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Major £23 million investment deal announced for Harlow (and 800 jobs promised)

Jobs / Tue 8th Jun 2021 at 10:02am

MAJOR new Government investment announced to regenerate town, create jobs and build much needed infrastructure in Harlow

The Government has today announced that Harlow will receive £23.7 million to build much needed new infrastructure, create jobs and regenerate key areas including:

A brand new bus station, commercial hub and transport interchange in the town centre

This new landmark building will support all sustainable and public transport modes and create workspace for small businesses – replacing the existing bus station.

Regeneration of Broad walk

Much needed investment will make Broad Walk a better and more attractive place to shop and work.

Staple Tye Neighbourhood Renewal

Staple Tye will see key investment to create new workspaces and bring business investment to create new local jobs.

New Institute for Technology at Harlow College

Harlow College will see many aging buildings remodelled to create an Institute for Technology which will create local skills opportunities focussed on science, technology, engineering and mathematics – supporting our young people into jobs at the Science Park and Public Health England.

New River Way – Cambridge Road link to support the Enterprise Zone

A new link road in the Templefields Enterprise Zone will make the site far more accessible for businesses and workers creating prime connectivity, to boost jobs and enterprise.

The whole Town Deal is set to create 810 new local jobs, cut crime by 10%, increase footfall in the town centre by 20% and will result in a multi-million boost to the local economy. 

The Harlow Conservatives lead on the town’s regeneration, Cllr Dan Swords, has hailed the new investment. He said: “This is a brilliant day for our town. The Government is investing massively to make “building back better” a reality and not just a slogan. This huge boost to our local economy will make Harlow an even better place to live, to work, to start a business, to raise your family and to socialise.”

The Leader of the Harlow Conservatives, Cllr Andrew Johnson, added: “This is yet another example of this Conservative Government working with our MP, Robert Halfon, to deliver major investment for our town.

“The £23.7 million announced today will create 580 new local jobs, 230 new construction jobs and help to bring even more investment into the town.

“We promised to regenerate our town and build an even better Harlow and the Conservatives are delivering it.”

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3 Comments for Major £23 million investment deal announced for Harlow (and 800 jobs promised):

David Vincent
2021-06-09 17:40:38

Well done to the Conservative Johnsons, both local and national. However, if they don't deliver this their name will have the American definition.

Chris Larner
2021-06-12 06:41:06

A complete con. Tory lies. This £23m is a drop in the ocean, and is nowhere near the billions of cuts to local government, overseen by this, the most corrupt government of modern times. The Tories have made it clear that they will release dribbles of money to local councils, only if those councils are Tory-friendly. It's a con. The propaganda exercise is transparent: steal all the money, give a penny back and make sure the headlines focus on the latter. YourHarlow.com needs to be thoroughly ashamed of itself in joining in the hollow cheerleading of this cynical, manipulative theft. Ghastly

Chris Larner
2021-06-12 06:41:44

A complete con. Tory lies. This £23m is a drop in the ocean, and is nowhere near the billions of cuts to local government, overseen by this, the most corrupt government of modern times. The Tories have made it clear that they will release dribbles of money to local councils, only if those councils are Tory-friendly. It's a barefaced swindle. The propaganda exercise is transparent: steal all the money, give a penny back and make sure the headlines focus on the latter. YourHarlow.com needs to be thoroughly ashamed of itself in joining in the hollow cheerleading of this cynical, manipulative theft. Ghastly

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