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WALTHAM ABBEY: Green Flag awarded to two town venues

THE Gunpowder Park and Waltham Abbey Gardens in Waltham Abbey are two of eight locations owned and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park to receive Green Flag awards recognising the open spaces as among the best in the UK.

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS: Church holds flower festival

FLORAL displays on the theme of 'When We Were Young' have been on show at St Mary the Virgin Church, Stapleford Abbotts. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: Custom-made bike stolen

A CUSTOM-made bike which was to be used in a Land's End to John O'Groats charity ride has been stolen from North Weald airfield.

LOUGHTON: School leavers hold 'Royal Variety Performance'

YEAR 6 children at Thomas Willingale School, Loughton, found a comical and musical way of saying goodbye by staging their own 'Royal Variety Performance'. PICTURES

ONGAR: Town councillor resigns

ONGAR Town Council has announced the resignation of one of its councillors.

LOUGHTON: Man charged over road collision which has left cyclist in a coma

A MAN has been charged with careless driving following a serious collision involving a cyclist and a car in Loughton.

ONGAR: Missing woman found in Basildon

POLICE Patricia Hannington, who was reported missing from Ongar, has been located by officers in Basildon, near the A127, and has been taken to hospital for a check-up.

LOUGHTON: Art exhibition opens

LOUGHTON Arts Centre is celebrating its fourth birthday with a summer exhibition showcasing art work by local residents.

DISTRICT: Youth councillors receive awards

EPPING Forest youth councillors have received awards from the Jack Petchey Foundation for their community and volunteering work at Lowewood Museum and Swaines Green, Epping.

LOUGHTON: College creative arts festival

A CELEBRATION of students’ work across all creative and performing arts culminated in a week-long Creative Arts Summer Festival at Epping Forest College.

HASTINGWOOD: Council opposes waste site

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council is strongly opposing a proposal for land next to the M11-A414 roundabout at Hastingwood to be used as a waste site.

THEYDON BOIS: Changing rooms opened

NEW changing rooms at Theydon Bois Cricket Club have been officially opened by parish council chairman John Philip.

ROYDON: Special treat for Year 6 leavers

YEAR 6 children at Roydon Primary School have been presented with graduation certificates while some received trophies for excellence in writing, maths and science, sporting achievements and commitment to the school’s code of conduct.

NORTH WEALD: Airfield hosts Race for Life

SOME 1,600 women took part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life on North Weald Airfield.

ROYDON: Weak bridge to be closed for rebuilding work until end of January

A ROAD bridge spanning the River Lee is to be rebuilt as it can no longer support heavy vehicles.


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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)


West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group board meeting, Zinc Arts Centre, High Street, Ongar (July 30). 
Events - What's On Diary



TUESDAY, JULY 28 - Epping Town Council extraordinary council meeting and planning and general purposes committee

- Epping Forest District Council full council

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 - Epping Forest District Council's area plans sub-committee (south)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 - Waltham Abbey Town Council council meeting

- Ongar Town Council planning and environment committee and council meeting

- Epping Forest District Council licensing committee


Colebrook U12s were runners-up in the National Futsal Championships when they represented the South East of England. 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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Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery
(updated July 24, 2015)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated July 23, 2015)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 22, 2015)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated July 17, 2015)
Ongar Town Council
(updated July 17, 2015)
Roding Valley High School
(updated July 14, 2015)
(updated July 13, 2015)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated July 13, 2015)
Epping Town Council
(updated July 12, 2015)
West Hatch High School
(updated July 11, 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)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated June 27, 2015)

Avon House Preparatory School
(updated June 22, 2015)
Chigwell School
(updated June 20, 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)

Debden Park High School
(updated March 23, 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)

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)


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)
Returning officer Glen Chipp announces the 2015 Epping Forest general election result
(added May 8, 2015)

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Flower festival - St Mary the Virgin Church, Stapleford Abbotts
(added July 27, 2015)
Thomas Willingale School Year 6 Leavers Assembly
(added July 20, 2015)
Hereward Primary School Year 6 Leavers Assembly
(added July 20, 2015)
Loughton Community Fun Day 'It's A Knockout'
(added July 19, 2015)
Thomas Willingale School Race for Life
(added July 19, 2015)
West Hatch High School sports day
(added July 16, 2015)
Lambourne Church flower festival
(added July 11, 2015)
West Hatch Lower School awards
(added July 9, 2015)

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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
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