DECORATED door knockers and garden gates are coming to Pilton this summer. In the run-up to the already colourful Pilton Green Man Festival on July 17 and 18, villagers are being invited to decorate their doors and garden gates and shopkeepers to brighten

DECORATED door knockers and garden gates are coming to Pilton this summer.

In the run-up to the already colourful Pilton Green Man Festival on July 17 and 18, villagers are being invited to decorate their doors and garden gates and shopkeepers to brighten their windows on the theme of the North Devon Coast, with prizes at stake. The idea, borrowed from Appledore's successful arts festival, has been added to the festival as a way of making the whole community part of the celebrations.

Entry forms are available from Pilton Pottery, Pilton Stores and from the website www.piltonfestival.co.uk. Entries must be ready for judging by 5pm on July 14 and the winners will be announced on Green Man Day.

For more information call Carol Haddrill on (01271) 372416.