COUNCILLOR Boyce continued: “I particularly want to thank Tony Fagg and his staff at the McDonalds restaurant in Hastingwood. It is very good to see them taking such a keen interest in the environment and how they can work with the local community to tackle litter. Every day the restaurant staff conduct litter patrols in the areas around the restaurant. They pick up all litter they find, not just that of McDonalds. If we could instil some of that philosophy in our younger generations, just think what an amazing impact that would have on our whole district.”
TWO furry friends have been helping bring some extra Christmas magic to St Clare Hospice’s annual Santa Run. Their team of Santas recently went along to Harlow’s Pets Corner to meet their resident reindeer, Holly and Belle, to help promote the family-friendly event taking place on Sunday, December 8.
IT is alleged the man went into Maplin Electronics in Howard Way at around 1.30pm on Thursday October 24 with another man and took two sat navs and a mini projector and left the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognises him is asked to call Pc Mark Smith at Harlow Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
On behalf of the Filipino community here in Harlow, we write to invite you to a fundraising event, ‘Harlow Rocks: Benefit Concert for Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Efforts’ on Friday 22 November 2013. In light of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) that hit over 36 provinces in the Philippines leaving more than 480,000 homeless and affected more than 9.8 million Filipinos, we ask for your help and join us in our efforts to work towards helping our countrymen.
THE POWER of Shakespeare saw schoolchildren take part in a countrywide festival. Helena Mills, headteacher at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, held an assembly on the relevance of his work, telling students he is her favourite writer.
GOOD company, great food, Christmas crackers and all the trimmings are usually the ingredients for a great meal out during the festive season. But what about the food hygiene rating? Whatever your recipe for eating out this Christmas, make sure you choose one of the 374 eateries (restaurant, café, pub, coffee house or takeaway) in the Epping Forest district with a rating of 3 or more.
A BUS driver from Harlow is still in a critical condition after a road traffic collision in Coopersale Common on Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, his bus collided with another bus carrying schoolchildren from the Anglo-European school in Ingatestone.
ESSEX County Council is beginning a six week consultation into how a better range of overnight short break care can be developed for children with disabilities.
The consultation is in response to the decline in use of overnight residential short breaks and the development of more local community based support options.
LAST week, we interviewed Kim Selfe from Children First Fostering Agency and asked her what was it about their fostering service, that covers Harlow, is so special. This week, we interviewed a carer, Steve Hickin. There are many companies and local authorities that a person can choose. So why did Steve, choose Children First?
FORMER Harlow MP, Stan Newens is set to launch his memoirs this weekend. The autobiography is called: “In quest of a fairer society: My life and politics.”
To my shock, TB in Harlow is on the rise and over double the national average. It is 28.1 per 100, 000 compared to 13.9 per 100,000 nationally. Thirteen percent is from recent transmission. For every person who has untreated TB, the disease can potentially spread to ten to fifteen people a year.
EIGHT gold medals were won by members of Harlow Shotokan Karate Club who took part in the annual SKE Championships, held at the Harlow Leisurezone on Saturday. Six silver and six bronze medals were also secured after some fantastic performances from the club, which trains at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow.
YH was driving down Great Brays on Thursday morning when we noticed the plethora of perilous potholes. The street near to 62-65 has been bad for a few years but it looks like the street was devestated by the snow and frost from earlier this year. So, we thought we would take the opportunity to put Essex County Council on the clock and see how long it takes them to fix them.
THE first quarter started impressively for the Hawks who were up 11-2 within four minutes of the quarter. Once again Lee Morris scoring 5 of those points including a three pointer. However, Rimantas Norkeliunas and Sam Kmita combining for 12 points to take the lead by 14 points. Harlow cruised out the first quarter with ease which finished Magic 9 Hawks 23.
A SERIES of public exhibitions about the proposed motorway junction on the M11 at Harlow comes to town next month. The exhibitions will be the first opportunity for householders, drivers, businesses and other interested parties to view proposals for the Junction 7a scheme and offer feedback.
ESSEX County Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, has expressed his thanks to all the young people who took the time to get involved in the consultation on Essex youth services. The council has seen an unprecedented response to the consultation, not only from young people and their families, but also from community groups, youth councils, local authority partner agencies and the third sector, all of whom state support for the service.
THE Council is seeking enthusiastic and community-minded tenants and resident leaseholders to act as Designated Persons on behalf of tenants and resident leaseholders as part of the complaints handling process. This is an important role which has come about as a result of the introduction of the Localism Act 2010, and will involve helping to resolve complaints against the Council’s Housing Landlord service about housing management, repairs, leaseholds, transfers and mutual exchanges.
LATTON GREEN primary school has been placed into special measures as government watchdog, Ofsted has published a highly critical report. The report has come as a crushing blow to the headteacher, Lorna Handscomb, who has dedicated herself to education in Harlow for many years.
FOUR youths have been arrested on suspicion of rape in Harlow. As reported on Monday, Essex Police were contacted following reports that a teenage girl had been sexually assaulted in the park area near Commonside Road and Maunds Hatch the previous evening.
A FORMER St Luke’s schoolboy was today confirmed dead in the Philippines after his body was discovered by rescuers in the aftermath of the typhoon. Jairo Ducusin from Harlow in Essex had been missing since the disaster struck 12 days ago. His father Jeffrey and his grandmother had already been declared dead.
POLICE are at the scene of a road collision involving two buses at Coopersale near Epping. Officers were called to Epping Road at 4.27pm today, Wednesday November 20, following reports of a collision between a school bus and local bus near the junction with Coopersale Common Road.
THEY received the ball first, going down the slope with the wind behind them. The combination of wind, rain and a significant slope on the pitch made it important to establish an advantage in the first half. Ten minutes into the game Harlow skipper Sarah Stimpson playing at fly half scored first, after quick hands she ran around the outside to score out wide. I difficult conditions she missed the conversion. Ten minutes later outside centre Emma O’Donnell broke through several defenders to run over half the length of the pitch to score under the post, Stimpson converted. And Harlow held on to a 12 – 0 lead until half time.
HARLOW COUNCIL has pledged to take legal action against what is believed to be an encampment of gypsy travellers on Howards Way, close to Second Avenue. The party made camp at approximately 7pm on Tuesday night.
POLICE would like to speak with this man about a theft from Boots in Harlow. A man walked into the store, in Broad Walk, at about 1pm on November 9 and selected some aftershave from the display.