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HARLOW Council is pleased to welcome global company Renesas to the Harlow Innovation Park at Maypole Boulevard. Renesas headquarters are in Japan and they employ around 19,000 people across the world including operations in Asia, North America, South America, Middle East and in Europe. They…

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Dear Editor, MANY people in Harlow will have been deeply moved by Sarah Everard’s tragic murder. My heart goes out to her family and friends at this difficult time. The letter from Cllr Lanie Shears is absolutely right, and I would like to thank her…

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ESSEX County Council (ECC), together with city, district and borough councils, have announced a county-wide approach for businesses to apply for the support they need in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. City, district and borough councils have already paid out over £320 million in…

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THE HARLOW Conservatives have further questions for Harlow Council over safety certificates. A spokesperson said: “We are concerned by the lack of clarity in Harlow Council’s response given the extreme worry and distress the letter has caused so many residents. It is also extremely concerning…

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ESSEX County Council is urging residents and businesses not to miss the opportunity to produce clean energy and save on their household bills with Solar Together Essex – a council initiative that helps households and businesses to purchase high quality solar panels at a discounted…

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THE HARLOW councillor in charge of housing has attempted to set the record straight over recent letters sent out to leaseholders regarding safety certificates. Councillor Mark Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Housing said: “The letters are correct and have not been sent out in error. In…

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TODAY Councillor Ingall, Labour leader of Harlow Council took the first steps in a legal process designed to force Essex County Council to repair Harlow’s roads. Shocked by the appalling condition of the road surface of Hookfield and Minchin Road, Cllr Ingall reported them to…

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THIS is our daily Covid report for Harlow. This includes the figures for Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). The table of 315 local authorities in England and the breakdown of cases for eleven areas of Harlow. Finally, we also have the weekly number of people vaccinated…

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THE Government are today introducing a new Bill in Parliament that will make Harlow’s streets safer. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will equip the police with the powers and tools they need to protect themselves and the public, while toughening sentencing for criminals…

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LAST month, we detailed the woeful solve rate for the crime of rape in Harlow. Over the past two years just four out of 264 have been solved. The fact that there has been 264 is bad enough. And when we say solved, we don’t…

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HARLOW’S near two and a half thousand leaseholders recently received a letter from Harlow Council ordering them to carry out gas and electricity safety tests by the end of the month which could cost over £300 per household. However, the letter was incorrect claim the…

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AS one of those who spoke on behalf of over 180 residents who objected to the building on the area between Bushey Croft and Rushes Mead I felt I really had to respond to Cllr Ingall’s interview with the editor of yourharlow. But for the…

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PLANS for a “good on-line facility” at Sainsbury’s in Harlow are set to be submitted to the planning committee. The plans are for: This is to provide a facility for loading vans with customers’ orders for home delivery. This involves erecting a single-storey extension on the…

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ESSEX County Council has promised further help and support for the county’s most vulnerable residents as part of its 2021/22 Budget and 12-month Organisation Plan which was approved by Full Council on 23 February. The singular focus on addressing the challenges of Covid-19 will continue…

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ONE OF Harlow Labour’s candidates for the Essex County Council election has dropped out. Laura McAlpine was due to contest the swing seat of Harlow North. Labour had won the seat in 2013 but lost it again to Conservative Mike Garnett in 2017. Laura Mcalpine…

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EARLIER this week, we published a letter from Nicholas Taylor of the Harlow Alliance Party where he criticised Harlow Council for failing to win another regeneration bid. https://www.yourharlow.com/2021/03/10/letter-to-editor-anger-at-harlow-council-failing-in-another-bid/ We have now been issued with a statement from John Keddie, Chair of Harlow Growth Board who…