NOT COMING TO A FIELD NEAR YOU!
Due to the objections made by Harlow Alliance, Harlow’s Labour Council was forced to remove plans to build on seven greenfield sites, meaning they will remain part of the towns heritage for the foreseeable future:
Deer Park, Radburn Close, Fennells, Maples, Jocelyns, Barn Mead, St Andrews Meadow
SUITABLE HOMES FOR OLDER RESIDENTS
The need for more homes suited to older residents is badly needed in Harlow. Many residents want to downsize, allowing young families to move into larger homes. Only Harlow Alliance have stated publicly that they want to see every home built by the Council in the next 10 years built for older residents.
WHEN WAS YOUR COUNCIL HOUSE LAST PAINTED?
The Council have no records of when it’s houses were repaired and painted externally prior to 2016 and have done less than 300 homes since then. Harlow Alliance will press the Council to undertake a comprehensive repair and painting programme to ensure every council house is completed within 5 years.
CULTURAL, LEISURE AND SPORTING VENUES
Residents bemoan the loss of a local newspaper and feel that Harlow Council do not do enough to promote venues, events and the town in general. Harlow Alliance would seek to produce an on-line news service promoting venues and events and would ensure it makes better use of Harlow Times and the many Council owned notice boards which are situated around the town.
COMMUNITY RIGHT TO BID
With the help of Harlow Alliance residents across the town have come together to form groups which have made a Community Right to Bid to the Council in respect of Council owned land near their home. This means that if the Council ever wished to sell the land to a property developer, they would first have to offer it to the community. These plots of land are at:
Church Leys, Pollard Hatch, Fennells, Deer Park, Radburn Close, Jocelyns, Hawthorns, Wellesley, Greygoose Park, St. Andrews Meadow