Langham  Parish  Council





The Village Emergency Telephone System


The Langham Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS) is now up and running.

If you are with a person who you suspect has had a cardiac arrest, immediately call 999 as normal. An ambulance will be dispatched as soon as possible, however due to the location of Langham, this may take a while.

You will probably be alone with the patient and cannot leave them to go and get the village defibrillator, so we have a group of 10 volunteers who will respond to a telephone call from you. All the volunteers are on the same number and if a volunteer is available you give them your location, they will collect the defibrillator and come to your location, they will then assist in CPR and using the defibrillator until the ambulance or medics arrive.

The number to call these volunteers is :-

01206 700990














High Speed fibre broadband connectivity in Langham


BT have now completed the installation on two new fibre cabinets serving Langham numbers starting with 23 and 32. The cabinets which are served from Ardleigh and Dedham exchanges are located at the A12 end of Park Lane and in Perry Lane. Residents connected to Horkesley exchange (numbers commencing 27) have had fibre connectivity for some time now so this new initiative completes fibre rollout for all 3 serving exchanges in Langham.


Some residents that are some distance away from serving cabinets may experience a reduction in the broadband speed capability but the current status demonstrates a major improvement in broadband speeds available in Langham. Most of Langham residents now have access to high speed broadband and this can be supplied by contacting your service providers.








December 2016


Newsletter Dec/Jan 2016-17  Supplement






The Parish Council is organising a public meeting on:


Saturday 10 December, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, at Langham Community Centre


to discuss progress on the Colchester Local Plan and outcomes of the Preferred Options consultation, at which Cllr. Nigel Chapman, Ward Councilor for Rural North, member of the CBC Local Plan Committee and Chair, Dedham Vale (AONB) and Stour Valley Advisory Committee, will be making a presentation. All are encouraged to attend.














November 2016


Newsletter Nov 2016  Supplement




Langham Parish Council's statement in 'Have Your Say' at the Moot Hall, Monday 7th November


















October 2016



Newsletter Oct 2016  Supplement




Langham Lane, Langham, due to commence on 3rd October 2016 for 4 days






September 2016


Newsletter Sep 2016  Supplement




Local Plan Preferred Options



Langham Parish Council's response to the Preferred Options of the Local Plan


This document, now submitted to Colchester Borough Council, draws together not only the considered view of the parish, as expressed in the housing Questionnaire early this year, but the story of the Parish council's involvement in the whole process.






Meetings at 4.00 to 8.00 pm on Tuesday 12 July at Langham Community Centre and a Parish Council drop in session on Saturday 16 July 11.00 am to 1.00 pm




This link is to where the documents can be found


It is called Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation and is a pdf. file


Press response from Tony Ellis, representing Langham PC

We are of course pleased that the scheme by Edward Gittens and Associates for a “Langham Garden Village” was not accepted and we are currently looking in detail at the other specific Borough Council proposals for Langham. The Preferred Options are now subject to a consultation period when the Parish Council and others can make their views known. The findings from a Parish Council survey of Langham households last November, with a response rate of 43%, led the Parish Council to recommend that 85 housing units be built over the plan period. Copies of the findings were made freely available to the Borough Council. We consider that any higher figure would be unsustainable in terms of Langham’s infrastructure and facilities. The growth figure of 125 produced by the Borough Council represents a growth of one third in the housing stock, would not be “proportionate growth” and would alter the character of Langham as a rural village. A Borough Council consultation takes place 4.00 to 8.00 pm on Tuesday 12 July at Langham Community Centre and a Parish Council drop in session on Saturday 16 July 11.00 am to 1.00 pm to seek residents’ views. We would urge as many as possible to attend these public meetings.


Please come along to these consultations, and make your views known!













August 2016



July 2016


Newsletter July-August 2016    Supplement




The shop stayed open for the Coasters Weekend!













June 2016


Newsletter June 2016  Supplement








May 2016


Newsletter May 2016  Supplement







April 2016


Newsletter April 2016  Supplement











Saturday 2 April. 


Doors open at 6.15 pm  and the film starts at  at 7 pm.



March 2016


Newsletter March 2016  Supplement




The Colchester Half Marathon will affect road use in Langham on Sunday morning, 13th March. No local roads have been closed, but with 4,000 runners expected   ....!







The Parish  council is holding a drop-in session on  

Saturday the 5th March at the Community Centre between 11.00 and 13.0 to discuss

The Findings of the Parish Housing Questionnaire click for pdf document





Each household  should have had a copy delivered to them by this date, or it can be found online, by clicking the link above.










February 2016


Parish Council meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd February


Newsletter Feb 2016  Supplement





Kieron Moir of the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spoke to the Parish Council meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd February regarding the Parish Safety Volunteer Scheme. This service assesses the dangers we face in our own homes and offers solutions.







Mr Vince Stafford gave an introduction to the work of  the Community First Responder Team that covers the Boxted/Nayland/Langham areas.

Their website is

They provide a vital service in getting to rural emergencies ahead of the 999 services (because they live in our communities) ... and they are covering Langham now!






January 2016


Newsletter Dec/Jan 2015-16  Supplement


Agenda for 6 January 2016 7.00 pm Parish Council Meeting; please note earlier time.









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