5th September 2016


Bring and Buy with any surplus plants you may have.
Thursday 8 September. Boxted Village Hall. 2.30pm

Ride and Stride for Churches

Saturday 10 September 9am to 5pm

Money raised is split between the rider/walker’s church of choice and the Friends of Essex Churches Trust. Last year over £74,000 was raised and quite a few people visited Boxted church which is manned throughout the day.

Find out more by visiting the website of Friends of Essex Churches Trusthttp://www.foect.org.uk where sponsorship forms can be downloaded or contact Annette Whybrow Tel 01206 272773 annettewhybrow@hotmail.com who has some forms.

Church Services

Sunday 11 September

9.30 am Sung Eucharist: St Mary”s Church, Langham.

11 am service: Boxted Methodist Church

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Museum in Langham Lane, Langham, is open on Sunday 11 September as part of the nation-wide Heritage Open Weekend


Admission is free. It will also open as normal on the last Sundays of September (25th) and October (30th), 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Further details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or e-mail jezzyh@btinternet.com

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 13 and 27 September

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Neighbourhood Plan

The plan can be found here:


Hard copies will be available in the village hall and community hub.

A referendum will be held on Thursday 15 September 2016 to decide on the question below:

Do you want the Colchester Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Boxted to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?


The Neighbourhood Plan Document prepared by Boxted Parish Council will become the Statutory Planning Document for Boxted – ALL planning applications for Boxted will have to comply with the policies included in the Boxted Neighbourhood Plan which are specific to Boxted.

Statutory financial contributions from the developer will be paid directly to the Parish Council to decide how to use these funds for the benefit of Boxted residents.


Colchester Borough Council’s Local Plan will be the Statutory Planning Document for Boxted.

Developers will not have to comply with the comprehensive policies specific to Boxted – only the more generic policies proposed by Colchester Borough Council.

Statutory financial contributions from the developer will be paid to Colchester Borough Council as the planning authority who will decide how to use these funds.


Voting NO to the Boxted Neighbourhood Development Plan will not result in there being NO development in Boxted – it will simply mean that Colchester Borough Council’s Local Plan will control development policies rather than the plan prepared by Boxted Parish Council after consultation with local residents.

If you are opposed to Colchester Borough Council’s development plans, which include development across the Borough and in many small villages similar to Boxted, it is important that you get involved in the current Preferred Options consultation. Full details of the Borough plans for Boxted (and the rest of the Borough) and how you can comment are included on Colchester Borough Council’s website.


Come and join the Boxted Methodist Silver Band for a light hearted Quiz Night on 24 September at Boxted Village Hall starting at 7.30. Tickets are £5 per person up to eight in a team. Bring your own drinks – table nibbles provided. Further information and to book places contact Liz 01206 271511

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