What’s On… in Royston and Beyond The Listing What’s On guide is the most comprehensive guide in the area, helping you to plan how to spend your free time. Our online diary and printed pages are reserved for one-off events, rather than reoccurring events, meetings and classes. Click here to visit our online organisation directory for more information on our local clubs and societies.
Do you have an event you would like to promote? Simply email your events to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be included online and in our printed magazines in the month of the event (subject to space and other terms.)
If you wanted your event to really stand out, you might also like to consider running an advert in the magazine too, or possibly consider our door-to-door leaflet delivery service. Discounted advertising rates are given for charity and not for profit organisations.
IMPORTANT: The risk of contracting COVID-19 means that any events may be subject to change or cancellation. Therefore, we urge that you double check with the event holder that it is still going ahead and to follow the latest guidance from Public Health England.
Buy your virtual balloon (as few or as many as you like) from the club at £3 each.
You get to choose the shape, colour and helium content. Then it will be launched to race for seven days against, hopefully, thousands of others from around 20 fund-raising causes.
It will respond just like a “real” balloon to wind, temperature and weather and you can track its progress on Google Earth. Those balloons which travel the furthest in a week will be judged the winners
The first prize is £500, the second an Apple iPad and there are lots of lesser prizes, each winning a £10 book token. And if the Royston club manages to sell more than 500 balloons, then the one from our area that goes the furthest will get an extra £50. We think the event will particularly appeal to youngsters and we are appealing to mums and dads to support us.
Funds raised will go to the Royston club’s nominated charity, Home-Start (Royston, Buntingford & South Cambs).
Find out more and buy your balloon from www.roystonrotary.com/balloonrace.htm
In this year of extraordinary change, Sandon is holding its first Drive-Thru fete with the Rainbow of Hope as the theme to raise much needed funds for the community.
Using a map that visitors can purchase on arrival at various points of the village, they are invited to explore:
- The different tabletop stalls in front of villagers’ houses – check out the lock-down clear out items, toys, books as well as home-made jams/chutney, fruit & vegetables and plants.
- Stroll through different gardens, many of which will be open for the first time
- Follow the rainbow trail – prizes to be won
- Stop at the refreshment stalls for a tasty cream tea or burger from the barbeque, washed down with glass of wine or pint from the bar.
- Enjoy the traditional fete stalls – the tombola, guess the number of sweets in a jar, bottle stall, goal in the hole challenge
- Win £250 on the 250 Grand Prize
- Explore the local footpaths and cycle trails
Gay Ayton, one of the organisers said: We’ve had to be creative for this year’s fete and delighted that villagers are rising to the challenge in their ideas for this year’s Drive-Thru. As well as being something fun to do, it offers an opportunity to visit Sandon with its listed buildings and Grade 1 listed church, meet others in smaller numbers whilst aligning with pandemic guidelines and also raise much needed funds for the community – do join us.
Join in with Melbourn / Meldreth’s walking market – Stalls will be set out in the front of houses to sell any used/like new items.
If you wish to have a stall or map of locations, please email – email@example.com
You can also join and follow the following FB pages to keep upto date with this and future events:
Melbourn / Meldreth – Walking Market FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/375251896833357/?fref=mentions
Melbourn / Meldreth Walking Market Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1359495951071974/
Please also note that Melbourn Hub Cafe will also be open on Sunday 1st November for duration of the event.
Let’s bring the community together and get outdoors with our families.
Disclaimer: All stalls are held at individuals own risk! Purchases are between stall holder and individual buying. Event organiser has no responsibility/liability for any issues which arises during/after event! Organiser is purely advertising the event and complying a list of houses taking part to share with the wider community.
Live stream of Royston’s Remembrance Service. Visit the St John the Baptist website www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk click on the Services page and follow the Link to online Services.
The live stream can also be viewed via the Church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roystonparishchurch.herts/
Are you looking forward to half-term? Well, you can keep the kids entertained by taking part in the Creative Royston Window Walk between Thursday 18th and Sunday 21st February!
It’s based on the Pumpkin Parade idea that you put up displays in your window and you can include absolutely anything which is family friendly. Registration is FREE and taking place NOW! No names required just an address to put on a map. For more details and ideas check creativeroyston.org ormfacebook/RoystonArtsFestival.
You can use tissue paper, fairy lights, disco lights, candles (if supervised), even Christmas decorations, or perhaps create some shadow puppets and put on a performance – anything at all that can be viewed from outside.