“MUCH has been written over the last year about the Council. The Council has not wished to conduct the proceedings in the media and, in any event, it has been constrained by the legal process initiated by HWRA from responding through the media. At every stage the Council has acted in accordance with the legal advice that it has received. It has worked within the rules and it has respected the requirement for confidentiality. It has been scrupulous in its approach to this issue but this has meant that it has not been able to respond to some of the ill-informed and misleading statements that have appeared in the press. It is now important to provide some facts.
FOLLOWING the news that Raytheon are to make 51 staff redundant, the Council has issued the following statement: Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Enterprise, said: “The Council wishes to offer its support and help to all local employees affected by this decision.
THE programme for the event at St John’s Arts and Recreation Centre on Sunday, 24th November, will run from 2.0 pm to 5.15: it includes music provided by Harmeet Virdee (Sitar) Gurdain Rayatt (Tabla/Percussion), Shrimathi Susanna (Dancer) and Jamila Gavin (Storyteller). The Raj Lodge restaurant in Old Harlow is providing a finger food buffet during the interval which will be free for ticket holders.
HARLOW Running Club members were out and about at several events at
the weekend and during the previous week.
At the Hatfield Midweek 5K Series, the 3rd race of 3, Adrian Fell finished in 22nd place out of 102 finishers in an excellent 18min 51sec. He was followed home by John Tennant in 38th place and 1st Vet 60 and also the overall series Vet 60 winner. Dionne Jones was 48th and 3rd Female Vet 35 in 21min 20sec, Sean Flynn 52nd in 21min 32sec.
and Sharon Wright 57th in 22min 01sec.
TROUBLED families in Harlow receive a cash boost of £14,000 each in support.
The figure was revealed as BBC Radio Five’s Victoria Derbyshire came to the town to discover what is being done in the town. In a live broadcast, Victoria spoke to a number of families about their circumstances.
PLATINUM SPORTS MANAGEMENT (PSM) may be set to go into administration. A petition to wind up the company, closely associated with Harlow Town Football Club, has peen presented at the High Court.
AS you will know Essex County Council is consulting on their provision of youth services and proposing cuts of £3 million. I call on you to oppose these disgraceful measures. Failure to stop them will lead to the under provision of crucial youth services in Harlow, and will damage the prosperity, cohesion and day to day running of our community. There is little doubt that this will leave the lives and futures of our young people severely damaged.
DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster is to go into administration for a second time, says its owner, private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe.
Blockbuster has a store in Staple Tye. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms streaming films over the internet as well as offering rentals through the post.
THERE is a Harlow Neighbourhood Watch meeting on Wednesday, 30th October in Room CR2A at the Civic Centre,
6.45 for 7.00 pm start. For further details go to:
ABOUT 95 per cent of “hoax calls” made to Essex Police each year are from people with special needs claims the county’s crime commissioner. Police and crime commissioner Nick Alston said fewer than 100 callers of about 1,700 a year are actually people playing a practical joke.
HARLOW Town squandered another two points and had a key player sent off in a 1-1 draw against Cheshunt on Saturday. Midfielder Stanley Muguo was given a red card after the final whistle. Shane Stamp had given the Hawks the led in the 30th minute, firing in from close range.
SUZY Stride, Labour’s candidate to be MP in Harlow has backed the “Apprenticeships & Skills Private Member’s Bill” and has called on MP Robert Halfon to do the same. Suzy Stride said “We need to get people back to work and a key way to do this is to ensure that apprenticeships have high quality placements to go alongside them.
POLICE are appealing for assistance in identifying the man pictured they want to speak to in connection with the theft of bolts from a bike. The bike was parked at the Passmores Academy school in Tracyes Road, Harlow, and the parts were believed to have been stolen between 8.30am and 4.30pm on October 1.
ESSEX County Council’s trading standards team is warning people not to fall prey to rogue traders looking to take advantage of Monday’s (28 October) storm force winds across the town.
The council itself has been working to clear roads and paths and legitimate traders will also be carrying out work, but trading standards officers are concerned rogue traders will be trying to take advantage of the situation.
HARLOW Volleyball Club is celebrating a great start to its Essex Men’s League season. Ilia Kalanov’s team have now secured two successive 3-0 wins and top their group with six points, on a head of second-placed Brentwood. The latest triumph came against Billericay.
AN INQUEST in to the death of a Harlow man who died while cycling will take place on Tuesday. Father-of-three Adam Jacobs (36), of Northbrooks, was found unconscious on a footpath near Third Avenue back in February.
CELEBRATE Hallowe’en in Harlow this Thursday, below we round up the best places in town to get dressed up or get scared, whatever your age.
HARLOW Council and Kier Harlow have been responding to the effects of the storm experienced in Harlow this morning. Work took place at the end of last week to ensure workforces were ready to respond to emergency calls and that trees and structures were made as safe as possible.
HIGH winds during this morning’s storm meant that The Playhouse and surrounding area including the Harvey Centre entrance and taxi rank, was cordoned off earlier today after material on The Playhouse roof became loose.
HARLOW’S Youth Council have arranged for young people ages 12-17 to take part in a selction of activities at Harlow Leisurezone this Frday for free. The day was devised after the Youth Council were granted funding from the Olympic Legacy to promote sports activities and encourage participation by young people in sport.
FOR MANY, the storms were not as bad as feared but an over-turned lorry on the M11 has added to the Monday morning rush hour woes. M11 Essex – M11 closed and queueing traffic southbound between J8, A120 (Stansted) and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of an overturned lorry. Diversion in operation – follow the Hollow Square signs.
AS you may be aware, the youth of Harlow are currently fighting to keep our youth services open. I have been very busy in the past fortnight doing all I can to represent your views and secure our invaluable youth service.
STUDENTS from Year 7, 8 and 9 at Burnt Mill Academy, will see their work published in A Twist In The Tale – Essex after putting together 100-word stories with a twist in the storyline.
THE Under 19 Project, operated by Hastingwood-based charity Accuro, faces an uncertain future because of a lack of funding which may lead to its closure in March 2014. For the last 13 years the Project has been successfully providing leisure and social activities for children/young people aged 11 to 19 who have a range of disabilities.