Hodnet Housing Development – Appeal Withdrawn

Early today (31 Jan 2014) Shropshire Council’s Planning Department posted on the planning portal a copy of a letter they have received from The Planning Inspectorate. Dated 28 Jan, the letter informed the Council that:

The hearing arranged for 5 February 2014 has been cancelled because the appellant has withdrawn the appeal.

A PDF of the letter can be downloaded […]

Hodnet Housing Development – New Appeal Hearing Date


In a letter sent out to some local residents on 21st January 2014, Shropshire Council have announced the new date for appeal for the original planning application for the building of 50 dwellings on land off Station Road. Originally arranged for November […]

Shropshire Budget Proposals Consultation

This week Shropshire Newsroom announced a new consultation through which residents are being invited to share their views on Shropshire Council’s budget proposals for the next three years. Some residents have already been involved in the development of the proposals and now the Council is urging others to offer their thoughts on the plans. An online survey is available in […]

Footpath Group Meets – Help Welcome

Hodnet Footpath Group are getting together this week (on Thursday 23rd Jan at 8pm at the Bear Inn, Hodnet) to discuss their plans for 2014.

If you are interested in local walking, like some of the things the group has already done or would simply like to know more/meet us, please feel free to come along.

Further details from

Chairman: […]

Four Shotguns Stolen

Police are trying to trace four shotguns stolen from a gun cabinet during a burglary a home near Market Drayton between 7.10pm and 9.05pm on Friday, 10th January, 2014. (A Neighbourhood Watch update sent out on 14th Jan. gives the location of the property as Kenstone, Hodnet.) An appeal published yesterday on the West Mercia Police’s website states that they […]

Hodnet’s New Knight

Mr & Mrs Heber-Percy at Hodnet’s Party in the Park, June 2012

On the 1st January this year, Hodnet gained its first knight since the 1600’s. Two days before his 70th birthday, Algernon Eustace Hugh Heber-Percy, Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire, became a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Honours in this Order are given by The Queen to […]

Enjoy Reading?

Are you an avid reader?

Would you like to read more in 2014?

Would you enjoy sharing your thoughts and views with others who’ve read the same thing?

……. then come along to meetings of the Hodnet Book Group.

We are a small friendly local group who meet at each others homes a few times year, having all read the […]

Police Local PACT – Online Meeting

West Mercia Police are holding their first ever online, Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting on Wednesday January 15. It is hoped that it will give residents the chance to ask officers any questions they may have about policing in the area and highlight any concerns. The meeting which will take place between 6:00 and 8:00pm is for residents across […]

Take Care – Permissive Path Repairs

The exceptional rains of recent times have washed out much of the lower section of the Marchamley to Hodnet path. As a result it is now impassable to wheeled traffic, although walkers can still use it – but please take special care on the uneven surface.

As regular users will know, this isn’t the first time this has happened; seemingly […]

Margaret Jarvis

Margaret Elizabeth Jarvis, formerly of Wollerton Bank, Wollerton, and latterly of Swan Hill Residential home, Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on 31st December 2013, aged 96years, after a short illness.

Widow of local veterinary surgeon Tony Jarvis, Margaret is survived by son William (Bill) and daughter Elizabeth and granddaughters Anna, Sarah and Nell and great grandson Buddy.

The Funeral service will […]

An Opportunity to Comment on Youth Activity Provisions

Shropshire Council has announced a consultation starting on January 8th, 2014 seeking views on how to best shape and provide youth activities in the future. They define young people as those aged 10 to 19 in general and up to 24 for those with learning disabilities. Youth activities are those things young people do after school, at the weekends and […]

Car hits tree on A442

The Shropshire Star and Market Drayton Advertiser both report that the A442 was briefly closed yesterday (Jan. 2, 2014) after car hit a tree.

The accident happened at around 7.00am at the junction of the A442 and the Avenue in Peplow. The accident involved a Nissan Primera Estate. No other vehicle is believed to have been involved in the incident […]

Christmas tree ‘amnesty’ announced

Shropshire Newsroom has announced that a Christmas tree ‘amnesty’ is being operated over the next few weeks – see here. Working with their waste contractor Veolia, Shropshire Council are allowing residents to put out real Christmas trees along with their garden waste for collection and recycling. The trees will be turned into compost for use by local farmers and gardeners.


A good walk had by all

Surprisingly lovely weather greeted those who turned up for the Hodnet Footpath Group walk to the Wollerton Wetlands last week.

The route traversed the new path from the village, which was deemed a hit with all those attending – which included a group from Stoke on Tern who had come from the Helshaw Grange direction to meet us, see photo […]

Keep Supporting Hodnet Fire Station

Now that 2014 has arrived, the opportunity to respond to Shropshire Council’s survey on the future of the county’s Fire and Rescue Service has come to an end. However, there are still other ways to show your support for Hodnet Fire Station and the crew of Retained Fire Fighters based there.

Thank you to everyone who did complete the survey […]