Everyone is invited to get into the Halloween spirit this month by taking part in a pumpkin carving competition.

Swindon Borough Council Housing and Swindon Street Reps are holding a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest.

The free contest is open now and will run until midnight on October 31.

Everyone is encouraged to enter no matter their age or carving abilties.

To take part, participants must carve a pumpkin in a design of their choosing and post a picture of themselves with it to the Swindon Street Reps Facebook page.

The winning design will receive a prize of one tin of chocolates.

For more information or to enter the contest visit www.facebook.com/groups/882784311835254