HE next steps in the development of the Harlow Enterprise Zone was recommended by Harlow Council Cabinet. Project Director, Andrew Bramidge explained to the council that this was all about the development of a science park and not an industrial estate.
LABOUR-controlled Harlow Council has had their budget approved for 2016-17. In a short but specific meeting, the ruling gross budget was voted through.
THE authority is encouraging Essex residents to take a stand against scammers this Leap Year, and to raise awareness of the debilitating crime. Here are some things to look out for:
IF you spot dumped rubbish or litter around the town you can report it to us at www.harlow.gov.uk/report – all reports are investigated and, if conclusive evidence of those responsible can be found, the Council will issue fixed penalty notices.
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been awarded £1 million from NHS England Nursing Technology Fund to buy electronic equipment which will support staff in the delivery of effective care.
GOVERNMENT watchdog Ofsted has praised The Downs Primary School following a recent Ofsted inspection.
I am frightened that Islamic extremists, in the shape of ISIS, are on the rise. I am frightened that terrorism is rampant, with the latest example being the horrific attacks in Paris. It is only because of the actions of the security services that we have escaped similar attacks, so far. I am frightened of the turmoil in Syria, resulting in the fleeing of thousands of migrants. The threats Britain faces from Islamic extremists and other terrorism remain very grave and very real.
ARRIVA has stepped in to take over the running of a key bus route in Harlow. The move follows the loss of the existing service between the town centre and Tumbler Road and Potter Street. Arriva’s new Service 9 will begin on Saturday, February 27, expanding the bus operator’s local network.
FORMER Harlow MP, Jerry Hayes has made a withering attack on MP Boris Johnson after he decided on Sunday to back the “Out” group over the European Union referendum.
Writing in his blog, Mr Hayes who was Harlow MP from 1983 to 1997 said: “I have been knocking around politics for so long that I didn’t think it was possible for me to become utterly shocked at the venality, ambition and horror of one man’s ego.
HARLOW College has received a glowing inspection report by government watchdog, Ofsted. The inspection took place between January 26th and 28th.
THIS week the Innovation 50 project has been launched to support small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Essex.
The result of a partnership between Essex County Council’s Essex Innovation Programme (EIP) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), the project, which will run over the next three years, aims to identify and support the 50 most successful SMEs in the county.
A NEW campaign raising awareness of domestic abuse in Essex, Southend and Thurrock and the support available for victims has been launched today, Monday February 22, 2016.
CHILDREN’S centres currently provide services for families with children aged 0 to 5 and Essex County Council proposes to offer a wider range of services to meet the needs of the whole family: from pre-birth to 19. This includes extending services for pregnant mothers through to families with children aged up to 19, as well as offering more services under one roof, such as school nursing and health visitors.
ARE you interested in shaping the way policing is delivered in Harlow? Essex Police is inviting Harlow residents’ to join them for a special meeting on Tuesday 23 February at Harlow College, Velizy Avenue at 7pm.
PROTECT OUR TOWN PARK; We, the undersigned, want to protect Harlow Town Park and want all planning applications on green land stopped in there tracks. We want a park wide preservation order to stop all planning that removes any trees, threatens any species of animal or any planning to turn a green space into a building! The park is under constant threat,
TEN people have been arrested so far during an operation targeting drug dealing in Southend, Basildon, Castle Point and Rochford.
The three weeks of action forms part of Operation Raptor, a team put together earlier this year to deal with gang-related issues and London dealers who come to Essex to sell class A drugs.
TODAY Robert Halfon MP spoke to local commuters at Harlow Train Station to hear about their thoughts and views on the current train services currently offered by Abellio Greater Anglia.
DEMAND on the local Emergency Department is extremely high. People in Harlow, across West Essex and East and North Hertfordshire are being encouraged to choose the right care for their needs. This includes calling NHS 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency; considering self care where possible; visiting your local pharmacy or GP. In most cases, you can get help and advice from these professionals which can remove the need to attend the Emergency Department.
AN INSPECTION by a government watchdog has rated Essex Police as Inadequate when it comes to handing cases of child protection. And the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate paints a picture of chaos and confusion when it comes to dealing with anti-social behaviour.
“I welcome Nick Alston’s statement at today’s Fire Authority meeting, which sets out the stall for collaborative work which both services, along with the East of England Ambulance Service and the County Council will be now begin to develop further.
TO reduce the number of domestic abuse victims, perpetrators must be challenged to change their behaviour, say specialist charities and three leading Police and Crime Commissioners
THE Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis, was in Harlow today (15 February 2016) to meet community leaders to talk about the town’s potential for growth in the future.
THE finalists for the British Parking Awards have been announced and the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has been shortlisted for the Team of the Year category. Having previously won the Parking Partnership award at the 2012 British Parking Awards, NEPP is keen to show the judges another successful area of its organisation.
SOME residents in Bishop’s Stortford have received bogus council tax enforcement notices from a company called QDC collection agents who are asking to collect unpaid council tax.