2nd January 2019


Christmas Recycling and Rubbish Collections.

Your recycling and rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year.

Collections from 1 January will be one day later than normal  during that week.

For full details please enter your postcode on our website here:

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/

and download your recycling  calendar.


Church Services

Sunday 6 January

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s, Boxted

11 am Service at Boxted Methodist Church led by Jonathan Sparkes


Boxted Parish Council

The January meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 January from 7.30 pm in the village hall.

The village hall trustees meeting follows on from the parish council meeting.
Read the Agenda for Boxted Parish Council meeting here:
Read the agenda for the Boxted Village Hall Trustees meeting here:

Boxted Evergreens Club

Members will be enjoying a Winter Quiz at the next meeting on Thursday 10 January from 2.30 pm in the village hall.


Langham Ladies

Next meet on Thursday 10 January 2019, 8.00 pm at Langham Community Centre, when Christine Beadle will speak on The Essex Scrubber.

Further details from Gill Brown on 273286.

Langham Parish Council

Is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. For more information contact the Chairman Peter Dawson on 01206 272605,
e-mail peterdaw50n@hotmail.com Closing date for applications: 11 January 2019.

Road Closure

From 21 January 2019:

Junction The Causeway and Boxted Road to Junction Boxted Road and Holly Lane Great Horkesley CO6 4AP

Access required to BT under ground structure for cabling and jointing works and overhead cabling and jointing works. No excavation work involved.
New Art Class starting Monday 28 January at Boxted Village Hall.

Langham Wednesday Walkers

Meet locally once weekly on Wednesdays at 10.00 am for easy walks of rarely more than two miles, followed by a coffee stop. For further details of walks in 2019 phone 01206 272806.





Roger Hirst, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
Fire & Rescue Plan 2019 – 2024 Public Survey –

There is still time for people who live or work in Essex to have their say on the proposed priorities in the county’s first ever Fire and Rescue Plan.

Roger Hirst wants to know what the public thinks and is urging people to complete an online survey at

http://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/FireRescuePlan

The survey is open until January 15.

Boxted Village Website :
https://boxted.org.uk

Boxted Parish Council Website
https://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/

Boxted Village Hall
https://boxted.org.uk/community/village-hall/

Boxted Primary School
https://www.boxted.essex.sch.uk

Little Owls Pre-School
https://littleowlsboxted.co.uk

Langham and Boxted Churches
https://lb-churches.co.uk

Boxted Methodist Silver Band
http://www.bmsb.co.uk

Boxted Cricket Club
http://www.boxtedcricketclub.co.uk/default.aspx

Boxted Running Club
https://boxted10k.co.uk

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
http://www.boxted-airfield.com/home

Langham Community Centre
http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Langham Community Shop
http://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
https://www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/

23rd December 2018


Faces of The Village

Members of Boxted Running Club about to set out for their Sunday run.


Church Services

Christmas Eve

2.30 pm Crib Service at St Peter’s, Boxted

4 pm Christingle Service at St Mary’s Langham

11 pm Midnight Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

Christmas Day

10 am Christmas Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Langham Community Shop

Christmas opening hours: Christmas Eve, 9.30 to 11.30 am; Christmas Day, CLOSED; Boxing Day, 9.30 to 11.30 am; 27, 28, 29 December, 8.30 am to 1.00 pm; 30, 31 December and 1 January, 9.30 to 11.30 am.

Christmas Recycling and Rubbish Collections.

Your recycling and rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year. During Christmas week, there will be no collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Collections which would normally fall on Christmas Day will be one day earlier on Christmas Eve, whilst Wednesday to Friday’s collections will be one day later than usual.  Collections from 1 January will also be one day later than normal  during that week.

For flat residents with kerbside black bag collections which would usually fall on Christmas Eve, these collections will take place on 22 December, followed by 31 December. Flat residents with communal collections will continue to receive weekly collections over this period.

For full details please enter your postcode on our website here:

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/

and download your recycling  calendar.

Neighbourhood Watch

Hobbs Drive, Boxted made a Hotspot by Police

What is a Hotspot?

The Hot Spots report issued by Essex Police lists locations in Colchester where burglaries might occur. Data analysts working for Essex Police prepare these reports. They look at all the recent incidents of burglary and note the types of property, the methods used, the items stolen, timings, similarities, so called ‘signatures’, profiles of victims, trends and any intelligence about crime that has been received.

The analysts then prepare a list of Hot Spot locations where the police might decide to mount additional uniformed or plain-clothes patrols, visits by marked or unmarked cars, and other interventions that might catch someone or lead to a positive identification.

Here’s the important bit. A Hot Spot isn’t necessarily where burglaries have occurred, but it might be an area that it is reasonable to suppose they might.

For example, the Coop in Dedham experienced a ram raid burglary in December last year. As a result, other supermarkets in similar locations became Hot Spots where police and the store’s own security staff worked together to prevent it happening again.

So, being a hot spot doesn’t mean impending trouble, but it might. Our job is to encourage members living in such locations to take precautions, revue the existing security arrangements, and watch out for their family members, neighbours and friends.

Boxted Village Website :
https://boxted.org.uk

Boxted Parish Council Website
https://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/

Boxted Village Hall
https://boxted.org.uk/community/village-hall/

Boxted Primary School
https://www.boxted.essex.sch.uk

Little Owls Pre-School
https://littleowlsboxted.co.uk

Langham and Boxted Churches
https://lb-churches.co.uk

Boxted Methodist Silver Band
http://www.bmsb.co.uk

Boxted Cricket Club
http://www.boxtedcricketclub.co.uk/default.aspx

Boxted Running Club
https://boxted10k.co.uk

Boxted Airfield Historical Group
http://www.boxted-airfield.com/home

Langham Community Centre
http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk

Langham Community Shop
http://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org

Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
https://www.essexhighways.org/getting-around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch
https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/