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HASTINGWOOD: Police pursuit ends when 4x4 found in field
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12.50pm - January 31

SEWARDSTONEBURY: Eighteen people fined after third illegal house party at property in a month

Eighteen revellers caught having an illegal house party at a vacant rented property near Waltham Abbey have been fined nearly £15,000 by Essex Police after officers used new powers available under the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations.

Police officers attended a house in Bury Road, Sewardstonebury, at 5pm yesterday (Saturday) following reports that a number of partygoers were at the property having a party in breach of the current COVID-19 restrictions.

It is the third time officers have attended an illegal gathering at the property in a month.

Officers were initially refused entry from those inside the property who claimed to be making a music video.

A spokesman said officers gained entry and inside found 18 people clearly having a party while others were still arriving.

Officers quickly contained the party, prevented any others from attending, and fined all of those present before sending them on their way.

Detectives have now started an investigation to establish who organised the event. 

Essex Police is also working with its partners to put measures in place to prevent the future unlawful use of the property.

All 18 people present - including 17 people from London and one from Essex – were fined £800 each following the introduction of higher penalties last week for those caught attending illegal house parties of 15 people or more.

Essex Police Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said: “This party was a clear and blatant breach of the current restrictions which were put in place to save lives and protect the NHS.

“These selfish individuals not only have no regard for their own safety but they clearly didn’t give a second thought for the safety of the local community, the police officers who had to attend to deal with their reckless behaviour or the NHS which is under unbelievable pressure.

“The legislation exists for a reason, which is to stop the spread of coronavirus, protect the NHS and save lives. It relies on us working together to drive down the risk of infection.

“The overwhelming majority of people continue to do all they can to support us and help stop the spread of the virus and it is only a selfish few, such as these individuals, who think they can flout the rules with no thought for the health risk posed by their actions.

“But, as the robust action we have taken in this instance demonstrates, Essex Police will simply not tolerate anyone in our county, or visiting our county, who blatantly and flagrantly break the law and put the lives of the people of Essex at risk.”

Essex Police had attended two previous unlawful gatherings at the same property (one on New Year’s Eve and one earlier this month) and an investigation is underway to establish whether all three were organised by the same person. 

Police say they will work with partners to prevent any events taking place at the same venue in the future.

Anyone with any information about who organised the event is asked to contact Loughton CID by ringing 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police want people to continue to report COVID breaches. This can be done via the Essex Police website by using its Digital 101 service where you can speak to an operator online live time between 7am and 11pm at

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Police officers are pictured leading partygoers away from the property, and the debris from the party left inside the property including music equipment (Photos: Essex Police)

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Campling Foods

Campling Foods 'Meals on Wheels' service delivers hot, freshly prepared meals daily to the elderly and vulnerable in our community. Developed by our talented team, we offer a choice of comforting and familiar meals that are not only nutritious but delicious too! We also include a tasty homemade desert with every order, all for a total price of £6.99 per day, delivered.
For more details ring or message 07507 763078. 

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Howe and Co
mobile fish and chips

Monday: Abridge 5pm-8pm
Tuesday: Toot Hill 4.30pm-5.15pm; North Weald 5:30pm-8.30pm
Wednesday: Coopersale 4.45pm-8.15pm
Thursday: Theydon Bois 4.45pm-8.30pm
Friday: Sheering 4.45pm-9pm
Saturday: High Ongar 4.45pm-5.30pm and Ongar 5.40pm-9pm

Sunday: 4.30pm-8.30pm.

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DM Valeting

Professional mobile valeting and detailing based in Essex. 
Maintenance - Mini - Full Valets
Bespoke Packages
All vehicles covered. We come to you!

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Tel: 07583 030807
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Silk'O Gourmet

Gourmet food for delivery or collection. Home-cooked French and English gourmet traditional dishes.
Deliveries made: Thursdays 4pm-10pm; Fridays noon-10pm; Saturdays 5pm-10pm; Sundays 4pm-9pm.
Free delivery in the Loughton area.
Other areas covered include Abridge, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Epping and Theydon Bois (£2 per delivery drop). Ring 07563 884698; Email
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BLT Catering, 224A High Street, Epping

BLT Catering is an independent catering company covering the London and Essex area providing a variety of homemade food. Home deliveries available.
Email or ring 07712 897723.

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London Car Sourcing

London Car Sourcing is the home of quality used cars and vans with great savings in the local area. 
Part exchange or sell your car to us. 


Tel: 07500 727292

The Sharing Board, Epping

The Sharing Board is a new online (delivery only) delicatessen based in Epping championing British cheeses, charcuterie and pies, in addition to a selection of yummy products from our neighbours across Europe.

The Merry Fiddlers, Fiddlers Hamlet, Epping

Tel: 01992 572142

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We offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food. The key to our success is simple: providing quality, consistent food that taste great every single time.
We pride ourselves on serving the finest dishes in Epping, using classic French and English techniques with a modern twist. We offer an à la carte menu every evening and are sure we can wow even the finest of palates. Why not come and try our five-course tasting menu accompanied by our perfectly selected wine flights.
Forest Skin Clinic

Tel: 01992 276376

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Skin Cancer and Mole Screening * Removal of unwanted skin tags, moles, cysts, lipomas, warts, verrucas * Opatra Dome Skin Analysis System Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles * SkinPen Microneedling * Thread vein treatment * Obagi and AlumierMD Medical Grade Skin Care Products and Peels * Treatment of excessive sweating * Allergy testing * Medical rejuvenation with light * Scar treatment * Acne * Rosacea * Eczema * Psoriasis * Fungal Treatment
G Lawrence Wholesale Meat Company

A family business established in 1968. 
We pride ourselves on supplying fresh, quality meat daily. 
Order online for next day delivery.
We provide professional butchered meat for individual requirements.
We are proud to use the highest standard of British farming to supply our customers. 
Order online for deliveries to London, Essex and Hertfordshire. 

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Tel: Greg 07919 417009 or Becky 07590 568139.
Max Wells - Online maths teacher

Online teaching and learning through online group lessons for 11+ Maths, KS3, GCSE and A-Level Maths. Max has a number of years of experience.
Lessons are interactive and allow students to ask questions and share answers live. Lessons are tailored to help students with topics being covered at school and in homework.
​For a video detailing the online tuition

For more details, ring 07411 304367. Facebook
Citizens Advice Epping Forest District

Citizens Advice Epping Forest District provides advice and information to about 3,000 clients each year on subjects including employment, housing, Universal Credit and other benefits and financial issues.

Thirst for Knowledge Tuition

07925 189399

📚 Private one-to-one and group tuition
📚 Qualified teacher of 14-plus years with an enhanced DBS
📚 Phonics, Maths and English for EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3
📚 Experience with various SEND needs including autism and SEMH
Do you want airport travel or journeys into London in a safe environment?

🚕 Wheelchair-accessible, comfortable licensed cab; partitioned and cleaned after each journey
🚕 Driver-operated passenger doors
🚕 Up to six passengers (fare sharing)
🚕 Corporate deals available
🚕 Contactless payment options
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Online Maths tutoring for GCSE and A-Level with an experienced mathematics teacher

💻 excellent subject knowledge on exam techniques and strategies
💻 aware of all exam board specifications
💻 providing challenging levels for optimal learning that is well-suited for exam students
💻 homework and progress checks throughout sessions
💻 Epping, Loughton, Debden and surrounding areas

Essex Security Services Ltd
154-156 Church Hill, Loughton

Tel: 020 8502 1360

Protecting People and Property. Established in 1979. 24-hour emergency service. Approved contractors for electronic security systems - intruder and fire alarms, CCTV and access control systems.
Halyard Coffee Shop, Buckhurst Hill Station,
Victoria Road, Buckhurst Hill

An independent coffee shop/sandwich bar.
Ready to kick-start your day the right way.

Tel: 07876 751950 / 020 3583 2643

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✅ Brand new model, purpose-built six-seater London Black Taxi
✅ Perspex screen separating driver and passenger compartments
✅ Driver operated passenger doors and contactless payment options
✅ Vinyl seats designed to be easy to clean and sterilise after every journey
✅ Reduced price fares from £25 to Central London and ride sharing options from £5 pp
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Lawlor Taxis

For the website and to download the mobile booking app CLICK HERE

The company will be following government guidelines. Drivers will be wearing masks when picking up passengers and will be cleaning door handles and seat belts after every journey. Opening times 6am-7pm.
Smart Raspberry Cookery School


Smart Raspberry is committed to teaching children of all ages about the importance of being able to cook, instilling an understanding of nutrition and basic kitchen skills but most importantly fostering an ongoing curiosity about the food they eat. Through classes, workshops in schools and parties, Smart Raspberry introduces children to exciting, nutritious and well balanced recipes. 
For more details email
North Weald Village Pre-School

North Weald Village Pre-School opens at North Weald Village Hall on Wednesday, September 2, offering indoor and outdoor play and learning to children aged two to five years in a happy and fun learning environment that allows children to thrive in all areas of development using a wide variety of resources and activities.
Opening times (term time) Monday to Friday 9.15am-12.15pm.
For more information email or ring Lisa on 07835 750731 or Charlotte on 07767 607194.
North Weald Village Pre-School is on Facebook

Old Station Road, Loughton, IG10 4PL

Tel: 020 8418 3333


Fruit and vegetable box delivery.
Free safe delivery direct to your door by a Fresh2you driver. Free delivery to selected postcodes in Epping Forest and East London areas.

Epping Forest Community Transport

Route 13: Waltham Cross to St Margaret's Hospital, Epping

More details and timetable
Service 211 / 212: Breach Barns - Waltham Abbey - Waltham Cross (circular route)
For timetable
New City College | Epping Forest (formerly Epping Forest College)
Offering a wide range of courses for 16 to 18-year-olds and adults. Epping Forest Campus achievement rates are higher than ever with a 13.6 per cent increase over 2018, making it one of the fastest and best improvements of all colleges in the country. Website
Epping Scaffolding Services Ltd
Epping Scaffolding has been a successful, family run business for over 20 years, established in 1999 by Terry Soper who has over 30 years’ scaffolding experience.
Tel: 01992 733007; Mobile: 07432 121114; Email: Website
Harley's Bistro and Lounge,
High Street, Epping

Monday to Thursday 7am-6pm
Friday and Saturday 7am-10pm
Sunday 8am-4pm.
For menus

The Roding Players Orchestra

All concerts are cancelled until further notice.
The orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass.

For more details ring Shirley Fuller on 07713 113384 or 
Hope Centre Counselling Loughton
HCCL provides a confidential and professional counselling service to all members of our community. It is in our heart that no one journeys alone through a difficult time in their life. Our team of highly skilled counsellors are trained to work with a variety of issues.

Hope Centre, St Mary’s Church, High Road, Loughton. Tel: 07432 843399.
For more details 
Sanuk Thai Ongar, The Street, High Ongar
Sanuk Thai Ongar offers authentic Thai cuisine and a large range of cocktails and mocktails. Sanuk has been in High Ongar since 2003. Sanuk Thai Ongar is the place to experience authentic Thai food prepared with the finest ingredients. Sanuk's Thai talented chefs artistically combine the ingredients to achieve the ultimate aromatic flavour in their dishes. The experienced and award-winning chef and staff are committed to giving you the best food and service. Open seven days a week. 
For more information and to book a table, ring 01277 568411 or 01277 56
8412. Website
Paul Saggers Associates
Architects and Project Managers

A long established Epping-based architectural practice offering a cost-effective service to achieve planning permission and building regulations approval for a wide range of projects.
The company prides itself on offering an attentive and professional service.
Ring Paul on 07736 922863 to discuss requirements.
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Kyoto Recording Studio

Are you looking for a local world class recording studio?

Our unique and beautiful studio is set in the 22-acre Larkins Farm just off the A414 in Nine Ashes, Blackmore.

A gorgeous converted barn, analogue MCI 500 REV D console and Drumbrella are just a few of our highlights.

We also offer residential stays in our newly-renovated artist accommodation.

For more details email and
Kyoto Rehearsal Studio

Brand new rehearsal / production space, walking distance from Harlow Mill train station.

This unique space is perfect for large band rehearsals, video shoots and ground stacked productions.

With a sloped load-in, 45ft x 50ft floor space, the studio comes with 63amp 3 phase and 32 amp single phase power.

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For more details about Bedford House Community Association CLICK HERE
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* Steamed-Up Double Glazing Repairs
* Glass and Glazing Repairs * Window Hinges
* Window Locks * Emergency Glazing
* Cloudy Windows * A-Rated Windows * Blown Windows
* Drafty Windows

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Joanne at Indigo Hypnosis in Loughton specialises in helping clients overcome anxiety and depression. 
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The Roding Players Orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass. 
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For more details about Buckhurst Hill Parish Council 
For more details about Epping Town Council's weekly Monday market
For more information about High Beach Cricket Club, ring 07985 546180 or email BARCKLEY.SUMNER@NTLWORLD.COM
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For more details about Matching Farmers Market CLICK HERE
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