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FUNDAMENTAL cross-system change is urgently needed to tackle an epidemic of violence against women and girls (VAWG), a new report has found. Police response to violence against women and girls – Final inspection report The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &…

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QUESTIONS have been raised whether funding for a new hospital for Harlow has been slashed? This comes after concerns at the rising costs and continued delay in starting any new hospital projects around the country. Private Eye has reported that in July, the health department…

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AT the Full Council meeting this evening, the new Conservative Council is set to deliver on their long standing pledge about development on the border of Harlow.  The Harlow Conservatives have campaigned against development to the south and west of Harlow since the idea was first posed…

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A PLANNING application for 82 new homes in Wych Elm has been rejected by the Harlow Council’s planning committee. The crux of the matter for councillors seemed to be the lack of parking bays for residents. The agenda item began with a general overview presented…

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ROBERT Halfon MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, has been made an Honorary Professor by Nottingham Trent University. Mr Halfon has developed strong links with the university.He has visited NTU to meet with colleagues and to hear first-hand about the university’s…

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FIRE Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack has told a cross-party committee of MPs that “governments for decades” have been responsible for reducing emphasis on fire safety, in a session on post-Grenfell building rule changes yesterday. He said there had been a period “where the…

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BBC Local Democracy Reporter THE base level standards at which primary schools are measured are being reset because of the length of time children were out of classrooms due to the pandemic. It means improvements in the national SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) will not be…

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THE UK inflation rate hit 3.2% in the year to August, the biggest increase since records began in 1997, as the economy continued to reopen reports the BBC. The Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation rose from 2% in July, the Office for National Statistics…

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HARLOW Council is to install electric vehicle charging points in car parks it owns around the town to boost electric vehicle ownership in the town. A report agreed at last Thursday’s (9 September) Cabinet meeting will see the council enter into a contract with BP…

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HARLOW Council would like to hear residents’ views on new planning policies it wishes to adopt as it consults on its Design Guide. In particular, views are invited on building heights in the town centre, privacy and overlooking, amenity space, householder guidance and climate change.…

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LONDON Stansted today calls for the Government to introduce a simplified two-tier system for international travel, as fresh data revealed the UK aviation sector is slipping even further behind in its recovery. It comes as MAG, the UK’s largest airport group which owns and operates…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has tabled a second motion in Parliament on the Stort Crossing. Mr Halfon has made clear his view on the proposals, saying that the developers should “go back to the drawing board”. He also noted that the proposals were passed by…

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AFTER attending a three-hour Cabinet meeting last week, I have come away none the wiser about how the new administration intends regenerate our town, other than continue with the projects ear marked by the last Labour administration says Harlow Labour leader, cllr Chris Vince. The…

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THE four chief medical officers for the UK have recommended that all children aged 12 to 15 years old should be offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine reports BBC. The decision comes after scientific advisers serving on the Joint Committee for Vaccination and…

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PLEASE find a film of last week’s Harlow Council Cabinet meeting. We will break it down into separate agenda items. You can find agenda items by clicking on the link below. https://moderngov.harlow.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=121&MId=1369&Ver=4 https://www.youtube.com/embed/L4Hh74FTyfI

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HUNDREDS gathered in Harlow Town Centre as part of the Save Our Stort campaign. The protestors walked across town to highlight the issues that they have been passionately campaigning against for over the last year. As well as protesting they were able to speak to…