THE leader of Harlow Council has set out their plan to "rebuild" the town. 

Dan Swords, the head of Harlow Council, has set out six missions which includes transforming Harlow’s housing, rebuilding the town and securing investment for Harlow’s future.

This is the second year running that Mr Swords has been appointed leader of the council.

At the annual Council meeting which took place last week it was confirmed who would sit in his cabinet. 

David Carter has stayed as deputy leader and portfolio holder for housing, with Nicky Purse continuing in the role of portfolio holder for environment sustainability.

Michael Hardware also stays on but has now become the new portfolio holder for finance.

New appointments see Danielle Brown elected as portfolio holder for community and wellbeing and  Joel Charles elected as portfolio holder for public protection.

Further new appointments see Hannah Ellis elected as portfolio holder for corporate services and transformation, with Alistair Gunn elected as portfolio holder for garden town and planning.

Mr Swords said: “I have built a team that will be working day and night to transform and rebuild our town.

"I have appointed an experienced group of councillors in my cabinet and we will work together with council staff to serve the residents of this town.”

"That work starts now and I passionately believe that Harlow’s brightest days lie ahead.”