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Play in the Park 2024 Summer Dates


June 2024

Play in the Park 2024 Summer holiday dates are as follows

Monday 29th July 10.00-12.00

Friday 16th August 13.30-15.30

Tuesday 27th August 13.30-15.30

D-Day 80th Anniversary Celebrations


June 2024

D-Day Celebrations

The 80th D-DAY evening on the 6th of June was supported by over 50 people, including 1 veteran Vic Walker who even after having a full day elsewhere came along to watch the lighting of our beacon.

We would like to thank Vic and of course all those who served, without them this could not have happened.

Thank you also to those who came down to the village hall, the Parish council put on a small spread of nibbles and the bar was open.

D-Day 80th Anniversary 6th June 2024

Abridge Village Hall


June 2024

Please come and join us in commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day on Thursday 6th June 2024

Please come along from 8pm, we will be lighting the beacon at 9.15pm connecting Abridge with other villages and towns all over the UK to pay tribute to all those who took part and in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

The bar will be open and there will be some nibbles so please do come and join us.

It would be useful, if you are thinking of coming along, for you to contact Cllr Hazel Moore on 07525727012 or email so that we have an idea of the number of people attending.

Jubilee Beacon Lighting

Abridge Village Hall Field


June 2022

Jubilee Weekend. This was a great success and thanks to all who volunteered. Our own councilor Hazel Moore was heavily involved in the preparations along with other members of the Parish and Alison Middleton, the Abridge Community Champion. A big thanks to them all and everyone who attended to make it a great community event. Fortunately, the rain mostly stayed away too. The beacon was lit on Thursday 2nd June for the first time in 2 decades. It took 4 people 3 hours to fill with wood and erect the safety barriers. Thank you to the one volunteer who showed up to help.

We slightly underestimated the speed the beacon would catch alight. Given the amount of wood, we estimated it would take 3-4 minutes to actually start showing any sign of fire but didn’t account for how dry the wood was and how quickly it would take. Apologies for this as the beacon caught light a few minutes earlier than planned. Hopefully, we will be able to light it again before another two decades pass. 

Ride London / Essex - May 27th to 29th 2022

South West Essex / London


May 2022

Road Closures will be affecting all of the Parish on both Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May.

Cllr John Filby - 12.06.42 - 10.11.21


November 2021

It is with much sadness that I inform you that our Chairman, Cllr John Filby passed away today at Whipps Cross Hospital. John had been fighting the effects of COVID but passed peacefully with his wife and daughters at his bedside.

John will be remembered by so many people as a Chairman and Councillor for Lambourne Parish Council, along with his amazing work for charity and the community. He will be missed by all.

Tony Carter - Clerk to the Council

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces


April 2021

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The duke, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after spending a month in hospital.

Boris Johnson said he "inspired the lives of countless young people".

The palace said further announcements would be made "in due course".

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss," the statement added.

Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister added: "He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."

Mr Johnson said he received the news of the duke's death "with great sadness".

"Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world," he said.

Spring 2021 Local Police Update 1

Local Area


March 2021

Please see the Spring 2021 Newsletter from the Local Policing Team

Keeping Granny Safe - Epping Forest Youth Councillors

The Whole District


October 2020

Keep your granny safe

Epping Forest Youth Councillors have produced an emotive poster urging young people to be mindful of spreading COVID-19 to older family members.

The poster urges young people to ‘keep your granny safe’ and emphasises the requirement to wash hands, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing when out and about.

A lack of social distancing and gatherings of more than 6 were witnessed by youth councillors among their school friends, and so the post was born.

Revised Bus Timetable for SB09 Shopper Bus

Abridge- Epping, Abridge-Loughton


October 2020

As of 28th September, the Shopper Bus is now running from Abridge to Epping on a Monday and Abridge to Loughton on a Wednesday.

Both routes pick up from around the village with the Monday service going to St Margaret's Hospital with stops at Epping Tesco and High Street. The Wednesday service goes to Morrisons but also stops on Debden Broadway.

Please see the attached Timetable for details.