The Scarecrow Festival started in 2004 and was instigated by, among others, the late Denise Illett. It is a great opportunity for the community to get crafting to produce such creations as Postman Pat, robots, burglars climbing drain pipes etc. and to display them at the front of their houses for all to see.
The Festival is on for one day only in September. Guided walks will take place on 17th September starting at The Square at 11.30 and 3pm. The guide will take you along the route which encompasses Green Lane, Moon Street, Victoria Street, Osborne Street, Buckingham Street, Aylesbury Street, Oxford Street, Western Road, Eton Crescent, Peel Road, Windsor Street, Cambridge Street and Church Street.
Each year a band of volunteers open up the old railway carriage at the Community Orchard and offer refreshments to anyone who would like to partake. The orchard is also home to some of the scarecrows.
This event is well worth a visit as it shows the talents and diversity of the community and is a lovely day out for families.