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Harlow Labour accuses Conservative Councillor Russell Perrin of being “a small town Donald Trump.” Dear Sir,In a disgraceful bid to incite tension and division, Conservative Councillor Russell Perrin attempted to mislead the Council and Harlow residents last night by claiming he could deliver a balanced…

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Dear Editor,  HARLOW Council has just voted to increase my Council Tax bill yet again – as they have done nearly every year since they won in 2012.  This is disgraceful after the year we’ve had. So many residents have lost their jobs or income…

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Open Letter to Robert Halfon, MP From Harlow Coronavirus (People Before Profit) Action Group IN a week in which the number of deaths in the UK from the Coronavirus passed 100,000 you, our local MP and chair of the education select committee, have chosen to…

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Dear Editor,  I AM disgusted with Harlow Council who are sitting on Government money and are failing to give it to our local businesses who so desperately need it.  My friend Katie, a hairdresser, is just one example of the hundreds of local businesses who…

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Dear Sir, I was saddened to learn that Robert Halfon voted with the Government earlier this week to defeat a Labour amendment that would have made it more difficult for the Government to strike trade deals with countries committing genocide. I am particularly thinking about…

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Sir, This is addressed to Harlow Council leader Mark Ingall and Essex County Councillor, Eddie Johnson, Re the article in Your Harlow Harlow today.  “Congestion, what a surprise….not. A five year old could have predicted this.  Wait until Harlow North and the Epping development on the south side of town are both built and we will have total gridlock.   It is likely to happen well before that time as we get more commuter traffic to the Public Health England Laboratories site and the Science Park and as New Hall and other populations in the new housing sites grow.  We need a motorway standard ring road north AND South before the town chokes to death.” Kind Regards Name and address supplied

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Sir, Well first Mr Halfon, thank you for voting for something that will help a huge number of people in this constituency who will benefit from it.  However, you are being disingenuous at best (see how Kenneth Clarke used this word to describe the words…

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Choose to Be Kind  WITH the New Year truly underway, we must continue to remember the quote from Plato, which states “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”.  During these difficult times, even with some light at the end of the tunnel,…

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Harlow’s Sustainable Transport Corridor By Nicholas Taylor of The Harlow Alliance Party THE Harlow Alliance Party agree almost entirely with the Conservative group about the proposed “Metro” system touted by the local Labour group. However, having supported the creation of The Harlow and Gilston Garden…

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Dear Sir, “In November, the Government announced a package worth more than £500 million to combat child food hunger.” “At the time, the Opposition put forward a proposal to spend just £40 million.” Is Robert Halfon claiming the government spent £500M on the crap meals,…

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Dear Sir, I READ with alarm that the government has backtracked on its pledge to ban an insecticide by allowing its use this year on sugar beet seeds. This insecticide, a neonicotinoid, is known to kill bees and was banned throughout the EU, with full…

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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…