Please look at the category section, this might help locate a site.
Harlow Accommodation & Hotels
Hotels within Harlow or around Harlow ,plus guest houses, bed and breakfasts and hostel in Harlow Town park
Harlow Art Directory
Harlow Art gallery's and artists, photography sites, links to Harlow Drama, Harlow Theatres, Cinema, Harlow Dance groups and studios, everything from ballroom to hiphop.
Building & Construction
Building, home repair and construction. Over 80 links to Harlow area web sites covering every aspect of building, from roofs to floors, or surveyors to architects, Bathrooms & Kitchens, trade education courses and plant hire.
Harlow Business Links
This section is under construction or to put it another way in it's infancy, hopefully it will cover everything from Marketing to Engineering to Dry cleaners and Beauty Salons.
Got a business in Harlow? See the menu above to add a site.
Harlow Car Sales & Servicing
Links to car dealers websites, Servicing, M.O.T.'s, Tyres and crash repairs, car hire, 24 hour break down recovery. Featuring links to specialist car suppliers & driving schools
Harlow Charity links
Links to charities in the Harlow area,Animal,Youth, Medical and Community
Harlow Churches & Religions
Harlow Churches and Harlow Religions plus churches, together with maps, addresses and phone numbers.
Harlow Community Links
Links to Community and Residents Associations, Harlow Newspaper, Harlow Bulletin and Message Boards, Harlow History, Protest Groups, Harlow Scouts and Harlow Cadets,Harlow Volunteering, Local Harlow Radio and TV. Links to other Harlow Directories and sites, including the Harlow Business Directory.
Harlow Computing & Web Design
Listed are links to companies computers for sale, repair or upgrade.
Consulting, education, IT support, website designers, website hosting, website marketing. The categories listed are to give you an entry point, many computer companies cover every aspect of computing.
Harlow Educational Links
Covering every aspect of education from nursery to schools, college, university and apprenticeships. Also Educational Businesses & Registered Child Minders.
Harlow Political Links
Links to Harlow councillors, local parties & national parties, European M.P.'s also "Want a Job."
Links and photos with address and map locations of all of the 32 Harlow pubs, even some that have closed, plus the town centre bars and night clubs and a bit of history.
This section is not so much a links section more a site on it's own, currently in the design stage are another 40 pubs from towns and villages around Harlow. ( this section needs a major redesign and upgrade for mobile & tablet, it is being worked on)
Harlow Restaurants & Food links
Links to Harlow Restaurants, Pub Restaurants both in Harlow and around Harlow, Harlow Take Away & Delivery, plus Meat & Salad Suppliers.
Harlow Sports Links
Harlow Sport Links Directory, with over 100 links!
This category covers all of the sports in the Harlow area, from Football to Darts, swimming to shooting or bowls .
Harlow Vets & Pet Links
Veterinary Clinics and pet supplies,Boarding Kennels & Cattery, Dog Groomers, in the Harlow Area.
Harlow Wedding & Party Links
Links to Harlow Party Shops, Harlow area Wedding Photographers, Bridal Wear, Party Equipment, Beauty, Harlow Party venues and Limo Hire.
"Roy's Harlow" website is published "as is," without any warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, the links are just links; not an endorsement of any products or services.
With regards to the operation of the site, the accuracy of the information or the products or services referred to on the website, roysharlow.co.uk shall not be liable for any losses or damage that may result from use of the website as a consequence of any inaccuracies in, or any omissions from, the information which it may contain. Links to other web sites are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement of material at the linked sites, their content or the services provided.
"Roys Harlow".co.uk do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites. We shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site.
Use of links implies full acceptance of this disclaimer.
All photos remain the Copyright © of Roy's Harlow roysharlow.co.uk unless stated otherwise i.e. "Jubilee Party in the Park" photos are freeware.
If photos are provided by another person or website they still retain the copyright and are used by roysharlow.co.uk with permission, if you wish to use the photos you have to obtain permission from them.
A site listing on Roy's Harlow links is FREE !
To submit a site just check your site complies with the terms and conditions below, then send an Email with the web address also a suggestion of where you would like your link to appear.
Terms and Conditions
All non commercial sites must be based in Harlow or about Harlow. (at editors discretion some sites may be added)
A commercial site must be based within Harlow or within 4 miles of Harlow's borders.
In an attempt to keep the dead links down, commercial sites once listed by submission, must submit any change of web address, failure to due this may result in site being dropped permanently or a charge being made to be re-listed.
If the only mention of Harlow on the company website is an address of the local agent, the chances of being listed are very slim.
Ideally a multi national or national site should have a Harlow landing page.
A physical address would help to insure a listing, some sites that say they are in Harlow have been dropped or not listed because of the lack of an address, equally some sites say they are in Harlow then have been listed, only to find they are not based in Harlow, they just cover the Harlow area, subsequently the link has been dropped.
A site listing on Roy's Harlow links is FREE !
The reason for a free listing, hopefully the links directory is more comprehensive, advertising space is available contact Email
Basic Terms and conditions
Websites must comply to Roy's Harlow basic terms and conditions, these are: No foul swearing, racial or discriminatory remarks or comments, No pornography.
Or links to the above.
All sites are viewed by an editor before listing.
If at a later date the content of a site changes and breaches the above terms and conditions the link will be removed and the site will not be listed again.
"Roy's Harlow" retains the right to refuse or remove a site link without giving a reason.
Roy's Harlow is a site dedicated to Harlow Essex, the links directory is just one part of the site. Roy's Harlow has been around for sometime and enjoys "top 10 ranking" with many of the major Search Engines when searching for Harlow using: Harlow, Essex for a search.
A website listing with "Roy's Harlow" is not a guarantee of an increase in your site traffic.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on a user’s hard drive by the website that the user is visiting. This file records preferences and other data about your visit to that particular site, allowing a site to "remember" you on your next visit, for example. Cookies are often used for long-term data collection, such as storing your name, address, and preferences, so you won't have to re-enter this information each time you visit a site.
Cookies are an integral part of the internet as the list shows below everyone uses them, even the police.
Links from roysharlow.co.uk will incur cookies from other sites, especially shopping etc, as you can see from my very short list below, cookies are part of the internet.
June 2012 I looked at what cookies were being put on my computer by using the browsers "Fire Fox"& "Explorer" in the security settings it tells you how many cookies are being deposited on the first landing page.
The list shows initial cookies, as you change pages within a site the cookie count tends to go up considerably.
As you have found this site using a search engine these are the amount of cookies I found in June 2012 from just clicking onto their page, of course June 2012 was after it was illegal to deposit cookies on computers without warning.
Search Engine List
Google UK 2 cookies.
Ask UK 18 cookies.
Aol UK 6 cookies.
Bing 9 cookies.
Yahoo Uk 10 cookies.
Face Book, deposited 5 cookies.
Twitter, deposited 9 cookies.
YouTube, deposited 3 cookies.
The local radio station http://www.heart.co.uk (1017), deposited 9 cookies.
The National Lottery, used 4 cookies.
The government of the UK, deposited 7 cookies on Direct gov http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
The Police, used 7 cookies http://www.police.uk
Essex Police,used 5 cookies http://www.essex.police.uk/my_neighbourhood/harlow_district.aspx
The Prime Minister's website "Number 10" used 4 cookies. http://www.number10.gov.uk/
Even the Ministry of Justice deposited 4 cookies on my computer. http://www.justice.gov.uk/
The list could go on and on.
Some retailers tell you if you want to purchase anything you have to accept cookies otherwise your just looking, or to put it another way, browsing using your browser.
Roys Harlow Links is a free LINKS Directory of web sites from the Harlow area, not a general directory with addresses and phone numbers etc, this may mean there are many more business in Harlow but are not listed here partly because I do not know about a website or the company doesn't have a website.
Some of the hard work has been done for you, all you have to do is find the link within Roy's Harlow Links Directory, hopefully it's compiled so that you don't have to search for too long, look at the category section on the right, this might help locate a site .
The directory is a mixture of submitted sites and sites found using search engines or other directories.
When finished the links directory will contain roughly over 900 links, this sounds a lot but these are NOT unique links, many appear more than once in different categories.
Currently Roy's Harlow is undergoing a major redesign, you will find quite a few pages in a state of disrepair and in need of updating please be patent, they are being worked on.
One very new feature: Roy's Harlow will be Tablet and Mobile phone friendly in 2014, although many of the sites roysharlow.co.uk links to might not be.
Many other sites close completely while this major work is undertaken but I took the view that Harlow Links must remain open.
Links to " Roy's High Street" shopping section has been temporarily suspended while this proses is going on although some pages may come back to life, check the menu above to find out.
Roy's Harlow links began many years ago, at the time search engines were listing Bishops Stortford and Waltham Abbey sites as Harlow, even Harlow Council linked to more sites outside Harlow than in.
A former Harlow resident now in Australia, Sally, suggested building a links section to based solely on Harlow sites then add them to the main photo section.
There was once a large photo section, and there will be again, one day.
Initially there were about 30 links listed over 3 pages, the amount of links have grown with time, for example the Sport Links section now has over 100 links, Education & Schools section has over 70 unique links and the Motoring Car sale & Servicing has over 40 unique links.
About seven years ago sites based in Matching Green began describing themselves and submitting themselves as Harlow, this posed a problem, should they be displayed within the directory, Matching Green is 3 and a half miles outside Harlow, eventually the decision was taken to accommodate the sites.
Roys Harlow Links expanded the area covered to approximately 4 miles from Harlow's borders, also in some sections including the 1845 Harlow Hundred map & description, which looks remarkably like the 2013 proposed and failed Harlow parliamentary constituency map, except with the proposed Harlow parliamentary constituency map it also took in a large chunk of Nazeing.
Because of the expansion of area covered by roysharlow.co.uk other towns and villages that directly border Harlow had to be included as well. Now you will find web sites from Sawbridgeworth, Hastingwood,Roydon,Hunsdon,Thornwood and some from North Weald & Nazeing listed within Roys Harlow Links.
Harlow is a town in the South East of England in the County of Essex.
The town is about 25 miles from the centre of London and 16 miles from Stansted airport.
Harlow is on the borders of the county of Essex and the county of Hertfordshire, so close that while standing in Harlow you can have a foot in both counties.
Harlow is twinned with two towns; Havířov(Czech Republic) Velizy-Villacoublay (France)
Harlow has all of the amenities you would expect of a modern town.
Sports are well catered for, a new athletics track is open, a new wet and dry centre Leisure Zone is open, replacing the existing swimming pool and sportcentre.
See over 100 Harlow Sporting Links
Industry is diverse, many firms taking advantage of the M11 and the nearby A10 linking Harlow with London, Cambridge, Stansted Airport and the M25.
Harlow now has two enterprise zones
Harlow was one of the first new towns constructed since the Second World War
Harlow "new town" is now over 60 years old.
Harlow's current population is around 85,000.
Approximately another 30,000 homes are in planning stage, some in Harlow, most are around Harlow.
The area of housing will roughly double in size if all the plans go through, effectively another town around Harlow.
This poses the question of infrastructure, can Essex County Council Highways Department cope and plan for potentially another 60,000 cars on Harlow's roads ?
Will they be funded enough to plan and build for the 21st century or be forced to come up with make do and mend 19th century roads.
Conservative MP Robert Halfon had a Harlow bypass for the A414 to reduce congestion as his election pledge in 2010.
Even going so far as to conduct a TV interview next to a traffic jam caused by road works on the A414 coming into Harlow, pledging that he would reduce congestion with a bypass.
The next election is 2015, will he be able to do it in time?
In the 1950's the majority of the new town settlers came from North London, around Edmonton and Walthamstow, consequently there are a lot of Tottenham Hotspurs fans within the town.
With so many Spurs fans in Harlow there is a Spurs shop in the Harvey Centre Spurs Store location map.
When it comes to retail there are two main shopping areas, The High, (town centre) Map and Temple Fields Industrial Estate Map where the larger "out of town" warehouse type shops are.
Link to Queensgate Centre shops & information Temple Fields Industrial Estate.
Harlow Public transport links:
Harlow is served by two stations, Harlow Town and Harlow Mill linking to London and Cambridge, neither station is in the town centre, in London the train terminates at Liverpool Street and Stratford Stations, the trains are operated by Greater Anglia
HarlowRide lists all the bus time tables and routes around Harlow.
Metro Cars offer a licensed Private Hire mini cab service.
Harlow is the main town in the area for the emergency services, the fire and rescue , police and the East of England Ambulance Service all use it for their main local base.
The Police have the Western divisional headquarters in Harlow, covering the areas of Bentwood, Ongar and as far South as Chigwell.
The Police station is closed of a night time, best place to find a police officer is the A & E department at the hospital where it seems there is always one or two cars parked up.
The hospital, Princess Alexandra is the main accident and emergency hospital for the area.
A source told me that they were dealing with 60 to 80 A & E patients each day, putting a tremendous pressure on bed space.
Some hospitals have been forced to close their A & E department because they didn't have enough bed space, so far Princess Alexandra has managed to stay open.
As more and more hospitals and services close in North East London and Hertfordshire, the hospital has been forced to cope with more and more patients without significant investment from government.
Care Quality Commission report on Princess Alex andra Hospital
The Harvey Centre,
The High ( Town Centre )
Harlow, Essex Tel:0845 6779320
Tesco Edinburgh Way, Superstore,
24 Hours (Except Sundays)
with petrol station 24Hours PayatPump
Templefields Ind Est,
CM20 2TG Tel:0845 6779336
Tesco Church Langley,
24 Hours (Except Sundays)
with petrol station 24Hours PayatPump
Church Langley Way
CM17 9TE Tel:0845 6779332