HARLOW Labour councillors would like to wish all residents a very Happy New Year.
2024 is going to be a big election year for Harlow.
A spokesperson said: “A General Election will bring the opportunity to not only elect Chris Vince as the Labour MP for Harlow but also to elect a Labour Government. This will be the kickstart needed to restore the abundance of services, like the NHS and Education, that have been decimated by 13 years of Tory austerity and economic failure.
2024 is also a big year for Harlow Council elections. All 33 Council seats are up for election this year as a result of boundary changes to your wards. A Labour run council will start from the principle of ‘getting the basics right’. We’ll deliver more council housing, better services, better response times to repairs, investment in the essentials that matter to you.
Your Labour Councillors and Labour members are already out on the doors several times each and every week all year round, not just at election time, listening to you to find out what you really want for our town. Over the coming months we will be redoubling that effort to speak to as many of you as possible, to share our ideas for the future and to hear your views.
We know it’s cold, wet and a bit gloomy at this time of year so let’s sign off for now with a bright and cheery piece of news to get us all in the mood for summer.
“If you elect a Labour Council this coming May, we will immediately seek to extend the opening period of the paddling pools and splash parks way beyond the school holidays. They will be opened as early as possible in May this year and even earlier in future years.
“We’ll then keep them open long after the schools return in September so you can all enjoy them with your families and friends for much longer. Now that’s something to look forward to!”