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Plunkett Community Shops

Plunkett Community Shops

Abberton & Langenhoe Parish Council is looking into community shops with a view into the viability of establishing one in part of the Langenhoe Lion.  They are keen to get feedback from the general neighbourhood to determine the potential level of interest in this project. Continue reading


The Five Parishes Dog Show

5-parishes-dog-show-2013The full schedule for the Five Parishes Horse Show is now available to download from the 81st 5 Parishes Show Page.  The show has a range of pedigree and novelty classes and all proceeds will be going to “Dogs for the Disabled“.

Entries will be taken from 11:00 with judging (Francesca Mills (MIINROC)) commencing from 13:00, entry fees are £2 for the first class entered and £1 for each subsequent class.  Rosettes will be awarded for 1st to 5th place in all classes with Special Rosettes for Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy, Best Veteran and Best Rescue or Re-homed.

Pedigree Classes (Dogs do not need to be KC registered)

  • Class 1 – A.V. Puppy (6-12 months)
  • Class 2 – A.V. Sporting
  • Class 3 – A.V Non-sporting
  • Class 4 – A.V. Open

Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show & Best Puppy will now be judged.

Novelty Classes

  • Class 5 – Best Veteran (7 years and over)
  • Class 6 – Dog with most appealing eyes
  • Class 7 – Best Condition
  • Class 8 – Best Rescue or Re-homed
  • Class 9 – Most Handsome Dog
  • Class 10 – Prettiest Bitch
  • Class 11 – Dog the judge would most like to take home
  • Class 12 – Friendliest Dog or Bitch

The 5 Parishes Horse Show

2013-5-parishes-horseThe schedule for the Five Parishes Horse Show is now available to download from the 81st 5 Parishes Show Page.  The show promises great prizes with Trophies, Rosettes & Feed Vouchers, there will be a professional photographer so you can buy show photos on the day.  There are also some new classes including In-Hand & Showing and childrens’ fun classes.  Also new for 2013 is the ‘Forget Me Not Farm Champion.

Classes include:


  • Tack & Turnout,
  • New Fun Classes,
  • Lead Rein,
  • Working Hunter pony & horse classes jumps from 2’,
  • Forget Me Not Farm Pony Champion,
  • Best Combination,
  • Riding Club Horse,
  • In-Hand Veterans,
  • Coloured,
  • Novice horse/pony,
  • M&M,
  • Young Handler.
  • Ridden Hunter,
  • Ridden Cob,
  • Ridden Coloured.
  • Clear Round til midday



Road Closure – Abberton Road, Langenhoe

abberton-road-langenhoeEssex County Council has announced the temporary closure of Abberton Road, in the Parish of Langenhoe, from its junction with B1025 Mersea Road to its junction with Fingringhoe Road.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 9 November 2010 for 1 day and is required for the safety of the public and workforce whilst carriageway resurfacing works are undertaken.

The alternative route will be via 81025 Mersea Road – Fingringhoe Road and vice versa.  Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.