Community exhibition coming up

THIS Saturday, The Coombes Community Centre in Burns Road will play host to a unique event that promises to showcase Royston’s wide range of organisations, and could become a permanent fixture in the town’s calendar.

The Community Exhibition, organised by North Royston Action Group (NRAG), will feature stalls from over 30 different local organisations that will be displaying what they have to offer.

NRAG chair Jayne Bratton said: “I am so grateful to every organisation that has put up a poster or promoted the event in any way, the members of NRAG who have so generously given up their time and of course the exhibitors who plan to come along.

“This is truly a community event being organised and run by the community. We have everything possible planned so regardless of the weather it promises to be the place to be on Saturday afternoon.”

The event is free, and runs from 2pm until 5pm, with an opening by Royston Town Mayor Cllr Martin Beaver.

Over 100 posters have been put up around town as well as the 2000 flyers that have been put through doors, and three large banners in the Royston area.

“There are so many reasons for people to come along,” said Mrs Bratton. “Finding a new circle of friends for themselves or their children, wanting to know more about neighbourhood watch, to feel a bigger part of the community, to meet the mayor, to get free advice on a range of topics or simply to have a cup of tea, as refreshments are available.”

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There are still places available to become an exhibitor at the event. If you are interested, call NRAG secretary Angela Winter on 07784 255327 or 01763 660100, or email on

Full list of exhibitors:


Time to Change

The Volunteer Centre

The North Herts over 50s Group

The North Royston Action Group (NRAG)

The Nicola Emmerson Trust

The Light Party

The House Project – with electronic games to play

The Child Centre

Supporting our Soldiers (SOS)

Royston Townswomen’s Guild

Royston Rugby Club

Royston Ramblers

Royston Museum – with a large exhibition

Royston Lions Club

Royston Greenfingers Club

Royston Freecycle

Royston BMX – who will also be showing their skills at the BMX track

Royston and District Model Railway

Royston and District Community Transport

Royston & District Family History Society

Police with bike stamping and crime prevention

Neighbourhood Watch

If Only - Jayne Bratton’s suicide coping charity

Frank Letts Blind Fellowship

Fire Brigade – with a fire engine and firemen!

Extended Schools

Evergreen Club

Corvus Am Dram Association

Coombes Community Centre – representing many organisations who use the centre