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Dear Editor, I received a letter yesterday from the Tory party, taking the praise for the new crossing at Bush Fair. I am sorry to burst their balloon,but would like to say that this is a lie. I was one of a group of senior…

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PLANNING permission is sought for the erection of 20 dwellings including the conversion of Netteswell Hall into four flats. Netteswell Hall is situated off Park Lane near the Town Park. The application has been submitted by Mrs J Ghadami. The scheme has three elements: the…

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THIS is our daily Covid report for Harlow. This includes the figures for Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). The table of 315 local authorities in England and the breakdown of cases for eleven areas of Harlow. Finally, we also have the weekly number of people vaccinated…

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HARLOW’S Conservative Councillors are demanding answers from the Council over the Council’s “fraudulent” request for gas and electrical safety certificates from leaseholders.  The strongly worded letter from the Conservative Housing Spokesman, Simon Carter, to the Council’s Housing Portfolio Holder, Mark Wilkinson, comes in the wake of a…

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A PLANNING application to make changes to the Pink Cottage on Commonside Road in Harlow is set to go before the planning committee. The application relates to the commercial part of the building, not the part in residential use. The proposal is to change the…

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THE OWNERS of a new pharmacy has thanked customers for their patients. The Stow Pharmacy opened up in late March, taking over from Boots. The new owner, Dipa Pattni said: “Thank you to all our customers and patients for bearing with us during the last…

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THE Harlow Conservatives have unveiled their team for the elections in May. On Thursday May 6th, there will be elections for Harlow District Council, Essex County Council and the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. There are two District By-Elections in Toddbrook and Church Langley…

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HARLOW Running Club members took advantage of the relaxed Covid restrictions by completing various races at the weekend. The Dorney Lake Marathon, near Windsor, comprises 6 laps of the lake perimeter. Martin Westley finished in 187th place out of 444 finishers in an excellent 3hrs…

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THIS is our daily Covid report for Harlow. This includes the figures for Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). The table of 315 local authorities in England and the breakdown of cases for eleven areas of Harlow. Finally, we also have the weekly number of people vaccinated…

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THREE people have been arrested and 27 dogs seized following a warrant in Dunmow as part of an investigation into dog thefts. Officers, supported by the RSPCA, carried out the warrant at an address in Braintree Road on 1 April.They seized 27 dogs, 19 adults…

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A PETITION calling for speed reduction measures to be placed along Commonside Road has continued to gain signatures. The petition was set up last year but has gained more signatures in the light of a road traffic collision on Saturday afternoon. The petition states. “I…

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A BID to build eight new flats on top of Market House in the town centre has been submitted to Harlow Council. The application is for a fourth floor to provide eight new self-contained flats including external alterations. This is on top of the building…

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THE FORMER leader of Harlow Council has blasted the local Tories over their approach to the on going issue of fire safety in Harlow tower blocks and flats. Cllr Mark Wilkinson said: “I have been on this council for over twenty years and I have…

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Sirs, This is not good news just a repeated recipe for more congestion, pollution and gridlock. Like the developments along the A414 from the M11, the Hamburger roundabout, Clock Tower junction development, Gilden Way, Edinburgh Way and routes connected to J7a) is just another nail…

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IT is always a fitting tradition that a farewell speech is made to mark any councillors who will not be seeking re-election. After four years, Labour’s Shannon Jezzard will not be contesting the Netteswell ward. The young councillor has moved out of the area for…

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RECYCLING Centres across Essex are experiencing particularly high demand which is causing long queues and congestion. In line with government guidance for social distancing, all sites are currently operating at reduced capacity. This has resulted in disruption on surrounding roads, which is affecting local residents…