Scouts seek volunteers

Scouts seek volunteers

Looking for a new challenge in 2019? Adult Volunteers of any age – and – a new position for a Young Person 1st Goostrey Scouts are keen to welcome new volunteers to maintain the strength of the group. If you’d like to consider getting involved this year, then please contact Group Scout Leader, Neil Memmott at […]

Sand Quarry approved by Cheshire West

Sand Quarry approved by Cheshire West

Plans for the Sibelco sand quarry on land at Rudheath Lodge, New Platt Lane were approved today by Cheshire West & Chester. The proposal had previously been approved on April 4th by Cheshire East’s strategic planning board.   (new info from the Environment Agency wasn’t discussed at the meeting but if the EA change their […]

Nell’s Spring Ball 21st April

Nell’s Spring Ball 21st April

The Remembering Nell Foundation hopes to create a lasting memory to Nell Jones; a legacy in which her love, kindness and spirit can continue to help others.  The charity launches on Sat 21st April 2018 with a Black Tie event at The Mere Hotel, Knutsford. Tickets go on sale on 12 February 2018.  [*Follow The Remembering […]

Nell’s Spring Ball 21st April

Nell’s Spring Ball 21st April

The Remembering Nell Foundation hopes to create a lasting memory to Nell Jones; a legacy in which her love, kindness and spirit can continue to help others.  The charity launches on Sat 21st April 2018 with a Black Tie event at The Mere Hotel, Knutsford. Tickets go on sale on 12 February 2018.  [*Follow The Remembering […]

Bluedot18 initial line up announced

Bluedot18 Thursday 19th July added to 20-21-22 July 2018 Link to Bluedot website for tickets and information: Bluedot Festival 2018 (in the past local residents have been granted a discount, available from the Discovery Centre)

Would you like to become a HCCS Community Governor?

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School are advertising for a community governor to join their Board of Governors as soon as possible.  If you have an interest in education and can commit to about 6 afternoons/evenings per term, and occasional events, they would like to hear from you.  See below for details:

Goosfest 17 events: advance tickets now on sale

Goosfest 17 events: advance tickets now on sale

Goosfest 17 Friday 6th October to Saturday 21st October 2017. The following list gives dates and ticket prices for the Goosfest 17 Programme. To book advance tickets or more detailed information please click to the Goosfest Website. Friday 6th October   “Steve Ashley in Concert” – £8.00 Saturday 7th October Art weekend – Weekend Entry Ticket […]

Gooseberries; from wooden spoon to Premier Berry

Gooseberries; from wooden spoon to Premier Berry

A look behind the scenes of producing a winning gooseberry. Goostrey’s Martin de Kretser tells of his journey from receiving the wooden spoon to winning this year’s cup for the heaviest gooseberry. “After moving into the village in 1993 after Sue and I were married, we started growing fruit and vegetables in the garden.  We […]

Battle of the bulging berries

Battle of the bulging berries

From Blogs from the Bongs: A Dunkirk spirit will be needed by growers poised this week for the annual battle of the bushes as gooseberries come under attack from a combined force of weather, disease and pests. Goostrey show in action Kelvin Archer with world beating berry Only several weeks ago all looked well as the […]

Goostrey Gooseberry Show. A tense time

Goostrey Gooseberry Show. A tense time

Friday 28th July: The gathering of the Gooseberries. Tension is mounting in the ‘goosegog’ community for the ‘Gathering’ tomorrow when about 25 Goostrey Gooseberry growers pick their berries, with witnesses, ready for the show on Saturday from 1pm at The Crown Inn, Goostrey.  All are welcome to watch! But will anyone have any berries left? […]