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, Parties or Weddings.

Current Activities held at the centre.
Art Group – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Cost: £2 per week)
Coffee Plus SCOTTER – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon every Friday, except Good Friday, serving tea, coffee and biscuits for a donation. This has been run by Churches Together for a number of years.
Creative writing group – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  A free activity open to all sponsored by Grace Church
Dance with Faye Lowe – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday  As this is a very popular activity, please ring the secretary to check for spaces before going to the venue.
Man Shed – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday
North Lincs Spiritualists – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (no meetings on first Wednesday of the month) & 7:00 p.m. Sunday (Note: Sunday Fee £3.00. Occasional workshops 10:00 a.m. Saturday but check notice board or contact Jon Harper 01724 761404)  This group is currently not holding meetings at the venue.
Scotter Library – Thursday: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Saturday: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Women’s Institute – 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month
Tai Chi – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Thursday
Youth Club – 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Contact:  Janet Cooper (Secretary). Tel: 01724 762635


Scotter Library – Eau Community Centre, High Street

Tel: 01522 782010

Opening Hours

Thursday: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Gainsborough Library – Cobden Street

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Methodist Chapel

A service is held at the Chapel on the first Sunday in the month.  Further details of events, including special services being held, can be found on the Chapel noticeboards.

Current activities in the building during the week.

Textile Group: Monday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Groups: Monday 5:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Scotter Heritage Centre old photographs and memorabilia: Tuesday 10:00am to 12:00 noon (Closed throughout the summer school holidays, reopening the first Tuesday in September.)
Whist: Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Women’s Hour: Wednesday 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Coffee morning & book sale plus donations to a food bank, with all contributions forwarded to the Salvation Army in Gainsborough: Second Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 11:00am.
Scotter Heritage Centre old photographs and memorabilia: Second Saturday of the month 10:00am to 12:00 noon. (Closed throughout the summer school holidays, reopening the first Tuesday in September.)

The Chapel/Schoolroom/Community Hall with kitchen is available for hire for coffee mornings, children’s parties etc.

Minister: Rev Paul Braisdell. Tel: 01724 340948

Hire of facilities: Booking Secretary. Tel: 01724 762453.

Neighbourhood Police Team (NPT)

Scotter comes under the Gainsborough Rural North Team, which covers the area shown below.

If you have any information regarding a crime, no matter how small, please use one of the following:-

Tel: 999 Emergency calls only.

Tel: 101 Non-emergency calls and Anti Social Behaviour.


If you want to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers.

Tel: 0800 555 111 or use the online form

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


Gainsborough Rural North Team

Lincolnshire Police contacts

Crime Stoppers

Parish Council

The Parish Council represents and serves the whole community without discrimination; it is responsible for the services it provides. The Council is made up of 10 co-opted/elected members who give their time voluntarily to run the council as a corporate body. They budget and decide on the annual amount to request from the precepting authority, and are responsible for deciding how this money is then spent to best serve the community. The Parish Council is administered by the Clerk, who advises the council on legal matters, finance and procedure.

The council currently provides and maintains the following:-
Scotter Cemetery on Scotton Road.
Allotments at the cemetery and on Scotterthorpe Road. (Scotter Allotment Holders Facebook group)

Areas of public open space at Riverside and Parson’s Field.
Equipped play areas at The Granary, The Rookery and Johnson Drive/Elizabeth Close.
Public seating within the Parish.
The War Memorial.

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

Any parishioner may attend a Parish Council or Planning Committee meeting. The first 15 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 proceedings.

The agenda for forthcoming meetings and minutes of the most recent ones are displayed on the Parish Council website, in the library and on notice boards at Hobb Lane and Susworth, and other previous ones are available to view on the Parish Council website.

The council also holds an Annual Parish Meeting in April who everyone is invited to attend and participate in.

If you would be interested in becoming a councillor, please contact the Clerk for more information and an informal chat.

Where: Scotter Village Hall meeting rooms.

When: Full Council – 3rd Monday of each Month (except August) at 7:30 p.m.
Planning Committee – 1st & 3rd Monday of each month as required usually at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Kyela Mathieson, Parish Clerk. Tel: 07739 312997  email
Office Hours are 09:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday & Tuesday at the Village Hall, Wednesday & Thursday working from home.
If you need to see the clerk it is advisable to make an appointment.

Website: Scotter Parish Council

Facebook: Scotter Parish Council

Pre School

Scotter Pre-School caters for children from the age of two until they start primary school.
There is also a breakfast club for children aged two to eleven years old.

Pre-School caters for children from the age of two until they start

Where : Village Hall

When: Breakfast Club: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Pre-School Morning Sessions: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pre-School Afternoon Sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
(The Friday afternoon session is only for children who will be attending Primary School the following September)

Costs: Current prices are available on the website

Contact: Louise Pitcher, Manager. Tel: 01724 764065 or 07549 419865  email

Website:  Scotter Pre-School

St Peter’s Church

Scotter Church is one of the South Manlake group of churches which also includes  Messingham, Scotton and Northorpe.

It is open each day for prayer, or as some where quiet to go.


8:00 a.m. – Said Communion
10:00 a.m. – Holy Communion This will be held at one of the four churches in the South Manlake group

Details of services for the current month at ALL the churches in the group can be found on the notice boards outside the churches.

Holy Communion at home is available for anyone who cannot get to church.

Coffee Plus SCOTTER at the Eau Community Centre

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon every Friday, except Good Friday. Serving tea, coffee and biscuits for a donation. This has been run by Churches Together for a number of years.


Revd David Swannack Tel: 01724 647789

Baptism and marriages can be arranged via Lynne Wetherall. Tel: 07775 803379  email

Village Hall

The new Village Hall was opened by H.R.H. The Duchess of Gloucester on the 12th July 1985 to serve the needs of the residents of Scotter Parish. 

Situated on Scotton Road, next to the Primary School, the building has a large concert room downstairs which is regularly used by many clubs and organisations during the week.  This room can also be booked for social occasions such as wedding receptions, childrens parties, dinner dances etc.  Upstairs is a large meeting room, which has disabled access via an automatic stairlift.  Parking is available at the front and right hand side of the building.

Current Village Hall activities

Badminton: Monday 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Club Night Monday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Breakfast Club: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (For children aged 2 to 11 years)
Grace Church: Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Karate: Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Kixx Football: Thursday 5:00 to 5:40 p.m.
New Age Kurling: Monday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Parish Council Office: Monday to Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Clerk currently working from home Wednesday & Thursday)
Pre-School Morning Sessions: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pre-School Afternoon Sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. (The Friday session is only for children who will be attending Primary School the following September)
Short Mat Bowls: Friday 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Slimming World: Wednesday, two sessions. 5:30 to 7:00 and 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Zumba: Monday 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

The main hall and large meeting room can be hired at the following rates:-

Large Meeting Room

£15 (2 hours maximum, longer meetings can be negotiated)

Main Hall

Full day
Social events: £140.00
Business events £200.00

Half a day or an evening
Social events: £70.00
Business events: £100.00

The use of the kitchen facilities is included in the above charges.

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 10:00 p.m. on all other nights.

Contact: Angela Brown, Booking secretary. Tel: 01724 762168 (Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. only please)

Volunteer Car Scheme

This scheme started on Monday 21st January 2013, and has been running consistently since then. The aim is to provide a Monday to Friday service to the surgery, local hospitals and community group meetings & events in Scotter.

New drivers are always being looked for, so if you have free time to give to the scheme please consider signing up. All drivers must have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a driver’s licence and insurance cover.

The standard rate is £2 per journey from one place to another in Scotter. The Parish includes Susworth and Scotterthorpe; for these journeys, and to local hospitals, the charge is 45p per mile.  Longer journeys may be possible, but would need to be discussed with the co-ordinator.

To ensure the scheme remains sustainable in every case the money must be paid to the driver for their out of pocket expenses.

Contact: Sue Mumby, coordinator. Tel: 07443 535548

War Memorial Playing Field Association

The Association is a registered charity which looks after the playing fields at the Village Hall. Their users include the Junior Football Club, Tennis and Bowls clubs.  They are also responsible for maintaining the play areas and equipment.
The committee hold monthly meetings and continue to try and raise funding to improve and change the usage of the land.

Completed projects.

2010 – An additional field was purchased close to the River Eau.
2011 – Three new tennis courts built.
2012 – MUGA (Multi-use games) area built.  Can be used for football practice, basketball and five a side games.

The playing fields and pavilion can be hired, please contact the booking secretary for further information.

Contact: Debbie Peace, Booking Secretary. Tel: 01724 761410

Wellbeing Walks in West Lindsey

Wellbeing walks local to Scotter are run by the Ramblers. Gainsborough have a weekly one on a  Tuesday, for further information click HERE
Others, which are run by the North Lincolnshire group. can be found using this LINK 

The Coop coordinate and support over 50 volunteer run walks across Lincolnshire and Newark if you want to venture further afield.

West Lindsey District Council also have a variety of walking routes to explore.