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.
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.
We have just received a report from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. The Long Barrow was surveyed by them in November 2018 using various geophysical methods.
The report includes a summary of previous findings and some background information as well as the results of this recent survey. If you want to know more, please see the report.
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.
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.
Please be aware that there are now 2m height barriers at the main car park on Therfield Heath. We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience and hope users understand why we had to reinstate these barriers.