26th June 2017

Straight Road and Dedham Road, Boxted will be closed over night between 20.00 to 05.00 for patching works from 26 to 30 June.
Carriageway resurfacing will take place later in the year.


A Strawberry Tea

Thursday 29 June at 2.30 pm in Boxted village hall.
Click here for the recipe for the strawberry slice pictured above:

The Church Youth Groups’s

Ignite Service

Theme: Celebration

All ages and families welcome

St Peter’s Church, Boxted
Friday 30 June 7.30 pm

Join us before the service for a barbecue and refreshments from 7 pm.

Worship Songs by West Bergholt’s Musicians
and Boxted’s Community Choir
which includes members of The Zone, The Edge and Wired Youth Groups.

Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Cold Drinks after the service.

Church Services

Sunday 2 July

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

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 4 and 18 July

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Read a review of the book: On Tyranny, here:


Treasure Hunt and Geocaching around Boxted followed by a quiz at the village hall.

Tuesday 11 July at 7.30 pm

Despite there being 4 dedicated bins around Boxted Playing field there is still a problem with dog faeces on the field. Unfortunately dog owners often let their pets off the leads which can lead to faeces being left and unmanaged by even the ‘responsible’ owners who are not watching all the time.

The field is a community asset which is there to be enjoyed by all. Anyone observing cases of dog fouling on the field please contact the Dog Warden (details below).
Report dog fouling
A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) against the anti-social behaviour of dog fouling in public areas was introduced across the Borough on Monday 31 October 2016.

It was introduced following a consultation open to residents and organisations. The PSPO applies to all public land along with all locations where the public has permission to access private land and enables the Council to continue enforcing against dog fouling following changes in national legislation.

If you are aware of anyone not clearing up after their dog please contact us. Any information provided will be dealt with confidentially.

To report issues of dog fouling in confidence:

• Telephone: 01206 282581

• Email: customerservices

What we need to know when you contact us
If you do not know the dog owner, please let us know:

• the time that you witnessed it

• a brief description of the dog and owner.

If you know the owner and are willing to give us a statement we can approach the dog owner and in some cases, will issue a fixed penalty notice.

Good information such as times, a date, description of the dog or owner is very helpful but it needs to be witnessed.

What you need to know
Under the above PSPO, owners are required to clear up after their dogs in public areas. Failure to do this will result in a fixed penalty charge of £100 or a fine in court of up to £1000.

Why should I scoop the poop?
• It damages your local environment.

• It increases tension between dog owners and others.

• It ruins everyone’s enjoyment of walking in our parks.

• It prevents children running freely and can make sports fields unusable.

• It is a very unpleasant to remove from shoes, wheelchair and pushchair wheels.

• Apart from it being unsightly, smelly and attracting flies the dog faeces can carry parasites that can cause us harm.

Set a good example – always clear up after your own dog.

Hayter mower for sale. Open to offers. Please contact Natalie Smith, assistant to the Parish Clerk: natalie.smith.boxted.council

Is anyone interested in this three seater sofa? It is in good condition but does not have fire rating. Free to a good home. Tele Dominic Carmichael 07964 564939. (Apologies for photo quality)

Rubbish Collections

Here is a link to Colchester Borough Council’s recycling and rubbish website which is packed with useful information.