COMMUNITY launches inaugural Easter Scarecrow Trail
A MONMOUTHSHIRE community has decorated dozens of gardens with colourful and creative characters to hold its first-ever scarecrow trail.
A group of residents in Magor and Undy have created the eye-catching scarecrows as part of a fundraising trail for families over the Easter holiday.
The inaugural attraction features 40 characters and has already raised more than £300 since its launch on Saturday.
The Magor and Undy’s Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales Scarecrow Trail is based on characters from much-loved nursery rhymes and fairy tales and has transformed the community into a sea of colour and creativity.
Families following the trail will be greeted by characters ranging from Goldilocks and The Three Bears to Old MacDonald, Beauty and The Beast and Humpty Dumpty.
As well as spotting the scarecrows there 26 eggs to find. The local knitting group is also taking part, having decorated bollards around the village.
The trail, which opened on Saturday, was the idea of the community scarecrow committee to raise funds for local schools.
Jennifer Baynton, a committee member, said the trail began as idea during lockdown last year and has been made possible with the support of local businesses and Magor and Undy PTFA members.
“Other villages have had great success and last year a group of us decided it was our turn to join in on the fun, said Mrs Baynton.
“It has been a year in the planning via zoom calls and it’s finally here,” She added.
“The idea was to create a bit of fun for everyone, linking exercise by walking and being safe alongside government guidelines.”
She praised the efforts of residents in Magor and Undy who came up with their creations and have displayed them outside their homes, adding that more than £300 has been raised in the first three days.
The funds raised will be donated to local schools.
“The children deserve to be rewarded from all the time they have been off school home-learning,” added Mrs Baynton.
The trail is open to residents and visitors until Sunday April 11, with maps available from Magor Post Office and Village Greens Shop. It costs £3 to take part.