5th August 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.

Next meeting: Tuesday 6th August

Next meeting: Wednesday 7th August

Langham Ladies

Thursday 8 August
The new programme starts on Thursday 8 August when a local hairdresser will speak on her world of hairdressing. Treasurer Gill Brown will also be accepting the subscription of £25 for the coming year at the meeting.

Thursday 8th August
Boxted Village Hall 2.30pm

:Couture and Hats’, with Oggi Weldon

Church Services

Sunday 11th August 

Sung Eucharist – St Peter’s, Boxted, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Good Neighbours

If you live in Langham or Boxted, are elderly, have limited mobility or are sick, we can provide transport to take you to surgery or hospital appointments, get your prescription from the pharmacy, take you to the hairdresser etc. If you are housebound and would like some company or need help with small household tasks, we also make home visits.

Monday to Friday – 8 am to 7 pm

Call for help on

  • Monday – 230525 or 272773
  • Tuesday – 273804 or 273324
  • Wednesday – 272755 or 272504
  • Thursday – 07765 037892 or 272599
  • Friday – 273301 or 271813

PLEASE TELEPHONE THE NUMBER(S) SHOWN FOR THE DAY ON WHICH YOU MAKE YOUR CALL (not the day of your appointment). If there is no reply, please do not leave a message but RING ANY OTHER NUMBER.

Since 2009 the Good Neighbours service has complemented the Parish Newsletter as a practical manifestation of the Christian faith among the communities of Langham and Boxted. The service is operated by a team of volunteers in each village and since it began there have been more than 700 occasions on which a volunteer has been able to help. Good Neighbours jobs mostly involve taking a client by car to and from a medical appointment.

New volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to join one of the teams providing this much-valued service to the community, contact:

David Hope 01206 240782 or Ian Hollands 01206 230525

Dates for the diary …

Boxted Evergreen Club
Boxted Village Hall 2.30pm

The schedule for Boxted Evergreens is listed below. Visitors welcome.

Thursday 22nd August : Social gathering
Thursday 5th September : Bring an item and tell a story
Thursday 19th September : ‘Town Cryer’ with Robert Needham


Mobile library
Thursday 15th August
10.10 – 10.40am

Boxted Playing Field car park

Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 20th and 27th August
10.30am – 12 noon

Free courses on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Need help using technology?
Don’t know where to go?
Want to learn free basic digital skills?
Then visit one of the group sessions!
Bring your own devices.

Contact Colchester Council’s Digital Access Support Team for more information on: 01206 282452

Pop-up Cafe
Friday 30th August, 11.15am – 1.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Drop in for cakes, drinks and light lunches

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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Newsletter editor: Angela McLauchlan Design and layout: Shirley Szymanek