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THAT’S the question asked by veteran Labour councillor Mike Danvers on Thursday night at a meeting of the full council. The questions and answers can be seen below. Follow film from the 9.45 point https://youtu.be/0nduxoZd4ts After the meeting, cllr Danvers said: ” It was revealed…

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HARLOW Council has agreed to oppose development around the south and west of Harlow as a result of concerns many residents have about the impact developments will have on the town and its existing infrastructure and services. The decision follows Harlow councillors debating and unanimously…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures; the…

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HARLOW Council has taken action to stop a developer from carrying out overnight construction work on the Icon warehouse site following concerns raised by residents. The council was alerted to a letter sent to residents and planning officers immediately contacted the developer warning them that…

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MORE than £1,500 was raised for charity at the Chair of Harlow Council’s golf day held at Canons Brook Golf Club on Friday 3 September 2021. The money will be split at the end of year between Councillor Clive Souter’s chosen charities – dementia care…

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Dear Editor, THE pandemic’s not over. Thousands of people have lost their lives in this country; plenty have lost their jobs. Foodbanks are experiencing a boom.  Of course, people struggled before Covid-19. Families desperately needed foodbanks and those in need included working people. It’s a…

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FUNDAMENTAL cross-system change is urgently needed to tackle an epidemic of violence against women and girls (VAWG), a new report has found. Police response to violence against women and girls – Final inspection report The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &…

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QUESTIONS have been raised whether funding for a new hospital for Harlow has been slashed? This comes after concerns at the rising costs and continued delay in starting any new hospital projects around the country. Private Eye has reported that in July, the health department…

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AT the Full Council meeting this evening, the new Conservative Council is set to deliver on their long standing pledge about development on the border of Harlow.  The Harlow Conservatives have campaigned against development to the south and west of Harlow since the idea was first posed…

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A PLANNING application for 82 new homes in Wych Elm has been rejected by the Harlow Council’s planning committee. The crux of the matter for councillors seemed to be the lack of parking bays for residents. The agenda item began with a general overview presented…

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ROBERT Halfon MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, has been made an Honorary Professor by Nottingham Trent University. Mr Halfon has developed strong links with the university.He has visited NTU to meet with colleagues and to hear first-hand about the university’s…

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FIRE Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack has told a cross-party committee of MPs that “governments for decades” have been responsible for reducing emphasis on fire safety, in a session on post-Grenfell building rule changes yesterday. He said there had been a period “where the…

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BBC Local Democracy Reporter THE base level standards at which primary schools are measured are being reset because of the length of time children were out of classrooms due to the pandemic. It means improvements in the national SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) will not be…

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THE UK inflation rate hit 3.2% in the year to August, the biggest increase since records began in 1997, as the economy continued to reopen reports the BBC. The Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation rose from 2% in July, the Office for National Statistics…

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HARLOW Council is to install electric vehicle charging points in car parks it owns around the town to boost electric vehicle ownership in the town. A report agreed at last Thursday’s (9 September) Cabinet meeting will see the council enter into a contract with BP…

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HARLOW Council would like to hear residents’ views on new planning policies it wishes to adopt as it consults on its Design Guide. In particular, views are invited on building heights in the town centre, privacy and overlooking, amenity space, householder guidance and climate change.…