Harlow voluntary groups can bid for family funding

THE Family Innovation Fund (FIF) enables voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, young people and parents/carers to establish a range of projects to support families. All funded projects are targeted at increasing the skills and capacity within families to function more effectively.

We are off to see the Wizard at the Harlow Playhouse!

HARLOW Playhouse has joined forces with Captiv8 Productions to create this new, laugh a minute Easter pantomime for the stage. With chart-topping songs, spectacular effects and belly-laughing comedy, the show is designed for all the family. The show includes one of the Playhouse’s most popular entertainers, Tom Swift, seen most recently in Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan.

Key time for the Stop Harlow North campaigners

YH HAS dropped in on the Stop Harlow North (SHN) website to see how they were responding to the latest plans proposed by East Herts District Council. Currently the Plan includes the following Policy “GA1 Land in the Gilston Area” which states that “To meet long-term needs, land in the Gilston Area is identified as a Broad Location for Development”. Once identified as a broad location for development there will be no defence against any future planning application.

The Downs primary praised for key improvements

TEACHERS’ assessments of writing are checked and compared to ensure that they are more accurate. Marking has improved and twenty-five minutes of each day are devoted to giving pupils opportunities to respond to marking and for teachers to pick up quickly on any misconceptions.

Two car crash on Velizy Avenue

EMERGENCY services were called and the road shut off for a period of time after two cars crashed into safety barriers in the town centre. The collision occurred just before 6pm on Saturday Feb 22nd on the northbound section of Velizy Avenue, close to the turn off near the Holiday Inn.

Man sought after theft from Southern Way BP theft

POLICE want to identify a man caught on CCTV at the time that £18 worth of food was stolen from the BP Filling Station in Southern Way, Harlow. A suspect had entered the store shortly before 1.45pm on Friday February 21. He had then taken a number of items from the shelves before hiding them in his jacket and then leaving the store without making any attempt to pay.

Stolen jewellery found in Harlow alleyways

POLICE would like to hear from anyone who recognises a number of items of jewellery which were found discarded at two different locations in Harlow.

The first quantity of jewellery was found in an alleyway and wooded area in Finchmoor at 10.30am on Thursday January 23 and the second set on a cycle path at Woodcroft at 10am on Tuesday February 18.

Pizza and politics returns with Luciana Berger

PIZZA and politics return to Harlow next week with a Q and A session with Luciana Berger MP. Harlow Labour are holding a pizza & politics event on the 24th February at The Square. It is a night of very informal politics discussion with Luciana Berger, Shadow Minister for Public Health.

Appeal after attempt robbery in Church Langley

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Harlow. The incident happened at about 5.20pm on Monday, February 17, in Burley Hill, when a woman in her 40s from Harlow was walking along an alleyway and a man on a black pedal cycle tried to grab her handbag.

Severe weather closes North Weald Market

AIRFIELD Manager Darren Goodey said: “The decision has been taken to close the market tomorrow as severe weather warnings of strong winds and heavy rain are predicted to affect the local area over the next couple of days. The safety of our residents, customers and stall holders is paramount.”

Did these people make clean get-aways after theft of Dysons?

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a woman they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a Dyson cleaner from B&M Bargains in Princess Gate, Harlow, at 3.55pm on January 15. A woman entered the store and selected a Dyson cleaner, then leaving the shop making no attempt to pay. A man was waiting in a white Ford Transit van outside for her to return.

Appeal after burglary in The Hides

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow. A house in The Hides was broken in to between 7.30pm and 10pm on February 7. Entry was gained via a back window and its thought suspects would have entered from the main road and jumped over the rear fence.

Prolific teenage burglar sentenced to two years

CONNOR Smithers of Northbrooks, Harlow, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, February 4, having been convicted of two burglaries in Rundells and Chippingfield , Harlow which happened on July 12. He also admitted a further 20 burglaries and eight offences of taking a motor vehicle, which were taken in to consideration by the court.

Harlow man arrested over arson attempt at car showroom

A 24-year-old man from Harlow was arrested on January 31 on suspicion of arson and released on bail pending further enquiries until March 31. Police attended Mini and Acy Exports Limited in Towers Road at just before 4am following reports from the fire service that the premises were on fire. There were reports that six vehicles had been damaged in the blaze.

Flood warning for the Stort

Following the overnight rainfall, the River Stort at Harlow is rising and is not expected to peak until mid afternoon. The river levels are expected to be higher than those seen on Saturday 1st February. Property flooding is possible for those properties closest to the river. There will be flooding of low lying land and roads.