Talk About Epping Spring 2019 Town Magazine Epping Town Council

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St John’s Christmas Tree Festival, Christmas Market, Jack Silley Pavilion café, Swaines Green May Fayre, New oak tree, Henry’s poem, Patients’ participation group, Epping at the Movies, Play in the Park, Games morning, Lower Swaines playground, Epping Neighbourhood Plan, Carols on the Green, Epping Monday Market, Epping Society views, Sing & Sign, Epping Sports Centre, Donating goods, Epping Town Council responsibilities, What’s on Guide, Annual Town Meeting, Elections.

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The Mayor’s view

It has been a busy last part of the year for me and the Lady Mayoress, but very enjoyable. The year culminated in the Christmas Market and tree festival at St John’s Church. The Market was very well attended and my snowball fight with the Vicar in the snow dome was particularly memorable. The Town Crier mentioned to me that he thought Epping had a special spirit and community feeling. Something I completely agree with and what makes the Town such a nice place to live. I hope everyone agrees that the Christmas tree and lights in the Town were especially good this year and this is something the Town Council provides for our Town. A huge thank you to the Town Council team for all their hard work during the busy festive period. In October, I had the pleasure of visiting Eppingen in Germany. This was a visit with Epping’s twinning association. We were made to feel very welcome and had a marvellous time. I think it is important that we strengthen these ties with our friends in Europe especially when there are those who would seek to spread division

amongst us. I hope more people especially young families will join the twinning association to keep its important work going. Also, in October, it was a privilege to visit Epping Primary School to celebrate 10 years of the school being founded in a new building. The school also did very well in the Mayor’s Christmas card competition and the winner was one of the school’s pupils. The Remembrance Sunday events were especially poignant as I remembered members of my family who had served and some who had died in the World Wars. The Remembrance Service at St John’s Church was particularly special as children lined the church and then after speaking the name of the fallen blew out their individual candles. I wish to thank the Royal British Legion for organising this very important event. It has also been a busy year for the Town Council and we have nearly finished restoration of the Jack Silley Pavilion. The café will hopefully open very shortly. A fantastic opportunity has also arisen for the Town Council to potentially be involved in the development of a leisure centre and swimming pool on the St John’s School site. I hope we will be able to provide residents with more details in due course.

Nigel Avey

Another successful Christmas Tree Festival

From the 7th to 10th of December, St John’s Church, Epping, held its 15th annual Christmas Tree Festival. Every year this event brings together the community allowing representatives from local businesses, schools and community groups to decorate trees in a fun competition. Over the four days of the Festival more than 2000 visitors came, judged the trees and voted for their favourites whilst enjoying food and drink from the in-house café and browsing the various stalls. There were performances by the Epping Chorus (formerly the Epping Church Choirs Association) directed by Simon Winters, The Children’s Christmas Concert musicians/singers directed by Sally Johnston, Coopersale Hall School Choir and The Epping Forest Brass Band. Town Mayor Nigel Avey opened the event turning on the Christmas Tree lights. The Reverend Lee Batson said “The Tree Festival 2018 was a huge success, and it was a joy to welcome so many visitors into the church and through them to raise funds to support two of our local schools as well as money to support the education of children in Kenya. We would like to thank all the different schools, voluntary organisations, church groups and local businesses who took the time to decorate a tree; the volunteers who welcomed and served people; and particularly Jacqui Mortimer for organising everything. We look forward to seeing you all again at Tree Festival 2019.” On the Tuesday following the event, the Scouts from the 1st Theydon Garnon Scout Group spent the evening counting all the votes. The winners were: Best Local Community Organisation or Club Tree: The Friends of Copped Hall Trust Best Youth Church Organisation Tree: Church Mice Best Adult Church Organisation Tree: Sisters in Christ Best Epping Business Tree: Home Instead Senior Care Best Youth Organisation Tree: Epping & Theydon Rainbows Best School/Nursery Tree: Ivy Chimneys Primary School Best Private Individual Entry Tree: Jean & Millie Goldsmith

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Epping Christmas Market


Crowds descended on Epping High Street for our Council-organised Christmas Market which featured some 70 stalls and festive entertainment.

The Town Mayor councillor Nigel Avey officially opened the event and also switched on the lights on the 25ft Christmas tree on the piazza.

Among those singing on the piazza were the choirs of local schools and an adult choir, while there was also music from the Epping Forest Band and Epping Forest Pipe Band.

Sparkle, the reindeer from Pets Corner in Harlow, was warmly greeted by visitors to the Market Garden Terrace, while Olaf, from Frozen, wandered around the stalls meeting young visitors.

Cllr Avey presented Siswahz hair salon with the Audrey Rose Cup and a certificate as winner of the best festive window display as well as runners-up The Beauty, Skin and Eyelash Lounge and Mr Smith’s hairdressers.

Other attractions included a Town Crier; Snow Globe - where visitors could experience a ‘snow storm’ and Santa who had a special grotto at Epping Fire Station.

Cllr Avey said: “This special festive market has run for a number of years come rain, shine or snow and I am delighted that the rain cleared up and everyone could celebrate the start of the festive season in Epping in the dry.” The Christmas Market was run alongside the Christmas Tree Festival at St John’s Church.

Cllr Avey thanked the Town Council staff for their months of hard work organising the event as well as Epping Forest District Council for allowing free parking in Cottis Lane, Essex County Council for giving permission for the Christmas tree on the piazza, the Rotary Club of Epping for paying for the Christmas tree and Mullucks Wells for the loan and sponsorship of the letting advertising boards.

Jack Silley Pavilion Café

The new café extension at the Jack Silley Pavilion has now been completed. We hope to have it up and running by Spring. If anyone is interested in learning about the café and would like more information, please contact us on: or telephone 01992 579444. The refurbishment of the Jack Silley Pavilion, including the football changing rooms and new café extension was made possible by a S106 financial contribution, released to us through the planning system from Epping Forest District Council. Our thanks go to our project manager Alan Lamb for his architectural and vital project management skills, Arc Major Projects for their hard work and Paul Saggers Associates for his intial designs, concepts and support. We have had a few problems with the Essex Room floor, which are being dealt with. The Forest Room has also been decorated and new furniture included. We will shortly be providing an outdoor table tennis table at Stonards Hill recreation ground (thanks to your support through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme) and hopefully more equipment in the near future. Go along and enjoy this lovely spot.

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Swaines Green May Fayre: 4th May 2019

The Friends of Swaines Green Conservation group will be holding its annual Swaines Green May Fayre on Saturday 4th May at Swaines Green, Lower Swaines, Epping CM16 5ER (behind the recreation ground) from 11am until 5pm. There will be something for all the family, Morris Dancing, donkey rides, Punch and Judy show, interactive Belly Dancing, ferret racing, stalls selling local produce including jams, preserves, honey, and plants. There will also be owls to hold and snakes to stroke. Entrance is free. There will be plenty to buy so please ensure you bring cash as unfortunately we don’t have card payment facilities. For more information about The Friends of Swaines Green and the excellent work that the conservation group do, please visit their website, they can also be found on Facebook ‘The Friends of Swaines Green’ and their email address is:

Planting of new oak tree in Epping Forest by Mike Compton

About three years ago, a large horse chestnut tree on the open space at the Bell Common end of Hemnall Street had to be felled as it had become diseased. The land belongs to Epping Forest Open Spaces and its policy on renewing trees is to leave that to the forest and nature. However, as there is no possibility of natural renewal at that space, the local Neighbourhood Watch Group for that end of Hemnall Street and part of High Road decided at its annual meeting in September to replace the horse chestnut themselves. The Head of Operations for Epping Forest Open Spaces was approached and in view of the lack of natural renewal gave his support. Furthermore, his Head Keeper advised on the site to be used. Wendy Marsh, one of the Group, purchased a new oak tree and on 15 December it was duly planted. As with all deciduous trees, it appears lifeless at present but when the annual miracle happens in the spring and such trees come to life it is planned for the Group to gather and drink a toast to its future. Trees in Epping Forest District (not City of London trees): A representative from Epping Forest District Council’s tree team said: Where a tree has to be removed the Council will always try to replace it with a suitable species planted in either the same or nearby location so as to ensure our tree stock is not depleted.

"Night Over Epping" by Henry Parker, aged 15 Here in our town the nights are so peaceful; Owls hoot in trees over sleepy-eyed people; Relaxed and content in their warm, cosy homes; Safe and secure from the wind and hailstones. Epping: where wild deer frolic and roam; People of Epping, let’s be thankful that we enjoy all of this comfort and prosperity; Nestled snugly away in our warmly-lit houses in the nurturing glow of the joy all around us; So happy to be where wild deer frolic and roam.


Our Epping Town Show takes place on Sunday 7th July 2019 from 12 noon to 5pm. If you are interested in supporting this annual popular community event with any financial sponsorship or voluntary help on the day, please can you get in touch on 01992 579444 or email: for further information. There will be more information in the next issue of Talk About Epping. Thank you to David Jackman, Everything Epping Forest, for his photos and input in this issue and his ongoing media support.

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The Epping High Street Surgery: Patients Participation Group (PPG)


A PPG has recently been formed at the High Street Surgery which has 7,300 patients and three doctors plus nurses and staff and has been serving the Epping area for many years. The PPG is intended to give the patients a voice. It will work in partnership with the Practice and its staff and its purpose is to act as critical friends of the Practice and offer feedback from the patients’ perspective as well as improving communications. The PPG will offer practical support to the Practice and provide a forum for patients to suggest positive ideas. Patients can communicate with the PPG by email to In furtherance of this, the PPG recently initiated a patients’ survey, which commenced on 1st December 2018. The patient survey paper was handed out by the reception staff and nurses. Analysis of the survey is on-going at present.

Epping at the Movies:

Films and books

In a new venture for Epping’s community cinema, Epping at the Movies is taking part in the Essex Book Festival in March. Three films, all based on books, will be shown.

On Friday 8 March “BlacKkKlansman” (15), Spike Lee’s furious, funny, blunt and brilliant confrontation with the truth is being screened at 7.45 pm. Nominated for a wealth of awards and winner of the Cannes Jury Grand Prix - this is a major comeback for a visionary director. The film uses the memoir by Ron Stallworth as its starting point and follows one of the most bizarre and brave undercover police operations in the USA where a young African American black police officer infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in 1970s Colorado.

On Saturday 9 March “Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” (U) brings a charming selection of animated tales for younger children and their families to Epping’s screen. It is based on a series of French comic books and tells of the adventures of a group of farm animals who put on three funny shows for the audience. There is a free craft workshop at 10.30 am. with the film starting at 11am. And every audience member gets a free Big Bad Fox poster to take home with them after the film. At 2.30pm, fans of classic film noir have the chance to see “The Big Sleep” (PG), the first film version of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel of the same name. PI Phillip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is drawn into a twisting plot involving blackmail, violence and murder. Along the way, he meets the impressive Vivian Regan (Lauren Bacall) and sparks fly; but could she be too close to the crimes for comfort? All films shown at Epping Hall. Tickets £5 adults, £2 under 16s. Advance tickets available through: or from Epping Library. Dates for the diary: Next screenings Friday 10 May and Saturday 11 May Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June Films to be announced

Play in the Park

Play in the Park will be visiting Stonards Hill recreation ground at Easter and in the Summer Holidays. Dates will be on Epping Town Council’s website when they have been arranged.

Great, free event to help keep the children entertained in the holidays. Enjoy the facilities at this lovely location while you are there. Tel: 0345 603 7628 Hopefully, our new cafe will be open.

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Lower Swaines recreation ground and playground: We need your help

Epping Town Council are hoping to create a group of parents and park users to help transform the current playground into somewhere amazing to play for the children in the area. We are looking for local residents who will be willing to dedicate their ideas and time to help with this good cause. We hope to set up a Playground Association Group to help work with us on ideas and funding.

If you would like to be involved and have any ideas about how we can improve the playground, please contact Sophie at (marked Lower Swaines Playground) or write to us at Epping Town Council, Epping Hall, St Johns Road, Epping, Essex. CM16 5JU. We can deliver more at our playgrounds if we work together as a group.

Epping Neighbourhood Plan update

The responses and comments from the public consultation for the draft Epping Neighbourhood Plan during the summer have been analysed; amendments are being discussed and agreed by the Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Committee for the final version of the Plan to be produced in the coming months. Epping Neighbourhood Plan is a separate document to the District Council’s Local Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan, once voted by residents, would sit alongside the District’s Local Plan as a key planning document. It will be one of the documents against which future planning applications are judged until 2033. The Epping Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Committee is made up jointly of members of the local community and Epping Town Council. For further information about Epping Neighbourhood Planning, please visit our website:

Please note: Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plan is a different document (which is being produced by Epping Forest District Council). The Neighbourhood Plan relates to Epping Parish itself and is being produced by councillors and residents through Epping Town Council.

Carols on the Green

‘Carols on the Green’ on Christmas Eve was again a superb community event with a great turnout from Epping residents. Co-organised by the Rotary Clubs of Epping and Epping Forest, the Epping Forest Band and choir from Epping St John’s School led the crowd in singing favourite carols. Particular thanks go to the Epping Forest Band for stepping in at short notice. Donations at the event totalled £2,600, which will go towards supporting music projects in local schools.

Epping Rotary started December by manning a collection in Tesco, Epping for the Epping Forest Foodbank. Nearly one tonne in food and £340 in cash was collected for the Foodbank. The seasonal festivities continued with our ‘Santa’s Sleigh’ rounds, with Santa visiting houses in Epping, North Weald and Theydon Bois. Along with collections on Epping High Street and at Epping Tesco, the Sleigh brings in over £5,800 to allow us to give grants to local charities. We are eternally grateful to local residents for their generosity. If any local charitable organisations based in or around Epping have a project that requires some additional funding, please get in touch with the Rotary Club.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in an article for Talk About Epping. Please keep them coming in. High resolution cover pictures also welcome for consideration.

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Youth Market in Epping


Epping Town Council are looking to hold a Youth Market to encourage younger traders to consider joining the Monday Market and showcase their entrepreneurial skills. If you or anyone you know would like to be involved, please contact us on: marked Youth Market or tel: 01992 579444. If any youth traders already have a business and would like to join us on a Monday, please also get in touch. Come and be part of our great community market.

Epping’s Monday Market

If anyone has a new business they would like to test, why not trial it on Epping’s Monday Market without all the costs of your own premises? Many successful businesses have started on markets. It may be that you are a new parent looking for a flexible way to go back to work. If so, have you thought about a pitch on Epping’s Monday Market? Be your own boss, close to home, with no commuting. Our Market Manager can offer advice on merchandising and ‘life as a market trader’. The Monday Market is a great social and community event. Come and be part of it as a customer or a trader and be part of this friendly town hub. You can buy so many things on Epping’s Monday Market; come and give it a try. If you have any suggestions for improvements to the Monday Market, or things you would like to see on sale, please get in touch. Every suggestion is discussed and considered. We should soon be having some events in the Monday Market, starting with chocolate tasting sessions, hopefully in March. Look out for the programme in the market and noticeboards around town. If you would like to suggest a particular event, please get in touch.

Italian Market: Sat 16th March, Epping High Street. From 9.30am. Come along and enjoy some delicious continental merchandise.

Epping Society views

The Epping Society are working hard on our hearing statements for the Planning Inspector’s hearings on the EFDC Local Plan. These will be held over 15 days between February and May. This is a large body of work – the Inspector has asked about 200 questions over 16 separate topics where she feels the Local Plan may need explanation, modification or clarification. Newspaper reports suggest EFDC has committed to fees of £45,000 with outside professional experts to write its response to these questions on its plans. We intend to send representatives to all the relevant hearings so our voice can be heard. The Annual General Meeting of The Epping Society will be held on Monday 18th March, 7.30 pm in the Committee Room at Epping Hall. This is a meeting for members, who will have priority, when Officers and Committee will be elected for another year. The hearings will then be underway so a report will be made. Subscriptions are now due from those members who choose not to pay by standing order and we ask them to send cheques to the Treasurer, c/o Epping Hall. New members are always welcome.

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Sing and Sign

Sing and Sign is the original baby signing programme still going strong in its 19th year. It is simple in its approach, drawing on the value of music to establish the building blocks of speech and language development whilst nurturing a quite incredible connection between parent and baby. With tunes and words that are easy to learn, you will soon be singing our songs in your sleep. What’s more you will be having so much fun with your little one, building on those natural gestures that they already have to teach them a language that you can both understand. To sign to and have your baby sign back to you, whether that be to communicate a “basic” need (such as milk, finished, hungry, etc) or even a “FUNctional” sign to let you know what they have seen or heard (bird, plane, tree) is an incredible journey from start to finish. Sing and Sign has had a fabulous Autumn term at Epping Hall and we can’t wait to return in January to welcome yet more babies and toddlers to our classes. We have classes suitable for little ones aged from 0-30 months at Epping Hall and Theydon Bois. Classes are strictly limited in size to ensure a comfortable environment for you and your baby to learn and have fun together. If you would like more information please email me at or you can find us online at Our January term begun on Tuesday 15th January so be sure to book your place soon. If you have any questions please do get in touch.

Epping Sports Centre

2018 was a fantastic year for Epping Sports Centre with significant investment being spent on new facilities including an extended gym facility with state of the art fitness equipment including a functional rig, lifting platform and skill mills. Along with a brand new exercise studio boosting an increase of 20% more classes a week, with levels to suit all ages and abilities, including Les Mills GRIT, Body pump, Boxercise, yoga and many more. The Centre also features a new dedicated Cycling studio with instructor led group cycling and virtual classes led by Les Mills master trainers which enables customers to start the class whenever suits them and participate at their own convenience in an innovative setting. A host of many other facilities can also be found at the centre including squash, badminton, a vast selection of children’s activities including weekly drop in soft play and bouncy castle sessions, gymnastics, football and trampolining. You can find out more about this great local facility in the heart of Epping by visiting You can also keep up-to-date with events and special offers on facebook and instagram.

Too good to throw away? Give your unwanted items a new home in your community

It’s quick, easy and free to pass on your items and you may not even need to leave home. In Essex, we’re lucky to have many reuse organisations to choose from. If you are having a clear out, there are lots of easy ways to pass items on to other people. More and more of us are donating and purchasing items from reuse organisations meaning you are supporting local people and great local community causes while passing on your unwanted items. Many reuse organisations will even collect from your own home. Local charity shops are always happy to accept good quality donations as this helps raise money for good causes. Freegle is an online platform to help people give items for free in your local community. You can pass almost anything on using Freegle. You can even sell good quality items through popular selling websites, or jumble sales and car boots. This is a great way to clear out the house and make a bit of money while doing so. Passing on your old items is a hassle-free way of doing good in your community. Visit to find out more.

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Epping Town Council Responsibilities

Epping Town Council look after many different areas of Epping Parish, including Epping’s Monday market, Stonards Hill recreation ground and Bury Lane cemetery. Please see the diagram below.

Jack Silley Pavilion

Bakers Lane toilets

Lower Swaines recreation ground

Continental Markets

Brook Road recreation ground

Town Mayor & Deputy Mayor

Stonards Hill recreation ground

Parklands, Coopersale playground

Bury Lane cemetery

Epping Monday Charter Market

Christmas trees and lights

Planning, Tree & Licensing consultee

Ivy Chimneys playground

Epping Hall

Lower Bury Lane and Meadow Road allotments

Epping Town Show

Frampton Road playground

Epping Neighbourhood Plan

Epping Christmas Market

Talk About Epping town magazine

Other Council responsibilities Other Councils look after different things. Epping Forest District Council’s duties include: Rubbish & Recycling, Council Tax, Housing Services. Tel: 01992 564000. Essex County Council’s duties include: Roads & Potholes, Social Services, Buses. Tel: 0845 743 0430 Email:

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If any of your details have changed, please let us know. TIMES OFTEN CHANGE, PLEASE CHECK FIRST.

EPPING HALL Mon: Tai Chi, 10.30am-12.30pm. Rock Choir, 7.15pm-9.45pm. Tues: Ceroc Dance Classes, 7.15pm-10.30pm. Weds: Sing & Sign 10am-11.30am. Junior Karate Classes, 4pm-6pm (term time), Senior Karate Classes, 7.30pm-9pm. (2nd Weds in month), Epping WI Meeting, 2pm-4pm. Fri: Weight Watchers, 9.30am-11am. Yoga Hatha, 9.45am-11.15am. One or two Weds per month: Sound Meditation, 8pm-9.15pm.

JACK SILLEY PAVILION Mon: Baby Ballet (term time), 9.15-11.45am. Jo Jingles, (term time), 9.15am-11.45am. Children’s Dance Classes, 4pm-6.15pm. Tues: Pre-School Dance Classes, 12pm-2.45pm. Voluntary Action Craft Group, 1.30pm-4.15pm. Tues (4th in month): 9.30am-12.30pm, Headway Essex Support. Weds: (Autumn & Spring), WEA Lectures 10am-12. Art Classes, (term time), 10am-12. Baby Ballet (term time), 1.30pm-5.15pm. Our Voices Choir: 7pm-8.30pm. Thurs: Hartbeeps (term time), 9.30am-2pm. Fri: U3A Painting Session, 10am-12. Children’s Dance Classes, (term time), 3.45pm-6.15pm. Sat: Dancing school, 9.30am-1pm. Every Sat & Mon: 1.30pm: Petanque (Boules), Stonards Hill. Peter Lumb: 01992 571744.

OTHER VENUES • Mon: 10am-12: Market day coffee at St John’s Church. 7.45-9pm, Epping Bell Ringers, St John’s Church. 10am-12. Essex Savers Credit Union, Epping Library. • 1st Mon of the month: Epping Art Society, 7.30pm-10pm, Pelly Court, Hemnall St (Art practical). • 2nd Mon of the month: (not Jan & Aug, 1st Mon Dec), West Essex Flower Club, Thornwood Village Hall, 1.45pm. • Tues: 7-8.30pm, Theydon Garnon Scouts, The Scout Headquarters, Fluxs Lane, Epping CM16 7PE. (Not after bank hol), 7.30pm, Rotary Club of Epping Forest, The Garnon Bushes, Coopersale. • 1st Tues of month: Lindsey Ladies, The United Reform Church, Lindsey Street, Epping, 1.30pm. • 2nd Tues of month: 2-4pm, Epping Stroke Club, United Reformed Church Hall, Lindsey Street, Epping. • 1st & 3rd Tues of every month Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Common Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, CM16 6NB. 8-10.30pm. £10. Live traditional bands. Members £8 (some discounts). Car park/accessible/refreshments. • Weds: 11am-3pm, Parkinsons UK, Harlow & District. David Livingstone Club, Potter Street. CM17 9AE. 6pm-7.30pm, Theydon Garnon Beaver Scouts, The Scout Headquarters, Fluxs Lane, Epping, CM16 7PE. 5.30 & 7.30pm, Slimming World, Epping Methodist Church Hall, 119 High Street, Epping. • 1st Weds of the month (except Jan second Weds & no meeting Aug) The Arts Society, West Essex, 10.50am-12noon, coffee from 10am, Theydon Bois Village Hall. Membership 01992 574197: Visitors 01992 570251. • 2nd Wed of the month: Epping Art Society, 8-10pm, Pelly Court, Hemnall St (Art appreciation.) • 3rd Weds of the month: Craft group, St Johns Church (eg sewing, dressmaking, 2-4pm, free. Email: • Thurs: 11am-1pm in Epping, Ikebana Study Group (flower arranging), Martine Gracey, 01992 571839. 11.15am. TappyToes. Age 20 months to 4 yrs. Brambles, St Johns Road. 2-4pm, Pelly Court, Hemnall St, Evergreen Club. • Fri: 7.30-9.30pm, Epping Eagle Explorers, (Scouts address above). • Sat: 10am-12: Coffee mornings, Epping Methodist Church Hall. • Weds, Thurs, Sat & Sun: West Essex Ramblers, various walks. Sorry, no dogs. Monthly • Every 3rd Sun: 10am: Copped Hall Guided Tours. • Monthly every 2nd Sun: Conservation Day, Friends of Swaines Green. 10.30am, Lower Swaines recreation ground • Fri, once a month 1-3pm ProActive, St Margaret’s Hospital. • Epping Railway Circle; once a month, Theydon Bois Village Hall.


Mon: Epping Riders Country & Western: 8pm - 11pm, 01992-575748. • Tues: Baby Sensory Classes, 10am 3.30pm, Jen, 07986 870634 •Tues: Funky Voices choir, 7.45pm - 9.45pm, 07834 765473 • 2nd Weds of the month (Except June - 3rd Wed & Dec - 1st Wed): Probus Club of Epping Luncheon, 12pm - 3pm, 01992 560381 Every Thursday: Tai Chi and Chi Kung: 7pm-8.30pm. Contact: 07590 986677

Probus Club

Meets monthly at the Lindsey Street Community Association, Frampton Road, Epping, for lunch followed by an invited speaker. Retired or semi retired men interested in joining, please contact Club Secretary Mr Hilary Dodd on 01992 560381.


Each Saturday during Lent, one of the churches in Epping will offer a light lunch (soup, cheese, bread, tea or coffee) between 12.30 and 2PM. A suggested donation of £3.00 is required for CHRISTIAN AID. Sat 9th March – METHODIST CHURCH, METHODIST CHURCH HALL, HIGH STREET, EPPING Sat 16th March – UNITED REFORM CHURCH HALL, LINDSEY STREET Sat 23rd March – ST JOHNS CHURCH, ST JOHNS ROAD, EPPING Sat 30th March – LIFE CHURCH, THE BOX, ST JOHNS ROAD, EPPING Sat 6th April – CATHOLIC CHURCH, CHURCH HALL, CHURCH HILL, EPPING Sat 13th April – EPPING GREEN CHAPEL EVERY TUESDAY IN LENT ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL, THEYDON BOIS

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Members - Hemnall Ward

February 2019

Cllr Mrs D Baird Cllr A Church Cllr Mrs C McCredie Cllr Mrs B Scruton Cllr Miss H Whitbread Cllr J Whitehouse 07414 532665 07831 501598 01992 572333 01992 561875

Members - St John’s Ward Cllr N Avey Cllr L Burrows Cllr H Pegrum Cllr G Scruton Cllr J A Smith Cllr M Wright 01992 572003 01992 572173 01992 577168 07926 516097

Cllr N Avey, Cllr L Burrows, Cllr Miss H Whitbread and Cllr Jon Whitehouse are also District Councillors. Other Local Representatives EFDC & ECC Cllr Chris Whitbread (01992 573557) EFDC Cllr Janet Whitehouse (01992 812503) MP: Dame Eleanor Laing MP (020 8508 6608)

March 2019

April 2019 May 2019

12 Planning 12 COUNCIL 26 Planning 26 Corp Gov

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9 Planning 9 COUNCIL 23 Planning

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7 Annual Town Meeting 18.30 12 Planning 19.30 12 COUNCIL 20.15 26 Planning 19.30

14 Planning 19.30 14 ANNUAL COUNCIL 20.15 28 Planning 19.30


Epping Town Council elections

On 2 May 2019, there will be elections to Epping Town Council. Why not talk to your elected representatives about what it is like to be a Town Councillor and what the qualifying criteria are? If you need any further information, please contact Epping Forest District Council election office on: 01992 564411 (as they run the elections).

talk about epping deadlines invitations for the mayor

Articles for the next edition of Talk About Epping must be submitted before 19th April 2019 for the Summer issue. 26th July 2019 for the Autumn issue. Submissions should be sent to Epping Town Council via email: clearly marked ‘Talk About Epping’. Please send in copy on a word document (200-300 words max). Please attach pictures as separate jpegs (not inserted into the word document). The editor may amend copy appropriately.

Annual Town Meeting - Epping Parish

If you are organising an event which you would like the Mayor or a representative of the Town Council to attend, please email: marked Invitation for the Mayor or tel: 01992 579444. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor attend many different events over the year to support our local groups, businesses and organisations. Sat 23rd March 2019 St John’s Church, Church Lane, Loughton, Essex at 7:30pm Felicitas presents: Herbert Howells and the Tudors: The influence of Tallis and Byrd

Thursday 7th March 2019: 6.30pm (doors open and refreshments) 7pm (start) Saturday 29th June 2019 St John’s Church

Epping Town Meeting is a chance for Epping Parish residents to come and talk to their Town Councillors about Epping related issues. We will be having a quiz, a history talk, refreshments and information about the Market, so please come along and join us with any issues or concerns you may have.

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Epping, Essex at 7:30pm Felicitas presents: Petite Messe Solennelle ~ Gioachino Rossini

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