4th March 2019

Bingo Boxted Community Hub 2 - 4 pm Tuesday 5 March

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.

Church Services

Sunday 10 March

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham
with Rev Hannah Cooper

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church

4 pm Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted

Beer and The Bible at The Shepherd Langham every second Monday of the month from 8 pm

Next meeting Monday 11 March

Bowls Club Tuesday 12 March 2.30 pm Boxted Village Hall

Boxted WI

Open meeting with Silbury Hill, a local folk group.

Tuesday 12 March 7.30 pm. Boxted Viilage Hall.
Boxted Parish Council

Next meeting Wednesday 13 March in Boxted Village Hall.

Boxted Parish Council meets at least 10 times every year. There are currently 8 Councillors and one vacant position.

On 2nd May 2019 local elections take place and if you think that you would like to get involved with the Parish Council why not consider putting your name forward as a candidate. In the mean time come along to a parish council meeting and see how it all works.

The deadline for nominations is 4pm on 3rdApril 2019 and the packs must be handed into the Election Office at Colchester, best to make an appointment. The website to download the paperwork is https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=upcoming-elections&id=KA-01370

For more information or you want to make any suggestions then email the Clerk, Karen, on  boxtedparishcouncil@gmail.com.

Read The Good Councillor’s Guide here:

Parish Magazine

Tim Clarke, Editor of the Parish Magazine, is inviting all contributions in before Thursday 14 March. lwbnewsletter@gmail.com
The Edge Youth Group. 11- 18 year olds: Fridays 7.30 - 9 pm Fortnightly during term time. Methodist Hall, Chapel road Boxted.
Next meeting Friday 15 March

This meeting will be a Jamming Session with a view to forming a Local Band to play for fun. Musicians of any age are welcome. Contact Dominic or Linda on 01206 273324.
Bingo Night 16 March Langham Community Centre 5 pm


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.

Third and Fourth Tuesdays of every month
10.30am – 12.00pm

Next Dates: 19 and 26 March

Contact – 01206 282452 (Digital Access Support Team)

(please note the date published in last week’s newsletter was incorrect)

Handmade Fair, Langham Community Centre Saturday 23 March 11 a m - 4 pm

Tickets now all sold out

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

Langham Film Nights Bohemian Rhapsody Sat 30 March 7 pm. Langham Community Centre
Langham Film Nights upcoming film dates. First Man 27 April, Mary, Queen of Scots 18 May, Stan and Ollie 22 June

St Peter’s Church Tower Repair Fund

Fundraising through eBay.

As you may have read in the Parish newsletter, the tower at St. Peter’s Church is urgently in need of some very expensive repairs.

St Peters, which is a Grade 1 listed building, is not only a most lovely Norman church, but almost certainly the oldest and most notable building in Boxted. St Peter’s is available for baptisms, weddings and funerals and is left open for visitors everyday.

Contrary to popular opinion, the Church of England is not wealthy and does not have large sums of money in reserve for the maintenance of its buildings which are the reponsibiiity of the local Parochial Church Council. A considerable part of the cost of this work will therefore have to be met through local fund raising.

As a contribution towards the fundraising efforts, Patsy Ann Maggs has undertaken to sell any unwanted domestic items that you may willing to donate through her eBay account. The PCC would be most grateful if you could help to raise some money for the church in this way while at the same time taking the opportunity to clear out your cupboards.

What can be sold on eBay?

Virtually anything! For example:

household items such as china, glass, cutlery, kitchen utensils,

furniture, rugs, cushions, curtains, duvet covers

doors, worktops, tiles, bricks, paving slabs

machinery, electrical equipment (broken items may also sell for the spare parts.)

fabric (including remnants), knitting wool, craft materials, offcuts of all sorts.

garden planters, bags of topsoil, greenhouse staging,

antiques, coins, collectables, art, stamps and ornaments

musical instruments, jewellery and watches, cameras

sports equipment, toys, dolls

These items may be used or unused.

If in doubt, go to https://www.ebay.co.uk and in the box which says

“Search for anything” type in a few key words to describe your item

and see whether anything similar comes up.

What do I need to do?

Once you are ready to sell an item please contact Patsy Ann on 01206 273195 or at maggs_family@btinternet.com  to arrange a visit.

In order to list your items on the eBay website Patsy Ann will need to write an accurate description and take some photographs and measurements.

If your item is small enough to post, she will also need a suitable box so that she is able to despatch it immediately after it has been sold. For this reason, any spare cardboard boxes that you are able to donate are also likely to be very useful.

Larger items that Patsy Ann cannot transport will have to be collected by the purchaser directly from your home so please let her know if you are likely to be away for any length of time.

Are some items difficult to sell?

This depends to some extent on how they are priced.

Books fetch little money unless they are rare and in good condition.

Clothes sell well if they are from popular brands and in excellent condition. Any unsaleable items can be put into our declutter sale in the summer.

How soon can I do this?

It takes a little while to list each item on the eBay website,

so Patsy Ann intends to spread the task over the next few months.

Just let Patsy Ann know when you are ready and she can fix a date to begin.

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

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