FOLLOWING the Which? report in February regarding train franchises across the country, Robert Halfon MP wrote to Abellio Greater Anglia about their poor ranking in the survey.
AN information event to inform the public about Essex County Council’s road improvement plans for Harlow’s Edinburgh Way and Cambridge Road Roundabout will be held on Tuesday 24 May 2016.
PLANS to create a new M11 junction at Harlow aimed at unlocking the town’s potential were unveiled today (Wednesday 11 May) at the launch of a consultation into the proposals.
FIREFIGHTERS and Service search and rescue specialists teamed up for an exercise which tested how they would respond to a complex rescue on the A12, a major roadway through Essex.
FOLLOWING its successful launch in 2015, when the competition attracted more than 200 entries, the BIG Business Boost returns to Essex with a new series of Awareness Events, coming to Harlow on Wednesday 18th May.
BUSINESSES, charities, clubs and community groups could benefit from the launch of an Essex County Council Funding website.
The school has improved significantly since the last inspection and is well placed to develop further. The headteacher has high expectations and with good support from the deputy headteacher and governors is driving improvements forward, especially in improving teaching and pupils’ outcomes.
TRADES Unions are continuing to put pressure on Burnt Mill school over possible job losses.
A year ago, a name check by Prime Minister, David Cameron in the House of Commons would have brought whoops of delight but with so many Harlow residents fearing for their future, many are less than fulsome in their praise for the First Avenue school.
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has paid a £1.8 million fine for multiple breaches of the 52-week target for treating patients, which it put down to problems with its implementation of the Cosmic electronic patient record.
SUMMER is here and although we know not how long we will be blessed with this wonderful weather it’s fantastic that Harlow Town Park – shiny and new after an amazing facelift – was teaming with visitors this weekend.
LAST Friday, Robert Halfon MP invited Matthew Barzun, the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, to Harlow to speak to students from Harlow College and the Sir Charles Kao UTC.
COMMUNITY groups are invited to bid for a share of £1.5 million from Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund, with applications running until the end of the summer.
ESSEX County Council has welcomed the Government’s decision to abandon plans to force all schools to become academies. In a letter sent to Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan MP, last week, Cllr Ray Gooding, the council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, had raised a number of concerns about the proposals.
CONSERVATIVE Roger Hirst has won the police and crime commissioner election in Essex after second-preference votes were counted. UKIP’s Bob Spink finished second.
LABOUR retained control of the council as they held each of their 7 seats up for re-election. They went on to increase their vote share in 10 out of the 11 wards available for re-election.
The full Harlow District Council Elections 2016 Results are as follows: Bush Fair Mark INGALL Labour Party – 796 Patsy LONG UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 429 Ash MALIK The Conservative Party Candidate – 370 Christopher ROBINS Liberal Democrats – 111 Church Langley Simon CARTER The Conservative Party Candidate – 997 Jerry CRAWFORD UK Independence Party […]
TWO people arrested in connection with the death of a girl at Harlow Town Park in March have had their bail extended.
WILL it be as close again? Probably. The Conservatives have really worked this ward. Candidate, Hannah Ellis may well personify everything Harlow Conservatives believe about the new breed of Conservative. Hannah may have spent this time last year, standing on the side of the A414, supporting Robert Halfon but she has learned a great deal from her Westminster colleagues and the local group as well.
LAST Friday (April 29th), Robert Halfon visited the local Harlow Air Cadet Squadron’s annual open evening where he spoke to the cadets, parents and staff.
He was given a tour of the base, observing cadets take part in a number of demonstrations including first aid training, flight simulation and camping. Following his tour, the cadet band played a number of marches in a demonstration for the visitors.
FOR some reasons, there are seats that you think could be a lot tighter than they are. Summers and Kingsmoor is one example. In 2012, Conservative candidate, Russell Perrin won by just 67 votes (48%) from Labour’s Dan Long (whatever happened to him?). Since then, cllr Perrin has been an excellent councillor, always prodding away at the Labour strategies and a councillor who seems to have a firm grip on the financial challenges.
AND now we get down to the tricky ones… In 2012, Labour had a handsome victory here in a ward that has a number of contrasts. Labour won by 267 votes (50%). But that look like a bit of a heady peak.
The councillor struggled to make an impact and has bowed out this year.
BACK in 2012, in what was a very good year for Harlow Labour, Jon Clempner won by 578 votes with a massive 63% of the vote. Since then cllr Clempner has become the leader of Harlow Council and become a talisman for Labour in the town. He seems to understand campaigning better than most and so may well look after his own ward as well as many others.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, successfully backed the Golden Swift pub in Hare Street to become an Asset of Community Value. This means that it is now much harder for the pub to be sold or taken over by developers and it gives the local community would have a chance to buy the pub for themselves first.
A SENIOR Labour councillor has pledged to use the full force of the law to crack down on bikers in their ward. Cllr Ian Beckett has been contacted by residents who haver witnessed bikers, without crash helmets and at high speed riding down Tumbler Road.