Village News and Events
in Boxted and Langham
Welcome to the latest newsletter.
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Sunday 27 February – 9.30 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham
Wednesday 2 March – Ash Wednesday 10am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham
Sunday 6 March – All – Age Family Worship at St Mary’s Langham.
Can you help?
We understand there are two goats in the village named Bob and Russell. No kidding!
The former MP for Colchester and current Chairman of Boxted Methodist Silver Band, Bob Russell, would love to be photographed with them!
Please respond to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxted Parish Council Vacancy
Are you interested in getting involved in grass roots decisions and making a real difference to your community? If so, and you meet the eligibility criteria, why not consider standing for co-option onto Boxted Parish Council?
We currently have a vacancy and are looking a Councillor to join.
Information is available on
Written applications need to be made by 28th March 2022
Boxted Bridge in 2002
Whilst storms Eunice and Franklin, which have battered the UK in the last few days, leave flooding in their wake we thought it the perfect moment to post this photo taken on 30 December 2002 showing high flooding from the breached river banks by Boxted bridge.
If you wish to follow the updates regarding the petition to save Boxted Bridge, please go to https://www.change.org/p/essex-county-council-save-our-bridge/f
- Thursday 2 June, 6.00 to 10.00 pm : Evening Party on the Recreation Ground with live music, food and drink, lighting of the Beacon.
- Friday 3 June, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm : Langham Gardens Trail, visit gardens around the village.
- Sunday 5 June, 1.00 to 6.00 pm : Village Picnic Street Party, bring your own picnic, drinks tent, live music, vintage sports, entertainment, funfair rides and more.
These events are supported by Langham Parish Council.
For further details contact email@example.com
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.
For further information call 01206 272774
2nd Tuesday of each month 7.30 – 9,30
Tuesday 8 March
Boxted WI invite you to join them at their open meeting on International Women’s Day to celebrate the women of our community and enjoy a relaxed evening of fun and friendship and cake!
If you’ve been wondering whether the WI is for you, this a great opportunity to come and find out a bit more about what we’re planning as we return to face to face meeting. (Suggested donation £3)
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
Monthly Pencil Art
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Future dates for pencil art at the village hall are as follows:
Saturdays are 2-5pm and Mondays are 6-9pm.
- Saturday March 12th
- Monday March 21st
- Saturday April 9th
- Monday April 25th
- Saturday May 14th
- Monday May 23rd
- Saturday June 4th
- Monday June 20th
- Saturday July 9th
- Monday July 25th
- Saturday August 13th
- Monday August 22nd
- Saturday September 10th
- Monday September 26th
- Saturday October 8th
- Monday October 24th
- Saturday November 12th
- Monday November 21st
Family quiz night
Saturday 5 March
£8 per head, under 11s free
Contract Dominic or Linda on 01206 273324 or email email@example.com
10.10am to 10.40am (car park)
- 10 March 2022
- 31 March 2022
- 21 April 2022
- 12 May 2022
- 02 June 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.
Langham Film Nights
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.
At the February meeting Karl Lumbers spoke on the work carried out by Trinity House. The next meeting on Thursday 10 March will be a talk by Amanda Barnes on the “Suffolk Punch Trust”. Any lady who would like to become a member of the club is welcome to join at the monthly meetings in the Community Centre at 7.30 pm every second Thursday in the month.
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
Meet on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the year, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm at Langham Community Centre; subscription £26 due March and September. Contact Chrissy Todd on 07742 131454
2nd Langham Scout Group
Meetings are held each Wednesday evening at Langham Community Centre. Beavers, 5.00 to 6.15 pm; Cubs, 6.15 to 7.30 pm; Scouts, 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Further details from Group Scout Leader Denise Hobday on 01206 230918.
St Peter’s Markets plants
Early Spring Special Offers:
- Primroses, Snowdrops and Sweet Rocket Plants – 3 for £4
- Mature Asparagus Plants in pots – 3 for £5
- Jerusalem Artichokes for planting – 10 for £4
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
Beer and the Bible
The Shepherd and Dog, Langham
Second Monday of the month, 8pm
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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