Praise for Sheering Primary by Ofsted

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.

Unions continue to put pressure on Burnt Mill

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.

Princess Alexandra hit by £1.8 million fine

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.

Harlow District Council Elections 2016

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 […]

Ward by ward: Harlow Common-For whom the voter Toals?

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.

Harlow Air Cadet Squadron impress Robert Halfon

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.

Ward by ward: Sumners and Kingsmoor-The rise and rise of cllr Perrin

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.

Ward by ward: Staple Tye

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.

Ward by ward: Little Parndon

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.

Golden Swift pub gets vital boost by Conservatives

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.