THE BIRDS will certainly be staying away from Heage Windmill over the Bank Holiday weekend later this month.
For the Friends of Heage Windmill are planning a grand gathering of scarecrows on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 27, 28 and 29.
Everyone is invited to take along their favourite scarecrow and to set it up in either the mill area, car park or on the approach road to the Chesterfield Road mill on the Saturday morning.
The best one, as selected by visitors to the mill over the weekend, will win a prize.
It costs £1 to enter your scarecrow into the competition and they can be based on any theme whatsoever.
For more information contact Lynn Allen on 01773 715 177 or 07973 548551.