OVER 100 colourful scarecrows are on display in a Worcester village for people to visit this October half-term.

Fernhill Heath village residents have pulled together to create its fourth annual scarecrow trail.

Whereby previous years have seen just shy of 50, this year the trail has 138 scarecrows registered throughout the village.

The organisers, Emma Gannon and North Claines Parish Council Chair, Meg Farmer, have said they are ‘overwhelmed by the response.’

They added: “We have a great community spirit within the Village, and this response speaks volumes."

The free event is sponsored by Fernhill House Care Home, and the residents are the judges awarding prizes to their favourites.

Emma said: “With so many to see it's going to be a very tough decision.

“Everyone's a winner in our eyes, because village residents, community groups and businesses have made such a great effort to join in the fun and create an event everyone of all ages can enjoy.”

Village resident Ally Allen has supplied homemade scarecrow biscuits for all scarecrow households, and local village shops, Costcutter Post Office and Dilmore Stores, have supported the event including being a collection point for trail maps.

There is also a Google Maps Link to locate all 138 scarecrows which can be seen here https://tinyurl.com/y3wkldtz

The scarecrow trail is open to visitors from Monday, October 26 to Sunday, November 1.

The organisers ask all trail visitors to remain Covid aware and not touch the scarecrows or properties.

Enjoy walking, cycling, scooting, or driving throughout the trail.

Emma and Meg would like to thank each and every one for their ‘truly amazing contribution.’

Will you take part in the trail, or have you designed a scarecrow?