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LOCAL PLAN: Sky Sports reporter slams "terrible" Jessel Green housing plan

SKY Sports reporter Bianca Westwood has spoken out against the move to include Jessel Green in the district council's Local Plan as a potential housing site.

DISTRICT: Collection for Calais refugees

GREEN Party members and supporters from Epping Forest are collecting urgent supplies for refugees in Calais.

NORTH WEALD: District council opposes parliamentary boundary change proposals

PROPOSED changes to the parliamentary constituency boundaries which would see North Weald moved from the Brentwood and Ongar constituency to Harlow are being opposed by the district council.

LOCAL PLAN EXCLUSIVE: Part of Jessel Green removed from housing plans

PART of Jessel Green - which is the focus of a campaign to save Loughton's green spaces - has been removed from the Local Plan housing sites, Everything Epping Forest can reveal.

LOCAL PLAN EXCLUSIVE: Council leader speaks about Local Plan

THE leader of Epping Forest District Council has spoken exclusively to Everything Epping Forest on the Local Plan and some of the key issues, including Jessel Green - part of which has been removed from the list of housing sites - and the reduction in housing numbers for Theydon Bois.

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LOCAL PLAN REACTION: "Density of some sites may be too much"

BUCKHURST Hill West Conservative district councillor Gavin Chambers has concerns over the density of housing proposed for some of the sites in the Local Plan document.

LOCAL PLAN: County council: "No current plans" for Epping or Loughton libraries

ESSEX County Council is "fully committed" to Epping and Loughton libraries, which are listed as potential sites for housing in the Local Plan, and has "no current plans" for either building.

EPPING: MP's Christmas card competition

A FESTIVE picture by a pupil at Epping Primary School has won Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing's Christmas card competition.

EPPING: School's leadership praised

EPPING St John's School has been rated as 'Good' in a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report.

LOCAL PLAN: No opportunity to comment

MEMBERS of the public have no opportunity to comment on the 'submission version' of the Local Plan unless their views relate to the "legality" or "soundness" of the document.

LOCAL PLAN: New King Harold Academy?

THE Local Plan document refers to the "possible relocation" and expansion of King Harold Academy.

NORTH WEALD: Model flying club forced to give way to police helicopters

A LONG-established model flying club is looking for a new home after approval was given for the National Police Air Service to move to North Weald Airfield from High Beach.

LOUGHTON: School's record-breaking fete

A CHRISTMAS fete at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery raised a record 5,134.90.

LOCAL PLAN: Leisure centre for airfield?

A NEW leisure centre is earmarked for North Weald Airfield as part of a 'Strategic Masterplan' for the airfield.

LOCAL PLAN: Could Ivy Chimneys Primary School be on the move?

IVY Chimneys Primary School could be relocated as part of the Local Plan infrastructure needs for Epping.

LOCAL PLAN REACTION: "We have listened to residents... not everyone will be happy"

CONSERVATIVE Lower Nazeing district councillor Richard Bassett says the council has listened to residents' and tried to make a "fair plan" but admits "not everyone will be happy".

LOUGHTON: School concert

A VARIED programme of featuring students at Roding Valley High School was performed at the Winter Concert. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: Take-away plans rejected

PLANS to turn the former North Weald post office at 38 High Road into a fish and chip shop have been thrown out.

EPPING: Kendal Avenue flats plan refused

DISTRICT councillors have rejected plans for five flats on the site of a 1960s house in Kendal Avenue.



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West Hatch High School (edition 13)
(issued July 18, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 12)
(issued March 28, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 11)
(issued February 7, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 10)
(issued December 14, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 9)
(issued October 18, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 8)
(issued July 20, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 7)
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West Hatch High School (edition 6)
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The Dream Factory (edition 3)
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West Hatch High School (edition 5)
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West Hatch High School (edition 4)
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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)
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The Dream Factory (edition 1)
(issued February 18, 2015)


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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club has a new artificial green thanks to grant funding. Read more

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District council leader Chris Whitbread on the Local Plan
(added December 11, 2017)

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Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 11, 2017)

Eleanor Laing MP
(updated December 8, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated December 8, 2017)
Roding Valley High School
(updated December 7, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated December 3, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated November 28, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated November 28, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated November 27, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated November 22, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated November 18, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 17, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated November 8, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated November 4, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated October 11, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 2017)
Love Loughton
(updated September 14, 2017)
Epping WI
(updated September 14, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated September 4, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 31, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated July 11, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 8, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 15, 2017)
Harry Gardner - ITV's Britain's Got Talent
(updated May 28, 2017)
Theydon Bois Parish Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated January 20, 2017)

Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated December 21, 2016)
(updated December 19, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated November 25, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated November 23 , 2016)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated November 19, 2016)
Treetops Care Home, Epping
(updated September 12, 2016)
Andrew French - Epping Foresters Cricket Club
(updated August 21, 2016)
Thornwood Festival
(updated August 11, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated August 5, 2016)
Dr Diana Lowry
(updated July 20, 2016)
St Mary's Church, Loughton

(updated July 10, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated March 15, 2016)
St John's Primary School, Buckhurst Hill
(updated January 25, 2016)
Avon House Preparatory School

(updated December 4, 2015)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated December 1, 2015)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated November 17, 2015)

Slimming World (Epping group)
(updated August 23, 2015)
Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated August 27,2015)

Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society
(updated July 7, 2015)
Loughton Town Council
(updated July 1, 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)
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)


Debden Park High School student beats cancer and gets record 12 A* GCSEs
(added August 25, 2016)

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Roding Valley High School Winter Concert
(added December 7, 2017)
Santa Fun Run in Debden and Loughton
(added December 3, 2017)
Christmas in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill
(added December 1, 2017)
Epping Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Market
(added December 1, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Cavalcade of Light
(added November 24, 2017)
Denys Favre's 100th birthday tea
(added November 24, 2017)
Schools parliamentary debating competition
(added November 17, 2017)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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