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1601, 2020

CanalAbility: changing lives along the River Stort

January 16th, 2020|

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 [...]

1312, 2019

Sixth Harlow Ambassador meeting

December 13th, 2019|

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) [...]

1012, 2019

Pets’ Corner: bringing the magic to Christmas

December 10th, 2019|

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. [...]

1311, 2019

Introducing Harlow Science Park

November 13th, 2019|

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 [...]

1010, 2019

Public Health England: choosing Harlow

October 10th, 2019|

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 [...]

2509, 2019

Fifth Harlow Ambassador Meeting

September 25th, 2019|

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 [...]