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PEAR Tree Mead pupils welcomed visiting politicians and made them aware of the school’s green credentials. Headteacher Mrs Peden and the pupils welcomed MP Robert Halfon and Portfolio Holder for Environment at Harlow Council, Cllr Alastair Gunn. Film of the visit is below. https://www.youtube.com/embed/WCb1trcO14E

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ON Sunday morning anti racists gathered at the Obelisk in Harlow Town Centre to demonstrate their solidarity with the ‘three lions’ of the England football team, Rashford, Sancho and Saka, who all received racist abuse after missing penalties against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.…

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NEW grants are available to Harlow businesses affected by the delays to the full easing of COVID restrictions. Essex County Council have provided Harlow Council with further funding to extend the Additional Business Support (ABS) scheme. The extended scheme supports Harlow businesses that have not…

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THE EDITOR of YourHarlow (YH) gave evidence to a government select committee for the safety of journalists. The committee has been compiling evidence on the increasing threats to journalists in the United Kingdom. The threats made have been in person as well as on-line. Hundreds…

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HARLOW Conservatives strongly welcome Government investment to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy The Harlow Conservatives have strongly welcomed the Government’s major investment announced today to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy. “Investing in our schools and college” was a key pledge of the Conservatives election campaign and they…

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FROM: The leader of the Harlow Alliance Party, Nicholas Taylor AFTER some four years in the making, the Local Plan of Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) is now in its final stages. The Planning Inspector tasked at looking at the Plan has made her comments…

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Sir, AS one of the group of four that have been working on this project for the past three years, I am very disappointed that nobody approached us first as we would have been more than happy to give a complete update. Instead the question was raised…

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AS part of our Friday catch ups, we went down to The Stow to interview Harlow MP Robert Halfon. He had just visited The Stow Pharmacy as part of his tour of local businesses. We spoke to him about the state of business in Harlow…

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THE possibility of a by-election in Harlow is not out of the question after a Labour councillor has been laid low by Covid-19. Staple Tye councillor John Strachan made the announcement on social media on Saturday morning. The political complication is that cllr Strachan has…

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A FINAL £3.6m Covid Local Support Grant from central government is being used to provide free school meals over the summer holidays and extra support for families hit by the pandemic. Essex County Council (ECC) has allocated £2.6m to continue the holiday free school meal…

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THE HARLOW Conservatives have answered a question on the future plans for the empty Osler House Surgery. As readers may know, the surgery in Prentice Place was closed in 2018. The Harlow Alliance Party’s Alan Leverett asked the following question at a recent council meeting.…

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WITH a release from lockdown day now set at July 19th, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK…

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PETROL prices have climbed to their highest level in almost eight years, says motoring organisation the AA reports the BBC. Average prices have hit 133p a litre, it says, almost 20p higher than in November. Diesel prices are also up.The rise comes as families fill…

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LAST night’s council meeting was heated enough and then they came to the last item on the agenda. Newly elected Harlow Common councillor, James Leppard, rose to make a comment on the most recent Audit Committee. Cllr Leppard made his feelings known regarding elements of…

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LLOYDS Pharmacy has issued a statement due to high levels of Covid-related absence. Lloyds Pharmacy is based up on The Pinnacles in Harlow. The statement on their website is as follows: “We are currently experiencing high levels of COVID related absence. Please be assured that…

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WHILE the current Harlow MP is trying to re-write history, and his own party’s councillors position on the proposed second crossing of the Stort, he is voting for some dreadful things in the Commons says Harlow Labour leader, Chris Vince. Cllr Vince said: “Early this…