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Rebuild of Elm Hatch

2023-09-26T10:54:29+01:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

In early September 2023, Harlow Council submitted new plans for the redevelopment of Elm Hatch. The plans included 6 brand new council homes and new retail units. The housing scheme will cover derelict land, where the former Hummingbird Pub once sat. The scheme which is a mix of housing and retail units will also include off street parking, renewable energy and more. The next phase includes a public consultation, taking place ahead of a formal planning decision being made. If approved, works on the site could start as early as January 2024.   Find out more here

Regeneration Partnership

2023-09-15T15:01:05+01:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

In a step closer to delivering town centre and housing regeneration within Harlow, a regeneration partnership investment plan has been approved. The new partnership (launched in June) will help deliver the council’s priorities: rebuild our town and secure investment into Harlow. The first sites announced for redevelopment will be: Former Lister House in Staple Tye Parnall Road in Staple Tye (site purchased by the council earlier this year) Former Occasio House site in Playhouse Square (currently being demolished by the council) Further announcements will be coming soon. Find out more here

Tour of Britain comes to Harlow

2023-09-07T15:06:47+01:00September 7th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

The world’s best cyclists are coming to town as they compete in the famous Tour of Britain peloton. The Men's Tour of Britain is set to finish Stage Six of the race in Harlow Friday 8 September, 2023. The race will start in Southend-on-Sea and arrive in Harlow at around 3.15pm via Water Lane. The race will finish at around 3.30pm along Third Avenue. Times are subject to change. Spectators are invited to join the celebrations and watch as the high speed cyclists finish their final leg of Stage Six in Harlow. We hope that lots of people will come along to experience this event and line the roads to cheer on [...]

NEW Harlow Cycle Map

2023-09-01T15:23:36+01:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Harlow has a huge cycle track network linking up all areas of the town. Most destinations within Harlow are less than 6 miles from each other, making cycling an ideal way to travel. It is often quicker to cycle than drive, especially during peak times. The new cycle map has been developed as part of the Council’s preparation for the Tour of Britain. The updated cycle map includes new developments and routes that were not included on the previous version. Plus, the routes pass some of Harlow's most notable sculptures and visitor attractions such as Harlow Town Park and Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens. It is hoped that the map will [...]

The Knife Angel comes to Harlow

2023-08-23T15:06:30+01:00August 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog|

From the 1st of September 2023, Harlow is excited to welcome the Knife Angel sculpture. The powerful artwork aims to raise awareness about the devastating impact of knife crime and foster a united front against violence within our community. The artwork will be on display for a month within Playhouse Square. A range of community activities will also take place during the exhibition. These include: 1 September: Opening Ceremony 2 September: A story to the Angel 6 September: Mental Health awareness day 9/10 September: Draw the Angel 13 September: Domestic Violence Awareness Day 16/17 September - Poem for the Angel 20 September: Beverley Brinkley Appeal Day 23/24 September: Photograph the Angel [...]

Council Housebuilding: Sherards House

2023-08-21T16:20:25+01:00August 21st, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Harlow Council has been given the green light on a new council house building project at the former Sherards House site. The scheme would see another 14 council homes being built which include 6 two-bedroom, 5 three-bedroom and 3 four-plus-bedroom homes. At the Development Management Committee on the 16th of August 2023 planning permission was obtained. The new homes are set to be of a high design and include modern features such as EV charging points. More information can be found via the link below. Find out more here

New Harlow Business Website

2023-08-22T13:10:11+01:00August 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Harlow Council have launched a new Harlow Business website, as part of the council’s priority to secure investment into Harlow. The new website has several features and can be accessed via the following www.harlowbusiness.org. Just some features include; Business support – Highlighting free support and funding opportunities. Recruitment and skills – Advice on upskilling and seeking the best local talent. Locate in Harlow – Showcasing Harlow’s unique features as prime business location. Harlow businesses – Insight into local businesses located in the town. Opportunities – Including tender and sponsorship opportunities. Business events – Upcoming networking events. Plus, a free to join Harlow Business Directory. For more information on the news story [...]

Occasio House Demolition

2023-08-18T14:33:05+01:00August 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

In August 2023 works began on demolishing Occasio House, located within Harlow Town Centre near the Playhouse theatre. The demolition signifies the first stage of delivering Harlow's £20m Arts and Cultural Quarter project. The scheme, which the council secured a £20million government grant for, will include: A new live performance/music venue Major upgrades to the Playhouse New pedestrian focused and engaging public square for events, outdoor performances, cinema, and outdoor dining Contemporary bar and café Artist and maker studio spaces High-quality residential apartments Flexible studios for creative and performing arts, rehearsal space, events, smaller and outdoor performances, and community uses Associated spaces for literary arts, spoken word, education events and visiting [...]

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