Community Services

Eau Community Centre

The Eau Community Centre is now part of a network of Multi Use Centres in Lincolnshire and boasts a drop in centre, library with IT access, hosting to services and venue hire for groups, service providers and individuals.

The Centre has many regular activities a few of which are listed below

The Centre can also be booked for Social Occasions, Group Meetings, Partys or Weddings

New Members are always welcome.

Art Group – 10:00am – 12pm Wednesday (Fee: £12 for 10 weeks)

Coffee Plus Morning – 10:00am – 12:00pm Friday
Flower Arranging Group – 6:30-8:30pm once a month (exact date on notice board)
Film Evening – Last Friday of the month sponsored by Grace Church
Man Shed – 2:00-4:00pm Monday
Music with Mummy – 1:30-2:30pm Monday (excluding school holidays)
North Lincs Spiritualists – 7.30pm on a Wednesday (no meetings on first Wednesday of the month) & 7:00pm Sunday (Note: Sunday Fee £3.00. Occasional workshops 10:00am Saturday but check notice board or contact Jon Harper 01724 761404)
Scotter Good Companions 2:00-4:00pm Thursday
Women’s Institute – 7:30pm first Wednesday of the month
Tai Chi – 10:00am – 12:00pm Thursday
Youth Club (under 12’s) – 6:00pm Thursday

Contact:  Janet Cooper (Secretary) 01724 762635

Health Walks in West Lindsey

West Lindsey District Council promotes an extensive health walk programme and numerous walks take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays every week throughout the year. All the walks are free and commence from many different locations and are led by volunteer Walk Leaders who have been trained by Natural England.  Dogs must be kept under strict control and on a lead at all times.

    3 levels of walk are available:-

WalK well – very easy short walks for anyone who is new to exercise or recovering from illness.

Easy walks – between 2 and 3 miles, for about 1 hour, may include some stiles and slight inclines.

Moderate walks – longer and more challenging, up to 4 miles, from 60 to 90 minutes.

Please wear strong comfortable shoes and take waterproof clothing.

For further information on all walks contact Jackie Brown, the Co-ordinator of Gainsborough Health Walks:-

Tel.    01427 675138 or 07778 622925


A full list of walks is available by viewing

Scotter Heritage Trail

Scotter Heritage Trail is a walk around the village focusing on the historic buildings and the stories that accompany them. Leaflets for the trail are available in the Scotter Library, the surgery, The White Swan and the Sun and Anchor. Gainsborough and district Heritage Centre also promote the trail and every library in the West Lindsey will stock them. Donation boxes are alongside the leaflets in Scotter to go towards reprints of the leaflet in the future.
Scotter Heritage Trail was launched on Friday 22nd July in the Car Park of St Peter’s Church Scotter in celebration of the life of Christian Brown amongst family and friends.
Opened by Mike Burson-Thomas, prayers from Rev David Swannack and an appearance of the Red Arrows, Christine Brown thanked everyone who had been involved in supporting this project.


Scotter Library – Eau Community Centre, High Street

Telephone: 01522 782010

Opening Hours

Thursday: 2pm to 5pm

Friday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 11:30am

Gainsborough Library – Cobden Street

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am to 5pm

Tuesday: 9am to 5pm

Wednesday: 9am to 5pm

Thursday: 9am to 6pm

Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Scotter Methodist Chapel

MINISTER: Rev Paul Braisdell 01724 340948

The Chapel/Schoolroom/Community Hall with kitchen is available for hire for coffee mornings, children’s parties etc
Contact the Booking Secretary on 01724 762453 for further details

Already taking place in our building during the week;

10-2pm Textile Group
5-9pm Uniformed Youth Groups

2-3.30pm Memories
7pm  Whist

2pm Women’s Hour

7pm Turbo Training (winter months)

2nd Saturday of the month Coffee morning and Book Sale/Fair trade stall, also the opportunity to donate to a food bank all contributions are forwarded to the Salvation Army in Gainsborough and the Forge Project in Scunthorpe.

Further details of events held at the Chapel can be found on the noticeboards

Parish Council

Where: Scotter Village Hall meeting rooms

When: Full Council – 3rd Monday of each Month except August at 7:30pm

Planning Committee – 1st & 3rd Monday of each month as required

usually at 7pm

Contact:    Office Hours  Tuesday to Thursday, 09.45 hours to 13.15 hours

at the Village Hall

Telephone :  01724 764599

Parish Clerk


The Parish Council represents and serves the whole community and is responsible for the services it provides.  The council consists of the Clerk and ten Councillors who establish policies for action and decide how money will be
raised and spent on behalf of the community.  It is responsible for spending the money raised lawfully and without risk and for achieving the best value for money.

The council currently provides and maintains the following:-

Scotter Cemetery on Scotton Road
Allotments at the cemetery and on Scotterthorpe Road
Areas of public open space at Riverside and Parson’s Field
Equipped play areas at Scotter Village Hall and The Granary
Public seating within the Parish
The War Memorial

Other services are controlled by West Lindsey District Council (eg planning) and Lincolnshire County Council (eg highways)

Any parishoner may attend a Parish Council or Planning Committee meeting.  The first 10 minutes are set aside for the public to ask questions or make a short statement to the Council in relation to matters on the agenda.  After that they are entitled to remain for the rest of the meeting and listen to the precedings.

The agenda for forthcoming meetings and minutes of the most recent ones are displayed on the Parish Council website (, in the library and on noticeboards at Hobb Lane and Susworth.

The council also holds an Annual Parish Meeting in April which everyone isinvited to attend and participate.

War Memorial Playing Field Association

This organisation is a registered charity which looks after the playing fields at the Village Hall.   Their users include the Junior Football, Tennis and Bowls clubs.

The committee have monthly meetings and continue to try and raise funding to improve and change the usage of the land.  In 2010 an additional field was purchased close to the River Eau and Soon new tennis courts will start to be built.

It is hoped that in the near future a multi-use games area will replace the existing tennis facilities.

The playing fields and pavillion can be hired at the following rates:

Parish residents


part day (under 4 hours) : £10

full day : £20


part day : £25

full day : £50

non-Parish residents 


part day (under 4 hours) : £20

full day : £20


part day : £25

full day : £50

Contact :  Debbie Peace (Booking Secretary)   01724 761410

Neighbourhood Police Team (NPT)

If you have any information regarding a crime, no matter how small, please contact the Team.

Alternatively, if you’d like to remain anonymous call

Crime Stoppers  on  0800 555 111

Gainsborough Rural North Neighbourhood Police Team

  • PC Ian Shaw – 07939988734 –
  • PCSO Bill Thomas – 07973845999 –
  • PCSO Kev Burnett – 07973846994 –
  • PCSO Pam King – 07976947157 –

You can also support suspicious activity or report a crime on the non-emegency number  0300 111 0300


Scotter Parish Council are aware that policing resources are often allocated based on the number of crimes committed/reported.  All crimes should be reported.

Pre School


Where :    Village Hall

When :      Weekday mornings and all day Thursday

and Friday for children aged 2 and over

Contact :   C. Mychajluk   01724 764065



Details :     Current price for non funded children is
£6.75 per Session and £2.50 for Lunch

St Peter’s Church

Scotter Church is open each day for prayer or as somewhere quiet to go.

It is one of the South Manlake group of churches which also includes Messingham, East Butterwick, Scotton and Northorpe.

Scotter Services

8.00 am – Said Communion
10.00 am – Holy Communion

(The 10am service is a Worship Service on the 2nd Sunday of every month)


9.30 am – Holy Communion.

Morning service is a less formal service and is taken by members of the Local Ministry Team

Scotton Service


11.00 am – Junior Church
meets up at the Village Hall, children from all villages welcome
details from Lynne Wetherall (762048)

Baptism and Marriages should be arranged through the Rector.  Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who cannot get to Church.

Contacts :

Rector Mike Burson-Thomas  01724 762951


Elly Hallem 01724 762807
Janet Arrand 01724 762466

Details of services for the current month at ALL the churches in the South Manlake group can be found on the noticeboards outside the churches.

Scotter Village Hall

The Village Hall is situated on Scotton Road, next to the Primary School.  In September 2010 the building celebrated being open for 25 years.

The building has a large concert room downstairs which has often been used for wedding receptions, dinner dances etc.  Upstairs are 2 meeting rooms which the disabled can access by using the automatic stairlift.

Currently the Hall activities are:-

Badminton: Monday 12:00-1.15pm, Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm, Club Night Monday 7-9:30pm
Breakfast Club: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 8:30am
Grace Church: Sunday 9am-1pm
Karate: Tuesday 7-9pm, Sunday 6-8pm
New Age Kurling: Monday 2:15 – 3:50pm
Parent and Toddler: Tuesday 1:30-3pm
Parish Office: Monday and Wednesday 9am – 12pm
Pre-School Morning Sessions: Monday to Wednesday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Pre-School Full Day Sessions: Thursday and Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Tara Fox Dance: Thursday 4-7pm, Friday 4-7.45pm
Zumba: Monday 5:45-6:45pm, Wednesday 6-7pm

Hire charges for

Parish Rate

Committee Rooms (2 hours maximum, longer meetings can be negotiated)

Large: 10.00

Small: 7.00

Main Hall

Full day: 110.00

Social events of a half day or an evening : 45.00

Additional charge for use of kitchen facilities: 20.00

Outside Rate     
Committee Rooms (2 hours maximum, longer meetings can be negotiated)

Large: 20.00

Small: 14.00

Main Hall

Full day: 125.00

Social events of a half day or an evening : 60.00

Additional charge for use of kitchen facilities: 20.00

Please note :  All charges are at the discretion of our Booking Secretary

  • When events finish rooms must be left as found with litter removed from the premises, floors swept, chairs stacked and put away etc.
  • For evening events the Village Hall and car park must be vacated by midnight on Saturday and by 10pm on all other nights

For further information or to book any of the rooms:-

Contact information:

Angela Brown      Booking Secretary    (Monday-Friday evenings only)     01724 762168

Volunteer Car Scheme

The Community Led Plan (Parish Plan) highlighted the need for a volunteer car scheme to operate in Scotter.
Many volunteers kindly came forward to be drivers and as a group we decided to start the scheme on Monday 21st January 2013, and it’s been running consistently since then.
We are always looking for new drivers, so if you have free time to give to the scheme please consider signing up. All drivers have a Criminal Record Check and have a drivers licence and insurance cover.
They will be paid a standard rate of £2 per journey from one place to another in Scotter.  Obviously the Parish includes Susworth and Scotterthorpe.  For these journeys the charge is 40p per mile.
In every case the money must be paid to the driver for their out of pocket expenses.  THIS ENSURES THE SCHEME REMAINS SUSTAINABLE.
Our aims are to provide a Monday to Friday service to the Surgery and to community group meetings and events in Scotter.
If you wish to take advantage of this service or would care to sign up as a driver:-
PLEASE CONTACT  –  SUE MUMBY on 07443 535548

Scotter History Goes Digital

Our project was launched in order to bring together all the photographs, objects, maps, and documents that relate to the villages that make up the parish, its people and its history and “digitize” them so they can be viewed and shared by the public. Scotter, although a small village is very historically significant, with much heritage.
All these photographs and documents can be found in the Gallery on this website.
Scotter History Goes Digital (SHGD) has trained 25 Year 5 pupils at Scotter Primary School this year to become Internet Rangers. Each pupil was awarded a certificate and badge upon successful completion. Our project wanted to help people who have little or no experience of accessing the internet to become more familiar with it. So the school pupils were trained up to became the teachers for the residents of Scotter Parish. SHGD hopes by training more people within the community to use the internet safely, will enable them to look at our website as well as other community web pages.
We would like to thank all of the people who have contributed to this project by donating images,
memorabilia, and documents in order for this project to be a success. Contributors include; Kit Walker, Val Hunter, Bill Warwick, Stephanie Marris, Janet Stanham, Bev Hill, Margaret Armstrong, Sue Mumby, John Bullivent, Brian Gilhirst, Roy Wilkinson, Gillian Russel, Val Maycock, Mary Metteringham, Verna Holmes, Gillian Stillyards, Joyce Todd (the Arrand family), Marian Hill, Steve Aldan, Andrew Sheardown, Paul Wood, Sylvia Anderson, Conny Cave, Bettie Day, Katt Slack, Jacqui Pettit, Dave Capes, Ken Green, John Fardell, Charles Lidgett, Patrick Fowles, Mona Drummond, Pauline Nottingham, David Eminson, Nick Wood and Tony Smith.
Furthermore, we want to give a special thank-you to Sheila Evans, Don Meale, Malcom Fry, Mel Wright, Rachael Woods, John Bullivent, Nicola Altoft, Sue Mumby and Scotter Primary School.