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Epping Forest Independent

The Epping Forest Independent is a weekly freesheet tabloid distributed to homes in the town of Epping and other towns and villages in the district of Epping Forest in western Essex and the London Borough of Redbridge in north-eastern Greater London, including the towns of Theydon Bois, Loughton, Woodford and Chigwell.

It’s published by Newsquest (West Essex) as a companion to their paid-for weekly tabloid the Epping Forest Guardian, whose website and editorial offices in Epping it shares.

It’s part of a two-title series together with the Waltham Forest Independent. It was launched in 1982 as the Epping Forest Extra, but was then incorporated into the Epping, Ongar & Waltham Abbey Independent as that title’s Epping Forest edition in 1990, regaining its separate identity a year later. (It was known as the Epping Forest & Redbridge Independent for a few months in 1994-95, and as the Epping & West Essex Independent in 2003-04.)

It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition (free) is also available on the website.

  • Address:
  • Epping Forest Independent
    8 Simon Campion Court
    High Street

    CM16 4AU
  • Tel:
  • 01992 563123
  • Fax:
  • 020 8203 5141