Hillhouse Masterplan published

Epping Forest District Council has published the Hillhouse Masterplan, which details the proposed development on the Ninefields estate. Many local residents have raised concerns about the proposed development when visiting our Sun Street stall. We’ll review the plans and comment more fully in due course. You can download the masterplan here (.pdf, 2.9mb): Hillhouse Masterplan The Epping Forest District Council press […]

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Statement on cuts to Waltham Abbey Fire Station

Waltham Abbey faces the loss of a full-time Fire Service in the town and surrounding neighbourhoods [1]. The Fire Station, which is currently staffed from 9am – 6pm, will be reduced to an on-call service, similar to the Lifeboat service, with fire fighters having to attend from wherever they are, and what ever they’re doing, elsewhere. Essex Fire Service says […]

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Why Waltham Abbey should vote Green on Thursday

Elections can seem like foregone conclusions can’t they? Epping Forest’s MP seems to have an unassailable majority and 37 of our 53 District Council seats are held by Conservatives. Every Waltham Abbey Town Councillor is a Conservative. The strongest challenge to the Conservatives locally is UKIP. Under these circumstances you could ask whether there’s any point in voting Green. Reasons […]

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Why I dislike elections

Over the last few days I’ve been around Waltham Abbey South West putting election literature through letter boxes. I’ve not been around the whole ward yet – sore feet, non-party political campaigning and earning a living all limit the available time – but you should all have had a leaflet through your door by midweek. The thing is, I’m delivering […]

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Royal Gunpowder Mills update

UPDATE 12/04/2016: The Planning Officer’s Report recommends that permission is granted for the application. Thanks to Alan for the info (in the comments below.) The report is on pages 31-74 of the agenda for 20th April here: http://efgp.org.uk/rgmplanningofficerreportapril2016 The campaign to save the Royal Gunpowder Mills will have to look at the report and decide where to go next but, in […]

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