Scarecrow festival for Leven this weekend

LEVEN is preparing for a new addition to their annual events calendar ‘Leven Scarecrow Festival’.

The event will take place over the coming bank holiday weekend and has been started by resident Paul Chapman. There are now over 70 scarecrows listed with two categories: made by children and made by adults. The theme for the first year of the event is ‘Key Workers’.

Event organiser Paul said: “We wanted to try and get some moral and fun back with what is going on. We have had a great response for the first year and are already planning next year. Hopefully it will get bigger and better every year.”

Scarecrow entry is free and they should all be in place for the morning of Saturday, May 23 with prizes handed out on Monday.

Two trophies have been donated. One is for the best scarecrow made by children and the other is for the best scarecrow created by an adult.

Brandesburton Scouts have also supported the festival and placed scarecrows in their village with the NHS and keyworker theme.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s refuse team were delighted to see themselves recognised in scarecrow form. They snapped an image of a scarecrow refuse collector in Brandesburton today (Friday, May 22).

East Riding of Yorkshire Council refuse collectors were delighted to see themselves in scarecrow form while emptying bins in Brandesburton