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School team completes half-marathon

A TEAM of parents, staff and Old Chigwellians from Chigwell School completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

Student threatened with knife

DETECTIVES want to speak to two men who intervened as a student was being threatened with a knife in Epping.

Owls visit Chigwell School

LOWER School pupils at Chigwell School enjoyed a visit from ten owls from Epping Forest Hawk and Owl Sanctuary. 

PICTURES: Play area officially opened

JUST 16 months after the idea was born, the Weald Common play area in North Weald has been officially opened. PICTURE

PICTURES: King Harold Day

FLOWERS have been laid at the King Harold Memorial Stone at the Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, as part of King Harold Day.
Everything Epping Forest's picture coverage is supported by Jigsaw Restaurant, Waltham Abbey click here

Recycle batteries at Civic Offices

PORTABLE batteries can now be recycled at the Civic Offices in Epping High Street.

School council members appointed

PUPILS at Roydon Primary School have nominated their class representatives and formed this year’s school council.

School holds harvest service

PUPILS sang, read poems, shared art and danced at Roydon Primary School's harvest festival service at St Peter's Church.

Lorry driver fined for weight limit offence

A LORRY driver has to pay nearly £750 for breaking a weight ban when he drove along a restricted road in Waltham Abbey.

Police Commissioner to visit Loughton

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston will host a public meeting in Loughton. 

City Corporation warns forest foragers

VISITORS to Epping Forest are being reminded that anyone found collecting fungi from forest will be liable for prosecution. 

Men jailed over tax fraud

TWO men have each been jailed for five years for evading £2.5m tax in a fraud linked to the supply of labour to the railway industry.

PICTURES: School holds open evening

HUNDREDS of parents and prospective pupils visited Roding Valley High School for its annual open evening. PICTURES


Essex Police Local Community Meetings, St Mary Church, High Road, Loughton (November 6) and Roydon Village Hall, Harlow Road, Roydon (November 12).
Events - What's On Diary

Ongar Round Table Firework Extravaganza, Chipping Ongar Primary School, Greensted Road, Ongar (November 7). 
Events - What's On Diary

Abridge Bonfire and firework display, Abridge Village Hall field, Ongar Road, Abridge (November 1), 
Events - What's On Diary


MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 - Loughton Town Council planning and licensing committee agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 - Epping Forest District Council area plans committee (west) agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 - Ongar Town Council planning and environment committee agenda and finance committee agenda

- Waltham Abbey Town Council development and environment committee agenda

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 - Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee agenda


Chigwell School's Under-14s girls' hockey team will represent Essex in the regional finals in Bedford on November 11 after being runners-up in the Essex tournament.. Read more

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

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King Harold Day
(added October 11, 2014)
Roding Valley High School open evening
(added October 9, 2014)
Rotary Club of Epping Copped Hall fun runs
(added October 5, 2014)

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Chigwell School
(updated October 19, 2014)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated October 9, 2014)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated October 9, 2014)
Ongar Town Council
(updated October 8, 2014)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated October 7, 2014)
Debden Park High School
(updated October 7, 2014)
(updated October 7, 2014)
Roding Valley High School
(updated October 4, 2014)
Hereward Primary School
(updated October 2, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated October 2, 2014)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated October 2, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated September 28, 2014)
The Dream Factory
(updated September 24, 2014)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated September 7, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated September 2, 2014)
Rotary Club of Roding
(updated August 30, 2014)

Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated August 30, 2014)

Loughton Music Academy
(updated July 18, 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)

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 

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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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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated September 7, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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