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.

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Scouts toast the final loan repayment!

Toasting the loan repayment on Goostrey’s Scout Hut and Youth Centre.

Goostrey Parish Councillors joined 1st Goostrey Scouts yesterday to celebrate the repayment of the last £50,000 of the loan on the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre.

1st Goostrey Scouts celebrating the loan repayment with parish councillors

Group Scout Leader (GSL), Neil Memmott, said: “In April, the outstanding loan stood at £50,000 but since then active fundraising by the Scouts has raised a massive £25,000 and generous match funding by the Parish Council of a further £25,000 means that the debt is now cleared. 1st Goostrey Scouts are extremely grateful to the Parish Council for its support over the past four years in bringing the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre to fruition, and this donation of £25,000 to clear the loan is the icing on the cake! We would not be standing here without the backing of Goostrey Parish Council, who had confidence that David Giles, my predecessor as GSL, and the fantastic team of professionals from Goostrey could deliver this project for the village.

Neil continued: “It is a privilege for my team of Leaders to run Scout, Cub and Beaver activities in the new building, to allow local children to enjoy the benefits of scouting in Goostrey. The outdoor play area is put to good use, including two weeks ago for a very successful Beaver and Cub Camp when activities enjoyed included archery and backwoods cooking. The hut is also home to Goostrey Guiding and Goostrey Pre-School, and the two rooms upstairs are hired regularly by a range of other community groups.”

Ken Morris, Chairman of Goostrey Parish Council said: “The Parish Council was pleased to give half of the site of the former Youth Centre to the Scouts, to support the planning application for the new building and to make the initial donation of £50,000. We have been impressed that the brand new facility opened 18 months ago is being well used by children, young people and other groups. It is a real asset to the village.”

Pictured (front row right to left) Beaver Alfie Warren, Neil Memmott, GSL and Colin Mottershead, Group Chairman of 1st Goostrey Scouts are with Ken Morris, Chairman and Ian O’Donoghue, Vice Chairman of Goostrey Parish Council, with Beaver Rose Saunders.

Pictured (back row right to left) by Beverley Giles, Group Treasurer, Rachel Boulton, Manager of Goostrey Pre-School, Cllr Terence Rathbone, Cllr Peter Godfrey, former Parish Council Chairman, Mark Nelson, Quartermaster and Robin Williamson, Assistant Scout Leader, as well as Jane Stubbs and Louise Brown from Goostrey Guiding

The £25,000 raised by the Scouts this year includes: a generous £10,000 grant from the Columbus Fellowship, more than £4,200 from the Big Bike Ride in May, and nearly £2,500 from other sporting events including another sponsored cycle challenge as well as the Simon Weston Trophy Football Matches in 2017 and 2018. More than £600 was raised from the Afternoon Tea with Mrs Kettle event held in June, a total of more than £1700 from Rose Day, nearly £700 from the Locals Night run at the Hut by a team from the Crown, and about £200 from a Quiz Night at the Crown. In addition, other kind donations have been received including a fantastic £3250 from this year’s Bluedot Festival.

Forthcoming Events:
Sunday 4 November – The Scouts’ annual Bonfire and Firework Night on the field next to the Scout Hut.    Tickets are available from The Trading Post, the Crown and Goostrey News.

10 November – Some of Goostrey’s Scouts will be participating in a special event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 – in memory of the local young men who died in this war.

11 November – Service of Remembrance at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey – when representatives from all three scouting sections will be part of the annual parade.

18 November – Presentation of Chief Scout’s Gold Award – As many as 8 Scouts from Goostrey have been put forward to receive the Chief Scout’s Gold Award this year at Parr Hall in Warrington

2 December from 5 pm onwards – Christmas Lights Switch On at the Bog Bean in Goostrey