New Chair – Councillor Nye has succeeded Councillor Widmer as Chair…
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
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.
Planning Application- has now been submitted to Hambleton DC and will be available soon to view online
This is the month for sheep shearing and hopefully the making of silage and the best hay, if the weather permits.
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 is reopening services between Bedale and Scruton, via Leeming Bar, commencing on Saturday 29 May.
Ham Hall Lane will be closed from 10th to 14th May for repairs to the cattle grid.
Plans to reopen the Wensleydale Railway from Bedale to Scruton via Leeming Bar are becoming clear and we need a lot more volunteers!
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.
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 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.
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.
Elizabeth Davies reports that four new trees have been planted in the churchyard, all donated as a contribution to help offset climate change.
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.
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.
RAF Leeming is hosting various multi-national aircraft, which may require some low flying and night exercises, continuing until 18 March.
The collection of green bins has resumed.
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.
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.
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.
No doubt, during the recent cold weather, many of you will have attracted good numbers of wild birds to your feeders.
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 Ltd. thanks those who took part in the community Zoom meetings on 3rd & 4th February.