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VOTE 2018: District council elections on Everything Epping Forest

Everything Epping Forest's VOTE 2018 page has details on the district council election candidates and will feature the results and reaction following the count in the early hours of Friday, May 4. 
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EPPING: Pick Your Own area launched

A 'PICK Your Own' area has been planted outside Epping Sports Centre. 

EPPING: Bowls club launches new season

EPPING Bowls Club celebrated the launch of the new season with Epping Forest District Council chairman Dave Stallan and Peter Minoletti, from the Grange Farm Trust.

LOUGHTON: Online music exams launched

A COMPANY launched by the director of Loughton Music Academy is enabling guitarists to take exams online.

DISTRICT: Citizens Advice seeks trustees

CITIZENS Advice Epping Forest District is seeking trustees - people who understand of the needs of the local area.

DISTRICT: Airbus emergency over district

A BRITISH Airways Airbus has made an emergency return to Heathrow after an "emergency" over the Epping Forest district.

SHEERING: Three injured in crash

TWO ambulance staff and a van driver were injured in a crash in Sheering.

EPPING: Council presents awards

THE "superb" work carried out on a property in Epping High Street has been recognised with the town council's Civic Award.

DISTRICT: Pipe Band leads RAF celebrations

THE Epping Forest Pipe Band has lead the parade for the RAF Association in Chingford to mark the RAF's 100th anniversary.

EPPING: Blue plaque unveiled

A BLUE plaque commemorating Sir William Addisonhas been unveiled on the apartments built on the site of Epping Court.

DISTRICT: Freedom honour for Squadron

A SQUADRON based at North Weald during the Battle of Britain is to be given the Freedom of the District.

ONGAR: Plenty planned for Ongar Town Festival

A PETANQUE tournament is just one of the attractions which will form part of the Ongar Town Festival on Sunday, May 6.

DISTRICT: Council seeks grant applications

EPPING Forest District Council has set aside £83,450 to award in grants to community and voluntary organisations.

LOUGHTON: Art Trail gets Lottery boost

LOUGHTON Art Trail has received a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund.

THORNWOOD: Action plea over traffic speed

CALLS are being made for action to be taken over traffic speed through Thornwood, between the M11 and Epping.

NORTH WEALD: Council to buy salt bin

NORTH Weald Parish Council is to buy a salt bin to try and ensure St Andrew's Primary School can open in wintry weather.

NORTH WEALD: Council presents award

A 'LIFETIME Contribution' Award has been presented by North Weald Bassett Parish Council to Derek Tringham.

DISTRICT: St Paul's date for Pipe Band

THE Epping Forest Pipe Band has performed at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.

LOUGHTON: Service for Lady Murray

A THANKSGIVING service for the life of Lady Heather Murray of Epping Forest will be held at Loughton Methodist Church.

LOUGHTON: Planning officers back flats plan

PLANNING officers are backing plans for 105 flats with 64 parking spaces on the site of three houses in Alderton Hill.

#EEF999LIVE: Boys, 14, held over car theft

TWO 14-year-old boys have been arrested after a car was stolen from North Weald and followed by police to Loughton.

COOPERSALE: Play area opened

EPPING Town Council has officially opened a new play area on the Parklands estate in Coopersale. PICTURES

ONGAR: Poster campaign for donkey rides

ONGAR Town Council is to undertake a poster campaign to promote its children's donkey rides at the Ongar Town Festival.

NORTH WEALD: Go-ahead for 'pods'

A PLAN to house homeless people in steel container-type 'pods' has been approved by Epping Forest District Council.



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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



Epping Bowls Club launched its new season with district council chairman Dave Stallan and Peter Minoletti from Grange Farm Trust. Read more

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Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added March 17, 2018)
Loughton Town Council civic celebration
(added February 25, 2018)

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Epping in Bloom
(updated April 18, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated April 18, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated April 17, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated April 14, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated April 10, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated March 29, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated March 29, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated March 29, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated March 28, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated March 28, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated March 22, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated March 20, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated March 13, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 6, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 6, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 11, 2017)

North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 2017)
Love Loughton
(updated September 14, 2017)
Epping WI
(updated September 14, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated September 4, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 31, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated July 11, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 8, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 15, 2017)
Harry Gardner - ITV's Britain's Got Talent
(updated May 28, 2017)
Theydon Bois Parish Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated January 20, 2017)

Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated December 21, 2016)
(updated December 19, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated November 25, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated November 23 , 2016)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated November 19, 2016)
Treetops Care Home, Epping
(updated September 12, 2016)
Andrew French - Epping Foresters Cricket Club
(updated August 21, 2016)
Thornwood Festival
(updated August 11, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated August 5, 2016)
Dr Diana Lowry
(updated July 20, 2016)
St Mary's Church, Loughton

(updated July 10, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated March 15, 2016)
St John's Primary School, Buckhurst Hill
(updated January 25, 2016)
Avon House Preparatory School

(updated December 4, 2015)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated November 17, 2015)

Slimming World (Epping group)
(updated August 23, 2015)
Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated August 27,2015)

Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society
(updated July 7, 2015)
Loughton Town Council
(updated July 1, 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)
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)

Raymond Warner BEM
(updated June 15, 2014)
Charity Tour de France cycle ride
(updated April 25, 2014)
Robert Halfon MP
(updated April 17, 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)

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)
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)


Debden Park High School student beats cancer and gets record 12 A* GCSEs
(added August 25, 2016)

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Unveiling of blue plaque commemorating Sir William Addison
(added April 13, 2018)
Epping Forest Volunteer Police Cadets - Passing Out Ceremony
(added March 27, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council Annual Parish Assembly - awards and plaque unveiling
(added March 26, 2018)
World Book Day and opening of Literacy Shed at Thomas Willingale School
(added March 6, 2018)
Loughton Town Council Civic Celebration
(added February 25, 2018)
Opening of North Weald Bassett Parish Council cemetery extension
(added January 10, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery Christmas lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
(added December 20, 2017)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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