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AS WE complete our second week as YourHarlow, we would like to put out a request for contributors. Since we launched YourThurrock.Com on Sept 1st, 2008, we have built up an on-line community over over fifty contributors.

Appeal after robbery in Rundells

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow during which fishing equipment was stolen. A window to a property in Rundells, Harlow, was smashed at around 2am on July 9, and fishing equipment worth a four-figure sum was stolen.

Inquest date set for much loved Harlow women

AN INQUEST will be held next week in relation to the death of a much-loved Harlow women. Karen Joy died at home in February 2012 aged just 36.
Karen was well known at Harlow Athletics Club. Last year, a special memorial cup was presented in memory of Karen Joy who was a very keen athlete for Harlow Athletic Club and was the top lady winner of the 2011 Harlow Sports Hall Athletics Challenge.

Chairman of Maypole Club marks out recovery plan

So what have we done? A wedding reception scheduled for Saturday has been re routed to the Paringdon Club, an elderly gentleman’s Sunday lunch party for 70 guests has now been re routed to Pearsons who are facilitating the event, a massive brain cancer fundraising event has been re routed to Paringdon along with a company fun day. All other events we have been trying to cover with the very welcome assistance of Paringdon – some they unfortunately cannot host, but we have suggested other venues and are striving to help the people concerned. Everybody has been re funded any monies paid but in addition we are still trying to help.

Forum on bus services

HARLOW Council is hosting a public forum for residents to discuss how Harlow’s bus services and facilities can be improved. While Harlow Council manages the town’s bus station it is not responsible for any bus services however it recognises the importance of ensuring people receive high-quality bus services.

Road deaths down in Essex

DATA from Essex Highways has revealed that Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) casualties decreased in 2012 and are at their lowest since at least 2005.
The data, released following last week’s publication by the Department of Transport “Road Casualties in Great Britain; Main Results 2012”, shows that KSI casualties in Essex were 630 in 2011 and fell to 602 in 2012. This represents a 4.4% decrease set against a national decrease of 1.1%. However, there was an increase in the number of people killed in Essex rising from 35 in 2011 to 38 in 2012.

Appeal after assault on Terminus Street

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Harlow. Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident which happened near to Pizza Hut, off Terminus Street, at about 6.25pm on Monday June 24.

Council leader angry at closure of Maypole Club

WHILST this is a private matter between the former leaseholder and the freehold owner, Newhall Projects, the Council has contacted Newhall Projects to try to find out more details of why such sudden action has been taken and what proposals there are for the members of the club who have paid membership fees and the groups that use the facilities. We are also working with the football leagues to support the local football clubs who will be affected.

The Witches set to hubble and bubble

ROALD Dahl’s “The Witches” Adapted for stage by David Wood Directed by Kyle Jaggers This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch.” Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.

Foodbank shine light in people’s lives at Tesco’s

HARLOW FOODBANK worked like Trojans all weekend to help feed the hungry and the needy in the town.

They were at Tesco’s in Edinburgh Way and Church Langley and were helped by a very very charitable Harlow public. They collected 1504 kgs of foodstuffs in Edinburgh way and 984 kgs in Church Langley.

Technology for ageing population seminar

HARLOW Council are hosting ,in partnership with One Nucleus, a free event for Medtech businesses on 15th July between 5pm and 7.30pm at the Harlow Civic Centre on the theme of “Commercialising Technologies and Products for an Ageing Population”.

Everyone’s invited to celebrate official launch of Intu Lakeside

Everyone’s invited to join in the fun, whether they’re five or 95. From an urban beach to performances by Britain’s Got Talent’s Julian Smith and the UK’s top sports freestylers, to workshops with Marvin’s Magic School and face painting by Colchester Zoo, the phrase ‘there’s something for everyone’ has rarely been more apt. Local Rock Choir groups and the Essex Chordsmen have also be invited to showcase their talent as intu Lakeside brings the community together for one weekend.

Old Harlow: Women robbed in her home at gunpoint

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow in which four men burst into a house and threatened a woman with a firearm. The break-in happened between 10-11pm on Monday, July 8 when four men entered the property on Old Road and pushed a handgun to her face, before stealing cash and jewellery.

Harlow Labour celebrate 65 years of the NHS

LABOUR were out in force at the weekend to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the NHS.

Prospective parliamentary candidate, Suzy Stride was joined by a number of Labour councillors as well as union officials and health workers. Suzy Stride said: “We are here to celebrate the 65th anniversary of a wonderful, wonderful organisation. But at the same time, we have a number of concerns that extend from the the large numbers of nurses lost to the NHS to the horrendous waiting times at A and E depts.

Bush Fair assault: Police may arrest “witnesses”

Investigating Officer, Dc Ryan Burgess, said: “We have now looked through the CCTV evidence which clearly illustrates the extent of this quite violent attack. There were six young men and one woman in this crowd, but only three of the boys actually took part in the physical assault. The remain three boys, of whom was on a bicycle, and the woman were bystanders. Given that that is good-quality CCTV, I’m now looking for those bystanders to contact us as witnesses otherwise we will have to go to their homes and arrest them.”

Dean wows them at Linkfest

THE SUN finally appeared this week, just in time for Linkfest in the Harlow Town Park. Hundreds flocked to near the bandstand to hear a great variety of acts from across the area.

Harlow libraries set to have a creepy summer!

THIS summer, Essex Libraries will open the door of the Creepy House. Children can visit any Essex Library during the holidays to pick up a Creepy House poster and choose some exciting stories to start them on their spine-tingling journey around this house of unlikely inhabitants! To unlock the secrets of the house, all children need to do is read six books. There are stickers to collect along the way and some of them are stinky! Children who read six books will receive a medal. Everyone will receive a certificate.

Film: Business exhibition shows great enterprise

IT HAS been hailed as the template for how business exhibitions should be run and in many ways it shows why Harlow has such an increase in the number of start-up businesses as well as being chosen as an Enterprise Zone. Here is an excellent ten min film, made by SilverIsland TV on the days events.

E-fit of teen who threatened dog walker with a knife

A 67-year-old man was walking his dog on Tendring Road just before 10.30am on Thursday, June 27, 2013 when two men on bikes told him to get out of the way before pulling out a knife.The man with the knife is described as white, aged in his late teens and approximately 5ft 7ins tall with brown hair that is slightly curly.

Midnight Walk is the talk of the town!

LIKE many of the walkers, we see the event as a fantastic way to honour a loved one’s memory and give something back to the hospice based in Hastingwood. Pictured below is my step mother, Carole Pusey, and her two daughter’s Carley Ellis and Amy West with son Scott Patterson, who walked 10k in memory of a doting father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; Peter Adams, who passed in the month of March, 2005.