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Harlow Ambassador meeting at Harlow Football Club

2020-03-16T11:03:37+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

There was a record turnout of Ambassadors at Harlow Football Club  on 5 March 2020 for the seventh meeting of Harlow Ambassadors. At the meeting Ambassadors heard from: Aideen McCambridge from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)and Chris White from Wrenbridge, who spoke about Arise Harlow, ARU’s new Business Centre located on Harlow Science Park.  The 27 acre park provides Grade A development opportunities for office, research and development, mid tech and amenity businesses and is a joint venture between Harlow Council, Vinci Construction and Wrenbridge. Paul Mumford from Places for People, one of the UK’s largest placemaking organisations.  Paul spoke about Harlow  andGilston Garden Town and in particular about the role [...]

Strawberry Star: transforming Harlow town centre

2020-03-10T12:48:15+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Santhosh Gowda is the Chairman of Strawberry Star Group who are working on a new residential scheme HQ (Harlow Quarter) in Harlow town centre.  These are certainly exciting times for Harlow and we are proud to be part of this new chapter for the town! A vibrant Harlow town centre with upgraded amenities and facilities, including entertainment, new retail, cafes and bars, green spaces along with modern residential units in the heart of the town is soon set to become a reality. Over the past few years, our property company Strawberry Star has been creating new vibrant neighbourhoods through residential schemes in London and the commuter belt towns. Now, we are [...]

Guy Nicholson: launching Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

2020-03-10T12:17:20+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Photo Credit: David Levenson Guy Nicholson is the Chairman of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town board. Over the last 20 years I’ve been involved in regeneration projects for communities and was part of the London 2012 Olympics project, supporting local communities in shaping the Bid, the Games and the Legacy. Playing a part in realising a new vision and legacy for Harlow is a great privilege and its reputation as a sculpture town is one that sits alongside my lifelong passion for arts and culture. The Harlow and Gilston Garden Town heralds a brand-new chapter in the history of Harlow and this March will see the community launch of the Garden [...]

CanalAbility: changing lives along the River Stort

2020-01-16T12:30:53+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Doreen Goodall is the General Manager of CanalAbility, a charity based in Harlow, dedicated to providing facilities for people with disabilities and special needs to enjoy boating on the river with specially adapted canal boats. A lot of people don’t even know about the river which winds its way secretively along the northern fringe of Harlow. I must admit, even I wasn’t aware of the River Stort until I became involved with CanalAbility. Working in London, I jumped on the train at Harlow Mill each day and then I put my head down until I arrived at Liverpool Street. But it’s amazing what you can see when you do get the [...]

Sixth Harlow Ambassador meeting

2019-12-13T10:51:40+00:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Around 60 Ambassadors met at Harlow Civic Centre on 5 December for the sixth Harlow Ambassador meeting. At the meeting we heard from: Dr John Keddie, Chair of the Harlow Place Board, who spoke about the exciting announcements made about Harlow over recent months, including the new hospital, the Town Centre Development Fund, and the Future High Streets fund. Jemma Mindham, Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Services, who spoke about the award-winning work the charity does not just within Harlow but across West Essex, with a focus on their Community Builder initiative. Sandra Wright and Dr William Lawton, General Manager and Academic Director of the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) [...]

Pets’ Corner: bringing the magic to Christmas

2019-12-11T13:58:35+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Justin Hopwood is the Manager of Pets' Corner, the farm that has been at the centre of our Town Park for over 50 years. What is Christmas without reindeer, Santa without Rudolph? But I wonder how many of you have actually seen a reindeer. Not many children have, so getting the chance to meet one can really add something special to their Christmas. At Pets’ Corner we take our reindeer to visit local primary schools, nurseries and care homes to bring a bit of Christmas magic. We also like to support different charities each year with a reindeer visit – this year we are supporting PACT for Autism. [...]

Introducing Harlow Science Park

2019-11-14T13:06:56+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Chris White is the Director of Wrenbridge, one of the leading commercial developers in the East of England, who are developing Harlow Science Park. Harlow is fast becoming a popular destination for business in the competitive London-Stansted-Cambridge innovation corridor, bringing fantastic opportunities to Harlow. With new developments like Harlow Science Park, it is easy to see why this trend is set to continue. Harlow Science Park, part of the larger Harlow Enterprise Zone, has been developed by Wrenbridge and Vinci Developments UK in partnership with Harlow Council, as a new destination for business, focusing on all areas of science, technology, research and innovation. The park offers 27 acres of Grade [...]

Public Health England: choosing Harlow

2019-10-10T14:37:12+01:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Michael Beard is the Head of External Community Engagement for the Public Health England Science Hub Programme. Work on our new £450 million public health science campus in Harlow has now begun. We are currently nearing the end of the first phase of demolition, beginning the earth work and underground preparation with a view to starting construction next year. One of the questions we often get asked is why Harlow? One of the key reasons we chose Harlow was its strategic position in the London-Stansted-Cambridge life sciences corridor (LSCC). There are 37 life sciences research institutes in the LSCC corridor and 1,400 life sciences businesses. Harlow sits at the very [...]

Fifth Harlow Ambassador Meeting

2019-09-25T09:16:46+01:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

Five-time gold medal-winning Paralympian and Harlow resident Noel Thatcher MBE inspired Harlow Ambassadors at our fifth Ambassador event on 5 September. More than 50 Ambassadors met to hear the Paralympian speaking about his amazing achievements as one of Great Britain’s most successful athletes and how living and growing up in Harlow was instrumental to this success. Noel talked of the invaluable support he received from people in Harlow in terms of training, sponsorship, and facilities which were so often given voluntarily, as well as the high level of inclusivity and accessibility in Harlow for people with disabilities wishing to get involved in sport. Noel represented Great Britain as a visually impaired [...]

Parndon Mill: watering the seeds of growth

2019-11-08T10:02:41+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Roger Lee is the Project Manager at Parndon Mill. Greetings from Parndon Mill hub of creativity and part of hidden Harlow! Although we’re hidden on the fringes of Harlow we do feel we are an important aspect of the town’s cultural asset and are deeply rooted with our fellow cultural venues. It’s been a busy year so far and I’m delighted to have seen a good few Harlow Ambassadors enjoying our exhibitions in the Gallery. It has been brilliant to see the growth in both the number and range of people coming to visit us over recent years.  We now have around 3,700 student engagements a year and our annual Open [...]

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