11th January 2016

Faces of the village

Anne Slater

Anne and her husband Ashley moved to Boxted 23 years ago and brought up their family in the village.

Anne has always had a passion for knitting. It is a very sociable pastime and after meeting a group of knitters online who became friends Anne started a knitting group eight years ago.

She also plays the tenor horn in Boxted Methodist Silver Band.

Everybody is welcome to the knitting group either on a regular basis or for drop in sessions. The more experienced knitters are happy to teach novices knitting and crocheting skills and yarn can be provided.

The group provides yarn for knitting that is donated to charity but they do plenty of knitting for themselves too.

The group meets in the new village hall at Gt Horkesley on Mondays from 10 – 12pm £2 inc refreshments. Mothers with babies are welcome and lifts can be arranged.

Tele Anne on 272630 for further details or just turn up.


Beetle Drive

At the WI meeting on Tuesday 12 January in Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.
Boxted Parish Council

will meet on Wednesday 13 January from 7 pm in the village hall
The parish council meeting agenda can be read here



Pictured above: Langham Church viewed from the Dedham Vale

Church Services: Sunday January 17

8 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

9.30 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

11 am service at the Methodist Church


Mobile Library

Tuesdays 19 January and 2 February. Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am


History Group

Nat King Cole by John kinght

Wednesday 20 January in Boxted Village Hall. 7.30 for 8 pm







Boxted Straight Road crash prompts a reminder to ride with safety gear

Emergency services recently attended an accident after a moped collided with a car turning into Horkesley Road. The rider suffered a broken leg.

Essex police said: “The moped rider had proper protective equipment – a lot do not. That saved him from more serious injury”

Neighbourhood Watch


That initial attraction

Without that initial attraction most crimes could be avoided, statistics show that most crimes are opportunist crimes, yes they may go out intending to commit crime but the victim is not yet chosen. So if there is no attraction then you may not become a victim.

What is the attraction?
• The shed or garage with minimal security and tools visible through the window.

• A lone person down a dark street talking loudly on an illuminated new iPhone.

• The house in darkness with the side gate flapping open welcoming.

• That accessible open window or door.

• The purse sitting in the open handbag on top of the shopping trolley.

• Group sitting chatting at a bar table with a mobile phone just sitting there on the table.

• The bag on the back seat of an unattended car, even though the bag may only contain your sports clothes the thief does not know this until he/she has smashed the window and stolen it.

• The tradesman’s sign written van parked on the dark drive by the gate with accessible doors and unprotected pipe tube on the roof.

• The partygoer that’s had too much to drink and is unaware of his/her surroundings.

• Shiny new ride on lawn mower sitting on the grass in full view of the road with no postcode/security markings visible.

The above is just short list I am sure you can think of more. What can you do? STOP, think like a thief, spot the attraction and where possible remove it.

For further crime reduction advice contact your local Crime Prevention Officer using the police non emergency telephone number 101.

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