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THANK you to everyone in Harlow who came out and voted Labour in the May local elections.  Your support genuinely means a great deal to all our candidates whether they were elected or not. Winning five seats, plus coming so close in some others, is a…

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Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone who voted in Old Harlow, Churchgate Street, Gilden Park and Newhall on Thursday. It is a privilege to be returned to serve the community where I live and grew up. The election result in Old Harlow reflected…

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The Conservatives The Harlow Conservatives looked in celebratory mood on Thursday night and who can blame them. They have retained control of the council for a second year and can crack on with their plans. Conservative Vote: 2018: 8,325 2019: 5,762 2021: 11,785 2022: 8,925…

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Dear Editor, I’M not a supporter of any single political party, but have been inclined towards the Conservatives until more recent times. I consider the Conservatives (nationally) made a big mistake in choosing our present PM as the UK leader because he is not regarded…

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Sir, I READ with interest the story about Barbara Castle HC and the uninformed comments by the Labour Party Candidate that you also published. One of the major problems that patients of the Barbara Castle HC have had is the lack of communication about what…

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Dear Editor, THERE are many reports from very distressed owners of injured dogs on local Facebook groups like “Harlow Pets Lost and Found ” and others over the last few months. These indicate that they and their dogs are being subjected to serious attacks from…

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Dear Editor, WHAT would be Labour’s plan if they regained control of Harlow Council? Labour ran Harlow Council for the last decade and hiked council tax every year, delivered no progress on regeneration in the town centre and allowed our town to decline in general.…

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CHURCH Langley councillor Nicky Purse has asked for the following letter to be published. Cllr Purse has written this (partly) as a follow up to a Bush Fair councillor Eugenie Harvey standing down. ========== Dear Editor, Yes we sign up to stand as ward councillors…

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Dear Editor, WITH the local elections due on May 5 it was my belief that leaflets from the four parties contesting Sumners and Kingsmoor ward would be cascading onto my doormat, but I have been sadly disappointed by three of them. I received my first…

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Dear Sir, REALITY really is beginning to shine some light on the misleading and exaggerated claims made by the Conservatives at all levels of their Party; Government Ministers, MP and local Councillors. Ever since September 2019 they have publicly made repeated claims that we are…

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DRIVING around Harlow this last week you will likely have noticed the first of the lawnmowers driving in tandem or holding hands side by side cutting the same strip of land. The smell of cut grass and yellow patches of dead grass emerging around lampposts,…

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Dear Editor, THE Harlow Tory administration party are as bad as the former Harlow Labour administration party of Harlow. They keep on about about cutting and freezing the council tax in Harlow, when it has gone up compared to last year. This proves that they don’t…

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WITH local elections coming up in May, we just wanted to lay a little marker down regarding comments. We welcome a healthy debate on all subjects. As the historian Evelyn Beatrice Hall once said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to…

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RESIDENTS are receiving the Council Tax bill which sees the Conservatives £205 Council Tax cut for Harlow residents.  This is made up by: 1. £50 direct cut from the Conservative-run Harlow Council.  2. £5 off for the cancellation of Labour’s planned Council Tax increase  3.…

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WEDNESDAY was Young Carers Action Day. A national day which seeks to raise awareness of  Young Carers across the UK. The last census estimated the number of Young Carers in the UK as being 700,000 with 10,000 of them living in Essex.  The reality is…

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Dear Sir, Council Rents I AM sure many council tenants will recall the annual 1% reduction in their rent for the four years between 2016 and 2019, when inflation was between 1% and 2.5%.   Whilst obviously this was good news for tenants, it did mean…