8th April 2019

Dogs of The Village


I love going to Boxted playing field with my owner to play on the large area of grass and if I get caught short we always make use of the dog waste bins provided.

I am sad to hear that not all owners pick up after their dogs and use the bins provided. I think a lot of the time the humans let their dogs off the lead and are too busy on their phones or talking and not keeping an eye on what us dogs are doing.

I wish all dog owners would remember the field is there for everyone – including children – to enjoy. The naughty owners give responsible ones like mine a bad reputation.


Woof – woof from Rusty

Photo credit: Amanda Clowe

Beer and the Bible,the Shepherd, Langham. Every second Monday of the month from 8 pm
Indoor Carpet Bowls every Friday at 7 pm and alternate Tuesdays at 2.30 pm. Next Tuesday meeting 9 April. Boxted Village Hall


with World Scout Guest Freddie Edwards

Tuesday 9 April Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.

Freddie is a young leader at 2nd Langham cubs and has been selected to represent both Essex and UK Scouting at the World Scout Jamboree in the summer of 2019 in West Virginia USA. Freddie needs to raise £3800 to attend this trip.

Boxted Parish Council

The April meeting is on Wednesday 10 April at Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.
Read the agenda for the parish council meeting here:

Mobile Library

10.10 – 10.40 am Thursday 11 April at Boxted Playing Field car park.

Please avoid parking in the central spaces to allow the library van room to manoeuvre.
Read a review of the book, The Malice of The Waves here:

Langham with Boxted Monthly Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contributions deadline is Thursday 11th of April for inclusion in the May Edition. Please send to the editor, Tim Clarke lwbnewsletter@gmail.com

Easter Open Day Langham Community Centre 12 April from 11 to 3 pm

Household Items Drop Off Service

Saturday 13 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

Church Services

Sunday 14 April

Palm Sunday

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted with the Revd Hannah Cooper.

11 am Service at the Methodist Church.

4 pm Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted.

Easter Lilies

If you would like to remember loved ones by giving lilies for the Easter flower arrangements at St Mary’s, Langham or St Peter’s, Boxted, please call Dot Garner (272599) or Annette Whybrow. (272773) The price is expected to be £1.62 for a longiflorum lily or £2.40 for an arum lily. Alternatively there are lists in each church which can be completed. Orders to be placed by 15 April.
Bingo at Boxted Community Hub Tuesday 16 April 2 - 4 pm

Boxted History Group

‘London Burial crisis of 19th Century’ an illustrated talk by Janette Robinson preceded by the AGM.

Wednesday 17 April at 7.15 for 7.45 pm at Boxted Village Hall.

Evergreens Club

Easter Quiz with Hot Cross Buns

in Boxted Village Hall at 2.30 pm on Thursday 18 April

Easter Egg Hunt

British Legion, Boxted Straight Road, Saturday 20 April from 3 pm

Would you like to have a Men’s Shed in your area?

Sheds are community spaces where men can socialise, work on practical projects and learn new skills together. Whether making toys for craft fairs, planters for civic buildings or even restoring village signs you can be sure it’s not all about the wood or metal working- it’s just as much about the company; the morning ritual of tea and biscuits and banter, the sharing of stories as well as skills.

The first Men’s Shed opened in Maldon in 2014, since then the Essex Shed Network has provided support and advice to many other Sheds which have successfully opened across the county. And now we have found a site for a potential Shed between Langham and Boxted, but we need your help to get it off the ground and make it a success.

So, if you would like to have a Men’s Shed in your community, then please come along to an informal meeting that Boxted Parish Council is hosting at Boxted Village Hall to express your interest and find out more- Wednesday 24 April 7pm.
We look forward to meeting you there!



Langham Singers

Come and sing with Susie Hyman and her keyboard. Accompanist: Stephen.

All ages welcome. Men and women, no music reading skill required.

Saturday 4 May at Langham Community Centre from 1 – 3 pm.

Contact Carolyn Blacklock 272332 email: carolyn.blacklock2

Cost £6
Companion Dog Show. Saturday 4 May. On field next to the British Legion. Call John Carter 01206 272275
Volunteers to help with the teas at the above event would be very welcome. Please contact Gill Pullen on 273804 gpullen

Learn to crochet. Boxted Community Hub Thursdays at 11 am

Free Lunch!

There is no catch, it just involves an hour or two participating at a lovely Old Gentleman’s Club at Horkesley Manor once a month. Contact Barry Took on 07941 724543 if you feel you would like to help or would like more information.
Neighbourhood Watch

Theft from a motor vehicle. Carters Hill, Boxted.
Suspect unknown gained entry to the victims van by the rear door and removed from within various builders tools including nail guns.

Theft from a motor vehicle. Boxted Cross.
Suspect unknown has gained entry to victims secure white Peugeot Expert van that was parked within the car park of a building site and removed tools from within. No sign of any damage to the van. Rear of van entered by suspects believed via the sliding door.

A new helpline has been launched to help people in Southend, Essex and Thurrock who are victims of or who have experienced domestic abuse.

COMPASS went live on 1st April 2019 and is the new point of access for victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock; providing information, advice and guidance and, where appropriate assessment and access to specialist services. Its function is to increase accessibility to ensure victims of domestic abuse get the right support at the right time.

COMPASS is funded by Essex County Council in partnership with the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex to support victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

It will help women, men and young people aged over 16 to access specialist support including community-based services and specialist accommodation to help them recover and move on from domestic abuse.

COMPASS is accessible 24hrs a day. Callers can speak with a trained member of staff and there will also be an online form for both public and professionals wishing to make a referral via the website.

COMPASS is delivered by Southend on Sea Domestic Abuse Projects.

The telephone number is 0330 333 7 444.

The website is https://www.essexcompass.org.uk

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 Runners

Boxted 10K

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