Volunteers on Goostrey’s SpeedWatch team recorded 19 vehicles doing over 35 along Station Road between 8:15/9:15 this morning; almost all offenders were driving into the village, with one recorded at 48mph.
Roads with street lights “are generally restricted to a speed limit of 30 mph ( 48 km/h) unless otherwise specified” (The Highway Code), so there is no excuse.
(The 30 mile/hour starts before the railway station)
Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking cathedrals and churches across England to toll their bells for 7 minutes at 7pm tonight, Thursday. St Luke’s will toll the tenor bell.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today encouraging, where possible, all cathedrals and churches across England to toll a bell for 7 minutes at 7pm this Thursday, as a mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. This initiative has been suggested by the British Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, and it is hoped that many will take part.
Further to the current maintenance on the Lovell; a marvellous photograph courtesy of Goostrey Archives of the original surface in 1956 before the Mark 1 radio telescope became operational. Health & Safety today would have a few words!
Don’t forget to move your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed tonight. Clocks change at 01:00 to British Summer Time on Sunday morning 31st March; bringing darker mornings but lighter evenings.
In 1907 British builder William Willett introduced the idea of changing the clocks to stop people wasting daylight on summer mornings. He spent the rest of his life trying to convince people it was a good idea but died a year before Britain adopted “British Summer Time” during the First World War in May 1916. This used less domestic coal which increased supplies for the war effort. Info from the Daily Telegraph. [Germany had adopted this daylight saving idea a month previously.]
A section of Booth Bed will be closed for up to 5 days from the 1st April due to work on overhead cables and 4 days from 8th April: closures between Brick Bank Lane and Boots Green.
“Nothing in the Order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons goods or merchandise to or from any premises situate on or adjacent to the lengths of road or in connection with agriculture building construction works of repair and the like or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade ambulance or police purposes. A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use alternative routes.” TRO2292 and TRO 2299.
Can you help? Goostrey Scouts has several vacancies for new volunteers in the following areas:
Amembership secretaryto manage our waiting list and the progression between sections
Ayoung adult aged 18 to 24 to lead greater youth involvementin the running of our group
Digital media skillsto improve our online communication
Anevent organiseras well as ateam of helpersto support our fundraising – and
Volunteers to support running our sectionsfrom occasional support through to leadership. You perhaps have a specific skill or job that you could use to run an interesting activity to help our young people develop skills for life!
Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved and please share with others you think may be interested!
Goostrey Scouts are always looking for volunteers to contribute to running our village group and deliver amazing experiences to over 90 young people. Scouting gives young peopleskills for lifeand we do that by delivering a balance programme of activities over 3 age groups: Beavers (6 to 8), Cubs (8 to 10) and Scouts (10 to 14).