Have A Laugh And Raise Funds For The PTA

There’s enough misery in the world, so why not help to raise funds for Goostrey PTA by getting a ticket to their comedy night on 26th March. It features stars from CBBC, nationwide comedy tours and BBC’s Mock the Week and if that wasn’t enough there’s a licensed cash bar! Get tickets here www.bit.ly/goostreylol but […]

New bus for Goostrey

Trolley-dolly heaven reposted from Blogs from the bongs It may have been a tad damp today but it was good for christening the launch of the new bus on the Goostrey-Twemlow Green-Holmes-Sandbach circular route. And the village’s shopping trolly-dollies will be in ecstasy! {click to enlarge photos} The 29-seater has lots of room for those […]

Interference and aliens explained

Interference and aliens explained

Further to the very enjoyable evening at JBO this week when the locals were treated to a BBQ there were some interesting facts explained and questions answered: – JBO would like to hear from any residents who have an interesting ‘backstory’ about Jodrell Bank and would like to record an interview with them for use […]

Application for 6 additional houses 51/61 Main Rd

A new planning application for 6 homes, in addition to 2 already under construction on the site, hopes to gain approval in the middle of the village despite JBO objecting to 7 dwellings on the site last year. Planning permission was granted for two dwellings on the site fronting Main Road 15/5517C in February 2016 […]

A vicar of faith and courage

A vicar of faith and courage

Reposted from Blogs from the Bongs… A man of faith, humility and great courage in the face of health issues in his final weeks was how the Rev Ian Godfrey was remembered in tributes at his funeral in Goostrey on Friday. But even as he was desperately poorly in a Manchester hospital, Ian was already planning for his […]

Local residents enjoy BBQ at Jodrell

Around 200 local residents were treated to a very enjoyable BBQ in the Planet Pavilion café at Jodrell Bank last night. Beforehand, in the Star Pavilion, the Discovery Centre’s Director Teresa Anderson provided a very interesting insight into the heritage of JBO and its very beginnings of radio astronomy and their hopes of gaining World Heritage status with UNESCO […]

Goosfest 2016: Dates and details

Goosfest 2016: Dates and details

The 10th Anniversary Goosfest Arts and Music Festival will be held from Saturday 1st October until Sunday 16th October 2016 and features a wide range of events catering for all tastes. The new improved Goosfest brochure is now being delivered to all homes in Goostrey.  Further info:  List of events  The Goosfest website www.goosfest.com is […]

Planning Inspector’s ShearBrook report

Planning Inspector’s ShearBrook report

The Planning Inspector for the Gladman inquiry back in May (for 119 houses by Shear Brook) has now completed his report and sent it on to the Secretary of State at the DCLG, Sajid Javid MP, for his determination. However the Inspector’s report is not published yet, and won’t be until the decision by Sajid […]

“Margaret is not for retiring”

re-posted from Blogs from the Bongs.… Like Mark Twain who famously quipped a report of his death was greatly exaggerated, our own Margaret Kettle is proving there is a lot of life still to live – even as one of Goostrey’s oldest villagers a few months off her 94th birthday! When Margaret’s “Aladdin’s Cave”  appeared […]

JBO invite residents to BBQ and info evening

JBO invite residents to BBQ and info evening

Jodrell Bank Observatory invite their neighbours ( Goostrey residents*) to join them on Weds 31st August to find out about their latest developments – and to enjoy a BBQ. Telephone 01477 571766 to reserve your place. JBO Discovery Centre; 6pm – 8:30pm. Weds 31st August.  Tickets are free but places limited. *local residents within 2.5m […]