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As a result of a number of concerns raised by both hall users and Trustees of the Queens Hall Charity, which included adherence to COVID safety rules required of any group or individual hiring or using the hall, the Charity took the regrettable decision for reasons of safeguarding hirers, users, visitors and Trustees of the hall, to withdraw the permission given to 3 Food 4U to use the Queens Hall or its premises for their service.
We fully appreciate some members of the public may be disappointed by this decision, however we ask that members of the public do not make assumptions or come to conclusions about this decision based on false statements written or posted on social media.   The Queens Hall Charity provided the use of the hall free of charge to 3 Food 4U, and remain fully supportive of the service they offer communities. However all users of the hall must abide by certain rules which includes security, hygiene practices, respect for other hall users and the Trustees, and adherence to Government guidance concerning COVID-19, and it is for these reasons why the permission was withdrawn.    
The Queens Hall Charity consists of unpaid volunteers, giving up their time free of charge to support their community, and neither the Charity nor the Parish Council will accept disrespectful behaviour towards its staff, volunteers or its premises.  The Charity has a responsibility to consider the safety and concerns of all hall users, which includes other locally valued organisations including a children’s nursery.
If you live in the Parish, and have been impacted by the interruption to this service, please do contact the Queens Hall Charity ( or Councillor Coop-Rodia ( who will be happy provide you with further details about where you can find additional support.  The Queens Hall Charity is currently looking at a number of ways it can continue to support the community during these difficult times.



Covid Testing Centres

A new fast testing centre is up and running for Epping Forest district residents who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

The test centre is at Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois,CM16 7ER. It is the 5th of its kind to be set up in Essex.


Bookings should be made online although it has been seen on social media that they do accept walk ins. 

Another centre offering home-testing kits for people without symptoms who are going to work, rather than working from home is available at the Lindsey Street Community Association in Frampton Road, Epping, CM16 6RP.


The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not conducted on site, They must be taken away and returned for despatch to the laboratory. Results are normally available within 24-48 hours.



February magazine out now

The February  issue of North Weald Village Life is available both in printed format and online.

You can view the magazine online by clicking the link below.  You can pick up your coffee from many different local outlets from 4th February.

Happy reading!



Extraordinary Coubcil meeting on clean air zone

The agenda of an Extraordinary Council meeting to discuss Epping Forest District Council’s Interim Air Pollution Mitigation Strategy and Clean Air Zone has been published.

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