Epping Forest Youth Councillors raised £160 for The Children’s Societyat the Epping Youth Market on Saturday 8 July. Our Youth Councillors raised money by running a tombola with donated prizes whilst promoting the work by the Epping Forest Youth Council.
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Epping Youth Market
The market encouraged young people aged between 14 to 24 that have designed, produced or sourced products or services for sale, to set up their stalls and take their first steps in business.
Epping Youth Council took the time to ask young people to fill out a survey about drugs to contribute towards their new Drug awareness project.
Youth Councillor, Annabelle said: “I’m so proud to have been part of the Epping Youth Market which showcased the excellent skills of our area’s young people. The Youth Council managed to raise an outstanding £160 for The Children’s Society Charity and took the opportunity to gather data from young people on local drug issues/concerns to help with our next project.”
We would like to say thank you to our sponsors for the donation of the tombola prizes
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.
Join us in Thornwood Village Hall on Friday 14 July 2017 for our Senior Safety Day, designed to help you feel safe in and around your home and enjoy a performance, a free lunch and goodie bag too!
Friday 14 July 2017
Thornwood Village Hall, Thornwood, Epping, CM16 6NR
10am – 2:30pm
Call 01992 564226 to book
Attend the event for free information and advice on
Crime & prevention
Scams & online fraud
Fire safety awareness
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Also enjoy a special performance of ‘Trickster’ the bogus caller musical by the Solomon Theatre Company, a free lunch and take away a goodie bag!
Call 01992 564226 to confirm and book your place now!
”Help us spread the word”
Epping Forest District Council’s Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder, Councillor Helen Kanesaid: ”This promises to be a really interesting and informative day with safety, awareness and education at the heart of it. Please join us and learn how to avoid being taken in by scammers, online fraudsters and rogue traders, you can also learn how to make your home more secure and how to prevent falls. Please help us spread the word and share the details of this free session with anyone you think may benefit.”
As the weather is getting nicer, there has never been a better time to get on your bike and get active in the fresh air! To make things even easier, cycling for health have added new Friday dates to their 2017 diary!
Suitable for all
There are different routes which have been graded into 3 different intensity levels, which means there is something for everyone.
Next (including a Costa Coffee), TK Max, Aldi, Hobbycraft, Pets at Home and Smyths Toys have been confirmed among the tenants of the new Epping Forest Shopping Park. Councillor Anne Grigg made the announcement at the meeting of Epping Forest District Council’s Cabinet on 15 June. Construction of the retail units is nearing completion with the supporting highway improvements due to finish in August. The Council expects handover on 19 June with the start of shop fitting starting a week later. The park will also set high green transport standards in Essex with 10 electric charging points.
Local Plan Implementation
Proposed masterplans covering areas in Epping, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, North Weald, Ongar, Chigwell and sites around Harlow will be produced as Epping Forest District Council works towards the implementation of the new Local Plan. The need for strategic masterplans to ensure development and infrastructure requirements across groups of sites in the same area was outlined in a report presented by Planning Portfolio Holder John Philip.
Councillor Philip explained that it was necessary to show the government-appointed inspector that the Council is taking steps to ensure that growth can be delivered in a coordinated way with necessary infrastructure provided. He emphasised that this does not mean any sites will definitely be in or out of the final Local Plan or that planning approvals have been decided or approved. No definitive decisions have as yet been taken on which sites will be included in the final draft of the Local Plan.
Councillors should be involved early without being predisposed to deciding planning applications. None of the work proposed in the report committed councillors to approving individual sites or applications.
Cabinet approved proposals to allocate the Homelessness Support Grant. Councillors supported the recommendations by Housing Portfolio Holder Syd Stavrou to allocate £60,000 to Genesis Housing Association to provide private sector accommodation, and £29,000 to the young parents scheme at Railway Meadow in Ongar. Further allocations will be made as additional reports come to Cabinet.
Reports on the extension of superfast broadband and free wifi in town centres put forward by Technology Portfolio Holder Alan Lion were supported by Cabinet colleagues.
If you are interested and want further information contact Essex Employment & Skills Team on 03330 138962.
Young people are the future
Leader of Epping Forest District Council Councillor Chris Whitbread said: “Apprenticeships can help develop the skills and knowledge needed in someone’s career. They can be especially beneficial for young people who have little or no experience of the workplace“
“I am very pleased that Epping Forest District Council is able to offer these apprenticeship posts. Young people are the future and I am delighted that this council is able to invest in them. We are a small council but provide a wide range of services, so there are a number of varied and interesting opportunities here. I would urge anyone who has finished school or college this summer and not sure of their next step to find out more about joining our apprenticeship scheme.”
Residents and visitors to the county are advised they may see armed officers patrolling in places they may not usually.
Bank Holiday weekend
This Bank Holiday weekend is set to be hot and sunny and thousands of people will be out enjoying our countryside and coast.
Armed and specialist police
The move to have armed and specialist police officers patrolling ports, airports, railway stations as well as in places where people gather in crowds like seaside towns is as a response to the national threat level being raised to critical.
”Enjoy yourself, don’t change plans”
Chief Superintendent Ewen Wilson said: “My message to people this Bank Holiday is please enjoy yourselves this weekend and don’t change your plans.
Don’t be alarmed
“You may well see armed police officers and other specialist units this weekend. Please don’t be alarmed if you see them. It doesn’t mean they’re responding to a specific threat and there is no intelligence on any threat with an Essex link.
“Police officers with guns can look unusual, but please come and talk to us. Say hello, introduce yourself. We are asking officers to work long hours keeping Essex safe and a hello and a smile will top up our energy levels.”
Extra security checks
Anyone travelling or attending an event this weekend may need to allow some more time if there are extra security checks at those events.