Labour put the “Cost of Cameron” in the Harlow spotlight

TOP LABOUR MP, Ivan Lewis joined Labour candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride and her ever-growing team as they covered a considerable part of Harlow in a campaign coined “The Cost of Cameron”. This is an interesting tactic by Labour. In the General Election of 2010, it was all about Gordon Brown and so maybe, Labour feel that a focus on David Cameron may have some mileage.

Police cars in Harlow being used as ambulances.

POLICE in Essex have had to take patients to hospital when ambulances fail to show up more than 180 times in the past year, it has emerged. When BBC News revealed police concerns about ambulance delays a year ago, police and the ambulance service said they did not record such incidents.

Nishall’s blog: The working life……

YES, it is incredibly important to have a job, so you can pay the bills, buy necessary items, and most importantly to enjoy yourself. Many people have a job for the sake of for a long term period, and I say no to this. A job should be something you enjoy, something you look forward to, it should not be a chore. Working in life should not be everything but should be an important part if it, amongst socialising, learning and doing things you like.

Tilbury Mead house daubed in red paint by burglars

A FISH tank was smashed and red paint was daubed on the walls and sofa. However, nothing was stolen. Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area. Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Mike Ferguson, or his colleagues at Harlow CID, on 101.

Dedicated Coroner’s Court for Essex

SENIOR Coroner for Essex Mrs Caroline Beasley–Murray said: “We are committed to ensuring we provide the best possible service to those who attend inquests. This new facility will help us provide further support to people at what is an extremely difficult time.”

Football: Five star Hawks go third

HARLOW TOWN rose to third in the league with a devastating display of attacking skill as they beat Brentwood 5-1 at the Harlow Arena. Two goals from Alex Read as well as goals by Junior Dadson, Jonathan Glowacki and Geoff Smith secured the three points for the Hawks.

RSPCA offer free spaying service for cats

IT says cats are often neutered too late in life when they have already produced at least one litter of kittens and spaying is the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK. The RSPCA recommends that cats be neutered at four months of age, before they start puberty, to prevent unplanned pregnancies

Review: London Overspill at The Gibberd Gallery

ON Thursday night the Gibberd Gallery hosted a private viewing of British photographer, James Smith’s latest photography collection ‘London overspill’. Guests were invited to look around the exhibition before The Gibberd Galley’s Corrina Dunlea, introduced Harlow MP Robert Halfon to say a few words. This is the first photography exhibition she has put on in her time as curator at the gallery, and she is clearly excited by how thought provoking the images are.

Have your say on M11 junction proposals

HARLOW RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to have their say on the proposed M11 junction 7A before the exhibition ends on Friday January 31. Visitors to exhibitions can learn more about the proposed new junction and comment on the proposals by using cards at the Harlow Civic Centre and Epping Library until the end of the month.

Are you interested in becoming a special constable?

IF you think you’ve got what it takes visit the Specials Recruitment stand at the Harvey Centre, Harlow, on Saturday, January 18, for information. Special Constables have full police powers, uniforms and equipment but sacrifice their free time on a voluntary basis, organising their busy personal lives, day jobs and other commitments around police duties.

Man sought after glass attack near Harvey Centre

POLICE want to identify a man who was caught on CCTV close to the time that a security guard was assaulted in Harlow. The victim, a 26-year-old man from Harlow, had approached the man as part of his duties, when he was struck with a glass to his head three times causing cuts and bruising which needed hospital treatment.

Come and help clear the pond in Katherines

AS part of the Harlow Community Builder Trial, residents in the Katherines ward of Harlow have been consulted to find out what concerns them in their area and what they would be willing to get involved in improving. As a result of this consultation Kelly Tarling, the Rainbow Services Community Builder, has planned a Community Day for Saturday 18th January. The plan is to start to clear the Church End Pond site, to make it more accessible to the community, and to encourage the wildlife to return for everyone to enjoy. The work will involve several partners and local organisations and the plan is to bring this great idea to life.

Fascinating exhibition on Harlow set to open

A RECENT graduate of the Royal College of Art, James Smith has an encyclopaedic photographic knowledge of the varied building styles and materials, which are a defining architectural characteristic of much of post war urban Britain. Commissioned by UH Galleries, James has been closely observing and photographing Harlow and surrounding post-war Britain towns producing a picture of these environs which will be unfamiliar even to people who have lived in the towns all their lives.

Rush hour woes for rail commuters (again!)

OVERHEAD wire problems are causing delays of up to an hour for passengers on trains between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge through Harlow this morning (Thursday, January 9). The wires are down between Great Chesterford and Whittlesford Parkway stations north of Bishop’s Stortford.

On your marks for second round of Olympic legacy grants

HARLOW Council is now accepting applications for the second round of grants from the Olympic Legacy fund, which is designed to help local not-for-profit organisations potentially discover the next generation of Olympic champions. Following the London Olympic and Paralympic Games a decision was made to allocate a sum of money to promote sport and encourage participation in sporting activities locally. The grants can be used to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in sport, as well as bring new sporting activities not currently present in Harlow to the town.

Blogpost: Why Green is more important than ever….

GROWING up in Harlow, I knew that there were a lot of things about the town I would love to change, so as soon as I was given the opportunity I became very involved in local politics. In 2006 I stood as a member of the Young Essex Assembly and was elected to represent all of Harlow’s young people on a countywide scale. I participated in projects to help reduce the cost and increase the standard of travel, which cumulated in Essex County Council piloting a scheme in Colchester to extend the BITE identity card to a discount travel card.