Vacancy for Relief Caretaker at Goostrey Village Hall

Goostrey Parish Council is looking for a reliable, conscientious Relief Caretaker, who will become part of the Village Hall team who provide services to hirers and maintain the Village Hall.

The job holder would be required to provide cover for the Caretaker for annual leave (approx. 39 days per year) and unplanned absences (ad hoc).   Handover communication with the Caretaker and Village Hall Manager is key to providing a quality service to hirers.

The job will include general cleaning/maintenance, unlocking/locking the Village Hall, meet and greet hirers, security checks, and winter gritting.  A full job description will be provide on application to the Clerk on 01477 535825 (answer phone out of office hours) or by e-mail to

Closing date is NOON on Wednesday 8th August 2018.

Goosfest 2018 – Get your tickets before they’re gone!

Goosfest is a “not for profit” arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and round the village of Goostrey in Cheshire. The festival offers a disperse programme of events, so whether it is classical, folk or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy or crafts that turns you on, Goosfest has it!

There are over 25 events and include: comedy with Barry Cryer and Colin Sell; music from The Christians; talk by intrepid explorer Benedict Allen; a 1960’s evening with The Revolvers; children’s entertainment with some ‘pirates’ and classical delights from the Hope Wind Ensemble.

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Cheshire East Council consultation on proposals to bring in charges for new or replacement bins

As part of the Cheshire East Council budget setting for 2018-19, it was agreed that we should consult on proposals to charge for new and replacement bins in Cheshire East as is the case in many other authorities. Currently, we are supplying 10,000 new or replacement bins per year at a cost of almost £360,000 which is something we cannot sustain.

As part of this process we are undertaking a ten-week public consultation to allow residents to have their say on proposals to bring in charges for new or replacement bins. This consultation began on Tuesday 13th March and will run until Monday 21st May 2018. The survey is available online at the following link: and at all Cheshire East libraries.

Charges will be agreed on an annual basis as part of the council’s fees and charges planning and is likely to be in the region of £30 each for recycling and garden waste bins, £35 for a standard black residual bin, or £25 for a smaller residual bin. A 25 per cent concession will be made for households in receipt of eligible welfare support.

We are also proposing to put the addresses of residents on all new bins, which should help to reduce the theft of bins across the borough.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely,

Ralph Kemp

Corporate Manager Commissioning – Waste and Environmental Services

New Contact Numbers for Village Hall Bookings & Caretaker

Mrs Brandreth, our Booking Clerk and Mr Robertson, our Caretaker both have new contact numbers for you to call when you need to make bookings or to discuss your Caretaker Service requirements.  These are the only numbers you should use to contact these members of the Village Hall Staff.

The new numbers are:

Village Hall Booking Clerk – 01477 533007 or 07460 835507

Village Hall Caretaker – 0746o 830382


Parish Office Closed until 26th March 2018

The Parish Office is closed due to annual leave from now until 26th March at 9.30am.

If you need to contact a councillor please use their contact details

For Village Hall Bookings please contact the Booking Clerk on 01477 533007

If you require access to the Village Hall please call the Booking Clerk to be redirected to the person who is opening up on the day of your hire.