New Taxi company Ongar

Lawlor Taxi Ongar went live on Monday March 2017. In May 2017 we started working with Ongar Car Service to providr an even better service.

Lawlors who have provided Taxis and transport to the residents of Epping since the 70s and took the decision  to start their service in Ongar due to a high number of customers saying they would live to use our Mobile Booking App in their home towns and villages. The app was opened over 100 times I  the first week which shows our new customers love the way it works.
This is what we have to offer:

  1. Book by calling 01277 800 999
  2. Book online here
  3. Download our Booking App
  4. Cheapest rates around.

Using our online and app booker you can:

  1. Check availability
  2. Get a qoute
  3. Book your car
  4. Track the driver on his way
  5. Pay by cash or card
  6. Rate the driver after the journey

We have the latest technology to offer and we hope the locals in Ongar and all surrounding areas will enjoy what wee have to offer.


Due to the overwhelming response we have had for our new service in Ongar, we have decided to launch this service ASAP. 13th March 2017 05:00 in the morning.

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Only a few weeks ago we decided to expand to Ongar and offer our regulars in that area a local service. Since then we have had an overwhelming response to this brand new service.

Many of our customers in that area are now attempting to use our App Booking Service which does not go live until Monday at 05:00.

We have also receive a fantastic response from Taxi Drivers in the local area who would love to get involved with our expansion.

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No service between Ealing Broadway and North Acton to Marble Arch. The rest of the line has severe delays and we have been made aware that Epping has no trains until further notice as they cant get trains moving at the moment.


If you need a taxi from Epping to Chingford I suggest you book it in now.

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Central Line: No service between Ealing Broadway and North Acton to Marble Arch while we deal with a derailment of an empty train at White City. SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line. Tickets will be accepted on London Buses, Chiltern Railways and Great Western Railway via any reasonable route.


Motorway traffic


Today the M11 was slow again during rush hour due to an RTA involving 3 cars.

News Report can be found here

This is becoming a daily occurrence as the M11 often has major incidents during busy times. This will increase traffic thorough Epping as Drivers head straight through the market town to avoid the busy motorway.

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With the traffic lights on palmers hill that are out of sync and already taking a huge a affect on the town this is just added misery for locals. See Link below for our other news story.


Masked Bikers Smash their way to Diamond Ring


An armed Gang of Bikers have smashed their way into Victoria Jewellers today and stole a number of high value Watches and a diamond ring.


4 men were involved in the incident and they made their escape on a Motorbike and Moped. Reports say that they used a sledgehammer and baseball bat in the armed robbery.

Police are appealing for any information or footage that members of the public may have on their Dash Cams. Please call 101 to report any information you may have.



Please see below a link to the Epping forest Guardian news report. News Report

Mental health patients and homeless may move into North Weald

This article has been copied from

NORTH WEALD: Safety fears over homeless housing plan

4.51pm – 1st March 2017

VULNERABLE homeless people, possibly mental health patients, could be housed in metal storage container-type accommodation in North Weald, it has emerged. 
Staff at Norway House, where three of the ‘pods’ could be located, have voiced “strong concerns about the heightened risk to staff and other residents about increasing the number of occupants at Norway House with single vulnerable people”, a council report reveals. 
In response, Epping Forest District Council has said that the six additional people who would be living on the site would not warrant a need to increase on-site staff however “to assist, support and protect Norway House staff when they or other residents feel at risk from residents, particularly out of normal office hours and when lone working, it is proposed that a private security company be appointed to provide security officers to attend Norway House on an ad-hoc basis when required”. 
The district council is proposing – provided planning permission is granted – to put three of the modular units – to accommodate six “single vulnerable people’ in one of the car parks at Norway House, the council’s homeless hostel. 
The council report, which will be considered by the cabinet, gives a legal definition of “vulnerable people” and adds: “In reality, the vast majority of single vulnerable people are people with serious mental health problems – which can include schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder. 
If the £385,000 pilot scheme goes ahead and proves successful, the council says it will consider using the ‘pods’ elsewhere in the district. 
The council says such accommodation would cost less than traditional-built, permanent accommodation and the cost of placing homeless households in expensive bed and breakfast hotels. 
The cabinet report describes the ‘pods’ as the same size as shipping containers, of robust metal construction that can be painted in a range of colours and can be stacked with staircase access. 
They have thermal insulation and come fitted with carpets, blinds, internal fittings – there would be a shared kitchen – and white goods. 
North Weald district councillors Anne Grigg and Dave Stallan were made aware of the proposals ahead of the publication of the council report. 
The report states that Mr Stallan supports the proposal in principle saying it will help alleviate the current housing problem. 
Mrs Grigg has said that in light of the increasing need for temporary accommodation for homeless households she supports the proposals but does not find the exterior of the ‘pods’ visually attractive. 
North Weald Bassett Parish Council will discuss the proposals on Monday. 
Parish council clerk Sue de Luca told Everything Epping Forest: “Probably many people in North Weald are unaware of this proposal.”

Traffic Epping


Motorway traffic
Traffic at night

Traffic Misery for commuters AGAIN today

Traffic in Epping is again at a complete standstill in many of the main routes coming through the small market town.

At Lawlor Car Service we believe this has been caused by the traffic lights on Palmers Hill/The Plain (ST Margaret’s Hospital). The lights are out of sync once again and when this happens the whole area suffers travel chaos.


As a taxi company we are growing fast and the traffic causes us major headaches and members of the public are fuming that the whole town regularly comes to an unbearable state.


In the coming days we can expect more traffic problems as the lights will still not be performing the way they should. Essex County Council are responsible for the lights in our district and we will be getting in touch with them shortly. Essex County Council Traffic Lights Report Line


The M11 issues today are just adding to our problems as customers who travel further afield get caught up in the road/lane closures on one of the main Motorways nearby. See Links below.

  • M11 southbound between J8 and J7 | Southbound | Congestion | Essex

    Status : Currently Active. Earlier Reason : Caused by an earlier accident. Delay : There are currently delays of 1 hour against expected traffic. Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:15 and 08:30 on 28 February 2017. Reason : Congestion.
    M11 Traffic Delays in Essex
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:57:45 GMT

  • M11 southbound between J8 and J7 | Southbound | Accident | Essex

    Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Status : Cleared. Reason : Road traffic collision.
    M11 Traffic Delays in Essex
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:48:41 GMT


Storm Ewan to hit days after Doris

Weather warnings have been put in place for parts of the country as storm Ewan is settling in.

Just days after essex was devastated by Doris’ force we deffenately do not want any more weather misery.

See below a link to a full news story

Guardian Storm Ewan

Temperatures could drop and higher grounds could even see up to 2cm of snow.

Thankfully we are not on the map to be hit hard by Ewan but I’m sure it will bring back memories for some. 

BMW Ht by Storm Doris

The aftermath of ‘DORIS’

Storm Doris Hit Epping Hard

Epping took a huge hit when Storm Doris struck on 23rd February 2017. The image above shows a BMW that had a tree fall right on top of it. This was 1 of many trees that fell yesterday and caused traffic misery in the local area.

BMW with a tree on top
Pictures provided by James Brandon, a resident of Epping

James mentioned in an Email that he thought ‘the local services were on the ball and prevented dilemma, traffic in Epping is stupid most of the time so I hold my hat up to them,’ and ‘one tree fell at around 3pm and by 4.30pm the tree had gone and road was opened.

Later in the day the Stansted Express was affected by the weather and all trains were cancelled. Epping again was hit hard by this situation as transport companies like our self (Lawlor Cars) were left to transport hundreds of commuters towards Harlow, Bishops Stortford, Stansted and as far as Audley End Station.

Stansted Express
Stansted Express

How were you affected by yesterdays weather?

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Doris Strikes again!! Stansted Express all trains cancelled!!

At Lawlor Taxis we are first to hear about transport and travel.

The Harlow Express is the latest to be affected by Storm Doris.

If you are due to travel we advice you to check the website before travelling.

Stansted Express Live Updates

If you are looking to Book a taxi from Epping Station, please give us as much notice as possible as we do get hundreds of commuters trying to get back to Stansted, Harlow and bishops Stortford. Remember the only way to book from Epping Station is in advance from our Booking App.

See our Link Below for our Booking App Page.

Lawlors Taxi App
Latest update…20:12   23.02.2017 

Services are running now but expect delays. Check the stansted express link above for live information.