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Parish Council Meeting – Aug 16

4th August 2016 7.30pm at Lyon Hall, Hodnet

Coffee Morning at Highway Farm

Coffee Morning Highway FarmSupporting the Midlands Air Ambulance

Monday 20th June 2016, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Highway Farm House, Peplow. TF9 3JU

By kind permission of Rhydian & Juliet Scurlock-Jones

All welcome – Entrance Free

Local produce and crafts stalls. Raffle and Tombola.

Footpath Group competition winners

Hodnet Footpath Group were pleased to see plenty of people visiting their stall on Saturday at the Right Royal Party.

Winners in their ‘Spot the Swan’ competition were as follows:

1st prize: 2 umbrellas (how appropriate!) – won by the Coopers of Marchamley, who selected the exact square ‘K3’ on the grid of Wollerton Wetlands.
2nd prize: an OS map of the Church Stretton area – won by the Mackies of Marchamley Wood. They were one square away, and tied with 5 others so this prize was therefore drawn by lot.
Junior prize: a box of sweets – won by the Brimleys of Stoke on Tern.

Well done everyone, and thanks for coming along.

Please continue to support the work of Hodnet Footpath Group.

Visit our webpage

See our new Facebook page

To sign up for our Friends list so you receive notification of any upcoming walks we are arranging (see below) please send us an email. Or why not join in one of our workparties and help us to maintain the paths in this area?

Female Common Glow Worm - © David Savory www.glowworms.org.uk

Female glow worm (Lampyris noctiluca) on a grass stem

Weds 22nd June: An evening stroll around  Wollerton Wetlands. Meet by Wollerton’s ‘Village Room’ at 7pm or walk from Hodnet – meet 6.30pm at the bridge over the railway line in Station Rd.

Fri 1st July: Late evening glow worm spotting along the old railway line. Meet at the bridge over the old railway line in Station Rd, Hodnet at 10.30pm.

Peplow Community Walk – June 2016

Boy & Girl WalkingWednesday 29th June

Meet by the Chapel by 7:30pm

A walk in the Peplow area.

In case of bad weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 after 5:30pm on the day.

Medical Centre – Half Day Closure: 21 June 2016

Hodnet Medical CentreHodnet Medical Centre has announced that the surgery will closed on Tuesday 21st June from 12.30pm.

The post on their website reads:

The surgery will be closed for half a day on:
Tuesday 21st June from 12.30pm

To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training session.  All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this afternoon for training purposes.  This is in line with the Government’s directive to improve training and education within the NHS, and to give all practice staff the opportunity to participate.

If you require medical treatment while the surgery is closed on the above afternoons – please call shropdoc on  0333 222 66 55

Thank you for your support,

Antiques Valuation Day – July 2016

Bear with Carriage ClockFrom 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 14 July, at The Bear, Hodnet.

Midlands Air AmbulanceFree valuations of collectables, jewellery, ceramics and other antiques.

Hansons and The Bear both support the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and donations can be made on the day.

Items can be accepted into forthcoming Hansons Auctions.

For more information please telephone 01630-685214 or email

Fire causes power failure

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceShropshire Fire and Rescue Service report on their website, that a fire at Little Bolas damaged an overhead electricity cable. At around 3:05pm on Saturday 4th June, they received a call reporting a fire involving rubbish and a hedgerow, which was also affecting the power cable.

Hodnet Fire crew attended the scene and extinguished the fire using a dry powder extinguisher and a hosereel jet. The crew reported the incident dealt with at 3:56pm.

Western Power Distribution reported that 112 properties lost power as a result of the incident. Many of these were in the Peplow area. Power to all but 20 of them was restored by 5:00pm.

HFG Summer Events

The Hodnet Footpath Group have three ‘public’ events lined up over the summer.

1st – 11th June: We are attending the Right Royal Party on Hodnet Rec. We’ll have a group display/information and a competition to enter. Come and see what we do/have done and meet the crew!

2nd – 22nd June: Evening visit to/stroll around the ‘Wollerton Wetlands’. Meet by Wollerton’s ‘Village Room’ at 7pm or walk from Hodnet at 6.30pm – from the start of the old railway line.

3rd – 1st July: Late evening Glow Worm spotting along the old railway line. Meet at Hodnet at the start of the old railway line at 10.30pm. If you’ve never seen them, this is a good opportunity to do so – and there are very few places locally where they exist.

As appropriate, come suitably prepared for sun, rain or near darkness (torch). Accompanied children welcome, as are dogs on leads. for more info come and see us on the 11th or see our webpage

Hodnet Footpath Group

 

 

Updated: Missing cat comes home

Update: 3 June

Julie has let us know that her cat found her way home this morning.

Julie's missing catJulie Brown’s cat has gone missing. Please let Julie know if you have seen it.

She went missing last week from her home in the Old Auction Yard on Station Road. She’s a very slim build tortie with a ginger face and white bib and socks.

Julie can be contacted on 07703-789687.

Right Royal Party Programme Available

Printed programmes for the Right Royal Party on Saturday 11th June are being delivered free of charge over the next few days. Details of the event are available on its dedicated web page.

To download a PDF copy of the programme please click the image below.

Right Royal Party

A Right Royal Party

A Parish Summer Picnic
To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Hodnet Recreation Ground, Saturday 11th June 2016, 3.00pm onwards.

Full details on the event’s web page

A Right Royal Party Poster

Click the image above to download a printable PDF poster

Summer Event – Planning Meeting 24 May 2016

BuntingPlans for a Parish summer event are gathering pace and the planning group is looking forward to A 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, 24th May 7.30pm at Hodnet Club.

All those with ideas for the event are invited to come along and get involved.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Hodnet Parish Council following the resignation on 12th May 2016 of Councillor Derek Hodge.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules of the date of this notice.

The fourteen-day period ends on 7th June 2016.                 .

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,
The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

This notice is dated 17th May 2016

Clerk to Hodnet Parish Council

Mrs Jane Evans
Tel. 01630 654504 / email

Download this notice as a printable PDF file.

Parish Council Meeting – Jun 16

23rd June 2016 7.30pm at The School Room, Wollerton United Reform Church

Antiques Valuation Day – June 2016

Bear with Carriage ClockFrom 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 9 June, at The Bear, Hodnet.

Midlands Air AmbulanceFree valuations of collectables, jewellery, ceramics and other antiques.

Hansons and The Bear both support the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and donations can be made on the day.

Items can be accepted into forthcoming Hansons Auctions.

For more information please telephone 01630-685214 or email