8th January 2022

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 9 January

9.30 am Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Sunday 16 January:

9.30 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham
4 pm Teatime Family Service at St Peter’s Boxted

*** Face coverings must be worn at all services***


Boxted Parish Council meeting

Wednesday 12 January, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

All welcome.
Download the agenda here.


Diary dates


Regulars at Boxted Village Hall:

Boxted Village Bingo

Tuesdays 3 – 5 pm Alternate weeks.
Next meeting Tuesday 18 January


Boxted WI

2nd Tuesday of each month 7.30 – 9,30
Next meeting Tuesday 11 January


Boxted History Group

3rd Wednesday of each month,  7 – 10 pm.
Next meeting Wednesday 19 January


Art and Craft Club

1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 2 – 4 pm


Open Door Cafe

Fridays in term time.


Bowls club

Every Friday 2 – 4 pm



Other regulars:

Thursday 13 January, 7.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Talk on “The History of Perrywoods Nursery”. Existing members will be able to renew their membership and anyone wishing to join is cordially invited to come along.

Enquiries to Gill on 01206 273286


Langham Film Nights

Saturday 27 January
Langham Community Centre

For further details and to books tickets, go to https://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk/next-cinema-screening/


Mobile library

10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

Future dates:

  • 27 January 2022
  • 17 February 2022
  • 10 March 2022
  • 31 March 2022
  • 21 April 2022

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


The Edge & The Zone

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


Langham Community Café

Friday 28 January, 10.30 am to noon
Langham Community Centre

Next café includes the usual book sale, and is hosted by the Bowls Club.

Tea or coffee and biscuit £1; cake 50p extra.

All welcome.


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.


Boxted Bridge

The updates keep coming thick and fast!

Read all the latest on the now-famous Save our Bridge campaign.

Colchester Vespa Club gave their support for the Save our Bridge campaign on New Year’s day! Click on the photo below to watch the video:

The replacement bridge has 51% increase in footprint area!! The proposed replacement bridge does not constitute a “minor change” to the landscape character assessment as stated five times on pages 19 and 20 in the Landscape Visual Appraisal document under ‘Magnitude of Change’ presented in the planning application! READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE .

If you wish to object to the proposal to replace the bridge, you can only send one objection to either Essex or Suffolk.

Link to the ECC Boxted Bridge planning application ref CC/COL/106/21
https://planning.essex.gov.uk/planningapplication.aspx?AppNo=CC/COL/106/21

Link to the SCC planning application ref SCC/0103/21B   http://suffolk.planning-register.co.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F0103%2F21B

The formal planning consultation began on 7th January and ends on 28th January 2022

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


Look after that new stuff from Christmas

Simon Armson-Smith
Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor
Essex Police

Over Christmas you may have been lucky enough to have received some new IT and other gifts, but have you helped protect them yet?

Where applicable have you registered your purchase with the relevant company it may help with future possible updates and the serial number will be assigned to you with the company. Depending on the item and value have you considered adding it to your home or other insurance?

Have you thought about recording the serial numbers or property marking it? Be it a cycle, electrical goods, tools, garden equipment or mobile phone it may have a serial number. There are a number of secure asset recording companies such as www.immobilise.com , www.bikeregister.com .  Property can also be marked in a number of different ways depending on the item of property such as engraving, marking with indelible or UV pens, and there are marking products such as: SelectaDNA, SmartWater, CRE mark by CRE products to name but a few (always check the suitability of the method of marking for the property item).

With jewellery and antiques don’t forget to take photographs of it, include an “Object ID card” or ruler in a photograph to give it a scale. Some of these property marking products may also be suitable for these and you can now upload photographs of your property to Immobilise too.

Many TVs, personal music devices, computers and other electronics come pre-loaded with security and/or tracking software, make sure that it is activated. If you are storing valuable college work or other on a laptop or mobile device don’t forget to back up your work elsewhere just in case you lose it or it is stolen.  

Smart phones/mobile devices :
Don’t forget to make a note of the IMEI number of a mobile phone, to find it key in *#06#, with this if it’s stolen you can block it. You can download an “app” on mobile phones to find your phone and more importantly wipe that data stored on it, check your “App store” or mobile phone provider. A little reminder -When texting or talking on phones or listening to music remain “in touch” with your surroundings , a number of road accidents, thefts and assaults occur when we fail to note what’s going on around us, don’t forget to pass this advice on to children.

For further crime prevention advice see www.essex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/  or   www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice and for suitable security products see www.securedbydesign.com/ or www.soldsecure.com/ .


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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