Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

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News & Notices

Dec 2018

Scrooby Parish Council

Tony Smith

Scrooby Parishioners - The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday, 10th December at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome and we are always more than pleased to see you there.

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

Scrooby Community Cinema Dec 2018

Stephen Lincoln

Sunday 9 December 2018

The final of our season of Paul Newman films, we are proud to present: The Colour of Money.

Former pool hustler 'Fast Eddie' Felson (Paul Newman) decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise) and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
  • Written by Walter Tevis and Richard Price
  • Running Time: 115 minutes
  • Certificate: 15

Licenced Bar. Starts at 8.00pm (Doors open 7.30pm). 4.00 per person.

Nov 2018

Pilgrim Fathers Pub Menu


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

And the 2018 Christmas menu is available here

Nov 2018

Parish Council

Tony Smith, Clerk - Scrooby Parish Council

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday, 12th November at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

All are welcome and we will be more than pleased to see you there.

See the full agenda.

Nov 2018

Scrooby Community Cinema 18 Nov 2018

Stephen Lincoln

Continuing our season of Paul Newman films, we are proud to present:

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

When petty criminal Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden (Strother Martin) or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline (George Kennedy), who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell 'the box' make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

"What we've got here is failure to communicate"

  • Director: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, JD Cannon, Strother Martin?.
  • Written by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson
  • Academy Award for best actor in Supporting Role
  • Running Time: 121 minutes
  • Certificate: 15

Licenced Bar.

Starts at 8.00pm (Doors open 7.30pm) 4.00 Entry per person.

We Look forward to seeing you there, Stephen.

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.

June 2018

Scrooby Parish Council

Tony Smith

Scrooby Parishioners - The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 9 July at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome and we will be more than pleased to see you there.

Here's the official notice.

Best Regards
Tony Smith
Clerk - Scrooby Parish Council

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.

May 2018

Scrooby Cinema: Paddington 2

Stephen Lincoln

Hello for the last time this season, our next film will be Paddington 2 (PG) on Sunday 20 May.

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

  • Director: Paul King
  • Written by: Paul King, Simon Farnaby and Michael Bond
  • Stars: Ben Wishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Imelda Straunton and many others...
  • Runtime: 106 minutes

Sunday 20th May 2018. Doors open at 7.30pm for start at 8.00pm. Tickets 4.00 per person. Licenced Bar

I look forward to seeing you there.

May 2018

Parish Council AGM

Tony Smith

The next Annual General Meeting and Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 14 May 2018 at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

All are welcome and we will be more than pleased to see you there.

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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