7th May 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.

National Grid’s East Anglian Green Project

Two local public exhibitions

  • Saturday 7 May, 10am-4pm:
    West Bergholt Orpen Memorial Hall, 45-57 Lexden Rd, West Bergholt CO6 3BG
  • Saturday 28 May, 10am-4pm
    Lawford Venture, Centre, Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree CO11 2JE

Church services

Sunday 8 May

9.30 am Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Meeting Wednesday 11 May, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

Download the agenda here

Remembering Graham

A memorial plaque in honour of Graham Francis has been unveiled. It sits on the back of one of Boxted Cricket Club’s sightscreens.

Graham passed away last year, having done so much for the club over many, many years and the cricket club hopes this will keep his memory alive for many more years to come.

Vintage and Classic at Boxted’s Jubilee Celebrations

Calling owners of classic cars, vintage tractors or other vintage machinery in Boxted.

Cllr Jonathan Hunt is coordinating a small display of classic cars and vintage farm machinery as part of the Jubilee Celebrations on Sunday 5 June, on the King George Playing fields.

Vehicles with local interest or ages approaching 75 years or more will be of particular interest but all will be considered.

Please email cllr.hunt@boxtedparishcouncil.org.uk or text/call 07874625635 if you would be interested in showing your vehicle.

Boxted Village Walk

Meet 10am Saturday 14 May
The Hub/Playing Fields

Pictured: the beautiful oak trees which are a feature of Boxted

The Boxted Biodiversity and Sustainability working group are looking to restart the once popular village walks. The first walk is proposed for Saturday 14 May, meeting at 10am from the Village playing fields/Hub.

For this initial walk a circular route of 3 miles will be planned, including some road walking, but as much offroad footpath walking as possible, returning to the Hub for refreshments. If the idea is popular then it could grow to longer and more frequent walks in future. No pre-commitment required, simply turn up on the day.

Boxted Bridge birthday sees campaigners vow to fight on

Many thanks to Daniel Rees for his recent article in the Daily Gazette. Campaigners fighting the demolition of a Victorian bridge have marked its 125th birthday…by vowing to save it.

Read the full article here.

Dedham Road, Boxted
Suspect unknown by means unknown damaged a public telephone kiosk library.

Greyhound Hill, Langham
Suspect unknown removed a black and orange KTM 125 motorbike index ET21CYO from property driveway by means unknown.

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

3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 – 10 pm.
Boxted Village Hall
For 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

  • 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)

  • 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

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.

Angels MBS Charity Event

Saturday 21 May, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Langham Community Centre

For St. Helena Hospice, £3 entrance. Workshops, retails stalls and more.

The next meeting on Thursday, 12 May at 7.30 pm, will be a fashion show presented by Bromley & Co. from Ipswich. Non-members are most welcome to attend for a small fee.

Langham Community Cafe

Main Hall of the Community Centre on the last Friday of each month, from 10:30am until midday. All are welcome to join us for coffee/tea and cakes.

Langham Film Nights

Saturday 21 May

Langham Community Centre

Next presentation will be “Belfast” (12A) at the Community Centre, Doors open 7.00 pm; film starts 7.45 pm. Bar and other refreshments available. Tickets £5 each, £5.50 on the door, (card payments preferred) from Langham Community Shop or online at www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Beer and the Bible

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

In the Community

St Peter’s Markets Plants

Over 500 plants are for sale in aid of Langham with Boxted Church Funds. Most plants are £1.50 to £3.50 with quantity discounts. Perennials, English native trees, shrubs, herbs and climbers are available. First come first served but all will be done to fulfil requests. Contact Stephen Whybrow on 07801 749575 or email stephenwhybrow@msn.com to order or arrange viewing or visit https://stpetersmarketplace.org/ for more information.

JustGiving for MND
Sunday 22 May

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

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 10K : Sunday 11 September

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

What’s on in June

Big Jubilee Picnic
Sunday 5 June
King George V Playing Field

Langham Celebrates Platinum Jubilee
2-5 June

Boxted 10K
Sunday 12 June

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

Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Strawberry Fair
Saturday 25 June, 2pm
St Peter’s Church

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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