23rd October 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.



Church services

Sunday 24 October

St Mary’s Langham, 9.30 am Holy Communion Service

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal

As in previous years, the parish of Langham with Boxted is partnering with Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organisation, Samaritan’s Purse, to make a difference in the lives of children. This Christmas project takes empty shoeboxes and turns them into tangible expressions of God’s love by filling them with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. These gifts will be delivered to children overseas this Christmas.

Langham Community Shop are now kindly selling flat packed pre printed shoeboxes for 50p.

From now until 22 November, different activities will be taking place to collect shoebox gifts to contribute to this year’s appeal. Last year, the local area fantastically collected and donated more than 220 gift-filled shoeboxes. This contributed to the £265,000 collected in the UK and over 9 million internationally! If you would like to find out more please contact Tim Clarke on 07792 060597 or email timclarkie03@gmail.com


Straight Road, Boxted
Suspect unidentified destroyed 10 wooden fence panels and posts by smashing them with a digger and has also dumped rubbish on victims land without permission.

Wick Road, Langham
Suspect unknown removed secured white ford motor home index plate from driveway by means unknown.

Windmill Close, Boxted
Suspect unknown scratched Blue Fiat 500 and stabbed one of the rear tyres by means unknown.




Diary dates and other items


Boxted Bingo

Tuesday 2 November, 3pm
Boxted Village Hall

Every other Tuesday. For more information, call Dot on 01206 272676.


Mobile library

Thursday 4 November 10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

For future mobile library dates go to  https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/mobile-library-service/boxted/boxted-village-hall/


Crafty Ladies

5 November, 10 am
Langham Community Centre

Those Crafty Ladies have resumed, to meet on first Wednesday of each month throughout the year, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm at Langham Community Centre. Contact Chrissy Todd tel. 07742 131454.


 Langham Tennis Club

Annual membership: £20 children/students; £30 adult; £50 family (resident at the same address). Coaching available on request. Contact Jacqueline and Stuart Rudge on 01206 272031 or the club website langhamtennis.org.uk .


Jack and the Boxted Beanstalk

Saturday 27 November
Boxted Village Hall

Buy tickets:
Buytickets.at/boxtedevents (for matinee performance)
Buytickets.at/boxtedevents (for evening performance)


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!


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


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


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


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