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7.56pm - Wednesday, December 22

Walk-in appointments for 1st, 2nd and booster COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer) at Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre, Hillhouse, Waltham Abbey, between 10am and 4.30pm tomorrow (Thursday, December 23).

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2.07pm - Monday, December 20

Epping's NatWest bank branch has reopened today after it was closed for several days last week while a deep clean was carried out as staff were isolating, a spokesman has said.

In a statement issued to Everything Epping Forest today, a NatWest spokesman said: "The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is paramount and due to staff isolating our Epping branch closed temporarily last week while we carried out a deep clean. 

"We can confirm the branch is open again."

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11,13am - Monday, December 20

A 30-year-old man is due to appear in court today charged with robbery as part of an investigation into an incident at the home near Ongar of Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish last month.
Two 27-year-old men - from Gillingham and Camberwell – have also been arrested.

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2.20pm - Friday, December 17

The Rotary Club of Epping has announced that Carols on the Green - scheduled to be held on the Town Green, Epping, on Christmas Eve afternoon - has been cancelled.

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5.44pm - Wednesday, December 15

Princess Alexandra Hospital has suspended visiting for adult in-patients, except for exceptional circumstances (visiting patients at the end-of-life and carers where assistance is provided for communication).
Children can have one visitor who must follow all infection prevention and control guidance as advised by the nursing team.
There are no changes to maternity department visiting.

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3.39pm - Wednesday, December 15

​Due to the current Covid-19 situation Epping Forest District Council is cutting short tomorrow night’s meeting and the only agenda item will be the review of ward boundaries as part of the Local Government Council Size and Boundary Ward Review. Members of the public are asked not to attend.

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3.35pm - Tuesday, December 14

UK Power Networks says power was restored to all customers in Epping by 2.58pm.

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2.36pm - Tuesday, December 14

UK Power Networks statement to Everything Epping Forest: Engineers are working "quickly and safely to restore power to 500 customers in Epping following fault on underground electricity network reported at 1.43pm.
"We appreciate how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused."


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2.20pm - Tuesday, December 14

Report of widespread power cut in Epping area.
UK Power Networks says 517 customers affected in postcode areas CM16 1, CM16 4, CM16 5, CM16 6, CM16 7, IG7 6.
Estimated time for power to be restored between 3.30pm and 4.30pm
"An underground electricity cable faulted on our high voltage network, causing an area wide power cut."


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1.59pm - Tuesday, December 14

​A number of planned COVID-19 vaccination walk-in sessions have been cancelled this week.
"Significant demand is leading to unacceptably long queues for the public and causing traffic disruption around some of our larger vaccination centre sites", a statement said.
For details of local - both in Harlow - centres
CLICK HERE


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6.26pm - Monday, December 13

York Hill, Loughton - near York Crescent - currently blocked by a lorry. @essextravel reporting that the lorry has jack-knifed and hit a house.

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6.25pm - Sunday, December 12

Report of incident on Woodridden Hill, Upshire. Road reported to have been closed by police.

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9.16am - Sunday, December 12

St Clare Hospice is holding three 'Light Up A Life' services at the Hastingwood hospice to give families the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones.
The services are on Thursday, December 16 (7pm) and Saturday, December 18 (3pm and 7pm).
All events are ticketed which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be booked on the St Clare website.
For more information, to request a dedication star, or to add a name to the Book of Remembrance, visit 
www.stclarehospice.org.uk/light-up-a-life, ring 01279 773750 or email light@stclarehospice.org.uk


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7.52pm - Friday, December 10

Report of collision involving two or three vehicles on Dunmow Road, Fyfield, by the Birds Green turning. Road blocked.

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12.27pm - Friday, December 10

​Moreton Farmers' Market is on this Sunday in the White Hart car park (9.30am-noon) with 18 stalls including a sausage stall, gin/spirits, jewellery, clothes, cake stand, refill company, a nursery with wreaths. Parking available in the White Hart overflow car park (and Moreton Primary School for attendees). Bacon rolls /coffee available from the White Hart.

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11.34am - Thursday, December 9

​Buckhurst Hill parish councillor and former district councillor Gavin Chambers is among a number of hopefuls vying to be the Conservative candidate for the Southend West by-election to replace the late Sir David Amess who was fatally stabbed during a constituency surgery in October.

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8.41pm - Tuesday, December 7

A total of 19,743 HGVs attended the HMRC Inland Border Facility checkpoint on North Weald Airfield in the first ten months of the year, Epping Forest District Council has reported.
A council report reveals an average of about 65 a day visited between January 1 and October 30 as the site "continues to operate without disruption to any of the local road networks as the number of vehicles attending the site remains low".


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4.19pm - Tuesday, December 7

A 19-year-old man from Loughton ​has been arrested by Operational Support Group officers ​on suspicion of stalking and harassment.
​No other details have been released by police.


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6.29pm - Thursday, December 2

​Getting reports of collision on Brentwood Road  Ongar - near The Stag pub. Emergency services on scene.

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3.56pm - Thursday, December 2

WATER UPDATE: Thames Water has told Everything Epping Forest around 6,000 properties "are at risk of having low water pressure or no water due to the burst" at the Valley Hill / Oakwood Hill junction.
A spokesman said: "As some water will still be in the pipe network however some of these properties won’t be affected.
"To stop the flow of water from the burst pipe engineers have to turn off five large underground valves which control the flow of water through the pipe network. This can take several minutes and even hours as if they turn the valves too quickly it causes pressure changes in the pipes and then risks bursts elsewhere in the area."
He added: “We’re sorry to anyone whose water supply has been affected by the burst pipe. We have engineers working hard to stop the water flowing from the pipe and once they’ve done this we expect water supplies to return to normal.
"In the meantime we’re checking in with customers on our priority services register, which includes people with medical conditions and the elderly, to offer them bottled water.
"Our priority right now is supporting our customers in vulnerable circumstances and getting the water back on, before we begin repairing the pipe.”


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1.32pm - Thursday, December 2

WATER UPDATE: Statement on Thames Water website: "Our specialist engineers are already on their way to investigate the problem, and they will be doing everything they can to get things up and running as quickly as possible."

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1.05pm - Thursday, December 2

WATER UPDATE: Everything Epping Forest told Victoria Road and surrounding roads in Buckhurst Hill also without water.

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12.49pm - Thursday, December 2

WATER UPDATE: Report of no water in Deepdene Road. Not known if because of Valley Hill incident.

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12.34pm - Thursday, December 2

WATER UPDATE: Report the road surface has "lifted" following a water burst at the Oakwood Hill / Valley Hill junction in Loughton.

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8.13am - Tuesday, November 30

UPDATE: 2.12pm - Essex Police say the man has been found safe and well

Police want to find a man who was reported to be walking along Chigwell Road, Chigwell, barefoot and wearing a dark dressing gown at about 11.10pm last night (Monday).
The man is described as being white, in his 50s or 60s with short grey hair.
It was reported that he had walked past the Three Jolly Wheelers pub and was heading towards Cross Road / Manor Road.
A police spokesman said: "Given the cold weather, we are concerned for the man’s welfare and officers are continuing to search the area."
Anyone with any information about the man should ring police on 101 (quote incident 1257 of November 29) or ring 999 in an emergency.


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6.22pm - Sunday, November 28

Epping Road, North Weald - between Hurricane Way and the Wellington Road mini-roundabout - is closed following a collision. Five police cars, a fire engine and ambulance reported to be at the scene near Pike Way.

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4.43pm - Thursday, November 25

​Four fire crews - from Epping, Harlow and Brentwood - took over an hour to deal with a blaze which engulfed an industrial building in Stony Lane, Bobbingworth, this morning.
The 20m x 20m building was used to repair lawnmowers.
Station Manager Richie Green said: "Crews worked really hard to stop the fire from spreading.
"The fire was extinguished at about 12.30pm but crews remained to damp down and check for hotspots. A crew will revisit tonight to make sure it is safe."


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4.58pm - Monday, November 22

A full extraordinary meeting of Epping Forest District Council - thought to have been arranged so that councillors can discuss the issue of the proposed Next distribution centre, off Dowding Way, Waltham Abbey - will be held in private session on Thursday, December 2.

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1.59pm - Monday, November 22

Buckhurst Hill Football Club have been drawn at home to Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Wroxham (currently second in division) in the Third Round Proper of the FA Vase having beaten Premier Division leaders Gorleston 3-2 in the Second Round Proper on Saturday.

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5.41pm - Saturday, November 20

TOWIE star James 'Lockie' Lock and WBA female bantamweight boxing champion Shannon Courtenay will switch on the Ongar Christmas lights at 7pm on Friday (November 26).
Starting earlier, there will be a fairground in the Pleasance car park and festive entertainment in Manor Square.


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11.19am - Thursday, November 18

​Police have told Everything Epping Forest they are continuing to investigate after a man, aged in his 30s, sustained stab wounds in an incident on Paternoster Hill, Waltham Abbey, at about 10am yesterday.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment.
A police spokesman said no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.


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7.42am - Thursday, November 18

Two fire crews - from Waltham Abbey and Loughton - were called to a kitchen fire in Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey, at about 8.50pm last night (Wednesday) when a pan was left unattended and caught fire.
The entire property was smoke-logged.
Crews put out the fire by 9.30pm and then cleared the property of smoke.


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9.47am - Tuesday, November 9

​Epping Forest District Council is marking the period of Remembrance by lighting the Civic Offices in Epping red from Remembrance Day, on Thursday (November 11) until Remembrance Sunday.

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9.15pm - Sunday, October 31

HALLOWEEN: A dispersal order has been put in place in Theydon Bois following concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area.
The order, in place until 8am tomorrow (Monday), covers an area which encompasses the village green and shopping areas (Coppice Row and Forest Drive) and allows officers to direct anyone suspected of causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area.


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6.58pm - Sunday, October 31

​HALLOWEEN: Getting reports of fireworks being thrown at cars in Bassett Gardens / High Road area of North Weald.

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6.11pm - Sunday, October 31

HALLOWEEN: Police have told Everything Epping Forest they are on scene in Ongar High Street following reports of fireworks being aimed at passing cars.

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10.43am - Sunday, October 31

​Reports of tree down almost blocking Ongar Road, Fyfield - between Fyfield and Ongar.

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5.53pm - Wednesday, October 27

​A motorcyclist, aged in his 50s, died after a collision with a car on the A414 at Norton Heath at about 1.45pm yesterday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed between the Norton Heath service station and King Street, High Ongar, until about 8pm.


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7.35pm - Tuesday, October 26

​Delays / possible road closure Epping to Epping Green Road near 'Waltons' following collision. Traffic busy on Upland Road 

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5.40pm - Tuesday, October 26

​The A414 is closed between King Street, High Ongar, and Rookery Road, Norton Heath, following a "serious collision".

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4.23pm - Friday, October 15

MP STABBING UPDATE: ​​Brentwood and Ongar MP Alex Burghart on the news of the death of Southend West MP Sir David Amess: "So sad and angry that our friend has been taken from us."

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4.11pm - Friday, October 15

MP STABBING UPDATE: Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing: "The news that Sir David Amess has been ​fatally stabbed is utterly devastating. He was such a gentleman, a principled parliamentarian, a devoted father, a devout Christian and a really nice chap. We will all miss him very much. My thoughts are with his family."

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3.07pm - Friday, October 15

MP STABBING UPDATE: Essex Police have just issued the following statement:
A man has been arrested on suspicion murder after a man was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea.
We were called to an address in Eastwood Road North shortly after 12.05pm today (Friday 15 October). We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.


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2.46pm - Friday, October 15

MP STABBING: Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing on the stabbing of Southend West MP Sir David Amess: "All elected representatives must be able to go about their work without the fear of physical or verbal attacks. What has happened to Sir David Amess in Essex today is unforgivable. Praying for you, my friend."

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2.38pm - Friday, October 15

MP STABBING: Essex MP Sir David Amess is reported to have been stabbed "multiple times" at a constituency surgery at Leigh-on-Sea near Southend.
The North Weald-based Essex and Herts Air Ambulance is on the scene and it is understood Sir David is being treated at the scene.
Police have arrested a man and recovered a knife.

Harlow MP Robert Halfon has described the incident as "truly devastating news​" adding: "​Sir David is an unbelievably kind and dedicated MP and my thoughts and prayers are with Sir David, his family and his team at this horrific time.​"​


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8.57am - Thursday, October 14

Police have told Everything Epping Forest that no-one was injured in last night's crash where a car overturned near The Woollard Centre on Loughton Way, Buckhurst Hill.

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8.31pm - Wednesday, October 13

Police have closed Loughton Way, Buckhurst Hill, following a crash in which a car has overturned. 

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9.17pm - Saturday, October 9

Epping New Road closed between Robin Hood roundabout and Buckhurst Hill. 
Police on scene.


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10.30pm - Tuesday, October 5

UPDATE: Now understand it is near the Crown Hill / Upshire turning and happened about 8.40pm.

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9.48pm - Tuesday, October 5

Reports of serious collision on Epping High Road, near Epping Foresters Cricket Club. The road is blocked.
An eyewitness has told Everything Epping Forest that possibly three vehicles are involved. "Multiple police vehicles, two fire engines and two ambulances" on scene.


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2.10pm - Tuesday, October 5

UPDATE:

* The A414 (Ongar to North Weald) remains closed; flooding by Vojan and Stony Lane.
* Moreton Bridge, Moreton, closed
* Flooding at London Road, Stanford Rivers (vehicles getting through)
* Hallsford Bridge, Stondon Road, Ongar (high vehicles getting through)
* Hobbs Cross / Fiddlers Hamlet closed
* Firefighters pumping water at Two Brewers pub, Ongar
* Heavy flood water Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey.

For pictures
CLICK HERE


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8.17am - Tuesday, October 5

Reports of flooding including:

* A414 Blake Hall area; London Road, Stanford Rivers (Bridge Farm and Traceys Farm area) with long queue heading towards Stanford Rivers from Ongar
* Mill Lane, High Ongar
* Hallsford Bridge / Stondon Road, Ongar
* Fiddlers Hamlet / Hobbs Cross Road, Theydon Garnon area.


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6.32pm - Friday, September 17

Harlow Council is to make a formal objection to developments proposed in Epping Forest District Council draft Local Plan - at Latton Priory, Hastingwood; Sumners West and Katherines West - and has said it will not sell or lease any land or rights of way that it possesses that may assist in the developments.

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8.18pm -Tuesday, September 14

The NPAS London (police) helicopter which had been based at North Weald Airfield has now returned, and is now based, at the former Metropolitan Police air base at High Beach.
The move back to Lippitts Hill had been opposed by Epping Forest District Council.


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9.16pm - Friday, September 10

​Police are on the scene of a fatal collision in Wenlocks Lane, Blackmore, where a 4x4 left the road and hit a tree at about 6pm. 
The driver, a man in his 20s from Chelmsford, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed.
Police are appealing for witnesses.


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1.53pm - Monday, September 6

Firefighters, police and gas engineers have been called to a house at Windsor Wood, off Monkswood Avenue, Waltham Abbey, after a van struck the front of the property causing structural damage.

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8.52pm - Tuesday,  August 31

​Firefighters from Loughton and Waltham Abbey took about an hour-and-a-half to deal with a blaze in a derelict building in Clays Lane, Loughton, this afternoon.
A fire service spokesman said it is believed the fire was started deliberately.


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9.50pm - Monday,  August 30

Getting reports of serious collision on M11 northbound just north of Hastingwood interchange (junction 7).

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3.49pm - Monday,  August 30

​Police have said that seven arrests during the two-day music festivals at Lea Valley showground  Waltham Abbey, over the weekend.
Six people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs on Saturday and one person was arrested on suspicion of assault on Sunday.


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3.57pm - Sunday,  August 29

​Police are continuing to investigate after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in North Weald when it is believed a verbal argument at a bus stop on High Road turned into a physical fight about 9.15pm on Friday.
A 14-year-old boy arrested for GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of cannabis has been released under investigation.
An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of GBH has been released without charge.
Police are continuing to look for two further individuals.


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5.29pm - Saturday,  August 28

​Firefighters have tackled a van fire on Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey.
More later.


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11.32am - Saturday,  August 28

Police have arrested two teenagers after a boy was stabbed in High Road, North Weald, last night.

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7.27am - Saturday,  August 28

Several cows are reported to be on Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey.
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2.53pm - Tuesday,  August 24

Police are appealing for information after a collision involving a motorbike and a grey VW Touran on the M11 at the Theydon Garnon interchange with the M25 at about 6.20pm last night (Monday) in which the motorcyclist was seriously injured.

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9.14pm - Monday,  August 23

Getting reports of incident on Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey. Road closed. Emergency services on scene.

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9.00pm - Monday,  August 23

​M25 UPDATE: Police say the M25 collision involves a lorry, minibus and car.
Motorway remains closed anti-clockwise between jt 26 and jt27 and will remain closed "for hours", a spokesman said.


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8.52pm - Monday,  August 23

​M25 UPDATE: East of England Ambulance Service says nine ambulances as well as its Hazardous Area Response Team, two air ambulances, four ambulance officers and a BASIC vehicle are at the M25 collision near Waltham Abbey.
Both carriageways closed.
"A number of people" are being treated.


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8.26pm - Monday,  August 23

UPDATE: Reports of collision at London Road / Upland Road junction, Thornwood.
A driver stuck in queuing traffic has told Everything Epping Forest: "I’ve been sitting in traffic coming into Epping for over half an hour. No traffic coming from Epping towards Harlow."
Ambulance on scene.


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8.14pm - Monday,  August 23

Report of collision at Upland Road / London Road junction, Thornwood.

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8.04pm - Monday,  August 23

​M25 UPDATE: Essex Travel says the collision is on the  anticlockwise carriageway which has been closed between J27 (M11) and J26 (A121/Waltham Abbey) and involves a lorry, a box van and a car.
The clockwise carriageway is being held for the Air Ambulance to land.


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7.49pm - Monday,  August 23

M25 UPDATE: Highways England says the collision on M25 between jt27 and jt26 near Waltham Abbey involves "multiple vehicles". 
Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance paramedics and Air Ambulance dealing with National Highways traffic officers.


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7.41pm - Monday,  August 23

Police are on the scene of a serious collision on the M25 near Waltham Abbey.
Both carriageways will close shortly.


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10.05am - Sunday,  August 22

Firefighters from Epping and Loughton freed a woman trapped in her car after it left Mount Road, Theydon Garnon, and hit a tree shortly before 3am.

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12.15pm - Saturday,  August 14

A 50-year-old man is in custody having been arrested yeaterday over Tuesday's collision on Ongar Road, Fyfield, in which a motorcyclist died and his 17-year-old pillion passenger was seriously injured. 

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2.55pm - Sunday,  August 15

Dunmow Road, Fyfield, is closed from the School Lane, Abbess Roding, junction following a collision. The air ambulance has just left the scene. 

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6.01pm - Friday,  August 13

​​Ongar Fire Station Manager Steve Wintrip has rescued a kitten trapped under floorboards at a house in Shortlands Avenue, Ongar.
The kitten had yet to be named and her owner asked Steve if he wanted to name her. He decided on Millie and left her happily eating food.


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4.50pm - Wednesday,  August 11

​A driver sustained injuries "not believed to be life-threatening" when a blue Vauxhall MPV hit a parked Ford Transit in Farm Hill Road, Waltham Abbey, at about 2.35pm today, police have told Everything Epping Forest 

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9.12pm - Tuesday,  August 10

Road closure in Fyfield following a road traffic collision.
Awaiting further details from police.


For incident updates CLICK HERE

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1.37pm - Friday,  August 6

​Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a motorbike and car outside Epping Fire Station at about 4.55pm yesterday.
The motorcyclist, a man in his 60s, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver and passenger of the BMW were uninjured.


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1.15pm - Friday, August 6

A414 Chelmsford Road, closed from the Four Wantz roundabout, Ongar, to High Ongar Road following a collision involving two vehicles.

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12.41pm - Friday,  August 6

​A man has been charged over the stabbing of a man at the Langston Road-Chigwell Lane junction, Loughton, on Wednesday evening. The man raised the alarm on Church Hill.
His condition is no longer described as life-threatening.
An Ilford man, aged 22, has been charged with GBH with intent and possessing a bladed article in a public place. He is due in court today.
A woman has been released on bail until later this month.


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7.04pm - Thursday, August 5

Essex Travel (@Essex_Travel on Twitter) is reporting that the incident in Epping High Street - which is shut outside the fire station - involves a motorcycle and another vehicle.

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5.58pm - Thursday, August 5

Reports of a collision outside Epping Fire Station. Road reported to be closed. The air ambulance has landed on the Town Green. Emergency crews on the scene. The collision happened at about 4.55pm.

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8.58pm - Wednesday, August 4

UPDATE: A woman has said the man told police he was stabbed through the window of his vehicle and managed to drive to the Sainsbury's Local store on Church Hill, Loughton, where he went for help.She added that staff and customers in the store at the time were "fantastic".

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8.53pm - Wednesday, August 4

UPDATE: Everything Epping Forest has been sent a video clip showing a trail of blood inside the Sainsbury store on Church Hill, Loughton. It follows an unconfirmed report of a man having been stabbed.

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8.42pm - Wednesday, August 4

Police are dealing with an ongoing incident on Church Hill, Loughton.
Eyewitnesses have reported that a van driver has been stabbed and went into the Sainsbury store for help. A heavy police presence is reported in the area. Everything Epping Forest is awaiting a police statement.


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5.52pm - Wednesday, August 4

Report of collision which has blocked Woodredon Hill between the M25 and Wake Arms roundabout. Traffic delays. Also temporary traffic lights on road.

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8.50pm - Tuesday, August 3

Emergency crews are dealing with an incident which has blocked Manor Road, Chigwell.

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3.31pm - Tuesday, August 3

Crimestoppers is offering a £1,000 reward after live underground cable were pulled and stolen at Sparrows Lane, White Roding (on July 2 and 21).
A cable was cut on the B181 at Epping Upland (July 15) and on the A1025 in Harlow (July 16) leaving hundreds of customers with no phones, broadband, and TV services. All the incidents happened between 11pm and 2am.

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6.53pm - Friday, July 30

Tomorrow's local sporting action sees the annual petanque challenge between members of Epping Town Council and Epping Forest District Council.

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5.55pm - Thursday, July 29

Plans for a second site in North Weald Parish to store London taxis not required because of the COVID pandemic will be discussed by North Weald Bassett Parish Council on Monday. The application relates to Chase Farm, off Vicarage Lane. More than 200 taxis had been stored at Weald Place Farm, Thornwood.

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1.43pm - Tuesday, July 27

​The M11 will be closed between Junction 7 (Harlow) and Junction 8 (Bishop's Stortford) for four nights from Monday (August 2) between 9pm and 5am as part of the ongoing junction 7A work to enable the removal of temporary supports to the new overbridge and the installation of new sign structures which span the carriageway.

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8.20pm - Sunday, July 25

Reports of:

* heavy flooding by Tyndalls Garden Centre, Sedge Green, Nazeing
* 2ft of flood water along Nazeing Road towards Dobbs Weir
* serious flooding on A406 Charlie Brown's roundabout / M11 area.
* flooding, Chigwell Road, South Woodford
* fire crews assisting residents at various flooded homes in the Chigwell and Harlow areas.

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8.11pm - Sunday, July 25

Fire crews are helping people in the Chigwell area whose homes have been hit by flooding.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service says its control team has been "inundated" with calls related to heavy thunderstorms and flash flooding.
Group Manager Mark Eaglestone said: "We are prioritising incidents which involve vulnerable members of the community and flooded properties with serious safety concerns such as where water is affecting electrics.
“We are expecting the rain to reduce within the next hour, but there will still be a substantial amount of standing water so more flooding is possible. We will continue to help as many people as possible.”

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9.42am - Friday, July 23

A new Post Office was due to open in The Broadway, Debden, yesterday (Thursday).
However a Post Office spokesman has told Everything Epping Forest that the opening has been delayed until September 9.

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8.44pm - Wednesday, July 21

SPORT: Cordelia Griffith - daughter of former Derbyshire cricketer Frank Griffith, now games master and cricket coach at Chigwell School - is playing for Manchester Originals tonight in the first Hundred match at The Kia Oval against the Oval Invincibles.

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6.00pm - Friday, July 9

A 16-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with stab injuries following an incident at St Barnabus Road at its junction with Snakes Lane East, Woodford, at about 3.30pm today. His condition is believed to be stable, a Metropolitan Police Service spokesman has said.

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4.45pm - Friday, July 9

​Two members of Metropolitan Police Service staff have been served "misconduct notices" following an investigation into the case of missing London teenager Richard Okorogheye whose body was found in Epping Forest.

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7.31pm - Thursday, July 8

Plans are being drawn up for a development of ten homes on the site of the Brian Shilton and Co car repairs site in Lindsey Street, Epping, with the development set to include landscaping with car and cycle parking. 
A presentation on the proposals will be given to town councillors next week, before a planning application is submitted.

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8.19pm - Tuesday, July 6

The Murray Hall in Loughton will cease to be used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre on July 26.
The NHS has told Loughton Town Council: "We have had a very good run at Murray Hall for Phase 1 and 2 of the vaccination programme and are now moving on to Phase 3 and have had to consolidate sites across all areas of Herts and west Essex as we do not require the same level of services." 

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5.23pm - Tuesday, July 6

Epping Forest District Council has said there will be a "short delay" to the start of the next stage in the Local Plan process, the Main Modifications consultation, which was due to start on Thursday (July 8).
The council "is working with the Inspector to finalise all elements, including responding to supplementary questions. This has taken a little longer than anticipated."
The new consultation launch date will be published shortly.

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3.38pm - Monday, June 28

​The redevelopment of the Loughton Library site could include plans for a four-storey block with up to 38 flats, town and district councillor Stephen Murray has told Everything Epping Forest. A smaller library is set to feature.

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11.40am - Tuesday, June 29

Highways England says the anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 27 and 26 will remain closed throughout the afternoon until late evening while resurfacing work is carried out after the load inside the burnt lorry leaked and spilt oil onto the carriageway which could not be cleaned.

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10.45am - Tuesday, June 29

​Traffic is gridlocked in and around Epping after a lorry fire on the M25 at Waltham Abbey. The fire broke out at 4am. The road remains closed.
* Epping High Street gridlocked. Traffic on The Plain back to Coopersale turn
* Queue down Stonards Hill towards Merry Fiddlers
* Collision at Woodside/Epping Road, North Weald.

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8.35am - Sunday, June 27

Walk-in COVID-19 jabs (Pfizer) for both first and second vaccinations are available today at St Margaret's Hospital, Epping, until 3.30pm.
More details
HERE

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10.11pm - Friday, June 11

Woodside, Thornwood, is closed after a willow tree fell across the road narrowly missing houses

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9.01am - Friday, June 11

A post office in The Broadway, Debden, is reopening at a new location - the M11 Local Store at 16 The Broadway - at 1pm on Thursday, July 22.
The post office will be open seven days a week (Monday-Saturday 6am-11pm; Sunday 6am–10pm).
The new branch replaces the one previously based at 47-49 The Broadway which closed last October.

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3.33pm - Wednesday, June 9

The Epping Forest District Council wards of High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings and Moreton and Fyfield are proposed for a move into the Saffron Walden parliamentary constituency under boundary change proposals out for public consultation.

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5.30pm - Wednesday, June 2

The idea of a bandstand at the Stonards Hill recreation ground - paid for with external grant funding - is to be discussed by Epping town councillors next week.

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5.15pm - Wednesday, June 2

Getting reports that a car has crashed into the wall outside Loughton Methodist Church - ten days after a car crashed into a front window of the High Road building.

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4.27pm - Thursday, May 27

The '20p for two-and-a-half hours' special rate parking charge in Epping Forest
District Council pay-and-display car parks ends on Monday - with the 'normal' tariffs back in force from Tuesday.

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6.50pm - Monday, May 24

Epping Forest District Council chairman councillor Helen Kane and vice-chairman councillor Jo-Share Bernia are set to be re-elected for a second year at tomorrow's Annual Council Meeting.
Chris Whitbread will continue as leader and Nigel Bedford will continue as Deputy Leader.
Councillor John Philip's finance portfolio will be renamed to include a specific reference to Qualis, the wholly council-owned company.
Two cabinet newcomers are Les Burrows (programmes and projects) and Darshan Sunger (corporate services).

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7.18pm - Thursday, May 20

A man seriously injured in a collision with a silver BMW in Rangers Road, Loughton, on Sunday morning has died in hospital.

For more details CLICK HERE

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2.57pm - Sunday, May 16

A pedestrian has suffered "life-threatening" injuries in a collision with a car on Rangers Road, on the Chingford / Loughton / Buckhurst Hill border.
Police officers remain at the scene and are appealing for witnesses.


For more details
CLICK HERE

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1.54pm - Sunday, May 16

​Police are dealing with a serious collision on Rangers Road, off Epping New Road. The road is expected to be closed for some time.

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4.37pm - Saturday, May 15

Harry's Pie and Mash shop in Epping High Street has announced that it is not reopening following the Covid-19 lockdown and will "not continue to trade". 
The shop has posted the news on its Instagram account.

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4.31pm - Thursday, May 13

​The meeting of Epping Forest District Council's cabinet scheduled for Monday, June 7, has been cancelled "due to lack of business", the council has said.

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8.11am - Thursday, May 13

Walk-in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations are available for those aged 40 and over at the Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton, 9am to 1pm today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, and at Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, between 9am and 4pm today (Thursday) to Sunday.

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9.33pm - Tuesday, May 11

​Blake Hall Road, off A414, has reopened following a collision involving a car and a van. The collision happened at about 6.45pm.

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BREAKING: Epping Town Council has objected to proposals for 272 homes on three sites in Epping.
For the 'as-it-happens' coverage of the meeting, scroll down and then read up the page.

* Councillor Mari-Louise Whitbread again the only councillor to support the application.

* Town Mayor Grahame Scruton said: "If we get it wrong, we - the residents - have to live with it."

* Objection to the Conder Building site application to include the design with a question mark over three-storey homes, the impact on the conservation area, the overlooking of neighbouring homes, the loss of amenity and the amount of parking proposed.

* Town mayor Grahame Scruton said: "In general that site is a great opportunity to utilise space that has become available but it's almost being rushed. It's someone sitting in an office plonking building blocks around. There are privacy issues and again it will be a softly, softly objection. 
"It's a site that lends itself to residential but needs looking at more closely."

* Councillor Barbara Scruton said: "We are a town that wants to attract families. They will have a car. Parking is a big issue again. We are being told we should reduce the number of cars but realistically will that happen.

* A member of the public highlighted the three-storey houses proposed saying the character of the area next to the conservation area is two-storey buildings and added the character of the area, next to The Black Lion pub, the oldest building in Epping, would "change completely".

Epping Society representative Roger Lowry said homes would be for sale. He highlighted the existing pond with internationally protected great crested newts.
He said the development was "not quite so impactful" as the other two sites.

Conder Building at the Civic Offices site

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* Mr Avey said the council was making a "positive objection" and hoped to work with Qualis and the district council to look at some of the issues raised.
Councillor Nigel Avey said he "sensed a warmer feeling" to the sports centre site plans but the committee voted 6-1 to oppose the proposals voicing concern over the height of the proposed development and the screening of parking spaces.

* Councillor Mari-Louise Whitbread, the only councillor to support the application, welcomed the "good use" of a brownfield site.

* Epping Society representative Roger Lowry highlighted a four-storey block proposed as part of the sports centre site which would see a mix of 41 homes for sale and rent with some houses and some flats.
He said the society liked the retention of the path between Hemnall Street and Nicholl Road, and the keeping of the heritage lamppost but had concerns over the impact on neighbours, and the amount of parking.

Sports centre site

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* Councillor Barbara Scruton said: "We want to see it (the site) developed but developed in a way which suits the town."

* Councillor Mari-Louise Whitbread is the only councillor to vote in favour of the application. Councillors Nigel Avey, Michael Wright, Barbara Scruton, Cherry McCredie, Grahame Scruton and Christine Burgess have voted against the application.

* The council has highlighted issues including parking, design, loss of amenity of neighbours, the impact on wildlife, loss of trees, altering the character of Epping, the density of the housing, and concern over services (sewerage and drainage).

* Committee chairman Nigel Avey said: "I would prefer to work through some of these issues with the council and Qualis."

* Town Mayor councillor Grahame Scruton said: "It's a very aspirational plan. It's architects are from out of the area who don't know Epping. Epping Forest District Council have spent a long time consulting the public and it doesn't seem to have listened at all to the needs of the community.
"Our young people need housing. Surely there's a happy medium where our youngsters can live in these flats and enjoy the local community.
"The parking is ridiculous. 
"Maybe in 30 years' time we won't have cars - in five years' time the majority of these residents will have cars. If they have one car each we will have 100 cars on the streets.
"I just think they need to step back and look at if not the design, the thought process of where they want to draw these people from."

* Councillor Barbara Scruton, who praised The Epping Society for going through every document with the planning application, said: "As a town council,I feel it's my responsibility to feed back from residents.
"I'm being asked why do we need so many flats? We are a town that attracts families because they want to live in an attractive town where their children can grow up with greenery around them.
I can understand that the district council needs to have income, they need to make money out of the sites, why should Epping be the town that provides all that income. 
"With the idea of renting, we are being used to fund a lot of other things in the district. I'm very much against this development."

* Deputy Mayor Michael Wright said: "What concerns me more than anything else is that it will alter the character of Epping. We are a market town. The character of this town has got to remain the same. I appreciate that to fund the swimming pool the money has got to come from somewhere.
"I think the influx of this amount of people... Epping as a market town will suffer quite considerably."

* Councillor Christine Burgess highlighted the plan to rent the properties to couples with no children.
She asked: "What happens when they get a bit older and perhaps have children? Do they have to go somewhere else (to live) so another young upcoming couple can rent these places? Is that why there is no mention of schools?
"I find it very difficult to say anything good about this site at the moment. The buildings are too high and don't provide for the local populaton. There's nothing that's really good."

* Councillor Mari-Louise Whitbread said it is important that brownfield sites are being used for development and added that the issues raised should be given consideration.

* Councillor Cherry McCredie said the two 'locally listed' cottages are not in the ownership of the district council.
"Are they (the owners) happy to sell them to Epping Forest District Council, or is that going to be a problem?"
She added: "We have no talk about school provision. We have schools that are going to have to take more kids. the lack of information about school provision is quite substantial."

* Roger Lowry, from The Epping Society, said the society has scrutinised all 425 documents, has visited the sites, talked to people, "and it has raised a number of questions in our minds".
He said the apartments, for rent, would be in four and five-storey blocks
"It is good to see some progress on this site (15 years it has stood undeveloped). We support the development of brownfield sites and support the keeping of listed buildings. However we have quite a lot of concerns."
He raised issues over sewers, drains and water supply - highlighting
residents of Bodley Close who have sewage coming up in their baths - air quality and traffic.
On the issue of parking - with 53 spaces for 184 homes - he said: " There are so many issues there."
He added: "Who decides (who gets the spaces)? How do you stop people from owning a car? They are all going to have charging points, how do they make people who live there only have electric cars."
Mr Lowry added: "Our main issue is these flats are not for local people they are for 'younger, more economically active people with no children. It will be a separate sub-community.
"What we would really like to happen is Qualis to withdraw it, rethink it, make it easier to understand and review it."

* Everything Epping Forest has previously reported that the St John's Road site - which incorporates the Centrepoint building, former cookery school and council depot - is earmarked for 186 properties - 184 would be new apartments while two existing cottages would be refurbished.
A total of 53 parking spaces are proposed.
The apartments would be in eight blocks including the refurbished cottages with amenity space provided including shared workspace, a residents' lounge, play area and concierge.

* The St John's Road site application is being outlined by town council planning officer Geraldine Vallis.

* Meeting about to start - 17 members of the public present.


* Peter Charman, on the Everything Epping Forest Facebook group - I would argue that these developments qualify as 'over-development' in the context of the town as a whole. It will be interesting to see if the town council take that view given that much smaller developments have, in recent weeks been rejected as over-development?

6.06pm - Tuesday, May 11

Epping town councillors are discussing the three applications for housing on sites in Epping - on the St John's Road site, the site of the current Epping Sports Centre and the Conder Building site at the Civic Offices.
The meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Updates will appear on this page.


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4.39pm - Tuesday, May 11

Two Epping Forest county councillors are on the new Essex County Council cabinet.
North Weald and Nazeing councillor Chris Whitbread, who previously represented Epping and Theydon Bois, continues in his Finance, Resources and Corporate Affairs role. New Chigwell and Loughton Broadway county councillor Lee Scott, the former Ilford North MP, takes on Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport.


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2.50pm - Saturday, May 8

VOTE 2021: Roger Hirst has been re-elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex with 235,346 votes (54%).
Chris Vince (Labour) 99,712 (23%); Jon Whitehouse (LibDem) 58,131 (13%); Robin Tilbrook (English Democrats) 42,831 (10%).


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2.48pm - Saturday, May 8

VOTE 2021: Former deputy leader of Essex County Council, Kevin Bentley, has been elected the new leader of the Conservative Group, and council leader, following the retirement of David Finch. 

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7.57pm - Thursday, May 6

A cyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision involving a cyclist and a vehicle in Rectory Lane, Loughton, at about 6.10pm. Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with CCTV, dash cam or door bell footage.

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3.46pm - Thursday, May 6

UPDATE: Police say a man has died following a collision involving a car and a lorry on Dowding Way, Waltham Abbey. The man, who was driving the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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2.06pm - Thursday, May 6

UPDATEPolice say the serious collision which has closed Dowding Way, Waltham Abbey, involves a car and a lorry. The collision happened shortly before midday. The road is expected to be closed for much of the afternoon.

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1.00pm - Thursday, May 6

​Police say Dowding Way, Waltham Abbey, will be closed "for a number of hours through to this evening" following a "serious road collision".
A police statement added: "It should be expected that there will be major traffic congestion for a number of hours in the local area."

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9.01am - Monday, May 3

The B175 at Stapleford Abbotts is closed following a road incident involving a yellow Mini, roads policing officers have said. The incident is understood to have happened before 6am.

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6.18pm - Saturday, May 1

Firefighters rescued a 31-year-old horse, weighing 500kg, after she collapsed in a farm field in Lippitts Hill, High Beach, this afternoon.
Cara was sedated by a vet and lifted using strops and the fire service's lorry-mounted crane.

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7.41am - Saturday, May 1

​High Road, Thornwood, closed at Woodside junction because of a police incident.

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4.41pm - Tuesday, April 27

Two ambulances and an air ambulance have been called to a property in Highwood Lane, Loughton.

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6.12pm - Monday, April 26

An investigation into the case of Richard Okorogheye whose body was found in Epping Forest will look into whether police "responded appropriately" to the concerns that he was missing, and "whether Richard’s or his mother’s ethnicity played a part in the way the initial reports of his disappearance were handled.”

For more on the case CLICK HERE

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9.50am - Friday, April 23

A fourteenth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson, 30, who was found seriously injured in Epping Road near the Wake Arms roundabout shortly before 8pm on June 23 last year.
A 24-year-old man from Ruislip was arrested in London on suspicion of murder on Wednesday and released on bail until May 18.

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1.45pm - Thursday, April 22

The NHS has approached Loughton Town Council with a request to extend the use of The Murray Hall in Borders Lane, Loughton, as a COVID-19 vaccination centre until February 2022.

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12.41pm - Monday, April 19

The man, aged in his 50s, who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run collision on Farm Hill Road, Waltham Abbey, on Friday morning has died.

For more details CLICK HERE

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10.39am - Friday, April 16

Police and ambulance crews, including the air ambulance, are dealing with an incident in Farm Hill Road, Waltham Abbey.
The road is closed at the Honey Lane roundabout and Howard Close.


For more details CLICK HERE

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12.59pm - Thursday, April 15

An Epping Forest District Council spokesman has told Everything Epping Forest a clean-up operation to remove flytipped waste and litter after 20-plus traveller caravans moved off Jessel Green, Debden, last night will get underway "as soon as possible".

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9.04pm - Wednesday, April 14
 

​The Ongar Academy headteacher Alan Osborne, who joined the school from Epping St John's School, is to leave at the end of the summer term to take up a new "educational leadership" role in central London.

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5.56pm - Wednesday, April 14

Ongar Town Council has postponed tomorrow's council meeting and planning and environment committee meeting - in line with Royal protocol - following the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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3.29pm - Wednesday, April 14

Loughton Town Council has postponed tonight's council meeting - in line with Royal protocol - following the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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10.46am - Wednesday, April 14

​Epping Town Council has postponed tomorrow's council meeting - in line with Royal protocol - following the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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10.41am - Wednesday, April 14

Epping Forest District Council has told Everything Epping Forest a possession order is being served on the travellers on Jessel Green this morning. 

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3.48pm - Monday, April 12

Getting reports of a group of traveller caravans having moved onto Jessel Green in Debden.

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6.11pm - Sunday, April 11

UPDATE: Police have told Everything Epping Forest that two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and false imprisonment during an armed police incident in Chigwell this afternoon.

Read the full article
HERE


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5.11pm - Sunday, April 11

Police incident in Brook Parade / High Road area of Chigwell. Unconfirmed report to Everything Epping Forest of armed officers and suspects having been detained.
Full police statement awaited.


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3.03pm - Saturday, April 10

Getting reports of a two-vehicle collision in Abridge with Ongar Road closed near the bridge. Police are on the scene.

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12.01pm - Friday, April 9

STATEMENT FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE: It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.


Local coverage
HERE


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6.39pm - Thursday, April 8

Four candidates for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election

Four candidates will contest the election on Thursday, May 6, to be Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex. They are Roger Hirst (Conservatives), Chris Vince (Labour), Jon Whitehouse (Liberal Democrats) and Robin Tilbrook (English Democrats).

More elections news on the VOTE 2021 page
CLICK HERE


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2.27pm - Thursday, April 8

VOTE 2021: Deadline nears for election candidates

4pm today is the deadline for nomination papers to be submitted by parish, town, district and county council election candidates for Thursday, May 6.


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2.43pm - Thursday, April 8

BUCKHURST HILL: Man taken to hospital

The East of England Ambulance Service has given Everything Epping Forest a statement following this afternoon's incident in Palmerston Road.
A spokesman said: "An ambulance, four vehicles from the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended Palmerston Road just before 12.45pm to treat a man who had suffered a fall. The patient was transported to Whipps Cross Hospital for further assessment and treatment.” 
Palmerston Road has now reopened.


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2.25pm - Thursday, April 8

BUCKHURST HILL: Emergency crews dealing with incident in Palmerston Road

The air ambulance has landed in Buckhurst Hill, close the scene of an ongoing incident in Palmerston Road where, Everything Epping Forest has been told, a man has fallen on scaffolding.


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1.56pm - Thursday, April 8

BUCKHURST HILL: Emergency crews dealing with incident in Palmerston Road

Ambulance and fire crews are dealing with an ongoing incident in Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill. Everything Epping Forest understands a man has fallen on scaffolding.


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9.41am - Thursday, April 8

WALTHAM ABBEY: Police objecting to nine-hour music event at truck stop

A proposed nine-hour outdoor music event for a maximum of 450 people at the Junction 26 Diner, off Honey Lane in Waltham Abbey, is being opposed by police.


Read the full article HERE

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8.50pm - Wednesday, April 7

EPPING FOREST: Body found in pond confirmed as that of missing student

Police have tonight said that the body found in a pond off Epping New Road on Monday afternoon has been formally identified as that of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye. Detectives say his death is being treated as "unexplained".


CLICK HERE

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3.21pm - Wednesday, April 7

EPPING: Council to consider flats plan for Station Road

Plans to develop a property in Station Road, Epping, to create six flats will be considered by Epping Town Council on Tuesday.
A planning application has been submitted for Purlieu House, 11 Station Road, to add a storey to create six flats and change part of the ground floor from office to retail use. Undercroft parking and first-floor offices would be retained with the flats on the second and newly-created third floor.


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12.30pm - Tuesday, April 6

EPPING: Pub car park fruit and veg stall allowed to remain

A six-days-a-week greengrocer's stall has been given consent to continue trading from the car park of the Duke of Wellington pub in Epping High Street.

A full report on the Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee meeting will appear on the Epping news page later.

CLICK HERE


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8.38am - Tuesday, April 6

EPPING FOREST: Police remain at spot where body was found in pond

A heavy police presence remains at the spot off Epping New Road where the body of a man was found yesterday. Further updates will be provided when information becomes available.


CLICK HERE

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9.02pm - Monday, April 5

EPPING : Decision day for greengrocer

Epping Forest District Council's licensing sub-committee will tomorrow decide on a street trading consent application from greengrocer Kenneth Summerson who wants to continue to run his 'Fruits of the Forest' stall in the car park of the Duke of Wellington pub in Epping High Street.
The application is being opposed by Epping Town Council which says his stall is putting the entire Monday Market at risk - but he does not operate on Mondays, when the town council's market is held.
He wants to continue to operate on Tuesdays to Fridays between 8am and 5pm, between 8am to 4pm on Saturdays and 8am to 2pm on Sundays selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, eggs and local organic farm produce.


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7.49pm - Monday, April 5

EPPING FOREST: Body found in forest pond off Epping New Road

David Jackman reports...

The discovery of a man's body was made in a pond between the Wake Arms and Robin Hood roundabouts, off Epping New Road.
Numerous police vehicles, including Essex Police forensics units, were parked on the roadside with a large section of the forest secured with blue and white police tape.
Several police officers could be seen apparently standing guard alongside the tape which bordered the pond.
Everything Epping Forest also saw two police officers kneeling at the water's edge.
Several police vehicles were parked in a forest car park further along Epping New Road, closer to the Wake Arms roundabout, with members of the public prevented from driving into the car park by City of London Corporation Forest Constables.
The pond is about two miles from Smarts Lane in Loughton where Richard Okorogheye was captured on CCTV as he got out of a taxi in the early hours of Tuesday, March 23.
He was last seen walking towards Nursery Road and Epping Forest.

The search operation in Epping Forest, involving police and volunteer search and rescue teams, was in its sixth day having started in the Earls Path and Nursery Road area last Wednesday.
* Everything Epping Forest was alerted to today's significant police presence shortly after 3pm.


CLICK HERE

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7.27pm - Monday, April 5

EPPING FOREST: Body found in forest pond

Detectives investigating the disappearance of teenager Richard Okorogheye have been made aware of the discovery of the body of a man in a pond in Epping Forest this afternoon.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police Service tonight said it was informed by colleagues from Essex Police that the body of a man had been found in a pond in Epping Forest.
Enquiries are underway to identify the body.
The statement added: "Detectives investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye are aware. Richard’s family are being supported by specially trained officers and kept updated with developments.
"Officers remain at the scene and enquiries continue." 


CLICK HERE

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5.27pm - Monday, April 5

EPPING FOREST: Forensics officers in forest

Everything Epping Forest can report a significant police presence in Epping Forest, between the Wake Arms and Robin Hood roundabouts, on Epping New Road.
Essex Police forensics are among the officers on the scene.
A large area in the forest has been taped off.
Plain clothed police officers are moving drivers on if they try and park on the roadside.
Several police vehicles are also in the forest car park near Wake Arms roundabout about half-a-mile away with members of the public being prevented from driving into the car park by City of London Corporation Forest Constables.
Everything Epping Forest was alerted to the police presence shortly after 3pm.


CLICK HERE

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7.40pm - Sunday, April 4

EPPING FOREST: Forest search set to continue

Everything Epping Forest understands searches in Epping Forest are set to resume tomorrow as police continue to investigate the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye. It will be the sixth day that searches have taken place.


CLICK HERE

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7.34pm - Sunday, April 4

EPPING: Market on tomorrow

Epping Market will be open tomorrow for "some of our essentials traders", Epping Town Council said.


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4.26pm - Saturday, April 3

CHIGWELL: Dog found

The Jack Russell dog 'stolen' from a car in Gravel Lane, Chigwell, this afternoon has been found. Owner Lorraine White posted on Facebook: "My boy is home. They dumped him and we found him. I'm guessing he bit them and they dumped him."


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4.15pm - Saturday, April 3

CHIGWELL: Dog stolen from car

Everything Epping Forest has been told a Jack Russell dog has been stolen from a car in Gravel Lane, Chigwell, this afternoon after a man smashed a window.


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2.00pm - Saturday, April 3

LOUGHTON: Search continues for student

The search is continuing in Epping Forest for London teenager Richard Okorogheye. London Search and Rescue volunteers were off Earls Path this morning while police horses and search dogs searched off Baldwins Hill.
​Metropolitan Police officers from Westminster have been speaking to shoppers in Loughton High Road.


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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 ovid121@gmail.com
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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 info@bltcatering.co.uk or ring 07712 897723.

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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.


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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
Email: info@forestskinclinic.com

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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 Medical Grade Skin Care Products * Treatment of excessive sweating * Allergy testing * Medical rejuvenation with light * Scar treatment * Acne * Rosacea * Eczema * Psoriasis * Fungal Treatment
Essex Security Services Ltd
154-156 Church Hill, Loughton

Tel: 020 8502 1360
Email: info@essexsecurity.co.uk

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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.
✅ 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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North Weald Village Pre-School

North Weald Village Pre-School is based at North Weald Village Hall and is a
term-time only setting.
We offer 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 are:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-3pm; Wednesday and Friday 9am-noon. For more information, email northweald_manager @hotmail.com or ring Charlotte on 07767 607194.
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Haslers

Old Station Road, Loughton, IG10 4PL

Tel: 020 8418 3333
Email: advice@haslers.com


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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

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 
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Sanuk Thai Ongar, The Street, High Ongar
 
Sanuk Thai Ongar offers authentic Thai cuisine. 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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The Everything Local News media service prepares and circulates news releases with pictures for schools, councils, businesses, charities and other organisations. Releases are sent to the media and email subscribers.
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* Steamed-Up Double Glazing Repairs
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* Window Locks * Emergency Glazing
* Cloudy Windows * A-Rated Windows * Blown Windows
* Drafty Windows

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