Green light for new Scout Hut/Youth Centre thanks to £100,000 in two new pledges

News from 1st Goostrey Scouts: Young people in Goostrey, Cheshire East will soon be enjoying a much needed new Scout Hut and Youth Centre courtesy of recent contributions, totalling £100,000, given to 1st Goostrey Scouts.  A £50,000 award has been made by grant funding body WREN and this has been matched by the £50,000 donation […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 Part 2

Closing statements. The first to speak was Mr Christopher Katkowski QC on behalf of Cheshire East. The first three paragraphs of his statement in full: “This is a test case for the Secretary of State as it is the first in decades to fall to be determined by Central Government where the key issue is […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 last day. Part 1

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 last day. Part 1

The Inspector returned to Cheshire early on Monday and took a walk around Goostrey (his second) looking at the areas which had been discussed. He, with a representative from each party, then had a tour of Jodrell Bank Observatory, hearing how it had developed from Sir Bernard Lovell’s first dreams, before going up the Lovell […]

New councillor: note new date 27 May

New councillor: note new date 27 May

We see there is a vacancy for a new councillor on Goostrey Parish Council. If you feel that you would be interested click the link below to read the info on the parish council website below and contact the clerk if you wish to apply: Parish councillor vacancy. [GPC website] Applications must reach the clerk […]

Parish Council donate to Scout Hut

Parish Council donate to Scout Hut

Goostrey Parish Council have voted to donate a further £50,000 towards the cost of building the new Scout Hut/Youth Centre. “The Parish Council appreciates the extraordinary efforts that the scouts have put into raising funds for this community project and is delighted with the success they have had so far. We also appreciate that Goostrey […]

Would you like to be a parish councillor?

Would you like to be a parish councillor?

We see there is a vacancy for a new councillor on Goostrey Parish Council. If you feel that you would be interested read the info on the parish council website below and contact the clerk if you wish to apply: Parish councillor vacancy. Applications must reach the clerk by 5pm on Friday 27th May 2016. […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day four

Day four began with Gladman’s Heritage expert, Jason Clemons, in the firing line as he was cross examined first by Chris Katkowski [CEC’s QC] and then John Hunter [GPC’s barrister]. There were two main themes to this: the heritage value of Grade II listed building Swanwick Hall, this needed to be established before it was possible […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook Inquiry: day three

Goostrey parish councillor Dr Ken Morris might have felt apprehensive this morning before he was ‘cross examined’ by Gladman’s QC Richard Kimblin (smooth as silk but sharp as a knife) but had clearly researched his subject well.  Mr Kimblin put forward the case that there is a housing need in Goostrey but sadly had no […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day two

Gladman’s Mr Richard Kimblin QC, of No. 5 Chambers, cross examined Professor Garrington this morning.  Safe to say no stone was left unturned. From Bernard Lovell choosing to move away from interference from sparking trams in Manchester (which had a remarkable similarity to sources from outerspace) to discussing the appeal in 2013 in Twemlow, when […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day one

The public inquiry started today to appeal the refusal of 119 homes in Goostrey less than 2 miles from Jodrell.  Cheshire East refused the plans last year; reasons included for example that it could have a detrimental impact on the telescope and the setting of Grade 11 listed Swanwick Hall.  Gladman appealed the refusal and now […]