January 5, 2009 at 11:56 am #62849SweetypyeMember
It is with regret that I have to inform you that the All about Dogs Show 2009 will now not be taking place – please read the press release below.
ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW TO END
The organisers of the hugely successful All About Dogs show are extremely sad and disappointed to announce that the event will no longer be staged.
Although the 2009 event had been planned to go ahead at the Brentwood Centre showground, after a series of meetings with the local borough council it has been decided that it will no longer be viable, due to changes in council policies of competitive tendering for events staged in Brentwood.
The All About Dogs show has always been about promoting dog ownership in the very best light, and was organised by ‘doggie people’ for ‘doggie people’. All About Dogs was the largest and most comprehensive outdoor dog event of its kind – it was the blue print for others to follow.
The organisers feel that should they become involved in competitive tendering for the event, changes in the format of the show would have to be implemented and costs for all concerned would rise dramatically. The event has always been staged with dogs in mind and not profit margins. Other venues, both within Brentwood and outside the Borough have been viewed and considered but the financial implications of moving the event elsewhere were quite prohibitive and would not be viable in the current financial climate.
The organisers would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks all the ‘doggie people’ who have supported the event over the past ten years.
Roy DyerJanuary 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm #114721IzzieMember
Aw No 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁January 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm #114722MudgieMember
This is really quite sad that this has been cancelled. yet again profits and tendering and politics of councillors take over and in the end nothing gets done. So there will be no show, no profit, no pleasure.
Nothing like having positive events in the community promoting positive dogs. Pathetic really
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