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.

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.

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.

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

ITV to film at Greyhounds this Friday

ITV Studios are filming a special event at Harlow Greyhound Races this Friday, 19th July for a major new prime-time Saturday night entertainment show starting soon on ITV1. This one-off event will be an exciting and thrilling evening featuring a very special celebrity guest and a few surprises along the way!

Teen arrested over Church Langley indecent assault

A 16-year-old boy from Harlow has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults in Kiln Lane, Harlow. The boy was arrested in Harlow at 7.50pm last night, Wednesday, July 17, on suspicion of sexual assault by touching in connection with the incidents on Monday, July 15. He remains in custody this morning, Thursday.

Lady Windermere’s Fan in The Gibberd Garden

LADY Windermere`s Fan should be just what you need on a warm summer evening on Friday.

DOT Productions are a professional company who have been a regular feature at the Garden for three years. They delighted them with She Stoops to Conquer last year, and in 2010 performed another popular play by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Inspirational speaker at Enterprise Hub

COLIN Crooks, Author of “How to make a million jobs”, will talk about his vision of 1,000 Social Enterprise Areas across the UK extra generating 1,000 new jobs.
In particular, he will describe his ideas for helping the long-term unemployed back into work through a creative mixture of patience, enterprise and localism

Ambulance service appoint two interim non-executive directors

THE NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today confirmed the appointment of Sheila Childerhouse and Frances Pennell-Buck as interim non-executive directors of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Dr Geoff Harris, interim chair of the Trust said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint two hugely experienced and successful non-executive directors. The skills and experience both Sheila and Frances bring will help continue to drive the service forward as we maintain a relentless focus on improving services to patients.”

Moot House head towards 61st season

MOOT HOUSE Players head off for a summer break after another great year.

YH dipped into the newsletter from the MHP to see them reflect on the show and see what is in store for next year. A spokesperson said: “If you missed it, you missed a GREAT show – and we have Mr Mortimer-Smith’s confirmation of that. We were surprised and very pleased when he came to see us. Thanks, too, to three night’s great audiences – you made our week. It’ll take a few days for some of the company to float down from the ceiling.

Five paddling pools open all summer in Harlow!

HARLOW Council’s paddling pools are open from this Saturday (July 20) until Sunday, September 1. The town’s five council-run paddling pools are at Bush Fair, Norman Booth, Staple Tye, Sumners and Town Park with a splash park at Potter Street.

Jocelyn’s death: No longer suspicious

FOLLOWING a post-mortem examination on the body of a woman found at an address in Harlow officers have ruled the death is no longer suspicious. A 25-year-old woman was found dead at a property in Jocelyns just after 1pm on Sunday, July 14.

Whole Lotta led going to house the holy at the Playhouse

Whole Lotta Led are one of the biggest tribute acts in the UK, being full-time professional musicians dedicated to recreating the amazing songs which Led Zeppelin produced throughout their illustrious career. During 2012 Whole Lotta Led made significant changes in line up which enabled a wider repertoire of songs, and has enhanced their reputation with folks the length and breadth of the country.

The Harlow Family….

THE Harlow Family Group was unveiled by Sir Kenneth Clark in May 1956, almost immediately becoming the town’s unofficial emblem. Most locals felt that the sculpture related to Harlow’s adopted name of ‘Pram Town’. Prior to the unveiling, a rumour had spread amongst residents that the sculpture depicted obscene imagery. This encouraged the local ‘purity squad’ to turn up to protest at the unveiling.