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in Boxted and Langham
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Stay safe and healthy..
As many of you will have heard, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when playing a recent football match in the Euro 2020 event, His life was saved by the use of a defibrillator – a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.
It’s seems fitting to remind readers that both Langham and Boxted have such devices available should they be needed in a medical emergency. They are sited at the following locations:
- Outside Langham Community Shop
- At the Royal British Legion, Straight Road, Boxted
- At the Community Hub in Boxted
Boxted Bridge update
You might like to see this photograph of the earlier wooden bridge at Boxted built sometime after 1835. From Essex Records Office we know that this was the wooden bridge that then fell into disrepair resulting, in 1896, to George Double’s tender being accepted for the sum of £927 to build a steel girder bridge here.
From the men’s clothes the photograph might have been taken around the 1880s or 1890s. Island Cottage is seen in the background beyond the bridge.
Boxted Bridge assessment report by Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd
Essex Highways requested the view of the feasibility of repair of Boxted Bridge from both a practicability and economic viewpoint from Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd, in conjunction with Cass Hayward. In the event that refurbishment is not considered economically feasible, Cass Hayward were asked to outline a reconstruction option for further consideration. This assessment report is now available for the public to view on Essex Highways Boxted bridge webpage or can be downloaded here (pdf)
Sign the petition to save Boxted Bridge and get updates at https://www.change.org/p/essex-county-council-save-our-bridge?redirect=false
The photo above shows a view of the partial eclipse of the Sun taken by local astrophotographer Nik Szymanek from his back garden in Boxted at 10.30am on 10 June.
A special filter was used to photograph the Sun safely through Nik’s telescope. Shown at the upper left of the photo is the Moon partially obscuring the Sun.
Weather conditions weren’t ideal as cloud obscured the latter half of the eclipse, but Nik waited patiently for a gap in the clouds to get this lovely snapshot.
Eclipses of the Sun aren’t common and occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up. In this case the alignment wasn’t perfect so the Moon only obscured part of the Sun’s disc.
Ambitious plans to help turn Essex into a walking and cycling county are going on show to the public and Essex Highways want to hear your views. You are being invited to give your views on safer, greener, healthier cycling and walking routes in five towns across the county, including Colchester, in the Active Travel Essex consultation. The consultation will run until 2 July 2021.
Virtual Apprenticeships and Job Fair
Are you looking for a job or considering a career change? Join us for an opportunity to hear from Essex employers who are recruiting. Click here for further information .
Above: June 2015. Preparing the church for a wedding. We’re all looking forward to having weddings without Covid restrictions
The services on 20 June are as follows:
9.30am Gathered Eucharist – St Peter’s Boxted
4pm Gathered D.E.E.PService – St Peter’s Boxted
(This service caters specifically for young families)
9.30am Gathered Eucharist – St Mary’s Langham
A recording of zoom services is available from Sunday afternoon at the following link:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further details.
Professor Tim Spector is behind the ZOE research being collected on this app. Infections amongst younger people are rising exponentially and he is encouraging youngsters to download the app and log in daily with any symptoms which currently are more like cold symptoms
In brief …
Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.
St Peter’s Markets plants – raising funds for our local churches. Go to https://stpetersmarketplace.org/
For all the latest information on opening times, services, special events and what’s for sale, visit https://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk/
To keep up to date with the timetable please visit the Mobile Library Service website
Digital help at home
This service is 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
Langham and Boxted Churches
Boxted Cricket Club
Mobile Library Service
Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
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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