News from Therfield Heath Conservation – Make a Difference for People and Nature

Support your community & make a difference for people & nature… 

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

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 approaching next February, and we are interested in new people joining 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 contact us on