Red Lion apply to turn barn into dwelling

The Red Lion have applied for the conversion of their existing barn behind the pub into a dwelling (this is in fact a re-submission of application 09/4142C which was approved in March 2010).

(link to planning page: 19/2543C)  Comments should be submitted to Cheshire East by the 1st July 2019.

Mount Pleasant buildings demolition

“Mount Pleasant Caravan Park….Prior notification of proposed demolition of 60 and 60A Main Road”

Comments re the demolition of the existing buildings at Mount Pleasant to make way for 9 extra park homes should be made to Cheshire East by 1st July. (link to planning page 19/2777C).

Work is scheduled to start on 1st September 2019 at Mount Pleasant Residential Park – some residents may recall it once being a petrol station and Mrs Bates’ cafe and farmhouse.

View from the road.
Google Earth

Curiously, the Application for Tingdene Parks Ltd states that the site cannot be viewed from the road nor is next to a public right of way.  I would suggest otherwise!




Sad news of Peter Kolker’s death

Sad to announce on LoveGoostrey that Peter Kolker died last month, I am sure that many may already have heard.

The father of our Ward Councillor Andrew Kolker, Dr Kolker was a former Chairman of Congleton Conservative Association.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time who wish to announce that his funeral will be held on Thursday 20th June at Goostrey’s St Luke’s at 1.30pm.

Brothers open new Twemlow dairy

The Bidlea dairy farm on Twemlow Lane has now branched out into dairy processing with brothers Ryan and Adam Brown opening the new ‘Bidlea Dairy’ – aiming to produce over 9,000 litres of free range, non-GMO*, milk every day. [*genetically modified organism]

Ryan and his wife Becky look after the herd and the milking parlour, from where the milk is transported across the road through a hermetically-sealed insulated pipe into the new dairy building.  It then becomes Adam and his wife Becky’s responsibility to process the milk for delivery to customers across the county.

L to R: Ryan and Adam Brown

The new Bidlea dairy on Twemlow Lane












The Brown family have a long farming history and have been raising their pedigree herd of Bidlea cows in Twemlow since the 1960s.  “We deliver milk to a range of customers from hotels, schools and farm shops and we’re starting to work with milkmen to ensure that local customers can get Bidlea milk”, says Adam.  They plan to use Bidlea Dairy so that customers can actually meet the herd and see the dairy in action and become more closely connected to where their milk comes from.

Main Rd closed on Weds

Main Road will be closed for drainage works between Booth Bed Lane and New Platt Lane on 5th June Wednesday (hopefully only to Friday) during the hours 9am-6pm.

“Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.”