Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan – Officially Made 17th August 2017

I attended the count of the referendum votes on Thursday evening. There was a 46% turn out of whom over 97% voted “Yes”. This is excellent news confirming massive public support for the Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan.

I’m sure the whole Parish Council will join with me in thanking everyone who has contributed to the Plan for their hard work and professionalism and for carrying the community with them through a long and complex process. The Parish has been very fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated team willing to put in the time and effort needed to deliver a comprehensive plan for the development of Goostrey Parish up until 2030.


Peter Godfrey
Chairman – Goostrey Parish Council
Telephone: 01477 533745

Road Closure : A535 Chelford Road, Goostrey 2nd August – 3rd September

Notice of Temporary Road Closure




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and of all other enabling powers issues this notice temporarily to prohibit traffic in the following length of road:-

Chelford Road, Dane Valley Ward, Holmes Chapel from the junction with Bridge Lane to the junction with Farm Lane

The alternative route will be via the following streets: – Chelford Road, Macclesfield Road, London Road, Knutsford Road, Holmes Chapel Road, Toft Road, Adams Hill, Brook Street, Goughs Lane Roundabout, Chelford Roundabout

Location Map –

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out bridge parapet repairs.

It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Wednesday 2nd August 2017 to Sunday 3rd September 2017.

This notice will become operative on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 for a period of 21 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed, and may be extended by a further 21 days if necessary.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East Highways on 03001235020.


Goostrey Neigbourhood Plan Referendum – 17th August 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will take place on Thursday 17th August 2017.  The New Scout Hut and Youth Facility will the the venue for the Polling Station (as the Village Hall is closed on that date for refurbishment).

The Notice of Referendum has been posted on the notice boards in accordance with statutory procedures and you can also view it online.

View Notice of Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

View Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

Going on Holiday – Why not register for a Postal Vote

If you want to register for Postal voting because you are away on holiday on polling day please down load a form and post it to Cheshire East Council before 31st July.

Download Form to Register for Postal Vote


The following roadworks will be carried out in July.

  • 3-7 July – 220 Main Road – new water connection- two way traffic controls will be in place.
  • 1-3 July – 57 Booth Bed Lane – a new low voltage power cable is to be installed – two way traffic controls will be in place.
  • 6 July – Northwich Road A50 Knutsford Road to county boundary – Carriageway Structural Patching. Dates may be changed in the event of adverse weather. Working 08.00 to 17.00 hours – Traffic Ctrl (Stop/Go
  • 14 – 16 July – Northwich Road Holmes Chapel Road to Knutsford Road – Carriageway Grip 11104181  Fibre.Dates may change due to adverse weather. Work times are 9.30-15.30 only – Road Closure
  • 10 – 21 July – Twemlow Lane, between Padgate and Springfield Cottage – Excavate footway, carriageway and verge to install  electric connection –  Traffic Ctrl (Two Way Signals)

Proposed withdrawal of Bus 319 route between Holmes Chapel, Cranage & Goostrey

Cheshire East Council is currently reviewing the bus services that it supports in the borough.  There are a number of proposals to cut or reduced bus services however, the one bus service that Goostrey has, linking it to Holmes Chapel is proposed for withdrawal, and any residents without alternative transport will have to use the “Little Bus Service” which is a type of dial a ride service but does have some drawbacks (details of service in the Information Booklet the Questionnaire below.

View “Bus Service Review 2017 – Information Booklet”

View “Bus Service Review 2017 – Questionnaire”

If you prefer a paper copy please ring the Parish Office on 01477 535825 to obtain a copy of each.

It is very important that all residents who use or may want to use the service complete a questionnaire and return it to Cheshire East Council before 26TH JULY 2017 and that you use the bus service as much as possible in the meantime.

The Parish Council has formed a working party to find out more information and to liaise directly with Cheshire East Council.

Suspect Charged with Cranage Burglaries

Overnight on the 6th June  a number of properties in and around the area of Cranage were subjected to burglaries and thefts.

As a result of an intense investigation and forensic analysis, yesterday a male was arrested and charged with numerous burglary and theft of motor vehicle offences.  It is anticipated that further arrest will be made in the near future.  During the investigation a large amount of property was recovered.

Cheshire Police is committed to tackling personal crime in our neighbourhoods, alongside the investigation our work is aimed at making the public feel safer in their community and helping you to  avoid becoming a victim of  crime. If you would like any crime prevention advice then please contact the local Policing Team.

Intelligence provided by the community is vitally important and we continue to urge the public to report any suspicious incident or information regarding crime to the Police.

For any non-emergency calls please dial 101 or alternatively information can be passed via

Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

Inspector 3214 Penny Jones – Beat Management Inspector

Cheshire Constabulary

New Documents Posted on this Site

The Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 9th May, Village Hall Management Committee Meeting on 11th May, Amenities Committee Meeting on 1st June and the Planning Committee Meeting on 30th May are all published on this site in the Documents section.