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"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)

LOUGHTON: School quiz night raises £721

A QUIZ night held by Davenant’s Parents’ Association for Year 7 pupils and parents raised £721 for the school.

DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: "Unacceptable" that number of homes in parish could double

THE number of homes in the North Weald Bassett parish would more than double in the next 17 years if all the possible sites for housing contained in the Epping Forest District Draft Local Plan are approved.

DISTRICT: MP supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 MP Eleanor Laing has been wearing a gold ribbon throughout September in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

BUCKHURST HILL: School welcomes new chairman of governors

A NEW chairman of governors has been welcomed to Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Care home opposed

PLANS for a 90-bed care home on Honey Lane are being opposed by Waltham Abbey Town Council.

DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: TfL: "No decision" over station car parks

TRANSPORT for London is yet to decide on the future of the car parks at Epping, Loughton, Debden and Theydon Bois stations after they were listed as being suitable for housing.

DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: McMullen "committed" to pub earmarked for housing

BREWER McMullen remains "committed" to The Stag pub, Ongar, despite its car park being earmarked for ten homes.

DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: Public meeting "inevitable"

ONGAR Town Council's planning committee chairman says it is "inevitable" that the council will hold a public meeting over the Draft Local Plan.

DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: Loughton Residents' Association prepared to fight "at every stage"

LOUGHTON Residents' Association says it is prepared to fight the proposals contained in the Draft Local Plan "at every stage".


READERS have been giving their initial reaction to the sites identified as suitable for housing in the Draft Local Plan.

DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: Station car parks among potential housing sites

DETAILS of where some 4,550 homes could be built in the district are revealed in the Draft Local Plan.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Re-enactors in town

HORSEMEN and marchers will visit Waltham Abbey as part of the 1066 March commemorating the 950th anniversary of the hurried march made by King Harold II and his close followers after the Battle of Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire.


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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)


Chigwell School hosted the annual Under-11 primary schools’ netball and football festivals with Chigwell's A team victorious in netball. 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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Davenant Foundation School
(updated September 30, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated September 29, 2016)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated September 29, 2016)
King Harold Academy
(updated September 28, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated September 26, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated September 25, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated September 24, 2016)
Hereward Primary School
(updated September 23, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated September 23, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated September 23, 2016)
(updated September 23, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated September 22, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated September 20, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated September 15, 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)
Epping in Bloom
(updated August 20, 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)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(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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Epping St John's School open evening
(added September 25, 2016)
Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre
(added September 18, 2016)

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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 sixth anniversary on November 17, 2015.
Many thanks for your messages.

Can't believe it's 7 years since Everything Epping Forest started. 
It was a brave decision of yours to start it up, and it has certainly proved to be very successful and keeps us all informed about what is happening in the area. 
All the best for many more great years - Tricia Gurnett, King Harold Day, Waltham Abbey

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EEF goes from strength to strength and is our most reputable and reliable reporting of our local news. 
In addition it has become an essential and much loved part of our community. 
Indeed it is EEF that has done much to make our community life so much better.
Through your site in its various manifestations we are more in touch with each other. That’s a big achievement.
Here’s to your next seven years - Rev'd Canon Geoffrey Connor and all at St John’s Epping and The Epping District Team ministry 

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