Month: January 2013

Shotgun Cartridges Stolen In Marchamley

This morning (31 Jan. 2013) West Mercia Police have reported on their website the theft of up To 5,000 shotgun cartridges stolen in a burglary at Marchamley. They have appealed for information after up to £2,000 worth of shotgun cartridges were stolen from an agricultural supplier. The announcement on the website states:

Although the total amount stolen from the business in Marchamley has still to be established, at least 20 boxes, each containing 250 cartridges of various gauges were taken.
It is believed the offender or offenders entered the site from the main road between midday on Tuesday 29th January 2013 and 3.45pm on Wednesday 30th January 2013 and broke into a locked shipping container.
Enquiries to date suggest the theft may have taken place sometime between about 8pm and 9pm on the Tuesday; however this has not been confirmed.
Police Constable Steve Dalziel, who is investigating the burglary, appealed to anyone who might be offered shotgun cartridges for sale under dubious circumstances to contact police as a matter of urgency.

“It is likely that the offender or offenders had a vehicle due to the rural location of the premises and anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity in Marchamley during those two days can contact police on 101,” he said.

“The majority of the cartridges were manufactured by R.C. in 20, 16 and 12-bore sizes and a few of the other 20 gauge ones stolen will show the brand ‘Bornaghi’.”

“As far as we are aware, there are no other suppliers locally that sell these makes so they are fairly distinctive should you be offered them for sale.

“Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101 or if they are concerned about being identified, call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, where the operator will not even ask your name.”

Update: This weekend’s Market Drayton Advertiser lead story was a report of the theft and in it they identified the company concerned as Ellmor Ltd. which is based at Well House Barn, Marchamley. The paper said that the owners, Mike Ellerton and Roger Morgan, were unavailable for comment on Thursday at the time the paper had to go to press.

Garden Club meeting February 2013

The bulbs are showing in our gardens, a sign that Spring is just around the corner, which means a busy time for gardeners. So why not come along to The Hodnet and District Garden Club on Tuesday 19th February at the Lyon Hall at 7:30p.m. to hear Jim Almond give a talk on Propagation –- Life or Death?
Jim is back by popular demand as his talks are always fascinating and informative, plus his photography is remarkable. With our budgets on the squeeze we need to learn how to multiply our plants at little or no cost.
New members always welcome. For more information, contact our Secretary Kathryn Sutherland on 01952 550869.

Two road accidents within minutes of each other

The Shropshire Fire and Rescue service website reports two road traffic incidents in the Hodnet area on Friday night (25 Jan 2013).
The first, which was logged at 7:18pm involved a saloon car which was on its side in a roadside ditch on the A442, Hodnet Heath. A 20 year old male was trapped within the vehicle and he was released with the aid of cutting equipment. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and the incident was closed around 7:58pm.
The second accident was reported at 7:55pm and happened in Marchamley. A 4×4 vehicle came to rest on its side, though no one was trapped inside it. The fire crews made the vehicle safe and closed the incident at 8:13pm.
Both incidents were attended by the appliance from Hodnet, another from Market Drayton, along with the Rescue Tender from Wellington and an officer from Shrewsbury.

Hodnet – A Miscellany of Memories

MiscMemsCoverWe have just added a new section to the Local History section of the Hodnet website. Hodnet – A Miscellany of Memories was compiled around 1988 by two local ladies, Janice Parker and Glenys Comerford. It featured the memories of local residents, newspaper cuttings and old photographs. It has been added to the website to make it available to today’s internet generations.
Originally it was a 28 page photocopied A4 document with written and photographic memories. Some of these pages have been combined on the website and the new section covers a total of 15 pages. Click here to go to the first page.

Race Night at The Lyon Hall

Hodnet Joint Headquarters Charity

Race Night

Yi hah!

7 p.m Saturday  9th February 2013 at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet

Come and join us for an evening of entertaining horse racing.

Place bets and enjoy a chilli and jacket potato supper.

Tickets £5.00 adults, £2.50 under 16’s (includes supper).

Tickets available from the Beaver, Cub, Scout, Brownie or Guide leaders, or from the Bear Hotel.

All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Joint Headquarters.

New opening hours for council tips

Shropshire Council’s Newsroom has announced (here) new opening hours for its five household recycling centres – commonly referred to as “tips”. From March this year they will open from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day. This brings forward their closing times from 7.00pm on weekdays and 6.00pm at weekends during the summer.
The Council agreed the new hours earlier this week, state:

Introducing 9am to 5pm opening all year round will save Shropshire Council an estimated £50,000 a year, and mean that the recycling centres will continue to remain open every day of the year (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day), and for 56 hours each week.

The nearest two Shropshire Council sites to Hodnet are at Shrewsbury (Battlefield Enterprise Park) and Whitchurch (Waymills Industrial Park).

New EXTEND Sessions in Hodnet

Extend2Starting Tuesdays 22nd Jan. 2013.

Venue: the Meadow Community Room (off Station Road)
When: Tuesdays 10.00am to 11.00am
Cost: £2 (includes tea & biscuit).
A gentle form of exercise and movement to music for older people and those of limited mobility. EXTEND exercise can be chair-based as well as standing. This gentle exercise can help people to feel more in control, to increase their mobility and help them to remain independent.
For more information please call Val on 01630 685987.

Click the image below to download a poster.

Links: The Shropshire Rural Community Council website; The EXTEND website.

This video is from the EXTEND website.

These sesions feature on our Regular Events page.