Please find below links to the essential information you should read about the Coronavirus pandemic and how to keep you and your family as safe as possible:

NHS Guidance

Government Webs Site

Both these sites are updated regularly, and we also re Tweet useful information from Cheshire East which appears in the right hand column on this page.

Village Hall

Most bookings in the Village Hall have been cancelled for at least a month.  This situation will be reviewed regularly in line with Government Guidance and the Clerk will liaise with anyone wishing to cancel or rearrange existing bookings.  We are not currently taking any new bookings for the Village Hall.


We were due to publish a Parish Council Newsletter however, the news situation changes so quickly by the time it was printed it was out of date.  An electronic Newsletter is available and printed copies will be put on the Village noticeboards.

Contacting the Parish Council

If you need to contact the Parish Council you can phone on 01477 535825 on Mondays, Wednesdsays and Fridays between 1pm and 4pm or in an emergency call 07834 230351.

Alternatively you can e-mail the Clerk at

Contact details for Councillors are on the  Council Members Page



Road Closure – A50 between the junctions with Goostrey Lane and New Platt Lane

The following notice has been issued today by Cheshire East Highways.

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out installation of new road markings.

It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Friday 27th March 2020 to Saturday 28th March 2020 between times 19:00-05:00.


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:-

A50 Knutsford RoadDane Valley WardHolmes ChapelCW4 8 from the junction with Goostrey Lane to the junction with New Platt Lane.

The alternative route will be via the following streets: – Knutsford Road, London Road, Chester Road, Middlewich Road, A54 Holmes Chapel Roundabout, Holmes Chapel Road, Holmes Chapel Road Roundabout, Kinderton Street, St Michaels Way, Subway Under A54 St Michaels Way, Nantwich Road, Newton Bank, Northwich Road, Bostock Road, Peckmill Roundabout, Davenham Bypass, St Wilfrids Roundabout, Shurlach Road, Rudheath Roundabout, Manchester Road Ex Trunk, Manchester Road Roundabout, King Edward Road, Toft Road

Location Map –

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

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out installation of new road markings.

It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Friday 27th March 2020 to Saturday 28th March 2020 between times 19:00-05:00.

This notice will become operative on Friday 27th March 2020 for a period of 5 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East Highways on telephone number 0300 123 5020.

Notice Date: 26th March 2020

Acting Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer


Middlewich Road


CW11 1HZ

New Job Opportunity at Goostrey Village Hall – Postponed due to Coronavirus

New Job Opportunity for a Village Hall Supervisor

We have a new job opportunity for a Village Hall Supervisor at Goostrey Village Hall.

The position involves the day to day management of the Village Hall on behalf of the Parish Council.

Hours: 16 hours per week, including evenings and weekends when needed to meet the needs of hirers.

Duties include: Hall bookings; meeting and greeting hirers; providing caretaker services and cleaning.

Pay & Holidays: The successful applicant will be paid £160.00 per week, plus caretaker services pay and will be entitled to 4 weeks paid holiday plus Bank Holidays.

View the Job Description for further information.

If you wish to apply you must download and complete the Application Form and send it to the Clerk at Goostrey Village Hall, Main Road, Goostrey CW4 8PE or send a copy by e-mail, by 5pm on 16th March 2020.

Contact the Parish Clerk for more details and/or a printed application form.  Telephone 01477 535825 or send an e-mail to

Closing Date: 16th March 2020

Road Closure of A50 and New Platt Lane – Friday 28th February to 1st March 2020

We have today received the following communication from Sibelco regarding the works on the A50 and New Platt Lane.

For your awareness and onward communication within the community, we now have detailed programme of works for the A50 and New Platt Lane road closure.

The road closure has been publicised through the signage and matrix signs.  The A50 will have a full road closure from 19:00 hrs on Friday 28thFebruary through to 17:00 hrs Sunday 1st March (subject to any delays or cancellations caused by weather).  The works will be managed by Dutton Contractors and will have full time traffic management marshals available.

Detailed programme as we have it:

Closure commencement Friday 28th February*

  1. Fri 19:00 – Fri 20:00               A50 road closure
  2. Fri 20:00 – Sat 02:00              Cold milling & excavate traffic sign bases
  3. Sat 07:00                                  Emulsion application and road surfacing & install traffic sign poles
  4. Sun 07:00 – Sun 12:00           Fix traffic sign heads
  5. Sun 13:00 – Sun 16:30           Stud fixing and white lining
  6. Sun 17:00                                 Re-open A50

*Subject to weather

There is an emergency contact provided from Dutton Contractors.  A map of the closure is also provided, detailed below:

  • Chris Ackroyd:           07834 697057, Works Supervisor
  • Paul Collins:                07825 547842, Emergency contact if Chris cannot be reached


Village Hall and Playing Fields Foundation (VHPFF) fundraising at Waitrose Knutsford

The VHPFF has now been setup up at Waitrose Knutsford for charitable donations.  Make sure you ask for Green Tokens when you shop at Waitrose Knutsford and drop them in the VHPFF box!

For social media users the VHPFF has a facebook page with all the information about the facilities it provides.

Go to  to find out what’s happening at the VHPFF.

Letter from Goostrey Parish Council to All Residents Goostrey Former Railway Sidings – Link to Online Survey

The following communication will be delivered to all households in the the Village today.  We are sending it by 1st Class Post to the outlying properties where it should be received tomorrow.

If you wish to respond online click link to access the online

NOTE:  You will only be able to complete the survey once on the same computer.


A Letter from Goostrey Parish Council to All Residents

Goostrey Former Railway Sidings

Dear Resident,

You may have noticed that the land which contained the former railway sidings is up for sale.  It is a total of 6.4 acres.  Goostrey Parish Council is considering whether or not to make an offer to purchase the land.

The main benefit is that we could preserve the land as an open space (as it is now) and it would be owned by the Parish Council on behalf of the residents.  Over a period of time we hope to be able to open it up for other uses by the community.

Unfortunately, because the land is being sold by a Receiver, the sale needs to take place in a very short space of time.  Consequently, we do not have time to fully examine the state of the land and we do not know the extent of remediation needed to allow other uses.  For this reason, the land would not initially be open for general access.

If the Parish Council is to make an offer, we would need to take out a Public Works Loan, which the Government makes available to bodies like ourselves.  The loan would have a low and fixed rate of interest.  To cover the repayments, we would need to raise the Precept (ie that component of the Council Tax that you pay to the Parish Council) for a 25-year period.  To allow scope for negotiation, we need flexibility on the size of the increase.   We are proposing that for a Band ‘D’ house the maximum would be 54p/month (the maximum levels for the range of Band ‘A’ to Band ‘H’ would be 36p to £1.07/month).

Any offer that we make could of course be outbid by another prospective purchaser.

We would like to get your view on whether or not you are in favour of the Parish Council making an offer and raising the Precept.

Please could you complete the slip (on the copy of the letter you receive) and return it to the Village Hall letterbox (or The Trading Post) or complete the online survey at (see the link at beginning of this post) by 10pm on Monday 27th January.  The overall response will be reported to the Parish Council meeting on 28th January where the way forward will be decided.  Thank You.

Sharon Jones  Clerk to Goostrey Parish Council

Goostrey Former Railway Sidings. 

The land for sale is within the red line boundary.  It is situated to the West of Station Road.  The southern entrance is directly opposite the station car park.