The Epping Forest forum consists of two different levels of membership: Forum member and Voting member.
The forum membership to our main social network group is free and open to anyone who wishes to join with some basic rules and is based on the interests of wider debate, representation and views of Epping Forest and its surrounding areas.
There are a few basic rules:
Keep it clean, we class this as a family appropriate forum
No discussion of national or party based Politics or religion. We are open to all so therefore we have adopted this to enable everyone to debate without having division on these two subjects that can create animosity.Sometimes it is impossible to not mention something without these subjects so in that instance it must be relevant, factual and with no bias.
Be respectful to others. Give more than you take. We aim to keep discussions open without any hostility to one and all. Constant negative, sarcastic or argumentative responses will be viewed as trolling behaviour.
two wrongs don’t make a right, if you really disagree with something someone has said and feel it needs to be moderated flag the comment or post up to admin/mods it is not justification to excuse responsive bad behaviour
we expect that people will be treated and treat others with dignity and respect regardless of race,ethnicity,nationality, gender(including reassignment) age or disability.
Any form of discrimination on any basis will not be tolerated and will be subject to admin / moderator or chairman’s actions and resulting in removal from the group/organisation.
No person shall be excluded from joining the group on the basis of race,religion,nationality,ethnicity,sexual orientation, gender or belief.
If anyone feels that they have been subject to my form of harassment they can immediately raise this issue to moderators or admins via the frameworks provided for immediate investigation and or moderation action
Any physical meetings held by the Epping Forest forum will be accessible to all members and disabled access provisions will made for anyone who needs assistance to attend. If people need a carer or physical assistance or interpreter by non member the carer or interpreter will be welcome and accepted as a member of the group during their time in assistance.
No advertising unless it is for charity or community events there are many other sites for that. Advertising will mean you are removed from the group unless the admin approves it.
Epping Forest forum as a collective and its individual members and Administrators are not responsible for any of the information which is posted in the Forum
No member incurs liability for the group collective as an individual as each persons post or comment is personal opinion and expression.
Be aware that opinions which are expressed are those of the users of the Forum, and do not represent any advice, or opinion of The EppingForest Forum as a group or any other group. Any recommendation or other information within the Forum which is followed by you is at your own liability.
moderation of the Facebook page is carried out on the basis of the above rules. Usually people are reminded a few times before being either muted of removed from the group. If you disagree with how you have had the admin rules applied to you and feel that you did not break the forum rules then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a review of the decision. Trolling and blatant rule breeches will however be upheld.
Epping Forest forum charity exists as a constituted body to enable the forum to carry out its aims. This has a voting membership that anyone can apply to join and for further details of how to do and what it entails please email. Info@eppingforestforum.com
all members are subject to the same rules he terms of that of the main social media group. Voting Membership is private and all data stored is subject to our GDPR policy.