Month: August 2022

  • 6th August 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 7 August   9.30 am: All Age Worship. St Mary’s Langham  Regulars in Boxted Did you know there is […]

  • 30th July 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 reminder …

    Household drop-off service

    • Saturday 30 July, 8.00am to 9.15am 
      Langham Community Centre car park
    • Saturday 30 July, 11am to 12 noon 
      King George Playing Field car park, Cage Lane, Boxted

    Church services

    Sunday 31 July 
     

    10 am United Service: St Peter’s Boxted

    Save our bridge!

    Boxted Parish Council request that Boxted Bridge planning application be withdrawn


    Click here to read Boxted Parish Council’s letter to Cllr Lee Scott and Essex Highways requesting that the Boxted Bridge planning application CC/COL/106/21 be withdrawn. 

    Save Boxted Bridge campaigner Lucinda de Jasay writes: 

    “Whilst cycling over Cat and Mutton bridge, Broadway Market, Hackney, in London I was struck by the sight of two people straining to look over the parapet at the view down onto Regent’s Canal. I happened to have a measuring tape with me; the bridge parapet height was 147 cms, just short of the 150 cm central parapet height proposed in Essex Highways’ planning application design for a replacement superstructure Boxted bridge. Here then is a convenient visual to imagine their proposed visitor experience! 

    “It is no coincidence that in 1897 bridge builder George Double designed the parapet of Boxted Bridge 130 cm high, the perfect height to safely lean on and enjoy maximum views of the river in it’s idyllic rural setting whilst creating a gently pleasing arched span on the sides.

    “SAVE OUR BRIDGE!” 

    Full information on the Save Boxted Bridge campaign can be found on Change.Org 

     


    New dog waste bin


     

    At the request of residents, Boxted Parish Council has arranged for a dog waste bin to be installed by Colchester Borough Council at the end of Harwich Lines. 

    Boxted Parish Council will be paying an annual charge of £400 to have it regularly emptied. Please carry your full doggie bags with you to deposit into the bin – don’t leave them littering the footpath to collect and dispose of later. It’s an unpleasant hazard and spoils the enjoyment of those using the footpaths.