Villagers getting creative ahead of scarecrow festival

Four-year-old Harry Newbury at last year's scarecrow festival
Four-year-old Harry Newbury at last year's scarecrow festival
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Cartoon characters and film stars are being recreated in Charnock Richard - in the form of scarecrows.

Villagers are busy preparing for Charnock Richard’s Scarecrow Festival, which will be held on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.

As well as the many scarecrows, there will be a classic car show, a showground with games and activities, a music festival at the Dog and Partridge, and activities at other venues around the village.

On the Sunday there will be a dog agility display at the football club and horses from Lancashire Constabulary for people to see.

The free event will raise money for good causes and drivers are encouraged to use the free official car park on Church Lane.

Coun Paul Leadbetter, chairman of the organising committee, said: “A new approach for this year has been to involve community groups, including Chorley Safe Space and Lower Burgh Meadow Conservation Group, in creating scarecrows to be displayed in places where people want to display a scarecrow but are unable to.

“Charnock Richard’s Scarecrow Festival is about bringing people together and promoting community.”

Coun Paul Leadbetter

“Charnock Richard’s Scarecrow Festival is about bringing people together and promoting community. It provides two days for people to have no excuse for staying indoors.”

To book an exhibit or trade stand at the classic vehicle show, call 01257 792692 or 07851 112923. There will also be a limited number of table tops with a vintage theme.