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Harlow Council

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HARLOW Council’s IT network is currently down due to a power outage. This means the council’s phone system and emails are currently not available. If you need to contact THEM urgently, you can come into the Civic Centre. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Further…

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OVER the last few days, Veolia bin crews have been out again working hard in the soaring heat to empty as many bins as possible. However, due to the rising temperatures earlier today, not all collections delayed so far this week have been completed. The…

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ST Albans City and District Council (SADC) is preparing to share some services with neighbouring local authorities to improve efficiency and the quality of services for local residents and businesses. Members of the Council’s Policy Committee recommended the initiative at its meeting on Thursday 23…

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PLANS have come forward to replace a series of former garages in Harlow with new social housing reports the LDR Service. A planning application to build eight two-storey terraced homes for the provision of social housing in the Arkwright Garages site in Harlow has been…

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A PROPOSAL to change the name of a Harlow road in recognition of the President of Ukraine has been proposed by Harlow Council. The proposal by Harlow Council leader Russell Perrin is as follows: Wholeheartedly condemns the illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and…

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TO date Harlow Council has paid out over £2.8 million to just under 19,000 households who paid their April Council Tax instalment by Direct Debit. The government’s £150 energy rebate is for most households in Council Tax bands A to D and is in addition…

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HARLOW Council has now started making payments of the government’s £150 energy rebate, and to date over £2.2 million will be paid to over 15,000 eligible residents’ bank accounts. The £150 energy rebate is in addition to Harlow Council’s £50 reduction in Council Tax. On…

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HARLOW’S famous Town Park can add another accolade to its collection with a Bees’ Needs Champions Award from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Keep Britain Tidy. The awards recognise and celebrate examples of initiatives undertaken by local authorities, community groups,…

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A BUSINESS plan setting out the future development of Harlow Council’s local authority trading company – HTS Group Ltd – has been agreed. The new 5-year business plan was agreed at last night’s (23 March) Shareholder Sub Committee meeting. The new plan is in response…

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HARLOW Council has started a programme of installing solar PV panels on its buildings as it takes the lead in reducing the town’s carbon emissions. The project is being funded in full by Salix via the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (Phase 1). Last year the council…

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HARLOW Council has revealed that they have had close to a million pound shortfall on rent due to Covid. The information was revealed at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday night. Portfolio Holder for Finance, James Leppard released that three main areas were ModusNexusCar Parks Councillor…

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THE CONSERVATIVE-run Harlow Council has hosted a Cabinet meeting. Film of the hour-long meeting is below. We will be focusing on a number of the issues discussed and voted on over the next few days. https://www.youtube.com/embed/bPbsKUFD3Oc

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AN election is set to take place after a Conservative Councillor announced he is stepping down. Toddbrook councillor Gareth Williams won the seat back in May 2021. Harlow Council issued a statement on their website. https://www.harlow.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Notice%20of%20casual%20vacancy%20-%20Toddbrook%20ward.pdf Mr Williams said: “It has been a great honour…

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THE PORTFOLIO holder for regeneration has welcomed the progress made in building council homes in Harlow. YH met councillor Dan Swords in Bushey Croft (opposite William Martin school) where a number of houses are close to completion. Cllr Swords also detailed the ongoing plans that…

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Update from Harlow Council and HTS HTS have attended to around 60 reports of significant tree damage across the town. There has been no personal injuries reported from these. HTS have worked their way through the reports and prioritised the most important due to the…

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Dear Editor,  SINCE 2016, the Labour group has voted no less than seven times at council meetings to approve the Stort Crossing. They passed every step of the plans since the idea was first brought forward. They never held any proper public consultation. It is…