“The opening evening for the Boxted Community Hub was well attended, with a lovely relaxed atmosphere on a beautiful summer’s evening. Donna and friends did a marvellous job in making the evening a success.
It was a great occasion for bringing the people of the village together – with lots of us having the chance to meet people that we ‘sort of’ recognised but did not know, as well as being an opportunity for old friends to get together for a good chat…
Let’s hope that the wonderful atmosphere of this opening evening can be continued – establishing this venue as a place for our community to be strengthened, new friendships forged and providing a real ‘heart of the village’ to the Boxted residents.”
Photo and text contributed by Amanda Clowe.
‘Hedgehog Rescue’ : A talk by Paula Baker.
Boxted village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday 11 August
Sunday August 14
9.30 am Eucharist service at St Peter’s Church, Boxted.
11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church led by Ann Worker.
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Next meets on Tuesday 16 August at the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, when John Camp will speak on A Falklands Odyssey; further details available from JEREMY on 07885 657255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“The History of Harrods” – an illustrated talk by Eve Regelous
Boxted Village Hall 7.30 for 8 pm on Wednesday 17 August
Tuesdays 16 and 30 August
Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
LANGHAM COMMUNITY SHOP
WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY – MUCH QUICKER THAN POPPING TO TESCO
WHO, BY THE WAY, DON’T SELL THE DUO! TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
HALF WHITE/HALF BROWN LOAF, JUST ONE OF THOSE AVAILABLE FROM
OUR NEW BAKERY
(FURTHER TO FEEDBACK THE BREAD RECIPE HAS BEEN TWEAKED TO OUR TASTE)
Taken from the NSPCC website
Pokémon Go: a parent’s guide Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters).
It’s one of the first popular games to use “augmented reality” – a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone.
It’s already become a craze in Australia and America, and has made it’s way into the news across the world.
Here, we’ll take you through what you need to know about the game and how you can help keep children using the app safe.
Pokémon Go explained
Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) are little creatures that can be captured by Pokémon Trainers using a small spherical device called a Poké Ball. There are different types of Pokémon, with different moves, abilities and stats. The aim of the game is to capture as many Pokémon and to win as many ‘gyms’ as you can to become the Pokémon Master.
Pokémon Gyms are buildings located throughout the world where Pokémon Trainers can train and compete. Pokémon Gyms are usually located in public meeting spots, like parks or churches and memorials. This is done using a Google-style in-game map that shows you where the Pokémon and locations are in your real life location.
The Poké Ball is a spherical device used to capture Pokémon. The Poké Ball is thrown at Pokémon and when it hits them, the Pokémon are sucked inside.
Pokédex is an electronic device which stores the data of Pokémon once they’re captured. The Pokémon Trainer must attempt to fill the Pokédex by capturing the different types of Pokémon.
There are loads of good things about the game and there’s a reason it’s become so popular. But it’s important to learn the risks involved:
The game is designed to bring people together. Usually strangers. So you never know who they might meet.
It’s easy to forget to look where you’re going with this game but they need to be careful of where they end up. There are already stories of people being lured to places that aren’t safe for children.
There are in-app purchases and other incentives which can cost up to £79.99 (14,500 Pokécoins). Make sure the app’s set up without payment options.
Pokémon Go asks for personal information like your child’s birth date and email address, which they’re asked to enter or receive through social media accounts. Parents have the right to contact the creators to stop them from using their personal information.
Top tips for staying safe
With younger children, you might want to play the game together and explore how it works. Older children may want to play alone but it’s important to let them know the risks.
Set some ground rules
Talk to your children about the risks of meeting strangers and ending up in areas they don’t know. Set some boundaries such as:
Turn off in-app purchasing
To avoid unexpected bills, check that your child’s app. permissions are set correctly.
Set up Family Sharing and Ask to Buy, which allows your child to request to purchase before it comes to you for approval.
Set up a family group which includes adding a payment method with your chosen payee.
Protect your child’s personal data
Boxted Community Hub
Cafe/shop open 7 days a week 9 – 5.
Bar open Thursday to Sunday until 11 pm.