Village hosts scarecrow contest to mark Jubilee

Scarecrows are set to invade a village as part of a national celebration.

The straw figures will be one of the major attractions in Ashover on Monday, June 4, when villagers come together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A scarecrow competition with the theme of ‘The Jubilee Years’ will be held to mark the occasion.

The winning scarecrow should depict a celebrity or significant event from either Britain or around the world during the Queen’s reign – from 1952 to 2012.

The suggested route for the contest includes Church Street, Moor Road, Dovecotes and Malthouse Lane.

It will be free to enter a scarecrow and there will be special certificates awarded for the best five.

Claire Bonsall, one of the organisers, said: “If you would like to make a scarecrow or if you live on the route and would be willing to host one in your garden for someone else, please pick up and complete a trail form, available from either Ashover Post Office or The Tuck Shop.”

Applications forms are available now and, once completed, should be returned to the Post Office or the Tuck Shop by Friday, May 25.

Further details on the celebrations are available by contacting Claire on 01246 590330.