Nazeingbury By-election Notice of Poll

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Notice of Poll

Election of a Parish Councillor for Nazeingbury.

    Notice is hereby given that:

  1. A poll for the election of a Parish Councillor for Nazeingbury will be held on Thursday 1 October 2009, between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
  2. The number of Parish Councillors to be elected is one.
  3. The names, home addresses and descriptions of the candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the candidates nomination paper are as follows:Name of Candidate BORTON Ed
    Home Address Greenleaves, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, EN9 2RG
    Description Independent
    Name of Proposer Rafferty Arthur H
    Name of SeconderJarman Dennis JName of Candidate FRYDRYCH Mark
    Home Address Spinney Nursery, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, EN9 2RJ
    Description Local business owner
    Name of Proposer Griffin Alan
    Name of Seconder Pring John L
  4. The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:Situation of Polling Station St Giles Hall, Nazingbury, Nazeing Road, Nazeing
    Station Number 1
    Ranges of electoral register numbers of persons entitled to vote thereat CY-1 to CY-2425

Published by Ian Willett, Returning Officer.

Election of a District Councillor for Grange Hill

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Statement of Persons Nominated

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a District Councillor for Grange Hill to be held on Thursday 8 October 2009.

Name of Candidate CHAMBERS Gavin
Home Address 23 Alfred Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6DW
Description Liberal Democrat
Name of Proposer Anderson Arthur C
Reason why no longer nominated*

Name of Candidate LION Alan Barry
Home Address 1 Canterbury Close, Chigwell, IG7 6HG
Description Conservative
Name of Proposer Hart Norma R
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.

Published by Ian Willett, Returning Officer.

Nazeingbury Parish Council By-election

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Statement of Persons Nominated

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for Nazeingbury to be held on Thursday 1 October 2009.

Name of Candidate BORTON Ed
Home Address Greenleaves, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, EN9 2RG
Description Independent
Name of Proposer Rafferty Arthur H
Reason why no longer nominated*

Name of Candidate FRYDRYCH Mark
Home Address Spinney Nursery, Hoe Lane, Nazeing, EN9 2RJ
Description Local business owner
Name of Proposer Griffin Alan J
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.

Published by Ian Willett, Returning Officer.

Election for District Councillor for Grange Hill

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Notice of election for a District Councillor for Grange Hill, if contested the poll will take place on Thursday 8 October 2009.

Election of a District Councillor for Grange Hill

  1. An election is to be held of One District Councillor for Grange Hill.
  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 11 September 2009.
  4. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 8 October 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 23 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 2009 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BZ by 5pm on Thursday 8 October 2009.

Buckhurst Hill East By-election Result

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The result of the by-election for Parish Councillor for the Ward of Buckhurst Hill East on Thursday 27 August 2009 is as follows.

Gavin Chambers
Liberal Democrat
614 votes (Elected)

Thomas Leonard Richardson
British National Party
56 votes

Marshall Vance
The Conservative Party Candidate
312 votes

Chigwell Councillor Passes Away

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Councillor David Bateman

It is with deep regret that we have to report the death of Councillor David Bateman.

Councillor Bateman was one of the District Council Members for the Grange Hill Ward in Chigwell. He had been ill for some time.

Staff and Members of Epping Forest District Council wish to extend their condolences to Councillor Bateman’s family.

Councillor Bateman had represented the residents of Chigwell and Grange Hill since 1994.

Buckhurst Hill East Parish Council By-election

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Statement of Persons Nominated

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for Buckhurst Hill East to be held on Thursday 27 August 2009.

Name of Candidate CHAMBERS Gavin
Home Address 23 Alfred Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6DW
Description Liberal Democrat
Name of Proposer Spencer Peter J
Reason why no longer nominated*

Name of Candidate RICHARDSON Thomas Leonard
Home Address 111 Forest Road, Loughton, IG10 1EF
Description British National Party
Name of Proposer Hernon Sean K
Reason why no longer nominated*

Name of Candidate VANCE Marshall
Home Address 21 Rous Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6BN
Description Conservative
Name of Proposer Vance Valerie
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.

Published by Ian Willett, Returning Officer.

Chairman’s Golf Day Raises Money for Charity

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Chairman Penny Smith thanked all involved for taking part

Golfers raised close to £600 for charity in the annual Chairman`s Charity Golf Day on Tuesday 16 June 2009 at Chigwell Golf Club. Twenty-one golfers comprising of Councillors, Officers and Guests of the Chairman of Council, Councillor Penny Smith took to the fairways to raise money for the Epping Forest branch of the Alzheimer`s Society, the Chairman`s chosen charity for 2009 to 2010.

The winner and champion golfer for 2009 with a score of 34 points was David Clifton from the Housing Directorate.

He received the much coveted Don Spinks Shield. Both Councillor Anthony Watts and former EFDC employee Trevor Johnson scored 33 points with Trevor Johnson declared as runner-up on the count-back rule.

Wendy Macleod from Democratic Services won the Robert O`Mallby Cup for ladies golfers with a score of 31 points, followed by the winner of the Longest Drive competition, Julie Chandler from the Office of the Deputy Chief Executive, with a score of 28 points.

Chairman Penny Smith and champion golfer for 2009, David CliftonChairman Penny Smith and the Robert O Mallby Cup for ladies golfers winner, Wendy Macleod

Nearest the Pin prize was awarded to Councillor Ricki Gadsby and Ron Sutcliffe won the award for being the highest placed Guest of the Chairman. Former Council employee Bill Brooks scored 32 points with Council Officers Tony Cooper also scoring 32 points and both James Warwick and Gary Woodhall scoring 31 points.

The Chairman of Council, Councillor Penny Smith provided strawberries and lemonade to contestants from the hut on the 9th green at the halfway stage.

Chairman of Council Councillor Penny Smith thanked all those involved for taking part and raising £568.67 for her nominated charity.

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

New ‘Slimmed-Down’ Cabinet Meets

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News and video from the first Cabinet meeting of the new Council year including the announcement of the new slimmed-down Cabinet, parking on Council estates and recycling among others.

New Cabinet

Business resumed for District Councillors at the Cabinet meeting of Epping Forest District Council on Monday 8 June 2009 following last week`s County and European Elections. It was the first meeting of the new slimmed-down Cabinet following its reduction from nine to eight members at the Annual Council meeting in May.

    The new Cabinet comprises:

  • Councillor Di Collins – Leader of the Council
  • Councillor Chris Whitbread – Finance and Economic Development
  • Councillor Richard Bassett – Performance Management
  • Councillor Mitch Cohen – Legal and Estates
  • Councillor Heather Harding – Leisure and Wellbeing
  • Councillor Mary Sartin – Environment
  • Councillor David Stallan – Housing
  • Councillor Syd Stavrou – Community Safety and Transport

Councillor Mitch Cohen briefed members on the impact of the recession on local businesses following a meeting with business tenants. Epping Forest District Council is taking steps to assist local businesses. Councillor Richard Morgan, Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny briefly outlined the latest work of his committee including public consultation on the format of the Forester and local calls for free Tube travel into London for residents of pensionable age.

Cabinet went on to discuss the issue of free Tube travel with members expressing concern about the potential cost to the Council. Councillor Richard Bassett, Performance Management Portfolio Holder listened to the views of councillors. While free travel proved not to be a viable option, Councillor Bassett noted that older residents could still travel very cheaply using the Oyster Card and gave a commitment to publicise it within the Forester.

Church Hill Car Park

A proposal by Councillor Mitch Cohen, Legal and Estates Portfolio Holder to market Church Hill Car Park, Loughton for retail development was agreed. Councillor Cohen received approval to market the site for freehold sale or long lease agreement and report back to Cabinet on the outcome. Affordable housing could be incorporated into a scheme.

Parking on Council Estates

Cabinet endorsed a flexible approach to tackling unauthorised parking on its housing estates. Councillor David Stallan, Housing Portfolio Holder received support for enforcement on an ad hoc basis in conjunction with local consultation and good management of parking areas. Where problems persisted and local residents complained, methods of controlling unauthorised parking could include the installation of jockey rails and shrubs.

Recycling

Extension of door step recycling collection services has led to a decline in use of local recycling points. Cabinet agreed to remove 26 local points saving £10,000 a year but to retain 21 District Recycling Centres. Environment Portfolio Holder, Councillor Mary Sartin indicated that some of the savings could be used to extend textile recycling.

In response to a question, Councillor Sartin confirmed that recycling services are being extended to households living in flats.