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.

Contributors wanted and welcomed

AS WE complete our second week as YourHarlow, we would like to put out a request for contributors. Since we launched YourThurrock.Com on Sept 1st, 2008, we have built up an on-line community over over fifty contributors.

Suzie gets into her stride in Harlow

LABOUR parliamentary candidate, Suzie Stride was one of the first candidates selected back in 2011. Since then, Suzie has been a constant presence in the town as she campaigns to win the seat back from Robert Halfon in 2015. Your Harlow sat down with Suzie in the grounds of the Water Gardens to discuss what she sees as the main issues in Harlow.

Appeal after robbery in Rundells

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow during which fishing equipment was stolen. A window to a property in Rundells, Harlow, was smashed at around 2am on July 9, and fishing equipment worth a four-figure sum was stolen.

Inquest date set for much loved Harlow women

AN INQUEST will be held next week in relation to the death of a much-loved Harlow women. Karen Joy died at home in February 2012 aged just 36.
Karen was well known at Harlow Athletics Club. Last year, a special memorial cup was presented in memory of Karen Joy who was a very keen athlete for Harlow Athletic Club and was the top lady winner of the 2011 Harlow Sports Hall Athletics Challenge.

Walkers and Talkers make their target

A bigger thank you has to go to our husbands that stayed up all night met us at each section check point, ensuring that we had warm cloths and also food, they found us several times in the middle of the sections as we walked and talked our way around. They gave a massive boost it was great seeing them each time and getting hugs and kisses from them. and also helped T & V get on the road spot on the maps.

Chairman of Maypole Club marks out recovery plan

So what have we done? A wedding reception scheduled for Saturday has been re routed to the Paringdon Club, an elderly gentleman’s Sunday lunch party for 70 guests has now been re routed to Pearsons who are facilitating the event, a massive brain cancer fundraising event has been re routed to Paringdon along with a company fun day. All other events we have been trying to cover with the very welcome assistance of Paringdon – some they unfortunately cannot host, but we have suggested other venues and are striving to help the people concerned. Everybody has been re funded any monies paid but in addition we are still trying to help.

Forum on bus services

HARLOW Council is hosting a public forum for residents to discuss how Harlow’s bus services and facilities can be improved. While Harlow Council manages the town’s bus station it is not responsible for any bus services however it recognises the importance of ensuring people receive high-quality bus services.

Halfon tables question in Commons over Maypole closure

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question in relation to the sudden closure of the Maypole Club. Mr Halfon asked the Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley MP if he had seen my Commons Motion on the unfortunate over-night closure of the Maypole Club in Harlow, and if he will call for an urgent debate on small community clubs.

Road deaths down in Essex

DATA from Essex Highways has revealed that Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) casualties decreased in 2012 and are at their lowest since at least 2005.
The data, released following last week’s publication by the Department of Transport “Road Casualties in Great Britain; Main Results 2012”, shows that KSI casualties in Essex were 630 in 2011 and fell to 602 in 2012. This represents a 4.4% decrease set against a national decrease of 1.1%. However, there was an increase in the number of people killed in Essex rising from 35 in 2011 to 38 in 2012.

Appeal after assault on Terminus Street

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Harlow. Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident which happened near to Pizza Hut, off Terminus Street, at about 6.25pm on Monday June 24.