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Dear Editor, IT was the fourth week of lock down when I started to hear concerns from residents around the issue of Supermarket Vouchers for those children eligible for FSM (Free School Meals). The concerns were around delays in obtaining vouchers from Edenred and around…

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BLACK LIFE MATTERS AND STATUES Dear Editor, I am writing to you regarding the recent Black Lives Matters (BLM) campaign to remove various statues as a direct response to the recent death of George Floyd in the United States of America. The removal of the…

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Dear Editor, ACROSS England, non-essential shops are reopening on 15 June. It is expected that, as with shops that have remained open throughout lockdown, visual markers will be used to signify the correct distance from others, one-way systems and designated queuing areas. With social distancing…

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Dear Editor, ‘I am writing in response to your article published on the 11th June 2020, titled ‘Opinion: Should we airbrush Harlow’s history?’ I hope that you will publish my response in full. Firstly I think it’s important that we are really frank with ourselves…

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Dear Editor, I was interested to note the letter about our new hospital and I am pleased to take the opportunity to respond to the points raised. We are just about to take the first step on an amazing journey to transform healthcare for the…

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By Michael Casey A FEW years ago, I went to check a fact regarding Holy Cross Church in Tracyes Road, Harlow. http://www.kuk.org.uk/hx/parish/history.htm I discovered it had removed all reference to Father Tony McSweeney, who was parish priest between 1993 and 1997. It may have been…

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Blogpost by Cllr Chris Vince. 2019 General Election Candidate for Stortford and Hertford The Rhodes Centre in Bishop’s Stortford should change its name, but that’s just the start AS the Parliamentary candidate for Bishop’s Stortford in 2019, I had the pleasure of visiting the Rhodes…

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Blogpost by Nishall Garala It’s Time to Challenge Racism through Education. IT is deeply saddening to see injustices against the black community. Today and every day, we need to stand together with the black and ethnic minority communities to fight for a just and equitable…

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PAH Board Think Again Dear Editor, I WAS amazed to see the article that said the hospital board intend to consult with its patients on options for services at the site of the proposed new hospital. Why have they decided to consult now when they…

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ON Friday morning, we wrote an editorial reflecting on the obvious concerns that Harlow parents had regarding their children returning to school. It was motivated by the 36,000 plus page views we had had on the day we published the story regarding Holy Cross Primary…

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ON THURSDAY, YH had 36,551 page views. That is our second busiest day since we started on July 1st, 2013. In case you wondered, our busiest was the day the B and Q lorry smashing into the side of a house. Nearly everyone was looking…

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Dear Editor, I’ve just seen a new report (from Best for Britain and the Social Market Foundation) on the double impact of Brexit and Coronavirus, and feel like I’ve spotted an iceberg on the horizon that everyone else is ignoring. The report shows that any…

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Dear Editor, We have just celebrated Pentecost 2020 and despite the present circumstances, Harlow celebrated the gifts of the Holy Spirit prayerfully, creatively and joyfully, in a way that opens up those gifts to all who wish to receive them. However, we wish we could…

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Letter to the Editor Council Policy …… no longer worth the paper it is written on. Sir, I write in response to the report of the Council meeting which took place earlier this week when the future of the former service bays at The Stow…

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Blogpost: Governance, Diversity and Equality in Harlow means getting it right, being fair and valuing difference By Frances Mason I WAS delighted to step into the shoes of Cllr Lanie Shears when Cllr Mark Ingall asked if I would take over the Portfolio for Governance,…

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Wellbeing of coronavirus volunteers must be a priority THE Deputy Leader of Harlow Conservatives has written an open letter to Essex County Council calling for a county-wide counselling service to help volunteers deal with the emotional impact of working with vulnerable people during the coronavirus…