• Alzheimer' Society

    Contact:       Marie-Claud Miles

    Telephone:      01477 532464

    Email:  

    Address:       39 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JD36 

    Information

    Contact telephone number only for Alzheimer’s Society, please note actual office for the society is based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe.

  • Bell Ringers

    Contact:        Mike Hodge

    Telephone:      01477 537728

    Email:           

    Address:       Briarwood, Goostrey Lane, Cranage, Cheshire CW4 8HE

    Information

    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

  • Blackden Trust

    Telephone:   01477 571445

    Email:          contact@theblackdentrust.org.uk

    Website:       http://www.theblackdentrust.org.uk

    Address:      Blackden, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 8BY

    Information

    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

     

  • Bridge Club (Monday)

    Contact:  Liz Downie

    Telephone:  01565 653052

    E-mail:    lizdownie@btinternet.com

    Address: 21, Leycester Road, Knutsford WA16 8QR

    Information

    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.

  • Bridge Club (Thursday)

    Contact:  Anne Blair

    Telephone:  01477 532552

    E-mail:

    Address: 13 Forest Avenue,Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8LX

    Information

    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.

  • Cancer Support Group

    Contact:    Ruth Robinson                                                 Telephone:  01477 535487

    E-mail:       jonrob50@hotmail.com

    Address:    40 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JB

    Information

    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

  • Flower Club

    Contact:   Sally Dyke

    Telephone:  01477 533011

    E-Mail:      Sally@pointuk.com

    Address:   2 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JB

    Information

    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.

  • Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS)

    Contact:    Mike Jarvis

    Telephone:    01477 533981

    E-mail:      mikejarvis@uwclub.net

    Website:   http://goostreystation.org.uk

    Address:   28 Willow Lane, Goostrey CW4 8PP

    Information

    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:

    • mounting the keystone of the old road bridge and an old oil lamp on the Manchester platform
    • tubs of plants on both platforms
    • work to improve the planted areas around the station
    • award of most improved Cheshire station in 2014
    • water supply reconnected in 2015 so more tubs of plants could be established
    • regular exhibitions of artwork by pupils from Goostrey Community Primary School
    • Network Rail Award for Arts Projects 2016
    • opportunities for young people to work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Scout challenges
    • improvements to the car park entrance
    • platforms and steps swept regularly
    • working parties on the second Sunday of each month to which all are welcome

    However a major concern is the former ticket office. It will require significant finding and more support from our community to ensure that the building survives to give a distinctive character to our station.  Without it Goostrey railway station would become just another stop on he line between Manchester and Crewe.

  • Girlguiding

    Contact:   Jane Stubbs

    Telephone:   01477 534658

    Email:    jes66uk@aol.com

    Address: The Old Barley House, 66 Main Road, Goostrey, CW4 8LG

    Information

    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

  • 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

    Information

    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.

  • Goosfest

    Contact:   Janet Ollier

    Telephone: 01477 544467

    E-mail:      

    Website:   http://goosfest.com

    Information

    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.

  • Goostrey Community Primary School

    Contact:   Lyndsey Atkins                                 

    Telephone:  01270 685658

    E-Mail:     head@goostrey.cheshire.sch.uk

    Website:  www.goostrey.cheshire.sch.uk

    Address:  Main Road, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PE

    Information

    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.
  • Goostrey Footpath's Group

    Contact:     Margaret Baker

    Telephone:   01477 534238

    E-mail:         meb_buckbean@hotmail.com

    Address:    2 Buckbean Way, Goostrey, Cheshire  CW4 8JJ

    Information

    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 first edition of the Group’s principal publication ‘More Goostrey Walks and Strolls’  sold 2000 copies.  The second edition, produced in full colour for the Millennium, has also sold around 2000 copies but is unfortunately now out of print.  The Group hopes to make the walks available on-line in 2017.  A handy “street map” of Goostrey is already available online at http://www.goostreyfootpaths.org.uk/roadmap.php.

    The Group was responsible for the smart oak finger-posts around the village and, more recently (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 available free.  Please contact Goostrey Footpaths Group if you have difficulty getting a copy.

  • Goostrey Guild

    Contact:      Roger Burgess

    Telephone:   01477 535443

    E-Mail:         wilfred@rburgess.force9.co.uk

    Address:      8 Eaton Lane, Goostrey. CW4 8ND

    Information

    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.

  • Goostrey & Holmes Chapel Art Club

    Contact:     Susan Smith

    Telephone:

    E-Mail:         susan-smith1@live.co.uk

    Information

    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.

     

     

  • Goostrey Pre-School

    Contact:    Rachel Berry

    Telephone:  See details on website

    E-mail:       

    Website:   www.goostreypreschool.org.uk

    Information

    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

  • Goostrey Rose Festival

    Contact:     Christina Burgess

    Telephone:  01477 535443

    E-Mail:       christina@rburgess.force9.co.uk

    Website:    http://www.goostreyrosefestival.co.uk

    Address:     8 Eaton Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8ND

    Information

    Goostrey Rose Festival is a village tradition dating back to 1906. It is held on the last Saturday of June each year so in 2017 it will be on 24th 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 it is enjoyed by villagers and visitors alike. This year a group from the Elizabethfontein School in the Western Cape, Goostrey’s twin school in South Africa, will join us.  

    The 2017 Rose Queen and Rosebud Queen will be chosen on Saturday 11 March, the same day the committee organise parties to say thank you to the infants and juniors for taking part in the Goostrey Rose Festival.

  • Goostrey Scouts

    Contact:    David Giles                                                 

    Telephone:  01477 535634

    E- Mail:     davidernestgiles@gmail.com
    Address:   The Note House, Harrison Drive, Goostrey CW4 8NP

    Information

    Beaver Leader –  Sue Mottershead  – 534760

    Cubs Leader – Paul Kemsley – 549026

    Scout Leader – Neil Memmott – 544406

  • Goostrey Sports & Playing Fields

    Contact:      Sally Ball

    Telephone:   01477 534160

    E-Mail:        

    Address:     3 Shearbrook Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PR

    Information

    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.

  • Goostrey Tennis Club

    Contact:      Willie Dudgeon

    Telephone:   01260 408341  or  07812 681636

    E-Mail:         goostreytennisclub@gmail.com 

    Website:      http://www.goostreytennisclub.com

    Address:     

    Information

    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/

  • Goostrey Village Archive

    Contact:    Sue Memmott

    Telephone:   01477 544406

    E-mail:       

  • Goostrey Wine Circle

    Contact:    Joyce Cook

    Telephone:   01477 532879

    E-mail:      joycelcook@aol.com

    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.

  • Goostrey Women's Institute

    Contact:   Marilyn Lloyd

    Telephone:   01477 534457

    E-mail:  sally@pointuk.com

    Web Site:   https://www.thewi.org.uk/

    Address:   25 Bank View, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PB

    Information

    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.

  • Grapevine

    Contact:       Peter Haseler

    Telephone:   01477 533020

    E-Mail:          peter.haseler@btinternet.com

    Address:     50 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JD

    Information

    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

     

    Month   Date Event Venue
    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 TBA BBQ TBA
    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
  • Holmes Chapel Music Society

    Contact:     Jane Perrins

    Telephone:  01477 537769

    E-mail:       contactus@themusicsociety.org.uk 

    Website:    www.themusicsociety.org.uk

    Address:    4 Ironbridge Drive, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7DD

    Information

    The Holmes Chapel Music Society, a friendly amateur group, presents a classical music concert every month from September to May in the small hall of the Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre. We are always pleased to welcome the general public to join us at these events, you do not have to be a member.

    At these Saturday evening concerts, excellent professional musicians both from Britain and abroad, play for us in a hall which has a surprisingly good acoustic. Our artists comprise soloists, usually with an accompanist, or various groups – quartets, trios, etc. Singers too appear periodically, both soloists and groups.

    Many of our artists, most of them with high international reputations can be heard on BBC3 and Classic FM.

    We usually have one or two young professional artists each season. Young players whose promise has already been recognised in the world of music, who come and play for us as they seek to establish themselves. The music we hear is quite wide ranging and fairly catholic in taste. Society membership is over 300 and drawn from quite a wide catchment area of mid/south Cheshire and north Staffordshire. Goostrey is well represented.

    The Society organises season tickets each year for the Halle Orchestras Opus One concerts at Manchesters Bridgewater Hall. Group bookings provide considerable savings on ticket prices for seats anywhere in the hall. Travel to the concerts by coach from Holmes Chapel or Knutsford make these evenings hassle free.

    The HCMS website www.themusicsociety.org.uk is worth inspection; it contains information about concerts and ticket prices but also details of the artists and music. Tickets too can be booked from our website. For details see our leaflet or the website. Leaflets are available in the local libraries and information centres.

    View Leaflet

  • Homewatch

    Contact:      Jonathan Robinson

    Telephone:   01477 535487

    E-Mail:          Jonrob50@hotmail.com

    Address:      40 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JB

    Information

    Homewatch exists to help residents avoid being victims of crime and help the police catch the criminals. YOU can help by reporting unusual/suspicious events or characters or vehicles.

    To do this go to cheshirepolicealert.co.uk and either register to receive E Mail alerts or just press contact and send your message. It will help police to have information in case there is a crime in the vicinity. If you register you can choose what alerts to receive about the Cheshire area. If registered you can e.g. look at local crime statistics

    If no E Mail dial 101-the non emergency police no.

    The current Homewatch is intended to be an E Mail system, minimising the effort but maximising the effectiveness

    We need to recruit coordinators (maybe those from the past) to act as point of contact for the police to disseminate local crime news and warnings, and then onto the coordinators’ local area

    We intend to have a network for local news, going from police ->coordinators ->residents

    Further contact-Jonathan Robinson 535487,  jonrob50@hotmail.com

  • Jodfas

    Contact:      Wendy Bond

    Telephone:  07856 721087

    E-Mail:        

    Address:     16 Chester Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

    Information

    Jodrell Decorative and Fine Arts Society of South Cheshire and North Staffordshire (JoDFAS)

    Our base is in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire although we cover a much wider area including South Cheshire and North Staffordshire. We are an informal, friendly group and we welcome new members. We have an exciting programme of events including:

    • Illustrated evening lectures every month
    • Study days
    • Visits to places of artistic merit

    Membership also includes a subscription to NADFAS Review, which contains informative articles about the arts, and is a showcase for many of the wonderful projects that NADFAS members and Societies get involved with.

    With NADFAS membership you will also have:

    • Access to Specially tailored cultural tours – at home and overseas – organized by our hand-picked NADFAS affiliates
    • Occasional ticket offers and concessions from museums and galleries around the country
    • Opportunities to volunteer in heritage conservation activities

    Vist out website for more information at www.JoDFAS.org.uk

  • Jodrell Side Women's Institute

    Contact:          Pat Ingram

    Telephone:    01477 535756

    E-Mail:             

    Web Site:        http://www.jodrellsidewi.org.uk/

    Address:     36 Brooklands Drive, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8JB

    Information

    We are a group of around 50 ladies and at our meetings aim to have a variety of speakers on subjects such as health, history, cookery, gardening, crafts, antiques and many other subjects of interest to members. We also have several outings to places of interest and try new skills at craft workshops held in the village. There is an established bowling group who meet weekly and compete in tournaments throughout the summer and a popular walking group which visits different places each month for a weekday walk of about 6 miles, usually rounded off with a pub lunch. We also have a book club which meets on Thursday evenings bi-monthly in a member’s home. As part of the National Federation we are able to take advantage of many other activities which are available, both in Cheshire and further afield including a wide variety of courses at Denman College – not much time to make jam! We are always happy to try out new ventures to reflect the interests of our members at any given time and look forward to discovering new friends and activities each year. If in doubt – try us out – come along as a guest to one of our Tuesday meetings, you would be made very welcome.

  • Methodist Church

    Contact:     Brian Walker

    Telephone:   01477 532662

    E-Mail:        annandbri@tiscali.co.uk

    Website:     www.danetrentmethodist.org.uk

    Address:     6 Nether Lea, Cranage, Cheshire CW4 8HX

    Information

    Today, the Methodist Church, as a partner of ‘Churches together in Goostrey’ continues to offer the life-changing news of Jesus Christ and seeks in many ways to serve the community. This aim is represented in our church mission statement: We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and in the power of the Holy Spirit recognising we are called to be a welcoming, praying church and to share in God’s mission of love to the world. We value our Methodist Heritage and welcome the opportunity to co-operate with other churches. Our objective is growth; growth as individuals in our relationship with God; growth in richness of sharing together in the life of the church; growth through leading others to Christ.

    Special Events – Messy Church for children and parents (contact 01477 533159), Chapel Anniversary on 3rd Sunday in March, Harvest Festival and Carol Services.

    Joint Events– shared with St Luke’s Parish Church include Covenant Service and Plough Service in January, Palm Sunday Service, Education Sunday Service in September, Remembrance Sunday Service in November, Charity Lunches on Saturdays in Lent, 12 noon – 1 pm.

    Goostrey Methodist Church is a member of the Dane & Trent Circuit and details of events in the circuit can be found on the circuit website www.danetrentmethodist.org.uk

  • National Women's Register

    Contact:    Shan Thomas

    Telephone: 01477 533638

    E-mail:       shanhumphreythomas@icloud.com

    Website:    www.nwr.org.uk

    Information

    The Goostrey branch of the National Women’s Register is a small friendly group of women who meet in each other’s homes on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 8pm for lively discussions, stimulating conversation, the sharing of ideas and having fun. We organise our own wide ranging programme twice a year which at the  moment includes discussions on topics such as our favourite work of art, ICT – love it, hate it, or both, Nobel Prize awards and World Heritage Sites. We also take part in the National Telephone Treasure Trail, enjoy occasional walks and theatre trips and go out for a Christmas meal. We are interested in everything and talk about anything and welcome women of any age, so why not come along and sample an NWR evening?

    Further details about NWR nationally can be found at www.nwr.org.uk

  • Parent Teachers Association

    Contact:     Deborah Boon

    Telephone:  01477 544835

    E-Mail:      

    Address:     14 Twemlow Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8DT

    Information

    Fund raising for supporting Goostrey School. The objective of the P.T.A. is to ‘Advance the education of the pupils of Goostrey Community Primary School’. The main way in which we do this is to organise several fund raising events during the year which apart from raising funds for the school, provides plenty of fun and entertainment for the parents of children at the school and for the wider community of Goostrey. We hope you will support and enjoy the events we have planned for this coming year. Special Events – Quiz Night, Giant Sleepover, Indusgence Evening.
  • Royal British Legion

    Contact:    Ian Gough

    Telephone:     01565 723890

    E-Mail: 

    Website:      http://www.britishlegion.org.uk

    Address:     

    Information

    Helping the sick and aged members of the Legion, with fund raising events The Royal British Legion exists to serve and protect the interests of ex-servicemen and women and their dependants. Advice and assistance is given for disability and war widows pensions; work is found suitable for the disabled; homes and housing are available for the aged and disabled and there are convalescent homes for the sick. Goostrey Branch is greatly involved in fund raising, particularly the Poppy Appeal, to make the Legions work possible. Its special concern are the two convalescent homes, Bying House at Southport and Lister House at Ripon, where Goostrey members have stayed. The sick and aged are regularly visited and wheel-chairs can be provided for the immobile. The Branch helps with arrangements for Remembrance Sunday and has revived in Goostrey the observance of the two minute silence on 11th November. Any ex-service personnel who are interested in joining the Legion and its work can contact the secretary for information. Special Events – Bingo fortnightly on a Saturday night and a special Easter and Christmas bingo, all held in the Village Hall

  • Royal British Legion (Women's Section)

    Contact:      Edna Brandreth

    Telephone:   01477 533007

    E-Mail: 

    Website:      http://www.britishlegion.org.uk

    Address:     16 Twemlow Green, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8DT

    Information

    Helping the sick and aged members of the Legion, with fund raising events The Royal British Legion exists to serve and protect the interests of ex-servicemen and women and their dependants. Advice and assistance is given for disability and war widows pensions; work is found suitable for the disabled; homes and housing are available for the aged and disabled and there are convalescent homes for the sick. Goostrey Branch is greatly involved in fund raising, particularly the Poppy Appeal, to make the Legions work possible. Its special concern are the two convalescent homes, Bying House at Southport and Lister House at Ripon, where Goostrey members have stayed. The sick and aged are regularly visited and wheel-chairs can be provided for the immobile. The Branch helps with arrangements for Remembrance Sunday and has revived in Goostrey the observance of the two minute silence on 11th November. Any ex-service personnel who are interested in joining the Legion and its work can contact the secretary for information. Special Events – Bingo fortnightly on a Saturday night and a special Easter and Christmas bingo, all held in the Village Hall

  • Village Hall & Playing Fields Foundation

    Contact:      Sally Ball

    Telephone:   01477 534160

    E-Mail:         GoostreyVhpff@gmail.com

    |Website:    https://www.goostreyvhpffbbl.com/

    Address:     3 Shearbrook Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire CW4 8PR

    Information

    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 Village Hall and Playing Fields Foundation

    FOR FAMILY FUN & FRIENDSHIP

    The Goostrey Village Hall and Playing Fields Foundation (VHPFF) is a charitable trust acting on a voluntary basis, owning and running the playing fields on Booth Bed Lane, and part of Goostrey Village Hall and acts for the residents of Goostrey and adjoining parishes.

    As a non profit making organisation it charges £30 / per household per year for membership to the VHPFF and use of the facilities.

    There are active tennis, bowling, croquet and football clubs with their own individual fees for club events during dedicated times. We are officially welcoming organisations representing most sections of the community for all age groups, with coaching for youth football and tennis and we are currently offering reduced membership fees for the over 60’s.

    Further details of the VHPFF can be found by contacting : 01477 537864/ 534347 or 534160.

    MEET US, HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, SOCIALISE AND HELP US EXPAND THE COMMUNITY OF GOOSTREY

    JOIN NOW TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY AND LEISURE IN THE VILLAGE!!

  • Westview Tenant's Association

    Contact:      Ray Davies

    Telephone:   01477 532411

    E-Mail:         

    Address:     31 Main Road, Goostrey, CheshireCW4 8LL

    Information

    To organise outings, get togethers and special functions etc and also promote interest in local amenities and the environment. Special Events – Social afternoons on the last Monday of every month held in St Luke’s Hall, Holmes Chapel. Trips out to different venues,Annual General Meeting in November, Christmas Bingo in Village Hall, Annual Dinner with transport at selected venue. 4 forums are arranged during the year with speakers on different subjects.