Residents Associations

Tenants and Leaseholders Panel

Meetings: 30/08/2017
Venue:  Civic Office, Committee Room 2
Time:  6:30pm

Sheltered Housing Forum

Chair: TBC
Meetings:  05/10/2017 at Leonards Davis House
                07/12/2017 at Brookways Hall
Time: 2pm

 Leaseholders Forum

Chair:  Trevor Johnson
Secretary:  To be confirmed (EFDC)
Meetings:  to be confirmed
Venue:  Committee room 2
Time:  7pm


Oakwood Hill Residents Association

Chair:  Brenton Wait
Secretary:  Tracey Watts
Treasurer: Carol Stone
Meetings: Held bi-monthly - 27/09/17, 29/11/17
Time:  7pm
Facebook:  Oakwood Hill Estate Residents Association

Debden Tenant Panel

Chair: David Barrett (Interim)
Secretary: To be confirmed
Treasurer: To be confirmed
18/09/17 CANCELLED 
16/10/17 - 7pm, Barrington Hall, Loughton.


Shelley Residents Association

Chair:  Clive Sharp
Secretary: Nicola Yates
Minute Taker: Alison Whiting
Meetings: 11/09/17
Venue:  Ongar Primary School (formerly Shelley School)
Time: 6:30pm
Facebook:  Shelley Residents Association

Waltham Abbey

Romeland Residents Association

Chair:  Jason Longhurst
Secretary:  Vincent Wackett
Treasurer:  Len Stuart
Meetings:  04/09/17, 09/10/17, 20/11/17, 18/12/17.
Venue:  The Crown Public House, Romeland, Waltham Abbey
Time:  7pm 
Facebook: Romelands Resident Association

Roundhills Residents Association

Chair: TBC
Secretary: Phil Penhey
Treasurer: TBC
Meetings: To be confirmed


Limes Farm Residents Association

Chair: Kay Morrison
Vice Chair: Kate Hammond
Secretary/Treasurer: Paul Churcher
Meetings: 5/12/2017
Time: 7pm
Venue: Limes Community Hall. Chigwell IG7 5LP
Twitter: limesfarmra


Sheltered Housing Forum

The Sheltered Housing Forum is made up of tenants who live in the council’s sheltered housing schemes throughout the district. They meet five times each year in lounges at various sheltered schemes. Guest speakers attend the forum to talk about subjects of interest to the group, and members are consulted on a wide range of issues affecting tenants living in our sheltered housing. Transport is arranged for people who can't get themselves to a meeting, and there is an annual Christmas social.

Sheltered Housing Forum Meetings

Chair:  Tenant Participation Officer
Minute taker:  Collin Chan-Pensley (EFDC)
05/10/2017 at Leonards Davis House
07/12/2017 at Brookways Hall
Time:  2pm


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houseUnsung hero gets award

Congratulations to Christopher Bullock from Epping Green on receiving a highly commended award in the unsung hero category in the Pride of Essex Awards 2015.

Pride of Essex 2015 "Unsung Hero" Highly Commended and award winners - Chris Bullock centre

Chris is the Handyman Project Coordinator for Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF), a service funded by Epping Forest District Council (EFDC).

He is a handyman who does jobs for tenants of EFDC properties who are over 60 and or disabled who often have no one else who can help them. He also does jobs for some of our C.A.R.E. clients in private sector housing. Chris does basic jobs like replacing tap washers, flat pack assembly, fitting curtain rails and putting up shelving, plus a lot more!

Extremely courteous and invaluable

Chris was nominated for the award by Mr and Mrs Burton. They moved to the Epping Forest district in 2013 and asked EFDC if anyone could help with basic jobs as both are registered disabled. They were referred to the Handyman Service and introduced to Chris.

The couple now regard Chris as a personal friend  and describe Chris as “Extremely courteous and invaluable.” Mrs Burton added: “We cannot thank him enough for all he does, we wanted him and his work recognised, which is why we’re nominating him for an award.”

Humbled by the nomination

At the Pride of Essex Awards Chris said: “I am genuinely humbled by the nomination. I was really taken back by the incredible efforts nominees had gone to in order to help others, many in the face of their own adversities.”

“The Burtons are just one example of many whose situation compels me to go even further, often working into the evenings in my own time, just to improve their lives. I was the only person nominated who provided a hands on practical support service which highlights how rare the work we do really is.”

“This Award should be shared by all who support the Handyman Service at EFDC and VAEF, as really I’m just the front man. Without this team I wouldn’t have known of their struggles and been able to help them, so thank you from me.”

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