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Loughton British Legion

The Loughton branch of the British Legion and its affiliated club welcomes applications from new members - both ex-servicemen and women and associate members (non service).
The club's activities include bingo, quiz nights and line dancing. The main hall, function room and bar facilities are available for hire at a reasonable cost. For further details, contact David Potter on 020 8508 5044.

Loughton Camera Club

If you live in the Loughton area and would like to join us you will be welcome. We meet every Wednesday evening from 8:00pm until 10:00pm in the Lopping Hall, Loughton Essex. Further details: lccsec@loughtoncameraclub.org.uk

Loughton Cricket Club

Loughton Cricket Club is one of the Premier Cricket Clubs in Essex, fielding four Men's Saturday sides, one Men's Sunday side, a Women's Sunday side and three Junior sides.
Junior membership is available at Under 17, U16, U15, U13 and U11 levels.
Loughton Cricket Club has now satisfied the criteria for 'clubmark' and is recognised by Sport England as a club that is safe, effective and child friendly.
For details, contact: Cliff Greenhill on 020 8502 2064, or email him at cliff.greenhill@btinternet.com.

Loughton & District Historical Society

Loughton & District Historical Society presents a series of talks on various aspects of history, both of local and national interest. A Newsletter is published and books and booklets on local subjects.
Meetings are held in the Methodist Church in High Road, Loughton, Essex on the second Thursday of each month from October to May inclusive. New members are always welcome.

Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society

Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society meet on alternate Fridays at The Old Rectory, All Saints' Church, Chigwell Row at 7.45 pm. The Society runs Foundation Licence courses and is taking applications for the next course.
Further information can be obtained from the Secretary, Marc Litchman c/o 26 Oak Tree Close, Loughton, Essex IG10 2RE, Tel : 020 8502 1645, mobile 07803 023501, or emailing him.

Loughton Fencing Club

Loughton Fencing Club meets every Wednesday evening between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm at Loughton Sports Centre Rectory Lane Loughton Essex. We warm up by using traditional sword fencing and we practise footwork exercises, the latter being necessary to control attacks and defences during a bout. We then practise sword fencing using all three weapons, foil, epee and sabre, though the juniors tend to concentrate on foil. The juniors are at liberty to practise epee and sabre, but these weapons are heavier than foil. Coaching is offered by two professional coaches, to groups, pairs and individuals. Internal competitions are held from time to time.
For details, call Aubrey Crick on 01992 522462, or email: info@loughtonfencingclub.co.uk

Loughton Film Society

Calling all film enthusiasts! Welcome to Loughton's newest community group. Loughton Film Society has been formed to bring the cinema experience back to Loughton.
Our aim is to show good quality films as soon as they are made available to film societies by the film distributors, often before release on DVD. So rather than travel to our nearest cinemas come and enjoy the latest must see film on your doorstep.
The programme of films will be published shortly just as soon as venues have agreed dates and will include the films The Kings Speech, Another Year and Made in Dagenham.
Get in touch and let us know if there is a particular genre of film that appeals to you as we are also looking at smaller venues to show less well known films alongside those that enjoy a wider cinema distribution.
Annual membership is £10 per adult and £6 for 16-18 year olds. Members will enjoy a priority booking period for all tickets. A membership application form can be downloaded from our website www.filmloughton.co.uk
We are a not for profit community group run by volunteer members for its members. Loughton Town Council is supporting this initiative to bring films back to Loughton.
For more information Denise on 07912 079367 or email contactus@filmloughton.co.uk

Loughton Flyers Trampolining Club

The Flyers, based at Loughton Hall Sports Centre, Rectory Lane, have 150 members. Sessions are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoon at 4.00 - 5.30pm, 5.30 - 7.00pm and 7.00 - 8.00pm and on Saturday morning at 10.00 to 11.30 and 11.30 - 1.30pm.
The club provides recreational trampolining working towards the British Gymnastics Award scheme and competition trampolining from Grade 6 to Grade 1 National Level to children aged between 3 - 16 years of age.
If you are interested in trampolining please contact Emma Payton on 01268 286450 or 07834 485797 or just pop into Loughton Hall Sports Centre.

Loughton Friends of St Clare Hospice

Loughton & District Friends of St Clare Hospice work hard to provide funds and support for the hospice holding fundraising events and street collections throughout the year.
If you would like to join the group to help with their fundraising activities, please call the fundraising department on 01279 413950.

Loughton Gymnastics Club

Loughton Gymnastics Club is affiliated to the British Gymnastics Association and holds friendly fun filled classes with fully qualified and experienced coaches, teaching basic skills through to advanced agilities to children from 3 years old.
Gymnastics develops strength, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and it is an excellent preparation for all other sports. The Club runs the nationally recognized British Gymnastics Association Award Scheme and provides a full range of apparatus.
The club is based at Loughton Hall Sports Centre Rectory Lane.
The club has brand new, exciting equipment plus outstanding, motivated and caring coaches.
A reward scheme for the children has been introduced plus the usual official Gymnastic grading badges.
We have children's birthday parties that include plenty of music, movement and games, created especially to meet the needs of each child. You can expect lots of running, jumping, tumbling and bouncing and swinging - our parties are equal parts fun and playful exercise.
For details phone Jayne Shatford on 07886 959 808 or email jayne.shatford@hotmail.com.

Loughton - Harlow bus service

Due to public demand for a bus service from Loughton to Harlow, the Imperial Bus Company is running route H1. The service will run between Loughton station and Harlow Town Centre.
If passenger numbers are low, the service will be discontinued. So the message is: use it or lose it.
The service will operate Monday to Friday, and the buses will leave Loughton station hourly between 9.00am and 2.00pm then at 3.30pm and 4.30pm. The first bus arrives at Harlow at 10.04am. The route runs via Homebase, The Broadway, Jessel Drive, Wakes Arms, Epping Tesco, Epping station, St Margaret's Hospital, The Talbot, Potter Street, Tumbler Road and Harlow Bus Station. It will terminate at Fourth Avenue. The last bus of the day will leave Harlow at 5.40pm, arriving back at Loughton station at 6.46pm. Details of routes and timetables can be seen on Town Council noticeboards, as well as from Imperial on 01708 553953.

Loughton Potato Ground

If you want a lifestyle change to a healthier one, you can find it on the Loughton Potato Ground (LPG) at Stony Path. You can take a half or quarter of a plot to grow a few veggies or a full size one that would have room for fruit as well to help you be self-sufficient in your own home grown food.
You can bring the family - and a picnic - and stay all day. Those small fingers are excellent at sowing seeds and children enjoy seeing how the plants have grown each time you visit - adults too. How often do you get the time to be together as a family? The children can scratch their name on a marrow or courgette and watch it grow! They will love growing giant sunflowers and measuring themselves against them - all good family fun. There are lots of birds and wildlife to see, with wonderful views, friendly people, it is a nice place to be.
If you want a bit of 'the good life', come and join us on the LPG.
Give Joyce Sutton, the Secretary, a ring on 07767 226928.

Loughton Royal Naval Association

The Royal Naval Association's Loughton branch is part of the worldwide Royal Naval Association.
Membership is open to all former Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Women's Royal Naval Service and Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service staff.
It aims to further comradeship of former naval servicemen and women, and offer help. The association organises occasional coach outings and new members are always welcome. Meetings are held each month at the Loughton Royal British Legion Club, 118 Church Hill, at 8 pm. as follows:
First Wednesday - branch business meeting, followed by open evening.
Third Wednesday - social evening, music, dancing, raffles, buffet,etc.
For details, call Mike Rockett on 020 8281 0085.

Loughton Stroke Club

Loughton Stroke Club was founded in May 1978. It is one of many hundreds of such clubs nationwide which are affiliated to the Stroke Association. Each club is independent and differs in what it does. Referrals come from social workers, doctors and by personal recommendation.
Over the years the Loughton Stroke Club has been in contact with scores of individuals and their families who have been affected by stroke. Not all attend the club, but all who request it are given information and advice and literature published by the Stroke Association.
Meetings are held in the Bentley Room of Loughton Union Church, High Road, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, usually from 2 to 4pm. The programmes are varied, including talks on a variety of subjects, music, quizzes and outings. There is always a brief session of seated exercises.
A nail trimming and manicure service is provided by a member of the Red Cross who is a regular helper.
The club members are very friendly and supportive of each other and links are maintained with those who sadly have been bereaved.
Outings are popular, especially with individuals who seldom have the opportunity to get out. A party recently visited Hatfield House where they had a guided tour of the premises and later enjoyed lunch and time in the grounds. For more information, call Mrs Marjorie Manning on 020 8508 3961.

Loughton Women's Institute

Loughton Women's Institute meets at the Lincoln Hall (Red Cross Hall) High Road, Loughton at 2.15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
This is a non political, non religious organisation, keen to welcome new members. It offers interesting speakers, social activities, outings etc. The institute is part of the Loughton Community Network and is affiliated to the Essex Federation of Women's Institutes.
For further information please ring 020 8508 4514 or 020 8508 1400.