RAF Leeming is hosting various multi-national aircraft, which may require some low flying and night exercises, continuing until 18 March.
The collection of green bins has resumed.
A Scruton Parish Council meeting took place on the evening of Thursday 25 February via Zoom. Various matters were discussed, including the solar farm proposal and the Ham Hall Lane flooding problem.
The skies are gradually getting lighter in the evening with the Spring Equinox on 20 March – equal day and night, and the change to BST on 28 March when the clocks go forward one hour.
I reckon many of us were hoping that the latest roadmap issued by the Government would provide a light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel.
No doubt, during the recent cold weather, many of you will have attracted good numbers of wild birds to your feeders.
I usually know when a ewe is soon to give birth. She licks her lips and talks to her unborn lambs in a gentle bleat, which is in contrast to the loud, harsh bleat when shouting for food.
Lightrock Power Ltd. thanks those who took part in the community Zoom meetings on 3rd & 4th February.
Scruton Parish Council thanks all parishioners who completed the questionnaire. A total of 190 forms were distributed, of which 107 were returned by the deadline.
There will be increased aircraft movement for an exercise taking place from RAF Leeming from 23 February to 19 March 2021. The Station will be hosting various multi-national aircraft throughout that period. Low flying for short periods may be necessary, along with some exercising at night. We understand our responsibility as good neighbours to inform…
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Phillip Langan, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
Lightrock Power – are proposing to develop a solar farm on 150 acres of land between Leeming Bar and Scruton. Originally called ‘Leeming Bar Solar Farm’, the development is now to be named ‘Scruton Solar Farm’, as a result of early public feedback.
Although official Council meetings are suspended due to Covid-19, the Council has nevertheless continued to operate on behalf of Scruton residents.
The phone call came out of the blue. Was I interested in renting out some land for a solar farm? This was pushing at an open door with me because I have heated our house for the last 30 years with logs gathered from our own woodland and have always tried to find the most environmental route to follow.
The main physical feature of Scruton is the river Swale which essentially forms the eastern boundary of the parish. It is a fast-flowing river which has created spectacular meanders and is, on a geological time scale, rapidly changing its course.
The night skies are fairly ‘quiet’ this month with a full Moon on the 27th. There is, however, a close encounter on the evening of the 18th between the crescent Moon and, just above it, the planet Mars.
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close for public worship.
An application (Ref. 20/02813/SCR) has been submitted by Lightrock Power to Hambleton Planning department on 11 December 2020 for a solar farm on land between Leeming Bar and Scruton.
A full moon on 28 January is the only special event this month. However, the night sky is very dark and there should be excellent views of the Milky Way on clear nights.
Wishing you all love and peace for 2021. A New Year dawns, with new challenges, but may it be a positive and joyful one.
Following a forty-year long upward trend, 2020 may have been the warmest year on record in the UK. The impact on nature is incremental and slow changes are not very obvious.
January was named after the Roman god Janus whose head had two faces, one looking forward into the coming year and the other facing backwards to the old year.
Scruton residents were asked, ‘What one thing stands out for you from 2020 and what do you most look forward to in 2021?’
Due to Covid-19 there are no services at present, but the church is open for private prayer.