Hodnet Sub-Station Fire

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Shropshire Fire and Rescue website reports a fire at an electricity sub-station in Websters Lane, Hodnet. The incident report is timed at 19:17 on Tuesday, 31 March, 2015.

The report reads, “Electrical pylon has been on fire. Further investigating in progress.”

One fire appliance was mobilised from Market Drayton.

No further information is available at present.



Parish Plan Review: Focus Group Notes 23/3/15

The notes of the latest Parish Plan Review: Focus Group are now available – click here.

Previous meetings notes:

13 January 2015 27 November 2014 16 October 2014

Information on the initial public meeting can be found here.

Council Tax: Statement from Parish Council Chairman

Hundred House Logo

Most local residents will by now have received their Council Tax Demand Notice for 2015/16. You will have seen that Shropshire Council have loudly proclaimed that they have frozen their charges at 0.0% and you will no doubt wonder why then there is 9.8% increase (albeit a small amount in cash terms) related to Hodnet Parish Council.

One way Shropshire […]

Farmers Protect Your Property!

Last week we reported on the theft of a quad-bike, two chainsaws and hand tools from a farm in Peplow.

Today (18/3/15) Neighbourhood Watch have reported two further break-in at nearby farms.

Overnight between 7pm/7am Sat/Sun 14-15 March, farm premises beside the A53 at Stanton on Hine Heath were broken into and a small safe and cash were taken.

Hodnet & District Garden Club April 2015

Hodnet & District Garden Club

The next meeting of the Garden Club will take place on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30 pm at the Lyon Hall. This will take the form of an Open Mic session, with with various members giving short presentations on a topic of their choice.

Visitors are most welcome to come along. Light refreshments will be served at the close of […]

Shrewsbury Hospital – Future of services

Future of Healthcare Services at Shrewsbury Hospital- ask your Councillors

Where: Adderley Village Hall

Time: 7pm

Date: 25th March 2015

Market Drayton Future Fit Poster

Two Evening Burglaries in Hodnet

West Mercia Police Logo

Police have today (13/3/15) appealed for anyone with information about two burglaries which took place in Hodnet on Tuesday 10 March to contact them. The announcement can be found here on the WMP website.

The burglaries, at two homes in The Grove, Hodnet, happened between 8:30pm and 9:40pm on Tuesday evening. The offender(s) forced entry into the dwellings through the […]

Attention Allergy Suffers

Hodnet Medical Centre

Hodnet Medical Centre has added an item to its website this week announcing an initiative to improve the care of patients who suffer from allergies. Click here to view the page concerned.

The practice asks:

If you suffer from an allergy or intolerance, please inform your doctor during a consultation, or complete an allergy form which is available at Reception.


Chris and his Retrospectives in Peplow

Chris and his Retrospectives

Saturday 18th April 2015, 7pm – 11pm, in Peplow Chapel

Songs from the magic years of the Fab Fifties and Swinging Sixties

Golden oldies played by golden oldies!

Folk and Ballads through to Pop and Rock ‘n’ Roll



Tickets in advance £10: Includes a bowl of Beef […]

Peplow Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt 2015


Easter Monday, 6th April from 4.00pm onwards

Easter Egg Hunt and Best Bonnet Competition.

Bring your own picnic! Tea, coffee and soft drinks available.

More information: Dave Jackson Tel: 01952-840489 email

Peplow Board Games Evening – 25/3/15


Do you enjoy board games like: Settlers of Catan; Carcassonne; Strozzi; Scrabble; Rummicub.

Come along and enjoy a relaxed evening of fun.

Wednesday 25th March, 7.30pm Small charge to cover refreshments and heating.

Contact: Randall Hardy – 01952-540970 or email

Peplow Book Club Launch – 18/3/15


Do you enjoy reading? Like talking about what you have read?

Come along to a new Book Club and share your ideas.

Wednesday 18th March, 7.30 – 9.00pm. Small charge to cover refreshments and heating.

Contact: Sally Wilson – Tel. 07722-589440 / 01952-840825 or email


Peplow Sewing Club – 18/3/15


You are invited to the launch of a new afternoon sewing club in Peplow Chapel.

Wednesday 18th March, 2.00 – 4.00pm. Tea/coffee/refreshments after – or just drop in for cake and chat. Small charge to cover refreshments and heating.

Contact: Elizabeth Downes – Tel. 01952-840215 or email


Hodnet’s Defibrillator Ready for Action

The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that a Public Access AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been installed on the exterior of Hodnet Fire Station and that an initial team of twelve volunteer responders from the community completed their training at the Lyon Hall on Sunday 1st March. The training was carried out by Cliff Medlicott & Dawn Bush, […]

Break-in at Peplow Farm

According to a Neighbourhood Watch Update from West Mercia Police issued today (10 March 2015), a break-in occurred at Penwood, Wellington Road, Peplow between 11.45pm Sunday 8 March and 6.30am the following morning. A quad-bike, two chainsaws and various hand tools were among items taken from a farm workshop.

Anyone who has information about the theft or the current location […]