It’s mental health awareness week and to help support mental health across the district, East Herts Council is introducing ‘Chatter Benches’ into four of its parks: Southern Country, Pishiobury Park, Castle Park and Hartham Common.
Over 700 people attended guided tours at Grange Paddocks on Saturday for a rare opportunity to see artefacts that date back to Roman times, uncovered as part of the archaeological excavations undertaken for the footprint of the new 3G football pitch. Around a further 300 people dropped by to view the findings on display.
Pishiobury Park received a special delivery yesterday when a new hand carved wooden sculpture, of a Longhorn cow, was put into position in the picnic area ready for young children to climb and explore in natural play.
The re-development and modernisation of Hartham Leisure Centre enters its main phase of construction this week as the front of the old building is demolished, enabling construction of the extension to begin; making way for the additional studio space, state of the art gym, new soft play facility and terrace style café that will open out onto Hartham Common.
- 150 local organisations registered
- £120,893.40 fundraised for local good causes
- £28,775 paid in prize winnings
The East Herts Lottery - set up by the council to help local charities, voluntary organisations, sports clubs and community groups to generate extra funding – started in 2019 and since then 150 local causes have registered, generating over £120,000 in fundraising income.