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. 
For other information,
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Scarcroft & District Ploughing Society


This years ploughing match is to take place at Sweep Farm Wetherby, by kind permission of Peter Ziegler, on Sunday 30th October.

Ploughing commencing at 10.00am.

Site access sign posted.

Details David Greenwood, 0113 2860872.


Michael Whatley


With Sadness the death is announced of Michael Whatley.

He was a Scarcroft Parish Councillor for many years as well as being involved in all village activities and Bardsey Church.

The Whatley family were early residents of Ling Lane. He lived there all his life until downsizing, in recent years.

He is survived by his two daughters and his second wife Sheila.

The funeral will be at Bardsey Church on 3nd November.

(further details later).



 Update on Playground plans to date - details here

on the Playground section of the amenities page


Latest update  - 20th October 2016.


Church Street, Boston Spa


Why not come along to our Christmas Shopping event on:-

Saturday 26th November2016

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

We have a wide range of stalls selling handcrafted and unusual gifts, including

Luxury Christmas Puddings (now available Gluten free), homemade jams, chutneys and cakes, Jewellery, Health & Beauty Gifts

Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and stationery

Home wares and Hand Knitted gifts

Raffle and Tombola

Santa’s Grotto

You can enjoy just browsing or relax with a bacon sandwich, homemade soup and a roll


Coffee and mince pies, whilst the children are entertained with craft activities and face painting

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’’