Funding opportunity for Harlow community groups

COMMUNITY groups in Harlow which run projects or initiatives in their local area are being reminded to take up the opportunity to apply for small grant funding before the end of the month. The Community Initiatives Fund small grants scheme, funded by Essex County Council (excluding Southend and Thurrock), is inviting groups to offer expressions of interest in receiving funding before the deadline of Saturday 31 August.

Prom Night at The Dusty Miller

THE Dusty Miller pub on Burnt Mill Lane will be hosting The Dusty Proms this coming Bank Holiday Monday. The event kicks off in the beer garden at 5:00pm with the Harlow Brass Band playing traditional brass band music alongside contemporary pop pieces. The entertainment continues with a Jazz quartet led by Gavin Skeggs at […]

Ava’s pink quest continues

AVA McCarthy is one helluva girl. At just the tender age of two years old she’s leading a quest to fight childhood cancer. Two-year old Ava has Stage 3 Wilms Tumour with complications. The cells found in Avas tumour don’t represent a normal Wilms. Ava has baffled the lead experts and they are working hard to make sure they give correct treatment.

Harlow Outdoor Store Hosts ‘Basecamp’ Advice Event to Inspire Local Walkers

ON Wednesday 14th August GO Outdoors on Howard Way on Edinburgh Way in Harlow is hosting its first-ever inspiration and advice event for local walkers considering charity walking challenges this Summer. The free event – called the Basecamp – will offer an overview of the latest walking insights and equipment to help with safety and success for walkers of all abilities.

Harlow History: The Obelisk

MANY PEOPLE pass by The Obelisk in the middle of the Broad Walk in Harlow but may well wonder, what it is and how it got there. It was one of the last pieces of sculpture by Sir Frederick Gibberd and was erected in 1980 to commemorate the establishment of Harlow New Town in 1947. […]

Harlow Foodbank feeds 8,274 people!

THE foodbank collects donated food from its partners in Harlow and the surrounding area, who include 60 churches, 38 schools, 4 supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA & Waitrose), 2 banks (Santander & Halifax) and many individual people across the town. Great Parndon Parish and LOKnSTORE in Harlow provide FREE storage space for all of the donated food. St Paul’s Church in Harlow Town Centre provides a central location for the foodbank satellite service, based in the Upper Room, and Harlow Salvation Army provides cover for the foodbank service on Wednesdays at their Tendring Road location. The foodbank has a team of just over 60 local volunteers working at their warehouse, satellite centre and with supermarket collections.

Isn’t it good: Parndon Wood

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that has today received the national award handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Acclaimed film uses Harlow as cinematic backdrop

WELL IT would do. It has a Winstone in it! Uwantme2killhim? has just premiered at a number of festivals and has won plaudits from critics and film-goers alike.
When 16-year-old Mark, a handsome boy, popular with girls, meets local girl Rachel on the Internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship.

Free baby signing taster session at Library.

HARLOW library will host a free baby signing taster session on Monday August 26th, the session are aimed at helping Mums communicate more effectively their babies.The Little signers classes taught by Maxine, are held at the Harlow library and the women’s institute hall in Old Harlow. You can book your place online or contact Maxine […]

Buddy the Musical is coming to Harlow Playhouse

Jo O’Reilly THE ‘Most Successful Rock & Roll Show of All-Time’ kicks off its UK tour at Harlow Playhouse, in association with Harlow Playhouse Supporters this August. Celebrating an amazing 25th year anniversary with a 2013-14 UK & Eire national tour, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story proves that whilst there have been many imitators […]

The first month of YourHarlow

SO, WE got through our first month! Firstly thank you for all those who have supported us in our first month. We have been bowled over by the way the arts organisations work together. We would also like to say thank you to the many councillors who have also given their help.

Cash boost for community project in Harlow

A PROJECT which will bring residents and organisations together to improve local communities is to be trialled in the town after receiving an award of nearly £50,000. Following a successful bid to Whole Essex Community Budget, £48,550 has been secured to tackle a range of issues in Harlow. Harlow is currently one of three areas in Essex that have been successful in securing funding.

Sensory times at Harlow libraries

ESSEX Libraries are running a Sensory Story Time at branches across the county. The story time which is aimed at children of all abilities is led by volunteers trained by the Mid Essex Preschool SEN/AEN (Special Educational Needs/Additional Educational Needs) Specialist Teacher team.

Council launch Olympic legacy fund

AS we approach the first anniversary of the London Olympics, Harlow Council has launched an Olympic Legacy fund designed to help local not-for-profit organisations potentially discover the next generation of Olympic champions.

A decision was made after last year’s successful London Olympic and Paralympic Games to allocate a sum of money to promote sport and encourage participation in sporting activities locally. The grants that will be awarded as part of the fund will be used to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in sport, as well as bring new sporting activities not currently present in Harlow to the town.