Village News and Events
in Boxted and Langham
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The photo of St Peter’s was taken on the 8 February 2021 when we were gripped by snow.
Sunday 6 February
9.30 am All Age Worship Service, St Peter’s Church, Boxted
Sunday 13 February
9.30 Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham
Lovely late afternoon skies in our area this week.
New Planning Consultation
Application No 220148
Colchester Borough Council has submitted plans for the development of the garage site behind Cross Cottages in Boxted. To view the proposed development, go to https://www.colchester.gov.uk/wampd/?id=220148
Methodist band’s all-day workshop
Boxted Methodist Silver Band – England’s only surviving Methodist Silver Band – held an all-day workshop on Sunday as preparations began for a busy year ahead, which will include a weekend playing at Dover Castle and a repeat visit to Methodist Central Hall in London.
A dozen bookings for 2022 have already been confirmed, with others certain to follow based on past years and thanks to the Band’s growing reputation.
Sunday’s workshop was held in Nayland Village Hall. Nayland is one of half-a-dozen villages in the area which supports the Band with invitations to church services and other village events. The Band also plays in Colchester.
Boxted Methodist Silver Band has 34 members, with ages ranging from 14 to 89. It was formed in 1898. Following the closure of Boxted Methodist Church in 2019 it is now based at Fillpots Garden Centre in Boxted Straight Road.
Anglia Water has an update on the proposed pipeline between Bury St Edmunds and Colchester.
The will come through Boxted.
The Strategic Pipelines Team writes:
“It is part of a huge, interconnecting network which will help combat the impact of climate change and keep fresh, clean water flowing across our region. The total investment will be about £400 million and, once complete, our new pipelines will be longer than any UK motorway.
Download the pdf which shows the full pipeline plans . Pages 20-22 are relevant to our area.
Save our bridge update
Three updates this week. Click on each photo to read the update:
Further information on the type of comments and objections you can make is available on the Change.org petition update page at https://www.change.org/p/essex-county-council-save-our-bridge?redirect=false
The closing date for objections on the replacement bridge was Friday January 28. However, if residents wish to lobby all the Essex County Councillors who sit on the Development and Regulation Committee (which is ECC’s planning committee), CLICK HERE TO ACCESS EACH MEMBER’S CONTACT DETAILS (select the ‘Members’ tab).
Regulars at Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Bingo
Tuesdays 3 – 5 pm Alternate weeks.
Boxted History Group
3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 – 10 pm.
2nd Tuesday of each month 7.30 – 9,30
Art and Craft Club
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month 2 – 4 pm
Open Door Cafe
Fridays in term time.
Every Friday 2 – 4 pm
10.10am to 10.40am (car park)
- 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/
Regulars in the Community
Langham Community Centre
The Langham Community Centre hosts a wide range of regular clubs and unique activities. Many of these groups would welcome new members, so don’t hesitate to browse the ‘Activities’ page on the website or see the Facebook page to find out more.
If you have an idea for a new club or event, please contact Sue Armstrong by calling 07741 284132 or emailing LanghamCC@gmail.com to further discuss your idea.
Thursday, 10 February at 7.30 pm
A talk will be given by Karl Lumbers on “Trinity House”. This event is open to guests who may join us for a fee of £5, including refreshments.
Membership is now due for all existing members and anyone wishing to join. Details of all the forthcoming events, including excursions, may be obtained from Gillian Brown on 01206 273286.
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
St Peter’s Markets plants
Online village plant sale 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.
- 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
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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