The Epping Society was founded in January 1972. Its aims remain the preservation of the environment and promotion of the amenities of Epping town and the immediate surrounding district. It is a voluntary society of local people who have come together to mobilise opinion and take action to ensure that the special character of Epping is safeguarded and developed in the best possible way
The Epping Society is fully independent of any political or commercial interests and stands for people who live in, work in or just love Epping.
We have many aims, to protect the beauty of the town, to conserve buildings, to protect the green belt, to review all proposed planning in the town and environs, to support local organisations whose aims dovetail with ours, to lobby the town and district councils on matters of importance and wherever possible work alongside them to steer future plans for the town.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary shows one of the definitions of the word community to be
The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common
By being a member of The Epping Society you share with other members an interest in the well being of the town.
In order to have a “sense of community” one must make an effort to belong, it does not just happen; one should endeavour to become involved and it has to be worked at.