Harlow is 70

Harlow is 70 logoHelp us celebrate Harlow’s 70th birthday. Harlow was officially designated a new town on on 25 March 1947.

We aim to use the occasion to promote Harlow, its places and its people and get the community across the town together to celebrate this occasion. We will also look forward to the town’s future.

Not only is it Harlow’s 70th birthday, it will also be Harlow Town Park’s 60th anniversary so events in the town park will celebrate both of these occasions.

Harlow is 70 logo

The Harlow is 70 logo was a joint collaboration between Harlow College graphic design student Bradley Newson, graphic design tutor Mustafa Sidiki and local design agencies Blue Pig and Hot Mash Creative. The logo will be displayed on various buildings around the town and appear on promotional materials.

If you would like to use the Harlow is 70 logo for your community event please do not use the version on the website please request a high resolution copy from Becci Court, Project Development Co-ordinator by email: becci.court@harlow.gov.uk or call: 01279 446455.

Get involved in the celebrations

We will be supporting local organisations and co-ordinating events or projects. If you are part of a community group or organisation and would like to contribute, run a project or host an event to help celebrate please contact Becci Court, Project Development Co-ordinator, by email: becci.court@harlow.gov.uk or call: 01279 446455.

Great British Spring CleanHarlow - The Great British Spring Clean

Harlow Council is supporting the Great British Clean Up on 3, 4 and 5 March 2017 which is part of a national effort to clean the country up of litter. The Council is encouraging as many individuals, volunteer groups, businesses and schools do their bit to clean up Harlow as the town celebrates its 70th birthday.

The Council will be making available a limited supply of litter pickers for loan, black bags and making arrangements to collect filled bags.

For more information or to get involved contact email: becci.court@harlow.gov.uk or call: 01279 446455.

More information on the national event is at: www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

Heritage project: Why people moved to Harlow

'Why They Came' is a partnership between Harlow Museum and YourHarlow.Com and will run throughout 2017. The project, backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will record the many stories of the events and experiences that brought people to live in Harlow, through video, audio or written word.

If you would like to be part of the 'Why They Came' project, then please email: Jon O’Connor: info@science-alive.co.uk or Michael Casey: newsdesk@yourharlow.com

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