8th February 2016

Saying Goodbye to Faces of The Village

Sarah Carr

Sarah and her husband Jules, who have lived in Boxted for thirty years, are moving to Suffolk.

Their two sons attended Boxted Primary School and Sarah was a school governor for several years. She also served on the Parish Council.


The village has benefited from Sarah’s great organisational skills and spirit of generosity. She arranged two promise auctions for the village church, combining them with fundraising for St Helena & St Elizabeth Hospices. One of them raised about £20k. Sarah is a very straightforward personality who likes to get things done and she achieved her mission of organising the last village Open Gardens without one committee meeting.

Sarah has been secretary of the Dedham Vale Society for the last 25 years. Her last project, a flagpole on Langham church tower, in memory of Wilf Tolhurst, took seven years to bring to fruition which tested her patience greatly with the bureaucracy at the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Sarah wishes the new owners of Gulsons, James and Laura Amos and their three young children, as much happiness as she and her family have had there.

The Shepherd at Langham are taking part in The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz.
Contact them to book a table http://www.shepherdlangham.co.uk

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday 9 February



The Lady with the Hats – Oggi di Cappelli

Tuesday 9 February, Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.

Competition: My favourite hat


Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 10 February Boxted Village Hall 7 pm.

Read the Parish Council February Meeting Agenda here

Evergreen Club

Valentines Sing-a-long.

Thursday 11 February 2.30 – 4pm Boxted Village Hall.



Some residents have these at home and put odd coins in throughout the year. They need to be returned by 14 February to Gill Pullen (Tel, 273804) or Helen Sims (321286)
If anyone would like to have a box for the coming year please ask Gill or Helen.

Snowdrops at Boxted Methodist Church pictured above

Church Services Sunday February 14

9.30 Sung Eucharist – St Mary’s Church, Langham

11 am Service at the Methodist Church

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 16 February and 1 March

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am


The annual Lenten Frugal Lunches will begin on Tuesday 16 February at Boxted Village Hall and will continue each Tuesday at 12 mid-day (following the weekly Coffee Café) until 22 March. Jos Carter (272755) will be very glad to have offers of help in making the soups and other aspects. Proceeds to the Colchester Emergency Night Shelter.

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

The Glider Pilots – a talk by Mike Peters

7.15 pm Tuesday 16 February, The Museum, Langham Lane, Langham. Admission £4 inc refreshments.


History Group

Tram Story: an illustrated talk by Peter Jones

Wednesday 17 February 7.30 for 8 pm Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Methodist Silver Band is giving a concert in St Peter’s church on Saturday 27 February at 7.30 pm. Tickets £6 in advance from 271511 or £7 on the door. A new programme for a New Year!

Save the date! Friends of Boxted WI will be holding a village celebration to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

A street party style event is to be held at Boxted St Peters school on Saturday 11 June from 2 – 4pm. All members of the community are invited to bring a picnic and there will be teas, cakes and a bar available as well as a bouncy castle, face painting and games. Proceeds from the event will be split between Boxted British Legion and the Strawberry tea for Breast Cancer Awareness.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 15th March at 19:30 at the school for anyone who is interested in helping to organise the afternoon. Watch this space for more information!

A major new awareness campaign highlighting the dangers of ‘social engineering’ – deception used to manipulate people into a position where they can be defrauded has been launched. The campaign is being run by Get Safe Online in partnership with several high street banks, City of London Police, CIFAS (UK fraud prevention service) and Financial Fraud Action UK (FFAUK). The campaign urges people to think twice before they act to stop more falling victim to engineering scams such as fake emails, phone calls, texts or posts. The links below provide further information on the campaign.


Neighbourhood Watch