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Dear Editor I was disheartened but not surprised by the recent Conservative article in Your Harlow in which Councillor Perrin attempted to deliberately mislead the Harlow electorate by stating that “Under Labour, Council Tax in Harlow has increased by £377 per year”.  Particularly as Cllr…

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By Chris Vince I’VE always considered myself to be a very calm and measured politician.  Not one to get into heated debates on social media.  However, I felt incensed by the social media output from Harlow’s MP this week.   To have Robert Halfon talking on…

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Life Is a Game Run by The Power of The Will By Nishall Garala REAL-life is the game that – literally – everyone is playing, and this game isn’t the easiest of games for anyone; it requires a lot of will power to progress. You…

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Dear Editor LATE last night Harlow Tories wrote to me asking for me to send a letter to Sadiq Khan opposing the boundary tax. There is no need for me to do that because before they wrote to me the idea had already been blocked.…

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Dear Editor,  UP to £76 million will be available to regenerate our town, but this can only be delivered with a Conservative Council.  Over Christmas, we learnt that Harlow Council had lost out on £10.4 million that had been earmarked for regeneration, because their bid did not, and I quote “meet…

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Sir, “THE majority of our colleagues across the wider McKesson UK business have already accepted these changes with LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare still under consultation at present.” It’s funny what people will agree to at the threat of contract termination in the midst of a global…

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Dear Editor MANY residents in Harlow may not be aware of an extremely important motion on Grenfell style cladding that was put to Parliament earlier this week. The Labour Party put forward a motion to establish a national independent task force to get a grip…

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Dear Editor, I AM not involved in politics, I am simply a small business owner. I run a mobile hairdressers helping many of our elderly also care home residents. I haven’t received any grants from the Council. I understand that the Council have the money…

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By Kirsty-Jane Lamacraft AS we begin Children’s Mental Health Week I wanted to share my story on how I am helping myself and others with the challenges of lockdown. During the lockdown last year our unit began meeting on Zoom in order to keep our…

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Dear Editor, I have been a small business owner for over 30 years and I have worked tirelessly to keep my business afloat. So to discover that – after nearly a year of this pandemic and most small businesses being forced to close for months…

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The Harlow Allliance response to the council’s budget setting meeting. THE annual bun fight between Harlow’s Labour administration and the Conservative opposition was fought out at Harlow Council’s budget setting meeting last week. The introduction of zoom to these meetings means that for many residents…

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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…