HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has conducted a report that shows how customers are being ripped off by sometimes hundreds of pounds if they do not pay their energy bills by direct debit, with one company charging an extra £390.
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 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.
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.
SOMEWHERE in Harlow, six houses are happily sitting down to watching black and white television. Figures released by TV Licensing have revealed that there are still six licences in existence in Harlow.
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.
IT IS the Field of Dreams but it a community farm on the Harlow border is more than a fleeting fancy for Purford Green resident, Elliot Wollen. Elliot hopes to build a community farm in the land on High Wych.
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.”
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.
HARLOW resident, John Higgitt has started a new photoblog ‘Harlow: a photographers view’ documenting areas around the town that could do with some TLC.
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
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.
A TOY BUNNY has been re-united with its owners after a picture of the toy was posted on Facebook. The bunny was left in the Ostler House surgery in Potters Street.
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.
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.
VEHICLE breakdowns caused several areas in Harlow to miss their recycling collections. Bins all over the town are still sitting out on Saturday morning after the mechanical failures.
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.
HARLOW Foodbank will be supporting six local schools “Breakfast Clubs” from January 2014. They will be providing cereals, fruit juices and spreads like jam, marmalade, honey, peanut butter, marmite etc. It is hoped that this will be extended to more schools later in the year.
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.
THE highly successful show, Live at the Playhouse returns with another phenomenal line-up of cutting edge comedy on Saturday 8th February 2014. The unique line-up includes the legendary Adam Bloom, unconventional Keith Fernan, magician and comedian Pete Firman, and the fantastic Matthew Osborn. The evening will be compered by the brilliant, Dan Evans.
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.
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.
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.
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.