Royal scarecrows competition

ELWICK residents can show off their creative side and enter an annual scarecrow competition.

The popular scarecrow contest has a Royal theme to it this year.

People should register their scarecrows in Elwick Village Shop and Post Office by Monday, May 21, and have the scarecrows set up by Saturday, May 26.

The entries will then be judged on Diamond Jubilee weekend in June.

Castle Eden residents will also be taking part and judges will choose individual winning scarecrows and a winning village.