Carehomes across Wirral have been getting creative this month for the Thingwall, Irby and Pensby Summer Scarecrow Festival.

Residents and staff have been busy making hay characters to mark the first of the community festival.

Fairfield Nursing Home in Quarry Road East, Heswall have created Nurse Rose wood, Frank Fairfield and Lady Eleanor.

Wirral Globe: Scarecrows: Nurse Rose Wood, Frank Fairfield and Lady EleanorScarecrows: Nurse Rose Wood, Frank Fairfield and Lady Eleanor

Activities coordinator at Fairfield, Faridah Brooker, said: “We started making the scarecrows a couple of months ago after a colleague heard about it.

“We thought wouldn’t it be good if we got involved and made some. So we all  tried to think of a theme we could do that related to a care home.”

Faridah says the scarecrows have been bringing "joy" to the residents at Fairfield.

She said: “Residents have had to deal with covid restrictions and not being allowed to have visitors which has been boring for them.

“So it’s been so nice to see people smiling again by us doing something different and fun.”

Ridgewood Court Care have also been getting onboard with the summer spirit by designing their own flower pot men for the festival.

Wirral Globe: Scarecrows outside Ridgewood Court Care HomeScarecrows outside Ridgewood Court Care Home

In the Pensby care home, a collection of residential and dementia residents have helped to paint plant pots to make their creations, Ronnie and William, come to life.

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Christine Louise Gore, activities coordinator at Ridgewood, said: “A local resident kindly donated straw to us and it took us a while to put them together.

“They have been put at front of the home and encouraged local residents to come by and give us a wave.

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“We have loved being part of a project for the community after the tough time we have all had recently.”