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Epping Town Council holding special meeting
(added October 23, 2016)
Council confirms Draft Local Plan exhibition details
(added October 20, 2016)
Go-ahead for Draft Local Plan consultation
(added October 18, 2016)
Ongar Town Council reviewing Draft Local Plan
(added October 7, 2016)
District council cabinet endorses Draft Local Plan
(added October 7, 2016)
EXCLUSIVE: :Landowner behind last major housing plans for Ongar tells council "think again"
(added October 3, 2016)
Station car parks could be developed with 'multi-storey' parking and homes
(added September 30, 2016)
"Unacceptable" that number of homes in North Weald parish could more than double
(added September 30, 2016)
TfL: "No decisions" over future of station car parks
(added September 29, 2016)
McMullen "committed" to Ongar pub site earmarked for housing
(added September 28, 2016)
Ongar Town Council planning chairman: Public meeting "inevitable"
(added September 28, 2016)
Residents' association prepared to fight "at every stage"
(added September 28, 2016)
Your initial views on Draft Local Plan
(added September 28, 2016)
Almost 100 sites identified for housing
(added September 27, 2016)
Full list of potential housing development sites
(added September 27, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council to hold special meeting
(added September 20, 2016)
Council launches Draft Local Plan website
(added September 15, 2016)
Publication of Draft Local Plan just days away
(added September 14, 2016)

DISTRICT: MP meets homelessness campaigners

MP Eleanor Laing has pledged her support for the aims of the Homelessness Reduction Bill after meeting with local campaigners during a mass lobby organised by Crisis.

DISTRICT: Police alerted to suspected hare coursing

POLICE have been told of several incidents of suspected hare coursing across the Epping and Ongar areas.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Tickets on sale for King Harold conference

A ONE-day conference is being held by the Epping Forest District Museum to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the reign on King Harold.

LOUGHTON: Town council awards grants

GRANTS totaling £28,300 have been presented by Loughton Town Council to various local organisations.

DISTRICT: New restrictions at recycling centres

DRIVERS of vans and pick-up trucks will be faced with new restrictions at the district's two recycling centres - Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, and Luxborough Lane, Chigwell - from Monday.

CHIGWELL: Police and council officials visit traveller site

ESSEX Police and Epping Forest District Council have carried out a site visit at an unauthorised traveller encampment in Chigwell.

DISTRICT: Brexit topic for schools' debate

EIGHT schools will be competing for the Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Cup when they take part in the annual event organised by MP Eleanor Laing.

THEYDON BOIS: MP takes up parking issues

THE problem of commuter parking on Abridge Road is being taken up by MP Eleanor Laing who says the situation cannot continue.

NAZEING: Shoppers to vote on church funding

ALL Saints’ Church, Nazeing, has been selected to compete for a community environment award from Tesco.

DISTRICT: Youth council elections

VOTING in the district’s schools to elect new members to Epping Forest Youth Council takes place next month.


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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)


A near 100-strong Chigwell School team took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Read more

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Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Headmaster Michael Punt and Dr Malvinder Sohi
(added September 18, 2016)
Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Television presenter and Old Chigwellian Ben Shephard
(added September 18, 2016)

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Eleanor Laing MP
(updated October 26, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated October 25, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated October 24, 2016)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated October 24, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated October 21, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated October 21, 2016)
(updated October 19, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated October 18, 2016)
King Harold Academy
(updated October 14, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated October 12, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated October 8, 2016)
Hereward Primary School
(updated October 7, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated October 4, 2016)
Epping in Bloom
(updated October 1, 2016)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated September 30, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated September 23, 2016)
Treetops Care Home, Epping
(updated September 12, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated September 11, 2016)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 25, 2016)
Andrew French - Epping Foresters Cricket Club
(updated August 21, 2016)
Thornwood Festival
(updated August 11, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated August 8, 2016)

Heart of Epping appeal
(updated August 5, 2016)
Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated August 2, 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)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated March 21, 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)
Love Loughton
(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)
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)

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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West Hatch High School open evening
(added October 13, 2016)
King Harold Day in Waltham Abbey
(added October 8, 2016)

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


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