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(September 25, 2021) - Essex and Netherlands cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate, who lives in Epping, speaks after his decision to retire at the end of the 2021 season CLICK HERE

(September 11, 2021) - Epping Forest District Council chairman Helen Kane opens the new Buckhurst Hill Football Club stand CLICK HERE

(August 25, 2021) - A blue plaque is unveiled at one of the former Epping homes of 'Brambly Hedge' creator Jill Barklem CLICK HERE

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The latest bulletin includes tributes to a former Loughton student fatally stabbed in Ilford, the proposed increase in pay-and-display car park charges, and opposition to a 19m high mobile phone mast in Coopersale.
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Epping Pizza

Unit 17B, Woodside Industrial Estate, Woodside, Thornwood, CM16 6LJ.

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 10pm.

Special offer - a 2 for £20 deal on any 12” and 15” pizzas on
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For collection orders and more details, ring 07496 201191.

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Chigwell Amateur Dramatics Society (CROADS)

CROADS is re-starting rehearsals for the wonderful, zany musical 'The Addams Family' with performances planned for Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Do you fancy joining the friendly group to participate? CROADS rehearses every Wednesday evening.
For more details email or message 07803 128859.

For full details about Festival of Light events 
For more about The King Harold Day Society CLICK HERE
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(November 26, 2021) - PICTURES: Cavalcade of Light
(November 13, 2021) - More events added to Festival of Light
(November 11, 2021) - Still time to book Christmas market stalls
(November 7, 2021) - Festival of Light events
(November 1, 2021) - Cavalcade of Light preview
North Weald Bassett Parish Council

Vacancy for a caretaker/cleaner for
The Parish Hall, Thornwood Common.
Eight to ten hours a week (£10 per hour). To commence in January 2022.
Contact the clerk for a job description.
Tel: 07572 507591
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6.06pm - Friday, December 3

Smiley Big Ben design wins MP's Christmas card competition

A design featuring a smiley face on the clock of Big Ben has been chosen as the image for Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing's Christmas card this year.

Dozens of entries from local schools were received on the theme of 'Big Ben at Christmas'.

The winning entry, chosen by the judges, was created by Staples Road Primary School pupil Eloise Munday who received her prize from Dame Eleanor at the school on Friday.

Dame Eleanor said: "It was great to receive so many lovely designs but Eloise's picture with a smiley face on Big Ben stood out from all the others."

Some 1,000 Christmas cards featuring Eloise's picture have been printed with Loughton-based accountants Haslers sponsoring the competition by making a donation to the Chigwell Riding Trust charity.

Competition runners-up were: Eleanor (Year 5, Epping Primary School), Florence (year 3, Daiglen School, Buckhurst Hill), Jacob (Year 2, High Beech Primary School), Alicia (Year 4, Oaklands School, Loughton), Amelia (Year 6 (Theydon Bois Primary School) and Damiana (Year 6, Braeside School, Buckhurst Hill).
11.31am - Friday, December 3

WALTHAM ABBEY: Decision awaited over any Next plc appeal against decision to refuse permission for distribution centre

High street retailer Next has until the end of the month to lodge an appeal to challenge Epping Forest District Council's decision to refuse permission for a distribution centre on the edge of Waltham Abbey.

District councillors met in private session on Thursday to agree next steps, should Next plc submit an appeal against the decision which was made earlier this year.

In a statement issued last night (Thursday), the council said: "The Next planning application for Dowding Way, Waltham Abbey, was a major planning application refused by the council. 

"Councillors received further legal advice and agreed their strategy for defending the decision, should Next submit an appeal."

Any planning applicant has a right of appeal when a council refuses a planning application.

Appeals are held before an independent government-appointed planning inspector. 

Next plc must confirm in December whether it intends to appeal, the council added.

Everything Epping Forest has submitted three requests to Next requesting a statement on its position with regards to any appeal decision.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 - The Roding Players Orchestra 30th Anniversary Gala Concert, St Mary's Church, 201 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1BB (7.30pm). Tickets available on the door priced £8 (£7 concessions, free for under-11s). Card payment preferred. Refreshments included.
The orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 - Felicitas Chamber Choir presents 'Rejoice and Sing! A Christmas Celebration', the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (7.30pm). Music director: Simon Winters; harpist Rachel Bartels. Tickets £15 (£12 if purchased in advance - free for children and full-time students under 25).

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2.59pm - Thursday, December 2

LOUGHTON: Man convicted over double fatal road crash

A man will be sentenced next month after being convicted over the death of two people in a road crash near Loughton more than two years ago.

Two teenagers who were passengers in the BMW have been left with life-changing injuries.

Whilst on routine patrol in the early hours of Saturday, August 24, 2019, police officers discovered a silver BMW M3 that Kane Faulkner-Wild had been driving which had left the road and hit a tree in Goldings Hill, just off the Wake Arms roundabout.

Front seat passenger Sophia Khan, 16, and 21-year-old Max Halcrow, both from Loughton, were both fatally injured.

Upon impact, a 16-year-old girl, sitting in the rear, was thrown from the car.

The passenger sitting behind the driver’s seat – a 17-year-old girl - was trapped.

Both were taken to a London hospital after sustaining life-changing injuries.

Faulkner-Wild was found walking away from the driver’s door, with only minor injuries. 

He denied driving the vehicle after a night out drinking.

Following a thorough and sensitive investigation by Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Faulkner-Wild, of St Johns Road, Epping, was charged with a number of offences.  

He denied all charges when he appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on December 12 last year.  

During his trial at Chelmsford Crown Court the jury heard how investigating officers calculated the car was travelling far in excess of the 40mph speed limit when it crashed and that Faulkner-Wild’s blood alcohol level showed he was above the drink driving limit.

Yesterday (December 1), the jury found Kane Faulkner-Wild, now aged 23, guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He is due to be sentenced next month.

Detective Sergeant Sam Nason said: “The deaths of Sophia Khan and Max Halcrow were tragic and completely preventable. Two other young people were left with serious life-changing injuries.  

“Kane Faulkner-Wild should not have got behind the wheel that night after he knew that he had been drinking and wasn’t safe to do so.

“Despite denying his involvement in causing the collision, the jury heard that our investigation proved he was the driver and fully responsible.

“Two families will now live with the knowledge that their daughter and son were taken too soon.”

The result of the trial came on the same day that Essex Police launched its Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Speaking at the start of the campaign, Adam Pipe, Head of Roads Policing, said: “Alcohol and driving doesn’t mix.

“The consequences of drink driving can be life-changing – it could lead to you losing your licence, your career, your home. Or worse, it could cost you or someone else their life.

“It won’t just affect you; it will affect your partner, your parents and your children.  

“Imagine the face of your child on Christmas morning as they open their present, but you’re not there. 

“Your presence means the world to them, why wouldn’t you want to be there for them?” 
5.55pm - Wednesday, December 1

NORTH WEALD: Parish council planning "landmark" tree planting project

North Weald Bassett Parish Council is looking to create a woodland area featuring between 2,000 and 4,000 trees at Weald Common.

Parish council chairman Alan Buckley told Tuesday's environmental committee the project would be the biggest tree planting initiative carried out in the district.

He said: "We are making a landmark move."

The parish council has the idea of linking the planting scheme with next year's Queen's Platinum Jubilee - with each local school child allocated a tree, possibly bearing their name.

Each child would be given a certificate with every tree plotted on a commemorative map.

Councillor Andy Tyler said: "This is probably the best thing this parish council could do for generations."

The council hopes to receive grant funding through the Essex Tree Initiative, and also provide some funding itself, to meet the cost of the project which would see the trees planted on a 2.09-hectare area of land off the access road which leads from the North Weald Village Hall car park to the former Ongar Radio Station site.

Councillor Tyler added: "It's a great way engaging with the school. 

"I think it's a brilliant idea and would be a great way to engage the children at the school about what trees they would like to see planted there."

The committee agreed to move forward with the idea.

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DEBDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Former students return to help Oxbridge applicants
BUCKHURST HILL FC: Busy first three months of season
ONGAR TOWN FORUM: Christmas market preview
BUCKHURST HILL PARISH COUNCIL: News round-up (25-11-21 meeting)
BUCKHURST HILL FC: Club's pitches praised by Wembley Stadium grounds manager
BUCKHURST HILL FC: Buckhurst Hill 0 v Frenford 0
EPPING TOWN COUNCIL: Time to vote for your favourite festive window display
DEBDEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Sixth Form open evening, mock interviews and awards
EPPING TOWN COUNCIL: More than 50 stalls set for Christmas Market

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'The Summer Queen'

Susan Burton, who lives near Hainault Forest, has a passionate interest in ancient history, archaeology, mythology and above all story-telling. After spending more than 20 years writing copy for other people she has decided to write for herself, drawing on her knowledge, imagination and love of a tall tale.

​Susan Burton speaks about the book.
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Demand Responsive Transport (DaRT) - an alternative way of providing access to key services in rural areas. DaRT customers book journeys with Epping Forest Community Transport in advance and are picked up from an agreed point, bus stop or local place of interest.
Passengers can use it to go shopping, attend a health appointment, visit friends, get to work, school or college.
The DaRT87 service operates by your bookings. Between Monday and Saturday 6.30am to 6.30pm. The service operates between Harlow and Epping. You become a member. Ring 01992 579556. Book your journey and return time at the same time. Pay contactless on bus.
Epping author Andy Scott has published two books:

'Tales of a Page' is about his late father’s time working as a Page (Bellboy) at The Dorchester Hotel, London, in the early 1950s and features exclusive images, some never before seen, provided by the hotel. £5 (plus £1.53 postage and packing). CLICK HERE
'London’s Loveable Villain' is the 236-page true-life story of Andy Scott's great uncle, Chick 'Cocky' Knight, Hammersmith-born wrestler and the only British sports person who was a triple lifesaver!
£12 (plus £3.78 postage and packing).
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Pixel Business Centre, Waltham Abbey

Serviced office space suitable for 2-20 people. On-site café, meeting rooms, manned reception, fully furnished and high-speed wi-fi are just some of the benefits available to our tenants.
For more details, email or ring 01992 667700.

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Ricky Paul Flowers Ltd,
Unit 3, 158 Queens Road,
Buckhurst Hill

Ricky Paul Flowers is a creative floral company established in 2010 offering fresh and faux flowers, balloons and creative floral installations for weddings, events and house parties and flower bouquets with a free local delivery service and weekly flowers for the home.

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Oakland Care

Oakland Care’s range of care homes include Lambwood Heights in Chigwell, Woodland Grove in Loughton and Elsyng House in Enfield. All our homes offer five-star facilities and state-of-the-art features for a fulfilling and purposeful stay within our homes.
To book a tour, ring 0300 303 5445.
Hammond and Smith

Epping’s newest estate agent offering a modern, fresh approach. We value our local community, providing a service with integrity and authenticity.
Tel: 01992 919007

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Stagecoach Performing Arts Loughton

At Stagecoach Performing Arts Loughton we love to bring out the best in every child through the wonderful world of Singing, Dancing and Acting. 
We work on developing Creative Courage For Life so our students can shine on whichever stage they choose to in life. 
We are proud to offer high quality live Zoom classes when our sessions cannot run in person.

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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; Shelley 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: Epping Green 4.15pm-5.25pm; Epping 5.30pm-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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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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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 Medical Grade Skin Care Products * Treatment of excessive sweating * Allergy testing * Medical rejuvenation with light * Scar treatment * Acne * Rosacea * Eczema * Psoriasis * Fungal Treatment
Trixia Magosara,
ceramic design student

Trixia Magosara is a ceramic design student from Central Saint Martins UAL.
She is starting to build a small business based at Thornwood Trout Fishery, Thornwood.
Her ceramics are hand-made and hand painted.
Prices range from £20 to £35.

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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.
✅ 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 or ring Charlotte on 07767 607194.
North Weald Village Pre-School is on Facebook CLICK HERE

Old Station Road, Loughton, IG10 4PL

Tel: 020 8418 3333

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

The orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass.

For more details ring Shirley Fuller on 07713 113384 or 
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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