Fayre aims to draw carers from all over North Hertfordshire for a day which could transform their lives. The free event will run from 10:30 to 2:30 on Tuesday 23rd July at the Letchworth Centre, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth. Parking will be plentiful and free (with disabled access) – with a detailed programme available at or by request. Join us for refreshments at the Carers Café and gather information from many carers’ services. There will be relaxing pamper therapies to enjoy as well as group sessions to sample. No booking is necessary, but enquiries can be made to the Centre on 01462 678804 which is open from 9am to 8:30pm Monday- Friday and from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays or email jaqui@

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MyLingerie is a beautiful lingerie shop located in Buntingford High Street catering for all occasions. At MyLingerie we pride ourselves on the quality products and personal service we offer. Owned by friends Paula and Jo, we offer the level of service that you thought was now only a memory. We will help you find exactly what you are looking for and ensure you have a fun and enjoyable shopping experience. We have a large selection of bras for all occasions with sizes ranging from AA to K cups and from 28-50 backs. Our extensive range of brands will ensure you will find the item you are looking for, or something that will catch your eye. Did you know over 80% of women are wearing the wrong sized bra? We offer a complimentary fitting service and invite you to pop in and take advantage of this free opportunity to find out if you are one of the 80%. With prices starting at £15 there is something to suit everybody, whether it is an everyday work bra or something gorgeous for that special outing. We also stock swimwear, maternity, sports and post-surgery products, as well as night and lounge wear. We offer a Wish List service to help friends and family when shopping for something special for you. Alternatively Gift Vouchers are also available. Our ranges are always changing so come in a beautiful lingerie shop catering regularly to see what’s new in. Buntingford offers for all occasions, offering excellent parking with the main car park just a a professional and friendly few minutes walk away and free from 3pm and on fitting service. Saturdays.

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how to Make an Exhibition of Yourself! Last week, I went to two very different exhibitions. The first was Royston Open Secrets; the popular annual fun day, with about a hundred local organisations and businesses spread over 5 acres of the Heath – what a great day! And then yesterday I was at Cereals 2013, an agricultural event near Lincoln with julian berry almost 500 exhibitors covering a 150 acre site. Here are a few tips for having a successful show – based on what most Open Secrets exhibitors did very well and many of the international corporations failed to do. The main purpose of any stand is to attract passers-by and engage with them, particularly those who are likely to benefit from whatever it is you are ‘selling’. So know who you’re there to meet, and know what memory you want them to walk way with. Make sure everyone knows the objectives of the day – collecting contact details, handing out leaflets, making sales or booking of future appointments and so on. Then, make sure your stand looks professional and uncluttered, with your benefits message clearly visible from a distance. In your literature and graphics, I recommend you avoid meaningless marketing-speak like ‘solutions provider’, ‘for all your needs’, ‘your expert partner’, ‘independent specialist’ and other phrases designed to make you feel good but that do nothing for your audience. And finally the people. Many stands at Cereals had huddles of chatting salesmen, or were populated by staff drinking coffee, eating sandwiches or checking emails. How does that make the prospect feel? The best stands had no eating, drinking or phoning going on (they did that elsewhere) and simply had well-informed staff who cared about their subject and wanted to share the information – they were happily busy all day. Booking has started for Open Secrets 2014, and if you’d like my full ‘Exhibiting Success’ guide, just email me and I’ll happily send you a copy.


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Free advice is available in a new scheme to help businesses based in rural areas or those looking to move out of the towns in North and East Hertfordshire. A specialist advisor is now on hand to businesses with fewer than six employees who want to move their business forward or diversify. Help is also available to people considering starting a business or in the process of setting one up. The scheme, set up by North Herts District Council (NHDC) and East Herts District Council (EHDC), is aimed at small businesses seeking help with the specific issues affecting companies based out-of-town, or those looking to move into rural areas. Cllr Tom Brindley, NHDC’s portfolio holder for planning, transport and enterprise, said: “The vitality of local businesses is important to everyone who lives and works in North Herts, not just those companies based in our four main towns but throughout the area. I would encourage everyone who owns a small rural business to get in touch and see what advice is available.” Paul Phillips, EHC’s Executive member for economic development, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the council to be able to support the various companies that exist throughout the rural areas of our district. We hope to see as many of our rural businesses as possible making full use of this free advice which is particularly welcome in difficult economic times.”

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In the garden... July

Horticulturalist Richard Arnott recommends seasonal plants for your garden. Richard lives in Melbourn with his family where he runs his garden design and build company, Garden Design Solutions.

The garden is really alive with activity now and summer is well and truly here. Spring trees, shrubs and perennials have begun to fade and now is the time for the summer plants to give a good performance. There is so much to enjoy. Climbing roses come into their own as summer progresses. The key thing with climbing plants is to give them a structure to grow on and keep tying the new growth in. I like to use galvanised wire and vine eyes for training on a house. Rosa ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ is a beautiful classic climbing rose bred around 1879. Its white flowers emerge from pale pink buds to give good scent and continuous blooms. I have it trained over my cottage door and it is now filling the space nicely. Another favourite climbing rose is Rosa ‘Madame Gregoire Staechelin’. It has long pointed pink buds that open to give ruffled deep pearl pink flowers. The flowers are large and the scent is sweet. It makes a great table decoration for summer parties. Rosa ‘Iceberg’ is another sweetly scented white climber that is vigorous and will fill a space quickly. Most climbing roses have thorns but for something different why not try Rosa ‘Zephirine Drouhin’. It has pink semi-double, very fragrant flowers that keep coming with a little dead heading of course. It is very unusual for a climbing rose to be thornless so makes it ideal for a pergola or arch in a childfriendly garden. All roses like fertile soil and will benefit from a feed of bone meal and well rotted manure in the spring. I like to dead head the roses mentioned above to encourage repeat flowers and you can spray for black spot and aphids too. As climbing plants they want to grow up and this can leave bare legs lower down. Why not try growing a clematis up the legs such as white flowering Clematis ‘Henryi’ or the lovely pink Clematis ‘Comtasse de Bouchard’.

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Home Grown Herbs

by Pippa Greenwood

There’s a really reliable, easy, low-cost and low-effort way to add some zing to your meals; home-grown herbs. Many herbs are simple to raise from seed and if you start sowing now you should be able to have a plentiful supply of fresh, tasty herbs to add to salads, sandwiches, stews and stir-fries for months to come. All you need is a sunny window sill or balcony, or a well-drained, sunny spot in your garden, so why not sow a few pots and brighten up your cooking? First, find some good quality multi-purpose compost, your chosen herb seeds and some pots. Good-quality compost is well worth the little bit extra you need to pay. The style of pot is up to you – you may want to choose a classic Mediterranean feel with terracotta, or a stylish modern look, or perhaps a goodlooking plastic planter for longevity and light-weight characteristics that make it better for a balcony and easier to move about too. Whatever style you choose, bear in mind that plenty of drainage is essential, and that the smaller herbs do not need a deep root run, so there is no need for a very tall planter or pot. It is best to grow each type of herb in its own individual pot, so buy a selection of pots with a minimum diameter of 8cm. Once you have your pot to hand, put a broken flower pot or other drainage material in the base and then fill with good quality compost to within 1cm of the rim of the pot and firm it down, not too aggressively, but enough to ensure that there’s no subsidence later on. With large seeds such as coriander, position the seeds evenly on the compost surface. Sprinkle smaller seed thinly. The seeds need to be covered with compost so use your finger or a dibber (an old ballpoint pen or pencil will do) to gently press the seed in to the very surface of the compost and then drizzle more compost on top to the depth stated on the packet of seed. Water the compost thoroughly either carefully from above using a watering can with rose attached, or by standing the pot in a saucer of water for a few minutes until the compost surface is just moist. The advantage of watering from below is that you are less likely to disturb the seeds. The seeds generally germinate quite

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quickly and often within just a week or two you’ll have lots of tiny herbs. For shorter-lived herbs, such as coriander and basil its worth sowing in succession. All this means is that you need to use a small pot full of seed every few weeks, rather than sowing the whole packet in one go. This will give you a near constant supply of herbs and if you look at the number of seeds per packet you will soon see what amazing value they are. Once the herbs are up and growing strongly you can start to harvest them. Use sharp scissors or a sharp knife to cut off what you need; this way you’ll minimise damage to the growing plants and so help to keep them cropping for longer. As long as you keep the pots adequately watered, ideally by watering from the base, they should last for several weeks or months but make sure that the compost is not too wet or else your herb pots won’t last long. These plants are mostly of Mediterranean origin and hate wet feet. If at any stage you find that you’re not eating them fast enough and have an excess of herby foliage, store some for later use. Ice cubes give you a really great fresh-herb taste off-season. Just half fill the sections in an ice-cube tray with water. Add chopped fresh herbs to each section and top up with water. Label the tray as chopped herbs in ice can be difficult to identify. The attractive herb-filled ice cubes can then simply be popped whole in to stews and casseroles as and when you need them. 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

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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.


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 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)?

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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. Little Hands Nursery School Preschool care & education for children 2 years to school age. A high staff to child ratio, Outstanding Ofsted report and sessions can be booked flexibly 9am to 4pm in term time. 15 hours of funded sessions are available for children the term after their third birthday and holiday clubs are available for children aged 2 to 8 years. Contact Anne McCrossen on 01763 260964 or e-mail 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, 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 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

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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 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 rdmcc01@ MELDRETH TENNIS CLUB A friendly club with members of all abilities. We play on 2 tennis courts at Meldreth Rec. 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


REED gardening club

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. thriplow & fowlmere wi 2nd Thurs monthly, 7.30pm, Thriplow VH. Contact Dorothy Woods 01763 208778,



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 &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 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 - 9pm, Royston Leisure Centre. Mini Basketball and basketball for all abilities. 8 yrs to adult. Di Charles 01223 207213 or email 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

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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 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.

weekends away. Contact S/M Graham Parry, 28 Water Lane, Melbourn. 01763 261325 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. ROYSTON FOLK CLUB David Allard, 01763 242677 www.ramblersOld Bull Inn, Royston. Playing folk, blues & bluegrass. Check the web-site for open-mic & concert listings - Contact: Royston Rockets BMX Club Michael Farrow at 01763 249296 for tickets & Regular competitions & club sessions at the bookings BMX track behind the Coombes Community Centre Phil Townsend, 01763 260959 ROYSTON GOLF CLUB An 18 hole course & practice facilities. ROYSTON ROUNDERS Membership & Green Fees apply. All welcome. A mixed, friendly and official Rounders England 01763 243476 club for adults and children 14+. Training every Sun 7-8pm, first session free then £3 pay as Royston Heath Archery Club you play. Outdoors April - Sept, Royston Heath. A small, friendly club who welcome beginers Oct - March, Royston Leisure Centre. and experienced archers. We meet on Suns on Indoors Vicky Bacon (Secretary) on 07943 the Heath all year round. Beginers courses and Contact 862485 or email all equipment available. Dave(training) 01763 242889 or Helen (secretary) – 01763 244505 Royston Rugby Club Tues, 7pm The Heath Sports Club Rugby Union Football Club in Herts - Middx. 1st XV, 2nd XV, ROYSTON HOCKEY CLUB Veterans, Youth and Minis. Mini/Youth 10am. Training: men’s 1st and ladies 1st on Mons Jamie Johnson, 01763 247522 7-8.30pm, St.Edmunds College.All ladies and men’s teams Weds 7-8.30pm, Bassingbourn Royston Runners Barracks, followed by specific team coaching Tues 6.30pm, beginners 7.30pm, experienced 8.30 – 9.30pm including “back to hockey” runners. Suns all abilites, 9am long run. sessions. Junior training Sun 10-1pm, Meridian Maurice Hill, 01763 241182, 0771 913 2793 School. New members welcome www. roystonhockey or Colin Smith 01763 250982 or Royston Short Mat Bowls Mons & Weds 2.30 - 4.30pm (Oct - Apr), royston ladies luncheon club Coombes Community Centre, Royston. Informal, 2nd Mon monthly, 12.30 - 3pm, Cambridge friendly group. New members welcome. Terry Motel, Shepreth. A rriendly group of like minded Mitchell 01763 848775 or women meet for a two course lunch, includes Royston Short Tennis speaker. Secretary 01763 243388 Thurs 11.15am - 12.15pm 01763 247630, Royston Lions Club Thurs 2.30 - 3.30pm Anne 01763 244138 & 2nd and 4th Weds monthly, The Old Barn, Fris 9.30 - 11am Fred 01763 230050, Coombes Upper King Street, Royston. Part of the world’s Community Centre, Royston. A group of largest service organisation, we serve the energetic retired people playing for pleasure community and have fun too! Contact: Keith and exercise 01763 231492 or e-mail roystonlions@gmail. Royston Spiritual Awareness com Thurs, Royston Town Hall, room 11, 8pm. For Royston Young Voices those who wish to learn more about spiritualism Tues 4pm, Methodist Church Hall, Queens and mediumship under the guidance of an Road. Six music making, drama and singing experienced teacher. 3rd Fri monthly, 8pm, a workshops each term for children 5 - 9 yrs. visiting medium. Judy Moule 01223 503345. Call Linda Bance 01763 246415 Royston Swimming Club Royston Meridian Men’s Keep Fit Class Mon, Wed & Fri 6-8pm, Leisure Centre.Qualified training and coaching for competitive swimmers Mon’s 7.30 – 9.30pm, Meridian school gym. of all ages. The club enters teams in local galas We follow a well tried session, including: warm and competitions.roystonswimmingclub@ up, basketball, circuit training, football and volley ball (occasionally tennis, indoor cricket and hockey). Ray Munden 01763 241217, Royston Table Tennis Club Weds 7.30 - 10.30pm, Coombes Community Centre, Royston. Play competitive table tennis Royston MISCARRIAGE SUPPORT with 6 teams of varying ability in the North Herts Royston Miscarriage Support – for free support after early/late miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, League Fred Bendall, 01763 230050 or Gordon Barnes, Club Secretary, secretary@roystonttc. call 07906 559756 or email mcsupport@ com, Monthly support group meetings and annual service of remembrance in Royston Tennis Club May at the Wesley Church, Cambridge. Six floodlit courts at Heath Sports Centre, Royston. Full LTA tennis & coaching Royston Music Centre Sat 9.15am-12.15pm, Meridian School, Royston programmes, with social & fun sessions. Public courts can be booked via Heath Sports on site Organise choirs, brass, woodwind, string, (01763 2436130). recorder, guitar & percussion ensembles. Club Secretary, Christine Knight 01763 261676 Classes for theory of music. Open to school children yr 4 to yr 13. Tessa Williams, 01438 Time Bank 351138 or Royston A community skills exchange allowing you to earn ‘time credits’ by helping others. You can Royston Netball Club Weds 7.30 - 9pm, A friendly socialable club who then spend the time credits on getting people to come and help you. We also hold events, and a are always happy to welcome new members. regular cafe. Contact Savita Mason, Time Bank Tracey Stimson 01763 247634. Co-ordinator – 01462 689405 or Timebank@ Royston Photographic Society Thurs, 7.30 - 10pm, Icknield Walk School, Royston. New members welcome. Andrew Fox, Royston Town Band 01763 222856 Thurs 7.30-9.30pm, The Band Room, behind the Manor House Club. Brass Band contesting, Royston Power Kiters concerts, summer fetes, parks. Any age or Weds eves, the Heath. Local Power Kite, standard welcome. Buggy and Board Club, we can also be uk Roger Simons, 01763 246929, rogfsimons@ found there on other windy days. Training available. 01763249199 Royston Town Youth Football FA Charter Standard Community Club with FA ROYSTON RNA qualified coaches running mini soccer, 9v9 and 1st Tues monthly, Royal British Legion (RBL), 11-a-side teams from U7 to U18, girls and boys a good social programme, we also have

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football. Please contact Simon Dobson 07815 322605 or Andy Toovey 07540 124524 Royston WEA Tues 10am-11-30am Royston Town Hall Carol Bradshaw, 01763 268678 ROYSTON WILDLIFE GROUP 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 Open Secrets 2013

From the moment Andie Harper of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire opened the event with an impassioned speech about the many delights that Royston has to offer, until the final visitors left, the day buzzed with energy and enthusiasm. With a fantastic mix of businesses, community organisations and displays by local dance groups, in addition to a fun dog show and the popular historic vehicle show, Royston Open Secrets 2013 was a huge success with around 2000 people visiting the event over the course of the day. The annual event organised by a committee of local volunteers chaired by Linda Turner is now in its fifth year and getting bigger and better each year. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors has been great. In fact eleven businesses have already signed up for next year! If you run an SG8 Businesses and would like to take advantage of an early-bird booking offer and get a 20% discount off the normal price of £100 then get in touch with Linda Turner on Royston 01763 223216. But hurry as this offer is limited to the first 20 Businesses who sign up.

Royston Open Secrets 2014 is on Sunday 8th June 2014.

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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


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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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