Register of interests

Councillor Eric Buckmaster

This register of interests was published on Monday 25th October, 2021, 2.57 pm.

I, Councillor Eric Buckmaster, being a Member of East Hertfordshire District Council hereby give notice of the following disclosable pecuniary interests:

1. Your employment/business
Description of your employment activity Name of your employer body
Councillor EHDC
Ruth Buckmaster - Councillor EHDC
2. Any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the relevant authority) made of provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out your duties as a member, or towards your election expenses. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Name of any person or body making payments
3. Any contract which is made between you and/or those persons referred to above (or a body in which you and/or those persons referred to above has/have a beneficial interest) and your authority under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed and which has not been fully discharged
Description of contract
The Hailey centre as above
4. Any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of your authority
Address/description of land interest Nature of interest
23 Rowney Gardens Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AT.
Jointly owned with wife
5. Detail of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of your authority for a month or longer.
Detail address/description
There are permissive rights of access from Deville Estates to the land known as The Rivers Orchard in Sawbridgeworth and to maintain the orchard and harvest the fruit for the purposes selling juice in order to provide funds to maintain the site. The Town Council hold the rights of Access.
Trustee of Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall.
The Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard Committee and volunteers jointly with Sawbridgeworth Town Council have a licence to access and work on the Orchard for the benefit of the community. I am a member of the Committee. My wife Ruth Buckmaster is Chairman of the committee.
6. Detail any beneficial interest in securities of a body where that body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of your authority; and either; the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which you and/or those persons referred to above has/have a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.
Name of person or body
7. Detail any tenancy where (to your knowledge) the landlord is your authority; and the tenant is a body in which you and/or those persons referred to above has/have a beneficial interest.
Address/description of land
I am a trustee of the Hailey Centre in Sawbridgeworth. East Herts has granted Sawbridgeworth Town Council a lease of 999 years for the sole use by the Hailey Centre. I am jointly a trustee with other town councillors of Bullfields and the Bullfields Centre in Sawbridgeworth. The Town Council is the landlord.

Other registerable interests

8. A body to which you have been appointed or nominated by the District Council
Name of organisation
9. Any body exercising functions of a public nature
Name of organisation
Sawbridgeworth Town Council
East Herts Council
Hertfordshire County Council
10. A body directed to charitable purposes
Name or organisation
Hailey Centre
Fawbert and Bernand Trust
11. A body one of whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy
Name or organisation
Conservative Party