15th April 2019

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Boxted Community Hub

Tuesday 16 April and Tuesday 30 April from 10.30 am – 12 noon


Bingo at Boxted Community Hub Tuesday 16 April 2 - 4 pm

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

2019 AGM followed by Brian Jennings presenting:

“James Stevens No 14” – the world’s oldest lifeboat.

7.30 pm Tuesday 16 April. Admission £4. For more info contact Jeremy 07885 657255

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.

Local Community Open Meeting.

Thursday 18 April from 3pm to 5 pm at Boxted Village Hall.

This is an open meeting with representatives from Colchester Borough Council and the Police present. It is a multi agency problem solving group working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

It is an opportunity for residents to raise any matters that are of concern to them.

Easter Egg Hunt

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

Church Services

Easter Sunday

8 am Said Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham.

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham with Rev Mandy Elmes.

11 am Service at the Methodist Church.

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

An afternoon of singing for fun 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 – 3.30 pm.

Contact Carolyn Blacklock 272332 email: carolyn.blacklock2@gmail.com

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@uwclub.net

Celebrating 25 Years of the Stour Valley Path.

The Dedham Vale Stour Valley organisation would really like to hear from everyone who has a memory of their walk of or involvement in the Stour Valley Path in the last 25 years, and will include more stories and photos in the Autumn-Winter edition of the newspaper, please get in touch.
Read about the history of the Stour Valley Path here:

Highways matters:

Photos of derelict road signs and other highways matters can be reported to the Parish Clerk, Karen Thompson: boxtedparishcouncil@gmail.com 
who will pass the information on to ECC Highways Dept. Please remember to provide adequate location details.
(The above two signs have been reported)

A defibrillator is now available at the British Legion Club building.

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