Scarcroft Village Leeds
Scarcroft Village Leeds


Scarcroft Village Website

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We hope this site can keep you up to date with life in Scarcroft Village. 
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England v Ireland

6 Nations Rugby

Watch on the big screen

at the Village Hall

Sunday 1st March KO 3.00 pm

Bring your own refreshments



Superfast West Yorkshire – Your five minute guide


Superfast West Yorkshire aims to improve both the access to and take up of superfast broadband in our intervention area. Funded by the five local authorities (Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford), BDUK and the EU, the project aims to increase better broadband to 97% of the intervention area in West Yorkshire.

What does superfast broadband mean?

Super-fast broadband connections enable users to surf the internet, download music & video and stream television at speeds that are massively higher than most internet users. Rather than broadband being delivered through the copper route, the new, faster broadband speeds are delivered by fibre optic cabling.

What are the benefits?

There are a number of benefits to both residents and businesses in your area.

  • Faster more reliable broadband
  • Instant sharing of photos and videos
  • Stream videos with no more buffering
  • Fans of on-demand TV can enjoy their favourite shows on the BBC iPlayer, as well as rival services from ITV and Channel 4, smoothly and without interruption.

How will it affect my area?

A number of your residents will be able to access faster broadband and in many cases superfast broadband.

The most important bit: Both residents and businesses who are interested in upgrading need to contact their ISP to upgrade to superfast broadband as it does not happen automatically. You do not have to stay with the same ISP it is wise to shop around for the best deal.

If your residents/businesses have not got access to superfast broadband just yet, please ask them to register their interest at and they will then receive an e-alert when it comes to the area.

If residents or businesses have any questions about the roll out please email our team at

Scarcroft Then and Now: a History of the Village

Scarcroft has not previously had its history recorded and we look forward to the new book Scarcroft Then and Now: a History of the Village, due out in early December.

Written by two authors, Olav Arnold and Lionel Scott, who lived in the village for many years, it covers the origin of the village from Saxon times onwards, but also highlights the activities of its many clubs and societies. With 12 maps and over 100 photographs, it includes a record of life in Scarcroft as remembered by older residents.

Between them, the authors lived in Scarcroft for 100 years.  Lionel Scott concentrates on history from the earliest times to the present day, and Olav Arnold, a past chairman of the Parish Council, takes you on a tour of the village as well as describing events and village societies.  A final chapter sets out the reminiscences of former inhabitants of life in the early part of the last century.

 Available from the Thorner Shop and Post Office, Collingham Post Office. the Half Moon, the New Inn, the Bingley Arms, and Sandra Thompson (Berry Brow, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft),

 Price £10. Net proceeds in aid of Scarcroft Village Hall

For the Draft Version 10 of the Neighbourhood Plan please go to the Neighbourhood Plan Home Page or click 'here'

Scarcroft Village Development Working Group

Sub – Group for sites to be protected 


Report of the investigation, findings and recommendations of the

                                  Sub – Group for sites to be protected.

details here


Scarcroft in Bloom

The purpose of Scarcroft in Bloom is to improve the social and physical environment of the area in which we live and to create a more picturesque village.

Click here for more details