Harlow Council to discuss libraries and respite centre concerns at meeting

Harlow Council to discuss libraries and respite centre concerns at meeting

HARLOW councillors are set to discuss possible closures of libraries and respite centres at their final meeting of the year. The meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the civic offices, Water Gardens, Harlow. Libraries in Harlow Proposed by Councillor Shannon Jezzard (seconded by Councillor Mark Ingall): “This Council is concerned by Essex County Council’s […]

Essex Fire Service changes branded “absolute madness” by unions

Essex Fire Service changes branded “absolute madness” by unions

AN overhaul of the Essex fire service has been labelled “absolute madness” by the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) reports the BBC. The union’s Essex branch claimed 95% of the proposed Fire and Rescue Plan “doesn’t work”. The FBU said many aspects, such as clearing road accidents and offering general safety advice, were being “offloaded” on […]

Great Parndon Scouts fight decision to shut them down

Great Parndon Scouts fight decision to shut them down

THE 1ST Great Parndon Scout group is fighting a decision to close them down. Great Parndon Scouts have been in existence for decades and are based on First Avenue in Harlow near to the Town Park but due to a number of concerns, the Scout Association has decided to close them. YH went down to […]

Speak up about rural crime near Harlow

Speak up about rural crime near Harlow



INDEPENDENT charity Crimestoppers is asking everyone to speak up about crime in the countryside.

A campaign has been launched to encourage more people to report crime in the countryside whether in villages, in homes, on roads or in farms.

Nearly one third of all reported crime in Essex is classed as rural

Could you help a Syrian refugee find a home in Harlow

Could you help a Syrian refugee find a home in Harlow

WHILE Syria and the Middle East may have dropped off the news agenda the crisis is still very real to those families fleeing conflict. Essex County Council is today appealing for private landlords or those who may own a second home to consider letting their property to support the Essex response to the Government’s UK wide initiatives that require suitable, self-contained housing to help resettle those who have fled torture, displacement and conflict.

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