Tern Hill Roundabout Resurfacing – Update

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Recently, we reported in this post on planned roadworks on both the A53 and A41. Shropshire Council have today (30/09/16) provided more information on the resurfacing work around Tern Hill roundabout. The good news is that most of the work is planned to be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am. Traffic flow will be controlled by temporary traffic lights.


Mickley Lane Closure – 5 Oct. 2016

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Shropshire Council have announced that Mickley Lane, Mickley will be closed between 8:00am and 6:00pm, on Wednesday 5th October. The work to be carried is by Broadband Delivery UK on behalf of Openreach.

Pedestrians, dismounted cyclist and dismounted horse riders will be allowed through the closure. Vehicle diversion will be via Mickley Lane, Lostford Lane, Wood Lane, Mickley Lane and […]

Meet the New Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner

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Thursday 29th September 2016, between 4.30pm – 7.00pm Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

There is an opportunity to meet the new Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, Tracey Onslow, at Festival Drayton Centre in Market Drayton. She will be outlining proposals for the new Policing Plan and taking questions about the PCC’s role in the future.

The event has been […]

New Evening for Peplow Book Club

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Peplow Community Book Club has changed the evening it meets from Wednesdays to Tuesdays.

From this month it will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting being next week on 27th September starting at 8:00pm.

Members gather in each others homes, borrowing books from Shropshire’s Library Service.

For more information please contact the Book Club’s convener […]

Do You Recognise This Cat?

Wendy Payne's visiting cat!

Wendy Payne wonders if anyone recognises this frequent visitor to her garden in recent weeks.

She says it is a beautiful big black and white cat, very friendly and loves cuddles. She hopes he belongs to someone

Wendy lives in Park View, Hodnet Court.

If you are the owner of the cat, or know who is, please help put Wendy’s […]

Project Poacher

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West Mercia Police have this week highlighted Project Poacher, an initiative set up by England and Wales Poaching Priority Delivery Group which includes the National Wildlife Crime Unit and is chaired by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

In a post on their website WMP state,

Poachers have little regard for the countryside and no regard for any wildlife […]

In the Dark? Call 105

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A new national telephone number for information on power cuts has recently been launched.

105 is now the number to call to report or to find out information about a power cut. This saves having to remember a longer number (or trying to find it in the directory by torchlight). Make a note of it on your useful numbers list […]

Medical Centre – Half Day Closure: 6 Oct. 2016

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Hodnet Medical Centre has announced that the surgery will closed on Thursday 6th October from 12.30pm.

The post on their website reads:

To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training session. All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this afternoon for training purposes. This is in line with the Government’s directive […]

Parish Council Meeting – Oct 16

27th October 2016 7.30pm at Lyon Hall, Hodnet

Marchamley Mysteries Revealed in Photos

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Save the date Sunday 6th November 2-5pm.

Pull out your best photographs to share on the day. Look forward to spending the afternoon chatting with others over tea and cake at Marchamley club.

Enjoy the photographs, old and new. See the pictures of people, the village, surrounding countryside and its abundant wildlife.

Meet a local historian and chat about his […]

Antiques Valuation Day – October 2016

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From 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 13 October, 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


Walkers – become more involved

Do you enjoy walking some of our local paths/routes?

Would you like to encourage others to do so?

Have you ever wondered if you could help improve them in some way?

Would you like to walk some of the paths/routes but would prefer to do so in company?


A41 Closed After Crash (7/9/16)

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Also see: Shropshire Star – Anger at ‘carnage’ as Shropshire A41 crash diversion sends lorries through village, 9/9/165

Update: The A41 has now been reopened. This afternoon West Midland Police have appealed here for information about the incident. They ask:

Police would like to here from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the […]

Hay Fire Thought to be Deliberate

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Update: 8 September

SFRS have today published advice to farmers on fire prevention, especially in regard to the storage of hay. They state that in the last ten days they have attended ten incidents involving bales of straw on fire!

Some of the incidents involve large quantities of hay, with 450 bales of straw on fire at Crudginton (pictured), 300 […]

A53 Closed After Accident (1/9/16)

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Update 2 Sep. 16

This morning West Mercia Police have issued the following appeal.

Police appeal for witnesses after serious road traffic collision on A53 bypass, Shropshire

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision yesterday evening (Thursday, 1 September), at around 5:25pm on A53 bypass in Hodnet.

A silver Ford Fiesta was travelling southbound […]