03 December 2013
Design Statement updated
The Great Migration to New England 1630-1640 by Douglas Carter
In 1630, Boxted's vicar, Reverend George Philips led 30 of his congregation to join about 700 others from East of England in a hazardous migration to "the Promised Land" of New England on the East Coast of North America.
This book is a valuable resource for tracing relatives from this area of the Stour valley and the village of Boxted.
Boxted, Portrait of an English Village by Douglas Carter.
"Scholarly and intimate, as a good guide should be, ..." Dr. Ronald Blythe
2 December 2013
Art and Craft Club
Members will be enjoying mince pies and a raffle at the meeting on Wednesday Dec 4 in the village hall from 2 – 4 pm.
Langham Film Nights
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Saturday December 7 at Langham Community Centre. Bar opens at 7pm. Film starts at 7.45 pm. Tickets £3.50 from Langham Community Shop.
Sunday December 8: 10 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham, 10.30 am service at the Methodist Church led by Jonathan Sparkes. 6 pm Evensong at St Peter’s, Boxted.
Only once visit this month. Tuesday December 10 from 10.55 to 11.30 at the playing field car park.
EACH Christmas Carol Service
In aid of the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. Thursday December 12 from 7.30 pm. St Michael’s Church, Mile End. The Encore Women’s Choir will be leading the performance which will include traditional songs and readings. A retiring collection in aid of EACH will take place and tea/coffee with mince pies will be served at the end of the service.
Sunday December 15 at St Mary’s Church, Langham. 6 pm.
Cider with Carols
(and Mulled Wine) Saturday December 21 from 6 pm at St Peter’s Church, Boxted. In aid of Langham with Boxted Churches youth work projects.
Carol Service with Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Sunday December 22 from 3 pm in the Methodist Church followed by seasonal refreshments.
Church Christmas Bazaar
This raised £1700. Many thanks to all who supported the event.
Tips for a crime free Christmas shop.
The tips for a crime free Christmas shop start before you leave your house, after all you don’t want come home to find the house broken into.
1. Garden tools securely locked away in the shed – Burglars will be happy to use your tools to break into your house.
2. Create the illusion your home is occupied - Radio and lights on a timer in rooms you would normally occupy, there is even a device called “Fake TV” that flashes a series of lights when it gets dark that looks like the TV is on.
3. Lock up properly not just your windows and doors in the house, but also any gates and outbuildings.
4. Choose a “Park Mark” car park where you can http://www.parkmark.co.uk/ . By choosing a Park Mark® Safer Parking facility you are visiting a car park that has been vetted by the Police and has measures in place in order to create a safer environment for both you and your vehicle.
5. Leave nothing in sight within your car, remove the “Sat Nav” cradle and clean the mark on the windscreen.
6. When you lock your car with the remote look for the light flash confirmation or better still try the door handle before leaving the car.
7. Now you’re starting your shop watch your purse, wallet, mobile phone and handbag especially in busy places, don’t leave them on display in bags or on counters while you pay, and while you’re paying watch that no one is watching you entering your PIN when making purchases or withdrawing cash.
8. Time to stop for lunch or a cuppa, don’t drop your guard. Mobile phone on the table, shopping by the chair, wallet or purse visible coat, jacket or handbag over the chair, a thief sees it a thief will steal it.
9. Need to off load some of those purchases in the car, look around are you being watched? Back to (5 & 6) above again.
10. Time go home, don’t fall for any distractions while you load the car i.e. “you dropped some money” pointing to cash on the ground, holding a map “can you tell me the way to….”. While you are engaged the second person steals from your car on the other side.
Further crime prevention advice can be obtained by contacting Stephen Armson-Smith the Colchester Crime Prevention Officer using the Police Non Emergency number of 101 and then extension 430386 or see http://www.essex.police.uk/home.aspx “Be Safe” tab or “My Neighbourhood” tab.
Forthcoming event:- Safer Colchester Partnership Showcase Event 9.30am to 1pm Thursday 5th December at Colchester Town Hall, Moot Hall, Knife Crime talk at 10.15am, and various stands including Essex Police covering Crime Prevention, NHW and Local Policing.
Stephen Armson-Smith (74324)
Crime Reduction & Architectural Liaison Officer
(Colchester Borough Council Area)
Internal 430386, Police non emergency number 101
Mobile 07525 409720
350, Ipswich Road,
Essex. CO4 0ET