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 […]

Celebrating the Love Goostrey Volunteers

When it became apparent that COVID was going to force the country into lockdown, a chance comment on the Love Goostrey Facebook page created a team of amazing local volunteers who have now done over 300 acts of service for the people around the village. The work of the Love Goostrey volunteers has recently been […]

What’s Happening at Goostrey Station?

A summary of recent activities by FoGS Have you thought about becoming a Friend of Goostrey Station?   New members are always welcome to join us.  This article shows what we are doing currently to improve our railway station but for more information, please look at our website friendsofgoostreystation.org.  Alternatively you can contact Dave Roberts […]

A Socially Distanced Gooseberry Gathering

Goostrey Gooseberry Society have announced that this year’s show will not go ahead as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. However, maintaining the tradition of over 100 years, the society will this year run a growers-only weighing meeting this Saturday (25th July), broadcasting live on their Facebook page from 1pm on the day, with prize giving […]

Family Safari ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in Holmes Chapel

Following the overwhelming success of our fantastic Scarecrow competition this year, Holmes Chapel have launched its 2020 Rumble in the Jungle, organised by Dane Sound Radio. The event, which has been running since 2006, is a great opportunity for fun with the family, with a COVID secure family safari, searching the village for all sorts […]