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Roadworks on Old A53 – 23 Feb. 2018

Roadworks Sign

Roadworks.org has published information of work on the old A53, between Wollerton and Lostford, taking place tomorrow Friday 23rd Feb.

The notice reads:

From Drayton Field to Lostford Junction A53, Market Drayton, Shropshire 23 February

Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: o/s Greenfields Lostford Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 3LT

Works description: Openreach access to overhead structures to install […]

Three Days of Tree Trimming on Hodnet By-Pass

Roadworks Sign

Roadworks.org has published two advance notices of work on the A53, Hodnet by-pass, covering three days from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th February 2018. Both are to allow for tree cutting and traffic will be controlled by ‘Stop/Go Boards’.

It appears that on the first day (Mon.) the work will take place to the Shrewsbury side of Espley Roundabout (A53/A442 […]

Road Closure: Lostford Lane, Mickley – 12/13 Feb. 2018

Roadworks Sign

Roadworks.org is carrying information on a two day closure of Lostford Lane, Mickley, on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 February.

There are five different pieces of information available on the map, some of which appear to contradict each other. For example whilst some say “road closure” others state “delays unlikely”! Here is a combination of the relevant information:

Road closure […]

A Week of Roadworks Hopton / High Hatton, 24 Jan 18

Roadworks Sign

This morning Roadworks.org circulated an email with details of a week of roadworks on the minor road which runs between the A53 at Hopton and High Hatton. The work should have started today (24/1/18) and are scheduled to continue until 1st Feb.

The work is being carried out by BT. The two connected announcements read:

Roadworks, delays possible: 24 Jan […]

Have You Lost a Trampoline?

Lost Trampoline On Old Railway

The webteam have been contacted by a local resident who regularly walks along the old railway line from Hodnet to Wollerton.

They tell us that since the strong winds a few days ago the trampoline pictured right has been blocking the footpath.

Unlike the recently escaped parrot the trampoline will not move until someone takes responsibility for it.

It is […]

New Recycling Page

Have you ever wondered how to recycle those items which the Council don’t collect, and for which it is not easy to find places to take them?

We have tried to help by adding a new page to the website with a list of places in the area where you take a variety of items. You can find this in […]

Wood Lane, Wollerton Closure – 22 Jan 2018

Roadworks Sign

Roadworks.org is warning of the closure of Wood Lane in Wollerton on Monday, 22nd Jan. This to allow Severn Trent Water to carry out remedial work. From the map it seems that the work is being carried out near to Wollerton URC. The planned diversion route is through Mickley.

Details are:

Wood Lane, Wollerton, Shropshire 22 January — 22 January


Parrot at Large in Peplow!

The web team have been contacted by local resident Paul Elvin, to say that a blue macaw was spotted at Bowling Green Farm, Peplow earlier today (19/1/18).

It was seen on a roof at about 9:20am, and stayed there for about 10mins, before flying away in the direction of Hodnet.

Of course no one can be sure where the bird […]

New Funding for Heating & Insulation Improvements

Shropshire Newsroom

Keep Shropshire Warm, Shropshire Council’s energy advice scheme, have just announced here that new heating and insulation funding is available for householders and landlords across Shropshire, thanks to the latest round of government funding.

Householders who were previously ineligible such as those not receiving benefits, or park home residents may now be eligible after the eligibility criteria were widened.

Oliver […]

Two Day Road Closure in Peplow – 8 & 9th Jan. 2018

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Roadworks.org is carrying information of a 2 day road closure in Peplow.

There is some confusion in the notice about the location of the work and road closure. From the map the work is being carried out close to Home Farm, with the road being closed between The Woodlands and Peplow Chapel.

The full notice can be found here and […]

Chimney Fire in Hopton

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

According to the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website, Hodnet Fire Crew were called out early yesterday morning (25/12/17) to a chimney fire in Hopley.

Just after 08:15am the service received a call reporting a chimney fire in Hodnet and the local appliance was despatched.

Upon arrival the crew used a hearth kit, stirrup pump and thermal image camera to […]

Schools remain CLOSED on Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

Shropshire Council Logo

Hodnet School and The Grove in Market Drayton will be closed for the second day running tomorrow – Tuesday 12 December 2017.

For details of other state funded schools please follow the links on our previous post about school closures.

Winter Weather Waste and Recycling Collections

Shropshire Newsroom

Shropshire Council have this morning (11/12/17) issued advice about waste and recycling collections in the present snow affected conditions. The information, which was posted on the Shropshire Newsroom website, states:

If we’re unable to collect your waste due to the bad weather, please:

Bring your recycling boxes and blue bag back in (as they can be a trip hazard) and […]

Schools CLOSED Across Shropshire – Mon 11 Dec 2017

Shropshire Council Logo

According to information posted on Shropshire Council’s School Closures page this afternoon (10/12/17) Hodnet School and The Grove in Market Drayton will both be closed tomorrow. The information about these two schools was updated around 7.00pm this evening.

A note on the home page of Hodnet School’s website reads:

We will be closed tomorrow (Monday 11th December) due to the […]

Wood Lane Roadworks – 6 to 12 Dec 2017

Roadworks Sign

Roadworks.org has today (4/12/17) announced work by BT on Wood Lane, Wollerton. The work is scheduled to start on Wednesday this week and last for a week.

The announcement reads:

Wood Lane, Wollerton, Shropshire 06 December — 12 December Delays possible Traffic control (multi-way signals) Works location: (PCP6) Opposite Woodlands, Wood Lane Works description: Build 1 precast chamber 1310mm x […]