3rd February 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.

Wednesday 5th February, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Evergreens
Thursday 6th February
Boxted Village Hall


Drama Club
Saturday 8th February 2pm-4pm
Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Amateur Players continue their drama workshops. Join in for a fun and inclusive way to learn some new skills, meet new people and for those who want to develop productions for the village to enjoy. Free of charge.

Church services

Sunday 9th February

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s, Boxted

4 pm Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted

Boxted Cricket Club Nets

Sunday 9th February
Highwoods Sports Centre

Adults 2pm – 3pm (£4.00)
Juniors 3pm – 4pm (£3.00)

Cricket begins this Sunday and will run until Sunday 5th April (excluding Mothering Sunday 22nd March).

If you are new to the club and interested in attending please contact Garry Green (Junior Development Manager) on 07941 803552 or Steve Philpott (Chairman) on 07906 052722.

Fish and Chips

Every Friday lunchtime
11.00 am to 2.00 pm

Langham Community Centre car park

Howe & Co Fish and Chip Van. Deliveries to the elderly and disabled; for further details tel 07377 815446, email howeandco25@gmail.com

Photo: Angela McLauchlan

Hawthorn buds – a welcome sign that nature is moving forward. Did you know that the hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) can support more than 300 types of insect? Its flowers are eaten by dormice and provide nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinating insects. The haws are rich in antioxidants and are eaten by migrating birds, such as redwings, fieldfares and thrushes, as well as small mammals.

Get trees for free!
Saturday 22nd February

Colchester Borough Council’s annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway returns on Saturday 22nd February at the Community Stadium, Axial Way. This year, as part of the Colchester Woodland Project and to mark the start of a new decade, there will be ten thousand trees given away.

For more information, visit https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=trees-in-planning&id=KA-02454

Dates for the diary …

Bingo at the Hub
Tuesday 11th February, 2pm

Boxted WI
Tuesday 11th February
7.30 pm Boxted Village Hall

Family and Friends open meeting with games and chips

Memorial Service for Lord Ironside
Thursday 13th February, 12.30pm

Also known as ‘Bing’, the late Lord Edmund Ironside lived in Boxted, in Priory House, for many years. There will be a Memorial Service for Lord Ironside at St Peter’s Church, Boxted on Thursday 13th February.

Revd. Mandy Elmes wishes to apologise for omitting some of the information in the printed parish newsletter.

Boxted parish councilWednesday 12th February, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

Langham ladiesThursday 13th February
Langham Community Centre

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

Langham Film Nights
Saturday 15th February
Langham Community Centre

Downton Abbey

Tickets £4.00 each
Available from Langham Community Centre website or the Community Shop

Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 18th February
10.00 am – 12.00 noon

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

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Tuesday 18th February, 7.30 pm
Boxted Airfield Museum

Guest speaker Flt Lt A Rivett DC 1830 Tendring SQD ATC
Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com

Boxted Evergreens
Thursday 20th February
Boxted Village Hall

Riding for the Disabled

Parish Newsletter
Copy deadline for March
Thursday 20th February

Copy for the March issue of the Boxted and Langham village newsletter should be with the Editor, Tim Clarke, by Thursday 20th February. Email lwbnewsletter@gmailcom

Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 25th February
10.00 am – 12.00 noon

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

Mobile Pizza Company
Saturday 29th February
6 – 8 pm
Boxted British Legion


Family Quiz Night
Saturday 7th March, 7pm
Boxted Village Hall

£6.00 per head. Children free.

Licensed bar. Contact Dominic and Linda on 01206 2733424 dominic@poplargs.co.uk to find out more and to book your place.

All proceeds go to the Youthwork Fund.

Useful links:

Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion

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