23 July 2024

‘Don’t leave it too late to sign up for scarecrow trail’

By Sam Hawcroft

Residents and businesses in Withernsea are being urged to sign up to this year’s scarecrow and flowerpot trail as soon as they can to ensure the event can go ahead.

Last year, the organisers were forced to cancel after not receiving enough registrations in time, so they hope that as many people as possible in the town will get behind the free event, which runs from August 4-7 and coincides with a number of garage sales.

There is no theme this year, so people can be as creative as they wish. If anyone is in need of inspiration, they can join the Withernsea Scarecrow and Flowerpot Trail 2023 Facebook group, which contains lots of photos of scarecrows and flowerpots from trails around the country.

There are cash prizes for the best scarecrows, with £30 going to the one that wins first prize, £20 for the runner-up and £10 for the third-placed creation.

Registrations must be received by Sunday, July 23.

To access the form, either join the Facebook group or visit shorturl.at/gGLP6. Alternatively, email [email protected].

Meanwhile, after a year’s break, Patrington’s popular scarecrow trail returns this weekend.

Residents have been working hard to produce a good selection of scarecrows and at least 30 are expected to be on display around the village on both Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, from 10am to 4pm.

Additionally, this year there will be garage sales each day at many locations. Patrington AFC will be doing a sponsored static bike ride in the Market Place next to the Hildyard Arms from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, along with a barbecue.

Maps of the trail will be available from 10am on both days from Soapy Bubbles and the Hildyard Arms, with prizes for the best scarecrows and teams completing the trail quest.

All cash raised will be donated to Patrington AFC Youth Football, the Poppy Appeal and the Humberside Fire and Rescue Firefighters’ Charity.