Scarecrows have been popping up around Higher Bebington over the last couple of weeks to celebrate the season of harvest.

Residents of Higher Bebington have been getting creative helping to make homemade scarecrows to display around the area.

Shop keepers, schools, and local businesses also got involved by placing homemade scarecrows outside and around their premises.

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While some of them lined the streets, the majority have been found filling up the empty pews of Christ Church helping members to follow socially-distanced rules during service time.

The idea was organised by Vicar of Christ Church, Mike Loach, who said: “The idea was to do something that could bring the local community together at Harvest even when we couldn’t physically all be alongside each other.”

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With traditional Harvest Festival festivities being limited due to COVID-19, the scarecrows have been able to bring cheer to the community during these distanced times.

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Mike added: “I've been quite overwhelmed by the local reaction, with so many people calling or messaging to say just how much they've enjoyed the event and how it's brought a smile in these testing times.

“Over the past two weeks, hundreds of people, both young and old, have visited the 50 strong scarecrow congregation inside Christ Church as well as touring around the many happy figures that have sprung up in local residents' gardens and outside the shops and schools.

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“Several have also asked that it become an annual event and we shall certainly do our best to make this happen.”

The scarecrows can be viewed at Christ Church Higher Bebington until 7pm this evening.