Bill Macdonald is 79

Bill won’t be 79 for much longer. A certain someone told me that on Mid-Summer Day the grand chap will be turning 80. Bill has lived at Mount Pleasant Residential Park several years and is a very active member of its community. Always out and about helping others with a cheery smile. He is also […]

THE LATEST NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION

The latest news from Friends of Goostrey Station When Friends of Goostrey Station was formed in 2012, one of the key aims was to see the remaining Victorian wooden building in use again. After protracted negotiations with a number of organisations, the restoration was finished in 2019.  And now plans for the rental of the […]

NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION

This spring, daffodils and tulips have been in flower along the road near Goostrey station and beside the path down to the Crewe platform. It’s a reminder that, even though Friends of Goostrey Station are still unable to hold their monthly working parties, much has been done by this small group of volunteers over the […]

VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN One of the objectives of the Parish Council Annual Plan is to identify the potential for environmental improvements to various areas in the village. Such improvements are likely to include in the main, soft landscaping with the possibility of some hard landscaping changes.  As part of the project, we will be consulting with residents […]

FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION HIGHLIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION – FOGS GOES GLOBAL!

Friends of Goostrey Station are keen to improve the environment around Goostrey railway station. This includes creating bug hotels and mounting boxes for birds and bats. Members have identified Pipistrelles using a bat detector and they have spotted nesting blue-tits.  Now there are plans to introduce plant species that encourage wildlife.  Since June 2019, vice […]

NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION

We all need to hear and read good news.  And that’s especially true during a global pandemic. Friends of Goostrey Station are delighted to report that some of their projects are nearing completion. Soon a new display cabinet will be attached to the Crewe platform shelter. Negotiations to agree terms with the Northern Trains group […]

GOOSTREY STATION IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK!

Congratulations to Friends of Goostrey Station! Goostrey has won a Cheshire Best Kept Stations 2020 Special Award.  The announcement was made by Chair of CBKS, Mark Barker, during the Virtual Awards ceremony on Youtube.  The Award will be presented at Goostrey Station when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Members of FOGS were asked to identify the […]

Brand New Display at Goostrey Station!

This week’s post comes courtesy of Chris Burgess.   Journeys – a new display at Goostrey Station The current restrictions mean that people are making fewer journeys by train.  To make sure that we don’t forget the excitement of travelling, Becky Cowell, deputy headteacher at Goostrey Community Primary School, has produced a new display at […]

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 […]

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 […]