19th January 2020

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.

Digital Help at the Hub

Tuesday 21st January
10am – 12.00 noon

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

Tuesday 21st January, 2.30pm

Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Tuesday 21st January, 7.30 pm

Next meeting at the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham will be John Pyle who will speak on “Vertical Take Off: Updated”.

Admission £4 by donation, including refreshments and draw entry.

Mobile Library

Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing Field car park


Book review

The 4 Pillar Plan

by Dr Rangan Chattergee

Based on cutting edge research and his own experiences serving as a doctor for nearly 20 years, the 4 Pillar Plan provides a simple actionable plan to help you feel fantastic.

Read the full review here.

Future dates for mobile library

  • 13th February 2020
  • 5th March 2020
  • 26th March 2020
  • 16th April 2020

Zumba and Pilates at Boxted Village Hall

Zumba – a fun, Latin inspired calorie burning dance class suitable for all levels.
Thursdays at 9.30am

Pilates – a multi level class to tone, stretch and strengthen core muscles and aid relaxation.
Thursdays 10.30am.

Contact Jo. 07887 518031

Boxted EvergreensThursday 23rd January, 2.30 pm
Boxted Hall Village

“Bring and Buy”

Boxted and Langham Newsletter deadline for articles

Please send all entries for the February edition to the editor Tim Clarke by Thursday 23rd Januarylwbnewsletter@gmail.com

The Edge youth group for 11-18 year olds. Fridays 7.30-9pm fortnightly during term time. Boxted methodist hall.

Friday 24th January

Langham Film Nights presents …

Mrs Lowry and Son Saturday 25th January, Langham Community Centre

Buy tickets online or at the community shop

Church services

Sunday 26th January

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

Join the WI!

You’ll learn new skills, hear new ideas, have amazing experiences. There’s something for everyone so why not come along and find out more. You can visit three times before you commit to joining.

Meetings for the forthcoming months include:

  • 11 February: Family and Friends open meeting with games and chips
  • 10 March: Tools with a Mission – learn how old garden tools can help to transform lives
  • 14 April: Easter egg hunt, egg decorating. Easter quiz and Easter bonnet competition

Boxted WI meets on the second Tuesday of each month 7.30-9.30pm at Boxted Village Hall.

Admission is included in annual membership. Suggested donation for guests is £3.00. To find out more, visit Facebook and Twitter.

Report a Highways Problem

Residents can report a highways problem such as blocked drainage gulleys direct via the Essex County Council website: Photographic evidence can be uploaded.

Visit https://www.essexhighways.org/tell-us/report-all-issues.aspx

St Peter’s church tower restoration

Now that the scaffold has been removed, the full benefits of the repair and replacement works are revealed.

Extensive re-pointing in lime mortar has been carried out at high level. In addition the weathered honey-coloured stone dressings to the quoins and buttresses have been skilfully replaced to match the existing material.

The flat roof has been re-covered in lightweight stainless steel rather than lead for obvious reasons, and should now be watertight for the foreseeable future if not another thousand years!!

Hopefully, the bats will make a return now that the works are complete.

Grateful thanks for all who contributed to the repair fund.

Who remembers Jim Honeyset?

Does anyone recall a Jim Honeyset who used to live on the Straight Road, Boxted?

If so, Douglas (01473 313073) would love to talk to you to follow up on Jim’s friendship with Douglas’s father.

Dates for the diary …

Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 28th January
10am – 12.00 noon

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

Learn about Langham
Sunday 9th February, 2.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Illustrated talk by local historian Simon Gallup. Tickets £3.00 adults, £2.00 children, available from Langham Community Shop, The Shepherd, Ian and Ann Hollands (230525) or Bob and Liz Schofield (272711)

Boxted WI
Tuesday 11th February

Family and Friends open meeting with games and chips

Langham Ladies
Thursday 13th February
Langham Community Centre

To Fetch a Pail of Water by Patrick Denney
Historian (open meeting guests invited)

Useful links:

Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
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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