Council delighted to announce electronic bus stops

ON Thursday 25th July bus users across Harlow will see departure information on the electronic information signs at bus stops. The new system will initially show timetable information for all bus services, whilst operators equip their buses with technology to show live arrival information on the displays over the coming months.

Labour candidate claims delight over parking

SUZY Stride, Labour’s General Election candidate for Harlow, has been speaking to residents in Harlow and hearing their concerns about rising car parking fees. She raised these concerns with Mark Wilkinson and others. The Council have now decided not to introduce the 20p for the first hour of parking because of residents concerns.

Police to put their boots on for Harlow 5 Aid

POLICE in Harlow are getting their football boots on ready for a tournament this weekend to raise money for five local and national charities. 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.

Here comes the rain again……

But with the thunder and the lightning came the rain. With a three hour deluge came flooding to roads out of Harlow as in the road to Sawbridgeworth as well as a few difficulties from junction 7 to junction 6 of the M11.Surface water also affected travel near to the Clockhouse roundabout and on Southern Way.

Cricket: Bride, groom, horse and helicopter stop play!

Additionally, the match was halted for the passing of combine harvesters and various other farm equipment. However, the most impressive “delay” was the arrival down the route of a four horse drawn carriage conveying a bride to the adjacent church; play having been suspended earlier by the helicopter arrival of the groom.

UKIP slam Labour candidate’s union links

A HARLOW UKIP activist has slammed the links that Harlow Labour candidate, Suzy Stride has with the unions. In her leaflets, the parliamentary candidate, Suzy Stride, tells prospective voters that: “I am proud to have the official endorsement of my union. I would stand up for local workers who feel threatened by employers like Tesco.

Parndon Mill opens its doors this weekend

THE ESSEX Summer of Art journey continues to heat up over the next couple of weeks with three more exciting artistic events taking place across Essex which are set to inspire all who visit: the Parndon Mill Open Studios is from 27 to 28 July, The Essex Craft and Design Show is from 27 to 28 July and the Barleylands Art Trail is from 2 to 30 August.

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