By Local Democracy Reporter Piers Meyler THE funding go ahead for a new hospital in Harlow is likely to be announced in the autumn statement, the boss of Princess Alexandra Hospital has said. The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) board gave the preferred go ahead for a new general hospital on green belt land close to […]
TACKLING knife crime and getting weapons off our streets will be the focus for Essex Police during a national crackdown, called Operation Sceptre, which starts today, Monday, 11 March. Operation Sceptre is a week of action that will see all 44 forces in England and Wales, including Essex Police, building on the current work officers […]
THE LEADER of Harlow Council has hit out at Harlow MP Robert Halfon over cuts to school funding. The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) issued a press release detailing how a number of schools across the country had written to parents regarding the cuts. Our sister paper, YourThurrock was informed that 45 schools in that […]
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has spoken of the need for more funding for schools.
IN THE third of our pieces on increased service charges being levied on Harlow residents, we went down to Goldcrest Way in Newhall, Harlow.
A NEW £400m hospital in Harlow could be open in as few as five and a half years – a board deciding on the preferred options to build a new general hospital in the town has heard.
A public meeting regarding library closures will be held this Wednesday, 6th March, at the GPCA 7-8pm.
ON TUESDAY, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP, confirmed plans for a new £1.6 billion stronger towns fund to benefit places like Harlow.
MONDAY marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week with apprenticeships up and down the country being praised.
Update: Peter Lamb has resigned from the Conservative Party. He will not be the candidate in Staple Tye for Harlow District Council elections. ============== A FORMER chair of the Conservative Party and member of the House of Lords has pointed to social media comments by a Harlow Conservative as examples of the institutionalised racism she […]
AS Brexit turmoil continues in the House of Commons, Essex County Council is attempting to provide residents some guidance through a dedicated section of their website. The ‘Brexit and you’ website outlines how EU citizens can register for the Settlement Scheme that will allow them to continue living in the UK, the rights of Irish […]
Twenty-one sites were identified of which 8 were ones that the Harlow Alliance Party felt should remain open recreational and play spaces. All of these were designed at the time the town was conceived to provide space in between estates so that children have a safe place to play close to their homes.
Dear Sir, On Thursday night, I attended Harlow Council’s Cabinet meeting to ask two questions. They were: Why is this council so reluctant to call a Tenants’ meeting to discuss the increase, over many years, of the number of repairs made the responsibility of the council tenant? The reply was not exceptional and in the […]
HERE is the film of the Harlow Council meeting from Thursday February 28th, 2019.
MPs are to receive a 2.7% pay rise from April, taking their salary to £79,468 reports the BBC.
ESSEX’S first ever Fire and Rescue Plan has been officially launched at a special event held at Chelmsford Fire Station today (Friday, March 1st).
ON THURSDAY Harlow Council voted through the budget for the next financial year. Among the key decisions was the setting of the council tax rates.
A HARLOW Labour Party Member is one of hundreds of signatories to an open letter apologising to the Jewish community for the party’s handling of antisemitism reports Labourlist.org. Luke Hawksbee joined others making the expression of solidarity following the suspension of backbench MP Chris Williamson, who is now being investigated by Labour for a “pattern […]
PLANS to build two houses on The Drive off School Lane in Harlow have been rejected by the Harlow Council Planning Committee.
MORE than 13,500 pupils who are due to start secondary school in Essex in September 2019 have been offered their parents’ top preference of school.
IN 2018, the battle to keep Osler House Surgery open made national headlines with Sky Television, the BBC and many more coming down to interview resident and politicians alike.
ESSEX Police are set to hold a meeting on the on-going problems of crime and anti-social behaviour in Old Harlow.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging business owners in the East of England to prepare now and consider three steps to ensure their businesses can continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
PLANS to cope with more traffic which is expected with the building of the new Harlow and Gilston Garden Town are set to be discussed tonight (Thursday). Harlow Council’s ruling Labour cabinet will be considering “a fully integrated public transport network that connects within and beyond the Garden Town” and will be “a place where […]