THE QUESTION of turnout continues to dominate proceedings. We compose eleven ward to wards here and seventeen on our sister paper, YourThurrock and although the local election is still two weeks away, you do wonder how it will affect things.
THE PORTFOLIO holder for economic growth in Harlow has stressed the importance of keeping the street lights on in the town as a symbol of prosperity and progress. Councillor Emma Toal said: “The proposed closures of Harlow’s Libraries and Bus Services by the Tories on Essex County Council, sound all too familiar for us at […]
TODAY Councils across the region have published the notice of election for the European Parliamentary Election on 23 May 2019
PRIVATE landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new plans reports the BBC.
AS the Children’s Commissioner criticises the ‘postcode lottery’ of spending for low-level child mental health support, the NSPCC’s Campaigns Manager Emma Motherwell looks at the children’s mental health crisis.
THIS ward has been represented by a number of different parties over the years. Liberal Democrat, Ukip and Labour. It now looks pretty sold Labour again. Conservative candidate, Andreea Hardware has had a couple of attempts and gone close. In May 2018, she lost by 99 and in November she lost by just 83. Of […]
ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, has reacted to the news that some local councils are opening new libraries while the libraries at Tye Green, Mark Hall and Great Parndon are at risk of closure under Essex County Council’s current plans.
PLANS to develop the service bay area of The Stow into 87 apartments is set to go in front of the Harlow Council planning committee.
FINANCIAL support offered to the town’s poorest families has shrunk by around 87 per cent – new figures have revealed.
HARLOW Council has issued the following update on waste and recycling collections:
AS we reported on Thursday, the Danish equivalent of the BBC came to Harlow on Tuesday to report a news item on Brexit.
LAST year, Conservative candidate Joel Charles won this ward by a thumping 717 votes. It hasn’t always been that comfortable for the Tories. Back in 2016, they won by just 225 votes. That’s still pretty comfortable.
SINCE quitting the Conservative Party, former councillor Mark Gough has been the mainstay of Harlow Ukip. People come and go, parties come and go but Mark Gough has stood by Ukip.
ON September 13th last year, Harlow Council agreed it’s Local Plan, which sets out where new homes in the town will be built during the next 13 years or so.
WITH Harlow having one of the fastest growing non-UK born populations, YH has asked Harlow Council wha help were they providing for residents wanting to apply for settled status.
A FILM crew from the Danish Broadcasting Corportation (DB) spent the day (Wednesday) in Harlow to gauge people’s views on Brexit. They came on the day that Theresa May was granted a further extension by the European Union until October 31st. Anna and Torbien had teamed up with YH for a whistlestop tour seeing a […]
LAURA McAlpine, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate is calling for the Chief Executive of Princess Alexandra Hospital to reconsider plans to outsource the Domestic Services and Estates staff resource at the hospital.
THIS is a fascinating ward which is in the heart of Harlow and in many ways is the very heart of Harlow. From Northbrooks all the way across to Bishopsfield, it is big ward with many an issue within it. Frances Mason has only been a councillor since December as she won the ward in […]
THE DEPUTY leader of the Harlow Conservatives has made a withering attack on the stage of Harlow Council’s new waste collection contract.
THE LEADER of Harlow Council has slammed the operators of the new bin collection contract after a disastrous first week that has seen a large number of bin collections not completed. Back in September, Harlow Council announced that Veoila had secured the new contract. At the time, Harlow Council told residents. “Harlow Council has procured […]
THE leader of the UK’s biggest trade union today (Tuesday) backed Harlow’s hospital cleaners fighting to keep their jobs in the NHS.
IN a series of editorials, between now and the May local elections, the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Mark Ingall is reflecting on a series of issues.
AS is our tradition, over the next three weeks, we will be donning our political anorak and having look at each ward.
IF THERE was ever an example of the political difference between the Labour and Conservative groups on Harlow Council, then it is the matter of possible library closures across the town.