9th February 2020

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham


Welcome to this week’s newsletter – giving you a reminder of some of the regular events taking place in Boxted and Langham.


Next meet up: Monday 10 February


Next call: Tuesday 11th February


Boxted WI

Tuesday 11th February
7.30 pm Boxted Village Hall

Family and Friends open meeting with games and chips


Boxted parish councilWednesday 12th February, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

Download the agenda here


Mobile Library

Thursday 13th February
10.10 to 10.40 am
Boxted Playing Field

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Book review

The Two O’Clock Boy by Mark Hill

A mysterious figure is, one by one, killing those who grew up at the Longacre Children’s Home. DI Ray Drake will do whatever it takes to stop the murders. Who is killing to hide their secret? And can YOU guess the ending? A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original.

Read the full review here.


Memorial Service for
Lord Edmund Ironside
Thursday 13th February, 12.30pm

Also known as ‘Bing’, the late Lord Edmund Ironside lived in Boxted, in Priory House, for many years.

There will be a Memorial Service for him at St Peter’s Church, Boxted on Thursday 13th February.


Langham ladies
Thursday 13th February
Langham Community Centre

To Fetch a Pail of Water by Patrick Denney, Historian (open meeting guests invited)



Church services

Sunday 16th February

8 am Said Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer, St Mary’s Langham

9.30 am All Age Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham



Children’s Society Collection Boxes

Please contact Gill Pullen (Boxted 273804) or Denise Hobday (Langham 230918) who will arrange the annual collection.

If anyone feels they would like one of these boxes to put small change in for the Children’s Society charity please speak to either Gill or Denise.


What 3 Words

Extracted from the January 2020 edition of the Essex Community Watch magazine, this article highlights the benefits of downloading the what3words app onto your mobile phone in case of emergencies. The app pinpoints your location to emergency services and there is a growing consensus among professionals that we should all take advantage of this easy to use app.

– Download the full article here.
– Download the phone app here.


Get trees for free!

Saturday 22nd February

Colchester Borough Council’s annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway returns on Saturday 22nd February at the Community Stadium, Axial Way. This year, as part of the Colchester Woodland Project and to mark the start of a new decade, there will be ten thousand trees given away.

For more information, visit https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=trees-in-planning&id=KA-02454


Autumn colours of the naturally formed avenue of oaks along Horkesley Road.
Photo taken in December 2016


Dates for the diary …


Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 18th February
10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Drop in session. Get basic digital skills for free. Bring your own devices.


Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Tuesday 18th February, 7.30 pm
Boxted Airfield Museum

Guest speaker Flt Lt A Rivett DC 1830 Tendring SQD ATC
Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com


Boxted History Group
Wednesday 19th February, 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall

The Story of Greyfriars


Boxted Evergreens
Thursday 20th February
Boxted Village Hall

Riding for the Disabled


Parish Newsletter
Copy deadline for March
Thursday 20th February

Copy for the March issue of the Boxted and Langham village newsletter should be with the Editor, Tim Clarke, by Thursday 20th February. Email lwbnewsletter@gmailcom


Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 25th February
10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Drop in session. Get basic digital skills for free. Bring your own devices.


Mobile Pizza Company
Saturday 29th February
6 – 8 pm
Boxted British Legion

https://themobilepizzaco.co.uk/about/street-food/


Family Quiz Night
Saturday 7th March, 7pm
Boxted Village Hall

£6.00 per head. Children free.

Licensed bar. Contact Dominic and Linda on 01206 273324 dominic@poplargs.co.uk to find out more and to book your place.

All proceeds go to the Youthwork Fund.


Useful links:

Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion


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