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NORTH WEALD: Work starts on 4m round-the-clock police airbase

BUILDING work has started on the new 4m National Police Air Service (NPAS) base on North Weald airfield which will replace the current facility at Lippitts Hill, High Beach.

#EEF999LIVE: DISTRICT: Suspended sentences for drugs raid trio

THREE drug dealers arrested for being part of county line gangs supplying Class A drugs across parts of the district have been handed suspended prison sentences.

EPPING: Pupil skates along to silver medal

A PUPIL at Ivy Chimneys Primary School has helped her team win a silver medal in the British Synchro Ice Skating Championships.

EPPING: Pupil stars in BBC drama

A PUPIL at Ivy Chimneys Primary School starred in Sunday's episode of the BBC One drama 'Call the Midwife'.

STANFORD RIVERS: Council increases precept

STANFORD Rivers Parish Council has increased its 2019-20 precept by two per cent - 1.01 more for a Band D property.

LOUGHTON: Nominations wanted for awards

NOMINATIONS can be made for Loughton Town Council's Citizenship awards.

#EEF999LIVE: DEBDEN: Four arrested over vehicle pursuit

FOUR people have been arrested after a vehicle failed to stop for police on the Debden Estate.

STANFORD RIVERS: Parish council to pay for Community Special Constable

STANFORD Rivers Parish Council has budgeted 1,000 to pay for a Community Special Constable 16 hours a month.

LOUGHTON: Council defers decision over  street lights

LOUGHTON Town Council has deferred a decision over whether to pay for Essex County Council's street lights to be on all night.

STANFORD RIVERS: Finger post removal "vandalism of the highest order"

THE actions of Essex County Council's highways contractor in removing an historic 81-year-old finger post has been described as "vandalism of the highest order".

TAWNEY COMMON: Parish council seeks views over closed-down pub

THE views of local people are to be sought before Stanford Rivers Parish Council  decides whether to nominate the closed-down Moletrap pub as an Asset of Community Value.

VOTE 2019: Conservatives select youngest ever district council candidate

THE Conservatives have selected their youngest ever candidate to stand for a seat on Epping Forest District Council.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Training exercise 'kidnap' sparks armed police alert

TEN armed officers were called in after reports of an armed kidnapping of a woman - but it turned out to be a training exercise.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Armed police called in over 'masked gunman' sighting

ARMED police were called in amid reports a masked man had been seen with a gun.

LOUGHTON: Primary school 'tenth best in Essex'

HEREWARD Primary School has been ranked the tenth best primary school in Essex by the Real Schools Guide.

DISTRICT: MP reacts to Brexit defeat

MP Dame Eleanor Laing has described the 230-vote defeat for Theresa May's Brexit deal as "significant" but is in "no doubt" the UK should leave the EU.

NORTH WEALD: Nominations sought for Citizen awards

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council is seeking nominations for its Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Town council 'no' to paying for all-night street lights

WALTHAM Abbey Town Council has voted to not pay Essex County Council 27,236.75 so the county council's street lights in the town can be switched on throughout the night for a year..

EPPING: Council to consult over street lights

EPPING Town Council is to ask for more information and consult residents before deciding whether to spend 13,200 to have the county council's street lights left on all night for a year.

LOUGHTON: Heritage plaque for Lord Murray

A BLUE heritage plaque in honour of Lord Murray of Epping Forest has been unveiled at his long-time home. PICTURES

ONGAR: PICTURES: Arson attack on pub

POLICE forensics officers have sifted through the blackened interior of the Two Brewers pub which was targeted in an arson attack. PICTURES

EPPING: No objection to car showroom restaurant plan

PLANS to turn the former Gates car showroom into an "upmarket a la carte steak and grill" restaurant have met with no objections from the town council.

EPPING: Council to seek solution to damaged verges by war memorial

ANOTHER attempt is to be made by Epping Town Council to find a solution to the continued damage being caused by lorries to the Town Green by Epping war memorial.

NORTH WEALD: Library campaign launched

A 'SAVE Your Library' campaign has been launched by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.

EPPING: Council opposes laundry site plans

PLANS for 62 homes on the former Epping Laundry site are being opposed by the town council.

NORTH WEALD: Council votes against paying for all-night street lights

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council has voted unanimously not to pay Essex County Council 10,243.05 to keep the county council-managed street lights on all night for a year.



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Ongar Health Centre Patient Participation Group (edition 2)
(issued October 2018)
Ongar Health Centre Patient Participation Group (edition 1)
(issued August 2018)
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)
(issued May 24, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 6)
(issued February 9, 2016)
The Dream Factory (edition 3)
(issued February 29, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 5)
(issued February 9, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 4)
(issued December 11, 2015)
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)
(issued May 20, 2015)
The Dream Factory (edition 1)
(issued February 18, 2015)


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Police gain entry to a property during a major drugs operation in the Epping Forest district 
(updated November 13, 2018)



A range of equipment has been purchased by Epping Town Football Club thanks to a 915 grant from Epping Forest District Council. Read more

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'News Talk' features news bulletins and interviews with the people making the news in the district.

'News Talk' 9-1-19 - includes launch of North Weald Library campaign
(added January 9, 2019)

Twenty-four people arrested in major drugs operation in the Epping Forest district
(added November 13, 2018)

Argus Lighting managing director Humphrey Wheeler on the decision to close the Epping shop after 44 years
(added September 4, 2018)

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Hereward Primary School
(updated January 21, 2019)
Debden Park High School
(updated January 18, 2019)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated January 17, 2019)
Epping Chorus
(updated January 17, 2019)
King Harold Academy
(updated January 16, 2019)
Roding Valley High School
(updated January 16, 2019)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated January 11, 2019)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated January 11, 2019)
Epping Town Council
(updated January 9, 2019)
Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership
(updated December 21, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated December 20, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated December 20, 2018)
Dame Eleanor Laing MP
(updated December 20, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated December 19, 2018)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated December 17, 2018)

Epping in Bloom
(updated December 2, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
(updated November 19, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 9, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated November 7, 2018)

Upholstery Skills Centre, Stapleford Abbotts
(updated July 23, 2018)
Love Loughton
(updated July 6, 2018)
Stanford Rivers Parish Council
(updated June 21, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 2018)
Cockney charity night - Janice Whitehead
(updated April 25, 2018)
Epping Youth Football Club
(updated April 25, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated April 17, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated March 29, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 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)
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)
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)
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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Hereward Primary School Christmas - Years 3 and 4
(added December 11, 2018)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014) 


Everything Epping Forest celebrated its tenth anniversary on November 17, 2018. 

Many thanks for all your messages.

Congratulations to David Jackman on the tenth anniversary of his brilliantly successful Everything Epping Forest. We could not manage without it! - Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing

Congratulations, it seems just like yesterday that you started. 'Everything Epping Forest' plays the crucial role of keeping us all informed about what is going on in our district. In this era of fake and partisan news your news outlet can always be relied upon for accurate and independent reporting which is vital in a healthy democracy. My warmest congratulations and thank you for all your hard work David, and heres to the next decade - Loughton district and town councillor and Loughton Town Mayor 2018-19 Stephen Murray

Happy 10th birthday! You do a wonderful job on communicating local news - very quickly and accurately. Best of luck for the next ten years - Epping district and town councillor Holly Whitbread

Congratulations on ten years working with the local community. We need what you do! - Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club chairman Paul Donnelly

Happy 10th year! Thank you for supporting us over the years - Epping in Bloom

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