1st March 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.


Boxted carpet bowls


Every Friday and
Tuesday 3rd March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


Art and Craft Club

Wednesday 4th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall 


Mobile Library


Thursday 5th March,
10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing Field Car Park

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Book review

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Moving, powerful, compassionate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.

Read the full review here


Boxted Evergreens

Thursday 5th March
Boxted Village Hall

“Ten Words with Viv”



There are just 4 tables left to fill and single people or couples can be fitted on to existing booked tables who do not have the full quota. Please contact Dominic or Linda on 01206 273324 or email dominic@poplargs.co.uk if you are interested.


Church services

Sunday 8th March

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham

4 pm Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted



Rogue Traders

Grahame Stehle
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

Concerning the recent high winds, fallen fences and holes in roofs bring out the rogue traders in droves. Don’t be fooled into parting with your money. Always use reputable traders with a good track record and never accept a doorstep offer to start and complete work.

Use traders who you trust or have used before. Alternatively Trading Standards have a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme – please use this website in order to find traders that have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

Please also be aware that rogue traders may appear alongside reputable traders on popular web sites promoting these services.

Take a look at this video from Trading Standards: Cold Callers Video .

Also, Checkatrade is another good place to start your search for help – http://bit.ly/3c6OHjV.


Dates for the diary …



Beer and The Bible
Monday 9th March, 8pm
The Shepherd, Langham


Boxted WI
Wednesday 10th March, 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall

Tools with a Mission – Learn how old garden tools can help to transform lives.



Parish Council Meeting
Thursday 11th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall



Langham LadiesThursday 12th March, 7.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Snowdrops & Spring Treasure Guy Barker (open meeting guests invited)



The Edge
Friday 13th March, 8pm
Boxted Methodist Hall



Langham Singers
Saturday 14th March, 11am-1pm
Langham Community Centre

Cost £6
Contact Carolyn 272332

Future dates:
Saturday 11th April
Saturday 9th May
Saturday 13th June



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 17th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Boxted Carpet Bowls
Every Friday and
Tuesday 17th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall



Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Tuesday 17th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Airfield Museum

Peter Jones speaks on Tram Story.

Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com; Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.



Art and Craft Club
Wednesday 18th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall 



Boxted EvergreensThursday 19th March
Boxted Village Hall

Rwandan Orphans



Langham Film Night presents
‘Knives Out’
Saturday 21st March, 7pm
Langham Community Centre

Tickets available now on line and from the Langham Community Shop £4 each.



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 24th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Mobile Library
Thursday 26th March,
10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing FIeld Car Park




Langham Community Council invitation
Friday 27th March, 10.30am – 12noon
Langham Community Centre

All are invited to celebrate the completion of the works to replace the central heating and hot water systems at the Community Centre, Pre-School and Community Shop. The project has been completed over two years, helped by funding from The Enovert Community Trust, Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and Langham Parish Council. The Community Café, linked to this event, is being hosted by Langham Ladies; £1 entry fee.



The Edge
Friday 27th March, 8pm
Boxted Methodist Hall



Boxted WI
Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

“Don’t fear the smear” and “Menopause matters”, short talks by healthcare professionals.

If you would like to attend, please confirm bty email to BoxtedWI@gmail.com. There is no entry fee but you are asked to consider a donation to the Red Box Campaign such as sanitary products (in sealed packets), girls pants or tights.



Black and Gold Ball
Friday 15th May
7pm – 1am
Le Talbooth

All funds raised will benefit the children of Boxted St Peter’s School. Tickets £65 per person. Three course dinner and coffee, then dance the night away! For more information, contact bsa@boxted.essex.sch.uk or contact the school office on 01206 272239.


Have your say

Find out how you can have your say at any meeting of Colchester Borough Council. All meetings are open to the public, except those parts where confidential matters are being discussed.

For more information on how to have your say at council meetings, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/HaveYourSay.aspx or to view the schedule of meetings throughout the year, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/MeetingCalendar.aspx


Useful links:

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


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