ILMINSTER residents and businesses are being encouraged to once again compete in the town summer scarecrow competition.

Entry for the annual event is now open and completed entry forms must be returned to the town council by noon on May 18.

The competition is set to take place from June 8 to 11 and is open to all age groups, individuals and organisations, all you have to do is design, make and display a scarecrow.

Winners will receive high street gift vouchers.

Entry forms can be obtained from the council offices between 10am and noon on weekdays or from