Llanidloes' popular bonfire and firework display has been cancelled, organisers have announced.

The Rotary Club of Llanidloes said it is "disappointed" not to be able to hold the event at Kennel Field due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The fireworks night is one of the club’s biggest annual fundraising events for local causes.

Despite the cancellation, the local Rotary Club and Co-op store have launched a Guy Fawkes competition for the whole community to take part.

"We’ve seen the popularity of scarecrow competitions in Glan-y-Nant and thought we’d like to do something similar to bring a little fun and joy to our town and remember the fifth of November," a Rotary spokesperson said.

"So many of our regular activities have been either cancelled or postponed that we wanted to find a way the remind people that our work in the community is continuing.”

This year's competition judges will be the Co-op's Zoe Brandon, Llanidloes county councillor Gareth Morgan and Rotary president Rev. John Davies.

Three winners will each receive a prize worth £25 from the Co-op.

Entries must be a minimum at least one-metre tall and on display for judging in the Millennium Garden by 6pm on Wednesday, November 4. Following the judging, the guys must be removed and disposed of safely on November 5.

It costs £5 to enter and all proceeds will be going to local Rotary causes. Entry forms will be available from Woosnam & Davies newsagents, Long Bridge Street, and The Store Cupboard, in Great Oak Street.

The Rotary Club also announced at a recent meeting that they have received 60 entries for its Poetry and Prose Project, which have now gone to the printers in time for Christmas.

Rotary member Simon Land thanked Margaret Evitts and Belinda Cooper for all their hard work with the project.