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VETERAN councillor, Joshua Jolles sought assurances from the leader of Harlow Council that the council was against the building of a junction 7a on the M11 that went through Sheering, Old Harlow and Edinburgh Way. Here is cllr Mark Wilkinson’s response.

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ESSEX County Council is releasing £1m of emergency funding to tackle road flooding across the county. A package of measures is being put in place urgently in conjunction with District/ Borough/ City Councils to identify the worst flooding points, where action will be taken to…

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ESSEX County Council (ECC) is proud to announce the Health Foundation has awarded £450,000 for a social care scheme to improve resident safety across Essex care homes and prevent unnecessary emergency hospital admissions. The news is also significant because it makes ECC the first social…

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WE KNEW there had to be a war of words on the first occasion that the cameras were allowed into a meeting of Harlow Council and sure enough Labour and Conservatives did not let us down. Conservative councillor Simon Carter questioned the amount of money…

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THE CRISIS gripping Harlow primary schools has deepened with the news that Longwood Primary in Paringdon Road has been placed into special measures by Ofsted. Longwood joins Latton Green and St James’s in special measures along with six other primary schools that have been ordered…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has won a significant victory in his campaign to stop energy companies penalising customers who do not pay their bills by direct debit. Earlier this week, Mr Halfon secured a debate in the House of Commons re energy tariffs. Now, Energy…

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HARLOW COUNCIL leader, cllr Mark Wilkinson has defended the ruling Labour groups recommendation that the council tax for Harlow residents be increased by 1.5%. Speaking during a robust debate on the proposal, cllr Wilkinson gave an overview on why he felt the increase was part…

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THE HARLOW CONSERVATIVE group has reacted with anger after an amendment to freeze council tax in Harlow was voted down by the ruling Labour group. Shadow Conservative leader detailed his proposals for an amendment that included a number of proposals including cutting councillors’ allowances, curtailing…

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ON the 5th of February 1832, the Great Reform Act introduced voter registration for the very first time. Then, the number of eligible voters in a district varied from six to 12,000, with the selection of some Members of Parliament controlled by one person. We…

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A NEWLY established Patient Panel at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is keen to raise its profile and is organising a conference to bring together people and organisations interested in healthcare across the area. The all- day conference at the Harlow Leisurezone on 28…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon was praised last night for a successful debate on energy prices. The debate was opened by Mr Halfon and concluded by Chatham MP, Tracey Crouch. The two hour debate was peppered by praise from all parties. Mr Halfon said: “In the…

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YOUR HARLOW is only seven months old and just finding its way in the world of Harlow politics. But on two occasions, people have asked us: “Is Sydenham House still open? I walked past the other day and it looked..closed.” To recap, in 2004, Sydenham…

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ESSEX County Council now officially plans to turn off Harlow’s street lights from 12.00 midnight to 5.00am. Labour claim this will cause all kinds of problems to Harlow residents. Many people will feel much more vulnerable at night with personal safety up most in their…

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ESSEX County Council has published maps which show where the street lights will be switched off in Harlow. Harlow street lights will be switched off from midnight to 5am. Eight maps highlight the areas as: Great Parndon, Hare Street & Little Parndon, Katherines & Sumners,…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has won a debate in the House of Commons regarding his campaign on energy companies, according to the MP, charge their customers extortionate admin fees for not paying their bills by direct debit. Mr Halfon said: “I secured this debate by…

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA boss, Melanie Walker has been appointed Chief Executive of the Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Melanie said, “There are very few jobs I would leave PAH for but this is one.” She said the effort that had been put in by everyone across the…