7th July 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. A couple of reminders this week – the Happy Sounds choir, which was singing at the Boxted British Legion is on hold for the time being. See details below. Also, please note that your recycling caddies, boxes and bags now require you to present a voucher before you can pick them up at Langham Community Shop. Finally, there are some dates for your diary for events taking place in the coming weeks.

Beer and the Bible at the Shepherd, Langham. Every second Monday of the month from 8pm. All welcome.

Monday 8th July

Bingo at Boxted Community Hub. Tuesdays 2-4pm fortnightly

Next call: 9th July

Happy Sounds on hold

Unfortunately Happy Sounds Community Choir has to find a new venue for the Boxted singing group. Please be aware that there will be no choir at the British Legion on Tuesday eveningand singing will be put on hold until a new venue is found. Janette Gunn sends her apologies and is doing all she can to find a new venue.

Tuesday 9th July

Members will be enjoying a BBQ and garden party.


Boxted Parish Council

Wednesday 10th July 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

Download this month’s agenda here (pdf)


Thursday 11th July
Boxted Village Hall 2.30pm

Bring and buy sale.

Quiz night. Friday 12 July 7.30pm. Colchester Rugby Club, Mill Road CO4 5JF. Teams of up to 8 people. £5 per adult. £3 for under 18s. Bar open, bring your own snacks and some cash to enter the raffle. To secure your table contact events@ehaat.org or call 0345 2417 690. Pay on the night.

Church Services

Sunday 14th July 

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

4 pm Family service at St Peter’s Boxted


Langham Ladies

Garden Party
Sunday 14th July

The group are looking forward to another busy year of talks and events, with outings to Snape Maltings and Thursford already booked. New members are always welcome and existing members are thanked for all their support over the last two years.

Further membership details from Gill Brown (273286).

Good Neighbours

Have just celebrated 10 years of service to the people of Boxted and Langham. They are in need of more volunteers to give a helping hand.

Further information from David Hope (240782) e-mail; david.j.hope@btinternet.com

Recycling containers at Langham Community Shop

A voucher is now required to collect all recycling containers: garden waste sacks, green bottle/can boxes, large and small food caddies & clear plastic bags.

Please visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling to obtain vouchers.

Boxted and Langham Newsletter

The newsletter is seeking a new volunteer to co-ordinate its advertising. Those interested please contact Claire Arculus, e-mail: boxlangads@gmail.com

Dates for the diary …

Help to go online

Tuesday 16th July / 23rd July
Boxted Community Hub
10.30 am – 12.00 noon

Drop-In Sessions
Run by Colchester Borough Council

At the online drop in sessions, you are encouraged to bring your own device where you will receive help using it. Third and fourth Tuesdays every month

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Tuesday 16th July at 7.30
Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane

Richard Turner will speak on Friends of the Museum.


Boxted History Group

Wednesday 17th July 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall

Illustrated Talk: history of Chocolate by Tony Diamond

The Edge youth group

Friday 19th July
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Methodist Hall, Chapel Road, Boxted

It’s the last Edge before the summer recess. Back in September!~ All 11 – 18 year olds welcome.


Thursday 25th  July
Boxted Village Hall 2.30pm

“Colchester: 1880 to 1980” –  a talk by Norman Jacobs

Visitors welcome

Langham Primary School summer fair. Friday 19th July from 3pm. Featuring the great Langham bake-off!

The unbelievable de-clutter bargain sale! Langham Community Centre on Saturday 20th July, 11am-4pm. Lunches and teas available.

Clear your home of unwanted items and raise funds for Boxted church tower repair

Our volunteer collectors will take and store any contributions you are able to make up to the
sale date.

We are looking for items falling within the following categories. Please contact the relevant collector if you have items to donate:

Any additional clarification of information available from Graham & Gill Pullen (273804) or Stephen Whybrow (272773)

Langham film nights presents "Can you ever forgive me?" Saturday 20th July at Langham Community Centre. Tickets £4 each. Buy at Langham Communitay Shop or online at http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk or pay at door £4.50. Doors open at 7pm, film starts 7.45pm.

Langham 10k and 2k run. Sunday 8th September 2019. Sk race starts 9.15am, 10k race starts 10am. Enter today at www.langham10k.org.uk.

Useful links:

Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
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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