Speeding into the village

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)

An earlier SpeedWatch session.

Goostrey’s St Luke’s to toll for Notre Dame

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.


Clocks change

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.

Spring forward – Fall back

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.]


Booth Bed Lane closed 1-5th and 8-11th April

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.

Booth Bed Lane closure

Goostrey Scouts need helpers..

Can you help?  Goostrey Scouts has several vacancies for new volunteers in the following areas:

  • A membership secretary to manage our waiting list and the progression between sections
  • A young adult aged 18 to 24 to lead greater youth involvement in the running of our group
  • Digital media skills to improve our online communication 
  • An event organiser as well as a team of helpers to support our fundraising – and 
  • Volunteers to support running our sections from 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!  

Many thanks

Neil Memmott
Group Scout Leader
1st Goostrey Scouts
 07970 400880
 01477 544406

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 people skills for life and 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).