Free hot or soft drinks are once again being offered to people who join us on The Friends monthly litter pick.
This is your reward for giving up your time to keep Therfield Heath clean and tidy. When litter pickers hand back their rubbish bags and pickers they can claim a voucher that can be exchanged in The Heath Café for a hot tea, coffee, hot chocolate or a soft drink. Thank you to Toby and his team in the Café for supporting The Friends.
Don’t forget our Quiz night. Saturday 4th February. Held in The Heath Café, free parking and the bar will be open. Admission £5 per person. Details of the Quiz and how to register can be found on the What’s On calendar on www.friendsoftherfieldheath.org.uk. Monies raised will go towards projects that benefit the heath, its wildlife and all of us that enjoy using it.
Deputy Lieutenant Robert Beazley carried out the official planting of The Queens Green Canopy trees on the Heath in January. The Friends committee members attended. Also present were conservators Clive Hall and Nick Keep, Heath Ranger Catherine Wright, along with the team from Shire Trees Services. Shires planted the trees without charge as their contribution to the local community for the QGC project. A heavy downpour of rain forced everyone to take shelter in the café. Janet Rossignol-Bubbins and Ray Munden were thanked for coordinating the project for FOTH. Richard Beazley gave an update on the QGC project. It was intended to mark the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty and is now a living memorial to the late Queen. The QGC project should be a starting point of further conservation and planting of trees not an end point in itself. Richard Beazley thanked everyone who was involved.