27th October 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. There’s a packed schedule for the weeks ahead.

As landscaping is set to commence and more of the site becomes visible, we’ve included a link to the full plans for the current housing development at Hill Farm.

Next call: Tuesday 29th October, 2pm

Boxted Evergreens

Thursday 31st October

Talk from Age Concern

Church Services

Sunday 3rd November

9.30 Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Village Newsletter delivery!

Are you able to help deliver the printed newsletter each month?
There is currently a vacancy for Wick Road, Langham.

Please contact Andrew Stacey if you can offer assistance. 01206 272806

Voluntary collectors wanted. Royal British Legion poppy appeal, Boxted. Do you have a spare couple of hours at the end of October/beginning of November? Door to door distributors wanted. Call Gillian on 07786 883400

A reminder of RBL opening times:

Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – 1930 – 0000
Thursday – closed
Friday – 1700 – 0000
Saturday – 1700 – 0000
Sunday – 1330 – 2100
Bank holiday – 1600-2000

Hill Farm Landscape Plan

If you want to find out more about the housing development in the heart of Boxted, there is a full list of plans and approvals on the Colchester Council website. Here you can see all the plans for the project. There are 70 documents in all, ranging from first approval right up to the current landscaping phase of this interesting project.

Go to https://d0cs.colchester.gov.uk/Publisher/mvc/listDocuments?identifier=DC&ref=180540 for the full listing.

For a full view of the picture above click here:

 Dates for the diary …

Boxted carpet bowls club
5th & 19th November, 2.30pm
Every Friday 7pm
Boxted Village Hall

If you are interested in attending or would like more information on the Bowls Club, please contact Christina Lawrence on ‭01206 272654‬

Remember the benefits of carpet bowls:
Great exercise – not too strenuous | All weather indoor game | Sociable – be part of a team | Fun to do | Improves hand eye coordination and strengthens muscle tone, helps prevent depression and anxiety and promotes healthy sleep patterns

Bingo at the Hub
Tuesday 12th November

Boxted Evergreens
Thursday 14th November
Boxted Village Hall

Ask members for any good tips or remedies

Future dates:
Thursday 28th November: Christmas party Boxted Buskers
Thursday 5th December: Christmas lunch

Art and Craft Club
Wednesday 6th & 20th November, 2pm-4pm
Boxted Village Hall

Mobile Library
Thursday 7th November, 10.10-10.40am
Boxted Playing Field

Future dates:
28th November 2019
19th December 2019
9th January 2020

Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning
Friday 8th November, 9am – 12noon
Royal British Legion,
Straight Road, Boxted

Come and join us for a cuppa and a cake. Everyone welcome!
Contact Gillian on 07786 883400 for any queries

The Edge
Friday 8th November, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Boxted Methodist Hall

  • The Edge meets on 2nd and 4th Friday of each month during term time, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
  • The Zone meet every Friday during term time, 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

Royal British Legion quiz night
Saturday 9th November, 8pm

Supporting the Poppy Fund
4 – 6 players per team – £2.50 per person

To book please contact Barry Took on 07941 724543 or email – boxted.secretary@rbl.community

Remembrance Services:

Sunday 10th November

  • 9.30am St Mary’s, Langham.
    Service of Remembrance with Langham Scout Group in attendance.
  • 10.45 am St Peter’s Boxted
    Service of Remembrance featuring Boxted Methodist Silver Band
  • Noon: Lunch at the Royal British Legion

Shoebox Appeal
Sunday 10th November, 4pm
St Peter’s Church, Boxted
Shoebox Packing Party

All welcome.

Beer and the Bible
Monday 11th November, 8pm
The Shepherd, Langham



Tuesday 12th November
The Gin Lord

@theGinLordUK : talk and tasting

Future Dates:
10 December 2019 : Christmas Party & Chocolate Tasting
14 January 2020: Christmas meal venue to be decided
11 February 2020 : Family and Friends Open meeting with games and chips
10 March 2020: Tools with a Mission – Learn how old garden tools can help to transform lives.
14 April 2020: Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, Easter quiz and Easter bonnet competition

Boxted Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday 13th November, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

Royal British Legion
Thursday 14th November, 8pm
Branch AGM – members only

Thursday 14th November, 8pm
Langham Community Centre
Pudding Tasting + quiz

We meet on the second Thursday monthly at Langham Community Centre at 8.00pm. After the meeting members are encouraged to sit and talk over a cup of tea/coffee and a piece of homemade cake or similar.

Below is our 2019/2020 Programme:

  • Thursday 5th December: Pat Nearney Entertainer
  • Friday 6th December: Visit to Snape Maltings Christmas Show
  • Wednesday 11th December: Visit to Thursford Christmas Spectacular
  • Thursday 9th January: Local Author Liz Trenow, novelist
  • Friday 24th January: New Year Lunch at Colchester Institute Balkerne Restaurant
  • Thursday 13th February: To Fetch a Pail of Water by Patrick Denney Historian (open meeting guests invited)
  • Thursday 12th March: Snowdrops & Spring Treasure Guy Barker (open meeting guests invited)
  • Thursday 9th April: Fashion Show at the Community Centre given by the Wine Centre Gt Horksley
  • Thursday 14th May: From Ball of Clay to finished pot by Brenda Green
  • Thursday 11th June: Buddhism and well-being with Zoe Flint.

Contact: Gill Brown 01206 273286

Quiz night
Friday 15th November, 7pm
New Village Hall Great Horkesley

(quiz starts at 7.30pm)

Teams of up to six people. Entry fee £5.00 per head (includes raffle tickets). Pre-order fish, sausage or vege and chips supper at £5.00 per head or bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Register your team and food choice by 8th November – contact:

Sponsored by All Saints with St John’s church, Great Horkesley. Raising funds to finance work for our families worker, Jo Jeffery

Langham Film Nights Supper Cinema
Saturday 16th November

Tickets £16 each. Includes a 2-course meal. Doors open at 6pm, meal starts at 6.30pm.
Tickets available from
Limited tickets available for this annual event

Christmas Handmade Fair
Sunday 17th November, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Langham Community Centre.

Over 25 makers, creators, stitchers and knitters; free entry and parking.

Sunday 17th November
Shoebox Celebration Service
St Peter’s Church, Boxted

For more details, contact Tim Clarke: 07792 060597

Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 19th & 26th November
10am – 12noon

Drop-in session. Get basic digital skills for free. Bring your own devices.

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Tuesday 19th November, 7.30pm

The Atlantic Wall (Bob Barnett)

All events are held at the museum visitor centre unless otherwise stated. Doors open 7.15 PM. Admission by donation of £4 which includes refreshments.

Details available from JEREMY on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com

Boxted History Group
Wednesday 20th November, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

The History of Tea

Saturday 30th November, 7pm
Langham Community Centre
A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens’ tale told by Anthony Roberts (actor, director of Colchester Arts Centre) with piano by Jamie Cunliffe

  • Doors open 6.15pm – Raffle – Carol Singing – lnterval Refreshments
  • Bar open prior to performance and during interval
  • Tickets £5.00 from Langham Community Shop or Liz Winter:
    libbywinter@gmail.com 01206 322301
  • All funds raised will be shared between Langham Pre-School, Community Shop and Community Centre

Reindeer Ramble
Sunday 15th December, 11.30am
Langham Community Centre

0.75 mile Christmas ramble in the woods. £3.00 each or £10.00 family ticket. All proceeds to 2nd Langham Scouts.

Useful links:
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion
Little Owls Pre-School

Langham and Boxted Churches
Boxted Cricket Club
Mobile Library Service
Boxted Runners
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan

Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
Boxted 10K
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Langham Community Centre
Langham Community Shop
Langham Village Website
Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

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