30th October 2017

Northern Gateway Sports Scheme.

Colchester Borough Council would like to bring residents up to date with progress on the development and delivery of the proposed new Sports scheme on the northern side of the A12 at J28. The Council is now working towards a planning submission by the end January 2018. A small exhibition of the scheme is being prepared that will be taken to an informal consultation at the Park and Ride on Thursday 2nd November from 3.30 and at the Methodist Community Hall Mile End Road 10-12 noon on Saturday 4th November.http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/13796/Colchester-Northern-Gateway

Evergreen Club

Simon, a coach driver, who takes the club on their coach outings is coming to talk to the group about his life and travels.

Thursday 2 November from 2.30 pm in Boxted Village Hall.

Langham Bonfire Night

Saturday 4 November at Langham recreation ground; gates open 6.00 pm, adults £6, children £3, under-fives free. Torchlight procession starts in School Road at 6.30 pm. Tickets from the Community Shop (272431) and Bob Schofield (272448).

Church Services

Sunday 5 November

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Langham

3 pm service with Boxted Methodist Silver Band at Boxted Methodist Church.

The next lunch date is Sunday 5 November.

Mobile Library

Tuesday 7 and 14 November

10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Playing Field car park.
Read a review of the book: The Miniaturist here

Langham Ladies

Willow Weaving – a demonstration by Debbie Hart of Willow Decorations.

Thursday 9 November from 8 pm in Langham Community Centre.
There is also a visit to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market on 24th November, with some seats still available. If you would like to join us on this excursion, please phone Gill Brown on 01206 27328 to book a seat.

Pub Quiz at Boxted British Legion Club

All proceeds to The Poppy Appeal.

Saturday 11 November at 8 pm.

To register your team contact boxted.legion@gmail.com

All welcome.

Remembrance Sunday Services

Sunday 12 November:


10.50 am Remembrance Service at St Peter’s Church with Boxted Methodist Silver Band and Boxted Royal British Legion.


9.30 Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Langham, at which 2nd Langham Scout Group will be attending.

10.50 am Short Service with a laying of a wreath at the War Memorial in School Road, opp the primary school.

11.30 am A short service and laying of a wreath at the American Monument in Park Lane, Langham.

Boxted WI

Tea Towel Printing.

Tuesday 14 November at Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.

Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Sunday 19 November

Shoeboxes are for sale in Langham Community Shop at a cost of 50p each.

They assist greatly with the transport to their destinations as they are all of a uniform size and fit efficiently in the shipping containers etc



On Wednesday 22 November at 7.30 pm there will be a meeting at Langham Community Centre to consider the formation of a “heritage” group in Langham with the objectives of acquiring and preserving material relating to the history of the village and of encouraging and developing interest in that history. Anyone who may be interested in such a project is invited but particularly of course those who responded at the Evening of Local History earlier in the year. For more information, contact Chris Graves (272019) or Ian Hollands (230525) of the Langham Parish Council’s Heritage Committee.

A Medieval Christmas takes you on a musical journey from the onset of winter through Christmas and into the hope of the new year to come. The Medieval and Renaissance music that accompanies this journey comes mainly from England with a sprinkling of pieces from further across Europe. Interspersed with readings related to the experience of winter and the Nativity, Christmas celebrations and old traditions, Hexachordia captures in music and words the joy that is to be found at this time of the year.

A discount price of £8 for tickets purchased in advance from Graham Pullen Tel 273804 or Stephen Whybrow Tel. 272773

Neighbourhood Watch

Dedham Road: Burglary, Residential – Non Dwelling. Suspects unknown have cut the lock to access premises and stolen 2 vehicles. The motorcycle was later recovered by the victim.


Betty Potters Dip

Betty Potter’s Dip, an unmarked roadside location on the west side of Straight Road, Boxted, is named after Elizabeth Potter, an eighteenth century suicide who was buried there. Folklore has since assumed that she was a witch.

(Pictured above: Boxted Straight Road approaching Betty Potter’s Dip from the North)