18th September 2021

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham

Welcome to the latest newsletter.

If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at  newsandevents@boxted.org.uk  by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.

Beer and Hymns

Saturday 18 September, 7pm
St Peter’s Church, Boxted

Organised by the Langham Community Shop and Pre-School. Takes place Wednesday 22 September, 9.30 to 11.30 am, in the Community Centre. Games for children; volunteers needed to help make cakes and serve drinks. Contact Charlotte, Shop Manager, on 07443 475190.

Church services

The church congregation are enjoying the freedom to sing hymns in church again.

Church services for September

Sunday 19 September:
9.30am  Gathered Eucharist – St Mary’s Langham
4pm Gathered D.E.E.PService – St Peter’s Boxted
The DEEP service is particularly suited to families and children

Sunday 26 September:
9.30am Gathered Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist – St Peter’s Boxted

Please email lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com if you require further details.

Reporting a highway issue

Surface water runs out on to Carters Hill, possibly from natural springs, but there are two drains in place that should divert the running water under the road and into the large ditch at the bottom.

Both the drains are blocked and both have been reported to Highways.

Here is the link which residents can use to report any highways defects. The interactive map also shows what problems have already been logged.


Save Our Bridge!

River Stour Trust S2C passes under Boxted Bridge

Every year the River Stour Trust organizes an event, ‘Sudbury to the Sea’, where up to 300 boats, mainly canoes, paddle boards and even some coracles, make the 24.5 mile journey down the River Stour from Sudbury to the sea ending at the Cattawade Barrier. The route passes under the venerable Boxted Bridge.

A dedicated email address ( boxtedenquiries@essexhighways.org ) has been set up to support the public with any questions relating to the structure that are not already answered on the webpage.

The full website address for the Boxted Bridge project is:

For more information and to sign the petition to save the original structure of Boxted Bridge, please head to  https://www.change.org/p/essex-county-council-save-our-bridge

In brief …

The Zone for 6-11 year olds 5.30pm-7pm and the Edge for 12-18 year olds 7.30pm-9.00pm. Fortnightly during term time. Contact Dominic Sheil 01206 273324

Royal British Legion quiz night. Saturday 2 October, 8pm. 4-6 players per team. £5 per person

The Art and Craft Club has restarted, meeting once a month on the third Wednesday of each month, 2-4pm at Boxted Village Hall. All welcome – come and join in!

St Peter’s Markets plants – raising funds for our local churches. Go to  https://stpetersmarketplace.org/

Mobile library

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.

Useful links:

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

Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Langham Community Centre
Langham Community Shop
Langham Village Website
Langham Parish Council
2nd Langham Scouts
Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

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