9th 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.


Beer and the Bible at the Shepherd Langham

Monday 9th March, 8pm


Boxted WI

Tuesday 10th March, 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall

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


Parish Council Meeting


Wednesday 11th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall 

Download the agenda here

To contact the Council please email or call the Clerk – Karen Thompson:

boxtedparishcouncil@gmail.com, 07971 525688


Langham LadiesLangham Ladies


Thursday 12th March, 7.30pm
Langham Community Centre

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



Friday 13th March, 8pm


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


Church services

Sunday 15th March

8:00 am – 9:00 am: BCP Said Eucharist, St Mary’s Langham

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Family Service St Peter’s Boxted


Are you interested in joining a meditation / relaxation group? Please send expressions of interest or ask for further details.to Avou Oldfield – avou79@googlemail.com


Fraudulent website

Grahame Stehle
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

A fraudulent website has appeared using the Action Fraud name. Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The fraudulent site is under the name https://www.actionfraudsolicitors.co.uk/ and you may be directed to this site by Google.

This site is not legitimate and is no way connected to Action Fraud. The site is purporting to be a legal firm and may ask you for personal or financial information – Action Fraud will never ask you to make a payment in order to report or use their services.

Action Fraud are working to have this site taken down, but if trying to report to fraud, or you are seeking advice, please ensure you use the correct web address:

For further information please read Action Fraud’s update: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/action-fraud-warning-over-fake-websites. Please note that Action Fraud will be launching a new web site in the next few weeks. It will contain much the same information as the current site, but will have a feature that enables residents of Colchester to apply to join Neighbourhood Watch.


Fly tipping

Fly tipping incidents, such as the abandoned carpet pictured above, can be reported to the community zone warden at:

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/our-community/services/?action=Report


Dates for the diary …



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



Handmade Fair
Saturday 21st March, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Langham Community Centre

*Free entry* *Free parking*
langhamhandmadefair@gmail.com



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.



Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Saturday 4th April, 7pm
St Mary’s, Dedham

Tickets £10 each, available from the parish office, pharmacy or band secretary Liz Petter on 01206 271511



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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