Letter to Editor: Labour politician praises Essex Chief Constable

‘MY congratulations go out to the Chief constable and all his staff, particularly those officers and police staff who are on the front line of tackling crime in Essex, for the recent HMIC report which grades them as ‘good’ for police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy.

Harlow Labour calls on all Harlow Mums to know their rights this Mothers’ Day

MOTHER’S Day is rightly a day when we celebrate and thank Mums for all they do for their families and the wider community.

Trial to improve state of roads in Harlow

AN innovative road treatment is being trialled to target patchy local roads in Harlow.

The Square: A disgrace that it has been left to rot…….

HOW a town can say it is celebrating its 70th birthday this week/month/year and yet right in the middle let a building, that meant so much to so many people, just rot, decay and fester.

Harlow Labour clash with Tories and Ukip over plans for south Harlow

IF, a few years from now, there are problems with new housing estates on Harlow’s southern border, then the Harlow Conservative and UKIP councillors may tell you that “they told you so”.

Exhibition to showcase improvements to M11

DRIVERS, business owners and residents are invited to attend an exhibition to learn about planned maintenance works on the M11 and the A120 taking place throughout the next year.

Should now be easier to tell Essex County Council about Harlow’s road problems

RESIDENTS wanting to report an issue on the county’s roads can now do it quicker and easier thanks to improvements to Essex County Council’s highways website.

Labour fight for Essex’s fair share of the £2 billion Adult Social Care

LABOUR to fight for Essex’s fair share of the £2 billion Adult Social Care announced in last week’s budget.

Liam Byrne MP meets with ADAS and Cllr Ian Beckett to discuss the Children of Alcoholics Manifesto

MP Liam Byrne met Harlow Councillor Ian Beckett, and ADAS’s Chair of Trustees Susan Cross and Chief Executive Gareth Clement, to talk about the Children of Alcoholics Manifesto and to learn more about ADAS’s vital work

Council tax bills over the border

East Herts Council collects all the council tax but keeps only 10% of the total, with the balance going to Hertfordshire County Council (77%), Hertfordshire Police Authority (9%) and the town or parish council (4%).

Harlow Labour slam budget: “A wholesale betrayal of the self- employed”

“A wholesale betrayal of the self- employed” and “Industrial scale suffering due to social care cuts”; Harlow Labour Party responds to the Conservatives’ Spring Budget

Proposal could see mental health patients in “pods”

A proposal which could see mental health patients housed in metal shipping container-type ‘pods’ in North Weald has been described as an “extremely risky project”.

Funding for Junction 7a of M11 praised

ESSEX County Council has hailed a “milestone year” for the county’s road infrastructure after the Government pledged £14 million towards a new congestion-busting junction on the M11 near Harlow as part of this year’s Spring Budget announcement.

Essex Council dedicated to digital

DIGITAL leaders have stated that health and social care providers could see the biggest benefit from public sector digital services when polled at the Smart Essex Digital Summit.

Action Group slam “bizarre” planning for Junction 7a of M11

A JOINT-action group against the proposed Junction 7a of the M11 has slammed the planning mechanism for the new road.

Harlow MP Robert Halfon praises chancellor’s first budget

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has reacted to the budget delivered by the chancellor of the exchequer, Phillip Hammond on Wednesday afternoon.

Harlow business leader and councillor say “More than a talking shop needed for mental health changes”.

IAN Hudson from Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce and Councillor Ian Beckett, Harlow Council’s Mental Health Champion have committed to do more to help local businesses rise to the challenges of mental health in the workplace.

Police drug squad continue to make arrests in Harlow

MORE than 20 suspected drug dealers were arrested, and drugs, weapons and vehicles were seized during a week of action aimed at cracking down on drug and gang-related crime.

Employment boost in Harlow as Skills Board hosts job fair

A CHAIN of job fairs is sweeping across Essex in hope of boosting employment, to ensure local people are aware there are many opportunities available.

Harlow MP answers questions on Inspiring the Future

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer a question on the Inspiring the Future Scheme.

Harlow UKIP councillor meets Wetherspoon’s boss

A HARLOW UKIP councillor was delighted to meet the owner of Wetherspoons in the town centre.

80% of police officers in Essex suffer from stress

EIGHT in 10 Essex Police officers have suffered stress, low mood, anxiety or other health and wellbeing issues over the past year, according to a survey by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Petition to stop horses being tethered on Harlow Common

A PETITION against horses being tethered on Harlow Common has gained over 4000 signatures.

Harlow’s LGBT community encouraged to consider adoption or fostering

CARING people of all sexualities are being encouraged to help change the lives of children in Essex this LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week.


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