Boxford

in the Royal County of Berkshire

Author: Sarah Youldon (page 1 of 2)

Boxford Masques Update

We are absolutely delighted to tell you that the Boxford Masques is going ahead this summer!

Following our recent AGM and Organising Committee meeting we decided that subject to the continued easing of lockdown we can put on a truly great show for everyone end of July this year. We believe we can make this a true community effort, with wide support and participation from all over our area; at a time when, let’s face it, we all want to get out again and have some fun!

We have a play ready, a huge tent to shelter us, the Boxford Rec booked and local council support…..but there are still a few things we need help with to better manage budgets:

Equipment: Local bands The Migz and The Station are generously loaning us sound equipment but we still need more microphones, particularly radio and rifle mics. We also need Par Cans and other types of lighting, plus a couple of generators.

Volunteers: We need help with front of house, chaperoning and costume making. We also need people to direct in the car park and to sell programmes,

Musical: We have a band and if you have any particular instrumental skills which can add something, please step up.
If you can help or know someone who can, please let us know; all help, no matter how small, is so important to us.

Email info@boxfordmasques.org.uk if you would like further information

After the year we have all had, we really hope to make this show, on our 21st birthday, a stunning community celebration of joy, fun and life!
Showtime! 28th July – 1st August 2021 Our 21st Birthday! 

Boxford Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held online on Tuesday 4th May at 7pm. All Parishioners are welcome to join via Webex; It is a good opportunity to hear what the Parish Council is working on and put forward your own ideas and requests. The Parish Council Annual General Meeting will follow.

For the meeting link please contact the clerk – parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk or 07811 322994.

Parish Meeting Agenda

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Extra Ordinary PC Meeting

An extra ordinary Parish Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 7pm to discuss the Settlement Boundary changes proposed by WBC. The meeting will be held on Webex, Parishioners are welcome to attend. Please contact the Clerk for joining details – Sarah parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk / 07811 322994

General Meeting Agenda

View Map

View WBC Notes

Ministry of Defence Police Patrolling Locally

The Ministry of Defence Police now operates a small armed policing team every day and night at RAF Welford. You might see us patrolling across the Lambourn Valley and the Vale of the White Horse. If you’ve seen anything suspicious please speak to our officers when you see them, or email us at matthew.callinicos100@mod.gov.uk or ian.colin100@mod.gov.uk .

Your information, no matter how small, could make a big difference to keeping our communities safe or preventing crime. Your information is always in the strictest confidence and will only be shared with our policing partners at Thames Valley Police. In an emergency please always dial 999. It is an emergency when a crime is being committed, someone is at risk of being injured, or there is a risk of serious damage to property.

West Berkshire Council Active Travel Scheme Consultation

West Berkshire Council Active Travel Scheme Consultation opens 22nd February 2021 

Have your say on our ‘Active Travel’ schemes in West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council is committed to encouraging active travel by introducing more walking and cycling opportunities throughout the district.

The council is taking action to help the public safely make walking or cycling trips part of their daily travel choices. Below is the link to take part and find out more on the schemes already identified:  https://westberksatschemes.commonplace.is/

If you have suggestions on other schemes you can help WBC identify suitable locations in your neighbourhood to create more accessible streets for active travel, including better public spaces, secure cycle parking and provide high quality environments suitable for cycling and walking.

Your feedback will help the Council plan effectively, when budgets become available, and make improvements that are most important to you.https://westberksactivestreets.commonplace.is/proposals/have-your-say-on-the-west-berkshire-active-travel-heat-map

Tier 4 & Help for Residents

West Berkshire Council have released the following guidance for on the latest restrictions – please see the attached poster on the Tier 4 restrictions. Further details can be found on the Gov.uk website:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home.

As set up with volunteers in the Spring, should you be self- isolating or unable to get out and need assistance with essential shopping etc. please get in touch with the Parish Clerk – parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk or 07811 322994

Parish Plan Update 2021

Work has started to update the Boxford Parish Plan, this will be driven by the Parish Council with the assistance of a committee. If you are interested in being part of the committee please contact the Parish Council Clerk (parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk)

The initial stage is to build the new parishioners questionnaires, we hope to get these out to all households Spring 2021, from this we can then start to review, consult and start to put together the plan.

Parish Council 2021 Meetings

The 2021 Parish Council meetings will be held on a Tuesday evening in the Heritage Centre if Covid-19 restrictions allow or virtually if not. Parishioners are still welcome to attend the virtual meetings, please just contact the clerk (parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk) for log in details.

The meetings are scheduled as follows: 5th January, 2nd March, 4th May – Annual General Meeting, 6th July, 7th September and 2nd November.

Boxford Boars 2020 Cricket

The 2020 Boxford Boars Home Cricket Fixtures will take place:

Sunday 26/07 V Chaddleworth 2pm

Sunday 30/08 V Inkpen 1pm

If you are interested in playing or getting involved please contact Adam Prickett on 07780 991653. New Players, Umpires, Scorers are welcome.

Boxford Playground

Please be aware that the Boxford children’s playground remains closed. The Village Hall Committee are waiting for some necessary repairs to be carried out before this can be re-opened, these have unfortunately been delayed due to COVID-19. Sadly they expect the playground to remain closed throughout July and August, but will post updates as soon as they can.

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