Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

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News & Notices

Jan 2020

Scrooby Cinema Double Bill

Stephen Lincoln

SCROOBY COMMUNITY CINEMA is proud to present on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16th 2020 OUR DOUBLE BILL to be shown on our new 3.5m screen in Blu-Ray 4K Ultra-HD quality (availability permitting)

At 4.30pm

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

(Doors open 4.00pm) Blu-Ray HD

Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some adjustment, things go reasonably well. However, the death of Bella means Hector now has to look after Ricky, and they didn't get along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, ultimately sparking a national manhunt for him and Hector.

  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata,
  • Running Time: 101 minutes approx.
  • Certificate: 12A

At 6.30pm a meal will be served (Must be pre-booked)

At 7.30pm

The Greatest Showman

(Doors re-open at 7.15pm) Blu-Ray 4K Ultra-HD

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

  • Director: Michael Gracey
  • Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
  • Certificate: PG

As part of our support of the Renovation/modernisation of the Village Hall we are asking for a voluntary donation of 2.00 per person at this event. This will be added to funds by putting it in the on line "Gofundme" website.

The Licenced Bar will be open throughout


  • 4 per person for each film
  • 4 per person for the meal
  • 10 per person for both films and the meal
  • 7 per person for one film and the meal
Meal tickets must be booked - Call 01302 719506 - Jane or Stephen.

Please let us know in good time if you would like to join us for the meal so we can ensure an adequate quantity. A vegetarian option will be available, if required.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Stephen Lincoln

Jan 2020

'Aladdin' at the Bawtry Theatre

Rod Buck

Our forthcoming production at Bawtry is 'Aladdin', with a few twists!

When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted.

However, the wicked Abanazar is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding!

The story is known in a few guises, but our production has been written by our own Nev Perkins and promises to be a wonderful production. It runs from Saturday 15th February to Saturday 22nd, with the addition of matinee performances on the two Saturdays. Tickets are now available from the Bawtry Library, cost 8, and on-line via the following link (8 + booking fee): here

Wheelchair Users - Before making a booking please give us prior notification by telephoning 01302 710825, so that we can make the necessary seating arrangements for you. We do have limited space.

kind regards
Rod Buck
Bawtry Phoenix Theatre

Jan 2020

Scrooby Community Cinema Spring 2020

Stephen Lincoln

  • January 19 Green Book
  • February 16 Double Bill: Hunt for the Wilderpeople & The Greatest Showman
  • March 22 Midnight Cowboy
  • April 19 Rocketman
  • May 17 The Good Liar
Jan 2020

Village Hall Extension

Elaine Gargett

Scrooby Parish Council are raising funds to build 3 new toilets for Scrooby's Village Hall. Not only will the new toilets benefit the village they will also be accessible to the visitors coming to Scrooby following the trail of William Brewster, Pilgrim Father. Help Scrooby reach its goal for the 2020 celebrations

To donate please follow the link above.

Jan 2020

SNAP Jan 2020 Update

Tony Smith

There are new Scrooby Neighbourhood Plan documents available on the SNAP web page. See SNAP.

Feb 2020

Parish Council Meeting

Tony Smith

Scrooby Parishioners - the next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday, 10th February 2020 at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.

All are welcome and the new Parish Council will be more than pleased to see you there.
Best Regards
Tony Smith
Clerk - Scrooby Parish Council

Dec 2019

Ice on FootPaths

Tony Smith
Hi Graham,
When you are doing the many updates I keep sending you 
could you think up an article for me please.

Headed - Ice on the FootPaths.
Then some words around the fact that during any icy 
spell Scrooby may encounter there are limited 
supplies of road salt available to Scrooby.
These will be placed strategically around the village 
by Parish Councillors but should anyone not find 
them or need some then please call Tony Smith on 
0797 483 6978 to obtain some rock salt.

Or something like that......

Ta the muchly
Best Regards
Tony Smith
Clerk - Scrooby Parish Council
 Mob: 07974836978
Sep 2019

2019 Scrooby Show

Bill Arrowsmith

Here are photos of the 2019 Scrooby Village Show.

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.