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Covid-19

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TODAY parkrun UK has announced that it has been forced to delay the planned reopening of 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June. Although more than 250 events (including Harlow) do have landowner permission to return, this falls far short of the critical mass…

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COVID vaccinations now available with no appointment needed for eligible people in Hertfordshire and west Essex In order to make it even easier for eligible people to get protected against COVID-19, a number of walk-in vaccination sessions have opened up for people across Hertfordshire and…

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HARLOW Council has given permission for the very popular parkrun to resume. Parkrun is a 5km (3.1 mile) run that took place every Saturday morning around the town park. Harlow’s run, like every other run n the country stopped in March 2020 due to the…

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HARLOW has recorded just five cases of Covid-19. We did say we were just going to provide a weekly report but we do think this is a significant statistic. When you consider that on January 9th, we had 1329 cases. Harlow was third out of…

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HEALTH bosses have set minds at ease and told YH that the vaccination centre at the Harlow Leisurezone will remain open. Harlow MP Robert Halfon had expressed his concerns that the centre “may close”. His concerns were so great that he contacted the Minister in…

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A NUMBER of objections have been made to the proposed plans for an evangelical church to move into the Harlow Leisurezone. Last month, YH revealed that a planning application had been submitted for the Christian Revival Church (CRC) to move into the space presently occupied…

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THE number of unauthorised absences from schools in Essex almost vanished following a year of lockdown. Figures from Essex County Council show just six penalty notices were issued between March 8, 2021 and April 1, 2021 – compared to the 688 issued between March 11,…

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THERE were more than one million admission to NHS hospitals in 2019/20 where obesity was a factor, according to new figures1 published by NHS Digital today. The Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet; England, 2021 is an annual compendium of data on obesity, including hospital…

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A BIOMEDICAL scientist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been highly commended at the finals of a prominent national awards ceremony. Cherie Beckett (pictured), who works in the microbiology department at PAHT, was highly commended in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the…

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THIS weekend, the whole of the UKs fostering community came together to recognise the work of foster carers during the Covid19 pandemic and to thank them, and to remember those from the fostering community who sadly lost their lives. In the past year, and amidst…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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A Variant of Concern has been detected in Chelmsford, and residents are being advised by public health experts to get tested to keep it in check. Essex County Council is working closely with Public Health England, our council partners and Essex and Southend Contact Tracing…

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FROM today (Monday 17 May), the town is under new planned easing measures as lockdown restrictions continue to be phased out. Harlow Council is carefully following the government’s plan and is geared up for the third stage of its own service recovery roadmap. This next…

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THE chief executive of Harlow Foodbank has highlighted the growing partnership between his organisation and local schools. Andy Thornton said: ‘Harlow Foodbank currently has a partnership with 20 of the 55 Harlow Schools, placing food in their premises for teachers to give without prejudice to…

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THE Indian variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Essex, the county’s public health chief has confirmed reports BBC Essex. Essex County Council director of public health Dr Mike Gogarty said the cases were mostly in Chelmsford but was not sure how many. Cases of…

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PEOPLE must continue to play their part in stopping coronavirus, Boris Johnson has said, as lockdown rules ease in England, Wales and most of Scotland reports the BBC. Millions of people can now socialise indoors in limited numbers, hug loved ones and visit pubs and…