Youth projects

An informative map showing activities for young people in the Epping Forest district has been produced by the Epping Forest Youth Council.

Epping Forest Youth Councillors organised a Celebration of Youth Groups event to highlight the provision of activities for young people throughout the district.  Invitations were extended to any group in the district run for young people aged 13-17 to come along to the Council Chamber and receive a certificate in recognition of what they do.  Each group that came along was given a small cash grant from the Epping Forest Youth Council.

Following the event, the ‘Tube Map’ below was produced, featuring all of these groups. 


Contact details for the organisations featured on the map:

4th Loughton Guides - Loughton
Loughton Baptist Church, 92 High Road, Loughton, IG10 4QU
Telephone: 0790 849 1411

Air Cadets - Various locations
414 Epping & North Weald Squadron ATC
78 High Street, Epping, CM16 4AE
Telephone: 01992 573051

The Box - Epping
134 High Street, Epping, CM16 4AG
Telephone: 01992 577300
Twitter: @theboxepping
Web address:

Café Youth - Chigwell
The Limes Farm Activity Hall, Limes Avenue, Chigwell, IG7 5LP
Telephone: 01992 564704

DNA Studios - Waltham Abbey
H7 The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Telephone: 01992 768038
Twitter: @DNAstudios_
Web address:

Eastside Youth Training Programme (Boxing & Fitness)
- Buckhurst Hill
Eastside Boxing Gym, 156 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5BJ
Telephone: 0796 808 1722
Web address:

Epping Eagles Explorer Scout Unit - Epping
1st Theydon Garnon Scout Hut, Fluxs Lane, Epping, CM16 7PE
Telephone: 0781 344 840

Epping Forest Community Theatre - Various locations
Telephone: 0203 086 8186
Twitter: @redballoonfam
Web address:

Epping Green Youth - Epping
Epping Green Chapel, Epping Green, Epping, CM16 6PU
Telephone: 01992 572093

Everyone Active Centres - Various locations

Telephone: Epping Sports Centre: 01992 564564

Loughton Leisure Centre: 01992 564574

Ongar Leisure Centre: 01277 363969

Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool: 01992 716733

Web address:

Globetrotter Explorer Scout Unit - Loughton
Lopping Hall, 187 High Road, Loughton, IG10 4LF
Telephone: 0778 060 443

Healthworks - Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey Sports Centre, Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey,
Telephone: 0778 937 2137
Twitter: @efdcsports

Friday Light - Loughton
68 The Broadway, Loughton, IG10 3ST
Telephone: 0787 674 6779
Twitter: @Restore-Youth
Web address:

ignite - Loughton
St. Mary's Church, 201 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1BB
Telephone: 0208 508 3643
Web address:

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning - Lambourne End
Manor Road, Lambourne End, RM4 1NB
Telephone: 0208 500 3047
Twitter: @LambourneEnd
Web address:

Limes Farm Youth Club - Chigwell
The Limes Farm Activity Hall, Limes Avenue, Chigwell, IG7 5LP
Telephone: 01279 404401

Loughton Youth Centre - Loughton
106 Borders Lane, Loughton, IG10 3SB
Telephone: 01279 404401

Loughton Youth Group (Accuro) - Loughton
A weekly youth group for young people aged 11-19 with disabilities
Ignite Centre, High Road, Loughton, IG10 3BB
Telephone: 01279 443769
Web address:

Red Squirrels Explorer Scout Unit - Waltham Abbey
154 Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH
Telephone: 0776 835 5490
Web address:

National Scout Headquarters
Scout Information Centre, Gilwell Park, Chingford, E4 7QW
Telephone: 0208 433 7100 or 0845 300 1818
Web address:

The Space - Loughton
Loughton Youth Project, Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD
Telephone: 0796 772 6851

Theydon Youth - Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois Youth Centre, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, CM16 7JY
Telephone: 01992 815982

Waltham Abbey Karate Club - Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey Sports Centre, Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey,
Telephone: 01992 768664
Web address:

Waltham Abbey Youth 2000 - Waltham Abbey
154 Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH
Twitter: @way_2000
Web address:

XL Youth - Buckhurst Hill
The Bridge, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5EE
Telephone: 0208 505 5001
Twitter: @XL_youth
Web address:

Youth Plus - Ongar
Facilitating social opportunities for young people aged 14-25 with
learning disabilities
Ongar Youth Centre, The Gables, Ongar, CM5 0GA
Telephone: 01277 363307
Web address:

Zinc Youth Theatre - Chipping Ongar
Zinc Arts Centre, Great Stony, High Street, Chipping Ongar, CM5 0AD
Telephone: 01277 365626
Twitter: @ZincArts
Web address:

If you would like further information on any of the groups featured, please contact Di Butler Young Persons’ Officer on 01992 564365 or email 

Phone Contact us....

Need more help? Or just further information? Please contact us on:

Telephone: 01992 564365 or 01992 564096


Or you can write to us at:
Epping Forest District Council, 25 Hemnall Street,  Epping, Essex CM16 4LU




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