NYCC COVID-19 Update – June 2nd

By Janet Crampton | 3rd June 2020

Councillor Annabel Wilkinson has requested that today’s NYCC bulletin about Covid-19 is shared with the community.

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Scruton Walks

By Editor | 27th May 2020

Ian Hobson has produced a new set of walks around Scruton’s countryside. Three of them (on public rights of way) can be found here. It should be noted that other walks on private land near the flood banks are only available to Scruton residents with the kind permission of David or Bill Raine. It is…

Grass Cutting Caution!

By Editor | 27th May 2020

The grass cutters have asked that children should not play on the grass areas whilst cutting is in progress. The grass is cut every second Tuesday (usually between 1pm – 2pm) and on a recent occasion, some children were trying to outrun the machines – very risky!!!

From the Rectory – June 2020

By Editor | 27th May 2020

As the weeks pass by I find some days are productive and some, to quote a favourite saying, ‘I put my laundry in the oven.’ Some days I begin with renewed determination and others with a feeling of dismay. Apparently this is normal.


Farming Notes – June 2020

By Editor | 27th May 2020

On the farm, May is a month to take things a little easier, catching up with jobs like planting swedes, doing accounts, tidying up after the winter and collecting/sawing timber to dry out before next winter.


Nature Notes – June 2020

By Editor | 27th May 2020

Storm Arthur has brought spring to an abrupt end, wrecking blossom trees and gardens and scorching Mary & Rory Clarke’s apple tree!  On a brighter note, Audrey & Gordon McQuillen have had a song thrush nest in their garden and have watched the fledglings being fed snails and slugs.

Sky at Night – June 2020

By Editor | 27th May 2020

There is no true night during June in Scruton; the sky is not black but rather a beautiful velvet deep blue, merging to turquoise on the northern horizon. Look out for Noctilucent Clouds in the hour before and after midnight, as they catch the light of the midnight sun.

Alan Moore

Scruton War Hero is 101

By Editor | 27th May 2020

Happy Birthday to Scruton resident Alan Moore who was 101 years young on 19th May. Alan’s war record is most remarkable. He was part of the small force left behind in Dunkirk to hold back the Germans whilst the majority of our troops were evacuated from the beach. Alan was taken prisoner and forced to…

Aiskew Works May 2020

Drainage Works, Aiskew

By Editor | 1st May 2020

Planned drainage investigation works on Bedale Road at Aiskew will begin on the 18th May and will involve a full road closure of the A684 for a period of 10 days, please see attached site plan for further details. 

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COVID-19 Testing in the Thirsk Area

By Editor | 1st May 2020

As part of the national roll out of the Key Worker Testing for COVID–19, a number of military run drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be operating in North Yorkshire over the next few days.