Scruton Sky at Night – February 2020

By Editor | 1st February 2020

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.

Nature Notes February 2020

By Editor | 1st February 2020

Winter has been very mild and wet, resulting in large pools of water in fields attracting Little Egrets.

Nature Notes – Jan 2020

By Editor | 15th January 2020

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…


By Editor | 1st January 2020

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 Tree Disposal

By Editor | 1st January 2020

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).

Garden Waste Services

By Editor | 1st January 2020

Subscriptions for the 2020/21 garden waste collection service are available from Hambleton District Council. The cost is £40 per licence per year.

SPC Precept Increase

By Editor | 1st January 2020

In order to arrest the decline and to bolster the funds to a more reasonable level, the decision was taken to increase the precept.

Village Hall Week

By Editor | 1st January 2020

Celebrating England’s Village Halls, 20 – 26 January 2020 by Anthony Wood

Nature Notes – December 2019

By Editor | 21st December 2019

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…

Safari Supper Success!

By Editor | 27th October 2019

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…