Library users prepare for potential legal challenge against Essex County Council

Library users prepare for potential legal challenge against Essex County Council

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.

Driving the area’s productivity is key mission for SELEP

Driving the area’s productivity is key mission for SELEP

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 […]

Hundreds march on crunch meeting over libraries future

Hundreds march on crunch meeting over libraries future

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.

Two Suffolk councils buy up properties in Harlow

Two Suffolk councils buy up properties in Harlow

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 […]

Policing in Harlow: Launch of Harlow Town Centre Policing Team

Policing in Harlow: Launch of Harlow Town Centre Policing Team

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, […]