15th January 2018

Faces of The Village

L – R. Joanna Gant, Martin Beadle, David Hamblion, Tim Gant and John Hamblion.

Date, early seventies. On the site of what is now Hobbs Drive.

The field was farmed by Alec Sexton at the time.

Photo kindly supplied by Peter Gant, a relative of the late Gwen Gant. Peter and his family used to live in Boxted.

Mobile Library

Tuesday 16 and 30 January

10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Playing Field car park
Read a review of the book, The Three Things about Elsie, here:

Church Services

Sunday January 21

8 am Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham

9.30 am Family Service: St Mary’s Langham

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

Evergreen Club

Wedding Pictures

Thursday 25 Jan from 2.30 in the village hall.

Re-scheduled due to illness the pantomime will now be held on

Saturday 3 February 3.30 and 7. 30 pm.

Ticket holders only as all the tickets have been sold.

Langham Ladies

Next meeting: Thursday 8 February, 8.00 pm in Langham Community Centre, when Simon Gallup will speak and show a film on Flatford. Further details from Gill Brown on 273286, e-mail: gillian.ann.brown


Sign Up to the Colchester Great British Spring Clean 2018

Join volunteers from across the borough to spring clean Colchester and spruce up our streets and open spaces in support of The Great British Spring Clean.

Colchester Borough Council is encouraging residents, groups and businesses to pledge to de-litter and improve areas that have perhaps been overlooked. It’s easy to hold or support an event – for further information or to register visit https://beta.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=whats-on-our-community&id=KA-01133 by 28 February 2018.

We really hope everyone will get involved with a flurry of litter picking and any other activities on the special national clean-up weekend of Friday 2 – Sunday 4 March. If you can’t make this date, then anytime during March would be great!

By taking part and showing your support, communities from across the borough can be better protected, creating a lasting legacy of a cleaner, tidier Colchester that everyone can be proud of.

Have your litter pickers at the ready, as official rubbish bags will be made available from a local collection point (TBC) and if required litter picking equipment can be borrowed (subject to availability). After the big clean up weekend there’s no hassle for you to dispose of the rubbish as our Community Zone teams will collect all the litter for disposal.

We’re getting in touch with Ward, Town and Parish Councillors, community groups, schools, resident’s associations, businesses, organisations and existing litter picking individuals and groups including those registered in the Council’s Litter Warriors scheme.

Last year’s annual spring clean saw over 1000 people take part and with your help, this years can be even more successful! Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone who you think may be interested in getting involved.

We hope you will join us to spring clean Colchester and be a #LitterHero! Share your interest and join in on conversation on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1607974139287554/

Stephen Whybrow is the co-ordinator for Boxted Volunteer litter pickers (the scheme celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this month) Anyone interested in joining the village scheme please contact Stephen stephenwhybrow@msn.com

Neighbourhood Watch