Parish Newsletters

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Items for Future Newsletters

Please let Stephen Elmer have articles for the newsletter by email, phone or note. For other parish matters contact any councillor or the clerk.


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.


Nature Notes – September 2020

5th September 2020

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.

Sky at Night

Scruton Sky at Night – September 2020

5th September 2020

Darkening nights now make for better viewing of the evening skies and it is interesting to note that there are proposals to designate parts of the Yorkshire Dales as a Dark Sky Reserve.

Scruton lidar view

Amazing LIDAR Image Reveals Scruton’s Ancient Past

28th July 2020

A search on Google revealed images of Scruton showing the ground level with all of the buildings removed. It was like looking from above at the village 700 years ago.

Benefice of the Lower Swale

Message from the Rectory – August 2020

28th July 2020

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.


Scruton Sky at Night – August 2020

28th July 2020

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!

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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