Enviro Working Party – Saturday 15th October 2016


Many thanks for everyone’s help last Saturday. It took a little while getting passed all the Guided Busway construction vehicles by th Hut, but we did get into the woods and spread chippings on lots of the paths.


We also discovered lots of concrete, which explains why one path always gets muddy, so we simply cleared that section to walker can use it.

Those who were there will know were meeting up again tomorrow in Homefield Park. We’ll be clearing some vegetation on the northeastern boundary near the garages block. There’s also a few few chippings to spread.

Hope to see you there from 9:30-11:30am.

All tools and refreshments provided as usual!

Enviro Working Party – Saturday 8th October 2016

Now that holidays and summer commitments are becoming a distant memory the enviro.volunteers will be out and about again.

We’ll be meeting up at the Crossing Keepers Hut on Saturday the 8th of October for a couple of hours from 9:30am.

There’ll be an assortment of odd jobs like spreading chipppings, clearing ivy, trimming back vegetation, litter picking etc. Also news on some new trees for the village……watch this space.

As usual all tools and refreshments supplied, so just turn up!

Hope to see you.



Digging the ditch at Clay Close Lane

A recent enviro working party saw the volunteers digging the far end of the ditch near Clay Close Lane to enable the drainage pipe to once again drain into the ditch.


For more snaps from this working party please view our flickr site – https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisimpenviro/

Enviro volunteering is always great fun, and helps keep you fit whilst enjoying the outside air and great company.  And you can volunteer for as long as you like.  For information on getting involved or to ask any questions please use the contact  us page – https://hisimpenviro.wordpress.com/contact-us/





Enviro Working Party THIS Saturday (19th March 2016) 9:30am March 19th

Thanks for everyone’s help a few weeks ago at The Coppice, where we did a great job clearing the paved paths, removing dead plants in the flower bed and used the brushwood to make a hedge alongside the woods.

This Saturday we’ll be meeting up at 9:30am to tend to the hedge in the Allotments on Glebe Way at the end of The Cemetery. It needs a bit of TLC so we’ll be pruning, mulching and weeding it.

If you can lend us a hand we’d be delighted to see you anytime between 9:30-11:30am

As usual all tools and refreshments are provided.

Hope to see you there!

Working parties – Saturday 16th Jan 2016


Many thanks for everyone’s help at the first enviro.volunteer working party of the new year last Saturday. We spread chippings at The Dole on the very muddy stretch near the entrance to Homefield Park.

We’ve got a few activities in the pipeline…….

This Saturday (16th 9:30-11:30am) we’ll be meeting up at The Copse (at the far end of the main path) to pot up some trees and spread chippings on the muddy path near the bridge.

Next Saturday (23rd 9:30-11:30am) we’ll be meeting up at The Cemetery to spread chippings and tend to the trees in the nursery.

The following Sunday 31st we’ll be meeting up for our anniversary walk and lunch. Details to follow shortly…..

Christmas Tree Chippings 9/1/2016

Thank you to everyone who donated their Christmas Trees for chipping.  Pictured below is local tree surgeon Matt Tates who did the chipping for us.  http://www.tatestreework.co.uk/

Local Histon tree surgeon Matt Tates

Local tree surgeon Matt Tates chipping the Christmas trees.

Previously collected wood chipping were laid on the path in the dole which had become very muddy!

Wood chipping athe the Dole Impington

Spread wood chippings at the dole

Info on upcoming working parties will be posted here and on the HI People facebook group.


Santa at the Hut 2015 – 5th December

Father Christmas will again be making time in his busy schedule to meet the children of Histon and Impington on the 5th of December 2015.

There will be stalls, singing and a general festiveness on the night.  Santa will be arriving at 6pm (tickets available on the night) and these have a habit of selling out so make sure you get there early to get your ticket.  The lights will be switch on at 5:45pm.


Santa’s elves are once again in talks with the Histon and Impington enviro volunteers who would of appreciate any help available setting up during the day, please get in touch if you can help out!

Some archive video footage of Santa’s visit in 2011 is available here – Santa visits the hut in 2011



Working Party – wood chippings at the crossing keepers hut – Saturday 13th Dec 2014

You may have noticed that there’s a huge pile of lovely fresh pine chippings near The Crossing Keeper’s Hut….
So the enviro.volunteers will be meeting up on Saturday morning for a two hour session in the “green gym”.
All tools and resfreshments will be provided
Any help will be much appreciated.
Just turn up any time between 9:30-11:30am on Saturday 13th December
Hope to see you!

Thanks from Santa!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to put on the recent Santa’s Grotto Event at The Crossing Keeper’s Hut. I hope those who came along to The Copse on Saturday evening enjoyed what we hope was a magical Christmas Event. Clear skies, frost and moonlight added to the atmosphere when the crowd counted down for the BIG switch on of the Christmas Tree and woodland lights. This beautiful display signalled Santa’s arrival. Children queued to visit him in his Grotto whilst carols were sung and festive stories were told. There was plenty to see and do with a variety of hot food and drink available, fires to huddle around or the Glow Trail and Igloo to explore.

This was all only possible due to Santa himself and the immense efforts of the enviro.volunteers (with financial support from The Feast), Edd Stonham for music & PA and Pulsar Light of Cambridge Ltd for colour changing lights. Local businesses also contributed to the evening by providing a variety of hot food and drinks at The Railway Vue and Station Stores. Many thanks also to H&I Junior School Choir, Village Churches carol singers, Histon Girl Guides, The Beavers, Malcolm Busby Storyteller, Dickensian Guests, Kristen Ellery’s Eat The Rainbow, G&H Scaffolders, Lighthouse Toys, CCC Guided Busway (for electricity) and H&I Parish Council.

Thank you