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Following the succssful listing of the Travellers Friend as an Asset of Community Value and the recent posting for sale of the old Cock and Magpie pub the following survey has gone out to the local residents. Please make sure you complete this as soon as possible to ensure that the views of everyone are collated.
Epping Green Village Pub Survey
Some of you may be aware that McMullen’s, the current owners of The Travellers Friend, are putting the pub up for sale. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees who will purchase the pub it could well be a developer with different intentions than keeping it as a public house.
As a village community, we are making enquiries to understand if, we as a village, could purchase and save the pub, we could even consider purchasing the Cock & Magpie !
Therefore, we have put together a survey to understand the amount of interest and support collectively within the community of Epping Green.
The aim of the survey is to gather information from the local people of Epping Green to understand whether it is feasible to bring the pub into community ownership.
It is really important to us if you can please complete the survey, even if you are not able to be involved directly, we can understand the number of villagers interested.
We are also keen to understand what the village of Epping Green think of the idea and how else the pub could be used – as meeting place, post office etc. Etc. We can then decide whether taking action would be a good idea and if nothing else we will encourage a community spirit.
An open day was held on 17th November 2020, which generated lot of interest by both property developers, and one that would include repurposing the building for a mosque and individuals. Wetherspoons, the pub chain, have also viewed the property. A local person from the village also attended the open day with a view to understand in more detail the state of repair and areas behind the scenes such as kitchen and accommodation etc.
Please see how other communities have saved their local pub https://plunkett.co.uk/case-studies/ which you may find of interest.
To help with completing the survey we have provided 3 options:
- Online https://forms.gle/9dPQsK8qwojHYrs4A - Preferred Option
- Paper version (call or text 07769946519 to arrange to have one delivered)
- Telephone or text (07769946519 to complete)
NEXT MEETING(S): Tuesday 26th January 2021 AGENDA
The Future meetings schedule has been agreed as follows and if possible to hold face to face meetings they will be based at 7pm in Epping Green Chapel, if not they will be held via ZOOM. For anyone wishing to attend please email : firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to the zoom meeting.
Monday 15 March 2021
Monday 26 April 2021 (Parish Meeting)
Monday 17 May 2021 (Annual Meeting)
The Planning Committee will however be reviewing any current applications for comment via email.
If you have any comments to make on any applications please email the Clerk on :
Details of current applications on EFDC's weekly list for comment:
EPF/2706/20 - Carswell, Rye Hill Road - Ground floor side extensions and proposed roof extension including new rear dormers
EPF/2562/20 - 2 Elm Close : Single Storey rear extension
NO OBJECTION but should be stipulated that it not be converted to a dwelling in future.
ALLOTMENTS - plots available. Come and join our friendly and helpful allotment community. No charge now (apart from deposit)
Annual Rent (October to September, invoiced January) - £18 for half plot and £36 for full plot. (Deposit £50 for half plot, £100 for full plot, returnable if plot is left in a good condition when given up.)
Further details from the Clerk 01992 570870
Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2020 -
Epping Upland Parish Council is one of the oldest and original parish councils. The first Council meeting of the newly constituted Parish of Epping Upland was held on 16th April 1896 at the National School in Carters Lane Epping Green. Meetings have been held regularly ever since, although the National School building no longer exists. Council meetings are normally held in Epping Green Chapel at 7.00pm on the third Monday of the month, bi-monthly from May (subject to statutory or policy requirements).
We maintain and manage the Village Playground, Allotments, Millennium Garden, Parish Burial Ground, War Memorial and Village Green. Councillors comment on Planning Applications as well as considering and responding to consultations affecting residents of the Parish. Where appropriate Councillors or the Clerk represent the Parish at meetings and events; details are in the Minutes which can be accessed from the menu on the left.
If you have any ideas on how the Parish can be enhanced for residents, have any concerns or think the Parish Council can help you please contact the Clerk. Appointments can be made with councillors which generally take place before Council meetings but if the matter is urgent this can be arranged sooner. Councillors' contact details are in our Newsletter and in the Councillors section on this website, see menu on the left.
The Clerk is generally available on Mondays (1 -3pm). At other times a message can be left or an email sent, as below and the we will respond as soon as possible.
PO Box 12682