CRA Covid-19 Update

Click here to read important information on how Operation Community Shield is supporting Chigwell residents

If you need any help or wish to donate to help someone else
please contact the following good causes local in the area.

Epping Forest Food Bank
Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Chigwell Residents Association, through your membership,
have been able to donate to both the above
to help those in need in Chigwell at this critical time.

Welcome to the CRA! We seek to represent the interests of residents within the Parish of Chigwell, including Chigwell Village, Chigwell Row and Grange Hill and to protect the integrity of the area. Our aim is to seek the views of people in our community and provide a voice for those who care about the village and want to make it a better place to live and work in. We are a voluntary organisation that represents around 300 households in Chigwell but need more residents to join both to make our voices louder when seeking to protect the village and to help with raising funds to enable us to function effectively. We also need the input of and feedback from residents on local issues relating to issues such as planning and development, highways, transport and parking

Current News

Local shopping resources for those not able to access supermarket online delivery slots 

We know that whilst sadly we have some residents who are struggling to afford food and are being directed to the food banks, we also have residents that can afford food but cannot leave home to buy it. For them, Chigwell Residents Association has been asking our residents for recommendations of local shops that deliver and the best of online suppliers to help get us through this difficult time. We know many residents are not able to or don't want to leave home but are struggling to get deliveries from the big supermarkets. Here are some of the residents' favourite and recommended companies who will deliver local food from some of the best UK farmers and suppliers; who knows, some may find they prefer them to the big boys! We will update the CRA list as we hear of more companies residents tell us they like. Please upload this list to your websites and circulate it via your networks so that anyone who might be struggling to get a supermarket delivery online for themselves or a relative has some alternatives.

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William White Meats
A family business run by the White family who live in Chigwell, this catering butcher business is now doing home deliveries in the area. They have expanded their trade offering to include deliveries direct to the general public in the local area on an up to 3 day delivery service. They are making it easier for everybody to get access to food staples whilst keeping person-to-person contact to a minimum. Within the next few days they will be offering a fruit and veg box with bread and milk too.
If you have an elderly or vulnerable neighbour or relative that may need some special assistance to make an order, please get in touch by calling 01708 863440 or emailing and they will endeavour to make arrangements to ensure provision of goods to them. They have a website where you can order online or you can give the office a call M-F between 8.30am and 3.30pm on 01708 863440. They deliver in three working days and are listing more and more products every day.

L J Mead
Most people know our local hardware shop which has been established for over 25 years. For deliveries call 0208 500 3612 between 9am-1pm with non-contact deliveries provided in the afternoon

An online farmer’s supermarket delivering a wide range of delicious seasonal produce from the best of our farmers and suppliers
They will be opening slots once a day, every day as close as possible to 4pm. Remember that delivery slots are not reserved until checkout is completed. We recommend quickly reaching the £60 minimum to checkout with a slot, and then editing orders once the slot is confirmed.
For editing existing orders, we recommend that customers avoid accessing the site between 3-7pm for the best experience. New customers are being accepted

Ashlyns Farm Shop , North Weald
If you are part of a vulnerable group and do not wish to come into the farm shop, they are now offering an email and collect service. They have put a list of some of the products they have in stock (subject to availability) on the website. Please email your order (including your name, phone number, address and quantities of each item requested) to
They will get in touch to take payment over the phone, and organise collection with you as soon as they can. They can also organise a non-contact collection if requested and will run your order out to your car for you.

Mindful Chef
Why not use lockdown to improve your health and your cookery skills? Mindful Chef will deliver you delicious easy to follow recipes and ingredients from small farms across the UK. Their approach is very simple, yet incredibly effective in helping you and your family lead a healthier life. The recipes help you reduce your intake of sugar and refined carbs. As a result, they never deliver pasta, bread or white rice - instead all their recipes are based on innovative uses of fresh vegetables, leaving you feeling great! All of their meat is 100% grass-fed, their chicken is free-range, their fish landed fresh in the UK and their vegetables are cultivated in the most natural way possible.
If you don’t want to cook they supply delicious, healthy frozen ready meals too that can be delivered direct to anyone who is self isolating.
And, for every meal they sell, they donate a school meal to a child living in poverty. They are the only recipe box to operate this one for one charity model and have donated over a million meals to date

You can now grab your very own Udderly Fresh Raw Milk online. Their raw milk is from their own happy herd of 100% grass-fed Frisian cows and it can be frozen
Delivery times:
- Order by midnight on Sunday for delivery on Tuesday
- Order by midnight on Tuesday for delivery on Thursday
- Order by midnight on Wednesday for delivery on Friday

Osolocal2u was set up in March 2020 to provide a home delivery service of Fresh Food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home deliveries are brought to you by 4DegreesC Ltd, established in 1984. 4DegreesC supply top eateries throughout London and the South East from refrigerated warehouses in New Spitalfields Market, London and Southampton and now they are delivering to Chigwell.

Dolphin Fitness
For those gym bunnies amongst you, Dolphin don’t just sell health and well-being supplements and fitness gear but also a wide range of pulses, dried fruits, nuts, juices, oils, snacks and healthy treats.

Just Eat
We are all now eating in seven days a week. For those nights you simply don’t want to cook any more, Just Eat are still delivering takeaways from local restaurants with everything from sushi to fish and chips on the menu

Ongar Dairy
They deliver Essentials Packs which cost £25 each and comprise of 4 litres of milk, 6 eggs, two loaves of bread, 1 block of butter and mixed fruit and veg to cover the 5 a day. Each one contains enough for one to two people and customers can order up to two per delivery.

Veg To Your Door
A selection of hand-picked fresh fruit and vegetables delivered directly to your door. Now offering eggs, bread, milk, honey and more. Minimum order £20 and delivery is FREE OF CHARGE. Delivering TUESDAY-SATURDAY

Click here to see list of resident recommendations

Neighbourhood Watch 

Chigwell is a beautiful place to live and we have many benefits in terms of location.  One aspect however that has arisen to consider is security.  Recently there has sadly been more emphasis on crime in the area.  The advantage of an official NHW is not only community aspect but the significant support from the police.  Some residents have received discounts on their home and car insurance as a member.    Please contact Chigwell NHW for more information on their new contact details:

Click here  for further information

Programme for Local Plan (January 2017)
See up to date progress at  and open ‘the local plan making process’

EFDC has completed consultations on their Draft Local Plan in December 2016 and they are analysing the feedback received and will revise the Draft Local Plan accordingly. The revised Local Plan will then be published for a six week period June/July 2017.  There will be an opportunity at this stage to make representations on the, ‘soundness’ of the Local Plan, i.e. whether the Council has followed the correct procedures and stages as set out by Planning legislation.

In November 2017 the Council will then submit the Draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspector for independent examination, and subject to any alterations required by the Inspector, the aim is for this to be adopted by Autumn 2018.

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