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

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

Snickets, Station Road Footpath, Trees, May Elections, Thank you, Solar Farm, Happy New Year

12 days of Christmas in Scruton

12 Days of Christmas

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

There have been many appreciative comments about the interpretations of the 12 Days of Christmas. Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope villagers enjoyed walking to see them. A flyer from Janet Crampton outlining her new idea for Advent 2022 can be downloaded here.

Elgie Update

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

In January 2020 we included an item about a blue tit at Glebe Cottage.

Scruton Thankful Ale

Thankful Ale – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

Over 190 cases and 15 mini kegs have been sold. All profits go to the Village Hall for the benefit of the community.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

On 7 January the planet Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation, which means that it appears to us to be in the furthest part of its orbit from the Sun.

Tractor

Farming News – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

An email from Joan Walker, who was reading a book about the history of the Women’s Land Army, asked if I was aware that my farm (Moor House) had been ‘…managed and run entirely by women’ during WWI?

Robin

Nature Notes – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

The weather in 2021 was extraordinary. After a cold, wet winter, April and May were the coldest for thirty years and unusually dry.

Screen Scruton cancelled

By Editor | 2nd December 2021

Screening was due to return in January but in light of the recent news about the Covid Omicron variant, a decision will now be deferred until the new year.

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Council – December 2021

By Clerk | 2nd December 2021

Ham Hall Lane, Trees, Salt Bin, Snickets, Parish Precept & Station Road Footpath

Storm Arwen hits Scruton

By Editor | 2nd December 2021

Photos from the recent storm.

Tractor

Farming News – December 2021

By Malcolm Barker | 2nd December 2021

We have had a wonderful autumn, with trees holding their leaves until quite late and the colours, in particular the beech leaves, giving a golden aura to the passing summer

planets december 2021

Scruton Sky at Night – December 2021

By Editor | 2nd December 2021

This month there will be a magnificent parade of planets after dark.

male brambling

Nature Notes – December 2021

By Editor | 2nd December 2021

Gale force winds and snow signalled the end to yet another mild, dry autumn.

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council – November 2021

By Editor | 31st October 2021

Thank yous, trees, village snickets and the Station Road footpath

Orion constellation

Scruton Sky at Night – November 2021

By Editor | 31st October 2021

The constellation of Orion (The Hunter) is a familiar sight during winter months and is a fine spectacle in the southern sky as it climbs up around midnight.

Tractor

Farming News – November 2021

By Malcolm Barker | 31st October 2021

By its very nature, November is a month of remembrance. As the days grow shorter we remember the summer now past, which was good in parts and better than the cold, dark spring.

bee on flower

Nature Notes – November 2021

By Editor | 31st October 2021

Local beekeeper, John Wilson, tells me that his bees have produced a good crop of honey this year, despite the vagaries of the spring weather.

Cops & Robbers Drama at Scruton Station

By Janet Crampton | 31st October 2021

Picture the scene – miscreants fleeing the law and running through Scruton Station dressed for 1910, and the volunteers also!

Road Ahead Closed

Langton Bridge Closures

By Editor | 28th October 2021

In preparation for the winter weather, works are programmed to clear the debris under Gt Langton Bridge and reinforce one of the bridge piers.

Fireworks

Thankful Fireworks 2021

By Editor | 22nd October 2021

This year’s Thankful Firework Display will be on Saturday 13 November on Scruton Playing Field.

Rishi Sunak at Scruton Vikkage Picnic

Village Picnic

By Editor | 27th September 2021

A Village Picnic was held on the Playing Field on 4 September followed by a Harvest Festival on 19 September and then a Newcomers’ Welcome Afternoon

Robin

Nature Notes – October 2021

By Editor | 27th September 2021

Migration is fully underway and tracking devices are being used to locate where, in Africa, many of our summer visitors spend the winter.

Tractor

Farming News – October 2021

By Editor | 27th September 2021

Too much rain was a problem early in 2021. I hardly dare say it, but now we need it!

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – October 2021

By Editor | 27th September 2021

A New Moon on 6 Oct. means a dark, clear sky compared with the Full Moon on 20 Oct. which will impede viewing, due to its brightness.