Monthly cinema comes to Goostrey

Goostrey’s Tony Taylor is starting a Film Club at the Scout Hut & Youth Centre – with free tickets to the first showing this Saturday 7th September!*

*first come basis – up to 80 seats available (take a cushion for extra comfort!)

7th Sept: What We Did on Our Holiday with Billy Connolly, David Tennant, and Rosamund Pike.

Doors open 6.30pm – film starts at 7.00pm.  Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

What we didCOMING SOON:

5thOctober: Bohemian Rhapsody (with a sing-a-long finale!)

9thNovember: A Star is Born

7thDecember: Blinded by the Light

Register now to receive online booking links to future films.  Tickets will be £6….Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

 

 

A link will be sent out two weeks before each showing, when you can book your tickets for the upcoming film…Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

16-17 Saver Railcard

As the summer holidays come to an end, there’s good news for those either going on to learn a new trade or continue studies at a local college:  The 16-17 Saver railcard!
With effect from 02 September 2019, it gives anyone lucky enough to be so young 50% off rail travel to and from Goostrey Station (Ts and Cs apply, as always).
We would strongly encourage those who qualify and / or their parents to visit https://www.16-17saver.co.uk to learn more about the Railcard, including how and where to apply.
Keep up to date with the Friends of Goostrey Station (FoGS) website it’s regularly updated so you can make the most of our local Station, as well as hopefully making it cheaper!
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Quarry liaison committee

August update…..Sibelco form a Liaison Committee.

Sibelco have appointed a Site Manager, Kaz Jinks, “to support the development, opening and future running of the site”. Kaz will provide updates (like the one below) and be Sibelco’s ongoing contact for the operations at the Rudheath Lodge quarry on New Platt Lane: a member of the Parish Council will attend the Liaison Committee to represent Goostrey’s views.

Don’t forget to vote for FoGS

VOTES NEEDED!*

The winning photo will be decided by public vote so please support FOGS by clicking the link below and vote!…..

click here to vote…….> Cast your Vote for FOGS. *You can vote until 3 September

FOGS entry photo is option d) in the above competition – seen below, showing two of our volunteers taking a break during a working party to enjoy the pleasant seating area on the Manchester platform. 

“This part of the station has been made more welcoming by tubs of flowering plants and railway memorabilia. We have also been nominated  for the Most Improved Station so keep your fingers crossed for us at the ACoRP Awards Evening in Telford on Thursday 3rd October.”

Thank you from all members of FOGS (Friends of Goostrey Station)  

Vote for this photo to help FOGS win an ACoRP award!

Nell Jones inspires fundraisers

Cyclists have pedalled the equivalent of the distance between London and Paris and back for causes close to their hearts.

Millie Bennett was one of five students from Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School who took on the challenge by young people on a National Citizen Service course. The course involves a fundraising element, and Millie, 16, was part of a 12-strong team who chose to support the Remembering Nell Foundation and Papyrus with their cycling challenge.

Millie was in the same year at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School as Nell Jones, aged 14, one of 22 people who were killed in the bomb attack in 2017 at the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.

Photo Knutsford Guardian

The team of 12 who took part in the fundraiser included fellow Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School students Ruby Thirlwell, Sophie Domeney, Samantha Parker and Ellie Seers.

The Remembering Nell Foundation was set up in memory of Nell with the aim of improving the lives and wellbeing of young people by supporting children’s charities in the north west, and Papyrus works to help prevent suicide among young people.

The team of 12 pedalled their way to fundraising success on static bikes at Sandbach Leisure Centre, along with two leaders from NCS. Each person cycled 41 miles, and the team raised £777, which includes £96 in Gift Aid, which will be divided between the charities.

“Our original target was £300, but we raised it to £400 and then £500 because of the support we were getting, and I am utterly shocked but very happy with the total we raised,” said Millie, who suggested supporting the Remembering Nell Foundation. “I felt really impacted by the whole event in 2017, and suggested raising money for the foundation as a way of helping to keeping the memory of Nell alive.”

The charity cyclists also chose to support Warrington-based Papyrus because several of the team lost a friend to suicide in 2017, and the organisation worked in the area.

The fundraisers also have a stall at Cranage Beer Festival today, Sunday from 2pm, ran a coffee morning at Elworth on Friday and have a stall at Sandbach Market on August 29.

If anyone wishes to support the team they can visit…. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team3-rnf-papyrus

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FOGS are celebrating again! But need your vote…

FOGS members are delighted that their efforts have been recognised in a competition organised by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, ACoRP.   FOGS has been shortlisted in three categories. But will have to wait until the gala dinner in Telford on 3rd October to know the winners of all twelve categories. 

First shortlisting : a photo or film  VOTES NEEDED!*

The judges chose 12 entries that in their opinion, best capture ‘community rail in action’.  But the winner will be decided by public vote so please support FOGS by clicking the link below and vote!…..

click here to vote…….> Cast your Vote for FOGS. *You can vote until 3 September

FOGS entry photo – it’s option d in the above competition – shows two of our volunteers taking a break during a working party to enjoy the pleasant seating area on the Manchester platform.  This part of the station has been made more welcoming by tubs of flowering plants and railway memorabilia.  

Vote for this photo to help FOGS win an ACoRP award!

Second shortlisting : most enhanced buildings and surroundings

FOGS submission comprised a brief summary and several photos plus a more detailed description under the headings Aims, What Happened and Results.  There was much to write about – from gardening, sweeping, art displays, unique banners and conservation to the restoration of the water supply and the renovation of the iconic wooden building.

Third shortlisting : it’s your station

FOGS achieved enough points to be placed in the gold band but the winners of each band – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – will be revealed at the award ceremony.  FOGS sent photos plus a detailed description under the headings Gardening Achievement, Community Participation and Environmental Responsibility.  Two judges also visited Goostrey station, arriving (appropriately) by train!  FOGS members were proud to tell them about our achievements but the judges also wanted to know about the problems we faced and our plans for the future. 

FOGS has been shortlisted in previous years.  In 2017, it was for the  Art Displays by Goostrey Community Primary School in the platform shelter.  The year after, it was for Involving Diverse Groups of People in improving Goostrey station.  Perhaps 2019 will be the year when we win an ACoRP award!

To ensure that passengers are proud to use Goostrey station working parties continue on the second Sunday of each month starting at 10am and FOGS always welcome new volunteers.  For more information, please contact Mike Jarvis on 01477 533981 or look at the FOGS website at friendsofgoostreystation.org 

Currently they have no store room, so it would be best if helpers took tools such as brushes, spades, forks, loppers or secateurs.  There will be a few spares available for those not able to bring their own. While working, every volunteer must wear one of FOGS’ orange safety jackets; orange is the specified railway safety colour and yellow ones can confuse train drivers travelling at speed.  No-one should work alone at the station in case there is an accident.

Link to full list of short-listed stations: Community Rail Awards 2019