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You may recall that in December I invited you to nominate your favourite local charity to become our charity of the year 2019. The top 6 nominated shortlisted were:

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• ASL - Aspire Support Learn • Grove Cottage • Herts & Essex Community Farm • PACT for Autism • St John’s Arc & Recreational Centre (ARC) • Upwards with Downs Turn to the centre pages to find out a little more about each of them. I’m absolutely delighted to announce that ASL received the most votes and therefore are our Charity of the Year 2019. They received a cheque for £100 and will be featured in both magazines. I’m really looking forward to supporting them over the coming year and sharing with you the wonderful work that they do. Thank you for your nominations, for voting and to the charities that were short listed - you are ALL amazing! If resources allowed, we would support you all every month. Instead know that we will continue to do all that we can by sharing your events in all 3 of our magazines, on social or both! Until next month,

CONTENTS ■ FEATURES & ARTICLES 5 A letter from Robert Halfon MP 10 The Arts Society Harlow

Did you make a new year resolution to try something different in 2019

14 Harlow Soup

Harlow’s very own community funding project

17 Cllr Sue Livings

Keeping in touch with you

18 The Gibberd Gallery Exhibition: Colour has no words

A solo exhibition of new work by Harlow-born sculptor Cedric Christie

24 Charity of the year 2019 Finalists 26 Harlow Chorus The second half of the 2018/2019 season

■ FUN & LEISURE 22 Just for the Kids

Lorraine

Henry Hedgehog’s puzzle page

28 What’s Cooking: Savoury

Salmon with tomato and coriander salsa

ASL is our charity of the year 2019. To find out more about the wonderful work that they do visit their website of find them on Facebook. www.aspiresupportlearn.co.uk

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32 What’s Cooking: Sweet Oatmeal and raisin cookies

37 Puzzles & Brain Teasers

■ IT’S YOUR COMMUNITY 35 Henry Moore School 38 Local Community

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42 What’s On

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44 Listings 45 Residents’ Facebook Groups 46 Useful Numbers CM Connection Magazines cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, products or services that appear in this publication.

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A Letter from Robert Halfon MP Robert Halfon MP Working Hard For Harlow Dear Readers, I hope that 2019 has got off to a good start for you. This month has been extremely busy with the vote in Parliament on the EU Withdrawal Deal, but this has not stopped me working hard for what matters in Harlow. Our libraries in Harlow are under threat. Essex County Council have launched a consultation into the future of library services and under the proposals, over one third of libraries in Essex are at risk of closure. Three of these are in Harlow - Mark Hall, Tye Green and Great Parndon. This month, I’ve stepped up my campaign to save our libraries. Together with some brilliant pupils from Cooks Spinney and St James’ Primary Schools, we handed in a petition to Essex County Council and spoke to the Councillor overseeing the plans about why we want to keep these libraries. I have been overwhelmed with correspondence from Harlow residents, sharing their passion to keep them open. Many families do not have access to computers, internet or printers and when lastminute homework is due, it is the convenience of being able to walk to a local library that I fear we will lose if they close. At times, libraries are simply a quiet space to escape chaotic home lives, study in peace or read at leisure. For the elderly and new parents, libraries offer a space to meet and socialise, preventing isolation and loneliness. The consultation closes on 20th February and I have had assurances that no decisions have been made. I would encourage you to take part in the online survey or send me an email at halfon4harlow@roberthalfon.com to help save our libraries! I also had the pleasure of opening a brand new ward in Princess Alexandra Hospital, in January. The Charnley ward, named after a pioneer in

hip replacement operations, will provide 27 new beds for those recovering from surgery, helping to alleviate the strain on resources and improve patient flow. Incredibly, the ward took just a few months to be constructed, and can now be seen from the main entrance, pride of place. The staff at our NHS hospital put in every effort to provide the very best patient care - I see this not just as an MP, but as a patient and visitor. I’ve worked hard, most recently to secure £9.5 million for the hospital’s A&E department and I am continuing my campaign for a brand new health campus in Harlow, to provide a long-term solution to the growing demand, create more jobs and boost skills in our town. In the upcoming months, I am determined to continue working hard to cut the cost of living. 2018 marked some fantastic accomplishments, including the freeze of fuel duty for the ninth year running, and in April 2019, we will start to see the benefits of the increased National Living Wage and greater tax-free earnings, meaning more money into the pockets of hardworking Harlow families. As ever, you can write to me via email (halfon4harlow@roberthalfon.com), attend one of my surgeries and keep up to date with all my news on Facebook (Robert H Halfon), Twitter (@halfon4harlowMP) and Instagram (@ halfon4harlowmp). Best wishes, Robert

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DID YOU MAKE A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN 2019? Our Society brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts and a desire to conserve our artistic heritage. Our events provide a welcoming place to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge on a wide range of subjects. The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

Guests may attend lectures at £7 per visit. Please contact the Membership Secretary by email at: harlow@theartssociety.org

Recent lectures have included: Punch and Judy, Stained Glass of London and Petra:Caravan City of the Ancient Arabs. Apart from monthly lectures we arrange organised trips for members. Recently these have included: The Royal Opera House Workshop, Strawberry Hill House, Lunch and Cruise on board ‘My Fayre Lady’ along the Regent’s Canal with a visit to Clarence House and a Walking Tour of Smithfield in the City of London. As a Society, we support Young Arts projects in our local area. Our friendly Society currently has a membership of about 120 and does not have a waiting list. The annual subscription is £45. Lectures are given in the evening and members come from Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Loughton, Epping and surrounding villages. Lectures start at 8.00pm and last aproximately one and a half hours. Free tea or coffee is available from 7.15 - 7.45pm.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at St. John's Arts & Recreation Centre off Market Street Old Harlow CM17 0AJ, 7.30pm. The Arts Society brings people together through. a shared curiosity for the "Arts" in all its forms and provides a welcoming place to hear expert lectures share their knowledge on a vast array of topics. Why not come along to our next meeting on February 14th, a warm welcome awaits you!

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EVENTS: Dinner Over Art | Saturday 23rd February, 6.30-9pm Join artist Cedric Christie at the Gibberd Gallery on Saturday 23rd of February for one of his favourite things to do: talking about art over dinner. There will also be a special screening of archive films of Harlow in the Hideaway Gallery. Catering provided. Tickets £3. Booking advised. Chess Club with Cedric Christie | Saturday 30th March, 1-4pm Whether you’re a beginner or a grandmaster, come along to the Gibberd Gallery on Saturday 30th March for an afternoon of chess with enthusiast and artist Cedric Christie. Refreshments will be available. This is a free event. All welcome.

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Pact for Autism PACT for Autism is a charity providing support for the families of autistic children, autistic adults and people with similar conditions. Our key services include the Parent Support Line, monthly meetings for parent and carer support, and a vibrant activities and events calendar, including our popular autism talks and training series. Phone: 01279 430300 Web: www.pactforautism.org.uk Facebook: PACTHarlowForAutism

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Upwards with Downs Upwards with Downs is a Harlow based registered charity which offers support to people with down syndrome & their families. We meet every Thursday morning at the Treehouse Children's centre in Parnall Road Harlow from 10am to 11.30am. Please come along & meet us. Phone: 07733 392064 Web: www.upwardswithdowns.co.uk Facebook: UpwardsDowns

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Harlow Chorus Mendelssohn “Elijah” Words by Mick Rumens

Our third concert of the season, 2018/2019, will be the brilliant oratorio “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn. To be held at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Chingford E4 7EN. Born on the 3rd February 1809, he was a great German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early ‘romantic period’. His was a prominent Jewish family in Hamburg, and, although he was brought up without religion, at the age of seven years he was baptised as a Reformed Christian.His family moved to Berlin in 1811 and at the age of six, where he was given tuition on the piano by his mother. He excelled in music, continued his studies along with his elder sister, and they were both instructed in composition very early in their careers. During his teen years some of his compositions were publicly performed, and he became a prolific composer of symphonies, choral music, piano music, concertos, and chamber music, amounting to at least 750 works. Mendelssohn visited England on at least ten occasions, and it was here that a number of his major works were first performed. He had a close friendship with Karl Klingesmann who worked with him on his oratorios and to whom in 1837 he first mentions his interest in composing an oratorio based upon the biblical story of “Elijah”. With all his other commitments it took him eight years before he had almost completed the work. In 1845, the Birmingham Festival

committee sent him an invitation to attend their next Festival and asked him if he could provide a new oratorio for them. In August 1846 it was finally to have it’s first performance, on a large scale, in Birmingham Town Hall. There was an orchestra of 125, 79 sopranos, 60 altos (all male), 60 tenors and 72 basses and there were four soloists. It received rapturous applause in spite of the fact that Mendelssohn expressed his disappointment with the performance to a friend later. For our performance we shall have the support of the British Sinfonietta and four soloists, Phillip Guy Bromley, Bass/Baritone, will perform the principal role of Elijah. Together with Tara McSwiney , soprano, Eirlys Myfanwy Davies, Mezzo soprano, and Ruairi Bowen, tenor. Our musical director, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry, will conduct the concert for which he will have rehearsed us to our best possible level of performance.This will be a powerful aweinspiring work to enjoy in this new venue in Chingford.

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH: savoury

LOOK WHAT’S COOKING SALMON WITH TOMATO AND CORIANDER SALSA

4 ripe tomatoes, halved 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander ½ red chill, deseeded and very finely chopped (optional) 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper

This

low-fat supper is quick to

4 salmon fillets

make and is packed with flavour.

Boiled long-grain and wild rice, to serve

with trout or sea bass fillets.

If

you prefer, replace the salmon

1. To make the salsa, scoop out and discard the tomato seeds and dice the flesh. Place in a bowl with the red onion, coriander, chilli (if using) and 1 tbsp each of the lime juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside. 2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add the remaining olive oil. Place the salmon fillets in the pan, skin-side down, and cook for 5-6 minutes. Turn each fillet over, sprinkle over the rest of the lime juice and cook for a further 5-6 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. 3. Serve the salmon fillets on a bed of boiled long-grain and wild rice and topped with the salsa.

TIPs: If you prefer to oven bake the salmon fillets, wrap in individual foil parcels and place on a baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C / fan 170C / gas mark 5 for 25 minutes.

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH: sweet

LOOK WHAT’S COOKING OATMEAL & RAISIN COOKIES

225g self-raising flour 175g rolled oats 1 tsp baking powder 250g unsalted butter, softened 200g golden caster sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 150g raisins

If you fancy a batch of home-made cookies at the weekend then try this quick recipe. They will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container.

1. Preheat the oven to 180C / fan 160C / gas mark 4. Lightly grease two large baking sheets. Mix the flour, oats and baking powder together in a bowl. 2. Place the butter, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a separate large bowl and beat together until creamy. Stir in the flour mixture and the raisins and mix to a rough dough using your hands. 3. Divide and roll the mixture into about 24 balls and place well apart on the baking sheets. Flatten each ball with your fingertips to about 6mm thickness. 4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until golden. Leave the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes until firm enough to transfer to a wire rack. Leave to cool completely.

TIP: Replace the raisins with 150g white or dark chocolate chips, 150g sweetened dried cranberries or 150g chopped dried apricots for flavour variations.

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IT’s your community

The Henry Moore Primary School Henry VIII Comes to Henry Moore! Year 4 had an incredibly exciting day when Henry VIII came to visit us! As soon as we arrived at school, we were given new Tudor names and met with the king himself! We learnt all about Henry and his wives, his lifestyle and the vast differences between rich and poor Tudors. It was fascinating (and disgusting!) as we discovered hygiene was not a top priority for most Tudors. Later in the day, we learnt about Tudor food and drink, finding out that despite what most people think of Henry VIII, he was, in fact, very civilised in the way in which he dined. We had to impersonate how we thought Henry would eat and drink, with one of us winning a ruby ring from the king for such a good impression! Tudor crime and punishment was brought to life in the afternoon, as a few naughty children were put into the stocks for their terrible crimes! We finished the day with a jousting tournament, learning the rules and using real jousting lances. The tournament was close, but in the end, the girls were victorious! We had a brilliant day, full of laughter and fun.

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How to Play Sudoku Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition!

Win

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Send your completed puzzle with your name and address to CM23 office: the CM17 27 Fenton Church Grange, Manor, Bishop’s 10 Church Stortford,CM17 CM239PG 5AF. Langley, First correct entry drawn on 10th February August wins! 15th wins!

It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s addictive so have a go and enter. Good luck! CM23 office For last month’s answers please contact CM17

Last month’s

Sudoku prize

winner

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goMargaret to Stephanie Hodds ofBurley Dunmow Congratulations to Watkins from Hill Road who won who won July’s £25 cash Sudoku competition. January’s £25 cash prize prize Sudoku competition. Thanks to everyone else who entered!

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Find these words in the grid and the remaining letters will spell out a related phrase Find these words in the grid and the remaining letters will spell out a related phrase Blake Pushkin Browning Rossetti Amplitude Carroll Shakespeare Atom Cummings Shelley Bouyancy Donne Southey Electron Duffy Tennyson Energy Emerson Yeats Entropy Frost Hawking Hardy Impedance Hughes Isotope Keats Laws Kipling Length Lear Lever Sound McGough Mass Pascal Tesla Nash Momentum Pendulum Trajectory Plath Newton Power Vector Poe Optics Quark Wave Here’s the last edition’s hidden phrase: Every day is the best day of the year - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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IT’S YOUR COMMUNITY

LOCAL NOTICES, EVENTS, AMENITIES Harlow Chorus ‘Open Rehearsal’

“Come and experience the thrill of singing in a big choir” Monday 11th February Harlow Chorus will be hosting a special ‘Open Rehearsal’ on Monday 11th February and we would welcome anyone wishing to join us, or find out more about singing with the chorus, to come along. Come and experience the thrill of singing in a big choir rehearsing for their next concert. Music will be provided - please arrive from 7.00pm. Anyone over 16 is welcome but 16-18 year olds should be accompanied by an adult. We rehearse at St John’s ARC, St John’s Walk, Market Street, Old Harlow CM17 0AJ. We look forward to meeting you there!

THE

Gibberd Garden

SNOWDROP SUNDAYS Sunday 10th, 17th & 24th February 2019 Garden Open 11.30am – 4pm Homemade soup and crusty bread available in the Barn Tea Room as well as our usual tea, cakes and scones. Garden open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 3rd April – 29th Sept 2019, 2-6pm Special events including music and theatre throughout the season.

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AND ATTRACTIONS PLACES OF WORSHIP Church Langley Church Sunday service 10am in Main Hall. Sunday School; prayer ministry. Thurs Communion (2nd & 4th Thurs in Chapel, 9.30am). Mini-church 10am Thurs. Weekday house groups. Tel: Ann Kosla 629950. Email: ourvicar@churchlangleychurch.org Web: churchlangleychurch.org

Church of the Assumption Church House, Mulberry Green. 6pm Sat mass, 10am & 7pm Sunday Mass. Fr Michael Butler. Tel: 429388. www. catholicchurchoftheassumption.co.uk

Harlow Baptist Sunday Service 10.45am Tel: Rev. Tony Mayes 442642 www.harlowbaptist.org fb: HarlowBaptistChurch

Potter Street Baptist Church Worship on Sunday is open to all with varied service types to suit the wide range of people who attend PSBC. Morning Service 11am. Rev Alison Taylor. Tel: 491029 www.psbc.co.uk

St. Mary Magdalene, Harlow Common Fr James Rodley. Tel: 451065 Email: jwerodley@yahoo.co.uk

St Mary’s, Old Harlow Sunday Services 8am, 10.30am and 6.30pm (5pm every 3rd Sunday). Please contact the Parish Office for all enquires Tel: 432135. Email: admin@stmaryschgate.org.uk, www.stmaryschgate.org.uk

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IT’S YOUR COMMUNITY

LOCAL NOTICES, EVENTS, AMENITIES & ATTRACTIONS

Prints, paintings and an “Alphabet of Goodness” by

Liz Boast and Kirsten Wilson

21st February - 31st March 2019 Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5 Sunday and Bank Holiday 2 - 4 Parndon Mill Elizabeth Way Harlow Essex CM20 2HP

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UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS

WHAT’S ON ■■ every Monday Monday Dancers Potter Street Community Centre A friendly group who enjoy Sequence, Ballroom and Line dancing. Time: 1.30-3.45pm, contact: 01279 432228. ■■ Every Tuesday Latton Ladies Various Locations A friendly group of ladies who meet weekly on Tuesdays who go on visits to interesting places and meet for tea and talks. Contact: Barbara 869806 or Carol 410324, www.harlowlattonladies.org ■■ Every Thursday Town Park Volunteers The Walled gardens Have you got green fingers or are interested in giving the Town Park a facelift - then come and help us with improving areas of the park. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time. If you have any access requirements please let us know. No previous experience required. Tools, equipment and training provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as you will be outside. Booking opens approximately two weeks before the event. Time: 10am-2pm, contact: 435466 or email mike.levett@harlow.gov.uk

■■ Every Saturday Harlow parkrun School Lane, Town Park FREE, weekly, timed 5km run. Pacer events on the last Saturday of every month. Time: 9am, www.parkrun.org.uk/ harlow ■■ Every Sunday Harlow junior parkrun Showground field, Town Park Free, weekly, timed 2km run for children aged 4-14. Time: 9am, www.parkrun.org.uk/ harlow-juniors. ■■ every Sunday Harlow Sunday Walkers Meeting point varies Meet every Sunday for different walks around the local area and sometimes a little further afield! All welcome to join us! Contact: 07928 511423, email: boldmorestaffy@mail.com or Facebook - HarlowSundayWalkersGroup

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■■ Every Sunday Parndon Wood Social Strollers Parndon Wood Nature Reserve Want to get more active? Then we’re here to help. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Booking opens approximately two weeks before the event. If you have any access requirements please let us know. Time: 11.30am-12.30pm, to book contact: Mike Levett 435466 or email: mike.levett@harlow.gov.uk ■■ until Sat 2nd February MHP Presents: Talking Heads by Alan Bennett Moot Hall, The Stow This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of ground-breaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television. Darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting; 3 monologues, 1 evening. Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic. Time: 7.30pm, book online via: www.mhptheatre.com ■■ Until sun 17th february Chosen Places - Through the Lens of Memory Gallery at Parndon Mill Paintings by Helen Ryan which draw on the tension and energy of nature and elemental forces Complemented by sculptural ceramics by Nigel Earle, which are also based on places and memory. Time: 10am-5pm, FREE, www.parndonmill.co.uk ■■ Until Sat 6th April Gibberd Gallery Exhibition: Colour has no Words by Cedric Christie Gibberd Gallery A solo exhibition of new work by Harlow-born sculptor Cedric Christie. Time: Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 11am4pm, contact: 446404, www.gibberdgallery.co.uk ■■ Fri 1st february Lunch Time Recitals: Adrian Oldland, Piano St John’s ARC Adrian’s repertoire stretches from Bach to the Twentieth Century with a particular interest in the life and works of Robert Schumann. Homemade soup and Mayfield Farm Bakery bread will be served with a complimentary

glass of wine or fruit juice at 12:45pm, £5 per person. The concert will begin at 1:30pm with a retiring collection at the end. Time: 1.30pm, entrance: £5 (including lunch), contact: 442447, www.stjohnsarc.org.uk ■■ Fri 1st & Fri 15th February Town Park Social Strollers School Lane car park Want to get more active? Then we’re here to help. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Booking opens approximately two weeks before the event. If you have any access requirements please let us know. Time: 10-11am, to book contact: Mike Levett 435466 or email: mike.levett@ harlow.gov.uk

■■ Sat 2nd February Essex Society for Family History: Female Convicts (Great Britain inc. Essex) St John’s ARC We have had talks about Male Convicts before now come and hear about female convicts including ones who came from Essex. Time: doors open 2.15pm, talk starts at 2.45pm, email: suespiller@yahoo. co.uk, www.westessexsecretary@esfh. org.uk ■■ wed 6th February Church Langley Neighbourhood Meeting Church Langley Community Centre Meet with your local councillors and neighbours to discuss local issues. Time: 7.30pm. ■■ Fri 8th & 15th february Lunch Time Recitals St John’s ARC Details to be decided. Homemade soup and Mayfield Farm Bakery bread will be served with a complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice at 12:45pm, £5 per person. The concert will begin at 1:30pm with a retiring collection at the end. Time: 1.30pm, entrance: £5 (including lunch), contact: 442447, www.stjohnsarc.org.uk ■■ Fri 8th february Music at Marigolds: Gentleman and the Contenders Harlow Cricket Club Returning to Marigolds after some sensational gigs the bands influences remain deeply rooted in early 50’s style Swing, West Coast and Chicago

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IN February Blues and they are one of the hottest bands on the scene today. Led by the inspirational harmonica player and vocalist Tim Corbett they deliver a brand of high energy, jumpin’ blues that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your toes tappin’. Tim Corbett is much admired by audiences and his peers alike and is recognised for his technical mastery of the harmonica and his powerful vocal performance. Time: 7.30pm, tickets: £10, contact: 414174 or 421763, www.musicatmarigolds.co.uk ■■ Sun 10TH, 17th & 24TH FEBRUARY Snowdrop Sundays The Gibberd Garden The Gibberd Garden is delighted to invite you to visit during our closed season to enjoy the wonderful display of snowdrops. There is restricted parking, owing to the ground conditions so a winter walk along Marsh Lane may be necessary before reaching our gates. We always recommend warm clothing and boots for the muddy conditions. We shall serve homemade soup and crusty bread in the Barn Tea Room as well as hot drinks, cakes and scones. Time: 11.30am-4pm, entrance: adults £5, concs: £3, children 5-16 FREE, www.thegibberdgarden.co.uk ■■ Mon 11th February Harlow Chorus Open Rehearsals St John’s ARC Harlow Chorus will be hosting a special ‘Open Rehearsal’ on Monday 11th February and we would welcome anyone wishing to join us, or find out more about singing with the chorus, to come along. Come and experience the thrill of singing in a big choir rehearsing for their next concert. Music will be provided. Anyone over 16 is welcome but 16-18 year olds should be accompanied by an adult. Time: 7pm, for more info visit: www. harlowchorus.org.uk ■■ Wed 13th february Harlow Heritage Society: The Private Life of Oliver Cromwell Saint Marty-at-Latton Church Hall By Stuart Orme, Curator - The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) was born in Huntingdon, where he lived for almost half his life. Stuart’s talk relates to him

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as a person rather than his career as a soldier, “OldIronsides” and politician, “Lord Protector”. It explodes some of the myths about him and focuses on his everyday lifestyle, family and friends. Time: 7.30pm, entrance: FREE to members, visitors £3pp. ■■ thu 14th february The Arts Society Harlow St John’s ARC Mars and the Muses - The Renaissance Art of Armour’ by Tobias Capwell. Contact: Lesley Collischon: 0208 508 5694, email: harlow@theartssociety.org visit: www.harlowdfas.org.uk ■■ Fri 15th February Upwards with Downs Valentine’s Disco The Link, Parsloe Road A disco for people with Down syndrome and their families. Licensed bar, snacks and live DJ. Time: 7pm, tickets: adults: £2, under 16’s and person with Down syndrome FREE, email: upwardswithdowns@ hotmail.com, www.upwardswithdowns. co.uk ■■ Sat 16th February Matching Farmers’ Indoor Market Matching Tye Village Hall Third Sat of the month. 19 food and drink stalls, plus a few craft stalls. Enjoy good quality fresh produce from farmers and other producers from within a 40 mile radius. Why not give it a try? Time: 10am to midday, FREE. ■■ Wed 20th to sat 23rd february Thompson Promotions presents: ‘Goldilocks And The Big Bad Wolf’ Victoria Hall Theatre Did you ever wonder what happened after Goldilocks ran away from the 3 Bears house? Or when The Big Bad Wolf had the 3 Little Pigs run away from him? Well wonder no more! In a brand new, completely original children’s show we re-introduce you to the two children’s classic characters and bring along some new ones too. Time: 11.30am & 2pm, tickets: £8.50, book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ tpromtions ■■ thu 21st February to Sun 31st march Goodness (!)

Gallery at Parndon Mill Prints, paintings and an “Alphabet of Goodness” by Liz Boast and Kirsten Wilson. Both artists share a love of the curious, of story telling, the recycling of materials and ideas, fun, history and playing with words. They plan to twist the word Goodness, celebrating it, flipping it upside down and turning it inside out! Time: 10am-5pm, FREE, www.parndonmill.co.uk ■■ Fri 22nd February Music at Marigolds: Art Theman & Henry Lowther Quintet Harlow Cricket Club Art Theman sax, Henry Lowther trumpet, Mike Gorman keyboards, Flo Moore bass and Stu Butterfield drums. A self-taught musician, Art played tenor sax at Cambridge while studying medicine. Qualifying as a doctor he played in blues and R&B bands in the early 60s as well as backing groups for numerous pop sessions. A wit might say that Henry’s career peaked when he played at Woodstock as part of the Keefe Hartley band way back in the dim and distant. Those more knowledgeable would raise more than an eyebrow at that. Time: 7.30pm, tickets: £10, contact: 414174 or 421763, www.musicatmarigolds.co.uk ■■ SUN 24TH FEBRUARY Winter Walkies 2019 St Clare Hospice From Cockapoos and Cocker Spaniels to Pugs and Poodles, dozens of dogs of all shapes and sizes are set to take part in our sponsored 5km countryside walk. Time: 11am–1pm, cost: £10, www.stclarehospice.org.uk ■■ Thu 28th February Harlow Soup Pemberley Academy Entrance to the event is on a “pay what you can” basis and includes delicious soups, breads, salads, cakes, live music and a chance to learn more about new and exciting projects throughout Harlow. Time: 6.30-8.30pm, visit: www.harlowsoup.co.uk

Watch out for many more events in our next issue.

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local groups and clubs

the Guides & Scouts

1st Church Langley Brownies Meet every Fri 6.30-8pm Contact Tina 07708 812378

1st Church Langley Rainbows

Juniors and Seniors Contact Paul 421763 www.harlow.play-cricket.com

Herts & Essex Badminton Club

Meet every Tues 4.30-6.45pm Contact Badger 07831 153857

Meet Fri 7.30-9.30pm at Mark Hall Sports Hall, some experience preferred Contact Kevin 426540

2nd Church Langley Brownies

Ladies Fun Volleyball Group

Meet every Mon 5-6.30pm Contact Brown Owl 07831 153857

2nd Church Langley Rainbows Meet every Tue 5.45-6.45pm Contact Badger 07831 153857

2nd Harlow Common Brownies Meet every Wed 6-7.30pm Contact www.harlowguiding.org.uk

21st Harlow (Church Langley) Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Meet Old Harlow Baptist church hall Contact Anne-Marie: 411921

Sport & Fitness

Capoeira for kids - Capoeira Essex

For ages 6-13 years meet every Tue 6-7pm at GPCA, Abercrombie Way Contact Emma Gibbs 07894 716833

Church Langley Bowls Club

Meet every Tue 9.30am-12pm and Thu 3-5.30pm at the CL Community Centre Contact David Whitaker 629277

Church Langley & Potter Street Football www.clubwebsite.co.uk/ potterstreetfootballclub

Church Langley & Potter Street Cricket www.potterstreet.play-cricket.com

The Griffin Bowls Club

Try Short Mat Bowls in the club house Tues & Thurs 10am-12noon. Bring flat shoes. Contact Ann 325691, griffinbowlsharlow@ gmail.com

Stewards Badminton Group

Meet Wed 7.30-9pm at Stewards Academy Sports Hall. Some experience preferred. £2.50 per wk, new members welcome! Contact Jackie 432569

Harlow Badminton Club

Meet at Mark Hall Sports Centre ladies/ adult/family Fri 6.30-9pm, Junior sessions Sat 12-2pm, £5 per adult/session Contact Sandra Holbrook: 07943 071269 or email harlowbadmintonclub@gmail. com, www.harlowbadmintonclub.co.uk

Harlow Cricket Club

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meet every Tues 7.30-8.30pm at Mark Hall Sports Centre Contact: Jenny 445718

Langley Colts Junior & Youth Football

For boys & girls Contact www.langleycoltsyouthfc.co.uk

Phoenix Feathers Badminton Club

Meet Mon expect Bank Holidays 8-10pm at Mark Hall Sports Hall, some experience preferred Contact Mick 412660 or Steve 07595 303591

Potter Street Bowls Club

Meet in Potter Street Community Centre Wed and Fri Contact Les Wraight 412983

Shorinji Kempo

Children’s martial art class 4.30-5.30pm, Tues at Norman Booth, £3 per session (term time) Contact Linda 07946 615446

Taoist Tai Chi

Contact: 424074

Social & Meeting Clubs Church Langley WI

Meet on the 3rd Wed of the month 8-10pm Contact Chris McIlhargey 01279 301040

Gems Widow & Widower Social Club Contact Carol Titterton 07713 544168

Harlow Branch of the Royal Naval Association Meets once a month at The Royal British Legion Club Contact secretary June Ray 865919

Harlow Lions Club

Road, Old Harlow on the 2nd Wed of the month at 2pm Contact Diane Hatt 428938 or Jean Wright 432734

Herts & Essex Bridge Club

Meet every Tue 2-5pm at Hatfield Heath Village Hall. Duplicate Bridge players with or without partners welcome Contact Adrienne Tinn 723948

Latton Ladies

Meet every Tue at the New Life Christian Fellowship Hall, CM18 6HP Contact Barbara Harpin 301459

Royal Air Forces Association

Meet at David Livingstone House, Potter Street, every Fri Contact Mr LC Hayes 868950 or email Marsdendance@aol.com

The Rotary Club of Harlow

Meet on Mon (except Bank Holidays) at Canon’s Brook Golf Club 12.15pm Contact Mike Ruocco michele.ruocco@ btinternet.com or alan.leverett.surveyor@ talktalk.net

Young @ Heart Club

Meet every Fri 1-3pm Contact Ruth Whitaker 629277

Music & Performing Arts Amethyst Flames Majorettes

Meet every Mon at Lady Fatima Hall 5-7.30pm Contact 07599 027512 or email sandieamethyst@yahoo.com or visit www.amethystflames.piczo.com

Harlow Brass Band

Meets every Thursday 8pm-10pm, St Andrew’s Methodist Church, The Stow, Harlow. New members welcome. For more info or to book the band for your event Contact via www.harlowbrassband.co.uk

Harlow & District Caledonian Society

Meet every Tue 8-10pm at the W.I. Hall, Old Harlow for an evening of Scottish country dancing Contact Ray Dyke 436526

Harlow Chorus

Contact Carol Spicer: 428898

Meet on the 1st Thu of each month at Oddfellows Hall, Old Harlow, CM17 0AG Contact Ronni Ayres 443230 or email ronniayres@hotmail.com

Harlow Music Society

Harlow Photographic Society

Meet every Thu 7.45-9.45pm September to June at Moot House, The Stow Harlow Contact Malcolm Tinn 723948

Rehearse every Tue 7.45-9.45pm at Tany’s Dell School Contact Andrew Bruce 838598 or email andrew@wizaweb.co.uk

Harlow WI

Harlow Theatre Company

Meet at the W.I. Hall, Garden Terrace

Meet on the 3rd Thu of every month Contact Joan Connelly 422760

Harlow Symphony Orchestra

welcomes acting and backstage

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local groups and clubs

listings members Contact info@harlowtheatrecompany.org. uk or visit www.harlowtheatrecompany. org.uk

Harlow every Thu morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm Contact Lynn Lagdon 444204 email: lynnlagdon@tiscali.co.uk

Inner Peace Healing Sanctuary

The Three Valleys Male Voice

Collectors & Enthusiasts

PACT For Autism

Meet Tue and Thu 7pm at Halling Hill Common Room Contact John Stratford (Chairman) 415541 or Owen Wood 07800 779745 or email harlowrailwayclub@gmail.com

Parkinsons UK Harlow Branch

Book us or join us!

Contact: Tony Moore 01279 902452

Fine Art & Literature The Arts Society Harlow

Contact Mrs Lesley Collischon 0208 5085694, email harlow@theartssociety. org or www.harlowdfas.org.uk

Harlow Writers’ Workshop

Meet every Thu 10am-12noon at Moot House Contact Adrienne Tinn 723948

Arts & Crafts

Harlow Flower Club

Flower arranging for beginners and the more experienced. Non Members welcome Contact Secretary Joan Jones 07503 088961, email j.jones2589@yahoo.com, Facebook Harlow Flower Club

Bevan Quilters

Meet at the Women’s Institute hall, Old

Contact info@pactforautism.org.uk www.pactforautism.org.uk

Harlow Railway Circle

West Essex Society for Family History

Meet first Sat of the month 2.15pm for 2.45pm start at St John’s ARC Contact Sue Spiller suespiller@yahoo. co.uk, www.westessexsecretary@esfh. org.uk

Health & Family Care

Freshwater Contact Centre

meet Mon, any time between 1-2.30pm (except Bank Holidays) Contact Jan 861515 or Maureen 451305

Meet Saturdays at The Meadows Children’s Centre, Harberts Road, CM19 4DL Contact www.freshwaterscontact.org.uk, Facebook Freshwaters or phone 01279 450220 (ansaphone)

Meet every Wed at the David Livingstone club in Potter Street between 11am-3pm. Contact Corrine Hall 07982 094194

Tots@Play

Meet Wed and Fri 10-11.45am (term time only) at Potter Street Baptist Church Hall Contact: 452820

St John Ambulance

Meet every Tues Contact: 0870 765 7856 or email DutyOfficer@harlow.sja.org.uk or www.sja.org. uk/essex/harlow

St Mary Magdalene Sunday School and Crèche

Meet every Sun in the Church Hall at 11am, children of all ages very welcome Contact Karen Herbert 427956

The following is a list of Residents’ Facebook Groups for CM17: Burley Hill Residents https://www.facebook.com/groups/268287193872011/ Churchgate Street Residents’ Association https://www.facebook.com/churchgatestreet/

community ANNOUNCEMENT

On behalf of Nicola Purse and myself (Lorraine Perry) thank you to everyone that came to the meeting held on 10th January to discuss the feasibility Denby Grange Residents https://www.facebook.com/groups/555346574937250/?hc_location=ufi of resurrecting the Church Langley Resident’s Association (CLRA). Coalport Close Community Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/427649507743899/

Doulton Close, CL, Residents https://www.facebook.com/groups/2255181988074118/?fref=mentions Join If You Live In Elwood, Church Langley https://www.facebook.com/groups/275161919732424/ Malkin Drive Residents https://m.facebook.com/groups/568109550283308 Mallards Rise (Church Langley) Residents Group https://m.facebook.com/groups/280308942843840 Ridgeways Residents https://www.facebook.com/groups/1011357592221857/ Rushton Grove https://m.facebook.com/groups/328708881261935 Westbury Rise Community Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015996298560530/ If you have a group that you’d like added let me know!

Please note, The group must be area/street specific as space is limited.

The majority who attended felt that a Church Langley wide Association would be impractical in terms of numbers, area and communication. It was agreed that individual groups or Associations could be the way forward and that those responsible for the Residents’ Facebook groups could engage with their communities using the model already set up Nicola. If this is successful, it is hoped that members of each group could then work together to support Church Langley as a whole, in terms of campaigns and events. We will look to meet again in 6-8 weeks; if timing is on our side I will publish the details in the relevant edition of CM17.

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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

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Community Centres

Hospitals

Church Langley Community Centre Church Langley, Harlow CM17 9TH 01279 629611

NHS 111 PAH (Hospital)

EMERGENCY NUMBERS 111 01279 444455

Electricity Emergency

0800 783 8838 Gas Emergency

Potter Street Community Centre 96, Potter Street, Harlow CM17 9AQ 01279 422746

Pharmacies

St John’s Arts & Recreation Centre For opening hours and programme of events call:  01279 442447

Church Langley Florence Nightingale Health Centre, Minton Lane, Church Langley, Harlow CM17 9TG 01279 629065

Police

Victoria Hall Theatre For opening hours and full programme of events call:  01279 420062

Old Harlow 43-45 High Street, Harlow CM17 0DN

Harlow Police Station 01279 423911

Councillors

Potter Street 12 Prentice Place, Harlow CM17 9BG

01279 422909

Church Langley Councillor Simon Carter Councillor Tony Hall Councillor Andrew Johnson

429443 445897 865673

Harlow Common (Potter Street) Councillor Margaret Hulcoop 452252 Councillor Emma Toal 07885 881255 Councillor Mark Wilkinson 07866 433991 Old Harlow Councillor Joel Charles 07752 096765 Councillor Michael Garnett 437401 Councillor Sue Livings 422339

Local MP Robert Halfon MP

01279 311451

Doctors Church Langley Florence Nightingale Health Centre, Minton Lane, Church Langley, Harlow CM17 9TG 01279 638520 Old Harlow The Health Centre, Garden Terrace Road, Old Harlow CM17 0AX 01279 418136

0800 111 999

Schools Church Langley Community Primary School 01279 629427 Churchgate Church of England Primary School 01279 866059 Fawbert and Barnard Primary School

01279 429427

Harlowbury Primary School

01279 423444

Mark Hall Comprehensive School

01279 866280

Potter Street Academy Primary School

01279 866504

St Nicholas School

01279 429910

The Henry Moore Primary School

01279 427465

Essex Police Non-Emergency

Crimestoppers

BT Faultline Affinity Water

0345 357 2407

01923 211122

Alzheimer’s Society

01279 418331

Citizens Advice Bureau

0845 120 3717

Contact Harlow (Council) 01279 446655 Freshwaters Contact Centre

01279 450220

Gems Widow & Widower Club

07713 544168

Harlow Food Bank

01279 724515

MS Society

01279 420059

Parkinson’s UK (Harlow)

07982 094194

Petsearch-UK

01279 320511

Rainbow Services

01279 308150

Safer Places 

0845 0177668 116 123 01279 430011

St Clare Hospice Advice Line 01279 773773 Train Enquiries

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, the Editor cannot accept any liability to any party for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions. All adverts are published in good faith. CM Connection Magazines are an independent organisation. This magazine and content, including all in-house artwork, advert design and editorial, remains the copyright of the Publisher and under no circumstances may be copied or reproduced in any format without the prior consent of the Publisher. © 2019 The CM17 Connection / Connection Magazines / Lorraine Perry. All rights reserved.

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