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Wednesday, 24 May 2006
£2 million for Staple Tye
Harlow Council has received £2 million of public money for a regeneration project in Staple Tye. The money, allocated through the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, is part of a £10 million package which will also include regeneration schemes at Prentice Place, Clifton Hatch and Old Harlow, and a new enterprise centre on Edinburgh Way.
Staple Tye councillors Chris Robins and Lorna Spenceley attended a councillors' briefing at which ideas for the regeneration projects were discussed. A meeting for residents to discuss the Staple Tye project will take place on Thursday 8 June at the GPCA building on Abercrombie Way, beginning at 18:00.
Ideas being considered at this stage include the possibility of moving Great Parndon branch library from opposite Longbanks to a new location in the shopping centre, and relocating Lister House medical centre, and building housing on both current sites.
It's very important that residents have their say; Staple Tye councillors will be represented at the meeting on 8 June and we hope to see a good number of residents there.
Wednesday, 17 May 2006
Two mobile phone mast applications are due to be received by Harlow Council in the near future. One is for a new mast at the junction of Perry Road and Southern Way; the other is for an extension of the existing mast at the other end of Perry Road.
Tuesday, 16 May 2006
A lunchtime meeting with council assets and facilities officer Joe McGill at the Civic Centre is a useful opportunity to discuss some of Staple Tye's traffic and parking issues, including the entrance to Longbanks, the one-way proposals for Moorfield, and the petition received last month from parents at the St James & St Luke's Pre-School about parking near Lister House on Perry Road.
Monday, 15 May 2006
Moorfield Residents' Association
At the invitation of the chairman, I join the committee of Moorfield Residents' Association in the staff room at St James' School for its regular meeting. Once again, the main topic for discussion is the hoped-for one way traffic system for Moorfield. Revised drawings have been produced by Essex County Council's highways engineers, and the committee agrees how it wishes to progress with consulting residents on the proposals.
Friday, 12 May 2006
Staple Tye's police team unveiled
Essex police has unveiled its new neighbourhood policing structure, including the new team for the Harlow South area which includes Staple Tye. The Inspector for Harlow South is Bob Adams, who will work with PCs Cran and Orme and a dedicated PCSO team to cover the Harlow South patch.
Staple Tye councillors Lorna Spenceley and Su Lawton were at the launch meeting at the Playhouse. They took the opportunity to ask the police how the police and the council could work more effectively together, and avoid the frustrating experience where residents are told by the police that something is the council's responsibility, then told by the council that it's the police's responsibility.
Staple Tye is currently the only major area of Harlow without a surgery where local Police Community Support Officers can meet residents and discuss local community safety issues. Lorna has met the police to discuss how this can be resolved so that residents in our area can benefit from these surgeries too.
There are currently 10 PCSOs in Harlow - several of them part-funded by the council. In recognition of the council's commitment, Harlow is set to gain an extra 13 PCSOs in the next year, plus a share of an additional 104 to be recruited across Essex.
Friday, 5 May 2006
Liberal Democrats re-elected in Staple Tye!
Liberal Democrats Lorna Spenceley and Chris Robins were the winning candidates in this year's council election in Staple Tye. Chris, with 595 votes, will serve as a councillor until May 2007. Lorna, with 629 votes, will be in post until 2010. Chris and Lorna say:
"Thank you for putting your trust in us to represent our area effectively. We promise to continue to work hard for the residents of Staple Tye, and to keep in touch all year round."
Tuesday, 2 May 2006
Stewards School planning application gets go-ahead
An application by Stewards School for permission to remodel the service yard area to provide improved access for delivery vehicles and improved secure cycle storage for pupils has been given the green light by Harlow Council planning officers. The reference number for the planning application is HW/PL/06/00113.