Horncastle Spring Show – 24th March 2024
Autumn Show at Stickney on 29th October 2023
The East of England Poultry Club will be holding an AUTUMN SHOW on 29th October 2023 at
Stickney village hall, Hall lane, Stickney, Boston PE22 8BA
Details on the Forthcoming Events page.
DEFRA lifts bird gatherings ban from today; 23 August 2023, England only.
Shows in England will be allowed from today, but as this announcement has come so late in the year it is difficult to say right now whether anyone will have time to organise any shows before the ban comes back, which it usually does in early November. Ducks and geese are still banned.
Official DEFRA page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/bird-gatherings-licences
The avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) including mandatory biosecurity measures is no longer in force in England.
Still no shows allowed .
The AI poultry gatherings restrictions have still not been lifted as at July 2023, but the AIPZ is no longer in force. There seems to be a faint chance of shows coming back for a short period, but don’t hold your breath!
The Horncastle Spring Show 2022, postponed until June, has now unfortunately been cancelled.
Avian flu has been very widespread and persistent this year, and there was no prospect of the restrictions being lifted in time for the planned Spring Show which was to be in April. A new date for the show was set for 12th June, but as poultry gatherings are still banned as at 21st May, the show has had to be cancelled. We are hoping that the Autumn Show will go ahead at the Stanhope Hall in Horncastle on 30th October.
An announcement from Terry Marshall, Vice Chairman
Date: 1st February 2022
It has been a turbulent couple of years for most people within the Poultry fraternity, suffering a double whammy with the Covid 19 Pandemic, and now the Avian Flu is back again.
It is most important that all of us, who love our Poultry and our showing, give each other and our Club as much as support as we can. Things will get better!
As you will all know, the Young Stock show we hold in January had to be cancelled due to the Avian Bird Flu. We have managed to book Stanhope Hall, Horncastle for our main Spring Show. It will be held on the Sunday 24″ April 2022, which is much later than usual in the hope the Avian Flu restrictions will be lifted by then. This is a very Special Show which incorporates the Rare Breeds Show.
We would love to see entries from members and non members alike. A little prize money sponsorship has been obtained for this show, so there will be £30 for Best Rare Breed and £20 for Reserve Rare Breed. Main show will also have £30 for Best in Show, £20 for Reserve Best in Show, plus £10 for each winner on Championship Row and £10 for Best Pair/Goose/Turkey.
East of England Poultry Club
The next meeting is the AGM in March at the Revesby Village Hall, Revesby, Boston, PE22 7NA. Click the link below to see the original Vice Chairman’s letter.
If you wish to stand for committee, you can download a nomination form from the link below. Send your form to the Vice Chairman, or bring it to the AGM.
Vice Chairman, East of England Poultry Club
4 Beck Close
Latest on bird flu: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#latest-situation