Parish Council Meeting – Mar 16

31st March 2016 7.30 pm at Lyon Hall, Hodnet

Shropdoc and NHS 111 – future plans

Reports in the press indicate that Shropdoc will continue to run Shropshire’s out-of-hours GP service for at least two years following a vote by health chiefs.

But the service will go out to tender in 2018 and other companies will be invited to bid for the contract, despite protests from residents who want to see Shropdoc retained.

As part of […]

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services

A Non-Emergency Patient Transport service (NEPT) is provided for patients who have a medical condition which prevents them from using other forms of transport to travel to and from healthcare appointments.

The service is not provided to people who want transport for social or financial reasons, or for those who are able to travel on public transport or by other […]

Staying Connected

Jigsaw Piece

You may have noticed posters like this around the area recently.

It is hoped that as many people as possible will make the effort to come along to the Lyon Hall on Friday 11th March at 7pm to find out more about the Compassionate Communities schemes facilitated by Severn Hospice, and the valuable community transport work done by the North […]

Hodnet & District Garden Club

Hodnet & District Garden Club

The next meeting of the Garden Club will be on Tuesday 15th March, 7.30 pm at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.

Our speaker will be Anne Watson, and her topic is “Making Flowers Last”. We look forward to hearing some useful tips.

Refreshments will be served after the talk, and we hope to see you there. Membership and guest fees are […]

Peplow Community Walk – March 2016

Boy & Girl Walking

Sunday 13th March

Meet at the Village Hall, Stanton at 2:15 for 2:30pm

A circular walk around the Stanton area. The route is that of Walk 2 from the “Stanton Walking Guide” available on this page, though we will walking in the opposite direction (i.e. anticlockwise) to that shown. The walk is just over four miles long and is expected […]

Book Clubs Flourishing

Book Club Icon

The parish has 3 flourishing book clubs, one in Hodnet, another in Marchamley, and the third in Peplow. Maureen Howell chatted with the coordinators for each of the clubs and provides the following update:

Hodnet Book Club is a well established group which has been running for about 5 years and has members from Hodnet and Wollerton. There are usually […]

Antiques Valuation Day – March 2016

Bear with Carriage Clock

From 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 10 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


Thank You – From Gina and Kath

Gina & Kath with some of the gifts they have received

Following the closure of the Station Road Post Office after just over 55 years of service to the community, Gina Sargeant and Kath Brown have asked us to pass on their thanks to the many friends who have shown their appreciation in recent weeks. They are pictured above with some of the many gifts they have received.

We would […]

Closure of Ellerdine Surgery

Hodnet Medical Centre

This week Hodnet Medical Centre announced on its website that it has formally applied to close the Ellerdine Branch Surgery, which used to be located in the village hall. The Ellerdine surgery has not actually functioned since March 2008. The application is to close it from 1 April this year. The announcement adds:

To date, we have not been in […]

Hodnet’s New Post Office

Alex Medhurst moved to Hodnet in August 2015 to take over management of the village shop, following an interesting career in venue and museum management. Along with his wife Jackie, previously the principal of a school, he has settled happily into village life and is particularly pleased to report that the transfer of Post Office services from Station Road to […]