21st January 2019

Faces of The Village Past

An article in the Essex County Standard possibly dated around 1981.

A copy has now been handed to the village history archivist, Annette Whybrow. Any one who has any documents that they feel may be of interest to the village history archive please contact Annette on annettewhybrow@hotmail.com Tele; 01206272773

Road Closures

From 21 January 2019:

Junction The Causeway and Boxted Road to Junction Boxted Road and Holly Lane Great Horkesley CO6 4AP

Access required to BT under ground structure for cabling and jointing works and overhead cabling and jointing works. No excavation work involved.
Wet Lane Boxted

Wet Lane, Boxted from a point approximately 85m north of its junction with Green Lane for a distance of approximately 30m in a northerly direction.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 21st January 2019 for 3 days, or where stated on a valid permit (AD03010536924 – Anglian Water). The scheduled dates may vary for these works with appropriate signs showing and/or displayed on www.roadworks.org.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while disconnection works are undertaken by Anglian Water.

An alternative route is available via Green Lane, Road From Boxted Church Road To Green Lane, Boxted Church Road, Church Road and vice versa.

Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.

Residents, businesses and local organisations are invited to view the exhibition on the proposed new mixed use development at Colchester Northern Gateway (Land South of Axial Way).

Comments are invited in advance of the planning application to be submitted late February 2019.

The exhibition will be staffed at the following venues:

St Johns Community Centre, Highwoods Square CO4 9SR: 23rd January 2019: 3pm to 5pm

Rugby Club, Mill Road CO4 5JF – 23rd January 2019: 5pm to 7pm

Myland Parish Halls, Mile End Road CO4 5DY: 26th January 2019: 10am to 12pm

Please come along and meet some of the Project team.

The display material will also be available to view at the venues below:

Camulos Academy Reception, Whitmore Drive, Mile End CO4 6AL: 21st to the 23rd January 2019

Town Centre Library: 24th to the 25th January 2019

If you cannot get to any of these exhibitions you can look on the Northern Gateway’s dedicated website (Going live on the www.northerngatewaycolchester.co.uk
21stJanuary 2019) to make any comments on the proposed development –


Members will be holding a Bring and Buy at the next meeting on Thursday 24 January from 2.30 to 4 pm in Boxted Village Hall. All welcome.

Church Services

Sunday 27 January

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham

Rather than the normal sermon Rev Mandy Elmes will be asking Dominic Shiels about all of the things he is involved in at church.

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church led by Brian Clow.


New Art Class starting Monday 28 January at Boxted Village Hall.


photography competition

Our aim is to provide a contemporary record of Boxted in 2019 for the village archive as part of the fundraising activities for the repair of the Roof and Masonry of St. Peter’s Church, Boxted, which are urgently in need of repair.

There will be 8 categories and with winners in each category (including an Under 16 winner in each category).


• Boxted’s Four Seasons

• Boxted Farming and Horticulture

• Boxted People

• Boxted Countryside including Wildlife, Trees and Wild Flowers

• Conservation and Risks to the Environment

• Boxted Leisure Activities

• Village Institutions, Activities & Events

• Signs of Boxted’s Past, including Buildings

The Judge(s) will take into account the artistic and technical quality of the images and the insight into daily life in Boxted.

Judging will take place in January 2020 followed by an exhibition in the village of the winning images. It is also planned to publish a book of the winning images and possibly a calendar.

Entries will be £1 per image (50p for Under 16’s) with 50p for each image in excess of 10.

The competition rules are on the Boxted Village Website and more information is available from:



This mattress was left on Boxted Playing field sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. It was cut up on the playing field car park first. If anyone has any information please contact either Karen Thompson, Boxted Parish Clerk (in confidence)  boxtedparishcouncil@gmail.com

or Colchester Borough Council


Neighbourhood Watch

Langham Lane, Langham.

Suspects unknown have forced entry to victims property and stolen the television.

Cold Calling Intruder Alarm Companies

Considering an intruder alarm? Think twice before you consider taking an offer up from a cold calling intruder alarm company. Quite often they will use high pressure sales tactics, make you an offer that appears to be too good to be true, somewhere may be concealed charges. If you are told the alarm goes through direct to the police then “alarm bells” should ring, the police do notmonitor intruder alarms, they go to a commercial central monitoring station who contact police on a confirmed activation and if a certain criteria is fulfilled and resources are available then police attend.

With any cold callers, stop give yourself time to think about what is being offered, do a little research before coming to a decision, speak to friends or family, don’t be rushed. Remember “if it appears too good to be true invariable it is” and “you get nothing for nothing”. If you need something done or purchased speak to neighbours and friends and take on a trader by personal recommendation, or Trading Standards “Buy with Confidence” scheme http://www.buywithconfidence.gov.ukor call 0345 404 0506.

Gone are the days when an alarm was an indication you have something to steal, there are so many out there now, and it has been proven that having an intruder alarm is a strong deterrent to burglars. Self-install or installed system, wired or wireless, bells only or self-monitored or call centre monitored, there are pros, cons and financial implications to each. If you go with an installed system we recommend that you use NSI http://www.nsi.co.ukor SSAIB http://www.ssaib.co.ukaccredited companies (some are also “Buy with Confidence” vetted for extra peace of mind), and get at least three quotes to compare like for like.

If you have any further queries re alarms or any other security issue have a look at the Essex Police webpage http://www.essex.police.uk/advice/home-security/.

Thursday April 18, 2019

3pm to 5pm
Boxted Village Hall, Cage Lane, Boxted Cross, CO4 5RE

In April there is a Community event at the Boxted Village hall which is where the police and other organisations get together so that the local community can pop in and raise any issues that they may have.

Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

There are a number of members including:

• Colchester Borough Council*

• Colchester Parish Councils

• Essex County Council

• Local community groups

• Councillors

• Community leaders

• Neighbourhood Watch

• Resident’s Associations

Each LCM serves to identify and achieve short, medium and sustainable long term solutions to local community needs.

Police will Chair the meetings.

• CBC Community Safety will continue to offer support and where possible a Zone Manager or Warden will attend each meeting and represent CBC.

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

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch