The Box River News was started in August 2000 following the establishment of the Box River Benefice consisting of Boxford, Edwardstone, Groton, Little Waldingfield and Newton Green. The newsletter is delivered free to all households within the Benefice.

Eddie Kench lovingly published the BRN since the first issue in August 2000, making this year its 22nd year! Sadly Eddie passed away in early 2021 from Covid-19 and has now been succeeded as editor by Trudi Wild, whom he had been coaching to take over from him for a number of years prior.

To date, approximately 455,400 copies of the BRN have been printed!
The Box River News is self-supported by local advertising and is published at no cost to the Benefice itself.

Content and advertising submissions for publication are gladly received.
The deadline is usually the 15th of each month for inclusion in the next issue.

All editions available digitally are provided here for posterity and research. Please contact us for more information.


Boxford Neighbourhood Plan Consultation, The Groton Mulberry Box, An Unusual Hollyhock, Car Ploughs Into Boxford Couple's Ancient House, Meet The Neighbours, Presents From The Past, Is Your Home Safe From Fire, Citizens Advice, Eve Joins The Team, Do You Know An Inspiring Young Person, French's Care Haven, Ringing The Changes, Happy Birthday, Kenny's News From Sesaw, Here Today Goon Tomorrow, Beat The School Bugs, The September Letter From Father Rob, Ebony's Diary, Acorn Events, Groton Educational Foundation, Boxford WI Update, Live Music From Your Local Orchestra, Conker And Divide! Become A First Responder, The History of the Boxford Stores & Post Office, Feedback From James Finch and Bryn Hurren, Brian Tora's Soap Box, Hadleigh & Boxford PPG, Parish Council Updates, Milden Cricket Club, Stoke by Nayland Golf.

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Boxford River News September 2021


Return of Sand Hill Threat to Boxford, Luscious Lilies, "Boxford Through The Ages' Book Launch, Boxford Traffic Survey, A Fitting Tribute to Much Missed Bill Horne, Presents From The Past, Kenny's News From Sesaw, Hadleigh & Boxford PPG, Schools Out - Summers in on the Farm! Baldness Begone! Citizens Advice, A Peal For Ringers, The August Letter From Father Rob, Please Complete The Church Survey, Wanted: Church Flower Volunteers, What's On, Ebony's Diary, Become a Friend of Boxford Village Hall, The Pattle Family: Horse Dealers & Village Characters, Milden CC, SbN Golf, Feedback from James Finch, Feedback from Bryn Hurren, Directory of Clubs, Blooming Glorious Boxford Stores.

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Boxford River News August 2021


Boxford Gardens Open, Boxford Gardening Society Plant Sale, A Job Well Done! Boxford Traffic Survey, Presents From The Past, Citizens Advice, One Stop Saracen's Shop, Seasonal Sneezes, Boxford Farmers Market, Stoke By Nayland Resort Announces Generous Employee Benefits Scheme, The July Letter From Father Rob, Boxford Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition, The Launch of an Exciting New Book About Boxford, EA Festival is a Breath of Fresh Air, Stories From Boxford Society Village Archive - The 'Tudor House' and the Joslin Family, Remembering Barry Lambert, Taming Boxford Spinney, Save Our Stag Beetles! Soap Box, Kenny's News From Sesaw, French's Care Haven, Feedback From James Finch, Feedback From Bryn Hurren, Suffolk Walking Festival, Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group, News From Kersey School, Running to Keep Paramedics Flying, Social Tennis, The Blooming Garden, FoBs Sale Trail, Edwardstone Retrieve The John Bailey Cup, Milden v Elvedon.

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Boxford River News July 2021


2020 Little Waldingfield Village Recorder's Report, A Call From Boxford Village Hall, Boxford Playground, The Blooming Garden - A Paean to Peonies, Cold Showers, A Neighbourhood Plan For Edwardstone, Boxford School Library Renovation, The Tennis Courts at Boxford Playing Fields, The June Letter From Father Rob, Citizens Advice, Boy Teddy Part 7 - 1946-47, Ebony's Diary - Life at the Shelley Centre, Brian Tora's Soap Box, French's Care Haven, Lights, Camera, Action! Book Review - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, Feedback from James Finch, Feedback from Bryn Hurren, Kenny's News from SESAW, By The Way... Nicholas Bristow, Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group, Events Calendar, Presents from the Past, Milden CC Update, Hole in One! Tub Sponsors Under 13s

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Boxford River News June 2021


The Blooming Garden, Love Local! Nettle Knowhow, The Little Ginger Bee Company, The May Letter From Father Rob, Calvacade on the Croft, Boxford WI, Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group, Citizens Advice Bureau, Boy Teddy Part 6 - 1945, Soap Box, French's Care Haven, SCC Local Elections 2021, Feedback from James Finch, Feedback from Bryn Hurren, Ollie's News From Sesaw, SbN Wins 'Ultimate' Award in Golf Industry Oscars, News From Kersey School, Presents from the Past, Restaurants Reopen at SbN, EACH need you, Boxford Rovers Return! Hole in One! SbN Ladies in Winning Form, SbN Men's Results.

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Boxford River News May 2021


Paranormal Investigations, Please Help Us To Protect Our Countryside, The Blooming Garden - The Primrose Path, Boxford WI Update, Woodlands Nursery Opening at Kersey Mill, The April Letter From Father Rob, Citizens Advice Bureau - Postal Issues, Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group, French's Care Haven, Kenny's News From Sesaw, An Appeal To Dog Owners, Boy Teddy Part 5 - 1944, Soap Box, Leave the Couch to the Potatoes, Feedback From James Finch, Feedback From Bryn Hurren, Presents From The Past, Springtime Opening - Easter Treats & Great Dining Options at SbN, 3PR Spring News, Learn Laugh & Live With Sudbury u3a, Newton Community Allotment, SbN Golf Is Reopening, The Mental Health Benefits of Golf, Boxford Rovers Ready To Return.

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Boxford River News April 2021


In Memoriam - Edward Alfred Kench 1936-2021
Boxford Neighbourhood Plan - A thank you and more to do, The March Letter from Father Rob, Citizens Advice Bureau - Coronavirus Scams, Sunday roasts to your door, Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group, French's Care Haven, Boy Teddy Part 4 - 1943, By The Way, Feedback from James Finch, Feedback from Bryn Hurren, Presents from the Past, Gardening in March, Local organic fertiliser, Kenny's news from Sesaw, From the editor.

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Boxford River News March 2021


February 2021

The editor apologises but the February 2021 issue of the BRN is cancelled due to Covid-19 illness. The March 2021 issue is planned for publication as normal.


A Very Merry Christmas and a Happier and Healthier New Year to you all
CAB January's Advice Page, St Mary's Cookbook, Box River Benefice Vacancies, Boxford Bounty Update, Newton's New Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Weavers Green Latest: Planning Permission Granted, 'Boy Teddy' Part 3 A Wartime Christmas, Hadleigh & Boxford PPG, Boxford Neighbourhood Plan Emerging Policy Ideas.

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Boxford River News January 2021