Parks Presentation

Published: 20 July 2018


Loughton Town Mayor, Stephen Murray, accompanied by Councillor David Wixley, chairman of the Recreation Committee, presented the Grounds Maintenance Team at Epping Forest District with a certificate of appreciation for their work at the Roding Valley Recreation Ground.


Cllr Murray thanked them for their excellent standard of work which had enabled the town council to receive several awards in the Essex Playing Fields annual competitions.  He also reported that their work was greatly appreciated by local residents and visitors to the grounds. The Recreation Ground combined with the adjoining Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve makes the valley of the river Roding running through this part of our district  one of the most treasured environments within the Epping Forest District.

Cllr Wixley commented that he was pleased to have this opportunity to thank the team personally for their work on the Roding Valley as he had used the fields all his life and felt a great affection for the area. 

In response, Phil Hawkins, Grounds Maintenance Manager, said that the award was most appreciated by the team and would now take pride of place in the Parks office.  He viewed his teams’ work as a successful partnership with the town council.

On the Recreation Ground, the town council provides facilities for athletics, cricket, football and tennis. There is also a children’s play area and outdoor gym.  The next major project for the council will be the refurbishment of the football changing rooms and adjacent car park area.

We have also won awards from the Essex Playing Fields Association for the Willingale Road Playing Field and for our playgrounds.