Rugby: Harron sets a tough challenge

THIS season Lee Harron has set Harlow 1st XV squad a tough challenge in the run up to the start of their league campaign on the 14th September. He has opted for good opposition in the pre-season warm up games and has rotated his players to ensure that both experienced squad members and also younger ones challenging for a team place get time on the field.

Man charged after high speed car chase

A 23-year-old man from Harlow has been charged following an incident in Harlow in July when a vehicle failed to stop for police.
Thomas Purvis, of Potter Street, has been charges with dangerous driving, failing to stop for a police constable, possession of cocaine and using a vehicle without insurance.

Park Inn staff go above and beyond to help raise £30,000 in 30 days for disadvantaged children

The initiative is part of Carlson Rezidor’s Responsible Business Action Month for 2013. As David Graham explains: “This is a chance for everyone in the hotel to pull together as a team to raise money for a really great cause and in the process there will be a bit of competitive rivalry between ours elves and all the other hotels in our group to see who can present the biggest cheque! We know customers are very big-hearted when it comes to good causes so we expect to raise at least £1000 in 30 days.”

Volunteers wanted for Diabetes campaign

I am looking for enthusiastic volunteers in or near to Harlow, Essex to help me collect donations for Diabetes UK in your local Tesco store. I signed up as a Team Leader for the Big Collection because I recently became aware of the millions of people with diabetes and some of the serious long term problems it can cause.

County Council set to turn off street lights all over Harlow

CONSULTATION on the extension of a part-night street-lighting scheme across Harlow is now underway.Essex County Council (ECC) has been running a pilot scheme in Maldon and Uttlesford since 2007, with street lights being switched off for five hours each night, between midnight and 5am. The pilot demonstrated no negative impact on crime statistics or road collisions as a result of the changes.

Bring your stamps to Harlow Council and help St Clares

HARLOW Council has a collection box for used postage stamps in its reception at the Civic Centre in Harlow on behalf of St Clare Hospice. The charity, which was set up in 1990 and provides palliative care at its hospice in Hastingwood, is looking for people to donate unwanted stamps from their post to raise funds.

Athletics: Great debut for Saville

HARLOW Running Club member Stuart Saville made a fantastic debut at the 5K distance by winning the latest Gunpowder Parkrun at Waltham Abbey in an excellent 19min 43sec. There were also personal best times for the distance for many other Harlow runners at the event. Terry Ridge (3rd, 19.58 PB), John Bull (10th, 21.06sec PB), Graham George (21st, 22.34 PB), Robin Lozeau (28th, 23.07), Graham Saville (29th, 23.17), Michelle Aitken (46th, 26.12 PB) and Jane Carey (58th, 27.14
PB).

Careers service rated Excellent by clients

A RECENT survey has shown 96% of participants rate a careers service provided by Essex County Council as Excellent. The service is a series of information, guidance and advice sessions run by Essex County Council’s Adult Community Learning (ACL) team in partnership with the National Careers Service (NCS).

Open House weekend set for across Harlow

ALL events are free and illustrate the amazing history of Harlow, from a Norman chapel through the Arkwrights’ Victorian family home to modern post war planning. The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has agreed to open Parndon Hall for the first time for Heritage Open Days and visitors will see the art of Elizabeth Arkwright.

Council seek views on council tax support

HARLOW Council is asking residents for their views on Council Tax Support.

Over the next six weeks residents are invited to comment on proposals and express their views about allocating future Council Tax support. Funding from Government for Council Tax Support reduced this year and, from 1 April 2013, the Council adopted a means-tested Local Council Tax Support Scheme to replace Council Tax Benefit.

Kier strike “called off”

YH understands that the proposed strike by employees of council contractor Kier Harlow has been called off. The strike was to be organised by the Union of Construction and Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) but it looks now as if the dispute over plans to change the pay date of workers has been settled.

Ladykillers Debut New Record in Rare Square Appearance.

Not content with a summer flitting between Europe’s festivals, Harlow’s very own garage rock ladies men are making a rare hometown appearance at The Square on Friday. Touring their their debut album Introducing The Ladykillers, Luke, Jim, Joey, Shaun and Rob are joined by Jonny Cola & The A Grades and Los Pepes for a […]

Halfon on Syria: Parliament has spoken…

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has given his reaction to the government defeat over the vote to decide whether Britain would be involved militarily in Syria. Robert Halfon MP said “Parliament has spoken and the Prime Minister has said that there will be no British military involvement in Syria.

Shoplifting epidemic hits Harlow

POLICE have released CCTV images of ten people they wish to talk to in connection with thefts from shops in Harlow. This man is suspected of taking various meats, valued at around £50,from the Marks and Spencer store at Broad Walk, Harlow at about 3.15pm on Wednesday July 16.