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

Scruton Parish Council

From the Parish Council – June 2021

By Clerk | 30th May 2021

New Chair – Councillor Nye has succeeded Councillor Widmer as Chair…

solar eclipse

Scruton Sky at Night – June 2021

By Editor | 30th May 2021

The main event in June should not cause a problem, and this is the partial solar eclipse on 10 June. This will be the largest eclipse in the UK for the last 6 years

Spring Blossom

Nature Notes – June 2021

By Editor | 30th May 2021

For the first ten days of May the dry northerly airflow and frosts continued so that early nesting birds failed and the dawn and evening chorus stopped.

Lightrock Power

Solar Farm Update – June 2021

By Editor | 30th May 2021

Planning Application- has now been submitted to Hambleton DC and will be available soon to view online

Farming News – June 2021

By Malcolm Barker | 30th May 2021

This is the month for sheep shearing and hopefully the making of silage and the best hay, if the weather permits.

Horse Droppings

By Clerk | 30th May 2021

Chris Barron has asked for this notice to go out having received some complaints about horse droppings in the footpaths between Common Lane and Beech Close

Wensleydale Railway Re-Opens

By Editor | 29th May 2021

Wensleydale Railway is reopening services between Bedale and Scruton, via Leeming Bar, commencing on Saturday 29 May.

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.