Covid-19 Update 5th Nov 2020

Please see update regarding Therfield Heath and Greens

Therfield Heath Visitor UPDATE – 6 November 2020

The Heath remains open for households and pairs of individuals to – ie with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.  Please continue to enjoy it in line with the regulations and guidance.

Autumn and winter brings a beauty to the Heath and Greens and we hope the change of season will enhance your visit. You remain welcome to use the whole area for exercise, well-being, recreation and study.  Please be kind and respectful to fellow visitors – everyone needs to be able to enjoy the Heath safely.

Thank you for your co-operation,

The Conservators

Update on Facilities

Car Parks – For those who wish to travel to visit the Heath, the car parks remain open.  If one car park is full please use an alternative.  Please do park with consideration giving space to other visitors, and be patient.  We would ask you to not block any entrances or prevent access for emergency vehicles.  Please do not park outside the car park, or on any grass areas.

Bins – with the likely increase in visitors, there will be an increase in the amount of rubbish.  Please help us to keep the Commons clean and tidy at all times. Take your rubbish home with you whenever possible, and particularly if bins are full.  Please do not leave your litter at the side of the bins; it not only presents a risk to the wildlife that lives on the Common, but also presents a health risk to other visitors. 

Café – The Heath Café will be serving takeaway food only.  Please ensure you dispose of take away food containers or coffee cups responsibly, either in bins provided or take them home. For more information including opening times and menus go to www.roystonheath.co.uk

Toilets – there are no public toilets nearby.

Dogs – We remind dog owners that if you think your dog will not recall such that you may have to break social distancing to control your dog then it should be on lead.

Golf Course – The golf course is closed at present however green keeping staff will still be maintaining the course. We would therefore ask all visitors to respect their space and keep off the greens and tees and out of the bunkers.

Cycling – Cycling is not permitted on the Heath at any time.

Fireworks – Please do not discharge Fireworks on the Heath or permit embers to fall on the Heath.  Not only is this a fire risk but the semi-burnt packaging is dangerous to wildlife.

Bylaws – Please remember there are a set of bylaws in place to protect the site and to keep visitors safe. Do please check these before you visit.  http://www.therfieldheath.org.uk/the-bye-laws/

We thank everyone for using the Heath responsibly. Thank you