27th 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.


Church services

Sunday 29 May

10.00am United 6 Parishes Service Mount Bures
The preacher will be Revd Janet Nicholls – Rural Adviser & Agricultural Chaplain

Boxted Airfield Museum

Open Day
Sunday 29 May, 10am – 4pm

How an airfield affected a small village. Weather permitting, there will be an outdoor cafe. with tea and cake at an historic site. See  www.boxted-airfield.com  for further information


Boxted Jubilee Oak

The village has been generously gifted an oak tree from Colchester Borough Council to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. This has now been planted on the new village green at Boxted Cross for all to enjoy. There will be a short unveiling ceremony for the Oak tree on Saturday 4th at 1pm to commemorate the Jubilee.


Mobile library

Thursday 2 June, 10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

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


Langham’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June


Jubilee Celebrations: Garden Trail

Friday 3 June, 10.00 am – 2.00pm

A programme of gardens open will be available from Langham Community Shop from 30 May or from any of the daisy signposted gardens on the day. Free programme and free entry to gardens.


RBL’s Knees-up for the Jubilee

Friday 3 June, 7pm


Saturday household drop-off service

Saturday 4 June, 11.00am – 12 noon
Boxted Village Hall car park

For the collection of household refuse and green waste.


Jubilee Celebrations: Langham’s History

Saturday 4 June, 11.30 am – 3.00 pm
Langham Community Centre

See and hear about Langham’s history. There will be displays of photos and memorabilia about the village and its life, exhibits by Boxted Airfield Historical Group and an illustrated talk by Simon Gallup, local historian at 2.00 pm.


Boxted’s Big Jubilee Picnic

Sunday 5 June, 2pm


WANTED: Face painters!

Are there any face painters in the village that would like to volunteer to paint faces on Boxted’s Big Jubilee Picnic on Sunday 5th from 2:00pm?

Please contact Lisa Scott at  lisa@paleseptember.co.uk


WI Big Jubilee Picnic Competition (1)

Sunday 5 June
Cake Decoration

The Boxted WI will be awarding a prize for the best Jubilee-themed decorated cake. To enter, decorate a Victoria sponge cake (recipe below if you don’t have your own) to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and bring your entry to Boxted Village Hall by 1.30pm on Sunday 5 June. The judges will be considering the decoration and not the taste of the sponge cake.


Over £2,000 raised for MND

Members of Boxted Runners Ian Rayment and Jim Spurgeon completed the recent Half Marathon in 2 hours and 3 minutes and so far have raised over £2,000 for the MNDA Colchester & NE Essex group.

Ian and Jim were running in support of Alison Phillips, a popular member of the village community who, sadly, has been diagnosed with MND.

Many thanks to all who donated and supported them. If you’d like to donate, please go to  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-raymant1


Go to  https://www.essexhighways.org/travelessex  for more information.


Boxted 10k, 5k and 2k fun run

Saturday 12 June

Volunteers required. Find out more information about volunteering at  www.boxted10k.co.uk/volunteer or email at boxted10k@boxtedrunners.co.uk

The Boxted WI is running a refreshments stall – cake donations gratefully received. Contact Jill on 07963 484401 for more information.




Mill Road, Boxted

Suspect unknown removed 400L domestic heating oil from property tank by means unknown.


Regulars in Boxted

Did you know there is an events calendar for Boxted Village Hall on the Boxted Village Website. Click here to view the calendar .


Boxted Royal British Legion

Check out the latest events on the RBL Facebook page .


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
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 June 4th
  • Monday June 20th

Contact willowsofdedham@gmail.com for more info


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.


Thursday 9 June, 7.30pm

Mary Newton, forensic pathologist, will be the speaker on with a talk entitled “Blood, Sweat and Fears”. Non-members are very welcome for a fee of £5, which includes refreshments.

At the last meeting, members enjoyed a sparkling wine and nibbles reception before being entertained by a fashion show staged by Bromley & Co. of Ipswich There was also a varied selection of handbags and gifts to buy and a further similar evening with autumn wear is planned for later in the year.

Langham Ladies meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30pm – 10:00pm at Langham Community Centre. Contact Gill Brown on 01206 273286 or Tricia Gooding on 01206 230510


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.


Beer and the Bible

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

In the Community

Green Energy Project

For further information on what’s going on with the National Grid Green Energy Project, please visit  https://boxtedparishcouncil.org.uk/national-grid-green-energy-project/

A petition has been set up to ‘SAY NO TO 180km of Essex Suffolk Norfolk pylons’ and is asking the Government to look realistically to the green future and build a strategic offshore grid instead. You can find the petition at  www.pylonseastanglia.co.uk  or you can write to local MP Sir Bernard Jenkin – bernard.jenkin.mp@parliament.uk  who is chair of OffSET (the Off-Shore Electricity Grid Task Force).


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.


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 School Association Summer Fete
Friday 1 July, 3pm – 5pm

For further information, contact bsa@boxted.essex.sch.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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