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THE safety of hundreds of children was being put at risk – because there was no safety patrol. Parents and teachers at Roman Way School and Roysia School were involved in a long battle for a crossing patrol after two children were hurt in accidents in Bur

THE safety of hundreds of children was being put at risk - because there was no safety patrol.

Parents and teachers at Roman Way School and Roysia School were involved in a long battle for a crossing patrol after two children were hurt in accidents in Burns Road, Royston.

But although it was said that a crossing patrol would be installed, no suitable lollipop person had answered advertisements for the position.

Meanwhile, a crossing patrol in Old North Road had been transferred to Burns Road - but that then left schoolchildren vulnerable at that crossing point.


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- Tenders were being considered for the building of the £1.25 million first phase of King's House in Royston.

The scheme - which was seen as Royston's most ambitious project for the elderly - would eventually provide accommodation for more than 100 elderly people.

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Part of the scheme was to see a derelict barn in King Street converted into a day centre for the elderly.

- A missing bus shelter could be replaced, members of Royston Town Council were told.

The bus shelter in Priory Lane was damaged in an accident and removed two years earlier.

But the town council was told that an insurance company said it would pay £1,409 towards the costs of a replacement shelter

- Tim Cannon (138no) and Eddy Collins (112no) shared a 238-run second wicket partnership as Barley scored 273-1 against Watton-at-Stone.

But the game ended in a draw when at the close Watton-at-Stone were 174-4.

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