11th 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.

Church services

Sunday 12 June


9.30 am Eucharist at St Peter’s, Boxted

Volunteers clearing footpaths


Many thanks to all the volunteers who are clearing the village footpaths. 

The work is in anticipation of the Boxted Runners 10k event on Sunday 12 June but is of benefit to all footpath walkers.

Boxted 10k, 5k and 2k fun run

Sunday 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.

Reminder: Reuse, Recycle, Rehome – Boxted

Saturday 18 June, from 10am


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

Car Keys Found

Saturday 4th June on Harwich lines, track, Boxted. 

Call Avou on: 07861 800 870.

Busy Jubilee for Methodist Band

Above: Members are seen here at Boxted 

It was a busy Platinum Jubilee for Boxted Methodist Silver Band with three performances over the weekend. 

The band performed firstly at Great Bentley Village Fete on the Saturday, and then on Sunday across the Suffolk border at Boxford before returning to their home village to play at a Jubilee Service on Boxted playing field followed by a concert. 

Bill Kettle (seen below) – President of Boxted Methodist Silver Band – conducted the final number on Sunday. 


The band is the only surviving Methodist Silver Band in England. It has 32 members, ranging in age from 14 to 89. They already have around 20 further bookings this year including a weekend in September with two performances at Dover Castle.

Deadline for Green Energy Consultation


On 21 April 2022, National Grid launched a non-statutory Consultation concerning a major project to reinforce the electricity transmission network from Norwich to Tilbury as the first stage in the process applying for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). The following report sets out the response by Colchester Borough Council to this initial strategic consultation: 


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).

Boxted Primary School pupils cycle training


Bikeability cycle training equips children with vital life skills. Pupils not only learn to cycle, but they also gain independence, social skills, and a sense of wellbeing. 

The year 6 children from Boxted St Peter’s CEVC Primary took to the roads to learn valuable road safety skills and earn their Bikeability level 2 badge. They were doing a brilliant job on the roads of Boxted earlier and the instructors were very impressed.

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.

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

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 

Little Owls Pre-School 
Langham and Boxted Churches 
Boxted Cricket Club 
Mobile Library Service 
Boxted Runners 
Boxted 10K 
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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