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DISTRICT: Seven schools to take part in debating competition

SEVEN schools will be taking part in the annual Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition organised by Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing.

LOUGHTON: Deadline approaches for Christmas card designs

ARTISTS interested in entering Loughton Town Council's Christmas card competition have until Wednesday, October 31, to submit their designs.

#EEF999LIVE: COOPERSALE: Four men sentenced over newsagents raid

FOUR Harlow men who were in a stolen vehicle when it was stopped by police in Coopersale 90 minutes after they broke into a Hertfordshire newsagents have been sentenced.

LOUGHTON: PICTURES: MP opens school's new building

THE new Brook Building at Roding Valley High School has been opened by MP Dame Eleanor Laing. PICTURES

EPPING: Operator sought for pavilion cafe

AN operator is being sought by Epping Town Council to take on the lease of the new cafe at the Jack Silley Pavilion.

DISTRICT: Search underway for Holocaust memorial site

POTENTIAL sites for a Holocaust memorial are being investigated by a newly-formed working group.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Man charged over armed police incident

A MAN has been charged with two counts of assault by beating following an incident in Epping.

ROYDON: Harvest goods given to Foodbank

PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy collected 113kg of food - 20kg more than last year - to give to people in the community.

EPPING: PICTURES: MP cuts cake to mark Epping Forest ReUse Centre's fifth birthday

EPPING Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing cut a cake to mark the fifth anniversary of Epping Forest ReUse Centre. PICTURES

EPPING: Rotary Club's 'Countryfile Ramble' raises over £350 for Children in Need

A 'COUNTRYFILE Ramble' organised by the Rotary Club of Epping raised over £350 for the BBC Children in Need.

EPPING: Flats rejected amid fears approval could spark "cascade" of similar applications

PROPOSALS for nine flats on the site of a house in Station Road have been thrown out after it was claimed approval could spark a "cascade" of similar applications.

EPPING: Decision deferred over flats plan

A DECISION over plans to build nine apartments on the site of 1 Buttercross Lane has been deferred.

ONGAR: Go-ahead for Bansons Lane flats

PLANNING approval has been given for seven two-bedroom flats with underground parking off Bansons Lane.

EPPING: Pavilion refurbishment update

REFURBISHMENT of the changing rooms at the Jack Silley Pavilion remains on schedule.

EPPING: Town council to investigate funding Special Constable

EPPING Town Council is to investigate funding a Special Constable to increase the police presence in the town.

EPPING: Council supports Friends' anniversary photographic idea

EPPING Town Council is supporting an idea from the Friends of St Margaret's Hospital to hold a photographic competition and exhibition to mark its 70th anniversary next year

EPPING: Decision deferred over car park charging

THE town council has deferred a decision over whether to introduce charges at the Stonards Hill car park until after new charging schemes have been introduced elsewhere in Epping.

DISTRICT: Group raises awareness of deer rutting season

THE group Waltham Abbey Community Campaigns has launched an awareness campaign to run throughout the rutting season.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Housing set for pool site

VARIOUS housing options featuring up to 40 homes have been drawn up for the Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool site.

DISTRICT: Community Champions wanted

A NEW project - Epping Forest Community Champions - has been launched by Epping Forest District Council.

CHIGWELL: Parish council launches "innovative"community minibus service

A COMMUNITY minibus service launched by Chigwell Parish Council has been hailed as an "innovative" solution to local public transport issues by MP Dame Eleanor Laing. PICTURES

BUCKHURST HILL: Grandson jailed for life for murdering his grandmother in care home

A GRANDSON who killed his elderly grandmother in her care home has been convicted of murder and jailed for life to serve a minimum of 22 years.

#EEF999LIVE: THEYDON BOIS: Four men charged over Tesco Express burglary

FOUR men have been charged following an alleged burglary at the Tesco Express store in Coppice Row, Theydon Bois.

NORTH WEALD: Planter for village garden

A WOODEN planter is to be added to the community garden outside the parade of shops in High Road following the removal of a telephone box.

DISTRICT: Uniform exchange views wanted

A SURVEY is seeking views over whether parents in the district would use a school uniform exchange scheme.



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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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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



An Epping Town footballer has been nominated for an Essex County FA 'Fair Play' award after he turned down the chance of an 'open goal' after the opposition's goalkeeper was injured. Read more

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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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Debden Park High School
(updated October 23, 2018)
Dame Eleanor Laing MP
(updated October 23, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated October 19, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated October 18, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated October 17, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated October 17, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated October 10, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated October 5, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated October 2, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated October 2, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated October 2, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated August 23, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 23, 2018)
Upholstery Skills Centre, Stapleford Abbotts
(updated July 23, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 17, 2018)
Love Loughton
(updated July 6, 2018)
Stanford Rivers Parish Council
(updated June 21, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 15, 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)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
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)
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)
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 Brook Building at Roding Valley High School, Loughton
(added October 18, 2018)
Cottage fire, Willingale Road, Fyfield
(added September 18, 2018)
Roald Dahl Day at Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(added September 14, 2018)
Epping Horticultural Society show
(added August 25, 2018)
A-Levels - Davenant Foundation School
(added August 16, 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 celebrates its tenth anniversary on November 17, 2018. 

Many thanks for all your messages.

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 here’s to the next decade - Loughton district and town councillor and Loughton Town Mayor 2018-19 Stephen Murray

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

Doesn't seem possible it's ten years, David, but they've been ten good years. Well done - King Harold commemoration organiser Tricia Gurnett

December 2017 and
February-March 2018

Many thanks for all your messages.

Always reliable and up-to-date reporting from your team! - Amanda Theodorou (on Eveything Epping Forest's Twitter feed)

Thanks for all your help David for bringing this all together, what would we do without you? - Christine Brooker (on Everything Epping Forest's Facebook group)

Ace updates helping local people know what's happening with schools - Sukh Pabial (on Eveything Epping Forest's Twitter feed) 

You've been absolutely amazing! Thanks x - Claire Skuce (on Everything Epping Forest's Twitter feed)