Another opportunity to see Hodnet’s Glow-worms

The weather may have put some people off joining last Friday’s glow-worm walk, but it did not deter the glow-worms. The highest number this year were spotted, fifty-nine in all. For a report, including video see here.

The Footpath Group’s guides are offering to repeat the session, next Friday evening – 29th June, in the hope of a slightly warmer […]

Large numbers of glow-worms sighted

Despite the poor weather over the previous 48 hours, those who went on the mid-summer day glow-worm walk, organised by the Hodnet Footpaths Group, had a rewarding evening.

The six people who went along spotted the colony’s highest count of displaying females this year. Fifty-nine individuals in all were seen – not the all-time record, but certainly a sign […]

Hodnet Housing Development – Public Meeting

Hodnet Parish Council have organised a public meeting to discuss the proposed housing development to the east of Shrewsbury Street. The meeting will take place at the Lyon Hall on Friday 13th July. The meeting will be in two parts:

6.00pm to 7.00pm: plans available for inspection 7.00 to 9.00pm: questions, comments, etc.

It is anticipated that a good number […]

Anyone for Glow-worm Spotting?

Did you know that Hodnet possesses one of the few Glow-worm colonies in this part of the country? Would you like to see them?

If so, Hodnet Footpath Group would like to invite you join us on a late-evening walk along the old railway track between Hodnet and Wollerton to see these elusive beasties.

This is arranged for Friday 22 […]

Hodnet Housing Development – Planning Application

Details of the planning application for the Hodnet Housing development are now available on Shropshire Council’s Online Planning Register here. The Application No. is 12/01818/FUL and members of the public have until July 4 to comment on the plans as part of the consultation over the development. (Comments should be addressed to the Planning Department at Shropshire Council.)

N.B. The […]

Prize Bingo At the Lyon Hall – January 2013


for the first session of 2013



It’s a good night out.

Changes at the Lyon Hall

The Lyon Hall has successfully applied to the local county council for a premises licence. This means that alcohol may now be sold between 10.00am and 12.00pm Monday – Saturday and Sundays 10.00 till 11.00pm, without the need to apply for a separate Temporary Events Notice. (TENs)

We hope that by making things easier for the hirers, the hall will […]

Shropshire RCC Fuel Buying Scheme

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) has launched a new scheme that will enable its members to take advantage of collective bulk buying power. Larger orders obviously secure better prices which are passed down to members of the scheme. A further gain can be had in the delivery costs in that every time a tanker comes out to a delivery it […]

Wollerton Bowling Club Open Day

Saturday 30th June, from 2.00pm Wollerton Bowls and Social Club, Mill Lane Wollerton

Members of the club invite everyone to come along for a relaxed afternoon of “summer” fun. The main activity will be an opportunity to try out crown green bowling. Practice sessions are free and no experience is required – we just ask you to wear flat shoes […]

Weston-u-Redcastle Village Show 2012

Weston Citadel

Sunday 5th August 2012 11.30am onwards At The Citadel Show Ground SY4 5JY Adults £5 Children free


“A real country show”

Some of this year’s attractions :- Royal Irish Regiment Pipes and Drums, Pony club games, flower & produce tent, Dog Show, Vintage tractors, classic cars, shire horse parade, North Shropshire hounds and beagles, farrier demonstration, tug of […]

Quiz Night at the Bear – July 2012

The next quiz will be taking place at the Bear in Hodnet on Friday 6th July starting at 8.30pm.

Entry is £1 per person – all welcome. Just turn up on the night.

More information from Kevin Stevenson

Prize Bingo at the Lyon Hall – March 2013

COME AND JOIN US ON March 15th at 7.45 pm

Good family Fun



for more details contact Janice Parker

Party in the Park – first photos available

A first selection of photographs from Hodnet’s Diamond Jubilee, Party in the Park are now available on the website. You can find them here along with a brief report of the day.

If you have your own photos you would like to share with others through the website please get in touch by using this form.


Tree fall in Shrewsbury Street

Tree Fall in Shrewsbury Street (3rd June 2012)

The heavy rains of Diamond Jubilee Sunday, not only dampened celebrations across the nation, but they also brought down a tree partly blocking Shrewsbury Street in Hodnet.

The fall, which happened around lunchtime, occurred in the grounds of Hodnet Hall but the top of the tree fell across the wall blocking the footpath […]

Discounted prices on water butts

Shropshire Council is offering discounted prices on water butts. According to a report here on Shropshire Newsroom, the Council and their contractors Veolia are working in partnership with UK plastics manufacturer Straight plc. to offer residents discounts on purchasing water butts. Details and prices are on the getcomposting website. Water butts are at present available in 100 & 190 litre […]