11th March 2019

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.

Read about Silbury Hill’s ballad which features Walter Denny from Boxted who died in the First World War.

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:

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

Church Services

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

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)

Evergreens Club

A talk about the Air Ambulance Service:

Thursday 21 March from 2.30 pm. Boxted Village Hall.
Handmade Fair, Langham Community Centre Saturday 23 March 11 a m - 4 pm

Sunday 24 March from 9 am to 1 pm.

Some roads in the villages of Boxted and Langham will be affected.

Langham Film Nights Bohemian Rhapsody Sat 30 March 7 pm. Langham Community Centre

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.


Neighbourhood Watch

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.

Products that are fit for purpose can found by looking for the “Secured by Design” or “Sold Secure” logos, or on their websites http://www.securedbydesign.com/or http://www.soldsecure.com/.

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

Stephen Armson-Smith
Braintree & Uttlesford Crime Prevention Officer

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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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