6th May 2019

Boxted Annual Parish Assembly

Wednesday 8th May, 7pm at Boxted Village Hall followed by the monthly meeting.

Download the agenda for the monthly parish council meeting,which follows the Annual Parish Assembly, here

Langham Ladies

Next meet on Thursday 9 May, 8.00 pm at the Community Centre, when Matthew Tanton-Brown will speak on Herbs and their Uses.
The Edge youth group. 11-18 year olds. Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm (fortnightly during term time). Methodist Hall, Chapel Road, Boxted.
Next meeting: Friday 10th May

Church Services

Sunday 12 May

9.30 am Sung Eucharist St Mary’s Langham

4 pm Family Service at St Peter’s Boxted

Art exhibition at the Village Hall

The Seasons Art Class is holding an exhibition of students’ work on Monday 13th May. It’s free entry and open to the public from 12-3pm. The exhibition features work completed during the 14-week course which was also held at the Village Hall on Monday mornings.

If you’d like to participate in the next course of Seasons Art Class, which starts on Monday 3rd June, please contact Sarah Janes, Class Coordinator on 01206 546834 or email seasonsartclasscolchester


AGM: Tuesday 14 May at Boxted Village Hall from 7 pm.

Boxted History Group

The Night Mail – a talk by Peter Jones

Wednesday 15 May at 7.30 pm. Boxted Village Hall. Visitors welcome.

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Meets on Tuesday 21 May, 7.30 pm at the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, with guest speaker Lt. Col. S.J. Caldwell, Colchester Garrison Commander (subject to operational duties).

Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh;
Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
Quiz Night, Friday 12 July 7.30pm Colchester Rugby Club, Mill Road, CO4 5JF. To secure your table, contact events@ehaat.org or call 0345 2417 690. Pay on the night.

Newsletter distribution in north Langham

There is a pressing need for a distributor(s) to take the parish newsletter to homes in Langham along the Dedham Road and points north. Unless somebody is found, it is likely that distribution in this area will shortly cease.

If you can help, please contact Andrew Stacey on 01206 272806 or email a.m.stacey
Delivery of the newsletter would be speeded up in both Boxted and Langham if some of the rounds were shortened. This can only be done if the number of volunteers making the house-to-house deliveries is increased.

Can you offer your help? Please contact Ann Barnard on 01206 272349 for Boxted distribution or Andrew Stacey on 01206 272806 for Langham distribution.

Thank you!.
Join the Good Neighbours. People helping people in Boxted and Langham. We are a network of volunteers, churchgoers and non-churchgoers, sponsored by St Mary's and St Peter's Churches. There is a team in each of Boxted and Langham but jobs are undertaken regardless of village. On request, we take elderly or disableed folk to medical appointments; collect medication for people who can't get out; visit village people who live alone or in a care home. If you would like to consider joining us, please contact David Hope, 110 Lexden Road, West Bergholt CO6 3BP, david.j.hope@btinternet.com, tel: 01206 240782
Leo, missing cat

Finding Leo …

Leo, who is very much loved, is missing and his family just want him home. Any help or information regarding his whereabouts would be very much appreciated. Please contact Yvonne on 07719 457154 or 01206 272008 if you’ve seen Leo recently.

Boxted and Langham Directory. Contacts for borough councillors, parish councils, churches, police, schools, village amenities and societies. To be included in the July/August issue of the St Mary and St Peter newsletter. Will secretaries and other organisers please tell the directory editor of changes needed to the current entries for their organisations by 25 May. Ian Hollands: ianhollands33@gmail.com, tel: 01206 230525

Faeces of the Village

This ‘fresh’ dog excrement was on the grass verge on the edge of Boxted Playing Field Car Park at 9.15 am on Tuesday 30 April.

It could possibly be from two dogs, one large and one smaller, owned by the same person and exercised together.

If anyone has any information would they please contact, in confidence, the parish clerk, Karen Thompson on boxtedparishcouncil or Colchester Borough Council’s Dog Warden on https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=dogs&id=KA-01922

Part of responsible dog ownership means cleaning up after your four-legged friend. Please help to keep our village clean so that we can all enjoy the lovely countryside we have. Use the red dog poo bins provided or take the offending objects home and dispose.

Boxted Village Website :

Boxted Parish Council Website

Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Primary School

Boxted British Legion

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