Bowled Over By Funding

More good news as at their meeting on Tuesday evening, Goostrey Parish Council voted to provide £10,000 towards the construction of a new pavilion, subject to conditions.

This will match the funding to be provided by the Village Hall and Playing Fields Foundation (VHPFF) and means the fund raising is now officially up and running.

Thanks to James Ashall for sending on this 3D rendering. Now all that remains is to try and work out who those folk are in the picture – they look like Twemlow folk to me.

3D View 1 (1)

Bowling huts to be replaced

The VHPFF trustees hope to replace the dilapidating bowling huts at the playing fields to provide WCs and improved scoring accommodation.

The planning application for a new Bowling Hut will be proposed for on the same site as the existing huts (rather than a new hall or extension of the pavilion) and will require external funding.

VHPFF bowling huts



Goostrey Tennis Club triumphs in League competitions

Goostrey Tennis Club won three trophies at the recent South and Mid Cheshire Tennis League presentation event in Congleton.

The club’s Men’s A team came top of their division in the Spring League, beating Cuddington D, Congleton E, Nantwich C, Congleton D and Wrenbury B along the way. Team Captain Andrew Brierley and Jason Lynch collected the trophy; other team members were Luke Brierley, Mike Saxton and Richard Saxton.

Goostrey Tennis Club Men’s ‘A’ team members Andrew Brierley (l) and Jason Lynch with the Barbara Smith end of Winter League Knockout Cup

The Men’s A team also won the Barbara Smith end of Winter league Knockout Cup, which was presented to the winning team: Luke Brierley, Jason Lynch, Mike Saxton and Richard Saxton.

Goostrey Tennis Club Men’s ‘A’ Team Captain Luke Brierley (r) with Jason Lynch and the Spring League trophy.

The third trophy was presented to Jason Lynch, who won the Veterans Mixed Doubles tournament held on the presentation day.

Goostrey Tennis Club is currently growing its membership, offering social play on Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons and Saturday afternoons, as well as a club winter floodlights competition, and seasonal league matches.

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New Defibrillator at Goostrey Sports Pavilion

A new defibrillator was formally declared open for community use by the North West Ambulance Service at the Goostrey Sports Pavilion at Booth Bed Lane in Goostrey last week.

Robert Sharples with Sally Ball VHPFFAt the event, held on Friday 8 June, Robert Sharples, Community Resuscitation Officer at North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said : “I am delighted that North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been able to supply this defibrillator and cabinet which will be available to the local community 24/7”.

Mr Sharples is pictured with Mrs Sally Ball, a Permanent Trustee of the charity which owns and runs the Sports Field – the Goostrey Village Hall and Playing Fields Foundation – (VHPFF) and also the Membership Secretary.

Sally, with her husband Michael, is a Heartstart trainer providing free Emergency Life Support Courses in the Holmes Chapel & District area, said:  “After the VHPFF Trustees had agreed on the need to purchase a defibrillator, we are extremely grateful to the NWAS for their generosity in offering to provide the defibrillator and cabinet for use at the Sports Field.”

The NWAS contribution has also released funds for another part of the Goostrey community.  £600 towards the cost of the defibrillator had been raised at the Simon West Memorial Football Match held in May 2017, but when the offer from NWAS was received, Simon Weston’s widow requested that the money be donated instead to the Goostrey Scout Hut Fund – and this has now been passed on.