19th September 2020

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham


Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.

Stay safe everyone.


Pilates is back!

Pilates will resume at Boxted Village Hall on Thursday 1st October at 10.30am.

Due to Covid social distancing, places will be limited so booking is necessary.

Please call/ text Jo on 07887518031 for further information and booking.



School news


The autumn term is underway – download the new newsletter here.

The photo below was taken in 1984 and several of the pupils in the photo still live and/or work in the village. In fact the current chair of governors of the school is in the photo.  Can you spot him?

The original primary school building was sited next to St Peter’s Church.

Once the new primary school was built near Boxted Cross the original school building was sold and converted to a domestic residence.


Elections open for ESNEFT governors

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is inviting students with an interest in healthcare to consider standing for election to its Council of Governors.

The trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals together with a range of community health services, is inviting anyone who would like to get involved or has an interest in shaping services for the future to apply.

ESNEFT has nine public governor vacancies to fill and three staff positions. They are:

  • Public: Colchester – two vacancies
  • Public: Ipswich – four vacancies
  • Public: Rest of Essex – two vacancies
  • Public: Rest of Suffolk and South Norfolk – three vacancies

Anyone who is interested in standing can find more information and a nomination form at www.cesvotes.com/ESNE2020. Further help is available from the returning officer, who is available by calling 020 8889 9203 or emailing ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com.

Nominations are open from 1 September until 29 September.

For more information about the role played by ESNEFT’s governors, visit www.esneft.nhs.uk/about-us/how-we-work/council-of-governors/ or contact the Membership Office.


Church services

Sunday 20 September

8am BCP Harvest celebration service will be at St Mary’s Church, Langham.

The above photo was taken in 2018 when hymn singing was an integral part of the services.  Hymns are not sung at the moment due to Covid 19 safety measures.

Should you require prayer please contact Revd Mandy Elmes via email lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com.

Sunday services are on theLangham and Boxted Church Website for all to view under Streamed Services. https://lb-churches.co.uk/streamed-services/ They will be uploaded on Sunday afternoons for as long as services are streamed.

Daily Hope – a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 has been set up for those unable to join in online church services during the period of restrictions.

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Colchester Foodbank

A collection will be made for Colchester Foodbank – a shopping list of items always required are listed below.  For those who cannot make the service there will be a box in both St Mary’s and St Peter’s Church until the 27th September.

Alternatively you can make a financial donation directly via their website https://colchester.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/

  • small bags of rice
  • longlife milk
  • longlife juice
  • shampoo
  • carrier bags/ reusable bags
  • squash
  • tinned fruit
  • deodorants
  • tinned potatoes
  • tinned puddings
  • tins or packets of custard
  • jam
  • peanut butter
  • tooth brush/ tooth paste
  • razors
  • shower gel
  • small jars of coffee
  • small washing powder/liquid
  • small multipack snacks (Penguin/Club/Twix)
  • tinned tomatoes

In brief …

Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.


Take-aways at Langham Community Centre car park

  • The Cheese and Pie Man visits on Wednesdays 8.30 – 2pm
  • Fish and Chip Van on Fridays 11 – 2pm

Pizza anyone?

  • Saturday 26 September 5 to 7pm

Royal British Legion car park. Remember to call/sms txt to order, where possible. 07982 427483
.


Mobile library

Every three weeks on a Thursday 10.10am to 10.40am at Boxted Village Hall car park.

  • 1 October
  • 22 October

Digital help at home

Remember that this service is still available online. Michael Smith at Colchester Borough Council is still offering digital support via a remote service. See the Council’s webpage or, for further information.


Covid symptom app


Please continue to use the app, log in as often as possible to let us know if you feel well or not, and encourage others to do the same.

Useful links:

Boxted Parish Council
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British LegionLittle Owls Pre-School
Langham and Boxted Churches
Boxted Cricket Club
Mobile Library Service
Boxted Runners
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


Copyright © 2020 Boxted Village Website, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com

Newsletter editor: Angela McLauchlan   :   Design and layout: Shirley Szymanek

12th September 2020

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham


Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.

Stay safe everyone.


Langham Community Shop – volunteers needed

We urgently need more volunteers to join our friendly team as we are struggling to keep this valuable service fully open.

There are currently only a small number of us working, so we need new helpers to spread the workload.

No commitment is needed, you choose the day, shift and how often you would like to come.  Full training given and there are always two volunteers working on each shift.

If you have some spare time, even just occasionally, please call in or contact

Cath Hine, our volunteer Co-ordinator on 07825 952560
or find us on Facebook


Covid on the rise

An article byCovid Symptom Study, 8.9.20

In the last few days we have seen a worrying trend with the number of COVID cases across the UK starting to rise, and we wanted to share this data with you at the same time we share it with the government.

We also want to ask for your help, as we need more people logging in your area if we are to prevent things getting out of control.

When we launched the app at the end of March, the UK was in the eye of the pandemic. Our data estimated over 2 million COVID cases at the start of April. However, because of lockdown these cases fell dramatically to levels of around 1,000 – 2,000 per day where they remained stable as we emerged from full lockdown in mid June.

However, for the first time since mid June we have seen numbers rise above 2,500 daily new cases, and there are currently 2,924 daily new cases of COVID in the UK. We are also seeing the estimated prevalence numbers rising too, with nearly 30,000 estimated Symptomatic COVID cases in the UK right now.

We are now confident that this rise is statistically significant and that we are definitely seeing a rise in COVID cases in the UK. This is backed up by our R value, which is currently 1.2 for England, Scotland and Wales and 1.3 for Northern Ireland.*

The app’s ability to identify this rise is solely down to you, our dedicated and trusted users — without you none of this would be possible. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for logging with us. If you haven’t logged for a while, then please do open up the app and just let us know whether you are well or not. Your contribution really can make an enormous difference now that cases are rising.

The trend we are seeing is a reminder that COVID is still with us and your data is as important as ever to continue to help us fight this virus and avoid another full lockdown. Please continue to use the app, log in as often as possible to let us know if you feel well or not, and encourage others to do the same.

* Please note, for Northern Ireland, the R value could be overestimated, due fewer users who are continuously logging


Past Times

Antiques Fair in Boxted Village Hall 1983

Photo courtesy of Peter Gant, past resident and village archivist.


Church services


 Above:  Inside Boxted church tower on the way up to the top

This Sunday there will be a gathering at St Peter’s in Boxted for an 8am Eucharist Service. Holy Communion services will now be held at 8 am on the second Sunday of the month in Boxted and the third Sunday of the month in Langham. The 20 September service will be at Langham.

To help arrange socially distanced seating please could you email Janine, church administrator, lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com by Saturday lunch time to confirm your attendance.

Should you require prayer please contact Revd Mandy Elmes via email lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com.

Sunday services are on theLangham and Boxted Church Website for all to view under Streamed Services. https://lb-churches.co.uk/streamed-services/ They will be uploaded on Sunday afternoons for as long as services are streamed.

Daily Hope – a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 has been set up for those unable to join in online church services during the period of restrictions.

Have your say on roads policing

People who live, work and travel in Essex are being urged to have their say on the future of roads policing. If you have concerns about speeding or are worried about road safety in your area, you can make your views known by taking part in a short online survey.

Take the Survey


In brief …

Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.


Take-aways at Langham Community Centre car park

  • The Cheese and Pie Man visits on Wednesdays 8.30 – 2pm
  • Fish and Chip Van on Fridays 11 – 2pm

Pizza anyone?

  • Wednesday 16 September 5 to 7pm
  • Saturday 26 September 5 to 7pm

Royal British Legion car park. Remember to call/sms txt to order, where possible. 07982 427483.


Mobile library

Every three weeks on a Thursday 10.10am to 10.40am at Boxted Village Hall car park.

  • 10 September
  • 1 October
  • 22 October

Digital help at home

Remember that this service is still available online. Michael Smith at Colchester Borough Council is still offering digital support via a remote service. See the Council’s webpage or, for further information.

Useful links:

Boxted Parish Council
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British LegionLittle Owls Pre-School
Langham and Boxted Churches
Boxted Cricket Club
Mobile Library Service
Boxted Runners
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


Copyright © 2020 Boxted Village Website, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com

Newsletter editor: Angela McLauchlan   :   Design and layout: Shirley Szymanek