20th May 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:

Angels MBS Charity Event

Saturday 21 May, 10am – 4pm
Langham Community Centre


Langham Film Nights

Saturday 21 May, 7pm
Langham Community Centre


Boxted RBL Live Music

Stephen Bartington
Saturday 21 May, 7pm – 9pm


JustGiving for MND

Sunday 22 May

Boxted Runners Ian Raymant and Jim Spurgeon are taking up the challenge to support those living with Motor Neurone Disease. Read Ian’s story and pledge your support at  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-raymant1


Church services

Sunday 22 May

9.30 am Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Sunday 29 May

10.00am United 6 Parishes Service Mount Bures
The preacher will be Revd Janet Nicholls – Rural Adviser & Agricultural Chaplain

Be part of something special

In order to make Boxted 10k unforgettable for the runners and spectators, volunteers are needed for the event. We had a great response from the village in 2018 and 2019, and hopefully can this year.

We will make sure you get all the information and equipment you need to volunteer.

We will provide you with a bottle of water whilst volunteering during the race and tea/coffee or soft drink when the race has finished at the school.

You can find out more information about volunteering at  www.boxted10k.co.uk/volunteer or email at boxted10k@boxtedrunners.co.uk



Busy year for Boxted Band

Boxted Methodist Silver Band – the only surviving Methodist Silver Band in England – has a busy schedule for the rest of the year with more than 20 bookings already planned and with several more to be arranged for December which traditionally has been the Band’s busiest month of the year leading up to Christmas.

The events include Sunday August 14 with a performance, from 1pm to 3pm, at Colchester Castle Park bandstand.

The band was formed in 1898, but following the closure by Colchester Methodist Circuit of Boxted Methodist Church in July 2019 it has been independent. However, it remains true to its Methodist tradition with attendances at church services as well as a wider repertoire of music for non-religious concerts.

Already this year it has played at the annual daffodil service at Methodist Central Hall in London, the “cathedral” to Methodism, and at a concert in Stoke-by-Nayland Church.

The biggest event for the Band’s 32 members is in September when over the second weekend they will be playing at Dover Castle, on the Saturday evening at a concert and during Sunday morning in a church service. The weekend has been arranged with the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was previously the Speaker’s Chaplain when the Band’s Chairman, Sir Bob Russell, was Colchester’s MP. She readily accepted Sir Bob’s offer for the Band to play in Dover.

First of the forthcoming events is on Saturday June 4 when the Band will play in the afternoon at Great Bentley Jubilee Fete. The next day, during lunchtime over the Suffolk border, they will play at Boxford Jubilee Fete before returning to their home village of Boxted for a Jubilee Service at 3.30pm at Boxted Village Hall and playing field.

Details of other events will be given as the year progresses.


National Grid’s Green Project

The next consultation meeting for this proposed project is:

  • Saturday 28 May, 10am-4pm
    Lawford Venture, Centre, Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree CO11 2JE

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/say-no-to-180km-of-essex-suffolk-norfolk-pylons-and-build-a-strategic-offshore-grid

https://www.nationalgrid.com/electricity-transmission/network-and-infrastructure/infrastructure-projects/east-anglia-green


What’s on in June

Mobile library

Thursday 2 June
10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

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


Fancy dress knees-up

Friday 3 June
Boxted RBL


Saturday household drop-off service

Saturday 4 June 11.00 to 12 noon
Boxted Village Hall car park

For the collection of household refuse and green waste.


Big Jubilee Picnic
Sunday 5 June
King George V Playing Field, Boxted


Langham Celebrates Platinum Jubilee
2-5 June
Langham


Boxted 10K
Sunday 12 June

For further information, go to  https://boxted10k.co.uk/


Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Strawberry Fair
Saturday 25 June, 2pm
St Peter’s Church, Boxted


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 May 23rd
  • Saturday June 4th
  • Monday June 20 th

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.


2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
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.


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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