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The second Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival is happening on 29th July and organisers are looking for people to enter the competition for the best fun and fab scarecrow. You don't have to live in the village to enter but hurry, the closing date is 19th July

Last year's inaugural Mosley Common Village Scarecrow Festival drew some great entries, which ranged from dog scarecrows to clown and princess scarecrows. This year's Festival is on Saturday 29th July and organisers are looking for anyone who wants to enter a scarecrow.

Unlike last year, you don't have to live in Mosley Common Village to take part; anyone in Salford and beyond can have a go to get creative with straw. You just need to get an official entry form and pay the £2 entry fee by Wednesday 19th July.* On the day itself, visitors walk around with a scorecard and judge the best scarecrows.

 "Last year was the very first Mosley Common Village Scarecrow Festival and we were so pleased with all the entries" says Maxine Abberley, chair of Mosley Common in Bloom "There was a huge variety and some fabulous and fun scarecrows.  It was clear we have plenty of talent and enthusiasm in Mosley Common.

"The whole village was buzzing on judging day and we were very pleased to welcome visitors from far afield - it made for a busy and fun packed day, and people were following the trail enjoying viewing and scoring scarecrows all day long" she adds.

"We came up with the idea that some of the people who had come along to judge, who may not necessarily live in the village, may also wish to take part by entering a scarecrow, which is why this year we have a number of positions for entrants from outside the area to display a scarecrow, and are encouraging people to complete an entry form.

"Scarecrows don't take long to make, and only need some old clothes and stuffing and a bit of imagination" she says "and most of all its fun when you're in with a chance to win..."

* For more details of the Festival and to download an entry form see the Mosley Common in Bloom website – click here


Mike Hack‎Boothstown Bugle

Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club begin their on track cycle speedway activities at Gin Pit this coming Sunday. Pre-season training sessions commence, with the juniors starting at 1 pm, followed by the 1st team squad at 2 pm. The sessions will run every Sunday up to the start of the league competitions on 26th March.

The club's weekly Tuesday sessions start on 7th February and run through until late October. Junior session starts at 5.30 pm, with an Intermediate session at 6.30 pm, followed by 1st team squad training at 7 pm.

For further details, visit the club's website at

Parents taking their children to Boothstown Methodist Primary School are forced to walk through swarms of flies around stinking wheelie bins with piles of rubbish stacked on top and around them heaped up against the school gates, whilst everyone plays a game of pass the buck.

Some residents of Mosley Common Road will not take their bins into their own yards when they have been emptied. Salford Council won’t take action against the residents who could be fined £100 for not taking their bins in after they have been emptied, although they have stuck warning notices on the bins. One resident told the Bugle that some of the bins have been left behind by residents who have left. She said she has made numerous complaints to the council about the problem but no action has been taken

Refuse collectors will not empty them because they are overfilled and not in the proper collection zone.

The school won’t complain to the council saying that it is up to the parents to complain. Because the nuisance is outside school property.

Meanwhile the mountain of rubbish grows with 10 bins in the passage between the school, and the chapel and 14 bags of rubbish scattered around and on top of them at the last count and rising daily.  

This is a serious health hazard  and no one seems to care.

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