everythingeppingforest.co.uk covers the Epping Forest district in Essex and features regularly updated news - in words and pictures - has a what's on listings section to highlight local events, a Local Business Directory and a section which allows clubs and organisations to publicise their activities free of charge

Everything Epping Forest's 10th anniversary - November 17, 2018

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 here’s 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

Congratulations David. It doesn't seem possible it is 10 years although on the other hand EEF seems always to have been around! Many thanks for coverage over the years and being the first source of information about the area - King Harold commemoration organiser Tricia Gurnett

Well done David, we love your (Everything Local News) media releases. Keep up the good and informative work - North Weald Bassett Parish Council clerk Sue De Luca

Well done and happy birthday! So good to get up-to-date news on things that concern us - Christine Brooker, Waltham Abbey



Snow coverage - December 2017 and February-March 2018

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 Everything Epping Forest's Twitter feed) 

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



Everything Epping Forest's 9th anniversary - November 17, 2017

Happy birthday and let there be many more - Buckhurst Hill district councillor Gavin Chambers

Congratulations David! - Waltham Abbey Town Council clerk Kathryn Richmond

Congratulations! And thank you for the service you provide to Epping Forest and the surrounding areas - Buckhurst Hill Community Association office administrator Kate Skilbeck

You do such a brilliant job, thank you so much for keeping us informed! - Christine Brooker, Waltham Abbey



Everything Epping Forest's 8th anniversary - November 17, 2016

Congratulations on the anniversary - GB Paralympian and UK Athletics Board member Anne Wafula Strike MBE

Happy 8th birthday. Your tremendous support is always appreciated by us all - Epping in Bloom group

Many happy returns. A news service which gels our community together. It seems like only yesterday it was an idea! Well done, David - Epping St John's School Chairman of Governors Ben Murphy

Congratulations to Everything Epping Forest on its eighth birthday! I am extremely grateful for the service David provides to people in the Epping Forest area. His detailed, reputable and reliable reporting of local news is invaluable to me as a Member of Parliament. I am so pleased that Everything Epping Forest keeps going from strength to strength. I know that David’s passion for Epping Forest provides much of his motivation and this is clear in his prodigious work ethic. Whether it is reporting the news, publicising local events and clubs or linking up businesses and advertising jobs, David’s work makes our community a better place - Epping Forest MP and Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing

Thank you for such a fantastic resource. Good work! - Andrea Fearne, from Loughton

Happy birthday and thanks for bringing us all the relevant news - Buckhurst Hill district councillor Gavin Chambers

Happy Birthday - Roydon district councillor Mary Sartin

Congratulations David - Thomas Willingale School and Nursery school business manager Jodie Erics

Congratulations David, and thank you for providing a great service for Epping Forest residents and friends - King Harold Day organiser Tricia Gurnett

Yippee and well done David, we all look forward to your honest and to the point reporting throughout the district. Want to know something? Go to EEF and get the whole picture - Former Ongar town councillor Alison Wingfield

Many congratulations David - Waltham Abbey mayor councillor Helen Kane  



Everything Epping Forest's 7th anniversary - November 17, 2015

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 - King Harold Day organiser Tricia Gurnett

Many congratulations, David - we have really appreciated the excellent support you have given to the town council over the last seven years - Loughton Town Council clerk Enid Walsh 

Big congratulations on your 7th anniversary. 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 

Congratulations on the 7th anniversary and thanks for your support. Best for local news without a doubt - Mike Evans, RNLI Loughton and Woodford branch 



Everything Epping Forest's 6th anniversary - November 17, 2014

Congratulations - Duncan Phillips, commercial, residential sales and lettings, Waltham Abbey

Congrats! - Waltham Abbey county councillor Ricki Gadsby

Happy EEF birthday. Well done, you've done incredibly well! - Dennis Wood, Magdalen Laver 

Congratulations, David. I think you can honestly say it's a case of 'The boy done good!' May you continue to do so - Annette Chesher, Loughton

Congratulations David. You have done very well - Joan Yates, Theydon Bois  

Congratulations, David - I am sure it will go from strength to strength - Buckhurst Hill and Loughton South county councillor Valerie Metcalfe 

Happy birthday - Buckhurst Hill parish and district councillor Gavin Chambers 



Everything Epping Forest's Tour de France coverage

Well done for your excellent updates and coverage - Colin Freeman (Essex Watch Liaison Officer - West)

Magnificent job on The Tour - Pauline Macfarlane (Lee Valley Friends Group)



Everything Epping Forest's 5th anniversary - November 17, 2013

Happy Birthday @eefnews!! #servingthecommunity #EppingForest #WestEssex - Jaymey McIvor MYP (@JaymeyMcIvorMYP)

Happy 5th Birthday to @eefnews. Looking forward to many more years of local news stories - Mary Sartin (@MarySartin)

Congratulations David!! - Jacqueline Middleton (@PCSOMiddleton)



Snow coverage - February 2013

We must commend @eefnews for what has been outstanding coverage of the snow in #Epping Forest. 

You've helped people remain safe! Thank-you! - Ben Murphy (@benjmurf)

I'll second that - great coverage thanks! - Julia Jacobie (@Artofcakes)

Thanks for school closure updates, great work! Wondering if anyone doing same for Uttlesford? - OneStopGenealogy (@1stop_Genealogy)

Thanks for making me famous today and all the updates! - Clare Jenkins (@tochiemummy)

Thank you for the excellent up-to-date news, fantastic job - Tes Smith (@TTESmith)

Really appreciate all the updates and news you are supplying - Samantha Alder (@eppingfarley)

Thanks for the updates - Jo Wren (@JoWren1) 

You're doing a fantastic job on keeping us up to date. Well done - Leona Foster (@Leonafoster62) 



I have been a supporter of Everything Epping Forest since it was launched. I love the fact that it is
so ‘Epping Forest centric’ and directly reaches the heart of the people in the locality. Quite often
EEF is first with news which is always interesting and pertinent to its wide audience range. My company is also one of the advertisers on the home page and we frequently get ‘click throughs’
from the EEF website to our own website. David Jackman - you are doing a sterling job in the community, well done!” Sue Sowerby, Sowerby Group


There's something to be said about reading one's news in a newspaper (or looking at a photo album instead of flicking through a load of pictures on a computer screen), but in comparison with today's expensive, and not-so-very-local newspapers, there's a lot to be said for Everything Epping Forest, where you get up-to-date news, on a daily basis - and for free! In the months since its 'first edition' it has grown into an excellent 'local', giving us local news as it happens (sometimes on the same day!), plus a first-class diary of forthcoming events. Well done! Dennis Wood, North Weald


...good luck to local newspaper editor David Jackman who started hyper-local site Everything Epping Forest after being made redundant. He has now launched a second in neighbouring Harlow - called Everything Harlow. The big difference for me between David and many millions of bloggers is that he seems to be a real journalist. Solid stories, well written with attention to punctuation, spelling and grammar. George Dearsley, freelance journalist (ex nationals and Sky TV)


Everything Epping Forest is a breath of fresh air! As a local news site it is unbeatable. In its web format it is easy to navigate, informative and to the point. No sifting through a mound of editorial comment - just the information we need and in an easily digested format. It is playing a huge part in giving community information, including events and news of Epping area societies, clubs and organisations. The town weekly news is also helpful, well presented and informative. In our busy lives when it’s not always possible to work through a newspaper, this site just gives me what I need to keep up with what’s happening in Epping and is enlightening. Thank you David for providing such a great community resource. Rev Geoffrey Connor, Team Rector, Epping District Team Ministry


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