Scaffolding coming down on station building

The scaffolding is being taken down on the old Railway building as the work progresses.  Here are some photographs from a walk around at the weekend, you can see shiny new green/red paint and where cladding has been replaced – and where work still needs to be carried out:

Speeding into the village

Volunteers on Goostrey’s SpeedWatch team recorded 19 vehicles doing over 35 along Station Road between 8:15/9:15 this morning; almost all offenders were driving into the village, with one recorded at 48mph.

Roads with street lights “are generally restricted to a speed limit of 30 mph ( 48 km/h) unless otherwise specified” (The Highway Code), so there is no excuse.

(The 30 mile/hour starts before the railway station)

An earlier SpeedWatch session.

Goostrey’s St Luke’s to toll for Notre Dame

Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking cathedrals and churches across England to toll their bells for 7 minutes at 7pm tonight, Thursday. St Luke’s will toll the tenor bell.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today encouraging, where possible, all cathedrals and churches across England to toll a bell for 7 minutes at 7pm this Thursday, as a mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. This initiative has been  suggested by the British Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, and it is hoped that many will take part.


Permitted development on Mount Pleasant?

Interestingly, Tingdene Parks Ltd are hoping to add nine additional homes at Mount Pleasant Park under ‘permitted development’ through planning permission granted in the 1990’s.

This new proposal follows being refused permission for the demolition of 60 & 60a Main Road & garage blocks for 9 park homes in January 2019 (with objection from JBO).

Last day for submitting comments: 24th April 2019.

Link to Planning Application page :  19/1524M