SAY "YES" Poster

SAY "YES" Poster

The Neighbourhood Plan referendum is on August 17th – would you display a SAY “YES” mini-poster in your window to encourage residents to vote? Reply in the comment box below (your comment/name&address wont show on the website) or email lovegoostrey@gmail.com and we’ll drop one off for you.

Results from the Gooseberry Show at The Crown 2017

Results from the Gooseberry Show at The Crown 2017

(click to enlarge) Photo credit: Emma Williams Martin’s wooden spoon spanks rival growers.   From John Williams: A novice grower pipped his rivals after graduating from the award of the wooden spoon to beating all comers with the heaviest berry at Goostrey Gooseberry Society show.  After one of the worst growing seasons for years, Martin de Kretser […]

Gooseberries; from wooden spoon to Premier Berry

Gooseberries; from wooden spoon to Premier Berry

A look behind the scenes of producing a winning gooseberry. Goostrey’s Martin de Kretser tells of his journey from receiving the wooden spoon to winning this year’s cup for the heaviest gooseberry. “After moving into the village in 1993 after Sue and I were married, we started growing fruit and vegetables in the garden.  We […]

The crowning Gooseberry 2017

The crowning Gooseberry 2017

The wait is over. The winning (heaviest) gooseberry at the 2017 Goostrey Show is a Blackden Gem, weighing in at 23 pennyweights 19 grains, grown and nurtured by Martin de Kretser. Martin was absolutely delighted when his goosegog was found to be the winner at The Crown Inn yesterday, especially after all the growers had […]

Cheshire East Local Plan adopted

Cheshire East Local Plan adopted

Cheshire East Council has this week (at last) formally adopted its Local Plan. Importantly, the Plan provides a five-year supply of housing land to protect against inappropriate or unsustainable housing proposals.   Goostrey’s position will be further strengthened if its Neighbourhood Plan is approved by a majority vote by residents on August 17th. Councillor Rachel […]

Battle of the bulging berries

Battle of the bulging berries

From Blogs from the Bongs: A Dunkirk spirit will be needed by growers poised this week for the annual battle of the bushes as gooseberries come under attack from a combined force of weather, disease and pests. Goostrey show in action Kelvin Archer with world beating berry Only several weeks ago all looked well as the […]

Away on 17th Aug: need a postal vote?

Away on 17th Aug: need a postal vote?

Apply by 31st July.  Three weeks until Goostrey parish residents vote in the Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday 17th August   If you will be away and can’t vote in person you can easily apply through the following links for a Postal Vote or a Proxy Vote  but must do so by Monday 31st July.  

Goostrey Gooseberry Show. A tense time

Goostrey Gooseberry Show. A tense time

Friday 28th July: The gathering of the Gooseberries. Tension is mounting in the ‘goosegog’ community for the ‘Gathering’ tomorrow when about 25 Goostrey Gooseberry growers pick their berries, with witnesses, ready for the show on Saturday from 1pm at The Crown Inn, Goostrey.  All are welcome to watch! But will anyone have any berries left? […]

Last day to defend the 319 bus service

Last day to defend the 319 bus service

Last chance today to put your feelings across in the consultation: click www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview  ending today.  Fiona Bruce MP and parish councillors The circular route from Sandbach through Goostrey via Brereton to Holmes Chapel, Cranage and Twemlow will be withdrawn next year by Cheshire East Council unless a public consultation ending today is successful. Residents have said that stopping […]