Community News: Make A Difference for People and Nature – Therfield Heath and Greens

Therfield Heath & Greens is the backdrop to Royston, treasured Common Land, a Site of Special Scientific Interest & Local Nature Reserve. 

It is home to many of Royston’s sports clubs and a favourite dog walking spot, nestled within a rare chalk grassland habitat with specialist wildlife species. The site has a wealth of history with several scheduled monuments and fascinating geology. The land is managed by the Conservators, who are volunteers, elected by the residents of the Special Drainage District of Royston and the stintholders (Farmers in Therfield with the right to graze sheep on the Heath).

Our annual elections are on the 22nd February 2024 in the Lower Town Hall. This will be followed by an Open Meeting with your chance to question the Conservators and hear about what we did in 2023 and plan to do for 2024. We are interested in new people to join the team who are keen to play an active role. Knowledge of conservation, land management, property management, charity governance or common land law is useful but not essential. We are looking for passionate people who care about their community getting the best from the Heath. We are interested in increasing the diversity of the Conservators, to fully represent the local community, and welcoming those of cultural diversity to stand for election.

If you want to find out more about what the role involves email: Nominations for this year must be in by 9th February 2024, but enquiries are welcome at any time. To keep in touch visit: