In 2012, BBC News reported on Scawsby Fisheries, a fish and chip shop on Rowena Drive which attempted for charity the world fish and chip portion record, with a fry of 33lb (15kg) of battered cod alongside 64lb (29kg) of chips.
On Barnsley Road is the local primary school, Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School, with Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School, Scawsby Community Centre, Scawsby Health Centre, and two public houses, Scawsby Mill and The Sun (originally the Sun Inn).
Scawsby Day College of Education operated here in the village, until it closed in 1976. Rosedale School, Ridgewood Academy (Post 16) and Stone Hill School are all other schools in Scawsby.
The village has many shops; a OneStop, a Londis Convenience Store, a First Stop Food and Drinks and the Sun Service Station on York Road. Altogether, it has four public houses, The Sun, the Scawsby Mill, the Roman Ridge and York Bar W M C Working Mens Club, on the corner of Cusworth Lane and the A638.
Capital FM is available in this area, as one of the most popular radio stations. Classic FM, Hallam FM, Heart Yorkshire and many others are also available here. Viking FM and BBC Radio Humberside also over-lap into this area.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 16 May 2015
- "Cod and chips world record battered in Doncaster". BBC News. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School
- Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School
- Scawsby Health Centre
- Scawsby in the Domesday Book
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