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ONGAR: Town council refuses to comment over meeting walkout

ONGAR Town Council is refusing to comment after a committee meeting had to be abandoned after the clerk, admin assistant and several councillors walked out.

DISTRICT: Charity holding AGM

ACCURO (Care Services) is holding its AGM at its new offices - South Side Suite 5 (North), 11th Floor, Terminus House, Terminus Street, Harlow - at 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 15.

BUCKHURST HILL: New owner for school

BRAESIDE School in Buckhurst Hill has been sold, and become part of The Oak-Tree Group of Schools.

THEYDON BOIS: Church holds flower festival

MP Eleanor Laing has praised the artistic talent in Theydon Bois which saw St Mary's Church decorated for a flower festival. PICTURES

DISTRICT: Views sought on stroke services

NHS doctors are inviting people to comment on plans to invest in and improve stroke care for people in west Essex.

EPPING: MP praises "magnificent" show

MP Eleanor Laing has praised exhibitors who entered Epping Horticultural Society's annual show. PICTURES

CHIGWELL: Memorial plaque at orchard

A MEMORIAL plaque has been unveiled at the new orchard at Grange Farm, Chigwell, in memory of trustee Penny Smith.

EPPING: Greens helps with 'Jungle' collection

EPPING Forest Green Party members joined Epping Supporters of the Women and Children of Calais to collect and box supplies for refugees and asylum seekers at 'The Jungle' camp in Calais. 

M11: Lorry driver charged over fatal crash

A LORRY driver has been charged with causing two deaths by dangerous driving following a multiple-vehicle crash on the M11.

EPPING: Talk to Probus club

A TALK by Chris Smith, from the Intellectual Property Office, was given to the last meeting of the Probus Club of Epping.

BUCKHURST HILL: Hospice shop closed

THE St Clare Hospice shop in Buckhurst Hill is undergoing a makeover and is closed until Friday, September 4.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Parachuting teddies

TEDDY bears parachuted from the Abbey Church tower, Waltham Abbey, to raise money for the Waltham Abbey Youth 2000 charity.

EPPING: Objections to garage site homes

THREE sets of plans for 'affordable' homes on garage sites in Coopersale and Epping are being opposed by the town council.

EPPING: Opposition to Kendal Avenue flats

PLANS to demolish a house in Kendal Avenue and build a block of four flats are being opposed by Epping Town Council.

DISTRICT: Road projects to go ahead

VARIOUS road schemes are set to go ahead after Essex County Council gave £699,550 to Epping Forest Local Highways Panel.

HASTINGWOOD: Open gardens raise £6,000

THE St Clare Open Gardens Weekend when 27 gardens were open to visitors raised £6,000.

DISTRICT: Police appeal over tyre thefts

POLICE want to hear from motorists in the Epping and Buckhurst Hill areas if they think their spare tyres may have been stolen.

ONGAR: Planes take off from Jubilee Park

MEMBERS of Chingford Model Flying Club have used the open space at Jubilee Park to fly planes at heights of up to about 150ft.


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West Hatch High School (summer 2015)
(issued July 17, 2015)
The Dream Factory (spring 2015)
(issued June 2, 2015)
West Hatch High School (spring 2015)
(issued May 20, 2015)
The Dream Factory (winter 2015)
(issued February 18, 2015)


Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, Buckhurst Hill (September 12). Events-What's On Page

WI centenary celebrations, Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar (September 12).
Events-What's On Page


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - Ongar Town Council Jubilee Park Committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council cabinet agenda

- Epping Forest District Council area planning sub-committee (east) agenda

- Epping Forest District Council extraordinary council agenda


A cricket umpire who is a Head of House at West Hatch High School has officiated at Lord's for a third time. Read more

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Service to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rev'd Geoffrey Connor's ordination
(added June 20, 2015)

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(updated September 1, 2015)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated August 31, 2015)
Epping Town Council
(updated August 26, 2015)
West Hatch High School
(updated August 25, 2015)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated August 24, 2015)

Slimming World (Epping group)
(updated August 23, 2015)
Debden Park High School
(updated August 23, 2015)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 20, 2015)
Chigwell School
(updated August 20, 2015)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 20, 2015)
Epping St John's School
(updated August 20, 2015)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated August 18, 2015)
Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated August 27,2015)

Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery
(updated July 24, 2015)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 22, 2015)
Ongar Town Council
(updated July 17, 2015)
Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated July 10, 2015)
Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society
(updated July 7, 2015)
Love Loughton
(updated July 7, 2015)
The Dream Factory
(updated July 6, 2015)
Loughton Town Council
(updated July 1, 2015)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated June 22, 2015)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated June 19, 2015)
Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated June 15, 2015)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated May 20, 2015)

Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 19, 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)


African drumming at Jubilee Park family fun day
(added August 1, 2015)
The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry performs at Hereward Primary School
(added May 8, 2015)
Eleanor Laing's speech after retaining the Epping Forest seat with an increased majority
(added May 8, 2015)

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Flower festival - St Mary's Church, Theydon Bois
(added August 31, 2015)
Epping Horticultural Society show
(added August 20, 2015)
GCSE results day - Davenant Foundation School, West Hatch High School and Epping St John's School
(added August 20, 2015)
A-Level results day - Davenant Foundation School
(added August 13, 2015)
A-Level results day - West Hatch High School
(added August 13, 2015)
Toot Hill Show
(added August 1, 2015)

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