23rd May 2016

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 24 May and 7 June

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Read a review of the book ‘Me Before You’ here:

Evergreen Club forthcoming Coach Trips:

Non members welcome

Woodbridge calling at Notcutts Garden Centre on the way home:
Wednesday 25 May £15 coach fare

Wroxham with optional boat trip: Wednesday 6th July £20 coach fare (£10 optional boat trip)

Bury St Edmunds Market Day
Wednesday 7th September £16 coach fare

Ring Linda 272710 for details

Church Services Sunday 29 May

9.30 am United Three Parishes service at St Mary’s Church, West Bergholt.

Visiting Speaker: The Very Rev. Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral.

11 am service at the Boxted Methodist Church

Evergreen Club

A Strawberry Tea will be held to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Boxted Village Hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday June 2

Red White and Blue Attire suggested

Attended Refuse freighter

Boxted Playing Field Car Park from 11am – 12 noon on Saturday 4 June

For extra domestic collections of large household items.

no fridges or freezers;
please bring green garden waste separately to be composted;
this service is provided for small loads and from domestic properties, so you can use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste;
no commercial refuse or hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids, gas bottles;
no large loads please.

Boxted W I

June 14th

Wildlife Walk round Boxted with Kieran Alexander from Essex Wildlife Trust.


Start and finish at Boxted village hall.

July 12th

Garden Party and BBQ Elmcroft

Boxted WI held their AGM at their May meeting. The ladies showed their appreciation and thanked Sue Carbutt for her hard work as President for the past 2 years and devotion to the WI as she stood down as a committee member after 10 years. Debra Broad was elected as the new President.

The WI is renowned for taking on tricky issues, locally, nationally and globally. This reputation stems from the WI’s resolutions process and innovative campaigns that evolve from it. Ever since the first WI resolution in 1918 which ensured that Lloyd George’s “homes for hero’s” mantra was actioned following WW1 the ladies have on an annual basis debated the pros & cons of the submitted resolutions.

The membership had a lively discussion on this year’s WI resolutions before passing opinion in the form of a vote. The two items were:
‘Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia’ and ‘avoid food waste, address food poverty’.

The meeting closed after celebrating another successful year with champagne and canapes.

Post Office open 9am – 12.30pm Mondays and Thursdays
at Langham Community Shop,

Did you know you can pay cash and cheques into your bank account, withdraw money and renew your car tax at Langham Community Shop when the Post Office is with us… The Post Office – not just for stamps!

Neighbourhood Watch

1.Shed, Sheds typically contain tools, bikes and gardening equipment which are not just valuable but which could prove useful to a burglar, so secure the door with padbolts and close-shackle padlocks or a padlock alarm. Hinges should be fitted using coach bolts and large backing washers. You could also think about installing a shed alarm and a lockable chest for chemicals and valuable equipment. 2. Fence, Rear fences should be 2 metres high including a trellis to support plants but not to support the weight of a possible intruder. Keep fences and plants in the front garden below 1 metre in height so you don’t give potential burglars somewhere to hide. 3. Defensive planting, Reinforce the garden’s perimeter by planting prickly shrubs or a thorny hedge and train them to grow on trellis on top of 1.8 metre fencing to deter potential offenders. 4. Lighting, Lighting can deter or draw attention to thieves. Use energy saving bulbs activated by a dawn to dusk sensor. 5. Gravel, Lay gravel on paths and beneath doors and ground-floor windows – burglars don’t like it because it’s noisy to walk on. 6. Side gate, Side gates should be solid, flat faced and the same height as the fence. Secure with padbolts top and bottom, padlocks and a spring return. 7. Planter, Secure plant pots to the ground using a bolt and retaining anchor plate and mark tools and furniture with your postcode followed by your house number e.g, CM1 1PX 11 Sent by Kevin Blake Essex Watch Liaison Officer to all of Essex