The Square team reflect on a great five years

THERE ARE A lot of towns that would die for a place like The Square but then again, not every town has people with the get up and go of Adam Smith, Richard Holgarth and the team. Sitting in the downstairs area where they have the open mic sessions, you cannot fail to be impressed by the posters of acts who have graced The Square, even over the last five years.

Singing workshop set for Stow

THE choir performs across the region and further afield raising money for charitable groups. Each year the choir travels to another part of the country for a long weekend, usually in October, singing and helping raise funds for local causes.

Harlow 5 Aid launches at the Water Gardens

Football teams from Harlow primary and secondary schools will take to the pitch at Harlow Town Football Club with Harlow Police FC, a team formed of local teachers and a celebrity 11 on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Negotiations are underway to secure some well-known celebrities to help raise money for The Abbotsweld Memorial Fund, No Child Without, Harlow Foodbank, The Cardiomyopathy Association Mitchell Cole Trust and Variety Club of Great Britain. As the event is supporting five charities, officers have named it Harlow 5 Aid.

Wiff Waff is coming to Harlow!

THE nations best table tennis players will be coming to Harlow over thenext six weeks.
Leyton Orient owner and snooker guru, Barry Hearn will be bringing the UK qualifying stage of the World Championships to the BATTS table tennis club, based at the Norman Booth Leisure Centre in Old Harlow.

Police appeal for witnesses over Rectory Wood assault

THREE men were arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident in Rectory Woods, Harlow on July 2 where a man received serious, but not life threatening injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses. The injured man was found close to the cycle track off Fifth Avenue, Harlow, at about 3pm on July 2 and was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Harlow Council becomes first “Living Wage” employer

HARLOW Council has become the first Council in Essex and the first organisation in the town to be accredited a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate (currently £7.45 per hour) set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty.

Travellers illegally encamped on Second Avenue

THIS AFTERNOON, seven caravans and 13 vehicles have moved on to council land next to Netteswell Plantation off Second Avenue where the town’s helipad is located. Essex Police has served a section 61 notice for the travellers to leave by 12 noon tomorrow (Thursday).

Elliot scoops apprentice award

KIER Harlow mechanic apprentice, Elliot Shakeshaft, is celebrating winning ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the prestigious London Loves Excellence Awards. Fending off competition from across the London region, Elliot’s hard work and commitment were recognised at the ceremony where he was presented with the award by BBC presenter, Katie Derham reports Industry Today.

Halfon slams “callous tweet” by Tesco boss

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has criticised a tweet by a senior Tesco manager who said shutting five depots was an example of “awesome teamwork”. Tesco is restructuring its distribution centres with the transfer of 2,000 posts in Essex, Surrey and Derbyshire.

Moot House Players have a guilty secret!

THE MOOT HOUSE players are just two weeks away from the exciting, enthralling “Guilty Secret” – a thriller with all the suspense you can handle and a good few laughs as well. They have an excellent young cast so come along and enjoy an evening of sheer entertainment.

Now people in Thurrock ask: “Whatever happened to The Rent Team?”

On Friday night, a number of people were seen to remove all the fixtures and fittings from the lettings agency based in Orsett Road, Grays.

A member of the public happened to be passing by and was told by a person removing furniture that the office was now closed.
Last month the Rent Team in Harlow went into administration, leaving many landlords stating that they were collectively out of pocket to the tune of £250,000.

The pupils are outstanding! High praise for Stewards

THE FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENTS made by Stewards Academy were acknowledged by Ofsted after placing the school in the “Good” with outstanding features. The report made particular stress on the students behaviour and manners which the government watchdog rated as “Outstanding”. The comments made by Ofsted were: 1. Students achieve well. They reach average standards by the […]

Greater Anglia report high punctuality figures

TRAIN operator Greater Anglia has reported its latest punctuality results that show almost 95 per cent of trains have been on time in a four-month period.
The Abellio train operator has released figures showing that 94.5 per cent of all trains have been on time from May 26 to June 22, 2013. The Stansted Express, which passes Harlow Town, recorded 92.8 per cent of trains arriving on time.

The ASBO Three hit hard with five year ban

LEE Oliver, 24, from Abbotsweld in Harlow and Todd Bow, 23 of no fixed address but from the Harlow area were issued with the orders in their absence when they failed to attend court, Bow has been circulated as wanted by Essex Police. The third man is Steven Neal, also known as Scott Neal, from The Hides, Harlow, aged 24.