As lockdown restrictions are lifted, it has been a joy to witness communities coming together and taking part in local events. Witham has been no exception, and at the beginning of July the town held Witham’s first dog show.
The wholesome occasion was hosted by Witham Town Council, and CommunityAd caught up with Councillor Chelsey Jay, who organised the event.
What first prompted the idea of a dog show?
I am a dog lover and I have a fur baby myself, my 6-year-old Labrador, Boston. I just thought how much Witham would appreciate an event like this as we are a town of dog lovers, you can’t go along our beautiful River Walk without passing multiple pups and their owners out and about!
What activities or events took place on the day?
The event saw competitions, agility activities, and dog and pet stalls hosted by businesses from our local area, face painting, and refreshments.
What was the response to the event like?
The dog show was really positively reviewed, with many residents saying what a great use of our outdoor space and asking for it to be an annual event.
Will this be a recurring event?
I really hope so, I think Witham is the perfect town for this kind of event and following the success of this year’s, it can only get better!
What was your favourite part of the day?
My favourite part of the day had to be judging the Friendliest Dog competition. A gorgeous Rottweiler won 1st place, and their owner shared with us that it was his mission to show how soft and loveable the breed, who are often unfairly associated with being “aggressive dogs”, really are.