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HARLOW Council has welcomed new residents to the regenerated housing and retail building in Prentice Place in Potter Street. The £3m project has transformed the neighbourhood shopping centre, with a complete refurbishment inside and out of 15 homes, all of which are council housing, new…

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A HARLOW man has taken his devotion and service to the Catholic Church to the next level by being ordained a Deacon. Tony Rowley was ordained at a special ceremony at Holy Cross Church on Saturday. Tony has been a member of the church for…

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THE Phoenix Resource Centre, Harlow (registered charity number 1133503), was thrilled to receive the local support of the Colt Hatch Co-Operative this month, along with a £200 cheque, presented by manageress Amy Witt. The money will be used to help supply breakfasts within the local…

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THE Heart 4 Harlow Awards are half way through the nomination period. Nominations began in April and will close in November for the 2021 awards. We are half way through our nomination period for the Heart 4 Harlow Awards, so now would be a great…

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THE HARLOW Junior Parkrun celebrated its fifth birthday on Sunday. This was a remarkable testament to Catherine Penketh and the team of marshals and volunteers who give children from the ages of 5-14 an opportunity to take part in exercise over a 2km course in…

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WHAT have the Harlow Wombles been up to recently? They have been very busy indeed. They have sent us a summary of what they have been doing. Thank you to Ruth and the team. Mohammed works for the Coop Community Fund and has previously been…

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THE hidden gem that is Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens have lined series of Fun FREE family events under the banner of Playcation 2021. In July there is a The Painting Pod pop up inspire children to explore the museum and gardens and paint what they see!…

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HARLOW’S paddling pools are gearing up for their official summer opening on Thursday 22 July as national restrictions are cautiously eased as part of the Government’s roadmap. What’s more, they are coming back with a number of important improvements, carried out by the HTS Group,…

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SIR Jack Petchey, founder of one of the UKs most successful business empires and of youth charity the Jack Petchey Foundation, turns 96 years on 19th July 2021. To date, Sir Jack Petchey has invested over £143m from his businesses in opportunities for young people across…

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KIDS Inspire has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group thanks to nominations from the public.  Kids Inspire is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.  The money…

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MIND in West Essex’s mental health support team is hosting a launch event for a new LGBTQ+ Youth Club for ages 12-18 at the Wellbeing Centre in Bush Fair on Tuesday 27th July 1.30pm- 4pm. All attendees will be treated to snacks and drinks and…

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FREE British Sign Language lessons at Passmores Academy. Full details on poster.

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HARLOW Foodbank is asking shoppers to support people in crisis this summer by donating to the Tesco Summer Food Collection.  From Thursday 15 July to Saturday 17 July special donation points will be put up at all Harlow Tesco stores with customers being asked to…

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THE new date for our “Late” Summer Fete is…. Saturday 2nd October between 1pm – 4pm. If you already have a stall booked with them, please keep an eye out for an email confirming the new date and more details this week.  If you wish…

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WEST Essex based disability charity Accuro (Care Services) have been awarded £20,000 from the independent charitable trust Essex Community Foundation (ECF).  The funding, which comes from the Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme, will be used by the charity to help with the additional costs…

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A NEW programme has launched in Essex to support some of the county’s most vulnerable people who have been, and still are, experiencing isolation due to the pandemic. As Essex comes out of lockdown, ‘This Happy Place’, an Essex County Council initiative, aims to build…