13th March 2017

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 14 and 28 March

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am


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


History Group

‘Transport Revolution’: a talk by Sue Brown

Boxted Village Hall Wednesday 15 March 7.30 pm

Church Services
Sunday 19 March:

9.30 am Family Service, St Peter’s Boxted

11 am HC Service at Boxted Methodist Church with Rev Martin Camroux

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

On Tuesday 21 March at 7.30 pm Gordon Donaldson will speak on “The Greatest Escape”. All events held at the museum visitor centre in Langham Lane, Langham, unless otherwise stated; admission by donation of £4. Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com

Evergreen Club

Canine Friends – Helping people with disabilities

Thursday 23 March, Boxted Village Hall, 2.30

New members always welcome.

Attended Refuse Freighter

Extra domestic collections of large household items.

Saturday 8 April Boxted Playing Field car park 11 – 12 noon
• please bring green garden waste separately to be composted

• this service is provided for small loads and from domestic properties, so you can use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste;

• no commercial refuse or hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids, gas bottles;

• no large loads please.

• no electrical goods

• no items which can be recycled through kerbside collection


Neighbourhood Watch

A genuine copper plant container was stolen recently from a garden in Workhouse Hill.

Burglaris Disembowelis

Some years ago a previous Crime Prevention Officer now retired penned the successful crime prevention campaign “Burglaris Disembowelis” and just like a number of good movies and TV series it is worthy of a remake.

On entering spring and as the weather changes once again we venture into the garden and garden centres. Do you think of protecting your property while choosing that attractive plant? “Burglaris Disembowelus” using spiky plants and shrubs to protect your boundaries, vulnerable windows, statues and garden ornaments. Just think about it fragrant attractive spiky plants and shrubs that can be used to deter the thief and burglar. A trellis with a climbing rose looks nice, smells nice and those curved thorns are a great deterrent. In other areas such as in front of fences consider such as: Berberis, Mahonia, Holly, Pyracantha, the list is endless and if there is concerns about children within the garden then consider soft planting in front of it. A chat to staff at your local garden centre will provide you with the knowledge to choose the right plant or shrub with the right habits or you can have a look at the list at:


Barbed wire and spiky toppings are unattractive, make use of what nature has and unlike these it does not require a warning sign just a little care and attention. When a large number of burglaries are committed at the back of properties it makes sense to protect your boundaries and keep robust tall gates securely locked. Don’t forget your sheds security too, nothing of value in there? Well it adds insult to injury when they get your garden spade from your shed to break into your house.

For further crime prevention advice contact your local Crime Prevention Officer by dialling 101 or see


Stephen Armson-Smith