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WALTHAM ABBEY: Drama workshop

YEAR 10 Drama students at King Harold Academy took part in a two-hour workshop.

CHIGWELL: School staff stage pantomime

CHIGWELL School staff helped raise £2,500 when they staged the latest staff pantomime.

CHIGWELL: School's Gifted and Talented Day

WEST Hatch High School's Design and Technology Department held its annual Gifted and Talented day for Year 9 pupils.

WALTHAM ABBEY: School set for Music for Youth festival

KING Harold Academy's ukulele and guitar ensemble, 'The King's Strings', travel to Watford on Sunday, March 6, to take part in the country-wide Music for Youth Regional Music Festival.

CHIGWELL: Dance show preview

WEST Hatch High School will be hosting its annual dance show on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 22-24.

LOUGHTON: Art work on show

ART work by pupils at the Oak-Tree Schools has gone on display at Loughton Art Gallery.

LOUGHTON: Town council freezes council tax again

LOUGHTON Town Council has frozen its share of council tax bills for a seventh successive year.

COOPERSALE: Burglars eat children's snacks

BURGLARS ate children's snacks when they broke into Institute Hall in Coopersale and stole charity cash and a camera.

LOUGHTON: Dance workshop for students

YEAR 9 students at Debden Park High School took part in a cutting shapes dance workshop - the latest craze in hip hop street dance.

DISTRICT: Award for handyman Chris

THE Handyman Project co-ordinator with Voluntary Action Epping Forest has received an unsung hero award.

ONGAR: Town councillor resigns

AN Ongar town councillor has resigned saying she can "no longer work with a group of councillors who consistently flout the proper procedures laid down for the execution of councils’ business"

M11: Roadworks to start next week

IMPROVEMENT work on the M11, costing £4.7m, begins on Monday, February 8, and will continue until the summer.

LOUGHTON: Donation to stroke club

LOUGHTON Stroke Club received a donation from the Haslers Foundation for its New Year lunch.

EPPING: How was the weather last year?

LAST year was drier than usual and largely uneventful until the extreme record breaking warmth of December, according to amateur Epping weather enthusiast Tony Harvey.

ONGAR: Town council likened to BBC's 'Vicar of Dibley' comedy

ONGAR Town Council has been likened to the council featured in the BBC comedy 'The Vicar of Dibley' after a working group twice met without the clerk present to offer advice.

ONGAR: Final cost of by-election

THE final cost of the Ongar Town Council by-election held last October has been confirmed as £2,601.34.

ONGAR: Call for road sign cleaning

DIRTY road signs have been highlighted as a highways issue to be taken up by Ongar Town Council.

DISTRICT: MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.  

WALTHAM ABBEY: School forms Junk Orchestra

MUSICAL Year 7 students at King Harold Academy have been creating their own instruments from recycled materials. 

WALTHAM ABBEY: King Harold Academy celebrates GCSE English results

STUDENTS at King Harold Academy are celebrating a set of outstanding examination results in their English GCSE.

BUCKHURST HILL: School gets national accreditation for teacher training

ST John’s C of E Primary School is the first primary school in west Essex to be accredited as a provider of initial teacher training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.


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West Hatch High School (edition 4)

(issued December 11, 2015)
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, FEBRUARY 8 - Loughton Town Council planning and licensing committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee agenda

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - Epping Town Council planning and general purposes committee agenda and ordinary meeting agenda

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - Epping Forest District Council area planning sub-committee (east) agenda

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - Epping Forest District Council asset management and economic development cabinet committee agenda


West Hatch High School goalkeeper Charlie Freeman joined a training camp at St George's Park. 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 February 5, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated February 5, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated February 5, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated February 2, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated January 28, 2016)
St John's Primary School, Buckhurst Hill
(updated January 25, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated January 21, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated January 21, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated January 21, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated January 18, 2016)
Hereward Primary School
(updated January 14, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated January 12, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated January 6, 2016)
Roding Valley High School
(updated December 23, 2015)
(updated December 17, 2015)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated December 13, 2015)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated December 5, 2015)
Avon House Preparatory School

(updated December 4, 2015)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated December 1, 2015)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated November 27, 2015)

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

Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated October 11, 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)
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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West Hatch High School Bake Off final
(added January 21, 2016)
MP Robert Halfon opens 100th Matching Farmers' Market
(added January 17, 2016)
West Hatch High School upper school awards evening
(added January 7, 2016)
West Hatch High School dance show
(added December 15, 2015)
Hereward Primary School Christmas performance - Years 3 and 4
(added December 15, 2015)
Hereward Primary School Christmas performance - Reception
(added December 15, 2015)
Chigwell School performance of 'Electra'
(added December 11, 2015)
West Hatch High School Christmas concert
(added December 10, 2015)
Waltham Abbey murder investigation: Scene at the Volunteer pub
(added December 8, 2015)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery Christmas fete
(added December 5, 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

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