4th June 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.


Last minute Jubilee reminders …

Langham’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June

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

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.


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.


Church services

Sunday 5 June

9.30 am All -Age Family Service St Mary’s, Langham

Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday 8 June, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

Download the agenda here.


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.


Reuse, Recycle, Rehome – Boxted

Saturday 18 June


Boxted Biodiversity and Sustainability Group introduce the concept of Boxted Reuse, Recycle and Rehome Saturdays. Following the success of similar projects in some local village communities we consider this to be a great way to reduce landfill and also to reduce unnecessary purchases.

We would like to encourage residents to place items they wish to offer free of charge outside their properties on a certain Saturday each the month from 10am. This could be brick-brac, toys, books, plants, fruit and veg as a few examples.

Please clear offerings away by mid afternoon to ensure our village remains tidy.

Hopefully we will see crockery cherished by a new owner, old vinyl bringing music to new ears, toys and games enjoyed again and old football boots ready to be brushed off for the next season.

We can think of no better time to start than as soon as possible, so we propose the first R-R-R Saturday to be on the 18th June.

Take the opportunity to see what your neighbours have to offer, meet some new Boxted residents and find yourself something new to find a place in your home.

Watch this space for more information as a social media page will be set up shortly.




Ellis Road, Boxted

Suspect entered property causing internal damage also damaging the lock to an internal room.


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.


Mobile library

10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

Thursday 23 June
Thursday 14 July
Thursday 04 August
Thursday 25 August
Thursday 15 September

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


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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