Harlow Council House Development Named After Local Soldier

Four new council houses constructed by our Social Housing team on behalf of Harlow Council were yesterday officially opened and named ‘Foster Court’ in memory of Private Robert Foster.

Robert Foster, who served under the Royal Anglian Regiment 1st Battalion, was tragically killed in Afghanistan in August 2007. The opening ceremony was attended by Robert’s family and friends and colleagues from the Royal Anglian Regiment, local councillors, tenants of the new homes and representatives from Borras.

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Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Enterprise, said:

“It is a fitting tribute that a development which makes history by providing the first new Council houses for local families in more than 25 years is named in memory of Robert, who gave his life while serving and protecting his country.”

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The four two-bedroom houses are part of Harlow’s Pathfinder project, a scheme transforming disused and underutilised or cleared residential garage sites into high quality and sustainable homes to meet the demand for affordable rental homes in Harlow.

Along with the four homes at Foster Court Borras are nearing the completion of 14 two bedroom houses across two other nearby sites, one of which will be named ‘Riley Mews’ in memory of the Riley Brothers, soldiers from Harlow who lost their lives serving in the First World War.

Find out more about the project here. 

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