Road Closure

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Preston City Council in exercise of its powers under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 has made the above-mentioned Order.

The effect of this Order is that on Saturday, 4th June 2022 from 1.00 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. or until opened earlier with the express permission of a police constable in uniform or the Council’s Director of Customer Services or his authorised representative, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle other than a vehicle forming part of or otherwise used in connection with the Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival or emergency service vehicle, from proceeding along the following lengths of road:-

Goosnargh Lane​- from its junction with Mill Lane for 300 metres
in a westerly direction

Mill Lane​- from its junction with Goosnargh Lane for 100
metres in an easterly direction

Church Lane​- from its junction with Mill Lane to its junction with
Whittingham Lane

Whittingham Lane​- from its junction with Church Lane to its junction with
Cumeragh Lane

Cumeragh Lane​- from its junction with Whittingham Lane for 350
metres in a southern direction

The diversion route for the above road closures will be via Goosnargh Lane, Langley Lane, Inglewhite Road, Halfpenny Lane and Cumeragh Lane in both directions.

The above road closures are necessary to prevent obstruction of the streets at the time of public procession.

Goosnargh & Whittingham Queen’s Jubilee Festival

Part of the Nation’s Jubilee Weekend

Sat 4th June 2022 from 1pm


Assembles at Goosnargh Oliverson’s PR3 2BN

Dance the Maypole

(Places still available)

Lead the parade as a Jubilee Flower Child

Build a Float!

Design a Fancy Dress!


Judging on Festival Morning

This year’s optional theme: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Information and Entry Forms online or from“Goosnargh Chippy”



Can You Help on Festival Day?

Volunteers are needed for many small tasks on the day.

Call in & speak to Jill/Shirley at Goosnargh Chippy. Or


A Road Closure Order and Diversions will be in operation 1pm to 4.45pm on 4th June

Visitors to the Festival please arrive before 1pm when ALL ROADS THROUGH THE VILLAGE WILL BE CLOSED.


Help us to ensure the safety of all taking part by signing on as a 

Volunteer Marshal for the afternoon. 

Full Briefing and High Viz Jackets issued on the day.

Jumble Sale


Goosnargh Village Hall PR3 2BH

Saturday 19th March

Doors Open at 11am

Good as New, Toys, Books, Bric-a-Brac, etc.


Goods left over go to the Third World Aid Programme.

Delicious Refreshments

Village Hall, Church Lane, Goosnargh PR3 2BH

Enquiries Tel: 01772 865546 or 07484231549

We’re Back!

Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival plans to return in style.

This year our festival is on Saturday 4th June and it coincides with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

We need you to get involved and make the day a success.

How do you want to be involved?

Fancy Dress? Maypole Dancing? Attendant? Flower-girl? Entering a Decorated Float?

Or maybe even being Festival Queen or King

Please contact if you think you may be interested, and we can give you more details.

Fancy dress entrants can register on the day in Oliverson’sSchool Playground, but for everything else you need to register in advance.

In order to have enough time to prepare, we need to be choosing our King or Queen soon.

If you are in year 6 – year 11 and live in the parishes of Goosnargh or Whittingham, then you are eligible. This is a huge area, including Whitechapel and Bleasdale and going as far as Longridge Aldi.

Registration forms will be available here, at local schools and Goosnargh Chippy.


It is once again with deep regret that, in view of the continued situation, we have decided to cancel this year’s Festival which was due to take place on June 05th. The rates of COVID 19 while still dropping have not reduced to a level that we feel comfortable proceeding with the Festival in the way we would like. We understand the need for the village to celebrate and we are planning to organise a Scarecrow Festival similar to the event last year to allow everyone to get some fun from what would have been the week of the festival. Please look out for further announcements on this topic

With apologies and best regards

Nik Birkby & David Butters (Co-Chairmen)

Hallowe’en Ball

As I am sure you are already aware, the coronavirus pandemic has meant that it is now vital to limit social contact and avoid gatherings. For that reason, I have made the difficult decision to cancel our Spooktastic event this year.

While I know this is very disappointing I hope you can understand the decision I have had to make. I feel I can’t host a fabulous Spooktastic event whilst implementing all social distance requirements to keep all our attendants and staff safe at this time.

Although I am very disappointed that the event will not be going ahead, as this will be my 8th year hosting, I am very positive that we will be back in 2021 with an even bigger and better event! I thank you all for your understanding in this matter. And I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that help out each year, I couldn’t do it without your kindness and help. And a big thank you to all the companies who have supported and helped out at this event over the years.

Here’s to next year!

Stay Safe,
Alex Johnson
Event Director

Jumble Sale

Our next Festival Good As New Jumble Sale is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th October at Goosnargh Village Hall.

Obviously, under the present situation regarding Covid 19 we cannot guarantee that we can hold it on that day but if we can’t, the committee intends to hold it at the very earliest opportunity afterwards. So we ask all our regulars and friends to keep a ‘look-out’ for an announcement on the Festival website, Facebook page and local press; and please, please hang on to all your jumble!