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How Epping Forest can play its part in tackling climate change

How Epping Forest can play its part in tackling climate change

Tuesday 20 April 2021

We live in a time of extraordinary change and the climate crisis is rightly high on our agenda… you can make that the world agenda! With this in mind, the City of London Corporation is delivering a Climate Action Strategy (CAS), which includes the goal of reducing the corporation’s direct carbon emissions to net-zero by […] Read more >

Epping Forest fails to hit government housing targets but it’s a complex state of affairs

Epping Forest fails to hit government housing targets but it’s a complex state of affairs

Friday 5 March 2021

Fewer than half the houses demanded by the government have been built in Epping Forest district over the last three years. The Housing Delivery Test had required Epping Forest District Council to ‘deliver’ 2,468 homes between 2017 and 2020 – however, just 1,213 were built, equating to 49 per cent of the target. The figures […] Read more >

Do mind those antlers, Paddy!

Do mind those antlers, Paddy!

Tuesday 19 May 2020

The quality of photographs we have received for Our Lovely Essex has genuinely surprised us and today we share another special image, this time from Dianne and Howard Wood. They tell the story… We were walking Paddy, our golden retriever, in Ongar Woods at around 6.30am and he spotted a herd of deer and started […] Read more >

Our Lovely Essex: reflections of Epping Forest

Our Lovely Essex: reflections of Epping Forest

Monday 18 May 2020

Stunning! There’s nothing further we can add to this, so over to photographer Jill Geddes… “This was on an early-morning walk in Epping Forest near Epping. The water was like glass and made a wonderful reflection.” If you would like to spread some cheer across Essex, please send your images, stories or experiences to dmairs@cpre-essex.org.uk […] Read more >

Epping Forest unveils its spring glory

Epping Forest unveils its spring glory

Wednesday 6 May 2020

We are indebted to Adrienne de Mont for today’s Our Lovely Essex collection. Over to Adrienne… My husband and I are fortunate to live on the edge of Epping Forest so can walk off the beaten track without seeing many people. It’s been absolutely glorious the past month or so, as spring unfolds. Bare trees in […] Read more >

The country’s smallest bookshop? Well, it’s in Essex, of course!

The country’s smallest bookshop? Well, it’s in Essex, of course!

Monday 4 May 2020

You can’t say that Our Lovely Essex doesn’t cover a wide range of the beautiful, the treasured and indeed the weird and the wonderful! Today we are indebted to Dr Peter Merrett for an image of, in his words, “the UK’s smallest bookshop – well, book room”. It’s at Toot Hill, three and a half […] Read more >

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

Thursday 30 April 2020

Our Lovely Essex focuses today on the wildlife that, if we allow it, will come to us – all the more welcome, of course, when own movements are so restricted. Firstly, thanks to Peter Damary-Homan, who sent in the image of a grass snake that “decided to make itself at home in my pond in […] Read more >

Our Lovely Essex: Gordon’s camera strikes again!

Our Lovely Essex: Gordon’s camera strikes again!

Tuesday 28 April 2020

In some ways it seems a long time ago, but it was only just over a fortnight ago that Gordon Ridgewell got Our Lovely Essex off to a handsome start (see here). And now Gordon is sharing two more of his fantastic photographs, one of Thaxted and the other of Matching Green. Thanks again, Gordon. […] Read more >

A hamlet whose treasures lie deep

A hamlet whose treasures lie deep

Friday 17 April 2020

As part of Our Lovely Essex feature, we invited you to share with us the places you were most looking forward to seeing again once the coronavirus lockdown was over. Here CPRE Essex chairman David Knight celebrates somewhere that you might call a little understated… Nestled in the heartlands of some of the most productive […] Read more >

Verdict on Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey deferred

Verdict on Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey deferred

Wednesday 22 January 2020

A decision on whether to approve plans for a Next distribution centre at Waltham Abbey have been deferred by Epping Forest District Council. It had been due to be referred for determination at today’s (Wednesday, January 22) district development management committee, but, “at the request of Next PLC” that won’t be happening as the council […] Read more >