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Encyclopedia > Epping Forest (district)
Epping Forest District
Epping Forest
Shown within Essex
Geography
Status: District
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Essex
Area:
- Total
Ranked 142nd
338.99 km²
Admin. HQ: Epping
ONS code: 22UH
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2004 est.)
- Density
Ranked 159th
121,300
358 / km²
Ethnicity: 95.1% White
2.4% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Epping Forest District Council
Epping Forest District Council
http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: All party
MPs: Eleanor Laing, Eric Pickles, Bill Rammell

Epping Forest is a local government district of the county of Essex, England. It is named for Epping Forest, which the district contains a large part of. Image File history File links EssexEppingForest. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... The BOGUS regions, also known as BOGUS FASCIST SCOTTISH Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... East of England is one of the official regions of England. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... High Street in Epping Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex in the United Kingdom. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... Arms of Epping Forest District Council. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Eleanor Fulton Laing (born 1 February 1958, Paisley as Eleanor Fulton Pritchard) is a British politician. ... Eric Jack Pickles (born April 20, 1952, Keighley) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... Bill (William Ernest) Rammell (born 10 October 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... Epping Forest is an area of ancient woodland in south-east England, straddling the border between north-east Greater London and Essex. ...

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Settlement

The north-east of the district is more rural, and includes the town of Chipping Ongar and surrounding villages, whilst the south, closer to Greater London, is more urban, and includes the town of Loughton (the largest town in the district), and the villages of Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill. To the west is Waltham Abbey, lying in the Lea Valley. Chipping Ongar is a town in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. ... Loughton is a residential town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Chigwell is a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Buckhurst Hill is a small village in the district of Epping Forest near the Essex/London border. ... Waltham Abbey is a market town of about 20,400 people in the south west of the county of Essex, in the East of England region. ... Bow Creek (tidal) meets the Limehouse Cut (canal) with a view of Londons Docklands The River Lee or River Lea (both spellings are in general use) is a river in England. ...


History

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. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Chigwell Urban District was an urban district in the county of Essex, England. ... Waltham Holy Cross Urban District was an urban district in the county of Essex, England. ... Epping and Ongar Rural District was a rural district in the county of Essex, England. ...


Transport

The district is roughly divided into four parts by the M25 motorway and the M11 motorway which form a junction near Epping. From the junction the town of Loughton and the village of Buckhurst Hill are south west, Chigwell is south east, Epping and Waltham Abbey north west, and Ongar north east. The M25 motorway looking south between junctions 14 and 15, near Heathrow Airport. ... This page is about the M11 motorway in England. ... Loughton is a residential town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Buckhurst Hill is a small village in the district of Epping Forest near the Essex/London border. ... Chigwell is a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ...


Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central Line of London Underground. There are national Rail stations at Sawbridgeworth and Roydon, along the District's boundary. The Central Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured Red on the tube map. ... The nickname Tube comes from the circular tube-like tunnels through which the small-profile trains travel. ...


The stations in the district are:

Unlike the situation on the Metropolitan Line outside of Greater London where a special fare structure exists, stations in the district are in either Travelcard zone 5 or 6. This is because Essex County Council have agreed a subsidy scheme with Transport for London similar to that with the London boroughs, whilst neither Hertfordshire County Council nor Buckinghamshire County Council have done so. However, the Woodford - Hainault section in the southern part of Epping Forest is not as frequent or as late running as in Greater London. Categories: Central Line stations | London Underground stubs ... Chigwell station is a London Underground station at Chigwell in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Debden station is a London Underground station on the Central Line in the Epping Forest district of Essex between Loughton and Theydon Bois. ... Epping is a London Underground station and the northern terminus of the Central Line in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Grange Hill station is a London Underground station on the Central Line which lies on the boundary between the London Borough of Redbridge and the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... The London Borough of Redbridge is a London borough in East London. ... Loughton station. ... Roding Valley is a London Underground station situated directly on the border between the Epping Forest distict of Essex and the London Borough of Redbridge. ... Theydon Bois is a London Underground station in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground. ... One Day Travelcard A Travelcard is an inter-modal ticket, valid for a period of time varying from one day to a year, for use on most public transport in London. ... Transport for London (TfL) is a government body responsible for the transport system in the City of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Woodford is principally noteworthy for being the birthplace of the founder members of the notorious association who called themselves the Whores Drawers in the 1980s. ... Hainault is a place in the London Borough of Redbridge. ...


Stapleford Airfield [www.flysfc.com] is the district's local airfield, and offers pleasure and charter flights. Stapleford Airfield is an airfield in Essex, United Kingdom near to the the village of Abridge and the towns of Romford and Epping. ...


Politics

As of 2006, the members of parliament for the district are Eleanor Laing (Conservative) for the Epping Forest constituency, whilst Eric Pickles (Conservative) sits for the Brentwood and Ongar constituency, covering the east of the district, and the area around Nazeing lies in the Harlow constituency represented by Bill Rammell (Labour). Of the seven Essex County Councillors elected for Epping Forest divisions in 2005, six are from the Conservative Party and one is non-aligned. The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... Epping Forest is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Brentwood and Ongar is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Harlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bill (William Ernest) Rammell (born 10 October 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Conservative Party may refer to: Conservative Party of Canada (since 2003) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-2003) Conservative Party of Canada (historical) (until 1942) Conservative Party (Chile) (historical) Colombian Conservative Party Conservative Peoples Party (Denmark) New Zealand Conservative Party (defunct) Conservative Party of Nicaragua Norwegian Conservative Party (H...


Local government

The district council is now based in Epping, a town roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. High Street in Epping Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex in the United Kingdom. ...


2006 Local Election

Party Councillors +/-
Conservative Party 29 +3
Liberal Democrats 13 −1
BNP 6 +3
Loughton Residents Association 5 -1
Labour Party 1 −3
Others 4 -1
NOC Hold (Con 1st)

The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The British National Party (BNP) is the most popular political party of the far right in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ...

List of places in Epping Forest district

Buckhurst Hill is a small village in the district of Epping Forest near the Essex/London border. ... Chigwell is a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Chipping Ongar is a town in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. ... Debden is a suburb of the town of Loughton, located in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... High Street in Epping Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex in the United Kingdom. ... Loughton is a residential town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Roydon is a small village located in Essex, England. ... Sewardstone is a place in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. ... Theydon Bois is a large village in the Epping Forest district of Essex located 14. ... Waltham Abbey is a market town of about 20,400 people in the south west of the county of Essex, in the East of England region. ...

Trivia

A track on Genesis's 1973 album Selling England by the Pound is entitled The Battle of Epping Forest, and refers to a real-life East End gang-fight in the forest. Genesis is a Grammy Award winning English progressive rock band formed in 1967. ... Selling England by the Pound is the fifth studio album by the progressive rock band Genesis and was recorded and released in 1973. ...



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Babergh | Basildon | Bedford | Braintree | Breckland | Brentwood | Broadland | Broxbourne | Cambridge | Castle Point | Chelmsford | Colchester | Dacorum | East Cambridgeshire | East Hertfordshire | Epping Forest | Fenland | Forest Heath | Great Yarmouth | Harlow | Hertsmere | Huntingdonshire | Ipswich | King's Lynn and West Norfolk | Luton | Maldon | Mid Bedfordshire | Mid Suffolk | North Hertfordshire | North Norfolk | Norwich | Peterborough | Rochford | St Albans | St Edmundsbury | South Bedfordshire | South Cambridgeshire | Southend-on-Sea | South Norfolk | Stevenage | Suffolk Coastal | Tendring | Three Rivers | Thurrock | Uttlesford | Watford | Waveney | Welwyn Hatfield The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... East of England is one of the official regions of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Babergh is a local government district in Suffolk, England. ... The Basildon district is a local govenment district in Essex, England. ... Bedford is a local government district and borough in the East of England. ... Braintree is a local government district in the English county of Essex. ... Breckland District is a local government district in Norfolk, England. ... Brentwood is a local government district and borough in Essex in the East of England. ... Broadland is a local government district in Norfolk, England, named for the Norfolk Broads. ... Broxbourne is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England. ... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... See also: Castle Point (Hoboken) Castle Point is a local government district and borough in Essex, England. ... Chelmsford is a local government district and borough in Essex, England. ... Colchester is a local government district and borough in Essex, England, named for its main town, Colchester. ... This is an article about The Borough of Dacorum. ... East Cambridgeshire is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. ... East Hertfordshire is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England. ... Fenland is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Forest Heath is a local government district in Suffolk, England. ... Great Yarmouth is a local government district with borough status in Norfolk, England. ... Harlow is a local government district and new town in Essex, United Kingdom. ... Hertsmere is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Ipswich is a local government borough in Suffolk, England. ... Kings Lynn and West Norfolk is a local government district and borough in Norfolk, England. ... Luton is a town and local government district in England, located 33 miles (50km) north of central London. ... Maldon is a local government district in Essex, England. ... Mid Bedfordshire is a local government district in Bedfordshire, England. ... Mid Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England. ... North Hertfordshire is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England. ... North Norfolk is a local government district in Norfolk, England. ... Norwich (pronounced variously Norritch, Norridge) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England, and the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. ... Peterborough is a cathedral city and Unitary Authority in the East of England. ... Rochford is a local government district in Essex, England. ... The City and District of St Albans is a local government district, in Hertfordshire, England. ... St Edmundsbury is a borough in Suffolk, England. ... South Bedfordshire is a local government district in Bedfordshire, England. ... South Cambridgeshire is a mostly rural district of Cambridgeshire, England. ... Southend-on-Sea is a resort town in Essex, England. ... South Norfolk is a local government district in Norfolk, England. ... Stevenage is a town and district in Hertfordshire, England. ... Suffolk Coastal is a local government district in Suffolk, England. ... Tendring is a local government district in Essex, England. ... Three Rivers is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England. ... Thurrock is a unitary authority in England. ... Uttlesford is a local government district in Essex, England. ... Watford is a town and district (styled as a borough due to the historical charter granted by Henry VIII) in Hertfordshire located 15. ... Waveney is a local government district in Suffolk, England, named after the River Waveney. ... Welwyn Hatfield is a local government district in southern Hertfordshire, England. ...

Counties with multiple districts: Bedfordshire - Cambridgeshire - Essex - Hertfordshire - Norfolk - Suffolk Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Har(t)fordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ...


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