A charming ‘outsider’s view’ of Goostrey’s Goosegog “strange custom”

Blog by Vic Gardener. “Remember the Gooseberry Show bit in #VictorianKitchenGarden? Well, this year I went to #Goostrey to see for myself. Amazingly, the top prize was won by Doug Carter, son of Frank, who won in VKG in 1987.” On Saturday 27th July, 2019, I fullfilled a long-standing promise to myself. No, not that […]

Doug Carter wins heaviest Gooseberry 2019

Veteran grower Doug Carter triumphed at Goostrey’s 122nd gooseberry show at the weekend. Despite early promise of the heaviest berries for a number of years, earlier than usual plagues of wasps and alternating hot and cold weather and heavy thunderstorms decimated many growers’ crops, with many growers losing all their berries to berries bursting full […]

Join the big butterfly count

It only takes 15 minutes to join in and count what butterflies and moths you see in your garden. #WildAboutGoostrey The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 100,000 people took […]

The Lovell – better and better

Prof Teresa Anderson on tv this morning saying that the Lovell telescope “is still a world leading instrument , it’s better now than it ever has been in the past…..upgraded over time so it gets better and better”. Long may it continue!

A reminder of bluedot info

A reminder of bluedot info

We noticed that bluedot was practicing its light show on the Lovell last night (looked impressive!). If you are going to bluedot have a great time….. a reminder of their details for residents:

P.O. robbery. Who to contact if you have any info

P.O. robbery. Who to contact if you have any info

Anyone with information should contact the police via 101 or  https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/  . Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  If you have dashcam footage you can submit it by going to  https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/ If you have information on the Rode Heath robbery please reference IML 452991. If you have information on the Goostrey […]

Police appeal for witnesses

Detectives believe the same man may have robbed Goostrey Post Office and a Rode Heath off-licence with the space of 90 minutes. Officers are appealing for witnesses to the raids, which happened yesterday afternoon (Thursday). The first robbery was reported at 2.58pm at Bargain Booze in Sandbach Road, Rode Heath. A man entered the shop […]

Goostrey Post Office robbed

Sadly Goostrey post office was robbed this afternoon, between 4 and 4:30pm shortly before closing. Apparently it was a youth with something resembling a crowbar who took a small amount of cash. We hear that everyone is ok, thank goodness, though no doubt Steve and Gill will be shaken. (Mrs Kettle was in the back […]

Official opening of the SKA’s Global HQ

It’s an exciting week for two of our neighbours; today the Global HQ of The SKA (Square Kilometre Array) officially opens in the grounds of JBO……hot on the heels of Jodrell Bank Observatory gaining UNESCO World Heritage status. (With bluedot Festival next week)h Close to 200 guests attended the event including representatives from across the […]