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Eric Buckmaster (on right) pictured on a site visit to the archaeological excavations at Grange Paddocks.  Talking to one of the archaeologists.
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.
Published 26th April 2022
Eric Buckmaster sitting on the new hand carved Longhorn cow in Pishiobury Park
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.
Published 14th April 2022
Pictured: Eric Buckmaster at the construction site with JCB behind him during the demolition
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.
Published 1st April 2022
pictured are councillor Jonathan Kaye on the left and Nick Phipps on the right holding a board that displays the total fundraising amount for the east herts lottery so far of £120,893.40
- 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.
Published 29th March 2022
Pictured (left to right): Rebecca Butcher, Marketing & Digital Content Lead for Hertford Theatre; Eric Buckmaster, Executive Member for Wellbeing at East Herts Council and David Morford, Director at GPF Lewis outside Hertford Theatre
Hertford Theatre’s £24million Growth And Legacy Development, to transform the theatre into a thriving hub for arts and culture, reaches a significant milestone today as East Herts Council announces that the contract has been granted to award winning national contractor, and Hertfordshire based, GPF Lewis.    
Published 15th March 2022
collage of East Herts staff and leaders crossing their arms to promote the theme #BreaktheBias
- council staff and leaders cross arms in solidarity
- professional bid writing support for female sport grants
- free online events supporting women in business
Published 8th March 2022
Artists impression showing new crossing over the River Stort
Applications for enhancements to the Central Stort Crossing and a new Eastern Stort Crossing were approved by the Development Management Committees of East Herts and Harlow District Councils this week. 
Published 24th February 2022