22nd May 2017

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 23 May and 6 June

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book Untold Stories here:

Church Services

Sunday 28 May

9.30 am Sung Eucharist, St Mary’s, Langham.

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church.

Boxted Cricket Club v Gt Horkesley – 1 pm start.

Boxted Playing Field. Sunday 28 May

The community hub will be open all day serving refreshments.

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Open Day: Sunday 28 May, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm; admission by donation £4. Contact 07503 952354.

Bingo at the Community Hub

2 pm Tuesday 30 May.


Members will be talking about Life before Retirement at the meeting in the village hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday 1 June


Phone numbers for contacting Parish Councils, Churches, County & Borough Councillors, Police, Schools,
Village Amenities & Societies, Village Websites, Post & Refuse Collections

The 2017-18 edition of the Boxted & Langham Directory is scheduled for inclusion with the July/August issue of the Newslet- ter. Clubs and other organisations in the two villages are asked to check their entries in the current edition and inform

Ian Hollands


01206 230525



of any necessary amendments by Friday 2 June


Saturday 3 June from 11 am – 12 noon. Boxted Playing Field Car Park.

For extra domestic collections of large household items.

New & Free!

Boxted Running Club

First meeting Thursday 8th June

Meeting every Thursday @ 9:15am Boxted Village Hall “Start your day the healthy way!” All abilities, various distances. To find out more, email: Vanessa at boxtedrunningclub@gmail.com Or just turn up on the day!

See you there!

Temporary Closure of Chapel Road & Cage Lane, Boxted


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Chapel Road, Cage Lane, Boxted CP

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org/?tm=156420 to find details of the intended closure of Chapel Road, Cage Lane, due to commence on 15th June 2017 for 7 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching.

Hill Farm Planning Application

Details can be found here:


Excerpts from the Design & Access Statement accompanying the above planning application.

ECC Highways

No pathway required along the eastern verge to Carters Hill as this can promote an informal ‘on path’ drop off point associated with St Peters Primary School;

The access point to Plots 1 and 2 should have a minimum 2.4 x 43m clear visibility splays;

Increase the width of footpaths lining the school to the village hall, and;

Provide a 20 bay car parking court within the site for the use of the school. However, Nadine Calder stated that a 20 bay car park was only a suggestion by ECC Highways and goes against the previous appeal hearing that clarified that parking courts are ‘alien’ to the village. It was subsequently agreed that this should not be included.

Travel Plan

A meeting was held on 23rd February 2017 between the Head Teacher, a school governor and representatives from the applicant Thomas Bates & Son Limited to discuss the proposals for Hill Farm development and the need in the Boxted Neighbourhood Plan to liaise with the school in respect of the development travel plan.

The school does not currently have it’s own travel plan and there is no requirement for them to prepare one for this application or indeed for their own purposes. It was confirmed that a walking bus is in operation from the village hall car park on a voluntary basis and that the car park can be congested at peak times.

Thomas Bates & Son Limited’s representative advised the school that the residential travel plan will take into account the school’s parking situation and aim to avoid any conflict arising when new residents occupy the development and that the S106 financial contribution mentioned above will be targeted at upgrading the parking arrangements at the village hall.

The Design and Access statement can be read in full here:


Crochet at the Community Hub, Thursdays 11 – 12 pm.