Annual Parish Meeting and Parish Council Meeting March 2018

The Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 29th March 2018 7.30 pm at The Lyon Hall, Hodnet.

This is your annual meeting about your parish so please come along

More Tree Cutting on Hodnet Bypass

Tree Cutting on A53 - Feb/Mar 2018

We recently gave advance notice of tree cutting work on the A53. Now is warning of 4 more weeks of similar maintenance work.

The next phase can be found listed here, but if the date range is extended to ‘Next 3 Months’ then all the phases are listed.

Details for each location are listed below, click on the map […]

Lyon Hall Quiz Night – March 2018

Friday 9th March, starting at 7:30pm

Teams of 4. Entry fee – £10 a team

Bring your own refreshments.

Please contact Nicola on 07989-104344 to book a table.


Roadworks on Old A53 – 23 Feb. 2018

Roadworks Sign has published information of work on the old A53, between Wollerton and Lostford, taking place tomorrow Friday 23rd Feb.

The notice reads:

From Drayton Field to Lostford Junction A53, Market Drayton, Shropshire 23 February

Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: o/s Greenfields Lostford Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 3LT

Works description: Openreach access to overhead structures to install […]

Peplow Community Walk – March 2018

Boy & Girl Walking

Sunday 11th March

Attingham Park – National Trust

Meet in the car park at 1:45pm for 2:00pm.

An admission fee will be payable by anyone who is not a member of the National Trust.

All ages welcome.

In case of forecasted wet weather please check here (or phone Randall on 01952-540970) after noon on the day.

See our page for […]

Hail, Sunshine and Snowdrops

Peplow Snowdrop Walk

When the Peplow Community Group gathered for their monthly walk on Sunday 11 February, the weather was more than unpredictable. The snow and ice predicted in weather warnings during the morning had not covered the county in white. Hoping the afternoon would also remain largely dry, twelve people decided to brave the cold and headed for Coundmoor near Cressage. The […]

How to keep warm – the HFG way!

On Jan 26th 3 members of the Hodnet Footpath Group (HFG), fed up with the bad weather that has cancelled many past planned workparties, decided to go ahead with a workparty to replace two stiles near long lane [on walks 6 & 7] , even though sleet was forecast – later. We were very pleased to find we were assisted […]

Grants for Farmers 2018

Shropshire Newsroom

Shropshire Council is encouraging the county’s farmers to apply for a share of a £60 million fund made available by the Government. According to the Shropshire Newsroom announcement the RDPE [Rural Development Programme for England] Countryside Productivity Small Grant was scheme was launched on 7 February. It is intended to help farmers achieve improvements in either animal welfare, resource efficiency […]

Three Days of Tree Trimming on Hodnet By-Pass

Roadworks Sign has published two advance notices of work on the A53, Hodnet by-pass, covering three days from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th February 2018. Both are to allow for tree cutting and traffic will be controlled by ‘Stop/Go Boards’.

It appears that on the first day (Mon.) the work will take place to the Shrewsbury side of Espley Roundabout (A53/A442 […]

Road Closure: Lostford Lane, Mickley – 12/13 Feb. 2018

Roadworks Sign is carrying information on a two day closure of Lostford Lane, Mickley, on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 February.

There are five different pieces of information available on the map, some of which appear to contradict each other. For example whilst some say “road closure” others state “delays unlikely”! Here is a combination of the relevant information:

Road closure […]

Lambing Season – Reminder to Dog Owners

Countryside Code Cover

West Mercia Police have today issued this reminder to dog owners.

Lambing Season is approaching – Livestock Worrying – Your responsibilities as a dog owner.

Date: 05/02/2018

In our rural County we have regular problems with livestock being worrids by dogs that are not under proper control.

With lambing season quickly approaching it is important for dog owners to keep […]

Scout & Guide Ceilidh

Scout & Guide Ceilidh

Raising Funds for Hodnet Scout & Guide Joint Headquarters

Lyon Hall, Saturday 3rd February

Doors open at 6.30pm – First Dance 7:30pm

Admission : £5.00

Licensed cash bar, tea & cake, raffle.

Tickets available from the Village Store or on the door.

More information: email