Community response to first scarecrow festival in Mapperley is ‘phenomenal’

 Community response to first scarecrow festival in Mapperley is ‘phenomenal’
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Over 150 scarecrows of all shapes and sizes have gone on display as part of the first scarecrow festival in Mapperley, which was launched to give people something to smile about during lockdown.

The scarecrows, which are doted around the town, can be found via a special Google Map and will now be on display until May 31.

The festival was organised by Mapperley-based mums Maria Narducci, Natasha Williams and Natalie Hallam.

Maria is also the Co-op member pioneer for the Mapperley store.

She said: “The response to the Mapperley Scarecrow Festival has been phenomenal.

“We had the idea to create the Festival as a positive way for the community and local businesses to come together at a difficult time and we’re amazed and delighted by the response, especially seeing how many people have viewed the map to enjoy the Scarecrows as part to their daily exercise. We’re looking forward to seeing who the public choose as the winners.”

“The Scarecrows are incredibly creative including everything from celebrities to celebrations of the NHS. There are humans, animals and mythical creatures – there’s a mermaid and a kracken!

A scarecrow of Mary Poppins

Categories and Prizes for the Mapperley Scarecrow Trail 2020


 Judged by the public vote, by gaining the most likes for their photo on Facebook. All the photos are in the online albums in the ‘What’s on Mapperley’ Facebook group. Voting ends on Friday 22nd May

1st Prize: Family Pass to White Posts Farm

2nd Prize: £15 Gift Voucher for Razzle Dazzle Pots

3rd Prize: Perfume Gift Set from Holy Cannoli 


Gedling borough will be put into tier 3 when lockdown ends next week

Chosen by Vernon Coaker 

1st Prize: Hamper from Deli-icious

2nd Prize: Two tickets for the Haywood Road Community Centre Silent Disco and Slime Making Kit


Judged by the admin team for the event

Prize: CO-OP BIG NIGHT IN Prosecco, chocolates, popcorn, sweets and pop


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