4th July 2016


Faces of The Village

Donna Hamblion

Donna was brought up in Langham and married a Boxted boy, John. They met at St Helena Secondary School and used Hundred Lane as a short cut to walk or cycle to see each other.
John has been a member of Boxted Cricket Club since he was 14 years old and Donna has always been involved in the club as either tea lady, kit washer and life time supporter.

As a result of this Donna was familiar with the building at the playing field used by the Sports Clubs. When the opportunity arose recently for someone to take on a lease from Boxted Parish Council to use part of the building to offer community facilities she gave up her paid job and set to planning her new venture. Donna’s vision for the building is to turn it into a community hub with a small cafe open seven days a week serving home cooked refreshments, hot drinks, a bar and free WI FI and a small shop.

It is hoped to open in July and Donna would be glad to hear from residents of anything they would like to see offered in the building and in particular the shop. Contact her at donna.boxtedcommunityhub@gmail.com


Mobile Library

Tuesdays 5 and 19 July

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of Sara Perry’s book ‘After Me Comes The Flood’ here:


Coasters Scooter Club Rally and Vintage Weekender

At Langham Community Centre and recreation ground, 8 to 10 July; vintage fair 10.00 am to 4.00 pm; live music; custom show and classic cars; free camping and showers; rideout from 11.00 am. Gates open 11.00 am Friday; Friday or Saturday ticket £12, weekend ticket £20, Saturday day ticket (10.00 am to 6.00 pm) £6.



Church Services

Sunday July 10

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Church, Boxted.

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church led by Alan Beesley



Trip to Wroxham with an optional boat trip

Due to the funeral of Douglas Carter, a long standing and much valued member of the Evergreen Club, taking place on Wednesday 6 July at 12 noon the trip to Wroxham has been re-scheduled to

Wednesday 13 July £20 coach fare
with a (£10 optional boat trip)

Non members are welcome to join the Evergreen club for the above coach trip. Contact Lin on 272710


Langham Singers

Next meet on Saturday, 16 July, 11.15 am to 1.15 pm. Langham Community Centre.

Essex Association of Change Ringers (EACR) NE District call-change competition.

Saturday 16 July, Langham Church, from 1 – 8 pm.

Attended Refuse Freighter

This will be at the Playing Field Car Park
From 11am – 12 noon on Saturday 30 July.
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.
no electrical goods
* no items which can be recycled through kerbside collections


Neighbourhood Watch

There have been several break ins to outbuildings and sheds in the village recently, with tools, garden machinery and a gun amongst other items taken.
Please be aware of this and take suitable precautions. Thefts take place late at night.

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