24th October 2016

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 25 October and 8 November

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read about the book ‘The Long View’ by Elizabeth Jane Howard 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.

Boxted Community Hub half term extended opening Hours

Wednesday 26 October: Halloween face painting etc. from 11am – 3pm at a cost of £2 per child.
The Community hub Café is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm (9:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday during term time) serving tea, coffee, cold drinks, cakes, lunches to include sandwiches, wraps, panninis, soup of the day, lasagne, chilli, salads and more.

The Bar is open Thursday – Sunday until 11:00pm.

British Legion Club

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.

Click here for the recipe for this fun children’s Halloween snack


The next meeting in the village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday
3 November Norman Jacobs Hi de Hi

Bonfire Night

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.


Good News !!!

There are many positive reasons for being involved with Neighbourhood Watch, one being the successful partnership working with police which can have a positive impact to the area in which you live and work.
A Southend co-ordinator who lives in an area that has experienced a high volume of suspected drug dealing has been working closely with their NHW members and community police officer to gain the information required by police to address residents concerns.
Despite the huge pressure Essex Police are under, the officer and community policing team have worked hard on this issue with great understanding.
Through the successful partnership working between the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and community police officer, a warrant on an identified location has been successfully executed with positive results – Well done Essex Police and Neighbourhood Watch!

Having trust in a local officer and regular communication with a familiar local policing team is invaluable to both the community and police collectively.
Police need the public to work with them more than ever, the successful partnership working between police and Neighbourhood Watch is making impressive changes to local communities

Children from Rainbow Rangers after school club collecting chestnuts at Boxted playing field.