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Everything Epping Forest has been featured on Sky News, the ‘You and Yours’ programme on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Essex, as well as several media publications.

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST MEDIA RELEASES

     

 

Council holds Annual Parish Assembly: A joint recruitment process involving Buckhurst Hill Parish Council and Essex Police is to take place to bring a Special Constable to Buckhurst Hill... Read more (May 13, 2017)

Council freezes share of council tax bills (February 7, 2017)
"Grave concerns" over housing proposals (December 19, 2016)
Council holding Draft Local Plan meeting (November 23, 2016)
Council launches Neighbourhood Plan consultation (August 8, 2016)  
Council to produce Neighbourhood Plan (July 11, 2016)
Council elects new chairman and vice-chairman (June 1, 2016)
Annual Parish Assembly (March 11, 2016)
Community Cinema date (February 10, 2016)
'Christmas in Queens Road' (November 27, 2015)
Council keen to fund PCSO (November 26, 2015)
Council hosts Winter Warmers event (November 12, 2015)
Local Plan designation victory (September 22, 2015)
Council holding Community Cinema (September 19, 2015)
Council looking to improve youth services (May 19, 2015)
Outdoor gym planned (May 19, 2015)
Dementia awareness training session (May 19, 2015)
Further evening Community Cinemas planned (May 1, 2015)
Annual Parish Assembly (May 1, 2015)
Community Cinema screenings (April 14, 2015)
Council welcomes new clerk (March 14, 2015)
Council opposes major developments (February 7, 2015)
Council freezes council tax again (February 20, 2015)
Preparations underway for Christmas (February 7, 2015)
Funding boost for outdoor gym (February 5, 2015)
Christmas comes to Queens Road (December 2, 2014)
Community Cinema screening (August 30, 2014)
Sale of former council offices completed (August 29, 2014)
Chairman reports on past year (June 2, 2014)
Council clerk to leave in July (May 28, 2014)
Council holding dementia information session (May 22, 2014)
Councillor resigns (April 14, 2014)
Community cinema set to be regular event (April 14, 2014)
Council screening Snow White (March 17, 2014)
Council holding Older Peoples' Service Forum (March 17, 2014)
Tour de France "challenges" (March 17, 2014)
Council welcomes traffic calming (March 17, 2014)
Working towards a Dementia Friendly Community (January 16, 2014)
Council freezes share of council tax (January 16, 2014)
Events support Alzheimer's Society (January 16, 2014)
Additional winter road gritting (January 16, 2013)
Festive market success (December 12, 2013)
Christmas market and entertainment (December 4, 2013)
Council supports youth charity (November 15, 2013)
Christmas market (November 15, 2013)
Community cinema screening (November 11, 2013)
Council holding community cinema (October 21, 2013)
New council office officially opened (September 27, 2013)
Council to host health meeting (September 16, 2013)
Council office to be officially opened (September 16, 2013)
Council responds to street light plan (September 16, 2013)
Council to support Alzheimer's Society (July 27, 2013)
Council to work with local businesses (July 27, 2013)
Council to hold older peoples' forum (July 27, 2013)
Council supports cycle route study (July 27, 2013)
Council sets date for library move (June 26, 2013)
Council elects new chairman (May 17, 2013)
Council presents charity cheque (May 12, 2013)
Chairman reports on "busy year" (May 12, 2013)
Council hosting exhibition (May 9, 2013)
Council to sell its offices (April 24, 2013)
Council holding Annual Parish Assembly (April 18, 2013)
Consultation on future of community halls (March 28, 2013)
Council to move offices into library (March 28, 2013)
Council sets 2013-14 budget (February 27, 2013)
Council frees up more parking spaces (January 23, 2013)
Parish council launches email media service (January 18, 2013)

MEDIA COVERAGE (January 2013 - August 2013)
MEDIA COVERAGE (September 2013 - August 2014)

 

Council opposes Kendal Avenue flats: Revised plans for five flats on the site of a house in Kendal Avenyue are being opposed by the town council... Read more (October 11, 2017) 

Date set for Epping Town Show (October 11, 2017) 
Council to survey 'under threat' trees (October 11, 2017) 
Skydiving mayor supports Heart of Epping (October 9, 2017) 
Town to get giant Christmas tree (September 24, 2017) 
Council receives Quality Award (September 20, 2017) 
Council to review defibrillators (September 18, 2017) 
Council awards grants (September 16, 2017) 
Council introduces drone ban (September 14, 2017) 
Garnon Bushes receives rosebowl award (September 14, 2017) 
Opposition to "unique" flats (September 13, 2017) 
Blue plaque for historian and author (September 7, 2017) 
Council raises concerns over pavements (August 26, 2017) 
Council seeks votes for Christmas lights funding (August 21, 2017) 
Council unveils blue plaque (August 16, 2017) 
Record turnout for Epping Town Show (July 7, 2017) 
All set for Epping Town Show (May 27, 2017) 
Council objects to retirement apartments plan (May 11, 2017) 
New mayor "very honoured" (May 11, 2017) 
Council receives award (May 9, 2017) 
Mayor launches bowls club season (April 23, 2017) 
Council presents awards (April 23, 2017) 
New play equipment launched (April 18, 2017) 
Mayor "most impressed" with Epping St John's School (March 22, 2017) 
No objection to dental surgery plans (February 15, 2017) 
Working party to look into anti-social behaviour (February 15, 2017) 
Council requests parking measures consultation (February 15, 2017) 
Council freezes council tax (January 14, 2017) 
Christmas card competition (December 12, 2016) 
Draft Local Plan (December 9, 2016) 
Christmas window winners (December 3, 2016) 
Black Lion pub wins floral competition (October 12, 2016)
Council news round-up (October 11 meeting) (October 12, 2016) 
Council receives award (September 24, 2016) 
Mayor and Deputy Mayor greet walkers (September 13, 2016) 
Mayor and Deputy Mayor at tea party (September 12, 2016) 
Market Garden area transformed (August 20, 2016) 
Afternoon tea supports charities (August 18, 2016) 
Council retains petanque trophy (August 8, 2016) 
Council marks shop's 50th anniversary (July 31, 2016) 
STATEMENT: Epping Town Show cancelled (June 30, 2016) 
Council holding continental markets (June 19, 2016) 
Council backs Epping Hall cinema idea (June 15, 2016) 
Youth session for Neighbourhood Plan (May 13, 2016) 
New mayor elected (May 11, 2016) 
Mayor joins 100th birthday celebrations (April 29, 2016) 
St George's window competition (April 29, 2016) 
Queen's 90th birthday beacon (April 22, 2016) 
Council presents awards (April 16, 2016) 
Council to light Queen's birthday beacon (April 8, 2016) 
Deadline approaches for questionnaire (March 23, 2016) 
Council marks Commonwealth Day (March 14, 2016) 
Mayor highlights civic year (March 12, 2016) 
Council gives input into Green Belt review (March 10, 2016)
Council to light Queen's birthday beacon (February 26, 2016) 
Council launches questionnaire (February 19, 2016) 
Annual Town Meeting (February 19, 2016) 
Italian market (February 15, 2016) 
Churchill plaque unveiled (February 8, 2016)
Nominations wanted for Civic Award (January 21, 2016) 
Vacancy for town clerk (January 13, 2016) 
Best Christmas window competition (December 15, 2015) 
Mayor's Christmas card competition (December 15, 2015) 
Council bans 'Golly' merchandise from market (December 10, 2015) 
Epping Christmas market (November 13, 2015) 
Play area refurbished (October 28, 2015)
Theydon Oak pub retains floral award
(October 27, 2015) 
Police station closure (October 16, 2015) 
No objection to allotment homes (October 16, 2015) 
Mayor praises firefighters (September 21, 2015) 
Council launches Neighbourhood Plan consultation (September 14, 2015) 
Opposition to homes on garage sites (August 26, 2015) 
Council opposes Kendal Avenue flats (August 26, 2015) 
Christmas lights to go ahead (August 22, 2015) 
Town clerk leaves (July 12, 2015) 
Epping in Bloom floral design winners (June 29, 2015) 
All set for Town Show (June 24, 2015) 
Italian market coming to town (June 4, 2015) 
Tower Road Green planting (June 2, 2015) 
New mayor elected (May 21, 2015) 
Certificates for St George's windows (April 28, 2015) 
Council presents awards (April 27, 2015) 
Special farewell to former mayor (April 15, 2015) 
Budget approved for Epping in Bloom group (April 15, 2015) 
Mayor highlights civic year (March 18, 2015) 
Council presents civic awards (March 18, 2015) 
Annual Town Meeting (March 5, 2015) 
Council freezes council tax (January 15, 2015) 
Taste of Italy coming to Epping (January 15, 2015) 
Council presents Audrey Rose Cup (December 7, 2014) 
Christmas Market and Tree Festival (December 2, 2014) 
Theydon Oak pub wins Epping in Bloom award (September 28, 2014) 
St John's Road redevelopment update (July 23, 2014) 
French market coming to Epping (July 1, 2014) 
Something for everyone at Epping Town Show (June 19, 2014) 
Mayor congratulates charity founder (June 19, 2014) 
Memorial service for HMS Sickle (June 12, 2014) 
Council elects new mayor (May 14, 2014) 
Council presents cheque to hospice (May 14, 2014) 
Council seeks support over 'Common land' bid (February 5, 2014) 
Mayor opens refurbished toilets (January 10, 2014) 
Mayor praises tree festival and market (December 9, 2013) 
Circus acts at Christmas market (November 15, 2013) 
Certificate for station floral displays
(November 4, 2013) 
Council seeks Townsperson of the Year (October 28, 2013) 
Council appoints new town clerk (September 16, 2013) 
Pub receives Epping in Bloom award (September 16, 2013) 
How to get involved with council (August 21, 2013) 
Organisations invited to apply for grants (June 14, 2013) 
Former clerk returns for temporary role (June 14, 2013) 
Council elects new mayor (May 17, 2013) 
Dress shop wins window competition (May 12, 2013) 
Epping Town Council clerk to leave (April 22, 2013) 
Epping Festival events update (April 22, 2013) 
Council presents civic award ( April 18, 2013) 
Converted pub receives civic award (March 25, 2013) 
Council presents allotment awards (March 25, 2013) 
Council hosting annual town meeting (February 26, 2013) 
Townsperson of the Year award (February 15, 2013) 
Chance to raise crime and policing issues (January 21, 2013) 
Epping Market cancelled (January 20, 2013) 
Council awards grants (January 7, 2013) 
Council seeks civic award nominations (January 7, 2013) 
Preparations underway for Epping Festival (December 19, 2012) 
Theydon Oak receives award for floral displays (December 17, 2012) 
Bridal shop receives cup for window display (December 10, 2012) 
Christmas market is a "resounding success" (December 10, 2012) 
Jack Silley Pavilion to undergo work (December 5, 2012) 
Nominate a Townsperson of the Year (November 26, 2012) 
Council holding Christmas market (added November 15, 2012) 
Council to take part in winter salt scheme (November 15, 2012) 
Council launches media service (November 14, 2012)

MEDIA COVERAGE (November 2012 - August 2013)
MEDIA COVERAGE )September 2013 - August 2014)

 

Council opposes take-away: A change to proposed opening hours of a planned take-away at the former post office at 38 High Road "does nothing" to address concerns... Read more (October 9, 2017) 

Council chairman Cyril Hawkins (September 14, 2017) 
Death of parish council chairman (September 8, 2017) 
Police helicopter move 'could safeguard airfield flying' (September 5, 2017) 
Defibrillator for Parish Hall, Thornwood Common (July 10, 2017) 
Traffic concerns over lagoon July 4, 2017) 
Community garden slogan launched (June 28, 2017) 
Play in the Park sessions (June 22, 2017) 
Council approves 'Wriggly Worm' (June 20, 2017) 
Council highlights flytipping (June 12, 2017) 
Council opposes take-away plans (June 12, 2017) 
Council presents awards (March 27, 2017) 
Council co-opts new councillor (March 8, 2017) 
Concerns raised over 'pod' accommodation (March 8, 2017) 
Council votes for precept increase (February 7, 2017) 
Budget debate (January 18, 2017) 
Draft Local Plan (December 9, 2016) 
Christmas and New Year office opening hours (December 9, 2016) 
Draft Local Plan response (December 8, 2016) 
Fears voiced over Draft Local Plan figures (October 4, 2016) 
Council to discuss Draft Local Plan (September 20, 2016) 
Council welcomes Norwegian Air Force veterans (July 18, 2016) 
Flooding closes council office (June 13, 2016) 
Garden area opened (June 8, 2016) 
Garden area to be officially opened May 26, 2016) 
Council news round-up (May 13, 2016) 
Council objects to district council 'hub' (May 13, 2016) 
Council to go ahead with Neighbourhood Plan (May 13, 2016) 
Council supports airfield hospital idea (May 13, 2016) 
Council bans bouncy castles (April 7, 2016) 
Garden work to start (April 7, 2016) 
Council seeks pictures for exhibition (March 26, 2016) 
Citizen of the Year awards (March 21, 2016) 
Council extends Neighbourhood Plan deadline (March 15, 2016) 
Go-ahead for High Road garden (March 9, 2016) 
Council makes CCTV donation (March 9, 2016 
Citizen of the Year nominations (February 17, 2016) 
Deadline for Neighbourhood Plan support (February 16, 2016) 
Waste site plan scrapped (February 11, 2016) 
Neighbourhood Plan meeting (February 8, 2016) 
Planning meeting cancelled (January 12, 2016) 
Council news round-up (January 6, 2016) 
Council co-opts new councillor (September 8, 2015) 
Speeding concerns to be raised with police (September 8, 2015) 
No objection to veterinary surgery plans (September 8, 2015) 
Council objects to chemical store (September 8, 2015) 
Council upholds golf club apartments objections (August 18, 2015) 
Council opposes houses on garages site (August 18, 2015) 
Council opposes waste site plan (July 23, 2015) 
Council launches Neighbourhood Plan webpages (July 15, 2015) 
Council holding information sessions (June 30, 2015) 
Council opposes homes plan (June 2, 2015) 
Council taking legal advice (April 28, 2015) 
Play area CCTV to be investigated (April 17, 2015) 
Deadline extended for Plan comments
(April 17, 2015) 
Opposition to 24-hour McDonald's (April 17, 2015) 
Youth shelter officially launched (March 25, 2015) 
Council presents awards (March 23, 2015) 
Council opposes golf club apartments (March 23, 2015) 
Council concern over Neighbourhood Plan (March 19, 2015) 
Council to present Citizen of the Year award (March 5, 2015) 
No objections to new applications (March 4, 2015) 
Council renews Harlow Gateway objections (March 4, 2015) 
Resurfaced car park officially opened (March 3, 2015) 
Council launches media service (March 3, 2015)

 

Council holding extraordinary meeting for Local Plan: Ongar Town Council is holding an extraordinary council meeting on Monday, December 5, to formulate a response to Epping Forest District Council’s Draft Local Plan... Read more (November 23, 2016)

Flytipping at nature reserve (November 9, 2016)
Vandalised bench replaced (November 9, 2016)
Council's message to dog owners (November 3, 2016)
Voting underway for allotment funding (November 1, 2016)
Council scoops awards (October 18, 2016)
Council reviewing Draft Local Plan (October 4, 2016)
Nominations wanted for awards (October 4, 2016)
Council to receive allotment funding (September 15, 2016)
Litter poster competition winner (September 15, 2016)
Charity trustees sought (September 15, 2016)
Complaints over cemetery memorials (August 30, 2016)
Safety checks at cemetery (August 30, 2016)
Summer Fete at Jubilee Park (August 22, 2016)
Council agrees to close cafe (August 12, 2016)
'Safari Pete' (August 9, 2016)
Charitable trust for Jubilee Park (July 11, 2016)
Public support sought for Neighbourhood Plan (July 4, 2016)
Vandals damage John Holness Garden (July 4, 2016)
Five councillor vacancies (May 23, 2016)
Queen's 90th birthday event (May 21, 2016)
New patio at Jubilee Pavilion (May 20, 2016)
Community grants (April 28, 2016)
Three councillors resign (April 8, 2016)
Family Fun Days at Jubilee Park (April 6, 2016)
Cricket season rolls in at Jubilee Park (March 9, 2016)
Concerns raised over Green Belt (March 9, 2016)
Green Belt review meeting (March 9, 2016)
Litter pick success (March 9, 2016)
Design a poster to target litter louts (February 29, 2016)
Clean for the Queen litter pick (February 23, 2016)
Views sought over chapel (January 18, 2016)
Christmas picture competition (December 18, 2015)
Jubilee Park could host cricket league (December 5, 2015)
Best Christmas window competition (December 5, 2015)
Allotments to rent (December 1, 2015)
Council votes against funding PCSO (November 25, 2015)
Council seeks relatives over graves (November 23, 2015)
Litter pick results (November 19, 2015)
Council holding litter pick (October 29, 2015)
Council receives three awards (October 16, 2015)
Council presents allotment awards (September 15, 2015)
Council in talks over cricket (September 8, 2015)
Students work with council for Community Day (July 11, 2015)
Chairman's coffee morning (June 1, 2015)
Litter pick (June 1, 2015)
Council elects new chairman (May 22, 2015)
Volunteer litter pick (May 13, 2015)
Nine new councillors (May 13, 2015)
Award for council (April 29, 2015)
Play areas vandalised (April 17, 2015)
Council litter pick events (April 11, 2015)
Council receives cricket grant (March 26, 2015)
Council presents Citizen of the Year awards
(March 25, 2015)
French market coming to Ongar (March 16, 2015)
Council holding Annual Town Meeting (March 16, 2015)
Council bans Sky Lanterns (January 25, 2015)
Council to continue with club plans (January 23, 2015)
Festive shop window competition (December 19, 2014)
Parish Poll result (December 12, 2014)
Council receives three awards (December 12, 2014)
Best decorated house competition (November 26, 2014)
Council secures grant for new kitchen (November 14, 2014)
Ongar's Act of Remembrance (November 11, 2014)
STATEMENT: Parish meeting (October 30) (October 27, 2014)
STATEMENT: "Legal issue" over parish meeting (October 24, 2014)
Council launches festive window competition (October 22, 2014)
Award nominations wanted (October 8, 2014)
Shopping trolleys found during litter pick (September 29, 2014)
Sports and social facility manager appointed (September 26, 2014)
Council helps solve 70-year family mystery (September 23, 2014)
Council holds open forum (September 12, 2014)
Counting the cost of vandalism (September 5, 2014)
Community Orchard taking shape (September 2, 2014)
Chance to comment on Draft Local Plan (September 1, 2014)
Council presents allotment awards (August 29, 2014)
Council reiterates club decision (August 29, 2014)
Dogs in Ongar Cemetery (August 20, 2014)
Council making progress with club plans (August 15, 2014)
Sports facilities public consultation (July 24, 2014)
Sport in the Park activities (July 13, 2014)
Rock climbing area officially opened
(July 3, 2014)
Motorists urged to plan ahead for roadworks (July 1, 2014)
Students help with footpath survey (July 1, 2014)
Council hosts sports fun day (May 30, 2014)
Host of activities at Play in the Park (May 22, 2014)
Group scout leader is Citizen of the Year (April 17, 2014)
Poppy seeds mark war centenary (April 11, 2014)
Rock climbing wall comes step c;loser (April 10, 2014)
Council litter picking events (April 9, 2014)
Poppy planting plan supported (April 8, 2014)
Council supports Dogs Trust (March 27, 2014)
Council taking over nature reserve freehold (March 21, 2014)
Council holding micro-chipping event (March 18, 2014)
Council targets bus shelters (March 18, 2014)
Councillors meet students (February 26, 2014)
Plaque marks councillor's 36 years (February 21, 2014)
Council agrees precept increase (February 1, 2014)
Council's final plea to dog walkers (January 17, 2014)
Christmas competition winners (December 20, 2013)
Council thanks Ongar Mums Group (December 13, 2013)
Cubs' donation to council (December 13, 2013)
Ongar Social and Sports Club (December 13, 2013)
Volunteers sought for bulb planting (December 9, 2013)
Volunteers wanted for salt scheme (December 5, 2013)
Council hosts festive coffee morning (December 4, 2013)
Council supports The Dogs Trust (December 2, 2013)
Repairs carried out to footbridges (November 26, 2013)
Bus timetable display frames (November 26, 2013)
Spring bulb planting at nature reserve (November 21, 2013)
Council launches media service (November 21, 2013)

MEDiA COVERAGE (November 2013 - August 2014)

 

Theydon Bois Parish Council launches email media service: Theydon Bois Parish Council has launched an email media service to keep people up-to-date with news of its meetings and decisions... Read more (May 11, 2017)

 

Mayor takes part in King Harold commemoration: The Mayor of Waltham Abbey, councillor Mick Fitch, was among those who laid flowers on the King Harold Memorial Stone in the grounds of the Abbey Church... Read more (October 9, 2017)

Council welcomes new housing stock (October 6, 2017)
Council seeks views over bus services (September 26, 2017)
All set for start of Comedy Club season (August 29, 2017)
Council hails "massive victory" over bus service (August 25, 2017)
Council concerns over proposed bus cuts (August 21, 2017)
Council awards grants (June 26, 2017)
Tapestry project - one-year update (June 6, 2017) 
New mayor elected
(May 25, 2017) 
Stand-up comedy nights return (May 18, 2017)
County council chairman visits town (May 15, 2017)
New stitchers wanted for tapestry project (May 8, 2017)
Council welcomes memorial stone work (May 3, 2017)
Mayor opens new-look McDonald's restaurant (April 25, 2017)
Cash prizes at Cavalcade of Light (April 22, 2017)
Council seeks grant funding applications (April 18, 2017)
Beer and Wine Tasting Festival (February 20, 2017)
Council holds civic service (February 7, 2017)
Council prepares for "another challenging year" (January 16, 2017)
Council renews Crooked Mile plea (January 5, 2017)
Council holds joint civic service (December 19, 2016)
Council opposes garden centre homes (December 19, 2016)
Council submits Draft Local Plan response (December 6, 2016)
Council calls for Crooked Mile action (November 30, 2016)
Council opposes removal of phone box (November 23, 2016)
Council holding Draft Local Plan meeting (November 23, 2016)
Tenders sought for refurbishment work (November 14, 2016)
Cavalcade of Light and Christmas Fayre (November 3, 2016)
Council news in brief (October 28, 2016)
Council planning views (October 28, 2016)
Council to boost links with school (October 28, 2016)
Waltham Abbey Cinema screening (October 24, 2016)
King Harold Day (October 8, 2016)
Mayor greets 1066 March (October 7, 2016)
Mayor visits Enable Care scheme (October 7, 2016)
Council welcomes Crooked Mile crossing (October 7, 2016)
Council objects to 90-bed care home (September 29, 2016)
Stall holders wanted for Christmas Fayre (September 22, 2016)
Town takes first steps towards Neighbourhood Plan (September 14, 2016)

 

ESSEX ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS - Grant funding available: Projects spearheaded by town and parish councils, residents' groups, housing associations and other properly constituted groups can benefit from grant funding thanks to a new scheme managed by the Essex Association of Local Councils with £500,000 of funding from Essex County Council… Read more (September 25, 2017)

Awards recognise town and parish councils (September 26, 2013)
Eric Pickles MP visits association (May 20, 2011)