Update from the Chair of the Conservators on Elections and Public Meeting

Last February Clare Swarbrick was voted in as a conservator to represent the residents of the Special Drainage District of Royston and at her first meeting Ms Swarbrick received unanimous support to take over as chair.

Ms Swarbrick said: “It’s been a roller coaster of a year, with COVID-19. It’s been great that so many people have been enjoying Therfield Heath and Greens but with this has come pressure on infrastructure and maintenance. The Heath receives no funding from Town, District or County Councils and many of our tenants continue to be adversely affected by the crisis.

With the ongoing challenges around holding physical meetings, and government guidance that elections and canvassing cannot restart until at least May, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone February’s election for a representative of Special Drainage District of Royston and carry a vacancy until the next available opportunity. However, the Stint holder elections are able to go ahead, and official notices are published in this week’s Royston Crow.”

The Conservators remain committed to openness and transparency and have announced an online meeting for residents and visitors on Thursday 11th March at 19.30, for more information on this and the upcoming elections go to http://www.therfieldheath.org.uk/