Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]


The Rose Day 2021 was an imense emergence back to the love of Goostrey. We Love Goostrey! Pictured here, is a design that emiated the  feelings the young people of the village pored into ensuring that every home had a Post-Card to not only advertise the event, yet, ensure the isolated and vulnerable, were thought […]


A report from Simon Linford (President, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers). The sound of church bells. A quintessential part of our soundscape, but something that has been sadly absent from bell towers across the country during the pandemic. Bells call people to worship, mark joyful occasions such as weddings, and muffled, they help us […]


  I gleaned beautiful insight into creating ideas for my cards. The most beautiful was a red poppy and I painted her in a yellow skirt, wearing wellies in a rainy puddle. Gardens are full of beauty and top-up our Mindfulness. Painting, drawing, writing and creating harmony. Has anyone a photo of a Clematis that […]


The work on developing nine more park homes at Mount Pleasant Residential Park is steadily coming together. The former Bates family home was demolished in Spring, along with residents garages to make space for more homes of varying sizes, by Tingdene. It is thought that a one-way-system will be included to control the entrance and […]

Are There Any Bears There?

Dear readers, please can you help? At LoveGoostrey it is Childrens Month. July is about hearing about your story, your hopes and your aspirations. I have a deaf Teddy Bear who talks sign language, a Giraffe with disabled legs, named Jolly Tall, that is entering The Toy Paralympic  Games and then, there’s my blind bear […]

Goostrey Nature

Bees, Butterflies and Bugs. Dear young people of the village please email lovegoostrey@gmail.com Your poems, photos and letters about why the village is so special. Check with a parent or guardian before sending. Sarah Sarah McNaught Managing Director www.lovegoostrey.com

St. Luke’s Drop In Update

All the organised meetings for the church Drop-In were postponed indoors at their usual spot at Goostrey Village Hall, however Revrd. Heather the church’s Vicar went with the current COVID-19 allowance, and the Drop-In will be within Government guidelines, to be held within her personal garden, blessed with a gazebo in case of rain. The […]

Gardens Are Full Of Edible Nutrients

Where did the name Dandelion and Burdock originate from? Recipes for the use of fresh leaves and flowers, native to us for many years, are there for the picking, accordingly. Dandelion and burdock is a beverage consumed in the British Isles since the Middle Ages. It was originally a type of light mead, but over […]


  The Methodist church in Goostrey,  has not been able to perform a “Churches Together” presence with their friends at St Luke’s church Goostrey, at events such as those in the pervious years. The  Palm Sunday Walk, Rose Day Stall, Covenant Service, Plough Service, and Education Sunday, this past year, have not  been possible. Due […]