TOTTINGTON Village Fete will return for a second year following the success of 2018.

Volunteers at the Tottington Centre have begun preparations for the event, and have invited members of the public to save the date.

New for this year, the organisers are incorporating a scarecrow competition, and have invited craftspeople to try their hand at making one.

Tottington councillor Yvonne Wright said: "The Tottington Centre volunteers are busy preparing for the second village fete which will be held on the library car park on Sunday, June 23.

“Building on the success of last year, this year pitches will be rented to craftspeople and artisans as well as the centre's own eclectic mix of stalls, children’s games and activities.

"To add even more interest and fun, a scarecrow competition is to be held and the centre is inviting schools, churches organisations and individuals to create a scarecrow and enter the competition."

The tea room will be open and barbecue food will also be available.

The scarecrows will be displayed in the library grounds and in Market Street on the day of the fete, with a prize being given to the winner.

Last year's fete attracted hundreds of people who helped raise more than £2,000 for the Tottington Centre — the village library — which was saved from closure by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Scarecrows need to be delivered in advance of the upcoming event and registered at the library, during week beginning June 17.

For more details call Cllr Wright on 07762 116437.