Trugg and Barrow’s Garden Diary June 2012

“It’s better to wear away than rust away.”

It’s that time of year in the garden when you don’t know whether you’re coming or going.

Weather-wise, May was a month of two contrasting halves. The beginning of the month was cold and wet with danger of frost on many of the nights. As a result, spring growth was around 10 […]

Help shape Shropshire Healthwatch

Shropshire Council Newsroom reports an invitation to people across Shropshire to help shape a new organisation that will make their views heard on health and social care services.

Ideas and thoughts are sought on how Shropshire Healthwatch should work best for the people of Shropshire.

Shropshire Council is responsible for ensuring that a local Healthwatch organisation is set up to […]

Art Competition – All entries now on website

Entries for Website’s Art Competition are now available to view.

All thirteen entries can be seen here. They will also be on display in the main marquee at this weekend’s Party in the Park.

Judging will take place during the week. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Sunday between 4:30 & 5:00pm on the main stage.


Art Competition – First Entries Received

The first batch of entries for the 2012 Art Competition have been received and photographs of them posted on the web site.

All the entries can be seen on the the competitions own page here.

The deadline for entries has also been extended from today until Monday afternoon. Hodnet Post Office will now accept entries up to when they close […]

Cakes, Pies and Bread

Baking competition; split into 5 catagories

Baking is taking on a real theme for July’s Jubilee celebrations, below is a review of all the different catagories available, good luck and have fun.

Ladies only, 4oz Victoria sponge, using this recipe; 4oz (110 grams) butter, caster sugar and self-raising flour 2 large eggs Sweetened whipped cream Jam

Mens only Chocolate […]

Free loft and cavity wall insulation

This week Shropshire Newsroom reports an announcement by Keep Shropshire Warm (Shropshire Council’s affordable warmth project) of free loft and cavity wall insulation (subject to survey) for all residents of Shropshire.

It is estimated that installing loft insulation could save a household around £175 a year on their energy bills, and installing cavity wall insulation could save around £135 a […]

Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Shropshire Community Messaging (more details) service reports that there appears to be an increase in catalytic converters thefts in several areas of Shropshire. In North Shropshire the area being targeted is the Higher Heath/ Prees area. The vehicles being attacked are Land Rovers, Mercedes and Peugeot cars.

Higher Heath and Prees are not that far from Hodnet, so please […]

Shropshire Community Messaging

Shropshire Community Messaging is a computerised communication system run by Shropshire Division of West Mercia Police. The service offers local residents, neighbourhood watch co-ordinators, businesses, farms, schools and partnerships information and alerts about crimes, incidents and events in their local area.

The service exists in the hope that by improving the flow of information between the community and its police […]

Art Competition: One week left to enter

There is just one week left for young people to enter the website’s Art Competition.

The theme for the competition is “Life in the country” and we are looking for sketches, drawings, paintings, collages or similar up to A3 in size. Any you person 16 or under can enter up to three pieces of work.

Full details, rules and entry […]

Still time to complete Broadband Survey

In a report published yesterday (17 May) by Shropshire Council’s Newsroom, a further appeal was made for residents to complete the Connecting Shropshire Broadband Survey before the end of the month.

Whilst completed surveys now numbered over 4,000, the report encouraged more people to fill it in over the next two weeks.

The Connecting Shropshire campaign is working hard to […]

1953 Coronation Celebrations in Hodnet

A copy of the programme for the 1953 Coronation Celebrations was recently discovered in the personal archives of a Parish Councillor. They scanned it and then sent the webteam a copy of the file which is reproduced on the right. Click on the image to enlarge it.

The full wording of the programme is reproduced below.

We wonder how many […]

Quiz Night @ The Bear – June 1

Quiz night returns to The Bear in Hodnet

Friday 1st June at 8.30pm

£1 per person

All welcome


Jubilee Mugs

The Parish Council will be giving every child 11 years of age and under who are resident within the parish of Hodnet, a commemorative mug to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Those children attending Hodnet School who live outside the Parish will receive a mug funded by the P.T.A or Playgroup. The mugs will also be on sale at the […]

Jubilee Flower Festival

Flower Festival

Holy Immanuel Church – Fauls Green Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th June – 10.00am to 5.30pm each day Preview Friday 1st June 6.oo to 7.oopm prior to a concert in the Church Hall at 7:30pm Admission £3.50 adults, children free

Organised to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, with exhibits both in the grounds and inside the Church. Aspects of the […]

Petition to save the Squirrel Inn

Residents in Wollerton have started a petition objecting to the change of use of the Squirrel Inn into a private dwelling. Encouraged by Councillor Karen Calder a copy of the petition has been placed in Hodnet Post Offiice. Members of the public have until May 24 to comment to the Council so anyone who feels strongly that the planning request […]