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Four candidates for council by-election

FOUR candidates will contest the Epping Hemnall district council seat in the by-election on Thursday, September 25.

Airfield Community Day will remember D-Day

SECOND World War fighter planes, military vehicles and classic cars will be on display at the North Weald Community Fun Day.

Chance to comment on Draft Local Plan

A PUBLIC discussion session on the Draft Local Plan is being held by Ongar Town Council on Thursday, September 11.

New Local Policing Team structure launched

A NEW Local Policing Team structure for Epping Forest and the rest of the county has been introduced.

Boys threatened and robbed by armed men

THREE boys were robbed when they were threatened with a baseball bat and one had a knife held to his throat as they walked along Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton.

Churches to open for charity event

THE Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach, and Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, will open on Saturday, September 13, for the charity Ride+Stride event.

Girl reported missing has been found

POLICE say a 14-year-old girl reported missing from her home in Chigwell has been found.

Community Cinema to screen The Lion King

THE Lion King is the latest film to be screened by Buckhurst Hill Parish Council at its Community Cinema.

Fourteen homes planned for Popplewells site

PLANNING permission is being sought for a development of 14 homes on the Popplewells Coachworks site in Thornwood.

Sale of former council offices completed

THE sale of the former Buckhurst Hill Parish Office and Information Centre has been completed.

Council reiterates club decision

ONGAR Town Council has reiterated its decision to take over the management of Ongar Social and Sports Club.

Allotment awards presented by council

GREEN-fingered allotment holders in Ongar have received certificates from Ongar Town Council.

Council opposes revised apartments plan

ONGAR Town Council has repeated its opposition to plans for six apartments at Highfield - next to Zinc Arts - in the High Street.

Charity holding fun run and walk

THE Breast Cancer Clinical Trials charity is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fun run or walk.


Loughton Art Group's annual exhibition, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton (September 22-October 17).
Events - What's On Diary

Free dog micro-chipping, Roding Valley Recreation Ground, Loughton, near tennis courts (September 11).
Events - What's On Diary

Garage Sale, Theydon Bois. Garages open throughout the village for St Mary's Church (September 13). Events - What's On Diary

Open day, Zinc Arts Centre, High Street, Ongar (September 13).
Events - What's On Diary


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - North Weald Parish Council planning committee and council meeting click here

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - Epping Forest District Council area plans sub-committee (south) agenda

- Ongar Town Council open spaces committee agenda

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - Epping Forest District Council cabinet agenda

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - Ongar Town Council hosting open forum on Draft Local Plan, council offices, Bansons Way (7.30pm). 


A new karate club is opening at Roding Valley High School, Loughton. Read more

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

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Copped Hall open day
(added August 24, 2014)
Commemoration service at Loughton Cemetery  for Private Sidney Godley VC
(added August 23, 2014)
Epping Horticultural Society show
(added August 23, 2014)
Official opening of First World War exhibition at Waltham Abbey Town Hall
(added August 22, 2014)
GCSEs: West Hatch High School
(added August 21, 2014)
GCSEs: Davenant Foundation School
(added August 21, 2014)
A-LEVELS: West Hatch High School
(added August 14, 2014)
A-LEVELS: Davenant Foundaton School
(added August 14, 2014)
Ongar Town Council allotment competition
(added August 11, 2014)
PGA in Essex supports The Dream Factory
(added August 7, 2014)
First World War Act of Remembrance, St Andrew's Church, North Weald
(added August 4, 2014)
Toot Hill Show
(added August 3, 2014)

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Ongar Town Council
(updated September 1, 2014)
Rotary Club of Roding
(updated August 30, 2014)

Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated August 30, 2014)

West Hatch High School
(updated August 27, 2014)
Chigwell School
(updated August 21, 2014)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 21, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 21, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 17, 2014)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated August 10, 2014)
(updated July 23, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated July 23, 2014)
Hereward Primary School, Loughton
(updated July 21, 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)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated June 18, 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.

For more information, ring 01992 561530 or email efdnWatch@hotmail.co.uk 

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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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