AN IMAGINATIVE Bewdley Festival community arts project that will see groups and residents decorate duck houses is well under way.

Participants have been collecting their duck houses from St George’s Hall in Bewdley this week ready to show their creative side as well as supporting a local charity.

This is the third time the popular Duck House Trail is being championed by Bewdley Festival and will see the finished pieces go on display in Jubilee Gardens throughout October.

In 2016, when the trail was last held, more than 6,000 visitors to Bewdley viewed them while they were on show.

There is a new design to this year’s duck houses and have been made by people with learning disabilities at the Emily Jordan Foundation. The full £50 cost of each one goes to the foundation.

Colin Hill, project co-ordinator for the Festival, said: “This fun project brings out the artist in everyone and helps with team building in local Clubs and youth organisations.

“A Duck House is an art form that keeps on giving. Community organisations can showcase their interests, business can promote themselves and individuals can just have fun with paint.

Anyone who would like a duck house can contact The Bewdley Festival office at St Georges Hall or telephone 01299 404808.