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VOTE 2014: Election coverage on EEF

The VOTE 2014 page features news and views for the local and European elections on Thursday, May 22.

Mayor opens new changing rooms

EPPING mayor Will Breare-Hall officially opened the new ladies changing rooms at Epping Bowls Club.

Railway launches new bus service

A BUS service between Shenfield and Epping, via Ongar and North Weald, is being launched by Epping Ongar Railway.

Superheroes set for Debden Day

DEBDEN Day is on Saturday, June 14, with organisers promising  non-stop entertainment on The Broadway.

PICTURES: Mums' group wins awards

THE North Weald Mums received North Weald Parish Council Citizen of the Year award and group category prize.

Friends' group reopens visitor centre

THE Friends of Epping Forest, with the City of London Corporation, have re-opened the High Beach visitor centre.

Motorcyclist seriously injured

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered suspected serious injuries in a collision with a Suzuki Grand Vitara in Manor Road, Chigwell.

Community cinema to become regular event

BUCKHURST Hill Parish Council hopes to make its community cinema screenings a regular event.

PICTURES: MP visits BHF charity shop

MP Eleanor Laing has praised the British Heart Foundation after visiting its Loughton shop. PICTURE 1  PICTURE 2  PICTURE 3

PICTURES: Daffodils and cakes at show

DAFFODILS and Easter-themed cakes were on show at Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society's spring show. PICTURES

Overwhelming support for new school

THE team behind The Ongar Academy campaign says its proposals have received overwhelming public support.

PICTURES: Poppies to mark First World War

FLANDERS poppy seeds have been planted in Ongar to mark the centenary of the First World War. PICTURE 1  PICTURE 2

Man charged over fatal crash

A MAN is due in court later this month charged with killing a pedestrian in Loughton through careless driving.

Council space for children's centre

BUCKHURST Hill Parish Council is providing accommodation for Little Buddies Children's Centre.

Town council to complain about pavement

ESSEX County Council is to be asked to improve the pavement between Weighbridge Court and Tesco Express in Ongar.

New school team considered four sites

THE team behind plans for a new secondary school in Ongar considered four potential sites for The Ongar Academy.


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Latest edition: April 2014

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2012 editions: December  November  October  September  August  July  June  May  April.


Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey events (May).
Events - What's On Diary

Chigwell Meadows/Roding Valley Meadows Reserve events (May). 
Events - What's On Diary

Swaines Green May Fayre, Swaines Green, Epping (May 3). Events - What's On Diary


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Final part of route from Epping confirmed
(added |April 10, 2014)
Stallholders say 'no' to car park market
(added |April 6, 2014)
Possible reprieve for Epping market
(added March 26, 2014)

For earlier updates click here


West Hatch High School's Year 9 netball team have been crowned U14 Essex Plate champions after a 20-19 victory over Stewards School, Harlow. Read more

(with Radio Forest)

Everything Epping Forest provides local news for Radio Forest which serves St Margaret's Hospital, Epping; The Derwent Centre, Harlow, and Saffron Walden and Brentwood community hospitals.
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Latest bulletin April 12

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Energy Minister talks about the work of the ECCO environmental charity
(recorded March 17, 2014)
Epping St John's School headteacher George Yerosimou speaks about break-in
(recorded December 2, 2013)
Terry Alderton talks about EastEnders and The Dream Factory charity
(recorded September 11, 2013)

For earlier audio items click here
For audio news (September 2009 to March 2012) click here


Woman's lucky escape as car bursts into flames on A414
(recorded February 1, 2014)

For earlier video news items click here


Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society spring show
(added April 12, 2014)
Avon House School - Easter bonnets
(added March 28, 2014)
Avon House School - Mother's Day tea
(added March 27, 2014)

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Media service news releases

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local releases issued by the 
Everything Local News
media service.

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Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated April 14, 2014)

Eleanor Laing MP
(updated April 14, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated April 11, 2014)
Ongar Town Council
(updated April 11, 2014)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated April 8, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated April 7, 2014)
Chigwell School
(updated March 25, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated March 25, 2014)
Robert Halfon MP
(updated March 19, 2014)
Epping Forest District Sixth Form Consortium
(updated March 17, 2014)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 17, 2014)
(updated March 14, 2014)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated March 12, 2014)
Roding Valley High School
(updated February 23, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated February 5, 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)
Love Loughton
(updated March 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)
Ongar and District Healthcare
League of Friends
(updated October 9, 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 

For the committee's constitution 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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