First council houses for 30 years given go-ahead
The properties will be allocated to people on the council's housing waiting list and the authority is planning to build 120 more homes in the next six years.
Community groups to receive grants
North Weald Mums will receive A 15,000, having asked for just A 10,000 to improve North Weald Common playground.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Charity festive parade unites community
A festive parade, featuring the happy couple and singers from Epping Forest College, yesterday raised funds for Oak View School and Chigwell Riding Trust.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Police are encouraging people to report incidents of hate crimes
A campaign has been launched to encourage more people to report hate crimes as only one in five victims are believed to come forward.
Lights to go out along major roads
The decision to turn out street lights at night across Essex has been extended to the A13 and A127 for a two-year trial.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Campaign to ban badger cull
The Harlow Badger Group fear the current culling programme could be rolled into areas where bovine tuberculosis is not a problem.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Former Loughton teacher jailed.
Peter Wigg who taught at Brook Modern School in Loughton in the early 70s has been jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to four offences of indecent assault on a female, and two more of committing gross indecency with a child.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Charities land A 2500 each after airfield fun day
The St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood and Help for Heroes were each presented with cheques after Epping Forest District Council split the cash made at the North Weald Airfield fun day and resilience roadshow 2013.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Braintree and Witham Times
Epping Forest: Warning of 'tough times' as tax announcement looms
Witham town councillors are fighting to safeguard the town's "valuable" children's centres, youth centre and youth bus in the face of huge cost-cutting plans.
County council comes under scrutiny over children's centre closures
On Tuesday Epping Forest District Council expressed "extreme concern" in a statement to Essex County Council, following a meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Police to wear cameras to combat domestic violence
Domestic violence has spiked across the Epping Forest in the last year, with the latest statistics showing 100 reported incidents every month.
The American Scholar
Citizen Cow-Pat Project
When my mother was a Girl Guide in England-circa 1950-she and her fellow guides went away to weekend camps where they slept under canvas on mattresses of straw , roasted potatoes on bonfires, and joined together in jolly sing-alongs.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Iraqi teachers get lessons in district
Nineteen school teachers and leaders from Davenant Foundation School's partner in Babil visited Epping Forest, this month, to see how they can improve lessons in their own country.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Vulnerable adults tricked into handing over 94k
Thieves targeting Epping Forest have conned elderly and vulnerable people out of A 94,000 this year, police have confirmed.
Loved ones to be remembered in torch light procession
The Light up a Life ceremony in Loughton will see friends and families come together to remember lost loved ones.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
School donates to inclusion charity
A school has donated A 2,150 pounds to a charity helping people of all abilities integrate with the wider community.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Travellers ordered to leave site or face arrest
The 73 people who have been living on Birch Field in Epping Lane, Stapleford Tawney, since August were said to be in breach of a 2006 court order banning use of the site.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Animal lover's anger at being told to throw stray dog back into street
An animal lover says that she is 'disgusted' by local authorities after being told to throw a stray dog back into the street.
Police meet residents over rural crime
Over the last few years theft of livestock, plant machinery and fuel has hit areas of Epping Forest particularly hard.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Ex teacher jailed for 1970s sexual abuse
Peter Wigg finally admitted his crimes against the then 14-year-old four decades on - having previously served another prison sentence in 2003 for offences against another girl.