28th September 2015

Faces of The Village

Michael Newman.

Michael and his late wife Ann moved into their home in Boxted in 1962 as a newly married couple. Michael worked as a diesel engineer at Paxmans following an apprenticeship with the firm. He has always enjoyed ‘making stuff’ (his grand-daughter’s words) in his workshop at home. The key pictured above was welcome replacement replica key for Boxted Church. Michael is currently caretaker of the village hall.

Mobile Library

Tuesday 29 September and 13 October. Boxted playing field car park 10.55 to 11 am.

Read more about the above book, which was written by local author, Liz Trenow, here:


The next meeting in the village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday Oct 1st

My Day at Buckingham Palace

Margaret Clubb O. B. E. J.P

Church Services

Sunday 4 October

11 am service at the Methodist Church

11.15 am Sung Eucharist with Holy Baptism: St Peter’s Church Boxted

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Sunday October 4. Monthly concert at the Methodist Church. 3 pm

Forthcoming events at the British Legion, Straight Road Boxted

Tuesday 6 October Psychic night with renown medium Ronnie Buckingham. Tickets on sale at the club £10.

To coincide with Rugby world cup quarter-finals weekend there will be a mini beer festival on Friday 16- Sunday 18th October with a selection of cask ales to try.

Sat 31st October Children’s Halloween party. Music and dressing up.


Tuesday October 13th

Ready Steady Cook from foraged ingredients. Competition: A hedgerow plant or flower

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

All club nights take place at the Visitors Centre on the Museum site in Langham Lane, Langham. Doors open 7.00 pm, admission £3 members; non-members also welcome. Tea and Coffee available in the break.
Open Days: Last Sunday of the month in season 10.00 am to 4.00 pm; admission by donation £3. Further details from jezzyh

On Tuesday 20 October John Camp will be speaking on The Falklands.

McMillan Afternoon Tea

Many thanks to all who supported this recent event, which took place at Boxted primary school, and raised £700.

Want to know more about the local planning process?

Read the user friendly planning presentation here

Essex Community Messaging Logo
This week, Essex Police in partnership with Trading Standards, will be sending messages to help prevent our community falling victim to rogue traders. The messages will cover a different aspect each day including tactics employed by rogue traders, how to deter rogue traders from calling at your address, how to deal with rogue traders, where to find reputable traders and where to go for more information and help.

Today, we are informing you of the tactics rogue traders may employ to gain your confidence or pressure you into accepting their unfair, often unwritten or edited terms and conditions. Rogue traders call on unsuspecting households offering convincing deals that you can’t refuse or ‘to do you a favour’. If you accept work from a rogue trader you’ll pay much more than you intended for very poor, unnecessary and sometimes
dangerous work.

Common phrases rogues use include

We’ve been working on your neighbour’s property…

I’ve worked on your property in the past, do you need further work doing?

I was driving past when I noticed loose tiles on your roof…

We’ve got some leftover materials from another job that we can use at your home (such as Tarmac for a drive)

Tactics used by rogue traders include

Hard selling – overstaying their welcome in your home or at your door until you agree to them doing the work.

Stating they accept cheques but insist on cash once the work has begun

Agreeing a price which increases as they state further work is needed

Ignore your cancellation rights and begin work immediately

FACT – Rogues often pass your details onto other rogues

REMEMBER – Your door. Your House. Your choice. Not sure? Don’t Open the Door