Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

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News & Notices

Feb 2019

Scrooby Community Cinema

Stephen Lincoln

The Shape of Water

8pm Sunday 17 March 2019 (doors open 7.30pm) at Scrooby Village Hall.

Awarded 4 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes and 2 Baftas, with many more nominations.....

The Shape of Water

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
  • Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
  • Running Time: 123 minutes
  • Certificate: 15

Tickets 4 on the door | Licenced Bar | Info: 01302 719506

Feb 2019

Scrooby Parish Council

Tony Smith

After a long winter break, the next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 11 February at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome and we are always more than pleased to see you there.

Feb 2019

Scrooby Community Cinema

Stephen Lincoln

By popular demand, Scrooby Community Cinema is proud to present on Sunday 17 February 2019, a double bill starring MERYL STREEP and PIERCE BROSNAN in MAMMA MIA! and MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

4.30pm, Mamma Mia! (Doors open 4.00pm)

Mamma Mia

6.30pm, Greek meze will be served

Licenced Bar throughout

7.30pm, Mamma Mia! Here we go again (Doors re-open at 7.15pm)

Mamma Mia

  • 4.00 per person for each film
  • 4.00 per person for the meal
  • 10.00 per person for both films and the meal
  • 7.00 per person for 1 film (either) and the meal

Please book by e-mailing or calling 01302 719506.

See more details

Nov 2018

Scrooby Neighbourhood Plan: Development Sites

Tony Smith

At the Call for Sites Consultation event held on 31st October we presented 10 possible sites for possible building in the next years.

As usual you, the people of Scrooby, turned out on Halloween and gave us your thoughts, comments and advice. The SNAP Steering Group thank you all for those and your support.

Details of the sites are now available here:

The next step will be a consultation in the New Year to fully present those findings and your comments and proposed outcome from the Steering Group. In the meantime please refer any further thoughts and comments to the Chairman of Scrooby SNAP on

My thanks to you all - Tony Smith

Nov 2018

Scrooby Community Cinema 2019

Stephen Lincoln

The schedule for 2019 is:

  • January 20: The Death of Stalin
  • February 17: Double Bill - Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia - Here we go again with Greek food.
  • March 17: The Shape of Water
  • April 21: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • May 19: 3 Billboards outside of Ebbing Missouri
Nov 2018

Pilgrim Fathers Pub Menu


The Pilgrim Fathers menu is now available here. Some great reviews on Facebook here.

Aug 2018

Retford Heritage Day 2018

Pam Barnsdale

This year Heritage Day has a Victorian Theme with Queen Victoria arriving in a horse drawn carriage at 10.0am into the Market Square accompanied by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant and the Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council.

There are thirteen heritage venues open for the public to enjoy for free, with many activities taking place, including Retford Community Singers who will be singing in the Town Hall, Retford Little Theatre Youth group will also be performing 'The Gates'. There is even a Victoria Sponge cake competition in St Swithuns, and if that whets your appetite, there is a Victorian Afternoon Tea available at The Hub. Please see the programme for all details of what is open and available. Programmes are also available from Retford Library, Museum and The Hub in Cannon Square.

Also be sure to stop and send up a cheer as the Tour of Britain cyclists race along Grove St and up Bridgegate around 1.30pm.

The flyer is now available.

Aug 2018

The Angel Brothers Band

Ed Marshall
The Angel Brothers Band at Scrooby

Saturday 29 September At Your very own Music Venue
- Scrooby Village Hall -

From Doncaster, the brilliant
The Angel Brothers Band

Tickets only 10 From Ed Marshall 07831 201570 Doors open 8pm. Licensed Bar.

Aug 2018

Luke Winslow King

Ed Marshall
Luke Winslow King at Scrooby

Saturday 8 September At Your very own Music Venue
- Scrooby Village Hall -
For One Night Only

From New Orleans
On their European Tour
Returning to Luke's ancestral home

Luke Winslow King and His Band

Featuring on Slide Guitar the amazing Roberto Luti

Tickets only 10 From Ed Marshall 07831 201570 Doors open 8pm. Licensed Bar.

May 2018

Scrooby SNAP

Tony Smith

The SNAP team (Scrooby Neighbourhood Action Plan) have been busy over the last year with a number of events and the very successful parish survey.

Please go to for a detailed update.

And remember the articles in the STAR calling for people to join the team, the art competition and the 'Call for Sites' item.

Look forward to hear from you soon. Tony Smith, Chair SNAP

May 2018

Scrooby Parish Council AGM

Tony Smith

The Scrooby Annual Meeting was held on Monday, 14th May.

Go to for the minutes, latest accounts and public access to the annual accounts for 2017 - 2018.

Feb 2018

2018 Scrooby Show

Ann Robbins

Scrooby Show is to be held on Saturday 1st September 2018.

The competition class list is now available at:

The show is open to all, not just Scrooby residents. Entry forms will be included in July and August issues of The Star.

May 2017

SNAP (Scrooby Neighbourhood Area Plan)

Anthony W Smith

Please visit the SNAP page for all the news and views about the Scrooby Neighbourhood Area Plan

Latest news

A wonderful turnout at the Consultation Meeting last Friday, 12th May led to a significant amount of views and thoughts from those most affected - YOU. Very many thanks for a great afternoon.

Next Steps

  • Now we will start the formal process with Bassetlaw District Council to accept the boundaries of the Plan and allow the hard work to start.
  • Then we can apply for the funding to enable a quality SNAP to be developed.
March 2016

Scrooby from the Air

Chris Cole

Chris Cole writes from InnerVisions. Chris took this aerial photograph of Scrooby in 2000.

You can see clearly the medieval fish ponds between the manor and the railway (the series of large depressions in the grassy area at the top centre of the picture).

Inner Visions 2000

Chris's contact details are:
P.O. Box 9
DN22 1GZ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1777 702913

September 2014

Scrooby from the Air

David Thomson

Here's a wonderful view of Scrooby taken by David Thomson of Ranskill using his Go-Pro camera and quadcopter.

June 2014

Hester Benjamin: Adventures of a Pilgrim Daughter

Jennie Robbins

Scrooby's own Jennie Robbins has published a book for children; a story of friendship, love and adventure, set in Scrooby, England, at the time of the Pilgrim Fathers. A work of fiction for young teenagers based on historical events in the year 1607.

Hester and Mercy are as close as sisters; nothing can come between them. But events are about to shake their peaceful village life to its roots and change things forever. How will their friendship survive when they are forced apart by their families and their faith?

You can buy the e-book for Kindle on Amazon.

June 2018

Ranskill Nursery

Steven Owens

Looking for a Nursery for your child - Ranskill Nursery is Rated Good by Ofsted.

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