The Lion Corner Shop is now open!

Our new Community run shop is built on the site of the former Lion Public House in Abberton & Langehoe.

After many months of planning and hard work, The Lion Corner Community Shop is now open for business.

 

The Shop will:
 

  • maintain the product range of most convenience shops
     

  • provide a welcoming community hub for the village
     

  • help to reduce social isolation
     

  • provide voluntary work opportunities for village residents of all ages and capabilities.


Not only does the shop have a range of groceries, toiletries, cleaning products and sweets, it sells fresh and frozen foods, soft drinks, wines, spirits and beers. Coffee and tea is also available to purchase.

Newspapers also can be ordered for collection from the shop. If you wish to do this, please download our form and bring it to the shop. Find out more...

Come and see for yourself!

Opening Hours are:


Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 6.00pm


Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm


Sunday: 9.00am – 12.00pm


Bank Holiday opening is usually the same as a Sunday. The shop is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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The shop is staffed by Volunteers.  If you are interested in joining us please email volunteeralcs@gmail.com and ask for an application form.

The shop is run by Abberton & Langenhoe Community Benefit Society.  Shares are still available to purchase.

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY SHOP AND INVEST TODAY WITH OUR SHARE OFFER.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of community spirit and how valuable it would have been to have had a local shop during these challenging times.

 

In order to make the shop a success, and to provide our community with this vital additional facility, we now really do need your financial support – by purchasing shares or making a donation – which you can easily give by purchasing shares in the Abberton and Langenhoe Community Benefit Society which has been formed to run the Lion Corner Community Shop. 

 

We are looking to raise up to £50,000.  Shares cost as little as £10 each (although we'd love you to invest more). As a shareholder, you can vote on important decisions in the future. We will apply for the government's Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme which offers, if granted, 50% tax relief to investors.

 

Please make OUR shop a success – invest in shares or donate today!

 

James Lambert  chairalcs@gmail.com

WHAT TO DO NEXT

  1. View our Share Offer Document and Download a copy of the Share Application Form.

  2. Fill out the Application Form and return to Chair, ALCBS, 1 Sawkins Close, Langenhoe, CO5 7LU with a cheque payable to Abberton and Langenhoe Community Benefit Society Ltd or cash.

  3. Or, you can pay online to: Abberton and Langenhoe Community Benefit Society Ltd account at the Co-operative Bank: SORT CODE 08-92-99; ACCOUNT NUMBER 65892062 – using your surname as REFERENCE – and send a scanned copy of the completed Application Form by email to chairalcs@gmail.com

  4. To donate, please email chairalcs@gmail.com or call 07870 131 080.

Please remember – if the Application Form is not received or the transfer of funds not identified, the investment will not have taken place!

 

IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS THE INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE AND YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION – PLEASE CALL OR TEXT 07870 131 080

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Lion Corner Community Shop is anticipated to open in September. We will need many unpaid volunteers to help in the shop on a regular basis and we ask you to apply.

 

Volunteers will be needed to assist in serving customers, general cleaning, maintenance and other important roles. We are recruiting a paid Shop Manager to run the shop. We will be working out all of the detail and arranging training for those who volunteer over the next few weeks prior to opening.

 

The Lion Corner Community Shop will:

  • stock the product range of most convenience shops

  • provide a welcoming community hub for the village

  • help to reduce social isolation

  • provide voluntary work opportunities for village residents of all ages and capabilities

  • be run by a manager and trained volunteers

 

Please contact Maggie Dougherty on volunteerALCS@gmail.com for an application form. If you need further information, please call Maggie on 01206 735 224 or 07762 568 468.

Parent and Child at the Supermarket

Come visit:

1 Lion Corner, Mersea Road, Langenhoe CO5 7LF

Call us: 07708 403292

 
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