Crow Review of 2008
June THE PINK Ribbon run/walk was, as ever, a runaway success, with more than 1,000 people turning out for the event on Therfield Heath. More than £40,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK, and competitors in the event have now donated more than £60,000 t
THE PINK Ribbon run/walk was, as ever, a runaway success, with more than 1,000 people turning out for the event on Therfield Heath.
More than £40,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK, and competitors in the event have now donated more than £60,000 to the charity in the last three years.
Organiser Michaela Huffer, said: "We were overwhelmed by the turnout and seeing all those people dressed in pink.
"There really was an amazing atmosphere for the event, it was definitely the best one yet," she said. "I think there were a lot of people who believed that they took part in something special."
The event has grown beyond recognition over the last five years. When it started, in 2003, there were just 40 people taking part.
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Sarah Williamson, from Cancer Research UK, said: "It was quite amazing just to see so many people taking part."
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Plans for gypsy sites in the Royston area were shelved. In the face of what it called "overwhelming" opposition from the public, North Herts District Council decided that none of the rural sites identified in the Scott Wilson report, which included two in Barkway and two in Sandon, were suitable. Dr Bob Davidson, from Barkway Parish Council, said: "We are delighted common sense has prevailed."
Royston's Neil Wragg received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list for his charity work. Mr Wragg, chief executive of charity Youth at Risk, said: "It is a great honour and came as a total surprise."
Councillors gave the go-ahead for Royston town council to take over the running of Royston market. New Royston mayor, Cllr Paul Grimes, said: "It is vital our market is given every opportunity to flourish and grow.