Love Goostrey Asks: Alan Garner

At Love Goostrey we like to get to know the people of our local area. We were thrilled then that the globally-respected author Alan Garner, described by Philip Pullman as “the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien” very graciously agreed to answer our questions. You’ve lived in this area of Cheshire all your […]

Blackden Lane and Twemlow Lane Axed From Gritting Map

As we enjoy a spell of frosty but sunny weather, it’s perfect for a walk across the fields but for motorists it’s a nightmare – not just because you have to get out of bed 10 minutes earlier to defrost the windscreen. The other real danger is patches of ice on the roads making the […]

Goostrey sports facilities are chosen by Waitrose Knutsford for fund-raising in February

Waitrose Knutsford has nominated Goostrey’s Boothbed Lane playing fields and sports facilities as one of the store’s three chosen local charities to support during February. But how much money the facilities receive will depend on shoppers choosing the Goostrey cause by voting with their green tokens on completing their store visit. So Goostrey Village Hall […]

Goosfest thanks – and please get in touch

A huge thank-you from the Goosfest organisers to everyone who supported this year’s festival. Not only did the 2019 programme include a record number of events, but the two-week festival also achieved nearly twice as many ticket sales as last year, with many events selling out. Believe it or not, the Goosfest Committee has already […]

Thank you

Thank you

I just want to say a big thank you to all those who have wished Martin and I well with their very kind words, and to sign off from LoveGoostrey – it is time to let go of the reins.  ( I will let the new editor introduce themselves shortly…) …..and if anyone wants to […]

Well done to the Cubs and Brownies!

What a shame Goostrey’s young (and older volunteers) had to battle the elements this afternoon on the Bongs; and well done, another planting towards the climate fightback campaign: “A wet one but a good one! Watering cans were not required when the Cubs and Brownies got to work this afternoon at Shearbrook Bongs! They planted […]

New application for replacement home at Fairfields

A new application for a replacement dwelling at Fairfields on Blackden Lane is now on the CEC webpage  (Link to 19/4326C). Last day for submitting comments 23rd October. What was the old vicarage has been standing empty for a while now and the new plans show a larger footprint at the site. 19/1592C/  19/0127C were approved May […]

Moving on, with happy memories

A little personal news for a change.  Martin and I have recently made a big decision to move from Goostrey in early October after 16 happy years here.  I shall therefore be relinquishing “LoveGoostrey” but am sure it will continue to grow as a handy community resource and source of village news.  (Happily another resident […]

A dreamy Sunday afternoon – what local mysteries inspired local author Alan Garner?

Looking for ways to while away the first Sunday afternoon in October? How about a dreamy afternoon listening to a mix of poetry, storytelling and music about the memories of our renowned local author Alan Garner? This is a unique opportunity to hear some of Alan’s memoirs of growing up in Cheshire brought to life. Celebrated […]

Goostrey’s young people are amazing….

….and so are all the volunteers!…. If you go down to the woods on Sunday you might see our fabulous Cubs and Brownies planting more native trees and bulbs on the ‘Shearbrook Bongs’ adjacent to Swanwick Hall. “A thousand ‘thank yous’ to The Gilcrest-Dicks at Swanwick Hall and Aiden Heritt their estate manager for making […]