The Jubilee spirit returns to the Vale this weekend with the Church Lench Flower Festival.

This year’s festival will celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign, giving residents a chance to get artistic with their scarecrow creations which will adorn front gardens throughout the village.

There will also be a floral display following the same theme held at All Saints’ Church, along with a dozen village gardens open to the public.

“We are really delighted to be fully back in business after Covid,” said Nadine Woakes, chair of the organising committee.

“We are looking forward to a really good weekend.

“There will be plenty of things for people to see and do with craft stalls, a plant sales and home-made teas and snacks in the village hall.”

The festival begins on Friday, June 24, with an evening concert in the church by Pershore Town Choir.

On Saturday and Sunday the gardens will be open for viewing from noon to 6pm, as will the village hall for refreshments.

Maps for the open gardens and scarecrow trail will be available at the church and village hall.