17th October 2020

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham

Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.

Stay safe everyone.

From 4 November, Thursday opening times for the Post Office at the Langham Community Shop will change to the afternoon, from 12.30 to 4.00 pm.

Monday opening times remain the same at 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.

DAST Get Online Week 19th – 25th October 2020

This year’s Get Online Week campaign is going to be a little bit different, with the country still responding to the coronavirus pandemic, there won’t be any large events in local communities and inviting lots of people into public venues, instead, the aim is to help people safely, whether that’s over the phone or using digital tools like Teams and the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram for live coffee mornings.

This year the event takes place 19th – 25th October 2020, assisting people during the working week.

During this year “Get Online Week” is a daily one-hour live coffee morning on Teams, Facebook and Instagram to engage with residents. It is an opportunity for those who attend to socialise with others, ask questions, share and talk about specific topics for example: managing money and managing your health online, which will help build individuals’ confidence in using technology which is so important especially during the current pandemic.

Follow the links below for more information:

Boxted Wet Walnuts

Wet walnut shop open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Boxted Wet Walnuts are a nutrition packed local delicacy available for just couple of weeks of the year.

Softer, plumper and milkier than their dried Christmas counterparts, they are perfect for baking, snacking and cooking or as an accompaniment to a glass of wine and a slice of fine cheese.


from 10am – 4pm

Nuts are £8/kg. If you’re a champion nutcracker, you can tuck in to 5kg for £35.
There’s no minimum order when buying from the Farm Shop.

Want nuts delivered to your home?
You can now order nuts online for home delivery across the UK.
Nut orders will be despatched by 24hr courier Monday – Wednesday.
Local delivery (within 10 miles of the Farm Shop): £5

For further information, see http://www.lowerdairyfarm.co.uk/wet-walnuts

Church services

  • Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Langham – 8 am
  • Zoom Eucharist Service: at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Should you require prayer please contact Revd Mandy Elmes via email lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com .

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.

In brief …

Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.

Pizza anyone?

Next visits from the Mobile Pizza Co:

  • Sat 31st Oct 5 to 7pm

Royal British Legion car park. Remember to call/sms txt to order, where possible. 07982 427483

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

Mobile library

Every three weeks on a Thursday 10.10am to 10.40am at Boxted Village Hall car park.

  • 22 October
  • 12 November
  • 3 December
  • 24 December 
  • 14 January 2021

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.


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.

Useful links:

Boxted Parish Council
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion

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