Scarecrows are back

THE popular Pucklechurch Scarecrow Competition and Trail returns over the first May bank holiday.

Visitors are invited to follow the trail around the village, seeking out the scarecrows in residents’ gardens.

This year all the scarecrows will have a name that starts with the letter C. 

The event starts at St Thomas a Becket church in Pucklechurch and runs for two days: Sunday May 5 from 11.30am to 4.30pm and Monday May 6 from 10.30am to 4pm.

Refreshments, including sandwiches and cream teas, are available in the church on both days. 

Entry is £1 for children, £2 for adults and £5 for a family, with prizes to be won. 

The event, to raise money for the church, starts with a service at 10am on Sunday and ends with a short thanksgiving and blessing by the Rev Elaine Jones on the Monday afternoon.