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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

     
   

414 (EPPING & NORTH WEALD) SQUADRON ATC - Cadets to perform musical: Epping servicemen who lost their lives fighting for their country are to be commemorated in a special production involving members of the 414 Epping and North Weald Air Cadets… Read more (November 18, 2014)

   

ALEXANDER CROSSLEY - Peru-bound Alexander seeks sponsorship ahead of ten-day trek for cancer charity: Adventurous Alexander Crossley will be giving something back to a cancer charity after his uncle beat the disease when he treks in Peru later this year… Read more (February 26, 2011)

   

ALFIE D - Teenaged music producer sets sights on performing at O2 Arena: A youngster who started recording music in his bedroom is hoping to soon be performing on a rather bigger stage - at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena… Read more (February 23, 2012)

   

ANDREW FRENCH - Cricketer hits six sixes in an over: Epping Foresters Cricket Club opening batsman Andrew French hit six sixes in an over in a recent record-breaking 40-over club match… Read more (August 21, 2016)

   

BOOTS OPTICIANS, LOUGHTON - Double award success: Boots Opticians Loughton is celebrating a double success after receiving two more national awards… Read more (January 20, 2017)

Launch of Zookeeper Zoe book (March 21, 2016)
Opticians receives award (May 20, 2015)

   

BUCKHURST HILL RESIDENTS' SOCIETY - Society launches new website: Buckhurst Hill Residents’ Society has launched its new website... Read more (July 7, 2015)

   

CAFFE NERO: Branch holds family fun day: Staff at the Epping branch of Caffe Nero launched their year of fundraising for the MIND mental health charity with a family fun day which raised over £415… Read more (March 1, 2015)

Branch launches year of fundraising (February 4, 2015)

   

CHELMSFORD AND DISTRICT FUCHSIA SOCIETY - Society holds two-day show: Green-fingered members of Chelmsford and District Fuchsia Society held their annual show at St John Payne School, Chelmsford… Read more (August 5, 2013)

   

COUNCILLOR VALERIE METCALFE - Councillor "thrilled" at Government decision to approve joint sixth form bid: A long-held dream to bring sixth form education to four of the district's secondary schools has become a reality with today's announcement from the Department for Education that a joint bid has been successful… Read more (July 10, 2014)

   

D AND J CEMETERY CARE - Cemetery care initiative to expand: A grave-tending service for people who live some distance away or are unable to care for their loved ones' graves is expanding to cover Chelmsford and Uttlesford...  Read more (July 11, 2017)

New grave-tending service launched (February 29, 2017) 

   

DR DIANA LOWRY - Long-serving Epping GP retiring: Dr Diana Lowry of The High Street practice in Epping has announced that she will be hanging up her stethoscope on August 17...  Read more (July 20, 2016)

   

EPPING FOREST BUSINESS FORUM - MP launches forum: Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing has launched the Epping Forest Business Forum at an event attended by about 50 representatives from local businesses… Read more (February 21, 2013)

MP to launch business forum (added October 10, 2012)

 

EPPING FOREST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: MP to chair business forum: A business forum covering any local business issue is being held by Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce at the Metropolitan Police Chigwell Sports Club on Thursday, September 24...  Read more (August 17, 2015) 

Chamber to hold quiz night (April 23, 2013) 
Live jazz night supports charity (March 21, 2013) 
Chamber launching creative club (March 4, 2013) 
Dragon's Den inventor to show off latest gadget (March 3, 2013) 
Chamber welcomes car parks review (February 27, 2013) 
Chamber launches Youth Chamber (February 25, 2013) 
Chamber launches email media service (February 25, 2013) 

   

EPPING FOREST COLLEGE: College holding open day: The progress made at Epping Forest College in the past year will be highlighted at a special open day... Read more (October 11, 2017)

Record numbers enrol at college (September 1, 2017)
College holding 'Big Breakfast' event (August 30, 2017)
College celebrates exam success August 24, 2017)
College holding pre-GCSE results day event (August 22, 2017)
College celebrates exam results (August 17, 2017)
College invites deaf students to event (June 21, 2017)
Students take studies to new heights (June 12, 2017)
College meets youth councillors (June 9, 2017)
Second student given 'voice' (June 9, 2017)
Student wins film competition (May 18, 2017)
Student shortlisted for national award (May 9, 2017)
Student given a "voice" for the first time (May 3, 2017)
College supports Football Shirt Friday (May 3, 2017)
Students build college entrance wall (April 29, 2017)
Students to build house (April 23, 2017)
College launches 'Fruity Friday' (April 23, 2017)
Hate Crime highlighted (April 22, 2017)
Staff praised over turnaround effort (April 21, 2017)
Principal seeks community support (March 30, 2017)
Principal updates councillors on turnaround progress (March 28, 2017)
Students get taste of Big Apple (March 27, 2017)
MP "most impressed" with college plans (March 27, 2017)

   

EPPING FOREST COMMUNITY TRANSPORT - New Nazeing service: Epping Forest Community Transport has stepped in to provide a vital bus service in Nazeing after villagers were faced with the prospect of no bus services at all... Read more (December 21, 2016)

New Harlow minibus launched (August 2, 2016)
Cheque donation (July 4, 2016)
New routes launched (March 29, 2016)

   

EPPING FOREST CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION - New chairman elected: Grange Hill district councillor Gagan Mohindra has been elected chairman of Epping Forest Conservative Association.… Read more (March 3, 2015)

   

EPPING FOREST DISTRICT SIXTH FORM CONSORTIUM - Schools celebrate after joint sixth form bid approved: Four local schools are celebrating after the Department for Education approved their bid for a 6th Form Consortium between the four schools… Read more (July 14, 2014)

Final step in process comes closer (added March 17, 2014)

 

EPPING IN BLOOM - Silver Gilt award in Anglia in Bloom: The Epping in Bloom group has received a Silver Gilt award in the Anglia in Bloom competition...  Read more (September 15, 2017)) 

Group celebrates Tesco funding (July 27, 2017) 
Anglia in Bloom judges visit (July 8, 2017) 
Hedgehog competition (June 26, 2017) 
Group chosen for Tesco Bags of Help funding (April 29, 2017) 
Chairman receives town council award (April 23, 2017) 
Work starts on care home garden (February 12, 2017) 
Two competitions launched (January 14, 2017) 
Market Garden officially opened (October 1, 2016)
Market Garden area transformed (August 20, 2016) 
Work to start on herb garden (August 8, 2016) 
Awards presentation evening (July 4, 2016) 
Epping in Bloom launches email media service (July 1, 2016) 

 

EPPING WI - Epping WI celebrates centenary: The centenary of Epping WI was celebrated with a lunch and unveiling of a new banner and community bench...  Read more (September 14, 2017) 

   

GRANGE FARM CENTRE TRUST - Royal visit marks completion of £2.25m project: The visit of The Earl of Wessex, HRH Prince Edward, to the Grange Farm Centre, Chigwell, has been hailed as a “great day” for the local community… Read more  (November 23, 2011)

   

HARLOW GYMNASTICS CLUB - Club opens doors to visitors: A free trial session of gymnastics is being offered by Harlow Gymnastics Club which is holding an open day… Read more  (June 23, 2011)

   

HARRY GARDNER: Singer/songwriter reaches live BGT semi-finals: A singer/songwriter who performed a song dedicated to his Ongar grandmother at his ITV Britain's Got Talent audition has made it through to the live semi-finals… Read more  (May 28, 2017)

 

HEART OF EPPING: Heart of Epping team at market: A public awareness stall in Epping Market on Monday helped raise the profile of the Heart of Epping development appeal... Read more (August 5, 2016)

Bradley Walsh hosts reception (May 21, 2016)
Bradley Walsh to host reception (May 9, 2016)
Project given planning approval (April 13, 2016)
Epping Forest Band concert (October 11, 2015)
Dinner and entertainment for appeal (June 15, 2015)
Gala evening (May 7, 2015)
Heart 'sculpture' to be launched (May 6, 2015)
Mothering Sunday tea (March 17, 2015)
Community encouraged to get involved (February 15, 2015)
Appeal boosted by tree festival (December 29, 2014)
MP praises project team
(December 4, 2014)
Outline planning consent granted
(December 3, 2014)
No objection from town council
(November 12, 2014)
Appeal launches media service
(November 7, 2014) 

   

JASON STEGGALL - Teenager set to play drums for 40 hours to raise money for Comic Relief: A teenaged drummer hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief by completing a 40-hour drumming marathon… Read more (February 5, 2013)

   

JOHN YATES JP: 'Old school' journalist dies aged 84: A journalist who spent half a century working on newspapers - including several covering the Epping Forest, Harlow, Redbridge and Waltham Forest areas - has died at his Theydon Bois home aged 84… Read more (January 6, 2014)

 

JUBILEE PARK: Live music at Jubilee Pavilion: A evening of music is being held at the Jubilee Pavilion, Love Lane, Ongar, on Friday (November 20)...  Read more (November 17, 2015)

National award for tennis coach (November 12, 2015)
New attractions at Jubilee Park (September 21, 2015)
Model planes fly at Jubilee Park (August 24, 2015)
Further work planned at pavilion (August 7, 2015)
African drumming at family fun day (August 1, 2015)
Essex Boot Camp session (June 27, 2015)
Positive financial statement (June 4, 2015)
Pavilion hosts darts tournament (June 4, 2015)
Half-term events (May 13, 2015)
Cafe offering daily specials (May 7, 2015)
Five-star rating for pavilion
(April 29, 2015)
80s-90s Night (April 13, 2015)
Squash club reaches quarter-finals (March 31, 2015)
New kitchen officially opened (March 26, 2015)
MP visits Jubilee Park Pavilion (March 13, 2015)
Licence granted for Jubilee Pavilion (February 20, 2015)

   

LOUISE FOWLER / VICKI MICHELLE (I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!) - The daughter of 'Allo 'Allo actress Vicki Michelle says her mother "will give every challenge a go" as she prepares to take part in this year's 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!'… Read more (November 14, 2014)

 

LOUGHTON MUSIC ACADEMY: Forthcoming events: Details of forthcoming events at Loughton Music Academy... Read more (July 8, 2016) 

Music teacher is 'Voice of Peroni' (December 1, 2015) 
MP joins anniversary celebrations (September 23, 2015) 
Additional premises in Buckhurst Hill (September 6, 2015) 
Singers face final The Voice audition (May 14, 2015) 
Musicality classes launched (May 14, 2015) 
Singers audition for The Voice (April 24, 2015) 
English lessons offered (October 20, 2014) 
Pianist who has never met his teacher (July 18, 2014) 
Music academy launches media service (May 25, 2014)

 

LOUGHTON TOWN COUNCIL: Community Day and 'It's A Knockout': There is still time to enter a team for the ‘It's A Knockout’ challenge, part of Loughton Town Council's Community Fun Day at Jessel Green, Debden, on Sunday, July 19 (11am-4pm)... Read more (July 1, 2015)

Loughton celebrates Magna Carta (June 15, 2015)
Council organising summer events
(June 1, 2015)

   

LOVE LOUGHTON 2017 - More entertainment confirmed: More live entertainment has been confirmed for Saturday's Love Loughton family fun day… Read more (September 14, 2017)

Hope Centre ready for Love Loughton day (September 7, 2017)
Hope Centre set for official opening (August 29, 2017)

   

LOVE LOUGHTON 2015 - 'Love Loughton' is back: The 'Love Loughton' High Road Fun Day is on Saturday (July 11) with organisers putting together another fantastic and day for the family… Read more (July 7, 2015)

   

LOVE LOUGHTON 2014 - School choir to open event: This Saturday (July 12) is Love Loughton day in Loughton High Road and Staples Road School Choir will open the event at noon… Read more (July 8, 2014)

Love Loughton is back (June 5, 2014)

   

LOVE LOUGHTON 2013 - Love Loughton is different this year: This year’s Love Loughton will be different: The High Road Fun Day is on Saturday, April 13, with organisers putting together another fantastic and fun day for the family… Read more (March 4, 2013)

Photographic competition (February 21, 2013)
Love Loughton 2013 media service (February 20, 2013)

   

LOVE LOUGHTON 2012 - Dozens of acts sign up: So many performers are taking part in the 'Love Loughton' family fun day that organisers have had to hire a second stage… Read more (July 23, 2012)

Youth theatre members to perform at 'Love Loughton' (July 12, 2012)
Special 'Olympic torch' being taken around district (July 10, 2012)
'Love Loughton' launches email media service (July 3, 2012)

   

M25 BUSINESS CENTRE: Business centre is almost ready for business: A business centre which can offer office space for up to 100 businesses is just weeks away from opening close to the M25 in Waltham Abbey… Read more (February 10, 2014)

   

MAGISTRATES’ ASSOCIATION (ESSEX BRANCH) - Garden Party marks 650 years of Magistrates in England and Wales: The Essex Branch of the Magistrates Association held a Garden Party at Mulberry House, High Ongar, to celebrate 650 years of Magistrates in England and Wales… Read more (September 4, 2011)

   

MINOR COUNTIES CRICKET FESTIVAL - Results and pictures: Twelve counties are taking part in the Under-11s Minor Counties Cricket Festival at the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk (July and August 2017)

UPDATE 17: Day 4 pictures including presentations (August 9, 2017)
UPDATE 16: Day 3 results and pictures (under-11s) (August 9, 2017)
UPDATE 15: Day 3 pictures (under-11s) (August 8, 2017)
UPDATE 14: Day 2 results and pictures (under-11s) (August 8, 2017)
UPDATE 13: Day 2 pictures (under-11s) (August 7, 2017)
UPDATE 12: Day 1 results and pictures (under-11s) (August 7, 2017)
UPDATE 11: Day 1 pictures (under-11 competition) (August 6, 2017)
UPDATE 10: Final under-12s table (August 5, 2017)
UPDATE 9: Suffolk crowned Under-12s champions (August 5, 2017)
UPDATE 8: Day 4 Table, results, pictures and audio (August 4, 2017)
UPDATE 7: Day 4 Pictures and audio interview (August 3, 2017)
UPDATE 6: Day 3 Table, results and pictures (August 3, 2017)
UPDATE 5: Day 3 Results and pictures (August 2, 2017)
UPDATE 4: Day 2 Results and pictures (August 1, 2017)
UPDATE 3: Day 1 Results and pictures (July 31, 2017)
UPDATE 2: Day 1 Pictures (July 31, 2017)
UPDATE 1: Let the action begin (July 30, 2017)
All set for 2017 Festivals (July 28, 2017)

   

MORGAN LEE-STEPHENS - Woman prepares for Wing Walk: A woman is set to take to the skies on the wings of a plane to raise money for charity… Read more (January 30, 2015)

   

NORTH WEALD BRANCH, ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - Village to mark Royal British Legion's 90th anniversary: Various events are being held in North Weald to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion… Read more (May 26, 2011)

   

NORTH WEALD PARK: Public exhibition of proposals: Proposals for a Garden Village development of housing and a range of other local facilities are to go on show at North Weald Village Hall… Read more (June 15, 2017)

Developer promises to listen to villagers (April 25, 2017)
Proposals to be presented to parish council (April 13, 2017)

   

OCTAVIA HILL'S BIRTHPLACE HOUSE - HRH The Princess Royal visits Octavia Hill's Birthplace House: HRH The Princess Royal visited Octavia Hill's Birthplace House in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, to officially open the Education Centre and The Harry Simpson Library... Read more (April 12, 2011)

   

OLYMPIA-WAFULA FOUNDATION - Harlow solicitor appointed to Board of Trustees: A solicitor with Harlow-based firm Attwaters Jameson Hill has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Olympia-Wafula Foundation... Read more (September 6, 2016)

   

ONGAR AND DISTRICT HEALTHCARE LEAGUE OF FRIENDS - League of Friends purchases storage system for medical centre: A storage system for the records of some 10,000 patients has been provided by the Ongar and District Healthcare League of Friends at the new Ongar War Memorial Medical Centre… Read more (July 9, 2014)

Autumn fayre raises £1,300 (October 9, 2012)

   

ONGAR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2012 - TOWIE and BGT stars at lights event: The Only Way is Essex star Ricky Rayment and singer Hope Murphy, who appeared on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, will be among the guests at the big Christmas lights switch-on in Ongar High Street... Read more (December 3, 2012)

TOWIE star to switch on lights (November 18, 2012)
Businesses get ready for Santa (October 28, 2012)
Preparations underway for switch-on (October 13, 2012)

   

ONGAR CLUB FOR THE HANDICAPPED: Mad Hatter's Tea Party Members of the Ongar Club for the Handicapped held a Mad Hatter's Tea Party to mark their final meeting of the year at St James Church Hall, Ongar... Read more (November 20, 2016)

Festive tea (November 19, 2015)
Club holding fayre (April 8, 2014)
Club prepares for 2014 season (January 12, 2014)
Flower festival boost (November 21, 2012)
Crockery donation to club (October 8, 2012)
Club enjoys boat trip (August 1, 2012)
Club celebrates Queen's Diamond Jubilee (June 6, 2012)
Club celebrates golden anniversary (February 1, 2012)

   

ONGAR JUBILEE MARKET AND FUN DAY - Celebrations set to be "great community occasion": Ongar's Bank Holiday Monday event to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee promises to be "a great community occasion"... Read more (May 21, 2012)

Ongar prepares to celebrate (April 30, 2012)
Ongar to hold Jubilee Market and Fun Day (March 7, 2012)
Ongar prepares to celebrate Jubilee (February 9, 2012)

   

ONGAR MUSIC CLUB: Young Musician finalist to return: One of the award winners in this year's Essex Young Musician of the Year competition will be returning to perform for Ongar Music Club later this month... Read more (September 4, 2017)

Essex Young Musician of the Year 2017 (July 11, 2017)

   

ONGAR PATIENTS' FORUM - Residents encouraged to attend health forum meetings: Ongar residents interested in finding out more about local health issues are invited to attend the next meeting of the Ongar Patient Forum... Read more (August 12, 2011)

   

OPERATION MARKET GARDEN 2014 - Team present charity cheque: A team of at the Bricklayers Arms pub, Stondon Massey, have handed over the proceeds of a years' fundraising... Read more (December 8, 2014)

Military vehicle tour (September 2, 2014)
Rotary club supports Troop (June 18, 2014)
OMG beer launched (June 16, 2014)
Social evening success (June 10, 2014)
Troop members take part in Para 10 (May 29, 2014)
Businesses invited to contribute (March 25, 2014)
War veteran supports challenge (February 28, 2014)
Pub regulars prepare for challenge (January 29, 2014)

   

RAYMOND WARNER - Chairman of governors awarded British Empire Medal: The chairman of governors at Hereward Primary School, Loughton, has received a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List… Read more (June 15, 2014)

   

ROTARY CLUB OF EPPING - Club welcomes new president: Outgoing Rotary Club of Epping President Barbara Scruton has handed over the chain of office to Trevor Johnson... Read more (July 8, 2017)

Band concert raises £900 (July 3, 2017)
Youth Makes Art presentations (July 2, 2017)
Golf day proceeds presented to hospice (June 14, 2017)
Historic photograph presented to club (June 10, 2017)
Golf day (May 24, 2017)
Service Above Self awards (April 7, 2017)
80th anniversary dinner and awards (March 12, 2017)
Rotarians present cheque (February 5, 2017)
Christmas events raises almost £10,000 (January 12, 2017)
Golf day raises £11,500 (September 23, 2016)
Afternoon tea supports charities (August 18, 2016)
New president joins forces with mayor (July 2, 2016)
Youth Makes Music programme (February 8, 2016)
Epping St John's School confirms programme (January 21, 2016)
Music school joins line-up (January 12, 2016)
Youth Makes Music concert (January 10, 2016)
Record junior entry for fun run (October 8, 2012)

   

ROTARY CLUB OF RODING - Register for Santa Fun walk or run: Registration is open for The Rotary Club of Roding's 'Santa Fun' walk or run on Sunday, December 7… Read more (August 30, 2014)

   

SLIMMING WORLD (EPPING GROUP) - Super slimmer Trish is 'Woman of the Year': A North Weald slimmer who says she feels like a new woman since losing 3st 3.5lbs has been named the Epping Slimming World ‘Woman of the Year’ because of her inspiring weight loss and contribution to the group... Read more (August 23, 2015)

   

ST JOHN'S CHURCH, EPPING - All set for Christmas Tree Festival: Ninety Christmas trees have arrived at St John's Church in Epping ahead of the Christmas Tree Festival… Read more (December 3, 2014)

   

ST JOHN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, BUCKHURST HILL - Teacher training accreditation: St John’s C of E Primary School, Buckhurst Hill, is the first primary school in west Essex to be accredited as a provider of initial teacher training by the NCTL (National College for Teaching and Leadership... Read more (January 25, 2016)

 

Christmas bazaar supports two local charities: St Martin's Church Christmas bazaar held in the Budworth Hall, Ongar, raised just over £1,000… Read more (November 29, 2011)

   

ST MARY'S CHURCH, LOUGHTON - Work starts on new Hope Centre: Building work has started on a new community centre at St Mary’s Church, High Road, Loughton... Read more (July 10, 2016)

   

THE LUPUS FIVE - Celebrity football match backs The Lupus Five: Hundreds of spectators turned out to support the fundraising effort of staff and students at Passmores Academy when a celebrity versus police football match was held to boost their coffers… Read more (August 9, 2012)

   

THE ONGAR SURGERY - Doctor retires after 33 years in town: Long-serving Ongar doctor Ken Menon retires from The Ongar Surgery after 33 years in the town… Read more (April 4, 2013)

   

THORNWOOD FESTIVAL - Cheque presented to hospice: A cheque for £4,000 has been presented by the Thornwood Festival organisers to St Clare Hospice… Read more (August 11, 2016)

   

TREETOPS CARE HOME, EPPING - Tea Party: Residents and staff of Treetops Care Home, Epping, welcomed the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Epping to the home's annual tea party… Read more (September 12, 2016)

   

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF EDUCATORS: Visit to Epping Forest: A group from The Worshipful Company of Educators visited Epping Forest on Tuesday and were given a talk with a difference on the history and management of the forest… Read more (May 17, 2016)