Battle Observer Comment: Get your scarecrows ready for the festival

THERE are just 10 days left to go to get your entry in for the 2012 Battle Scarecrow Festival.

This year the chosen theme, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the Olympics.

Each and every sport will be represented, from swimming on the Green in the shadow of the Abbey to scarecrow sprinters tearing down the little side streets.

We’re looking forward to seeing all these wonderful creations springing up all over town at the beginning of July and, hopefully, having our own Worzel to add to the Scarecrow Games.

The Battle Scarecrow Festival certainly brings in the crowds and proves a real talking point and this year looks to be no exception.

And of course it is a marvellous community event to get involved in.

There are still sports up for grabs if you haven’t entered yet.

See this Friday’s Observer for the entry form.