Medical Centre Christmas/New Year Closures 2015

Hodnet Medical Centre

The Medical Centre has here provided details of when it will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays. The dates are:

Friday 25th December 2015 Monday 28th December 2015 Friday 1st January 2016

The Centre reminds patients to ensure they allow adequate time when ordering repeat medication over the holiday period.

New Shropdoc Telephone Number

Hodnet Medical Centre

Hodnet Medical Practice has in this post announced a new telephone number for Shropdoc – the out of hours service.

Patients should now dial 0333 222 66 55 for urgent health care when the Practice is closed.

For life threatening emergencies, always dial 999.

For non-urgent advice contact NHS 111 by dialling 111.

Big Conversation survey launched

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Shropshire Council has announced here the launch of a survey as the first phase of its Big Conversation.

The introduction to the post reads:

Residents across Shropshire are being urged to take part in what is the biggest consultation on Shropshire Council services ever launched.

The Big Conversation survey is the first phase of a five-year […]

Operation Christmas Child 2015 – Thank You

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Joanna Davies writes:

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone from St Luke’s church Hodnet, Hodnet primary school, and the people of Hodnet and the surrounding villages who have generously given their time and thought into preparing 77 shoe-boxes.

Not sure where they are going to this year but will let everyone know as soon as […]

Summer Event Planning Meeting


A meeting for everyone who would be interested in helping make this happen.

Tuesday 1st December at 7.30pm Venue: Hodnet Social Club

If you are interested in the above initiative but cannot attend the meeting, or would simply like more information, please contact Jane Evans: Tel. 07717-712315 or email

For a report on the initial meeting […]

Parish Summer Event – Update Nov. 2015


Last week an initial meeting took place to explore the possibility of organising a summer outdoor event for Hodnet and the surrounding villages. This had been one of the more popular suggestions in the recent Parish Plan Survey for improving parish life. Parish Clerk, organised the meeting and reports on it as follows:

At the meeting there were representatives from […]

Storm Barney causes power cuts

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As the storm named Barney by the Met Offices moves away from North Shropshire there are reports of power cuts in the Hodnet area. Western Power Distribution are reporting 2 local outages – Power Cut Map.

At 8:47pm this evening (17 Nov. 15) Hodnet Fire Crew were called to attend an electricity cable fire in Marchamley (details). Western Power report […]

Hodnet Patient Participation Group

Hodnet Medical Centre

Derek Hodge, Parish Council Chairman, writes about the local Patient Participation Group:

You may be surprised to learn that we have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) for the Hodnet Medical Practice. This small group meets on a mid-week evening about 3 times a year, with an informal get-together in between each meeting. In order to fully represent the practice population, […]

Parish Plan Update – Nov. 2015

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Parish Council Chairman Derek Hodge writes:

In June the Parish Council distributed some 600 survey forms to gather local opinion on housing, travel and life in our community. The survey would provide guidance to the Parish Council and when incorporated into planning and future funding determine the priorities for the next five years.

Around 125 responses were received both on […]

Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Hodnet Medical Centre

Hodnet Medical Practice has put an item on its website encouraging people to participate in a consultation on Shropshire’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The post which can be found here, says:

An invitation to share views on health priorities for Shropshire. Shropshire residents of all ages are being invited to share their views on priorities which have been set out […]

CANCELLED – Get to know your locality – walk it!


The Hodnet Footpath Group are organising another Sunday morning walk, this time on the 29th November.

Meet at 9.45am at the Lyon Hall Car Park to travel at 10.00 am to Stanton, by own cars or lifts available.

In Stanton we plan to follow a route detailed in […]

Stolen dog found and returned!

UPDATE: 16 Nov.

Earleir this morning West Mercia Police published an update on their website announcing that Kaiser had been found and returned to his owners. It states that a member of the public contacted the owners with information about the whereabouts of a dog matching Kaiser’s description. Police and Kaiser’s owners attended the address where they recovered the dog. […]

Summer Village Event?

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Would you like to have a Summer Event in Hodnet?

There is a meeting for anyone who would be interested in making this happen.

Tuesday 10th November at 7.30pm Venue: The Lyon Hall, Hodnet

If you are interested in the above initiative but cannot attend the meeting, or would simply like more information, please […]

Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation

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Shropshire Council has invited the county’s residents to get involved its “Big Conversation”. This page on the Council’s website introduces the thinking behind the project and the text is copied below in full:

There are big challenges ahead – so we need a Big Conversation

We, alongside our partners, launched the Big Conversation at a meeting of Cabinet on Wednesday […]