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Autumn 2016

News from Loughton Town Council

Autumn 2016

No 74

Meet the new council Standing (left to right): Chris Pond, Kevin Latchford, Trevor Downing, Mark Dalton, Leon Girling, Rose Brookes, Mike Stubbings, Stephen Pewsey, Philip Abraham (deputy town mayor), John Mahoney, Tom Owen & Stephen Murray Seated (left to right): David Wixley, Caroline Pond, Tessa Cochrane, Judy Jennings, Jill Angold-Stephens, Stella Murphy & Carol Davies (town mayor) Insets: Philip Beales (top), Barbara Cohen (middle) & Adam Omer (bottom)




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Contact numbers COUNCIL SERVICES

Loughton Town Council 020 8508 4200 City of London Corp (Epping Forest) 020 8532 1010 Epping Forest District Council 01992 564000 Waste Management Hotline 01992 564608 Essex County Council (ECC) 03457 430 430 Adult Social Care 0345 603 7630 Child Social Care 0345 603 7627 Debden Library 020 8508 5869 Education & Schools 0345 603 2200 Loughton Library 020 8502 0181 Registrar: Births, ceremonies & deaths 0345 603 7632 Essex Parking Partnership (enquiries) 01206 282316

Churches Together ignite (Youth Activities) 020 8508 3643 Loughton Arts Centre 07532 053194 Loughton Voluntary Care Assoc. 020 8508 6114 Restore Community Centre 020 8508 7247 Royal British Legion (Loughton Branch) 020 8508 5044 Royal Voluntary Service 0845 608 0122 Supporting Carers in Essex 0300 7 70 80 90 Voluntary Action Epping Forest 01992 564178 Volunteering Enquiries 01992 564256


Affordable Counselling Epping Forest 01992 573402 Citizens Advice Bureau 0344 477 0808 Citizens Advice Consumer Service 03454 04 05 06 Epping Forest College 020 8508 8311 Jobcentre Plus (Loughton) 0345 604 3719 Loughton Information Centre 020 8502 0181 NSPCC helpline (freephone) 0808 800 5000 RSPCA cruelty line 0300 1234 999 Samaritans 116 123 SSAFA (Loughton Epping & Harlow) 01206 764114 Trading Standards ECC (business) 0345 603 7626 Victim Support (Essex) 0300 303 0165

ADAS (Alcohol & Drugs Service) 01279 641347 Alzheimer’s Society (Epping Forest) 01279 427522 Breathe Easy Harlow & Epping Forest 01992 573387 British Red Cross 020 8508 2162 Forest Medical Centre 020 8535 6888 Holly House (Private) 020 8505 3311 King George 020 8983 8000 Loughton Health Centre 020 8502 5000 NHS Direct 111 Princess Alexandra 01279 444455 Rectory Lane Health Centre 020 8272 4600 Spire Roding (Private) 020 8551 1100 St Margaret’s 01279 444455 Silverthorn Centre, Chingford 020 8430 7210 Whipps Cross 020 8539 5522




Age UK Essex Age UK Advice Care & Repair Service

01245 346106 0800 169 2081 01992 564086

Essex County Council Chigwell IG7 5AA Luxborough Lane Waltham Abbey EN9 1JU Brooker Road

POLICE & FIRE (dial 999 for emergencies) Essex Police (non-emergency) Action Fraud Anti-terrorist hotline


UK Power Networks emergency National Gas Emergency Service Thames Water 24 hour leakline


David Lloyd Chigwell Debden Sports Club Loughton Athletic Club Loughton Bowling Club Loughton Cricket Club Loughton Football Club Loughton Leisure Centre (& pool) Loughton Rugby Football Club South Loughton Cricket Club

101 0300 123 2040 0800 789321 105 0800 111 999 0800 714 614 0345 129 6783 020 8508 9392 07958 903842 020 8508 3546 020 8502 2064 020 8508 4757 01992 564574 07969 638349 07941 347812


Arriva (traveline) 0344 800 4411 First Essex Customer Services 0345 602 0121 Gatwick Airport: Your service centre 01293 555713 Heathrow Airport 0844 335 1801 London Travel Information (TfL & London Overground) 0343 222 1234 Luton Airport 01582 405100 National Express 0871 781 8181 National Rail Enquiries 03457 484950 Southend Airport 01702 538 500 Stansted Airport 0844 335 1803 Tourist Info Centre (Waltham Abbey) 01992 660336 Traveline (public transport information) 0871 200 22 33

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Clerk’s Remarks

FOLLOWING THE local elections in May, it has been business as usual with your councillors getting straight down to work. June saw the completion of a major project to refurbish the Traps Hill play area at a cost of £80,000 with the official opening celebrated in July. See page 6

for more details. July also saw the return of the popular family fun day on Jessel Green, now in its fourth year. Given the disappointing weather this summer, we were lucky that the sun shone on the large crowds who gathered to enjoy the variety of activities and displays on offer. Jessel Green is just one of the green spaces on the Debden Estate that are so valued by local residents and so I take this opportunity to ask for your help. Epping Forest District Council is expected to publish its draft Local Plan during September. We encourage you to respond to the public consultation that will run for six weeks from late October through to December. This important document will provide: n a vision for how the district will develop;

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LOUGHTON’S TOWN mayor is elected annually in May by the town council. The mayor’s role is to preside over meetings of the council, as well as representing the council at civic and ceremonial functions, such as the Remembrance Sunday parade and the annual civic service. Following the recent town council elections in early May, we are delighted to announce that at the annual council meeting held on 18 May 2016, cllr Carol Davies was elected to serve for 2016/17. Carol has lived in Loughton for most of her life and represented

Fairmead ward since 2008. She became involved in local politics after leading a campaign to try to save the Young Learners Nursery on the Epping Forest College development site. Cllr Chris Pond, in his nomination, described her as “Loughton through and through” and someone who would serve the town well during her term of office. Cllr Philip Abraham was appointed as deputy town mayor. Philip was born in India, but has lived in Loughton since 2000. He has represented Alderton ward since 2012.

n set out appropriate locations for development; and n provide policies to manage housing, employment, green space, community facilities, etc. We strongly encourage you to express your views as the Plan will affect development in and around our town for the next twenty years. You will find more details on page 11. Alongside this, the town council is beginning work on the preparation of a neighbourhood plan, which will provide more specific policies for Loughton. We really need your help on this. If you have an interest in how Loughton develops in the coming years and can spare time to join a steering group, please contact me at the town council offices for more details of how you can get involved. On page 5 you will find an invitation to join Grow,

the exciting new community allotment project. We are very impressed by the progress made this summer; clearance work is well underway with new fencing soon to be installed. The project aims to have the site ready for full cultivation in 2017. If you’re interested in allotment gardening, whether you have lots, a little or no experience, why not get involved, learn a new skill and make new friends? As the summer draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to the winter festivities. We launch our annual competition to design the council’s official Christmas card. See page 10 for more details of how you can win a £25 gift voucher and have the pleasure of seeing your artwork in print.

Enid K Walsh

Town Clerk



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Loughton Town Council Town Mayor: Cllr Carol Davies

Deputy Town Mayor: Cllr Philip Abraham


Cllr Philip Abraham 020 8502 2925 1 Lancaster Drive Loughton IG10 3NQ Cllr Adam Omer 020 8508 1821 32 Station Road Loughton IG10 4NX Cllr Michael Stubbings 07766 480522 70 Greenfields Loughton IG10 3HF

BROADWAY WARD Cllr Leon Girling 020 8418 0076 95 Willingale Road Loughton IG10 2DD Cllr John Mahoney 07909 517145 Flat, Lopping Hall, 189 High Road Loughton IG10 4LF Cllr Stella Murphy 020 8508 2794 6 High View Close Loughton IG10 4EG

Cllr Kevin Latchford 020 8502 4568 24 Colebrook Gardens Loughton IG10 2HS

Cllr David Wixley 020 8418 9284 2 Copper Beech Court, Goldings Road Loughton IG10 2QH

Cllr Tom Owen 020 8508 6916 15 Lower Park Road Loughton IG10 4NB

ST JOHN’S WARD Cllr Stephen Pewsey 020 8279 1858 59 Wroths Path Loughton IG10 1SH


Cllr Jill Angold-Stephens 020 8281 0674 89 Lower Park Road Loughton IG10 4NE

Cllr Caroline Pond 020 8508 2361 Forest Villa, 7 Staples Road Loughton IG10 1HP

Cllr Tessa Cochrane 020 8508 4148 16 Shaftesbury Loughton IG10 1HN

Cllr Chris Pond 020 8508 2361 Forest Villa, 7 Staples Road Loughton IG10 1HP

Cllr Trevor Downing 020 8508 8877 207 Smarts Lane Loughton IG10 4BW



Cllr Philip Beales 020 8418 0459 65 Harwater Drive Loughton IG10 1LP

Cllr Rose Brookes 020 8502 5981 3 Lower Park Road Loughton IG10 4NB


Cllr Mark Dalton 07719 736901 9 Highland Avenue Loughton IG10 3AJ

Cllr Carol Davies 07817 230372 13 Colebrook Gardens Loughton IG10 2HS

Cllr Stephen Murray 020 8508 7548 1 Avondale Court, Avondale Drive Loughton IG10 3BT

Committee membership

Town Clerk: Enid K Walsh

Cllr Barbara Cohen 020 8502 3242 61 Traps Hill Loughton IG10 1TD Cllr Judy Jennings 020 8508 1861 94 York Hill Loughton IG10 1JA

C Chairman

VC Vice Chairman



C S Pewsey VC J Angold-Stephens

C C C Pond VC C P Pond

C J Angold-Stephens VC C Davies

R Brookes

M Dalton

P Beales

P Abraham

B Cohen

J Jennings

T Cochrane

T Cochrane

L Girling

J Mahoney

C Davies

T Downing

S Murray

S Murray

T Owen

K Latchford

M Stubbings

A Omer

S Pewsey

S Murphy

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News round-up n ARMISTICE DAY will be commemorated at 11am on Friday 11 November at the war memorial on King’s Green. Two minutes’ silence will be observed to remember all those lost in conflict. Everyone is welcome to attend the short ceremony led by the town mayor. n REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: The annual Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service will be held on 13 November at the war memorial in Kings Green at 12.15pm. The parade will begin at 11.50am from the Loughton Royal British Legion headquarters at 118 Church Hill to arrive at the war memorial for the service. Everyone is welcome to attend. n FORMER COUNCILLOR Bill Lattimore, who represented Fairmead Ward from 2004 – 2008 passed away in May this year. A minute’s silence was held at the start of the annual council meeting on 18 May as a mark of respect. We send our condolences to Bill’s family. n FOOTBALL PITCH HIRE 2016/17: The town council’s popular grass pitches, located at the Roding Valley Recreation Ground (Roding Road) and Willingale Road Playing Field, are used by both Saturday and Sunday league teams. Changing room facilities are also available. To book contact Debbie Taylor on 020 8508 4200. n FREE OUTDOOR GYMS are provided at Roding Valley Recreation Ground (on the mound) close to Roding Road, IG10 3BS and at the Willingale Road Playing Field, IG10 2DD (behind the car park). Suitable for anyone aged 14+, the equipment includes leg pressers, chest exerciser/press and space walkers plus other challenging fitness activities. n ALLOTMENTS: If you want to grow your own fruit ‘n’ veg, plots are available for hire at the Willingale Road allotment site and two other sites in the town. Please contact Shirley Haynes on 020 8508 4200. n HALL HIRE: If you want to hire a large community hall for a special party, concert, dance or conference, the town council’s popular Murray Hall at 106 Borders Lane is centrally located in the heart of Loughton. Licensed for naming ceremonies and civil weddings, the hall can accommodate over 120 people seated and has its own garden. Our smaller Kingsley Hall is ideal for children’s parties. For more information contact Judy Graham our Halls & Bookings Administrator on 020 8508 4200 or visit Weddings_2592.aspx


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LOUGHTON WILL be taking part in England’s biggest heritage festival, Heritage Open Days, from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 September. As part of this year’s event we welcome back the popular classic car display of around 50 vehicles, near Loughton’s Lopping Hall. The Grade II Loughton Cemetery chapel off Church Lane built in the 1890s will be open on Sunday 11 September from 1 – 4pm. You can visit the Commonwealth war graves, Victorian memorials, the grave of Sidney Godley VC and follow the tree trail around this attractive site. You can also explore Loughton Club at 8 Station Road opened in 1910, originally as a bath house.

Dates of openings for other venues in Loughton celebrating the Heritage Open Days are: n Forest Hall: Thursday - Friday 2.30–4pm, Saturday 2.30–5pm and Sunday (service times) n Loughton Arts Centre: Thursday - Sunday 10am–4pm n Lopping Hall (tbc) n Loughton Methodist Church:

Thursday 10am–4pm, Friday 10am–3pm, Saturday 10am– 12.30pm and Sunday (service times) n St Mary’s Church: Thurs Friday 9.15am–2.45pm & Sunday services For more information on the scheme visit www.

BE PART of a new exciting community food growing project. Launched in July 2016, GROW community garden is looking for volunteers. You will have the opportunity to: n improve physical and mental well-being n learn new skills through training programmes and workshops n participate in exercise in a fun way n develop self-confidence n experience a sense of achievement n strengthen the local community Bordering the Hillyfields open space by Pyrles Lane, the GROW Community Garden is a project of the Restore Community Centre with support from Loughton Town Council. For more information or to volunteer please phone 020 8508 7247 | email info@growloughton. |

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Photo - Edge of Dulsmead Hollow, Loughton © Peter Adams

WE ARE so lucky to have the wonderful free amenity of Epping Forest on our doorstep. This ancient woodland covering over 6,000 acres was entrusted to the City of London as Conservators by the Epping Forest Act of 1878, to maintain its natural aspect. The forest was dedicated by Queen Victoria ‘for the enjoyment of my people for ever’. Many people who are already familiar with the forest will know that High Beach has been an important forest ‘honey-pot’ destination for over 130 years. The visitor centre there, opened in 1992, and its predecessor in the FSC Epping Forest field centre building, have served the area well since that time. The Friends of Epping Forest have now been operating the Epping Forest visitor centre at High Beach for just over two years, providing for nearly 40,000 visitors. Some visitors are local; others come from further afield and perhaps enjoyed the forest in their youth. Many are first time visitors, coming from London, Hertfordshire and in some cases much further afield. Tourists from China have been their most recent visitors! On summer weekends the centre welcomes more than 100 people each day and a fine bank holiday can bring 350. A wet Thursday in February may bring in just a dozen casual visitors. Now that this centre is well established, groups are being encouraged to visit on Thursdays and Fridays and enjoy the adjacent ‘easy access trail’. On special weeks, they hope to be able to lead some groups, particularly those with special needs; but as a facility the centre and the trail are there all year round. The Friends welcome hearing from Loughton residents interested in joining their team of volunteer information assistants. They supervise the centre during the opening hours of 10am4pm in summer and 10am-3pm in winter, from Thursdays to Sundays, plus bank holidays. If you have enthusiasm for Epping Forest and would love to share it with others, this is a chance for you. Training and support are provided and even a uniform! This is a good opportunity to meet new people and work with like-minded folk. If you are interested, why not come along one day and speak to one of the volunteers. You will be sure of a warm welcome. For more information contact: Judith Adams 020 8418 0730 / For details of the Friends of Epping Forest guided walks programme and events please visit www.

Traps Hill play area grand opening THIS NEWLY refurbished play area next to Loughton Library was officially opened on 9 July by town mayor cllr Carol Davies. The exciting choice of colourful equipment was finalised through extensive public consultation and we hope children enjoy the new play experience. The equipment is suitable for a wide range of ages from toddlers to 14 year olds but younger children should always be supervised by an adult. As well as the traditional and basket swings, there is a challenging multi-play piece for the older children with a climbing wall and bannister slide. The new roundabout with seats is fitted level with the safety surfacing and suitable for wheelchairs. For younger children there is an adventure trail and multi-play unit. Everyone will enjoy the witches hat (a spinning cone climber) and the trampoline. With the total cost of the works being £80,000, we are very grateful to Essex County Council who provided a grant of £20,000 from

THIS YEAR’S annual canvass of electors started at the beginning of August. Do you have access to the internet, phone or a mobile? If so, PLEASE log on, phone or text your response as soon as you receive your annual canvass form. It’s simpler, clearer and faster online or by phone – you will need the two part security code on the front of the form. Thanks to everyone who used the automatic response options last year but far too many people who could have used them didn’t. Please respond automatically this year. We need to reduce the number of paper forms that are sent back for processing, especially if

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Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach

the Community Initiatives Fund. The remainder of the funding has come from the precept. Councillor David Wixley, chairman of the council’s recreation committee, which undertook this project, said, “This is just one of the eight playgrounds provided by the town council. We were very successful in last year’s Essex Playing Fields Association annual competition; the playground at Monksgrove received a Silver Award while those at Westall Road and Colebrook Lane both received certificates of merit. We expect the Traps Hill playground to be a strong contender for an award this year. The town council’s seven other play areas are targeted to cover different age ranges. These are detailed in our ‘Discover your local playgrounds!’ leaflet, which can be downloaded from our website http://www.loughton-tc. Facilities_2594.aspx emailed to you or collected from our office.

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Jessel Green family fun day HUNDREDS OF local families enjoyed a fun packed day in the sun in July. Now in its fourth year, the event opened with a lively Rio-style dance display featuring children from Hereward and Staples Road Primary Schools together will a group from Ivy Chimneys Primary School. All the popular inflatables and bouncy castles returned with, new this year, an opportunity to

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visit a petting zoo or have a reptile experience, fly a kite (thanks to the Essex Kite Club) or try out archery. We are grateful to all our partner organisations who helped make this such a great day out for local residents, in particular Epping Forest Community Church, Epping Forest District Council, Restore, the Red Balloon Family, and John from the Cottage Loaf Pub for his sponsorship.

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Dates for the diary n Until 27 Sept, 2-5.30pm Sunday teas in Epping Forest enjoy homemade cake, tea/coffee & friendship Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach 07572 111387 n 6 Sept, 1.45-4pm Prisoners in the tower talk by Brian D’Arcy New Vistas, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road 01992 574552 n 8 Sept, 8pm Forbidden love & broken hearts talk by Georgina Green Loughton & District Historical Society, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road (see p13) n 10 Sept, 7pm Last night of the proms concert £10 on the door incl buffet & refreshments 07984 457790 Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 11 Sept, 9am-4.30pm Annual Epping Forest centenary walk (entire length or a section) Friends of Epping Forest, with the Ramblers & the City of London Corporation, 020 8418 0730 n 12 Sept Royal London & Buckingham Palace visit (City & village tour guide) £45.65 EFDC New Horizons 01992 564226 index.php/out-and-about/our-activities/ bookings n 13 Sept, 7.15pm Rebel on the run: Caravaggio’s final years talk by Sian Walters lecturer National Gallery & Surrey University Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society (see p14) n 13-27 Sept Beyond the City exhibition display of new gateway signage & its origins free entry The View, Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, 8 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH 020 7332 1911 n 17 Sept, 7.30pm Quiz night High Beach Village Hall £10 incl fish & chips BYOB 07814 540307 Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 18 Sept, 2.30pm & 4pm Walk in concerts free (retiring collection) Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 20 Sept, 1.45-4pm Coco Chanel talk by Norman Hymos New Vistas (see p14) n 22 Sept, 7.45pm AGM Essex Handicrafts Association Woodlands Branch 020 8508 7657 n 26 Sept, 2-4pm Plant hunters Andrew Sankey WEA 10-week course £80 Loughton Bowls Club, Eleven Acre Rise 020 8281 1536

n 27 Sept, 10am-12pm Outposts of Byzantium Michael Bloomfield WEA 10week course £80 Loughton Bowls Club (as above) n 28 Sept, 10am-12pm Woodland natural history Tricia Moxey WEA 10-week course £80 Jack Silley Pavilion, Tidy’s Lane, Epping CM16 6SP 020 8281 1536 n 29 Sept, 10am-12pm Modernist High Noon: British writing 1910-1935 Adrian Eckersley WEA 20-week course £160 United Reformed Church, Lindsey Street, Epping CM16 6RB (as above)

n 1–28 Oct, 9am-5pm (Mon-Sat) Loughton Camera Club’s annual exhibition free entry Loughton Library, Traps Hill (see p13) n 1 Oct, 11.30am-3pm Harvest activity day crafts for children & buffet meals available Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 2 Oct, 10.30am-4.30pm Charity indoor art & craft fair Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs, Grange Farm, High Road, Chigwell IG7 6DP Quality local art & crafts, refreshments, free entry & parking n 4 Oct, 1.45-4pm Snaresbrook House: a Georgian survivor talk by Lynn Haseldine-Jones New Vistas (see p14) n 6 Oct, 10.15am Lighthouses: beacons of hope talk by Mark Lewis EnglishSpeaking Union, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane (see p14) n 8 Oct, 7.30pm Harvest celebration meal St Michael’s Church, Roding Road 2 course meal plus welcome drinks & nibbles, by same chef of Food for Life evening £20 proceeds to church refurbishment fund Church office 020 8418 7944 / n 9 Oct, 10.30am Autumn walk starts/ finishes Victoria Tavern, Smarts Lane St Clare Hospice event £10 pay on day (children & dogs free) Hot buffet available after walk (1st come/1st served) South Loughton Old Walkers Society 020 8502 2169 n 11 Oct, 7.15pm New Cumberland Art Gallery, Hampton Court Palace Linda Collins lecturer Historic Royal Palaces, NT Tate Modern & National Gallery Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society (see p14)

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For information on Regular Activities see pages 13 & 14 n 13 Oct, 8pm Behind the wire talk by Mark Gorman & Peter Williams Loughton & District Historical Society (see p13) n 19–26 Oct Epping Forest walking festival Friends of Epping Forest 020 8418 0730 www.friendsofeppingforest. n 18 Oct, 1.45-4pm Romantic Romania talk by Joan Francies New Vistas (see p14) n 20–22 Oct Legally Blonde the musical presented by Forest Musical Theatre Co at Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford IG1 1BT £16, £14 conc, £12 theatre club members 020 8553 4466 (see p13)

n 22 Oct, 10.30am Gunpowder Mills walk starts/finishes Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 22 Oct, 2.30pm Alan Barnes & friends National Jazz Archive fundraising concert Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road 020 8502 4701 www. n 25 Oct, 10am-4pm Victoria grandmother of Europe descendants of Queen Victoria on Europe’s thrones WEA day course Loughton Bowls Club, Eleven Acre Rise 020 8508 4554 n 27 Oct, 7.45pm Christmas tree card Essex Handicrafts Association Woodlands Branch (see p13) n 27–29 Oct, 8pm Wife After Death by Eric Chappell (writer of Rising Damp) Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society, Lopping Hall, 189 High Road £10 07552 736110 (see p13) n 27–29 Oct, 8pm Lock Up Your Daughters by Henry Fielding Theydon Bois Drama Society, TB Village Hall, Coppice Row, CM16 7ER £9.50 01992 812250 n 28 Oct, 8pm Stepney Green: from moated manor house to city farm talk by Dave Sankey £2.50 non-members Herts & Essex Architectural Society (HEARS) St Michael’s Church, Roding Road (see p13)

n 31 Oct, 4-9pm All Hallows Festival of Light BBQ, games & crafts free Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 1 Nov, 1.45-4pm Graphology: hidden meaning of handwriting talk by Sandra Grayson New Vistas (see p14) n 3 Nov, 10.15am History of ironing & stories on his collection of 2000 irons talk by Ken Faulkner EnglishSpeaking Union, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane (see p14) n 8 Nov, 7.15pm Gone in a Flash! History of firework displays Renaissance to the age of electricity Timothy Wilcox lecturer & former curator at V& A Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society (see p14) n 9 Nov, 5pm Christmas Card competition 2016 entry closing date Loughton Town Council 020 8508 4200 n 10 Nov, 8pm London Underground railway architecture talk by Mike Ashworth Loughton & District Historical Society (see p13) n 15 Nov, 1.45-4pm Gardens of Capel Manor talk by Anne Luder New Vistas (see p14) n 19 Nov, 7.54-9.45pm Woodford Symphony Orchestra & the Woodford Singers Haydn Little Organ Mass, Beethoven Symphony No 8 & more Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill £10, £8 conc, £3 u16s 020 8924 9370 on the door n 22 Nov Christmas in Faversham & Canterbury with choral evensong at the Cathedral (Blue Badge Guide, City & Village Tour Guide) £28.75 EFDC New Horizons 01992 564226 out-and-about/our-activities/bookings n 25 Nov, 6-9pm Christmas market Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (as above) n 25 Nov, 8pm East Anglian building materials talk by Elphin & Brenda Watkin non-members free Herts & Essex Architectural Society (HEARS) St Michael’s Church, Roding Road (see p13) Disclaimer: Loughton Town Council takes no responsibility for events organised by external organisations/ individuals that are listed above. Please always check details and availability with the relevant organiser.

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THERE ARE periods in all of our lives when times are tough; coping with a young family, caring for an elderly relative, money worries or just finding it hard to cope. If you have concerns about a friend or family member, or need a bit of extra help yourself, it’s important to be able to find out what support is available locally. However, unless you know a service exists it can be difficult to know where to start looking. By visiting you can easily identify voluntary and community support services that are operating in the local area and you can even request a call back from many of the providers. For each service you can print off contact details, opening hours and information about how the service works. The system also allows you to comment on a service, which will help improve it for other users or chat with someone if you can’t find what you need. For more information, email info@ or call Nina Gavens at Voluntary Action Epping Forest on 01992 564423.

DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE? We are here to help. Supporting Carers in Essex is a partnership of registered charities working together to support unpaid carers of all ages across Essex. The charity is funded by Essex County Council and the NHS working together. To find out more about the support we offer to unpaid family carers or volunteering opportunities in your local area, please phone 0300 770 8090 / email or visit the website

Dementia Action Alliance DEMENTIA is the most feared health condition for people over the age of 55, but it touches people of all ages. Recent reports suggest there are currently around 4,000 people in Epping Forest who are experiencing the impact of dementia on a daily basis. The Epping Forest district Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is co-ordinated by Epping Forest District Council. They launched their own page on the national DAA website during the spring at local_alliances/16879_epping_forest_district_ dementia_action_alliance One of the Alliance’s main aims is to increase awareness of dementia across the district. If you are interested in becoming a member of the local DAA please contact Louis Walton on lwalton@ / 01992 564096

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FOUR £25 GIFT CARDS ARE WAITING TO BE WON! Everyone, whatever your age, can enter the town council’s annual competition to design its official 2016 Christmas card. Designs of your own creation as a drawing or photograph must be Christmas themed, of A5 size (portrait or landscape orientation) and can be either in colour or black and white. To be eligible to enter you must have a connection to Loughton and either live, work or go to school/college in the town. There are four different entry categories covering infant, junior or secondary school years, and adults.

The closing date is Wednesday 9 November. Download the customised entry form for either your A5 portrait or landscape design from our website The competition rules are detailed on this entry form.

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS by joining in this challenge to design a suitably themed window. Decorated windows really enliven the town and bring the magic of Christmas to shoppers, so why not join in the festivities? All Loughton’s shops and businesses are eligible with three different entry classes in the town council’s annual competition – local/ independents, multiple/chain stores and charity shops. Each category winner has the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive a £100 donation from the town council; is awarded a trophy (to keep for eleven months); and is presented with a

framed certificate. Christmas windows will be judged on a range of criteria, including overall impression/visual impact, creativity/idea, artistic merit, inventive use of materials and effort. Window displays will need to be ready for judging from 1 December. For further information please contact Vivienne Messenger 020 8508 4200. Last year’s winners were: Tonys, 61 The Broadway, IG10 3SP for the independents; Starbucks, 243 High Road, IG10 1AD for the multiples; and Restore Community Centre, 68 The Broadway, IG10 3ST for the charity category.

2015 winner: Isabel Murphy (junior school category)

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LOCAL YOUTH work charity, Spark, is excited to announce its move to the Loughton Youth Centre on Borders Lane in September 2016. Spark will always be very grateful to the Valley Hill Trust for generously making Valley Hall an affordable base for the last seven years. However, with the support of Loughton Town Council, Spark has been given the opportunity by Essex County Council to work in partnership, while continuing to provide alternative education in a nurturing environment, mentoring, counselling, and post 16 support services. Spark Manager, Adele Rogers said, “We are very much looking forward to the new opportunities that the building will provide and seeing the benefits it will give to the young people with whom we work.” For advice and support for young people aged 13 – 19, please contact Spark on 020 8508 6743 www. spark.html

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EPPING FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL (EFDC) has reached the next step in our Local Plan, and will soon be asking for your input and feedback. With a renewed emphasis from central government on the need for every district to have an up-to-date Local Plan in place in 2017, EFDC has been working hard towards the next stage of the draft Local Plan. The draft Local Plan will outline the proposed strategy for the next 17 years to meet the economic and housing growth in the district, identify potential sites for development and regeneration, and set out the proposed development management policies. Cllr John Philip, EFDC’s Cabinet member for planning policy commented: “At the heart of Epping Forest district’s draft Local Plan is your feedback. You have helped us shape the emerging draft plan through the Community Vision consultation in 2010, 2011 and then the Community Choices consultation in 2012.” The consultation will be launched on 31 October 2016, subject to the draft Local Plan receiving full Council approval on 18 October 2016, with draft documents available on the


EFDC website from 28 September 2016. There will be a number of ways to get involved in this stage of the draft Local Plan, access relevant information, and provide your feedback. Dates and locations are being finalised but look out for further information in a Local Plan Update newsletter that will be issued district wide, a new Planning Our Future website, and the council’s Twitter and Facebook feeds. The new Planning Our Future website will ensure that it is easier and more convenient for you to provide the council with your feedback online. Your local representatives will be briefed about the draft Local Plan and the consultation process as final details are secured to ensure that they are able to direct you to all of the information you will need to take part in the process. Cllr Philip added: “This is your Local Plan. This is our opportunity as a community to ensure development in Epping Forest district takes place how and where we want it to. This plan is a balance between the requirement from government to deliver the identified and evidenced need for economic and housing growth, but ensuring it is delivered in as sensitive, sustainable, and fair a way as possible across the whole district.”

ARE YOU in year 8 or above (aged 12 – 17), live in the Epping Forest district and want to give young people a voice in the community? If yes, the Epping Forest Youth Council (EFYC) is looking for candidates like you to stand for election to be a youth councillor to represent young people in the Epping Forest district. All you need is enthusiasm, commitment (for a two-year period), some free time (for at least two meetings a month), the desire to make a difference in your school and in your community, and to be reliable. If you are interested in becoming a Youth Councillor, find out more at www. If you decide to stand as a youth councillor, complete the EFYC candidate information booklet and return it by Friday 14 October. Elections will take place in schools between Monday 31 October to Friday 11 November. Election results will be declared on 16 November. If you wish to stand as an independent candidate, your nomination form will be presented to a judging panel. If you would like more information, contact Diane Butler, EFDC youth engagement officer, on 01992 564365, text 07789 372179 or email


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Regular activities ALLOTMENTS Loughton Potato Ground, Baldwins Hill. Roding Road Allotment & Leisure Gardens Association, Roding Road. www. Willingale Road Allotments, Loughton Town Council 020 8508 4200 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, 6.307.30pm. 020 8508 3468 / ARTS & CRAFTS Creative Art Classes LifeWorks Centre, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. £12. Tuesdays & Thursdays. 07944 589998 Created Crafts, 2nd Thursdays, 7.45pm Pam 020 8508 7657 Essex Handicrafts Association, Woodlands Branch, The Studio, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. 4th Thursdays, 7.45pm. Pam 020 8508 7657 Loughton Arts Centre, 187B High Road (by Lopping Hall). Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Local artists & photographers work. 07532 053194 The Arts Bar, Lopping Hall. 2nd Fridays from 7pm. For creative people to meet, view the latest exhibition at Loughton Arts Centre & meet the artist (as above). Thursday Art Group, Loughton Baptist Church, 92 High Road. Thursdays, 1.30pm £3 (incl tea & biscuits) 020 8502 1379 / Woodford & District Floral Arrangement Group, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, E11. 3rd Mondays, 6.45pm for 7.30pm.Visitors £4 http:// COUNSELLING Affordable Counselling Epping Forest counselling sessions The Box, St John’s Road, Epping CM16 5DN Thursday mornings 01992 573402 Samaritans. Free, confidential emotional support for the distressed & despairing available 24/7. 020 8553 9900 / 116 123 / / txt 07725 909090 EDUCATION Music Lessons, Loughton Music Academy, High Road. 020 8502 2992 WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) Loughton & Epping Branch. Mrs Pat Dale 020 8281 1536 / mrspdale@googlemail. com FAITH Butterfly Club Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. Mondays (term time) 1.30-3pm £1 child (pre-school) with parents/carers tom@loughtonmethodist. 020 8502 3071 St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Causeway Prospects Service for adults with learning difficulties & their families/ friends/carers. 1st Sundays, 3.30pm. 020 8418 7944 Toddler Church, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. (0-5 plus fellowship). Tuesdays (term time), 10am. 020 8502 3071 FOOD Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road. 1st Sundays, 9am-2pm. David Linnell 020 8508 2932 Loughton Foodbank Wednesdays, 10.1511.45am St Mary’s Church, 201 High Road & Saturdays, 2-3.30pm Restore Centre, 68 The Broadway. 07402 032313

GENERAL INTEREST Bell ringing, St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane. Tuesdays, 8-9pm (in tower). No experience necessary. Yvonne Finch 07748 970754 Belly dancing, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. Wednesdays 7-9.30pm. Sonya Collins 07759 076443 / Book groups Loughton Library, Traps Hill 4th Mondays, 1.30pm 020 8502 0181 Calligraphy for beginners (adults) 07956 544262 Deafblind club Loughton Library, Traps Hill 1st Tuesdays, 2-4pm 020 8502 0181 Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers, The Warren, Epping New Road most Sundays. Kevin Mason 8529 9273 Epping Forest Countrycare, EFDC’s Countryside team. Volunteering projects in district’s nature reserves. Thursdays 10am-4pm. 01992 788203 out-and-about/countrycare Epping Forest & District Stamp Club, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. 2nd Tuesdays, 7.30pm. 020 8505 5620 Essex Wildlife Trust Work Parties, Roding Valley Nature Reserve. Wednesdays, 10am-4pm. Ranger Michael Poole 07881 815994 Film Loughton. Film screenings locally. Forest Creative Writers, Jazz Archive Library, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. Thursdays (term time) 12.45-2.45pm. Peter Relph 020 8508 6313 Forest Musical Theatre Company St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Tuesdays & Wednesdays (rehearsals). Friends of Light & Healing, Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. An evening of clairvoyance. Alternate Thursdays, 7.30 for 8pm. 020 8508 3266 Games Morning Loughton Library, Traps Hill play board games & cards Wednesdays, 10am-12pm led by Loughton Voluntary Care 020 8502 0181 HEARS - Herts & Essex Architectural Research Society, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. £2.50 non-members. 4th Fridays, 8pm. David Stevenson 020 8508 2512 See Dates for the diary. Hornby Railway Collectors Association, St John’s Church Scout Hall, Church Lane. 2nd Thursdays, 5-10pm alternate months. David Southgate 020 8508 7530 Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society, Lopping Hall, High Road. Martin Howarth 020 8508 8644 See Dates for the diary. Loughton Astronomical Society, Scout Hall, Theydon Bois. LAS Astrokyds (6-14 yrs). Thursdays 8-10pm. Brian Morton 01992 815804 Loughton Bowling Club Bridge Section, Eleven Acre Rise. Thursday afternoons. 020 8502 0237 Loughton Bridge Club, Oak View School, Whitehills Road. Mondays 7.20pm (term time). Loughton Camera Club, Lopping Hall, High Road. Wednesdays, 8-10pm. 01992 575505 Loughton_Camera_Club/Welcome.html Loughton & District Historical Society, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. £2.50 non-members. 2nd Thursdays, 8pm www. Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society, All Saints House, Romford Road, Chigwell Row, IG7 4QD. Alternate Fridays, 7.45pm. 020 8502 1645 www.


Amendments to: Loughton Chess Club, Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise. Wednesdays, 7.30pm. 020 8508 3546 www.freewebs. com/kengroce/ Loughton Women’s Institute, Royal British Legion, 118 Church Hill. 1st Wednesdays, 2.15pm (except 2nd Wednesday in January) Elna Green 020 8508 4514 Yarns & Tales Loughton Library, Traps Hill for a knit, chat & tea 2nd Saturdays 2-4pm 020 8502 0181 HEALTH ADAS (W Essex Alcohol & Drugs Service by appt) Rectory Lane Health Centre 01279 641347 / Breathe Easy (British Lung Foundation), Tony Carr 01992 573387 Lifewalks EFDC walking for health scheme various locations Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am & Sat, Sun 10.30am. Karen Murray 01992 564222 / Loughton Memory Café (Alzheimer’s Society), Church Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 10am-12pm 01279 427522 Memory Café Rotary Club of Loughton Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road 2nd Fridays 10am-12pm 07984 100379 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 LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE 2324 (Chigwell) Squadron, Air Training Corps, Buckhurst Hill. Mondays & Thursdays evenings (13-17 yrs). 020 8505 3353 7th Epping Forest Scout Group, St Edmund’s Church, Traps Hill. Tuesdays: Scouts boys/girls (10½-14½ yrs) 7.309pm. Thursdays: Beavers boys/girls (6-8 yrs) 5-6pm & Cubs boys/girls (8-10½) 6.30-7.30pm. Keith Davis 07553 376181 16th Epping Forest Beavers Trinity Church Hall, Mannock Drive. Mondays: Beavers (6-8 yrs) 5.45-7pm. Fridays: Cubs (8-10 yrs) 6.30-8pm Linda Brede 020 8508 4867 / 30th Loughton Scout Group, St John’s Church, Church Lane. Beavers (6-8 yrs), Cubs (8-10 yrs) &, Scouts 10-14 yrs. Paul Snowdon GSL 020 8508 4336 / 41st Epping Forest Scout Group, Lopping Hall, 189 High Road. Mondays 5.45-9pm, Thursdays & Fridays, 6-9pm Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers girls/boys (6-18) 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. Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 10.30am; Thursdays 2.20pm. 1st Saturdays (Daddy Cool) rhyme time 11am. 020 8502 0181 Baby & Toddler Group St Edmund’s Parish Hall, Traps Hill. Thursdays 9.3011.30am (term time) 07770 891912 / Cheeky cherubs stay & play Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am. 07711 883860 / Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Loughton Youth Centre, 106 Borders Lane Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm (term time) (14½19 yrs) 01279 404401 / Grandparent & Toddler Rhymetime Loughton Library Wednesdays 1.302.30pm in partnership with Spurgeon’s Children Centre 020 8502 0181

Girlguiding Loughton South. Rainbows, brownies & guides (girls 5-13yrs). Leadership opportunities available. 07908 491411. www.loughtonsouth.webspace. ignite (children’s & youth activities) St Mary’s Church, 201 High Road 020 8508 3643 Tots Time (0-4) Mondays 9.30-11am. Forge (Y7-13) Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm. Shine! Toddler church (0-4) Thursdays 9.45-10.45am. After Hours (Y9+) Fridays 8-10pm Little Angels Baby & Toddler group, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Mondays 10-11.30am (term-time) 020 8418 7944 Little Oak’s Delivery Site, Torrington Drive. Fun, educational & daily varied sessions for children (0-5) & support for parents. 020 8418 7904 Loughton Youth Project, The Space, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. 24-hour online community radio station. Free afterschool / evening café weekdays. Nick Robinson Noah’s Ark Toddler Group, Oakwood Hill Estate Community Hall. (U5s). Tuesdays & Thursdays (term time) 10-11.30am. £1 (per family) Catherine Wait 07582 119932 Papworth Trust, Loughton Youth Centre, 106 Borders Lane. Thursdays 5-7pm (term time) (8-18 yrs) free activities for disabled young people 01279 404401 / Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs & Scouts groups, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. 020 8418 7944 Red Balloon Community Theatre Youth Centre, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane, IG10 3SB Loughton Children’s Theatre: Mondays 4.30-6.30pm (school yrs 3-7/chorus) Loughton Youth Theatre: Mondays 7-9pm (school yrs 6-11/principals) Team 6: Tuesdays 6-7.30pm (school yrs 6-8) Epping Youth Theatre, The Box, St John’s Road, Epping Tuesdays 5.30-7.30pm (school yrs 3-6) 020 3086 8186 (option 2) / @redballoonfam Reindeer Explorer Scouts, St Edmund’s Church, Traps Hill. Girls/boys (13½ -18 yrs). Fridays. Dave Martin 07889 189261 Russian drama studio, Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. Mondays 4.15-6.15pm. Anastasia 07435 358943 Scouts Explorers, Loughton Youth Centre, 106 Borders Lane. Mondays 6-8.30pm (term time) (13-19 yrs) free activities 01279 404401 / edward.nkwelle@essex. Sunrise Children’s Centre, Alderton Hall Lane. Fun, educational & daily varied sessions for children (0-5) & support for parents. 020 8502 5799 Young Carers, Loughton Youth Centre, 106 Borders Lane. Wednesdays 6.309pm (term time) (8-8 yrs) free activities 01279 404401 / edward.nkwelle@essex. MUSIC 60’s music appreciation social group Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. Last Tuesdays 2-4.30pm 020 8508 8365 / 07761 792691 Davenant Community Choir, Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road Thursdays, 6.45-8.45pm. No auditions 020 8508 9597 / 020 8508 2026 Loughton Folk Club, 8 Station Road. Live acoustic music. Thursdays, 8pm. Jim 07762 146623./ Roding Players Orchestra rehearsals, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. No audition. Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Miles Harwood 020 8505 4329 u14


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South West Essex Choir, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. Tuesdays, 7.45-10pm. 01992 812606 Stand & Deliver Acoustic Open Mic Club, Royal British Legion, 118 Church Hill. 2nd Tuesdays 8pm. Roy Tyzack Woodford Symphony Orchestra welcomes new string players. Rehearsals Thursdays, 7.45-9.45pm, Roding Valley High School, 020 8924 9370

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Royal British Legion Loughton Branch, 118 Church Hill. Mondays & Thursdays, 8pm (bingo); Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-4pm line dancing; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays quiz night; last Sundays 1-4pm (jazz @ the RBL) 020 8508 5044 Tea Club - Senior Citizens, St Michael’s Church, Roding Road. Alternate 3rd Saturdays 3-4.45pm. 020 8418 7944 Wesley’s Café, Mondays 10am5:30pm, Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3:30pm & Saturday 10-12:30pm) SPORT 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. Fabrizio Ferrari 01992 564567 / fferrari@ Amici Badminton Club, Roding Valley High School Sports Hall, Alderton Hill. Mondays, 8-10pm. Age 30+. Suzanne 07940 313691 / Chris 07713 004996 Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, 18 The Avenue, Friendly family club. Membership: juniors 020 8502 3793 & adults 020 8502 1950 Chigwell & Epping Forest Orienteering Club. Monthly local event & non-local events every weekend. Helen 020 8502 1629 Colebrook Royals FC, Grange Farm Pavilion, Grange Farm Lane, Chigwell IG7 6DP. Saturdays & Sundays. 07951 820444 Clubbercise Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane. Easy dance workout routines Wednesdays 7.15-9.15pm Lisa 07877 010158 Epping Forest HF Walking Group regular Sunday walks in the local area

Epping Forest Sportability Club (EFSC) Multi-sports club for young people with mild-moderate physical & learning difficulties. Oak View School, Whitehills Road. Saturdays 10am-2pm (term time) Jumping Jens, St Michael’s Church, Jubilee Hall, Roding Road. £4. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8-9pm. 07866 127522 Karate Club Trinity Church, Mannock Drive. Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30pm 020 8508 7657 Katy Little School of Dance, Loughton. Ballet, tap, jazz, examinations & shows. 4 yrs to adults 07712 106941 / Keep Fit with Caroline Loughton Methodist Church, Joseph Rank Room, 260 High Road Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10.40-11.40am £5. 07714 467784 Loughton Athletic Club, The Pavilion, South View Road (Roding Valley Recreation Ground). Tuesdays, 7pm. Loughton Fencing Club, Debden Park High School Sports Hall, Willingale Road Wednesdays, 7-9pm. 01992 522462 Loughton Football Club, Avondale Close. 8-18 yrs + senior team. Sundays (youth teams), Saturdays (seniors) & weekday evenings (training). Keith Campen 020 8508 4757 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, 8.30pm. Loughton Rugby Football Club, Hornbeam Road, Buckhurst Hill. Wednesdays (training), 7.15pm. Duncan Kaye 07969 638349

Loughton Swimming Club Mondays, 7pm. Beryl Dearn 020 8559 1557 Loughton Wado-Kai Karate Club, Roding Valley High School Drama Hut, Alderton Hill. All ages. Wednesdays 7pm. 07971 672542 Roding Valley Angling Club. New members welcome. Darren 07716 061273 / Walk - West Essex Ramblers (sorry no dogs). Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. 020 8554 1665 Yoga Kingsley Hall, Kinglsey Road. Wednesdays 7-8pm £7 yogaplanet@ Yoga - Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise. (Age 50+) For all abilities & medical conditions. Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. EFDC Sports Dev 01992 564561 TALKS Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Bancroft’s Preparatory School Hall, Whitehall Road, Woodford Green. Member of NADFAS. 2nd Tuesdays, 7.15pm for 8pm. 020 8599 6281 English-Speaking Union, Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane. 1st Thursdays, 10.15am for 10.45am. £4 incl tea/ coffee. 020 8505 9001 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, £3 non-members. Refreshments & NT information. 020 8508 9541 See Dates for the diary New Vistas, Loughton Club, 8 Station Road. Guest speakers. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 1.45pm. Juliet Hipkin 01992 574552 St John’s Wives’ Group, St John’s Parish Hall, Church Lane. Christine Doughty 020 8504 5057

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