A village picnic commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be held on Saturday 4th June from 14:00 onwards in the Village Hall and on the recreation ground. All are very welcome. Please bring a picnic and some blankets or a gazebo. Beer will be available for a donation of £2.50 per pint.
There will be a number of different competitions during the course of the day, and music will be provided by Boxford’s own DJ, self-styled Nelson Fury.
Competitions from 14:30
- Jubilee Cake Competition – Budding bakers out there, time to put your creative hats, or would that be crowns on for an opportunity to enter our jubilee themed cake/cup cake competition
- Jubilee/ King/ Queen Fancy Dress – Open to all or any age, but mainly the kids, dress to be a queen or king of the past, present or future
- Dog Fancy dress – Best Jubilee or king and queen themed dog fancy dress
- Fun Dog Agility – A competition for any size or ability of dog , all that’s needed is enthusiasm from dog and owner
- Dog with the Waggliest Tail – Any tail long or short
Please see the attached flyer which has all the details. We look forward to seeing many of you there!
Boxford Village Jubilee Picnic Flyer
THE BOXFORD HERITAGE CENTRE WILL RE-OPEN SUNDAY 1ST MAY 14.00-17.00
After re-decoration and innumerable Covid lockdowns the Heritage Centre will once again be open. We hope to have more of the Mud Hole finds on display as well as our wonderful new large photo (courtesy of David Shepherd) of the Boxford Mosaic and we will be running a slide show of the last excavation which includes some of the late Anthony Beeson reconstructions of the missing pieces the mosaic.
The Heritage Centre will also be open on the following dates at the same time:
Saturday 4th June, Sunday 3rd July, Sunday 7th August, Sunday 4th September, Sunday 2nd October, Sunday 6th November, Sunday 4th December
Displays will range from general local history to Roman villa excavations in the parish. The centre is also open on demand particularly for schools and visits from other historical societies.
Many thanks to all those who participated in Saturday’s fundraising event and to all those who supported it with their donations. We were blessed with great weather on Saturday and the walk, which was kindly lead by Jonathan Hull, was enjoyed by everyone while the run was successfully completed, but possibly rather less enjoyed by some of those on it! We made it though and the picnic on the Rec proved to be a welcome celebration.
Thanks to all your generosity we have raised enough funds to obtain a defibrillator for the village hall and to run training, or re-training courses for those who did it 6 years ago, for anyone interested. We hope to get the equipment installed in the next couple of months and to start training classes at about the same time.
Please get in touch with the Parish Council Clerk if you would be interested in attending training. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
What an incredible week it was at Bellerophon: The 2021 Boxford Masques.
We are so incredibly grateful to all the people who volunteered, helped out, chaperoned, lent us equipment time and energy and to the excited and cheering audiences!
It was undoubtedly not only a brilliant achievement through these pandemic ravaged times but the most community centred show we have ever done. Almost every aspect of the production was created by local people; direction, choreography, sound, lighting, costume, the list is endless.
We could not have done it without you and from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU!
An extra Parish Meeting was held on Tuesday 10th August 2021 at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.
The meeting was called to hear initial design proposals for the new owners of the Bell Public House. A copy of the minutes can be downloaded below.
Parish Meeting Agenda
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 email@example.com 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!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07811 322994.
Parish Meeting Agenda
Annual General Meeting Agenda
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 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 – email@example.com or 07811 322994
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.