St Johns Site - Statement from the Town Council

Residents may have seen reports in local media concerning the proposals for re-development of the St John’s site in Epping town centre. Epping Forest District Council made a statement on 17th July on their website which can be found here. As a result of these reports, the Town Council has received a number of enquiries about proposals under consideration and has made the following statement: “At an early stage, the Town Council took the decision to take part in influencing the outcome of the planning and redevelopment brief that was prepared jointly with Epping Forest District Council and Essex County Council in relation to the St. John’s Road site. The Town Council was and remains committe

Continental Market visits Epping

On Saturday 12th July, the Town continued the french theme from Monday's visit of the Tour de France by welcoming a french market to the High Street. The market featured specialist cheese stalls, deli foods, jewellery and accessoriesas well as delicious food to take-away. Town Mayor Barbara Scruton and local MP Eleanor Laing both tried their hands at making crepes with varying degrees of success! Ms Scruton said "We're delighted to be able to bring some french flavours into the town, particularly at the end of a week where we have embraced the Tour de France. " There were some hiccups wih the event, unfortunately the patisserie stall holder missed their ferry from France, however the Town C

Epping art brightens up empty shop

The Town Council was delighted to be able to bring local art to the High Street and at the same time clean up an empty shop that was an eyesore. The former West End Furniture shop in Epping High Street was looking uncared for and sorry for itself with whitewashed windows and fly posting on the glass. The Town Council contacted owners Mezesphere, who will be opening a turkish restaurant in the premises later in the year, who were only too happy to turn the unit over to the Town Council to brighten it up. With only a few days to go before the Tour de France, the Town Council conatcted Epping Art Society who were able at very short notice to mount a mini exhibition in the shop windows. The di

Fun for everyone at Epping Town Show

After a shaky start to the day with the weather, thge sky brightened and the same came out onto what was one of the best Town Shows ever! The show opened with the excellent Dhol Drummers and the events and displays in the Arena drew crowds all day. It was fantastic to see so many local groups and organisations at the show and so many families enjoying the entertainment and activities. We have posted a gallery of images, and further Town Show images can be found at Everything Epping Forest We thought the show was great fun, but please contact us and let us know what you thought! Gallery

Putting up the High Street Bunting for the Tour de France

This evening Derek Whitbread showed us why he is the Townsperson of the Year by rounding up a team of volunteers, all colleagues from Epping Fire Station, to put up the bunting for the Tour de France in the HIgh Street. We think it looks great, but please contact us and let us know what you think! Gallery

Celebrate Bastille Day Weekend at a French market in Epping High Street

A taste of France comes to Epping on Saturday, July 12, when Epping Town Council hosts a French market to mark Bastille Day weekend. The market will commemorate the beginning of the French Revolution and the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Organised by international market event operator Savoir Fayre Ltd, and held in partnership with Epping Town Council, the market will be in the High Street from 9am to 5.30pm with stalls selling authentic French and continental food. Stalls will be selling bread, cheeses, pastries, cakes, sweets, condiments and charcuterie, as well as Spanish paella and couscous and Italian confectionery. The delicatessen stall will have artisanal terrines and pa

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