Lower Sheering Election Statement of Persons Nominated

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Statement of Persons Nominated

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a District Councillor for Lower Sheering to be held on Thursday 5 November 2009.

Name of Candidate BLACK Ingrid Lesley
Home Address 19 Stewards Green Road, Epping, CM16 7DA
Description Liberal Democrat
Name of Proposer Ball Steven E
Reason why no longer nominated*

Name of Candidate EDWARDS Charlotte
Home Address 30 Priors Court, The Maltings, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9RB
Description Conservative
Name of Proposer Harding Heather
Reason why no longer nominated*

* Decision of the Returning Officer that the nomination is invalid or other reason why a person nominated no longer stands nominated.

The persons above against whose name no entry is made by ‘Reason why no longer nominated’ have been and stand validly nominated.

Ian Willett, Returning Officer.

Loughton Broadway Area Parking Review

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Epping Forest District Council has asked Essex County Council to undertake a review of the parking in the Loughton Broadway Area.

This is your chance to comment on the Council’s review and we want to hear your views on the proposed measures.

Consultation maps of the proposed measures can be viewed online at the Essex County Council website.

Your comments can be submitted online or in writing but no later than Friday 23 October 2009.

The results of this review will be considered firstly by the Epping Forest District Council`s Local Highways Panel and then by the Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, where the final decision will be made. It is proposed that any changes will be implemented from February 2009 onwards.

Grange Hill Election Result of Poll

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Result of Poll for election of a District Councillor for Grange Hill on Thursday 8 October 2009.

I, Ian Willett being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name of Candidate: Chambers, Gavin
Description: Liberal Democrats
Number of Votes: 411

Name of Candidate: Lion, Alan Barry
Description: Conservatives
Number of Votes: 453 Elected

    The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • A want of an official mark: 0
  • B voting for more candidates than voter was entitled to: 0
  • C writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
  • D being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty: 1
  • E rejected in part: 0
  • Total: 1

Vacant seats: 1

Electorate: 5,043

Ballot papers issued: 866

Turnout: 17.17%

And I do hereby declare that Alan Barry Lion is duly elected.

Ian Willett
Returning Officer

Nazeingbury Election Result of Poll

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Result of Poll for election of a Parish Councillor for Nazeingbury on Thursday 1 October 2009.

I, Ian Willett being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name of Candidate: Borton, Edgar Bruce
Description: Independent
Number of Votes: 194

Name of Candidate: FRYDRYCH, Mark
Description: Local business owner
Number of Votes: 347 Elected

    The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • A want of an official mark: 0
  • B voting for more candidates than voter was entitled to: 0
  • C writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
  • D being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty: 3
  • E rejected in part: 0
  • Total: 3

Vacant seats: 1

Electorate: 2,471

Ballot papers issued: 543

Turnout: 21.97%

And I do hereby declare that Mark Frydrych is duly elected.

Ian Willett
Returning Officer

Loughton Broadway Ward Notice of Vacancy

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Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Town Councillor arising from the resignation of Councillor Garry Martin.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if notice in writing of a request for such an election is made by ten Local Government electors for the electoral area and received by the Returning Officer of Epping Forest District Council at the Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ by not later than 20 October 2009.

If an election is not requested by ten Local Government electors as detailed above, the vacancy will be filled by the Town Council as soon as practicable after the expiry of the date given above.

Lower Sheering Ward Notice of Election

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Election of a District Councillor for Lower Sheering.

  1. An election is to be held of one District Councillor for Lower Sheering.
  2. Forms of nomination for the District Election may be obtained at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for the electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
  3. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ on any day after the date of this notice but no later than noon on Friday 9 October 2009.
  4. If any election in contested the poll will take place on Thursday 5 November 2009.
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ by 5pm on Wednesday 21 October 2009.
  6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ by 5pm on Wednesday 28 October 2009.
  7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 28 October 2009 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ by 5pm on Thursday 5 November 2009.

Ian Willett
Returning Officer


North Weald Fly-in: Aircraft 2

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Photographs of aircraft over the weekend of the Spirit of North Weald Fly-in and Community Day on Sunday 13 September 2009.

Sunday 13 September 2009

The Royal Norwegian Air Force Fan Jet Falcon Executive Jet

Pictured above: The Royal Norwegian Air Force Fan Jet Falcon Executive Jet

F16 warming up before take off

Pictured above: F16 warming up before take off

F16s on the runway before take off

Pictured above: F16s on the runway before take off

Hurricane and Spitfire from the RAF Memorial Flight

Pictured above: Hurricane and Spitfire from the RAF Memorial Flight

The first F16 taking off

Pictured above: The first F16 taking off

The second F16 taking off

Pictured above: The second F16 taking off

The Fan Jet Falcon Executive Jet escorted by F16 Jet Fighters and a Vampire Jet

Pictured above: The Fan Jet Falcon Executive Jet escorted by F16 Jet Fighters and a Vampire Jet

Land Army Girls Honoured

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Former Chairman Cllr John Knapman thanked the Land Girls on behalf of the District

Over thirty surviving `Land Girls` who toiled on the Home Front to provide food for Britain were officially honoured at a reception host by Epping Forest District Council at Theydon Bois Village Hall.

Official recognition of their role has been woefully late in coming. When the Women`s Land Army was disbanded in 1950 the members were shabbily treated, receiving neither medals nor gratuities, and being required to return most of their uniforms.

It was not until the new millennium that members of the Women`s Land Army and Women`s Timber Corps were allowed to join the annual Remembrance Day march in London to the Cenotaph, despite the fact that other national service organisations had for some time been part of the parade.

Chairman Cllr Penny Smith listens to stories of happy memories and comradeship

It took a further eight years of pressure before the British Government agreed to officially recognise the efforts of Land Girls in 2008 and award a specially designed badge to commemorate their service.

The badge has been specially designed by the Garter King at Arms and bears the Royal Crown. It shows a gold wheat sheaf on a white background surrounded by a circlet of pine branches and pine cones to indicate the work of both the Land Army and the Timber Corps.

Each `Land Girl` was represented with her official badge and a specially designed certificate by former Chairman of Council, Councillor John Knapman and the Deputy Lieutenant of Essex, Michael Chapman.

Former Chairman Cllr John Knapman enjoys a cup of tea with the Land Girls

The afternoon reception was a very happy occasion with many of the guests getting a chance to recall their wartime memories with fellow `Land Girls`, of whom many are now over 80 years of age. Stories told were of the incredibly hard work, long hours and even some of romance. But overwhelmingly it was a time of happy memories and comradeship.

Following the presentations Florence Harrison 86 from Theydon Bois said I`m very proud to be given this medal, although I didn`t think about what I was doing at the time. We just got on with it and had a thoroughly enjoyable time – just like this afternoon`.

A full list of the Epping Forest District Land Girls who received an official badge is listed below with links to photographs of those who attended the reception.

Susanna Andrewes Ivy Grant Christine Rumball
Frances Astrella Lillian Griffiths Muriel Rush
Marjorie Bird Joan Hammond Doris Sage
Evelyn Bolden Dorothy Harris Margaret Saggers
M P Butcher Florence Harrison Rosetta Saville
Edna Campion Queenie Harvey Doris Seaman
Doreen Childs Betty Holland Joan Sleet
Joan Cloughton Sheila Horsham W M Smith
Sylvia Cole Constance Jackson Myrtle Stallan
Frances Cray Gladys Kempton Margaret Starling
Elsie Dearson Phyllis Kennerley Sylvia Studwick
Irene Edwards Kathleen Knott Mary Trower
Amy Eldridge Rita Lea Lilian Twaites
Joan Everett Jenny Lowe Violet Webb
Lilian Fensom Joan Lynes Barbara Williams
Doreen Fitzpatrick Constance McPhail Rita Williams
Ivy Gaze Jean Ann Murray Joan Wood
Mollie Gingell Joyce Pollard Jessie Wood
Bessie Goss Gwendoline Rae Marcia Wood
Jane Gottschalk Flora Rideout

Election Nominations Confirmed

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Nominations have been confirmed for the combined European Parliamentary elections and the Epping Forest District County Council elections to be held on Thursday 4 June 2009.

On the same date by-elections for a District Councillor for the Waltham Abbey Honey Lane Ward and a Parish councillor for the Buckhurst Hill East Ward will also be held.

    Click on the links below for a list of the persons nominated for the 4 June 2009 elections.

  • European Parliamentary elections for the Eastern Region statement of persons nominated pdf (58 KB)

    (Pdf provided by Huntingdonshire District Council)

  • County Council elections statement of persons nominated pdf (540 KB)
  • District Council by-election statement of persons nominated pdf (69 KB)
  • Parish Council by-election statement of persons nominated pdf (66 KB)

The deadline for the withdrawal of candidates is noon on Tuesday 12 May 2009.

Feeling Good Keeping Safe

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Older people in the Epping Forest District will soon be entertained by a touring play informing them of how distraction burglaries are carried out, and to help them to recognise bogus callers and refuse them entry. A preview of the play ‘Feeling Good, Keeping Safe’ was performed at Theydon Bois Village Hall on Wednesday 29 April 2009. It was organised by the Epping Forest District Safer Communities Partnership and performed by volunteers from the Roding Valley U3A (University of the Third Age).

Volunteers from Roding Valley U3A performing the Feeling Good, Keeping Safe at Theydon Bois

The aim of the show is ‘to improve doorstep crime awareness and avoid becoming a victim’ through the powerful medium of drama. It shows how burglars work and provides audiences with the necessary techniques to keep themselves safe on their doorstep.

 There were 162 offences of distraction burglary reported in the Epping Forest District between 2006 and 2008. In most categories of crime, younger people are more likely to be the victims but with distraction burglaries the trend is reversed with the average age of victims being 81. According to national figures on doorstep crime there are 19,000 offences against older people reported every year, but the real figure may be much higher. A `Help the Aged` survey in 2002 suggested the number of people falling victim to bogus callers in the UK could be as high as 300,000 in the previous 12 months. Research has shown a large under-reporting of incidents as to victims can often feel foolish or embarrassed or even not being aware a crime has been carried out.

Audiences are shown techniques to keep themselves safe on their doorstep

John Gilbert, Chairman of the Epping Forest District Safer Communities Partnership attended the preview of the play and said: “I found the presentation ‘Feeling Good, Keeping Safe’ to be very informative and entertaining. It’s a great way of getting this vitally important message to those who are most at risk from doorstep crime. Whilst the Epping Forest District is a very safe place to live, this does not prevent criminals from targeting the most vulnerable within our communities, particularly the elderly and infirm who often live alone. It is our priority to inform and protect those who may be at risk from bogus callers both at the doorstep and on the telephone.”

Mr Gilbert continued: “We (the Safer Communities Partnership) will continue to support this initiative and look to see how we can provide the same information and support to those unable to attend the shows.”

U3A are committed to lots of shows in the District this year are looking for suggestions for future venues and audiences. If you have a suggestion please contact Caroline Wiggins by email to cwiggins@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or by telephone on 01992 564122.

    Future performances are listed below:

  • Wedsnesday 3 June 2009 at 9:45am
    Buckhurst Court, Albert Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 6EH
  • Wedsnesday 10 June 2009 at 9:45am
    Leonard Davis House. Kiln Road, North Weald, Essex CM16 6BS
  • Tuesday 7 July 2009 at 1:45pm
    Frank Bretton House, Bansons Way, Ongar, Essex CM5 9EY
  • Thursday 23 July 2009 at 1:45pm
    Pelly Court, Hemnall Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4NA
  • Thursday 6 August 2009 at 2pm
    Chapel Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5EE
  • Tuesday 22 September 2009 at 2pm
    Epping Methodist Church Hall, 119 High St, Epping, Essex CM16 4BD
  • Monday 28 September 2009 at 2:15pm
    North Weald Village Hall High Rd, North Weald, Epping, Essex CM16 6BU