Welcome to the Epping Society
Epping Society was founded in January 1972. Its aims were and still are to preserve the environment and to promote 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 any action deemed necessary to ensure that the special character of Epping is safeguarded and developed in the best possible way.
An elected committee meets monthly to discuss matters considered appropriate to achieving these ends, including the perusal of all planning applications for the area and, if it considers any proposed development would be detrimental to the locality, lodging an objection. The committee also monitors and opposes any encroachment to Green Belt land close to Epping.
Socially, the Society holds two open meetings each year with a variety of speakers of local interest. There is also a Christmas luncheon. The society shares guided walks in the surrounding countryside with the West Essex Ramblers – these are held monthly. Epping Society is affiliated to the Council for the Preservation of Rural England.