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41 Club provides an opportunity of continuing the friendships made in Round Table, any Round Table, and for like-minded individuals who didn’t find Round Table soon enough.

All we require is that you’re over 40 years old, have interests in developing and continuing friendships in sociable environments, interact with and support the local community, and enjoy yourself.

Wednesdays  8 - 11pm (alternate weeks)
Fridays 5.30 - 11pm
Sundays 12.30 - 3pm

Friendly club, bar, snooker, pool, cards, darts and dominoes.

Yearly membership: £8 per person, £12 per couple.

We are in the building adjacent to the Village hall.

07565 934627

Meetings are held monthly except for August and take place at the United Reform Church in South End on 3rd Thursday monthly at 7.30 pm.  Teas/coffees are served and a raffle.  Non members are always very welcome for just £5.


Regular practice in Barley every Tuesday evening between 8pm to 9pm and new recruits would be warmly welcomed. 

If anyone would like to join us, contact Ian White for information.
01763 848705

Find fresh interests, make new friends and discover opportunities that will enable you to make a real difference and play an important role in church and society.

Second Monday monthly, 7.30pm.

Catholic Church Hall, Melbourn Road, Royston SG8 7DB

Contact Mrs A Varney, 01763 242812
Citizens Advice North Hertfordshire & District – Melbourn

Local charity, available to all, offering free confidential help and support
See us at Melbourn Community Hub on a Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am
We are also at Royston Town Hall on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 12noon.
You can just drop-in and see us!
If you prefer to contact us in advance, you can leave a message by calling 01462 689801, and we will get back to you.

There is also a wealth of information on our website.

National Advice line number:03444 111 444
Crossroads Care

Our aim is to provide quality support services to Family Carers and those people they care for. We aim to provide a one stop shop for all the support that carers require. From advice and information to practical support such as respite care, homecare and volunteer service

01462 455578

The Evergreen Club welcomes new members for:


We’re at the Masonic Hall, Jepps Lane, Royston SG8 9AP every Wednesday from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Why not drop in to meet our friendly group for a cuppa and chat.

2nd Weds monthly, 2pm - 4pm, Fowlmere VH. Speakers, events and other activities. Everyone welcome.

Contact Dorothy Woods, 01763 208778
Foxton Men’s Breakfast

Foxton Men's Breakfast is a monthly meeting of gentlemen and their guests (including ladies) who share a cooked English or Continental style breakfast usually on the second Saturday of the month at Foxton Village Hall (08.30 to 10.00 am)
We have a guest speaker who talks for about 30 minutes after which questions and general discussions are encouraged.
Donations are invited to cover costs and contribute to an agreed charity of the speaker's choice.
The breakfast is prepared, cooked and washed up by members who take turns to help.
Members come from Foxton and the surrounding villages.
Each event is advertised in the local Parish magazines and on posters.
It is an opportunity for men of all ages to get together for friendship, companionship, education and give to local and national charities.
It's useful for networking and providing support for those who may need it.
It is promoted by the Anglican Four Churches Benefice and Royston Methodist Church.

Tony Garrick 01763 230476

We are a friendly group of French learners and native speakers who get together to speak French in a relaxed environment.
We meet on the last Wednesday of every month in a bar in the centre of Royston for a drink and chat. Every level of French is welcome (but no under 18s, sorry)!
We meet at 7:30pm, but feel free to turn up later if it suits you.
We will have a reserved table with a meetup sign so that we are easy to find (or just ask at the bar).
£2 contribution per person

German Stammtisch

All adult German speakers welcome - however rusty they may be!

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 8pm

The Old Bull Inn, Royston SG8 9AW

07968 006018

Tues 7-9 pm, for 11-17yrs Tuck-shop, pool table, sports, games, arts, music and lots more. New members very welcome.

Contact Fred Smith, 01763 838513
Johnson Matthey Vintage Club

For the retired JM work force and their families. Organised outings, talks, etc.
Meetings first Tuesday every month (Feb-Dec),  2.30-3.30pm.
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston, SG8 5PT

01763 246960

Come to learn to knit or bring along your own project.  A great way to make new friends.  All abilities are welcome. Weekly, Thursday mornings.  Royston Museum, 5 Lower King Street, Royston, SG8 5AL


01763 242587
Make Lunch Club

Make Lunch is a club for families to connect with each other, share a meal and have fun! On your first visit you will be greated by our team leader who will help you to feel welcome. Our volunteers will entertain your children with games and activities so you can relax and enjoy your meal.

Make Lunch Holiday Club is for you if your children are eligible for free school meals or you’re struggling on a tight budget at the moment! We ask all of our families to register for Make Lunch by completing a short, online form. Please contact us for more information and to register your family.

Our fun sessions include lunch, crafts, games and special events for the children. Our club is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 12noon till 1.30pm during school holidays. Feel free to go out for a bit and leave your kids or join in yourself!

All children (and adults) are welcome, but we do ask that children under 4 are accompanied by an adult.

The Old Schoolhouse, 4 Market Hill, Royston, SG8 9JL

01763 230350

History, Craft. Tea and Cakes. Free Entry

Second Tuesday of the month,  2.30 – 4.30pm

Ashwell Village Museum, Swan Street, Ashwell, Baldock, Herts, SG7 5NY

01462 742956

£1 per meeting.  Friendly group.

4th Tuesday of month at 7.45 pm.

All Saints Community Hall Melbourn or Meldreth Meeting Room

Contact Sue, 01763 260955
Melbourn Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club Networking Group

The Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs are groups of all arms, serving and veterans of Her Majesties Armed Forces and her allies, who meet regularly to break bread together in a safe, social, informal environment, to allow them to ‘return to the tribe’.

The events are FREE to attend - No subscriptions or fees.  Buy your own breakfast, meet old comrades and new friends, and indulge in some good old military banter.

The Melbourn Breakfast Club meets on the 1st Sunday morning of the month from 10am at The Dolphin Public House, 105 High Street, Melbourn, SG8 6AP

To find out more join the private Facebook group

01763 226004

Timebanking is a way for local people to come together and help each other by exchanging knowledge, help and skills. Everyone has something to offer a Timebank from making a cake, picking up a prescription, walking their dog, doing some gardening, visiting someone for a cup of tea, welcoming new residents to the village, whatever you do will make a difference to the person that needs your help.

We hold regular social events, a weekly Coffee Morning on a Thursday from 10–12, either in The Hub or Moorland Court, a fortnightly Art and Craft club that runs in the pavilion on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.30 – 4.30 pm and a monthly Evening Social/ Timebank Games Night at The Black Horse (all these location are in Melbourn). Non-members are always very welcome to come to any of these events to learn more about Timebanking and meet other members.


Every Wednesday at 10.30am from The Hub, 30 High St, Melbourn

Our group walks are led by friendly, specially trained leaders who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

Our walks are short and over easy terrain, approx 20-50mins.

They are open to everyone, but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

Stephanie Trayhurn 07483 176929

Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band is back with a vengeance with its winning formula of good time music and sophisticated (!) humour.

The sessions are on the last Monday of every month from 12 till 2.30pm.

Admission: £10

So why not come along to savour the atmosphere as well as the Bull’s renowned eats and drinks? Hot jazz guaranteed.

Last Monday of every month, 12-2.30pm, The Old Bull Inn, Royston – 56 High Street, Royston, Herts SG8 9AW
North Herts 50 Plus

North Herts 50 Plus is an older people’s forum. Being a member of North Herts 50 Plus gives you the opportunity to attend our forum events with a range of topics, discuss issues affecting the elderly, attend our IT courses and weekly exercise classes.

Annual membership is £5.

Third Thursday of the month.

7 Hopewell Road


01462 896515

Parkinsons UK, North Hertfordshire and Stevenage Branch invite those living with Parkinson’s, their companions, and friends to join fun, informal singing workshops run by musician and choir leader Linda Bance

Held at Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

Please contact us for more details including the Thursday morning dates

07753 636443
RNLI (Royston)

A fundraising organisation, organising street collections & manning stalls.

Meet at Royston Environs
Monday evenings, bi-monthly.


Rob Squire -

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