20 October 2014
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
of where to buy this book
Portrait of an English Village by Douglas Carter.
and intimate, as a good guide should be, ..." Dr. Ronald Blythe
of where to buy this book
decides that the evidence does not support the existence of a public
right of way between footpath 4 Boxted and footpath 3 Boxted.
Read decision here
20 October 2014
Village Hall AGM
Thursday 23rd October 7.30pm All welcome.
Temporary Closure of Cage Lane
20 October for 2 nights
Between it's junctions with Dedham Road and Hundred Lane. To
facilitate the installation of fibre optic cables.
Saturday October 25: Colinís Quiz in aid of the Poppy Fund
The end-of-season opening of the Museum will be on Sunday 26
October, 10am to 4pm;
entrance by donation, adults £3, children under 15 free;
Sunday October 26:
Eucharist: St Mary's Church, Langham.
6 pm Evensong: St Peter's Church Boxted.
10.30 am service: Boxted Methodist Church led by Ann Worker.
Tuesday October 28 Boxted playing field car park 10.55 -11.30
Thursday October 30, Boxted Village Hall. 2.30 pm: Musical quiz with
Boxted Methodist Church
Saturday 15th November
Our annual seasonal function with craft stalls and a touch of the
pre-Christmas spirit for those who want an early bargainÖ
Shoebox Sunday: November 16.
Boxted and Langham Village Schools and Village Churches are
participating in this and boxes can be dropped off at these points.
Clare Arculus is the main co-ordinator: Tele: 01026 271264 and has
spare shoeboxes or there are some in Mclauchlan's farm shop on
Boxted Straight Road.
Alternatively it is possible to fill a shoebox online at:
Installation of new water
main between Great Horkesley Water Treatment Works, Tog Lane, Great
Horkesley and land adjacent Turnpike Close Langham.
Anglian Water is intending to start construction of a new water
pipeline on 20th October 2014. The proposed new water pipeline is
part of Anglian Waters long term plans for using and connecting
existing pipeline infrastructure together to improve the ability to
move water around the county to balance supply and demand between
different areas. This will allow demand to be met in areas of growth
and address the potential for low pressure issues that could
materialise for existing customers if the increase in demand for
drinking water is not met. The water main is approximately 6.4 km in
length and will have an internal diameter of 500mm.
Following consultation with Colchester Council and the submission of
a screening opinion, the council has confirmed that planning
permission is not required for the construction of the new water
main. The pipeline will be laid between Great Horkesley Water
Treatment works and land adjacent Turnpike Close Langham, near to
the A12. For the avoidance of doubt, the new pipeline as with all
the other existing water pipelines, will be located underground. The
pipeline will be constructed using both directional drilling
techniques, and open cut methods along the route.
An Archaeological Consultant has been appointed by Anglian Water.
Detail consultation is been undertaken with Colchester Borough
Council Archaeological Officer. During early discussions it was
confirmed that a programme of archaeological monitoring was required
under archaeological supervision. A Specification for
Archaeological Strip, Map and Recording has been prepared and
submitted to the Council for approval in relation to an Archaeology
Brief issued by the Council.
The pipeline will cross a number of existing hedgerows. In order to
limit the impact of the development Anglian Water intended to
coppice 6 metre wide sections of the hedgerows back to just above
ground level and protect the above ground stems from damage at the
relevant crossing points rather than completely dig out sections.
This has been agreed with the Councils Landscape Officer, Adam John.
The pipeline will then be laid under the hedge by hand. Once the
works are completed, if any of the hedgerow plants are found to have
died, they will be replanted with native species as agreed with the
During the construction of the pipeline some public rights of way
and access tracks will be crossed. Consultation has been undertaken
earlier this year with the Councilsí Public Rights of Way Officer .
Mitigation measures agreed that will avoid the closure of PROW
include the following;
1. temporary closures (3 -4 hours in total) of a PROW while the
route across the footpath is open cut, the pipeline installed, the
earth backfilled and ground levels reinstated.
2. Open cut up to a position 3m from the path, providing heras
protective security fencing to demarcate the public right of way
from the works area.
3. Backfill, reinstate and provide firm ground to divert the
path on to.
4. Divert the path from its present position by about 6m.
5. Provide security fencing to demarcate the working area from
the temporarily diverted footway.
6. Assist members of the public if they need to negotiate their
7. Open cut across the path, lay and joint the pipe, and backfill
and reinstate to form a hard surface (approx. 3-4 hours in total)
8. Reopen the path after removing the fencing.
9. Set up security fencing before continuing with excavations.
Anglian Water has appointed external consultants to undertake
ecology and arboricultural surveys in order to assess the impact of
the route on the receiving environment, and where necessary make
recommendations to amended the route in order to limit the potential
impact of the construction works. All the recommended mitigation
measures detailed in the reports will be adopted by Anglian Water.
In addition to consultation with key stakeholders and landowners to
agree the route, discussion have also been held with the Councilís
Highways Department about minimising the impact of the planned works
on highway users. In this instance, the pipeline will be
directionally drilled under the road to avoid any closures.
Prior to starting on site a letter will be delivered to customers of
all properties likely to be impacted by the works to inform them of
when the works are due to start and to keep them informed of
developments during the construction phase.
We have planned the work carefully to minimise any disruption, but
we do appreciate that a project like this may cause some
disturbance. With this in mind we have developed a Traffic
Management Plan that will prevent our vehicles from parking on the
road and allow parking only within the temporary site compound.
This will be part of the induction that is compulsory for everyone
prior to working on site.
During the whole of the works, not only will we will be monitoring
the parking restrictions that we have introduced, but also things
like noise, dust, and mud on the road.
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