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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.

Council leader angry at closure of Maypole Club

WHILST this is a private matter between the former leaseholder and the freehold owner, Newhall Projects, the Council has contacted Newhall Projects to try to find out more details of why such sudden action has been taken and what proposals there are for the members of the club who have paid membership fees and the groups that use the facilities. We are also working with the football leagues to support the local football clubs who will be affected.

The Witches set to hubble and bubble

ROALD Dahl’s “The Witches” Adapted for stage by David Wood Directed by Kyle Jaggers This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch.” Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.

Halfon saddened and angered by closure of Maypole Club

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has told YH he is “shocked and angered by the closure of the Maypole Club. Mr Halfon said: “I have every sympathy for staff, members and all the sports clubs like Lanbgley Colts, who use the grounds. I understand that the Lease of the club has been sold by Pearsons to developers. What has happened is unacceptable: – the manner of closure, the lack of notice, and the lack of thought given to the impact on our community.

The youngest councillor marks out her vision for Harlow

`A BREATH of fresh air into the Harlow political scene is how 23-year-old, Emma Toal has been described. The youngest councillor in Harlow, cllr Emma Toal, went to St Mark’s, a school that encourages political debate. And Emma has graduated through school and sixth form, through Harlow Youth Council,through being a back bencher and is […]

Foodbank shine light in people’s lives at Tesco’s

HARLOW FOODBANK worked like Trojans all weekend to help feed the hungry and the needy in the town.

They were at Tesco’s in Edinburgh Way and Church Langley and were helped by a very very charitable Harlow public. They collected 1504 kgs of foodstuffs in Edinburgh way and 984 kgs in Church Langley.

Technology for ageing population seminar

HARLOW Council are hosting ,in partnership with One Nucleus, a free event for Medtech businesses on 15th July between 5pm and 7.30pm at the Harlow Civic Centre on the theme of “Commercialising Technologies and Products for an Ageing Population”.

Cricket: Coleman is mustard as Harlow Town beat Woodford

Opening batsmen Shiraz Ali and Pat Yates got off to a brilliant start for the home side. The pair put on an opening stand of 95 before Yates was out LBW on 29. Shiraz reached his half century and was bowled on 60. Scott Alderson followed him next over for 15 and Town were 133-3 with thoughts of a repeat from the last two weeks batting performances starting to creep in.

Athletics: Read survives the heat at Lake District

HARLOW Running Club’s Paul Jeffrey-Read completed the Coniston Trail Marathon in the Lake District, taking in a complete circuit of Coniston Water on very rough trails and in the heat of the day. He finished in 42nd place out of 255 finishers in an excellent 4hrs 01min 35sec.

Everyone’s invited to celebrate official launch of Intu Lakeside

Everyone’s invited to join in the fun, whether they’re five or 95. From an urban beach to performances by Britain’s Got Talent’s Julian Smith and the UK’s top sports freestylers, to workshops with Marvin’s Magic School and face painting by Colchester Zoo, the phrase ‘there’s something for everyone’ has rarely been more apt. Local Rock Choir groups and the Essex Chordsmen have also be invited to showcase their talent as intu Lakeside brings the community together for one weekend.

Old Harlow: Women robbed in her home at gunpoint

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow in which four men burst into a house and threatened a woman with a firearm. The break-in happened between 10-11pm on Monday, July 8 when four men entered the property on Old Road and pushed a handgun to her face, before stealing cash and jewellery.