Halfon saddened and angered by closure of Maypole Club

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has told YH he is “shocked and angered by the closure of the Maypole Club. Mr Halfon said: “I have every sympathy for staff, members and all the sports clubs like Lanbgley Colts, who use the grounds. I understand that the Lease of the club has been sold by Pearsons to developers. What has happened is unacceptable: – the manner of closure, the lack of notice, and the lack of thought given to the impact on our community.

The youngest councillor marks out her vision for Harlow

`A BREATH of fresh air into the Harlow political scene is how 23-year-old, Emma Toal has been described. The youngest councillor in Harlow, cllr Emma Toal, went to St Mark’s, a school that encourages political debate. And Emma has graduated through school and sixth form, through Harlow Youth Council,through being a back bencher and is […]

Halfon slams “callous tweet” by Tesco boss

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has criticised a tweet by a senior Tesco manager who said shutting five depots was an example of “awesome teamwork”. Tesco is restructuring its distribution centres with the transfer of 2,000 posts in Essex, Surrey and Derbyshire.

Film: Challenging times ahead says Harlow Council leader

YOU KNOW, it is not often that you get to discuss such varied topics with the leader of Harlow Council from the regeneration agenda to whatever happened to the guy in Roman Holiday (no not Gregory Peck). YH sat down with the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Mark Wilkinson to discuss the challenges that face the town in 2013 and beyond.

Dr Shakoor returns to Abbotsweld primary

IF THERE was ever an event that encapsulated the community spirit of Harlow, then it was the return of Dr Ahmed Shakoor, to open up the new play equipment and garden dedicated to the memory of his family. Dr Shakoor made a moving speech which was punctuated with the words, peace and love.

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