Harlow Council set to make major announcement on town centre

Business / Mon 5th Jun 2023 at 12:36pm

Dear Editor, 

FOR years, politicians in Harlow have promised to regenerate Harlow’s town centre and neighbourhoods. And for years, they have failed.

When the Harlow Conservatives were elected in 2021, we made a promise to the people of Harlow that we would deliver the desperately needed regeneration of Harlow’s town centre.  

In that vein, we put in place the first ever masterplan of the town centre. Working with Robert Halfon MP, we’ve secured £45 million from the Government to deliver three major regeneration schemes in the town centre. We’ve moved from being the smallest landowner in the town centre, to the largest. Taken together with a major announcement this week, this means that we can now deliver that promised regeneration.

That’s why, this week we will announce the single biggest step to finally deliver that regeneration, which has been worked on for eighteen months. This will transform our town – it will mean that once again residents can be proud of their town centre with new shops, bars, restaurants, night life, a live music venue and so much more besides. Our announcement this week will mean that construction work will start this summer.

We will deliver the promise we made to people, and I believe, our major announcement this week will show residents that this is no longer a political promise, but reality.

Yours ever, 

Cllr Dan Swords

Conservative Leader of Harlow Council

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9 Comments for Harlow Council set to make major announcement on town centre:

Luke Burton
2023-06-05 16:01:20

No mention of a crackdown on crime which needs to be top of mind for any town centre regeneration plan.

David Forman
2023-06-05 16:23:36

Why waste our time with this 'in the pipeline' announcement? When I see concrete being poured into holes in the ground to make foundations, then I will believe him. Show us the JCB diggers and the Batman costume Cllr Swords.

gary roberts
2023-06-05 16:47:14

Another "major" announcement to go along with the others: And look what happened to them! Always the tease, then the photo, and then the film and the smile. If nothing else Mr. Halfon has taught him well. All that happens now is the excuse followed by the promise and in 2035 Harlow will be great again just like my neighbourhood.

gary roberts
2023-06-05 16:49:27

And oh I forgot, he walked away from it all not too long ago.

Alderman Durcan
2023-06-05 18:35:05

I fear this is yet another no big announcement event. Everyone including me are sick and tired of yet another big announcement which turns into nothing. We were told 2 years ago the Tories were spade ready. Last year we’re told work will start within weeks at the bus station and still nothing. Told they would fast track council home building and so far not a brick laid. Told 10 years ago we would have a new PAH … People are switched off by amateur politicians pretending they can delivery everything when we all know they can’t. No wonder no one votes…

Kim Oconnor
2023-06-06 08:39:09


2023-06-06 10:28:58

I know your gonna demolish the whole lot.🥱

Nicholas Taylor
2023-06-06 12:38:25

An announcement about an announcement! You could not make it up!

David Vincent
2023-06-06 17:52:45

The Tories are so spade ready that they may have to dig the foundations with spades as the costs of the projects have escalated out of control since the bids were submitted to Government.

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