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Harlow Council

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HARLOW has bid for a share of government funding from Essex County Council to encourage walking and cycling and enable social distancing. The bid, being backed by Harlow Council, is for £294,500 and was developed by the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town team. The bid…

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LAST night (21 May) history was made as Harlow Council held its first ever council meeting virtually which was also streamed live on You Tube. The Annual Council meeting, where a number of appointments are made for the year ahead, started with a minute’s silence…

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HARLOW Council continues to provide services during the national coronavirus outbreak that residents and businesses need. This is thanks to the efforts of council staff and contractor staff. Council staff are either still coming into the workplace or are working from home. Some council staff…

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NEW government guidance issued today advises councils to consider letting “small and medium-sized [SME] developers” defer their Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) obligations. Section 106 and CIL are conditions built into planning permissions to ensure that a portion of profits made through development…

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HARLOW Town Football Club is a mobile testing site for COVID-19 this week. The site on Elizabeth Way is open for pre-booked appointments today (12 May), Wednesday 13 May and Thursday 14 May between 10.30am to 4pm each day. It’s hoped more mobile testing dates…

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Robert Halfon MP and Harlow Council Leader Joint Statement on Harlow COVID-19 Testing Site LATE last week, it was confirmed to Robert Halfon MP by Essex County Council that there will be a Covid-19 testing site in Harlow. The news came after a joint cross-party…

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Dear Sir, Plans in hand to remember front line workers I WOULD like to thank Nicholas Taylor for his suggestion that a permanent memorial is created in future in memory of all those who worked in the NHS and other front line services who have…

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HARLOW Council is aware that residents may currently be struggling to dispose of their garden waste, as collections are currently suspended and the Household Waste & Recycling Centre (The Dump) at River Way is closed until further notice. The council is urging residents to not…

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HARLOW Council has written and sent emails to all 840 businesses in the town considered to be eligible for the government’s small business and the retail, hospitality and leisure grants. The council has received £11m in government funding to support local businesses during the national…

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LOCAL authorities in England have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology from Saturday (4 April 2020). The government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the…

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THE consultation on the main modifications to Harlow’s Local Plan, proposed by the independent Planning Inspector, has been extended to 31 May 2020 due to the national coronavirus situation. Harlow Council has extended the consultation closing date to allow people more time to submit their…

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Labour Leader delivers hand sanitizer to Harlow’s hard working bin men and thanks all those on the front line ON Monday Councillor Mark Ingall, Leader of Harlow Council delivered a supply of hand sanitizer to Veolia, the company that empties Harlow’s bins. Councillor Ingall said:…

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HARLOW Community Hub helpline offers phone support, reassurance and advice to the most vulnerable residents in Harlow – primarily those without internet access or support networks. If you or someone you know could benefit from the hub, please call the helpline on 01279 927005 and…

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News from Harlow Council: Support being offered for rough sleepers HARLOW Council has been working closely with local charity Streets2Homes and a local letting agent to encourage rough sleepers into accommodation. Residents have been asking what is being done to support rough sleepers during the…

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THE leaders of both political parties at Harlow Council are urging Harlow residents to follow the prime minister’s call for everyone to stay at home and away from others, if at all possible, during the current national coronavirus situation. Medical science is telling us that…

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All playgrounds closed until further notice Statement from Harlow Council THIS morning we have taken the difficult but right decision to close all our playgrounds until further notice. These closures are in the interests of everyone’s health and safety and is to ensure social distancing…