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G R E A T   P A R N D O N

Formerly a village, Great Parndon is part of Harlow new town in Essex, built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The master plan for the new town was drawn up in 1947 by Sir Frederick Gibberd.

"Great Parndon lies on the western side of Harlow town. The ancient parish, lay 35 km. NNE of London and 5 km. west of Harlow village.  A short branch of the river Stort formed its northern boundary with Hertfordshire. Roydon and Nazeing lay to the west, Little Parndon and Netteswell to the east. A detached part of Great Parndon, locally situated in Little Parndon, and comprising an avenue running south from Parndon Hall Farm, was merged in Little Parndon in 1883. The civil parish of Great Parndon was abolished in 1955. Most of it was incorporated in the new parish and urban district of Harlow, while small areas in the south-east and south-west were transferred to Roydon, Epping Upland, and North Weald Bassett"....more interesting historical facts about Great Parndon etc

GPRA  Forum

Have a suggestion or an issue you would like the association to try and resolve regarding Great Parndon ? This is a place for you to have your say.  Please remember that you are responsible for what you say though and that we reserve the right to remove offensive or incorrect material.

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Visitors to Hawkenbury Meadow Nature Reserve have now somewhere to take a rest, a hand carved oak bench designed and carved by Danny Kings a spokesman for Wildspace Volunteers. The oak used came from Parndon Wood and funding came via Harlow Star Newspaper Harlow Hotspots Project.


Pictured above : Councillors Joshua Jolles, the late Patrick McClaren and Eddie Johnson, Harry Harrison and Pamela Weavers of the GPRA. and  Danny Kings of the Wildspace Volunteers.





Vehicle Activated Speed Signs

for Kingsmoor Road & Three Horseshoes road


Following requests to Essex County Council by the association Kingsmoor Road & Three Horseshoes Road now has in place four  30mph speed signs that are activated by speeding approaching vehicles.

The GPRA team up with the
Great Parndon Neighbourhood Action Panel

The NAP is a regular meeting of local residents and representatives from the Great Parndon with the Harlow Neighbourhood Police to discuss concerns ie traffic problems, anti-social behaviour etc..please click on the NAP tab above for more information.

Rectory Field Playing Field Car Park

We are delighted to report the height barrier at Rectory Field Playing Field car park has now been replaced thanks to a quick response by the supermarket chain involved. The supermarket concerned wish to remain anonymous we therefore through these pages send our thanks to them for their quick response and fast remedial action once the committee brought the matter to their attention.

Community Speed Watch Activity

 We are pleased to advise that the Community Speed Watch Activity in the Great Parndon is now active in cohesion with Essex Police and Essex Council Road Safety department and other Harlow residents associations.

 Meanwhile we would advise that is has been confirmed that there is a high rate of speeding along Pynest Road, Kingsmoor Road and in one case on Three Horseshoes Road along side the childrens playing area on Rectory Field Playing Field one motorist was caught speeding at over  50mph so please take care.



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