A dog and his owner have been praised for helping to find a missing phone in a town’s park. Cheadle Town Clerk Dave Mullington has explained to the Cheadle & Tean Times how teamwork between the council’s Community Reassurance Programme at Tean Road Recreation Ground and a dog walker and his pooch, helped to find a teenager’s mobile phone recently.
A dog and his owner have been praised for helping to find a missing phone in a town’s park.
Cheadle Town Clerk Dave Mullington has explained to the Cheadle & Tean Times how teamwork between the council’s Community Reassurance Programme at Tean Road Recreation Ground and a dog walker and his pooch, helped to find a teenager’s mobile phone recently.
Dave said: “Last week a young person lost her phone whilst playing on the park.
“She reported it missing to Community Reassurance as soon as she realised it was gone. After an extensive search, it was time to go home.
“Nicky (who leads the Community Reassurance Programme) took contact details and reassured the young person that her phone still likely could be found.
“Park user Gary and his dog Alfie walk the park daily. Community Reassurance alerted Gary to keep an eye out for the lost phone as they headed toward the old putting green where Alfie likes to play ball.
“Alfie always retrieves his ball back to Gary to throw again. But, this time, after several throws and return, Alfie decided to standstill.
“Gary called his dog to fetch but Alfie remained still. Gary said: “I walked over to see why he wouldn’t get his ball and there it was, the missing phone. I knew there had to be reason why Alfie didn’t go for his ball.”
“Alfie was praised and given a biscuit for his find. The phone was returned undamaged to the young person the same day.”
Meanwhile, the Cheadle Town Council funded Community Reassurance Team are preparing for spring and are looking for seeds and cuttings for the park herb garden.
Dave said: “We will be planting herbs for community use. Ideas from park users is to have a tea and cake tent over the summer.
“We have already received a kind donation of french Camomile seeds to sow in late March.
“The bowling greens will open to members on March 26.”
Dave continued: “The park is starting to get busy as the sun has been shining over the weekend.
“Young people took advantage of dry ramps to practice for the Mayor’s Challenge Charity event due to take place on the Tean Road Recreation Ground Sunday, April 3 at 2pm.
“Following the success of last years Trix scooter and skateboard competition, the young people decided to organise a similar event and participate in the Mayor’s challenge to highlight physical and mental well-being.
“There will be four categories: under eight years, beginners, intermediate and pro.
“Each entry will allow the participant 60 seconds on the ramps to perform. Individuals will set their own goal of achievement.
“Sponsor forms are available at the lodge or From Nicky and Annie.”
Nicky added: “Anyone with a scooter or skateboard can enter on the day, even without sponsors. Just make a donation to Mayors challenge charity to secure your entry.”
Booking in will take place at the ramps from 1pm. Children under 14 years will require parental consent for photos.
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