18th April 2017

History Group

AGM & Castro’s Cuba

an illustrated talk by Paula Short.

Wednesday 19 April 7.15 pm at Boxted village hall.


A talk by Norman Jacobs: Light Entertainment from 1920 to 1940.
Boxted village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday 20 April.

On 22 April, Langham and Boxted’s Borough Councillor, Nigel Chapman, will be undertaking a 14 + mile walk across our Rural North Ward along the beautiful Stour Valley from Bures to Dedham.

He will be joining the Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Julie Young; her Escort, Cllr Tim Young; fellow ward councillors, Peter Chillingworth and Christopher Arnold; and others.
This is in aid of the Mayor’s charities (Beacon Housea, Open Road, Rob George Foundation, Signpost and The Invicta Foundation) and also the Stour Valley Environment Fund (administered by the Essex Community Foundation) which Nigel set up as chairman of the Joint Advisory Committee of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & Stour Valley Project.

The group would appreciate any sponsorship and the link to the My Donate page for sponsoring is:


Langham Community Shop

The Watts sandwiches and rolls stocked in the shop are freshly made and delivered by delivery man Steve. Steve will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April for Children with Cancer UK. Please show your support by joining in the shop’s ‘Name the Bear’ game at £1 per go. All proceeds go to the charity and the winner gets the bear, which was made by Steve’s Nan. The winner will be announced in the Shop on Sunday 23rd April at 10am.

Church Services

Ignite Youth Service

Friday 21 April 2 at 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm St Mary’s Church, West Bergholt. Come and join the combined Youth Service run by Langham, Boxted and West Bergholt youth groups

Sunday 23 April

9.30 am Sung Eucharist St Peter’s, Boxted

11 am Service at the Methodist Church

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 25 April and 9 May

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book ‘The Swimmer’ here:

Please join us for a fun evening of Hymn singing




6.30pm – 9.30pm

Local Beers on tap
Wine and Soft Drinks

Barbecue, sausages and burgers

Adults £6.00 includes first drink
No charge for children

All money raised is for Youth Work
In Langham and Boxted

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Open Day: At the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Sunday 30 April, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm; admission by donation £3. AGM takes place on 18 April. Contact 07503 952354.

Dying Matters National Awareness Week 8 – 14 May 2017

As part of this awareness week, representatives from the Hunnaball Family Funeral Group will be at the Boxted Village Hall
on Tuesday 9 May for the weekly coffee Morning from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. They will be there to help and to answer any relevant questions, also there will be a range of helpful literature to take away.

During this week ther will be literature in The Hub for people to help themselves to.
Boxted Parish Council

The parish council website is currently being reviewed. However, all planning applications can still be accessed from this link
A copy of the approved minutes from Boxted Parish Council’s March meeting can be read here:

Rainbow Rangers after school club occupies the Community Hub during term time from 2 – 6 pm on weekdays. The hub is open every morning, each weekend and some evenings, See below for the April timetable.