A NEW pilot Weekend GP Service has been operating in Harlow Since October and has received positive feedback from patients. Over 2,000 patients have used the service since it was launched in October, with the majority being people of working age who may not be able to access appointments during the week.
HARLOW has become a surprising star destination for commuters. House prices in Harlow, Essex, rose 17 per cent last year thanks to its schools, good-value property, pretty old town and 34-minute commute to London.
ESSEX Fire Authority has today selected three options for change which will set out the future role and shape of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.
JUNIOR DOCTORS cam out on strike in Harlow today (Tuesday). Junior doctors’ leaders are objecting to the prospect of a new contract in England.
A TOTAL of 154 drivers were arrested during a Christmas crack down on drink and drug driving in Essex.
The campaign, led by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership, is the first Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign during which officers have been able to use roadside drug testing kits introduced last year.
BOTH CONSERVATIVE AND UKIP councillors were outraged at a recent council meeting when a councillor “under internal investigation” was promoted.
The object of their ire, was Mark Hall councillor, Danny Purton.
THE MINSTER with responsibility for combatting domestic violence, Karen Bradley MP visited Harlow on Friday.
The minister, along with Harlow MP, Robert Halfon firstly visited Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in Harlow and then went on to Safer Places.
A MONITORING visit by Ofsted has reported back that Kingsmoor Academy is moving in the right direction. The report was published on Monday January 11th after a visit before Christmas.
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAH) is reminding patients to only visit Accident and Emergency in an emergency especially during the proposed junior doctors’ strike on Tuesday 12 January 2016.
A PROPOSAL to use land next to the M11-A414 junction at Hastingwood as a waste site has been abandoned, North Weald Bassett Parish Council has been told. The parish council says it welcomes the decision after it branded the idea “completely unacceptable”.
ESSEX County Council’s mobile health app has been announced as a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards 2016.
Lifestyle Essex, which was created earlier this year, was shortlisted from over 700 bids from councils across the country, and it will now strive for a winning place in the award categories of Driving Efficiency through Technology and Innovation.
ROBERT Halfon MP is named as one of the 100 most influential people with a disability or impairment. Shaw Trust has announced the launch of Power 100: The most influential people in Britain with a disability or impairment and on the list is Robert Halfon MP.
THREE Harlow bus companies have received fines totaling more than £25,000 and had their licences revoked. The traffic commissioner for the East of England announced this week that the licences for Olympus Bus and Coach Limited, Road Runner Buses Ltd and Townlink Buses Ltd, all of Burnt Mill Industrial Estate in Elizabeth Way, had been revoked. The firms were also fined £4,800, £14,250 and £6,000 respectively.
PLANNING applications could be processed by a “designated person” rather than a local planning authority, under an amendment put forward by the government in the Housing and Planning Bill.
AT least 40 new foster families are needed across Essex in 2016 to provide stable and loving homes to children and young people according to figures provided today by Essex County council.
COUNCILLOR Clempner, adds: “The Council will continue to work hard to protect services and jobs but there will come a point when this can no longer be achieved. We continue to look at ways to keep costs down by improving what we do and how we do it. The Council’s priority is to work with residents to make the money we do receive have the biggest impact on improving Harlow.”
IN the East of England, 47% of adults are not aware that having a poor diet increases the risk of developing cancer, making them the least aware in Britain (41% national average), a poll for World Cancer Research Fund has found.
A SERIES of options setting out the future role and shape of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, which will be discussed by the Essex Fire Authority at its meeting on Wednesday next week (13 January), have been revealed.
PRISONERS at HMP & YOI Chelmsford are being given a unique opportunity to turn their lives around thanks to a Reading Agency initiative backed by Essex Libraries. Reading Ahead, formerly known as the Six Book Challenge, offers offenders a chance to improve their reading skills through six books of their own choosing.
PLANS for the development of housing on the land formerly occupied by The Square and the YWCA in Harlow is up in front of the council planning committee next week.
HARLOW politicians from across the political divide supported a motion to support the Crossrail project coming out to Harlow. The full debate can be found below from the 50 minute point onwards.
THE deadline for the receipt of nomination papers for the Much Hadham parish council by-election will be 4pm on Thursday January 22 2016. Sufficient numbers of electors have come forward to request an election for all five vacancies and the Notice of Election will be published on or before January 14 2016.
THE Chief Executive of Harlow Council, Malcolm Morley, is to receive an OBE for his services to local government. The New Year’s Honours list 2016, published on 30 December 2015, recognises the achievements of a wide range of people across the UK.
HARLOW parents who have yet to apply for their children’s primary school places are being reminded to do so as the deadline for applications approaches. All children are entitled to start primary school in the September after their fourth birthday.