22nd April 2019

The bluebells are in bloom, making the public footpaths a beautiful walk.

Discover public rights of way in Boxted and throughout Essex on the Essex Highways interactive map. Shown here: Boxted path 12 (PROW 125_12).

Boxted Carpet Bowls, Boxted Village Hall, every Friday from 7 pm and Tuesday 23 April from 2.30 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!

Find out more about Men’s Shed Network, or visit Men’s Shed Facebook page.

Open Door Drop In Cafe Fridays 8.45 - 10.15 am Boxted Village Hall. All Welcome
The Edge Youth Group for 11 - 18 year olds 7.30 - 9 pm at Boxted Methodist Hall
The next meeting of The Edge is on Friday 26 April


Church Services

Sunday 28 April

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

11 am Service at the Methodist Church.


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 needed!
The dog show needs help with the teas at this fundraiser. Please contact Gill Pullen on 273804 or by email.


Interested in making Boxted a great place to live?

Boxted Parish Council currently has a vacancy and would invite any resident who can contribute skills and experience or just has an active interest in the village to apply.

A comprehensive range of training courses are provided by the Essex Association of Local Councils.

If you think this is something you might enjoy please contact the clerk, Karen Thompson boxtedparishcouncil@gmail.com for more details.

Check the eligibility requirements.

What does the parish council do?
Boxted Parish Council is the facilitator of the King George Playing Field, Boxted Village Hall and Boxted Community Hub, which also houses the cricket and football clubs.

The Boxted Neighbourhood Development Plan was adopted in 2016 which shapes both how the community said it wants the village to evolve in future years, and what is important to the community. The plan forms a basis for the parish council’s comments on the way local services are provided, and any comments on planning matters.
> Read The Good Councillors Guide <

Boxted Village Website :
https://boxted.org.uk

Boxted Parish Council Website
https://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/

Boxted Village Hall
https://boxted.org.uk/community/village-hall/

Boxted Primary School
https://www.boxted.essex.sch.uk

Little Owls Pre-School
https://littleowlsboxted.co.uk

Langham and Boxted Churches
https://lb-churches.co.uk

Boxted Methodist Silver Band
http://www.bmsb.co.uk

Boxted Cricket Club
http://www.boxtedcricketclub.co.uk/default.aspx

Boxted Runners
https://boxtedrunners.co.uk

Boxted 10K
https://boxted10k.co.uk

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
http://www.boxted-airfield.com/home

Langham Community Centre
http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Langham Community Shop
http://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
https://www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/