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

Tractor

Farming News – April 2022

By Malcolm Barker | 29th March 2022

There is a feeling of spring everywhere. The dry, sunny days in late March have helped to get the spring barley sown and most of the lambs are outdoors and should be grazing the herbal leys and swedes in the coming days.

Red Arrows Scruton fly past

Red Arrows soar above Leeming & Scruton in a spectacular farewell tribute to RAF 100 Squadron

By Editor | 29th March 2022

  The flypast, which took place at 2:05 pm on 24 March, was to bid farewell to 100 Squadron which is to be disbanded on 31 March 2022. RAF 100 Squadron, which fly Hawk T1 aircraft, was formed in 1917 and moved to Leeming in 1995. Their badge was approved by King George VI and…

Potato

Annual Potato Challenge 2022

By Editor | 26th March 2022

The Annual Potato Challenge is back, this year in memory of Chris Snell. See who can grow the biggest weight of potatoes from one tuber grown in a bag

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council – March 2022

By Editor | 28th February 2022

May Elections, 54 Bus Service & Snickets

Benefice of the Lower Swale

From the Rectory – March 2022

By Editor | 28th February 2022

One of the joys of living in beautiful North Yorkshire is watching the changing seasons. I love hares and have seen a number recently.

Tractor

Farming News – March 2022

By Malcolm Barker | 28th February 2022

The days lengthen in February and the four weeks give an extra hour at each end of the day. By the time March arrives, spring arrives also.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – March 2022

By Editor | 28th February 2022

Whilst there is always something happening in the night skies, March will be relatively quiet from a viewing point.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Village Meeting – Platinum Jubilee

By Editor | 28th February 2022

There will be a open village meeting to discuss Scruton’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend in June.

Roe Deer

Nature Notes – March 2022

By Editor | 28th February 2022

Roe deer are regularly seen around here. Last week I spotted a hind with two three-quarter grown young break out of Carriage Road Plantation and run across a field of rape into a copse.

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council – February 2022

By Editor | 1st February 2022

Street Light, Snickets, Trees, Crimewatch

Hare

Nature Notes – February 2022

By Editor | 1st February 2022

Walking along Fleetham Lane on New Year’s Day I was surprised to see four hares cavorting around showing signs of mating.

Lord Kitchener

Your village Needs You!

By Editor | 1st February 2022

Now that village events are (hopefully) starting to return after almost 2 years of disruption, Scruton is in need of more people to step forward and get involved in community activities.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – February 2022

By Editor | 1st February 2022

There are planets-a-plenty throughout 2022 and in February, Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, will be visible in the night sky above the first-quarter Moon on the 7th of the month.

No Time to Die

Screen Scruton Returns!

By Editor | 1st February 2022

Screen Scruton is back with an exciting new programme of films for the Spring!

Tractor

Farming News – February 2022

By Editor | 1st February 2022

Lambing started on my farm on 14 January.

Scruton Parish Council

Parish Council – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

Snickets, Station Road Footpath, Trees, May Elections, Thank you, Solar Farm, Happy New Year

12 days of Christmas in Scruton

12 Days of Christmas

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

There have been many appreciative comments about the interpretations of the 12 Days of Christmas. Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope villagers enjoyed walking to see them. A flyer from Janet Crampton outlining her new idea for Advent 2022 can be downloaded here.

Elgie Update

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

In January 2020 we included an item about a blue tit at Glebe Cottage.

Scruton Thankful Ale

Thankful Ale – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

Over 190 cases and 15 mini kegs have been sold. All profits go to the Village Hall for the benefit of the community.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

On 7 January the planet Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation, which means that it appears to us to be in the furthest part of its orbit from the Sun.

Tractor

Farming News – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

An email from Joan Walker, who was reading a book about the history of the Women’s Land Army, asked if I was aware that my farm (Moor House) had been ‘…managed and run entirely by women’ during WWI?

Robin

Nature Notes – January 2022

By Editor | 3rd January 2022

The weather in 2021 was extraordinary. After a cold, wet winter, April and May were the coldest for thirty years and unusually dry.

Screen Scruton cancelled

By Editor | 2nd December 2021

Screening was due to return in January but in light of the recent news about the Covid Omicron variant, a decision will now be deferred until the new year.

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Council – December 2021

By Clerk | 2nd December 2021

Ham Hall Lane, Trees, Salt Bin, Snickets, Parish Precept & Station Road Footpath