Scruton parish council are dealing with matters by email but met in an emergency session on 9 September to comply with their statutory obligations.

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silber penny

As I was turning the tractor at one end of the field and preparing to drop the plough into the ground for the next furrows, I became aware that something or someone was holding me back.

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Victorian culvert in Scruton

The culvert bypasses the old open gutter, which you can see traces of in the field, and empties into Crow Wood.

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Potato

On a wet and Covid-19 restricted day in early September, Scruton Allotment Association held this year’s potato ‘weigh-in’. There were 24 entries ranging from 0.2 to 3.9 kg of potatoes grown from just one tuber. 

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The planet Mars is very well placed for most of the month, high up in the evening sky to the south around midnight. 

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Elephant Hawkmoth

With dusk falling earlier, now is a good time to see tawny owls sitting at high points in the village as they contest for winter territories by hooting. There are regular sightings of a barn owl sitting on posts between Fence Dyke Lane and The Grange.

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Scruton in Snow by William Holmes

St Radegund’s Church Council is pleased to announce that the Village Christmas Card will go ahead this year and is grateful to William (Billy) Holmes who has kindly donated a water colour image ‘A View of Scruton Under Snow’ for us to use.

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Tractor

As I sit here on a rainy late August evening the summer seems to be slipping away. August, in this area, is often the wettest month of the year, with conversely, February being the driest. This February was an exception to that rule.

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Swift

Summer came to a sudden stop on Bank Holiday weekend with strong northerly winds significantly reducing the air temperature. Despite this we still have a handful of nesting house martins and a pair of swallows.

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