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.
Cllr Graham Lenihan
PROVISIONAL DATES AND ONLINE DONATION
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).
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.
Christmas Post 2018
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.
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.
⚠ RMT UNION STRIKE ACTION ⚠
Planned for every Saturday until the end of December.
You can find more details here: bit.ly/ARNStrike
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