ESSEX County Council has been accused of glossing over new figures showing the county’s output has dropped dramatically – leaving it lagging behind West Yorkshire.
AS many as 7,700 pupils who were due to complete secondary school in 2017 left mainstream school rolls and either did not take GCSEs or did not count in school league tables, new research from FFT Education Datalab finds. The researchers identify a group of 22,000 pupils from the 2017 GCSE cohort who left state […]
ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner has said criminalising trespassing as a means of stopping illegal traveller encampments would require too much police manpower for it to be worthwhile.
A decision on whether Stansted Airport will be allowed to increase the number of passengers travelling though its terminal is to be delayed in order for Uttlesford District Council to gather more information and for a second consultation to be run.
HERE IS our film of the Harlow Council Cabinet meeting from Thursday June 14th.
ESSEX County Council has heard nine complaints of sexual harassment in the past five years – leading to one resignation.
MORE than 100 taken to court by local authorities for social care debt during past two years according to GMB study.
THE deputy leader of the Harlow Conservatives has quizzed the new leader of Harlow Council on the exact responsibilities of the growing number of new portfolio holders in his new cabinet. Old Harlow councillor Joel Charles asked the question at a recent cabinet meeting in the Civic Offices. To make his point, he quoted from […]
HARLOW Council is to undertake a further programme of building new houses with 14 new Council homes to be built this year and next.
A notorious stretch of road in Epping Forest could be experimentally closed to cars to ward off those who head there to go dogging. The Epping Forest Consultative Committee will be asked to approve the introduction of an experimental 18-month traffic regulation order to close minor roads in the forest to traffic, at a meeting on […]
LEAVING the EU poses serious problems for the food supply industry and already I have witnessed crops rotting in fields around March in Cambridgeshire last autumn.
Family Fun Day at Harlow Islamic Centre. Full details on poster.
ON June 6th , a bill for a statutory youth service was read out in parliament by Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, with the hope that providing a youth service will become law in England. Clare Harrison McCartney and Rhiannon May Jenkins, represented Harlow Young Labour and lobbied Robert Halfon MP of Harlow in parliament.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner announces proposed candidate for Chief Constable for Essex Police
BEN-Julian (BJ) Harrington has been selected as the proposed candidate to be the next Chief Constable of Essex Police following an “open and rigorous recruitment process”.
PLANS for new dwellings and shops for the Elm Hatch area have been submitted to Harlow Council’s planning department.
OFSTED has written a very positive report after inspecting Roydon Acorns After School Club. They visited the school in May 2018. The report states: Parents say that the club is well organised and that their children really love attending. Good links with staff at the host school help to promote continuity in meeting children’s needs. […]
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon welcomes announcement that Harlow will receive £260,000 to support rough sleepers.
Funding for Harlow Council’s proposals to help rough sleepers into housing backed by the Government.
FUNDING for Harlow Council’s proposals to help get people sleeping rough in the town into housing has been backed by the Government.
NEW types of anti-coagulant drugs are causing delays in operations for serious leg fractures, the board of directors for Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital heard.
STANSTED Airport says its bid to dramatically increase passenger numbers has been strengthened in the wake of a Government announcement regarding Heathrow.
HALF of all GPs and a quarter of nurses are set to retire from practices in mid and south Essex in the next three years – adding further to the workforce pressures of one of the most challenged primary care systems in the country.
HARLOW Council’s planning committee granted planning permission for a new Premier Inn on a site in Church Langley.
TODAY (Thursday June 7th), Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, launched a petition to bring an end to car parking charges at NHS hospitals in England. This is part of Robert’s ongoing campaign to scrap this stealth tax on the most vulnerable.
LABOUR Cllr Mark Ingall, Harlow Council’s newly elected Leader put equality, diversity and merit firmly at the centre of his leadership by appointing women to hold four out of the eight Portfolios in his newly appointed Cabinet.