Families-in-need benefit from goods left at Occasio House

Charity / Tue 22nd Aug 2023 at 12:07pm

WITH the demolition of Occasio House well underway, residents may be pleased to know that some good has come from the last days of these buildings.

Over the past few months Labour and Cooperative Cllr James Griggs (Member Champion for Community Wellbeing) has led a small team of volunteers who scoured the buildings and removed many useful items prior to demolition.

These items included 21 fridges, 3 freezers, 14 microwaves, 8 tables with chairs, 3 sofas, 10 beds, 30 brand new mattresses and much more.

Cllr Griggs commented: ‘When I learned of the number of useful items left behind in Occasio House I could not allow them to fall victim to the demolition. Aided by a small team who freely gave their time , we have removed a fantastic array of items which have now been passed on to many families in need across Harlow.

I’m very grateful to Rainbow Services for funding the testing of the electrical items and to the wonderful people who have helped in the removal, storage and distribution of these goods. It’s another shining example of Harlow community spirit at its finest.

There are still a few benches  and artworks to be removed from the garden area, these are scheduled to be relocated to the Museum Gardens for resident to use and enjoy’

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12 Comments for Families-in-need benefit from goods left at Occasio House:

2023-08-22 18:59:07

Well done Councillor Griggs. Positive action in the community from this Labour Councillor.

James Leppard
2023-08-22 20:58:57

Well done, James. Good work.

Tracy George
2023-08-22 23:15:37

Good thinking, useful and less in landfil, win-win!

David Carter
2023-08-23 08:49:41

Well Done James and his helpers He is a good community minded person

Kim Oconnor
2023-08-23 09:17:18

Well done to you.... Just thinking back to when old college was knocked down, all that equipment, what ever happened to it all.??? May be James Leppard can enlighten me..

James Leppard
2023-08-23 09:44:08

Kim O'Connor, why would I know what happened with the former college site back in the 1980's? I was working and living Brazil at the time.

James Leppard
2023-08-23 09:44:46

Kim O'Connor, why would I know what happened with the former college site back in the 1980's? I was working and living in Brazil at the time.

Tracy George
2023-08-23 11:07:02

James Leppard, I should imagine Kim was talking about Cllr James Griggs? Too many James's in the world, lol.

Tracy George
2023-08-23 11:07:57

Ha, apologies, my bad, I just saw she was asking you. Odd! :-)

James Leppard
2023-08-23 13:04:47

No problem, Tracy.

Julie Beighton
2023-08-28 05:15:06

Well done James. You do so much good for Harlow, giving up your time freely to help others. A pillar of the community.

Colin graham
2023-08-29 10:45:56

JAMES Isee from your comments above you were in Brazil in the 1980s.so did you really know the history of sherard house when you made your comments at the recent meeting! !

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