Covid restrictions forces cancellation of Burnley neighbourhood's first Hallowe'en lantern parade

A community lantern parade,  due to take place in Burnley to mark Hallowe'en, has been postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions.

But organisers have launched an online competition instead to keep community spirit going.

The lantern parade was the latest in a series of morale boosting events organied by the Rosegrove Neighbourhood Watch.

In August residents were invited to take part in a scarecrow festival and the response was amazing with dozens of residents rising to the challenge. Visitors and neighbours were treated to an array of different scarecrows including Disney characters, superheroes and even Boris Johnson and Donald Trump!

The Boris Johnson and Donald Trump scarecrows made by residents as part of the Rosegrove scarecrow festival this summer

The lantern parade competition is inviting residents to post pictures of their own home-made lanterns on the Rosegrove Neighbourhood Watch facebook page or a photo of the entrant in a Hallowe'en costume.

The closing date for the competition is Sunday, November 1st and prizes up for grabs include a £30 voucher, a meal out and bowling alley vouchers.

Entries can also be posted to: RNW Photo Competition, c/o Rosegrove Post Office, 8 Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley, BB12 6HU.

All donations made to this year's lantern parade will be put forward to the event in 2021.