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905, 2024

Harlow Museum awarded accreditation accolade

May 9th, 2024|

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens has received full accreditation status, a UK-wide industry standard for well-run museums and galleries. The accreditation means that Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens operate to professional standards, care for their collections, and make them accessible to visitors. The benchmark is administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership. Accreditation opens up exciting funding opportunities, allows museums to host touring exhibitions and gives access to professional advice and support. It also gives confidence to donors and sponsors who may wish to support the museum in preserving heritage and inspiring future generations. Harlow Museum is a service provided by Harlow Council. This achievement has [...]

805, 2024

Harlow’s history refreshed with new signboards installed

May 8th, 2024|

New heritage signboards which help tell the story of Harlow before and after it became a new town have been installed across the town. A total of 15 boards have been put in as part of the council’s priority to restore pride in the town by replacing old signage around the town with new. Among the stories the signboards tell are: • The Harlow Temple site in River Way which dates to the days of the Roman Empire • The Stow, the new town’s first neighbourhood centre, which opened in 1952 • The Lawn, post-WW2 Britain’s first tower block • Potter Street and its historical past in pottery production dating back [...]

711, 2023

24 New Council Apartments Given Approval

November 7th, 2023|

The scheme delivered by the new Harlow Regeneration Partnership will have a total of 24 high-quality council apartments in Staple Tye. The project was recently given planning approval as part of the council’s priorities to rebuild our town and restore pride in Harlow. The exciting development will include a variety of housing and office space, including 4 one-bedroom apartments and 20 two-bedroom apartments. Sustainability is also key with features including solar panel, providing energy efficient homes and business space to help keep energy bills down. Find out more at the link below, plus some more exciting announcements. Find out more here

1210, 2023

Harlow’s Free Fireworks Display Returns!

October 12th, 2023|

On the 5th of November, 2023  Harlow Council’s annual fireworks and bonfire night will return to the Showground in Harlow Town Park. This year the event celebrates its 45th anniversary, having been organised by the council every year since 1978. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm with the fireworks display starting at 6.30pm. Admission to the event is free. Find out more here Brian Thomas Photography.

2609, 2023

Rebuild of Elm Hatch

September 26th, 2023|

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

1509, 2023

Regeneration Partnership

September 15th, 2023|

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

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