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GYPSY travellers who have encamped in Templefields are the responsibility of Essex County Council says Harlow Council. Residents spotted the encampment of South Road close to the cycle track at the back of Tanys Dell school at least a week ago. But as they are…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has defended his position on the bedroom tax after Labour candidate, Suzy Stride noted his absence from the debate in parliament on Tuesday evening. Robert Halfon said: “In a week when it was announced that unemployment in Harlow continues to fall,…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has welcomed Office for National Statistics figures which show the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Harlow has fallen by 102 in the past year. The number of claimants in the town last month – 2,221 – is also 38…

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AS the consultation into the future of youth services enters its fifth week, Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education, has been to Harlow, Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon to hear the views of young people who currently access Essex youth services. The consultation is to…

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IF YOU THOUGHT traffic was bad enough at the Clock Tower roundabout then things are set to get worse as plans are set for six months of roadworks. Improvements to the roundabout where the A414 meets Second Avenue will begin in May, 2014. The government…

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LABOUR has criticised Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, for missing a debate on the bedroom tax, which Labour argue is unfair and fails to save the taxpayer money. The policy was discussed in an opposition day debate in Parliament yesterday (Tuesday), giving MPs a…

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NEARLY 1,000 people who previously did not have to pay council tax have been called to court for failing to meet their bills. The government scrapped the national council tax benefit scheme in April. A campaign group calling itself the Harlow Council Tax Rebels say…

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ANDREW Bramidge, the new Project Director (Enterprise Zone Delivery) who will concentrate specifically on the delivery of Harlow Enterprise Zone has now taken up his new role. The post is being funded for the next three years by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership. Andrew…

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A MEETING OF THE Stop West Sumners (SWS) campaigners was held at the Sumners Leisure Centre last week. The campaigners are keen to keep the pressure on all concerned regarding the proposals for up to 2,000 homes in the area, although on land in Epping…

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By Perdi Harris AN evening at the Chocolate Run’s weekly drop-in sees volunteers provide hot drinks and snacks for the homeless of Harlow. Across the room, an elderly man has fallen asleep in an armchair. He has walked six miles from Hoddesdon in the cold…

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ESSEX County Council has launched a consultation into the future provision of primary school places in Harlow as a response to significant growth in pupil numbers as a result of new housing, rising births and families moving into the town. Over the last 12 months…

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IT HAS been running for almost eleven years but it could be (we stress..could be) coming to a conclusion. At a meeting of the Potters Street Residents Association, a number of agencies came together to tell residents “where they were”. For newcomers to this story,…

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FAMILIES are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams; a place where…

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A HARLOW Conservatives community campaign has been out in force today (Saturday) knocking on doors of local residents to explain how the Government is helping with bills and the cost of living. The campaign explained the Government’s fuel duty freeze which ensures that motoring fuel…

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HARLOW Council’s press release of October 30 contained many inaccurate and misleading statements. This statement is lengthy because it is difficult to respond to each point in the council’s statement without supplying a lot of information. Harlow Council: The council worked hard over many months…

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ROBERT Halfon has voted for higher energy prices in the House of Commons says Labour candidate, Suzy Stride. Under this government, energy bills have risen by almost £300 a year for families, and businesses say it’s the second biggest cost they face. On Wednesday (6th…