Scarcroft Village Leeds
Scarcroft Village Leeds


Scarcroft Village Website

Welcome to the Scarcroft website.
We hope this site can keep you up to date with life in Scarcroft Village. 
Here’s our latest news. 
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Christmas Tree Light Switch On

Join us for carols with Kippax Silver Band and watch our

Christmas tree lights switch on.

Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 7pm

                                  outside the New Inn Pub.

Grant for Scarcroft Village Playground

The Master of Aurora Lodge No 4047 – David Fox was delighted to present a cheque for £2,000 to Mrs Breeda Murray and Mrs Ruth Middleton of the Scarcroft Parish Council, toward equipment for the Children’s Play Area currently under construction adjacent to the village hall.

The grant was made by West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd through the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund.

David congratulated them on their tremendous efforts in already raising in excess of £90,000 toward the project.

Breeda and Ruth expressed their sincere gratitude for the generosity of the Freemasons and extended an invitation to all to attend the opening of the Play Area early in the New Year.

Work in progress

 Update on Playground plans to date - details here

on the Playground section of the amenities page


Latest update  - 15th November 2016.

Scarcroft Neighbourhood Development Plan


A draft copy of the Scarcroft Neighbourhood Development Plan is below.

If you would like to fill in the questionnaire related to the Plan

please click on the following link.


Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

Leeds Community Trust

Do you have any unwanted household items?

If so the Leeds Community Trust can provide a collection service for them.

The Leeds Community Trust is a local charity that aims to support local people setting up home etc using your donations. This is a hands on charity for residents in Leeds..

More details can be found at

Why not call them first before taking your unwanted items to the tip.

You can help local people with your donations.

Call 0113 2379685


Thank you for your interest in Zumba with Hannah! The dance fitness class that is perfect for everybody, so come and join the party!


For more info go to:

Or phone: 07913007133


What's so great about Zumba?


Zumba provides a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. It mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party.


So come along and join in the fun on Monday at 7.00 pm in the Village Hall.


Scarcroft Village  
Play Space Proposal   


Dear Resident,


Great News!


For many months, a group of enthusiastic volunteers have been busy behind the scenes trying hard to get a fantastic community project off the ground.


As a result, we are exited to announce that your Scarcroft Village Playground proposal pictured below has been give provisional support by the Parish Council and we are now putting in a planning application

We’ve been very fortunate to find funding from various place within the Council which covers the majority of the cost, however, we need to raise £25k to complete the project and make it happen.


We appreciate this may seem a lot of money, but we have roughly worked out that if each household in Scarcroft were to donate a minimum of

£40, we would easily reach our target!, leaving a great legacy for future generations.


Theres a couple of ways donations could be made:

You can donate directly to the Parish Council or you can choose to sponsor/buy a piece of equipment either individually or as groups. For details of cost click here.


If youre interested and want to find out more, please contact either of the orginisers below who will happily answer all your questions:


1. Breeda Murray:

2. Ruth Middleton:

3. Claire Moran:


Any help, suggestions and ideas for fund-raising are very welcome.


More details and artist impression here


Scarcroft Then and Now

A History of the Village


Olav Arnold and Lionel Scott


The first part of this two-pronged venture to record the history of our village was completed in December 2014, when the book was published.  The second part is to benefit the Village Hall, and so the village as a whole.  To date, more than two-thirds of the print run has been sold.  The costs of publication have been recovered, partly from sponsorship; and cheques for £1,000 in May and £500 in July have already been sent to the Village Hall.

Sales of the remaining stock are entirely for the Village Hall, and it is hoped that all those interested in the history of our village who do not already have a copy will now buy one.  There are over 100 pages of text and a similar number of photographs and maps.  It is excellently presented, having been professionally designed, and offers a comprehensive survey of our village from earliest times to the present day.

At only £10 it is very good value, and copies are available at the New Inn, from Sandra Thomson (289 2560), and also at the Thorner shop and the Collingham Post Office.

Church View Surgery Patients Participation Group
Collingham & Thorner

If you are interested in taking part click here for more details.


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 Blooms

The purpose of Scarcroft Blooms 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

‘’Supported by the Harewood Ward Members through the Outer North East Community Committee’’