Once again EFDC are organising a full range of holiday activities throughout the supper for the children of the district
As well as term time sessions, Community Services run a range of activities for children during most school holidays.
How to bookYou can book and pay for holiday activities using the online booking form.
From 1 July 2015 you can book online or call the telephone booking line 01992 564226, open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Download the summer activities 2015 brochure
Summer activities brochure 2015
Epping Forest District Museum Heritage Lottery Fund project update
Building work has begun on Epping Forest District Museum’s Heritage Lottery Fund redevelopment project. Work began on 20 April 2015 after Coniston Limited was appointed to do the construction.
Coniston Limited have worked on a number of museum based projects including the Imperial War Museum, The British Museum and are also currently working on the refurbishment of the Europe Galleries at the Victorian and Albert Museum.
Work has started to prepare the building for its new layout and expanded facility. The museum which is extending into the first floor above the local library has been opened up to create a blank canvas for construction to begin on the new room layouts. The stairs have been removed and work has also begun to prepare the space for the lift which will be installed to make the museum fully accessible.
Councillor Helen Kane, Portfolio Holder for Epping Forest District Council’s Leisure and Community Services said: “It is fantastic to see the building work has begun and that the museum’s redevelopment is really progressing now. We are all very much looking forward to seeing the next stages when the new layout and accessibility features will really begin to take shape. The final product will be a great facility for both Waltham Abbey but also the wider community.”
The next stages of the project will include the installation of new wiring and electrical systems before the decoration can begin as well as the continuing work to install the lift and new staircase.
Another major part of the project is the opening up of the front door to 39 Sun Street which will form the new main entrance to the museum. This work will also take place in the coming months.
Dear High Beach, Sewardstonebury and Upshire Residents
A big thank you to all voters who turned out to vote on Thursday 7th May. Each and every one of you who did so contributed to the democratic process which resulted, this time, in a decisive 'yes' for a Conservative government. Please be assured that whichever way you voted I will continue to do my best as your local town and district councillor. But my biggest thank you must go to those Conservative voters who have remained constant through a difficult and sometimes turbulent Coalition government.
If you wish to contact me my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes
Cllr Syd Stavrou
May I extend my heartfelt thanks to the residents of Waltham Abbey Honey Lane Ward for electing me as their District Councillor.
The turnout throughout the district last Thursday was magnificent, the results, both nationally and locally were a vote of confidence for Conservative principles and practice.
I must also thank, my agent Helen Kane and all the Conservative supporters who worked tirelessly to ensure that both the government and the district council can complete the long-term economic plan that is ensuring Britains' future for the next generation.
Locally this means, we can continue with the council house building project the first in 30 years. We can continue to ensure we get the best value for our residents such as with the recent contract with Biffa for the collection of domestic refuse and recycling with annual savings of over £400,000 a year.
There is a great deal of work to be done over the next few years and I am excited to be part of it, so once again thank you and I look forward to working with you to improve Honey Lane Ward, Waltham Abbey town and Epping Forest district for all residents
District Councillor for Waltham Abbey - Honey Lane
Epping Forest Conservative parliamentary candidate Eleanor Laing met shoppers when she visited Waltham Abbey Market today.
Mrs Laing spoke with passers-by about a range of issues, local and national, and also gave her support to the Conservative local election candidates who manned a stall in Sun Street.
Mrs Laing said: “Sun Street is always a great place to meet people. Waltham Abbey is full of small businesses, people working hard, looking after their families - and they know it’s Conservative policies that give them the freedom to spend more of their money the way they want to spend it, to invest in their businesses, to create employment and to give apprenticeships.”
She added: “The atmosphere is great and I’ve met lots of people who are going to vote Conservative.”
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The Waltham Abbey Conservative group have had their candidates in the forthcoming local elections confirmed.
High Beach - Mrs Syd Stavrou
Honey Lane - Mr Sam Kane
North East - Mrs Ann Mitchell (MBE)
South West - Mrs Ricki Gadsby
South West - Mrs Helen Kane
More information on each candidate can be found here
If you would like to help during the campaign please do contact us on Election2015@wacg.info
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As soon as news of the withdrawal of the 505 bus service was announced, your local Conservative councillors in Waltham Abbey have been working to ensure the continuation of the service.
We are delighted to announce that a replacement has been secured. The service will be provided by a new Contractor "Galleon Travel" from the 11th of May 2015, the same day that Arriva stop their service.
As things stand, this service will operate at peak times to meet the needs of work and education users, and will operate every two hours during the rest of the day for those with shopping or health needs.
Essex County Council will be funding the Saturday service
Your Conservative councillors having ensured the continuation of this vital local service will continue to campaign for an increase in the frequency of the service.
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