Play in the Park - Stonards Hill

The Town Council, in partnership with the District Council, are putting on some 'Play in the Park' sessions in the summer holidays where you can make use of the great public spaces in Epping. The sessions are free and open to all children (and parents) from ages five to thirteen. Younger siblings are of course welcome. Dates 2015 Monday 3rd August Friday 7th August Monday 10th August Monday 17th August Friday 21st August Monday 24th August Times: 1.30pm-3.30pm All sessions will be held at Stonards Hill Recreation Ground. Please note: The two August sessions previously advertised at Ivy Chimneys will now be at Stonards Hill.

Epping in Bloom 30th July

Epping in Bloom met on 30th July at Epping Hall to discuss the floral displays in and around the town. It is a fun and friendly group of flower and plant lovers who plant, water and maintain some of our town's displays. Help make a real difference and make some new friends along the way. The next meeting is on 27th August where new members and ideas for the town would be most welcome. Contact: for more details

French Market 11th July

The French Market filled the High Street with lush fruit and vegetables on Saturday. Town Mayor Michael Wright enjoyed the artisan breads, specialist cheeses, meats and pickles.

War Memorial

Epping War Memorial will soon be carefully cleaned to remove the moss. The memorial enjoys a lovely view over Epping, but the trees and traffic add to the surface dirt. The lettering will also be hand-painted in black to make the names clearer. Epping Town Council are proud custodians of this Grade II listed building which has been such an important part of our town since 1921.

Town Show Sunday 5th July

Town Mayor Michael Wright opened the Town Show on Sunday 5th July 2015 at Stonards Hill Recreation Ground. The sun came out for the afternoon's activities which included local schools, circus performers, a swing band, dancing, stalls and refreshments.

Tower Road Green planting

Epping town councillors joined the Epping in Bloom group for the planting of Tower Road Green. The area by the town sign at the Tower Road-High Road junction now features five raised flower beds and troughs with the raised beds designed by local schools. Entries from Epping Primary School, Coopersale and Theydon Garnon Primary School, Coopersale Hall School, Ivy Chimneys Primary School and Epping St John's School were judged by the Epping In Bloom group, which includes members of Epping Horticultural Society and representatives from the town council. The group under chairman Victoria Robertson has secured £2,000 from Epping Town Council to help them bring floral colour to the town.

Council discussed Green Belt Review

Epping Town Councillors considered the first draft of the District Council's Green belt review at their Planning Meeting on Tuesday, 23rd June. The District Council has a duty to undertake the review as part of the evidence base for the new local plan. The document details how every parcel of land within the Epping Forest District that is classifed as Metropolitan Green Belt was assessed to see if it's inclusion within the Green Belt contributed towards the Green Belt objectives, i.e. 1. To check the unrestricted sprawl of large built up areas 2. To prevent neighbouring towns merging into one another 3. To assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment 4. To preserve t

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