Litter picking on the heath
Help keep Therfield Heath tidy by joining in our friendly, safe community litter pick, usually on the second Sunday of each month (although please check our 'what's on' page for confirmation of the next date). Please arrive between 9.30am and 10.30am at the Heath Café by the tennis courts.
Please wear suitable shoes and clothing. Litter-picking sticks and bags will be provided.
Therfield Heath & Greens is a special place and we can all help to keep it free of litter. We'll provide all the equipment you need to safely collect litter from the Heath and dispose of it. We'll meet at the Heath Café and disperse across the Heath in small groups, focusing on those areas which need our time the most. How long you spend litter picking is up to you, please return by 12 noon at the latest. Hand in your equipment and collect a voucher for a free hot or soft drink from the Heath Café to be used that day.
Some of the most unusual finds include a 3-legged plastic chair, plastic children's slide, numerous large empty alcohol bottles, broke estate agent signs, a highway STOP sign and destroyed dog toys!
See our Friends of the Heath Facebook page for more details and updates prior to the event or contact us using the Contact Form.
A 'rubbish' review...
We had a very successful litter pick on Therfield Heath on Sunday 1 November from 10am -12 noon. 24 willing volunteers walked across the Heath collecting litter.
These volunteers were a variety of members and non-members and included Robert Inwood, Mayor of Royston, and Clare Swarbrick, Chair of The Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens. Three other conservators took part too, along with folk of all ages.
The volunteers were rewarded with a hot drink for their heroic efforts. The hot drink was generously donated by The Heath Café.
Many who took part said they had enjoyed themselves whilst giving their time to help the Heath to continue to be a wonderful place for everyone to enjoy.
We plan to make this a monthly event the date at present for the next one is Sunday 6th December 2020.