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The Swettenham Arms
Halloween Horror Sunday 31st October 2010 Be prepared to be scared! Join us in the evening from 6.00pm. We will be hosting a spine tingling ghost walk with storyteller for both adults & children in fancy dress costume (wrap up warm & bring lantern/torch). There will be a parade of the costumes at 8.00pm with prizes in various catagories. Sizzling BBQ from 6.30pm with burgers, dress disco at 9.00pm for teenagers and adults. Admission £5.00 (under 5’s free). Food not included.
Congleton Choral Society
President: Sir Bernard Lovells, F.R.S.
Reg. Charity No. 515851
Musical Director - Nick Concannon Hodges
The Armed Man
AMass for Peace Karl Jenkins With CCS Ensemble and Soloists
Saturday, 16th October, 2010, at 7.30 p.m.
Congleton Town Hall Tickets from the Ticket Secretary 01260 276957 and Congleton Tourist Information Centre 01260 271095
£12 full - £10 concessions - £2 under 16s www.congletonchoralsociety.org.uk
Bonfire Night & Firework Display Friday 5th November 2010
Book your Christmas Parties now! Christmas Fayre Party Disco Evenings in the Lovell Suite or an intimate lunch/dinner in our restaurant are the perfect way to celebrate during the festive season. Whether you’re indulging with friends, or organising the company’s Christmas Party, the Swettenham Arms has it all! Take a look at the delicious festive menu on our website.
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Naturally Gifted Internationally Acclaimed Psychics WENDY P. WILLIAMSON and IAN CHARLES
As featured in the media and TV
Available for private readings all afternoon and evening • Tarot • Palm • Crystal • Clairvoyance • Mediumship
2.00 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.
THURSDAY, 14th OCTOBER, 2010
LION AND SWAN HOTEL
SWAN BANK, CONGLETON
No appointment necessary Enquiries - 07710 655677
Evening of Clairvoyance with
Mike Ireland & Friends
Thursday, 14th October, 2010
at 7.30 p.m. in Congleton
(Bar will be open)
For full details please phone
0776 7057 983
Or visit the Tourist Information Office
Raising funds for the MS Society
PLEASE NOTE: The Theatre Bar is open from 7.00 p.m.
By arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd.
Music adapted and arranged by
Books and Lyrics adapted by
David H. Bell
Daneside Theatre, 18-23 October Booking enquiries: Tel. (01260) 276371 or (01260) 271095
CENTRE STAGE YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
10th - 13th November, 2010 at 7.30 p.m. Matinee 13th at 2.30 p.m.
Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton Call T.I.C. 01260 271095 or 01260 270602
Daneside Theatre Please check individual show for ticket details
Sunday, 21st November - Film at Daneside - at 7.00 p.m.
‘Tamara Drewe’ (2010)
111min. - Comedy
Starring Gemma Atherton, Roger Allam Once the ugly duckling, now a glamorous journalist witha life-changing nose job, Tamara Drewe returns to sell her late mother’s house in a Dorset village. She awakens feelings in sexy old flame Andy, and in pretentious author Nicholas Hardiment, a serial philanderer who cheats on his loyal wife Beth. But Tamara has a new man in her life, Ben, a rock drummer. And so events develop that affect the futures of everybody.
Tickets £4.00 from the Informaiton centre - 01260 271095
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Ideal for someone with an existing clientele.
Ample free parking. FULL/PART-TIME Rates to be discussed on application Contact Sherry Daniels, Escape, 01260 224123
Border History Local and Family History Fair
9th October 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
New Life Church
West Road ADMISSION £1.00
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PUBLIC NOTICES, ETC, SEE PAGE SIX
Holmes Chapel Sixth Form College
Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, CW4 7DX
Tel. 01477 689500
‘Quality Education in a Caring Environment’
OPEN EVENING 2010 OPEN EVENING 2010
‘OFSTED OUTSTANDING’ Join the hundreds of students who have celebrated excellent ‘A’ Level results after studying at Holmes Chapel Sixth Form College
Find out more at our Sixth Form Open Evening
THURSDAY, 14th OCTOBER
6.30 - 8.30pm
The evening will begin with an introductory talk at 6.30pm in the
Restaurant This will be repeated at
Continue your education in our well established community environment and ‘be the best you can be’
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Number of sneak-in burglaries ‘ridiculous’ says police officer
Police are warning peole not to let autumn be “the season of mists and urglary” — and have made a plea to end the “ridiculous” trend of walk-in burglaries.
Det Insp Nigel Groom, in charge of Cheshire Police’s eastern area burglary unit, said: “As evenings begin earlier they inevitably mean longer working hours for criminals.
“It’s time to think about ways to keep them out and the first step is to lock your door.”
In East Cheshire more than a third of all reported burglaries involve criminals walking in through a door that has not been locked. In many cases the residents are asleep in bed, but sometimes they are in the next room, watching television or eating.
Det Insp Groom said: “At times in the past year these sneak-ins constituted well over half of all burglaries reported in some parts of the area. That is a ridiculous situation.
“We work hard to identify and catch burglars and we have had a lot of successes but people have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to protect their property.”
He added: “The first rule of burglary prevention is to keep the door locked. That applies whether you are in or out.
“There are criminals who specialise in sneak-ins. They don’t have to bother forcing a door or window. They just try doors until they come to one that is open.
“They also provide cover for the more traditional burglar.Again, the
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first line of defence is locked doors and windows. We also advise people not to leave valuables, or keys, near windows where they can be seen from the outside. It is an added incentive for a burglar if he knows there is something good on offer before he goes in.”
Det Insp Groom said: “More often than not, traditional burglars target houses while the occupier is out. It is worth spending a few pounds on time switches to turn some inside lights on as daylight fades. If the house looks occupied the burglar will probably turn away.
“Think about investing in a security alarm system and if you have one fitted be sure to set it every time you go out and when you go to bed.
“Some of the best crime prevention devices are your eyes. Burglars will usually spend time looking round a street to decide which houses are vulnerable. A sneak-in specialist will be ducking in and out of gardens, trying doors.
“If you see anyone acting suspiciously, call us on the Cheshire Police Information Line 0845 458 0000 and report it. You may be doing your neighbours — or yourself — a big favour.”
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Dogs are quick to change their ways
No matter the problem, I can sually calm an unbalanced dog in a matter of minutes. Providing the methods employed are consistently followed, this new com-
osure will eventually become the dog’s natural state of mind.
What takes time to change is the behaviour of owners. Unlike dogs, people are resistant to change and loathe leaving their comfort zone. Tell the indulgent owner of a dominant dog to ban him from the bedroom and you’ll see the shutters come down.
Nervousness is created by overly sympathetic owners petting and fussing an anxious dog. I can demonstrate the error of this immediately but owners persist ecause it fulfils a need within themselves.
Most aggression is born of fear and needs firm handling and calm leadership. Owners see the difference this makes but abandon it at the first hurdle and return to their old ways.
Chasing is an extremely dangerous habit that can only be resolved by close control but owners can’t resist turning their dogs loose to pursue whatever appears on the horizon.
Believe me, changing the ehaviour of dogs is easy; changing the habits of owners is far more difficult.
I’ve even considered running a class where handlers turn up without their dogs so I can focus attention on the true source of the roblem. Your dog is your creation. In order to change his behaviour, you must change yours. With knowledge and consistency you can improve the behaviour of any dog, providing you are willing to make changes of your own.
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PS Thank you for all your interest in our pup Steady Eddie. He has gone to a wonderful new home.
Prince enjoying his favourite pastime.
First of all an update on the last column: Jessie and Josie were both re-homed and the RSPCA rehomed another two animals to readers who viewed its website.
This week’s lost pup is Prince, a friendly staffie bull terrier cross, who is desperately seeking a new home. The local RSPCA is hoping to find a home soon as this loving little boy is feeling very lonely in kennels.
He was signed over to the RSPCA by the owner who was moving and couldn’t take Prince with her. Having originally come from a dogs’ home, he’s probably wondering why he’s back behind bars!
Prince is an all round fantastic dog and is so friendly. He loves being around people and is very affectionate. He is obedient and willing to please, and knows all his basic commands, quite impressive! He is house trained, excellent in the car and he can be left for a few hours.
Prince is quite an energetic little boy and loves his walks and chasing his favourite toy — the tennis ball. He doesn’t know how to drop on command but soon learns if you offer him a treat. Prince is a truly wonderful chap who really deserves a loving home.
He loves children but ideally he would be re-homed with a family with older children. He needs to be the only pet. Prince is neutered, micro-chipped and fully vaccinated.
Anyone who can offer this lovely little chap a home, should call the RSPCA Macclesfield South East Cheshire and Buxton Branch on 01625 669620 or visit rspcamacclesfield.org.uk
The branch relies heavily on the local community to cover running costs. If anyone would like to donate, or has a few hours to spare and would like to volunteer, they should see the website for details.
Police force uses resources in an adequate way, says audit report
Cheshire Police offers good value for money, according to an audit of its accounts.
Despite the recession causing cutbacks to public services Cheshire Police Authority has received a positive response from external auditors looking into its annual spending.
The authority is an independent body responsible for ensuring Cheshire Constabulary provides an efficient service, and is made up of councillors and members of the public.
In a report published last week, the Audit Commission concluded: “The Authority has adequate arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources.”
Paul Findlow, chairman of the authority’s audit committee, said: “It is the role of the authority to ensure that the police budget is spent efficiently and effectively and it is important that an outside body has independently assessed the way public funds are being spent on policing in Cheshire. I was delighted with the report which said that ‘A challenging efficiency and productivity strategy is delivering results, including budget savings. Good work is in progress to consider changes to the money available for the authority in future years.’
“This is particularly important given the need to focus on value for money and to ensure that wherever possible, savings can be made whilst protecting frontline policing. Like all public services, we are waiting for the coalition Government’s announcement on 20th October about the amount of savings we will need to find from next year’s budget.”
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