Review of the year - January

We look back at 12 months in Crow Country - starting with January

IT’S the time of year to cast our eyes back over the last 12 months, and pick out the highs and lows of a year of Royston news.

Reporter Joe Tyler takes a trawl through the archives to see what news has affected the people of Crow country in 2010.

7 – The first paper of the year brought fearful news for one of Royston’s most celebrated events – the Arts Festival.

A spokesman for the volunteer group that runs the annual event admitted there was a “very real possibility” no festival would go ahead in 2010 due to a lack of organisers.

Thankfully, a group led by chairman Graham Palmer eventually came forward to produce another successful carnival of music, art and culture, held in September.

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14 - An arson attack destroyed a playground in Newmarket Road, Royston.

21 - The consultation for the development of Fish Hill Square began. Since then a plan has been approved by North Herts District Council.

28 - Parents hit out at security at Roman Way First School, after two four-year-old children left the premises during school hours. They were found at a nearby park.