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

From the Rectory – November 2022

By Editor | 27th October 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.  

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council News – November 2022

By Cllr. Syd Nye (Chairman) | 27th October 2022

Bulbs, Memorial, Trees & Drains


Farming News – November 2022

By Malcolm Barker | 27th October 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.


Gardeners’ World – November 2022

By Elizabeth Davies | 27th October 2022

GQT – Many thanks from Scruton Allotments to everyone who supported our Gardeners’ Question Time, we raised over £200!

Nature Notes – November 2022

By Editor | 27th October 2022

Tuesday 18 Oct. began sunny but by mid-afternoon the easterly wind and grey clouds brought a huge migration of red-wings and blackbirds from Scandinavia.

dog fouling

Dog Mess on the Village Green

By Editor | 1st October 2022

The Parish Council have received a complaint from the grass cutters that they had to clean their machines from excessive dog mess after the last cut.


Farming News – October 2022

By Malcolm Barker | 1st October 2022

In the farming game, the snakes are more numerous and the ladders are getting shorter. Government policies are changing fast and are less predictable.


Nature Notes – October 2022

By Editor | 1st October 2022

Summer is over and after a very good breeding season and swallows, house martins and swifts are on their way to Africa.

Coore Memorial Hall, Scruton

Harvest Supper 2022

By Editor | 1st October 2022

Scruton’s Harvest Supper will be on Friday 14th October at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.


Chris Snell 2022 Potato Challenge Update

By Editor | 1st October 2022

Revised plans for this event will be circulated shortly via Network Scruton and have been posted on the Allotments web site.


Gardeners’ Question Time in Scruton

By Editor | 1st October 2022

The Allotment Association are holding a Gardeners’ Question Time for all garden based topics at 7 pm on the 20 October in the village hall.

Fireworks Quiz Night – Oct 2022

By Editor | 1st October 2022

There will be a Quiz Night in support of Thankful Village Fireworks at the Coore Arms, 7 pm on Sunday 23 October.


Gardeners’ World – October 2022

By Elizabeth Davies | 1st October 2022

The recent welcome rain has seen roses flowering for the second time. Later flowering perennials such as Helianthus and Michaelmas Daisies have recovered well from the dry weather.

Village Christmas Card – 2022

By Editor | 1st October 2022

The theme for this year’s Village Christmas Card is the Twelve Days of Christmas as created by Scruton residents in December 2021.

Annabel Wilkinson

Parish Council News – September 2022

By Editor | 31st August 2022

SPC would like to thank our County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson for unveiling the plaque for our Jubilee Tree.

Station Visitors from SA

By Editor | 31st August 2022

Descendants of Henry Hutchinson, Scruton’s Station Master in the 1920s, visited Scruton in August and were amazed to see the renovations to the once derelict building.


Farming News – September 2022

By Malcolm Barker | 31st August 2022

As I write, harvest is now almost over, with one small area of spring barley remaining.


Gardeners’ World – September 2022

By Elizabeth Davies | 31st August 2022

Another hot, dry month has spoilt many summer plants, but it has suited plants like lavender which has been covered in flowers.

Advent Displays 2022

By Editor | 31st August 2022

After the success of last year’s Twelve Days of Christmas, we are going to try the 24 days of Advent this year.


Nature Notes – September 2022

By Editor | 31st August 2022

We recently had a hummingbird hawk-moth feeding on flowers in our garden. These day time feeding moths migrate from around the Mediterranean to Britain and Northern Europe.

Coore Memorial Hall, Scruton

Village Hall Bookings

By Editor | 27th July 2022

Rory Clarke has now stepped down as Treasurer for the Coore Memorial Hall and the village hall diary is now held by Jim & Michele Hargan

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council News – August 2022

By Editor | 27th July 2022

Keven Surtees, the recent hot weather, Mike Widmer

Station Road closed

Yorkshire Water Debacle

By Editor | 27th July 2022

As SPC received no response from Yorkshire Water about the hole in Station Road, NYCC Councillor Annabel Wilkinson was asked to intercede on Scruton’s behalf.


Nature Notes – August 2022

By Editor | 27th July 2022

Graham Bourne recently complained that he had ‘mole problems’ in his lawn. Sure enough there were the tell tale mole hills.