ROBERT Halfon wishes a Happy New Year to everyone in Harlow and the Villages.
AS you may know, we like to keep an eye on the planning applications submitted to Harlow Council.
HARLOW commuters face an unwelcome price hike on their return to work today (on 2 January 2019) as their annual season tickets rise in price by another £104.
Opinion-Editorial RECENTLY, we published a story on the progress made by each and every primary school in Harlow. Most of the comments on the story were made on our increasingly popular Facebook page. The comments were reasoned, perceptive and intelligent. Many disagreed with the SATS exams system and believed that a child’s well-being should at […]
By Cllr Gavin Callaghan Leader of Basildon Labour JUST when you think it’s going to be a quiet January, you learn that Returning Officers at local authorities have been told to prepare for a snap General Election. I know, you thought you’d drank a lot in the last seven days, but it’s time to polish […]
AS we approach the first anniversary of the formal founding of Harlow Momentum, it is time to reflect. The past year has been one of enthusiasm, activism, and community engagement. A year in which we believe that we have played a role in re-energising local politics.
EDUCATION in general and reading in particular is only second to health in its importance in any socially developed society in my view.
THE public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK’s most senior police officer has said reports the BBC.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has written to local residents to tell them what he is doing to keep the town’s libraries open.
Dear Sir, Climate change is a local, national and worldwide issue. We must take action against climate change now! We don’t have time to waste. The UN have said we have 12 years until we reach the point of no return. We must transform our energy system to 100% renewable energy. We must use green […]
HERE is our film of the Harlow Council meeting, from Tuesday December 18th, 2018.
THE CHAIR of Harlow Council did start out the meeting hoping that councillors would embrace the season of goodwill. Fat chance. Harlow Labour and Conservative councillors clashed over possible plans to close Harlow libraries. A motion was proposed by Netteswell councillor, Shannon Jezzard. It was cllr Jezzard’s debut since winning a recent by-election and she […]
FUNDING for public health services like sexual health clinics and mother and baby support has been cut by £85m in an announcement “sneaked out” by ministers on the last day of the parliamentary term reports the Huffington Post.
Christmas Haven – open from 12pm on 23 December 2018 to 12pm on 1 January 2019 Local charity, The Chocolate Run, provide the Harlow Christmas Haven at Great Parndon Community Centre on Abercrombie Way. The Haven provides accommodation, food, clothing and good company for the homeless and vulnerably housed over the Christmas period. There is […]
YOUNG Carers in Essex are being championed in the New Year with a one day conference aimed at celebrating and supporting them.
PASSMORES Academy students got the opportunity to visit the House of Parliament this week. The students received a tour of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and got to watch them debating Brexit.
ESSEX County Council is spending £10 million less on libraries than it did seven years ago, when the Conservatives came into power.
Harlow Council leader joins forces with other leaders over London borough “dumping’ families across Essex
HOMELESS families are being forced out of London and placed in inadequate housing far from familiy and friends, Essex council leaders have warned.
LOW-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit, under proposed new immigration rules reports the BBC.
ESSEX County Council has today, Wednesday 19 December, launched a consultation to find out more about how important evening and Sunday local bus services are to the county’s residents and to ask them for their views on some proposed changes to how those services are delivered.
FOLLOWING being elected onto the Council on Thursday night, I would like to extend my gratitude to the residents of Toddbrook Ward who voted for me, I am very grateful for their support.
SOME Sunday bus services operating across Essex could be reduced – while two evening services could be withdrawn altogether.
LABOUR councillors would be better off spending their time looking at and following up an article on the BBC’s website today to find out how a London Borough has transformed its libraries and increased their footfall as a result.
CUTS to legal aid have created “deserts” of provision across England and Wales, a BBC investigation found.