LIBRARY users from across Essex have instructed leading law firm Watkins and Gunn to give legal advice for a potential legal challenge against Essex County Council. Campaigners believe that the revised library strategy which sees Essex County Council asking volunteers to house and run libraries sees the Council failing in its statutory duty to provide a library service.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust received recognition today of their ongoing improvements in the quality of care they provide for their 350,000 residents, with improved quality ratings awarded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The ratings follow an inspection of six of the core services across the trust in March and April (2019).
PARENTS have accused Essex County Council of hiding information which would reveal how reliant families are on respite care.
LAST week we attended the annual general meeting (age) of the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
A GROUNDBREAKING initiative at Stansted Airport has won praise from former education minister for apprenticeships and skills Robert Halfon.
WITH its focus on boosting the area’s productivity, more than 200 leaders from the public and private sector attended the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (SELEP) Annual Conference and heard how more than £90 million had been invested in projects to improve the region’s economy in the last year. In its annual report SELEP, the […]
JUST days after Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister and appointed his new Cabinet, Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, has called on the new Chancellor, Sajid Javid, to release the capital funding for a brand new hospital in Harlow.
HARLOW Council Leader Mark Ingall has joined with other Labour Leaders from across England and Wales to call on Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister, to end cuts to local government. Tory cuts mean councils have lost 60p out of every £1 that the last Labour Government was spending on local government in 2010. claims Labour.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon wasted no time in asking the new prime minister, Boris Johnson a question in the House of Commons.
THE Harlow Lib Dems are excited at the future under new party leader, Jo Swinson, as they look to build a richer, greener, safer and more loving country.
HARLOW Council bosses have met with the Shopmobilty as the service that helps hundreds of Harlow residents is set to close.
Essex Chambers to Prime Minister: Now is the time to get down to business TODAY, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) – which includes Essex Chambers of Commerce – has written to incoming Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that the PM must address on arrival in Downing […]
IN what is believed to be the largest weekday protest Chelmsford city centre has seen in a number of years, over a hundred campaigners against library closures marched on the cabinet meeting of Essex County Council this morning. The meeting was set to approve a revised libraries strategy that will see the council potentially closing library buildings.
ESSEX County Council has signed off on its five-year library strategy – but campaigners say they are still no clearer how the new model will operate.
NEW research has identified the local authority areas across the UK which will be potentially worst hit by the planned changes to Government legislation on Help To Buy in 2021, and when it ends in 2023.
HARLOW Conservatives have questioned whether the Labour-run administration has the “vision” to deliver regeneration to the Harlow Town Centre.
BY Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble TWO Suffolk councils which have controversially invested millions of pounds into out-of-county retail, office and commercial property are set to sign off their investment firm’s business plan for the year this week. Here is what they already own in Harlow Princes Gate Retail Park, Harlow CIFCO purchased the units […]
OFFICERS in Town Centre Teams will become the beating heart of communities across Essex from today (Monday, 22 July). A number of key partners gathered in Harlow on Monday morning. Essex Police Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst was joined by Harlow’s District Commander, Chief Inspector Natalia Ross, Harlow Council leader, cllr Mark Ingall, Harvey Centre manager, […]
A QUESTION at a recent Harlow Council meeting illustrated how many people with physical and mental disabilities are employed by HTS Ltd.
IF you have an unwanted or unlicensed firearm you are being encouraged to hand it in to us to help keep Essex safe and prevent it from falling into the hands of criminals.
HUNDREDS of Harlow residents, who depend on Post Office Road-based Shopmobility, may face a lonely and isolated future, as the office is set to close.
THE Irish Times has reported that Boris Johnson, who will probably be the next prime minister, may be having trouble with Irish names.
NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting members of the public to its next Board meeting which takes place Thursday 25 July, 2019 from 9.30am.
THE Government must fix the broken education funding system, commit to a multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges and bring forward a strategic ten-year education funding plan, MPs say today.