29th October 2018

Mobile Library

Visiting Boxted Playing Field Car Park on Thursday 1 November between 10.10 to 10.40 am

Please avoid parking in the 3 central parking spaces to allow the library van to manoeuvre.

Read a review of the book:’ Where shall we run to?’ here:

St. Peter’s Music Presents

Eve of Peace

Armistice Century Concert

Saturday 3rd November 2018, 4pm
at St. Peter’s Church, Boxted

A Boxted community event to mark the end of WW1
with music, poetry, drama and much more, involving:

Boxted Methodist Silver Band, Boxted Amateur Players,
Boxted branch of The Royal British Legion
and other local residents.

Prizegiving to winners of “Boxted in 100 years time” competition by pupils of Boxted St. Peter’s CEVC School.

Tickets £10 including interval refreshments.

Proceeds shared between St. Peter’s Tower Repair Fund and Contact Stress (Veterans Mental Health Charity).

Tickets available from Stephen & Annette Whybrow –01206 272773
or Jos Carter – 01206 272755

Pictured above is a photo of the grave of Walter William Sparkes, aged 22, who s buried in a War Grave in St Peter’s churchyard. He was the eldest son of William and Kate Sparkes who lived at 66 Mill Road Boxted. They lost their youngest son six months earlier at the Battle of Loos.

This photo is part of the village history archive cared for by Annette Whybrow.

Church Services

Sunday 4 November

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Church, Boxted..

3 pm service at Boxted Methodist Church with Boxted Methodist Silver Band.

Langham Ladies

Next meet on Thursday 8 November, 8.00 pm in the Community Centre, when Enid Winder will speak on Enid’s Jewellery Box. Further details from Gill Brown on 273286.

Langham War Memorial

Boxted WI

Creative Crafts

Tuesday 13 November from 7.30 pm in the village hall.

Operation Christmas Child

As in previous year’s the parish churches will be supporting this years Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal where a simple gift can truly change someone’s life for the better.

This year there will be an afternoon awareness event on Sunday 11th November at 4pm and Shoebox Sunday is on the 18th at 9.30am, both held at St Peter’s Church Boxted.

Pre-printed shoeboxes can be purchased from Langham Community Shop at a price of 50p each.

Shoeboxes can be dropped off at either of the events above or alternatively before 18/11 to:

Langham / Boxted Primary Schools
Boxted McLauchlan’s Fruit Farm
3 Aubreys Cottages, Church St Boxted
Autumn House, Chapel Road Bodinnick, Wick Road, Langham

Shoeboxes can also be packed and donated online:


Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Next meets on Tuesday 20 November, 7.30 pm at the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, when Bill Smith will speak on Over Iceland by Motor Cycle. Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com; Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Recent Anti Social Behaviour at Boxted Play Area

Dog faeces was spread on to the grab rail to the climbing frame slide and a section of the picket fencing had been kicked and broken.

If you are aware of who may have been responsible for this please contact Karen Thompson, Boxted Parish Council Clerk on 07971 525688 or

All communication will be treated in confidence.

Neighbourhood Watch

Boxted Church Road

Suspects unknown have gained entry to the victim’s back garden from the field. Suspects have then gained entry into the victims house by forcing the french doors open by means unknown. Once inside suspects have conducted a messy search in the main bedroom and three rooms downstairs going through cupboards and drawers. Victim believes suspects have removed jewellery but were disturbed.

Skye Hall Hill

Suspect unknown has stolen victims trailer from the bottom of the garden.

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch website is a wealth of information
on crime prevention:


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 Centre

Langham Community Shop

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch