STOURBRIDGE MP Suzanne Webb says she had a "great time" at this year's Bark in Park in Wollescote Park where she judged four categories.

The popular fun day run by Friends of Wollescote Park attracted a large crowd of canine fans.

Conservative MP Suzanne attended with her dog Sid who entered the most handsome dog (small breed) section while she judged the most handsome dog (large breed), most like its owner, best child dog handler and best dog fancy dress categories.

She said: “Sid and I had a great time at Bark in the Park and I know everyone else did too.

“This was a fabulous family event and good fun. I really enjoyed being a judge in some interesting categories.

“Sadly, Sid wasn’t a winner in his competition but he’s stopped whining, dusted himself down and is ready to take part again next year.

“Many thanks to the Friends of Wollescote Park for a super day.”

Julia Marks, the chairperson of the Friends, said: "Friends of Wollescote Park volunteers were delighted to be well-supported at this year's Bark in the Park event.

“The event that is entirely organised by volunteers, attracts people of all generations from the dog-loving community, and it was marvellous to see so many having a great experience accompanied by their canine companions.

“The monies raised from this event will directly benefit projects in the park, the volunteers having successfully raised funds for the play area last year, are now focusing on increasing biodiversity by planting wildflowers in the former golf course.”

The best in show category was judged by Dudley's new Mayor, councillor Andrea Goddard, and her consort, councillor James Clinton.

First place went to Ivy and her owners Emily and Charlotte Pusey.

Second place went to Gent and his owner Karen Fisher.

Third place went to Dave and his owner Sophie Duxon.