Working Party – Saturday 4th Feb – Doctor’s Close

We were lucky with the weather on Sunday so had a great walk and lunch for our anniversary….but now we’re back to the Green Gym.

This Saturday we’ll be in the Doctors Close Pocket Park from 9:30-11:30am. There are plenty of different jobs to do such as spreading chippings, ivy clearance, hedge work, clearing branches etc… so something for everyone.
As usual all tools and refreshments provided, we just need you!
Hope you can join us.

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.

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.


Working Party – Saturday 14th Dec 2013 – Homefield Park

The enviro.volunteers will be meeting up again this Saturday morning in Homefield Park by the main gate opposite the Memorial.

We’ll be spreading chippings, clearing leaves (to give the crocus bulbs a chance in spring) and planting a few spare hedge plants in The Dole.

We’ll also set up gazebos for a Public Art display and help artist Tim Ward, who has been commissioned to create a new feature entrance to the Park, gather feedback from all passers-by.

If you’re interested in art then you’re in for a treat this Saturday morning as there will be Public Art display in Homefield Park.

Artist Tim Ward has been commissioned to create a new feature entrance to the Park and will be on hand to show some examples of his work (from 11). He is also keen learn some of the history of the site and to gather feedback from all users of the park.

This project is the first part of a scheme for more Public Art in Histon & Impington so there will also be an opportunity for you to make suggestions for any ideas you’d like to see incorporated elsewhere in our villages.

The exhibition will be near the main entrance opposite the Memorial and runs from 11-3pm. Please feel free to pop in any time to offer a comment or two or just browse through the display.
We’ll start at 9:30am but the exhibition itself runs from 11-3pm.

Please feel free to pop in any time to lend a hand, offer a comment or two or just browse through the display.

Tools and refreshments provided for everyone!

hope to see you there.



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Working Party – Saturday 23rd November 2013 – Woodchipping spreading at the Copse

If you fancy a bit of exercise in the fresh air and have some free time on Saturday morning then why not come along to The Crossing Keeper’s Hut.

We desperately need your help to spread some chippings onto the paths in The Copse and around the Hut in readiness for Santa’s arrival. We’ll also be putting up the banner.

Woodchippings at the Copse that need your help to be spread


Please pop along any time in the morning after 9:30am – all help is greatly appreciated.

All tools supplied plus tea/coffees to keep us energised!

Hope to see you there.


Woodchipping on Clay Close – 16th Nov 2013

Clay Close Lane Woodchipping Impington

The enviro volunteers were out for a small working party on Clay Close Lane Saturday the 16th of November 2013.

Woodchippings have been spread along the more muddy parts of the grass verge.

The autumn will see more working parties and everyone is welcome to take part.  For more information please contact – everyone is welcome to do as much or little as they like with no committment on the number of working parties you come along to.

Free Chipping Service

I’d just like to remind everyone about the free chipping service this Saturday.
  1. Clay Close Lane amenity area from 8am
  2. Impington Lane and Hereward Close en route
  3. The Brook (opposite The Co-op) approx 9:30-12:30
  4. The Crescent/Villa Road approx 1 – 3pm
Simply bring any prunings or old xmas trees you may have along to any of the sites and we’ll shread them for you.
The enviro.volunteers and operators from Acacia Tree Surgery will be on hand to help.

It’s a big machine and can chip branches up to 6″ diameter – however please no roots!

All the chippings will be used on the woodland footpaths in The Copse opposite The Railway Vue.