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PLANNING applications for two new Harlow Council housing developments are to be considered by councillors at next Wednesday’s (17 August 2022) Development Management Committee. If approved, all 18 homes would be owned by Harlow Council and rented out to Harlow families on the Harlow Housing…

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A RESIDENTIAL home for people with learning disabilities is set to be closed. Livingstone House on Potter Street has been a home for many years. Livingstone House has seven single-occupancy bedrooms and a two-bedroom flat. The owners provide residential care and support for 19 adults…

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HARLOW Labour has responded with concerns following the comments by Mike Hardware, the Conservative portfolio holder for Strategic Growth and Conservative Essex County Councillor, that night time lighting should be turned off in Harlow.  A comment apparently supported by the Conservative finance lead. Labour leader…

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Cllr Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Leader, has thanked residents of Essex for their outstanding generosity which has seen more than 1,400 Ukrainians welcomed to the county under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.  As of Thursday (28 July) 1,408 people had arrived into Essex from…

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A SENIOR Labour councillor has expressed his concerns over the funding of transport across the town as part of future projects. Councillor Tony Edwards said: “This week I attended a briefing by Essex Highways on the planned road link between Gilston and the Town Centre…

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Harlow Council has responded to concerns over the possibility of street lights being turned off. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “The agreement to keep Harlow’s streetlights on all night was extended with Essex County Council in 2019 and runs until March 2023 and the costs…

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A GP surgery in Harlow has appealed for patience from patients due to a “major shortage of reception staff”. The Ross Practice has a message on their website which states: “Dear Patients “Unfortunately, we have a significant number of our reception team signed off work…

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A HARLOW woman has turned her garden into an allotment and is donating all the vegetables she produces to those in need. Ram Gorse resident Carly Burd has called her campaign “A meal on me with love”. It is a remarkable thing to do by,…

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THE Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit has launched its Community Grants Fund for 2022 – 2024. As a partnership, the unit’s strategic goal is to reduce serious violence, the harm it causes, and to safeguard those at risk (relating to county lines, gangs and knife…

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A HOMELESS woman who experienced “relationship problems” was kept waiting two months for temporary accommodation by an Essex council, according to a local government watchdog reports the Local Democracy Reporter. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman criticised Harlow Council for delaying asking for evidence…

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SINCE her election in June, we have invited Bush Fair councillor, Kay Morrison to send us a monthly blog. Here is her contribution for August. THE telecommunications masts were refused, so jubilation reigns. A celebratory party is planned in at least one area. Photos next…

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THE cost of replacing a hospital where half of the main building is in an unacceptable condition has risen by £250m, it has emerged reports the BBC. Work on Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital was meant to be completed by 2025. It has been delayed to 2028.…

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THE HARLOW councillor in charge of the environment has praised community groups for their work in the town. YH met up with the Portfolio Holder for the Environment, cllr Nicky Purse (Cons) up on the green opposite St Mary Magdalene Church to fin you more…

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A FORMER leader of Harlow Council is set to stand down at the next local elections. Harlow Common councillor Mark Wilkinson made the announcement at a meeting of the Potter Street Residents Association on Wednesday night. He was up for re-election in 2023 and with…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Labour has expressed his concerns over possible increases in charges by Tory-run Essex County Council in order to keep the street lights on. Councillor Chris Vince said: “I was hugely disappointed to hear that Essex County Council are even considering increasing…

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OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their final report following a revisit to Essex Education, Health and Care SEND services.The report confirms that Essex is making sufficient progress to address the areas of weakness previously identified and that ongoing external monitoring is…