Biodiversity at Goostrey Station

This week’s post comes courtesy of Chris Burgess who has shared a story with us about biodiversity at Goostrey Rail Station. Thanks Chris! Many people would not include the words biodiversity and railway in the same sentence. But Network Rail states that they take seriously the responsibility to maintain and improve the railway, while being […]

An Update on Rose Day 2021

Rose Day is the absolute joy of our village and we are really happy here at Love Goostrey to hear an update on the plans for Rose Day 2021: Following the Rose Day AGM, which was held via Zoom because of social distancing, the committee has agreed to work towards Rose Day 2021 going ahead […]

Young People’s Wildlife Project: A Wild Success

Sunday (11th October) saw the first in this year’s two part Young People’s Wildlife Project, where people of all ages headed down to local areas of wildlife around the village and planted all sorts of plants and trees to help the local wildlife flourish, with the added extra of making the areas even more beautiful […]

Local History: The Bog Bean

We are very excited to be beginning a brand new series at Love Goostrey, where we hope to explore the local history of our fantastic village through a variety of different buildings and areas. And what better place to begin with than the Bog Bean. The information for this piece has come from the wonderful […]

Updates from Friends of Goostrey Station

Let’s start with the good news. Friends of Goostrey Station recently heard that our group of volunteers has been shortlisted for two Community Rail Awards – Most enhanced buildings & surroundings and It’s your station. While we wait for the winners to be announced at the award ceremony in December, we are delighted that our […]

Your Summer 2020 in Goostrey

2020 has certainly been a strange and difficult year, and it hasn’t even finished yet! COVID-19 has brought a whole host of challenges which nobody was prepared for, but the saving grace for many has been our wonderful village, with its beautiful surroundings which make those lockdown days that bit more bearable, and its fantastic […]

Rudheath Lodge Sand Quarry – What’s happening now?

Five years ago, Sibelco registered a planning application to make a sand quarry on Rudheath Lodge in Cranage. After the initial application there were numerous back-and-forth meetings as local residents registered over 1000 objections to the quarry. However, last year the application was finally approved by Cheshire East Council, and work began. A year on, […]

Goostrey Resident Rob Jones Canoes Great Glen Trail for BHF

Local resident Rob Jones has canoed 60 miles from Inverness to Fort William with his friend Piers Martin, raising over £3500 for the British Heart Foundation. We spoke to Rob to hear more about his challenge. Have you canoed before or was this a totally new challenge for you? I’ve done a fair amount of canoeing […]

Friends of Goostrey Station Shortlisted for Two Awards

Friends of Goostrey Station recently have heard that their group of volunteers has been shortlisted for two Community Rail Awards. Earlier in the year, entries were submitted to a national competition. Each of these consisted of a 200 word summary, 600 words of detailed explanation and 6 photos. The full shortlist for each category will […]

Love Goostrey Asks: Sam Baguley

Continuing our Love Goostrey Asks series, celebrating local people doing fantastic things, this week we spoke to Sam Baguley, a local artist, who told us all about the inspirations for her art and what she loves about living in Goostrey. How long have you lived in Goostrey? I’ve been here since 2007. My mum was […]