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Everything Epping Forest's VOTE 2015 page features news on  the General Election and local town and parish council elections on Thursday, May 7 click here

HIGH ONGAR: Funding secured for church roof repairs

ROOF repairs at St Mary's Church, High Ongar, can now begin after the parish was awarded £53,100 from the East of England area's Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.

EPPING: BUS CRASH: Police praise students for "calm and mature behaviour"

POLICE have praised students and staff of Epping St John's School for their "calm and mature behaviour" following this morning's bus crash in which 11 people were injured.

ONGAR: Flats planned for Smith's restaurant site with new car park for restaurant

A DEVELOPMENT of 14 flats could be built at the Smith's Restaurant site in Fyfield Road, Ongar.

EPPING: BUS CRASH: Students taken to hospital after bus hits railway bridge

ELEVEN people have been taken to hospital after the  roof of a double-decker bus taking students from Epping St John's School to Thorpe Park was sliced off when it hit a railway bridge.

ONGAR: Police seize 100 cannabis plants

POLICE have seized about 100 cannabis plants after a search was carried out at an address off High Street, Ongar. PICTURE

DISTRICT: Schools target local teachers

THREE schools in Epping Forest and Harlow are co-ordinating the training of teachers in both the secondary and primary phases. 

ONGAR: New pavilion kitchen opened

ESSEX County Council chairman Norman Hume officially opened the new kitchen at the Jubilee Park Pavilion, Love Lane, Ongar. PICTURE

WOODFORD GREEN: Children perform musical based on The Pied Piper

CHILDREN in Years 1 and 2 at Avon House School performed a musical based on the traditional tale The Pied Piper. PICTURES

ONGAR: Council receives cricket grant

ONGAR Town Council has received a £2,000 grant from the Essex Cricket Community Trust to go towards the cost of improving the cricket square at the Jubilee Park.

CHIGWELL: Public speaking success

WEST Hatch High School is celebrating success in the annual Worshipful Company of Educators public speaking competition. 

ONGAR: Council presents Citizen awards

A WOMAN who regularly cooks meals for dozens of elderly people and through her cooking helps raise thousands of pounds for charity has received Ongar Town Council's Citizen of the Year award with Emma Mason, described as "a credit to the young people in Ongar" receiving the Young Citizen award.

WOODFORD GREEN: Pupils star in Joseph

CHILDREN in Years 3 and 4 at Avon House School performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: Youth shelter launched

GRANTS of nearly £7,000 have enabled a youth shelter to be provided for the playing fields at the Queens Hall.

LAMBOURNE END: Pub evacuated

THE Two Brewers pub in Lambourne End was evacuated after a fire broke out in a first-floor utility room.

NORTH WEALD: Council presents awards

NORTH Weald Parish Council has presented its Citizen of the Year awards. PICTURES

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2014: December 15-21  December 8-14  December 1-7

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The Dream Factory (winter 2015)
(issued February 18, 2015)


JOB VACANCY: Part-time music teachers, Livewire Rock Academy Jobs Page

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra concert, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Walthamstow (April 26). Events - What's On Diary


MONDAY, MARCH 30 - Nomination period opens for candidates wishing to stand in the general election and local district, town and parish council elections (ends April 9).

MONDAY, MARCH 30 - Epping Forest District Council's licensing sub-committee

MONDAY, MARCH 30 - Loughton Town Council planning and licensing committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council area planning sub-committee (south) agenda

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 - Epping Forest District Council district development control committee agenda


The Year 7 netball team at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, have been crowned West Essex District Champions after being unbeaten in the district league which ran from September to March. Read more

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Hereward Primary School music teacher Alex Larke speaks about being chosen as the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry
(added March 11, 2015)
A van driver speaks about being stopped during 'Surround A Town' police operation
(added January 28, 2015)
Sgt Gary Hills talks about the 'Surround A Town' police operation
(added January 28, 2015)

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Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 27, 2015)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated March 26, 2015)
West Hatch High School
(updated March 26, 2015)
Ongar Town Council
(updated March 26, 2015)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated March 25, 2015)
Debden Park High School
(updated March 23, 2015)
Thomas Willingale Primary School
(updated March 20, 2015)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated March 20, 2015)
(updated March 18, 2015)
Epping Town Council
(updated March 18, 2015)
Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated March 17, 2015)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated March 14, 2015)

Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated March 13, 2015)

The Dream Factory
(updated March 12, 2015)
Roding Valley High School
(updated March 12, 2015)
Hereward Primary School
(updated March 11, 2015)
Chigwell School
(updated March 10, 2015)
Epping Forest Conservative Association
(updated March 3, 2015)
Caffe Nero
(updated March 1, 2015)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
Morgan Lee-Stephens (charity Wing Walk)
(updated January 30, 2015)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated December 8, 2014)
St John's Church, Epping
(updated December 3, 2014)
414 (Epping & North Weald) Squadron ATC
(updated November 18, 2014)
Louise Fowler / Vicki Michelle (I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!)
(updated November 14, 2014)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated October 20, 2014)
Rotary Club of Roding
(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)


For archive e-editions (April 2012 to July 2014) click here


Eleanor Laing at Waltham Abbey flats site
(added November 14, 2014)

For earlier video news items click here


Avon House School - Easter Bonnets
(added March 27, 2015)
Ongar Town Council Citizen of the Year awards
(added March 25, 2015)
Avon House School - 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' and 'The Piper'
(added March 25, 2015)
West Hatch High School Dance Show
(added March 24, 2015)
Mothering Sunday tea - St John's Church, Epping for Heart of Epping appeal
(added March 17, 2015)
Avon House School Mothers Day tea
(added March 16, 2015)
MP Eric Pickles at Jubilee Park, Ongar
(added March 13, 2015)
Roding Valley High School - 'My Fair Lady'
(added March 12, 2015)
Hereward Primary School music teacher Alex Larke chosen as UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry
(added March 11, 2015)
Chigwell School dance show
(added March 10, 2015)
Roding Valley High School Creative Arts
(added March 3, 2015)
Loughton Town Council civic service
(added March 1, 2015)
Art exhibition at Chigwell School
(added February 28, 2015)
Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added February 27, 2015)
West Hatch High School concert
(added February 13, 2015)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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