Tory anger as Labour refuse to freeze Council Tax

VIDEO: THE HARLOW CONSERVATIVE group has reacted with anger after an amendment to freeze council tax in Harlow was voted down by the ruling Labour group.
Shadow Conservative leader detailed his proposals for an amendment that included a number of proposals including cutting councillors’ allowances, curtailing spending on Harlow Times and a number of other proposals.

Volleyball: Good form continues for Harlow Club

In their group are also Brentwood and Thurrock. The womens team is almost a new build team as many of the previous team are no longer part of the team. The team is playing with so much passion and showing really good skills and just need to train and play a bit more to get to the next level. Even now this team is one of the favorites to win this group together with Brentwood where Volleyball have much more traditions compared to Harlow.

Budget Wars set for council tonight!

THE LEADERS of the Labour and Conservative groups in Harlow are to go toe to toe in a debate on the budget for Harlow Council tonight (Thursday). Labour leader of the council, cllr Mark Wilkinson will lead the debate as he presents the case for the finances for the town.

Abbotsweld Primary told to improve by Ofsted

THE report states: “Progress of pupils in Key Stage 2 has been steady but not rapid. Most pupils leave having made expected progress from their starting points but with standards that are below that of pupils nationally. Progress in 2013 dipped because the school went through a very traumatic time, which affected both staff and pupils”.

Labour’s Stride backs UK’s first National Voter Registration Day

ON the 5th of February 1832, the Great Reform Act introduced voter registration for the very first time. Then, the number of eligible voters in a district varied from six to 12,000, with the selection of some Members of Parliament controlled by one person. We have come a long way since then, but there is still much more we can do.

Athletics: Lowe hits the high places in Saffron Walden

FIRST Harlow RC member to finish was Rob Lowe in 11th place out of 109 finishers and 2nd Vet 40 in an excellent 28min
55sec. He was followed home by Alan Broughton 15th in 29min 06sec and Jamie Jephcott 16th in 29min 12sec. John Tennant 50th in 33min 00sec and Pasquale Pellecchia 65th in 34min 56sec were 1st and 3rd Vet 60 finishers respectively.

Hospital patient panel keen to hear your voice

A NEWLY established Patient Panel at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is keen to raise its profile and is organising a conference to bring together people and organisations interested in healthcare across the area. The all- day conference at the Harlow Leisurezone on 28 February will outline how a patient panel works and plays an important role in the Trust’s ambition to constantly improve the care of everyone who uses the NHS services provided.

Haflon praised for energy debate victory

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon was praised last night for a successful debate on energy prices. The debate was opened by Mr Halfon and concluded by Kent MP, Tracey Crouch. The two hour debate was peppered by praise from all parties.

Women at risk if street lights go out say Labour

LABOUR claim this will cause all kinds of problems to Harlow residents. Many people will feel much more vulnerable at night with personal safety up most in their minds. There have already been many expressions of concern about this and many feel very apprehensive about this policy. Harlow is a 24 hour society and many return home late at night. Once again they feel vulnerable while parking their cars and getting back to their homes in dark streets with not know what is lurching around the corner.

Let’s Hang On at Harlow Playhouse

IN the second part of the show its simply party time, all your favourite hits non stop, you really are guaranteed to be dancing in the aisles and singing at the top of your voices to “ Dec 63, Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Grease, Working My Way Back To You, Who Loves You, Bye Bye Baby and many many more…

Harlow mother says be open about mental health

IT MAY be 2014, but there is a still a very large school of “Pull yourself together” when it comes to mental health. The facts speak for themselves: Around 14% of the UK workforce have suffered from some form of mental health issue, around 7% have suffered from a serious mental health issue.

Halfon wins debate on energy companies “rip off”

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has won a debate in the House of Commons regarding his campaign on energy companies, according to the MP, charge their customers extortionate admin fees for not paying their bills by direct debit. Mr Halfon said: “I secured this debate by tabling a Motion in Parliament, which condemned the energy companies who charge customers an average of £114 extra every year for simply not paying their bills via direct debit and asked the Government to take action to help limit these charges.

Man arrested following Harbert Road crash

A man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking a motor vehicle without permission, vehicle damage, driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs, failure to provide an analysis, no driving licence and no insurance. He has been bailed pending further enquiry until March 12th.