On the evening of 8 February we will witness the first of four “supermoons” occurring in 2020. Supermoons are also know as wolf moon, hunters moon or harvest moon but the astronomically correct name is perigee full moon.
Winter has been very mild and wet, resulting in large pools of water in fields attracting Little Egrets.
At this time of the year with darkness dominating the day, most birds spend much of their time roosting. Larger birds such as rooks, jackdaws and pigeons will often form huge roosts both for protection and warmth. Many birds have the ability to sleep with one eye open, i.e. shutting down half the brain while…
An increase in speeding through the village has been noted in recent weeks and motorists are reminded of the importance of keeping strictly to the speed limit.
Christmas trees will be collected in January if they are chopped up and put in the green bin. Note: this service is for garden waste subscribers (see above).
Subscriptions for the 2020/21 garden waste collection service are available from Hambleton District Council. The cost is £40 per licence per year.
In order to arrest the decline and to bolster the funds to a more reasonable level, the decision was taken to increase the precept.
Celebrating England’s Village Halls, 20 – 26 January 2020 by Anthony Wood
A number of people have recently seen a hedgehog feeding on the village green (see photo thanks to Jane Snell). Due to the warm late summer many hedgehogs produced young in September, which puts them at risk of gaining insufficient weight to survive the winter. With the warm, wet autumn that we have had there…
This year was the 21st anniversary of the Safari Supper in Scruton. A wonderful evening of wining, dinning and good company was enjoyed by 66 people. Many gathered in the Coore Arms afterwards for further merriment and the traditional highlight of the night – Richard Meeres’ entertaining speech! Organiser Karen Long said: “I would like…