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(September 25, 2021) - Essex cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate, who lives in Epping, talks about his career and plans for the future 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 on the day the club played the biggest match in its history 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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8.29am - Friday, November 5

LOUGHTON: Tree planted in memory of Harley

A tree in memory of Debden Park High School student Harley Watson who died after he was among a group of students hit by a car outside the school almost two years ago has been planted on the Roding Valley recreation ground in Loughton.

The Autumn Blaze Maple has been planted by the lake with Harley's mother, Jo Wood, saying it "represents love, a lasting symbol of life and positivity, fond memories Harley shared with loved ones, walks with his parents and little sister and bike rides with friends".

Jo added: "As we approach December, some people within the community may wish to lay flowers outside Debden School as done previously. 

"If you wish to do so, may I encourage you to visit Harley’s tree. 

"The tree is set within the most beautiful grounds of our community with wildlife and a picturesque backdrop of a lake. 

"Also it’s a great location to take your children, feed the ducks, ride a bike or just enjoy being with your loved ones, as Harley did." 

You can find the exact location of the tree
3.25pm - Thursday, November 4

LOUGHTON / ABRIDGE: Six men sentenced over cash machine raids

Six men have been sentenced for stealing £46,590 from two cash machines which were later found abandoned in Loughton and Abridge.

Three of the men gained entry to Alexandra Palace in London through the main doors using bolt-cutters in the early hours of August 19, 2019..

Once inside the building, they used power tools to sever the connections on the ATMs and detach the machines. 

A fourth man drove to the venue and the men put one of the ATMs into the back of a van while a fifth man in another vehicle acted as lookout before the group drove away.

At 4.25am, the same five men returned to the venue and detached the second ATM. 

Once again, the van pulled up outside and they all drove off with the second machine.

A sixth member of the group, Robert Neville, assisted with finding a yard to break into the machines out of public view.

Both ATMs were found separately by members of the public, in Fairmead Road, Loughton, and Hoe Lane, Abridge.

The vehicles involved in the burglaries were also found abandoned near The Croft, Chingford, by officers on routine patrol. 

Subsequent checks were conducted and the vehicles were linked to the five men.

Following a police investigation, warrants were carried out on November 20, 2019, at the addresses of the defendants. All six were arrested and charged.

They were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, October 29.

Aaron Noah, 32, of Harpley Square, Tower Hamlets, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary. He also pleaded guilty to a burglary at the NatWest bank in Whitechapel on June 28, 2019. He was jailed for four years and two months.

Kyle Shillingford-Small, 33, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary. He was jailed for four years and two months.

Robert Neville, 42, of Cliveden Close, Brentwood, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and 80 hours' unpaid work.

The following were convicted after a trial in September:

Jason Hardcastle, 35, of Withy Mead, Waltham Forest, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and jailed for three years and nine months.

Abdirazak Yassin, 23, of Approach Road, Tower Hamlets, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and 150 hours' unpaid work.

Hassan Ibrahim, 24, of Vernon Road, Tower Hamlets was found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and 150 hours' unpaid work.

DC Will Man, of the Metropolitan Police Service's Specialist Crime, said: "Diligent policing, thorough detective work and a strong collaboration with prosecution counsel, David Harounoff and Brinder Soora, have led to these convictions and the sentences handed down today.

"Police officers are working day in and day out right across London to ensure that criminals are caught and held to account for their actions."
3.08pm - Thursday, November 4

ONGAR: Councillor launches #ongarruralremembers to mark period of Remembrance

Ongar & Rural county councillor Jaymey McIvor is encouraging people to highlight local Remembrance displays and services by using his newly-launched social media hashtag #ongarruralremembers.

Councillor McIvor wants people to feature pictures of local Remembrance events as well as poppy-themed displays to share the Remembrance messages far and wide.

Councillor McIvor said: "The purpose is to have a place online where we can see all of the amazing efforts that have been made by local businesses, small community groups and our local schools and share all of the images as we commemorate Poppy Day and remember the men and women of our country and our overseas territories who have given so much so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today.

"It's so important that we remember these people and make an effort to remember them, but it's also important that we recognise the people and community groups that go above and beyond at this time of year and make a real effort whether it be with their shop window displays or their office entrance halls amongst many other examples."

He added: "If you see a photo opportunity of an area of our community in Ongar & Rural where people have really made an effort with their poppy displays, please take a photo and put it online so we can all have a look at some of the great efforts and hopefully inspire other people to do the same this year or next year.

"If you attend a community event and see a photo opportunity, make sure you take that photo and share it with us all."
2.34pm - Thursday, November 4

ABRIDGE: Cyclist suffers serious injuries in collision

A cyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision with a vehicle near Passingford Bridge, Stapleford Tawney.

Police have told Everything Epping Forest that officers were called to Ongar Road shortly before 3.45pm yesterday (Wednesday). 

A spokesman said: "The cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries but they are not considered life changing or life threatening."

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to ring police on 101 quoting incident 748 of November 3.
1.59pm - Thursday, November 4

DISTRICT: Long-serving councillor receives MBE

Long-serving local councillor Richard Morgan has received his MBE from HRH The Princess Royal at an investiture at Windsor Castle.

The parish and district councillor, who has served as a councillor for 38 years and represented the area on several other organisations, received the honour in recognition of his services to the community.

Elected to Epping Forest District Council in 1983, he was council chairman in 2004.

Throughout that time has served and represented local people in Moreton, Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering and served on Stansted Airport Community Trust Fund, Fawberts and Barnards Educational Foundation, Stansted Airport Consultative Committee (Deputy Chairman), National Housing and Town Planning Council, Sports Centre Management Committee, Ongar and District Community Association as well as numerous council committees.

Nominations for the honour were not limited to the council, with his work as a Justice of the Peace, Rotarian, Assessor for the NFU (National Farmer Union) and other local bodies, also included in the citation.

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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.
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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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3.18pm - Wednesday, November 3

BUCKHURST HILL: Football club hoping for "incredible atmosphere" for first ever cup tie under floodlights

​Buckhurst Hill Football Club is preparing for another history-making fixture - its first home cup match under lights - after reaching the Second Round of the BBC Essex Senior Cup with a 3-2 victory at Southend Manor.

The club will host ​Essex Senior League leaders Walthamstow under the new floodlights at Roding Lane on Tuesday (November 9) with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Southend Manor found the net in each half last night (Tuesday) but two goals from ​Fehinti Falola and another from Keaton Moore ensured Buckhurst Hill progress in their debut season in the competition

​The win means Buckhurst Hill - enjoying their first season in senior football - have extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches and have now lost just one of 19 matches in First Division South of the Thurlow Nunn League, the FA Vase and the BBC Essex Senior Cup this season.​

Club chairman Simon Cornwell is hoping for a bumper crowd to witness the latest chapter in the club's history on Tuesday.

He said: "After only playing one of our five cup games in the FA Vase and Essex Senior Cup at home and the boys working their way through the preliminary rounds in both competitions and through the first and second rounds it would be great to pack Roding Lane on Tuesday night and give Mark (First Team Manager Mark Williams) and JP Kent (Assistant Manager) and all the boys one incredible atmosphere."

​On Saturday Buckhurst Hill travel to Holland-on-Sea, near Clacton, to take on Holland in the Thurlow Nunn League.
4.31pm - Tuesday, November 2

EPPING: Rotary club plants tree to remember those lost and affected by COVID-19

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The Rotary Club of Epping has planted a tree at St John's Church to remember those lost to and affected by COVID-19.

The flowering cherry tree was blessed by Rev Lee Batson at a ceremony today (Tuesday) after the tree was ceremonially planted by club president Mike Morgan.

He said: "I hope in future when we pass this spot we look at the tree and think 'yes, we knew those people'."

The planting was also attended by Epping Rotarians, including Rotarian and Deputy Town Mayor Barbara Scruton.

She said: "The tree is marked with an eco-friendly slate plaque showing that it was donated by the Rotary club of Epping.

"The tree also has an environmental benefit as it will absorb pollution from passing traffic in St John's Road."

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EPPING TOWN COUNCIL: Council opposes Lindsey Street homes
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ONGAR TOWN FORUM: Santa's sleigh at market
WALTHAM ABBEY TOWN COUNCIL: Cavalcade of Light returns
DAME ELEANOR LAING MP: Epping Halloween shop window competition
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BUCKHURST HILL FC: BHFC 3 v Haverhill Borough 2
EPPING TOWN COUNCIL: Playground fundraisers receive boost
BUCKHURST HILL FC: Barkingside 1 v BHFC 6
BUCKHURST HILL PARISH COUNCIL: Council opposes terrace of houses
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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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The Merry Fiddlers, Fiddlers Hamlet, Epping

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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.
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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

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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. 
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Paul Saggers Associates
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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.
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