Parish Plan Surveys – One Day Left!

The deadline for submitting your questionnaires on-line for the two Community Led Parish Plan surveys is midnight today (Tuesday 30th June).

At midnight the survey software will stop accepting submissions. Any part completed submissions will be lost at that point. So if you are amongst those with partly completed surveys, please make sure you complete them before the deadline.


Parish Plan Surveys – Close Midnight Tuesday

Hodnet Parish Community Led Plan Survey On-Line

Local residents are reminded that there are just a few days left for you to submit your completed Parish Plan 2015 surveys.

The deadline for submitting your returns is midnight on Tuesday 30th June, which is when the on-line surveys will automatically close. The collection boxes for written responses will be collected over the following two days.

Please make every […]

Healthy Shropshire

Hodnet Medical Centre

Hodnet Medical Centre has this week added a link on its website to Healthy Shropshire.

Many people think their lifestyles could be healthier than they currently are. Healthy Shropshire has been designed to help anyone wanting to make a change in their lifestyle and improve their health. Their website provides a wealth of information on support available to you in […]

Shropshire Rural Hub Newsletter

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Shropshire Rural Hub is part of The Rural Hubs Partnership along with similar services in Staffordshire and Herefordshire. Their website

The Rural Hub exists to encourage farmers and rural business by signposting them to support and training. They also offer to organise events and training for professional and business support organisation and trying to expand their area of business? […]

Crop Sprayer Overturns in Field

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Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service today report attending the scene of an accident in Wollerton. They received a call 11:24am today (23 June 2015) reporting an overturned crop sprayer in a field close to Drayton Road.

The appliance from Hodnet attended the scene and the crew checked for any hazards. No further Fire Service action was required and the incident […]

Parish Plan Surveys – 10 days left!

This is to remind everyone who lives in Hodnet parish that if you have not done so already, there are just 10 days left for you to submit your completed Parish Plan 2015 surveys.

The main survey, which is for everyone aged 7 and over, can be returned either on paper via the collection boxes provided, or on-line by clicking […]

Memories of the Manning Family?

Doris Mary Manning Born 1925

Ann Williamson has contacted the webteam with this request about her mother’s family who lived in Hodnet around the 1920s & 30s:

My mother was called Doris Mary Manning, she was born in 1925 in Hodnet, Shropshire. Her father was called George William Manning born 1902, and her mother was born Fanny Blainey.

She had several siblings: George born 1923, […]

Attention all Carers

Hodnet Medical Centre

Yesterday Hodnet Medical Centre added a page to their website saying that they are wanting to identify Carers so that they can be sure that they are providing them appropriate and adequate support.

The page, which can be found here, states:

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?

We are interested in identifying carers, […]

Peplownians Bowls Evening


Peplow’s community group has organised an evening of bowls in conjunction with Wollerton Bowls and Social Club. The event, which is for Peplow residents, is planned for Friday, July 24 2015 starting at 7.00pm. A buffet meal is included.

Numbers are limited on the evening so places need to be booked in advance. Tickets cost £7.50 per person.

For more […]

It’s on – Footpath Group – Evening Walk – 7th July

Rain not forecast, so we are going for it

Members of Hodnet Footpath Group invite anyone to join them on a summer’s evening [It’s got to start soon hasn’t it?] walk.

We shall be walking from Hodnet towards Fauls and back, using parts of the route outlined in our Walk Leaflet 6.

This is a varied walk of moderate exertion, […]

Drayton Road Planning Application – Refused

Drayton Road Proposed Site Plan

Shropshire Council’s Planning Department has yet to publish the decisions made at last Tuesday’s North Planning Committee. However this weekend’s Market Drayton Advertiser (12 June, 2015) carries a report on page 13 which states that the Committee went against the Planning Officer’s recommendation and rejected the application.

This may not be the end of the process though as the […]

Accident on A53 in Hodnet

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Today the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service website has reported a collision on the A53 in the Hodnet area. It reads:

Thursday, 11 June, 2015 09:13

At 09:13 on Thursday, 11 June, 2015, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting that a Road Traffic Collision had taken place in Hodnet.

3 fire appliances including the Rescue Tender were mobilised from […]

Maurice Chandler Community Games Event

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Shropshire Council’s Leisure Services Newsletter circulated this week has announced that a Community Games Event is to be held on Saturday July 11th, at the Maurice Chandler Sports Centre, Stoke Health.

The announcement reads:

To celebrate the official opening of the brand new Roller Skating Rink, Football Pitch and general improvements. Maurice Chandler Sports Centre is hosting a free fun […]

On-Line Patient Access for Hodnet Practice

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Derek Hodge, Parish Council Chairman, encourages local residents to register on-line with the Hodnet Medical Practice. He writes:

About one third of the patients of the Hodnet Practice have now registered on-line. They have the ability to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their current medication and report allergies. This can save time and money and at a time […]

Antiques Valuation Day – July 2015

Bear with Carriage Clock

From 10.00am – 3.00 pm, Thursday 16th July, 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