13th November 2017

A Special Achievement Award from the Essex Association of Local Councils has been given to Boxted Parish Council in recognition of the Neighbourhood Plan for Boxted.

Pictured left to right are: Nigel Chapman, Colchester Borough Councillor, Anne Brown, Essex County Councillor, Cheryl Damen, Chairman of Boxted Parish Council and John Gili-Ross, Chairman of EALC.

Following successful independent examination and public referendum the Boxted Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) by Colchester Borough Council on 8th December 2016. From that date the Neighbourhood Plan becomes part of the development plan for Colchester Borough. Planning applications coming forward in the parish of Boxted will now be determined against policies in the Boxted Neighbourhood Plan and relevant policies in the Colchester Borough Local Plan.

A copy of the Neighbourhood Plan can be found here:

Boxted WI

Tea Towel Printing.

Tuesday 14 November at Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.

Evergreen Club

Christmas Songs and Carols with Boxted Buskers

Thursday 16 November from 2.30 pm in Boxted Village Hall.

Church Services

Sunday 19 November:

St Mary’s Church, Langham

8 am Said Eucharist with the Book of Common Prayer

9.30 am Shoebox Sunday Family service

Boxted Methodist Church

11 am H C service at Boxted Methodist Church with Rev John Robinson

pictured above: Jerry, the resident cat at Langham Church.


Mobile Library

Tuesday 21 November and 5 December

10.55 – 11.30 am

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

Roast Lunch at Boxted Community Hub

Sunday 26 November.

Please book in advance. Tele 07909 545740

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

Rainbow Rangers after school club planting trees on a section of the King George field.

The trees were donated by The Woodland Trust and planted alongside other trees previously donated by the Stour Valley Trust.

Calendars for sale at Langham Community Shop.

The North Essex Garden Communities Consultation

The Issues and Options consultation on the 3 proposed garden communities runs until 22 January 2018 .
The Braintree District Council website is hosting all 3 online consultations.


Date & Time Parish Venue Address Relative Garden Community
Saturday 18thNovember

10.00-14.00 Marks Tey Marks Tey Parish Hall Old London Road, Marks Tey
CO6 1EJ Colchester / Braintree Border
Monday 20thNovember

15.00-19.00 Wivenhoe William Loveless Hall 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe
CO7 9AB Tendring / Colchester Border (TCB)
Tuesday 21stNovember

16.00-20.00 Great Tey Great Tey Village Hall Chappel Road, Great Tey

CO6 1JQ Colchester / Braintree Border
Thursday 23rdNovember C360 Community Marketplace AGM for North East Essex Firstsite Colchester Town Centre All
Friday 24thNovember

10.00-14.00 Colchester Town Colchester Market High Street, Colchester

CO1 1PJ Colchester / Braintree Border & TCB
Saturday 25thNovember

10.00-14.00 Great Saling The Saling Millennium Village Hall Piccotts Lane, Great Saling

CM7 5DW West of Braintree
Monday 27thNovember

16.00-20.00 Stebbing Old Friend’s Meeting House TBC West of Braintree
Thursday 30thNovember

15.00-19.00 Coggeshall Coggeshall Village Hall

The Keys Room Stoneham Street, Coggeshall
CO6 1UH Colchester / Braintree Border
Saturday 2ndDecember

10.00-14.00 Greenstead Greenstead Community Centre Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester
CO4 3QE Tendring / Colchester Border
Tuesday 5thDecember

16.00-20.00 Feering Feering Community Centre Coggeshall Rd, Feering

CO5 9QB Colchester / Braintree Border

Wednesday 6thDecember

16.00-20.00 Braintree Braintree Town Hall Market Square, Braintree

CM7 3YG West of Braintree & Colchester / Braintree Border
Thursday 7thDecember

16.00-20.00 Easthorpe Easthorpe Church Hall Easthorpe Road, Colchester
CO5 9HD Colchester / Braintree Border
Tuesday 12thDecember

10.00-14.00 Rayne Rayne Village Hall 3 Gore Road, Rayne

CM77 6TX West of Braintree
Thursday 14thDecember

16.00-20.00 Elmstead Market Field School School Rd, Elmstead Market

CO7 7ET Tendring / Colchester Border

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