The festivals were organised by Nathan Dunbar, of Polegate Scarecrow Fund, and the charities which will benefit are SERV Sussex and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Winners for Polegate are:
• Best in Show – Danielle Bradley – Victoria Road
• Best Display of Scarecrows – The Horse and Groom Harvester – High Street
• Best Scarecrow from a Polegate Business – Haine and Son – High Street
• Highly Commended Scarecrows: Alfie (aged nine) – Central Avenue; Debbie Gearing – New Road; Polegate Sundowners WI – Levett Road; Mel and Paul Coe – Wannock Gardens.
• People’s Choice: Danielle Bradley – Victoria Road
Special Recognition of Effort: Downlands Medical Centre – High Street; Amy Henkel – Bernhard Gardens; John Green – West Close; Clare Musham – Rye Close.
The winners for Willingdon are:
• Best in Show – John Shacklock – Coopers Hill
• Best Display of Scarecrows – Liddy and Jenny – Eastbourne Road
• Highly Commended Scarecrows: Butts Brow WI – Church Street; Kathleen Clarke – Broad Road; Liz Gleeson – Wannock Lane.
• People’s Choice: Butts Brow WI – Church Street.