THE SUN SHONE AND the crowds flocked to Barrows Farm for a fantastic day of entertainment. The event saw the launch of the new 3G pitch but in many ways, it was also laying great community roots in the town as young footballers, star footballers, charity teams and charities rubbed shoulders on a wonderful day.
POLICE are renewing their appeal for information following a series of indecent assaults against young women in Harlow. Two sexual assaults on Kiln Lane in the Church Langley area of the town were originally reported to police, with the first happening at 12:30pm on Monday, July 15 and the second a few hours later at 8:30pm. On both occasions, the women, aged 18 and 23 respectively, had a young man run up behind them and touch their breasts.
THE Year 7 and 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, have seen their work published in a book which has now gone on sale. The second Burnt Mill Academy anthology features work from those students who could benefit from some extra incentive with their literacy.
POLICE investigating an allegation of rape against a woman in a Basildon nightclub are looking to speak to two women helped her as well as man possible from Harlow.
The 18-year-old woman has reported she was sexually assaulted in a seating area behind the DJ stand between 1-2am on Sunday, June 30 inside Liquid, at the Festival Leisure Park.
HARLOW COMEDIAN, Gary Shaw is heading off to the Edinburgh Festival next month. An accomplished after-dinner speaker and toastmaster, Gary has clearly got the stand-up bug.
AS we approach the first anniversary of the London Olympics, Harlow Council has launched an Olympic Legacy fund designed to help local not-for-profit organisations potentially discover the next generation of Olympic champions.
A decision was made after last year’s successful London Olympic and Paralympic Games to allocate a sum of money to promote sport and encourage participation in sporting activities locally. The grants that will be awarded as part of the fund will 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.
HTCC lost the toss and took the field against a strong and confident B&PCC side. Dan Farmer (2 for 30) and Dan Calver (1-51) got the townies off to a good start taking wickets early to reduce the hosts to 62 for 4 after 15 overs. The middle order rallied a little but were kept in check by some impressive fielding and bowling from the Townies before a last wicket stand of 32 helped them post a below par but respectable 218 from 52 overs. All the bowlers picked up wickets but the pick was Ronnie Yates who took 4 for 22 from 7 valuable overs. J Bonnett top scored for B&PCC with 53.
At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K on Saturday Roy Steven finished in 41st place out of 213 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in a superb 21min 12 sec. He was followed home by Dave Page (96th) in 24min 20sec and Janice Page(101st) 1st Vet 50 lady in an excellent personal best time for the distance of 24min 39sec.
THAT WAS the question posed by the leader of the Harlow Conservatives, Andrew Johnson at a full council meeting in Harlow last night. The Church Langley councillor made the comment as council’s all across the country share services more and more.
THE GIBBERD Gallery is a wonder to behold. In situ at the Civic Offices, the light and space give each and every piece of art area to breathe. What is also encouraging is that every artist in Harlow has an opportunity to showcase their work there.
A NEW HARLOW school with over 200 places is set to be built. But Essex County Council won’t reveal any details regarding where the school is, what the name of the school is, what type of school it is or anything else.
HARLOW COUNCIL has sent congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over the birth of their son, George. The announcement by the chair of Harlow Council, cllr Linda Pailing, was made at a meeting of the full council in Harlow on Thursday night.
WE ARE sure we may look back on the heatwave of July 2013 with mixed emotions. It appears to have gone from one extreme to another. One minute it is the wettest spring in 30 years. And the next minute, the temp is on the 90’s for days.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon paid a visit to the troubled Partridge Care Centre to see what support he could give.The centre has been the subject of another damning report by government watchdog CQC.
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What if you brought on an apprentice with the understanding that he or she would work for you for xy hours a week for the next two years? And that this person would not be in an entry level job sorting mail and filing excess paper, but would sit beside you in meetings, and learn to do what you do. Not just general knowledge about your business, but what it takes to do what you do?
YOU CAN TELL that there are people that really care for their town. Indeed more than that, they want to talk it up and improve it. Bush Fair ward councillor and deputy chair of Harlow Council, cllr Ian Beckett is such a man.
ECHO Land, Lonely Bird, KillYourIdol and Gridfever are the four finalists at the Battle of the Bands final on Friday at The Square. Just £5 to get in, in what should be a cracking night.
Valerie Burns was the partner of Patrick Burns. She was never married to him as he was a married (but estranged) catholic and so could not be divorced). But she raised his children and even changed her name by deed poll. But when the partnership foundered, she went to the High Court to get her share of the house in Old Harlow. However, Judge Dillon ruled that despite the eighteen years together, she was not entitled to a fair share.
A GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG has published a damning report on a care centre in Harlow. The Partridge Care Centre in Partridge Road, Harlow was inspected after concerns that one or more of the essential standards of quality and safety were not being met.
AN 80-year-old Harlow man who had been missing overnight has been found safe and well. Brian Darby, (80) was reported missing from the Latton Common area of the town at 7pm on Tuesday night.
The computers were stolen from the Velizy Avenue college after the building was broken in to on July 17 between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and again on July 22 at 4am. In total 17 laptops were taken worth a combined five figure sum.
THE LEADER OF THE Harlow Conservatives has warned that the town will run out of money if Labour keep “draining the council reserves.” The warning comes after a cabinet meeting where Labour run Harlow Council published their first year report.
THREE men who were arrested following a burglary in Harlow have been released without charge. The break-in happened on Spinning Wheel Mead shortly after 10pm on Wednesday, May 8.
ON Thursday 25th July bus users across Harlow will see departure information on the electronic information signs at bus stops. The new system will initially show timetable information for all bus services, whilst operators equip their buses with technology to show live arrival information on the displays over the coming months.