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 native Small-leaved Lime for the bees & Crab Apples for the butterflies and scrumpers.

Thanks to all who came”… Paul Kemsley.

Monthly cinema comes to Goostrey

Goostrey’s Tony Taylor is starting a Film Club at the Scout Hut & Youth Centre – with free tickets to the first showing this Saturday 7th September!*

*first come basis – up to 80 seats available (take a cushion for extra comfort!)

7th Sept: What We Did on Our Holiday with Billy Connolly, David Tennant, and Rosamund Pike.

Doors open 6.30pm – film starts at 7.00pm.  Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

What we didCOMING SOON:

5thOctober: Bohemian Rhapsody (with a sing-a-long finale!)

9thNovember: A Star is Born

7thDecember: Blinded by the Light

Register now to receive online booking links to future films.  Tickets will be £6….Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  



A link will be sent out two weeks before each showing, when you can book your tickets for the upcoming film…Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

Scouts’ AGM

The annual general meeting of the 1st Goostrey scout group held on Friday 14 June at the scout hut attracted a strong turnout of scout members and their families. 

Neil Memmott, Group scout leader, and Colin Mottershead, Group chairman, and the executive members were elected unanimously to serve for the next year.  After the close of the official proceedings, scouts and their parents stayed to socialise with burgers, desserts and hot drinks. 

Goostrey’s scouting family will next be out in force serving burgers and hotdogs for the local community at Rose Day on the 29th June.  

Scouts seek volunteers

Looking for a new challenge in 2019?

Adult Volunteers of any age – and – a new position for a Young Person

  • 1st Goostrey Scouts are keen to welcome new volunteers to maintain the strength of the group. If you’d like to consider getting involved this year, then please contact Group Scout Leader, Neil Memmott at neil.memmott@gmail.com.
  • 1st Goostrey Scouts are also looking for a young person aged 18 to 25 to join the Scout Executive Committee for 12 months to lead the increased involvement of young people shaping the Scouting Experience we provide. If you are interested then please contact Neil Memmott before the end of February. More details can be found here https://tinyurl.com/y9nk843u 


Help the scouts plant a hedge 3rd March

Join in with Goostrey Scouts to finish the ‘turf fields’ hedge on the 3rd March from 1.00pm.

They have 30metres of hedging to plant; some kindly donated by Chester Zoo and 10 Cheshire Damson Trees kindly donated by Goostrey Parish Council ( think of all the jam! and the biodiversity such a hedge will bring in years to come).  Damson trees have traditionally been planted in hedges through Cheshire, bringing pretty white blossom in spring followed by delicious dark fruit in September – for tasty jam, fruit crumbles and even damson gin!

The scouts would like to extend a welcome to all the local community … dog walkers, jam makers, bird watchers, youngsters & oldsters … to join them and help plant a tree.  (Where are the ‘turf fields’ ? Behind Mount Pleasant Residential Park in the middle of the village)

Paul Kemsley: “All are welcome, there’s lots of work, just bring a spade and please do come.”  (Please email…. paulkemsley72@btinternet.com if you need further details)

Did you know…..Market Drayton was famed for its Damson Fair when Lancashire textile makers  would buy damsons to make dye for their cloth until synthetic dyes killed the industry. The Damson Fair ran in Septembers between the 1850s and the 1930s.

The skins were used to make blue-grey dye for RAF uniforms in World War II, and damsons mixed with ammonia turned cloth green – army uniforms in the First World War were dyed khaki with damsons.

Youngsters to plant more trees

Goostrey youngsters are going to be busy on Saturday afternoon (and the village is lucky to have such enthusiasm!).

**If there are any young people (over 11 years old, there will be an event for younger ones in the spring) that are keen on getting involved in helping the environment and want to join in on Saturday please get in touch with paulkemsley72@btinternet.com.

They are to plant more trees and a hedge by the footpath behind Mount Pleasant (the turf fields).  Well done all and thanks to Carbutts Turf and Andrew & Lisa Lintell from Dromedary Lodge.

Saturday 24th November- the first national Tree Charter Day.

Read more about the “tree charter” :  https://treecharter.uk/home.html For trees, woods and people.