Happy Easter Scruton

By Stephen Elmer | 10th April 2020

The picture below was painted a few days ago by Jan Hobson, with the idea that it would make an Easter card for everyone.

Virtual Screen Scruton – April

By Stephen Elmer | 8th April 2020

In lieu of the usual SCREEN SCRUTON which would normally have taken place today at the Village Hall, I have instead produced an alternative Virtual Screen Scruton.

Support Local Business

By Editor | 24th March 2020

It’s important that we all do whatever we can to support local businesses for their survival through this crisis. The Coore Arms can provide take-away food and home delivery. Spring House Farm is also doing take-away and food-for-collection. Whites Butcher is open and supplying, and the Egg Shed is open for collections. Malcom Barker sells…

Footpath along Station Road

By Editor | 24th March 2020

The Parish Council have been notified that North Yorkshire County Council have rejected the request for a footpath from the A684 to the Scruton Station. The Parish Council has offered to provide Hi-Viz vests to any one who needs to walk this road, particularly during the hours of darkness. Please contact the Clerk to request…

Frank Burns

By Editor | 24th March 2020

It is with great sadness that we learned recently about the death of Frank Burns, age 87. He was a long-time resident of Scruton until moving into sheltered accommodation in Bedale and then into care in York. Frank lived in Meadow Drive with his wife Barbara, and initially with their 3 children, Stephen, Sally and…

Sky at Night – April 2020

By Editor | 24th March 2020

Venus continues to dominate the western sky throughout April and will be very close to the open cluster of the Pleiades from 1st to 5th of the month with the best view being on 2 April. Through binoculars this will be a fantastic sight with the many stars of the cluster, and you should be…

Nature Notes – April 2020

By Editor | 24th March 2020

Spring has finally arrived, the dawn chorus is well underway and skylarks are singing. Daylight is rapidly increasing, encouraging the re-birth of plant and animal life. Those of you with ponds will no doubt have plenty of frog spawn (photo thanks to Liz Davies) which will be followed by toad spawn towards the end of…

Welcome to Scruton

By Editor | 24th March 2020

A a new village information booklet  has been delivered to every house in the parish along with this newsletter. The plan had been to launch this publication at the newcomers Welcome Evening on 27 March, which of course is now postponed until after the coronavirus crisis. In the meantime, you may be interested to see…

Scruton WhatsApp Group

By Janet Crampton | 22nd March 2020

Because its so important to keep in touch as this pressing time, Fiona Fawcett (Plewsy) has set up a WhatsApp group purely for the exchange of key information and facts to help us all through the stressful time during the Coronavirus restrictions. If you think this would be useful or you want to be included…

Informal Walking Group

By Janet Crampton | 22nd March 2020

A group of us are going to try to get out walking regularly, until we’re completely locked down perhaps. Weather permitting, if you’re interested in a short stroll, in ones or twos in accordance with latest guidelines, meet on the Village Green at 10 a.m. any Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning. Take all the precautions…