Month: May 2016

Updated: Missing cat comes home

Update: 3 June
Julie has let us know that her cat found her way home this morning.

Julie's missing catJulie Brown’s cat has gone missing. Please let Julie know if you have seen it.
She went missing last week from her home in the Old Auction Yard on Station Road. She’s a very slim build tortie with a ginger face and white bib and socks.
Julie can be contacted on 07703-789687.

Summer Event – Planning Meeting 24 May 2016

BuntingPlans for a Parish summer event are gathering pace and the planning group is looking forward to A 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, 24th May 7.30pm at Hodnet Club.
All those with ideas for the event are invited to come along and get involved.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Hodnet Parish Council following the resignation on 12th May 2016 of Councillor Derek Hodge.
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules of the date of this notice.
The fourteen-day period ends on 7th June 2016.                 .
What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?
Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
The Returning Officer’s address is:
Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,
The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.
This notice is dated 17th May 2016
Clerk to Hodnet Parish Council
Mrs Jane Evans
Tel. 01630 654504 / email

Download this notice as a printable PDF file.

Antiques Valuation Day – June 2016

Bear with Carriage ClockFrom 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 9 June, at The Bear, Hodnet.
Midlands Air AmbulanceFree valuations of collectables, jewellery, ceramics and other antiques.
Hansons and The Bear both support the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and donations can be made on the day.
Items can be accepted into forthcoming Hansons Auctions.
For more information please telephone 01630-685214 or email

New Cricketers Wanted Urgently

Hodnet & Peplow Cricket ClubHodnet and Peplow Cricket Club are desperately looking for players to help keep the club going.

2016 is the club’s 70th (began in 1946) but unfortunately it is really struggling for players.

If you would like get involved, or know anyone who would, please contact Matt Watkins by email, phone 07817-012650, or the club’s Facebook page.