Love Harlow project is a growing success
Partners involved in the Love Harlow Project rolled up their
sleeves to brighten up the town with a spot of gardening.
Thursday June 3, various partners including police officers and
volunteers worked together on the planter project to brighten
up The Briars, Copshall Close, Aylets Field and Gladden
The Love Harlow project is a partnership initiative designed to
improve areas of Harlow which may appear run-down or damaged
through crime. Pc Rob Hance wanted local young people to take pride
in their town and saw this as the perfect example of partnership
working to encourage some local volunteers.
We hope to
embrace the true community spirit in Harlow this summer to drive
out anti-social behaviour and continue to make Harlow a place to
Sgt Rob Hance
The planter project was initially planned as part of Moat's
‘neighbourhood charter’ in the Harlow area. Moat works with
residents and uses their feedback to ensure that communities are
clean, attractive and safe. Following consultation with residents
in these Harlow neighbourhoods, it became clear that some of the
planters were looking a bit tired and untidy.
Police community support officers, staff from Moat Housing and
local volunteers worked closely with other local stakeholders to
address any areas of concern. The stakeholders included: Harlow
Council, Kier Harlow, Pitney Bowes, Essex Prison Services, ADAS and
Harlow Garden Centre (who supplied the plants).
Moat’s neighbourhood manager in Harlow, James Cornelius, says;
“We are one of Love Harlow’s sponsors and we were delighted to
share our community day and ensure the best result for local
residents of The Briars, Copshall Close, Aylets Fields and Gladden
Court. Love Harlow and Moat hope that our work will encourage
people to take pride in their neighbourhood. This will hopefully be
one of many projects on which we can work together.”
delighted to share our community day and ensure the best result for
Leading the Love Harlow project, Sgt Rob Hance explains: “Harlow
has a vibrant town and some beautiful green areas. However, a small
number of mindless people who damage and vandalise mean that
pockets of areas can appear run down, leaving a negative image for
people who live there, work or visit.
“The Love Harlow project is believed to be a unique project
which aims to work with partner agencies and communities to
identify any areas of local concern and also target any issues such
as anti-social behaviour, graffiti, drugs, burglary and car
"We hope to embrace the true community spirit in Harlow this
summer to drive out anti-social behaviour and continue to make
Harlow a place to enjoy."