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Epping Forest
Epping Forest
is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named after, and contains a large part of, Epping Forest. The district, though wholly within the county of Essex, is partly contiguous with Greater London
Greater London
to the south and southwest, and the area around Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Waltham Abbey and Loughton
Loughton
is statistically part of the Greater London
Greater London
Built-up Area. Epping Forest District also borders Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
both to the northeast and southwest of the neighbouring district of Harlow.

Contents

1 Settlement 2 History 3 Transport 4 Nature reserves 5 Politics

5.1 County Council 5.2 Local government 5.3 District council election results since 2002

6 List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district 7 Notes and references 8 External links

Settlement[edit] The whole district is divided into civil parishes a majority of which, particularly in the north and east of the district are rural and sparsely populated for an area so close to London; it includes the town of Chipping Ongar
Chipping Ongar
[n 1] and surrounding villages. The south is more suburban and dominated by Loughton, the largest town in the district. Most of the District has a wide range of architectural styles and periods.[1] Loughton
Loughton
is beside Epping Forest
Epping Forest
to the west and separated by farms, rivers and golf courses from other settlements in other directions. As an example of conserved physical geographic landscapes, the Roding Valley and Three Forests Way (one end of the Stort Valley Way and the other end connecting to the Harcamlow Way in Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest
and National Nature Reserve, Essex
Essex
which is north of Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The settlements here are close to, and in places ( Chigwell
Chigwell
and Buckhurst Hill) are contiguous with, London's conurbation. Although entirely outside Greater London, for Eurostat statistical purposes the district is included in the Greater London Urban Area, demonstrating a degree of close economic dependence on the capital.

Civil parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The forest itself today spans from Epping Upland
Epping Upland
to the Greater London
Greater London
border

History[edit] The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Chigwell Urban District, Epping Urban District and Waltham Holy Cross Urban District, along with most of Epping and Ongar Rural District. Since then there have been some changes to the Greater London
Greater London
boundary:

In 1994, 279 acres (1.13 km2), which now form Enfield Island Village, were transferred to the London
London
Borough of Enfield[2] In 1995 a small area around Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations was transferred to the London
London
Borough of Redbridge.[3]

Transport[edit] The district can be traced on maps by reference to the M25 motorway and the M11 motorway
M11 motorway
which form a junction at Theydon Garnon. From the junction the towns of Loughton
Loughton
and Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
are south-west, Chigwell
Chigwell
is south, Waltham Abbey is west, Epping north-west, and Ongar north-east. Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central line of the London
London
Underground, which is entirely above ground in the District, and the West Anglia Main Line.[4] Further National Rail
National Rail
stations are available at Harlow, and Sawbridgeworth, along the District's boundary. The stations in the district are:

Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
tube station Chigwell
Chigwell
tube station Debden tube station Epping tube station Grange Hill tube station
Grange Hill tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Loughton
Loughton
tube station Roding Valley tube station
Roding Valley tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
tube station Roydon - The only British Rail station within the district.

Unlike the section of the Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
outside Greater London, where a special fare structure exists, each station in the district is in one of Travelcard
Travelcard
zones 4, 5 or 6. From 2 January 2007, the stations on the Hainault Loop
Hainault Loop
in the southern part of the district (Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill), which had previously been in Travelcard
Travelcard
zone 5, were reallocated to zone 4 in an attempt by Transport for London
London
to encourage greater use of this section of the line. Until November 2006, services to Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill stopped at around 8pm but since then the service has run to around midnight. However, the service to these stations is still not as frequent as to those wholly within Greater London
Greater London
or to those between Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
and Epping. The Central line used to have an extension from Epping to Ongar, with intermediate stations at North Weald
North Weald
and Blake Hall. However, patronage on this line was never high, and it ceased to be a part of the London
London
Underground when it closed in 1994, with the remote Blake Hall station having closed 13 years earlier, in 1981, reputedly having only served six passengers a day. The line was nonetheless reopened in 2004 as the Epping Ongar Railway, which runs heritage services on Sundays and bank holidays. North Weald
North Weald
Airfield, a Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
airfield, is owned by the District Council, and has a long runway allowing use of jet aircraft. Stapleford Aerodrome
Stapleford Aerodrome
is another local airfield, and offers pleasure and charter flights.[5] Nature reserves[edit] There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
in Epping Forest district, Epping Forest
Epping Forest
itself, and Roding Valley Meadows, as well as nine local nature reserves: Chigwell
Chigwell
Row Wood, Church Lane Flood Meadow, Home Mead, Linder's Field, Nazeing
Nazeing
Triangle, Roding Valley Meadows, Roughtalley's Wood, Thornwood Flood Meadow and Weald Common Flood Meadows.[6] Politics[edit] Following the general election of 8 June 2017, the current members of parliament for the district are:

Eleanor Laing
Eleanor Laing
(Conservative) - Epping Forest
Epping Forest
constituency, covering the majority of the west of the district, including the towns of Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Chigwell, Theydon Bois, Epping and Waltham Abbey. Alex Burghart
Alex Burghart
(Conservative) - Brentwood and Ongar constituency, mostly covering the part of the district east of the River Roding, including the parish of Ongar and village of North Weald
North Weald
Bassett. Robert Halfon
Robert Halfon
(Conservative) - Harlow
Harlow
constituency, which includes the villages of Roydon and Lower Nazeing
Nazeing
to the west of Harlow, and Sheering, Matching and Hastingwood
Hastingwood
to the east.

County Council[edit] Of the seven Essex
Essex
County Councillors elected for Epping Forest divisions in the most recent county council elections in 2017, six are from the Conservative Party, and one is from Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association. Local government[edit] The district council is now based in Epping, roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. Since 2002, when the ward boundaries were reorganised resulting in the loss of one council seat, the district has had 58 Councillors representing 32 wards. Each ward is represented by one, two or three Councillors, depending on the ward's population, so that each Councillor represents a roughly equal proportion of the district's electorate.[7] Councillors serve for a four-year term. They are elected on a cycle of thirds, i.e. in three years out of every four, a third of the council is up for election, and no elections take place in the fourth year. When the ward boundaries were reorganised in 2002, all 58 seats were up for election. District council election results since 2002[edit] Further information on district council election results: Epping Forest District Council elections The table below summarises the number of seats held by each party after each year's elections (no elections took place in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017). The council returned to Conservative control following the gain of a seat in a by-election in December 2006[8] after being under no overall control since 1994.

Party

2002 [9]

2003 [10]

2004 [11]

2006 [12]

2007 [13]

2008 [14]

2010 [15]

2011 [16]

2012 [17]

2014 [18]

2015 [19]

2016

BNP

0

0

3

6

6

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

Conservative

26

23

26

29

32

33

35

37

39

37

39

35

Green

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Independent

4

4

5

4

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

Labour

9

9

4

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

Liberal Democrat

13

16

14

13

11

9

8

6

4

3

2

3

Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association

6

6

6

5

5

6

11

10

12

12

12

13

UKIP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district[edit]

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping (town council) Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver High Ongar Lambourne Little Laver Loughton
Loughton
(town council) Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar (town council) Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey (town council) Willingale

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ Locally the town is simply called Ongar, as seen in many road signs, see the main article

References

^ Loughton
Loughton
has 19 listed buildings Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map, courtesy of English Heritage
English Heritage
Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex, Greater London
Greater London
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
(County and London
London
Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex
Essex
and Greater London (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council - Transport Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Stapleford Flight Centre website ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 13 October 2013.  ^ Election Facts: Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council website Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "District Council By-election – Grange Hill – Thursday, 14th December, 2006". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.  ^ Election 2002 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2003 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2004 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2006 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2007 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2008 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2010 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2011 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Vote 2012 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 4 May 2012. ^ Vote 2014 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 7 June 2014. ^ Page=all&EID=49 Election candidates by wards, Epping Forest District Council website. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to District of Epping Forest.

v t e

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District

Parishes

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver
High Laver
and Little Laver High Ongar Lambourne Loughton Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey Willingale

Other notable settlements

Abridge Chipping Ongar Epping Green Foster Street Greensted Hastingwood Hobbs Cross, Theydon Garnon Hobbs Cross, Matching Housham Tye Marden Ash Matching Green Matching Tye Newman's End North Weald Shelley Tawney Common Threshers Bush Thornwood Toot Hill Waltham Abbey

Attractions

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
(woodland) Epping Ongar Railway Greensted
Greensted
Church North Weald
North Weald
Airfield

Constituencies

Epping Forest Brentwood and Ongar

v t e

Ceremonial county
Ceremonial county
of Essex

Unitary authorities

Southend-on-Sea Thurrock

Boroughs or districts

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Uttlesford

Major settlements

Aveley Basildon Billericay Braintree Brentwood Brightlingsea Buckhurst Hill Burnham-on-Crouch Canvey Island Chelmsford Chigwell Chipping Ongar Clacton-on-Sea Coggeshall Colchester Corringham Dovercourt Eastwood Epping Frinton-on-Sea Grays Great Dunmow Hadleigh Halstead Harlow Harwich Holland-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea Loughton Maldon Manningtree Pitsea Purfleet Rayleigh Rochford Saffron Walden Shoeburyness South Benfleet Southend-on-Sea South Woodham Ferrers Southminster Stanford-le-Hope Thaxted Tilbury Waltham Abbey Walton-on-the-Naze West Mersea West Thurrock Wickford Witham Wivenhoe

Rivers

Blackwater Brain Cam Can Chelmer Ching Cobbins Brook Colne Crouch River Lea River Lee Flood Relief Channel Mardyke Pincey Brook Prittle Brook Roach Roding Roman Stort Stour Stour Brook Ter Thames

Topics

Flag Parliamentary constituencies Places Population of major settlements SSSIs Country houses Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Museums Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

Category

v t e

Districts of the East of England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Central Bedfordshire Luton

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire Peterborough South Cambridgeshire

Essex

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Southend-on-Sea Tendring Thurrock Uttlesford

Hertfordshire

Broxbourne Dacorum East Hertfordshire Hertsmere North Hertfordshire St Albans Stevenage Three Rivers Watford Welwyn Hatfield

Norfolk

Breckland Broadland Great Yarmouth King's Lynn and West Norfolk North Norfolk Norwich South Norfolk

Suffolk

Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffo

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Epping Forest
Epping Forest
is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named after, and contains a large part of, Epping Forest. The district, though wholly within the county of Essex, is partly contiguous with Greater London
Greater London
to the south and southwest, and the area around Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Waltham Abbey and Loughton
Loughton
is statistically part of the Greater London
Greater London
Built-up Area. Epping Forest District also borders Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
both to the northeast and southwest of the neighbouring district of Harlow.

Contents

1 Settlement 2 History 3 Transport 4 Nature reserves 5 Politics

5.1 County Council 5.2 Local government 5.3 District council election results since 2002

6 List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district 7 Notes and references 8 External links

Settlement[edit] The whole district is divided into civil parishes a majority of which, particularly in the north and east of the district are rural and sparsely populated for an area so close to London; it includes the town of Chipping Ongar
Chipping Ongar
[n 1] and surrounding villages. The south is more suburban and dominated by Loughton, the largest town in the district. Most of the District has a wide range of architectural styles and periods.[1] Loughton
Loughton
is beside Epping Forest
Epping Forest
to the west and separated by farms, rivers and golf courses from other settlements in other directions. As an example of conserved physical geographic landscapes, the Roding Valley and Three Forests Way (one end of the Stort Valley Way and the other end connecting to the Harcamlow Way in Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest
and National Nature Reserve, Essex
Essex
which is north of Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The settlements here are close to, and in places ( Chigwell
Chigwell
and Buckhurst Hill) are contiguous with, London's conurbation. Although entirely outside Greater London, for Eurostat statistical purposes the district is included in the Greater London Urban Area, demonstrating a degree of close economic dependence on the capital.

Civil parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The forest itself today spans from Epping Upland
Epping Upland
to the Greater London
Greater London
border

History[edit] The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Chigwell Urban District, Epping Urban District and Waltham Holy Cross Urban District, along with most of Epping and Ongar Rural District. Since then there have been some changes to the Greater London
Greater London
boundary:

In 1994, 279 acres (1.13 km2), which now form Enfield Island Village, were transferred to the London
London
Borough of Enfield[2] In 1995 a small area around Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations was transferred to the London
London
Borough of Redbridge.[3]

Transport[edit] The district can be traced on maps by reference to the M25 motorway and the M11 motorway
M11 motorway
which form a junction at Theydon Garnon. From the junction the towns of Loughton
Loughton
and Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
are south-west, Chigwell
Chigwell
is south, Waltham Abbey is west, Epping north-west, and Ongar north-east. Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central line of the London
London
Underground, which is entirely above ground in the District, and the West Anglia Main Line.[4] Further National Rail
National Rail
stations are available at Harlow, and Sawbridgeworth, along the District's boundary. The stations in the district are:

Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
tube station Chigwell
Chigwell
tube station Debden tube station Epping tube station Grange Hill tube station
Grange Hill tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Loughton
Loughton
tube station Roding Valley tube station
Roding Valley tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
tube station Roydon - The only British Rail station within the district.

Unlike the section of the Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
outside Greater London, where a special fare structure exists, each station in the district is in one of Travelcard
Travelcard
zones 4, 5 or 6. From 2 January 2007, the stations on the Hainault Loop
Hainault Loop
in the southern part of the district (Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill), which had previously been in Travelcard
Travelcard
zone 5, were reallocated to zone 4 in an attempt by Transport for London
London
to encourage greater use of this section of the line. Until November 2006, services to Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill stopped at around 8pm but since then the service has run to around midnight. However, the service to these stations is still not as frequent as to those wholly within Greater London
Greater London
or to those between Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
and Epping. The Central line used to have an extension from Epping to Ongar, with intermediate stations at North Weald
North Weald
and Blake Hall. However, patronage on this line was never high, and it ceased to be a part of the London
London
Underground when it closed in 1994, with the remote Blake Hall station having closed 13 years earlier, in 1981, reputedly having only served six passengers a day. The line was nonetheless reopened in 2004 as the Epping Ongar Railway, which runs heritage services on Sundays and bank holidays. North Weald
North Weald
Airfield, a Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
airfield, is owned by the District Council, and has a long runway allowing use of jet aircraft. Stapleford Aerodrome
Stapleford Aerodrome
is another local airfield, and offers pleasure and charter flights.[5] Nature reserves[edit] There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
in Epping Forest district, Epping Forest
Epping Forest
itself, and Roding Valley Meadows, as well as nine local nature reserves: Chigwell
Chigwell
Row Wood, Church Lane Flood Meadow, Home Mead, Linder's Field, Nazeing
Nazeing
Triangle, Roding Valley Meadows, Roughtalley's Wood, Thornwood Flood Meadow and Weald Common Flood Meadows.[6] Politics[edit] Following the general election of 8 June 2017, the current members of parliament for the district are:

Eleanor Laing
Eleanor Laing
(Conservative) - Epping Forest
Epping Forest
constituency, covering the majority of the west of the district, including the towns of Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Chigwell, Theydon Bois, Epping and Waltham Abbey. Alex Burghart
Alex Burghart
(Conservative) - Brentwood and Ongar constituency, mostly covering the part of the district east of the River Roding, including the parish of Ongar and village of North Weald
North Weald
Bassett. Robert Halfon
Robert Halfon
(Conservative) - Harlow
Harlow
constituency, which includes the villages of Roydon and Lower Nazeing
Nazeing
to the west of Harlow, and Sheering, Matching and Hastingwood
Hastingwood
to the east.

County Council[edit] Of the seven Essex
Essex
County Councillors elected for Epping Forest divisions in the most recent county council elections in 2017, six are from the Conservative Party, and one is from Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association. Local government[edit] The district council is now based in Epping, roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. Since 2002, when the ward boundaries were reorganised resulting in the loss of one council seat, the district has had 58 Councillors representing 32 wards. Each ward is represented by one, two or three Councillors, depending on the ward's population, so that each Councillor represents a roughly equal proportion of the district's electorate.[7] Councillors serve for a four-year term. They are elected on a cycle of thirds, i.e. in three years out of every four, a third of the council is up for election, and no elections take place in the fourth year. When the ward boundaries were reorganised in 2002, all 58 seats were up for election. District council election results since 2002[edit] Further information on district council election results: Epping Forest District Council elections The table below summarises the number of seats held by each party after each year's elections (no elections took place in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017). The council returned to Conservative control following the gain of a seat in a by-election in December 2006[8] after being under no overall control since 1994.

Party

2002 [9]

2003 [10]

2004 [11]

2006 [12]

2007 [13]

2008 [14]

2010 [15]

2011 [16]

2012 [17]

2014 [18]

2015 [19]

2016

BNP

0

0

3

6

6

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

Conservative

26

23

26

29

32

33

35

37

39

37

39

35

Green

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Independent

4

4

5

4

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

Labour

9

9

4

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

Liberal Democrat

13

16

14

13

11

9

8

6

4

3

2

3

Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association

6

6

6

5

5

6

11

10

12

12

12

13

UKIP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district[edit]

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping (town council) Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver High Ongar Lambourne Little Laver Loughton
Loughton
(town council) Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar (town council) Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey (town council) Willingale

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ Locally the town is simply called Ongar, as seen in many road signs, see the main article

References

^ Loughton
Loughton
has 19 listed buildings Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map, courtesy of English Heritage
English Heritage
Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex, Greater London
Greater London
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
(County and London
London
Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex
Essex
and Greater London (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council - Transport Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Stapleford Flight Centre website ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 13 October 2013.  ^ Election Facts: Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council website Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "District Council By-election – Grange Hill – Thursday, 14th December, 2006". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.  ^ Election 2002 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2003 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2004 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2006 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2007 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2008 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2010 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2011 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Vote 2012 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 4 May 2012. ^ Vote 2014 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 7 June 2014. ^ Page=all&EID=49 Election candidates by wards, Epping Forest District Council website. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to District of Epping Forest.

v t e

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District

Parishes

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver
High Laver
and Little Laver High Ongar Lambourne Loughton Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey Willingale

Other notable settlements

Abridge Chipping Ongar Epping Green Foster Street Greensted Hastingwood Hobbs Cross, Theydon Garnon Hobbs Cross, Matching Housham Tye Marden Ash Matching Green Matching Tye Newman's End North Weald Shelley Tawney Common Threshers Bush Thornwood Toot Hill Waltham Abbey

Attractions

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
(woodland) Epping Ongar Railway Greensted
Greensted
Church North Weald
North Weald
Airfield

Constituencies

Epping Forest Brentwood and Ongar

v t e

Ceremonial county
Ceremonial county
of Essex

Unitary authorities

Southend-on-Sea Thurrock

Boroughs or districts

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Uttlesford

Major settlements

Aveley Basildon Billericay Braintree Brentwood Brightlingsea Buckhurst Hill Burnham-on-Crouch Canvey Island Chelmsford Chigwell Chipping Ongar Clacton-on-Sea Coggeshall Colchester Corringham Dovercourt Eastwood Epping Frinton-on-Sea Grays Great Dunmow Hadleigh Halstead Harlow Harwich Holland-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea Loughton Maldon Manningtree Pitsea Purfleet Rayleigh Rochford Saffron Walden Shoeburyness South Benfleet Southend-on-Sea South Woodham Ferrers Southminster Stanford-le-Hope Thaxted Tilbury Waltham Abbey Walton-on-the-Naze West Mersea West Thurrock Wickford Witham Wivenhoe

Rivers

Blackwater Brain Cam Can Chelmer Ching Cobbins Brook Colne Crouch River Lea River Lee Flood Relief Channel Mardyke Pincey Brook Prittle Brook Roach Roding Roman Stort Stour Stour Brook Ter Thames

Topics

Flag Parliamentary constituencies Places Population of major settlements SSSIs Country houses Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Museums Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

Category

v t e

Districts of the East of England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Central Bedfordshire Luton

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire Peterborough South Cambridgeshire

Essex

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Southend-on-Sea Tendring Thurrock Uttlesford

Hertfordshire

Broxbourne Dacorum East Hertfordshire Hertsmere North Hertfordshire St Albans Stevenage Three Rivers Watford Welwyn Hatfield

Norfolk

Breckland Broadland Great Yarmouth King's Lynn and West Norfolk North Norfolk Norwich South Norfolk

Suffolk

Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffo

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Epping Forest
Epping Forest
is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named after, and contains a large part of, Epping Forest. The district, though wholly within the county of Essex, is partly contiguous with Greater London
Greater London
to the south and southwest, and the area around Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Waltham Abbey and Loughton
Loughton
is statistically part of the Greater London
Greater London
Built-up Area. Epping Forest District also borders Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
both to the northeast and southwest of the neighbouring district of Harlow.

Contents

1 Settlement 2 History 3 Transport 4 Nature reserves 5 Politics

5.1 County Council 5.2 Local government 5.3 District council election results since 2002

6 List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district 7 Notes and references 8 External links

Settlement[edit] The whole district is divided into civil parishes a majority of which, particularly in the north and east of the district are rural and sparsely populated for an area so close to London; it includes the town of Chipping Ongar
Chipping Ongar
[n 1] and surrounding villages. The south is more suburban and dominated by Loughton, the largest town in the district. Most of the District has a wide range of architectural styles and periods.[1] Loughton
Loughton
is beside Epping Forest
Epping Forest
to the west and separated by farms, rivers and golf courses from other settlements in other directions. As an example of conserved physical geographic landscapes, the Roding Valley and Three Forests Way (one end of the Stort Valley Way and the other end connecting to the Harcamlow Way in Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest
and National Nature Reserve, Essex
Essex
which is north of Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The settlements here are close to, and in places ( Chigwell
Chigwell
and Buckhurst Hill) are contiguous with, London's conurbation. Although entirely outside Greater London, for Eurostat statistical purposes the district is included in the Greater London Urban Area, demonstrating a degree of close economic dependence on the capital.

Civil parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The forest itself today spans from Epping Upland
Epping Upland
to the Greater London
Greater London
border

History[edit] The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Chigwell Urban District, Epping Urban District and Waltham Holy Cross Urban District, along with most of Epping and Ongar Rural District. Since then there have been some changes to the Greater London
Greater London
boundary:

In 1994, 279 acres (1.13 km2), which now form Enfield Island Village, were transferred to the London
London
Borough of Enfield[2] In 1995 a small area around Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations was transferred to the London
London
Borough of Redbridge.[3]

Transport[edit] The district can be traced on maps by reference to the M25 motorway and the M11 motorway
M11 motorway
which form a junction at Theydon Garnon. From the junction the towns of Loughton
Loughton
and Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
are south-west, Chigwell
Chigwell
is south, Waltham Abbey is west, Epping north-west, and Ongar north-east. Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central line of the London
London
Underground, which is entirely above ground in the District, and the West Anglia Main Line.[4] Further National Rail
National Rail
stations are available at Harlow, and Sawbridgeworth, along the District's boundary. The stations in the district are:

Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
tube station Chigwell
Chigwell
tube station Debden tube station Epping tube station Grange Hill tube station
Grange Hill tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Loughton
Loughton
tube station Roding Valley tube station
Roding Valley tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
tube station Roydon - The only British Rail station within the district.

Unlike the section of the Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
outside Greater London, where a special fare structure exists, each station in the district is in one of Travelcard
Travelcard
zones 4, 5 or 6. From 2 January 2007, the stations on the Hainault Loop
Hainault Loop
in the southern part of the district (Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill), which had previously been in Travelcard
Travelcard
zone 5, were reallocated to zone 4 in an attempt by Transport for London
London
to encourage greater use of this section of the line. Until November 2006, services to Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill stopped at around 8pm but since then the service has run to around midnight. However, the service to these stations is still not as frequent as to those wholly within Greater London
Greater London
or to those between Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
and Epping. The Central line used to have an extension from Epping to Ongar, with intermediate stations at North Weald
North Weald
and Blake Hall. However, patronage on this line was never high, and it ceased to be a part of the London
London
Underground when it closed in 1994, with the remote Blake Hall station having closed 13 years earlier, in 1981, reputedly having only served six passengers a day. The line was nonetheless reopened in 2004 as the Epping Ongar Railway, which runs heritage services on Sundays and bank holidays. North Weald
North Weald
Airfield, a Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
airfield, is owned by the District Council, and has a long runway allowing use of jet aircraft. Stapleford Aerodrome
Stapleford Aerodrome
is another local airfield, and offers pleasure and charter flights.[5] Nature reserves[edit] There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
in Epping Forest district, Epping Forest
Epping Forest
itself, and Roding Valley Meadows, as well as nine local nature reserves: Chigwell
Chigwell
Row Wood, Church Lane Flood Meadow, Home Mead, Linder's Field, Nazeing
Nazeing
Triangle, Roding Valley Meadows, Roughtalley's Wood, Thornwood Flood Meadow and Weald Common Flood Meadows.[6] Politics[edit] Following the general election of 8 June 2017, the current members of parliament for the district are:

Eleanor Laing
Eleanor Laing
(Conservative) - Epping Forest
Epping Forest
constituency, covering the majority of the west of the district, including the towns of Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Chigwell, Theydon Bois, Epping and Waltham Abbey. Alex Burghart
Alex Burghart
(Conservative) - Brentwood and Ongar constituency, mostly covering the part of the district east of the River Roding, including the parish of Ongar and village of North Weald
North Weald
Bassett. Robert Halfon
Robert Halfon
(Conservative) - Harlow
Harlow
constituency, which includes the villages of Roydon and Lower Nazeing
Nazeing
to the west of Harlow, and Sheering, Matching and Hastingwood
Hastingwood
to the east.

County Council[edit] Of the seven Essex
Essex
County Councillors elected for Epping Forest divisions in the most recent county council elections in 2017, six are from the Conservative Party, and one is from Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association. Local government[edit] The district council is now based in Epping, roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. Since 2002, when the ward boundaries were reorganised resulting in the loss of one council seat, the district has had 58 Councillors representing 32 wards. Each ward is represented by one, two or three Councillors, depending on the ward's population, so that each Councillor represents a roughly equal proportion of the district's electorate.[7] Councillors serve for a four-year term. They are elected on a cycle of thirds, i.e. in three years out of every four, a third of the council is up for election, and no elections take place in the fourth year. When the ward boundaries were reorganised in 2002, all 58 seats were up for election. District council election results since 2002[edit] Further information on district council election results: Epping Forest District Council elections The table below summarises the number of seats held by each party after each year's elections (no elections took place in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017). The council returned to Conservative control following the gain of a seat in a by-election in December 2006[8] after being under no overall control since 1994.

Party

2002 [9]

2003 [10]

2004 [11]

2006 [12]

2007 [13]

2008 [14]

2010 [15]

2011 [16]

2012 [17]

2014 [18]

2015 [19]

2016

BNP

0

0

3

6

6

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

Conservative

26

23

26

29

32

33

35

37

39

37

39

35

Green

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Independent

4

4

5

4

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

Labour

9

9

4

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

Liberal Democrat

13

16

14

13

11

9

8

6

4

3

2

3

Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association

6

6

6

5

5

6

11

10

12

12

12

13

UKIP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district[edit]

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping (town council) Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver High Ongar Lambourne Little Laver Loughton
Loughton
(town council) Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar (town council) Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey (town council) Willingale

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ Locally the town is simply called Ongar, as seen in many road signs, see the main article

References

^ Loughton
Loughton
has 19 listed buildings Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map, courtesy of English Heritage
English Heritage
Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex, Greater London
Greater London
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
(County and London
London
Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex
Essex
and Greater London (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council - Transport Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Stapleford Flight Centre website ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 13 October 2013.  ^ Election Facts: Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council website Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "District Council By-election – Grange Hill – Thursday, 14th December, 2006". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.  ^ Election 2002 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2003 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2004 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2006 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2007 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2008 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2010 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2011 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Vote 2012 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 4 May 2012. ^ Vote 2014 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 7 June 2014. ^ Page=all&EID=49 Election candidates by wards, Epping Forest District Council website. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to District of Epping Forest.

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District

Parishes

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver
High Laver
and Little Laver High Ongar Lambourne Loughton Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey Willingale

Other notable settlements

Abridge Chipping Ongar Epping Green Foster Street Greensted Hastingwood Hobbs Cross, Theydon Garnon Hobbs Cross, Matching Housham Tye Marden Ash Matching Green Matching Tye Newman's End North Weald Shelley Tawney Common Threshers Bush Thornwood Toot Hill Waltham Abbey

Attractions

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
(woodland) Epping Ongar Railway Greensted
Greensted
Church North Weald
North Weald
Airfield

Constituencies

Epping Forest Brentwood and Ongar

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of Essex

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Major settlements

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Blackwater Brain Cam Can Chelmer Ching Cobbins Brook Colne Crouch River Lea River Lee Flood Relief Channel Mardyke Pincey Brook Prittle Brook Roach Roding Roman Stort Stour Stour Brook Ter Thames

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Epping Forest
Epping Forest
is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named after, and contains a large part of, Epping Forest. The district, though wholly within the county of Essex, is partly contiguous with Greater London
Greater London
to the south and southwest, and the area around Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Waltham Abbey and Loughton
Loughton
is statistically part of the Greater London
Greater London
Built-up Area. Epping Forest District also borders Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
both to the northeast and southwest of the neighbouring district of Harlow.

Contents

1 Settlement 2 History 3 Transport 4 Nature reserves 5 Politics

5.1 County Council 5.2 Local government 5.3 District council election results since 2002

6 List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district 7 Notes and references 8 External links

Settlement[edit] The whole district is divided into civil parishes a majority of which, particularly in the north and east of the district are rural and sparsely populated for an area so close to London; it includes the town of Chipping Ongar
Chipping Ongar
[n 1] and surrounding villages. The south is more suburban and dominated by Loughton, the largest town in the district. Most of the District has a wide range of architectural styles and periods.[1] Loughton
Loughton
is beside Epping Forest
Epping Forest
to the west and separated by farms, rivers and golf courses from other settlements in other directions. As an example of conserved physical geographic landscapes, the Roding Valley and Three Forests Way (one end of the Stort Valley Way and the other end connecting to the Harcamlow Way in Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest
and National Nature Reserve, Essex
Essex
which is north of Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The settlements here are close to, and in places ( Chigwell
Chigwell
and Buckhurst Hill) are contiguous with, London's conurbation. Although entirely outside Greater London, for Eurostat statistical purposes the district is included in the Greater London Urban Area, demonstrating a degree of close economic dependence on the capital.

Civil parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The forest itself today spans from Epping Upland
Epping Upland
to the Greater London
Greater London
border

History[edit] The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Chigwell Urban District, Epping Urban District and Waltham Holy Cross Urban District, along with most of Epping and Ongar Rural District. Since then there have been some changes to the Greater London
Greater London
boundary:

In 1994, 279 acres (1.13 km2), which now form Enfield Island Village, were transferred to the London
London
Borough of Enfield[2] In 1995 a small area around Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations was transferred to the London
London
Borough of Redbridge.[3]

Transport[edit] The district can be traced on maps by reference to the M25 motorway and the M11 motorway
M11 motorway
which form a junction at Theydon Garnon. From the junction the towns of Loughton
Loughton
and Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
are south-west, Chigwell
Chigwell
is south, Waltham Abbey is west, Epping north-west, and Ongar north-east. Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central line of the London
London
Underground, which is entirely above ground in the District, and the West Anglia Main Line.[4] Further National Rail
National Rail
stations are available at Harlow, and Sawbridgeworth, along the District's boundary. The stations in the district are:

Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
tube station Chigwell
Chigwell
tube station Debden tube station Epping tube station Grange Hill tube station
Grange Hill tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Loughton
Loughton
tube station Roding Valley tube station
Roding Valley tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
tube station Roydon - The only British Rail station within the district.

Unlike the section of the Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
outside Greater London, where a special fare structure exists, each station in the district is in one of Travelcard
Travelcard
zones 4, 5 or 6. From 2 January 2007, the stations on the Hainault Loop
Hainault Loop
in the southern part of the district (Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill), which had previously been in Travelcard
Travelcard
zone 5, were reallocated to zone 4 in an attempt by Transport for London
London
to encourage greater use of this section of the line. Until November 2006, services to Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill stopped at around 8pm but since then the service has run to around midnight. However, the service to these stations is still not as frequent as to those wholly within Greater London
Greater London
or to those between Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
and Epping. The Central line used to have an extension from Epping to Ongar, with intermediate stations at North Weald
North Weald
and Blake Hall. However, patronage on this line was never high, and it ceased to be a part of the London
London
Underground when it closed in 1994, with the remote Blake Hall station having closed 13 years earlier, in 1981, reputedly having only served six passengers a day. The line was nonetheless reopened in 2004 as the Epping Ongar Railway, which runs heritage services on Sundays and bank holidays. North Weald
North Weald
Airfield, a Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
airfield, is owned by the District Council, and has a long runway allowing use of jet aircraft. Stapleford Aerodrome
Stapleford Aerodrome
is another local airfield, and offers pleasure and charter flights.[5] Nature reserves[edit] There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
in Epping Forest district, Epping Forest
Epping Forest
itself, and Roding Valley Meadows, as well as nine local nature reserves: Chigwell
Chigwell
Row Wood, Church Lane Flood Meadow, Home Mead, Linder's Field, Nazeing
Nazeing
Triangle, Roding Valley Meadows, Roughtalley's Wood, Thornwood Flood Meadow and Weald Common Flood Meadows.[6] Politics[edit] Following the general election of 8 June 2017, the current members of parliament for the district are:

Eleanor Laing
Eleanor Laing
(Conservative) - Epping Forest
Epping Forest
constituency, covering the majority of the west of the district, including the towns of Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Chigwell, Theydon Bois, Epping and Waltham Abbey. Alex Burghart
Alex Burghart
(Conservative) - Brentwood and Ongar constituency, mostly covering the part of the district east of the River Roding, including the parish of Ongar and village of North Weald
North Weald
Bassett. Robert Halfon
Robert Halfon
(Conservative) - Harlow
Harlow
constituency, which includes the villages of Roydon and Lower Nazeing
Nazeing
to the west of Harlow, and Sheering, Matching and Hastingwood
Hastingwood
to the east.

County Council[edit] Of the seven Essex
Essex
County Councillors elected for Epping Forest divisions in the most recent county council elections in 2017, six are from the Conservative Party, and one is from Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association. Local government[edit] The district council is now based in Epping, roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. Since 2002, when the ward boundaries were reorganised resulting in the loss of one council seat, the district has had 58 Councillors representing 32 wards. Each ward is represented by one, two or three Councillors, depending on the ward's population, so that each Councillor represents a roughly equal proportion of the district's electorate.[7] Councillors serve for a four-year term. They are elected on a cycle of thirds, i.e. in three years out of every four, a third of the council is up for election, and no elections take place in the fourth year. When the ward boundaries were reorganised in 2002, all 58 seats were up for election. District council election results since 2002[edit] Further information on district council election results: Epping Forest District Council elections The table below summarises the number of seats held by each party after each year's elections (no elections took place in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017). The council returned to Conservative control following the gain of a seat in a by-election in December 2006[8] after being under no overall control since 1994.

Party

2002 [9]

2003 [10]

2004 [11]

2006 [12]

2007 [13]

2008 [14]

2010 [15]

2011 [16]

2012 [17]

2014 [18]

2015 [19]

2016

BNP

0

0

3

6

6

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

Conservative

26

23

26

29

32

33

35

37

39

37

39

35

Green

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Independent

4

4

5

4

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

Labour

9

9

4

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

Liberal Democrat

13

16

14

13

11

9

8

6

4

3

2

3

Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association

6

6

6

5

5

6

11

10

12

12

12

13

UKIP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district[edit]

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping (town council) Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver High Ongar Lambourne Little Laver Loughton
Loughton
(town council) Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar (town council) Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey (town council) Willingale

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ Locally the town is simply called Ongar, as seen in many road signs, see the main article

References

^ Loughton
Loughton
has 19 listed buildings Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map, courtesy of English Heritage
English Heritage
Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex, Greater London
Greater London
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
(County and London
London
Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex
Essex
and Greater London (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council - Transport Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Stapleford Flight Centre website ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 13 October 2013.  ^ Election Facts: Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council website Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "District Council By-election – Grange Hill – Thursday, 14th December, 2006". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.  ^ Election 2002 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2003 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2004 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2006 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2007 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2008 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2010 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2011 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Vote 2012 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 4 May 2012. ^ Vote 2014 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 7 June 2014. ^ Page=all&EID=49 Election candidates by wards, Epping Forest District Council website. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to District of Epping Forest.

v t e

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District

Parishes

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver
High Laver
and Little Laver High Ongar Lambourne Loughton Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey Willingale

Other notable settlements

Abridge Chipping Ongar Epping Green Foster Street Greensted Hastingwood Hobbs Cross, Theydon Garnon Hobbs Cross, Matching Housham Tye Marden Ash Matching Green Matching Tye Newman's End North Weald Shelley Tawney Common Threshers Bush Thornwood Toot Hill Waltham Abbey

Attractions

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
(woodland) Epping Ongar Railway Greensted
Greensted
Church North Weald
North Weald
Airfield

Constituencies

Epping Forest Brentwood and Ongar

v t e

Ceremonial county
Ceremonial county
of Essex

Unitary authorities

Southend-on-Sea Thurrock

Boroughs or districts

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Uttlesford

Major settlements

Aveley Basildon Billericay Braintree Brentwood Brightlingsea Buckhurst Hill Burnham-on-Crouch Canvey Island Chelmsford Chigwell Chipping Ongar Clacton-on-Sea Coggeshall Colchester Corringham Dovercourt Eastwood Epping Frinton-on-Sea Grays Great Dunmow Hadleigh Halstead Harlow Harwich Holland-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea Loughton Maldon Manningtree Pitsea Purfleet Rayleigh Rochford Saffron Walden Shoeburyness South Benfleet Southend-on-Sea South Woodham Ferrers Southminster Stanford-le-Hope Thaxted Tilbury Waltham Abbey Walton-on-the-Naze West Mersea West Thurrock Wickford Witham Wivenhoe

Rivers

Blackwater Brain Cam Can Chelmer Ching Cobbins Brook Colne Crouch River Lea River Lee Flood Relief Channel Mardyke Pincey Brook Prittle Brook Roach Roding Roman Stort Stour Stour Brook Ter Thames

Topics

Flag Parliamentary constituencies Places Population of major settlements SSSIs Country houses Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Museums Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

Category

v t e

Districts of the East of England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Central Bedfordshire Luton

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire Peterborough South Cambridgeshire

Essex

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Southend-on-Sea Tendring Thurrock Uttlesford

Hertfordshire

Broxbourne Dacorum East Hertfordshire Hertsmere North Hertfordshire St Albans Stevenage Three Rivers Watford Welwyn Hatfield

Norfolk

Breckland Broadland Great Yarmouth King's Lynn and West Norfolk North Norfolk Norwich South Norfolk

Suffolk

Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffo

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Epping Forest
Epping Forest
is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named after, and contains a large part of, Epping Forest. The district, though wholly within the county of Essex, is partly contiguous with Greater London
Greater London
to the south and southwest, and the area around Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Waltham Abbey and Loughton
Loughton
is statistically part of the Greater London
Greater London
Built-up Area. Epping Forest District also borders Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
both to the northeast and southwest of the neighbouring district of Harlow.

Contents

1 Settlement 2 History 3 Transport 4 Nature reserves 5 Politics

5.1 County Council 5.2 Local government 5.3 District council election results since 2002

6 List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district 7 Notes and references 8 External links

Settlement[edit] The whole district is divided into civil parishes a majority of which, particularly in the north and east of the district are rural and sparsely populated for an area so close to London; it includes the town of Chipping Ongar
Chipping Ongar
[n 1] and surrounding villages. The south is more suburban and dominated by Loughton, the largest town in the district. Most of the District has a wide range of architectural styles and periods.[1] Loughton
Loughton
is beside Epping Forest
Epping Forest
to the west and separated by farms, rivers and golf courses from other settlements in other directions. As an example of conserved physical geographic landscapes, the Roding Valley and Three Forests Way (one end of the Stort Valley Way and the other end connecting to the Harcamlow Way in Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest
and National Nature Reserve, Essex
Essex
which is north of Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The settlements here are close to, and in places ( Chigwell
Chigwell
and Buckhurst Hill) are contiguous with, London's conurbation. Although entirely outside Greater London, for Eurostat statistical purposes the district is included in the Greater London Urban Area, demonstrating a degree of close economic dependence on the capital.

Civil parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District. The forest itself today spans from Epping Upland
Epping Upland
to the Greater London
Greater London
border

History[edit] The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Chigwell Urban District, Epping Urban District and Waltham Holy Cross Urban District, along with most of Epping and Ongar Rural District. Since then there have been some changes to the Greater London
Greater London
boundary:

In 1994, 279 acres (1.13 km2), which now form Enfield Island Village, were transferred to the London
London
Borough of Enfield[2] In 1995 a small area around Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations was transferred to the London
London
Borough of Redbridge.[3]

Transport[edit] The district can be traced on maps by reference to the M25 motorway and the M11 motorway
M11 motorway
which form a junction at Theydon Garnon. From the junction the towns of Loughton
Loughton
and Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
are south-west, Chigwell
Chigwell
is south, Waltham Abbey is west, Epping north-west, and Ongar north-east. Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central line of the London
London
Underground, which is entirely above ground in the District, and the West Anglia Main Line.[4] Further National Rail
National Rail
stations are available at Harlow, and Sawbridgeworth, along the District's boundary. The stations in the district are:

Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
tube station Chigwell
Chigwell
tube station Debden tube station Epping tube station Grange Hill tube station
Grange Hill tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Loughton
Loughton
tube station Roding Valley tube station
Roding Valley tube station
(on the boundary with the London
London
Borough of Redbridge) Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
tube station Roydon - The only British Rail station within the district.

Unlike the section of the Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
outside Greater London, where a special fare structure exists, each station in the district is in one of Travelcard
Travelcard
zones 4, 5 or 6. From 2 January 2007, the stations on the Hainault Loop
Hainault Loop
in the southern part of the district (Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill), which had previously been in Travelcard
Travelcard
zone 5, were reallocated to zone 4 in an attempt by Transport for London
London
to encourage greater use of this section of the line. Until November 2006, services to Roding Valley, Chigwell
Chigwell
and Grange Hill stopped at around 8pm but since then the service has run to around midnight. However, the service to these stations is still not as frequent as to those wholly within Greater London
Greater London
or to those between Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
and Epping. The Central line used to have an extension from Epping to Ongar, with intermediate stations at North Weald
North Weald
and Blake Hall. However, patronage on this line was never high, and it ceased to be a part of the London
London
Underground when it closed in 1994, with the remote Blake Hall station having closed 13 years earlier, in 1981, reputedly having only served six passengers a day. The line was nonetheless reopened in 2004 as the Epping Ongar Railway, which runs heritage services on Sundays and bank holidays. North Weald
North Weald
Airfield, a Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
airfield, is owned by the District Council, and has a long runway allowing use of jet aircraft. Stapleford Aerodrome
Stapleford Aerodrome
is another local airfield, and offers pleasure and charter flights.[5] Nature reserves[edit] There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
in Epping Forest district, Epping Forest
Epping Forest
itself, and Roding Valley Meadows, as well as nine local nature reserves: Chigwell
Chigwell
Row Wood, Church Lane Flood Meadow, Home Mead, Linder's Field, Nazeing
Nazeing
Triangle, Roding Valley Meadows, Roughtalley's Wood, Thornwood Flood Meadow and Weald Common Flood Meadows.[6] Politics[edit] Following the general election of 8 June 2017, the current members of parliament for the district are:

Eleanor Laing
Eleanor Laing
(Conservative) - Epping Forest
Epping Forest
constituency, covering the majority of the west of the district, including the towns of Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Chigwell, Theydon Bois, Epping and Waltham Abbey. Alex Burghart
Alex Burghart
(Conservative) - Brentwood and Ongar constituency, mostly covering the part of the district east of the River Roding, including the parish of Ongar and village of North Weald
North Weald
Bassett. Robert Halfon
Robert Halfon
(Conservative) - Harlow
Harlow
constituency, which includes the villages of Roydon and Lower Nazeing
Nazeing
to the west of Harlow, and Sheering, Matching and Hastingwood
Hastingwood
to the east.

County Council[edit] Of the seven Essex
Essex
County Councillors elected for Epping Forest divisions in the most recent county council elections in 2017, six are from the Conservative Party, and one is from Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association. Local government[edit] The district council is now based in Epping, roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. Since 2002, when the ward boundaries were reorganised resulting in the loss of one council seat, the district has had 58 Councillors representing 32 wards. Each ward is represented by one, two or three Councillors, depending on the ward's population, so that each Councillor represents a roughly equal proportion of the district's electorate.[7] Councillors serve for a four-year term. They are elected on a cycle of thirds, i.e. in three years out of every four, a third of the council is up for election, and no elections take place in the fourth year. When the ward boundaries were reorganised in 2002, all 58 seats were up for election. District council election results since 2002[edit] Further information on district council election results: Epping Forest District Council elections The table below summarises the number of seats held by each party after each year's elections (no elections took place in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017). The council returned to Conservative control following the gain of a seat in a by-election in December 2006[8] after being under no overall control since 1994.

Party

2002 [9]

2003 [10]

2004 [11]

2006 [12]

2007 [13]

2008 [14]

2010 [15]

2011 [16]

2012 [17]

2014 [18]

2015 [19]

2016

BNP

0

0

3

6

6

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

Conservative

26

23

26

29

32

33

35

37

39

37

39

35

Green

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Independent

4

4

5

4

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

Labour

9

9

4

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

Liberal Democrat

13

16

14

13

11

9

8

6

4

3

2

3

Loughton
Loughton
Residents Association

6

6

6

5

5

6

11

10

12

12

12

13

UKIP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

List of parishes in Epping Forest
Epping Forest
district[edit]

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping (town council) Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver High Ongar Lambourne Little Laver Loughton
Loughton
(town council) Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar (town council) Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey (town council) Willingale

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ Locally the town is simply called Ongar, as seen in many road signs, see the main article

References

^ Loughton
Loughton
has 19 listed buildings Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map, courtesy of English Heritage
English Heritage
Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex, Greater London
Greater London
and Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
(County and London
London
Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Office of Public Sector Information - The Essex
Essex
and Greater London (County Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 23 February 2008. ^ Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council - Transport Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Stapleford Flight Centre website ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 13 October 2013.  ^ Election Facts: Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council website Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "District Council By-election – Grange Hill – Thursday, 14th December, 2006". Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017.  ^ Election 2002 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2003 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2004 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2006 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2007 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2008 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2010 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Election 2011 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. ^ Vote 2012 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 4 May 2012. ^ Vote 2014 results, BBC News website. Retrieved 7 June 2014. ^ Page=all&EID=49 Election candidates by wards, Epping Forest District Council website. Retrieved 20 Feb 2016.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to District of Epping Forest.

v t e

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
District

Parishes

Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Bobbingworth Buckhurst Hill Chigwell Epping Epping Upland Fyfield High Laver
High Laver
and Little Laver High Ongar Lambourne Loughton Magdalen Laver Matching Moreton Nazeing North Weald
North Weald
Bassett Ongar Roydon Sheering Stanford Rivers Stapleford Abbotts Stapleford Tawney Theydon Bois Theydon Garnon Theydon Mount Waltham Abbey Willingale

Other notable settlements

Abridge Chipping Ongar Epping Green Foster Street Greensted Hastingwood Hobbs Cross, Theydon Garnon Hobbs Cross, Matching Housham Tye Marden Ash Matching Green Matching Tye Newman's End North Weald Shelley Tawney Common Threshers Bush Thornwood Toot Hill Waltham Abbey

Attractions

Epping Forest
Epping Forest
(woodland) Epping Ongar Railway Greensted
Greensted
Church North Weald
North Weald
Airfield

Constituencies

Epping Forest Brentwood and Ongar

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Ceremonial county
Ceremonial county
of Essex

Unitary authorities

Southend-on-Sea Thurrock

Boroughs or districts

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Uttlesford

Major settlements

Aveley Basildon Billericay Braintree Brentwood Brightlingsea Buckhurst Hill Burnham-on-Crouch Canvey Island Chelmsford Chigwell Chipping Ongar Clacton-on-Sea Coggeshall Colchester Corringham Dovercourt Eastwood Epping Frinton-on-Sea Grays Great Dunmow Hadleigh Halstead Harlow Harwich Holland-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea Loughton Maldon Manningtree Pitsea Purfleet Rayleigh Rochford Saffron Walden Shoeburyness South Benfleet Southend-on-Sea South Woodham Ferrers Southminster Stanford-le-Hope Thaxted Tilbury Waltham Abbey Walton-on-the-Naze West Mersea West Thurrock Wickford Witham Wivenhoe

Rivers

Blackwater Brain Cam Can Chelmer Ching Cobbins Brook Colne Crouch River Lea River Lee Flood Relief Channel Mardyke Pincey Brook Prittle Brook Roach Roding Roman Stort Stour Stour Brook Ter Thames

Topics

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Category

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Cambridgeshire

Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire Peterborough South Cambridgeshire

Essex

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Norfolk

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