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|LRA’s Farmers markets|
The firm that runs our markets weren’t able to bring gazebos and tables this month, because their HGV driver left suddenly without notice. The July market ran, but without some of the regular stalls.
We are doing our best to keep the market running, and hope to have a full range of stalls on August 6th. We’re asking residents – and traders – to bear with us while we get it sorted out. More
|LuXe, 126 High Road|
Updated 3 July 2017
On May 30th, the District Council held a licensing hearing on the police’s request to review LuXe’s licence, after a string of serious incidents. LRA Cllr Jill Angold-Stephens spoke on behalf of Loughton Town Council (and her ward residents) and we spoke on behalf of the LRA Plans Group. Four residents also attended, of which three spoke about the disturbances they suffered from customers leaving LuXe.
Although the police application was for LuXe’s closure, at the last minute LuXe and the police agreed that LuXe could continue in business, as a “gastro-pub” serving food up till at least 10pm, (fixed seating for at least 40 downstairs and more on the first floor). More
|Broadway Area Parking Review|
LRA has been pressing for these proposals for ten years –they have only got this far because LRA Cllr Chris Pond has fought so doggedly for them! More
|Forest Road Area Parking Review|
Updated 3 July 2017
LRA has been working for years for a solution to the parking problems experienced by residents in Smarts Lane, Forest Road and neighbouring roads. LRA County Cllr Chris Pond, together with County Cllr Valerie Metcalfe, have finally persuaded the North Essex Parking Partnership to put forward proposals for residents’ parking. More
|Elections 2017 - Thank you for voting for Chris Pond's re-election|
|Kings Green Area Parking Review
Updated 19 March 2017
One of the residents of this row of cottages asked LRA Cllr Chris Pond whether anything could be done about their parking problems. Unusually, this is a small area and residents were prepared to make a unanimous request to NEPP (things are rarely this simple!) More
|Nu-Bar, High Road/Old Station Road
Updated 19 March 2017
A District Council Licensing Sub-committee met on recently – you can see the agenda papers and background documents.
A new licence was granted, following an agreement between Greene King, the Premises Licence Holders, and the Police. This followed a Review of the Licence in May 2016 and closure of the premises by the police in February 2017 because of multiple breakings of the conditions of the licence. More
|Council Tax 2017-18
Here's what is happenuing with the Council Tax you pay, from April 2017.
|LRA's 2016 Christmas Quiz
What a clever lot you are! The sender of the first all-correct answer out of the hat has chosen a bottle of fizz.
More and the answers
Bus route 167 has been cut short at Loughton Station from 11 March.
The people who are responsible for this are the County Council’s (Conservative) Cabinet member, Harlow Cllr Eddie Johnson (as Essex withdrew their subsidy), and the Director of Surface Transport at TfL, Leon Daniels (as TFL decided to claw back the lost subsidy by curtailing the route).
|New District Local Plan
The Consultation is now closed. Over 600 residents copied us in on their responses – thank you! To keep abreast of what’s happening, join LRA and get our regular news bulletins. More
|LRA's 2016 Christmas Quiz
There’s been a lot of focus on Europe this year, so the LRA Christmas quiz is following the trend, and is featuring European towns and cities.
Try our quiz. There's a book token or fizz to the first correct answer out of the hat. More
|LuXe, 126 High Road
Updated 25 September 2016
The District Council Planning Committee met on September 21st and considered a planning application on behalf of the freeholders to demolish the current building and replace it with 3 floors of flats and a restaurant on the ground floor and basement.
The committee unanimously rejected (except for 5 abstentions) the application because of the bulk of the proposed replacement building and because it would mean the demolition of an (undesignated) heritage asset. More
Road Retail Park Development - Roadworks
County Highways have started on the Chigwell Lane roadworks relating to the District Council's planned Langston Road retail park. These are due to carry on till December 23rd. The District Council have assured us there are no proposed closures of the highway and any disruptive works will be carried on out of hours. More
School, Albion Hill
Oaklands School, Albion Hill have appealed against the District Council’s rejection of their recent planning application. The school applied for 30 more pupil places and a car-park and drop-off area on land off Warren Hill. More
Mail Sorting Office site, High Road
There is a proposal to redevelop the site as 30 flats with 24 off-road parking spaces. More
LRA has long argued for midnight closing for all licensed premises in residential areas, and for changes which would end Loughton being a late-night venue for people from all over London & Essex. It’s now possible that things may be moving in the right direction!
Nu-Bar’s licence now requires them to stop selling alcohol at midnight, with a half-hour drinking-up time (so 12.30am closing time), plus various conditions on how the premises should be operated. They have accepted this, and have re-opened. More
Updated 7 May 2016
Elections for the Epping Forest District Council and the Loughton Town Council were held on Thursday 5 May 2016. We are delighted that LRA’s candidates for the Epping Forest District Council and Loughton Town Council were successfully elected in all 28 of the seats we stood in.
We are very grateful to those who stood as candidates, to those who worked so hard to support them, and to all those who voted for us!
Our Independent non-political Cllrs promise to continue to work on behalf of all Loughton’s residents. Results and details of our candidates.
Cllr Ken Angold-Stephens
Updated 10 April 2016
We are very sorry to tell you that one of our most active and long-standing Cllrs, Ken Angold-Stephens, has died, after a period of serious illness. As well as his council involvement, Ken has been heavily involved in helping to run LRA.
Ken had served as one of LRA’s Roding ward councillors at both the District and Town Councils, and as a Governor at Staples Road school, from 2004. He was Loughton Mayor (2009-10) and Epping Forest District Council Chairman (2011-12).
Lucton’s field, Borders
Updated 24 February 2016
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