King Charles III Coronation
SPC have not received any suggestions for celebrating or commemorating the Coronation, if you have any ideas please forward them to the Parish Clerk.
From the Parish Council – March 2023
Solar Array, Silver Street Corner, Trees
Farming News – March 2023
Well, we’re over the bleakest months of the year. I can’t say that the coldest part is yet over because recent years have brought a cold east wind during March and April.
A Load of Old Rubbish!
The new operators at the Allerton Park Waste Recovery Site (south on the A1 close to the A59 junction) are offering ‘Visitor Experience Tours’.
Nature Notes – March 2023
While admiring the spring flowers in the church yard, I noticed grey squirrels chasing each other along the church wall.
Gardener’s World – March 2023
How good to see the snowdrops, aconites, crocus and early daffodils, spring is just around the corner and the village green is looking lovely!
From the Parish Council – February 2023
Silver Street Corner, Speeding, Dogs, Queen Elizabeth, Spring Flowers
Farming News – February 2023
Last Autumn I responded to a Facebook advert which was requesting Leeds based artists.
Nature Notes – February 2023
At last signs of spring: great tits, robins, starlings, mistle thrushes and song thrushes are all starting to sing.
King Charles III Coronation
Buckingham Palace – Have announced plans for the Coronation weekend.
Scruton Festival – June 2023
Scruton’s traditional annual Village Fete is superseded this year by a new festival organised by Scruton Playing Field Association (SPFA).
Parish Council News – January 2023
Dog fouling, trees, Queen Elizabeth II
Farming News – January 2023
As we leave the old year behind, I keep seeing online posts about what a horrible year 2022 was, but I think that in the next decade we may look back with nostalgia and accept that it wasn’t so bad after all.
Nature Notes – January 2023
Ten years ago the sight or a photo of an otter on the Swale would have made the local newspapers. Today they are more common than kingfishers.
From the Parish Council – December 2022
We thank Kevin Procter for leaf clearing on the Village Green and Trevor Howe for planting bulbs, donated by Kirkby Fleetham WI, on Pittfields Corner.
From the Rectory – December 2022
The Christmas hype has started. I doubt many people look to the weeks before Christmas with the word ‘quiet’ in mind.
Farming News – December 2022
I can take things a little easier this month. Apart from bagging and selling potatoes, I can catch up with jobs around the farm.
Sociable Warm Space
Volunteers from St. Radegund’s Church have agreed with the Coore Memorial Hall to hold open times this winter when Scruton residents can socialise in the village hall.
Nature Notes – December 2022
by Andy Johnson The Twelve Days of Christmas is an old English Carol* featuring mainly animals. A partridge is an English or grey partridge. Turtle doves are now rare but occasionally seen locally. French hens are thought to be Breton hens. Calling birds (or ‘colly’ in early versions) meant blackbirds. Gold rings were thought to…
Gardener’s World – December 2022
Slight frosts have turned dahlia foliage black and it is time to cut them down.
Advent Displays 2022
Look out in Scruton windows & gardens for 24 days of Advent.
From the Rectory – November 2022
November is a month of remembering, from All Saints to All Souls, to Armistice Day and then, ‘Remember remember the 5th of November’, fireworks and bonfires.
Parish Council News – November 2022
Bulbs, Memorial, Trees & Drains
Farming News – November 2022
The hot, dry summers we get now are not conducive to growing potatoes. Once the temperature exceeds 25 degrees, potatoes go into survival mode and the yield suffers.