In reference to the Coronavirus outbreak, Epping Forest District Coubcil are updating their website daily www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk and have introduced a Community Helpline – 01992 564088 – for elderly and vulnerable residents who are not comfortable with accessing social media or the Internet.
Working together with our communities and partners we will get through this … and life will eventually return to normal.
EFDC public reception closed
All Epping Forest District Council face-to-face public receptions are now closed.
Residents with access to the internet are asked to contact them online keeping their llines free for those most vulnerable and elderly residents who need to access their services by phone.
They are also appealing to residents to use the website rather than send items through the post. This will not only avoid the risk of cross-contamination but also eases the burden on their business support team which is snowed under supporting council services in these difficult times.
Many of their services can now be accessed online through intuitive online forms that you can complete at your convenience.
Show your appreciation?
There is a campaign on the 26th March (thursday) at 8pm where you can all either stand on doorsteps or open a window and clap and cheer as loudly as you can for all the frontline workers - nhs staff, carers, food and medicine delivery drivers, shop workers and anyone else on the frontline, risking their own lives to makes yours better. Let's try and get this around the country.
Extension to MOT
Announced today, Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.
All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles