THERE been more evidence of Bush Fair’s Labour Councillor’s being prepared to get their hands dirty this weekend.
FROM today, around 190,000 working families in the East of England with children under 12 can apply for up to £2,000 of childcare support per child, per year. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare by visiting Childcare Choices. Parents can also access the government’s childcare calculator through Childcare Choices, which helps […]
THE NEXT Labour candidate to take on MP Robert Halfon will be a woman.
TWO of the Harlow Conservative councillors who represent the town on Essex County Council have explained why they voted for a (close to) 6% council tax hike.
ABERCROMBIE Way in Harlow has been in darkness for a number of weeks.
ESSEX County Council has approved this year’s budget, which sees its element of council tax bills rise by 4.99% reports the BBC.
Letter to Editor: “Tories have devalued the teaching profession” By Chris Vince: Labour candidate for Little Parndon and Hare Street In response to Cllr Hardware’s letter I would like to point out to him that having been a teacher for nearly thirteen years I have a great deal of experience of the changes caused by […]
YOUNG people working with Essex Youth Offending Service (YOS) have been supporting Chelmsford-based rucksack project, Cool to be Kind, with its efforts to keep homeless people warm and dry this winter.
DOZENS of Church Langley residents have lodged their objections to plans for a Premier Inn hotel. If approved, residents would see the erection of three storey hotel adjacent to the site of the Potters Arms public house and close to Church Langley Primary. By Monday morning, there had been 79 objections to the planning application. […]
Listening to Church Langley’s Residents: LAST Wednesday (07/02) in the House of Commons the annual Police Grant, which approves central police funding for each financial year, was voted on and subsequently passed. Since 2014, Essex Police’s allocation of funds from the national police grant has been cut by £11.7m between 2014/15 – 2017/18. Is it […]
HARLOW Council has released details of the candidates for the Little Panron and Hare Street By-Election. The seat is vacant due to the resignation of former leader of the council, Jon Clempner. The candidates are: Chris Vince (Labour) John Steer (Conservative) Patsy Long (UKIP) The by-election is set for Thursday March 8th. Further details can […]
ESSEX Police has almost 600 fewer officers compared to five years ago, new figures have revealed.
LAST Thursday, shadow portfolio holder for finance, cllr Russell Perrin expressed his concerns over a number of aspects of the Harlow Council budget.
ON the day that the country was marking one hundred years since women had been given the vote, Harlow Council told us that they did not hold any specific events due to the fact that they were in a period of political neutrality (Purdah) due to the Little Parndon by-election due to be held on […]
HARLOW’S problem with school places is not dissimilar to many other places around the country. It is not helped here by the uneven spread of schools across the town.
BACK in January, we contacted Harlow Council to see if they wanted to do anything to celebrate the centenary of women gettng the vote.
STRATEGIC leaders from across Essex are working together to look at how they can beat homelessness in the county. The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex organised a seminar last week (Friday, February 2) to consider the new Homelessness Reduction Act. Held at the Cloudfm County Ground in Chelmsford, the event […]
UP to 55,000 smear samples might need to be re-tested after a number of women were wrongly given the all-clear, it has emerged reports the BBC. As first revealed by GP magazine Pulse, 17 women in Essex were wrongly told their results were normal. They had been tested at a lab run jointly by Southend, […]
HARLOW Council has cancelled its plannign meeting set for this month.
MOMENTUM Harlow is inviting Harlow families to enjoy a movie with them, for free, and including free sweets and drinks. (Sweets & drinks sponsored by Garden of India Restaurant, Bush Fair.)
THERESA May has announced a review of the sustainability of Britain’s newspaper industry in the face of falling circulations and online competition for advertising revenue reports the Press Gazette. In a speech in Manchester today (Feb 6th), the Prime Minister described the free press as “one of the foundations on which our democracy is built”, […]
THIS afternoon, YH drove down to The Chantry to take a photograph of the blue plaque dedicated to the late Harlow Councillor, Rene Morris. We then went to Harlow Museum to interview Labour campaigner Eugenie Harvey to see how she views today and the challenges for the future. Tweet
THE new chief executive of Harlow Council had to intervene and counsel the new leader of Harlow Council after comments she made towards Conservative councillors.
THE NEW leader of Harlow Council has chalked up her first victory as her budget proposals for the coming year has been voted thrpugh. Cllr Emma Toal opened and closed a debate that saw a wide variety of subjects discussed. The whole debate can be seen here. The Conservative group abstained. Tweet