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Comments for Jon Clempner http://www.clempner.com My life online Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:59:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Comment on Why I had to go. But don’t mess up; I’ll be watching. by David . http://www.clempner.com/why-i-had-to-go/#comment-20753 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:59:07 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=1013#comment-20753 Hi Jon, sorry to hear what has been happening, afraid it becoming more common in our party in the last two years. I wish you well for the future, I hope one day {when sanity returns to our party} you will rejoin the Labour fold. I am still currently a member {29yrs} I am willing to stick out the slow moving hurricane, lets hope it will pass before i go to my resting place. We still have many good members in our party.

still living in hope for the future of our party,


Comment on Why I had to go. But don’t mess up; I’ll be watching. by Paul McLintic http://www.clempner.com/why-i-had-to-go/#comment-20744 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:39:35 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=1013#comment-20744 Hi Jon

Democracy needs respect and tolerance for others’ views and there are troubling signs in both Labour and Conservative parties of this respect and tolerance breaking down. When as a result good people like you are driven out by the bullies, and I you are entitled not to want to put up with them, then it’s the worse for our society.

So, local politics will be the worse for your leaving the council but, as you are going to devote yourself to the town in other ways, all is not lost. I’m sure you will find fulfilling and useful things to occupy your skills.

Thank you for being an example of how to do it well in public service.

Also, well done for your entry in the Harlow Open. It’s an engaging photograph.

Best wishes


Comment on Why I had to go. But don’t mess up; I’ll be watching. by George Kieffer http://www.clempner.com/why-i-had-to-go/#comment-20742 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:04:02 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=1013#comment-20742 Dear John

Genuinely sorry to hear that you felt it necessary to resign as Leader. You have done a lot for Harlow and its residents and as a result the future looks a lot brighter or Harlow’s future prosperity.

I wish you all the best for the future and I am delighted to hear that you will continue to work for the benefit of Harlow in the future.

Kind regards


Comment on Whether to throw my hat into the ring for selection as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Harlow? by Penny Mead http://www.clempner.com/whether-to-throw-my-hat-into-the-ring-to-be-for-selection-as-labours-parliamentary-candidate-in-harlow/#comment-17315 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:24:12 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=1003#comment-17315 As much as I understand and respect your decision I am quite sad to read this as I feel you would make an ideal MP for this town, you are well liked and respected by many and I am sure support for you would be substantial. When I heard of the general election being called you were my first thought as a suitable contestant to fight for Harlow.
But as I say I do respect your decision and hope that whomever is elected they have the same care for and belief and knowledge of our town that you do.

Comment on Taking action on footpath behind Old Orchard by Jon http://www.clempner.com/footpath-behind-old-orchard/#comment-2241 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:20:39 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=921#comment-2241 Up to the end of August there were 3 calls (about 2 instances of Graffiti – which were quickly cleared up) in the last 12 months. I walked down there myself yesterday and at that time no needles, condoms, or dog mess – in fact only a small amount of litter. I can’t comment what it was like 4 years ago. I am not denying there is a problem, and we are and will continue to listen very carefully to local residents. If we can collate the evidence we will act, it is simply that we cannot legally close a public right of way without adhering to the legal requirements. In the meantime the community safety team will continue to patrol regularly, and respond rapidly to any reports of anti-social behaviour. If residents report issues to Contact Harlow we can start to take the necessary action.

Comment on Taking action on footpath behind Old Orchard by Donna http://www.clempner.com/footpath-behind-old-orchard/#comment-2239 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:16:25 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=921#comment-2239 Your basically have 100 calls per day, every day theres needles, used condoms, dog mess, dangers to the children. TBH I dont understand why any one would want to walk their children down there, its awful and as for the dangers to the children in school, well the place should be condemned. Walk either side of it, adds 3 minutes on to your journey. Make the school safe for our kids and stop thinking of 3 minutes! Personally after walking through there once 4 years ago I wouldn’t go back, I walk the so called longer way (3 minutes!)

Comment on Harlow Council by Rod Truan http://www.clempner.com/harlow-council/#comment-454 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:37:45 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=886#comment-454 Well done Jon. I am looking forward to working with you to make Harlow a better place for the people of the town. You are a welcome addition to the team.


Comment on Passmores by Jon http://www.clempner.com/passmores/#comment-133 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:16:08 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=781#comment-133 Becoming a habit ‘assuming’ what I do and don’t believe. Next time we meet perhaps just ask me? While I wouldn’t normally comment on politics here (as you know my other blog is the place for that), for the record….

Whether we like it or not, Academies are here to stay in the foreseeable future (and reducing it to a ‘supporting or not supporting equality’ is too simplistic to warrant a response). Given that, I am interested in exploring how to instill values of community engagement, equality, equity and solidarity. The Co-operative Schools movement, which most of Harlow’s schools are pursuing seems an excellent vehicle for doing that. I have already attended one parents session on it, and I will be actively engaging with it in the new term. As with all things, I am interested in positively making a difference, rather than just complaining about what I don’t like and can’t change.

Comment on Passmores by David Forman http://www.clempner.com/passmores/#comment-113 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:03:52 +0000 http://www.clempner.com/?p=781#comment-113 Jon,

No mention of this school built with taxpayers money being handed to private sponsors for 125 years with little public accountability. So I must assume you support Academies, which is somewhat surprising for someone who professes to dislike inequality.