18th December 2017

Dates for Boxted Methodist Silver Band Carol Playing around the village:

Tues 19 : East Side to Hobbs Drive (evening)
Friday 22: The Cross and British Legion



Mobile Library

Tuesday 19 December and 9 January

10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Playing Field car park
Read a review of the book: Fates and Furies, here

Boxted History Group

‘Life On The Road’ by Peter King.

Peter, actor and entertainer, talks fondly and with good humour about his life in the entertainment industry. He recalls some of the people he came across during his early years and with anecdotes galore he tells of some of the best and worst experiences that he has encountered along the way.

Wednesday 20 December 7.30 for 8 pm

Boxted Village Hall.


Church Services

Christmas Eve

2.30 pm Crib Service: St Peter’s Boxted

4 pm Christingle Service: St Mary’s Langham

11 pm Midnight Mass: St Peter’s Boxted

Christmas Day

9.30 am Christmas Eucharist: St Mary’s Langham


Pictured above is the masterplan for the Northern Gateway proposed Sports hub which borders part of Boxted village boundary. The development is in the pre planning application consultation stage.

More details can be found at the following link:

http://www.northerngatewaycolchester.co.uk/gallery/

The traditional Christmas Nativity Story was told at St Peter’s Church last week.

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11th December 2017

The snow on Sunday brought out the sledgers.

Photo above taken on Public Footpath 125- 5 which starts from the British Legion Hut

All public rights of way can be found on the ECC interactive PROW interactive map:

http://www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/tell-us/Getting-Around/Public-Rights-of-Way/PRoW-Interactive-Map.aspx


Boxted WI

Mulled Wine tasting and Stollen Cake

Tuesday 12 December from 7.30 pm in Boxted Village Hall.

Dates for Boxted Methodist Silver Band Carol Playing around the village:

Tues 12: Workhouse Hill/Green Lane/Wet Lane (evening)
Thurs 14: Church Street (evening)
Sat 16: Fred Smiths/Fillpots (afternoon)
Sun 17: Carol service at the chapel 3pm
Mon 18: Windmill Close to Line Cottages (evening)
Tues 19 : East Side to Hobbs Drive (evening)
Friday 22: The Cross and British Legion



photo credit: Lisa Scott

Church Services

Sunday 17 December

St Peter’s Church, Boxted:

9.30 am Family Service and Nativity Presentation

6 pm Carol Service

Christmas Eve

2.30 pm Crib Service: St Peter’s Boxted

4 pm Christingle Service: St Mary’s Langham

11 pm Midnight Mass: St Peter’s Boxted

Christmas Day

9.30 am Christmas Eucharist: St Mary’s Langham



Mobile Library

Tuesday 19 December and 2 January

10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Playing Field car park
Read a review of the book: Outline, here:

Boxted History Group

‘Life On The Road’ by Peter King.

Peter, actor and entertainer, talks fondly and with good humour about his life in the entertainment industry. He recalls some of the people he came across during his early years and with anecdotes galore he tells of some of the best and worst experiences that he has encountered along the way.

Wednesday 20 December 7.30 for 8 pm

Boxted Village Hall.


Snapshots of Boxted in the snow.

Photo credits: Lisa Scott

4th December 2017


Mobile Library

Tuesday 5 and 19 December

10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Playing Field car park.
Read a review of the book, Life after Life, here:


Evergreens Club

Christmas Party

Thursday 7 December from 2.30 in Boxted Village Hall.



Church Services

Sunday 10 December

Boxted Methodist Church

11 am Service
3 Parishes Confirmation Service

10.30am at St Mary’s Church, West Bergholt

with Bishop Roger. The 3 parishes are West Bergholt, Langham with Boxted and Great Horkesley. There will be no Sunday morning services in Langham or Boxted.


Boxted WI

Mulled Wine tasting and Stollen Cake

Tuesday 12 December from 7.30 pm in Boxted Village Hall.

Click here for Jamie Oliver’s homemade Mulled wine recipe




Neighbourhood Watch

A business on Boxted Straight Road was broken into on the night of Sunday 3 December.

If you see anything suspicious please call the police on 101.

Or 999 in an emergency.

General Crime Prevention advice can be found on Colchester Neighbourhood Watch website

https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/

Locally made Christmas wreaths are available for sale in Langham Community Shop.


An archaeological excavation was carried out at Hill Farm, Boxted Cross, Essex prior to the construction of residential dwellings.

Read the summary of the Archaeological excavation here

The Essex County council website lists the following roads in Boxted as being on the gritting schedule:

Straight Road
Langham Road
Dedham Road
Carter’s Hill
part of Church Road
Burnt Dick Hill
Park Road

All the information on gritting in the County can be found here:

http://www.essexhighways.org/Roads-and-Pavements/winter-travel/salting-routes.aspx