16th January 2017

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 17 and 31 January

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Read a review of the book ‘the Go-Between’ here:

History Group

‘The Douglas Carter Lecture’ History of Surnames by Charlie Haylock

Wednesday 18 January.

Boxted Village Hall 7.30 pm.

Church Services

Sunday 22 January

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church led by Ann Walker

Abbie will be using the money raised at the quiz above to travel to Nakuru in Kenya. Abbie will be volunteering for 11 days at the beginning of April, working on a project called ‘the walk centre’ which is the building of a primary school. She will also be teaching lessons and coaching football.


on Saturday February 4th in Boxted Village Hall at 7 for 7.30pm.
Come along to our annual fun night, £18 for teams of up to 6, bring your own refreshments etc.

This is a very popular night, so ring Ros on 273113 to book your place.

The Boxted Royal British Legion’s annual general meeting will be held at the club premises on Saturday 25 February at 8pm.

Would you like to learn to crochet or refresh your knowledge? If so, join Dot at Boxted Community Hub at 11 am each Thursday. There is no charge!

In the departure lounge,
she drew him near,
then softly whispered in his ear,

not words of parting’s
sweet, sweet sorrow,
but DON’T FORGET THE BINS tomorrow.

(Brian Bilston)

Cllr Nigel Chapman confirmed at the recent parish council meeting that Colchester Borough Council will not be introducing wheelie bins to Boxted, Langham or any of the Rural North Ward villages.

Langham Community Shop

Ian Sutherland won the Shop Draw for December. Thank you to all for your continued custom and thank you to all our volunteers.

Langham Community Shop is launching Palmer & Partners sponsorship at the LCC 100 Club Coffee Morning to be held at the Langham Community Centre on Friday 27th January at 10.30am. The Shop would like to officially thank Palmer & Partners for their support. Jean Newnham is kindly making a cake to mark the occasion.

Colchester Borough Council are installing a digital access point at the Shop in order for people to easily look up council information and services, make payments and report incidents such as pot-holes, fly-tipping and dog-fouling. This is a great way for technophobes to have a play too! If you are intrigued come along to the 100 Club Coffee morning (27 January- 10.30 am) where a Council representative will be demonstrating the device and answering questions.

The next LCS syndicate oil order deadline is 5pm on Monday 30th January. Participation is £2 (£1 to Shop volunteers), all welcome.

Langham Community Shop periodically sends out a short e-newsletter. To subscribe please fill in a form in the Shop.

Essex Community Messaging (ECM) is a messaging system that allows Essex Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) to send targeted crime prevention advice and community safety information quickly and efficiently to specific communities. Messages can be sent by email, or received on a Smartphone App, and for matters of emergency via text and voice messages.
ECM can be widely used to assist in the investigation of policing incidents such as critical incidents; searching for high-risk missing people; to advise regarding road closures as a result of road traffic collisions; information regarding stolen vehicles or burglaries in local areas. It can also be used to update people with good news/results and much more.
In addition to 500 Police and staff, 60 Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators across the county have also been trained to send out local Messages on ECM to their local communities and NHW members.
You can view previous alerts sent out in your area and register at www.essexcommunitymessaging.org.
Alternatively if you want any further information or advice then you can contact Jeff Appleby the ECM coordinator at jeff.appleby