Bluedot18 initial line up announced

Bluedot18 Thursday 19th July added to 20-21-22 July 2018 Link to Bluedot website for tickets and information: Bluedot Festival 2018 (in the past local residents have been granted a discount, available from the Discovery Centre)

Awaiting decision of public inquiry on 6 homes 51/61 Main Rd

Awaiting decision of public inquiry on 6 homes 51/61 Main Rd

The Henderson Homes public inquiry on the refusal of 6 further homes on the paddock between 51/61 Main Road ended yesterday with Closing Statements from the three parties. The hearing, held in Congleton Town Hall, had been adjourned since October having taken longer than anticipated, but it will still be some weeks yet until we […]

£4m for First Light project

£4m for First Light project

Jodrell Bank was awarded £4m in the Autumn Statement to go towards a new project to promote the historical importance of the scientific work undertaken at the Cheshire site. Subject to the approval of a business plan, the £4m completes the fundraising for the £20.5m ‘First Light’ project which combines a celebration of scientific heritage […]

£4 million for JBO in budget

Jodrell Bank are delighted to hear today after it was announced in the budget they will receive £4 million towards their “First Light” project. In celebrating Jodrell Bank’s scientific heritage the project aims to inspire and help build skills for the next generation of scientists and engineers of the future across Cheshire, the North West and […]

Henderson Appeal in Sandbach Chronicle "no cogent case"

Henderson Appeal in Sandbach Chronicle "no cogent case"

The following article appears in this weeks Sandbach Chronicle following the public inquiry into the refusal of 6 homes next to 51 Main Road.  The inquiry was held in Congleton Town Hall last week and due to the length of time taken to present evidence etc it has been adjourned until Nov 28th.   The […]

Jodrell chosen as UKs Heritage candidate

Jodrell chosen as UKs Heritage candidate

Congratulations to Professor Teresa Anderson and the team as JBO reach important milestone in their bid for World Heritage Status! (In January 2018 the full nomination dossier will be submitted to UNESCO for consideration and around 18 months later the site will hopefully be added to the World Heritage List!) Jodrell Bank Observatory has been […]

October Appeal for 6 houses by 51 Main Rd

October Appeal for 6 houses by 51 Main Rd

A year ago an application was refused for six houses in Goostrey on the land next to 51 Main Road, behind the two recently erected homes.  The developer is now appealing this decision at a Public Inquiry next month when Henderson Homes will be opposing the objections from Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire East and Goostrey […]

Work on the Lovell

Work on the Lovell

You may have noticed that the Lovell telescope is ‘parked’ once again – here’s a snapshot from their webcam and a close up of the scaffolding platform by the red tower while paint stripping, inspection and repainting are being undertaken:

Bluedot festival: 30% discount and residents' meeting

Bluedot festival: 30% discount and residents' meeting

The Bluedot Team for the festival at JBO are kindly giving a 30% discount for local residents, available from the Discovery Centre (see below). Link to Bluedot website.  They are keen to ensure that they are a good neighbour: Bluedot Festival local residents meeting 24 April 7:30-8:00 @ Lower Withington parish hall;  “We genuinely welcome feedback […]