Latest news from Scruton village and surrounding area. See here for the latest parish newsletters.

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Council – march 2024

By Cllr. Syd Nye (Chairman) | 27th February 2024

New Cherry Tree, Parish Resilience, Ham Hall Lane, Vacancies

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – March 2024

By Editor | 27th February 2024

Orion continues its dominance, but Leo begins to dominate in the south.

Tractor

Farming News – March 2024

By Malcolm Barker | 27th February 2024

This has been the wettest winter of the 50 that I have been farming. It is mostly dry in the lambing sheds where I have buckets to catch rain which drips through holes in the roof and can be used to water the sheep in their pens.

Buzzard

Nature Notes – March 2024

By Editor | 27th February 2024

Walking up Fence Dyke Lane recently, I noticed a huge flock of fieldfares feeding when suddenly a large female sparrow hawk made an attack and killed one.

Film Night Under Review

By Stephen Elmer | 27th February 2024

Screen Scruton, which has run very successfully since 2012, now faces some challenges: audience numbers and donations have declined over the long term

Wheelbarrow

Gardeners’ World – March 2024

By Elizabeth Davies | 27th February 2024

It has been an extremely wet winter, almost impossible to get on the ground, but a good time to re-plan the garden and to experiment with contrasting shapes, textures and colours. Gardens never stand still and always need re-thinking. Snowdrops are finishing and this is the best time to split them ‘in the green’ when…

Coore Memorial Hall, Scruton

Village Hall News – February 2024

By Editor | 31st January 2024

Auditor, Email, Diary

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Council – February 2024

By Cllr. Syd Nye (Chairman) | 31st January 2024

Fly Tipping, Ham Hall Lane, Resilience Plan

Snowdrops

Nature Notes – February 2024

By Editor | 31st January 2024

At the end of the last Ice Age much of England was covered by an ice sheet between two and three kilometres thick.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – February 2024

By Editor | 31st January 2024

Websites recommendations, Constellations, Planets, The Moon

Tractor

Farming News – Febuary 2024

By Malcolm Barker | 31st January 2024

The recent request from the council asking farmers to clear the roads of drifts in times of heavy snowfall reminds me of the last time that the village was isolated by drifts, in excess of seven feet!

Fllods at Morton Bridge Jan 2024

Morton Bridge Saga

By Editor | 31st January 2024

Syd Nye reports that Scruton Parish Councillors met with the Highways Agency and North Yorkshire Council regarding the recent flooding at Morton Flatts.

Coore Memorial Hall, Scruton

Coore Memorial Hall – Booking Diary

By Editor | 2nd January 2024

The village hall diary is now computer based with a new email address.

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Council – January 2024

By Editor | 2nd January 2024

Resilience Plan, Happy New Year

polar stratospheric clouds

Nature Notes – January 2024

By Editor | 2nd January 2024

The early winter weather has been dominated by gales bringing warm weather from the west due to a strong El Nino.

Samuel Gale of Scruton Hall c 1730

Looking Back – Scruton Hall

By Editor | 2nd January 2024

Sixty years ago, the contents of Scruton Hall were sold at a 3-day auction and the old house sadly demolished.

Tractor

Farming News – January 2024

By Malcolm Barker | 2nd January 2024

We are now entering the coldest quarter of the year, with the sun low in the sky and few hours of daylight.

Light pollution - bortle scale

Scruton Sky at Night – January 2024

By Editor | 2nd January 2024

Light pollution of our sky is measured on the ‘Bortle Scale’, a score of 1 being the darkest sky through to 9 for an inner city. Scruton scores 4.

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council News – December 2023

By Cllr. Syd Nye (Chairman) | 29th November 2023

Village Green, Common Lane, Dog Mess (again!), Defibrillator, Parish Precept, Silver Street

Fireworks

Thankful Village Fireworks 2023

By Editor | 29th November 2023

The Pyro Squad report that this year’s display was a resounding success with ideal weather and a record crowd of 470

Otter

Nature Notes – December 2023

By Editor | 29th November 2023

by Andy Johnston The autumn weather can be best summed up as wet, windy and warm, which has enabled many flowers to be still in bloom due to a lack of hard frosts. The first week in October saw the last of our local swallows, house martins and hobby leave for Africa and the arrival…

Orion the Hunter

Sky at Night – December 2023

By Editor | 29th November 2023

Clear night skies in December will bring a few things for us to enjoy.

SJB Jazz Night 2023

Amazing Jazz Night!

By Editor | 29th November 2023

Scruton’s very own Jazz & Blues Band was a tremendous success, playing to a capacity crowd at the village hall.

Tractor

Farming News – December 2023

By Malcolm Barker | 29th November 2023

Late Saturday night at the end of Nov. finds me sitting in front of my laptop, pondering, ‘What have I managed to get done during this last month of rain?’