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DURING the election campaign, Harlow MP Robert Halfon campaigned hard for Harlow residents on five key issues: lower fuel bills, Bringing jobs and Apprenticeships back to Harlow, Harlow Housing for Harlow People, Protecting our NHS‎, and Fair Immigration Fair to the Taxpayer. In the 100…

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SUPERFAST Essex has revealed its latest broadband rollout plans and new delivery timescales as the Government marks a key milestone in the national programme. The postcode areas to be covered by the next phase of the Essex broadband rollout of superfast connectivity (24Mbps and above)…

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JUST after the General Election, the portfolio holder for regeneration, cllr Tony Durcan took us on a tour of the town centre and outlined his hopes and aspirations. A few months later, the leader of the Harlow Conservative group, cllr Andrew Johnson and his colleagues…

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A HARLOW man who has been at the heart of the campaign against illegal traveller encampments has been cautioned by Essex Police over “offensive comments’ on social media. YH has spoken to Malcolm Mitchell who confirmed to us that he has received a police caution…

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And now Dan has found a monster in the depths of Longfield, just off Tumbler Road. We caught up with Dan, out and about in his ward.

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THE new council housebuilding programme is to be accelerated by Epping Forest District Council. Housing Portfolio Holder David Stallan reported progress on a host of new schemes at various stages of planning and development to the meeting of Cabinet on 23 July 2015. New council…

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A LEADING Harlow Conservative councillor has questioned a proposal to exclude councillors from certain tenants panels. Cllr Simon Carter was reacting to comments that housing panel meetings had become too political with “councillors passing notes to member of the public.” The whole debate can be…

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HARLOW Council’s housing bosses have expressed fears over the future of funding for housing in Harlow. Portfolio holder for housing, cllr Rod Truan and portfolio holder for finance, cllr Mike Danvers both expressed their concerns about the leves of cuts coming from central government. Cllr…

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THE LEADER of Harlow UKIP has re-affirmed his party’s commitment to deliver the best for the town over the coming year. Cllr Bill Pryor made his comments at the full council meeting recently after the respective leaders of the Labour and Conservative groups had spoken.…

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THE Harlow Green Party held its founding meeting last Thursday, 29 July, at a well attended session at the Hare in Harlow. Following an incredibly positive General Election campaign Harlow Green members felt that they could more effectively dedicate themselves to the needs of the…

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A CONTROVERSIAL Labour councillor has told a meeting of the full council in Harlow, why she is not apologising about her stance on travellers. Netteswell councillor, Waida Formna spoke in robust terms to the assembled members. You can see her speech from the 57 min…

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HARLOW Council leader, cllr Jon Clempner is a thoughtful and considerate council leader. He takes on each challenge and thinks them through. On Thursday night, at Harlow Council, he made what is traditionally called the “State of the Town” address. Cllr Clempner reflects on the…

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IT WAS a passionate speech. A speech that couldn’t be written by any spin doctor or word-smith. It was a speech by someone who clearly loves the town of Harlow and is committed to see it grown and flourish. Harlow Conservative leader, cllr Andrew Johnson…

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A HARLOW councillor in charge of communities has outlined how the council aims to tackle Harlow”s growing obesity problem. Cllr Emma Toal’s answer was in response to a question from Great Parndon councillor, David Carter. With twenty per cent of the year six school population…

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THE Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Nick Alston has welcomed a report in the Journal of Epidemiology and Clinical Health. http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/07/08/jech-2015-206012.full Mr Alston said: “The impact of Part Night Lighting (PNL) on road safety and on crime is an important topic which is rightly a…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Council has detailed why there may be “significant risks to the (Harlow) Council’s finances”. Cllr Jon Clempner told the Labour cabinet that the chancellor of the exchequer’s spending review may bring significant pressures to the council. The leader may well detail…