Join our Countrycare team for a Teddy Bears Picnic on Wednesday 23 August 2017. Join Countrycare and their teddy bears for some fun outdoor activities. Bring along a picnic to enjoy while you join in with our bug hunting, crafts, nature trails and more.
Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017
Where: Linder’s Field Local Nature Reserve, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5QN
Councillors at Epping Forest District Council had a date with the future as they met with Epping Forest youth councillors at a speed meeting event to discuss issues and learn about each other in a fun and informal way.
The speed meeting event was organised by the Epping Forest Youth Council on 3 July 2017 at the civic offices in Epping.
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An overwhelming success
Youth councillors were given 5 minutes to question councillors before moving on. All participants filled in a score sheet to find out who the best communicators were. The best communicators were Suzannah Halcrow and Adam Freeman from the Epping Forest Youth Council and Councillors Amy Beales and Will Breare-Hall for Epping Forest District Council.
Everyone thought the evening was an overwhelming success.
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Epping Forest Youth Councillor Suzannah Halcrow said: “It was amazing. Meeting one on one with the adult councillors was a great way to tell them what we thought the issues were that young people face today.”
Councillor Helen Kane, Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder said: “It was a really inspiring evening, a great opportunity for us all to learn and interact with each other. It was clear there was a lot of passion in the room for making things better. I am looking forward to working with this fantastic group of young people.”
On Wednesday 5 July 2017, 25 students from Upshire Primary School in Waltham Abbey became our youngest Dementia Friends, following an informative session led by Epping Forest District Council.
The year 5 students are the newest young people to benefit from an interactive, educational session, learning what it is like to live with dementia and awareness of the small things that they can do, to help make their community more dementia friendly.
Councillor Helen Kane, Epping Forest District Council’s Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder said: ”The information sessions are great for increasing children’s knowledge and awareness of dementia. The team have already delivered information sessions to local community groups and to staff within the council.”
First session in schools
Councillor Kane added: ”This was the first primary school session that has been delivered to children and we received encouraging feedback. We aim to roll this out to other local schools within the district. If you think your local group or your child’s school would benefit from a Dementia Friends information session, please contact us to find out more!”
Many people across the Epping Forest district have returned to the beautiful game and their first step has been to come to our weekly Walking Football sessions, at the Town Mead Astro Turf in Waltham Abbey.
A sport for all abilities
Walking Football is slow-paced and designed to help people keep an active lifestyle or return to sport after an injury, without letting your age or ability level get in the way!
The game is non-contact and any player who sprints or jogs whilst the ball is in play will concede a free kick.
Make new friends
Enough about the game itself, the social side is also a huge part of why Walking Football is becoming so popular across the nation. Weekly sessions give people a chance to make new friends, who share a common interest!
Town Mead Leisure Park, Brooker Road, EN9 1JH, Astro Turf
Stansted Airport is consulting residents on plans that could see passenger numbers grow from around 25 million to as many as 44 million a year. The airport is carrying out consultation before applying to Uttlesford District Council for permission to increase the number of flights by up to 11,000 per year.
The airport has added an additional consultation day for residents of Harlow and Epping Forest District on:
Monday 24th July
3pm to 7.30pm
Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 3DT
Stansted says it wants to gather the views of local residents and stakeholders to help shape final plans before submitting a planning application and is hosting a number of exhibition events.
Other consultation venues
Thursday 6th July 3pm until 8pm at Hatfield Heath Institute, 2A Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7EH
Saturday 8th July 10am until 3pm at Foakes Hall, 47 Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG
Monday 10th July 3pm until 7pm at St John’s Church Hall, Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8JP
Wednesday 12th July 3pm until 8pm at Braintree Town Hall, Fairfield Road, Braintree, CM7 3YG
Friday 14th July, 4pm until 8pm at the Silver Jubilee Hall, Dunmow Road, Takeley CM22 6QJ
Saturday 15th July 12pm until 4pm at Bolford Street Hall, Bolford Street, Thaxted, CM6 2PY
Monday 17th July 3pm until 8pm at the Town Hall, Market Square, Saffron Walden, CB10 1HR
Wednesday 19th July 3pm until 8pm at the Methodist Church, 34B South Street, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3AZ
Find out more and respond
Residents can find out more and submit their views
Visit Epping market on Saturday 8 July 2017 and show your support for the districts youngest entrepreneurs, who will be competing for the title of ‘Young Trader of the Year’ and a £250 investment in their business.
First steps in business
Young people aged between 14 – 24 that have designed, produced or sourced products or services for sale, will set up their stalls on Saturday and take their first steps in business.
Our Epping Forest Youth Councillors will be there on Saturday with a tombola stall, raising money for The Children’s Society.
Trophy & investment
The youngsters will be competing for a trophy and £250 investment in their business, as well as prizes for two runner up winners.
Established entrepreneur judges
Feedback and mentoring will be provided by established entrepreneurs, who will form the panel of judges.
Talented young people
Epping Forest District Council are supporting Epping Town Partnership in presenting this initiative, to showcase the entrepreneurial spirit and talent of our local young people.