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Covid-19

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Editorial By Michael Casey THIS piece is purely based on my observation after driving from Tumbler Road to Newhall and then onto Tesco in Church Langley. IT has all looked relatively calm as Harlow faces the first day of a “lockdown” . Traffic appears very…

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WHO IS A KEY WORKER? Below is a list of key workers designated by the government when it shut schools last week. Health and social care Doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers The…

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YH has asked all organisations if there is any appeal they would like to make, now that people have been instructed to stay in their homes. We have had a response from Safer Places. Safer Places is an independent domestic abuse service with over 40…

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THE National Crime Agency today warned that organised crime groups may try to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to target the UK. Despite the unprecedented situation with the pandemic, the NCA is continuing to protect the public and leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and…

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COUNCIL TO INCREASE RESIDENTIAL CARE CAPACITY ESSEX County Council has today announced a further £18.6m of funding to increase residential care capacity during the COVID-19 emergency Increasing the number of residential beds available will help free up urgently needed space within the NHS and local…

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Essex Recycling Centres to close until further notice ALL Essex Recycling Centres have today, Monday 23 March, closed until further notice. The decision has been made in response to strict government guidelines urging people to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has responded to news of a lockdown throughout the country. YH spoke to the MP just after the prime minister, Boris Johnson had delivered the speech to the nation. We asked Mr Halfon to sum up what this means to the…

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THE PRIME Minister, Boris Johnson has just announced a raft of restrictions people in the UK are being urged to follow. PM @BorisJohnson gives an important update on #coronavirus #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/MQo2EVVDcD— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) March 23, 2020 From tonight, people will be allowed to…

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HARLOW Council has given more details of restriction to park areas in the town. On Monday morning they announced that they had closed playground areas. This evening, they went into more detail. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “This morning we took the difficult but sensible…

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STATEMENT on behalf of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, a patient in their eighties, who had underlying conditions has passed away at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. They…

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THE Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator today urged people to ‘give safely’ as people continue to respond with generosity in the current crisis. At this time of national emergency charities are coming together to support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital at…

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JLM Auto’s Recovery & Scrap Car Collection A message from: IF anyone knows of any NHS staff working for Princess Alexandra Hospital or local GP practices that have broken down on their way to or from work and need recovery, we are willing to recover…

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WITH the current uncertainty in the country estate agents, Howick and Brooker just wanted to update you with what steps they are taking moving forward. You can contact them via their website https://www.hbproperty.co.uk Or on social media via Facebook at @howickandbrooker and Twitter via @howickandbrooker.…

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THE number of positive COVID-19 cases throughout the country now stands at 5,683. Locally it was announced yesterday (March 22) that the number of coronavirus patients in Essex has now risen to 71, according to the latest figures from Public Health England. The newest figures…

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This is a letter from a very special friend of the YourHarlow team. We love Jillian Aylott very much. Her husband Paul is a bit of a legend. They often join our editor and his good lady wife, Sally on holiday. They aren’t invited, they…

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All playgrounds closed until further notice Statement from Harlow Council THIS morning we have taken the difficult but right decision to close all our playgrounds until further notice. These closures are in the interests of everyone’s health and safety and is to ensure social distancing…