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Harlow Council

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THE backlog in council housing repairs has been slashed by over 53% in the past three months with Harlow Council on track to ‘clear’ the backlog in housing repairs this year as part of its priority to fix council housing. Since 1 June, around 10,000…

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A NEW website, tailor-made to support and provide guidance for local businesses, has been launched by Harlow Council as part of the council’s priority to secure investment into Harlow. www.harlowbusiness.org gives the town’s organisations a range of free tools they can use to help promote local…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Council has pledged to support Sir Frederick Gibberd College following the decision to close the school building as it has been deemed unsafe. Councillor Dan Swords, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “We were shocked to hear on Monday what has happened…

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PLANNING permission has been granted for another 14 council homes to be built on the site where Sherards House currently sits. At last night’s (Wednesday 16 August) Development Management Committee, the green light was given for a scheme comprising 6 two-bedroom, 5 three-bedroom and 3 four-plus-bedroom homes…

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HARLOW Council is delivering on its priority to fix council housing by clearing the backlog in housing repairs with substantial progress being made. In the last six weeks, 3,411 housing repairs have been carried out in total and the housing repairs backlog has fallen again…

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HARLOW Council is asking residents for their views on how often council elections should be held. Currently in Harlow one third of the council is re-elected every year, except for years in which Essex County Council elections take place. However, over two thirds of councils…

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THE LEADER OF Harlow Council laid out his plans for the coming year. Councillor Dan Swords re-iterated his five priorities over the next twelve months. The ten minute speech was perhaps indicative of the young leaders approach to running the council. The Boris-isms have gone…

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HARLOW Council has approved a new fundraising initiative which will help raise money for good causes in the town. A community lottery will be launched to provide local charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes with additional financial support, as well as give residents the…

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THE Leader of Harlow Council, Councillor Dan Swords, has set out his five priorities for the council over the next year. Announcing his priorities for the year ahead, the leader of the council, said: “As the leader of your council, you need to know what…

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CONSULTATION is currently taking place on 10 new traffic regulation orders in Harlow which aim to curb nuisance parking and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety. Most of the orders are being proposed to reduce problem parking in a number of areas across Harlow and increase…

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A RENEWED focus on serving the people of Harlow is the top priority for Councillor Dan Swords who has been elected the new Leader of Harlow Council. Councillor Swords was confirmed as the new leader of the council at the Annual Council meeting on 25…

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THE Government has announced a further £1.7 million investment to upgrade Harlow College’s campus, on top of the nearly £20 million that has been secured to transform the campus in recent years. Since 2010, Government investment has transformed the college campus into one of the…

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THE CONSERVATIVE leader of Harlow Council has produced a video giving further details of their budget for the upcoming year. Councillor Russell Perrin, Leader of Harlow Council said: “On 23 February 2023, Harlow Council approved a budget which freezes Harlow Council Tax and continues to…

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ON Monday February 20th, Harlow Youth Councillors invited all Harlow adult councillors to take part in an Apprentice TV show style activity at the Latton Bush Centre. The activity evening was delivered in the format of the BBC reality game show ‘The Apprentice’, and consisted…

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HARLOW Council has nearly halved the number of temporary roofs on council houses in less than a month following the launch of an action plan four weeks ago.  The council has used local roofing companies to tackle the backlog and has vowed that all temporary…

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THE bin crews continue to prioritise non-recycling and recycling collections as they catch up with collections delayed by the severe weather. Separate food waste collections have not taken place this week and are now suspended until after Christmas. Food waste can be put in with…