Scarecrow contest deadline

ONE week remains until the deadline for entries for a popular scarecrow contest.

Elwick village residents are urged to get involved with the annual scarecrow competition which this year has a royal theme to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

Free straw is now available from the bus stop in the village for people to use to make their scarecrow.

People must register in the Elwick Village Shop and Post Office by next Monday, May 21, and scarecrows must then be in place by Saturday, May 26.

Judging will take place on the first weekend in June which marks Jubilee weekend and like last year, Elwick will also be going up against entries in Castle Eden.