The Friends of Norton Common (FoNC) is a voluntary group working to preserve the precious habitat of Norton Common for both the people and wildlife of Letchworth. Working in consultation with the Countryside & Rights of Way Service (CRoW) and North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), we push forward with work, solving issues on the site and holding monthly work parties to carry out conservation tasks.
Nestled in the heart of Letchworth Garden City, Norton Common Nature Reserve is a haven for people and wildlife. Starting life as arable and grazing land many hundreds of years ago, the town of Letchworth was built around it in 1903 by town planners who saw its potential as a place where the town’s citizens could connect with nature. Generations since have used this green space to walk in, run, cycle and play. Many visit to see the wildlife that is on their doorstep.