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Church submits community centre plans

PLANS for a two-storey community centre adjoining St John's Church, Epping, have been submitted to the district council.

TV star hits out over "shocker" potholes

LOCAL councils came under fire when television presenter and actor Bradley Walsh spoke about potholes on The One Show on BBC1.

Chigwell man tricked out of 30,000

A CHIGWELL man was tricked out of 30,000 after a conman posing as a police officer warned he would be arrested if he failed to hand over cash.

Allotment charges to increase

ALLOTMENT rents in Ongar are to increase by 6 a year from next month and then by 2 every year for a full plot.

Council raises "legal issue" over meeting

ONGAR Town Council is to raise a "legal issue" with the six electors who have called a Parish Meeting over the future of the Ongar Social and Sports Club facilities

School aiming for further debating success

RODING Valley High School will be aiming for a hat-trick of victories in this year's parliamentary debating competition.

Council launches festive window competition

ONGAR Town Council is again running a 'best dressed festive window' competition for businesses this Christmas.

Award for Loughton Foodbank

THE Loughton Foodbank has received a third place award and 2,000 in the Procter and Gamble Community Matters Awards.

Epping Forest College launches Tottenham Hotspur partnership

THE Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Epping Forest College have created an Education and Football Development Programme.

Young singers take to the stage

YOUNG singers took to the stage at E15 Acting School, Loughton, for a performance in front of a packed audience.

Two charged over 1.5m cannabis factory

TWO men have been charged after police seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of 1.5m in Waltham Abbey.

COMPETITION: Chance to win concert tickets

Everything Epping Forest has two pairs of tickets to give away for G4's 10th Anniversary Reunion 'One Night Only' concert with Charlotte Jaconelli and Funky Voices at the Barbican Centre, London on Monday, November 17. 
Full entry details on the news page


Chapel End Savoy Players concert, St Anne's Church Hall, 200 Larkshall Road, Chingford, (November 8).
Events - What's On Diary

Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell hosting An Evening with Charlotte Jaconelli and the Modality Youth Singers, St Mary's Church, High Road, Loughton (November 22). Events - What's On Diary

National Trust Woodford & District Centre meetings (November and December).
Events - What's On Diary

West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group's Silver Sunday afternoon tea, Pelly Court, Hemnall Street, Epping (October 26).
Events - What's On Diary


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 - Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 - Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 - Epping Forest District Council area plans committee (south) agenda

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - Epping Forest District Council cabinet agenda

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - Epping Forest District Council full meeting agenda 


Chigwell School's Under-14s girls' hockey team will represent Essex in the regional finals in Bedford  after being runners-up in the Essex tournament. Read more

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Mark Cavendish's wife talks about the Tour de France
(added June 29, 2014)

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King Harold Day
(added October 11, 2014)
Roding Valley High School open evening
(added October 9, 2014)
Rotary Club of Epping Copped Hall fun runs
(added October 5, 2014)

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Ongar Town Council
(updated October 24, 2014)
Roding Valley High School
(updated October 23, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated October 21, 2014)
Debden Park High School
(updated October 20, 2014)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated October 20, 2014)
Chigwell School
(updated October 19, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated October 9, 2014)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated October 9, 2014)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated October 7, 2014)
(updated October 7, 2014)
Hereward Primary School
(updated October 2, 2014)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated October 2, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated September 28, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated September 24, 2014)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated September 7, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated September 2, 2014)
Rotary Club of Roding
(updated August 30, 2014)

Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated August 30, 2014)

Epping Forest District Sixth Form Consortium
(updated July 14, 2014)

Councillor Valerie Metcalfe
(updated July 10, 2014)
Ongar and District Healthcare
League of Friends
(updated July 9, 2014)

Love Loughton
(updated July 8, 2014)
Raymond Warner BEM
(updated June 15, 2014)
Charity Tour de France cycle ride
(updated April 25, 2014)
Robert Halfon MP
(updated April 17, 2014)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated April 8, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014)
John Yates
(updated January 6, 2014)
St Clare Hospice
(updated June 28, 2013)
Copped Hall Trust
(updated June 16, 2013)

Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated April 23, 2013)

The Ongar Surgery
(updated April 4, 2013)
Epping Forest Business Forum
(updated February 21, 2013)
Jason Steggall (Comic Relief)
(updated February 5, 2013)
Ongar Christmas lights switch-on
(updated December 3, 2012)
Theydon Bois Primary School
(updated October 15, 2012)
Rotary Club of Epping

(updated October 8, 2012)
Family Care Counselling Service
(updated August 16, 2012)
Jubilee 'Party in the Park' in Ongar
(updated May 21, 2012)
Alfie D (Live and Unsigned competition)
(updated February 23, 2012)
West Hatch High School 2012 Sports Ball
(updated January 22, 2012)
St Martin's, Ongar and St Peter's, Shelley
(updated November 29, 2011)
Grange Farm Centre Trust
(updated November 23, 2011)
Ongar Patients' Forum
(updated August 12, 2011)
North Weald branch, Royal British Legion
(updated May 26, 2011)
Alexander Crossley's Peru trek
(updated February 26, 2011)

Family Care Counselling Service - newsletter (December 2011)

Epping Forest District Neighbourhood Watch Executive Committee

The committee was established in 2011 to provide an information point and support for Neighbourhood Watch groups in the Epping Forest district.

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Annual General Meeting minutes (meeting, August 21, 2012) click here

Annual General Meeting minutes (meeting, September 17, 2013) click here

News from the Neighbourhood Watch Committee click here (added July 2012)


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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated September 7, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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