16th April 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 17 April

5.45 am Outdoors Sunrise Service with breaking of bread at St Peter’s Boxted
This service will be followed by refreshments of bacon rolls and coffee.

9.30 am Easter Eucharist St Mary’s, Langham

Donkey goes to Church

Eeyore, a local donkey, attended the Palm Service at St Peter’s Church recently to the great delight of the congregation.

Reminder: Stroll with a Patrol

Your chance to highlight what’s bugging you in the village.

Wednesday 20 April, 6pm
Boxted Village Hall

Can you help?

We need donations of china for the china smash!
Please contact Dominic Sheil on 01206 273324

More fly tipping

The bottom of Cook’s Hill seems to be a fly tipping hot spot.

This latest incident has now been reported to:


if you have any information regarding potential fly tippers this can be reported in confidence to:


Regulars in Boxted

Tuesdays fortnightly, 2 – 4 pm
Boxted Community Hub
6 games and a weekly raffle.

For more information, call Dot on 01206 272676

Boxted History Group

Wednesday 20 April,  7.15 for 7.45 pm
Boxted Village Hall

A talk entitled “Walk down Cable Street” will be given by Ian Kirkby which in turn will be preceded by the group’s AGM.  The usual complementary refreshments will be available. Visitors always welcome.  (£3) Further information call 01206 272774

Boxted WI

2nd Tuesday of each month 7.30 – 9,30
Boxted Village Hall

You can find us on Facebook

Art and Craft Club

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

Open Door Cafe

Fridays in term time.
Boxted Village Hall

Bowls club

Every Friday 2 – 4 pm
Boxted Village Hall

Monthly Pencil Art

Saturdays dates are 2-5pm and Mondays are 6-9pm.
Boxted Village Hall

  • Monday April 25th
  • Saturday May 14th
  • Monday May 23rd

Contact willowsofdedham@gmail.com for more info

Mobile library

10.10am to 10.40am (Boxted Village Hall car park)

  • 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/

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 at St Peter’s Church. Contact Dominic Sheil 01206 273324


Remember, there’s always lots going on at Boxted Royal British Legion. Head over to the RBL Facebook page for regular updates.

Regulars in Langham

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 Community Cafe

Next takes place Friday 22 April, 10.30 am to noon, in Langham Community Centre, including the usual book sale, and is hosted by the Community Shop.  Tea or coffee and biscuit £1; cake 50p. extra. All welcome.

Beer and the Bible

The Shepherd and Dog, Langham
Second Monday of the month, 8pm

In the Community

JustGiving for MND

Boxted Runners Ian Raymant and Jim Spurgeon are taking up the challenge to support those living with Motor Neurone Disease. Read Ian’s story and pledge your support at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-raymant1

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.

Jubilee celebrations

Both Boxted and Langham are organising Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.

Langham Celebrates is a four–day event from Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June marking the occasion.

Boxted will celebrate on 5 June from 2pm at King George V Playing Field.

Updates will follow nearer the time.

Boxted 10K : Sunday 12 June

For further information, go to https://boxted10k.co.uk/

Langham 10K : Sunday 11 September

For further information, go to https://langham10k.co.uk/

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

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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