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OVER 400 children from Harlow have turned to the Harlow Foodbank over the last three months as the cost of living crisis in the town deepens. Between April to September, 1,697 people were fed by the Harlow Foodbank. That figure included 1,280 adults and 417…

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A HARLOW kids club that was only put into special measures three months ago, has seen a remarkable turn-around in fortunes. In July, the Chill Out Kids Club received scathing criticism by Ofsted in the report. The report pointed at levels of safeguarding, staffing and…

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SUZY Stride, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow, recently visited the Harlow based charity Street2Homes. She saw first hand the invaluable work it does with homeless people. Street2Homes provides a safe and friendly environment in which they are able assist the homeless in a number of…

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SPECIAL guest Frank Bruno wished job seekers luck at the second Harlow jobs fair on friday. The event, organised by Harlow MP Robert Halfon, saw job seekers meet with local organisations and businesses with the hope of finding employment. Your Harlow attended the event and…

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by Jo O’Reilly The consultation on Youth Service cuts by Essex County Council was made public last Thursday 10th October, members of the public can have their say on the proposals by taking part in a the public consultation survey online. Despite this, not everyone…

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THIS WAS a question that a Harlow resident put to a councillor on Thursday night in Staple Tye. Councillor Waida Forman told the resident that, although she was not his constituent, she had a surgery. YH has to say that in the four months we…

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By Jo O’Reilly LABOUR politicians have expressed their concerns that youth services are set to be either closed down or thrown into private hands. Last week, Essex County Council announced that they are launching a consultation on the future of youth service provision in Essex.…

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HARLOW Council has been praised for the way it delivers its accounts and manages its finances. Independent external auditors Ernst & Young LLP have issued an unqualified opinion on the Council’s 2012/13 annual accounts and an unqualified conclusion of the Council’s arrangements for securing value…

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A HARLOW woman who registered a complaint against former Harlow Vet is set to go to Harlow MP Robert Halfon to ask why a vet was not suspended during a “disgraceful conduct” probe. Last week YH reported that Geoff Oliver had faced a number of…

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RESIDENTS are reminded they only have till Friday 25 October to participate in Essex County Council’s formal public consultation into the discretionary elements of its home to school transport policy. The local authority currently spends over £25million on ensuring children across the county can attend…

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THE Government is giving £100 million to Enterprise Zones, including the one in Harlow, to help them attract new businesses and create jobs. It is hoped this will unlock areas that are currently unused and turn them into “prime economic sites” that will “bring home…

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Are Greater Anglia set to impose new restrictions on cyclists? A new ‘Draft Cycle Strategy’ sheds doubts on the future of cyclist taking bikes on Greater Anglia trains. The document states that whilst they will, for the short-term, continue to allow the carriage of bikes…

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TOTTENHAM MP, David Lammy joined prospective parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride (Lab) and a dozen Labour activists on the street of Brockles Mead to listen to voters concerns. YH spoke to Mr Lammy to see what messages he had brought back from Labour conference…

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AWARDS which will recognise young people’s educational progress in Harlow have been launched today by Harlow Council. Educational progression is vital for young people to fulfil their aspirations and improve their life chances. The Council, as community leader, recognises that it has a role to…

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Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Wednesday 9 October 2013, from 10am, Committee Room 1 Essex Fire Audit Governance and Review, Wednesday 9 October 2013, from 2pm, Fire Service HQ Essex Fire Audit Sub-Committee, Wednesday 9 October 2013, from 3.30pm, Fire Service HQ Cabinet, Thursday 10…