17th October 2016

Faces of The Village

Pauline Coverley, who has taken over as editor of the much valued St Mary and St Peter village newsletter which is delivered by volunteers to every household in Boxted and Langham.

Having retired from full time work Pauline retrained as a reflexologist which she practices part time. She enjoys Tai Chi and walking her Cocker Spaniel puppy round the village. Pauline volunteers at Langham Community shop and attributes her volunteering disposition down to being a Girl Guide in her youth!

History Group

200 years of Countryside History: an illustrated talk by Ashley Cooper

Boxted village hall 7.30 for 8 pm on Wednesday 19 October.

British Legion Club

Saturday 22 October: Poppy Appeal Quiz from 8pm with Colin Hodgson

Friday 28 October: Membership joining night 8-10pm

Saturday 29 October: Halloween children’s party, tickets £3 includes disco, 4-6pm, hot dog, drink and chocolate bar, there will be prizes for fancy dress and best decorated pumpkin – tickets available from the British Legion – advance bookings only.

Church Services

Sunday 23 October

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

11 am Service at the Methodist Church.

“Cheer up!” he said.
“It takes seventeen muscles to smile
but forty-three to frown.”

She only needed three
to knock him
to the ground.

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 25 October and 8 November

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of Brian Bilstons book of poetry here:

The Annual General Meeting of the Boxted Village Hall Management Committee

will be held in the Village Hall at 7 pm on Wednesday 26 October, when the Treasurer’s report will be presented and plans for 2016-17 set forth.

The Village Hall is a significant and highly-valued amenity for the whole village and its management, maintenance and development are surely worthy of support. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for people to learn of the challenges facing the Management Committee, to offer comment on any issues and to make suggestions for both immediate and long-term development. Even more, it is an opportunity to make a contribution by joining the Management Committee.

Bonfire Night

Takes place at Langham Recreation Ground Saturday 5 November.

Grand Firework Display, Torchlight Procession, Destiny Majorettes. Refreshments and bar. Information and tickets from Langham Community Shop, Bob Schofield (Tel. 272448) or David Winter (Tel. 322301).

Operation Christmas Child

20 November

Boxted and Langham churches and schools are participating in this appeal again this year and details of drop off points for the shoeboxes full of gifts will be in the November parish newsletter.


Neighbourhood Watch


I’ve just seen that the new Lidl shop near to Kent Blaxill’s is selling the ‘Simulated TV’ I am always recommending people should think about using. These make it seem, from outside, that a TV is on when in reality no one is home. They are low energy, using the power of a night light and Lidl’s have them priced as £6.99, I don’t know how good they are but it’s worth a look.

Kind regards

Angie Pearson
Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor

Colchester Police Station
10 Southway
Tel 101, extn 436127
Mobile 07817 454366

Email : Angela.pearson@essex.pnn.police.uk

To find out what is happening in your neighbourhood and who your neighbourhood policing team is, visit https://www.essex.police.uk/your-area/ and enter your postcode.

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Langham Community Shop

are pleased to stock Watts sandwiches, rolls and wraps. We have pies, crisps, cake and chocolate, plus hot and cold drinks – we are more than ready for the lunchtime trade!


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