Harlow Council partial shut down set to save £150,000

SOME of Harlow Council’s services including the Civic Centre will shut down between Christmas and New Year to help save over £150,000. Arrangements are in place for residents to still access services and information online at www harlow.gov.uk and the Council can be contacted in an genuine emergency by calling 01279 446666.

Review: The Albino Peaches at The Half Moon

AS musically impressive as a band like this might be, you can’t help feeling their sound might have missed the zeitgeist. That said, if they play their music industry cards right, keep gigging and get heard by the right people, they have the look and sound that could easily land them on ‘Later with Jools’ within the next year.

Kier group warn over bogus callers

KIER Harlow has strengthened its commitment to resident safety by issuing a reminder to check the ID cards of doorstep visitors. Exercising caution is always recommended, but when the days are shorter and nights darker, the threat is more apparent. Residents are warned bogus callers could use a range of excuses to enter their home, such as needing to make an urgent phone call or asking for a drink of water, but they should not, under any circumstances, be let in without ID.

Whatever happened to the Maunds Hatch money?

RESIDENTS from the Maunds Hatch area of the town asked Harlow Council on Thursday night: “Whatever happened to the Maunds Hatch money?” The money they refer to is the proceeds arising from the sale of land at Maunds Hatch which they believed was ring-fenced in order to provide the Staple Tye area with a new community centre

Christmas presents headache for Harlow rail commuters

HARLOW RAIL commuters face major disruption after Greater Anglia (GA) announced that no trains will run on its entire network on Christmas Eve before 10am. There will also be cancellations tomorrow (Monday) evening as a result of services – including those on the London Liverpool Street to Cambridge line through Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow – being run at reduced speeds from 6pm until the end of the day.

Man attacked and robbed in own home in Felmongers

The attack happened when two men smashed their way through the back door of a house on Felmongers at 1:30pm on Friday, December 20th and stole a quantity of jewellery and cash. As they committed the crime, the male homeowner challenged them and was then punched in the face.

Police renew appeal after Second Avenue death

POLICE are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a road crash in Harlow in which a man and his dog were killed. The collision happened when Andrew Wiggins was struck by a lorry on Second Avenue shortly after 4pm on Monday, December 16. The 50-year-old man from Great Brays in the town was certified dead at the scene. He had been out walking his dogs at the time. One dog died in the crash while another was injured.

Athletics: Strong showing for Harlow in X-Country league

HARLOW Running Club competed in the first round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on Sunday at a very muddy 5 mile course at Ware. The league consists of teams from Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford, Saffron Walden and Ware with the final league winners going on to compete in a national final.

More community computers set for Harlow

IN just under a year Essex County Council has donated more than 700 computers worth over £34,000 to charities and voluntary groups across the county. The desktops and laptops have been given to community organisations for free under the Community Computing Scheme, showing support for the work they do to help local people through the provision of equipment which is very much in demand.

Ashlyns set for Christmas Bazaar

RESIDENTIAL CARE home, Ashlyns will be holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 21st. The bazaar will be between 2pm and 5pm. Please come and support a care home that throughout the year puts on so much for its residents.