Recycling rates in Harlow declining

RECYCLING and composting rates in Harlow have fallen, in line with an Essex-wide trend according to the latest figures from the county council. Cllr Roger Walters, cabinet member for waste and recycling, said: “Recycling rates in Essex and nationally are falling but it remains as important as ever to carry on recycling.

Athletics: Harlow shine at Felsted

HARLOW Running Club had 20 runners out at the Felsted 10K road race on a very warm and muggy Sunday morning over a gently undulating course across the Essex countryside. First Harlow runner was Steve Murtagh in 4th place out of 317 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in an excellent 35min 21sec. He was followed home by Rob Lowe 13th in 38min 09sec, Jamie Jephcott 19th in 39min 22sec and John Tennant 60th and 3rd Vet 60 in 43min 22sec.

Two arrests following death of woman in Brockles Mead in Harlow

NICOLA Miles was found seriously ill inside a residential property on Brockles Mead shortly before 11pm on Monday, June 30. The 47-year-old local woman died a few days later at Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. Officers are awaiting the results of toxicology tests after a post-mortem examination was unable to reveal a cause of death. These test results are due back in September. An inquest into the death of Nicola Miles was opened and adjourned.

Kier do the double!

LEADING repairs and maintenance provider, Kier Harlow, is seeing double after achieving Gold in the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health & Safety Awards 2014, as well as being awarded a merit in the British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards.

Accuro thanks Passmores students on charity day

HASTINGWOOD-based charity Accuro was delighted to welcome the support of Passmores Academy during its Community Day. As one of their nominated house charities, the Passmores students helped Accuro in three ways. The week kicked off with a sponsored walk for the charity which provides a broad range of support and activities for children, young people […]

Chance to fall in love with Pishiobury Park

TO celebrate Love Parks Week, there are two free fun activities in our parks this summer. At Southern Country Park in Bishop’s Stortford, East Herts Council has organised a range of activities including the popular annual dog show. Just bring along your pet on the day – no need to pre-register. Families can also take part in a fitness activity trail, orienteering and making wooden medallions with the Friends group.

Harlow Tories quiz how Labour aim to recover £7,000 bill for illegal traveller camps

SO I would like to ask the new Labour Leader of Harlow Council Jon Clempner will he be seeking to recover this cost from the travellers themselves. If the answer is no then the question should be why on Earth not? Councils have had the power to issue on the spot fines for littering for years and have been using them against residents in the most ridiculous of circumstances.

United in care: Fostering open day held at Ada Cole centre

REDWINGS and Children First share a similar ethos of care, so we were keen to cultivate a positive working partnership. In comparison to the Sanctuary’s welfare mission, Children First strive to support families and provide children with a safe environment where they can be nurtured and grow.

Review: The Rat Pack was the Ultimate Event

Frank, Liza and Sammy The Ultimate Event Harlow Playhouse By Sally Casey ANOTHER very busy audience headed into the main auditorium at the Harlow Playhouse and were not disappointed with a two hour show that brought you back to a halcyon days when the star shone brightly from Hollywood to Broadway. The show started off […]

Review: Leaving Home Party by Catherine Ireton

THIS is the second time that this reviewer has seen Catherine Ireton perform. Catherine probably has one of the sweetest voices in music. We think it sounds a bit like Sinead O’Connor as Regina Spektor. We know that will probably irk Catherine but we just had to get that one off our chest.

Burnt Mill’s Bugsy Malone hits the spot

BURNT MILL’S performing arts department produced a wonderful adaptation of Bugsy Malone at the Harlow Playhouse on Friday night. Firstly, it was good to see a packed audience pour into the main auditorium. It was also good to see the audience full of pupils, parents and proud grand-parents. The audience seemed to symbolise the sense of cohesion at the “Outstanding” school.

Estyna Blunnie’s family hope “lessons are learned” from review

THE PARENTS of murdered Harlow mum-to-be Eystna Blunnie have praised the decision to name her and her unborn daughter Rose in an official report into their deaths. Names of the victims in domestic homicide reviews- which are carried out by community safety partnerships to ensure agencies are responding appropriately to victims of domestic violence – are usually excluded to protect the identities of those involved. Only the names of the chairman and members of the review panel are included.