25th February 2019

Boxted Carpet Bowls Club

The club meets every Friday night from 7 – 10 pm and alternate Tuesday afternoons from 1.30 to 4.30 pm at Boxted Village Hall.

The next Tuesday meeting is on 26th February.

New members always welcome.

Mobile Library

Next visits Thursday 28 February from 10.10 – 10.40 am

Boxted Playing Field Car Park

Why I Have Never Read War and Peace: Ten Excuses

1 I’ve always meant to read it;
I really like the sound of it.
I had set aside the nineties
but never quite got round to it.

2 I won’t read the first half.
It’s because I’m a pacifist.
I hope one day it gets abridged
but without all the nasty bits.

3 The print’s too small to read;
it makes my interest dwindle.
I tried to read the ebook
but it was too big for my Kindle.

4 I’m afraid it’s not for me,
I loved Tolstoy 1 2 and 3,
but I won’t read this because
there is no Woody or Buzz

5 I think I left it on the bus.
Or perhaps my dog ate it –
although it may have been the cat
(she thinks Tolstoy’s overrated).

6 I’ve been stuck
on the first line
since nineteen ninety-nine.

7 One day I’m sure I’ll read it.
That has always been my plan.
But my concentration wavers
and I have a short attention Spanish omelette? Fabulous.

8 I find it too weighty.
I feel like I’m eighty.
It’s not so much the length,
I just don’t have the strength
to read more than a page in a sitting.
Some say it’s unputdownable,
but unpickupable is more fitting.

9 I would like to read it;
I really have the itch.
But the character’s names
all sound the same
and I don’t know vich is vich.

10 I fully intend to start it soon;
it is just a matter of when.
For the last ten years
I’ve been reading around it:
the jacket, the blurb, the ISBN.

Taken from
‘You Took The Last Bus Home’ – The Poems of Brian Bilston
https://brianbilston.com

 



Next meeting: Friday 1st March

Saturday 2 March

Village Hall, Cage Lane Boxted

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start

Teams of up to 8 people

£5 per person
£3 for 12 year olds and under

Licensed bar

Snacks provided during interval

Raffle

To book please ring Linda or Dominic on 273324

All proceeds to support Youth Work in Langham and Boxted

Church Services

Sunday 3 March

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s, Boxted

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church



Art and Craft Club

Wednesday 6 March

2 – 4 pm in Boxted Village Hall.

A small friendly group. New members welcome.

(Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month)


Evergreens Club

Flower Arrangment Demonstration with Penny.

Thursday 7 March from 2.30 pm. Boxted Village Hall.


HELP TO GO ONLINE
at
Boxted Community Hub

Drop-In Sessions

Run by Colchester Borough Council
At the online drop in sessions, you are encouraged to bring your own device where you will receive help using it.

Second Friday of every month
10.00am – 12.00pm

Next Date: 8 March

Contact – 01206 282452 (Digital Access Support Team)


Boxted WI

Open meeting with Silbury Hill, a local folk group.

Tuesday 12 March 7.30 pm. Boxted Viilage Hall.



The village whodunnit is back for those who missed it in September.

Saturday 23 March at 7 pm

Join the Boxted Amateur Players at the Village Hall for an evening of entertainment where the audience try to solve the mystery of who bumped off Roger Botham. After a series of comedy sketches all leading to a sticky end for Roger, the local bigot, the audience have to try and establish just who was the murderer.

Tickets are £12 and include dinner and entertainment. There will be a licensed bar and tickets are available to book from boxtedap@gmail.com

All proceeds will be going to the
Tower Repair Fund for St Peter’s Church, Boxted.

For those who attended in September this is a fresh production with a different assassin!

Neighbourhood Watch

Cooks Hill, Boxted

SUSPECTS UNKNOWN HAVE APPROACHED VICTIMS WHITE KTM MOTORCYCLE AND UNFASTENED CLIP AND HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE BY UNKNOWN MEANS.

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

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
http://www.boxted-airfield.com/home

Langham Community Centre
http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

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

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
https://www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/

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