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PICTURES: Weekend events in the district

TWO major events attracted visitors at the weekend with the Epping Festival on Saturday and the flower festival at St Mary's Church, Stapleford Abbotts, on Saturday and Sunday. 
For Epping Festival pictures click here 
For flower festival pictures click here

Man arrested over Goldings Hill collision

A MAN has been arrested after a man, believed to be in his mid-20s, suffered head injuries when he was in collision with a car on Goldings Hill, Loughton.

Man charged over telephone scam

A MAN has been charged in connection with a major investigation into a telephone scam.

Centrepoint to become town council offices

PART of the Centrepoint building is to become the town council's offices as part of the St John's Road redevelopment.

Retired police inspector is Deputy Lieutenant

A RETIRED Epping police inspector has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Essex.

Volunteer nominated for national award

A VOLUNTEER from Roydon who helps run a sight loss support group in Harlow has been nominated for a national award.

Council reveals consultation results

THE results of Ongar Town Council's public consultation supports its wish to expand sports facilities at Love Lane.

Open gardens raise 6,400 for hospice

THE 20th annual Harlow Open Gardens Weekend raised 6,400 for St Clare Hospice.

Drivers face second day of M25 delays

DRIVERS using the stretch of M25 near Epping are facing a second day of delays following a two-vehicle collision.

Town council wants St John's Road scheme to be "in best interests of town"

EPPING Town Council is committed to securing the redevelopment of the St John's Road site in Epping is "in the best interests of the town and its residents".

Council wants "best possible outcome" for district from St John's Road redevelopment

EPPING Forest Council wants "the best possible outcome" for the district over the St John's Road redevelopment in Epping.

Haslers Foundation supports charities

THE Haslers Foundation, the charity arm of Loughton chartered accountants Haslers, has supported a number of charities.

Motorcyclist seriously injured

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious injuries when he came off his machine on Dunmow Road, Beauchamp Roding.

Hospice to get sensory garden

STAFF from engineering giant Laing O'Rourke have given 6,000 to Haven House Hospice for a sensory garden.

School plan for former Spurs training ground

PLANS have been unveiled for a school for autistic children on the former Tottenham Hotspur training ground in Chigwell.


Becontree Brass concert, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (July 26).
Events - What's On Diary

JOB VACANCY - Manager (full-time post) for the Love Lane Sports Facility, Ongar.
Jobs Page

Coopersale Horticultural Society summer show, Coopersale Village Hall, Institute Road, Coopersale (August 6).
Events - What's On Diary

Fyfield Village Day, Fyfield Village Hall, Houchin Drive (August 9).
Events - What's On Diary

The Chigwell Choir's Special Autumn Concert, Chigwell School, New Hall, High Road, Chigwell (November 15). 
Events - What's On Diary


A team from Debden Park High School has won the 2014 British Schools Karting Championships. Read more

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Mark Cavendish's wife talks about  the Tour de France
(added June 29, 2014)

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Flower Festival - St Mary's Church,
Stapleford Abbotts
(added July 28, 2014)
Epping Festival
(added July 28, 2014)
High Beach Festival
(added July 21, 2014)
Lambourne Flower Festival
(added July 21, 2014)
West Hatch High School Sports Day
(added July 17, 2014)
Paralympian Hannah Cockroft at 
Davenant Foundation School
(added July 16, 2014)
Theydon Bois Donkey Derby
(added July 13, 2014)
Chigwell Riding Trust open day
(added July 13, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society show
(added July 12, 2014)
Love Loughton
(added July 12, 2014)
French Market in Epping High Street
(added July 12, 2014)

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Ongar Town Council
(updated July 24, 2014)
(updated July 23, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated July 23, 2014)
Hereward Primary School, Loughton
(updated July 21, 2014)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated July 18, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated July 16, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated July 16, 2014)
Roding Valley High School
(updated July 15, 2014)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated July 14, 2014)
Epping Forest District Sixth Form Consortium
(updated July 14, 2014)

Councillor Valerie Metcalfe
(updated July 10, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated July 10, 2014)
Ongar and District Healthcare
League of Friends
(updated July 9, 2014)

Chigwell School
(updated July 9, 2014)
Love Loughton
(updated July 8, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated June 18, 2014)
Raymond Warner BEM
(updated June 15, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated June 2, 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)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated March 12, 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)

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.

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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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