Scouts’ bonfire tickets available

Scouts’ Bonfire Thursday 5th November opp, the Crown Inn.

Bonfire 7pm, Fireworks start at 7.30.  Hot food and drinks available to purchase.  All proceeds go to 1st Goostrey Scouts.  £5 in advance or £6.50 on the night.  Family ticket available.  Tickets available from Goostrey News, Trading Post and The Crown.

Thursday 5th: Bonfire 7pm

Thursday 5th: Bonfire 7pm


M6 Smart-motorway meeting

1st December 7.00pm Cranage Village Hall.  M6 Upgrade:

“Cranage parish council have announced that Kate Bernie the Highways Agency project manager for the M6 Smart motorway project due to start in December 2015 will visit the Cranage village hall on December  1st at 7pm to answer questions from residents.

If you live in Cranage and surrounding areas then this is your chance to ask what are they going to do about both the noise levels and pollution, all of which are above the safe level for our health, there are guide lines from both the world health authority and the European union which show the existing levels far exceed. Studies worldwide have shown that this can lead to serious health problems and a shorter life expectancy.  So if you can hear the noise you are affected and the pollution  goes even further and contains carcinogenic particles.”  Cranage Parish Chronicle


Scout Hut/Youth Centre fund over halfway

Goostrey Scout group have now raised over £70,000 towards the building of the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre.

Message from David Giles, Group Scout Leader, 1st Goostrey Scouts:

“With your continued support for our forthcoming events, we aim to raise a further £10,000 by Christmas, this is a huge target to achieve, with your help we can do it!!

Please come and support us at the fund raising events we are running before Christmas:

5th November – Bonfire Night with Fireworks opposite the Crown, £5.00 tickets can be bought in advance at The Trading Post, Goostrey News and The Crown, £6.50 on the night.  [Family ticket 2+2 £15 or £20 on the night]

22nd November – family quiz night and supper at the village hall – more details to follow.

29th November – family Christmas light switch-on, Carol singing with Brass band, BBQ and Mulled Wine with a visit from Santa on his sleigh!

December – Christmas post, let the Scouts deliver your post around Goostrey and Holmes Chapel, post boxes in the Trading Post, Mrs. Kettles and Goostrey News.

Proceeds from all these events will go directly towards the cost of building the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre. Please help us to reach our target of raising £80,000 by Christmas.

The cost of the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre is £200,000, we hope to get £80,000 from grant funding and shall therefore need to raise £120,000 from fund raising. With £70,000 in the bank, we are well over half way already!!

Thank you again for your continued support of our fund raising efforts, please thank your friends and family who have so kindly contributed too, please help us to raise the extra money we now need to build the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre.”  My sincere thanks, David Giles – Group Scout Leader. 1st Goostrey Scouts

Can you help deliver Questionnaires?

The Neighbourhood Plan team wish to deliver[and later collect] their Main Questionnaires starting next weekend 31st October and are looking for people who can help with this task.  Can you help?

From the NP team:

“Each house in Goostrey needs to receive an envelope which will contain a questionnaire pack.

As far as practically possible will assign houses close to where each of the volunteers live. We will start by dividing the village up so that each volunteer has between 20 and 30 houses to cover however we appreciate that different people have different amounts of time that they can offer. So if you are able to volunteer but would like either a smaller or larger group of houses please do say.

In other neighbourhoods it has been shown that if someone calls to collect the completed questionnaires rather than just asking for them to be returned to central collection points there is a much higher rate of return. So in Goostrey we are asking the people who deliver the questionnaires to call, soon after the 16th November, and collect them. If the person is not in the first time you will have a flyer to put through their door telling them what to do with their completed questionnaires. We would really like it if you also called a second time in the hope that they might be in then. We do not ask you to keep calling until you get an answer!

The Main Questionnaire will determine what policies are written into the Plan, and will form a key part of the evidence justifying our Plan, so we really want to do our best to make this stage successful.

If you can help with this task please can you let us know in the next few days via”

An update on the ShearBrook appeal: May 2016

The opportunity for representations by the public re 119 houses by ShearBrook has now closed.  The date for the Inquiry, open to the public, has been set to start on Tuesday 17th May 2016 and is currently estimated to last 6 working days.   Although the venue has not yet been decided it will be in the local area.

The Parish Council has engaged a barrister for the Public Inquiry:

GPC ‘Statement of Case’  [also on the 14/5579C planning page].

Gladman’s ‘Statement of Case’

Cheshire East’s ‘Statement of Case’ is due on 6th November 2015.

Next steps:  Statements of Common Ground, Proofs of Evidence and Witness names must be submitted by 19th April 2016.

The actual decision by the Inspector will take some weeks after the May public inquiry with the possibility that it might then be ‘recovered’ by the Secretary of State Greg Clark for his determination.

N’hood Plan ctte Oct 28 meeting

28th Oct 2015:  The Neighbourhood Plan committee meeting on Weds will be held at the Booth Bed Lane Pavilion at 7pm [public forum before and after the meeting].

Items for discussion include:

4. Objective Assessment of Housing Need: To discuss and agree the way forward and the next steps.

5. Budget: To discuss and agree the budget proposal to presented to Goostrey Parish Council.