Popular Village Scarecrow Festival Receives Support From Housebuilder

One of area’s best-loved village events – which raises funds to be ploughed back into the local community – is this year being supported by housebuilder Linden Homes Midlands.

Now in its 14th year, having started as a May Day market, the Uffington Scarecrows Festival is a regular fixture in the village’s social calendar; attracting up to 5,000 visitors over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

As well as a trail of between 45 and 50 scarecrows with accompanying quiz and competition, visitors can enjoy a craft barn and craft displays, pony, train and miniature bus rides, church tower trips, a farm machinery display, classic cars, farm corner, welly wanging, flypasts of historic planes and traditional games.

Refreshments will include lunches, delicious cakes and a BBQ. All profits are re-invested in the village, including helping to pay for water supply to the village church and the re-development of the village hall’s front and rear walled gardens. This year the church is also investing in accessible ramps/paths.

Linden Homes Midlands is this year helping to support the event by supplying tote shopping bags for visitors, as well as having a marquee at the event to promote its new development in Barnack.

One of the event organisers, Vanessa Kimberley, said: “The Festival is spread out over the whole village and has become a firm favourite with visitors from the village and further afield.

“We are very grateful to Linden Homes for their support and look forward to seeing a great number of families and their friends over the weekend.”

Linden Homes Midlands us currently building an exclusive selection of inspirationally-designed three, four and five-bedroom homes nearby.

Kingsley Place off Uffington Road in Barnack near Stamford will boast a total of 80 homes.

The first homes are due for completion in May, and the fabulous Kingsley show home is now open. A number of properties have already been reserved off plan.

The sales and marketing suite is open every day apart from Monday. For times and further details, contact the sales team on 01780 778 245.

Left to right; Scarecrow Festival committee
members Jo Coulter and Vanessa Kimberley
with Linden Homes Midlands marketing
manager Dina Pittore (centre), Holly Coulter
(10) and some of the scarecrows!

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23 April 2019

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