16th November 2015

Faces of The Village

Denise Humphris, Clerk to the Parish Council.

Denise is also clerk to Copford and Easthorpe and Fordham Parish Councils which gives her a wide range of experiences to draw on to help with her job.

Denise attends Coffee Cafe at Boxted Village Hall approximately once a month if anyone wishes to speak to her and she can also be contacted by email or telephone.

Boxted Parish Council meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except August and December.

All parish council business can be found at http://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/


Jim Lawrence ‘My early days of Barging’

Thursday November 12 Boxted Village Hall from 2.30 pm

Boxted Art and Craft Club

Straw Art Picture Workshop with Tatiana Swainston

Wednesday 18 November 2 – 4 pm in the village hall

History Group

The History of Winch and Blatch

An illustrated talk by Judith Blatch

Wednesday 18 November in Boxted Village Hall 7.30 for 8 pm

Langham Singers

Saturday 21 November at Langham Community Centre 11.15am to 1.15pm with Joanna. New members always welcome.

British Legion, Straight Road Boxted

Horse racing and Bingo Night
Saturday 21 November from 7 pm. All welcome.

Boxted Methodist Silver Band Concert

Gt Horkesley New Village Hall Saturday 21 November 7.30. Tickets in advance £6 from 271511 £7 on the door. New programme of music for all to enjoy.

Church Services: Sunday November 22

9.30 am Eucharist at St Peter’s Church, Boxted

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

Mobile Library

Tuesday 24 November and 8 December

Boxted playing field car park 10.55 to 11.30 am

Read a review of the book, How to be both, here:

Church Christmas Bazaar

Anyone wishing to donate items for sale, give raffle prizes or to help on the day – please contact Jos Carter on 272755 or the Whybrows on 272773


Boxted Parish Council are looking at ideas for getting the bar at Boxted Sports Pavilion up and running in order to provide a facility for the whole community to use – our recent Neighbourhood Development Plan consultations have highlighted that many people miss having a local pub so maybe this could be an opportunity to provide that!

We are looking for any community minded organisations or individuals who may be able to manage and run the bar on their own account to put forward proposals for opening and running the bar facilities to benefit the community. In this scenario we would be looking for a monthly ‘rental’ payment for the facilities and then it would be up to you to run it, using any profits as you see fit – maybe ploughing the profits back in to your own club or community organisation or just picking up some extra income for yourself?

Alternatively, is there anyone who would be happy to run it on behalf of the Council as a volunteer or anyone who would volunteer to work behind the bar maybe one or two shifts per month? In this scenario all profits would be ploughed directly back into improving facilities for the local Boxted community.

We are hoping to look at all proposals we receive during January 2016 with a view to making a decision as to how to proceed with this project.

If you would like to have a look around the premises or just want some further information about this project and what would be expected or involved please contact The Clerk to the Council Boxted Parish Council Tel: 01206 329019 e-mail boxted-council@btconnect.com.

All proposals need to be sent to The Clerk to the Council by Friday 11th December 2015 at the latest.

Donations of filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Langham Church

Didn’t get around to filling a shoebox? Fill a shoebox online here:


From 10 November 2015 to 18 March 2016 up to eight garden sacks can be left for recycling by the Borough Council. Langham Community Shop sells the large recycling bags.


Characteristic Hawthorn and Oak hedging on Boxted Straight Road with a distinctive arch formed by passing lorries.