9th April 2018


Boxted WI

Behind the Scenes at Colchester Zoo

Tuesday 10 April 7.30 pm in Boxted Village Hall



Changes to Mobile Library Visits from April

The mobile library will now visit every three weeks on a Thursday
and at a new time slot.

Thursday 12 and 3 May

10.10 – 10.40 am

Boxted Playing Field car park

Langham Ladies

Next meet for a fashion event on Thursday 12 April, 8.00 pm in the Community Centre. Janet Borges of The Gift Room at Great Horkesley will be showing her new Spring/Summer collection of clothes and jewellery. Further details from Gill Brown on 273286.



Church Services

Sunday 15 April

9.30 am Family Service at St Peter’s Church, Boxted

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

Boxted History Group

AGM and Illustrated Talk on ‘Images of Peru’ by Paula Short.

Wednesday 18 April. 7.15 for 7.45 pm.
Boxted Village Hall

Please note the the earlier time for this meeting to accommodate the AGM first.

Evergreen Club

Children’s Brush with a German Plane

Thursday 19 April at Boxted Village Hall from 2.30 pm.




Do you have secretarial/administrative skills?

Could you help Boxted British Legion?

The club is looking for a secretary. Monthly meeting minutes have to be taken and other duties which may take an hour a week. Training courses are available from the British Legion. This is an unpaid position but the rewards for the charity speak for themselves.

The club would also like more Poppy Appeal collectors to come forward to help in October.

Please contact Barry Took on 01206 272428

Neighbourhood Watch

Fordham and Stour

Burglary – Residential – Dwelling

Ivy Lodge Road

SUSPECTS UNKNOWN HAVE GAINED ACCESS INTO VICTIMS PROPERTY BY MEANS OF SMASHING IN THE BACK DOOR UNKNOWN IF ANYTHING HAS BEEN TAKEN MESSY SEARCH.

Burglary – Residential – Dwelling

Green Lane

SUSPECTS UNKNOWN HAVE GAINED ENTRY TO THE BUNGALOW BY FORCING OPEN A REAR DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOW THAT HAD BEEN LEFT OPEN AND LOCKED IN POSITION. ONCE INSIDE HAVE REMOVED ITEMS FROM A CHEST OF DRAWERS.

Lead roof and metal thefts
It’s not just old properties that are targeted by metal thieves commercial and residential, rural and urban properties also attract their attention.
Check your roof regularly, better to discover something is amiss before a theft is added to with water ingress damage.
We all need to work together and report any suspicious activity. Rarely will roofing contractors be working at night, people around buildings or on roofs using torch light, acting furtively, vehicles you don’t normally see in that area or using that lane to an isolated property, are just a few that may be cause for concern – report on 101 or 999 if a crime is being committed. SEE IT REPORT IT.
With our heritage properties and churches if we don’t help protect them there is real danger they could be lost for this and future generations.
I have listed below a few crime prevention tips in relation to metal theft, but not all will apply to your property as each location may have site specific issues:
• Make it difficult for the thief; where possible remove any climbing aids i.e. bins and ladders.

• Make it difficult for the thief; metals can be heavy so make them walk a distance by securing gates when possible, and keep wheel barrows and wheelie bins locked away.

• Make it difficult for the thief; keep sheds and outbuildings secure with good locks (see www.soldsecure.com ), it adds insult to injury if they have used your tools and ladders.

• Maximise surveillance by sympathetically cutting back shrubs and trees where possible.

• Cultivate the neighbours to watch over your property and report any suspicious activity whilst it is happening.

• External lighting for security? If someone can see the lighted area or notice when the PIR activated lights have come on light it, if not the only person to benefit from lighting is the thief.

• Illusion of occupancy – things like a light and radio left on inside ect.

• Consider using a forensic marker suitable for roofs (see www.securedbydesign.com ), and if you have it ensure that you have clear signage at possible climb points like downpipes and at your perimeter.

• Consider a roof top alarm and possibly CCTV (see www.nsi.org.uk or http://www.ssaib.org ); again if you have security flaunt it, ensure you have clear signage displayed.

• Consider planting prickly shrubs at possible climb points and to reinforce boundaries to deter the thief.

• Consider the use of anti-climb paints, but remember not below 2m and signage must be displayed.

• If you use a non-lead roofing alternative – put signage up to show you have done this.

Further useful advice can be found on the internet including these webpages:
https://content.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/theft-metal-church-buildings/theft-metal-church-buildings.pdf/
http://thecrimepreventionwebsite.com/other-crime-prevention/728/metal-theft/
http://www.ecclesiastical.com/churchmatters/churchguidance/churchsecurity/theftofmetal/index.aspx

If you know who is committing crime contact the Police using the 101 non-emergency number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
SAS 060418

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

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

Langham Parish Council
http://www.langham.org.uk/Parish/Parish%20Index/Parishindex.htm

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