“Police” Scam Warning, March 2018

West Mercia Police Logo

It’s always important to be on the alert for scams, and particularly vigilant where older people living alone are concerned.

Please be aware that some people in the Loggerheads area have recently received telephone calls from a caller claiming to be “the police”, saying that they are in the person’s area and offering to check out their house for security.

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Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Coffee Morning

Saturday April 28th – 10am to 12 noon

The Community Room, The Meadows, Hodnet

Admission £3 with Lucky Ticket.

Cake stall, cards and gift wrap, jams and chutneys, Tombola, Raffle, Guess the number of sweets in Jar and others.

Donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated.

Further information from Margaret Taylor 07947-332627 or email

Find out more about the Pancreatic […]

Peplow Community Walk – April 2018

Boy & Girl Walking

The Wrekin in the spring

Join us for a morning ascent of one of Shropshire’s ionic hills.

Friday 6th April Please note: This walk was originally planned for the following Sunday, but we have brought it forward to avoid the crowds.

Meet at 10:30am in the car park between The Wrekin and the Ercall – Grid. Ref. SJ638092 – […]

Drayton Road Delays 22 to 29 March 2018

Drayton Road March 2018

BT Openreach is about to start a week of works on Drayton Road which will see traffic lights operational in different locations between Hodnet and the Drayton side of Wollerton.

These are listed here, but the date range needs to extended to ‘Next 3 Months’ to display all the locations.

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

Parish Council’s frustration over Station Road Post Box

Hodnet Parish Council

Since the post box was removed from Station Road, following the closure of the Post Office, Hodnet Parish Council has been campaigning to get it reinstated.

The Parish Council has repeatedly written to the Post Office pointing out the need for a post box in this area and explaining that, being a residential area with a high percentage of older […]

The boy who was evacuated to Hodnet and stayed

Joe Cunningham and his sister arrived in Hodnet during September 1939. Aged just six Joe found rural Shropshire very different to industrial East Manchester where he had lived until the Second World War broke out and, along with hundreds of other children, they were evacuated out of harms way. Unlike most of the children when the war ended Joe did […]

Remembering Ken Dodd

Courtesy Shropshire Star

How many of our viewers / users remember that ‘Doddy’ visited Wollerton back in Jan 1972 – to present a ‘Perfect Pub’ award to the erstwhile Squirrel Inn?

The picture below was used by the Shropshire Star last week in their ‘Pictures from the Past’ item and is reproduced here courtesy of the Shopshire Star Newspaper.

Do you recognise […]

Reminder – Scoop the Poop!

Three years ago we published a post reminding local residents and visitors of the need to clean up after their dogs when they are out and about with them. This Dog Fouling Alert warned of the dangers of the Toxocara canis roundworm and also the law concerning this habitual problem. We encourage all dog owners to read it, because it […]

Editor Needed to Revamp Parish Magazine

St Lukes Church

St. Luke’s Hodnet are totally revamping their church newsletter and hoping to develop it into a community publication, carrying news from the many different organisations which our community benefits from.

To do this successfully they need to recruit a volunteer editor who perhaps has some experience in the field. Potential editors will need an artistic bent and be familiar with […]

NEW – Mid-Week Walk (HFG) 21st March

This is to notify you about Hodnet Footpath Group’s next public walk – where we’re experimenting with a mid-week morning start.

Details are as follows:

**Weds 21st March, meet at High Hatton Club ready for an 11am start**

We plan to follow the route of our new [draft] Walk 8 leaflet, pausing to admire the stiles with dog gates […]

St Luke’s Flower Festival – 2018

Bank Holiday weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th May 2018.

A Year in the Life of St Luke’s.

The nine main flower displays will be based on Lent, Easter, Harvest, Advent and Christmas, baptisms, weddings, Remembrance Sunday, Mothering Sunday.

In addition to the flower displays, there will be delicious home-made refreshments, a children’s treasure hunt, a local history […]

“Wildlife and your Garden” – Tues 20th March

Hodnet & District Garden Club

The next meeting of Hodnet & District Garden Club is on Tuesday 20th March, 7.30 p.m. at the Lyon Hall. Jackie and Clive Dyer from Shropshire Wildlife Trust will give an illustrated talk on how we can make our gardens wildlife friendly.

The hall will be open from 7.00. Members free (subscription £10 annually) and visitors very welcome at £2 […]