Latest news from Scruton village and surrounding area. See here for the latest parish newsletters.

Covid-19 Advice

By Editor | 21st March 2020

Do you need someone to help you with food shopping, prescriptions, posting mail, or any other urgent essentials?

Hambleton District Council

Ham Hall Lane

By Editor | 1st March 2020

The Parish Council have been notified that Ham Hall Lane is now officially closed for a six month period. This is a formal/official closure rather than the informal arrangement which was the case previously.

Scruton Sky at Night – March 2020

By Editor | 1st March 2020

The second of this year’s ‘supermoons’ will occur on the evening of 9 March. On the morning of 19 March at around 6 am there will be a very thin crescent moon with several planets adjacent as shown in the image below. You should at least be able to see Jupiter & Mars.

Nature Notes – March 2020

By Editor | 1st March 2020

February has proven to be an extremely wet and windy month with the Swale breaking its banks on three occasions. The large areas of flood land have attracted blackheaded and herring gulls, together with lapwing, golden plover and curlew, all of which will be dispersing to their breeding grounds within the next week or two.…

Vote For Scruton! Wonderful Village Photo

By Editor | 1st March 2020

The Coore Memorial Hall committee have entered the picture shown below into Allied Westminster’s “Wonderful Village” competition. The theme of the competition is Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village. The competition aims to celebrate village life and especially the contribution that village halls and people doing things make to…

Scruton Hall, North Yorkshire

Scruton History Group

By Editor | 1st February 2020

An ‘inaugural’ gathering of Scruton History Group is set for Friday 28 February, 10:30 am at the Old Rectory.

dog fouling

Dog Fouling on Footpaths

By Editor | 1st February 2020

Dog owners are reminded that it is a criminal offence if a person in charge of a dog fails to remove the faeces when their dog defecates on designated land.

Pedestrian Safety

By Editor | 1st February 2020

Please take extra care during winter months around Scruton and especially along Station Road to the Lane End where there is no pavement or street lighting. Remember: Face the oncoming traffic. Where there is no pavement, keep to the right-hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic. If you come to a sharp right-hand bend,…

Scruton helps to End Polio

By Editor | 1st February 2020

Many villagers have supported Janet Crampton’s fundraising efforts for Rotary Charities, including the End Polio Now campaign which aims to see the worldwide eradication of polio.

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…

Speeding

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.

Hambleton District Council

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).

Hambleton District Council

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…

Vegtables

Allotments BBQ & Potato ‘Weigh-in’

By Editor | 27th October 2019

The Allotment Association ended the growing season with a BBQ and official ‘weigh in’ of the potato competition (for the heaviest crop resulting from growing one potato in a bag). Weights ranged from 0.02 kg to 1.94kg but the young gardeners did well but 1st and 2nd places went to Chris Snell with 1.94kg and…

Visitors from the Land Down Under!

By Editor | 27th October 2019

In October, Scruton was visited by Chris Coore and his wife who came all the way from Sydney, Australia. Trevor Howe gave the visitors a tour of the Coore Memorial Hall and the Cricket Museum after which they enjoyed a meal in the Coore Arms. Chris Coore’s grandfather was at the Battle of Jutland and…

Nature Notes – November 2019

By Editor | 27th October 2019

The first redwings and fieldfares arrived this week and can be seen feeding on haws and rowan berries. If you have a rowan tree in your garden it may well be ‘guarded’ by a pair of mistle thrushes and they will chase off other birds attempting to feed. As daylight becomes shorter, feeding birds is…

Scruton resident’s success at Land Sailing

By Editor | 27th October 2019

Martin Leach along with 2 other members of York Landyacht Club proved their credentials as the premier miniyacht club in Britain. They joined the British Team at the European Championships on the island of Romo in Denmark during June and gained Team Silver for Great Britain! Martin said: “The combined age of the top 3…

Vegtables

Pumpkins

By Editor | 16th October 2019

Scruton allotments have surplus pumpkins for sale at £2 each, proceeds in support of Scruton Allotments Association. For more details contact Chris Snell on 748359 or 07767 357173 or click on my name above.