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704, 2020

St Clare Hospice: support in times of uncertainty

April 7th, 2020|

This month's blog comes from Sarah Thompson, CEO of St Clare Hospice, a local charity which cares for hundreds of people across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire border each year. This month we really should be celebrating; it’s St Clare Hospice’s 30th birthday, and we have just received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission. However, due to coronavirus, we have put plans to celebrate on hold. Now is not the time. Instead we have had to launch an urgent fundraising appeal in a bid to offset the projected income loss of up to £100,000 from cancelling and postponing many of our key fundraising events this year. This amount [...]

1603, 2020

Harlow Ambassador meeting at Harlow Football Club

March 16th, 2020|

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 [...]

1003, 2020

Strawberry Star: transforming Harlow town centre

March 10th, 2020|

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 [...]

1202, 2020

Guy Nicholson: launching Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

February 12th, 2020|

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 [...]

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) [...]