14th August 2017


Mobile Library

Boxted Playing Field car park

Tuesday 15 and 29 August

10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book: ‘Beatlebone’ here

The AGM of the Village Hall Management Committee will take place on Tuesday 15 August from 7 pm. The meeting will last no longer than an hour.

BOXTED PARISH COUNCIL/BOXTED VILLAGE HALL

With effect from the 1st August Boxted Parish Council took over running the Village Hall and will be taking over as Trustees of the Boxted Village Hall Charity.

Nothing will be changing for hirers apart from some small changes to do with invoicing and paying.

The parish council as Trustees of the Charity will ensure that all existing reserves built up by the Village Hall Charity are ring-fenced for use by the Village Hall and also that all operational income from all hiring charges in the future is likewise ring -fenced solely for Village Hall use.

If you have any queries please contact The Clerk to the Council Boxted Parish Council Denise Humphris on 01206 329019


History Group

‘Warners Silk Mills’ – an illustrated talk by Charlotte Harding.
Wednesday 16 August 7,30 pm. Boxted Village Hall.


Boxted Cricket Club

12.30 pm Saturday 19 August: Home Match against Maldon

1 pm Sunday 20 August: Home Match against Tendring

The Community Hub will be open for refreshments


Church Services

Sunday 20 August

Said Eucharist: 8 am St Mary’s Church, Langham,

Sung Eucharist: 9.30 am St Peter’s Church, Boxted.

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church.


Panto returns to Boxted British Legion

After the success of John and Cherie Watts’ Cinderella 2 years ago, they have written a new version of ‘Aladdin’ to be performed this winter. Anyone interested in taking part in the production – acting, singing, set design & build, costume, lighting / sound all welcome. please contact Scott Dolling or call 273886. Rehearsals will start in September.




Neighbourhood Watch

An attempted break into a property in Dedham Road took place between 2 and 3 am on Wednesday 9 August. If anyone has any CCTV footage or saw anyone suspicious please report to the police on 101.

There has been several opportunist incidents of theft and breaking and entering in the village recently. Always contact the police on 101 to report any incidents or anything suspicious.
Crime Report 31July – 6 August

Straight Road, Boxted
SUSPECTS UNKNOWN HAVE HAVE STOLEN THE VICTIMS GREEN JAGUAR AND ALSO A BLUE VAUXHALL ASTRA G THAT THE VICTIM HAD IN HIS CARE AND CONTROL AS HE WAS COMPLETING WORK ON THE VEHICLE. VICTIM HAS STATED THAT BOTH SETS OF KEYS WAS LEFT IN THE IGNITION OF BOTH VEHICLES AND LOG BOOK WAS LEFT INSIDE THE JAGUAR.

Straight Road, Boxted
SUSPECTS UNKNOWN HAVE UNHINGED BOLTS TO METAL GATES THEY HAVE DRIVEN AN UNKNOWN VEHICLE ACROSS FIELD AS TYRE TRACKS CAN BE SEEN THE SUSPECTS HAVE GAINED ENTRY TO A BARN BUILDING WHICH THE VICTIM IS RENTING FROM THE OWNER OF THE FARM FOR STORAGE BY JEMMYING THE METAL CLASP AND LOCK TO GAIN ENTRY. ONCE INSIDE THE SUSPECT HAVE REMOVED TWO CHOP SAWS A GENERATOR AND MULTIPLE POWER TOOLS INDUSTRIAL JET WASH FROM WITHIN AFTER A TIDY SEARCH.

Straight Road, Boxted

SUSPECTS UNKNOWN HAVE FORCED LOCK TO GATE HAVE ENTERED THE YARD AND HAVE FORCED OPEN TWO CONTAINERS FITTED WITH HEAVY DUTY LOCKS. SUSPECTS HAVE ALSO SYPHONED DIESEL FROM VEHICLE RED VAN.

Theft from Motor Vehicles

Cars and vans are frequently broken into, a lot of these are from vehicles shown as being insecure vehicles, and these are preventable by just locking them. Number plates are also a common target for thieves; consider thief resistant number plates or anti-theft fixings but speak to your car dealer first as some may affect your warranty. Below are a few tips that may prevent you from becoming a victim:
You might also like to register your property on https://www.immobilise.com this is completely free service. Please visit the website for more information.
• DON’T tempt thieves by leaving any items on display.

• DO CLEAN THE SAT NAV RING off the windscreen.

• DO TURN BLUETOOTH OFF anything left in the car – it can be detected when on.

• DO lock your vehicle at all times, even when parked on your driveway or when carrying out any work.

• DO consider fitting additional locks on van doors

• DO PARK REAR DOORS ON VANS up against garage doors or other to prevent access.

• DO NOT just press the button on your fob to lock it – Look at your car to see the lights flash etc to confirm locking; someone may be nearby with a “remote blocker” and stop your car from locking.

• If you don’t have an alarm consider fitting one.

• DO try to park in a secure, well lit area were possible, consider CCTV on your driveway.

• If using a public car park – Try to use a “Parkmark” approved car park http://www.parkmark.co.uk

The following items are of particular interest to a thief so should never be left in your vehicle:
• Satellite navigation

• MP3 systems

• Mobile phones

• Laptops

• Wallets/ purses/ credit and debit cards

• Cash/ cheque book

• Electrical items

• Jewellery

• Power tools and work equipment

• Vehicle registration documents

Empty your car before someone else does.
If you see a crime being committed dial 999, if you know who is committing crime dial 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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