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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




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

New Cricketers Wanted Urgently

Hodnet & Peplow Cricket ClubHodnet and Peplow Cricket Club are desperately looking for players to help keep the club going.

2016 is the club’s 70th (began in 1946) but unfortunately it is really struggling for players.

If you would like get involved, or know anyone who would, please contact Matt Watkins by email, phone 07817-012650, or the club’s Facebook page.

Breast Screening

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.

Hodnet & District Garden Club May 2016

Hodnet & District Garden ClubOur 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.


Lyon Hall Table Top Sale – July 2016

Table top sale

The Lyon Hall, Hodnet are holding a Table Top Sale,

Saturday, July 2nd. 10:00am to 2:00pm

Refreshments available.

The cost for those wishing to sell items will be £5 per table.

To book a table please contact Glenys Comerford on 01630-685661.

Zumba Dance Party

Lyon Hall 1Weekly 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.

Reported car fire on A53

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceHodnet 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.

Road Closure Hopton – 25 April 2016

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):

Hopton Road Closure Map

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.

Summer Event – Planning Meeting May 2016

BuntingPlans 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.

Five vehicles in Marchamley collision

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceShropshire 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.