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News from Loughton Town Council

Summer 2012

No 57

EXCITEMENT is building in the town as the bunting goes up and our shopping centres are decorated with red, white and blue floral displays. It’s not too late to plan a street party of your own to mark the Diamond Jubilee and join in the nationwide gettogether for neighbours in the Big Lunch on Sunday 3 June. Alternatively, this could be a small event in your own garden or why not have a celebratory picnic with family and friends on one of the lovely green spaces around the town. You can download lots of ideas from www.thebiglunch.com and to help get you started, the town council will provide free packs of bunting and flags to the first twelve callers. You can also find out more information from www.essex. gov.uk/Travel-Highways/Pages/StreetParties.aspx We invite you to send in digital photos of your street party or other jubilee themed event to enter the council’s Jubilee Competition. The winners will receive gift vouchers. Please ensure your photos are sent in to contact@loughton-tc.gov.uk by Monday 11 June in time for the judging. We also encourage all the shops and businesses across the town to celebrate the Royal Jubilee and help make sure Loughton is looking its best through the summer by decorating their windows. All window displays will automatically be entered into the council’s Jubilee Display Competition and the creators of the winning design will receive a £100 cheque for their favourite charity and of course free publicity. Loughton will also be joining over 3,000 groups around the country in celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by taking part in the national beacon event and lighting a church tower style beacon on the top of Hillyfields Open Space on the evening of Monday 4 June. We hope local residents will stroll across to the green from 9.30pm that evening and join us for the short informal event. There will be live and recorded music before the

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Warmest congratulations to Her Majesty on 60 years of service to the country and the Commonwealth. beacon is officially lit at the designated time between 10pm and 10.30pm. We won’t actually receive notification of our official lighting time until May. The Queen will light the national beacon in London at 10.30pm. In this edition there are details of other local activities to help celebrate the Jubilee

and of course the London Olympics. The town council has also arranged for six Olympic design street lamp banners to be on display in both of the main areas to add to the sense of occasion. We are grateful to Epping Forest District Council for assisting with this project.


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Clerk’s Remarks WE HOPE you enjoy this celebration edition of Think Loughton. We were particularly delighted to receive special permission from the Royal Images Library to use an official portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on the front page of our newsletter. You will find plenty of information about Jubilee and Olympic related events throughout the newsletter and in the Dates for the Diary. We encourage you to support the many local organisations who work so hard to make Loughton an exciting town to live and work in. Particular mention should be made of the contributions

by Peter Sheen and Dave Stannard, chairmen of the two town centre partnerships and Luke Lowrie from St Mary’s Church. In making plans for 2012 celebrations, councillors carefully considered whether, as on previous occasions, to present a commemorative gift to each school child in the town but ultimately felt this to be too expensive. Instead each school will be offered a feature tree to enhance the school grounds and provide a lasting tribute to The Queen’s achievements. Some schools may not have suitable grounds for such a gift and so instead they will be offered a financial contribution to something appropriate such as a bench or school clock. The council is also arranging for six

New Broadway community centre

A NEW community hub has opened at no 68 The Broadway. The Restore Community Centre was officially opened on 9 March by town mayor Caroline Pond and Epping Forest District Council chairman, Ken AngoldStephens. Hosting a variety of community activities, the centre serves as an information point to access

other support services. There will be various drop-in sessions including a parents’ group, an art group for vulnerable adults and help for victims of domestic violence. The centre, managed by pastoral worker Judy Lovell, will also offer advice on money management and can be contacted on 020 8508 7427 www.restorecc.org.uk/

specimen oak trees to be planted on one of the newly designated Queen Elizabeth II Fields in the town to provide a new landmark for centuries to come.

Remembering Joan IT WAS with great sadness just before Easter that we learnt of the sudden death of our colleague, Joan Innis. Joan was very well-known in Loughton and her work with the town council, particularly relating to the administration of Loughton Cemetery, brought her into contact with many residents. Joan joined the council in 2001 when it was still based in Traps Hill Library and her passing has had a significant impact on the small

close-knit team of council staff who carry out the work of the council. Joan was a real pleasure to work with, always positive and ready to help out. The council sends sincere condolences to her husband, Geoff, her children, Liz, Amanda, Laura and John and other family members.

Enid K Walsh Town Clerk

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Loughton Town Council Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor to be appointed on 16 May 2012 Town Clerk: Enid K Walsh

Following the recent council elections, full details of the town councillors and committee membership are available on the town council noticeboards around the town and its website www.loughton-tc.gov.uk The views expressed in Think Loughton are not necessarily those of Loughton Town Council, and the inclusion of advertisements does not constitute an endorsement by the council of any products or services. Further copies of Think Loughton are available from the Town Council and local libraries. A digital version of Think Loughton can be viewed on the council website where a PDF version can be downloaded. It is also available on tape - please call us to request a copy.

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Royal greetings HAVE YOU or someone in your family received a special greetings card from Her Majesty the Queen? Buckingham Palace in partnership with Royal Images, have just released a bespoke handmade frame specially designed for displaying the Anniversary Cards sent from Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty sends out a number of cards to help celebrate various special occasions such as 60+

wedding anniversaries or 100+ birthday celebrations. There are a large number of people with members of their family who have received these cards from The Queen in the past but sadly store them in a drawer rather than displaying the card on the wall, so Buckingham Palace have asked Royal Images to produce and manage the sale of these special frames which The Queen has granted permission to use a gold leaf EiiR cipher on the

n WAKE UP THE NATION: Come and learn to ring a church bell in time for 2012 Olympics. Wakefield born artist and musician Martin Creed’s vision with his latest Work, No. 1197, is for all the bells in the country to be rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes at 8am on the opening day of the Olympics – Friday 27 July. This is a piece specially commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival – the culmination of the four-year Cultural Olympiad. Check out the Bells of Britain site with the latest news on this musical event set to make history. www.allthebells.com/home/ If you would like to be one of the band that rings the bells at St John’s Church, Loughton, you are very welcome to come up to the tower and see what goes on. Practice is on Tuesday evenings 8pm to 9pm - no experience is necessary as tuition will be given. For details contact David Southgate on 020 8508 7530.

card mount. Anybody who is celebrating a special wedding anniversary or birthday from now on will receive notification from Buckingham Palace to say that these frames are available. However, there are a large number of people that received their cards before these frames were available that may feel as though they have lost out but they can also order them directly from www.royalimages.co.uk Alternatively there is a link via the official Royal Family website. Surprisingly, a lot of people are not aware that a congratulatory message is sent out from The Queen for 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter but they need to be applied for via the Royal Families official website – www.royal.gov.uk These very special anniversary card frames can help keep your card safe forever and ensure they are passed on through the generations as a treasured keepsake.

n NEW ANGLING CLUB SEEKS MEMBERS: The Roding Valley Angling Club has recently signed an agreement with Epping Forest District Council to manage the lake on the Roding Valley Recreation Ground. As a new club, many of its members are from the local community and they are dedicated to keeping the lake a safe and friendly place. Day tickets are available. If you are interested in becoming a member please call Darren on 07716061273 or email roding.valley.angling.club.@gmail.com

n WALTHAM ABBEY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY: An all day celebration is planned for Saturday 7 July to celebrate the Olympic torch that will be visiting the Epping Forest district when it travels through Waltham Abbey. There will be free performances and activities for the whole family taking place all day throughout the town centre. Supported by Epping Forest District Council, Waltham Abbey Town Council, Lee Valley Regional Park and Waltham Abbey Town Centre Partnership. See www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk for more details.


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Debden Day Jubilee street party THERE WILL be a right royal knees up on Saturday 2 June. Everyone is invited to the street party and concerts from 9.45am to 4pm, continuing in the evening from 7pm until late, in and around The Broadway. Come and meet the pearly kings and queens, old thyme music hall characters, king and queen of hearts, beefeaters and guardsmen. decorated with Union Jack bunting The Broadway will be complementing the existing red, pedestrianised for the day and white and blue flower baskets in the attractions will include free The Broadway provided by the town fairground rides, bouncy castles council. Additional fairground stalls, and face painting, plus flags and craft and local interest stalls, plus hats for the children; there will the attendance of the police, fire also be a senior citizens’ Diamond brigade and ambulance services, Jubilee meal. will provide non-stop entertainment The day will start at 9.45am and fun for all the family. with a Diamond Jubilee parade The event is organised by through The Broadway. This Loughton Broadway Town Centre will be led by the Royal British Partnership together with the Legion and followed by dignitaries Debden Traders Association. If you in a horse drawn carriage have any queries please contact the accompanied by representatives chairman, Dave Stannard on 0758 from local schools, colleges and 391 0424. (This event is supported organisations who are taking part by Loughton town and Epping in the entertainment for X the178 day. 6/12/10 ATTWATERS AD 126 12:08 Page 1 Forest district councils). The Broadway will be

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THE 2012 Annual Civic Service was held at the Loughton Methodist Church on Sunday 4 March. We were again grateful for the support of the Church and in particular the Revd Tony Morling who led the service. Town mayor, Caroline Pond presented Mrs Rose Bruce with the 2012 Citizenship Award for over 40 year’s voluntary service for Loughton Voluntary Care and the wider community. Since the 1970s Rose has been driving clients to doctors’ surgeries, clinics and to hospital appointments. She has helped in their homes with cooking, used her nursing qualifications to care for the sick at home, befriended many socially isolated people, assisted regularly with the Alzheimer’s Society and helped to feed residents at a local nursing home. Margaret Lawrance who nominated Rose commented that “Rose has put in so many hours voluntary work over the years, helped so many people and driven so many miles that it is impossible to even try to calculate the benefits to the Loughton community. A great lady – and a gem of a volunteer!”

Mrs Bruce received a decorated scroll and a £250 charity donation, which she asked the town council to use as part of its annual grant award scheme. During the service, readings were given by deputy town mayor, Stephen Pewsey, Cllr Suzanne Harper and Epping Forest Youth Cllr, Haris Duherich, who attends Debden Park High School. While the choir of White Bridge Junior School performed two songs, a collection raised £400 for Loughton Voluntary Care. The large congregation at this event included the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre, Epping Forest District Council Chairman Ken Angold-Stephens, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Geoff Walker, the Deputy Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Felicity Banks and Heather, Lady Murray. Also present were representatives from many local organisations together with friends and family of the school choir.

Loughton Building Design Award LAUNCHED this year, this annual award is intended to recognise and reward individual examples of good design and construction, and to raise public awareness of the built environment within Loughton. Each year Loughton Town Council will identify significant contributions during the previous 12 months for building works that enhance the town, improve a dilapidated building, upgrade or enhance a conservation area, and/or are noteworthy in terms of design or innovation. This year the renovation and building scheme of 4 Shelley Grove, Loughton incorporating a part two storey, part single storey side and rear extension, by R K Property Investments Ltd, was chosen as the first winner of this award. Loughton resident and businessman Mr Inderpal Matharu accepted the award on behalf of his company, which is based in Loughton Business Centre in Langston Road, at the council’s Annual Town Meeting in March. Framed certificates were also presented to R K Property Services Ltd and the scheme’s architects, Mr Mark Cotton and Mr Michael Cochrane of Architecture and Design Services Ltd, Parndon Mill, Harlow. The judging panel comprised Cllrs Caroline Pond, the town mayor, Chris Pond, Chairman of the Planning & Licensing Committee, and Stephen Pewsey, the Chairman of the Environment & Heritage Committee. Chris

Above: Winning building design – 4 Shelley Grove, Loughton Below: Town Mayor Cllr Caroline Pond presenting the plaque to the winner, Mr Inderpal Matharu.

Pond commented that, “the deco house was lived in by Ruth Rendell in the 1930s”. It has an “unusual style” and the “scheme has replicated the original features, with the extension matching the original works. The interior is fully 21st century but retains the style and chic of the 1930s”.

Annual Canvass of Electors 2012 THINGS are changing...we are making registering to vote easier. However, the annual canvass will start in JUNE this year because of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in November, so look out for your form. PLEASE respond as soon as you receive your form. The more responses we get back, the fewer reminders are needed. You can also

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Dear resident… by NPT Inspector Matt Twomey, Essex Police

I WAS really pleased when I was asked to return to the Loughton area having worked here approximately three and a half years ago as a Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) sergeant and as the acting inspector for NPT Loughton. Since leaving I have worked for the chief officers at headquarters looking at the strategic direction of the force. Following this, for approximately 15 months I was promoted to inspector and became a critical incident inspector in what was called Central Division that runs from Stansted airport to the Dengie and encompasses all of the area between, including Chelmsford, Maldon, Southminster, Braintree, Halstead and many other towns. My role was to run the response teams across what was the largest division in Essex Police. As such I managed many critical incidents including a plane crash where a two-seater plane was submerged along with the pilots on the day before the royal wedding. Moving on from this I carried out a neighbourhood policing inspector role and was then temporarily promoted to chief inspector

for a year, carrying out a district commander role looking after a large geographical area and managing several major operations within it. I have previously worked not only in the Loughton area but also Epping, Brentwood and Harlow where I began my career. I am pleased to have returned and believe I have an excellent team, some of whom have also worked across Essex, all bringing a broad knowledge of policing, which I believe will be of great benefit to the community. Since being here I have been to several neighbourhood action panel (NAP) meetings and met various partners, some of whom I worked with previously. I have instigated several operations that are currently targeting burglary dwelling, theft from motor vehicles, making off without payment and am involved in the development of our night time economy policing structure, working with partners to provide a safe enjoyable experience to the community. I have been pleased to form good links with my colleagues in the British Transport Police and Metropolitan Police and we are already working with intelligence to target those that use the arterial routes and train networks to come to this area to commit crime. This is building fast and I believe will be an excellent deterrent to those that impact criminally on the good people of Essex.

New benches THE TOWN council is very grateful to Loughton resident Terry Haines and his company Conquest Shipping Ltd for facilitating the donation of three top of the range designer benches from award winning Canadian manufacturer Maglin. Maglin is a leading designer and manufacturer of public site furniture using recycled materials. Strategically sited around Roding Valley Recreation Ground, these benches will greatly enhance the ability of the public to comfortably rest in this lively part of Loughton. Our thanks also go to former councillor, Chris Harper who seized the opportunity when it first arose.


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Dates for the diary n May-Aug National Trust summer trips/visits Woodford Green Centre 020 8505 3640 n Until 23 Jun Peelers Progress Exhibition on the story of policing in the Epping Forest district. Free. Epping Forest District Museum, 39/41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL. www.eppingforestdistrictmuseum.org.uk n Until 30 Sept, 2-5pm Sunday afternoons Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach Listen to the organ, cakes & refreshments. 3rd Sundays free walk-in concert at 2.30pm & 4pm n 24 May, 7.45pm White work - Mount Mellick Essex Handicrafts Association Woodlands Branch (see Regular activities: general interest p13) n 25 May, 8pm AGM & talk: Alan Everitt (soil engineer) HEARS 020 8508 2512 n 2 Jun, 10am-4pm Debden Day Jubilee street party The Broadway (see page 5) n 2 Jun, 12pm Children’s party (face painting, bouncy castle & stalls). Royal British Legion 020 8508 5044 n 2 Jun, 7pm Fun fundraising quiz & fish & chip supper (£8). Royal British Legion 020 8508 5044 n 3 Jun The Big Picnic Loughton Cricket Ground, High Road Town Centre Partnership Stalls, cricket match 020 8502 2149 n 4 Jun Lighting jubilee beacon Hilllyfields Open Space, off Rectory (see page 1) n 6 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sept, 1-3pm & 4 Jul & 1 Aug, 11am-1pm Tours: British Postal Museum Store Unit 7, Imprimo Park, Debden Industrial Estate, Lenthall Road, IG10 3UF 020 7239 2570 www.postalheritage.org.uk n 11 Jun, 2 Jul & 3 Sept, 6-8pm Curator-led tours: British Postal Museum Store Unit IG10 3UF 020 7239 2570 www.postalheritage.org.uk n 14-16 Jun, 8pm The Charlatan by William Norfolk (director: Andrew Rogers). Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society, Lopping Hall. £7 Thurs & £8 Fri/Sat. 020 8502 5843 (9.30-21.30) www.lads.org.uk n 16 Jun, 10.30am-12.30pm River Life David Lloyd Centre, off Roding Lane, Chigwell. Explore Roding Rover habitat. £2 Epping Forest Countrycare & Essex Wildlife Trust 01992 788203 n 23 Jun, 7pm Loughton Film Society Lopping Hall, 189 High Road. 0845 475 0890 www.filmloughton.co.uk

n 23 Jun, 10am-4pm Craft Fair (free entrance) Parish Hall, St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane. 020 8532 0060 n 23 Jun, 7.30pm Three Valleys Male Voice Choir concert St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane £7.50 020 8532 0060 n 24 Jun, 3-5pm Cream tea afternoon St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane £5. Mothers Union 020 8532 0060 n 28 Jun, 7.45pm Parchment Pergamano Essex Handicrafts Association Woodlands Branch 020 8508 7657 n 30 Jun, 1.30-4.30pm National Jazz Archive Summer Celebrity Event with Sir Michael Parkinson & Digby Fairweather. Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. £12. 020 8502 8988 (weekdays 10am-1pm - not Thurs) / 020 8502 4701

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For information on Regular Activities see pages 13 & 14 n 7 Jul, all day Olympic flame: day 50 Community Celebration Day Waltham Abbey town centre www.london2012. com/olympictorchrelay www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk n 7 Jul, 12-3pm Summer fete Oak View School Whitehills Road. 020 8508 6934 www.oakviewschool.org n 8 Jul, 8.30am HEARS annual coach trip Guildford & Wanborough. £28.50 (non-members) 020 8508 2512 n 10 Jul, 7.15pm Cambodia: The Sacred Art of Angkor & Living Arts Denise Heywood BA FRGS. Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society 020 8531 1140 n 10 Jul, 7pm Loughton Film Society Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. 0845 475 0890 www.filmloughton.co.uk n 15 Jul, 1pm Oakwood Hill Fun Day Roding Valley Recreation Ground. Restore Community Church 020 8508 7247 n 19-21 Jul, 7pm & 2pm (Sat matinee) Jack & the Beanstalk TechniCrew Theatre Company £8 (adults), £7 (children/OAP), £28 family (2 adults/2 children) 07546 031657 www.techni-crew.co.uk n 20-22 Jul Love Loughton Soccer Academy (school years 3-7), Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road. 020 8508 6172 www.loveloughton.org n 22 Jul, 5.30pm Songs of Praise for the Olympics Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach. 01992 760492 / gill_hopkins@yahoo. co.uk n 26 Jul, 7.45pm Stump embroidery Essex Handicrafts Association Woodlands Branch 020 8508 7657 n 27 Jul, 8am Bell ringing St John’s Church, Church Lane participating in the nationwide Bells of Britain vision to make history with Martin Creed’s Work No 1197. n 28 Jul, 12-4pm Love Loughton Olympic celebrations Loughton High Road & St Mary’s Church 106 High Road 020 8508 6172 www. loveloughton.org n 30 Jul-3 Aug, 10-3pm ignitionMAX Summer Holiday Club (school years 06) St Mary’s, 201 High Road 020 8508 6172 www.igniteloughton.com n 2 Aug, 10.15am Creation of the new Forest Visitors’ Centre Michele Hatwell (talk) English-Speaking Union, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane 01992 815840

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n 3 Aug, 2-4pm Magical Journey (children 3-5 years) Roding Valley Hall, Station Way, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6LN. Experience drama, dance, music & craft activities. £7 (conc £4). Epping Forest Arts 01992 564226 (booking essential) n 6-10 Aug ignite Games Café live Olympic event screening for u18’s. ignite centre, 201 High Road, 020 8508 6172 www.igniteloughton.com n 8 Aug, 10.30-11.30am & 2-3pm Draw a Crowd (children (with adult) 3-8 years) Can you help us make life size spectators to fill our sports stadium? Oakwood Hill Senior Citizen Club, Marlescroft Way £3.50 adult & child ticket, £2.50 extra ticket. Epping Forest Arts 01992 564226 (booking essential) n 8, 15, 22 & 29 Aug, 10am-12noon Play in the Park (ages 5-11) Roding Valley Meadows (by tennis courts, Roding Rd). Free, just turn up. EFDC Community Dev Team 01992 564556 / 564363

n 6-10 Aug, 9:30am-3:30pm Playschemes (ages 5-11) White Bridge Junior School £13 (full), £6.50 (member/conc) Activities: sports, arts, crafts, drama, indoor games. EFDC Community Dev Team 01992 564226 n 13-17 Aug, 9:30am-3:30pm Playschemes (ages 5-11) Alderton Junior School £13 (full), £6.50 (member/conc) Activities: sports, arts, crafts, drama, indoor games. EFDC Community Dev Team 01992 564226 n 23 Aug, 10.30am Elliott at the Olympics (2-5 years) Bangers & Mash Theatre Company. Loughton Library, Traps Hill. £8.50 adult & child ticket, £4.50 extra ticket. Epping Forest Arts 01992 564226 (booking essential) n 23 Aug, 2pm The Pied Piper of Hamelin (4-9 years) Bangers & Mash Theatre Company. Loughton Library, Traps Hill. £8.50 adult & child, £4.50 extra ticket. Epping Forest Arts 01992 564226 (booking essential) Disclaimer: Loughton Town Council takes no responsibility for events organised by external organisations/ individuals that are listed in Think Loughton. Please always check details and availability with relevant organiser.

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Footpath closure THE TOWN council has received many complaints regarding the closure by contractors of the well-used footpath between Borders Lane and Rectory Lane, via Loughton Hall, during the weekend of 17/18 March 2012. We are collating evidence from members of the public, who have used the footpath regularly for at least the last 20 years, to enable us to apply to Essex County Council to request the designation of the path as a new public right of way and assure its reopening to the public. Please contact Vivienne Messenger on 020 8508 4200 if you wish to support this work by completing an evidence form.

White Bridge diamond celebrations OUR congratulations go to White Bridge Infant School which is 60 years old this year. They will be celebrating this milestone with the current group of children and staff. In all these years the school has only had four headteachers, and they are still in contact with the original head, Miss Bone, who attended Christmas concerts at the school until just 3 years ago. All past pupils are invited to come and have a look round the school on Thursday 12 July between 5pm and 7.30pm, when the annual Celebration of the Year’s Work is held. If you attended the school between 1952 and 1957, and would be interested in coming in to visit us on 22 June, please call the school office on 020 8508 8624.

Oaklands School’s 75th birthday celebrations ONE OF the oldest preparatory schools in the Epping Forest area is Oaklands School in Albion Hill. Started by Miss Elizabeth Lord in 1937, and taken over by Nicholas and Ann Hagger in 1982, it has continued to flourish for children between the ages of two and a half and eleven years, with a strong family tradition. Many families are now seeing a third generation of children at Oaklands, and this summer will be the school’s 75th birthday. If any ex-pupils or ex members of staff would like to join in the celebrations on Sunday 1 July, please contact the school’s website www.oaktreeschools.co.uk or register on anniversary@oaklandsschool. co.uk

Beating the Bounds SOME THIRTY residents joined Town Mayor, Cllr Caroline Pond, on a Sunday afternoon in March on an inaugural walk along some of Loughton’s boundaries based on the ancient custom of Beating the Bounds. These events were traditionally organised in towns and villages around the country to impress on young people where the boundaries were before accurate maps were available and so hand down from generation to generation the extent of the parish. The ceremony is said to have been quite physical at times with the youngsters often being bumped or beaten with willow wands. Nothing so violent took place in Loughton although the town mayor was spotted tapping the boundary fence with

her walking stick. The route commenced by the Roding Lake at the boundary with Buckhurst Hill. Local historian and town and district councillor, Dr Chris Pond led the walk and recounted many interesting facts about the town and its development. The 5-mile walk followed the southern and western boundaries as far as the Robin Hood pub. On occasions, where it was physically impossible to keep close to the line, the walkers crossed into Buckhurst Hill, Waltham Forest and Waltham Abbey. A charity collection after the walk raised over £70 in support of the Loughton Festival’s 2012 charity, Haven House Children’s Hospice.

ON THE first day of the London 2012 Olympic Games – 28 July 2012 – four Loughton churches are leading a celebration of everything that is amazing about our town and surrounding area, because of their belief that church is at the heart of community. St Mary’s Loughton, St Michael & All Angels, Loughton Methodist and Loughton Baptist churches will be working with a wide variety of partners groups and organisations including schools, businesses, local authorities, charities and voluntary bodies to run to Love Loughton High Road Fun Day 2012. Love Loughton is not a church fete or a fundraiser, but a day of festivities to really put our town on the map and acknowledge all that makes it great – its brilliant location on the edge of the greatest city in the world and yet still surrounded by forest, and the diversity and talents of the people who make our community. If you enjoyed the ‘tester’ Fun Day in 2011 where over 2,000 people came and took part in a massive range of activities as diverse as taste testing by Zizzi, bellydancing on stage, a two storey high zorbing slide and a visit from the Loughton Fire Brigade to name but a few, this year promises to bring back all those favourites, but also add much more, partially

thanks to the generous financial support of the Church of England Mission Opportunity Fund and Loughton Town Council. Some headlines already confirmed include a performance from the smash hit Saltmine Theatre Company, the return of the zorbs, many more local businesses getting involved and a whole programme of lead up events during June and July including a soccer academy for year 3-7’s and our very own torch relay around local schools. You can stay up to date with all the information about the day and the lead up events as the programme continues to develop on Facebook (www.facebook. com/loveloughtonfunday), on Twitter (@love_ loughton) or at www.loveloughton.org Love Loughton is also accepting more offers of activities/exhibitors for the day up until the end of June, so if you are part of a local business or voluntary group, or have a particular skill you would like to offer to the day, do get in touch. So, please accept the Love Loughton invitation to come and celebrate your home town on 28 July. Come prepared to meet with your neighbours in a way you may have never done before, to meet with a sense of community that can sadly sometimes be lacking in this commuter suburb.

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Tennis for free £70,000 was financed by the town council with a £10,000 grant from Essex County Council’s Big Society Fund. The works carried out included the laying of new freedraining asphalt surfacing, internal fencing to separate the courts and the addition of a multi-sports court offering 5-a-side, basketball and cricket practice wicket.

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Regular activities ANIMAL TRAINING Epping Green Agility Club (for dogs), Sunnyside Stables, Epping Green. Mondays & Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm (indoors). Mrs Widlake 020 8508 5254 Forest Dog Training School Club, Debden Park Community Centre. Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm. 020 8508 3468 / fdts1@aol.com COUNSELLING Family Care Counselling Service, Epping Forest Branch, 5A Greenyard, Waltham Abbey EN9 1RD. 01992 788499 / familycarelou@aol.com Loughton Bereavement Service. Free counselling service. John 020 8508 6333 EDUCATION Music Lessons, Loughton Music Academy, High Road. 020 8502 2992 www.loughtonmusicacademy.co.uk WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) Loughton & Epping Branch. Mrs Pat Dale 020 8281 1536 / mrspdale@googlemail.com www.wea-essex.org.uk FAITH Kingsley Spiritualist Church, Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7.30pm St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane 1st Mondays 9-10pm. Open invitation to join monthly hour of quiet prayer and reflection. Parish Office 020 8532 0060 / admin@loughtonchurch. org.uk St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Causeway Service welcomes adults with learning difficulties & friends/family/ carers. 1st Sundays, 3.30pm Toddler Church, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. (0-5 yrs old plus fellowship). Tuesdays (term time), 10am. Cathy Morling 020 8508 1834 FOOD Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road. 1st Sundays, 9am-2pm. David Linnell 020 8508 2932 GENERAL INTEREST Bell ringing, St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane. Tuesdays, 8-9pm (in tower). No experience necessary. David Southgate 020 8508 7530 / davidsouthgate@talktalk.net Belly dancing, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm. Sonya Collins 07759 076443 / soniyabel lydancer@btinternet.com Debden House Quilters, Debden House. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 8pm. 020 8508 4873 Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers, The Warren, Epping New Road. 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays. Kevin Mason 8529 9273 / efcv2@yahoo.co.uk www.efcv.co.uk Epping Forest Countrycare, EFDC’s Countryside team. Volunteering projects in district’s nature reserves. Thursdays 10am-4pm. 01992 788203 www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/Council_ Services/planning/countrycare Epping Forest & District Stamp Club, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. 2nd Tuesdays, 7.30pm. 020 8505 5620 Essex Handicrafts Association, Woodlands Branch, Trinity Church, Mannock Drive. 4th Thursdays, 7.45pm. Also Acorns Junior Group. Pam 020 8508 7657 Essex Wildlife Trust Work Parties, Roding Valley Nature Reserve. Wednesdays, 10am-4pm. Warden Patrick Bailly 020 8508 1593

Forest Creative Writers, Jazz Archive Library, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. Thursdays (term time) 12.45-2.45pm. Peter Relph 020 8508 6313 Friends of Light & Healing, Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. An evening of clairvoyance. Alternate Thursdays, 7.30 for 8pm. 020 8508 3266 HEARS - Herts & Essex Architectural Research Society, Church Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. £2 non-members. 4th Fridays, 8pm. David Stevenson 020 8508 2512 / D.Stevenson@lse.ac.uk (see “Dates for the diary” section) www.hears.vpweb.co.uk Hornby Railway Collectors Association, St John’s Church Scout Hall, Church Lane. Alternate 1st Thursdays 5-10pm. £2. David Southgate 020 8508 7530 / davidsouthgate@talktalk.net Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society, Lopping Hall, High Road. Andrew Rogers 0208 508 9635 www.lads.org.uk (see “Dates for the diary” section) Loughton Astronomical Society, Scout Hall, Theydon Bois. LAS Astrokyds (6-14 yrs). Thursdays 8-10pm. Brian Morton 01992 815804 www.las-astro.org.uk Loughton Bowling Club Bridge Section, Eleven Acre Rise. Thursday afternoons. 020 8502 0237 Loughton Bridge Club, Oak View School, Whitehills Road. Mondays & Wednesdays 7.20pm (term time). keiththompson3@btinternet.com www.bridgewebs.com/loughton/ Loughton Calligraphy Club, Wesley Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. Saturdays, 10am-12 noon. Val Pearce 020 8508 1494 Loughton Camera Club, Lopping Hall, High Road. Wednesdays, 8-10pm. 020 8508 4199 www.loughtoncameraclub.org.uk Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society, All Saints House, Romford Road, Chigwell Row, IG7 4QD. Alternate Fridays, 7.45pm. 020 8502 1645 www.lefars.org.uk Loughton Film Society. Film screenings locally. www.filmloughton.co.uk Loughton Historical Society, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. Guests: £1.50. 2nd Thursdays, 8pm www.loughtonhistoricalsociety.org Loughton Life Club Workshops Tuesdays, 7.30-9pm. Ruth Rood 07734 709467 www.lifeclubs.co.uk Loughton & Roding Chess Club, Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise. Tuesdays, 7.30pm. 020 8508 3546 Woodford & District Floral Arrangement Group, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, E11. 3rd Mondays, 6.45pm for 7.30pm.Visitors £4 HEALTH ADAS (W Essex Alcohol & Drugs Service - by appt) Rectory Lane Health Centre 01279 641347 / admin@adasuk.org.uk www.adasuk.org.uk Breathe Easy (British Lung Foundation), Jack Silley Pavilion, Tidy’s Lane, Epping. 1st Mondays, 1-3pm. Chris Carr 01992 573387 Essex Blind Charity Resource Centre, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. 3rd Wednesdays, 10am-1pm. 0870 240 5418 / sue@essexblind.co.uk www.essexblind.co.uk/ Healthy Living Clinic, Debden Library, Epping Forest College, Borders Lane. Thursdays 2-4pm (by appt). Library 020 8508 5869 / W Essex Community Health 01279 827866

Loughton Club for Older Visually Impaired People, St Edmund’s Church Hall, Traps Hill. 2nd Wednesdays, 2-4pm. (Essex Blind Charity) Carole McNeil 020 8502 0069 Loughton Stroke Club, Loughton Baptist Church, 90 High Road. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 2pm. Mr E B Graham 020 8508 1100 ProActive (W Essex Prostate Cancer men’s self-help group) St Margaret’s Hospital, The Plain Epping CM16 6TN. Friday monthly 1-3pm. John Woods 07747 374692 www.proactive.me.uk Walks - Life Walks. EFDC health scheme. Karen Williams 01992 564222 / kwilliams@eppingforestdc.gov.uk Weight Watchers, Thomas Willingale School, The Broadway. Mondays 6:30pm & Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. Tuesdays, 6.30pm. Jodie Erics 07958 417998 / j.erics@sky.com www.weightwatchers.co.uk LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE 2324 (Chigwell) Squadron, Air Training Corps, Buckhurst Hill. Mondays & Thursdays evenings (13-17 yrs). 020 8505 3353 / 07899 715736 / 2324@aircadets.org www.2324squadron.org.uk 7th Epping Forest Scout Group, St Edmund’s Church, Traps Hill. Tuesdays (8-14 yrs) & Thursdays (6-8 yrs) - girls/ boys. Robin Bradley 07971 186440 16th Epping Forest Beavers (5-8 yrs), Trinity Church, Mannock Drive. Mondays 5.45-7pm. Cubs (8-10 yrs), St John’s Scout Hut, Church Lane. Fridays 6.308pm. Linda Brede 020 8508 4867 / lulu.brede@ntlworld.com 30th Epping Forest Scouts, St John’s Church, Church Lane. Tuesdays (8-10 yrs) 6.30-8pm & Wednesdays (6-8 yrs) 5-6 pm; (10-14 yrs) 7.45-9.15 pm - girls/boys. GSL David Briggs 07973 885972 41st Epping Forest Scout Group, Loughton Baptist Church, High Road. Mondays 5.45-9pm, Thursdays & Fridays, (6-18 yrs) 6-9pm - girls/boys. 020 8923 2378 Baby & Toddler 20-min session. Debden Library, Epping Forest College, Borders Lane. Fridays, 10am. 020 8508 5869 Baby & Toddler 20-min session. Loughton Library, Traps Hill. Tuesdays 10.30 & 2.20pm; Thursdays 2.20pm. 1st Saturdays (Daddy Cool) 11am. 020 8502 0181 ignite (children’s & youth activities) St Mary’s Church 020 8508 6172 www.igniteloughton.com Jellytots, Grosvenor Hall, Grosvenor Drive. Parent and toddler group. Fridays, 10am-12 noon (term time). 020 8502 0695 Kidz Club, Epping Forest Community Church, Grosvenor Hall, Grosvenor Drive. (6-12 yrs). Fridays, 4.30-6pm (term time). Phil Joiner 020 8502 0695 Little Angels Baby & Toddler group, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Mondays 10am-12 noon (term-time) 020 8504 5781 / 020 8508 7465 Little Oaks Children’s Centre, 94 Lawton Road. Free activities & support for children (0-5 yrs). 020 8522 2632 Loughton Youth Project, The Space, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. After-school youth cafe & radio podcast centre. Nick Robinson 020 8532 1911 / nick.lyp@gmail.com www.loughtonyouthproject.com Messy Play for Toddlers, Debden Park Community Centre. £4 / session. Thursdays & Fridays, 10-11.45am. Sharon 07931 500802

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group, Oakwood Hill Estate Hall. (Under 5 yrs old). Tuesdays, 9.45-11.30am. 50p / family. 020 8502 2748 Performing arts workshops (age 9-16) with professional instructors. Thursdays (term time), 7-9pm. 020 8508 6172 www.igniteyouth.co.uk/lyt.html Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs & Scouts groups, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. 020 8418 7944 Reindeer Explorer Scouts, St Edmund’s Church, Traps Hill. Girls/boys (13½ -18 yrs). Tuesdays. Robin Bradley 07971 186440 Sunrise Children’s Centre, Alderton Hall Lane. Free activities & support for children (0-5 yrs). 020 8522 3447 Tiny Talk Parent & Toddler Baby Signing, Little Oaks Children’s Centre, 94 Lawton Road. Wednesdays 1.15-2.15pm. Michelle Ayrton 07979 407434 www.tinytalk.co.uk/michellea Toddler Time, St John’s Parish Hall, Church Lane. Fridays (term time), 23.15pm. Parish Office 020 8532 0060 Tot’s Time, St Mary’s Church, 201 High Road. Mondays 9.45-11am (term time). 020 8508 3643 www.stmarysloughton.com Trinity Toddlers, Trinity Church, Mannock Drive. Wednesdays (term time), 9.3011.15am. Jane 020 8502 3357 Urban Street Dance Classes, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Fridays (boys/girls 10 years +). All Angels 5.306.30pm (beginners); All Saints 6.307.30pm (intermediate). Epping Forest Arts 01992 564226 MUSIC Loughton Folk Club, 8 Station Road. Live acoustic music. Thursdays, 8pm. Jim 07762 146623 / loughtonfolkclub@ googlemail.com Roding Players Orchestra rehearsals, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. No audition. Mondays, 7.15-9.15pm. Miles Harwood 020 8505 4329 www.rodingplayers.co.uk/ South West Essex Choir, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. Tuesdays, 7.45-10pm. Mary McElarney 01992 812606 www.southwestessexchoir.org.uk/ SOCIAL The Buffaloes, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. A charitable brotherhood members (18+). Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8.30pm. mldja.worsfold@yahoo.co.uk www.loughtonclub.blogspot.com Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Loughton Library (Jazz Room), Traps Hill. 3rd Monday, 2pm. Mrs E Vale 020 8508 2459 Dancing Club - Sequence & ballroom dancing, St Thomas More Church Hall, Willingale Road. Wednesdays, 2-4pm. £1.50 (incl tea & biscuits). Margaret 020 8504 0998 Forest Probus Club, County Hotel, 30 Oak Hill, Woodford Green, IG8 9NY. 2nd Fridays. Lunch & speaker. Budge Burnage 020 8508 7379 Friday Market, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Fridays, 10am-12 noon Loughton Probus Club, Gilwell Park, Chingford. 4th Tuesdays (lunch). Secretary Roy Allen 020 8504 3074 www.probusloughton.org.uk/ Over 50s Club, Oakwood Hill Estate Hall. Daily programme of activities. 020 8508 5743 Rotary Club Loughton & Buckhurst Hill, Old Chigwellians’ Club, Roding Lane, Chigwell. Thursdays, 12.45am. Tony Miles. u14 www.loughtonrotary.org.uk


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Royal British Legion Loughton Branch, 118 Church Hill. Mondays & Thursdays, 8pm (bingo). Tuesdays, 1-4pm line dancing. Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings (fun quiz night & prizes).Saturday evenings. 1st & 4th Sunday lunchtimes (jazz group) 020 8508 5044 www.britishlegion.org.uk/ Simply The West - Ballroom & Latin dance classes, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane. Thursdays, 7-10pm. John & Linda West 07880 605105 www.simply-thewest.co.uk Tea Club - Senior Citizens, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Alternate 3rd Saturdays 3-4.45pm. 020 8418 7944 The Royal Naval Association, Royal British Legion, 118 Church Hill. Social evening, music & dancing. 3rd Wednesdays, 8pm. 020 8508 5044 Wesley’s Café, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road (unsupervised toddler play area). Weekdays, 10am4pm. Saturdays, 10am-12.30pm (Tuesdays - term time, 11am)

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SPORT Aikido Club, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane. Tuesdays, 7.30-9.30pm. Jamie Crawford 07976 898222 All-ability Trampolining Club (disabled people to 19 yrs), Debden Park High School, Willingale Road. Wednesdays 6.45pm-7.45pm. Loughton Flyers Trampolining Club & EFDC. James Carstairs 01992 564567 / jcarstairs @eppingforestdc.gov.uk Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, 18 The Avenue - friendly family club. 020 8508 9440 Chigwell & Epping Forest Orienteering Club. Monthly local event & non-local events every weekend. Helen 020 8502 1629 chig.org.uk

Colebrook Royals FC (girl’s football team - school years 3-6), Metropolitan Police Ground, High Road, Chigwell. Saturdays 10-11am. John Eagleton 020 8418 9166 Davenant Diamonds (women’s football team), Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. Mondays (term time) (training), 7-8pm. EFDC. James Carstairs 01992 564567 / jcarstairs @eppingforestdc.gov.uk Dynamic Yoga classes Wednesdays 7pm (beginners) / 8pm (intermediates) Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane. Sarah Wilde 07946 381444 www.dynamicyogateacher.co.uk Jumping Jens, St Michael’s Church, Jubilee Hall, Roding Road. £4. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8- 9pm. Jennifer Humm 07866 127522 Keep Fit, Lincoln Hall, 125 High Road. All ages. £4.50. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10.30-11.30am. 020 8470 0807 Loughton Athletic Club, The Pavilion, South View Road (Roding Valley Recreation Ground). Tuesdays, 7pm. Tony Maycraft 07958 903842 www.loughtonac.org.uk Loughton Fencing Club, Debden Park High School, Sports Hall, Willingale Road. (8 yrs - adult). First two evenings free. Wednesdays, 7.309pm. Aubrey Crick 01992 522462 / info@loughtonfencingclub.co.uk www.loughtonfencingclub.co.uk/ Loughton Football Club, Avondale Close. 8-18 yrs + senior team. Sundays (youth teams), Saturdays (seniors) & weekday evenings (training). Keith Campen 020 8508 4757 www.loughtonfc.com

Loughton Karate Club, Loughton Club, Station Road. All ages (from 5+) & all levels welcome. Sundays 4-5.30pm. Stephen O’Brien 07758 341584 Loughton Mountaineering Club, Victoria Tavern, Smarts Lane. Hill walkers & climbers welcome. Mondays, 9.30pm. Jeff Harris 020 8508 2888 www.btinternet.com/~iapurves/ Loughton Rugby Football Club, Hornbeam Road, Buckhurst Hill. Wednesdays (training), 7.15pm. Duncan Kaye 07969 638349 www.pitchero. com/clubs/loughton Loughton Swimming Club (nonswimmers). Mondays, 7-8.30pm (children) Beryl Dearn 020 8559 1557 Old Buckwellians Football Club, Roding Valley Recreation Ground. Saturday League (Amateur Football Combination) + over-35s team. Wednesday evenings (training). Simon Burnage 07808 329318 www.oldbucks.co.uk Roding Valley Angling Club. New members welcome. Darren 07716 061273 / roding.valley.angling. club@gmail.com Sportz (football training), Roding Valley Recreation Ground. Free (turn up & play). FA qualified coaches. Wednesdays 6-7pm (11-19 yrs). James Carstairs 01992 564567 / jcarstairs @eppingforestdc.gov.uk Walk - West Essex Ramblers (sorry no dogs). Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. 020 8502 1628 www.westessexramblers.org.uk Yoga - Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise. (Age 50+) For all abilities & medical conditions. Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. EFDC Sports Dev 01992 564561

Yoga-Tonics, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. Tuesdays 10-11.30am. 07932 575 439 www.yogatonics.webeden. co.uk TALKS Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Bancroft’s Preparatory School Hall, Whitehall Road, Woodford Green. Member society of NADFAS. 2nd Tuesdays, 7.15pm for 8pm. 020 8531 1140 English - Speaking Union, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane. 1st Thursdays, 10.15am for 10.45am. £4 incl tea/ coffee. 01992 815840 / 01992 561470 (see “Dates for the diary” p8-9). Loughton Women’s Institute, Lincoln Hall, High Road. Meetings include speakers followed by refreshments. 1st Wednesdays, 2.15pm Elna Green 020 8508 4514 Mothers’ Union, St John’s Church in Lady Chapel, Church Lane. 3rd Thursdays, 10.30am for coffee & speaker. Ivy Southgate 020 8508 7530 National Trust, Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road (junction with Broadmead Road), Woodford Green. £3 non-members. Refreshments & NT information (see “Dates for the diary” section). 020 8505 3640 New Vistas Club, Loughton Cricket Club, The Uplands. Guest speakers. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1.45-4pm. Thelma Howe 020 8281 7136 St John’s Wives’ Group, St John’s Parish Hall, Church Lane. Gloria Blanchard 020 8508 6328

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