Our aim is to provide a contemporary record of Boxted in 2019 for the village archive as part of the fundraising activities for the repair of the Roof and Masonry of St. Peter’s Church, Boxted, which are urgently in need of repair.
Would you like to have a Men’s Shed in your area?
Sheds are community spaces where men can socialise, work on practical projects and learn new skills together. Whether making toys for craft fairs, planters for civic buildings or even restoring village signs you can be sure it’s not all about the wood or metal working- it’s just as much about the company; the morning ritual of tea and biscuits and banter, the sharing of stories as well as skills.
The first Men’s Shed opened in Maldon in 2014, since then the Essex Shed Network has provided support and advice to many other Sheds which have successfully opened across the county. And now we have found a site for a potential Shed between Langham and Boxted, but we need your help to get it off the ground and make it a success.
So, if you would like to have a Men’s Shed in your community, then please come along to an informal meeting that we are holding at Boxted Parish Council to express your interest and find out more – Wednesday 24th April 7pm.
We look forward to meeting you there!
Faces of the Village
The Hill Farm building site workers could almost be considered honorary villagers after spending several months at the Cross so far, and the dog walkers are getting to know the workmen as they pass by.
This is Mickey, a groundworker, who was keen to pose for the photographer despite being behind the wire fencing. He must have known he’d be photogenic despite that! According to his fellow workers, he is always cheerful and keeps them entertained.
Mickey, who enjoys working for Lynton Homes, says to forward any fan mail to the site!
Photo credit: Amanda Clowe
Help Getting Online
Drop-in sessions at Boxted Community Hub run by Colchester Borough Council
At the online drop in sessions, you are encouraged to bring your own device where you will receive help using it.
Third and Fourth Tuesdays of every month
10.30am – 12.00pm
Next Dates: 19 and 26 March
Contact Digital Access Support Team on 01206 282452
War Memorial Project Meeting
Tuesday 19 March, Boxted Village Hall. 7.30 pm.
Boxted History Group
‘The History of Crufts’ a talk by John Carter. Wednesday 20 March at 7.30 pm for 8pm. Boxted Village Hall. Visitors welcome.
Thursday 21 March 10.10 – 10.40 am
Boxted Playing Field Car Park
Please avoid parking in the three central spaces to allow the library van room to manoeuvre
Read a review of the book ‘The Burning Chambers’ here:
A talk about the Air Ambulance Service:
Thursday 21 March from 2.30 pm. Boxted Village Hall.
Sunday 24 March from 9 am to 1 pm.
Some roads in the villages of Boxted and Langham will be affected.
Sunday 24 March
9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham with Rev Andrew Fordyce
10 am Service at the Methodist Church
Next meeting 29 March
An evening of Gospel and Blues Music
with The Quire Community Choir
St Peter’s Church, Saturday 6 April from 7.30 pm.
Tickets £12 inclusive of the first drink. Licensed Bar.
All proceeds in aid of The St Peter’s Tower Roof Repair Fund.
Tickets available from Linda and Dominic Shiel:
01206 273324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Household Items Drop Off Service
Saturday 4 April
Boxted Playing Field Car Park 11 to 12 noon
For extra domestic collections of large household items.
* no fridges or freezers;
* please bring green garden waste separately to be composted;
* this service is provided for small loads and from domestic properties, so you can use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste;
* no commercial refuse or hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids, gas bottles;
* no large loads please.no electrical goods
* no items which can be recycled through kerbside collections
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE TELEPHONE 01206 282700
Boxted Village Website :
Boxted Parish Council Website
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Primary School
Little Owls Pre-School
Langham and Boxted Churches
Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Boxted Cricket Club
Boxted Running Club
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Langham Community Centre
Langham Community Shop
Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch