1st May 2017

Faces of The Village


Ros Cryer
Ros, pictured with her daughter Martha, joined the parish council six years ago when she moved to the village. She enjoys living in Boxted and the sense of community it gives her. Ros was very involved with the formation of the Boxted Neighbourhood Development Plan during her time with the council but the arrival of a baby son in February and ongoing work commitments has meant that she has now stood down from the parish council due to time constraints.

The NDP was adopted in December 2016 and can be read here:
http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=22808&p=0


Steve Lawrence.

After more than eight years Steve has decided to stand down from Boxted Parish Council due to ever growing work commitments and a lack of expertise in the continually evolving parish council matters. He feels “his chair” would be better filled by some new blood. Steve says: “I initially wanted to join the Parish Council to try and put back my little bit for living in this beautiful little piece of our green and pleasant land, I hope I have achieved this particularly with the Village Design Project of which I still have a hard copy, although it is now consigned to the annals of local government revolving door administration history” (Steve was Chairman of the Village Design Statement Group)

The Village Design Statement, which has now been superseded by Boxted’s Neighbourhood Development Plan, is an interesting historical document with some beautiful photos in it and can be read here:
http://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/assets/documents/vds
Due to Ros and Steve standing down the parish council currently has two vacancies. Two residents have come forward who are willing to be co-opted. If anyone else thinks they may be interested in applying to serve or would like to find out what is involved please contact the clerk to the parish council: Denise Humphris boxted-council Tele 01206 329019


Evergreen Club

Members will be enjoying a cream tea at Flllpots Cafe on Thursday 4 May from 2.30 pm.


Church Services

Sunday 7 May

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

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church.


Boxted Cricket Club will be playing against Coggeshall on Sunday 7 May from 1 pm at the playing field. The bar at the Community Hub will be open and various refreshments will also be available.


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 and there will be a range of helpful literature to take away.

During the week there will be literature in The Hub for people to help themselves to.

http://www.dyingmatters.org/AwarenessWeek


Mobile Library

Tuesdays 9 and 23 May

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read about the book, Leaving Time, here:

Boxted WI

AGM & Resolutions followed by a talk on Pilates and Yoga.

Tuesday 9 May at 7.30 pm in the village hall.

Tim Bull, and his wife Julie, are visiting the villages on Sunday 14 May. Tim will conduct the service at St Mary’s church Langham and there will be a Bring and Share Lunch at Boxted Village Hall at 12.30 pm. If you would like to join the lunch to catch up with Tim and Julie please contact Laura Benns or Claire Arculus on 271264.

Sally North, a Boxted resident, runs the Butterfly Art Groups. Several local residents attend the meetings and their work will be amongst the exhibits.



Ford 3000 tractor for sale, complete with grass tyres and mower.

(please note the photo above is for illustration purposes only)

Open to offers
contact Natalie Smith for further details on
07541183793

natalie.smith.boxted.council

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