Scruton Parish Council thanks all parishioners who completed the questionnaire. A total of 190 forms were distributed, of which 107 were returned by the deadline.
There will be increased aircraft movement for an exercise taking place from RAF Leeming from 23 February to 19 March 2021. The Station will be hosting various multi-national aircraft throughout that period. Low flying for short periods may be necessary, along with some exercising at night. We understand our responsibility as good neighbours to inform…
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Phillip Langan, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
Lightrock Power – are proposing to develop a solar farm on 150 acres of land between Leeming Bar and Scruton. Originally called ‘Leeming Bar Solar Farm’, the development is now to be named ‘Scruton Solar Farm’, as a result of early public feedback.
Although official Council meetings are suspended due to Covid-19, the Council has nevertheless continued to operate on behalf of Scruton residents.
The phone call came out of the blue. Was I interested in renting out some land for a solar farm? This was pushing at an open door with me because I have heated our house for the last 30 years with logs gathered from our own woodland and have always tried to find the most environmental route to follow.
The main physical feature of Scruton is the river Swale which essentially forms the eastern boundary of the parish. It is a fast-flowing river which has created spectacular meanders and is, on a geological time scale, rapidly changing its course.
The night skies are fairly ‘quiet’ this month with a full Moon on the 27th. There is, however, a close encounter on the evening of the 18th between the crescent Moon and, just above it, the planet Mars.
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close for public worship.
An application (Ref. 20/02813/SCR) has been submitted by Lightrock Power to Hambleton Planning department on 11 December 2020 for a solar farm on land between Leeming Bar and Scruton.
A full moon on 28 January is the only special event this month. However, the night sky is very dark and there should be excellent views of the Milky Way on clear nights.
Wishing you all love and peace for 2021. A New Year dawns, with new challenges, but may it be a positive and joyful one.
Following a forty-year long upward trend, 2020 may have been the warmest year on record in the UK. The impact on nature is incremental and slow changes are not very obvious.
January was named after the Roman god Janus whose head had two faces, one looking forward into the coming year and the other facing backwards to the old year.
Scruton residents were asked, ‘What one thing stands out for you from 2020 and what do you most look forward to in 2021?’
Due to Covid-19 there are no services at present, but the church is open for private prayer.
Dog Waste Bin, Leaf Clearing and Footpath Funding
Elizabeth Davies – has retired from the role of assistant Churchwarden and given up her position on the Parish and Local Church Councils.
This Autumn is one of the warmest on record with no frost of any note as yet. Consequently, Summer flowers are still in bloom.
On 28 February there was an inaugural meeting of the Scruton History Group attended by over 20 people.
When I left school, farming was simple. Produce food for people to eat, as much as possible to feed the nation. The more we farmers produced the better off we were financially. By the time of the Ethiopian famine, I thought that we could help feed the world.
At 7 am on 12 December the thin waning crescent Moon will be low in the SE, with Venus to the lower left. This should be a spectacle as the Earth will be illuminating the night hemisphere of the Moon.
I love Autumn: the colours and smells, yet it seems such a short season in comparison to the winter it leads into.
With effect from April next year, the precept for Scruton Parish will increase by £250. This will mean a cost to each Parish household of around £1 per year.