Taste of Italy coming to Epping

A taste of Italy will be coming to Epping next month when the town council hosts an Italian market. A range of Italian delicacies will be on sale from a host of stalls along the High Street between 9am and 4pm on Saturday, February 7. Town clerk Alan Shaw said: “The visit of a French market to the town last year was a popular attraction and we anticipate the visit of the Italian stalls will be an equal draw.” Simon Faro, from Italia In Piazza, said: “So many things can be associated with Italy such as fast cars, sunshine and football, but undoubtedly the biggest thing is food. “Italy's passion and love for food is second to none. “We will be bringing real Italian food, made in Italy

Town Council Freezes Council Tax for 4th Year

The Town Council voted to freeze the parish precept (the part of Council Tax that funds the Town Council) for the fourth consecutive year at it's meeting on Tuesday. The annual rate payable by a Band D property in the Town will remain £83.84, which has been the rate since 2011/12. The Town Council has also frozen fees for pitches on the market for the third consecutive year and is freezing the hire rates for Epping Hall. Cemetery fees are increasing to bring fees in line with other local cemeteries in Waltham Abbey and Chigwell. Town Mayor Barbara Scruton said "The Council felt that increasing local taxation in the present climate was not the right thing to do. We have frozen fees for the

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