Cash boost for Home-Start Harlow

ESSEX County Council has announced a new round of grants being awarded under the Family Innovation Fund 2. Nineteen grants, totalling £409,235 have been awarded to 13 voluntary and community sector organisations working across Essex. Funding is for the year from August 2013 to the end of July 2014.

Cricket: Coleman on fire (again!) in duel in the sun

Charlie Coleman (picture attached) came to the crease to join Shiraz Ali and the pair put on a batting master class. With some huge sixes from Charlie and cultured drives from Shiraz, the pair put on over 200 run partnership. Shiraz eventually retired ill on 75. Coleman kept going and was eventually bowled for 181 and what is believed to be a club league record. Town declared on 304.

Mass exodus of staff from Mark Hall after another woeful Ofsted

OVER FIFTEEN members of staff are set to leave Mark Hall as the school year draws to a close on Friday.
The school have ended the year with another woeful report from Ofsted that leaves them still in special measures. But the school, under new ownership through the Academy Transformation Trust, will start the new academic year in September, hoping to literally transform itself.

Two women indecently assaulted in Church Langley

POLICE are looking to identify a man who indecently assaulted two young women in Harlow in the space of a few hours. Both sexual assaults took place on Kiln Lane in the Church Langley area of the town on Monday, July 15, with the first happening at 12:30pm. A man ran up behind an 18-year-old woman and touched her breast before running off again.

Inspirational speaker at Enterprise Hub

COLIN Crooks, Author of “How to make a million jobs”, will talk about his vision of 1,000 Social Enterprise Areas across the UK extra generating 1,000 new jobs.
In particular, he will describe his ideas for helping the long-term unemployed back into work through a creative mixture of patience, enterprise and localism

Ambulance service appoint two interim non-executive directors

THE NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today confirmed the appointment of Sheila Childerhouse and Frances Pennell-Buck as interim non-executive directors of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Dr Geoff Harris, interim chair of the Trust said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint two hugely experienced and successful non-executive directors. The skills and experience both Sheila and Frances bring will help continue to drive the service forward as we maintain a relentless focus on improving services to patients.”

Harlow Rock School…”Rockin’ the suburbs”

EVEN IN OUR first three weeks as an on-line newspaper, we have come to appreciate that the arts organisations are the epitome of the word: “symbiotic”. We are sure that it is not always sweetness and light and they may fall out occasionally but, so far, the vibe we receive, is that there is a hell of a lot of hard work going on to help the Harlow arts community and indeed, Harlow in general.

Moot House head towards 61st season

MOOT HOUSE Players head off for a summer break after another great year.

YH dipped into the newsletter from the MHP to see them reflect on the show and see what is in store for next year. A spokesperson said: “If you missed it, you missed a GREAT show – and we have Mr Mortimer-Smith’s confirmation of that. We were surprised and very pleased when he came to see us. Thanks, too, to three night’s great audiences – you made our week. It’ll take a few days for some of the company to float down from the ceiling.

Wixon leaves the Hawks

HARLOW TOWN have confirmed that Piers Wixon won’t be re-signing for the Hawks for the forthcoming season. After a recent holiday and talks with various clubs, Wixon has decided to join another Ryman Division One North club.

Five paddling pools open all summer in Harlow!

HARLOW Council’s paddling pools are open from this Saturday (July 20) until Sunday, September 1. The town’s five council-run paddling pools are at Bush Fair, Norman Booth, Staple Tye, Sumners and Town Park with a splash park at Potter Street.

Jocelyn’s death: No longer suspicious

FOLLOWING a post-mortem examination on the body of a woman found at an address in Harlow officers have ruled the death is no longer suspicious. A 25-year-old woman was found dead at a property in Jocelyns just after 1pm on Sunday, July 14.

Whole Lotta led going to house the holy at the Playhouse

Whole Lotta Led are one of the biggest tribute acts in the UK, being full-time professional musicians dedicated to recreating the amazing songs which Led Zeppelin produced throughout their illustrious career. During 2012 Whole Lotta Led made significant changes in line up which enabled a wider repertoire of songs, and has enhanced their reputation with folks the length and breadth of the country.

Sun shines for Church Langley Summer Picnic

IT WAS a beautiful day as the temperatures soared to over 90 degrees. But this made for perfect conditions on the Church Langley playing fields on Sunday afternoon. Barbeques sizzled away as kids participated in games as well as bouncy castles.

“Shocking” Ofsted for Chill Out Kids Club at Fawbert and Barnard

BOSS of Chill Out Kids slams Ofsted report that claims her after school club is “inadequate” as “unfounded”. Among the criticisms are that; “The owner has failed to ensure that the areas used by children are safe and secure. Staff do not keep a record of all accidents and injuries to children in their care. In addition parents are not consistently informed if their child has had an accident. This does not protect the well-being and safety of children.”

The Harlow Family….

THE Harlow Family Group was unveiled by Sir Kenneth Clark in May 1956, almost immediately becoming the town’s unofficial emblem. Most locals felt that the sculpture related to Harlow’s adopted name of ‘Pram Town’. Prior to the unveiling, a rumour had spread amongst residents that the sculpture depicted obscene imagery. This encouraged the local ‘purity squad’ to turn up to protest at the unveiling.