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NORTH WEALD: Council opposes house plans

PLANS for a detached house in Church Lane, North Weald, are being opposed by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.

DISTRICT: Council's three-year £645,000 plan to fund police officers and private patrols

THE district council could spend £215,000 a year for the next three years on funding three full-time Essex Police officers and getting a private security firm to undertake "targeted" patrols.

CHIGWELL: Students donate hair to children's charity

TWO West Hatch High School students have donated their hair to be used to make wigs for children suffering from cancer.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Town's pancake races

WALTHAM Abbey Town Partnership will be holding its annual pancake races on Tuesday, February 13.

#EEF999LIVE: CHIGWELL: Police find £150,000 'cannabis factory'

POLICE investigations are continuing after officers came across a 'cannabis factory' when called to a house in Chigwell.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Man stabbed three times

THE sister of a man stabbed in Epping says he was attacked when he refused to hand over the keys to his Mercedes car..

ONGAR: Town council increases precept

ONGAR Town Council has approved a 5.87 per cent increase in its precept - the equivalent of a £6.26 increase on Band D bills..

ONGAR: Council awards grants

ONGAR Town Council has agreed to award grants totaling £1,778.40.

NORTH WEALD: New housing development to be name after council chairman

A HOUSING development in North Weald is set to be named after the chairman of the parish council who died last year.

ONGAR: Commissioner to attend police public meeting

THE Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, will be attending a public meeting in Ongar next month.

#EEF999LIVE: NORTH WEALD: Armed robbery at bookmakers

A MAN armed with what is believed to be a gun fled with a four-figure sum  from the betting office in High Road.

ONGAR: Council's Jubilee Park registers £61,622 loss in nine months

ONGAR Town Council's Jubilee Park recorded a loss of £61,622 in the first nine months of the current financial year.

LOUGHTON: Prospect of 9,000 more homes if Plan deadline not met is "crude blackmail"

THE prospect of the district having to take any additional 9,000 homes should the Local Plan not be submitted by March 31 is "crude blackmail", a Loughton councillor has said..

LOUGHTON: Town council budgets for Local Plan legal fight

LOUGHTON Town Council is earmarking £10,000 towards a legal challenge against the Local Plan.

EPPING: Concerns voiced over Local Plan

CONCERNS have been voiced over the prospect of some 1,305 new homes in Epping as detailed in the Local Plan.

CHIGWELL: Friends raise £2,000

SUPPORTERS of the Friends of Revitalise Jubilee Lodge raised £2,000 for the respite holiday centre and its guests.

EXCLUSIVE: NORTH WEALD: Former Travelodge is being used as homeless hostel

THE former Travelodge on the A414 at North Weald is being used by Redbridge Council as a homeless hostel, Everything Epping Forest can reveal.

LOUGHTON: Development of 105 apartments recommended for approval

PLANS to demolish three houses in Alderton Hill and build a linked-block development of 105 elderly persons apartments are being recommended for approval.

#EEF999LIVE: Off-duty officer praised over flytipping case

POLICE officers - including an off-duty officer - have been praised after a man was reported for flytipping in Buckhurst Hill.

EPPING: Primary school nets pond funding

EPPING Primary School has received £3,500 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme to further develop its pond and meadow area.

LOUGHTON: RNLI branch raises £13,000

THE Loughton and Woodford branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution raised £13,079.92 last year.

ONGAR: No objection to Bansons Lane flats

PLANS for eight apartments on Bansons Lane have met with no objection from Ongar Town Council.



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West Hatch High School (edition 11)
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West Hatch High School (edition 10)
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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



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Opening of North Weald Bassett Parish Council cemetery extension
(added January 10, 2018)
District council leader Chris Whitbread on the Local Plan
(added December 11, 2017)

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North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated January 23, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated January 22, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated January 15, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated January 12, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated January 12, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated January 12, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated January 11, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated January 9, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated December 20, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 11, 2017)

Eleanor Laing MP
(updated December 8, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated November 27, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 17, 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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Opening of North Weald Bassett Parish Council cemetery extension
(added January 10, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery Christmas lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
(added December 20, 2017)
Debden Park High School Christmas concert
(added December 19, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery - Years 1 and 2 Christmas performance
(added December 18, 2017)
Hereward Primary School Christmas performance - Years 3 and 4
(added December 14, 2017)
Hereward Primary School Christmas performance - Years 1 and 2
(added December 14, 2017)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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