23rd January 2017

Boxted – Colchester Bus Service

It has been agreed that Essex County Council will run a service between Boxted and Colchester run by Colchester Community Volunteer Carer’s Community Transport scheme. This will run the following timetable from Monday 23 January 2017 and the return fare will be £4.

Mondays to Fridays;

0745 Boxted Cooks Hill
0747 Boxted Hobbs Drive
0751 Straight Road Anglia Landscapes
0754 Nayland Road Dog and Pheasant
0756 Mile End Road Mile End Church
0757 Mile End Road Tall Trees
0800 North Station Lay By
0805 Middleborough
0807 Colchester High Street Hippodrome
0810 Colchester Osborne Street

1730 Colchester Osborne Street
1733 Colchester Head Street
1735 Middleborough
1740 North Station Lay By
1743 Mile End Road Tall Trees
1744 Mile End Road Mile End Church
1746 Nayland Road Boxted Road
1749 Straight Road Anglia Landscapes
1751 Boxted Hobbs Drive
1753 Boxted Cooks Hill

Church Services

Sunday 29 January

Joint Three Parishes Service led by Bishop of Colchester, Roger Morris (pictured above)

9.30 am: at St Mary’s, Langham

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church led by Alan Beesley

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 31 January and 14 February

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Read a review of the book ‘The Silver Sword’ here

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.

Boxted WI members enjoying a Murder Mystery Party at their last meeting.

Theft from Motor Vehicles

Cars and vans are frequently broken into, a lot of these are from vehicles shown as being insecure vehicles, and these are preventable by just locking them. Below are some tips that may prevent you from becoming a victim:
You might also like to register your property on https://www.immobilise.com this is a completely free service. Please visit the website for more information.
DON’T tempt thieves by leaving any items on display.

DO CLEAN THE SAT NAV RING off the windscreen.

DO TURN BLUETOOTH OFF anything left in the car – it can be detected when on.

DO lock your vehicle at all times, even when parked on your driveway or when carrying out any work.

DO consider fitting additional locks on van doors

DO PARK REAR DOORS ON VANS up against garage doors or other to prevent access.

DO NOT just press the button on your fob to lock it – Look at your car to see the lights flash etc to confirm locking; someone may be nearby with a “remote blocker” and stop your car from locking.If you don’t have an alarm, consider getting one fitted.

DO try to park in a secure, well lit area were possible

If using a public car park – Try to use a “Parkmark” approved car park http://www.parkmark.co.uk

Satellite navigation MP3 systems Mobile phones Laptops Wallets/ purses/ credit and debit cards Cash/ cheque book Electrical items Jewellery Power tools and work equipment Vehicle registration documents

Empty your car before someone else does.