Dog show proves a big hit with villagers
SCORES of Prestbury pooches enjoyed a day out strutting their stuff at the Prestbury Amenity Society’s dog show at Bollin Grove.
The show, the first one the society has staged, saw nine different competitions with more than 40 dogs, the winners from each category competing for the prestigious Best In Show title.
Judge Nick Rushton, owner of Bollington Veterinary Centre, had some tough decisions to make as he judged the most handsome dog, the most playful, the best rescue or re-homed dog, the best fancy dress and the waggiest tail.
There were also prizes for the prettiest bitch, the scruffiest dog, one for veterans more than seven
THE owner of Brundred Farm on Castle Hill has applied for planning permission to build two new detached houses in addition to the existing one and to extend the existing private road to form access to the new proposed new houses.
Comments on the application can be made up until Thursday, November 24 at cheshireeast.gov.uk/ planning.
A decision on the application is due to be made on December 19.
PLANNING permission has been granted to the owner of Ridgeway, a house at 90 years old and one for the cutest puppy under 18 months.
Judy McCoskery, one of the organisers, said: “It was just amazing.
“There were some really lovely dogs.
“People showed up in great numbers and were very enthusiastic.
“There were children, parents, grans and grandads - people of all ages and dogs of all breeds with different personalities.
Girl Guides provided refreshments during the afternoon, for which they were allowed to keep the money and doggie bags with special treats were handed out on the day by the Canine Club based in Henbury.
Every owner also came away with a small gift for participating when they Macclesfield Road in Prestbury, to build a single storey extension at the back of the house to incorporate a kitchen and pool, to convert attic space in the garage to include new external access, and to build an orangery at the front of the house.
ST Peter’s Church in Prestbury is looking for volunteers who do not mind getting their hands dirty to join the ‘Holy Dusters’.
The Dusters meet every Thursday at 11.45am for one hour to sweep and clean St Peter’s Rooms.
The cleaning challenge has increased came out of the ring, whether they had won anything or not.
Stealing the crown in the fancy dress category was a dog ‘baby’ with a hat on inside a pram.
And the best in show title was won by a dark brown Pointer with white spots.
Judy said: “It was beautiful with gorgeous markings.”
“Nick Rushton was absolutely superb and made all of the dogs feel special.
“We had great support from Prestbury Pets too who donated money for the cost of the show, and Canalside Radio.”
Also helping out on the day were Sally Burgess, owner of Burgess Pets and Equestrian on King Street in Macclesfield and Andrea O’Rafferty, first recently because the regular church cleaner is retiring too and the group is on the lookout for more people who are willing to come along and help out.
If you would you like to join in, pop in to the church and ask for Anne or talk to a warden.
The church will also hold an afternoon tea with cake, entertainment and a raffle on Monday, November 21 at 2.30pm.
A CHRISTMAS Club Night will take place at Mottram St Andrew Village Hall on Tuesday, December 13 at 7.30pm for 8pm.
This year will see the return of comedian aider.
Judy said: “It was a lovely atmosphere all day, fantastic.
“I don’t think we can not do it again next year as it was so popular.”
Prestbury Amenity Society works to preserve and improve features of historical or general interest in the village and one of the aims of the show was to raise the society’s profile and allow villagers to meet and get to know its members.
Judy said: “We really wanted to raise our profile with this show because no-one knows what we do.
“We were really pleased that it was such a success .
“We look forward to holding this event again next year as it really did bring the community together. Audrey M following last year’s evening of comedy. Catering will be by Rachel Gate.
There is a limited number of 40 tickets available so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from the Social Club bar and cost £26 per person.
PRESTBURY Tennis Club will hold a US Open themed Senior Club Night on Friday, November 4 from 6.30pm until 10pm.
Players can play anytime during the event. The format will be mixed doubles and balls and floodlights will be included.
Ruffy (left) and another of the dogs that took part in the show
Finlay Arnold with his prize-winning dog at the show