Month: April 2016

Breast Screening

Hodnet Medical Practice has this week posted the following information on its website.

All women in the UK aged between 50 and 70 are routinely invited every three years to have a test to detect early breast cancer. The mobile X-ray unit is based at Market Drayton Primary Care Centre. Ladies registered at Hodnet Medical Centre  who are eligible for breast screening will receive invitations to attend sometime in the month of May. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the chance of a cure. The breast screening test is called mammography which is a specialised X-ray of your breasts. If you are over 70, you are still entitled to breast screening on the NHS every three years but you will not be sent a routine appointment – you will need to make your own appointment by contacting the Breast Screening Office on 01743 261080.

More information about breast screening can be found here on the NHS website.

Hodnet & District Garden Club May 2016

Hodnet & District Garden ClubOur next meeting is on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30pm at the Lyon Hall.  There has been a change to our previously advertised schedule, and our May get-together will no longer be an open mike event with Garden Club members providing the programme. Instead we welcome Anne Harrison, who will present an illustrated talk entitled “All about Reaseheath“.

Anne will talk about the history of Reaseheath College (Nantwich) and the opportunities it offers to full-time students and to those of us who now have more time on our hands and would like to increase our knowledge of gardening.

Visitors are most welcome to come along to our talks and partake in a cup of tea and biscuit. All our meetings at the Lyon Hall are free of charge this year.


Zumba Dance Party

Lyon Hall 1Weekly Zumba fitness sessions are to start at the Lyon Hall on Monday 9th May, from 6.00 to 7.00pm.
Cost £5.00 per session.
For more details please contact Sue Blower, 07813-312492 or email Also listed on our Weekly Events page.

Reported car fire on A53

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceHodnet Fire Crew were called out to a Road Traffic Collision today (23 April 16), makng this the the second such incident this week. The log entry on the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service’s website, classes the incident as a “Car Fire”.
The incident involved one saloon car, and no-one was trapped in it. The vehicle made safe by Fire Service Personnel using small tools.
No other fire appliance attended the incident, but police and the ambulance service were also called. One casualty was treated at the scene by the ambulance crew.
The initial call was received at 12:56pm and the stop message was received at 1:15pm.

Road Closure Hopton – 25 April 2016

Shropshire Council have announced that a section of the road from Hopton to Lee Brockhurst will be closed for 4 days from this Monday (25 Apr.).
The schedule states, ” West Midland shooting grounds crossroads to junction of Hermitage Lane SY4 4NA” with the work being described as “Laying of BT duct for the BDUK contract”
The diversion route, via Weston/Lee Brockhurst, is shown on this map (other routes are available):
Hopton Road Closure Map
Pedestrian/dismounted cyclist/dismounted horse rider’s access through the closure area will be available during the period. The notice states that the closure will be effective for 24 hrs/day.

Summer Event – Planning Meeting May 2016

BuntingPlans for a Parish summer event are gathering pace and the planning group is looking forward to Right Royal Party which is planned for Saturday 11th June 2016. For more details please see the event’s page.
The next planning meeting is to be held on Tuesday, 3rd May 7.30pm at Hodnet Club.
All those with ideas for the event are invited to come along and get involved.

Five vehicles in Marchamley collision

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceShropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website reports a five vehicles collision in Marchamley shortly before 6pm today (19 Apr. 2016).
Four fire appliances, including a Rescue Tender, were deployed following a call received by the control room at 5:55pm. Crews from Hodnet, Prees and Wellington attended the incidents along with an Operations Officer. The Ambulance Service and Police were also called.
One person was released using holmatro cutting equipment (cutters/spreaders) and Fire Service personal also had to administer oxygen first aid.
The incident was originally reported as being in Hodnet, but the report gives its location as Marchamley.

A good time was had by all

21 walkers and 3 dogs enjoyed a couple of hours’ fresh air and exercise on Sunday afternoon (3/4/16), on a walk organised by the Hodnet Footpath Group. They went from the Lyon Hall car park up Hearne Lane and over the fields to Long Lane, back down to the old A53 then across to the animal pound at Wollerton. From there one group took a detour to visit the Wetlands, and others went straight back to Hodnet along the old railway line.
To download a leaflet about this route or to find out more about the Footpath Group, see here. To be added to an email circulation list in order to receive advance notification of occasional public walks in future, please contact our Secretary email.
Hodnet Footpath Group Walk 3 April 2016