Hodnet & District Garden Club, February 2017

Hodnet & District Garden Club

The club’s first meeting of this year is on Tuesday 21st February at 7.30pm at the Lyon Hall, when we welcome Ross Underwood, the Head Gardener at Hodnet Hall Gardens, as our speaker.

Ross has recently returned from an exciting plant finding expedition, and we are looking forward to his illustrated talk.

The Garden Club’s programme for 2017 may […]

Road Accident in Peplow 28/1/17

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have reported a Road Traffic Accident in Peplow this afternoon shortly after 4:00pm.

3 fire appliances have been mobilised from Hodnet, Market Drayton and Wellington. An Operations officer is also in attendance. The Air Ambulance was also seen in the area.


Information has been added to the report which says 2 vehicles ere involved. […]

Police warning after dogs shot for worrying sheep

Please Keep Me On A Lead

Update 19/2/17 – Shropshire Star, Several sheep killed in Shropshire fields. Six sheep have been attacked on a farm near Cheswardine. Don’t let it happen in Hodnet!

This week West Mercia Police have reminded dog owners of their responsibility to keep their pets under control when walking near livestock. The warning comes after 5 dogs were shot and killed by […]

Save Money on Hospital Parking

Princess Royal Hospital Car Park

A recent news bulletin on the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital website entitled Parking arrangements at SaTH aims to ensure that patients and their visitors are aware of the circumstances in which discounted parking is available. The whole article may be read here and a brief selection from the useful information found there follows:

“Parking charges at SaTH are still among […]

Shropshire Local Plan Extension

The Shropshire Local Plan is the council’s blueprint for development in Shropshire. It provides the foundation for planning decisions in the county, such as the sites where houses will be built in the future. At present it covers the period 2006 to 2026.

To reflect changes in national policy Shropshire Council is carrying out a partial review of the current […]

Peplow Community Walk – February 2017

Boy & Girl Walking

Sunday 12th February – Old Railway line and Heathbrook

Note: New meeting time – 2.00pm not 1.00pm

Following the route of Walk Leaflet 1: Hodnet to Wollerton – The Glow Worm Trail, but starting in Wollerton.

Meet at 2.00pm by Wollerton Village Rooms [SJ623297]

All ages welcome.

In case of forecasted bad weather please check here (or phone Randall on […]

Shropshire Choices Support Finder

Shropshire Choices Support Finder 2017

Last October we published an article entitled “Shropshire Choices” about a new one-stop website which the Council had just launched as part of their early help and prevention approach. The opening paragraph summarises its aim:

“Helping you to make the right choice to remain independent and stay well. Offering information and advice about Adult Social Care, Housing and Health.”

Last […]

Hodnet’s own Property Marking Event

For those unable to get to West Mercia Police’s Free Security Marking Event in Market Drayton, on Saturday 21 January, there is good news. The local Safer Neighbourhood Team [SNT] is holding another in Hodnet on the following Monday.

It is being held in the Lyon Hall car park between 2:00 & 3:00pm on Monday, 23 January 2017.

There is […]

Gas Cylinder Stolen

West Mercia Police Logo

In rural areas like ours the theft of heating oil from outdoor storage tank is a well known problem. What many residents may not appreciate is that gas cylinders, often used to supply domestic cookers, are also vulnerable.

In this week’s summary of crimes reported in North Shropshire (10/1/17), published by West Mercia Police on their website, one local crime […]

Bird flu alert for Shropshire


Yesterday (11/1/17) the Shropshire Star published a report with the headline, “Bird flu alert for Shropshire and Mid Wales as case confirmed nearby“. It emphasised that “Poultry and bird owners across the region are being urged to remain on alert after an outbreak of ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu was confirmed in North Wales.”

So far no humans have been infected […]

Roadworks in Hodnet – 12 to 16 Jan. 17

Roadworks 12/1/17

According to roadworks.org there are roadworks planned in Hodnet which are estimated to last from 12 to 16 January.

The location of the disruption is “In Carriageway And Verge Opposite Tudor Cottage” (see map).

Traffic flow during the work will be controlled by multi-way signals which are expected to have a moderate impact on journey times.

The notice on the […]

Free Security Marking Event

West Mercia Police Logo

West Mercia Police’s Market Drayton Safer Neighbourhood Team are holding a FREE property marking event at The Festival Drayton Centre on Saturday 21st January 2017. It will take place at The Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton between 11:00am and 12:00 noon.

In this announcement they say,

At Christmas, lots of people of all ages will be getting presents such as […]

Roadworks – Wollerton 4 to 6 Jan. 2016

Roadworks Sign

According to Roadworks.org there will be three days of disruption on Drayton Road in Wollerton starting tomorrow, 4 Jan 2016.

The work is described as enabling BT access to an underground structure to provide cabling for new customer connection.

The location of the work is from outside The Hollies to the junction with Wood Lane / Mill Road, Wollerton TF9 […]