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VOTE 2015: Election page launched

Everything Epping Forest has launched its VOTE 2015 page for the General Election and local town and parish council elections on Thursday, May 7 click here

LOUGHTON: Planning officers oppose proposals for new church centre

PLANS to replace the Ignite Centre at St Mary's Church, High Road, are being recommended for refusal by the district council.

ESSEX: Some police stations could be sold

A NUMBER of police stations across Essex could be sold, Essex Police has said.

ONGAR: Council bans Chinese lanterns

ONGAR Town Council is banning the release of Chinese Lanterns from its land.

MATCHING TYE: 'Green' business welcomes Harlow MP Robert Halfon

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon visited Matching Tye-based family-run joinery specialist Chordal Green.

DISTRICT: Best Small Shops competition

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing is calling for small shops in Epping Forest to enter a national competition.

CHIGWELL: School holds sixth form evening

SOME 170 parents and prospective students attended an additional sixth form open evening at West Hatch High School.

ONGAR: Plans revealed for 105 homes

PLANS for 105 homes on the Fyfield Business Park site have been unveiled.

DISTRICT: Higher parking charges still "exceptional value"

HIGHER parking charges will be accompanied by better, more reliable machines and CCTV, a senior councillor has said.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Pie and mash for charity

A RIGHT old Cockney Knees-Up is being held to raise money for The Dream Factory charity.

ONGAR: Council continues with club plans

ONGAR Town Council has voted to continue with its plan to take over the management of the Jubilee Park site at Love Lane when the current lease expires next month.

LOUGHTON: Shakespeare actor at school

PUPILS at Hereward Primary School have been visited by actor Anthony Glenn from the 'Shaking up Shakespeare' company.

DISTRICT: Holocaust Book of Commitment

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

DISTRICT: Meetings to discuss five-year plan

A SERIES of public meetings are being held by West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group as health bosses give an update on their five-year plan.

HASTINGWOOD: Hospice's Winter Walkies

ST Clare Hospice is holding its annual Winter Walkies on Sunday, February 22.

DISTRICT: Abseil registration opens soon

ADVENTUROUS fundraisers will soon be able to register for the Church Langley water tower abseil.

EPPING: Council freezes council tax again

EPPING Town Council has voted to freeze the parish precept for the fourth consecutive year.

ONGAR: Council plans council tax freeze

ONGAR Town Council is set to freeze its precept for the 2015-16 financial year.

Bringing you the news 
before it happens

EEF WEEKLY brings you the news from the Epping Forest district before it happens by highlighting what is going on in the next seven days.

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For the latest edition (January 26-February 1) click here

2015: January 19-25  January 12-18  January 5-11

2014: December 15-21  December 8-14  December 1-7

Love the new ‘weekly’ - thank you for the coverage - Loughton Town Council clerk Enid Walsh
Thank you David, it looks great - Gillian Ellice, mother of 'Amy's Baking Years' cookery book author Amy-Beth Ellice


JOB VACANCY - FInance Assistant, Buckhurst Hill Community Association.
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The de Merc Chamber choir  concert, All Saints Church, High Laver (March 14).
Events - What's On Diary

St David’s Day daffodil competition, Travellers Friend pub, Epping Green (March 1), Events - What's On Diary

Youth Makes Music concert, New Hall, Chigwell School (February 27). 
Events - What's On Diary


TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 - Epping Town Council planning and general purposes committee

- Epping Forest District Council's area plans (west) committee

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 - Waltham Abbey Town Council festival committee

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - Epping Forest District Council cabinet

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - Epping Forest District Council area planning (south) sub-committee


Cross country runners at West Hatch High School got into the festive spirit. 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.
Click on the links to listen to the bulletins. 

Latest bulletin January 24

2015: January 17  January 10  January 3

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Epping Forest Investors in Young People Business Awards - Iain Duncan Smith MP and Eleanor Laing MP
(added November 13, 2014)

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MP Eleanor Laing at the controls of a digger at Waltham Abbey flats site
(added November 14, 2014)

For earlier video news items click here


Boxing Day in Moreton
(added December 26, 2014)
Carols on the Green, Epping
(added December 24, 2014)

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local releases issued by the 
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Ongar Town Council
(updated January 25, 2015)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated January 23, 2015)
(updated January 23, 2015)
West Hatch High School
(updated January 23, 2015)
The Dream Factory
(updated January 23, 2015)
Hereward Primary School
(updated January 23, 2015)
Epping Town Council
(updated January 15, 2015)
Chigwell School
(updated January 14, 2015)
Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated December 29, 2014)
Debden Park High School
(updated December 14, 2014)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated December 8, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated December 8, 2014)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated December 7, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated December 4, 2014)
St John's Church, Epping
(updated December 3, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 2, 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)
Roding Valley High School
(updated October 23, 2014)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated October 20, 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)

Love Loughton
(updated July 8, 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)

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

For the Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch website 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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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated December 7, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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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
Happy EEF birthday. Well done, you've done incredibly well! - Dennis Wood, Magdalen Laver 
Congratulations, David. I think you can honestly say it's a case of 'The boy done good!' May you continue to do so - Annette Chesher, Loughton
Congratulations David. You have done very well - Joan Yates, Theydon Bois
Congratulations, David - I am sure it will go from strength to strength - Buckhurst Hill and Loughton South county councillor Valerie Metcalfe 
Happy birthday - Buckhurst Hill parish and district councillor Gavin Chambers


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