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Brownies celebrate two anniversaries

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing cut a special birthday cake when she visited the 3rd Theydon Bois Brownies at the St Mary's Church Hall in Theydon Bois. PICTURE

MP comes face-to-face with Vikings

MP Eleanor Laing came face-to-face with Vikings and English Civil War characters when she visited the Fayre Times Festival at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey. PICTURE

Citizen and Young Citizen nominations

THE search is on to find the Epping Forest district's 2015 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

Dance group celebrates 24th anniversary

THE Ongar Circle Dance Group celebrated 24 years of dancing in Ongar with a dance party.

Hospice holding Make A Will Week

HAVEN House Children's Hospice is holding a second Make a Will Week, from October 6-10.

Outline approval for pub car park homes

OUTLINE approval has been granted for five houses on part of the Royal Oak pub car park, Stapleford Abbotts. 

School remembers former student

A CHERRY tree has been planted at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, in memory of a former student. PICTURES

Council launches Christmas card competition

LOUGHTON Town Council has launched its Christmas card competition with the winning design to feature on its card.

Parents to discuss children's health services

PARENTS and carers can discuss local health and care services at a parent focus group on Monday.

Cancer group founder receives honour

A 96-YEAR-OLD woman who set up the Theydon Bois and District Cancer Research UK Friends Group in 1972 has received the charity's Flame of Hope honorary fellowship.

Three members of Higgins family at ribbon cutting at Jubilee Lodge

OLIVE Higgins, of the Loughton-based construction family, was among three members of the family to officially open the refurbished rooms at Vitalise Jubilee Lodge.

Work starts on 'Space to Breathe' garden

WORK has started on an outdoor haven for patients and families at St Clare Hospice.


Ongar and District Healthcare League of Friends autumn fayre, Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar (October 4). 
Events - What's On Diary

Coffee morning, as part of Guide Dogs Week (October 4-12), St Mary's Church Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (October 4).
Events - What's On Diary

Music for Lunch, Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey (October). Events - What's On Diary

Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning and lunches, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (September 26). Events - What's On Diary

The Chigwell Choir, 'A Babe is Born', St Mary's Church, High Road, Chigwell (December 17). Events - What's On Diary


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - Loughton Town Council planning and licensing committee agenda

- West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group Epping Forest User Consultative Forum, Board Room, Spencer Close, St Margaret's Hospital, Epping (1.30pm).

- Epping Forest District Council area plans sub-committee (west) agenda

- Epping Forest District Council Epping Hemnall ward by-election

- West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group AGM, Harlow Resource Centre, Harlow Leisurezone, Southern Way, Harlow (2pm).

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - Ongar Town Council planning and environment committee agenda and public relations committee agenda
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - Epping Forest District Council council agenda


Pupils from Davenant Foundation School visited Twickenham when they were invited to train with London Saracens coaches. Read more

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

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Charity River Thames cruise
(added September 21, 2014)
Mandy Padda memorial service at West Hatch High School
(added September 17, 2014)
Operation Market Garden charity truck pull
(added September 14, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society show
(added September 13, 2014)

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Eleanor Laing MP
(updated September 20, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated September 17, 2014)
Chigwell School
(updated September 15, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated September 15, 2014)
Ongar Town Council
(updated September 12, 2014)
(updated September 8, 2014)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated September 7, 2014)
Hereward Primary School, Loughton
(updated September 3, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated September 2, 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)

Roding Valley High School
(updated August 21, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated July 23, 2014)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated July 18, 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)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated March 12, 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)
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