19th September 2016

History Group

The group are visiting Marks Hall in Coggeshall on Wednesday 21 September
at 2 pm for a guided tour.

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

Church Services

Sunday 25 September

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Langham.

11 am locally arranged Service at the Methodist Church.

6 pm Evensong at St Peter’s, Boxted.

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 27 September and 11 October

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book, Cartes Postales from Greece here

Results of the Boxted Neighbourhood Plan Referendum:

A majority in favour of accepting the Neighbourhood Plan

34% turnout

305 voted YES

69 voted NO

(The parish council was advised that the 34% turnout is average and therefore good)

A copy of the plan can be found here:

It was so good to see the children chase through the gate on the first morning back for the start of the new term. A particularly warm welcome goes to all our new families – we are delighted that they chose Boxted St Peter’s. The teaching staff have been busy planning for the term ahead with reference to the new curriculum and during the collective worship assemblies, our focus will be on ‘perseverance’ this half term. We are so grateful to our local community for all their support with the faith garden – we are working hard to try and have this completed in the coming weeks.

Mrs Eastbrook has started her role as year two teacher (in Squirrels) and acting Deputy Head. Mrs Henderson joins us as a Learning Support assistant (in Rabbits) and Mrs Pearson will be teaching various classes in her capacity as HLTA. Miss Finch (in Rabbits) has returned from the holidays as Mrs Stevenson – congratulations to her and her new husband!

Our brand new Breakfast and After School clubs have started as they mean to go on with lots of interesting and exciting projects planned in the coming weeks. Please contact Tracey: rainbowrangers.boxted for further information.

Laura Khine. Boxted Head


Is your boundary next to a pavement or a road?

Is your hedge causing a problem to others?

Vegetation on (or from) private land
Essex County Council does not look after trees, hedges and shrubs on private land, including land that is next to roads and pavements. Most trees and hedges by roads are on land owned by private landowners, district councils, city council, parish councils, housing associations and homeowners. It is the landowner’s responsibility to look after these areas. They have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent or reduce as far as possible, the risk of injury or damage that could be caused to anyone else. Examples are:

overgrown hedges obscuring pavements, sight lines, road signs or street lights.

overhanging branches reducing the width or blocking the view of the road

overhanging branches that reduce the height or clearance of the road for tall vehicles such as double deck school buses

a damaged or diseased tree that is in danger of falling onto the road or pavement

If any resident is aware of a hedge etc causing problems to a pavement or road in the village in the first instance approach the landowner and bring it to their attention. If the landowner fails to co-operate and cut back the vegetation it can be reported to Essex County Council who do have powers to instruct the landowner to rectify the matter if it is deemed to be a highway hazard.