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THE leader of the Harlow Alliance Party has slammed the consultation process over the future of the area surrounding the Harlow Playhouse. Nicholas Taylor said: ‘Harlow Council’s dismal attempts to consult with residents continue despite the Community Engagement Strategy adopted by the Council earlier this…

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SINCE her election in June, we have invited Bush Fair councillor, Kay Morrison to send us a monthly blog. Here is her contribution for August. THE telecommunications masts were refused, so jubilation reigns. A celebratory party is planned in at least one area. Photos next…

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A veteran community champion in Potter Street has written to the leader of Harlow Council as he continues to fight for improved facilities in his area. Dear Cllr. Perrin, I hope you are well. I approach you in your capacity as the leader of Harlow…

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Dear Editor, I watched YourHarlow’s film of the July 28 full Council meeting and councillor (Cllr) Jodi Dunne’s comment at 1 hour 39 minutes and 40seconds in caught my attention. Cllr Dunne said: “Imagine my shock when I found that the Cabinet Policy Development Working…

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RECENTLY, we published a letter titled: “Why was my son taken off the housing list? Below, is a response from the portfolio holder for housing, cllr Simon Carter. ======== Dear Sir Not enough houses, private or social, have been built in England and Wales in…

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Dear Sir I WRITE in support of Vic Goddard who unlike the Conservative government has always put the young people in his care and of our town first.  Harlow is very lucky to have such a dedicated public servant who is confident to speak out…

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THE Press Recognition Panel (PRP) confirmed today that IMPRESS has retained its status as an approved regulator and continues to meet Royal Charter standards of independence, effectiveness and public accountability.  IMPRESS Chair Richard Ayre said, “This confirmation gives the public assurance that as the Press Regulator…

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Dear Editor,  AFTER several years of asking our neighbours to not burn bonfires in their garden during the day, please see photographs below of the bonfire. This is now becoming a regular occurrence. The smoke is a safety hazard as it is blowing into our…

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Dear Editor,LAST week data from the Department of Education showed that the proportion of 16-year-olds who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) is at its highest level since 2012.This is a devastating indication of the effect that years of interrupted education and the…

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Dear Sir, I WOULD like to take the opportunity of thanking your correspondent Ian Beckett for raising the issue of depressive illness and the article published in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry. Having read through the article it seems to me that certain elements in…

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Dear Editor, IF anything, this cost of living allowance should be paid to the hard working tax payers who earn less than £50.000 per-household and not to those who are on universal credits or any form of benefits. It has been proven that the majority of…

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WE invited a number of political representatives to discuss the impact of climate change. Our first response was from Bush Fair councillor, Kay Morrison (Lab) Cllr Morrison said: “Last year I took part in a pre-COP26 event in Harlow Town Centre. I reminded those present…

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Dear Editor, IN the last 24 hours the media has been flooded with headlines like “Little evidence that chemical imbalance causes depression” following a review, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, concluded there was “no clear evidence” that low serotonin levels are responsible for depression.…

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Dear Editor, A NEW analysis of NHS pay commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) published yesterday (19 July) highlights real terms pay cuts for nurses and paramedics of £1,100 and £1,500 respectively for this year. These figures include the latest government imposed pay increase.…

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Dear Editor, I saw the story regarding Harlow Council buying land and building housing for Harlow residents.  My son put his name down on the housing list 17 years ago and has just become a father. He went to the council to find out the…

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YH has asked newly elected Bush Fair councillor Kay Morrison if she would write a monthly blog for us. We asked as we know that in previous political and civic roles outside Harlow, cllr Morrison has been embedded in the local communities she has served.…