Hodnet Primary School PTA Summer Fayre

It’s a REALLY busy year with Jubilee, Olympics and all the other things we try and cram into our British Summer but please can you save the date and come along to our main fundraising event of the year.

Saturday 14th July 2012 at Hodnet School 11am to 2pm

We will have all the usual summber fete activities, bouncy castle, […]

Playgroup Curry Night



Don’t miss our curry night on Friday 25th May 2012 in the Lyon Hall – 7.30pm

It will be a great night with delicious curry made be Mrs Tori Russell and there will be fun and games, a bar and live music – £10 per person to include your food

All proceeds will […]

The Bear – Update 27 April

The new tenant has been in touch with the web team again to tell us that they now hope to reopen the Bear on Friday 11th May at 12.00 noon.

They had hoped to be able to reopen it on the 4th but the legal processes involved cannot be rushed.

They went on to say,

I will be announcing some […]

Next reading group meeting

The second meeting of the Hodnet reading group takes place at 7.30 pm on Mon 30th April in Wollerton. Last months book will be discussed and a new book issued. If you’d like to join in, please call Sally on 016360 685286 or email here email

Free swimming in the run up to the Olympics

Local residents may be interested to know that Shropshire Council has announced free swimming sessions in the run up to the Olympics.

Full details can be found here on the Council’s website, locally Whitchurch and Market Drayton Swimming Centres will be offering free swims on Tuesdays in May and June. Most people will be aware however that the main pool […]

New website pages for 2nd Hodnet Scout Group

The 2nd Hodnet Scout Group continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the hard work and commitment of the commitee and the leaders, with the support of the local community.

Less than a year ago the Scouts had closed down and the Beavers were down to an unsustainable 2 members. The scouts are up and running again […]

The Bear – Update 24 April

The new landlord has been in touch with the web team again and provided us an update on progress towards reopening the Bear after they take over. Whilst they are not able to give a date yet for when it will reopen, they have told us which ales they will be offering at the opening.

St Austell Brewery, Tribute; Joules […]

Plans update – 21 April

The community event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is to be held on the recreation ground in Hodnet on Sunday 3rd June.

Planning for the day is making steady progress, allthough there is still much to do. The organising commitee are meeting regulaly.

All local groups, clubs, societies and individuals who may be interested in helping to organise the […]

Trugg and Barrows Garden Diary May 2012

“Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

This time last month the ground was bone dry after months of below average rainfall, we were basking in unseasonably warm weather and were concerned about how to keep plants healthy in drought conditions. April certainly lived up to its […]

The Bear – new management to reopen it in days

The webteam are pleased to announce that the Bear will only be closed for a few days for refurbishments to some areas when a new tenant takes over at the end of the moth.

We have been contacted by the person who is finalising plans to take over the business with the owner and present tenants. They tell us that […]

Toy Dog Show Ring Training at the Lyon Hall

Our aim is to assist prospective dog show competitors in learning how to handle their dogs in the show ring. Also for people to bring their puppies to teach them show ring manners. We also give assistance in filling in show entry forms and give all general advice as asked.

At our meetings we have coffee and chat, answer questions […]

The Bear to close temporarily

Please note: this story has now been superseeded – see here for details

Rumours have been circulating recently that Hodnet’s pub, restaurant and hotel, The Bear, will be closing soon.

The web team can now confirm that the current management are ceasing to run the property at the end of April and it will close on Saturday, 28th.

We […]

Prize Bingo at Wollerton Village Room – June 2012

Next Session: Thursday 7th June 2012 8pm start. Tea and biscuits.


More details from Claire Lockley: 01630-685544 / 07765-947951 /email


Prize Bingo at Wollerton Village Room – May 2012

Next Session: Thursday 3rd May 8pm start. Tea and biscuits.

More details from Claire Lockley: 01630-685544 / 07765-947951 / email

Race night at the Lyon Hall



7.00pm start, first race at 7.30 prompt


Tickets £5 adults and £3 children includes a buffet supper.

There are prizes to be won and you can become a racehorse owner […]