10th December 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 12 December

9:30 am – 10:30 am St Mary’s Church Langham



Boxted Bridge public meeting

Monday 13 December from 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

To find out everything about the campaign to save Boxted Bridge, go to;
https://www.change.org/p/essex-county-council-save-our-bridge

Essex Highways page shows progress of the project so far:
https://www.essexhighways.org/highway-schemes-and-developments/highway-schemes/colchester-schemes/boxted-bridge-wick-road-boxted-colchester


Boxted Bingo

Tuesday 14 December, 3pm
Boxted Village Hall


Tuesday 14 December, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall
‘Festive Food’

All welcome.


Boxted History Group

Wednesday 15 December, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

The last meeting of the group this year will be on Wednesday 15 December in the Boxted Village Hall, 7.30 for 8 pm. A talk entitled “Sutton Hoo in Context” – Light on the Dark Ages will be given by fellow member Stephen Pollington followed by refreshments with a festive flavour. Visitors welcome. Any queries to Keith Middleton, Chairman, Tel 01206 272774


Mobile library

Thursday 16 December 10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park


Natter and Chatter

Thursday 16 December, 9.30-11.30am
Langham Community Centre


Anglian Water improvements in Langham

Friday 17 December, 9.30am
Langham Community Centre

Langham Parish Council has organised a meeting when Anglian Water will present information on their plans for improvements to Langham’s sewage network and water treatment works.

There will be an open Questions and Answers session for residents to put their questions to Anglian Water’s representatives and local MP, Sir Bernard Jenkin will attend.

The meeting will take place at 9.30 am, Friday 17 December, in the main hall of Langham Community Centre. All are encouraged to attend this important meeting.


Winter Support for residents, communities and businesses

Colchester Borough Council has published a Winter Support section on its website live: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/winter-support/ .

In addition to online, please be assured that the Council is supporting people when they phone as well as ‘in person’ support via the C360 Hub in the town centre and other sites out in the community.


Diary dates and other items


Carpet Bowls

Every Friday, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


Mobile library

10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

Future dates:

  • 06 January 2022
  • 27 January 2022
  • 17 February 2022
  • 10 March 2022

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


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.


Langham Community Shop
Christmas opening times

Christmas Eve 8.45m – 1.30pm
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day 9.30am – 11.30am
Monday 27th December 9.30am – 11.30am
Tuesday 28th December 9.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday 29th December 8.45am – 4pm
Thursday 30th December 8.45am – 4pm
New Year’s Eve 8.45am – 1.30pm
New Year’s Day 8.30am – 1pm
Sunday 2nd January 9.30am – 11.30am


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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