CONSULTATION on the future of key development sites in Epping has been welcomed by the Leader of Epping Forest District Council, Councillor Chris Whitbread.
#DontCloseOLR campaign seeks clarity over bus gate proposal ROBERT Halfon MP and senior members of Harlow Conservatives have written a joint letter to Essex County Council to call for a proposed bus gate on London Road to be abandoned. The #DontCloseOLR resident-led campaign group approached Harlow Conservatives to ask for more information about plans for […]
WEARING the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly tells staff that you need additional support, help or a little more time.
A LONG-standing supporter of the incredible work that is done by the Harlow Stroke Support and Rehab Centre, Robert Halfon MP has helped secure a £2,000 donation from a local company-founder to the community group.
HARLOW Council leader praises public over Covid-19 but issues warning to those who flout rules.
IN July, the Court of Appeal handed down guidance on how councils should interpret local planning policies in relation to green wedges.
THE head of public health in Essex has admitted to being terrified as he spelled out a conservative estimate of at least as many deaths this winter involving Covid-19 as the county saw during the virus’ first wave.
ESSEX County Council has been paying out around £20,000 each year for an office in Brussels it does not even occupy.
HARLOW and Gilston Garden Town Director to join Dacorum Borough Council as new CEO Claire Hamilton, Director for Harlow & Gilston Garden Town, is joining Dacorum Borough Council as CEO.
THE biggest shake-up of planning for decades has caused fury that moves to fast-track the construction of “beautiful” homes across England will “dilute” democratic oversight, choke off affordable housing and lead to the creation of “slum” dwellings reports The Guardian. Under the proposals, unveiled on Thursday, planning applications based on pre-approved “design codes” would get […]
THE Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishops Stortford has changed its name to the South Mills Arts. In a statement the trustees said: “In line with its strategy to relaunch the Rhodes Arts Complex, to better fulfil its anticipated future role in the cultural life of Bishop’s Stortford and district, the Rhodes Birthplace Trust has announced […]
COUNCILS across the country are backing the creative industries to help drive economic recovery in local areas, the Local Government Association and Creative Industries Federation set out today.
NEWSPAPERS have been urged not to splash on suicide stories in new guidance issued by a mental health charity.
WH SMITH is considering cutting 1,500 jobs after lockdown caused its revenues to plummet.
Harlow Labour Council Leader: “The reward for the hard work of people in Harlow in fighting this deadly disease, cannot be a P45”
THE LEADER of Harlow Council has expressed his concerns over job losses in Harlow.
Housing Boss: Government plans to expand office block conversions could create “slums for the future”
I write as Chair of the Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA), but also as one of the Commissioners for the Government’s ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission which reported to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government at the turn of this year.
Princess Alexandra bosses concerned there are ‘insufficient skills and capability’ to build new hospital
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was one of six to receive a share of £2.7bn of funding to build a new hospital last year as part of the first phase of the government’s health infrastructure plan (HIP).
PAHT launches microsite to host information about progress towards a new hospital THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has launched a microsite as a hub of information about its progress towards a new hospital. The microsite, part of the PAHT website, is the place to go to find out all about the new state-of-the-art […]
THE Government has announced that Harlow will receive a major investment as part of the new “Getting Building Fund”, helping to reboot the local economy. £6 million will fund four important projects and create 1,600 local jobs:
WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group held it’s very first virtual AGM yesterday (July 30) amid the Coronavirus pandemic
NEW homes and hospitals will be granted “automatic” permission to be built as part of sweeping planning reforms in England, the housing secretary says.
LIKE all local authorities, Harlow Council is a trusted authority and source of information to the community. Its digital services must cover everything from information on recycling through to applying for planning permission. And, since February this year, that includes guidance on COVID-19.
ON FRIDAY, Leaders and Chief Executives of all councils, county, city, district, and unitary in Greater Essex, alongside the Police, Crime & Fire Commissioner, met to discuss the future of Local Government across the county.
HOT on the heels of last year’s hugely successful ‘member-led’ pothole repair initiative comes another chance for county councillors to put forward their priority repairs after a major cash investment by the ECC Cabinet.