Village News and Events
in Boxted and Langham
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Stay safe everyone.
Karl’s virtual London marathon
Karl Graves will be running his virtual London marathon on Sunday 4th October through Boxted and Langham (see route below). He is raising funds for Boxted School Association. He has been training very hard and was very disappointed that the actual event had to be cancelled. He will be competing in the real thing at some point, once the pandemic allows!
It would be great if you could give him a cheer or wave as he passes. He will be wearing a bright pink BSA top!
Should anyone like to sponsor him, the link to his virgin money page is: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KarlGraves
Don’t fall foul of the law
You would be breaking the law if you didn’t clear up after your furry friend, so new signs have been erected in Boxted playing field to remind everyone to do so.
Please always use these bins and the one outside the British Legion when your dog has done its job. It has been noticed that some people hang their poo bags in shrubs along the public footpaths. Not everyone finds this agreeable so please carry your dog’s waste with you and either take it home to dispose of or use the bins provided.
Dog walkers are also reminded that they should keep dogs on a lead when there are other people about, especially children. Not everyone is comfortable with dogs on the loose and not everyone’s dogs get on!
Download the NHS COVID-19 app today
The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England, and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service.
Your views matter
Two important public consultations are being conducted on the reform of our planning system. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued the following consultations:
- Planning for the Future : the planning white paper (NALC deadline for responses of 15 th October ) – download the pdf here
- Transparency & Competition : a call for evidence and data on land control (NALC deadline for responses 16 th October ) – download the pdf here
The NALC are very keen for as many local Town and Parish Councils to respond as possible. Individuals can also comment. These are important consultations which require a large response. Make your views known, and help us represent the EALC Membership by giving a response. Please be aware of the individual deadlines for each consultation.
To respond to the consultation on this important matter, please email email@example.com .
Sunday 27 September
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 897 1740 6632
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.
Items required are – 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
The Alpha Course
The Alpha course is a wonderful introduction/refresher course to the Christian faith for those who are curious, exploring faith, who would simply like to know more, and for Christians who would like to deepen their understanding.
This September Revd Anne Mason will be hosting the Alpha course via Zoom. The course will run on Wednesdays 7.30-9pm starting 30 September through to December 16.
Please think about whether you would like to attend and/or who you could invite along.
To register your interest please email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next visits from the Mobile Pizza Co:
- Thurs 8th Oct 5 to 7pm
- Sat 31st Oct 5 to 7pm
Royal British Legion car park. Remember to call/sms txt to order, where possible. 07982 427483
Maybe you won’t be sitting outside to eat now that the weather has changed, but here’s a reminder of summer and pizza al fresco in the garden beside the Royal British Legion:
In brief …
Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.
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.
New yoga class for beginners to intermediates
Boxted Village Hall
Fridays 11am – 12.30pm
Starts 16 October
Monthly booking required (4 weekly sessions £40)
Learn classical hatha yoga for health, vitality and stress reduction
Contact Louise Fortunato on 01206 272453 email@example.com
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
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.
- Colchester 01206 282 452/ Clacton 01255 686497
- Email: Digitalaccesssupport@colchester.gov.uk
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.
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Mobile Library Service
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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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