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.
Sunday June 5
9.30 am Sung Eucharist with Baptism St Peter’s Church, Boxted.
11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church
Boxted Methodist Silver Band Concert
3 pm Sunday June 5 Boxted Methodist Church
Tuesdays 7 and 21 June
Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Some of the raffle prizes for the Boxted Church flower festival which will have 28 floral arrangements and a huge plant sale.
Boxted W I
Wildlife Walk round Boxted with Kieran Alexander from Essex Wildlife Trust.
Start and finish at Boxted village hall.
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.
The group will be visiting Felixstowe Museum on Wednesday June 15.
Dedham and Langham Burglary Dwelling 17/05/2016 15.50 Langham Lodge Lane. Suspects unknown have kicked in victims kitchen door and made a search of the premises.
Dedham and Langham Burglary Dwelling 17/05/2016 09.45 School Road. Suspects unknown have forced open a window and messy search completed. Not know what was taken as yet.
Dedham and Langham Burglary Dwelling 17/05/2016 08.30 Moor Road. Suspects unknown have smashed the rear patio door and a completed a messy search and items taken.
Fordham and Stour Theft of a motor vehicle 19/05/2016 19.30 Dedham Road. Suspect has by means unknown stolen the victims moped which was parked unattended at the side of the victims house.
Don’t let burglars put a dampener on Spring
Spring is here and many people are making the most of the weather and tackling work in the garden.
As the sun shines, Essex Police is keen to make sure potential burglars don’t put a dampner on things by breaking into homes using tools that have been left outside.
Spades and other gardening tools could be picked up and used by to break windows or locks. Ladders that are not put away in a shed or garage can make it easy for people to climb onto roofs or windows.
The advice comes after two burglaries and a series of attempted break ins in Benfleet where tools have been used to try and break open locks or smash windows.
Detective Inspector Andy Harvey said: “We do not want to alarm people but now the days are longer and the weather is getting better it is more likely that gardening or DIY tools may be left outside. Being a victim of burglary is very distressing and we would urge people to follow some simple steps to help protect their homes.”
The advice includes:
• Prevent intruders from getting to the back and sides of your home by installing strong fencing or gates
• Check for weak spots where a thief could get into your garden, for example, a low or sagging fence
• Put tools and ladders away at night, preferably in a locked shed or garage
• A thorny hedge at the boundary of your property can put thieves off but make sure passers-by can still see your home so a burglar can’t work without being seen
• Burglars don’t like gravel as its noisy to walk on
• Don’t put pergolas, gazebos or other garden buildings too near the house as it can help thieves reach upper windows
• Close and lock windows and doors
You can find more advice in the Be Safe section of our website – http://essex.police.uk/be_safe.aspx