12th September 2016

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 13 and 27 September

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book: Orphans of The Carnival here:

Boxted Parish Council Monthly Meeting

Wednesday 14 September, Boxted Village Hall. 7 pm

The Parish Council Agenda for the September meeting can be read here:

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.


Church Services

Sunday 18 September

8 am Said Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Langham.

9.30 am Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted.

11 am Service at the Methodist Church.

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

Some children, who were playing at Boxted Playing Field recently, were approached by a British Bulldog off it’s lead. The dog jumped up at the children and bit one of their faces. The owner, in his 60’s approx, proceeded to tell the children that it wasn’t his fault and dog was playing. He refused to give his details to the children’s grandmother, and walked off. It is thought he got in a red car and drove off. If anyone has any idea who this person may be would they please come forward so the dog warden can be alerted.

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