WATCH: Brightening up the town through Chorley in Bloom’s annual scarecrow competition

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Schools, nurseries, and care homes were among those taking part in the scarecrow competition as part of this year’s Chorley in Bloom.

The sun was shining on Friday as a crowd of unique-looking scarecrows set up shop at the Community Edible Garden in Preston Brow, ready for an afternoon of judging by Chorley in Bloom organisers.

Irene and Trevor Jenkinson with Cathy Hurley and their scarecrow

Irene and Trevor Jenkinson with Cathy Hurley and their scarecrow

Entries from nursery schools to care homes took part in what was a eye-catching day for the town.

But a winner has yet to be picked due to the quality on show.

Chairman of the Chorley in Bloom Group, Iris Smith, said: “We haven’t chosen a winner yet because they are all so good!

“We want to have another look at them all first.”

Linda Lea

Linda Lea

The scarecrows, of which there are 10, are also going to be exhibited in Market Walk in the town centre for members of the public to come and have a look.

Iris, from Brinscall, added: “I’d also like to thank Gill Broughton for arranging it all. She has been outstanding.

“There’s been a tremendous effort and encouragement from everyone.”

Iris also kindly asks if anyone can give their Living Wall demonstration in Union Street a watering “that would be brilliant for us”.

Scarecrows relaxing in the sun.

Scarecrows relaxing in the sun.

Iris Smith and Gillian Broughton of Chorley in Bloom

Iris Smith and Gillian Broughton of Chorley in Bloom