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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour group has criticised the comments regarding GP access by Conservative councillor Nick Churchill. Councillor Chris Vince said: “I was bemused by the letters written by Cllr Churchill berating our GPs and then going on to criticise our NHS.  Has…

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Dear Editor, LOOKING at the 2021 ‘A’ results table for Essex schools and academies published on the BBC website, it is interesting to note that the top performing schools in the county are selective entry grammar schools such as Colchester Royal Grammar, Colchester High School…

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Dear Editor. IN the run up to the May Council elections earlier this year, Harlow’s Conservatives spent a lot of money on election literature promising an immediate reveiw of Council tax, leading to a cut in bills and money back to bill payers. Five months…

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Dear Editor, I know that parking is a major issue in Harlow but could I please make people aware that parking on fire hydrants could slow the emergency services from tackling house fires. It is possible that people are not aware that a drain cover…

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Editor, I WAS interested to read that Robert Halfon MP has lobbied Greater Anglia to make improvements to all of the train stations in Harlow and cut the cost of commuting. It correct to say that it is up to Greater Anglia to improve stations.…

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FORMER Deputy Leader of Harlow Conservatives & Vote Leave John Paul Goddard, responds to the resignation of Council Leader Andrew Johnson. Mr Goddard said: “I was first elected to Harlow District Council in 2004 in a period of enormous turmoil for the Council and our…

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Editor, I wasn’t planning on writing this letter but following a phone call from my doctors offering me an appointment for my medical review, two days after my first letter was published, I felt I needed to, if for no other reason to highlight the…

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Sir I READ your article about health in Essex with a mixture of disbelief and anger at the comments of Dr Gogarty when it is blatantly clear that one of the main reasons that health in Essex is in crisis is because GP’s and Health…

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SINCE March 2020, YourHarlow (YH) has published over 1300 stories on Covid-19. From the very beginning, our editorial line has been that we report the facts. Our editor appeared on BBC Look East in March 2020 when William Martin school on Tawneys Road had shut…

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Dear Editor, THE pandemic’s not over. Thousands of people have lost their lives in this country; plenty have lost their jobs. Foodbanks are experiencing a boom.  Of course, people struggled before Covid-19. Families desperately needed foodbanks and those in need included working people. It’s a…

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Editorial HAVE a look at the picture above. There is at least ten police officers in Harlow Market Square on Friday morning. We understand that they were there for a few hours, handing out leaflets etc. The previous afternoon, an eleven-year-old child was robbed of…

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Dear Editor, I MAY well be too late with this e-mail but wanted to express my disgust and horror at the environmental destruction you have forced upon our neighbourhood. If it’s not illegal to remove hedgerows (pre or post nesting season) it should be. The…

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Dear Sir, IMMEDIATELY following their election in May, the Tories wheeled out Councillor Alistair Gunn to promise that resolving the bin collection problems was his top priority. In early August you reported that Cllr Gunn and Harlow Council Leader Cllr Andrew Johnson had met with…

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THE leader of the Harlow Labour Group, who is also a councillor for Little Parndon and Hare Street is having a particular battle with Tory-run Essex County Council over potholes and one rather large one in particular. Cllr Vince said: Before the pandemic put pay…

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OUR hearts and prayers go out to the people of Afghanistan as they face fear, uncertainty and for many the loss of possessions and home  We stand alongside those who are experiencing loss and trauma, with families in our own town who remember what it…

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THE CHIEF Executive of Harlow’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau has written to Harlow MP Robert Halfon on the subject of universal credit. Dear Robert, I’m getting in touch on behalf of Citizens Advice Harlow to ask for your support to make the £20-a-week Universal Credit increase permanent for…