18th 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 reminders …

Reuse, Recycle, Rehome – Boxted

Saturday 18 June, from 10am


Boxted Biodiversity and Sustainability Group introduce the concept of Boxted Reuse, Recycle and Rehome Saturdays. Place items they wish to offer free of charge outside your propertys 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. 

Church services

Sunday 19 June


9.30 am Eucharist St Mary’s, Langham 

4 pm Teatime Fathers Day service St Peters, Boxted 

Mobile Library

Thursday 23 June, 10am – 10.40am 
Boxted Village Hall car park

Langham Community Cafe

Friday 24 June, 10.30 to noon


The next cafe takes place Friday 24 June, 10.30 to noon, in the Langham Community Centre, hosted by Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal, including the usual book sale. Entry £1 including tea/coffee and biscuit. 

Boxted Village Walk

Saturday 25 June, 10am 
The Hub/Playing Fields


Following the success of the May village walk, please join us for another. Once again, a circular route of approx. 3 miles will be planned, including some road walking, but as much offroad footpath walking as possible, returning to the Hub for refreshments. 

Dates have been set for the next few months so you can get them in your diaries now if you wish, they are: 23 July, 20 August, 24 September, 22 October. No pre-commitment required, simply turn up on the day. 

What’s going on at Boxted WI

In the WI you’ll learn new skills, hear new ideas, have amazing experiences, make new friends and above all else, have fun. There’s something for everyone, so why not come along and find out more? 

You can visit us three times before committing to join and of course, there’s always tea and cake!

What to expect:

We will always make you feel welcome and if you’d like to bring a friend along, please do – the more the merrier! At each monthly meeting we arrange to have a speaker or organise a workshop or activity and there are opportunities to get together between meetings. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month 7.30 – 9.30pm in Boxted Village Hall, Cage Lane, CO4 5RE. 
Admission: Included in annual membership or suggested donation for guests of £3. 

Contact us Twitter: WIBoxted@BoxtedWI or Facebook: Fb.me/BoxtedEssex 

The Programme:

(2022 subs: £38 for full year)

  • 12 July: Garden Party – Venue to be confirmed
  • 9 August: Summer Fun – Constable Park, Brantham, CO11 1QR. 
    Watersport opportunities or just sit and watch from the comfort of the café verandah!
  • 13 September: Social and Rosie’s Boutique Evening
  • 11 October : Medical Detection Dogs – charity training dogs to detect human disease
  • 8 November: Candle Making
  • 13 December : Christmas

Friday Coffee and Chat @ The Hub; 10:30 am onwards last Friday of the month. 
Watch for confirmation and updates. 

The Committee:

President: Debs Board 
Vice President: Jacquie King 
Secretary: Geraldine Russell 
Treasurer: Gillian Walker 
Other Members 
Avril Gear 
Ann Burr 

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

  • 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

Green Energy 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). 

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 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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