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Harlow Council

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THE total amount Harlow residents will pay in Council Tax from 1 April 2024 has been set and this year’s bill will include a freeze in Harlow Council’s share for the third year running. Essex County Council will increase its share by 4.99%, which includes…

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LAST week, Harlow’s Member of Parliament, Robert Halfon, visited Essex Recovery Foundations’ cafe in the Harlow Playhouse to meet with the professionals and volunteers at the charity, and the members who benefit from the support available.  Speaking to Your Harlow, Mr Halfon, said: “I was really pleased…

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HARLOW Council has been shortlisted in the coveted Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards in the “Most Improved Council” category. The council is up against three other councils in the final four – Bath & North East Somerset Council, Lichfield DC and Walsall MBC – and…

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HARLOW Council is proposing to invest £120 million to transform council homes this year. The council says that over £60 million is set to be invested into upgrading and improving existing council homes with a further £59 million to deliver and improve council housing services…

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HARLOW Council is set to freeze its share of the Council Tax bill for the third year running as part of its budget for 2024 to 2025 which will see no cuts to any council services and record investments into delivering residents’ priorities.  Around £13…

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HARLOW Council is set to approve the appointment of Yvonne Rees as its interim chief executive. A special council meeting will be held next Thursday (15 February), where councillors are expected to agree the appointments panel unanimous recommendation to appoint Yvonne Rees for six months…

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HARLOW Council is set to begin works on upgrading and the improving the lighting and electrics at the Wych Elm pay-and-display car park, which will include the installation of new energy efficient LED lighting, on Monday 15 January. As a result, there will be periods…

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NEW heritage signboards which help tell the story of Harlow before and after it became a new town have been installed across the town. A total of 15 boards have been put in as part of the council’s priority to restore pride in the town…

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HARLOW Council is reminding residents that waste, recycling and green waste collections change from Christmas and into the new year. You can check your collection day or see if your collection has been rescheduled at https://selfserve.harlow.gov.uk Normal collections will return on Monday 15 January 2024.…

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THE Civic Centre is closed until January 2nd, 2024, but it if you need to contact Harlow Council, www.harlow.gov.uk is still there for you to book and pay for services and report any issues. In an emergency you can contact the council by calling 01279…

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HARLOW Council has completed works to transform the previously overgrown roundabout on Edinburgh Way near the Queensgate Retail Park. This project is one of many the council has completed this year as part of its priority to restore pride in Harlow.  The works were carried…

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HARLOW Council has launched a new webcasting service so residents can watch council meetings live online.  Full Council, Cabinet and Development Management Committee meetings can be watched at https://harlow.public-i.tv/core/portal/home This week history will be made with the first ever Full Council meeting being broadcast live on…

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HARLOW Council is to extend the financial assistance available to help residents with disabilities live independently in their homes. The council’s cabinet has approved a new policy which improves the way grants are offered to help residents with disabilities make adaptations in private homes.  Currently…

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ANDY Belton has joined Harlow Council’s maintenance company HTS as its new non-executive chair following a full, externally led, robust recruitment process. Andy replaces Michael Harrowven who retired as chair of the company. Andy started his role in October and officially took over from Michael this month.  HTS…

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HARLOW Council has started a programme of carrying out tenancy audits of council homes from this week. The tenancy audit is a survey which will be carried out as part of an inspection of council homes across the town. The audit will help to check…

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A MAJOR inspection programme to improve the standard and condition of homes for council tenants across the town has started as part of Harlow Council’s priority to fix council housing. This week, tenants within the Harlow Common ward will start to receive letters advising them…