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HARLOW Labour leader, cllr Chris Vince has questioned whether the Harlow Tories will make good on their promises? He was speaking at the cabinet meeting when the Tories detailed their corporate strategy. Councillor Chris Vince said: “On paper the corporate strategy makes good reading but…

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HARLOW Council leader Russell Perrin set out his stall last week regarding the business-like approach to running the organisation. He told members of the ruling cabinet that he wanted a more “commercially-savvy” council as part of there corporate strategy. He also reaffirmed his commitment to…

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CAMPAIGN group Save Our Libraries Essex (SOLE) is to host an online open discussion forum about the new strategy for libraries in the county. The event via Zoom and Facebook live takes place on Thursday 16th December from half seven, and the group says all…

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A CHURCH has appealed against a decision made by Harlow Council’s planning committee not to allow them to use the Harlow Leisurezone for services. Isabel Engelbrecht of the CRC in London has written a long letter of appeal. The matter may go back in front…

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BIRMINGHAM Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne rose on the floor of the House of Commons to support a bill on alcohol harms. Mr Byrne was raised and educated in Harlow. He attended Burnt Mill Academy. His campaign centres on the death from alcoholism of his…

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THE RULING Conservative group held a cabinet meeting at the council offices on Thursday night. Details of the agenda are below. There were a number of items discussed, so we will break the two hour film down into item sized chunk cover the next few…

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ONLY two weeks ago, Robert Halfon MP met with workers in the Co-Op in Bush Fair to hear about the “appalling abuse” they had received whilst at work. Following the meeting, Mr Halfon raised the case immediately in Parliament and directly with Ministers.  Last night…

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GPS in England can defer some of the services they provide to patients to allow them to deliver Covid booster jabs instead, NHS chiefs have said. reports the BBC. Practices can postpone minor surgery and routine health checks for over-75s and new patients until 31…

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HARLOW Council’s Cabinet has approved funding of £322,000 to carry out a range of improvements to council-owned flats on the Potters Field housing estate. The contract for the works, awarded at last night’s (Thursday 2 December 2021) Cabinet meeting, will involve refurbishment to eight flat…

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A PLANNING application for 38 homes in Newhall has been met with a large number of objections. The application is on the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday December 8th at the council offices. The application states: Full planning application for the development…

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SOON after Robert Halfon was elected the MP for Harlow in 2010 he campaigned for Harlow to be granted Enterprise Zone status. In 2011, the then Chancellor George Osborne granted Harlow the flagship status meaning that local businesses in the zone could benefit from lower…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital Board Meeting is set to hold a board meeting on Thursday. AGENDA Public meeting of the Board of Directors (held remotely due to COVID-19) Date and time: Venue: 09.30 09.35 Thursday 2 December 2021 at 9.30 – 12.45 Microsoft Teams Meeting Link to agenda…

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THE government has pledged more than £23 million to end HIV infections in England by 2030, as the armed forces begin removing long-standing barriers to people living with HIV from serving in the military reports Sky News. The funding, which was announced to mark World Aids…

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NHS England is to issue detailed guidance to hospitals, pharmacists and GPs about the major expansion of the Covid booster vaccine programme. Hospital hubs will be asked to offer jabs to the public as well as NHS staff and more pharmacies will be used. The…

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THE LEADER OF Harlow Labour has told YH that he wished the Harlow Conservatives would “concentrate on keeping their promises” rather than criticising Labour. Councillor Chris Vince said “You know that things aren’t going well for the Conservative’s when they revert to ‘throwing dead cats’…

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THE hub has officially opened to provide town-wide support to residents as part of a targeted response to the challenges that are still impacting our community since the pandemic hit over 18 months ago. Based on the success of the council-run community response to COVID-19,…