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Hambleton District Council

Garden Waste Services

By Editor | 1st January 2020

Subscriptions for the 2020/21 garden waste collection service are available from Hambleton District Council. The cost is £40 per licence per year.

Coore Memorial Hall, Scruton

SPC Precept Increase

By Editor | 1st January 2020

In order to arrest the decline and to bolster the funds to a more reasonable level, the decision was taken to increase the precept.

Coore Memorial Hall, Scruton

Village Hall Week

By Editor | 1st January 2020

Celebrating England’s Village Halls, 20 – 26 January 2020 by Anthony Wood

Nature Notes – December 2019

By Editor | 21st December 2019

A number of people have recently seen a hedgehog feeding on the village green (see photo thanks to Jane Snell). Due to the warm late summer many hedgehogs produced young in September, which puts them at risk of gaining insufficient weight to survive the winter. With the warm, wet autumn that we have had there…

Safari Supper Success!

By Editor | 27th October 2019

This year was the 21st anniversary of the Safari Supper in Scruton. A wonderful evening of wining, dinning and good company was enjoyed by 66 people. Many gathered in the Coore Arms afterwards for further merriment and the traditional highlight of the night – Richard Meeres’ entertaining speech! Organiser Karen Long said: “I would like…


Allotments BBQ & Potato ‘Weigh-in’

By Editor | 27th October 2019

The Allotment Association ended the growing season with a BBQ and official ‘weigh in’ of the potato competition (for the heaviest crop resulting from growing one potato in a bag). Weights ranged from 0.02 kg to 1.94kg but the young gardeners did well but 1st and 2nd places went to Chris Snell with 1.94kg and…

Visitors from the Land Down Under!

By Editor | 27th October 2019

In October, Scruton was visited by Chris Coore and his wife who came all the way from Sydney, Australia. Trevor Howe gave the visitors a tour of the Coore Memorial Hall and the Cricket Museum after which they enjoyed a meal in the Coore Arms. Chris Coore’s grandfather was at the Battle of Jutland and…

Nature Notes – November 2019

By Editor | 27th October 2019

The first redwings and fieldfares arrived this week and can be seen feeding on haws and rowan berries. If you have a rowan tree in your garden it may well be ‘guarded’ by a pair of mistle thrushes and they will chase off other birds attempting to feed. As daylight becomes shorter, feeding birds is…

Scruton resident’s success at Land Sailing

By Editor | 27th October 2019

Martin Leach along with 2 other members of York Landyacht Club proved their credentials as the premier miniyacht club in Britain. They joined the British Team at the European Championships on the island of Romo in Denmark during June and gained Team Silver for Great Britain! Martin said: “The combined age of the top 3…



By Editor | 16th October 2019

Scruton allotments have surplus pumpkins for sale at £2 each, proceeds in support of Scruton Allotments Association. For more details contact Chris Snell on 748359 or 07767 357173 or click on my name above.

Nature Notes – October 2019

By Editor | 30th September 2019

We have all experienced some lovely open summer days recently, which suddenly came to an end the day after the equinox There have been signs of autumn for some time early morning mists, spiders and flies coming into houses to hibernate, tree leaves gradually turning colour, lots of fruits and ripe hedgerow berries Most summer…

Railway Project Funding

By Editor | 18th February 2006

The village has received a formal commitment of £75,000 from the Railway Heritage Trust to rebuild and refurbish our station buildings, subject to various conditions, not least getting matching funding for the project costs. Activities are underway to approach other historical and buildings preservation award granting bodies for additional funding, plus counting a considerable amount…