High Wych's annual scarecrow festival to return to St James' Church in September
From September 1, scarecrows and spray-painted bicycles decorated with flowers will start to appear along the main High Wych road in preparation for the village's annual scarecrow festival.
The hub of the festival, which begins on Saturday 7 September, is at St James' Church, where barbecued food, tea, coffee and cake will be on sale. Outside and inside the church there will be craft stalls and activities.
Last year parking was a problem, but Rivers Hospital has offered its first car park, on the right, where there are 75 places. The walk to the church is about three-quarters of a mile, but there will be plenty of scarecrows along the route to see. There are also limited spaces in the Memorial Hall and village school car parks.
On Sunday afternoon (September 8), there will be more activities. The raffle and winners of the scarecrow competition will be announced at 4 pm.