This week is the last opportunity for anyone wishing to enter the Handcraft and Horticulture competitions at this year’s Great Aycliffe Show – the closing date for the receipt of all entry forms is Tuesday 21 August.

This year’s handcraft and home produce sections celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with a baking category for adults and poster category for young people. The craft section includes sewing and photography and for keen growers, there are sections for vegetables and flowers, plus the closely fought Pot Leeks competition.

The competitions are free to enter, only skill and imagination are required and prizes of £5, £4 and £3 will be awarded for first, second and third place entries in each category.

Entry forms should be returned to Great Aycliffe Town Council, Council Offices, School Aycliffe Lane, Newton Aycliffe.