THERE have been some spooky goings on in town, with scarecrows popping up outside schools and houses ahead of Hallowe'en.

No, this isn't the start of a horror film - it's Millom Town Council's annual Scarecrow Competition!

This year's competition challenged it's entrants to create scarecrows with the theme of 'keyworkers', as a nod to all of the hard work undertaken by the essential workers in town and across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

The results of the contest were announced by the council - praising them for their 'fantastic entries'.

Taking the first place spot of the Scarecrow Competition was Waberthwaite C of E Primary School with their huge collection of amazing scarecrows, with each one representing a different keyworker.

Taking second place was Phil and Kelly Park of Lonsdale Road, and taking joint third place was the residents of St George's Residential Home, J Bailey of Holborn Hill, Helena Tyson of Holborn Hill and J Bailey of Kingsland Road.

Humble competition winners Waberthwaite C of E Primary School said: "Great work again Team Waberthwaite and congratulations to everyone else who took the time to show appreciation to our keyworkers in this way"