Swift

Summer came to a sudden stop on Bank Holiday weekend with strong northerly winds significantly reducing the air temperature. Despite this we still have a handful of nesting house martins and a pair of swallows.

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Benefice of the Lower Swale

St Radegund’s Church The risk assessment is complete and essential cleaning done in readiness for Holy Communion at 9:30 am on Sunday 2 August . Face coverings and social distancing will apply and you will be given a printed service which you may bring to future services, a list of which will be displayed in the Church porch.

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Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE was visible low in the north sky during July, and with darker skies, will still be visible during the first weeks of August. Look out for it now – it won’t be back for 6,800 years!

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Scruton now has its own ale, ‘Thankful Scruton IPA’, inspired by our special status as one of only 56 villages whose soldiers all returned home from WWI.

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The Coore Memorial Hall is now available for bookings. The Management Committee have carried out a thorough risk assessment and measures have been put in place to keep the premises Covid-19 secure. To maintain social distancing, events will be limited to no more than 10 people for the time being.

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The Coore Arms has been refurbished and deep cleaned. Official guidelines have been implemented throughout the premises for your safety and the team is eager to serve you from a new summer menu!

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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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