12th March 2018

Mobile Library

Tuesday 13 and 27 March

10.55 – 11.30 am

Boxted Playing Field car park

Read a review of the book: ‘notes from a small island’ here:

Boxted WI

Celebrating Women 100 years of voting

Tuesday 13 March 7.30 pm in the village hall

Boxted Parish Council

The normal March meeting has been postponed to Tuesday 20 March at 7 pm in the village hall.

There is to be an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 14 March at 7 pm in the village hall.

Church Services

Sunday 18 March

8 am Said Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Langham

9.30 am Family Service at St Mary’s Church, Langham

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

Boxted History Group

Driving Route 66 – USA by David London.

Wednesday 21 March 7.30 pm Boxted Village Hall.

Evergreen Club

Decorate an Egg

Thursday 22 March at Boxted Village Hall from 2.30 pm.

Easter Lilies

If you would like to include lilies in the Easter flower arrangements in memory of departed loved ones, please write your name, your phone number, and the kind of lilies you want on the form on the table near the church door. For more information, contact dot Garner (St Mary’s, Tel.272599) or Annette Whybrow (St Peter’s, Tel. 272773)

Boxted Cricket Club

The new season is not too far away and we are seeking an assistant to our groundsman. This would be on a voluntary basis to help with weekly pitch preparation. Mowing, watering, marking the crease lines etc.

Would suit retired or semi retired person as mostly during the daytime. If you are looking for a new interest with fresh air and exercise this could be for you.

If you would like to know more please contact:

Graham Francis tel 07867775063 email francis-g3

Neighbourhood Watch

A motor vehicle was stolen recently from Moor Road, Langham.

Neighbourhood Watch

Spring has sprung (not quite!) – what crime does it bring?

Well spring has sprung and the migration into the garden has commenced with all the extra jobs that it brings. Unfortunately, with the spring season also comes seasonal crimes too and we need give it a little consideration to prevent it and help others from becoming victims too.
Working in the garden: It is easy to get engrossed in what you are doing when working in the garden, if the house is empty it is wise to close and lock the door (don’t forget the key though!). Put tools away after use, “it add insult to injury” if your tools are used to break into your house.
New tools and lawn mowers: Be mindful of how you dispose of the packaging to your new purchases; don’t advertise it to the thieves and burglars with your empty boxes on display outside for roadside collection. Fold boxes inside out or break them up and put them in bag for collection.
Property marking: It’s a good deterrent if your property is visibly security marked with your house number and post code such as http://www.creproducts.co.uk/shop/default.asp or labelled if a forensic property marking system is used such as https://shop.smartwater.com or http://www.selectadna.co.uk You can also record the serial numbers of any property free of charge at http://www.immobilise.com If your property does get stolen with property marking and/or recording on Immobilise there is a greater chance of you getting it back.
Shed security: With sheds coach-bolt and plate the padlock hasp sections to the frame and door, use a good quality “Close Shackle” padlock or a key operated mortice lock; don’t forget the hinges ensure they cannot be unscrewed. Protect windows with a wire mesh and fit a curtain or white wash the windows to prevent prying eyes. Consider a shed alarm if you do not have one, there are shed alarms available that contact you on the phone when activated and this is a clever device with many applications https://uwatch.co.uk Products that are fit for purpose can found by looking for the “Secured by Design” or “Sold Secure” logos, or on their websites http://www.securedbydesign.com or http://www.soldsecure.com
New plants: Larger plants etc can be secured to land or rootball anchors or plant through chicken wire covering the area with soil. Cement or bolt down containers to the ground. Your local garden centre or DIY store should be able to help.
Rogue Traders: The rogue trader also takes advantage of the fine weather to con the unsuspecting. Although you may think you would never be taken in by them they can be very convincing especially to the elderly or vulnerable, “I am laying some gravel up the road and see you need some……” “I notice your trees or shrubs need a prune…” so many stories. Look after the elderly or vulnerable near you and step in should you need to with a little advice, also another face sometime puts the rogue trader off. Need a trader and have no personal recommendations, look at https://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk for traders checked out by Trading Standards.

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Boxted Primary School

Little Owls Pre-School

Langham and Boxted Churches

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Boxted Cricket Club

Boxted Running Club

Langham Community Shop

Langham Parish Council