27th February 2017

Faces of The Village

Vanessa Dolling

I heard about the “Help Alexia Walk” Campaign at Boxted school and was inspired to raise money for this little girl with Quadriplegic Cerebal Palsy. Alexia needs an operation overseas to enable her simply to walk. Most of us can’t imagine such difficulty for our children. In April I run my first Marathon to support Alexia. I’m training daily so if you see me around, do wave or say hello – It helps me along! To learn more about Alexia or donate you can find me at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/VanessaDolling

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 28 February and 14 March

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book Elizabeth is Missing here:

Church Services

Wednesday 1 March:

Ash Wednesday Eucharist 11 am. St Mary’s Langham.

Sunday 5 March:

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

11 am Service at Boxted Methodist Church

Family Quiz Night

Come and join in the fun.

Saturday 4 March. 7 for 7.30 pm. Boxted Village Hall.

Adults £6 Children 12 and under £3

Licensed Bar and soft drinks. Snacks included in the ticket price.

In support of the village churches’ youth groups.

For more details contact Dominic or Linda Shiel on 273324

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Sunday 5 March: Monthly band service at the Methodist Church. 3 pm.

Boxted Parish Council

The next meeting is on Wednesday 8 March. 7 pm Boxted Village Hall.
The responsibilities of the Parish Council Clerk can be read here:


Guest speaker Peter Banham will be giving a talk about the origins of old sayings e.g. ” Red sky in the morning – shepherds warning”

Boxted village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday March 9 in the village hall at 2.30 pm.


Tea tasting with the Colne Valley Tea company.Tuesday 14 March at 7.30 pm in Boxted village hall.


Neighbourhood Watch

Do you know somebody who is carrying out criminal activity but fear the consequences of being identified as the person who reported them? Tell Crimestoppers WHAT you know about any crime or criminal – not WHO you are and you could be eligible for a reward (paid anonymously). Crimestoppers never ask for your name or trace your call, and you won’t need to provide a statement or go to Court https://crimestoppers-uk.org / 0800 555 111

ECM Community Messaging – you can sign up by following the link – https://www.essexcommunitymessaging.org

Can you help us?

Mclauchlan’s PYO would like some large clear empty plastic drinks bottles for a research project. Happy to collect and would pay 10p per bottle. Must have lids and be whole, not squashed. Please call 01206 272275 or email mclau@btopenworld.com