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Outdoor Fitness Class Permit

From January 2020, we will require all those using Therfield Heath to run outdoor fitness classes to purchase a permit from us.

In line with many other open spaces, we have decided that to help look after the site and regulate its use, we need to introduce a permit system. There are many reasons why we have felt it necessary to introduce a permit, not least, pressure from members of the public and others who pay to use the site. It will also enable us to check that relevant qualifications and liability insurance is held by those operating these classes.

Please use this form to apply for a permit.

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Commercial Dog Walker Permit

From January 2020, we will require all those using Therfield Heath to walk dogs for commercial gain to purchase a permit from us.

There are many reasons why we have felt it necessary to introduce a permit, not least, pressure from other members of the public.

Therfield Heath is not funded by any local authority and it costs thousands of pounds a year just to empty the dog poo bins. In line with many other nature reserves and local authority open spaces, we have decided that to help look after the site, we need to introduce a permit system.

Please use this form to apply for a permit.

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Malicious act leading to sheep escape

This afternoon the fencing was deliberately taken down and pinned to the ground and the battery was kicked over. This led to the sheep escaping and making their way home across the road. Clearly this is very dangerous for the sheep and for motorists.

Grazing is essential for the maintenance of the grassland of the Heath. If this happens again, the sheep will have to be removed and the condition of the site will worsen.

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Circus 27th – 29th Sept

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John Lawson’s circus is back on Therfield Heath from Friday 27th Sept to Sunday 29th Sept. They will arrive on Thursday and leave on Monday morning.

The show involves performing humans only, no animals. The organisers state that lasers and flashing lights are used in their performances.

“The Multi Award winning John Lawson’s Circus is currently on tour and the 2019 production introduced by Ringmaster Attila Endresz includes, from Italy Clown Rudi, on the Aerial Straps Dream Together, from The Ukraine Gigolino on the comedy trampoline, from The Moscow State Circus Viktor and Julia plate-spinning and amazing uni-cycling, Miss Claire Marie’s Bubble Fantasy, from Spain Keyla Remaches Fabulous Laser Lights Show, teenage Tennis Racket Juggler Rico Brukson, Miss Elena on the Aerial Silks, knife-throwing with The Marshall’s and lots more. “

Shows are at 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday, 2pm and 5pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are all £7 on Friday and are £12 for adults or £10 for children /OAPs on Saturday and Sunday. The booking line for tickets is 07860 498833 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk. The box office will be open on site too.

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Volunteer work parties

We intend to run monthly volunteer sessions on a Saturday. The dates for these are 28th Sept, 26th Oct, 23rd Nov.

Also, we are planning to try running some Friday sessions, starting with one a month on 20th Sept, 18th Oct, 15th Nov.

We will be cutting and treating scrub as well as uprooting some of it where possible. We will work in various areas across site.

If you are interested in joining us, or if you would like more information, please get in touch: clerk@therfieldheath.org.uk