VILLAGERS in Littleton organised a festive scarecrow competition to decorate gardens and to raise money for charity.

There were 22 scarecrows altogether and locals enjoyed a walking tour to spot them all on Sunday December 20.

Every entry was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress of Winchester, Patrick and Joy Cunningham, who live in the village.

The Mayor enjoyed his stroll around the area, greeting and talking to the residents.

First prize went to a pantomime dame made from recycled plastic bags by Ann Wheeler.

Second prize went to The Garden Angel that was designed by nine-year old Rose Jenkins.

And third went to the enormous gingerbread man with lights and Christmas music, created by Lucy Relf.

Residents have raised over £600 for the Winchester branch of the mental health charity, Solent Minds.