Police appeal for witnesses over Rectory Wood assault

THREE men were arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident in Rectory Woods, Harlow on July 2 where a man received serious, but not life threatening injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses. The injured man was found close to the cycle track off Fifth Avenue, Harlow, at about 3pm on July 2 and was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Harlow Council becomes first “Living Wage” employer

HARLOW Council has become the first Council in Essex and the first organisation in the town to be accredited a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate (currently £7.45 per hour) set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty.

Travellers illegally encamped on Second Avenue

THIS AFTERNOON, seven caravans and 13 vehicles have moved on to council land next to Netteswell Plantation off Second Avenue where the town’s helipad is located. Essex Police has served a section 61 notice for the travellers to leave by 12 noon tomorrow (Thursday).

Elliot scoops apprentice award

KIER Harlow mechanic apprentice, Elliot Shakeshaft, is celebrating winning ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the prestigious London Loves Excellence Awards. Fending off competition from across the London region, Elliot’s hard work and commitment were recognised at the ceremony where he was presented with the award by BBC presenter, Katie Derham reports Industry Today.

Halfon slams “callous tweet” by Tesco boss

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has criticised a tweet by a senior Tesco manager who said shutting five depots was an example of “awesome teamwork”. Tesco is restructuring its distribution centres with the transfer of 2,000 posts in Essex, Surrey and Derbyshire.

Moot House Players have a guilty secret!

THE MOOT HOUSE players are just two weeks away from the exciting, enthralling “Guilty Secret” – a thriller with all the suspense you can handle and a good few laughs as well. They have an excellent young cast so come along and enjoy an evening of sheer entertainment.

Now people in Thurrock ask: “Whatever happened to The Rent Team?”

On Friday night, a number of people were seen to remove all the fixtures and fittings from the lettings agency based in Orsett Road, Grays.

A member of the public happened to be passing by and was told by a person removing furniture that the office was now closed.
Last month the Rent Team in Harlow went into administration, leaving many landlords stating that they were collectively out of pocket to the tune of £250,000.

The pupils are outstanding! High praise for Stewards

THE FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENTS made by Stewards Academy were acknowledged by Ofsted after placing the school in the “Good” with outstanding features. The report made particular stress on the students behaviour and manners which the government watchdog rated as “Outstanding”. The comments made by Ofsted were: 1. Students achieve well. They reach average standards by the […]

Greater Anglia report high punctuality figures

TRAIN operator Greater Anglia has reported its latest punctuality results that show almost 95 per cent of trains have been on time in a four-month period.
The Abellio train operator has released figures showing that 94.5 per cent of all trains have been on time from May 26 to June 22, 2013. The Stansted Express, which passes Harlow Town, recorded 92.8 per cent of trains arriving on time.

The ASBO Three hit hard with five year ban

LEE Oliver, 24, from Abbotsweld in Harlow and Todd Bow, 23 of no fixed address but from the Harlow area were issued with the orders in their absence when they failed to attend court, Bow has been circulated as wanted by Essex Police. The third man is Steven Neal, also known as Scott Neal, from The Hides, Harlow, aged 24.

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye….

MONDAY was the first day for YourHarlow.Com. As we said in our editorial yesterday, it is all about tiny acorns and small steps.

Thank you to all those well-wishers and the 1,290 page views including viewers from as far afield as Sydney, Malta and Helsinki (all in the google analytics).

Film: Challenging times ahead says Harlow Council leader

YOU KNOW, it is not often that you get to discuss such varied topics with the leader of Harlow Council from the regeneration agenda to whatever happened to the guy in Roman Holiday (no not Gregory Peck). YH sat down with the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Mark Wilkinson to discuss the challenges that face the town in 2013 and beyond.

Athletics: Busy weekend for Harlow Running Club

HARLOW Running Club competed in the last round of the Herts/Essex Mid Week Road Race League division 2 over a 5 mile course at Welwyn Garden City. The men’s team finished 3rd, the ladies team 4th and Harlow were 4th overall. The final league positions show the men’s team 3rd, the ladies team 4th and overall in 4th place out of eight teams.

Dr Shakoor returns to Abbotsweld primary

IF THERE was ever an event that encapsulated the community spirit of Harlow, then it was the return of Dr Ahmed Shakoor, to open up the new play equipment and garden dedicated to the memory of his family. Dr Shakoor made a moving speech which was punctuated with the words, peace and love.

Harlow Fire Station Open Day

It’s a free and fun family day out where you will meet your local crew, have a close up look at the fire engines and see at first hand what it takes to be a firefighter, with many stations demonstrating firefighting and rescue skills throughout the day and delivering fire safety information.