18th March 2018

Faces of the Village

The Hill Farm building site workers could almost be considered honorary villagers after spending several months at the Cross so far, and the dog walkers are getting to know the workmen as they pass by.

This is Mickey, a groundworker, who was keen to pose for the photographer despite being behind the wire fencing. He must have known he’d be photogenic despite that! According to his fellow workers, he is always cheerful and keeps them entertained.

Mickey, who enjoys working for Lynton Homes, says to forward any fan mail to the site!

Photo credit: Amanda Clowe

Help Getting Online

Drop-in sessions at 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 Digital Access Support Team on 01206 282452

War Memorial Project Meeting

Tuesday 19 March, Boxted Village Hall. 7.30 pm.

Boxted History Group

‘The History of Crufts’ a talk by John Carter. Wednesday 20 March at 7.30 pm for 8pm. Boxted Village Hall. Visitors welcome.

Mobile Library

Thursday 21 March 10.10 – 10.40 am
Boxted Playing Field Car Park

Please avoid parking in the three central spaces to allow the library van room to manoeuvre
Read a review of the book ‘The Burning Chambers’ here:


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.


Church Services

Sunday 24 March

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham with Rev Andrew Fordyce

10 am Service at the Methodist Church

Next meeting 29 March
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.

Tickets available from Linda and Dominic Shiel:

01206 273324 dominic@poplargs.co.uk


Household Items Drop Off Service

Saturday 4 April

Boxted Playing Field Car Park 11 to 12 noon

For extra domestic collections of large household items.

* no fridges or freezers;
* please bring green garden waste separately to be composted;
* this service is provided for small loads and from domestic properties, so you can use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste;
* no commercial refuse or hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids, gas bottles;
* no large loads please.no electrical goods
* no items which can be recycled through kerbside collections


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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