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2308, 2023

The Knife Angel comes to Harlow

August 23rd, 2023|

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 [...]

2108, 2023

Council Housebuilding: Sherards House

August 21st, 2023|

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

1808, 2023

New Harlow Business Website

August 18th, 2023|

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 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 [...]

1808, 2023

Occasio House Demolition

August 18th, 2023|

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 [...]

908, 2021

Accuro: being a volunteer

August 9th, 2021|

Elodie Gibby is an admin volunteer with local charity Accuro. Accuro support children, young people, and adults with a disability with Clubs and activities in West Essex including youth clubs, a holiday scheme and adult friendship scheme in Harlow. I am Elodie and I am an admin volunteer at the charity Accuro. I am 19 years old and having recently finished my journalism course at Harlow College, I wanted to document my volunteer experience, in the hopes of inspiring people who are thinking of volunteering. I started volunteering because I wanted to experience the working world before getting a full-time job and include volunteering on my CV. Accuro looked like a [...]

607, 2021

Jake Shepherd: Young Trustees Movement

July 6th, 2021|

Jake Shepherd, a recently appointed Trustee of Parndon Mill, highlights the strengths of inter-generational decision making when it comes to charity governance and the quest for securing more impactful outcomes for all. Fewer than 3% of trustees are under 30. Despite charities enduring some of the most uncertain times in living memory, this desperate underrepresentation of young people may jeopardise the long-term future of our third sector. Thankfully, for both young people and the boards of trustees they’re seeking to serve, the Young Trustees Movement is working to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024. As a secondary school and sixth-form teacher, charity trusteeship [...]

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