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Natalie Dearman joins the Memory Walk in the Town Park on Sunday

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Bike rider dies in M23 accident


A HARLOW motorcyclist has died after he was thrown from his machine onto the M23 in Sussex on Sunday afternoon. Gary Robinson, 47, from Westfield, lost control of his silver Yamaha XJR 1300 while travelling north, near junction 10 shortly before 4pm. He collided with the central reservation and was thrown onto the southbound carriageway where he was hit by a trailer being towed by a Mercedes Sprinter van. Sussex Police investigators are trying to establish why the bike lost control and are appealing to drivers who were travelling on the M23 for information. If you can help, contact the police on 0845 60 70 999.

eople taking part in the annual Memory Walk on Sunday enjoyed fantastic weather as they raised money for the Alzheimers Society. Around 140 people gathered in the School Lane car park to start the walk through Harlow Town Park and along the River Stort. Harlow MP Robert Halfon set the walkers on their way at 11am. He said: I was delighted to support the annual Memory Walk. It was incredible to see the commitment from the volunteers and the supporters who are determined to raise awareness of the Harlow Alzheimers Society. I will be helping by taking part in a sponsored swim later in the year, which I have done twice before. I am hoping to increase my record of two hours 19 minutes non stop. The money from the walk is now in the process of being collected and a inal total will be announced soon. All money will go towards keeping the services going around the town for those suffering with dementia. Marion Howell, support services manager for the Alzheimers Society, said: We would like to thank everyone so much for supporting us on this years walk. It is our main fund-raising event of the year and it is essential that we undertake such fund-raising to ensure we can keep our services going in this dif icult climate. Once again a huge thank you

Nine new ponds in Latton Woods


to those who walked and to those who sponsored them. THE Harlow branch of the Alzheimers Society is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with new services. These include one geared towards the under 65s and will provide a number of stimulating activities. Volunteers will be required to take part in these activities on a Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The society is also looking for a fund-raising volunteer who will commit to raising funds for them in the local area. The person will be required to give their time for events, such as the Memory Walk, organise collections and develop other fund-raising opportunities. This will equate to between two and six hours a month. If you are interested in volunteering call 01279 418331.
From left: Jo Cozens, Pat Masterton, Lynn Snell, Queenie Coxall, Lorna Jones and Sue Thompson Pictures: MICHAEL BOYTON (MEB_120910_Memory Walk) VITAL new ponds have been created in Latton Woods to safeguard rare and threatened species, thanks to funding and support from the Million Ponds Project and Bi award. The grant of 1500 from the Pond Digging Fund has enabled Harlow Council to dig nine new clean water ponds, meaning that many plants and animals will have a secure future.

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From left: Pat Smith, Suzanne Redwood and Louisa DSilva

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