Harlow MP Robert Halfon: “Why Britain should remain within the European Union”

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 saves vital bus route for Harlow

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 lambasts Boris Johnson over “Out” decision

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.

Innovation project aims to help Harlow businesses

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.

Have your say in closure of children’s centres in Harlow

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.

Petition launched to “protect Town Park”

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,

Harlow man arrested as part of Operation Raptor

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.

Appeal as demand on Princess Alexandra Hospital graded “Extremely high”

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.

Essex Fire and Police discuss working together

“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.

Harlow parking wardens shortlisted for award

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.