Cllr Graham Lenihan’s funeral 11th Dec

Goostrey Parish Council: You may be aware that Councillor Graham Lenihan sadly passed away on Friday 30th November, after a short illness.  We send our sincere condolences to his wife and family, and hold them in out thoughts at this difficult time.

Graham was elected onto the Parish Council in May 2011 and sat on most of the Council’s committees during his two terms of office.  He had a warm personality, an affable nature and a great sense of humour and was always ready to volunteer for Council duties.

Graham was involved with a number of Village groups including the Goostrey Parish Archive Group and the Gooseberry Society.

He will be greatly missed by us all.

Graham’s family has asked that we publish the date and time of the funeral which will take place on

Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 11.00am at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey.

Everyone is welcome to attend the funeral and after at the Crown to raise a glass to Graham and bid him a fond farewell.

Graham Lenihan

Cllr Graham Lenihan

Scouts switch on Lights

As Christmassy lights start to twinkle throughout the village, last night, after a blessing by our vicar, Heather, the tree on the Bogbean was lit up for the festive period.

Well done to 1st Goostrey Scouts, sponsored by the parish council, for organising it all once again. Residents enjoyed rousing Christmas carols from the Rode Hall Silver Band while enjoying warming mulled wine and hot dogs as well as buying yummy cakes and biscuits from the Guides.

It was a lovely start to the build up to Christmas and Father Christmas was obviously the star of the show for many of the village children eager to meet him.

*Santa’s sleigh will be travelling through the western end of the village on Wednesday 5th (eastern end 15th).

*Scouts Christmas local Post; 30p/envelope. Place with payment in a bag in Goostrey News, Trading Post or Scout Hut by 13th Dec.

Santa’s sleigh journey through the villages


Holmes Chapel Partnership has taken over the management of the Sleigh run this year, and would like to thank the Rotary Club for the many years that they have run the Sleigh…. all donations will be split between the various organisations. You can give them to Santa’s helpers at the time – or go online:

The dates and times they have published below are provisional but the sleigh is scheduled to come to Goostrey on 5th (west) and 15th (east).

Scouts’ Christmas Post

Once again the Scouts are running a Christmas Post, delivering your Christmas cards around Goostrey and Holmes Chapel to raise funds, from 1st Dec to 13th Dec.

Cost per envelope is just 30p;  please put your cards – include the postcodes with the addresses- and payment (cash or cheque payable to 1st Goostrey Scouts) in a bag and place in the red ‘post boxes’ in Goostrey News, Trading Post or the Scout Hut.

Scouts post

Christmas Post 2018

Christmas tree lights switch-on Sunday 2nd Dec

This Sunday is the Christmas Tree lights switch-on🎄

organised once again by 1st Goostrey Scouts on behalf of the Parish Council. The start of Christmas!

The Bogbean, BBQ from 5pm, lights on at 6pm.

Meet Father Christmas, listen to the brass band playing Carols with mulled wine, hot dogs, hot drinks and cake.

I believe copies of the “Tea with Mrs Kettle” dvd will be available to buy. £5 each.

Train strikes on Saturdays

Just a reminder that there are no trains stopping at Goostrey on Saturdays through to the end of December due to the RMT strike (and no replacement buses). A disappointment for one Goostrey resident today having lugged suitcases etc there.


Planned for every Saturday until the end of December.

You can find more details here:

SpeedWatch resumes

Car drivers were well behaved on Main Road this morning. As of course they should always be! Although one car will be reported for speeding – out of over 300 cars during SpeedWatch hour.

It must be on the chilly side for them but the SpeedWatch team are doing a worthwhile job if speeds are kept down to 30mph (or less!) through the village.

Part of the SpeedWatch team on Main Rd