‘Ex-straw-dinary’: Lockdown scarecrows bring smiles to residents in Carlton

 ‘Ex-straw-dinary’: Lockdown scarecrows bring smiles to residents in Carlton

PICTURED: An NHS key worker was amongst the heroes on display in Orlando Drive (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

An army of scarecrows have taken over a street in Carlton to spread some much-needed cheer while the UK lockdown continues.

Householders have produced a number of imaginative creations that now line Orlando Drive and are putting smiles on the faces of passers-by.

NHS key workers join other superheroes like Spider-Man and Superman in the line up and carry the warning to stay safe and stay home.

Scarecrows have taken up residency in Orlando Drive (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)
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Lisa Matthews, 44, from Netherfield, said the scarecrows have helped lift her mood on the way to work each day.

She said: “They always make me smile. Things are a bit tough at the moment so it’s great when people do something to lift the spirits. It’s what us Brits are renowned for.”

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1 Comment

  • This might appear harmless but is in reality not helping NHS workers such as myself and is putting us in further danger. Orlando Drive is now a destination and people are not social distancing. On a weekend there can be 20 extra people walking up the road. Residents cannot go out safely & the organisers are even nipping into each other’s gardens & chatting for hours. I’m glad I risk myself so they can socialise.

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