Visitor Centre

5th April 2019

A ribbon cutting ceremony has been held to mark the fifth anniversary of Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beech being run by the Epping Forest Heritage Trust (previously the Friends of Epping Forest).

Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing, who performed the opening five years ago to the day, cut the ribbon today with Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the Epping Forest and Commons Committee at the City of London.

Guests included centre volunteers, Superintendent of Epping Forest Paul Thomson, former Epping Forest Committee chairman Gordon Haines, Epping Forest Verderer Michael Chapman, former Verderer Richard Morris, Epping Forest District Council chairman Richard Bassett, Waltham Abbey mayor Jeane Lea, Epping mayor Nigel Avey and Loughton mayor Stephen Murray.

The event was hosted by Judy Adams, chairman of Epping Forest Heritage and manager of the visitor centre which will welcome its 100,000th visitor later this year.

Dame Eleanor said: "I am delighted to celebrate today the fifth anniversary of the Epping Forest Visitor Centre over the last five years.

"Judy Adams and her volunteers have done a magnificent job building up this great project. It is so popular locally and so important for the future of our precious forest."

The gathering was held to celebrate the first five years, thank the volunteers who have made it possible and look forward to the next five years.

Dame Eleanor Laing cuts the ribbon to mark the fifth anniversary of the visitor centre being run by the Epping Forest Heritage Trust

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