All aboard if you’d like to join the May Fayre team at one of Royston’s biggest days of the year

Royston May Fayre

Royston May Fayre - Credit: Archant

Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham’s regular look at the voluntary sector in North East Herts

Royston’s annual May Fayre, held in the Priory Memorial Gardens on May Day bank holiday Monday, is a well-loved community highlight.

Each year it attracts families from Royston and the surrounding area who enjoy rides, attractions, an exciting array of stalls, contributions from local community groups and special events in the main arena.

Its success is due to the hard work of Royston Town Council’s organising committee which would like to invite friendly reliable people with commitment and enthusiasm to volunteer to come and help them ensure the smooth running of this year’s event, which will be on May 4.

There’s no need to miss out on all the fun and spectacle – your help is needed for a couple of hours or so on a rota basis, so you will still have time to enjoy the afternoon.

Volunteer stewards are needed to help between noon and 4.30pm for a couple of hours, walking around the site, checking on stalls and visitors.

Volunteers to lend a hand with clearing away after the event between 4pm and 6pm are also a priority.

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An additional volunteer is needed to help between noon and 3pm with the competition classes in the dog show organised by the Royston Veterinary Centre as part of the event.

Finally, a special request goes out to a volunteer with a suitable vehicle like a pickup truck to transport tables, chairs and other items from the Market Hill Rooms and the Town Hall to Priory Gardens between 8.30am and 10am and then back again between 4.30pm and 5.30pm

So if you want to have fun and meet new friends, contact us and we will put you in touc

You can find the centre Royston & District Volunteer Centre in the Royston Town Hall Annexe, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA

Phone 01763 243020, email or visit the website at