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December 2013


Newsletter Dec-Jan 2013-14  Supplement



A big day for films on 28 December ... at both 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm.











November 2013


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October 2013


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September 2013


Newsletter Sept 2013  Supplement



A advance warning of the possibility of cuts to our bus service:


Dear Stakeholder,


Please find attached a letter from Essex County Council, Passenger Transport, to inform you of the County Council’s review of its Local Bus Strategy. At the bottom of the letter is some additional information which sets out some answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the review.

Further information will be available on www.essex.gov.uk/busreview from September 16th and is also available from the project team at passenger.transportliaison@essex.gov.uk




Kind Regards



Passenger Transport Liaison Team

Essex County Council

Telephone : 0845 603 7631

email: passenger.transportliaison@essex.gov.uk





“Laughs and Barks at the Tower in aid of local children’s hospice


On the 29th September, the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) are holding their third ‘Family Fun and Dog Day’ at Layer Marney Tower near Colchester. The event starts at 12 noon with fun dog classes and action packed dog displays. Fete attractions including bouncy castles, donkey rides, face painting, magic show, military vehicles, petting zoo, bird of prey and medieval archery display, fete stalls, BBQ and homemade refreshments, will keep the whole family entertained! Adult entry is £5 and children under 16 years are FREE.

The money raised from the event will help care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and support their families. Last year EACH helped 572 families, many of whom live in Essex.


To find out more about this fantastic event, go to www.each.org.uk/dogday or call 01206 848450.”











August 2013


New Gate in the Community Field .... August 20 2013 Replacing a stile, and is part of the effort to rabbit-proof the field.










July 2013


Newsletter July 2013  Supplement


Heritage Boards


Two Information Boards have been designed and produced, to help visitors navigate the village, and for all to better appreciate what we have in Langham, in terms of landscape and heritage. The board at the Community Centre will be unveiled by Cllr Mark Cable, instrumental in obtaining the funds for their creation, on Saturday 6th July.













June 2013


Newsletter June 2013  Supplement









Boxted Airfield's 70 years



Langham Community Centre 2nd June 2013 10am-4pm


2013 is the 70th anniversary of Boxted Airfield becoming active. We are holding a special one-day event to commemorate this ... and of the impact that the arrival of 3,000 Americans had on a small village.


We will also remember the 98 airmen who lost their lives while serving at Boxted.


The full day programme includes a presentation on "The History of Boxted Airfield" by Richard Turner, Boxted Airfield Historian. John Camp, a trustee of Boxted Airfield Historical Group, will give a talk on the service history and preservation of the Marauder fuselage on display at the museum site.


The first group to fly from Boxted used the Marauder aircraft and Essex was known then as 'Marauder County'. Most of the veterans families attending have associations with the Marauders.


"Swing Machine Big Band" will play the music of the 1930s/40s.


Visiting veterans and their families, some from America and Canada, will talk about their connections with the airfield.


There will be a short break between each presentation so you can come and go as you please.


All the presentations will be less than one hour. For more details phone 01206 865275

Archive Film, Display of WW2 Photographs, Largest piece of B-26 Marauder Aircraft in the UK,

Military Vehicles, Airfield Museum Open, Full catering facilities

"Swing Machine" Big Band

Airfield Souvenirs

Free Parking


Adult tickets £5. Accompanied Children Free.

Ticket also includes admission to the Museum on the old Airfield site.

Tickets available now from www.boxted-airfield.com







May 2013


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April 2013


Newsletter April 2013  Supplement


Langham Tennis Club is hosting a "Rusty Racquets" day from 1pm on Sunday 28th April 2013.

Anyone at all, members, friends, etc, can join Mark Kleingeld & Ed Rudge, two of our club coaches, to see what it is like playing on our beautiful courts, and whether you would like to start playing or return to the sport. It is designed to be FUN - I expect the coaches will devise handicap matches & competitions. I promise that no-one will criticise anyone, and there will be many laughs!! Oldest racquet wins a prize. Spare (more modern) racquets available to borrow if needed. The afternoon will be entirely free. Doctor & nurse (that's Jacqueline & me) will be on hand for muscle strains!!








Photograph updates



Langham Winter 2013  The worst of the winter in photographs.


Langham March  2013  March snows and a little sunshine!


Langham Spring 2013  The latest pictures from around the village.










March 2013


Newsletter March 2013






February 2013


Newsletter Dec-Jan 2012-13 Supplement













10 am - 12 noon


Come and discuss the Parish Council’s ideas and proposals for commemoration of this historic conflict.  Please bring along any photographs, documents or memorabilia associated with the Great War, or of village life in that era


Tea and coffee provided; all welcome.


For more information contact Tony Ellis: 01206 231164














January 2013


Newsletter Dec-Jan 2012-13 Supplement



Breakfast at Tiffany's will be the subject of this month's film night








Warning about garden waste sacks.


Over the past several weeks, waste sacks have been stolen from the roadside in Langham Lane. The contents, leaves, were strewn across the road and the sacks taken. A white van was seen stopped in the road at this time.