Cancelled: Peplow Community Walk – December 2017

Boy & Girl Walking

Sunday 10th December

This walk has been cancelled in the light of the following:

Met Office: Amber warning of snow From: 0400 on Sun 10 December To:1800 on Sun 10 December A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern and Eastern England on Sunday. Road, rail and air travel delays […]

Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle – when time is saved, lives are saved.

Do you know of the free Message in a Bottle scheme, promoted by the local Lions group?

The Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple idea that encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common place where they can easily be […]

Possible Arson at Great Bolas

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Just before midnight (21 Nov. 17) Hodnet Fire Crew were called to a straw fire in Great Bolas. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Incident Report states:

At 23:54 on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as Fire In Open in Telford. 1 fire appliance was mobilised from Hodnet. Crews used the following […]

More Roadworks on A53!

Roadworks Sign

Just when one thought it would be safe to use the A53 again after the completion of the resurfacing of Espley Roundabout, more works have been announced. carries a notice of work on the A53 near Hopton from Thursday 23 Nov 2017 for a week. The notice states:

A53 From Hopton Church Junction to Espley Roundabout, Hodnet, Shropshire 23 […]

Public Walks for 2018

Hodnet Footpath Group have set dates for next year’s public walks. As weekend walks have often had a poor turnout in the past but evening walks have often been better, we have opted for evening walks through the coming year, and will also try some daytime mid-week walks too. Noting that we seem to have a knack for choosing some […]

Bus crashes on A442 – 15 Nov 2017

Police Accident Sign

Yesterday the Shropshire Star published a report with the headline, “Bus crashes into ditch near Market Drayton“.

The report reads:

“Police were called to the A442 between Hodnet and Peplow at 2pm. The road was closed at the Hodnet island while the vehicle was recovered. No one is believed to have been seriously injured as a result of the crash.”


Thefts of and from Land Rovers

Land Rover in Hodnet

West Mercia Police yesterday (15/11/17) posted a Neighbourhood Watch Message here on their website. It lists a spate of thefts across the county of thefts of Land Rovers or of particular parts from them.

These vehicles are vital in any rural community like ours, so it is well worth local residents being aware that Land Rovers are particularly at risk […]

Scouts Racenight

Fun social family event raising funds for 2nd Hodnet Scoutgroup.

At the Lyon Hall on Saturday 18th November 2017.

Doors open at 6:30pm. First Race at 7:00pm

Adults £6, children £5 – Ticket price includes hot food.

Tickets available from the Hodnet Village Store in Church Street.

For more information please contact Brice Bozier on 07092-294707 or by email


Shropshire Quiz Night

Wollerton Bowls and Social Club

Half the questions will test your knowledge of the county in which we live.

Wednesday 6th December, 7:30pm

At our clubhouse on Mill Road, Wollerton.

Maximum number in teams – 4.

Come as a team or join in with others when you arrive.

Entry fee – £1 per team member.

Winning team will be awarded […]

Roadworks on Shrewsbury Street – 16 & 17 Nov.

Roadworks Sign

Further roadworks in Hodnet have been announced on for 16 & 17 Nov. 2017.

The notice, with several typos and mistakes corrected, reads:

Shrewsbury Street, Hodnet, Shropshire 16 November — 17 November Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals) Works location: In carriageway outside Bear Hotel junction with Church Street Works description: Carry out remedial reinstatement as per site meeting […]

Medical Centre Telephone Problems

Hodnet Medical Centre

Patients trying to telephone Hodnet Medical Centre recently have needed plenty of patience, as a fault has made it impossible to get through. A technical problem has caused calls to be rerouted to Shropdoc where the answering service has advised them that they are closed and people should dial their GP direct!

Today the Medical Centre has published the following […]

Further delays with roadworks?

Roadworks Sign

As most local people know roadworks at Espley Roundabout are causing delays and confusion.

Two pieces of information which may cause further difficulties today (11 Nov. 2017) will be of interest to local residents.

On Friday evening Diversion signs were put out on the A442 through Peplow. The signs direct traffic in both directions. Whilst this author is unclear exactly […]

FOUND – Dog Missing from Marchamley

Spider who went missing on 5 Nov. 2017

A big thank you from Helen to all who helped in the search for Spyder and expressed their support and concern.

Spyder was spotted in a lane about a mile away and was back home by this evening, with no ill effects. Helen says that social media really helped.

Have you seen Spyder (photograph) a liver and white Springer Spaniel […]

More Roadworks on A53 – Nov. 2017

Roadworks Sign

With two weeks of roadworks due to start on Tuesday (7/11/17) at Espley Roundabout, have twice sent out email alerts about two further sets of works on the A53. One word of warning, this author has tried to follow the links to the items on the their website and in each case the result “The item does not exist” […]

Distraction Thefts

West Mercia Police Logo

West Mercia Police have warned residents to beware of distraction thefts by unexpected visitors. In a report on their website about an incident in Ellerdine, they also ask for information about the theft from a home in Heath Lane which took place last Tuesday (31 Oct. 2017) at about 10:30am.

The report states:

The victim, a man in his 90s, […]