CHESHIRE Constabulary is celebrating after its Cheshire Show exhibit wowed the crowds to take home two trophies.
The police showcase won the Best Trade Stand award and the honour for Best Stand With a Frontage of More Than 10m.
The force’s public information manager, Jane Gregory, said: “We particularly emphasised the work we do in rural areas and, judging by the lively and enthusiastic reaction from the many hundreds of visitors, we got it right.”
There were plenty of attractions, including a chance for children to turn detectives and hunt a ‘criminal’ who stole a tractor from a farm.
Visitors were able to talk to officers and other experts about wildlife protection, while drug detection dog Toby helped to highlight the campaign against drug abuse and drug dealers.
Meanwhile, Cheshire Show patron Sir William Bromley Davenport threw his support behind Cheshire Scouts’ appeal for more adult leaders.
The president of Cheshire Scouts was backed by Lady Bromley Davenport, the show’s president John Platt and show chairman Tony Garnett.
Graham Phillips, county commissioner for the Cheshire Scouts, said: “It was fantastic to receive such prestigious backing from show officials.”
Another stand which proved popular was Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
The trust, marking its 50th anniversary this year, invited children to make their own banners and sign a ‘petition fish’ to protect marine life.
Events assistant Tracey Gibson said: “Less than 2% of the British coastline is legally protected and we want to increase that.”