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Parish Council noticeboards are located at the village hall and on the village green. A public-access noticeboard is located in the bus shelter opposite Pittfields Corner.

Scruton Information Signboard

A ‘Thankful Village’ signboard located on the village green near the Church, tells the story of Scruton from its ancient origins through to it becoming a Thankful Village.

Support Local Business

24th March 2020

It’s important that we all do whatever we can to support local businesses for their survival through this crisis. The Coore Arms can provide take-away food and home delivery. Spring House Farm is also doing take-away and food-for-collection. Whites Butcher is open and supplying, and the Egg Shed is open for collections. Malcom Barker sells…

Footpath along Station Road

24th March 2020

The Parish Council have been notified that North Yorkshire County Council have rejected the request for a footpath from the A684 to the Scruton Station. The Parish Council has offered to provide Hi-Viz vests to any one who needs to walk this road, particularly during the hours of darkness. Please contact the Clerk to request…

Frank Burns

24th March 2020

It is with great sadness that we learned recently about the death of Frank Burns, age 87. He was a long-time resident of Scruton until moving into sheltered accommodation in Bedale and then into care in York. Frank lived in Meadow Drive with his wife Barbara, and initially with their 3 children, Stephen, Sally and…

Sky at Night – April 2020

24th March 2020

Venus continues to dominate the western sky throughout April and will be very close to the open cluster of the Pleiades from 1st to 5th of the month with the best view being on 2 April. Through binoculars this will be a fantastic sight with the many stars of the cluster, and you should be…

Nature Notes – April 2020

24th March 2020

Spring has finally arrived, the dawn chorus is well underway and skylarks are singing. Daylight is rapidly increasing, encouraging the re-birth of plant and animal life. Those of you with ponds will no doubt have plenty of frog spawn (photo thanks to Liz Davies) which will be followed by toad spawn towards the end of…

Keep in touch via Network Scruton!

Now, more than ever, its important to stay in touch with what’s happening in and around the village; how people and local businesses are adapting to new restrictions and what help or support is available in the community.

The best way to do this is to ensure you are subscribed to Network Scruton. You can do this on the village web site home page. You only need give your name and email address, it’s that easy!

And don’t forget, you will also need to re-subscribe if your email has changed.

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