Harlow MP celebrates Harlow’s community organisations
Business / Tue 22nd Nov 2022 am30 08:26am
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, is celebrating a number of Harlow-based organisations who are working hard to build an even better Harlow.
Following a busy weekend out-and-about in Harlow, Robert is delighted to have met so many generous people who are serving the town selflessly. Robert’s diary included visits to charities, local employers, religious groups and the Army Cadets.
On Friday, Robert visited Newhall Land Limited to congratulate site manager Juri for his recent win in the Pride in the Job awards. Pride in the Job awards are often recognised as the ‘Oscars of the building trade’ and recognise outstanding best practice across the construction industry. Whilst onsite, Robert was also able to meet 3 apprentices on Level 4, 5 and 6 pathways who are starting their careers and learning their trades with the firm.
Peartree Mead School hosted Mr Halfon’s next visit and treated him to a piano recital. The school has recently hosted music teacher Hayley who has volunteered to lead free instrumental lessons for children. Music is a fantastic way to boost confidence, improve mental health and help creativity to flourish in children.
Robert was also delighted to be invited to the Harlow-based charity, Streets2Homes, by its CEO, Kerrie Eastman. Kerrie and her team have already helped over 238 people in Harlow and have actively prevented over 72 cases of homelessness. Streets2Homes offers outreach and day centre services to help people from across Harlow who are at risk of homlessness. Working with local agencies and Government departments, Streets2Homes helps people to secure safe and sustainable accommodation. More recently, the charity has opened two cottages in the town to offer emergency accommodation to those in need.
Over the weekend, Mr Halfon also took part in Harlow Council’s Civic Service and joined the celebrations in Old Harlow for the annual Christmas lights switch on. After a few years of disrupted Christmases due to pandemic restrictions, being together again to celebrate the start of the festivities was a joyous occasion.
Commenting on the visits, Harlow MP Robert Halfon said, “I am always inspired by the generosity, selflessness and dedication of the people of Harlow. Time and time again, I have met people from all walks of life who show compassion to the most vulnerable in our communities.
“Whether volunteering their time to teach children new skills, working hard to provide jobs and apprenticeships for Harlow people, or providing support for somebody that would otherwise be homeless, the people of Harlow come together to champion our town.
“I love Harlow and I am proud to call Harlow my home. I work hard in Parliament to ensure support is available for those who need it the most including through strengthening the NHS, investing in education and skills, and ultimately building a better Harlow.
“I would like to thank everybody who serves the community and works hard to make Harlow a great place to live and work.”
Did Mr. Halfon visit Potter Street to speak to the residents' about the much needed well-being hub in Prentice Place or about locally based council services being provided in the former council offices? Clearly not because if he had then he would understand the frustrations of those that need both services. Never mind he always works hard for Harlow: doesn't he? No!
With respect mr halfon harlow is mearly. Fire fighting many issues. Streets go homes are a great charity which i often help. Community farm. And other voluntary groups fo great job helping. But every area of our town is broken. The hospital is on its knees. All the police in the town are virtually living up there with domestics and mental health issues. And now we face even more austerity. People especially the youth have very little hope or opportunities these days. We all know the figures of billionaires wealth has risen . Whilst joe public is squeezed to breaking point. Why is this.? But interestingly enough i have seen rich and well paid people on the tv lately actually saying they need to pay more tax, because they can see society is broken. Why is the PM reluctant to sort the country out by asking the super rich to pay extra in the short term for a fairer country?
The Labour Party, please pay attention. You should have a candidate in place to be getting around Harlow (and the villages!!) and finding out what problems we all face, and letting us see his/her face.