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Parish Directory 2012-2013


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Langham Community Centre has its own website!


Langham Community Centre - Colchester, United Kingdom



The Community Centre is available to hire for events

To make bookings for the Community Centre, please contact Sue Armstrong. Her phone number is 07741 284132 , which will divert to an answer phone. She aims to reply within 24 hours. Her e-mail address is again with an aim of replying within 24 hours.



Roger Hobday is the premises manager, responsible for the condition of the hall and its maintenance. His phone number is 01206 230918. His e-mail address is .



Booking form for the Community Centre in pdf format 


.....   we are now on Facebook—just search for the Langham Community Centre!







September 2013





August 2013








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







May 2013


Newsletter May 2013  Supplement










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.








December 2012


Newsletter Dec-Jan 2012-13 Supplement



To report pothole problems, and to track those already reported -





Broadband in Langham


Essex County Council seem to be moving a little quicker on rural broadband. Give them a little shove by completing an online short survey!










November 2012


Newsletter Nov 2012  Supplement




To celebrate our first anniversary, Langham Film Nights are holding a Supper Cinema showing Something’s Gotta Give (12A) on Saturday 24th November at the Langham Community Centre. Doors open 6pm, supper served 6.30. French-themed meal and cash bar. Limited to 48 tickets, so purchase early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £10.00 from the shop from 1st November. Vegetarians can be catered for only with prior notice.






14 November saw the lifting into position of a new footbridge over the Stour at the site of the old Langham Mill. See the webpage Langham Autumn 2012 for more details ... and other autumnal photographs!










L A N G H A M  B O N F I R E  N I G H T


Langham Recreation Ground


S A T U R D A Y  3rd  N O V E M B E R

Gates open 6pm


Bouncy Castle or Slide, Sparklers

Win a Football , Coconut Shy


T o r c h l i g h t  P r o c e s s i o n


Led by the Destiny Majorettes

(leaves from the Old Packhouse at 6.30 pm)


Bar (Licence applied for)


Hot Refreshments

Hot dogs, burghers, baked potatoes, soup, tea, coffee, soft drinks


B o n f i r e 6.45 pm* M a j o r e t t e D i s p l a y 6.50 pm *

G r a n d F i r e w o r k D i s p l a y 7.40 pm *

* T i m e s a p p r o x i m a t e


Raffle Draw after the fireworks


A d u l t s £ 6  C h i l d r e n £ 2



Free Parking







October 2012


Newsletter Oct 2012  Supplement






Crafty Ladies




Jacqui O'Brien would like to hear from anyone, especially in the village, interested in joining in the group, her contact details are:   01206 273335


next meetings are on:

Wednesday 7th November 10am-3pm
Wednesday 12th December 10am-3pm

The dates are also printed each month in the St Mary & St Peter Newsletter.


 more photos are here!


September 2012


Newsletter Sept 2012  Supplement


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel poster


After the Summer break we're back with....

The Best ExoticMarigold Hotel 12A


Saturday 22nd September 2012

at the

LanghamCommunity Centre

Cash bar opens at 7pm film starts at 7:45pm

Tickets £3:50 purchase at the Langham Community Shop

View the trailer:

Contact us at

Bring along a cushion for added comfort! Any donations of cushions very gratefully received




August 2012


Newsletter July/August 2012  Supplement



July 2012


Newsletter July/August 2012  Supplement




June 2012


Jubilee Celebrations  June 2-3


Saturday went well, and Sunday we coped ... and still managed to have a good time!


photos at  Langham Jubilee June2-3 2012




and the Lancaster came over four times!






Langham Mobile Library Dates 2012


The mobile library will arrive on Tuesdays at


Langham Primary School ------11.40 until 12.05

Moor Road    --------------------12.10 until 12.40



10, 24


7, 21


4, 18


2, 16, 30


13, 27





Newsletter June 2012  Supplement







Full size poster


Gardens of Langham Sunday 24 June


Gardens of Langham flyer



May 2012


Newsletter May 2012  Supplement


Contacting the Dog Warden





April 2012


Newsletter April 2012  Supplement



19th April 7.30 Community Centre  


Annual Parish Meeting


Reports from your councillors, both Parish and Borough, with County Councillors Ann Brown.

County Councillor John Jowers will describe

and explain “localism” and the Community Initiatives Fund







click on image for flyer


We are proud to announce our next film screening


Saturday 7th April 2012


          War Horse cert. 12A

at the

Langham Community Centre

Cash bar opens at 7pm  film starts at 7:45pm

Tickets £3:50 purchase at the Langham Community Shop



View the trailer War Horse at


Contact us at


For added viewing comfort bring along a cushion!



March 2012


Newsletter March 2012  Supplement


Langham Spring/Summer 2012



February 2012


Newsletter February 2012  Supplement







January 2012


Newsletter Dec-Jan 2011-12  Supplement


New Year's Honours List



Congratulations to Mrs Elizabeth Schofield, Langham Parish Council Chairman, was named in the New Year's Honours List as receiving a MBE, for services to the community.


If you want to hear Liz in action, you don't have to wait long, as there is a Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday, 3 January, starting at the earlier time of 7.00pm!




more current news here for 2011


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more Current News here for 2009

more Current News  here for 2008


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