Epping Forest

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Residents Association Seats 12 Seats +/- 0
Liberal Democrat Seats 3 Seats +/- -1
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 2 Seats +/- +2
Independent Seats 2 Seats +/- 0
Green Party Seats 1 Seats +/- +1
Labour Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

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Epping community groups share £30K in grants

Orla Moore
BBC Local Live

Fifteen community and voluntary groups in Epping Forest are to share a money pot of £30,329 in grants.

Among the recipients are North Weald Airfield Museum Association, the Essex Arrows Baseball Club - and the Epping Forest Centenary Trust, which is getting £2,950 for materials to help people with learning difficulties explore on "discovery days".

Epping in Bloom will get £2,000 - Reindeer Explorer Scouts £3,000 for new supplies (the picture shows some of their tents)- and Nazeing Common Cricket Club's ground will benefit from more than £2,000 towards clubhouse repairs.

Epping Forest District Council says any community group can apply for financial funding here

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Braintree chief: 'Fly-tipping is disgusting'

Kate Williams
BBC Local Live

Returning to the fly-tipping court case...

The Braintree councillor with responsibility for enivironment and place, Wendy Schmitt, echoed the comments from Epping Forest: "Fly-tipping is disgusting – it ruins our environment and costs councils and private landowners thousands of pounds to clear up.

"Where we have evidence we investigate and take legal action and I would urge residents to report details of any fly-tipping to us so we can continue to pursue those who have no respect for the place they live."

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Essex councillor: Fly-tipping 'will not be tolerated'

Kate Williams
BBC Local Live

Fly-tipping incidents are unacceptable and should always be reported, says an Essex councillor, after a Little Waltham man was successfully prosecuted.

Councillor Will Breare-Hall was speaking after Little Waltham man Sam Russell, 24, was given a 12-month community order to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work for fly-tipping in Essex. 

The prosecution was brought by Epping Forest District Council, although it came to light that Russell was also being investigated by Braintree District Council.

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Cllr Breare-Hall, portfolio holder for environment at Epping Forest said: ”This case highlights the excellent joined up work carried out by local authorities to catch and hold fly-tippers accountable for their criminal actions.

”This case shows that even if fly-tippers cross local authority boundaries it does not mean the culprits will escape investigation or prosecution.

”I urge residents to report details of any fly-tipping.”


Fly-tipper given community order after dumping 'van loads of waste'

Kate Williams
BBC Local Live

Pictures have been released of fly-tipping incidents which saw a 24-year-old man from Little Waltham handed a 12-month community order.

Sam Russell, 24, admitted two incidents of fly-tipping at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.

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One involved three van loads of waste at Hastingwood, North Weald, and the other was 15 black sacks of rubbish at Wickham Bishops Road, Hatfield Peverel, said a spokesperson for Epping Forest District Council.  

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When officers were called to investigate they found mattresses, sofas, building materials and carpets found on a public footpath in Hastingwood.

Russell was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and must pay costs of £1983.72, plus a victim surcharge of £85.

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