Hodnet Medical Practice has this week posted the following information on its website.
All women in the UK aged between 50 and 70 are routinely invited every three years to have a test to detect early breast cancer. The mobile X-ray unit is based at Market Drayton Primary Care Centre. Ladies registered at Hodnet Medical Centre who are eligible for breast screening will receive invitations to attend sometime in the month of May. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the chance of a cure. The breast screening test is called mammography which is a specialised X-ray of your breasts. If you are over 70, you are still entitled to breast screening on the NHS every three years but you will not be sent a routine appointment – you will need to make your own appointment by contacting the Breast Screening Office on 01743 261080.
More information about breast screening can be found here on the NHS website.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30pm at the Lyon Hall. There has been a change to our previously advertised schedule, and our May get-together will no longer be an open mike event with Garden Club members providing the programme. Instead we welcome Anne Harrison, who will present an illustrated talk entitled “All about Reaseheath“.
Anne will talk about the history of Reaseheath College (Nantwich) and the opportunities it offers to full-time students and to those of us who now have more time on our hands and would like to increase our knowledge of gardening.
Visitors are most welcome to come along to our talks and partake in a cup of tea and biscuit. All our meetings at the Lyon Hall are free of charge this year.
The Lyon Hall, Hodnet are holding a Table Top Sale,
Saturday, July 2nd. 10:00am to 2:00pm
The cost for those wishing to sell items will be £5 per table.
To book a table please contact Glenys Comerford on 01630-685661.
Weekly Zumba fitness sessions are to start at the Lyon Hall on Monday 9th May, from 6.00 to 7.00pm.
Cost £5.00 per session.
For more details please contact Sue Blower, 07813-312492 or email
Also listed on our Weekly Events page.
Hodnet Fire Crew were called out to a Road Traffic Collision today (23 April 16), makng this the the second such incident this week. The log entry on the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service’s website, classes the incident as a “Car Fire”.
The incident involved one saloon car, and no-one was trapped in it. The vehicle made safe by Fire Service Personnel using small tools.
No other fire appliance attended the incident, but police and the ambulance service were also called. One casualty was treated at the scene by the ambulance crew.
The initial call was received at 12:56pm and the stop message was received at 1:15pm.
Shropshire Council have announced that a section of the road from Hopton to Lee Brockhurst will be closed for 4 days from this Monday (25 Apr.).
The schedule states, ” West Midland shooting grounds crossroads to junction of Hermitage Lane SY4 4NA” with the work being described as “Laying of BT duct for the BDUK contract”
The diversion route, via Weston/Lee Brockhurst, is shown on this map (other routes are available):
Pedestrian/dismounted cyclist/dismounted horse rider’s access through the closure area will be available during the period. The notice states that the closure will be effective for 24 hrs/day.
Plans for a Parish summer event are gathering pace and the planning group is looking forward to Right Royal Party which is planned for Saturday 11th June 2016. For more details please see the event’s page.
The next planning meeting is to be held on Tuesday, 3rd May 7.30pm at Hodnet Club.
All those with ideas for the event are invited to come along and get involved.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website reports a five vehicles collision in Marchamley shortly before 6pm today (19 Apr. 2016).
Four fire appliances, including a Rescue Tender, were deployed following a call received by the control room at 5:55pm. Crews from Hodnet, Prees and Wellington attended the incidents along with an Operations Officer. The Ambulance Service and Police were also called.
One person was released using holmatro cutting equipment (cutters/spreaders) and Fire Service personal also had to administer oxygen first aid.
The incident was originally reported as being in Hodnet, but the report gives its location as Marchamley.
Recently an old flagon from The Bear Inn has come to light.
You can read more HERE
21 walkers and 3 dogs enjoyed a couple of hours’ fresh air and exercise on Sunday afternoon (3/4/16), on a walk organised by the Hodnet Footpath Group. They went from the Lyon Hall car park up Hearne Lane and over the fields to Long Lane, back down to the old A53 then across to the animal pound at Wollerton. From there one group took a detour to visit the Wetlands, and others went straight back to Hodnet along the old railway line.
To download a leaflet about this route or to find out more about the Footpath Group, see here. To be added to an email circulation list in order to receive advance notification of occasional public walks in future, please contact our Secretary email.
12th May 2016 7.30pm at Lyon Hall, Hodnet
Sunday 17th April
Meet at the Lyon Hall, 2:15 for 2:30pm
One of the Hodnet Walks
Children welcome, also dogs on leads.
In case of bad weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 (or check this post) after 1:00pm on the day.
Friday 13th May
Wollerton Bowls Club at 7:30pm
Try your hand at Crown Green Bowls.
Come along and have a fun evening.
Savoury snacks included
Entrance: £3.00 per person on the door
Please contact Mike and Dorrien on 01630 684299, or email, to reserve your place.
With the weather finally kind to us, most of our group turned out for a workparty the other Sunday.
We attended to several issues on the path from Hodnet to Fauls, the main one of which was to rebuild a long damaged stile. The photos below show our progress, with special thanks to Stephen and Tom who did most of the hardwork – with Stephen doing the paddling! – alongside the ever present Alfie (dog).
The rest of our group, including two newish members who said they really enjoyed themselves repaired some wobbly steps and cut back trees/vegetation. If you like the sound of that, please do get in touch to join us/find out more HERE – people do as much or as little as they enjoy/are capable of.
Hodnet Primary School
are hosting a Boden and Johnnie B clothing party on
Tuesday 10th May at the School
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Order your favourites on the night – all welcome
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