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Disclaimer: Loughton Town Council takes no responsibility for events organised by external organisations or individuals that are listed here. Please always check details and availability with relevant organiser.

Counselling

Loughton Bereavement Service at Loughton Methodist Church, High Road. For support following bereavement please call John on 020 8508 6333. This is a completely free counselling service.

 

Education

ignite centre, 201 High Road– for youth activities.

Website:  http://www.igniteyouth.co.uk/

ignite Study. Free supervised Homework & Revision club with internet access for school years 7 to 11. Every Tuesday of term time, 3:30-5pm.

 

WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) Loughton and Epping Branch organises various courses in Loughton.

Contact: Mrs Bettie Bock, Chairman 020 8508 4919 or Mrs Pat Dale, Branch Secretary 020 8281 1536.

Email:  mrspdale@btinternet.com  Website: www.wea-essex.org.uk

 

Faith

Kingsley Spiritualist Church at Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. Every 1st & 3rd Friday, 7.30pm.

 

St Michael’s Church, Roding Rd. Friendly, informal 30-minute church service, welcomes people with learning difficulties and friends. Every 1st Sunday, 3.30pm.

 

Toddler Church at Loughton Methodist Church, High Road. (0-5 yrs old plus fellowship). A 20-minute church service for pre-school children, with singing, story and prayers. The service will be followed by playtime and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Every Tuesday (term-time), 10am.

Cathy Morling 020 8508 1834.

 

Food

Farmers’ Market, Centric Parade, High Road. Every 1st Sunday, 9am-2pm. David Linnell 020 8508 2932.

 

General Interest

All Stars Street / Commercial Dance School at Murray Hall, Borders Lane. For boys and girls (3-15 yrs old). Every Monday, 4-7pm.

Miss Xuxa Pollard 07956 198298   www.allstarsdanceschool.co.uk

 

Debden House Quilters. Every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 8pm. 020 8508 4873.

Epping Forest & District Stamp Club at Music Room 1, Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. New members welcome. Every 2nd Tuesday, 7.30pm. Contact: 020 8508 1244.

 

41st Epping Forest Scout Group at Loughton Union Church, High Road. For girls and boys (6-15 yrs old).Every Friday, 6-9pm. 020 8923 2378.

 

Essex Handicrafts Association, Woodlands Branch at Trinity Church, Mannock Drive. Every 4th Thursday, 7.45pm. Also Acorns Junior Group.

Contact: Pam 020 8508 7657.

 

Herts & Essex Architectural Research Society at the Church Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road. Admission: £1.50 non-members. Free to members. Every 4th Friday of each month, 8pm.

Hon. Secretary David Stevenson 020 8508 2512. Hon. Chairman Alan Bayford 01245 256102 or email D.Stevenson@lse.ac.uk

 

essexinfo.net   – the place for community and voluntary groups to have a free website and get your organisation online.

Contact: 01245 436559 or email support@essexinfo.net

 

Essex Wildlife Trust Work Parties meet at the Roding Valley Nature Reserve led by Warden Patrick Bailly.Every Wednesday, 10am-4pm.

Contact: 020 8508 1593.

 

Friends of Light & Healing at Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. An evening of clairvoyance. Alternate Thursdays, 7.15-10.15pm. 020 8508 3266.

 

Hornby Railway Collectors Association at Kingsley Hall, Kingsley Road. Test track and running layouts provided for Hornby 0 and Dublo; other makes welcome. Every 3rd Wednesday of alternate months, 5.30-9.30pm.

David Southgate 020 8508 7530 or email davidsouthgate@talktalk.net

 

Loughton Astronomical Society at Scout Hall, Theydon Bois.

Also LAS Astrokyds (6-14 yrs old) Every Thursday 8-10pm.

For details Brian Morton 01992 815804 Website: www.las-astro.org.uk

 

Loughton Bowling Club Bridge Section at Eleven Acre Rise. New members very welcome. Every Thursday afternoon. Secretary: 020 8502 0237.

 

Loughton Camera Club at Lopping Hall, High Road.

Every Wednesday, 8-10pm. www.loughtoncameraclub.org.uk

 

Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society  at The Old Rectory, All Saints’ Church, Chigwell Row. Alternate Fridays, 7.45pm.

Marc Litchman, G0TOC, Secretary, LEFARS 020 8502 1645 or 07743 456058 Website: www.lefars.org.uk

 

Loughton Historical Society at Loughton Methodist Church, High Rd. Guests welcome on payment of £1.50. 2nd Thurs of month, 8pm. http://www.loughtonhistoricalsociety.org/

 

Loughton Life Club Workshops to give you a clearer way of thinking - helping you get more out of life. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9pm.

Contact: Ruth Rood 07734 709467. Website: www.lifeclubs.co.uk

 

Loughton & Roding Chess Club at Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise. New members welcome. Every Tuesday, 7pm.  020 8504 0770.

 

Shadows Bridge Club at Debden House, Debden Green. Every Wednesday, 7.30pm.  Mary Marshall 020 8508 5605.

 

Woodford and District Floral Arrangement Group at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road. Every 3rd Monday, 7pm for 7.30pm start – 10pm.

Admission: £3.50 for first visit.

 

Youth Dance Group Epping Forest Arts at St Michael and All Angels Church Hall, Roding Rd. (12-21 yrs old). Every Wednesday, 5-6pm.

Vicky Tebbs Dance Artist 01992 564364.

 

Health

Loughton Stroke Club at Loughton Union Church, High Road. Open to any person who has had a stroke and their carer. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 2pm. Chairman: Mr E B Graham  020 8508 1100.

 

Spanners run by AIM Action in Mental Health at St Johns Church Hall, Church Lane and at Loughton Methodist Church. Alternate Mondays, 2pm;  Every Wednesday, 4-7pm;  Friday, 7-9.30pm; Sunday, 2.30-5.30pm. 01992 576307.

 

Weight Watchers at Roding Valley High School (The Brook Road entrance), Alderton Hill. Every Tuesday, 6.30-7.30pm.

Contact: Jodie Erics, Weight Watchers Leader 07958 417998 or email j.erics@sky.com  Website: www.weightwatchers.com

 

Leisure Activities for Children

Jellytots at Grosvenor Hall, Grosvenor Drive. Parent and toddler group. Every Friday, 10am-12 noon (term time) Helen Seaman 020 8502 0695.

 

Kidz Club, Epping Forest Community Church at Grosvenor Hall, Grosvenor Drive. (6–12 yrs old). Every Friday, 4.30-6pm. Every Sunday, 3.30-5.30pm (term time only). For details contact Phil Joiner 020 8502 0695.

 

Little Oaks Children’s Centre at 94 Lawton Road. Free activities and support for all local families with children (0–5 yrs old). For information on and availability of spaces for various activities contact: Heather Venables, Children’s Centre Community Manager 020 8522 3447.

 

Messy Play for Toddlers at Debden Park Community Centre £4 per session. Every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10-11.45am. 07931 500802.

 

Noah’s Ark Toddler Group at the Oakwood Hill Estate Community Hall. (Under 5 yrs old). Every Tuesday, 9.45-11.30am. Admission: 50p per family.

Karen 07957 589348.

 

Sunrise Children’s Centre at Alderton Hall Lane. Free activities and support for all local families with children (0–5 yrs old). For information on and availability of spaces for various activities contact: Heather Venables, Children’s Centre Community Manager 020 8522 3447.

 

Tiny Talk Parent & Toddler Baby Signing at Debden Park Arts & Community Centre, Willingale Road. Pre-book.

Contact: Michelle Ayrton 07979 407434 or email  mailto:michellea@tinytalk.co.uk    Website: www.tinytalk.co.uk/baby-signing-classes/baby-signing-epping-ayrton.htm

 

Toddler Time at St John’s Parish Hall, Church Lane. Every Friday (term time), 1.45-3pm. Contact: St John’s Parish Office 020 8532 0060.

 

Music

Roding Players Orchestra rehearsals at Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill. New players welcome. No audition. Every Monday, 7.15-9.15pm.

Miles Harwood 020 8505 4329.

 

South West Essex Choir at Loughton Methodist Church, High Road. New members welcome. Every Tuesday, 7.45-10pm.Mary McElarney 01992 812606.

 

Social

The Buffaloes at Loughton Club. A brotherhood of members from all walks of life (18+). The precepts of the order are to collect monies for various charities. Every Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30pm.

Email: mldja.worsfold@yahoo.co.uk  Website:  www.loughtonclub.blogspot.com

 

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Loughton Library (Jazz Room) at Traps Hill. Every 3rd Monday, 2pm.  Mrs E Vale 020 8508 2459.

 

ignite centre at 201 High Road– for youth activities.

Website: www.igniteyouth.co.uk

ignite Open House. Free after school drop in with café, consoles, activities and chill space for school years 7 to 11. Every Wednesday, 3:30-6pm.

ignite on Friday night. Free after school drop in with café, consoles, activities, chill space and workshops from graffiti art to urban dance for school years 7 to 11. Every Friday, 7-9pm.

 

Loughton Youth Theatre. Exciting improvisation-based drama club (9-12 and 13-16 yrs old) taught by professional instructors. Every Thursday of term time, 7-9pm. Registration required. Contact 020 8508 6172.

Website: www.igniteyouth.co.uk/lyt.html

 

Rotary Club of Loughton & Buckhurst Hill, Old Chigwellians’ Club, Roding Lane, Chigwell. Every Thursday, 12.45am. Membership: Tony Harvey 01992 572867. Website: www.loughtonrotary.org.uk

 

Royal British Legion at 118 Church Hill. Branch and club meetings. Every 1st Tuesday, 8pm. 020 8508 5044. Social dance – 50/50 dancing – at Victory Hall, Hainault Road, Chigwell. Every Sunday, 7.30-10.30pm.

For details 0208 508 0313

 

The Royal Naval Association at Royal British Legion, 118 Church Hill. Social evening, music, dancing, buffet. Every 3rd Wednesday, 8pm. 020 8508 5044.

 

Wesley’s Café at Loughton Methodist Church, High Road. Tea, coffee, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate all reasonably priced. Unsupervised toddler play area. A warm welcome awaits you.

Every weekday, 10am 4pm (except Tues in term time, when it opens after Toddler Church at 11am and Sat mornings, 10am-12.30pm.

 

Sport

Aikido Club at Murray Hall, Borders Lane. Every Tuesday, 8-10pm.

Mr Donald Bishop 020 8502 2613.

 

Jumping Jens at St Michael’s Church, Jubilee Hall, Roding Road. “Sit up” and take notice, an aerobics class for all levels. £4. Every Thursday, 8-9pm.

Jennifer Humm 07866 127522.

 

Keep Fit at Lincoln Hall, 125 High Road. Suitable for all ages. £4.50. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30-11.30am.   Contact: 8470 0807.

 

Loughton Athletic Club at The Pavilion, Southview Road by the tennis courts on the Roding Playing Fields. Every Tuesday, 7pm. Contact Tony Maycraft 07958 903842. Website: www.loughtonac.org.uk

 

Loughton Fencing Club, Loughton Sports Centre, Rectory Lane (entrance by side of Health Centre). (8 yrs old-to adult). First two evenings free. Every Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm. Aubrey Crick 01992 522462 or email Aubrey_crick@ntlworld.com

 

Loughton Mountaineering Club at Victoria Tavern, Smarts Lane. All hill walkers and climbers welcome. Every Monday, 9.30pm.

Jeff Harris 020 8508 2888.

 

Loughton Rugby Football Club at Hornbeam Road, Buckhurst Hill. Every Wednesday, 7.15pm for training. Contact: Club Captain: Dave Jones 07954 699137 or Chairman: Ray Curtis 07971 794415 or email chairman@loughtonrfc.org.uk   Website: www.loughtonrfc.org.uk/

 

Loughton Swimming Club  Non swimmers are invited to join for individual swimming time and lessons. Every Monday, 7-7.45pm (Children) Every Monday, 7.45-8.30pm (Adults) Beryl Dearn 020 8559 1557.

 

Low Impact Keep Fit at Wesley Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, High Road. Suitable for men, women or anyone wanting safe exercise including the over 50’s £3.50. Every Tuesday, 10.30-11.45am. 020 8508 3346.

 

Sportz at Debden Sports Club, Chigwell Lane. Free weekly sports and youth activities delivered by FA qualified coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Epping Forest District Council. Just turn up and play (11-19 yrs old). Every Friday 6-8pm. Contact EFDC Sports Development: James Carstairs 01992 564567 or Fabrizio Luca Ferrari 01992 564220.

 

Walk with the West Essex Ramblers. All welcome (sorry no dogs). Every Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday. 020 8502 1628 www.westessexramblers.org.uk

Yoga and relaxation at Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise. (Age 50+) Suitable for all abilities, male and female. Medical condition and medication will be accounted for. Chair-based asanas (postures) for those with replacement knees. Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10-11.30am (term time). 020 8508 0727. Other New Horizons Activities 01992 564220.

 

Talks

Bancroft’s Decorative & Fine Arts Society at Bancroft’s Preparatory School, Woodford Green. Local NADFAS group. Every 2nd Tuesday (term time), 7.15pm for refreshments for 8pm start for lectures. Contact: 020 8504 8263 for free guest entry.

 

English Speaking Union at Murray Hall, Borders Lane. Every 1st Thursday, 7.45pm for 8.15pm start. Contact: 01992 815840 or 01992 561470.

 

Mothers’ Union at St John’s Church, Church Lane. Meet in the Lady Chapel, coffee and speaker. Every 3rd Thursday, 10.30am.

 

St John’s Wives’ Group at St John’s Parish Hall, Church Lane.

Gloria Blanchard 020 8508 6328.

 

The National Trust at Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road, Woodford Green Admission: £2 non-members. Free to members.  020 8505 3501.

 

Loughton Women’s Institute, Lincoln Hall, High Road. Meetings include speakers followed by tea and biscuits and then social time. Outings and activities throughout year. New members welcome. Every 1st Wednesday of month, 2.15pm (except Jan when 2nd Wednesday)

Elna Green 020 8508 4514 or Grace Wilkinson 020 8508 1400.

 

New Vistas Club at Loughton Cricket Club, The Uplands. Women only club hosts a variety of interesting speakers. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1.45-4pm.

Thelma Howe 020 8281 7136.

 

Training

Forest Dog Training School Club at Debden Park Community Centre. Every Tuesday, 6.30-7.30pm. Contact: 020 8508 3468 or  email mailto:fdts1@aol.com

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