[vc_row][vc_column][lsvr_accordion toggle=”yes”][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Alzheimer’ Society”]Contact: Marie-Claud Miles
Telephone: 01477 532464
Address: 39 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JD36
Contact telephone number only for Alzheimer’s Society, please note actual office for the society is based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Bell Ringers”]Contact: Mike Hodge
Telephone: 01477 537728
Address: Briarwood, Goostrey Lane, Cranage, Cheshire CW4 8HE
There is a small band of bellringers who ring for the Family/Communion Service on Sundays,for Evensong when possible and,by request,for weddings and other special events. Bellringing is a fascinating activity in which ringers can participate at many different levels from learner to skilled expert where a considerable degree of mental agility is required to deal with with the complexity : great physical strength is NOT needed. New or former ringers are always welcome to help keep the bells ringing. Family Service:09.15-09.45 Evensong:(see Parish Magazine)17.45-18.30[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Blackden Trust”]Telephone: 01477 571445
Address: Blackden, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 8BY
The Blackden Trust cares for a parcel of land that has been occupied for over ten thousand years. At its heart are Toad Hall and The Old Medicine House. The Trust is the guardian of this land and is dedicated to exploring its history. Booked Group Tours – Group visits to The Old Medicine House by appointment.
Follow us: www.facebook.com/theblackdentrust
Read our Blog at: www.blackdentrust.blogspot.co.uk
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Bridge Club (Thursday)”]Contact: Anne Blair
Telephone: 01477 532552
Address: 13 Forest Avenue,Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8LX
The Club was founded 15 yeas ago. The Annual General Meeting is held in February/March, when the Director, Secretary and Treasurer are elected/re-elected. Thursday Morning and Monday Evening Bridge Clubs provide pairs to play in Team Duplicate Competitions with Clubs in the Area. A small social committee arrange the October and Christmas Lunches. Both the Monday and Thursday Bridge Clubs meet in the Village Hall Lounge on a weekly basis.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Cancer Support Group”]Contact: Ruth Robinson Telephone: 01477 535487
Address: 40 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JB
Fundraising for Cancer Research UK and other local cancer related charities. The group (formerly Goostrey Cancer Research Committee) has been fundraising in the village for over 30 years. Money is raised for the Cancer Research Campaign, for particular appeals by local hospitals such as the Leighton Hospital Scanner Appeal, and for other groups like ‘Friends of Rosie’ a children’s cancer charity. The village has given tremendous support to our regular events including the Spring Coffee Morning, our Rose Day stall and the Cards and Crafts Day in November, when Christmas cards and craft gifts are on sale and refreshments are available. Anyone willing to help at such events should please contact the Ruth Robinson- Special Events- Coffee morning (May), Kite Festival (July), Lunch with crafts and cards (Nov) Results- Quiz sheets throughout year with funds raised going to charities[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Flower Club”]Contact: Sally Dyke
Telephone: 01477 533011
Address: 2 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JB
We meet in the afternoon of the second Thursday of each month (except August and December) in the Village Hall and are entertained with demonstrations given by qualified NAFAS Demonstrators. It all began in 1977 when those who had been involved with staging a Church Flower Festival got together at the home of Mrs Betty Murray and decided to form Goostrey Flower Club. Members do not have to be flower arrangers and, although we have a sales table to help with flower arranging basics and a publications table, you can just enjoy making new friends over a cup of tea. Goostrey Flower Club is affiliated to NAFAS and involved in the Cheshire Area events. Special Events – We are a very busy club and have several social events during the year including a Christmas lunch, trips out and hands-on classes. We have about eighty members and all agree that our aim is ‘Friendship Through Flowers’. Visitors are always made welcome – so come along and find out more.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS)”]Contact: Craig Sidebotham
Telephone: 07526 704218
Address: 29 Lea Avenue, Goostrey
Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS) is a group of volunteers who aim to improve Goostrey railway station.
Local MP Fiona Bruce commented : this is ‘a real model of constructive joint working on the part of local residents of which this community can be rightly proud’.
The achievements of FOGS since 2012 include:
- working parties on the second Sunday of each month when platforms, paths and steps are swept, tubs of plants on the platforms are maintined and the planted areas around the station are improved
- providing opportunites for young people to work towards Scout Badges and the Duke of Edinburgh Award
- creating a pleasant seating area on the Manchester platform by introducing tubs of flowering plants and mounting an old station oil lamp and the keystone of the old road bridge
- regular exhibitions of artwork by pupils from Goostrey Community Primary School in a platform shelter
- negotiations which resulted in the repair of a platform shelter, improvements to the car park entrance, reconnection of the water supply and the restoration of the Victorian modular, wooden building
- using a GIS system to monitor the effect on biodiversity of new bird boxes and bug hotels
- success in the annual Cheshire Best Kept Station competition – most improved station 2014; Network Rail Award for Arts Projects 2016; Youth Challenge Award 2017; and Diversity Award 2018
- a gold award from Wild About Goostrey in 2019
- an award from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships in 2019 for the best photo; in addition, Goostrey was placed in the gold group for the It’s Your Station category
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Girlguiding”]Contact: Jane Stubbs
Telephone: 01477 534658
Address: The Old Barley House, 66 Main Road, Goostrey, CW4 8LG
Girlguiding in Goostrey is thriving with all sections having units: Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and Trefoil Guild. Further contact information is given below:
Rainbows (5-7 years) Rachael Bayley 07929 052570
Brownies (7 – 10 years) Sarah Russell 01477 549447 or Suzie Harvey 01477 544270
Guides (10 – 14 years) Jane Stubbs 01477 534658
Senior Section (14 – 26 years) Maureen Bayley 01477 571235
Trefoil Guild (18+) Jo Pierpoint – 01477 549505[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Gooseberry Society”]Contact: E Williams
Telephone: 01477 533405 or 07976795494
- E- Mail: ewilliams.Goostreypc@gmail.com
- Address: Ridge House, Blackden Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PZ
Grow and show in competition large gooseberries At a meeting held at The Red Lion in 1896 it was decided to form a Gooseberry Show in Goostrey. The first show took place on the last Saturday in July 1897 and this date has been kept ever since. Previous to this a show had been held at Jodrell Hall (now Terra Nova School) and so the new show was to be called The Hearts of Oak Show, a name that has since been dropped. The entrance fee to members was 5/-d (five shillings) and members had to be householders in Goostrey and its surrounding parishes including Blackden, Barnshaw and Allostock. A stringent set of rules were drawn up and apart from a few minor alterations still apply to this day. The first chairman was the Vicar of Goostrey, Rev. Armistead. All berries are judged by weight, the heaviest berry winning every time. Berries are weighed against each other on a set of balance scales and the weight recorded in Troy weight, 20 pennyweights being 1 ounce Troy and 18 pennyweights 5,1/2 grains being equivalent to a shop ounce. Every member who showed a gooseberry in the Premier Class would be awarded a prize. These ranged from copper kettles to jam pans, from crockery to cutlery, all household items designed to calm down the members’ wives whilst husbands were making merry in the Public House. Berries were picked on the Friday previous to the show. Two witnesses had to be in attendance to assure honesty. The biggest of the berries were then placed in a suitable container lined with cotton wool. The lid was then closed, tied with string and then sealed with wax and stamped by a witness, probably with a coin or brass button. This seal had to be intact on show day or the members’ berries were disqualified. At one time there was in excess of 200 shows held in the country, mainly in the counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Of these, 10 remain in Cheshire, 9 of which form the Mid-Cheshire Gooseberry Show Association and 1 remains in Yorkshire in the village of Egton Bridge, a few miles outside Whitby. Egton Bridge celebrates 200 years of continuous showing in the year 2000 which leaves Goostrey some way to go to catch up.
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goosfest”]Contact: Janet Ollier
Telephone: 01477 544467
Goosfest is an arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and around the village of Goostrey in Cheshire. The festival offers a diverse programme, so whether it is classical, reggae, folk. jazz or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy, poetry, painting or craft that turns you on, Goosfest has it.
Goosfest is proud of the many events it has hosted in the past eight years and the artists who have graced its stage. These include Kiki Dee, Paul Jones, Hazel O’Connor, Georgie Fame, Showaddywaddy and Jacqui Dankworth from the world of music; Sir Andrew Motion, Alan Garner, Simon Armitage, Gervaise Finn, and Louis de Bernieres from literature and poetry; and Jonathan Dimbleby, Nicholas Parsons, Miriam Margoyles, Ian McMillan, Tony Husband, Sarah Millican and John Bishop representing film, television and radio.
Goosfest has also gained a deserved reputation for promoting controversial subjects in its “after the watershed” theatre presentations and has developed a strong link with the Royal Northern College of Music in its programme of classical concerts. Our Cafe Scientifique lectures draw large audiences – the topics have included “Egyptian Mummies” and “Bird behaviour”. In 2014 the festival hosted an Art Trail, where local artists from the North-West displayed a diverse range of work.
To learn more about Goosfest and this year’s exciting programme go to http://www.goosfest.com/ where you can also add your name to the “Friends of Goosfest” and request to be added to our mailing list.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Community Primary School”]Contact: Lyndsey Atkins
Telephone: 01270 685658
Address: Main Road, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PE
Goostrey Primary School is a popular school where pupils are happy, safe and make very good progress. It is the local school for pupils aged 4 to 11. There has been a school here since the 17th century. The school is now on 2 sites, with an older Victorian building for the Junior pupils, situated on Main Road, while the Infant site has some shared space with the community Village Hall. The school is very proud to be at the heart of this thriving community. Goostrey School is a successful school not just for its academic achievement but also for its wide and varied curriculum and high quality teaching and learning. Everyone connected with the school aims to provide the children with the best provision possible with everyone learning and achieving together. Every year the Year 6 pupils send a report to the Governing Board.
This is an example of one such report.
We would like the Governors to know-
We like having the responsibility of running events and promoting our business skills.
We enjoy time with our reception buddies and see this as a big responsibility. We love having activities like the Snow Ball and Stockley Farm with them as this gives us an opportunity to really get to know our buddies.
We like the teachers’ jokes.
We love the annual exhibition and how people from the community come and see our work.
We like the challenge work, that we have and games.
We love our trips and residential visits.
We enjoy having a twin school in South Africa and look forward to when they visit us.
We have lots of visitors to school and like what they teach us.
We feel well prepared for SATs
We appreciate the PTA and all the events that they organise for us like the Film Nights and Discos.
We enjoy the community events with are involved in for example– Sunshine Singing, Parish Council Queen’s birthday card competition, singing at the Seniors’ Lunch
We love Theme Days they are great fun and a change from the norm – they allow us to develop collaborative learning.
We really enjoy the end of SATs party and Year 6 production.
The play areas are fantastic – astro turf as well as big school field
We are prepared really well for high school.
We like all the different subjects and lessons we have.
We like roles of responsibility e.g. house captains, curators, eco team, school and safeguarding councillors and Fairtrade officers.
We appreciate the ICT in school and how we get to use it.
Having different teachers prepares us well for high school
Sports Day and cluster sporting tournaments are excellent– having time to work together, but also be competitive.
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Footpath’s Group”]Contact: Margaret Baker
Telephone: 01477 534238
Address: 2 Buckbean Way, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JJ
***New website now live: www.goostreyfootpathsgroup.org.uk***
Goostrey Footpaths Group is an informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council and 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, and to encourage the use of these footpaths. The Group’s principal publication ‘More Goostrey Walks and Strolls’, describing a variety of walks around Goostrey, is unfortunately now out of print BUT SEE THE GOOD NEWS BELOW!!
In addition to ongoing care and maintenance, the Group was responsible for the smart oak finger-posts around the village and, in 2012 / 2013, worked with Cheshire East Council to create two new permanent footpaths linking Goostrey with Over Peover. A leaflet describing the new paths and detailing two new walks is still (as at December 2021) available free from Goostrey Post Office.
With invaluable help from a local volunteer, Goostrey Footpaths Group has recently (September 2021) launched a new website – www.goostreyfootpathsgroup.org.uk – and both the above mentioned items are available to download and print for free from that website. The website also contains other, we hope useful and interesting, information about Goostrey footpaths, the Group and how to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Guild”]Contact: Roger Burgess
Telephone: 01477 535443
Address: 8 Eaton Lane, Goostrey. CW4 8ND
Goostrey Guild was founded in January 2009 following the demise of Keele University’s extra-mural activities. The principal aim of the Guild is to provide short adult education learning opportunities in the village. Varied autumn and spring term programmes are arranged, augmented by some local visits.
The Guild operates as an independent organisation, which meets on Wednesday mornings in Goostrey Village Hall lounge for a two-hour session between 10am and 12 noon. The format for each session is divided into two approximately fifty-minute periods separated by a 20 minute coffee break. Some thirty members usually attend these meetings and enjoy engaging in lively discussions.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey & Holmes Chapel Art Club”]Contact: Jean Alcock
The Goostrey & Holmes Chapel Art Club was founded in 1987 by a group of enthusiasts.
The club meets weekly on a Wednesday evening at 7pm-9.30 pm
Members paint in their preferred medium ranging from pencil pen & ink, watercolour, oil, pastel and acrylic.
The annual calendar includes demonstrations by professional artists and inspiration evenings run by members, who are always there to help and encourage each other.
As well as looking forward to the annual dinner and garden party the club holds two exhibitions one in Goostrey village Hall in June and the other in December in St Luke’s Church hall, Holmes Chapel.
Membership is limited due to space but we welcome enquires from interested enthusiasts who may wish to join.
Our aim is to inspire each other and community whilst enjoying the experience that is creating art.
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Parish Archive (GosPA)”]Contact: Roger Burgess
Telephone: 01477 535443
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Pre-School”]Contact: Rachel Berry
Telephone: See details on website
Goostrey Pre-school is a community-based group which has been running in the village since 1967 and has become a valued part of our community.We operate with full support of Goostrey Community Primary School, and offer education and care for children from 2.5 years to school age. We aim to encourage the development and education of pre-school children in a parent-involving, community-based group,providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment and working with a frame which offers equal opportunities for all children and families. All children are offered a specailly tailored curriculum leading to the early learning goals. With a high adult to child ratio (1:4 under 3 and 1:8 3-5 year olds) we are able to provide individual care and attention, whilst encouraging fun and friendship with other children and adults. The last OFSTED inspection was in May 2014. A copy of the OFSTED report can be found on the website. Goostrey Pre-School is a non -profit making charity, run by an elected voluntary parent committee. More information can be found at http://www.goostreypreschool.org.uk[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Rose Festival”]Contact: Christina Burgess
Telephone: 01477 535443
Address: 8 Eaton Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8ND
Goostrey Rose Festival is a village tradition dating back to 1905 and is held on the last Saturday of June each year. In 2022 it will be on 25th June. The day comprises a procession of decorated floats with many children and adults of the village in costume. The procession ends at the school field where the Rose Queen and Rosebud Queen are crowned in a traditional ceremony. The day continues with entertainments on the field along with various side-shows and stalls.
Rose Day is an important and popular event in the village calendar and is enjoyed by villagers and visitors alike. The new Rose Queen and Rosebud Queen will be chosen on Saturday 12 March, the same day the committee organise a party to say thank you to the infants for taking part in Rose Day. For the latest information and to book a stall, please look at our website https://goostreyrosefestival.co.uk or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GoostreyRoseFestival/ .
[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Scouts”]Contact: Neil Memmott
Telephone: 01477 544406
- E- Mail: email@example.com
- Address: 28 Woodlands Drive, Goostrey
Beaver Leader – Sue Mottershead – 534760
Cubs Leader – Paul Kemsley – 549026
Scout Leader – Neil Memmott – 544406[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Sports & Playing Fields”]Contact: Sally Ball
Telephone: 01477 534160
Address: 3 Shearbrook Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PR
The Sports field in Booth Bed Lane is owned and run by a charitable foundation for the community of Goostrey. As such, the small membership fee is an important part of covering running costs and so everyone who uses the field must be a member. The facilities include multi-purpose astroturf tennis courts (with 5-aside goals and basketball nets), crown green bowls, croquet and football together with a modern Pavilion. The facilities are designed for everyone’s use: the disabled, all ages and abilities, juniors to adults, beginners to expert. Associated clubs – tennis, bowls, football have a number of times allocated during the week so that they can develop their sports. All other times are open to everyone in the community who has joined. We hope that you will feel encouraged to join and use the facilities. Special Events – Various fund raising events throughout the year.
Goostrey sports and playing fields are managed by the Village Hall and Playing Field Foundation, please see the entry for “The Village Hall and Playing Fields Foundation” near the end of the list.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Tennis Club”]Contact: Willie Dudgeon
Telephone: 01260 408341 or 07812 681636
Goostrey Tennis Club was established in 1996, enjoying the exceptional artificial grass facilities on Boothbed Lane, at the west end of the village.
Club sessions are held on Wednesday evenings between 18.00 and 21.30 (turn up and play) and Saturday afternoons between 14.00 and 17.30 for prearranged doubles or singles. On certain Saturdays, during the season, competitions are organised for Club Members.
Goostrey Tennis Club is responsible for organising the “Goostrey Open” Tennis Competition, which is open to any member of the Goostrey Village Hall & Playing Fields Foundation (the VHPFF). The competition has been running for nearly 25 years – initially on private courts throughout the village. There are competitions for Ladies, Men, and Juniors.
A Floodlit competition runs throughout the winter months.
There is also an extensive programme of Junior Coaching, under the watchful eye of LTA Coach David Richardson. For further information, please see the Notice Board at the Boothbed Lane Playing Fields.
Goostrey Tennis Club fields teams in the South & Mid Cheshire Tennis League. Matches are played in three Seasonal League Competitions – Summer (Tuesday and Thursday evenings from April to August), Winter (Sunday Mornings from October to December) and Spring (Sunday Mornings from January to April).
Whether your interest is in playing Social Tennis or competing as a team member in the local leagues, new members of all standards are always welcome to join Goostrey Tennis Club. Come along to a Club Night before committing yourself to join.
For more information visit the Goostrey Tennis Club website at http://www.goostreytennisclub.com/[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Wine Circle”]Contact: Joyce Cook
Telephone: 01477 532879
A social group which enjoys tasting food, wine and other drinks. Informative and entertaining presentations on food and drink held regularly, with additional special events throughout the year.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Goostrey Women’s Institute”]Contact: Marilyn Lloyd
Telephone: 01477 534457
Web Site: https://www.thewi.org.uk/
Address: 25 Bank View, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PB
Goostrey WI, formed in 1921, has over 50 members who attend meetings in the village hall on the third Wednesday of each month, when they enjoy hearing speakers on a wide variety of topics. Each month members have the opportunity to join a walk, go out to lunch, attend a craft or reading group, play bowls or darts, go on outings and attend classes. Goostrey WI has always contributed to village life, entering the Rose Day celebrations and donating gifts to the village to mark special WI anniversaries. These include a weather vane at the sports field and the beautiful wrought iron village sign on the Bog Bean. Belonging to the Women’s Institute movement, which is non party political and non sectarian, gives members opportunities to make new friends and learn new skills as part of the largest women’s organisations in Great Britain. We are always ready to welcome new members.[/lsvr_accordion_item][lsvr_accordion_item title=”Grapevine”]Contact: Peter Haseler
Telephone: 01477 533020
Address: 50 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JD
A social group which enjoys tasting food, wine and other drinks. Informative and entertaining presentations on food and drink held regularly, with additional special events throughout the year. Please see the programme of events for 2017/18 below.
|GRAPEVINE PROGRAMME 2017
|January||19th||Cheese and wine pairing||Village Hall|
|February||16th||Annual Dinner||The Crown|
|March||16th||Tasting Tutoring||Village Hall|
|April||20th||Wine and Chocolate Pairing||Village Hall|
|May||18th||Name that Country wine quiz||Village Hall|
|June||15th||Blind Tasting||Village Hall|
|July||20th||Fizz and Strawbs||Village Hall|
|August||17th||Summer Pub Walk & Meal||Out|
|September||21st||Australian Wines||Village Hall|
|October||19th||Call my Wine Bluff||TBA|
|October||TBA||Safari Supper||Out & about|
|November||16th||Cheap/medium/dear Comparison||Village Hall|
|December||21st||AGM & Party||Village Hall|