Challenged by Scarecrows

Scarecrows cleaning windows

Challenged by Lockdown Tier 3, Wickersley Parish Council has set a half term Garden Scarecrow Challenge for 'The Children of Wickersley' with an amazing response.

Said Cllr Sue Ellis, Chair, Wickersley Parish Council, "Wickersley is a busy and active Parish Council and we had a long list of events planned for this year – all of which have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But each time we've cancelled an event because it was 'Covid unsafe' we've challenged ourselves to replace it with a 'Covid safe' one. So, to replace our Woodland Lantern Walk we came up with the idea of the Garden Scarecrow Challenge! We ordered 2 huge bales of straw, bought loads of sacks and invited local people to join in, stuff a scarecrow and place it where it can be seen from the road to create a 'Scarecrow Trail' around the village for everyone to enjoy on their local walks!

The response has been amazing – over 200 bags of straw have been given out and we've already got over 60 scarecrows positioned around the village with their photos posted on our Facebook page for everyone to see, find and enjoy!

This event was particularly timely as families faced this Autumn half term with the added restrictions of Tier 3. It's been great to see just how everyone has embraced this challenge - grandparents, parents and particularly, once again, 'The Children of Wickersley'.

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:28 by Parish Admin

Tags: Events