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Village Green Update

For the last few months, The Boxted Biodiversity and Sustainability group have been busy enhancing the Village Green (the green area in front of the Hill Farm development at Boxted Cross), in order to provide a rich environment for all manner of fauna and flora to flourish but also to make it a beautiful spot…

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Freecycling Saturdays

Reuse, Recycle, Rehome – Boxted

Saturday 18 June, from 10am

Boxted Biodiversity and Sustainability Group introduce the concept of Boxted Reuse, Recycle and Rehome Saturdays. Place items they wish to offer free of charge outside your propertys on a certain Saturday each the month from 10am. This could be brick-brac, toys, books, plants, fruit and veg as a few examples. Please clear offerings away by mid afternoon to ensure our village remains tidy. 

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  • 18th June 2022

    Village News and Events 

    in Boxted and Langham


    Welcome to the latest newsletter. If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at newsandevents@boxted.org.uk by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you. 


    Last minute reminders …

    Reuse, Recycle, Rehome – Boxted

    Saturday 18 June, from 10am

     

    Boxted Biodiversity and Sustainability Group introduce the concept of Boxted Reuse, Recycle and Rehome Saturdays. Place items they wish to offer free of charge outside your propertys on a certain Saturday each the month from 10am. This could be brick-brac, toys, books, plants, fruit and veg as a few examples. Please clear offerings away by mid afternoon to ensure our village remains tidy. 



    Church services

    Sunday 19 June

     

    9.30 am Eucharist St Mary’s, Langham 


    4 pm Teatime Fathers Day service St Peters, Boxted 


    Mobile Library

    Thursday 23 June, 10am – 10.40am 
    Boxted Village Hall car park


    Langham Community Cafe

    Friday 24 June, 10.30 to noon


     



    The next cafe takes place Friday 24 June, 10.30 to noon, in the Langham Community Centre, hosted by Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal, including the usual book sale. Entry £1 including tea/coffee and biscuit. 


    Boxted Village Walk

    Saturday 25 June, 10am 
    The Hub/Playing Fields


     

    Following the success of the May village walk, please join us for another. Once again, a circular route of approx. 3 miles will be planned, including some road walking, but as much offroad footpath walking as possible, returning to the Hub for refreshments. 

    Dates have been set for the next few months so you can get them in your diaries now if you wish, they are: 23 July, 20 August, 24 September, 22 October. No pre-commitment required, simply turn up on the day. 




    What’s going on at Boxted WI


    In the WI you’ll learn new skills, hear new ideas, have amazing experiences, make new friends and above all else, have fun. There’s something for everyone, so why not come along and find out more? 

    You can visit us three times before committing to join and of course, there’s always tea and cake!


    What to expect:


    We will always make you feel welcome and if you’d like to bring a friend along, please do – the more the merrier! At each monthly meeting we arrange to have a speaker or organise a workshop or activity and there are opportunities to get together between meetings. 

    We meet on the second Tuesday of the month 7.30 – 9.30pm in Boxted Village Hall, Cage Lane, CO4 5RE. 
    Admission: Included in annual membership or suggested donation for guests of £3. 

    Contact us Twitter: WIBoxted@BoxtedWI or Facebook: Fb.me/BoxtedEssex 

    The Programme:

    (2022 subs: £38 for full year)

    • 12 July: Garden Party – Venue to be confirmed
    • 9 August: Summer Fun – Constable Park, Brantham, CO11 1QR. 
      Watersport opportunities or just sit and watch from the comfort of the café verandah!
    • 13 September: Social and Rosie’s Boutique Evening
    • 11 October : Medical Detection Dogs – charity training dogs to detect human disease
    • 8 November: Candle Making
    • 13 December : Christmas


    Friday Coffee and Chat @ The Hub; 10:30 am onwards last Friday of the month. 
    Watch for confirmation and updates. 

    The Committee:

    President: Debs Board 
    Vice President: Jacquie King 
    Secretary: Geraldine Russell 
    Treasurer: Gillian Walker 
    Other Members 
    Avril Gear 
    Ann Burr 


    Regulars in Boxted


    Did you know there is an events calendar for Boxted Village Hall on the Boxted Village Website. Click here to view the calendar 


    Boxted Royal British Legion

     

    Check out the latest events on the RBL Facebook page 



    Tuesdays fortnightly, 2 – 4 pm 
    Boxted Community Hub 
    6 games and a weekly raffle. 
    For more information, call Dot on 01206 272676 


    Boxted History Group 


     

    3rd Wednesday of each month 
    Boxted Village Hall 
    For further information call 01206 272774 


    Boxted WI 


     

    2nd Tuesday of each month 7.30 – 9,30 
    Boxted Village Hall 

    You can find us on Facebook 


    Art and Craft Club 


     

    1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 2 – 4 pm 
    Boxted Village Hall 


    Open Door Cafe 


     

    Fridays in term time. 
    Boxted Village Hall 


    Bowls club 


     

    Every Friday 2 – 4 pm 
    Boxted Village Hall 


    Monthly Pencil Art



    Saturdays dates are 2-5pm and Mondays are 6-9pm. 
    Boxted Village Hall

    • Monday June 20th

    Contact willowsofdedham@gmail.com for more info


    The Edge & The Zone



     

    The Zone for 6-11 year olds 5.30pm-7pm and the Edge for 12-18 year olds 7.30pm-9.00pm. Fortnightly during term time at St Peter’s Church. Contact Dominic Sheil 01206 273324

    Regulars in Langham

     

    The Langham Community Centre hosts a wide range of regular clubs and unique activities. Many of these groups would welcome new members, so don’t hesitate to browse the ‘Activities’ page on the website or see the Facebook page to find out more. 

    If you have an idea for a new club or event, please contact Sue Armstrong by calling 07741 284132 or emailing LanghamCC@gmail.com to further discuss your idea.


     
    Langham Ladies meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30pm – 10:00pm at Langham Community Centre. Contact Gill Brown on 01206 273286 or Tricia Gooding on 01206 230510 


    Langham Community Cafe


     
    Main Hall of the Community Centre on the last Friday of each month, from 10:30am until midday. All are welcome to join us for coffee/tea and cakes. 


    Beer and the Bible



     

    The Shepherd and Dog, Langham 
    Second Monday of the month, 8pm

    In the Community


    Green Energy Consultation


     

    For further information on what’s going on with the National Grid Green Energy Project, please visit https://boxtedparishcouncil.org.uk/national-grid-green-energy-project/ 

    A petition has been set up to ‘SAY NO TO 180km of Essex Suffolk Norfolk pylons’ and is asking the Government to look realistically to the green future and build a strategic offshore grid instead. You can find the petition at www.pylonseastanglia.co.uk or you can write to local MP Sir Bernard Jenkin – bernard.jenkin.mp@parliament.uk who is chair of OffSET (the Off-Shore Electricity Grid Task Force). 


    St Peter’s Markets Plants


     

    Over 500 plants are for sale in aid of Langham with Boxted Church Funds. Most plants are £1.50 to £3.50 with quantity discounts. Perennials, English native trees, shrubs, herbs and climbers are available. First come first served but all will be done to fulfil requests. Contact Stephen Whybrow on 07801 749575 or email stephenwhybrow@msn.com to order or arrange viewing or visit https://stpetersmarketplace.org/ for more information. 


    Digital help at home



     

    This service is available online. Michael Smith at Colchester Borough Council is still offering digital support via a remote service. See the Council’s webpage or, for further information.


    Mobile library

    10.10am to 10.40am 
    Boxted Village Hall car park


     

    Thursday 14 July 
    Thursday 04 August 
    Thursday 25 August 
    Thursday 15 September 

    For all mobile library dates go to https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/mobile-library-service/boxted/boxted-village-hall/ 


    Boxted School Association Summer Fete 
    Friday 1 July, 3pm – 5pm


     

    For further information, contact bsa@boxted.essex.sch.uk 


    Langham 10K : Sunday 11 September


     

    For further information, go to https://langham10k.co.uk/ 

    Useful links:


    Boxted Parish Council 
    Boxted Parish Council on Facebook 
    Boxted Village Hall 
    Boxted Village Website 
    Boxted Neighbourhood Plan 
    Boxted Primary School 
    Boxted British Legion 

    Little Owls Pre-School 
    Langham and Boxted Churches 
    Boxted Cricket Club 
    Mobile Library Service 
    Boxted Runners 
    Boxted 10K 
    Boxted WI on Facebook 
    Boxted WI on Twitter 
    Boxted Airfield Historical Group 
    Langham Community Centre 
    Langham Community Shop 
    Langham Village Website 
    Langham Parish Council 
    2nd Langham Scouts 
    Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB 
    Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map 
    Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch 


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