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PUBLISHED: 11:27 04 August 2006 | UPDATED: 14:47 12 May 2010

A BID was submitted to English Heritage to meet the cost of preventing deterioration to Royston Cave. Royston Town Council s cave committee wanted to erect an inspection tower so that an examination could be carried out on water seeping into the bell-shap

A BID was submitted to English Heritage to meet the cost of preventing deterioration to Royston Cave. Royston Town Council's cave committee wanted to erect an inspection tower so that an examination could be carried out on water seeping into the bell-shaped chamber.

The committee was hoping to compare photographs of the cave's carvings with pictures taken in 1970. This could show evidence of the deterioration.

Meanwhile, teams were expected to make laser scannings of the cave.

Once the inspection was completed of the chamber under Melbourn Street, it was hoped that the town council could then apply to English Heritage to help towards the costs of providing a cave heritage centre.

- The Department of Transport gave the go-ahead for the building of the Baldock bypass.

But the £33million project would remain on hold for several months while funding for the scheme was worked out.

It was said at the time that work would take about two years and the bypass would be completed by the turn of the century.

- Reed became the Herts Best Kept Village and about half the 240 residents gathered to see the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Simon Bowes Lyon, unveil a plaque.

- Car owners were urged to join a car sharing scheme being set up by the Royston Community Transport Scheme in a bid to cut congestion on the roads.

The scheme was based on projects which had been introduced in parts of the US and Europe.

- From The Crow, Friday, August 2, 1996

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