New Cherry Tree, Parish Resilience, Ham Hall Lane, Vacancies
Orion continues its dominance, but Leo begins to dominate in the south.
This has been the wettest winter of the 50 that I have been farming. It is mostly dry in the lambing sheds where I have buckets to catch rain which drips through holes in the roof and can be used to water the sheep in their pens.
Walking up Fence Dyke Lane recently, I noticed a huge flock of fieldfares feeding when suddenly a large female sparrow hawk made an attack and killed one.
Screen Scruton, which has run very successfully since 2012, now faces some challenges: audience numbers and donations have declined over the long term
It has been an extremely wet winter, almost impossible to get on the ground, but a good time to re-plan the garden and to experiment with contrasting shapes, textures and colours. Gardens never stand still and always need re-thinking. Snowdrops are finishing and this is the best time to split them ‘in the green’ when…
Auditor, Email, Diary
Fly Tipping, Ham Hall Lane, Resilience Plan
At the end of the last Ice Age much of England was covered by an ice sheet between two and three kilometres thick.
Websites recommendations, Constellations, Planets, The Moon
The recent request from the council asking farmers to clear the roads of drifts in times of heavy snowfall reminds me of the last time that the village was isolated by drifts, in excess of seven feet!
Syd Nye reports that Scruton Parish Councillors met with the Highways Agency and North Yorkshire Council regarding the recent flooding at Morton Flatts.
The village hall diary is now computer based with a new email address.
Resilience Plan, Happy New Year
The early winter weather has been dominated by gales bringing warm weather from the west due to a strong El Nino.
Sixty years ago, the contents of Scruton Hall were sold at a 3-day auction and the old house sadly demolished.
We are now entering the coldest quarter of the year, with the sun low in the sky and few hours of daylight.
Light pollution of our sky is measured on the ‘Bortle Scale’, a score of 1 being the darkest sky through to 9 for an inner city. Scruton scores 4.
Village Green, Common Lane, Dog Mess (again!), Defibrillator, Parish Precept, Silver Street
The Pyro Squad report that this year’s display was a resounding success with ideal weather and a record crowd of 470
by Andy Johnston The autumn weather can be best summed up as wet, windy and warm, which has enabled many flowers to be still in bloom due to a lack of hard frosts. The first week in October saw the last of our local swallows, house martins and hobby leave for Africa and the arrival…
Clear night skies in December will bring a few things for us to enjoy.
Scruton’s very own Jazz & Blues Band was a tremendous success, playing to a capacity crowd at the village hall.
Late Saturday night at the end of Nov. finds me sitting in front of my laptop, pondering, ‘What have I managed to get done during this last month of rain?’