WITH the New Year truly underway, we must continue to remember the quote from Plato, which states “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”.
AS you would expect, the four Labour councillors voted for the proposal not to take the matter back to the council’s next Cabinet meeting whilst the three Conservative councillors voted against the proposal
“IN November, the Government announced a package worth more than £500 million to combat child food hunger.”
I READ with alarm that the government has backtracked on its pledge to ban an insecticide by allowing its use this year on sugar beet seeds. This insecticide, a neonicotinoid, is known to kill bees and was banned throughout the EU, with full UK support as recently as 2018.
AFTER all we have been through in this pandemic it isn’t enough just to go back to normal. We have been through too much frustration and hardship just to settle for the status quo – to think that life can go on as it was before the coronavirus.
HAVING listened to the council’s Scrutiny Committee video concerning Harlow’s proposed new monorail and reading the local Conservative Party’s misgivings, I wondered what academic studies have been made of these situations?
THE bin crews of private company Veolia do a marvellous job year in, year out. This year they have gone the extra mile and to show my appreciation I gave them a box of chocolates at Christmas.
Sir, I have a lot of respect for the bin collectors. For this Labour administration to state that too many cars parked on the side streets are making it very difficult for the dust cart to get down them street, then if this is the case, this Labour administrated run council should be installing more […]
Dear Secretary of State, Essex Labour Group County HallDuke StreetEssex, CM1 1LX Re: Universal Credit 8th January 2021 Essex Labour Group We are writing to you about our concerns regarding the plans to reduce £20 from Universal Credit at a time of national emergency. During the pandemic, as Labour councillors we have seen a huge […]
IT is unfortunate but not unexpected that we are now in lockdown again with the Covid-19 virus spreading at an alarming rate compared to March 2020.
Dear Sir, In her letter published today Cllr Harvey was sure that others would like to join her in thanking those that worked over the festive period. Yes I would like too add my thanks but rather than the half hearted (6 line, 3 sentence) missive sent down from the administrations ivory tower I would […]
I would like to put on record my enormous thanks to the many, many people who had to work over the festive period – a time which under normal circumstances, they would have taken as annual leave and used to rest and spend time with family and friends.
A READER recently commented on one of our stories on the number of deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
THE way this bid was put together, the poor consultation which took place before it was submitted and the response to criticism since the bids failure just compound the “We know best” attitude demonstrated by the Labour Group running Harlow Council.
AS a constituent with health issues I sincerely request that you lobby the Health Secretary Matt Hancock on my behalf regarding the efficacy of increasing the interval between doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine beyond the manufacturer’s stated interval of three weeks?
SO the statement: “Exact same benefits as EU membership” as promised by David Davis in 2017 was a lie.
THE PORTFOLIO holder for regeneration in Harlow has responded to criticism after the council failed in its bid for money to regenerate the town centre.
AND what of the future? Well unless those running Harlow Council become more imaginative about the future of Harlow’s town centre, it is most unlikely that sufficient monies will be found to carry out the badly needed regeneration.
NEWS of a major incident being declared in hospitals in Essex with ambulances queuing for hours, a shortage of beds and patients possibly being transferred as far as Yorkshire to get admitted must be a worry for Harlow’s residents,
THE county and local councils might do better if they spent some time studying different attempts to solve town planning problems with transport, pollution, quality of life, environment and housing in cities and towns across Europe and the world.
IF anyone had any doubts about how badly the Labour administration in Harlow is running the council and how ineffective the Conservative group have become in recent years, readers should take a look at the film of Harlow Council’s Development Management Committee Meeting of 16 December on it’s youtube channel.
FAR better had the entire development were cycle and pedestrian friendly and the dual carriageway to no where had never been built.
Review: 3 Girls 1 Pod By Philippa Kelly OF all the once-common things we’ve learned to live without during the last nine months, tea (read: wine) with the girls, has certainly been one of my most missed. There is a special combination of gossip and group therapy that can only be found in these moments, […]
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