UK puts forward Jodrell Bank Observatory as 2019 World Heritage nomination

Congratulations to Teresa Anderson and all her team – Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019, Heritage Minister Michael Ellis announced today.   The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed Lovell Telescope and is a site of […]

Saltersford Corner closed for 2 weekends

Saltersford Corner closed for 2 weekends

Saturday 3rd/Sun 4th February 2018 and Saturday 10th/Sun 11th February 2018.  3am Saturday to 5.30am Monday. A535 Macclesfield Road:  Saltersford Corner, at the junction of Manor Lane, will be closed for the next two weekends so that the roundabout can be constructed. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Blue Arrow […]

M6 overnight closures this week

M6 overnight closures this week

“Smart” motorway – The following M6 overnight closures are planned this week, from 9pm to 6am: • Monday, January 29, junctions 17 to 16 southbound • Tuesday, January 30, junctions 16 to 17 northbound • Wednesday, January 31, junctions 19 to 18 southbound • Thursday, February 1, junctions 18 to 19 northbound • Friday, February […]

Brereton Hall plans for hotel withdrawn

Brereton Hall plans for hotel withdrawn

The planning application to change the use of Brereton Hall from a private home into a wedding/conference centre with 12 bedroom hotel has been withdrawn.  There had been substantial opposition locally as well as from Fiona Bruce MP.  The EA had suggested refusal over its worries for the local water vole population as the proposals […]

Tithe maps

Thought you might find it interesting to see the comparisons in Tithe Maps online: (click to enlarge)  

Bluedot18 initial line up announced

Bluedot18 Thursday 19th July added to 20-21-22 July 2018 Link to Bluedot website for tickets and information: Bluedot Festival 2018 (in the past local residents have been granted a discount, available from the Discovery Centre)

Goostrey FoGS win award

Goostrey FoGS win award

Goostrey FoGS win award Congratulations to all involved in Friends of Goostrey Station (FoGS) for winning The Diversity Award; the award for involving people with different cultures, abilities and backgrounds. Frodsham was the overall winner.  Cheshire is unique in that it is the only county to have a Best Kept Stations award.  Their aims are : […]

Appeal for 6 houses in the middle of Goostrey dismissed

Appeal for 6 houses in the middle of Goostrey dismissed

The Appeal by Henderson Homes for an additional 6 houses behind the two new-builds on Main Road, adjacent to 51 Main Road, has been dismissed by the Planning Inspector.  In short, the Inspector deemed the proposal for 6 houses acceptable in design and location but she gave more weight to the policies in the Local […]

Could you be a school Governor?

Could you be a school Governor?

A reminder that Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School are advertising for a community governor to join their Board of Governors as soon as possible.  If you have an interest in education and can commit to about 6 afternoons/evenings per term, and occasional events, they would like to hear from you.  See below for details:

MP supports FOGS but Northern slow to deliver improvements

MP supports FOGS but Northern slow to deliver improvements

Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS) by Chris Burgess Fiona Bruce MP sent FOGS this message of support after reading the newspaper article about plans to add CCTV and a customer information system (CIS) to Goostrey station. “Friends of Goostrey station do absolutely sterling work in maintaining Goostrey Station and making it attractive for the many passengers using […]