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LOUGHTON: Card competition winners

SOME 300 budding artists entered Loughton Town Council's competition to design its official Christmas card.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Cadets thanked

WALTHAM Abbey-based army cadets have received £200 from the King Harold Day Committee for their help at this year's event.

EPPING: Business talk to Probus club

JOHN Batchelor spoke to Epping Probus Club about his equestrian and leatherwear business and time as a firefighter.

DISTRICT: Chairman seeks volunteers

EPPING Forest District Council chairman Tony Boyce has appeal for recently retired people to become volunteers.

LOUGHTON: Deadline nears for grant bids

THE deadline is looming for groups and charities to apply to Loughton Town Council for financial assistance for next year.

SOUTH WOODFORD: Award for concierge

A CONCIERGE at Queen Mary's Gate has been voted Concierge of the Year at the News on the Block's Property Management Awards.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Two-vehicle collision

ONE person has been injured in a two-vehicle collision in Upshire Road, Waltham Abbey.

WOODFORD GREEN: Hospice lottery winners

HAVEN House Hospice has announced the jackpot winners in its lottery.

DISTRICT: Views wanted on health services

HEALTH chiefs want people to share their experiences of musculoskeletal services as part of a service review.

WOODFORD GREEN: Award successes

A TOTAL of 148 students at Bancroft's School  have achieved Duke of Edinburgh Award success this year.

WOODFORD GREEN: Taal event raises £7,000

SOME 150 pupils from Year 7 to Year 13 took part in Taal at Bancroft's School.

CHIGWELL: PICTURES: West Hatch awards

A HOST of certificates, cups and trophies were presented at West Hatch High School's upper school awards ceremony. PICTURES click here.

LOUGHTON: Council picks window winners

MORE than 100 Loughton businesses decorated their windows and joined in the town's seasonal celebrations.

ONGAR: New appeal in hunt for burglar

DETECTIVES have re-issued CCTV footage in a further appeal for information about a burglary in Ongar.

HASTINGWOOD: Charity's £5,000 boost

THE Hastingwood-based charity Accuro (Care Services) has received an unexpected  £5,000 donation from the Donald Forrester Trust.

NAZEING UPDATE: Three people having oxygen therapy treatment

THREE of the nine people taken ill at a vegetable storage unit at a Nazeing nursery are undergoing oxygen therapy treatment in a special chamber at Whipps Cross Hospital.

NAZEING: Nine treated after chemical leak

NINE people have been treated following a chemical leak at a vegetable storage facility in Nazeing.

EPPING: Friends give festive cash to hospital

THE Friends of St Margaret's Hospital have presented cash to each of the wards at the Epping hospital.

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before it happens

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Earlier editions: December 8-14  December 1-7

Love the new ‘weekly’ - thank you for the coverage - Loughton Town Council clerk Enid Walsh
Thank you David, it looks great - Gillian Ellice, mother of 'Amy's Baking Years' cookery book author Amy-Beth Ellice


Loughton Farmers Markets, Centric Parade, High Road (February and March).
Events - What's On Diary

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

Copped Hall events (2015). 
Events - What's On Diary


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18 - Waltham Abbey Town Council agenda

- Epping Forest District Council council housebuilding cabinet Committee agenda

- Epping Town Council planning and general purposes committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council's area plans committee (east) items 11-19 from Dec 10 agenda

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 - Epping Forest District Council area plans committee (south) agenda


Cross country runners at West Hatch High School got into the festive spirit. Read more

(with Radio Forest)

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Latest bulletin December 13

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Epping Forest Investors in Young People Business Awards - Iain Duncan Smith MP and Eleanor Laing MP
(added November 13, 2014)

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MP Eleanor Laing at the controls of a digger at Waltham Abbey flats site
(added November 14, 2014)

For earlier video news items click here


West Hatch High School upper school awards evening
(added December 16, 2014)
Hereward Primary School - Years 5 and 6 Christmas performance
(added December 15, 2014)
Debden Park High School - 'Let It Snow' Christmas show at St John's Church
(added December 11, 2014)
Hereward Primary School - Years 3 and 4 Christmas performance
(added December 11, 2014)

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local releases issued by the 
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media service.

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(updated December 16, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated December 16, 2014)
Hereward Primary School
(updated December 15, 2014)
Debden Park High School
(updated December 14, 2014)
Ongar Town Council
(updated December 12, 2014)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated December 12, 2014)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated December 8, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated December 8, 2014)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated December 7, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated December 7, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated December 5, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated December 4, 2014)
Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated December 4, 2014)
St John's Church, Epping
(updated December 3, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 2, 2014)

Chigwell School
(updated December 2, 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)
Roding Valley High School
(updated October 23, 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)

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 

For the committee's constitution click here

For the Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch website click here

Why not set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme where you live? click here

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 December 7, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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Everything Epping Forest celebrated its sixth anniversary on November 17, 2014.
Many thanks for your messages.

Congratulations - Duncan Phillips, commercial, residential sales and lettings, Waltham Abbey
Congrats! - Waltham Abbey county councillor Ricki Gadsby
Happy EEF birthday. Well done, you've done incredibly well! - Dennis Wood, Magdalen Laver 
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Happy birthday - Buckhurst Hill parish and district councillor Gavin Chambers


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