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DISTRICT: Parking charges to be suspended

PAY-and-display charges will be lifted in the district's council car parks in the run-up to Christmas and New Year with free parking on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays in December.

BUCKHURST HILL: Plenty of entertainment promised at 'Christmas in Queens Road'

A HOST of entertainment is promised as the festive season arrives in Buckhurst Hill with 'Christmas in Queens Road' on Friday, December 4.

LOUGHTON: Police officer dismissed for gross misconduct

A LOUGHTON-based police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct.

LOUGHTON: Deadline set for travellers

A GROUP of travellers camped at Epping Forest College, Loughton, have been issued with a notice to leave by police.

LOUGHTON: School holds awards evening

THE 2015 group of Year 11 Davenant Foundation School students celebrated their achievements at an awards evening.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Students get reading buzz

STUDENTS at King Harold Academy have received their chosen books after the school signed up to Bookbuzz.

WALTHAM ABBEY: School carol service date

KING Harold Academy is holding its Christmas Carol Service at the Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, on Monday, December 7.

DISTRICT: Firewalk raises over £12,000 for St Clare Hospice

FORTY brave soles helped raise over £12,000 by conquering the coals at the St Clare Firewalk.

LOUGHTON: Funding boost for memory cafe

A MONTHLY memory café hosted by the Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell has received a £1,000 boost.

LOUGHTON: BBC presenter visits students

BBC presenter Justin Webb visited Davenant Foundation School, Loughton, to speak to a group of Sixth Form students.

ONGAR: Families sought over grave rights

ONGAR Town Cemetery has been owned and managed by Ongar Town Council since it was opened in 1865.

WALTHAM ABBEY: PICTURES: Celebrities turn out for dream charity's Christmas party

A HOST of celebrities joined some 80 children for The Dream Factory charity's Christmas party at the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel. PICTURES

EPPING: Battlefields talk to Probus club

A TALK on wartime battlefields was given to the last monthly meeting of the Probus Club of Epping.

DISTRICT: Council leaders' concerns over health 'exclusion'

THE leaders of four local councils have voiced concern that the decision to exclude Princess Alexandra Hospital and west Essex from the Essex-wide improvement regime puts innovative local future plans to achieve a sustainable hospital and the local health system serving their communities at risk..

CHIGWELL: Reality Roadshow for students

YEAR 9 students at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, took part in a Reality Roadshow.

DISTRICT: Hospice's Light Up A Life services

ST Clare Hospice is holding nine Light up a Life services this Christmas.

DISTRICT: Chance to speak on waste and recycling contract

RESIDENTS can take part in a review of the new domestic waste and recycling contract let by Epping Forest District Council.

LOUGHTON: School holds Sixth Form evening

HUNDREDS of parents and prospective Sixth Form students visited Debden Park High School's Sixth Form open evening. PICTURES


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West Hatch High School (edition 3)
(issued October 16, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 2)
(issued July 17, 2015)
The Dream Factory (edition 2)
(issued June 2, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 1)
(issued May 20, 2015)
The Dream Factory (edition 1)
(issued February 18, 2015)


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

- Epping Forest District Council district development management committee agenda

- Ongar Town Council Jubilee Park Committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council cabinet agenda


Chigwell School student Samuel Jones won a bronze medal when he represented Great Britain in Padel at the U18 World Championship in Mexico City. Read more

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Rev'd Noelle Taylor, priest-in-charge of St Martin's, Ongar, and St Peter's, Shelley
(added September 9, 2015)

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King Harold Academy
(updated November 27, 2015)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated November 27, 2015)

Chigwell School
(updated November 26, 2015)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 26, 2015)
Ongar Town Council
(updated November 25, 2015)
The Dream Factory
(updated November 23, 2015)
West Hatch High School
(updated November 22, 2015)
Debden Park High School
(updated November 20, 2015)
Hereward Primary School
(updated November 20, 2015)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated November 20, 2015)
Epping St John's School
(updated November 20, 2015)
(updated November 20, 2015)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated November 19, 2015)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated November 17, 2015)

Eleanor Laing MP
(updated November 16, 2015)
Roding Valley High School
(updated November 14, 2015)
Epping Town Council
(updated November 13, 2015)
Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated October 11, 2015)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated September 23, 2015)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated September 8, 2015)
Slimming World (Epping group)
(updated August 23, 2015)
Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated August 27,2015)

Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated July 10, 2015)
Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society
(updated July 7, 2015)
Love Loughton
(updated July 7, 2015)
Loughton Town Council
(updated July 1, 2015)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated May 20, 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)
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)

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)


Hundreds of people joined the 'unofficial' Remembrance Sunday parade in Epping
(added November 8, 2015)
African drumming at Jubilee Park, Ongar
(added August 1, 2015)
The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry performs at Hereward Primary School
(added May 8, 2015)

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The Dream Factory's Christmas party
(added November 22, 2015)
Debden Park High School Sixth Form open evening
(added November 20, 2015)
Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition
(added November 13, 2015)
Unveiling of interpretation board, Pump Hill Green, Loughton
(added November 12, 2015)
Remembrance Sunday - Epping
(added November 8, 2015)
Remembrance Sunday - Loughton
(added November 8, 2015)
Remembrance Sunday - Chigwell
(added November 8, 2015)
Remembrance Sunday - Waltham Abbey
(added November 8, 2015)
Dedication of Garden of Remembrance and service at Epping Cemetery
(added November 7, 2015)
Epping Forest Band's 80th anniversary concert
(added October 17, 2015)
West Hatch High School open evening
(added October 16, 2015)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014) 


Everything Epping Forest celebrated its sixth anniversary on November 17, 2015.
Many thanks for your messages.

Can't believe it's 7 years since Everything Epping Forest started. It was a brave decision of yours to start it up, and it has certainly proved to be very successful and keeps us all informed about what is happening in the area. All the best for many more great years - Tricia Gurnett, King Harold Day, Waltham Abbey

Many congratulations, David - we have really appreciated the excellent support you have given to the town council over the last seven years - Loughton Town Council clerk Enid Walsh 

Big congratulations on your 7th anniversary. EEF goes from strength to strength and is our most reputable and reliable reporting of our local news. In addition it has become an essential and much loved part of our community. Indeed it is EEF that has done much to make our community life so much better. Through your site in its various manifestations we are more in touch with each other. That’s a big achievement. Here’s to your next seven years - Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Connor and all at St John’s Epping and The Epping District Team ministry 

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