HARLOW Ukip has only been a political force for under two years but in that time they have made quite an impression in Harlow politics.
THE STREET lights in Harlow are set to be switched back on after Labour run Harlow Council pushed it through as part of their budget last night.
ALL political parties in Harlow have praised the findings of a Local Government Challenge report for Harlow Council.
THE LABOUR candidate for the Mark Hall ward by-election on February 12th has been out in all weathers trying to secure votes.
THERE are six caravans in this encampment. Essex County Council obtained possession of the land in the county court on Monday 2 February 2015 and have served the encampment with an order to leave. If the travellers have not vacated the land by today (Wednesday 4 February 2015) ECC will be instructing bailiffs to carry out an eviction.
ESSEX County Council’s Cabinet has supported plans proposed in the 2015/16 budget report to spend almost £70m on school projects, of which approximately £55m will be spent on creating new school places.
SUZY Stride PPC, has backed Labour plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately. In Harlow there are currently 4180 living in the private rented sector – they all deserve a fairer deal.
YOUNG politicians got to pose their questions to Parliamentary hopeful Suzy Stride. The Labour candidate visited Year 6 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, to explain the world of politics to them.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has hit back at claims by the Chief Constable of Essex Police that imply he refused to attend meetings with Essex Police to discuss the problems of illegal encampments in Harlow.
NOW here is an interesting story. On Saturday, a YH reporter was walking past Boots in the town centre, when we saw a young man being spoken to by a police officer.
MP Tom Watson held an informal discussion for local labour supporters, trade unionists and young people interested in politics at the Shark pub in Harlow.
GOVERNMENT figures have revealed that St Marks School, once again, tops the table for the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate.
ROBERT Halfon has stepped up his campaign to support Harlow residents who feel that they are being fleeced in the NCP car park by Harlow Town Station, by raising the issue in the House of Commons.
ESSEX Police has now helped secure the safety of more than 200 women and men by using new legislation to protect them from the risk of domestic violence.
Suzy Stride called the summit of local care professionals in Harlow after weeks of crisis at the local Princess Alexandra Hospital, which many have claimed is in at least part due to cuts in local social care services meaning patients are being kept in hospital because there is no-one to look after them at home. This practice, known as delayed discharges cost the hospital trust almost £2.2 million last year.
ANTI-social behaviour incidents including fly-tipping and littering can be reported to Harlow Council. It is important that any offences are reported so they can be investigated and appropriate action taken. Reporting issues and incidents can also help support any legal action the Council takes.
OVER the few weeks many headline stories in the news have been about different types of leaders and their actions. so I thought this week in my blog I would post what I see as a perfect leader. I know that there would never be a prefect leader, as everyone has faults, which is understandable as we are human. But many people have prove to be good leaders by using a variety of skills and qualities to make themselves relate to the people.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has welcomed another big fall in the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Harlow. Figures released today by the ONS show that since 2010, the number of people claiming JSA has fallen by 53%. The unemployment rate in Harlow is now lower than the rest of England, despite being significantly higher than the national average in 2010.
PRINCESS Alexandra hospital in Harlow has, again, missed their target for the number of people set to be seen within four hours at A and E.
THE SHADOW education minister, Tristam Hunt was “bowled over” by the commitment and passion of Passmores Academy students when he came to visit this week.
Harlow MP Robert Halfon challenges Suzy Stride over “privatisation of NHS” comments made by colleague
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has challenged Labour candidate, Suzy Stride, to disassociate herself from remarks made by Labour shadow Health Minister Liz Kendall “supporting” privatisation of the NHS.
THE CANDIDATES for the Mark Hall ward By-election have been declared. The election will be on February 12th. YH will have a closer look at the candidates next week.
HARLOW Council has defended a “plea” it has made to council tenants over tenants parking illegally. The “advice” on parking was included in the latest rent statement which is sent out to around 10,000 Council tenants every three months.
THE number of people starting apprenticeships is falling in Harlow under the Tory-led government, new figures show.