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Dear Editor, The Square, the Council and the developers IN early December Kingsbury Consultants, a firm of property developers, publicised online their purchase of a site on Fourth Avenue Harlow, described as a ‘former community centre’. This turned out to be the site of the…

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Dear Editor, EVERY year around this time I write about the important work that our emergency services do over the festive period.  This year it feels more poignant but also more important than ever to do so. To the NHS, police and fire staff as…

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Dear Editor, THE designs for the new link road have been approved ! But I wondered if the residents of Gilden Way estate and the people of Churchgate Street are aware that once the link road is built there will no longer be an adequate…

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Dear Editor, COUNCILLORS Ingall and Purton appear not to want Harlow Council to be held accountable to the people of Harlow regarding what they refer to as their “aspirations for a 21st Century Transportation System”, however, like it or not, we live in a democracy…

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Dear Editor, THIS is the second serious accident on Gilden Way during the last two months. Given the dangerous state of the Gilden Way roadworks, local people are not surprised. The Gilden Way roadworks have major safety issues.  1 .Two lanes of traffic are forced…

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Find Your Why! By Nishall Garala AS many of you may know, I do like my inspirational quotes; one of my favourite quotes is, “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why”…

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Letter to the editor. Harlow Council’s tramway proposal. READERS taking a look at the Cabinet meeting held last Thursday may, for the first time, have witnessed the animosity which exists between Labour and Conservative councillors, born out of differences stemming from Westminster. The filming of…

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Sir, Thank you for publishing your interview with Mike Grogarty director of public health for Essex. He seems to think that two possibilities account for the sudden spike in Harlow either an outbreak at Princess Alexandra and or spreading among the middle aged. Surely with…

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Dear Editor, THE Trades Union Congress, which represents six million workers in the UK, has today published research which highlights the severe impact of Covid-19 on young workers. TUC analysis shows that 59,000 workers aged 16 to 24 lost their jobs in July to September,…

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THE HEAD of an award-winning organisation that offers employment opportunities and day care to young adults with additional needs has written to the producers of the soap opera Emmerdale over a controversial story line. Michelle Tohill runs ASL (Aspire Support Learning). They have been highly…

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Sir, THE whole picture on planning housing, transport, industry and infrastructure is a piecemeal mess. What is needed is the kind of vision that created Harlow and other new towns post war and a massive increase in building green quality council homes. England needs around…

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Can we give Greta and her mates the week off? By Russell Perrin A SURE-fire way to solve the environmental problems the planet faces is to remove humanity from the planet immediately. If like me however, you are rather fond of staying put, a no…

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Dear Editor I AGREE with Stan Newens that Jeremy Corbyn should be re-instated as a member of the Labour Party (FormerHarlow MP defends Jeremy Corbyn, November 3) George Orwell wrote in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four that “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If…

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Dear Editor, I AM appalled at the decision of the Labour Party to suspend its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn.  I have worked with Jeremy over many years and know him to be completely committed to fighting racism and antisemitism wherever it arises.  He has always…

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Sir, ESSEX would not be ‘ahead of the game’ in this. Many county areas have successfully formed Unitary Councils covering the services of what was once a County Council  and various District and Borough Councils. Multiple Councils are one of the most in inefficient ways…

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Sir, IN view of the disastrous Tory housing policies over the last 40 years it is a bit rich of a conservative councillor to ask about council house building. The only reason for this and other questions now being put by conservative councillors is because…