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FOR those residents who have yet to respond to the consultation to change to whole council elections every 4 years, I urge you to do so before the closing date of 5pm Monday 18 September – today. It is a consultation in the loosest sense…

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Dear Editor, THIS week marks fifty years since General Augusto Pinochet led a bloody coup on September 11th 1973 to overthrow the democratically elected Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende. Allende believed in helping the poor and wanted to change Chile and was seen as…

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Dear Editor IT IS Thursday afternoon, 7th September. I was due to start a new job last Monday, but I couldn’t because of childcare responsibilities. I have children that go to Sir Frederick Gibberd College (SFG) and, as of today, only Year 7 have been…

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THE CHAIR OF Harlow Council’s Licensing Committee has responded to the Harlow Labour leader’s comments on taxi licences. Councillor Nick Churchill said: “I am writing in response to Cllr Vince’s dramatic and misinformed statements concerning the sub contracting of private hire vehicles from Wolverhampton by…

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Dear Editor, WHILE I appreciate that Harlow Labour must make themselves heard, I wish that for once, they would do the honourable thing and put aside party politics and instead, like Robert Halfon is doing, focus on supporting the affected Harlow schools, parents and children…

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Dear Editor, I HAVE just attended a meeting of the parents of pupils due to start in Year 7 at SFG in September. I have nothing but praise for the response of the BMAT academy team, Helena Mills, Dee Conlan and staff. They have clearly…

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Dear Editor, DOUGHNUT Economics is a different way of looking at economics. Traditional economics is about money, Doughnut Economics is about people, how the economy works for us, the things that matter to ordinary peoples real lives. The idea of the Doughnut is that nobody…

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Dear Editor, LAST year I treated myself to a three wheeled bike to ride around town. I wanted to see more of my town without the confines of a metal box on wheels. I have really enjoyed seeing all the amazing sights and have been…

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Dear Editor, LET US be clear about this… there is only ONE organisation to blame here and it’s the Department for Education (DFE). During my final year as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an academy trust, we were involved in the design and build…

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Dear Editor TWENTY million pounds of public money was spent on building the Sir Frederick Gibberd school in Harlow to provide desperately needed additional school places. Yet after just two years, pupils are back in temporary classrooms or being bussed around to other schools because…

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READERS may be bemused by the fact that so many residents have objected to the demolition of Sherards House at a time where there is clearly a need for more council homes to be built. Residents have seen this for what it is, over development…

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Dear Editor  THIS week there was an article in the news about a new £900 million life science park in Stevenage which begs a question about what is happening with the former Glaxo/Smith Kline site in The Pinnacles?   In July 2017 the Government announced…

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IT’S summer! It’s time to be happy, time to luxuriate in the things that lift our spirits, ideally. Miraculously, I have flowers in my wee garden. I just love those bright nasturtiums, caterpillars and all. The mallow is flowering, too; the jasmine is still blooming…

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Our clinical column: Being aware of your alcohol intake Alcohol Awareness Week, from 3-9 August, was an opportunity to focus on alcohol harm and how to support your health. Reducing the amount of alcohol you drink can have benefits including: In the short-term: Increased energy Better…

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Dear Editor, IT is shocking, but perhaps unsurprising, to see devious tactics employed by Harlow Council’s Conservative administration as they seek to influence the outcome of the public consultation on changing the Harlow voting system. If you first look on the Council’s website there in…

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A response to Cllr Kay Morrison. IN her recent blog post for YourHarlow, Labour Councillor Kay Morrison recounts her visit to Parndon Mill, a place brimming with creativity and community spirit. While her appreciation for the artistic haven is evident, it is essential to recognise…