Harlow woman fined over £500 for one dropped cigarette

LITTERING has proven costly for one Harlow resident who has been fined £200 and order to pay over £300 in costs. On the 25th November 2013 Natasha Watts of The Readings was caught throwing a cigarette butt onto the floor and failed to pick it up. She was approached by members of Harlow Council’s Community Safety Team and was given a fixed penalty notice of £80 for the offence.

Back to the Eighties for Midnight Walk

IT was the decade of shoulder pads, power dressing and big hair…and on Saturday, June 28 we will be going back to the 80s for St Clare Hospice’s annual Midnight Walk. Eighties mania took over the Hastingwood-based Hospice on Friday (April 4) when the fundraising team pulled on their neon tutus and leg warmers to […]

Council doing all they can as HeronsWood fire treated as crime scene.

FOLLOWING the fire at a Council flat in Herons Wood on Saturday 5 April 2014, which affected two Council properties, Harlow Council has issued the following statement. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “A Housing Officer has attended the affected properties on Monday 7 April 2014 but was unable to gain access as the area is still cordoned off by Essex Police. The tenants affected have been moved into temporary accommodation and the Essex Police and Fire services are undertaking their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the fire.

Glebeland sculpture takes pride of place

INSTALLING a knee rail wooden fence around the whole area to protect it from vehicle access, with a pedestrian access way created by a gap in the fencing onto the green area. Additional knee rail has been installed to provide protection to the sculpture whilst still allowing enjoyment of the green area.

East Herts plans up for consultation as well

EAST Herts Council’s 12-week consultation into the draft District Plan has just passed the half-way stage but there are still five weeks until it closes on May 22.
The Plan sets out where the council thinks houses and related infrastructure could go in the district until 2031.

Residents and businesses urged to have say on Harlow’s future

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to have their say on where new homes and new jobs could be created for Harlow as part of the preparation of the new Local Development Plan. The consultation, which starts on Monday 14 April 2014, will ask for views on five different examples for how new housing developments could be accommodated within Harlow and possible locations outside Harlow. All examples protect Harlow’s existing green spaces as much as they can.

Bogus female cop phone scam moves on to Harlow

DETECTIVES have warned people in west Essex to be on their guard after further fraud attempts by a woman claiming to be a police officer. The woman, who calls herself Jennifer Clark, or Jennifer Lark, has phoned about 15 people in the south and north of Essex in recent weeks in an attempt to obtain their bank cards or PIN numbers.

Still time to squeeze in Glenn Tilbrook

THE last 30 tickets left for the show with Glenn Tilbrook, Mark Morriss and John Lennon McCullagh on Sunday 18th May at 7pm are on sale via www.thesquareharlow.com . If you havent got yours you need to get in quick, going to be a great night.

Pop-Up Talent popping up again

POP-UP Talent will be returning to Harlow this week. They will be in Little Walk between 12pm and 4pm on Friday April 11th. Pop-Up Talent is a £2 million Big Lottery Funded youth led response to rising unemployment in 16-25 year olds.

Running: Barnards barnstorm Brighton Marathon

HARLOW Running Club members competed in various marathons as the Spring Marathon season got under way. At the Greater Manchester Marathon Saira Karim finished in 1869th place out of over 10,000 finishers in an excellent 3hrs 44min 05sec in her debut at the distance.

Council urge businesses to take on apprentices

ESSEX County Council has pledged to support local business in high growth sectors by creating new or additional apprenticeship places – to encourage young people into work and to provide financial support for companies that are looking to recruit an apprentice.

The first day of a new career for Harlow ambulance recruits

THE next generation of life-savers have begun their new careers in the classroom this week with the start of the student paramedic course. Twenty-two new recruits headed to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (EEAST’s) Hellesdon offices in Norwich today (Monday) to begin their new lives as students.

Harlow Kier offers work experience to Harlow students

KIER Harlow is providing work experience to three ambitious students from Harlow College wanting to get ahead in the construction and maintenance industry.
Leading repairs and maintenance provider, Kier, is working in partnership with Harlow College to provide work experience placements to students to help them gain skills in trades including carpentry, plastering, bricklaying and fencing.

“Domestic abuse is an absolute priority” says police boss.

THE ESSEX Police and Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston has pledged, in his annual report to continue to place domestic violence at the top of his agenda.
Mr Alston said: Every day, Essex Police deal with over 80 incidents of domestic abuse. Whilst real progress has been made over the past 12 months, nevertheless the HMIC report shows that more work needs to be done to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are identified earlier and kept safe from harm.

Halfon’s hundreds take to the streets in Harlow Road Trip

WELL, he said they would come and they certainly did. Legions of the Conservative Future from London, Manchester, Cambridge and Cardiff came to flood the town in support of Harlow MP, Robert Halfon. Mr Halfon spent the morning on the Broad Walk in the High, discussing matters and distributing the Harlow Sun. He was joined by Vicky Ford MEP.

Ofsted impressed by Abbotsweld’s progress

ABLY supported by the assistant headteachers, you have reviewed your raising attainment plan to reflect the key priorities identified during the inspection. The plan works in alignment with a clear monitoring timetable and detailed weekly plans. Together these ensure all staff know what is happening when and understand what is expected of them.