Next meeting Monday 11 March
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.
Read Boxted Parish Council’s March meeting Agenda here:
Minutes of all parish council meetings can be found here:
Tim Clarke, Editor of the Parish Magazine, is inviting all contributions in before Thursday 14 March. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Sunday 17 March
8 am Said Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham
with the Venerable Michael Fox
9.30 am Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted led by Denise Hobday, Lay Minister
11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church
Help To Go Online
Boxted Community Hub
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)
A talk about the Air Ambulance Service:
Thursday 21 March from 2.30 pm. Boxted Village Hall.
Sunday 24 March from 9 am to 1 pm.
Some roads in the villages of Boxted and Langham will be affected.
An evening of Gospel and Blues Music
with The Quire Community Choir
St Peter’s Church, Saturday 6 April from 7.30 pm.
Tickets £12 inclusive of the first drink. Licensed Bar.
All proceeds in aid of The St Peter’s Tower Roof Repair Fund.
Garage and Shed security
Whilst most houses have adequate security what is often neglected is the shed or garage, “nothing much in there” I hear you say, “Just a garden spade and fork”, but these are perfect tools for a burglar to use to get into your house.Adds insult to injury when the tool used to break into your house is your own, so give it some attention.
Garages and sheds by the nature of their construction and position especially when away from the house are always going to be vulnerable. Quite often the supplied locks provide just the barest minimum security and are easily overcome so always consider supplementing the existing locks with further locking systems both for the doors and items within.
On garagedoors this could be by adding locking bolts to both sides of the “up and over door” or a garage door defender in the ground in front of the door, if you have side door don’t forget the security on this too.
With shedscoach-bolt and plate the padlock hasp sections to the frame and door, use a good quality “Close Shackle” padlock or a key operated mortice lock; don’t forget the hinges ensure they cannot be unscrewed.
Consider using “Ground Anchors” or “Shed Shackles” to chain larger items such as ladders, mowers and pedal cycles to (again good quality padlock and chain); keep chains tight so that it is not in contact with a surface it can be struck against. Protect windows with a wire mesh and fit a curtain or white wash the windows to prevent prying eyes.
Visibly security mark your property with your post code and house number as this reduces the value to the thief; you can register serial numbers free of charge at http://www.immobilise.com. There are also a number of commercially available security marking systems available that are suitable for a wide range of products and others for specific products.
It is also worth adding security lighting and a shed alarm to the shed or garage, there are even alarms available that when activated call your mobile phone, these are relatively inexpensive and available from most DIY/hardware stores. If siting a new shed where possible position it within sight of rooms in the house routinely occupied.
For further crime prevention advice seewww.essex.police.uk/adviceor http://www.thecrimepreventionwebsite.com. There is also some good garden specific security advice from the RHS at: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=606#section-2
Braintree & Uttlesford Crime Prevention Officer
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