Khandel Light
Town House
Historic Barley


Alaric Fund

The Alaric Fund enables all members of the community to support the maintenance of the fabric of the Church through a quarterly draw.
Contact Geoff Whitby: 01763 848269

Aromatherapy & Reflexology

Contact Tina Collins: 01763 848788

Barkway, Barley and Reed Conservatives.

 Barkway, Barley and Reed Conservatives was formed in 1999 amalgamating the previous three branches into one. We represent the grass roots of the Conservative Party within our Villages and in addition to providing campaigning support at elections, we organise events open to anyone where the sole aim is to bring together members of  the our village communities to enjoy themselves. To find out more contact  Rosalind Wythe 01763 848545 or William MacKay 01763 848419

Bed and Breakfast/Pub Accommodation

There are a number of places offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation around Barley. The following are just those which have a contacted us so far. (If you offer similar or nearby hotel accommodation, please contact us for this 'free' listing service).

Hotel/B&B Accommodation

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The Hayloft

Tel: 01763 849660

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Hall Farm

Great Chishill (about 2 miles)
Web Site

Tel: 01763 838 263

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The Limes,

Barkway (about 2 miles)
(web site not known)
Tel: 01763 848 421

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The Woodman Inn

Nuthampstead (about 2.5 miles )
Web Site
Tel: 01763 848328

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Brick House Farm

Great Hormead (about 4 miles)
Web Site
Tel: 01763 289356

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Greenhill Bed and Breakfast

Heydon (About 2.5 miles)
Web Site
Email: mitchellgreenhill@btinternet.com 
Tel: 01763 837170
Mobile: 07818 032 243

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Bell Ringers

Regular practice in Barley every Tuesday evening between 20:00 and 21:00 (8pm to 9pm) and new recruits would be are warmly welcomed. If anyone would like to join us or would like to learn you would be most welcome, contact Richard Atkins for info.
Contact Richard Atkins: 01763 848477
Email: ratki5@aol.com

Bus Services

Bus timetables are on the notice board half way down the High Street.

Arriva have a web site at www.arriva.co.uk which should give accurate, current timetables.

Ceilidh Dancing

Regular sessions at the Townhouse.
Contact Shelagh Shepherd, see attached poster for details

The Chequers Pub

Run by Sophia and Leon, always a friendly welcome and make sure you enjoy Leon's amazing Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices

Citizens Advice Bureau

Town Hall, Royston: 01763 238020

Cricket Club

The ground is the Albert Gale Memorial Field in Smith End Lane.

Now in its 128th season, Barley CC runs two Saturday teams playing in the Cambridgeshire junior leagues and a friendly XI that plays most Sundays.  We are always looking for new players to join us so if you are interested, can run 22 yards in under a minute, and have played to any standard from County level to French Cricket on the beach at Brancaster please do contact us and have a game.  We run winter nets at Hills Rd Sports Centre every Sunday morning from Feb to April and summer nets at the ground from 6pm running from May 'til September.Cricket Ground & Pavilion

Barley CC is a family orientated club so there are always children playing by the clubhouse or in the nets every Saturday afternoon. Non-players come and support us as well - there is always a cup of tea or a beer to be had!

Barley CC welcomes anyone wishing to play for us as well as wives, friends and children. We run friendly yet keen teams and play at one of the loveliest English grounds you could hope to find. If you would like a game ring Eddie Collins with your box size, preferred length of bat and favourite after match cocktail. Eddie can be contacted at 01763 848788 or email Chris Allan at chris@chp.uk.net

Alternatively, turn up to a game, check us out, have a chat, and decide when you would like to play.

For more info visit the Barley Cricket Club website at: www.barley.play-cricket.com


Barley SurgeryBarley Surgery

Consultations with the doctors and nurses are by appointment only.

Barley Surgery, High Street, Barley: 01763 848244
Market Hill Surgery, Royston: 01763 248111
Emergencies: 01763 848244
Repeat Prescription (10am to 5pm): 01763 849 443 (allow 48 for prescriptions to be prepared)

Royston, Buntingford & Bishop's Stortford Primary Care Trust

Main Office
Rutherford House
Herts & Essex Hospital
Haymeads Lane
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 5JH
Contact: 01279 655191

Royston Office
Health Centre
Melbourn Street
Contact: 01763 2747334

Dog Warden

A Dog Warden is employed by NHDC to patrol the local area.
Contact: 01462 474000

Draytons GarageDrayton's Garage & High Street

This family run garage provides servicing, MOTs, petrol, car wash facilities, etc.
Contact Tom Drayton: 01763 848233

Local Health & Safety and Facilities Management Consultant

Contact Paula Santomauro: 01763 802022
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Emergency/Important Numbers:-

The NHDC produced a document listing the phone numbers that you should call in case of an emergency or a problem.

Suspected Arson 01462 425 000
Broken Street Light 01438 737 320
Flooding 0845 988 1188
Damaged Manhole Cover 01438 737 320
Travellers 01438 474 373
Fly Tipping 01462 474 373
Fallen Trees (council property) 01462 474 448
Blocked Storm Drains 01438 737 320
Pot Holes Damaged Road Surfaces 01438 737 320
Damaged Bus Shelters 01462 474 431
Beggar 01462 425 000
Animal Mess, Reporting Offender 01462 474 373
to Clear 0800 328 6023
Graffiti 01462 474 338
Rodent Pest Control 01462 733 173
Gas leaks 0800 111 999
Abandoned/Burnt Out Vehicle 01462 474 579
Broken/Damaged Public Toilet 01462 474 376
Dangerous Wall/Building 01462 476 370
Building/Car Alarm 01462 425 000
Loud Noise Complaint 01462 474 293
Broken Phone Booth 0800 661 610
Sale of Age-Restricted Product 01438 737 300
Uncollected Rubbish/Recyclables 0800 328 6023
Dead Animal 0800 328 6023
Broken Traffic Light/Signal 01438 737 320
License Premises Concern 01462 474 372
Overflowing Bin/Skip 0800 328 6023
Nuisance Youths 01462 425 066
Uneven/Damaged Pavement 01438 737 320
Drug Concerns, General 01462 425 066
Drugs concerns.
Found needle/syringe
in a Public place 0800 328 6023
on Private Property 01462 474 376
Updated/Amended Numbers www.north-herts.gov.uk / www.herts.police.uk
POLICE, NON-EMERGENCY (new) 999 or 101

Flower for special Occasions

Weddings, Funerals, Private Parties and corporate functions, from a single arrangement to complete venue decoration. Contact: Alison J White. E-mail alison.white@tinyworld.co.uk,

Fox & Hounds

Fox & Hounds

The Barley village pub which is famous for its gantry sign across the road

Friends of Barley School(FOBS)

FOBS raises money in a variety of ways in order to support the school.
Contact the school: 01763 848281

Horse Riding: Lovely View StablesLovely View Stables

Lovely View Stables, Shaftenhoe End Road, provides livery, DIY livery, as well as lessons in the outdoor arena, hacks, cross country rides and shows.
Contact Terry Rumbold and Elaine Fisher: 01763 848282



The Barley Horticultural Society is a very well established village club which began its long and interesting history in the late 19th century. This saw the beginning of the Barley Flower Show when the whole village used to participate. In days gone by, the winner's name for every event was listed in the local newspaper, albeit some hundreds, and this has continued until living memory. This year (2015) we have just celebrated our 127th Flower Show.

The Gardening Club was formed by a group of enthusiastic parish residents while attending a Parish Meeting. Following the meeting they advertised and were rewarded by an overwhelming response. The first successful meeting was held in the Town House, starting with hired slides and printed details of Clematis, since which time it has not looked back.

In 1992 due to our affiliation with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) we were excited to find an invitation from the RHS to exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show. We applied and much to our surprise we were accepted. Thereby hangs a tale! The club entered four consecutive years between 1992 and 1995 and returned with a medal on each occasion.

SILVER - 1992,br> BRONZE - 1993
BRONZE - 1995

Photos of the entries can be seen displayed in the undercroft of the Town House. Due to this affiliation, the Flower Show receive a medal from the RHS each year to award at the Show.

Over the years the club has been fortunate to have had many interesting speakers covering a wide variety of subjects on gardening, nature and the outdoors. We have also enjoyed many day trips to popular gardens a little further afield. This year some of us enjoyed a coach trip to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in Kent. More recently we have been trying to visit local gardens for our Spring/Summer evening meetings as an alternative to having speakers in the Town House. This seems to have proved very popular and we hope to continue to do so.

Over the years the Gardening Club has organised Open Gardens in the village for charity and these have been great fun, especially the cream teas!


We currently meet upstairs in the Town House, Church End, Barley on the first Wednesday of each month, except for January and February. The meetings start at 8 pm but the hall is open from 7.30 pm. There is ample free parking to the rear of the Town House and the entrance to the hall is also at the rear where there is 1 parking place for use of the disabled. Membership is currently £10 per person for the year. (2015) Visitors are always welcome at £2 per meeting. Most evenings refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held. Our Annual General Meeting is always held on the first Wednesday of April when memberships are due for renewal.

If anyone would like to come along to any of our meetings or would like further information regarding our club please contact-
Robina Zygmunt - 01763 848123 - robinaz@btinternet.com
Deborah Duck - 01763 230789 - seduck@btinternet.com



MARCH2Birds of North Norfolk Coastal Path

a talk by Jonathan Forgham

APRIL6Annual General Meeting

Social evening with quiz, cheese and wine

MAY4The Swiss Garden - Restoration of a Regency Gem

a talk by Phillipa Pearson - Steward and Garden Designer

JUNE257pm - Evening visit to Wickets, Langley Upper Green

JULY4Flower Show Entries 7 - 9pm Town House

JULY6Preservation & uses of Herbs

a talk by Zsuzsa Serer of Herbal Haven

JULY9Barley Flower Show

AUGUST37pm - Tour of Hitchin Lavender

SEPTEMBER77pm - Tour of Wimpole Garden

OCTOBER5Wimpole Seasons - a talk by Philip Whaites

NOVEMBER2Temples and Gardens of Japan

a talk by David & Liz Livermore

DECEMBER7Christmas Event

to be arranged

MARCH1Hertfordshire's Lost water gardens

a talk by Anne Rowe

APRIL5Annual General Meeting


Addenbrookes NHS Trust, Cambridge: 01223 245151
Lister, Stevenage: 01438 314333
Royston and District: 01763 242134


(See "Bed and Breakfast/Pub Accommodation" above)

Khandel Light

This local charity, founded by Dr Gough, raises money to support health workers in and around the Indian village


The Mobile Library visits Barley fortnightly on a Tuesday between 10.30 and 11.10, the library parks in the coach park in Church End, next to the Town House. Next visits 6th & 20th Nov, 4th & 18th Dec 2012 (No visit 1st Jan 2013)
Contact: Arthur Robbins 01438 845585


Milk and a variety of other items may be delivered.
You can even place an order from his website or by e-mail
Contact Steve Davies: 
Tel: 01279 777591
Free Phone: 0800 146071
Website: website (www.milk4u.net)
E-Mail:  email ( steve@milk4u.net )
Post: 5 Starlings Green, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4PP


Over Sixties

Barley Over Sixties is a thriving club which meets fortnightly, on a Thursday, sometimes in the Town House Undercroft and sometimes at people's homes.  Talks and visits are arranged and transport is provided by those members with cars.
Contact Polly Jenkins: 01763 848136

Parish Charities

There are a number of Parish Charities, mainly endowments of some antiquity, called "Poors Land and Others" (reg no 209567).  These charities make donations to those living in the village who may be in need of financial help which is unavailable elsewhere.
The Trustees are:
Richard Newham
Reg Cording
Alwyn Smouton
Doris Wilkerson
Geoffrey Whitby
Audrey Gooding

Contact Karen Newham: 01763 848405

Parish Council

See web page.

Parish Magazine: "The Diary"

This is a monthly magazine, containing information about local events run by the parishes of Barkway, Barley, Buckland and Reed.

Contact Barley editors

Phil Smith                      848561
Ken Hart

The contact for paid advertisements is Jane Greening, 848208, diaryads@hotmail.co.uk


This is the area in the centre of the village which serves as a play and sports centre and a focus for outdoor village events. 


Police Officers patrol the village from time to time, in cars and occasionally on foot.   Call 999 for genuine emergencies or 101 for non emergency calls.

Royston and District Model Railway Club

(Note from Club Secretary) 

The club has been in existence for over fifteen years and was formed following the tremendous response given by the public to an exhibition organized by the Royston Community Association early in 1987. Originally we met at the Community Centre in Royston prior to moving to the Town House Barley in late 1987.

The club normally meets every Fridays upstairs in the Town House from 8.00 to 10.30pm. Please check with the Secretary before coming along as The Town House is sometimes used for other functions.

The club and members are involved in the building of model railway layouts in all the major scales for their own enjoyment and have exhibited their layouts at Model Railway Exhibitions all over the South East & East Anglia over the last ten years or so. We also organize an annual exhibition to promote the hobby in November at Meridian School, Garden Walk, Royston.

Whether you are an experienced modeller, just starting in the hobby or returning to the hobby after a period of absence all are welcome to the club. Come along and give us a look over. No obligation to join the club. If you want further information or confirmation the we are meeting on a Friday please contact

the Club Secretary:

Tony Noad Tel:    01763 848424

The Web sites are as follows: www.roystondmrc.co.uk or www.roystondmrc.org.uk

Richmonds Coaches

Richmonds is a family run business providing luxury coaches for hire, from 16 to 79 seats, available for use in the U.K. and on the Continent. Also offering an extensive programme for Day Trips and Holidays, pick up a brochure from the office or Barley Shop.
Contact Andrew Richmond: 01763 848226 
Email:         postbox@richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Web site:   


Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion meet on the second Monday of the month, at the Chequers.
Contact David Williams: 01763 849 588

Royal British Legion Women's Section

The Royal British Legion Women's Section meet on the third Monday of the month at 7.30, at the Town House
Contact Mrs Woodhouse: 01763 848145


Barley School provides education from nursery age to 9 year olds.

Scouts: 7th Royston (Barkway) Scouts

We are part of the Royston Scout District in Hertfordshire. We are located in the village of Barley. The "Barkway" part of our name comes from where our scout group first started which was in the reading rooms at Barkway. The group started with just a Cub Pack. We eventually raised enough money to build own headquarters at Barley.

Our Scout group provides Scouting for girls and boys from 6 to 14 years. 

Beavers: 6-8 years meetThursdays 

Beaver scouts are the youngest section in the Scout movement. Members enjoy a lively programme of activities based on the motto Fun and Friends. Beaver scouting is about joining together for a combination of learning and fun. 

Cubs: 8-10.5 years meet Wednesday 

 Cub scouting is where the challenge and adventure really starts to take off. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities from crafts and camping to acting and abseiling. It's possible to gain a variety of activity badges. The element of choice is important as youngster\92s progress through the training programme, with the emphasis on the effort made by cub scouts based on their personal level of ability 

Scouts: 10.5-14 years meet Friday 

Our Scouts have had the opportunity to take part in numerous camping trips as well as Shooting, Archery, Canoeing, Rafting, Climbing, Abseiling, Quad bikes, Karting, Pioneering, Orienteering, Night hikes, Incident Hikes, Backwoods Cooking, Sleeping in natural shelters.

Explorer 14 - 18 years run by Royston District

Membership & Section Leader Contacts
Beaver Scouts
Contact Kerry beavers7throyston@gmail.com
Beavers waiting list waitinglist7throyston@gmail.com

Cub Scouts
Contact Roger cubs7throyston@gmail.com

Contact Stuart scouts7throyston@gmail.com

All other enquiries

Group Secretary
Mrs Patricia Sharpe Phone 01763 231299

Shop: Barley Stores and Post Office

Groceries - Frozen Food - Fresh Fruit & Vegetables - Hardware - Toys - Gifts - Off Licence - Photocopying - Fax - Newspapers

Barley Shop & Post Office

Open 7 days a week, Mon - Fri 7am to 7pm, Sat 7am to 2pm and Sun 7am to 2pm.  Post Office closed Wednesday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Contact: 01763 848288