VILLAGE HALL PLANTING PROJECT

  The Goostrey Village Hall is getting a makeover! They would like to make this a community project so they are inviting individual residents, groups, clubs and societies to sponsor a plant. If you would like to sponsor a plant, please contact the Clerk between 11th January and 3rd February 2021 on 01477 535 825 anytime […]

AN INSIGHT INTO THE JODRELL SIDE WI

My interview with Pat Ingram who is part of the Jodrell WI Institute was very insightful. The institute was founded in 1970 by a group of ladies and I believe there is one lady left from the original group. There are 67 members of the WI and they meet on a monthly basis on a […]

GARDENING IN Covid Times for Biodiversity

Yet again our gardens are to be our haven for those fortunate enough to have access to them. There were reports during the first lockdown that biodiversity was increased in the general environment as verges etc had relief from traffic and the associated emissions and the urban wildlife benefited from a lack of human interference. […]

GOOSTREY FOOTPATHS UPDATE

Goostrey Footpaths Group is an informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council, and The Cheshire East Council Public Rights of Way Unit, to maintain and improve rural footpaths around the village, making them more enjoyable and accessible to all, to encourage the use of provided footpaths that safeguard Farm land […]

VOLUNTEERING IN GOOSTREY; CORONA AND BEYOND

One thing for sure is that 2020 has brought communities closer together. When a crisis hits, it is remarkable how many people are willing to provide support. The success of the Corona Volunteers in Goostrey has shown how  committed we are to supporting one another.  As Boris Johnson was making his speech, to ‘Stay at […]

SOUPS, SONGS AND SANTA

The residents at Mount Pleasant Park were delightfully surprised by a cheery scene on December 16th, as Bill Macdonald, who lives with his wife Mavis, on the site, paired up with Reverend Heather Buckley of St.Lukes Parish Church, on a nostalgic glide around Longshoot, The Oaks, The Meadow and Alison drive. Volunteers from the ‘Drop […]

GOOSTREY SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER TIM WILLIAMS LRPS

Tim is a Sports Photographer who lives on Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, was earlier in 2020 a finalist World Sport Photographer of the Year Award for 2020, is now also a finalist in the 2021 British Photography Awards in the sports category with the same image.  The image that he is being judged upon is pictured […]

BELINDA HELPS LOCAL GOOSTREY RESIDENTS

Belinda Fellows (pictured below) who lives in Sandbach, Cheshire has helped local Goostrey residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping with shopping, cleaning and being a general superhero to the elderly. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter and Belinda has offered support to those who need it in the village. So thank you Belinda for […]

THE GOOSTREY CHRISTINGLE TRADITION

Every year at Christmas time many British children stick sweets on cocktail sticks, stick them in an orange, put a candle on top and gather together. Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together which derived from John de Watteville in Germany in his attempt to get children to think about Jesus. […]

WHEN THE ONE BELL DOTH TOLL

Did you know church bell ringing is a performing art? Church bell ringers practice and rehearse together for all church services, they even have competitions and sometimes will ring for the joy and love of ringing together as a team. Sadly the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted bell ringing, with churches closed and ceremonies postponed. […]