Hawkmoth

At this time of year, with many flowers in full bloom, butterflies are evident, especially brimstone, peacock, red admiral and small tortoiseshell. Occasionally we have a huge influx of painted ladies from Africa.

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As a result of the two new dwellings in Station Road, the Parish Council has obtained a sum of £1,353 under the Community Infrastructure Levy Scheme. Suggestions for a community infrastructure spend would be welcome, in writing please to the Clerk.

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The Coore Memorial Hall Management Committee will shortly undertake a risk assessment and prepare a plan with a view to reopening the village hall for bookings, provided Covid-19 security requirements can be complied with.

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In these extremely trying times, the first thing that I must say is that I hope all of our parishioners are safe and well and that everybody stays that way. Let us all hope that at this time next year, Scruton has another reason to call itself a ‘Thankful Village’.

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Flycatcher and Wagtail

So far June has been anything but ‘flaming’ with strong north and easterly winds bringing cool, damp weather from the North Sea. Despite this the rooks have fledged and peace has returned to those who live near the Green! We have a good number of house martins nesting in the village, but only a few…

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Sky at Night

The earth is at Aphelion at mid-day on 4 July, which means that it is at the furthest distance it can be from the Sun. On 6 July, the full moon passes just below Jupiter in the SSE sky, and with Saturn to the upper left, this makes an interesting sight.

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For his birthday, Ian Hobson bought himself a Raspberry Pi, which some of you may know is a small but powerful micro-computer, about the size of a credit card.

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In July 2000 – a time capsule was buried on the Village Green as part of the Millennium celebrations.  A plaque commemorating its burial is stored at the Village Hall along with information about the capsule’s exact location and instructions for opening in 2100. 

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