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Dear Editor, AFTER all we have been through in this pandemic it isn’t enough just to go back to normal. We have been through too much frustration and hardship just to settle for the status quo – to think that life can go on as…

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Sir, THE bin crews of private company Veolia do a marvellous job year in, year out. This year they have gone the extra mile and to show my appreciation I gave them a box of chocolates at Christmas. I wish could say the same of…

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Sir, I have a lot of respect for the bin collectors. For this Labour administration to state that too many cars parked on the side streets are making it very difficult for the dust cart to get down them street, then if this is the…

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Dear Secretary of State, Essex Labour Group County HallDuke StreetEssex, CM1 1LX Re: Universal Credit 8th January 2021 Essex Labour Group We are writing to you about our concerns regarding the plans to reduce £20 from Universal Credit at a time of national emergency. During…

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Dear Sir, IT is unfortunate but not unexpected that we are now in lockdown again with the Covid-19 virus spreading at an alarming rate compared to March 2020. A proportion of the increased spread can be laid at the virus, or its new strain’s door…

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Dear Sir, In her letter published today Cllr Harvey was sure that others would like to join her in thanking those that worked over the festive period. Yes I would like too add my thanks but rather than the half hearted (6 line, 3 sentence)…

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From The Harlow Alliance Party IT came as no surprise to The Harlow Alliance Party (HAP) that Harlow Council’s bid for money to help regenerate Harlow’s town centre failed at the second hurdle. The purpose of this government funding is to “Help these areas transform…

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Sir, THE county and local councils might do better if they spent some time studying different attempts to solve town planning problems with transport, pollution, quality of life, environment and housing in cities and towns across Europe and the world. Good and bad ideas can…

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Letter to the EditorThe Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Sir, IF anyone had any doubts about how badly the Labour administration in Harlow is running the council and how ineffective the Conservative group have become in recent years, readers should take a look at the…

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Sir, FAR better had the entire development were cycle and pedestrian friendly and the dual carriageway to nowhere had never been built.  It’s clear that the new road will generate congestion and pollution levels far in excess of environmental standards as it becomes yet another…

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Dear readers, WE are having problems with our comments section, i.e: they are not showing up. We think our WordPress theme has reached the end of the line and needs a new one. We will get that sorted in New Year. In the meantime, we…

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By Jake Shepherd FOR many during this pandemic, myself included, our cars have been a lifeline and a semblance of normality in these times of upheaval. Both before and after this pandemic, cars enable people who might otherwise be left feeling isolated to enjoy greater…

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Dear Editor, The Square, the Council and the developers IN early December Kingsbury Consultants, a firm of property developers, publicised online their purchase of a site on Fourth Avenue Harlow, described as a ‘former community centre’. This turned out to be the site of the…

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Dear Editor, EVERY year around this time I write about the important work that our emergency services do over the festive period.  This year it feels more poignant but also more important than ever to do so. To the NHS, police and fire staff as…

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Dear Editor, THE designs for the new link road have been approved ! But I wondered if the residents of Gilden Way estate and the people of Churchgate Street are aware that once the link road is built there will no longer be an adequate…

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Dear Editor, COUNCILLORS Ingall and Purton appear not to want Harlow Council to be held accountable to the people of Harlow regarding what they refer to as their “aspirations for a 21st Century Transportation System”, however, like it or not, we live in a democracy…