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Covid-19

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A HARLOW pub has opened up its car park to NHS workers as the UK continues to be gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. Sam and the team at The Shark put the following message on their Facebook page. “I would very much like to offer…

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By Michael Casey YOU may have noticed that one subject has somewhat dominated our on-line newspaper over the last week or so. We are a public service broadcaster and it is our duty, however, we do feel that we need to try and break up…

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FROM this Sunday, and every following Sunday, all Tesco stores (except Express stores) will prioritise a browsing hour before checkouts open for NHS workers. Because now, more than ever, #EveryLittleHelps. For your local store opening hours see http://tesco.com/store-locator From this Sunday, and every following Sunday,…

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Greater Anglia reduced timetable from Monday 23 March GREATER Anglia is to operate a reduced timetable from Monday 23 March in the light of the coronavirus situation. The service will be similar to a Sunday service, but with additional services at the start and the…

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News from Harlow Council: Green waste collections to be suspended from 1 April DUE to the ongoing national situation with coronavirus, Harlow Council and its waste and recycling contractor, Veolia, have been reviewing services on a daily basis. While regular recycling, non-recycling and food collections…

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Coronavirus fraud warning FRAUDSTERS are using the Coronavirus Pandemic to target elderly, vulnerable people already worried about their health and future. The latest scam reported by Essex Police involves people impersonating Trading Standards Officers. They appear to be targeting those who have already fallen victim…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon chaired a meeting of a large number of key organisations as the town braces itself to deal with the growing Covid-19 pandemic. Amongst those at the emergency meeting was the chief executive of Harlow Council, Brian Keane; executive head of Passmores…

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HRUFC STATEMENT – 20/03/2020 By Chair of Rugby, Paul Tucker End of the 2019/20 Rugby Season AS I’m sure you are all aware by now the RFU has today announced the end of the 2019/20 Rugby Season. The RFU are working through the implications of…

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Council moves to reassure residents over rent and council tax bills HARLOW Council is offering reassurance to residents who may find themselves struggling to pay council bills due to the national coronavirus situation. The council already has existing support in place for residents who are…

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COMMUNITY-minded taxi company, ABC Cars are offering to do the shopping for the elderly of Harlow. With Covid-19 affecting the day-to-day lives of everyone in Harlow, the company has really stepped up to the plate to help those who may be struggling and worried about…

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Governing Body meeting cancelled IN order to limit the spread of coronavirus, the West Essex CCG are currently only holding meetings when they are absolutely essential. They have agreed not to hold CCG governing body meeting in public for Thursday 26th March 2020. Please keep…

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Church of England: Open Churches in Harlow and Nearby Villages PARISH Churches are seeking to open as much as possible. In addition to opening for private prayer, a Chaplain (normally a Vicar) will be available to speak or pray with you as follows: Monday St…

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Hospice launches Urgent Fundraising Appeal amidst Covid-19 pandemic IN response to the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and in an effort to minimise the negative impact on their fundraising efforts, St Clare Hospice has today launched an ‘urgent fundraising appeal’. The Hastingwood-based hospice charity, which supports…

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Pets’ Corner temporary closure DUE to the national coronavirus situation, Harlow Council has taken the very difficult decision to close Pets’ Corner until further notice. Pets’ Corner staff want to reassure everyone that it will continue to care for all the animals day to day.…

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WHEN the doors of Tesco in Church Langley, Harlow opened at just before 6am, some of the shelves had hardly any stock on them. Very little milk, toilet rolls and items such as dishwasher tablets. So it seems that people are not panic-buying them at…

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Statement from Arriva Bus Services: “IN light of the government’s latest advice and recommendations, as well as planned school closures, we can confirm as of Monday 23rd March, we have had to reduce the frequency of some services. “However, we will still be operating our…