Intu Lakeside launches summer clubs

THE Little Lake Monsters Club at intu Lakeside has kicked off seven weeks of exciting free activities for you and your little ones. This week, parents have been invited to bring their little ones (age 0-3) in to play with free baby sensory activities, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating and more.

Tories call for Labour to listen over parking charges

The move to abolish free parking will also affect the poorest in the community. Cllr Perrin says “Anyone wishing to visit their local GP will also be affected. Labour is propping up council finances off the back of some of the poorest people in the community. Labour has not consulted on this issue. Nearly 800 people have signed my petition on calling for Labour to stop this ridiculous decision from coming into effect. Labour must listen.”

Rent Team ‘family home” up for sale

EARLIER THIS month, YH went to Temple Mead in North Weald. In the window of one of the houses was a notice with information relating to the closure of the Rent Team offices in Harlow. The notice made it plain that any of the alleged activities had nothing to do with the family Alangh and any inquiries should be directed to Sanjit Alangh, the man recognised by many as the person behind the Rent Team, Harlow. They were even good enough to leave his mobile phone number.

Robert Halfon: Committed to the people of Harlow

BEFORE WE started, although YourHarlow only started on July 1st, 2013, our sister paper, first interviewed Robert Halfon in April 2013. Managing editor of both papers, Michael Casey drove past Robert on the A414 near Hastingwood after another day on the General Election campaign trail.

Inquest date set for Harlow man

THE DEATH OF A Harlow man will be the subject of an inquest in Chelmsford next week. David White, 41, Willowfield, Harlow died on the 20th March, 2013. The inquest will be at 2pm at New Bridge House.

Have your say on electric cars in Harlow

Essex County Council promotes sustainable modes of transport and has the obligation to make the public highway accessible to all. In order to anticipate and facilitate any future change-over to electric vehicles views are needed to identify the main reasons preventing the use of electric vehicles as well as the most useful locations for charging points. The survey closes on 2 August 2013.

Council grass cutting decisions leave residents hot under the collar

IT WAS ONLY recently that Harlow Council announced that they would only clear the gardens of council tenants in exceptional circumstances. Elderly tenants were advised to get the family to rally round or employ a gardener. One such elderly couple who had received that advice were toiling away in their garden when they were struck by the sight of two council employees (Kier) cutting the grass and picking up a few pieces of garden debris in the house nearby.

Superfast broadband heading to outer reaches of Harlow

AT Essex County Council’s Cabinet Meeting today (16 July 2013), the decision was taken to move forward to the next step of the Superfast Broadband project which means that Essex County Council will be in a position to announce a preferred bidder and sign a contract for delivery in the coming weeks.

Ahoi at the Playhouse with Chris and Pui!

CBEEBIES’ favourite double act Chris and Pui are bringing their road show to town! See Incy Wincy, Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York and – “oh my woolly word!” – Little Bo Peep all live on stage at Harlow Playhouse on Sunday 28th July, 11.30am and 2.30pm

Serious RTC on M25 at M11

POLICE are advising motorists to avoid the M25 following a collision anti-clockwise between junctions 28 and 27. A collision between a motorcycle and an articulated lorry occurred just before 7.30am this morning, Thursday, July 18.

ITV to film at Greyhounds this Friday

ITV Studios are filming a special event at Harlow Greyhound Races this Friday, 19th July for a major new prime-time Saturday night entertainment show starting soon on ITV1. This one-off event will be an exciting and thrilling evening featuring a very special celebrity guest and a few surprises along the way!

Teen arrested over Church Langley indecent assault

A 16-year-old boy from Harlow has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults in Kiln Lane, Harlow. The boy was arrested in Harlow at 7.50pm last night, Wednesday, July 17, on suspicion of sexual assault by touching in connection with the incidents on Monday, July 15. He remains in custody this morning, Thursday.

Athletics: Feltsted 10K not for the faint-hearted

SEVERAL Harlow Running Club members competed in the Essex 10K Road Championships held on a gently undulating course at Felsted on what was a very warm Sunday morning. In fact the conditions were so hot that there were no personal best times for the distance for any Harlow runner, which is not usually the case on this benign course.

Lady Windermere’s Fan in The Gibberd Garden

LADY Windermere`s Fan should be just what you need on a warm summer evening on Friday.

DOT Productions are a professional company who have been a regular feature at the Garden for three years. They delighted them with She Stoops to Conquer last year, and in 2010 performed another popular play by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Cash boost for Home-Start Harlow

ESSEX County Council has announced a new round of grants being awarded under the Family Innovation Fund 2. Nineteen grants, totalling £409,235 have been awarded to 13 voluntary and community sector organisations working across Essex. Funding is for the year from August 2013 to the end of July 2014.

Cricket: Coleman on fire (again!) in duel in the sun

Charlie Coleman (picture attached) came to the crease to join Shiraz Ali and the pair put on a batting master class. With some huge sixes from Charlie and cultured drives from Shiraz, the pair put on over 200 run partnership. Shiraz eventually retired ill on 75. Coleman kept going and was eventually bowled for 181 and what is believed to be a club league record. Town declared on 304.

Mass exodus of staff from Mark Hall after another woeful Ofsted

OVER FIFTEEN members of staff are set to leave Mark Hall as the school year draws to a close on Friday.
The school have ended the year with another woeful report from Ofsted that leaves them still in special measures. But the school, under new ownership through the Academy Transformation Trust, will start the new academic year in September, hoping to literally transform itself.

Two women indecently assaulted in Church Langley

POLICE are looking to identify a man who indecently assaulted two young women in Harlow in the space of a few hours. Both sexual assaults took place on Kiln Lane in the Church Langley area of the town on Monday, July 15, with the first happening at 12:30pm. A man ran up behind an 18-year-old woman and touched her breast before running off again.