Weekend GP service in Harlow rated a success

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.

Proposal to build near McDonald’s abandoned

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”.

Have you downloaded the health app yet?

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.

Three Harlow bus companies have their licences revoked

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Coach Limited, Road Runner Buses Ltd and Townlink Buses Ltd, all of Burnt Mill Industrial Estate in Elizabeth Way, had been revoked.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.

Harlow Council leader: £1 million worth of savings imposed by government will be tough

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.”

Poor diet in Harlow raises cancer risks

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[1].

Prisoners take up reading challenge

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.

Deadline for elections in Much Hadham

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.