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Events and activities cancelled

Events and activities cancelled

Information on council services affected by the coronavirus outbreak

In line with Government advice on mass gatherings we have taken the decision to close our attractions until further notice.

This includes North Weald Market. The popular Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday market attracts thousands of visitors to North Weald Airfield every week. It has been operating since the late 80s and was re-launched to further boost its appeal in 2016.

Other cancellations and closures

Other activities that have had to be cancelled or closed include:

  • Countrycare team volunteer days
  • The Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey
  • The Limes Centre in Chigwell
  • Easter holiday activities

All information about services that are still operating and those that have had to be cancelled in the light of latest Government advice can be found on our website.

Information and guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

We are cancelling / deferring all non-essential meetings and we ask that residents keep visits to our offices to a minimum and instead contact us using our website or phone.

We have put together some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on our website. You may find your question has already been answered but if it doesn’t appear there please call our community helpline on 01992 564088 to talk to our team.

Keeping our residents safe and well

Council Leader Chris Whitbread said:

Our first duty is to keep our residents as safe and well as possible in these difficult times, so we are closing some of our activities until further notice due to Government advice on mass gatherings.

Many staff are now home working and there is a notable reduction in customer footfall to our reception and customer service points as people are self-isolating. We are keeping the situation under constant review.

Our coronavirus community helpline is up and running

Councillor Nigel Bedford, Cabinet Member for Community and Partnerships added:

Our coronavirus community helpline is up and running in the Customer Contact Centre. We are working to identify, and target help for vulnerable residents through our own records and in cooperation with other agencies and voluntary organisations.

The health and wellbeing of our customers and employees is of prime importance to us, and we very much appreciate your understanding in these difficult circumstances.

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