23rd December 2018


Faces of The Village

Members of Boxted Running Club about to set out for their Sunday run.


Church Services

Christmas Eve

2.30 pm Crib Service at St Peter’s, Boxted

4 pm Christingle Service at St Mary’s Langham

11 pm Midnight Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

Christmas Day

10 am Christmas Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Langham Community Shop

Christmas opening hours: Christmas Eve, 9.30 to 11.30 am; Christmas Day, CLOSED; Boxing Day, 9.30 to 11.30 am; 27, 28, 29 December, 8.30 am to 1.00 pm; 30, 31 December and 1 January, 9.30 to 11.30 am.

Christmas Recycling and Rubbish Collections.

Your recycling and rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year. During Christmas week, there will be no collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Collections which would normally fall on Christmas Day will be one day earlier on Christmas Eve, whilst Wednesday to Friday’s collections will be one day later than usual.  Collections from 1 January will also be one day later than normal  during that week.

For flat residents with kerbside black bag collections which would usually fall on Christmas Eve, these collections will take place on 22 December, followed by 31 December. Flat residents with communal collections will continue to receive weekly collections over this period.

For full details please enter your postcode on our website here:

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/

and download your recycling  calendar.

Neighbourhood Watch

Hobbs Drive, Boxted made a Hotspot by Police

What is a Hotspot?

The Hot Spots report issued by Essex Police lists locations in Colchester where burglaries might occur. Data analysts working for Essex Police prepare these reports. They look at all the recent incidents of burglary and note the types of property, the methods used, the items stolen, timings, similarities, so called ‘signatures’, profiles of victims, trends and any intelligence about crime that has been received.

The analysts then prepare a list of Hot Spot locations where the police might decide to mount additional uniformed or plain-clothes patrols, visits by marked or unmarked cars, and other interventions that might catch someone or lead to a positive identification.

Here’s the important bit. A Hot Spot isn’t necessarily where burglaries have occurred, but it might be an area that it is reasonable to suppose they might.

For example, the Coop in Dedham experienced a ram raid burglary in December last year. As a result, other supermarkets in similar locations became Hot Spots where police and the store’s own security staff worked together to prevent it happening again.

So, being a hot spot doesn’t mean impending trouble, but it might. Our job is to encourage members living in such locations to take precautions, revue the existing security arrangements, and watch out for their family members, neighbours and friends.

Boxted Village Website :
https://boxted.org.uk

Boxted Parish Council Website
https://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/

Boxted Village Hall
https://boxted.org.uk/community/village-hall/

Boxted Primary School
https://www.boxted.essex.sch.uk

Little Owls Pre-School
https://littleowlsboxted.co.uk

Langham and Boxted Churches
https://lb-churches.co.uk

Boxted Methodist Silver Band
http://www.bmsb.co.uk

Boxted Cricket Club
http://www.boxtedcricketclub.co.uk/default.aspx

Boxted Running Club
https://boxted10k.co.uk

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
http://www.boxted-airfield.com/home

Langham Community Centre
http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Langham Community Shop
http://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
https://www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/

16th December 2018

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Starting at 7 pm each evening the band will be playing carols in the village at the following dates/venues:

Monday 17 December
Straight Road (Windmill Close to Line Cottages)
Tuesday 18th – Straight Road (East Side to Hobbs Drive)

Thursday 20th – The Cross and Dedham Road

Donations will go to Action for Children and the Band.

Boxted History Group

Charlie Haycock takes an eccentric look at East Anglia’s Countryside.

Wednesday 19 December, Boxted Village Hall, 7.30 pm.

photo taken from the Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB website


Church Services

Sunday 23 December

9.30 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

Christmas Eve

2.30 pm Crib Service at St Peter’s, Boxted

4 pm Christingle Service at St Mary’s Langham

11 pm Midnight Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

Christmas Day

10 am Christmas Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

St Helena Hospice are running the Christmas Tree recycling fundraising scheme again this year.

To register go to the following link:
https://www.sthelena.org.uk/join-in/events/christmas-tree-cycle


PROW 139 _37

This footpath provides a route between Boxted and Langham

Boxted Village Website :
https://boxted.org.uk

Boxted Parish Council Website
https://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/

Boxted Village Hall
https://boxted.org.uk/community/village-hall/

Boxted Primary School
https://www.boxted.essex.sch.uk

Little Owls Pre-School
https://littleowlsboxted.co.uk

Langham and Boxted Churches
https://lb-churches.co.uk

Boxted Methodist Silver Band
http://www.bmsb.co.uk

Boxted Cricket Club
http://www.boxtedcricketclub.co.uk/default.aspx

Boxted Running Club
https://boxted10k.co.uk

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
http://www.boxted-airfield.com/home

Langham Community Centre
http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Langham Community Shop
http://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
https://www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/