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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…

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A FORMER Harlow councillor has written to us and demanded tougher action on the illegal use of e scooters in the town centre. Dan Long said: “Me, my wife and my daughter were walking along Eastgate in Harlow town centre when all of a sudden…

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Dear Editor, SUCH a beautiful thing happened to me recently. It was my 50th birthday and to start the day off my husband took me to Cafe Belle Vie at the train station for breakfast. I was wearing my happy 50th badge and all the…

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Dear Sir  IT looks like reality is beginning to shine some light on the exaggerated claims made by the Harlow Conservatives.  They claimed Public Health England (UKHSA) is moving to the Town. In fact, the whole project is currently under government review, with no final…

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Sir, HARLOW has suffered long-term pothole problems for around two decades.     More recently street lighting faults and damaged road signs have not been repaired, often month after month.   Then this past winter a whole section of the A414 between two roundabouts had no lights working…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Labour has responded to MP Robert Halfon’s reflections on the speech by the President of Ukraine to the House of Commons. Councillor Chris Vince said: “First of all let me say again that like everyone in Harlow my heart goes out…

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Dear Supporter, TODAY is ​International Women’s Day, a day in the community where we celebrate and empower women. Unfortunately, for women in prison, today won’t be a day for celebrations. There were almost 5,000 receptions of women into prison last year, and more than half of…

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Dear Editor, I think, when you wrote your piece about the demise of athletics (03.03.22), your intention was to stir up debate and prick the consciences of sports teachers in the town. Sadly, I do not believe your piece will do this. And. unfortunately, you…