Ongar Town Council are not able or qualified to offer advice but, the links below, will direct you to webpages where advice and up to date information is available. Every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct however, as we are all aware it can change by the hour.



Update on GOV.​UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to town and parish councils

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State Robert Jenrick thanking town and parish councils for their work during the pandemic.

Time updated   10:50am, 30 April 2020



EFDC Park longer for less 

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 EFDC Have your say on social distancing and safer spaces in Epping Forest July 16

 EFDC Safer spaces - rebuild and recovery July 16






CoVID-19 Advice - Updated 27 Oct 2020

Loughton, Epping and Ongar Covid19 support group

If you want to help but you don't know your neighbours, you should offer your services to Volunteer Action Epping Forest. Click here for more information.


Essex County Council have established their Community Shield Programme to match volunteers to people in need of support.

Click here to enrol. 






Covid-19 CPR & Resuscitation in First Aid Protocol Text supplied by AJS First Aid Training Services.




 Latest Government advice


 CoVID-19 Update / Support for Residents / Support for Businesses. Click here

Essex County Council (ECC) has put a dedicated team in place to support Essex businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Contact Covid-19 ECC Business Support team

The team can be contacted by email and on social media:

Keep up to date

Keep in touch with our latest news, service updates and reports.


Essex County Council Covid19 update


Essex Fraud Alert


Essex Fraud Alert - Easyjet 


Essex Welfare Services 

Together with Essex County Councils, the NHS and the emergency services we are trying to identify those over 70 in Essex or who have a pre-existing medical condition (who may normally be offered a flu jab) and pregnant women. The NHS will be contacting those they have records for but we want to make sure that nobody is left behind. In particular we are keen to identify those who may be isolated or not in regular contact with their doctors. There is a online registration system for people to register with or for their community to register for them. There is also a telephone line. Given the excellent and extensive network of volunteers Neighbourhood Watch has across Essex we need your help.

The telephone number is 0300 303 9988

Half Term Food Bank Fund 2020

Support for extremely vulnerable people 

NHS Helpline  or telephone 111

NHS Volunteer responder 


HELPLINE strengthens service to bring peace of mind during lockdown Click here

Carers FIRST: Getting through Coronavirus together Click here

Essex Resilience Forum Briefing Note 27.04  Click here

Essex Resilience Forum Briefing Note 04.05 Click here 

FareShare Fareshare is the UKs national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. They take surplus food from across the food industry and get it to frontline charities and communities groups.
You can register your interest in receiving food from fareshare by completing the form on their website which can be found here

Useful links


Ongar War Memorial Health Centre                                                                  

57 Fyfield Rd, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL

Phone: 01277 367200

Fax: 01277 367201





Chipping Ongar Pharmacy                                                                                  

205 High St, Chipping Ongar, Ongar, CM5 9JG

Phone: 01277 362567

Well Ongar

198-202 High St, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9JJ

Phone: 01277 362052


Ongar Road Pharmacy

249 Ongar Rd, Brentwood, CM15 9DZ

Phone: 01277 211599


North Weald Chemists

48 High Rd, North Weald Bassett, Epping, CM16 6BU

Phone: 01992 523887



The Ongar Dental Practice

204A High St, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9JJ

Phone: 01277 362663



Boatmans - 182A High St, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9JJ. Phone: 01277 366665. email-





Banson's Lane, Chipping Ongar, Ongar, CM5 9AR

Phone: 01277 366917


Tesco Express

High Street, Chipping Ongar, Ongar, CM5 9AL

Phone: 0345 677 9518



21 High St, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9DS

Phone: 0800 298 0758

Nisa Wisebuys

24 Fyfield Road, Shelley, Ongar, CM5 0AJ

Phone: 01277 366666


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