THE choir performs across the region and further afield raising money for charitable groups. Each year the choir travels to another part of the country for a long weekend, usually in October, singing and helping raise funds for local causes.
THE TRAVELLERS who encamped at Netteswell (near to the Asda roundabout) moved off at just before midday today (Thursday).
Unfortunately, they made their way, just two miles down the road to the Katherine’s area.
THE FRIENDS OF Purford Green are hosting a summer fete on Saturday July 6th. The weather says it will be a scorcher and the organisers have been a blur of activity as they prepare for a fete full of activities.
Football teams from Harlow primary and secondary schools will take to the pitch at Harlow Town Football Club with Harlow Police FC, a team formed of local teachers and a celebrity 11 on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Negotiations are underway to secure some well-known celebrities to help raise money for The Abbotsweld Memorial Fund, No Child Without, Harlow Foodbank, The Cardiomyopathy Association Mitchell Cole Trust and Variety Club of Great Britain. As the event is supporting five charities, officers have named it Harlow 5 Aid.
THE nations best table tennis players will be coming to Harlow over thenext six weeks.
Leyton Orient owner and snooker guru, Barry Hearn will be bringing the UK qualifying stage of the World Championships to the BATTS table tennis club, based at the Norman Booth Leisure Centre in Old Harlow.
ONE of the things that has been abundantly clear in our first week of YourHarlow, is the thriving art scene in the town. We think we will really enjoy showcasing the work of a multitude of artists.
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 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.
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).
THE LITTLE STARS of the Little Stars nursery had a visit from the local fire officers on Tuesday afternoon. The engine made it down to the nursery close to St Mary of Latton church.
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.
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.
HTCC 1st XI visited high flying West Essex on Saturday and found a patchy wicket awaiting them. Ashley won the toss and immediately put WECC into bat as the clouds drifted past and the sun shone for a change and WECC tried to work out what 11 they had!
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.
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.
THERE WAS a time that legend Sylvain Sylvain would have been heading to the square that is Madison Square Garden. If he can make it there, then he can make it to The Square in Harlow for their fifth anniversary celebrations. On Friday 5th July, it’s DISCO & SOUL night with a live set from […]
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 […]
A MAN is currently helping police with their enquiries following an incident in Harlow earlier today (Tuesday July 2). Officers were called to the Sainsbury’s store at 3pm following reports of a fight nearby. A man was taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries. Police are questioning a man on suspicion of GBH.
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.
HARLOW COLLEGE is staging a Taster Event for the One-Year NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) course on Wednesday 3rd July. There will be TWO sessions – 11.00am to 3.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.30pm. This event will showcase the modules on offer to students joining the course in September.
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.
HARLOW Council has been praised over its swift response over fly-tipping. The council has in place an on-line system that allows individuals to alert them to any perceived tipping.
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).
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.