15th March 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.


Digital help at the Hub


Tuesday 17th March, 10am
Boxted Hub


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



Tuesday 17th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Tuesday 17th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Airfield Museum

Peter Jones speaks on Tram Story.

Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com; Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.


Art and craft club

Wednesday 18th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall 


Boxted History Group

Wednesday 18th March, 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall


“Franklin D Roosevelt” by Geoff Page

All welcome



Boxted EvergreensThursday 19th March
Boxted Village Hall


“Rwandan Orphans”


Langham Handmade Fair Saturday 21st March 10.30 - 3.30, Langham Community Centre


*Free entry* *Free parking*
langhamhandmadefair@gmail.com


Langham Film Night presents 'Knives Out' Saturday 21st March, 7pm Langham Community Centre Tickets available now on line and from the Langham Community Shop £4 each.


Church services



Sunday 22nd March


9:30 am – 10:30 am: Sung Eucharist – Mothering Sunday, St Mary’s Langham


Easter Lilies


If you would like to remember a loved one at Easter by purchasing lilies to be displayed in either of our two churches, please contact Annette Whybrow (St. Peter’s, Boxted) 01206 272773 or Dot Garner (St. Mary’s, Langham) 01206 272599.

Price:

  • Arum: £2.40 each
  • Longiflorum: £1.62 each


Orders to be placed by 5th April 2020.


Theft of tools

Stephen Armson-Smith
Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor
Essex Police

The theft of tools is not only ‘theft of those tools’; it is also the damage the thief causes in getting to them. This can prevent you from carrying out an intended task(s), and to a trader it is your livelihood, a necessity to carry out your work.

Recent Direct Line Insurance statistics relation to tool thefts state:

  • £83 million stolen England and Wales since 2017 mainly from Tradesmen
  • Only 3% recovered
  • 217,000 tools
  • 28% from vehicles
  • 20% Private Residences
  •  10% work sites & businesses


Invariably tools are kept in vehicles, sheds, garages and other outbuildings, all with a level of apparent vulnerability that a thief will seek to exploit.

There are similarities in security advice for both sheds, outbuildings and vans:

  • Is there a more secure location with greater protection where your tools can safely be stored?
  • With regards to where your sheds, outbuildings and vans are positioned, where possible each wants to be where it can be seen and under lighting.
  • Shed windows, as with the rear windows of a van, need to be such that the contents cannot be seen through and each can have a weld mesh grille over the inside to deter access. *
  • Consider supplementing the existing locks with accreditation body tested products to the risk commensurate standard to protect your property i.e. secured by Design or Sold Secure (gold or diamond standard). When fitting such consider the strength what you are fitting it to and whether that too needs to be enhanced. **
  • Consider further security within such as strong boxes or in sheds and outbuildings ground anchors to lock the item by chain to. **
  • Consider an alarm, there are those out there that notify you on your Smart Device of an intrusion and allow you to view the cause of the activation. *
  • Property marking and asset recording will make your tools harder for the criminal to dispose of and so less desirable. Methods could be visibly marking i.e. engraving, die stamping, painting an awful colour, indelible ink or paint marker and/or a forensic marker with labelling to show that it is marked also asset recording of its serial number and description on a secure accreditation body approved database. *
  • There are fogging and intruder tagging sprays available that when activated fill the van or shed with a fog that you cannot see the hand in front of your face, or the tagging spray that coats the intruder with a unique UV visible spray.

(*SBD or both**)

Products that are fit for purpose can found by looking for the “Secured by Design” or “Sold Secure” logos, or on their websites http://www.securedbydesign.com/ or http://www.soldsecure.com/ .

For further crime prevention advice see www.essex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/ or www.thecrimepreventionwebsite.com .


Dates for the diary …



Bingo at the Hub
Tuesday 24th March, 2-4pm



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 24th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Mobile Library
Thursday 26th March,
10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing FIeld Car Park


Langham Community Council invitation
Friday 27th March, 10.30am – 12noon
Langham Community Centre

All are invited to celebrate the completion of the works to replace the central heating and hot water systems at the Community Centre, Pre-School and Community Shop. The project has been completed over two years, helped by funding from The Enovert Community Trust, Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and Langham Parish Council. The Community Café, linked to this event, is being hosted by Langham Ladies; £1 entry fee.



The Edge
Friday 27th March, 8pm
Boxted Methodist Hall



Parish newsletter deadline
Thursday 26th March


Please submit all enquiries and submissions to lwbnewsletter@gmail.com



Mobile pizza!
Saturday 28th March, 6pm – 8pm
Royal British Legion



Road Closure
Skye Hall Hill, Boxted
from Monday 30th March

Please click on the following link https://one.network/?tm=116539955 to find details of the intended closure of Skye Hall Hill for 5 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes drainage investigation works.



Boxted WI
Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

“Don’t fear the smear” and “Menopause matters”, short talks by healthcare professionals.

If you would like to attend, please confirm bty email to BoxtedWI@gmail.com. There is no entry fee but you are asked to consider a donation to the Red Box Campaign such as sanitary products (in sealed packets), girls pants or tights.



Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Saturday 4th April, 7pm
St Mary’s, Dedham

Tickets £10 each, available from the parish office, pharmacy or band secretary Liz Petter on 01206 271511



Black and Gold Ball
Friday 15th May
7pm – 1am
Le Talbooth

All funds raised will benefit the children of Boxted St Peter’s School. Tickets £65 per person. Three course dinner and coffee, then dance the night away! For more information, contact bsa@boxted.essex.sch.uk or contact the school office on 01206 272239.


Have your say

Find out how you can have your say at any meeting of Colchester Borough Council. All meetings are open to the public, except those parts where confidential matters are being discussed.

For more information on how to have your say at council meetings, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/HaveYourSay.aspx or to view the schedule of meetings throughout the year, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/MeetingCalendar.aspx


Useful links:

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

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9th March 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.


Beer and the Bible at the Shepherd Langham

Monday 9th March, 8pm


Boxted WI

Tuesday 10th March, 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall

Tols with a Mission – Learn how old garden tools can help to transform lives.


Parish Council Meeting


Wednesday 11th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall 

Download the agenda here

To contact the Council please email or call the Clerk – Karen Thompson:

boxtedparishcouncil@gmail.com, 07971 525688


Langham LadiesLangham Ladies


Thursday 12th March, 7.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Snowdrops & Spring Treasure Guy Barker (open meeting guests invited)



Friday 13th March, 8pm


Langham Singers


Saturday 14th March, 11am-1pm
Langham Community Centre

Cost £6
Contact Carolyn 272332

Future dates:
Saturday 11th April
Saturday 9th May
Saturday 13th June


Church services

Sunday 15th March

8:00 am – 9:00 am: BCP Said Eucharist, St Mary’s Langham

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Family Service St Peter’s Boxted


Are you interested in joining a meditation / relaxation group? Please send expressions of interest or ask for further details.to Avou Oldfield – avou79@googlemail.com


Fraudulent website

Grahame Stehle
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

A fraudulent website has appeared using the Action Fraud name. Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The fraudulent site is under the name https://www.actionfraudsolicitors.co.uk/ and you may be directed to this site by Google.

This site is not legitimate and is no way connected to Action Fraud. The site is purporting to be a legal firm and may ask you for personal or financial information – Action Fraud will never ask you to make a payment in order to report or use their services.

Action Fraud are working to have this site taken down, but if trying to report to fraud, or you are seeking advice, please ensure you use the correct web address:

For further information please read Action Fraud’s update: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/action-fraud-warning-over-fake-websites. Please note that Action Fraud will be launching a new web site in the next few weeks. It will contain much the same information as the current site, but will have a feature that enables residents of Colchester to apply to join Neighbourhood Watch.


Fly tipping

Fly tipping incidents, such as the abandoned carpet pictured above, can be reported to the community zone warden at:

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/our-community/services/?action=Report


Dates for the diary …



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 17th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Boxted Carpet Bowls
Every Friday and
Tuesday 17th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall



Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Tuesday 17th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Airfield Museum

Peter Jones speaks on Tram Story.

Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com; Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.



Art and Craft Club
Wednesday 18th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall 



Boxted EvergreensThursday 19th March
Boxted Village Hall

Rwandan Orphans



Handmade Fair
Saturday 21st March, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Langham Community Centre

*Free entry* *Free parking*
langhamhandmadefair@gmail.com



Langham Film Night presents
‘Knives Out’
Saturday 21st March, 7pm
Langham Community Centre

Tickets available now on line and from the Langham Community Shop £4 each.



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 24th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Mobile Library
Thursday 26th March,
10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing FIeld Car Park




Langham Community Council invitation
Friday 27th March, 10.30am – 12noon
Langham Community Centre

All are invited to celebrate the completion of the works to replace the central heating and hot water systems at the Community Centre, Pre-School and Community Shop. The project has been completed over two years, helped by funding from The Enovert Community Trust, Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and Langham Parish Council. The Community Café, linked to this event, is being hosted by Langham Ladies; £1 entry fee.



The Edge
Friday 27th March, 8pm
Boxted Methodist Hall



Boxted WI
Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

“Don’t fear the smear” and “Menopause matters”, short talks by healthcare professionals.

If you would like to attend, please confirm bty email to BoxtedWI@gmail.com. There is no entry fee but you are asked to consider a donation to the Red Box Campaign such as sanitary products (in sealed packets), girls pants or tights.



Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Saturday 4th April, 7pm
St Mary’s, Dedham

Tickets £10 each, available from the parish office, pharmacy or band secretary Liz Petter on 01206 271511



Black and Gold Ball
Friday 15th May
7pm – 1am
Le Talbooth

All funds raised will benefit the children of Boxted St Peter’s School. Tickets £65 per person. Three course dinner and coffee, then dance the night away! For more information, contact bsa@boxted.essex.sch.uk or contact the school office on 01206 272239.


Have your say

Find out how you can have your say at any meeting of Colchester Borough Council. All meetings are open to the public, except those parts where confidential matters are being discussed.

For more information on how to have your say at council meetings, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/HaveYourSay.aspx or to view the schedule of meetings throughout the year, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/MeetingCalendar.aspx


Useful links:

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


Copyright © 2020 Boxted Village Website, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com

Newsletter editor: Angela McLauchlan Design and layout: Shirley Szymanek

1st March 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.


Boxted carpet bowls


Every Friday and
Tuesday 3rd March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


Art and Craft Club

Wednesday 4th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall 


Mobile Library


Thursday 5th March,
10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing Field Car Park

**********

Book review

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Moving, powerful, compassionate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.

Read the full review here


Boxted Evergreens

Thursday 5th March
Boxted Village Hall

“Ten Words with Viv”



There are just 4 tables left to fill and single people or couples can be fitted on to existing booked tables who do not have the full quota. Please contact Dominic or Linda on 01206 273324 or email dominic@poplargs.co.uk if you are interested.


Church services

Sunday 8th March

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s, Langham

4 pm Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted



Rogue Traders

Grahame Stehle
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

Concerning the recent high winds, fallen fences and holes in roofs bring out the rogue traders in droves. Don’t be fooled into parting with your money. Always use reputable traders with a good track record and never accept a doorstep offer to start and complete work.

Use traders who you trust or have used before. Alternatively Trading Standards have a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme – please use this website in order to find traders that have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

Please also be aware that rogue traders may appear alongside reputable traders on popular web sites promoting these services.

Take a look at this video from Trading Standards: Cold Callers Video .

Also, Checkatrade is another good place to start your search for help – http://bit.ly/3c6OHjV.


Dates for the diary …



Beer and The Bible
Monday 9th March, 8pm
The Shepherd, Langham


Boxted WI
Wednesday 10th March, 7.30 pm
Boxted Village Hall

Tools with a Mission – Learn how old garden tools can help to transform lives.



Parish Council Meeting
Thursday 11th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall



Langham LadiesThursday 12th March, 7.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Snowdrops & Spring Treasure Guy Barker (open meeting guests invited)



The Edge
Friday 13th March, 8pm
Boxted Methodist Hall



Langham Singers
Saturday 14th March, 11am-1pm
Langham Community Centre

Cost £6
Contact Carolyn 272332

Future dates:
Saturday 11th April
Saturday 9th May
Saturday 13th June



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 17th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Boxted Carpet Bowls
Every Friday and
Tuesday 17th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall



Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Tuesday 17th March, 7.30pm
Boxted Airfield Museum

Peter Jones speaks on Tram Story.

Details available from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or jezzyh@btinternet.com; Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.



Art and Craft Club
Wednesday 18th March, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall 



Boxted EvergreensThursday 19th March
Boxted Village Hall

Rwandan Orphans



Langham Film Night presents
‘Knives Out’
Saturday 21st March, 7pm
Langham Community Centre

Tickets available now on line and from the Langham Community Shop £4 each.



Digital Help at the Hub
Tuesday 24th March, 10am
Boxted Hub

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



Mobile Library
Thursday 26th March,
10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted Playing FIeld Car Park




Langham Community Council invitation
Friday 27th March, 10.30am – 12noon
Langham Community Centre

All are invited to celebrate the completion of the works to replace the central heating and hot water systems at the Community Centre, Pre-School and Community Shop. The project has been completed over two years, helped by funding from The Enovert Community Trust, Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and Langham Parish Council. The Community Café, linked to this event, is being hosted by Langham Ladies; £1 entry fee.



The Edge
Friday 27th March, 8pm
Boxted Methodist Hall



Boxted WI
Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

“Don’t fear the smear” and “Menopause matters”, short talks by healthcare professionals.

If you would like to attend, please confirm bty email to BoxtedWI@gmail.com. There is no entry fee but you are asked to consider a donation to the Red Box Campaign such as sanitary products (in sealed packets), girls pants or tights.



Black and Gold Ball
Friday 15th May
7pm – 1am
Le Talbooth

All funds raised will benefit the children of Boxted St Peter’s School. Tickets £65 per person. Three course dinner and coffee, then dance the night away! For more information, contact bsa@boxted.essex.sch.uk or contact the school office on 01206 272239.


Have your say

Find out how you can have your say at any meeting of Colchester Borough Council. All meetings are open to the public, except those parts where confidential matters are being discussed.

For more information on how to have your say at council meetings, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/HaveYourSay.aspx or to view the schedule of meetings throughout the year, visit https://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/MeetingCalendar.aspx


Useful links:

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


Copyright © 2020 Boxted Village Website, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
boxtedvillagenews@gmail.com

Newsletter editor: Angela McLauchlan Design and layout: Shirley Szymanek