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To 9500 homes in South Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire Villages

© Julian Berry


Are you thinking of teeing off with a buy to let property

Saturday October 19th

Please join us for afternoon tea at Royston Golf Club from 1-4pm. With our buy to let experts


To the October issue of The Listing

Over these past few issues it’s been a delight to welcome so many new businesses to the Royston area. Sign perhaps that confidence is returning...? We’ve welcomed decorator Linda Jest, Avellino’s Italian Deli, Jordan Lewis with Crazy Cakes, My Lingerie, Lucy Bates Vintage Fabric and Something to Treasure to name a few... and this issue we have more news of new ventures and expanding businesses. Glazed Creations has now opened on Baldock Street, Sunhill Montessori Nursery has expanded to new purpose-built premises, the Royston Dental Suite is under new ownership, Bury Lane launches its Fun Barn and new business TeenFit inspires young people to get fit for life. Local businesses young and old value our custom so this month, let’s make a pledge to shop small and spend local, and help to make our new start-ups and established companies a success.

Community Organisations Homes & Gardens Eats & Drinks Health & Beauty Business

Useful Numbers The Listing is online at www.thelisting. info from 1st every month

With best wishes,



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

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#RoystonConnects 1 : Local, social and online

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


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“Before I came to The Cambridge I was under the impression that I needed a much bigger deposit than 5%.” Aaron Robinson, First Time Buyer, St Andrew’s Street Branch After hearing one of our members’ stories, let us do the same for you. Your story is different but the role we can play is the same.

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ABOUT PULSATILLAS! Pulsatillas! began two years ago as a gleam in the eye of local author Sarah Harrison, and soon blossomed to include musician Ros Holbrow and singer Jayne Downes, now succeeded by Michelle Marple. Since their premier in November 2011, Pulsatillas! all-original brand of musical wit, pathos and patter has gone down a storm with audiences at Michelle Sarah a wide range of events. Ros Marple Harrison ow Holbr The trio work as a team, creatively as well as on stage, so there’s new material coming on stream all the time, and the slick revue format can be tailored to suit any occasion.

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Harston Painters Harston Painters is a self-help group of local amateur artists and has around twenty members. It meets on Friday mornings from September to July in Harston Village Hall. The structure is very informal and there is no organising committee. No tuition is given but members help one painting at another, giving their opinions and advice in a friendly Saxtead Green postmill atmosphere. Some members attend the Group’s own annual Summer School, this year based on the Suffolk/ Norfolk border. The picture shows a couple of members in action at Saxtead Green postmill. Every two years the Group holds a public exhibition of members’ recent work and invites the local communities to “come and see what we do”. The standard of work on show is frequently highly commended by visitors. This year will be the seventh exhibition and will be open in Harston Village Hall from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th October; admission is free.





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The Rabbit Residence Rescue

based in great chishill The Rabbit Residence Rescue (registered charity number 1148016), based in Great Chishill near Royston, takes in, rehabilitates and rehomes neglected and unwanted rabbits. The Rabbit Residence Rescue is run by local resident, Caroline Collings, and a team of volunteers. The Rescue has been running for over 10 years. Caroline started the Rabbit Residence Rescue as a personal venture and is now employed by the charity as Rescue Manager. The Rabbit Residence plays a role in the community by attending local events to advise on rabbit welfare issues and by providing volunteering opportunities. Volunteering helps build confidence and develop useful skills of teamwork and communication, as well as allowing people to expand their understanding of how best to care for their pets. Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK, yet there are many misunderstandings about their needs. The traditional view of one rabbit living in a hutch still prevails amongst many in the UK. Yet this is in strong contrast with their actual needs when we consider how wild rabbits live. The latter live in social groups not alone, they cover a considerable area in a day, and their survival instincts strongly affect their behaviours and those of their domestic cousins. The problem of rabbits being abandoned or given up in the UK is massive and growing. A recent survey by the Rabbit Welfare Association found that around 67,000 rabbits entered rescues in 2010, about double the estimate previously quoted. And these are the lucky ones

that the rescues could accommodate. In some cases, rabbits arrive at rescue centres for unpreventable and unpredictable reasons, such as a change in the life circumstances of the owners, for example, a sudden illness or home eviction. However, misconceptions about rabbits are also to blame. Rabbits require more care and cost more than some people think, they are not ideal pets for young children (as they dislike being picked up) and they need more space than just a hutch. Many rabbits come through the doors of rescues, such as the Rabbit Residence Rescue, because owners were not aware of the commitment involved when they bought the rabbit from a pet shop or breeder, or because the rabbit is later perceived to be boring or aggressive. The latter can often be because the rabbit is bored due to insufficient space and lack of a rabbit companion or scared because the owners frequently pick the rabbit up. Kept in a small hutch with little space to move and no environmental enrichment a single rabbit may well appear inactive and uninteresting or feel threatened when human hands reach in to grab them.

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Another common reason for rabbits coming into rescues is accidental litters. Some pet shops and breeders now make customers more aware that a rabbit needs company of their own kind, but sexing young rabbits can be difficult and errors result in accidental litters that the owners cannot accommodate. Rabbits can breed from four months old and a female can get pregnant again straight after giving birth. The Rabbit Residence Rescue is dedicated to providing the best possible care and to encouraging others with rabbits or wanting to adopt to do the same. The Rabbit Residence Rescue won Best Small Furry Rescue at the 2013 Wetnose Awards (www.wetnoseanimalaid. com/2013.html). We are always looking for new volunteers, both youngsters and adults to join our team. Both regular and occasional help is welcome. Duties include cleaning out enclosures, replenishing water bowls/bottles and those who can volunteer regularly would also be welcome to get involved in feeding and other duties requiring some training. We would also very much welcome volunteers with DIY skills who could help with repairs or building projects. We are open to visitors on Saturday afternoons by appointment. Please contact us if you would like to visit.

How you can help

• If you have a few hours to spare regularly or occasionally, you could make a real difference by volunteering your time to assist with animal care or DIY. Please email us to apply ( • If you are considering rabbits as pets, please do some research first. There is good information on the Rabbit Welfare Association’s website (www.rabbitwelfare. or the Rabbit Residence Rescue’s website ( If you decide to go ahead, please contact us or another rescue. We have many wonderful rabbits, including youngsters, waiting for a second chance in life. • Join our ‘Sponsor-The-Bunnies’ scheme to help us look after the rabbits in our care. For details email SponsorRabbitResidence@ or see uk/sponsor-the-bunnies.html Tel. 07904 397378

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Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA Book online at, at the Royston Library during opening hours or at the Cinema on film nights. £6.50 Adult. £5.50 U16 and OAP. Doors open 45 minutes before performance time. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15)

Friday 4th October 7.30pm

Steve Coogan reprises the role of Alan Partridge in the hilarious Alpha Papa.

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

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

Elysium (15) Saturday 5th October 5th 7.30pm Brilliant near future Sci-fi gripper starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

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

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

We’re the Millers (15)

Friday 18th October 18th 7.30pm

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

Despicable Me 2 (U) Saturday 19th October 19th 3pm

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

About Time (12A) Saturday 19th October 19th 7.30pm

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

Diana (12A) Saturday 26th October 26th 7.30pm

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

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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. We are a local authority-approved, family-run business, established 23 years. All enquiries, domestic or commercial, welcome - no job too small.

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Royston Young Voices are back!

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

Bookings for these sessions are being taken now. So if you are interested please call Linda Bance on 01763 246415 or visit the Play Music Play web site Half page Villages ad:Layout 1



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Are your savings not earning you enough income? Are you already a Landlord or thinking of becoming one?

Come and join the team from Marshalls Estate Agents at their Landlord’s Open Day on Saturday 19th October for afternoon tea and discuss your plans. On hand will be their Lettings Directors and Sales team along with Stephen Graham, independent Mortgage Advisor who is an expert in arranging Buy to Let Mortgages and Scot Philip from Inventory Clerk, who are APIP qualified professional Inventory Providers. Marshalls will be at Royston Golf club for afternoon tea between 1-4pm on Saturday 19th October. They look forward to seeing you there.

L M King Decorations Interior and Exterior Painting and Decorating

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ceramic wall and floor tile specialist stone, travertine, mosaics from splashbacks to swimming pools!

tta tiler of the year 2007 for a free quotation call simon on 07813 596278 or tel/fax 01763 220104

BYSON Repairs & alterations to clothing of all kinds. Leather & motorcycle clothing a speciality.

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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

Poorly PC? The PC Doctor will get your PC back in tip-top health and squeaky clean!

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Monday - Friday 8 -5 • Saturday 9-12 Unit 3, Greenfield, Orchard Road Industrial Estate, Royston, Herts, SG8 5HN Tel: 01223 208889 Fax: 01223 208884

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Calling all Runners Fancy a challenge whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause at the same time? The British Red Cross has spaces in the following marathons: 6 April 2014 - Greater Manchester Marathon 2014. £0 to register, £00 sponsorship target.


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

To register your interest please visit:

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

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

For further info, or if you wish to simply send a donation then please send to: Cathy Curtis, Senior Community Fundraiser, British Red Cross, Baker Street, Hertford SG1 7HT

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sunhill opens its doors

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


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

Thursday 21st November 2013 9.45 to 11am Do you live in Therfield, Royston or surrounding villages? Do you have a child due to start in Reception in 2014? Come along and see what our outstanding school has to offer.  Small classes and high staffing ratio  Outstanding behaviour  Excellent EYFS learning environment  A fun, creative curriculum approach to learning

‘One of Royston’s best kept secrets! A wonderful school, with inspired leadership, enthusiastic teachers and children who are motivated and challenged to achieve their best’. Parent of Year 1 and Year 3 children

‘An outstandingly effective school much appreciated by parents and pupils’ Ofsted 2009

Please contact the school if you wish to attend.

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Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas is Cambridge University’s annual celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Expect to see a wide array of workshops, debates and performances for all ages, featuring researchers, journalists, politicians, poets and artists. It takes place between Wednesday 23rd October and Sunday 3rd November. Check out The Listing’s pick of events! Poets vs Rappers 7.30 – 10pm, Thursday 24 October Take three poets and three rappers. Take away the music, the props, bands and beats and leave their words. Give them 15 minutes each on stage and you decide who the true lyricists really are. Pre-book, £7, £4, tickets@, 01223 511511 or artist/5701 J2, The Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX


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


“Leading the way in care…”

Animal adventurer 10.30am– 12.30pm and 2pm– 4pm, Tuesday 29 October Pick up a map and navigate your way around the museum. Find animals from all over the world and examine the creatures that humans depend on. All ages, Drop in, Hands on, Unticketed Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, CB2 3DZ


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1 Class nursing care, including respite and day-care Friendly, family run Racket Restringing business by Doug Drake Excellent transport links Parking available

Pastels, Acrylics, Oils, Watercolours, Life Drawing, Card Making, Flower Arranging etc For further information email: Drop-in-and-Paint days • Open Door Policy Tel: Val or Helen 01223 833064 For further information email: Tel: Val 01223 833064

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Ruthless Romans and Gruesome Greeks Saturday 2 November, 10.30 – 11.30am and 2 – 3pm All the nasty bits of classical history that you’ll never learn in school! Activities and fun with Matthew Ward, who appeared in three series of the awardwinning ‘Horrible Histories’. Admission free but pre-book. All ages, Full access, Performance, Talk, Workshop, Ticketed Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ


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



Perception 10am – 5pm, Saturday 26 October Is seeing believing? Find out how illusions can fool your brain and reveal how we really perceive the world around us. Visit the new hands-on exhibition about the senses at the Cambridge Science Centre. All ages, Hands on, Unticketed, Event free but standard admission prices apply Cambridge Science Centre, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BQ ADC Theatre backstage tours 2– 3pm, Thursday 24 October Discover what happens behind the scenes at the ADC theatre. Explore how shows are put together and view areas you would never usually get to see. Pre-book: boxoffice@adctheatre. com or 01223 300085 ADC Theatre, Park Street, CB5 8AS


Boosting the brain: how far should we go? 5.30 – 7.30pm, Friday 25 October From ‘smart’ drugs to cybernetic implants for enhancing brain function, just how far are we prepared to go in boosting our brains? Professor Barbara Sahakian, Dr Raymond Tallis, Dr Alasdair Coles and Dr Pete Moore discuss the latest developments and implications. Unticketed Queen’s Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College, Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AP


Unless different on individual event listings, pre-book at festival-of-ideas or tel: 01223 766766 to book

Boost your child’s confidence Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work to build your child’s confidence and inspire a passion for learning. To unlock your child’s potential, contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment: Royston Study Centre Sally McMeekin 01763 248 562


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New season, new menu, new reasons to visit us! The New Season Menu at The Red Cow It's a Game Changer Discover: • Our new set-price game menu, available Tuesday - Thursday for lunch and dinner • The tantalising new á la carte menu, with oodles of game and treats for every taste • A stress-free Christmas - our menus are ready when you are, so call today! 11 High Street, Chrishall, Royston, Herts SG8 8RN Tel. 01763 838792 Email: Follow us on twitter @theredcow and facebook

Local Markets in October Herts Country Market Wednesdays and Saturdays From 8am Corn Exchange, Royston Outdoor Market Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am - 2pm Market Hill, Royston Greenhouse Markets Thursdays - Fashion & Pamper Market 10am - 4pm Fridays -Arts & Crafts Market 10am-3.30pm Sundays - Flea Market, 10.30am - 2.30pm Town Centre, Letchworth


Orwell Pannier Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 5th September 10-12noon Orwell Village Hall Linton Farmers & Crafts Market 1st Saturday monthly Sat 5th October 9am - 12noon Linton Village College

Sandon Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday monthly Sat 19th October 9.30am - 12noon Village Hall Shepreth Village Hall Market Last Saturday monthly Sat 26th October 10am - 12.30pm Village Hall

Croydon Village Market Last Sunday Fowlmere Farmers’ Market monthly Sun 29th Oc2nd Saturday tober 10.30am monthly Sat 12th October - 1pm Village Hall 9am - 12noon Village Hall Farmers’ Market Wimpole 2nd Saturday monthly Sat 12th October from 10am - 4pm Wimpole Hall

Fish fresh from Billingsgate... our Fresh Fish Counter in Cambridgeshire A10 Melbourn By-Pass, Melbourn, Royston, Herts SG8 6DF Tel: 01763 260418 • Open 7 days a week all year round


Fresh Fruit and Veg • Delicatessen • Butchers • Fishmongers • Café • Giftware • Garden Centre


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A small independent, family-run business specialising in bespoke, homemade cheesecakes with a huge variety of flavours! Chocolate Orange • Chilli Chocolate • Matchmakers • Malteasers • Strawberry • Cherry • Raspberry • Kiwi • Lemon • Blueberry • Baileys • Praline • Cookies & Cream • Mint Chocolate • Maple Pecan • To name but a few....

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Locally Sourced Home Cooked Food Launching our New Autumn Menu Real Ales – Fine Wines Pub Games – FreeVillage Wifi Newly Refurbished Pub Bar open Monday to Saturday 12 to 11pm Sunday 12 to 6pm Food served Monday to Saturday 12 to 3, 6 to 9pm Sunday 12 to 5pm

Variety of sizes: Regular serves 12 • Large serves 16 • Event-size serves 25 • Quarters for just £5 • Mix-andmatch quarters - four flavours to make up a whole • Cupcake cheesecakes • Wedding tierd-cheesecakes • and much more...

Locally Sourced Home Cooked Menu

Free Delivery in the SG8 area Deliver chilled or frozen - can store in freezer for months Competitively priced Excellent reviews - check out our facebook page

Real Fine Wines 19thAles October–2013

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Charity Quiz Night Teams of four

Pub Games – Free Wifi

£5 per person including hot snacks

us on to for special offers events Open Like Monday Saturday 12& to 11pm Sunday 12 to 6pm Food served Monday to Saturday 12 to 3, 6 to 9pm Sunday 12 to 4pm

Country food at its best ...

Bank Holiday Monday May 6th Charity Day – Live Music Petanque Knockout – BBQ Starts from 12.30pm

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

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

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

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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




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

CHRISTMAS dinner menu £19.95

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

To Start

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

Followed By...

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

Something sweet to finish...

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

Then finally...

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

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The Old Court House, Fish Hill, Royston, Herts SG8 9XT Tel: 01763 246838


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

Bookings Now Being Taken

Christmas Menu Glass of sparkling ‘Festive Fizz’ on arrival


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


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

Christmas Menu


Glass of sparkling ‘Festive Fizz’ on arrival Christmas Trio, Choc and Orange Posset, Profiterole Bianco, Festive Macaroon Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream Primi Confit Duck and Orange Rillette with Cranberry Chutn Tiramisu with Brandy infused Cherries Smoked Salmon Tortellini with Prosecco and Lemon Chocolate and Amaretto Torte (Gluten Free) Curried Parsnip Soup with Parmesan Croutons

£24.95 for 3 courses £19.95 lunch bookings

Roasted Chestnuts and Leek Tapenade Bruschetta with Mixed Leaves and


Roast Norfolk Turkey Breast, Pigs in Blankets, Chestnut Stuffing and C

Baked Lemon Sole with Courgette and Cromer Crab Join us before the 12th Dec and enjoy 3 courses for £19.95 Pork Belly Wellington in Filo Pastry Hand Rolled Gnocchi with Pumpkin and Parmesan

Book your table today


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

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

£24.95 for 3 courses £19.95 lunch bookings

Join us before the 12th Dec and enjoy 3 courses for Book your table today

FREE bottle of house wine in October

One bottle per table, per visit when booking in advance. Minimum spend £30. Offer valid to 31st T 01763 226225 October E 41 Kneesworth Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5AB 2013. Only one voucher per visit. Please complete details below. Name Address Email DOB (for prezzie purposes)




What’s on

Family Friendly Events

Free to list! email by 15th of the month

Give Blood

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

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

Guilden Morden Congregational Church

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

Poetry and Song

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

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Thurs 3rd Oct Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Box office:, 01438 363200

Interpreting Ely Cathedral

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

Wimpole Uncovered

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

Open Day – House of Costume

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

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

14th Ashwell Book Weekend

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

Quiz Night

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

Budding Beaders Open Day

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

Fowlmere Playgroup Thrift

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


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

Wimpole Half Marathon

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

Antiques & Vintage Fair

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

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

Home-Start Annual General Meeting

Tues 8th Oct, 7.30pm Canapés and drinks will be available St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Melbourn Road, Royston

Reed Gardening Club

Wed 9th Oct Interclub Quiz, Village Hall

Autumn Magic

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

From One Generation to Another Generation

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

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



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Green Woodcraft Day Sat 12th October, 10am - 4pm Try green woodcraft skills using axes and knives, pole lathes and shaving horses. Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights, PE26 2RS Details: www.wildlifebcn. org/events

Letters to the Future

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

Corn Dolly Course

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

Seasonal Larder Day

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

The Boden Party

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

Melbourn Rock Club

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


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

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

Autumn Air Show

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

Mindfulness and the Enneagram

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

Myers Briggs (MBTI)

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

Time Bank Cafe

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

Bible Society Annual Open Meeting Thurs 17th Oct, 7.30pm Making God’s Love Visible Royston Evangelical Church, York Way, Royston

Messy Church

Thurs 17th Oct, 9.3011am Coffee, snacks, craft, story & song St John the Baptist Church, Royston Contact: cmaybury@

Moonlit Walk at Wandlebury

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

BVC Quiz Night

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

Brush with Nature

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

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

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

Autumn Planting

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

Harston Painters

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

Quiz Night

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

The Pulsatillas

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

Autumn Guided Walk

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

Animal Tracking

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

Roman Way School Open Day

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

Body Language

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

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

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


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

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Tea Room

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

Concorde: 20th Century Icon

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

Art Exhibition

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

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

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

Halloween fun at Wandlebury

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

Wysing Arts Centre

Sat 26th Oct, Big Draw Workshop, 10am - 4pm, Book Launch, 4 - 6pm Join artist Caroline Wendling for a family drawing workshop on the theme of the harvest feast Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX Contact: 01954 718881,

Come Dancing at Spirella

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



Geocache Taster Day

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

Christmas Fair

Mon 28th Oct, 10am – 3.30pm Wide ranging stalls selling high quality goods In aid of British Red Cross Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware, Herts

Wildlife Explorers

Mon 28th Oct, 10am – 2pm Become a wildlife explorer for the National Trust Great British Walk Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridge Contact: 07833 294614

Stevenage Community Action

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

Understanding our Beetles

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

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

Spiders! Real, Creepy & Crafty Tues 29th Oct, 10am12.30pm Come and meet our numerous eight legged friends and their homes, Get crafty yourselves Advanced Booking Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills CB22 3AE Bookings: bookings@

Pumpkin Trail and Disco


Tues 29th & Wed 30th Oct, 12noon – 4pm


Pumpkin trail and treats in the garden Pumpkin disco in the barns Details:

Autumnal Paper

Wed 30th Oct, 10am12.30pm Save some of the wonderful colours and shapes of nature by including grasses and flowers in your handmade recycled paper Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills CB22 3AE Bookings: bookings@

Buntingford & District Flower Club

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

The Scourge from Sludgepool

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

Basement Tour

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

Halloween Ghost Tour

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

Firework Display

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

Throughout the month ‘Transports of Delight’

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

Royston and District Museum

The Big Draw Online Daily in Oct Hosted by Combertonbased AccessArt Contact: www.accessart.

Pilates Classes

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

Royston Complementary Health Centre Contact: 01763 247440

Reiki I & Reiki II Workshops

Contact: 01763 247440 Royston Complementary Health Centre

Melbourn and District Photographic Club

Royston Young Voices

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

Open Doors Youth Club

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

A Small World

Until Sat 9th Nov Schools exhibition in conjunction with the Royston Arts Festival Royston and District Museum, Lower King Street, Royston Contact: 01763 242587, curator@roystonmuseum. Starts Tues 8th Oct, 4pm 6 weeks of workshops, with dance, music, acting, and a focus on working with puppets Contact: 01763 246415, Each Mon, 6.30 - 8pm For school years 5 – 8 Contact: 01763 271054, Royston Methodist Church, Queen’s Road

Hamlets, Ha-has & Bowling Greens

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

Hitchin Thespians

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

HypnoBirthing Classes

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

Pilates classes

Mon & Wed Limited spaces available

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Festival of Ideas

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

Dance Workshops

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

Hatfield’s History

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

Wicken Fen Health Walk

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

Welcome to the town centre...

Glazed Creations

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

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

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.

Pottery painting fun for everyone!

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

Also on the Saturday mornings of 12th and 26th OCTOBER, again by appointment only. Reduced rates are:Double Wills - £210 plus VAT Single Will - £125 plus VAT

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

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:

Book now for half term!

For updates on opening events, bookings and offers.

Telephone: 01763 249800 Website:

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hypnotherapy in harley street

Pat Duckworth of Royston Hypnotherapy is now offering therapy sessions from her new premises at 1 Harley Street, London. Pat told us, “A lot of people who live in the Royston area work in London and it is difficult for them to find the time to see me in the evenings or at weekends. So I am delighted to be able to offer sessions in Central London every Friday. I can help clients with a range of issues including weight loss, anxiety and phobias. I specialise in helping women control menopause symptoms. If you are a commuter who experiences hot flushes you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. I have techniques that can help you.” This has been an exciting few months for Pat. In September she launched her new book, ‘How to Survive Her Menopause’ at the World Connects 2 Conference in Toronto. To enquire about sessions in Harley Street contact

MyLingerie a beautiful lingerie shop catering for all occasions, offering a professional and friendly fitting service. a selection of swimwear, sport, maternity, and post-surgery products also available. 51a High Street, Buntingford, SG9 9AD 01763 272923


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! 01767 769153 • 07772 102792 Reg No.12352

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

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Opportunities Guide Dogs for the Blind are looking for a Branch Coordinator for the Royston Guide Dogs branch to be the key contact for fundraising in our local community and lead a local branch to raise money for blind and partially sighted people.

Age UK urgently need a couple of volunteers for the 10 to 3 club in Royston which takes place on Wednesdays at the Queensway Centre to replace two of their wonderful volunteers who had to give up volunteering at the club recently. You will help to make life more fulfilling for an older person, who is socially isolated, by helping them to enjoy a day out Royston Day Centre require Lunch Helpers on a Thursday between 9.30am and 1pm, once a fortnight (or monthly if that is all the time you can spare) No formal skills or experience are needed but volunteers need to be able to take on responsifrom bility regarding the organising & serving of meals, NEW kfit! Par you don’t have to be a cordon bleu cook - good Come and get fit with your Mum or Dad! basic skills from people who have cooked for home Set the right example to your kids and show them exercise can be fun - by doing it together! and family are fine. They offer in house training on basic food hygiene Fun exercises together • Challenges • Races Saturdays 9.30am – 10.15am Please ring 01763 243020 or email The Heath, Royston or visit £6 per family per session – no commitment - pay as you go! for more details


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In the garden... October

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

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Climbing Plants

by Pippa Greenwood

Supporting Cast

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

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

Planting Distance

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

Train it well

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

Extra Care

Climbers planted against a wall will need extra TLC if they’re to look their best. Make watering them top-priority, especially for the first 18 months whilst they’re becoming established. Apply a good, bulky organic mulch to a depth of about 8cm (3in) or so all around the rooting area, but take care to avoid the mulch coming in to direct contact with the stems.

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Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

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

Clever Combinations

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

Bare Ankles

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

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Ashwell Museum

Suns & Bank Holidays 2.30-5pm or by appointment. Entry charges: Adults £2.00, children under 16 Free. or 01462 742956

Ashwell Playgroup

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Ashwell School Badminton Club

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Barkway Karate Club

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

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Weds 9.30am to 11.30am. Barkway VH. Children 0-4yrs, singing, stories, activities, tea/coffee/juice and snack provided. Contact Kim 07964151288

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Everyday 9-1pm for children aged 2-4 years at Barkway First School. A caring, educational and fun environment. Kim Semple 07964 151288

Barkway Social Club

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


Barley Cricket Club

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

Barley 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

Tues 8 - 9pm, St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Barley. Learn to ring church bells all welcome. Contact: Shelagh 01763 849401

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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 BABY BUNNIES GROUP every Thurs 9.30 - 11am term time, Free. All welcome! Sue Kelly 0779 089 6292 www.


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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 ‘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 Badminton Club

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

Bassingbourn 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. Learning associated Japanese Judo arts. Both genders Geoff Klein 01763 247592 or bassjc@

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1st Tues monthly 8pm, Benson Hall, Buntingford. Talks or Videos, new members welcome. Show Secretary, Colin Pegrum 01223 833557 www.


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

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


Fowlmere & Thriplow Gardening Club

1st Thurs monthly (not Jan), 7.45pm Thriplow or Fowlmere VH. Illustrated talks, annual show, garden visits, weekend trips and social events. Visitors welcome. Mary Duff 01763 208479 or med590@

Fowlmere Friendship Club

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

Fowlmere Playgroup

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

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Soft play up to 4yrs, music, bubbles & refreshments. Mon’s 10am - 12noon, Fowlmere VH, Tues & Fri’s 9.40am - 12noon, Shelford Memorial Hall. Available for private party hire. Debbie 07447 582457 or Amanda 01763 209174.


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

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Children’s Story time

Thursdays, 2 - 2.30pm, Bassingbourn Community Book Café in The LimesCrossroads CareEvery 2nd Mon, BVC Community Centre, a chance to meet with other carers of adults. Contact Jean or Claire 01480 499091

Friday Friendly Freshments

Fri’s 10.30am-12.30pm Tea/coffee, biscuits, raffle - great prizes. Limes Community Centre, Bassingbourn

Heron Book Group

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

Tower Museum Bassingbourn 2nd & 4th Sun monthly (Mar - Oct) Bank Holidays (10am - 4pm) www.towermuseumbassingbourn.

Great Chishill Youth Club

Tues 7-9 pm, for 11-17yrs Tuck-shop, pool table, sports, games, arts, music and lots more. New members very welcome. Fred Smith 01763 838513 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 9.30am-12 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



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Owlets (Babies & Toddlers)

Mon’s 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

Mon’s 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


Little Hands Nursery School, Melbourn

Preschool care & education for children 1 year to school age open 51 weeks per year.A high staff to child ratio, Outstanding Ofsted report. Bookings can be made by the hour, term time only 8.30 am to 4.30 pm with optional holiday clubs.15 hours of funded sessions for children the term after their third birthday. 2 year old funding available for eligible children. Dedicated room for children 12-24 months open from September 2013.Contact Anne McCrossen on 01763 260964 or e-mail

McSplash Swimming Club

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

Melbourn & District Photographic Club

Sept - April Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm Foxton VH Lectures, workshops, competitions, occasional summer events - http://melbourn-photographic-club., Bruce Huett 01763 232 855

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

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

Melbourn Bridge Club

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

Melbourn Squash Club

Sandon Pre-school lunch club

Supporters Of All Saints Church, Melbourn


Triangle Badminton Club

Tues: Steeple Morden V.H Beginners 7.15 - 8.15pm; Intermediates: 8.20 - 9.30pm; Original 1930’s/40’s style Jitterbug; Couples & Singles Welcome See website for Absolute Beginners Courses. Paul & Debbie 01763 242949

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

Lindy Hop Swing Jive Dance Club

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

Morden Ruffians Bridge Club


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

Tues & Sun (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.

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

New Malton Golf Club

Try Golf or Better your Golf, Mon’s 2 -5.30pm. Sat’s 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 & District Motorcycle Club

1st & 3rd Weds monthly, 8pm. Eternit Sports & Social Club, Whaddon Road, Meldreth ‘Noggin & Natter’, occasional speakers. Contact rdmcc01@

Valentines Old Time Dance Club

Mon’s 7.30 - 10pm, Meldreth VH. A friendly club offering basic tuition and social chat. Beginners welcome. Jane & Robin Meekins 01763 852503

Melbourn Dynamos FC


Melbourn History Group

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

For boys and girls 6 yrs up. Play regular football, encouraging children to become part of MDFC. Shepreth Gordon Atalker 07770533249 Conducting historical research about Melbourn having published 4 books. We help people trying to trace ancestors. Colin Limming 01763 260072 colin.

Melbourn Judo Club

Sat’s 9 -10am 5-8yrs, 10-11.15am 8-10 yrs & 11.1512.45pm 10yrs+. Mon’s 6-7pm 8yrs+ & Tues 8.15 - 9.45pm 14 yrs+, Royston Leisure Centre. We are a British Judo Association registered Club with Sport England Clubmark: Iain Reid 01763 241830, 07974 445710,

Melbourn Mushroom Club

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

Melbourn Playgroup

For children from 2.5yrs. No need to be out of nappies. Flexible hrs, 15 hrs free to funded children, £4 per hr to unfunded children. Tel 07842 151512.

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

Reed Cricket Club

Reed Gardening Club

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


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

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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

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

The Morden Players

Directing, Producing, Acting, Stage Managing, Sound and Lights, Making Scenery, Musical Direction & having fun! Contact Louise Bailey 01763 852068 or


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

THRIPLOW Knitting Club

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

Ladybird Playgroup & Pre-School Mon to Fri. Thriplow Primary School. We accept Nursery Education Funding. All children 2.5-4.5 yrs. Sharon McGinty 01763 208055. ladybirdplaygroup@

The Thriplow Society

Local History, Talks and outings. Contact: Shirley Wittering 01763 208269 thriplowsociety.pc

Thriplow & Fowlmere WI

2nd Thurs monthly, 7.30pm, Thriplow VH. Contact Dorothy Woods 01763 208778, dorothy.woods@ btinternet


12 Platoon Army Cadet Force

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

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

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 or

Cherryhomes Trust

Local charity supporting severely physically disabled people to live independently in their own homes. Loans, grants, practical help & guidance can be provided. Sally Crane on 07716 121 333 or info@



Choir - Singing Aloud

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

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

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

Ladies Circle

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

Library Knitting Group

Mon’s, 2pm, Royston Library. Tea served, everyone is welcome, no charge

Little Linguists

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


Electralites Majorettes

Caribbean Groove singing, dancing and drama for 0-5year olds. Contact 07793 726428, info@ New 12 week class starting Mondays 30th September at 1pm or £6 - just 50p per class at Coombes Community Centre. Other classes available.

Five ‘O’ Table Tennis And Social Club

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

Cruse Bereavement or Clair Pike at office@ Thursdays, 5-7pm & Sundays 9am-3.30pm at Coombes Community Centre Zoe & Mark Barfield 01763 245447

Wednesday evenings, September to May only, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Market Hill Rooms, Table tennis for the over fifties and their friends. Non-league. Secretary Jan Harmer 01763 230704

Frank Letts Blind Fellowship Of Royston

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

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 exercise. Check out our website: for details of all national and local activities, or phone Colin on 01763 262647

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

If Only

We provide support to those who have lost someone to suicide. Contact: Jayne on 07764657576 or


Play Music Play

Priory Quilters

1st Tues monthly, 7.30-9.30pm, Room 11, The Priory Centre. An opportunity to get together with other quilters, 3rd Mon monthly, 1.30 - 3.30pm, an informal sit and sew (not Dec) 01763 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, and Swimathon – all that’s us! We welcome new membership enquiries or call Jonathan Berks 01763 226178

Round Table

1st & 3rd Thurs monthly, A social organisation for men under 45. 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, www.

Royston & Dist. Model Engineering Society

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

Royston & District Chamber Of Commerce Local organisation representing the interests of all businesses. Its fundamental objective is to promote a local enterprise culture in Royston and the surrounding areas in Hertfordshire and South Cambs. Rupert Matthews or

Royston & District Community Transport

Royston & District Model Railway Club

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

Royston & District motor cycle Club

1st & 3rd Weds monthly, 8pm. Eternit Sports & Social Club, Whaddon Road, Meldreth @Noggin & Natter’, occasional speakers. Contact rdmcc01@

Royston & District Town Twinning Assoc

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

Royston & Saffron Walden National Trust

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

Royston Arts Festival

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

Royston Arts Society

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

Royston Badminton Club

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

Royston Bridge Club

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

Royston Chess Club

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

Royston Choral Society

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

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

Royston Cricket Club

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

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

Kumon Maths & English

3rd Mon monthly, 7.30pm. All Saints Community Hall, All Saints Church, Melbourn. Trace your family history Maureen Faubel 01763 232128

Old Bull Inn, Royston. Playing folk, blues & bluegrass. Check the web-site for open-mic & concert listings - Contact: Michael Farrow at 01763 249296 for tickets & bookings

Karate Clases

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

Fun and effective total body workout. Tues & Thurs eves (inc. BodySculpt) & Sat morning, Greneway School, Royston. Weds 7.15 pm, MVC. Sarah 07703 422394

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, john. Kumon after-school programmes for children of all ages and abilities help build confidence and study-skills. For further information please call Sally McMeekin at the Royston Study Centre on 01763 248562 or email: For Children from 4yrs and adults. Classes by Sensei Anthony Barrett, 4th Dan with 20yrs coaching experience. Tel: 07929 100612 www.karateschools. at Coombes Community Centre 4pm to 5pm Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year. Other classes available.



Royston & District Family History Society

Royston & District Local History Society

Royston & District Mencap Society

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

Royston Folk Club

Royston Golf Club

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

Royston Heath Archery Club

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

Royston Hockey Club

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

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Royston Job Club

Last Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 4pm in the Royston Library

Royston Ladies’ Luncheon Club

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

Royston Lions Club

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

Royston Meridian Men’s Keep Fit Class

Mon’s 7.30 – 9.30pm, Meridian school gym. We follow a well tried session, including: warm up, basketball, circuit training, football and volley ball (occasionally tennis, indoor cricket and hockey). Ray Munden 01763 241217 or Email grayowl@

Royston Miscarriage Support

For free support after early/late miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, call 07906 559756 or email mcsupport@ Monthly support group meetings and annual service of remembrance in May at the Wesley Church, Cambridge.

Royston Netball Club

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

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

Royston Power Kiters

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

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

Royston Ramblers

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

Royston RNA

Meetings at Royal British Legion (RBL), 1st Tues monthly. A good Social Programme held at RBL also we have weekends away. Contact S/M Graham Parry, 01763 261325 grahamparry6ay@btinternet. com

Royston Rockets BMX Club

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

Royston Rounders

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

Royston Royal British Legion Club

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

Royston Rugby Club

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

Royston Runners

Tuesdays 6.30pm Beginners, 7.30pm Experienced Runners Sundays 9am long run, all abilities. Call Maurice Hill, 01763 241182 or 0771 913 2793

Royston Saturday Morning School

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

Royston Short Tennis

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

Royston speak out club

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

Royston Spiritual Awareness

Thurs, Royston Town Hall, room 11, 8pm. For those who wish to learn more about spiritualism and mediumship under the guidance of an experienced teacher. 3rd Fri monthly, 8pm, a visiting medium. Judy Moule 01223 503345.

Royston Swimming Club

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

Royston Table Tennis Club

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

Royston Tennis Club

Have 6 floodlit courts at Heath Sports Centre, Therfield Heath. Full LTA tennis & coaching programmes available with social & fun sessions. Public courts can be booked via Heath Sports (01763 2436130). For full club details www.roystontennis. Club Secretary, Christine Knight 01763 261676

Royston Time Bank

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

Royston Town Band

St John Ambulance

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

Stage Right Studios

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

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

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

Tiger Tots Preschool Gymnastics

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

Time Trackers

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

Tiny Talk Baby Signing

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

Under Five’s Story Time Fri.’s 2 – 2.30pm Royston Library


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

Brass Band weekly rehearsals on Thurs 7.309.30pm. Activities including competitions, concerts, summer fetes, parks. Any age and ability welcome. www.facebook. com/roystontownbandRoger Simons, 01763 246929,

Royston Town Youth FC

FA Charter Standard Community Club with FA qualified coaches running mini-soccer, 9v9 and 11-a-side football teams for boys and girls aged 7 to 18. Please contact Club Secretary Carl Filby on 01763 241460, 07563 366080 or email carlfilby@

Royston WEA

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

Royston Wildlife Group

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

Royston Writers Circle

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

Royston young voices

Is your entry up to date? Email:


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

SAS Swimming

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

Sat 9:15am – 12:00 Meridian School. String, woodwind, Brass, percussion, Jazz and recorder ensembles. Choir and theory classes. Open to children from Yr4 – Yr 13. Sue Pettitt 01438 844518

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New home for barkway PreSchool

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

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The Old Bull Inn, Royston The Chequers Hillside House Royston The Fox and Duck, Therfield

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Royal British Legion Royston Conservative Club Royston Golf Club Royston Methodist Hall Royston Town FC

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07795 820127/ 07772 086709 Ashwell United Reformed Church 01462 894756 St Mary’s Church Hall, Royston 01763 243117 Churches Together in Royston & Dis. 07923 883438 Shepreth Village Hall 01763 261183 Bassingbourn Parish Church Steeple Morden Village Hall 01763 244836 01763 853073 Bassingbourn URC The Old Bull Inn, Royston 01763 245571 01763 242003 Fowlmere United Reformed Church Town Hall and Market Hill Rooms 01440 761241 01763 245484 Guilden Morden Parish Church 01763 853217 Thriplow Village Hall 01223 839788 Guilden Morden Congregational Church 01763 852883 Whaddon Village Hall 01223 207703 Open House Project 01763 246799 HEALTH Melbourn Baptist Church 01763 261650 NHS Direct 24-hour helpline 0845 46 47 Melbourn Parish Church 01763 260295 LEISURE Melbourn United Reformed Church Bassingbourn Sports Centre 01763 242344 X 262 SMS 07873 01763 262346 455637 Meldreth Parish Church 01763 260295 Melbourn Sports Centre 01763 263313 Revelation Youth Church, Meldreth 01763 262440 LIBRARY Royston Catholic Church 01763 243117 Royston Library 01438 737333 Royston Methodist Church 01763 256816 OPTICIANS Royston Parish Church 01763 246371 J. Oliver Radley Opticians 01763 273300 Royston Spiritualist Church 01223 503345 POLICE STATION St Marys Church, Ashwell 01462 742 601 Royston Police Station Therfield Chapel 01438 757908 01763 287220 Non Emergency Number Therfield Parish Church 101 01763 287364 TOWN CENTRE CONTACTS Trinity Life Church 01763 230350 Emma Burgess - Markets Manager Thriplow Parish Church 01763 245484 01763 208132 United Benefice of Barkway, Reed and Buckland with Barley 01763 848077 Geraint Burnell - Town Centre Manager 01763 248564




Citizens Advice Bureau, Royston


Ashwell Dental The Dentist, Buntingford Priory Dental Centre, Royston Market Hill Dental Care, Royston The Royston Dental Practice


Ashwell Barley Bassingbourn The Health Centre, Royston Market Hill Surgery, Royston Melbourn Roysia Surgery, Royston



All Saints’ Community Hall, Melbourn Ashwell UR Church Hall Ashwell Village Hall Barkway Village Hall Barley Town House Bassingbourn Village College Coombes Community Centre Eternit Sports and Social Club Fordham Memorial Hall, Therfield Fowlmere Village Hall Greneway School, Royston The Guide Hut, Royston Ashwell Village Hall Litlington Village Hall Meldreth Village Hall Melbourn UR Church Hall Reed Village Hall


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National Rail Enquiries Royston & District Community Transport


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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 All year daily, Close, off York Way, Royston SG8 5HF 8am - 4pm Thriplow Gravel Pit Hill, Thriplow, Cambs SG8 7HZ 08444 994777 Open daily 8am - 5pm, Summer Open daily 8am 01763 848244 - 4pm, Winter. (1 October-31 March) 08444 994778 Three Valleys Water 0845 782 3333 01763 242981 VETS Royston Veterinary Centrer 01763 248111 01763 242221 01763 260220 Melbourn Veterinary Surgery 01763 262696 01763 243166


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