27 February 2014
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
24 February 2014
Family Quiz Night
Saturday March 1 at Boxted Village Hall from 7pm. Proceeds to Langham and Boxted Churches’ work with young people. £6 per person inc food. Licensed bar. Teams of up to 8. To book please ring Linda or Dominic Shiel 273324.
Sunday March 2: 10 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham, 10.30 am service at the Methodist Church. 6 pm Evensong at St Peter’s Church, Boxted
Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Sunday March 2: 3 pm monthly service at the Methodist Church.
Tuesdays March 4 & 18 at the playing field car park from 10.55 -11.30 am.
Thursday March 6: Moira Keating - Nurse Consultant for Stroke Services will talk about "Stroke Awareness”. Non members welcomed £3 including tea and biscuits. 2.30 – 4pm Boxted Village Hall.
Tuesday March 11: A visit to Waitrose, Colchester.
Boxted Parish Council Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 12: 7 pm Boxted Village Hall. All parish council business can be found at: http://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/
Copy for the April edition must be with Ian Hollands by 1 pm on Sunday March 16. email@example.com
Langham Film Nights
Saturday March 22: Captain Phillips. Langham Community Centre. Cash bar opens at 7pm film starts at 7.45 pm. Advance tickets £3.50 purchase at the community shop.
The recent evening with local folk / rock duo Silbury Hill was a sellout.
Heating Oil theft
In the more isolated parts of the countryside it is primarily domestic properties that have been targeted by the heating oil thieves but we have also seen such thefts at farms and other businesses.
There are a number of security devices available that will protect your fuel supplies - details of which can be found via your fuel supplier or local plumber’s merchant. One such system is “GPRS Fuel-Oil Alarm” from www.compoundsecurity.co.uk which has “Secured by Design” accreditation; this detects a dramatic drop in fuel and calls you on the telephone. There are also other systems that will add on to an existing intruder alarm system, whilst others protect the filler cap and there are of course the conventional locks.
Another consideration would be defensive planting around the tank, concealing it and restricting access to it by gates or fencing, and where possible locating the tank under lighting in view of lived in rooms within the house.
For larger quantities of fuel http://dieseldye.com/ supply a dye that will uniquely mark the fuel should it be later recovered. Use of the dye, combined with signs making it clear that the fuel has been marked, can act as a strong deterrent to thieves.
If you like any advice regarding security please do not hesitate to contact your local Crime Reduction Advisor by using the 101 non-emergency telephone number.
Naturally we also ask locals to report any unusual activity seen around fuel tanks to police in an emergency on 999 or after the event on 101 or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Crime Reduction Advisor for the Colchester District