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

Roadworks

Ham Hall Lane Closure

By Clerk | 2nd May 2021

Ham Hall Lane will be closed from 10th to 14th May for repairs to the cattle grid.

Scruton Station Neds You!

By Janet Crampton | 2nd May 2021

Plans to reopen the Wensleydale Railway from Bedale to Scruton via Leeming Bar are becoming clear and we need a lot more volunteers!

Tractor

Farming News – May 2021

By Malcolm Barker | 2nd May 2021

Well, we wanted the rain to stop and we got what we wanted. The rain stopped at the perfect time, allowing all the spring crops to be sown with relative ease.

Robin

Nature Notes – May 2021

By Editor | 2nd May 2021

April has been dominated by high pressure bringing bright, sunny days with a cold, dry, northerly airstream, resulting in some severe frosty nights which have burnt some early blossom.

Lightrock Power

Solar Farm Update – May 2021

By Editor | 2nd May 2021

Lightrock and Bluefield – offer their thanks for the extensive feedback and helpful discussion with the community over recent months, which has helped to shape the project that is now being fine-tuned for submission in May.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – May 2021

By Editor | 2nd May 2021

After spending the winter months of 2020-21 as a ‘Morning Star’, Venus will emerge into the post-sunset western sky as an ‘Evening Star’ from April.

St Radegund's Scruton North Yorkshire

New Trees

By Editor | 2nd May 2021

Elizabeth Davies reports that four new trees have been planted in the churchyard, all donated as a contribution to help offset climate change.

From the Parish Council – May 2021

By Clerk | 2nd May 2021

Plans to construct a solar power station on the outskirts of Scruton are expected to be submitted to Hambleton District Council in the next couple of weeks.

Potato

The Annual Potato Challenge 2021

By Editor | 29th March 2021

The Annual Potato Challenge is back by popular demand, to see who can grow the biggest weight of potatoes from one tuber grown in a bag.

Typhoons landing at RAF Leeming

Increased RAF Flying – March 2021

By Editor | 27th February 2021

RAF Leeming is hosting various multi-national aircraft, which may require some low flying and night exercises, continuing until 18 March.

Garden Waste – Spring 2021

By Editor | 27th February 2021

The collection of green bins has resumed.

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Counil – March 2021

By Editor | 27th February 2021

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.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – March 2021

By Editor | 27th February 2021

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.

Benefice of the Lower Swale

From the Rectory – March 2021

By Editor | 27th February 2021

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.

yellow hammer & grey partridge

Nature Notes – March 2021

By Editor | 27th February 2021

No doubt, during the recent cold weather, many of you will have attracted good numbers of wild birds to your feeders.

Tractor

Farming News: On Lambing – March 2021

By Malcolm Barker | 27th February 2021

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

Scruton Solar Farm Consultation – Q & A

By Editor | 27th February 2021

Lightrock Power Ltd. thanks those who took part in the community Zoom meetings on 3rd & 4th February.

solar panels with sheep

Solar Farm Questionnaire

By Editor | 27th February 2021

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.

Typhoons landing at RAF Leeming

Additional Flying at RAF Leeming – February 2021

By Editor | 18th February 2021

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…

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council Opportunity

By Clerk | 12th February 2021

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.

solar panels with sheep

Scruton Solar Farm

By Editor | 29th January 2021

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.

From the Parish Council – February 2021

By Editor | 29th January 2021

Although official Council meetings are suspended due to Covid-19, the Council has nevertheless continued to operate on behalf of Scruton residents.

Tractor

Farming News – February 2021

By Malcolm Barker | 29th January 2021

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.

Salmon and otter

Nature Notes – February 2021

By Editor | 29th January 2021

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.