31st October 2016


Norman Jacobs will talk about Hi de Hi

Boxted village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday 3 November

Bonfire Night

at Langham Recreation Ground Saturday 5 November.

Gates open 6 pm. 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).

(photo above taken inside St Peter’s church tower)

Church Services

Sunday 6 November:

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

Locally Arranged Service, 11 am. Boxted Methodist Silver Band Service 3 pm. Boxted Methodist Church

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 8 and 22 November

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book What was she thinking? (Notes on a Scandal) here

Boxted WI

The meeting on Tuesday November 8 will feature Christmas ceramic painting with Blue Owl Ceramics.
Competition: A Christmas Heirloom.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 12 November at Boxted Village Hall. 9 am.

The speaker will be The Venerable Michael Fox who has spent 50 years in the Diocese. Included in that time he was Vicar of the Church of the Ascension at Victoria Dock and Missioner at Felstead School. Now retired he often comes to the parishes to take services and is always interesting to listen to.

Everyone welcome £6 per person. Please book with Jos Carter 272755.

Operation Christmas Child

20 November

Boxted and Langham churches and schools are participating in this appeal again this year. Drop off points for the shoeboxes of gifts are:

Angela Mclauchlan, 53 Straight Road, CO4 5RB
Claire Arculus, Autumn House, Chapel Road, Langham CO4 5NY
Ian and Ann Hollands, Bodinick, Wick Road, Langham CO4 5PG


The Church Christmas bazaar will be held at Boxted Village Hall on Saturday 26 November 2 -4 30pm. Something of interest for all ages.

Langham Singers

Carolyn Blacklock has been asked by many members of the singing group to look for a new teacher.

Please contact her to add your name to the list of people who would like to continue “singing for fun” on a Saturday morning.

Joanna would love to know that we are still keen to keep singing. New members welcome too.Carolyn Blacklock. Tel. 272332
email carolyn.blacklock2@gmail.com

Planning Application for the greenhouse site at London Road, Gt Horkesley.

Read the SVAG report on the planning meeting to consider the application here

Christmas is coming and you will have some new goodies

Over Christmas you may be lucky enough to receive some rather nice gifts.

What will you do with the packaging? Leave it by the roadside for the recycling collection? What better advert to the thief of where to find some new things to steal. Where possible fold the boxes inside out, or tear the box up, or package it in something else, or take it to the recycling centre yourself.

How many of us have thought about recording the serial numbers or property marking it. Be it a cycle, electrical goods, garden equipment or mobile phone it may have a serial number. You can record your serial numbers free or charge at https://www.immobilise.com/index.php and there are a number of property marking products available like indelible pens, SelectaDNA, SmartWater, CRE mark by CRE products to name but a few.

With jewellery and antiques don’t forget to take photographs of it, include an “Object ID card” or ruler in a photograph to give it a scale. Some of these property marking products may also be suitable and you can now upload images to Immobilise too.

Mobile phone and personal music devices: Don’t forget to make a note of the IME number of a mobile phone, to find it key in *#06#, with this if it’s stolen you can block it. Many TV’s, mobile phones, computers and other electronics come pre-loaded with security and/or tracking software, make sure that it is activated. If you are storing valuable college work or other on that nice new laptop don’t forget to back up your work elsewhere just in case you lose the laptop. You can download an “App” on mobile phones to find your phone and more importantly wipe that data stored on it, check your “App store” or mobile phone provider.
When texting or talking on phones, or listening to music remain “in touch” with your surroundings, a number of road accidents, thefts and assaults occur when we fail to note what’s going on around us, don’t forget to pass this advice on to children.

If you would like further crime prevention advice “Do it Online”: https://www.essex.police.uk/advice/ or contact your local Crime Prevention Advisor by using the Police Non-Emergency Telephone Number of 101.

Another good source of crime prevention advice is: https://thecrimepreventionwebsite.com/

Stephen Armson-Smith
Essex Police, Braintree & Uttlesford District
Crime Prevention Advisor

View from Lower Farm Road, Boxted.