Friends of Latton Island

Campaign to Save the River Stort

About us

The Friends of Latton Island are a group of people from interesting and diverse backgrounds who are passionate about the people and town of Harlow and the surrounding area.  We believe that Harlow residents have a right to green spaces on their doorstep for health and well-being, whether from a physical or mental health perspective.  We are united in our belief that preserving green spaces will secure for future Harlow generations the legacy set out by Sir Frederick Gibberd in his vision for the town. The Friends of Latton Island are committed to honouring the rich archeological and modern history of Harlow and believe that preserving it is essential. We are a registered Climate Action Group with an affiliation to the charity, Friends of The Earth.

We are non political and welcome supporters from every political party but we ask that our campaigners leave their political views behind and focus solely on the river.

We are campaigning to stop the Eastern Crossing planning application. The Crossing is proposed as a way to link 7 new villages being built on greenbelt land in Gilston to Harlow and subsequently the M11. The road is also to carry building materials for the 7 new villages

If you would like to be more involved please contact us by using our contact page. We are looking for blog posts and further content especially content that celebrates our beautiful river.

Current information

Please see the tab titled Information about the crossing for our reports which were published in November

Also, do check or events page. There are two events coming up in February.

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