2020 CelebrationsThis year is a big one for Scrooby. On the 6th September 1620, some 122 pilgrims and colonists, led by William Brewster of Scrooby, set sail to establish a settlement in the New World. Their Plimoth Plantation became Massachusetts and eventually the USA. We are taking part in the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower by those Separatists and much is happening.
Diary DatesTentative Events for 2020
- Talk by Dr Jeremy Bangs
- Pilgrim Fathers Film
- Opera in Scrooby
- Village Hall extension opening
- Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra
- Scrooby Village Show
- USAF Flypast
- Show Concert
- Parish Lunch
- Visit by Archbishop of York
If you have an idea for an event this year please contact the Events Co-ordinator number below. Some events to be confirmed.
Village Hall ExtensionPlans are well advanced to build an extension to the Village Hall to provide additional toilet facilities and storage space. The toilets will be accessible from the outside for the convenience of visitors. Information about how you can support our efforts can be found elsewhere in the STAR.
Notts County Council SupportIn May Scrooby will have new Village signs on the Great North Road, Heritage lamp-posts in the village and Church Lane will be resurfaced. The village signs have been kindly sponsored by Rotherham Sand and Gravel Ltd.
Everyone Can HelpMake Scrooby look good for our visitors (and us). County and District Council cut-backs have meant we don't get the services we've come to expect. By ensuring that small bit of Scrooby outside your house is clean and tidy, the village can look great.
Hedges are particularly important and must be trimmed by the beginning of March to avoid disturbing nesting birds. The Garden Club are happy to give advice if required; please contact the number below.
St Wilfrids ChurchA working party is to be organised later this month (February) to give St Wilfrid's a Spring clean. If you can spare a couple of hours please contact the Church Cleaning number below.
Village PlanAfter 2 1/2 years we're nearly there with the Scrooby Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP).
January and February have seen the final consultation meetings and the plan now goes forward to the District council and then the Government for approval. If all 'goes to plan' it will be completed in July.
Community CinemaScrooby Community Cinema and the Village Show committee have provided funds to allow us to replace the aging projection equipment in the hall.
Hopefully by the Double Bill in February we shall watch our films in 4HD on a 3.5 metre screen