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ALL the main political parties will be going head to head on the ‘future of Essex’s libraries’ in an online public debate on the 27th April from half seven. Organisers SOLE say all are welcome to join via Zoom or Facebook live, and it will be…

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AN application to demolish a bungalow in Old Harlow and erect a replacement dwelling house is set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee. The application seeks planning permission to replace the existing bungalow in Hart Road with a two storey dwelling (4 bedrooms).…

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HERE is the list of candidates for the Harlow District Council elections. Elections will be held on Thursday May 6th. Full details below. https://www.harlow.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/latest-election-news Bush Fair Church Langley Great Parndon Harlow Common Little Parndon and Hare Street Mark Hall Netteswell Old Harlow Staple Tye Sumners…

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THE MP for Harlow and the villages, Robert Halfon has paid tribute to the Duke Edinburgh. Mr Halfon said: “It is so sad to learn of the passing of Prince Philip. He has been such a part of our nation’s history for so long. It…

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STUDENTS at Beckmead Moundwood Academy in Harlow are set for bright futures after the school introduced a new curriculum designed to give them the best chance to succeed. The school, formerly known as TBAP Aspire Academy, joined The Beckmead Trust, in May 2020 following an…

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THE next election of a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex will be on Thursday 6 May 2021. Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections are held every 5 years. The last election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex was held in Harlow on 5 May 2016. Candidates Roger…

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AS scheduled, SSP in the UK has risen by 50p, from £95.85 a week to £96.35, an amount that an employee can get for up to 28 weeks reports HR Review. The amount of sick pay offered has been a prevalent focus for many workers…

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Dear Editor, FIRST of all, I’d like to go on the record and say how good it is to have a locally based, fellow Harlow resident putting a spotlight on all the excellent things that happen in our town. Be it a charity event, new…

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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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Dear Editor, I RECENTLY received a postcard from the Conservative Party. I’m no expert about political matters but I know enough to spot a bald faced lie when I see one, and this postcard was covered in them. The Conservatives claim they want to cut…

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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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Dear Editor IT has been a month now since national newspapers revealed that the Conservative Party had accepted donations of £400,000 from a donor who profited from the misery of Terminus House. In that time I have written to the leader of Harlow’s Conservative group…

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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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A BRITISH healthcare company which operates across the UK providing private COVID-19 testing for airline passengers, private individuals and businesses, has called upon the UK Government to “stop sitting on the fence” over the continued lockdown on air travel restrictions. Covid testing provider Salutaris People…

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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…