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Harlow Council

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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…

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HARLOW Council has taken a number of actions today as a result of the national coronavirus situation. To protect the health and wellbeing of residents and staff the following changes are announced by the Chief Executive, Brian Keane, in consultation with the Leader of the…

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THE DEPUTY leader of the Harlow Conservatives has asked Harlow Council whether they have drawn up any form of contingency plan in the light of the Coronavirus across the globe. Councillor Joel Charles asked the question. The response from the leader of Harlow Council, cllr…

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HARLOW Council is to drop the cost of its fortnightly garden waste collection by more than a half from £96 a year to £42 a year. The cost of the Harlow service had been one of the highest in the country. The council is reducing…

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HARLOW Council met on Thursday January 30th 2020. A film of the whole meeting can be found below. Each item will be broke down into issue-sized films and published over the next few days.

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Harlow Council secures litter prosecution against man from Leicester A MAN from Leicester has been prosecuted for environmental offences committed in Harlow and fined a total of over £600 following successful action taken by Harlow Council. The case was heard on at Chelmsford Magistrates Court…

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A COMPANY seeking to convert an office block into flats in Harlow has had their bid turned down by Harlow Council. The leader, cllr Mark Ingall made the announcement at a meeting of the Labour-run Cabinet last week. Before changes were made, companies could do…

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Harlow Council has smashed it annual tree planting target by planting over 5,000 trees in just two months! BACK in July the council pledged to plant 1,000 trees over the next year as part of a number of commitments to tackle climate change. The pledge…

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HARLOW Council’s ruling Labour Cabinet held their first meeting of the year on Thursday night. Amongst the issues covered was housing, green belt and the forthcoming budget. The film of the meeting is below. We will be breaking it down in to item sized chunks…

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Harlow Council is doing its bit for the environment by reducing the use of single-use plastic across its public buildings. AS part of the climate emergency declared last year, the council committed to eliminating the use of single-use plastics across all its public council buildings…