15th May 2018

Faces of The Village

Gene Pugh

Gene has served on the Parish Council for possibly 25 years and together with his father George before him they have probably clocked up over 50 years between them.

Gene, and his wife Ann, has lived in the village all his life. He can remember regularly kicking a football about on the playing field when he was younger and then going over to what was The Cross Inn with his friends. He and Ann first met at a youth club which was held at the British Legion.

The Parish Council is aware of the recent grass cutting problems on the playing fieldand is addressing the issues with the contractor. Gene kindly volunteered to cut the grass around the village hall this week.

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

On Tuesday 15 May from 7.15 pm Dr. David Norman will speak on Captain Fahnestock of 451stMedium BG. All events are held at the museum visitor centre, Langham Lane, unless otherwise stated. Admission by donation of £4; details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh

History Group

Illustrated Talk on the River Stour Trust by Sue Brown.

Wednesday 16 May 7.30 for 8 pm. Boxted Village Hall.

Mobile Library

This will be at Boxted Playing Field car park on Thursday 17 May from 10.10 – 10.40 am.
Read a review of ‘An officer and a Spy’ by Robert Harris here:

Evergreen Club

Music with Shirley Ann

Thursday 17 May from 2.30 in Boxted Village Hall.

Bach Recital

St Peter’s Church, Friday 18 May at 7 pm

Orlando Jopling, Cellist and Director of Roman River Music will be performing.

Tickets £10 includes wine and canapés.

Phone Jos Carter on 272755 or Graham Pullen 273804.

In aid of Church Funds

St Mary’s Langham and St Peter’s Boxted Churches

A new home group for Year 6 children and upwards meets every Friday evening 7.30-9pm during term time for the Summer term.

All welcome. If anybody is interested in joining please call Claire on 07752 201441.

Bible study, activities, games and pizza!

This promises to be a fun family day. Boxted WI will be serving refreshments at the primary school.

Church Services

Sunday 20 May

8.30 am Said Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer) St Mary’s Langham.

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

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

Boxted Cricket Club

Upcoming Home Matches at King George Playing Field:

Wednesday 23 May from 6 pm vs University B

Friday 25 May from 6 pm Under 13’s vs Copford

Wednesday 30 May Midweek Evening X1 v West Bergholt

Refuse Freighter

Saturday 9 June at the Playing Field Car Park 11am – 12 noon.

For extra domestic collections of large household items.

No fridges or freezers;

Please bring green garden waste separately to be composted;

This service is provided for small loads and from domestic properties, so you can use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste;

No commercial refuse or hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids, gas bottles;

No large loads please.

No electrical goods.

No items which can be recycled through kerbside collections


You should all receive an extra email from me this week asking you to confirm that you wish to carry on receiving the weekly village mailchimp newsletter. This is what it will look like. The email addresses kept in the village news subscriber list are not shared with any third parties.
Boxted Village Website:

Boxted Parish Council Website

Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Primary School

Little Owls Pre-School

Langham and Boxted Churches

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Boxted Cricket Club

Boxted Running Club

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Langham Community Shop

Langham Parish Council


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