FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION

  More evidence that Goostrey Station is on the right track! Congratulations to Friends of Goostrey Station!  Last month, we announced that FoGS had received a special award in the Cheshire Best Kept Station competition. But in 2020, FoGS was also shortlisted in two categories in a national competition organised by Community Rail. Entries came […]

GOOSTREY ROSE DAY

The Rose Day committee is determined to celebrate Rose Day on Saturday 26 June, although at the present time because of the Covid 19 restrictions it is unlikely to include all the traditional elements. Last year at very short notice, the committee organised Rose Day at Home, which proved a great success and so if […]

DOG WASTE – BAG IT AND BIN IT

  A note from Goostrey Parish Council, During the pandemic one of the great pleasures of living in Goostrey is being able to go for a walk  around the village or on one of the many public footpaths.  Families, individuals and dog walkers have been able to take advantage of the wonderful walks to exercise […]

VILLAGE HALL PLANTING PROJECT

  The Goostrey Village Hall is getting a makeover! They would like to make this a community project so they are inviting individual residents, groups, clubs and societies to sponsor a plant. If you would like to sponsor a plant, please contact the Clerk between 11th January and 3rd February 2021 on 01477 535 825 anytime […]

GOOSTREY WI- MY INTERVIEW WITH MARGARET WARD

My interview with Margaret Ward, President of Goostrey WI, was very insightful and informative. It was great to understand more about this long running institution. This year, 2021, is Goostrey WI’s 100th anniversary! It’s inaugural meeting was held on 23rd November 1921 and 45 ladies joined. The first President was a Mrs Glazebrook and Secretary […]

AN INSIGHT INTO THE JODRELL SIDE WI

My interview with Pat Ingram who is part of the Jodrell WI Institute was very insightful. The institute was founded in 1970 by a group of ladies and I believe there is one lady left from the original group. There are 67 members of the WI and they meet on a monthly basis on a […]

GARDENING IN Covid Times for Biodiversity

Yet again our gardens are to be our haven for those fortunate enough to have access to them. There were reports during the first lockdown that biodiversity was increased in the general environment as verges etc had relief from traffic and the associated emissions and the urban wildlife benefited from a lack of human interference. […]

GOOSTREY FOOTPATHS UPDATE

Goostrey Footpaths Group is an informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council, and The Cheshire East Council Public Rights of Way Unit, to maintain and improve rural footpaths around the village, making them more enjoyable and accessible to all, to encourage the use of provided footpaths that safeguard Farm land […]

VOLUNTEERING IN GOOSTREY; CORONA AND BEYOND

One thing for sure is that 2020 has brought communities closer together. When a crisis hits, it is remarkable how many people are willing to provide support. The success of the Corona Volunteers in Goostrey has shown how  committed we are to supporting one another.  As Boris Johnson was making his speech, to ‘Stay at […]

SOUPS, SONGS AND SANTA

The residents at Mount Pleasant Park were delightfully surprised by a cheery scene on December 16th, as Bill Macdonald, who lives with his wife Mavis, on the site, paired up with Reverend Heather Buckley of St.Lukes Parish Church, on a nostalgic glide around Longshoot, The Oaks, The Meadow and Alison drive. Volunteers from the ‘Drop […]