27th May 2019

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham


Welcome to this week’s newsletter – giving you a reminder of some of the regular events taking place in Boxted and Langham. This week, the Royal British Legion is inviting all to watch the Champions League final. There is also a final Silver Band service at Boxted Methodist Church and a plea for plants ahead of the Summer Fete at the end of June. We’re highlighting the de-clutter sale which is taking place in July to help raise funds to repair St Peter’s church tower. If you have anything you no longer need which you think will raise money in the sale, please contact the collectors on the numbers provided below.

Next call: Tuesday 28th May

Digital skills help at Boxted Community Hub

  • Need help using technology?
  • Don’t know where to go?
  • Want to learn free basic digital skills?
Then visit one of the Group sessions at Boxted Community Hub

Tuesday 28th May,
10.30 am -12.00 noon

  • Bring your own devices.
Contact the Digital Access Support Team for more information on: 01206 282452 or email DigitalAccessSupport@Colchester.gov.uk

Digital access supporting you to get online

Free Community and Digital Fayre

28th – 31st May 2019 | 10am-3pm

Come along to one of the free events taking place

  • Jaywick Sands Methodist Church – Tuesday 28th May
  • Harwich Park Pavilion Hall – Wednesday 29th May
  • Colchester Town Hall – Thursday 30th May
  • Greenstead Community Centre – Friday 31st May

At each event you will be able to enjoy free food and refreshments as well as participate in a free raffle.

To find out more or book your place with the Google trainer visit www.colchester.gov.uk/digitalfayre or www.colchester.gov.uk/googletrainer

Evergreens

The next meeting in the Boxted village hall at 2.30 pm on

Thursday 30th May

“Melodies and Memories from the 50s”

Champions League Football

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 1 June, 5pm

Royal British Legion, Straight Road, Boxted

Non-members are welcome.

Did you know that non-members can use the social club once a month? You have to be signed in at the door but can use the facilities, which include a licensed bar. Or you can become a member for £17 per annum. Apply online or go to the club and pay by cash. You then bring your membership card and pay £1 for use of the club’s facilities.

Church Services

Sunday 2 June

9.30am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

3 pm service at Boxted Methodist Church with Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Last Silver Band service

On Sunday 2nd June there will be a band service at Boxted Methodist Chapel starting at 3pm.

Before the service, band members plan to march down Chapel Lane to the chapel, starting at 2.40pm. This will be the last band arranged service in the chapel though services there will continue until July 7th and the band will continue playing for services in the area.

Everyone is welcome to come along..

Lunch at 1pm can be booked through Kevin on 07917 324431.

Further information about the closure of the chapel will be given in due course.

Pictured above: Boxted Methodist Silver Band recently performing a concert at her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel on the Windsor Estate.


Good Neighbours

Forty past and present Good Neighbours volunteers gathered together at Boxted Village Hall on 22 May. They were celebrating 10 years of service to people in Boxted and Langham, during which they have carried out some 1,000 tasks, The occasion saw the introduction of a striking new logo devised for the Good Neighbours by Shirley Szymanek of Boxted and, of course, a substantial “birthday” cake was ceremonially cut and then greatly enjoyed.

Photo: Andrew Stacey


Can you help, too?

The Good Neighbours are in need of more volunteers . Some who read this may themselves need help in a few years’ time. Will the Good Neighbours be there for them to call? Unless more volunteers come forward soon, the Good Neighbours may indeed not be there.

If you would like to consider joining the Good Neighbours, please contact:

David Hope, 110 Lexden Road, West Bergholt, Essex CO6 3BP
Email: david.j.hope@btinternet.com
Phone: 01206 240782

Boxted School Association logoPlea for plants!

Boxted School Association welcomes any plant donations for the plant stall at our Summer Fête to be held from 3.15pm on Friday 28th June at Boxted St. Peter’s Primary School.

Last year we had a great response from local residents and we hope you will be able to support us again.

Please leave any donations outside the school reception area on any of the following Friday mornings:

  • 14th June
  • 21st June
  • 28th June

All funds raised will benefit the children of Boxted St Peter’s.

Thank you for your kind support.

Pop-up cafe

Friday 7 June 11.15am – 1.30pm at Langham Community Centre

Next household items drop off

Saturday 8th June, 11am – 12 noon

Boxted Village Hall car park, Cage Lane

The car park can get very congested when the freighter visits.  It  would be helpful if as many people as possible could use the overflow car park and walk their waste across to the freighter.


Sunday 9th June 2019. Boxted 10k, 5k and 2k fun run

  • 2K starts 9.30am
  • 5K starts 10.15am
  • 10K starts 10.30am

Boxted St Peter’s School

  • Refreshments, bar, BBQ and raffle with fabulous prizes. Children’s bouncy castle and fun events.
  • Cake and teas/coffee are being provided by volunteers from the School BSA and Boxted WI.
  • The Boxted Royal British Legion is providing the BBQ and licensed bar.
  • The Boxted Methodist Silver Band will be motivating the runners on the final kilometre, playing outside the Royal British Legion on Straight Road.

Villagers will be helping out marshalling the course, manning the water stations around the route and managing the entrants’ registration.

Anyone from the village not running in the event are still more than welcome at the school for the fun day.

All of the proceeds of this event will help raise much needed funds for the children of Boxted St Peter’s Primary School.

Langham Film Night presents ... Mary Queen of Scots on Saturday 22nd June. Tickets £4 each via Langham Community Shop or http://www.langhamcommunitycebntre.org.uk. Tickets purchased on the night are £4.50. Doors open at 7pm and film starts at 8.45pm Film shown with subtitles.
Declutter sale. Clear your home of unwanted items and raise funds for Boxted church tower repair. Saturday 20 July at Langham Community Centre. Our volunteer collectors will take and store any contributions you are able to make up to the sale date. Contact Graham and Gill Pullen on 273804 or Stephen Whybrow on 272773 for more information.

Useful links:

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
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