EPPING TOWN COUNCIL
The Council maintains two allotment sites in Lower Bury Lane and Meadow Road. At both there is a selection of single and double plots to suit all gardening abilities, however because of the long waiting list, single plots are currently only being offered. (A double plot is approximately 250m2 which is similar to the playing area of a double tennis court.) All plots have been allocated for the current allotment year.
Each year an Allotment Award is given for the best kept plot at each site. Judging is carried out in July and the certificates and awards are presented at the Annual Town Meeting held in the following March.
The Epping Horticultural Society runs a trading hut at the Meadow Road site on Sunday mornings selling many items including composts and fertilisers etc.
To rent an allotment, please contact the Town Council.
From April 2013 the annual rent of an allotment will be £20 for a single plot and £40 for a double plot. For Seniors (65+) the price is £15 for a single plot and £35 for a double plot per annum.
PLEASE NOTE AT PRESENT THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR ALLOTMENTS AT BOTH SITES. However, if you wish to put your name on the list, contact the Town Council and you will be notified as soon as one becomes available.
Epping Cemetery has two sections, the original burial ground and a lawned extension.
The original burial ground, dating from 1911, has a consecrated and unconsecrated section, however, the Roman Catholic, Children's Section and Cremated Remains areas are full and there are now very few graves available for any burials in this area. In the lawned extension there is space for burials of people of all or no religions as well as a space reserved for burials according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Faith.
Plots for burial of cremated remains are available in the lawned extension. Cremated remains may also be scattered in a designated area outside the Chapel.
A non-denominational Chapel, dating back to 1911, is available for use.
Exclusive Rights of Burial for graves and plots for cremated remains in the lawned extension may be purchased in advance.
Memorials are approved in accordance with our regulations. Only Stonemasons registered under the British Registered of Accredited Memorial Masons Scheme complying with the Code of Practice issued by the National Association of Memorial Masons are allowed to work in the Cemetery.
Epping Town Council holds Burial Registers which record every burial in the Cemetery since its opening in April 1911. For genealogy searches the number of registered names provided for surname only enquiries will be limited to five for each search fee. The information given will be the name of the deceased, grave number, date of interment and age at death.
If you wish to receive further information on any of the above please contact the Town Council.
In 1253 a Charter was granted to hold a weekly market at Epping. During its 800 year history there have been many changes and today the market, held on Mondays (including Bank Holidays), runs the whole length of the high street, with approximately 70 stalls trading. There is a wide variety of items for sale, including fruit and vegetables, foodstuffs, clothes, household goods, plants, jewellery, pet supplies and other merchandise.
Casual traders are welcome, if there is space available, but please check with the Town Council first by telephoning 01992 579444 by Friday of the preceding week to avoid disappointment on the following Monday. The current charge for a single pitch is £31.25 (including VAT).
The Town Council is responsible for the following recreation and play areas in Epping:
Brook Road - Open Space.
Frampton Road - There are cradle swings, a slide, junior multi play equipment and a football wall.
Ivy Chimneys - Here there are cradle swings, four flat swings, a junior action pack and overhead loops, basketball net and log equipment.
Lower Swaines - This area has cradle swings and flat swings, an action pack, basketball post and trim trail.
Parklands - Cradle swings, a spring toy, slide unit and timber climbing equipment is available for use for children of various ages.
Stonards Hill Recreation Ground -
The facilities here include four football pitches, a petanque area, a skateboard area and play equipment for young children.
The play area was refurbished at a cost of £74,000, of which £20,000 came from an Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund Grant.
The Town Council are also responsible for the bus shelters at The Plain (Coopersale), Palmers Hill (East and West) and High Street (East and West), Swaines Green (Heritage Open Space), fingerposts, litter bins, notice boards, public clock, public seats and public toilet.