Permissive Path – Help with Q’aire

Shropshire Council (SC), who built the permissive path between Hodnet and Marchamley are seeking some quick/simple feedback from local residents/users.

Although the form asks for responses by end of Feb, SC will look to collect/collate them by 5th March.

A supply of forms is being placed in the village store and post office, which SC encourage people to complete and […]

Supporting Water Aid for Lent

The Church clock has moved on to another season in its calendar and is now in Lent. This is the time of year when some people feel the need and others are encouraged to give something up. Originally Lent was a time of preparation for those who were being Baptised at Easter.

Bob Wiltshire, the interim vicar of St. Luke’s […]

Palm Sunday Service with a Difference

St Lukes Church

Palm Sunday this year is the 29th of March and St. Luke’s Church, Hodnet is trying something different!

Bob Wiltshire, the interim vicar, says:

This year we are opening up the church to the whole community with a worship service with a difference.

Starting at at 2:00pm there will be craft tables so everyone can make their own palm crosses […]

Hodnet & District Garden Club – March 2015

Hodnet & District Garden Club

Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.

Our speaker is Mr Ofer El Hashahar, and his subject is Gardening from the Holy Land of Israel.

The location of Israel brings plants from three continents into a country that has very different landscape areas, some lush and fertile, others dry and […]

Dementia Community Roadshow

Last Friday Shropshire Newsroom announced a series of Dementia Community Roadshows across the county on several days this week. Full details can be found here.

The roadshows, which are being organised by Shropshire’s Alzheimer’s Society, aim to raise awareness of dementia in local communities, to support people to get a diagnosis and to help them gain access to help and […]

Peplow’s New Community Centre Moving Forward

Twenty people were at a meeting on Thursday 5th February in Peplow Chapel to explore the possibility of using it as a community centre in the future. Messages of support by both letter and email have been received from people unable to attend the meeting. Dave Jackson who lives in the nearby Hall Cottages chaired the meeting. He outlined how […]

Antiques Valuation Day – March 2015

Bear with Carriage Clock

From 10.00am – 3.00 pm, Thursday 12th March, at The Bear, Hodnet.

Free valuations of collectables, jewellery, ceramics and other antiques.

Hansons and The Bear both support the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and donations can be made on the day.

Items can be accepted into forthcoming Hansons Auctions.

For more information please telephone 01630-685214 or email

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Cat Found in Marchamley – Feb 2015

Has anyone lost a friendly, though a bit shy, black and white cat in the Marchamley area?

It has been seen for a few weeks in local gardens and now living in Clare Lloyd’s garage.

Clare who is now feeding him/her, would love to reunite it with its owner – it looks well cared for.

If you are its owner, […]

Help the Footpath Group

On 19th Feb, at 7.30pm, our group will be meeting at The Bear Inn, Hodnet.

We’ve been running for 5 yrs now; during which time we’ve received good feedback on our local walk leaflets and improvements we’ve made to some local paths – but to keep it up we need help.

If you like walking, maybe just exercising the dog […]

Hodnet & District Garden Club Feb. 2015

Hodnet & District Garden Club

Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday 17th February at 7.30 pm in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.

Dr Peter Chevins is our speaker. He will give a talk called YOUR WONDERFUL BRAIN. Everyone’s brain is amazing. Dr Chevins will explain how it all works in this fascinating talk.

Visitors are […]

Shropshire Potato Day 2015

Sunday 8th February, 10am to 3pm

Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Organised by Jalving Potatoes UK Ltd, a local company based in Great Bolas, this is the third Shropshire Potato Day. A large The selection of high quality certified seed potatoes for gardeners and allotment growers will be available.

Around 120 varieties will be available both in […]