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A NEW programme has launched in Essex to support some of the county’s most vulnerable people who have been, and still are, experiencing isolation due to the pandemic. As Essex comes out of lockdown, ‘This Happy Place’, an Essex County Council initiative, aims to build…

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HARLOW Rock School develop new adult daytime music session alongside MIND to support suicide prevention and mental well being.  Music is, for many, incredibly important and can provide a much needed source of escapism and comfort away from their everyday worries and concerns. A new…

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A FUNDING boost of £21,000 has been given to a charity to provide one-on-one speech therapy sessions for children with Down Syndrome reports the Epping Forest Guardian. Upwards with Downs, which helps around 40 families across Essex and Hertfordshire, offers support and guidance to those…

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ACCURO (Care Services) announce the launch of inclusive fundraising challenge #TryInJuly, with the help of volunteer Elodie. West Essex based disability charity Accuro (Care Services) have announced the launch of #TryInJuly, an inclusive fundraising challenge for all. TryInJuly is a completely customisable challenge, encouraging supporters…

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A HOMEOWNER in Essex has praised Essex County Council’s (ECC) Green Home Grants Local Authority Delivery scheme, after unsafe loft insulation was quickly identified in her home and replaced within two weeks. The Council is inviting all local homeowners with a low income and low…

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THE NSPCC is calling on individuals and businesses across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk to join its Childline 35 Club, to help it celebrate 35 years of Childline counselling children and young people.  To mark the milestone and ensure Childline can continue to be there…

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INTEGRATION Support Services is inviting you to attend their Women’s Group. Wednesday 23rd of June 12:30-14:30 A spokesperson said: “We are very exited to have a special guest, a female police officer Sandra from Harlow Police Station. “Sandra will talk to ladies about the support…

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STEWARDS Academy is proud to work with a number of charities to support vulnerable pupils and families in the academy and wider community. Each year we run the Stewards Christmas Appeal which has gone from strength to strength, but The Bridge team have worked tirelessly…

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NEWHALL business, The Recruitment Lounge started up last year. Despite all the challenges of starting a company in the teeth of a pandemic, they have remain committed to their local community. Business owner, Ross McPherson said: “We are a small business that started up in…

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FROM People’s Postcode to Local Lotto – community lotteries are on the rise, and one opportunity to visit Lady Luck that cannot be missed is the popular St Clare Hospice Lottery, first launched more than 20 years ago to support income generation for the Hastingwood-based…

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NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more Steward Volunteers in Harlow to support at local vaccination sites where there is a high demand for volunteer help. Requests for Steward Volunteers have soared in recent weeks and there are now over 2,000 shifts that need…

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MISS Jenny O’neill, Assistant Head of Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery collected the £200 cheque from Coop Manor Hatch store from Mohammed Zaman, Co-op Member Pioneer for Harlow and Store Manager Mary Redding. Miss O’Neill said: “The project aims to create a wellness community allotment…

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ESSEX Police is to receive more than £400,000 from the Government to crack down on crime as the country begins to re-open from the pandemic. A total of £432,000 – from the Safer Streets Fund – will pay for projects to crack down on crimes…

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THE Heart Movement (Community Interest Company) is set to visit Harlow this month as part of its national tour. The iconic American bus will provide an open-access, free to visit, community space and mobile workshop, creating a safe space for those who have been impacted…

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PANDEMIC, lockdown etc has been quite a challenge for Harlow Scouts but they have all done exceptionally well. Clare Collins has sent us a report. Clare said: “The last 18 months has been incredibly unusual… not only have we at Harlow District Scouts been coping…