THE Deputy Leader of Harlow Conservatives has written an open letter to Essex County Council calling for a county-wide counselling service to help volunteers deal with the emotional impact of working with vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.
I TRAVELLED to Stansted on Monday May 4th in order to have the Covid-19 test.
Letter to Editor: “By extending the period away from school this may prevent a second wave of infection”
AS a registered social worker, I know from research that children are in fact pretty resilient, it is the high quality relationships that matter more than anything else.
AND why? Because with a middle finger firmly extended to Harlow residents, Mr Johnson made it clear that the rules he required them to follow didn’t apply to him or his friends in Parliament.
Dear Editor, I have just seen the press conference by the prime minister, Boris Johnson and I can tell you, the MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon and all the people of Harlow, that this is so so wrong. My dad’s funeral took place recently. That is William John Hopkins: Born-June 1931 to March 2020. He […]
I AM delighted to have been ask by the leader of Harlow council, Cllr Mark Ingall, to take over as portfolio holder for Community and Wellbeing and want to thank him for this exciting opportunity to do even more to help the people of our town.
“MAY I, through your paper, thank the people of Essex for their patience whilst we got ready to reopen the county’s recycling centres. A good deal of work was needed to ensure social distancing could safely be achieved.
LIFE was tough enough for local newspapers before the coronavirus outbreak. But it is precisely crises like this that show the need to maintain a robust, diverse media that can hold authority to account and provide a lifeline public service to our communities.
I FOUND myself incensed by the headline in the Mail on Sunday this week. Now some might say that’s no surprise for a ‘lefty’ like me. But usually I am quite good at taking what the Mail says with a pinch of salt. My granddad read it for years and it didn’t stop him voting Labour all his life.
AFTER reading the article on Sunday from the leader of Harlow Council about the cycle paths I was a little shocked and amused at what I read.
DYING Matters Awareness Week takes place next week (11th – 17th May) and is usually a chance for St Clare Hospice, along with hundreds of other organisations around the country, to reach out to our local communities and help them to begin to explore their feelings around death, dying and loss – a subject which most of us normally shy away from.
DAY 39 of lockdown. Today is the first day of May, a whole month of lockdown. However, today I received some news that’s going to change my pattern of waking up, eating, college work, eating and sleeping everyday.
I WOULD like to thank Nicholas Taylor for his suggestion that a permanent memorial is created in future in memory of all those who worked in the NHS and other front line services who have lost their lives whilst trying to keep the rest of us safe.
NOW is not a time to talk about party politics. However, If you ever see a photo of the Labour Party campaigning in Harlow you’ll either find Cllr John Strachan hiding in the background giving people ‘bunny ears’ or not in the photo at all because he’d rather not be in it.
THE last few weeks have been very difficult times for all of us in one way or another, the loss of relatives or friends the hardest to bear. Reference to the ‘war’ against the virus has often been mentioned and the community spirit shown within communities has shone through in so many ways.
I AM sure I am not alone in continuing to be concerned about Occasio House sitting empty whilst housing need remains high and people with such needs are forced to accept substandard accommodation in places such as Terminus House.
EACH year on International Workers Memorial Day we reflect on those who lost their lives at work through accident or occupational disease.
TODAY we celebrate Workers Memorial Day 2020 and as we do so we have in mind those on the front line that have given their lives to keep us safe as we suffer this shattering global pandemic.
SOMETIMES in life, we find ourselves faced with obstacles or situations that we don’t agree with but cannot necessarily do much about, for example, this social distancing lockdown.
EACH Thursday evening people in Harlow stand and applaud our amazing essential service workers. This week, on Tuesday, 11am. We will remember with a minute’s silence to respect those workers who died from CORVID-19, after they possibly..
HAVING to travel to Bush Fair this morning (Friday) 11am for medication, I notice traffic like a normal rush hour day along Southern Way.
IN the letter I wrote last week in ‘YourHarlow’ I urged anyone who has any influence over the supply of PPE to our hospitals to do their upmost to ensure our nurses, our Doctors, our paramedics and of course our carers, have everything they need to do their jobs.
HARLOW College student, Nicole Ruxton-Payne has been keeping a diary, regarding her experiences in Harlow during Covid-19. Saturday 4th April 2020 Today was a special day that couldn’t be celebrated how I wanted. Today was my best friends birthday, and it’s tradition we celebrate our birthdays together for the past four years. However, due to […]
AS WE have published a letter from the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Mark Ingall to Harlow MP Robert Halfon, we have duly published Mr Halfon’s response. ==== Dear Councillor Ingall, Thank you for your letter on Labour Party headed paper, which you press-released to our local newspaper Your Harlow. I am responding publicly as […]