Month: June 2016

Coffee Morning at Highway Farm

Coffee Morning Highway FarmSupporting the Midlands Air Ambulance
Monday 20th June 2016, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Highway Farm House, Peplow. TF9 3JU
By kind permission of Rhydian & Juliet Scurlock-Jones
All welcome – Entrance Free
Local produce and crafts stalls. Raffle and Tombola.

Footpath Group competition winners

Hodnet Footpath Group were pleased to see plenty of people visiting their stall on Saturday at the Right Royal Party.
Winners in their ‘Spot the Swan’ competition were as follows:
1st prize: 2 umbrellas (how appropriate!) – won by the Coopers of Marchamley, who selected the exact square ‘K3’ on the grid of Wollerton Wetlands.
2nd prize: an OS map of the Church Stretton area – won by the Mackies of Marchamley Wood. They were one square away, and tied with 5 others so this prize was therefore drawn by lot.
Junior prize: a box of sweets – won by the Brimleys of Stoke on Tern.
Well done everyone, and thanks for coming along.
Please continue to support the work of Hodnet Footpath Group.
Visit our webpage
See our new Facebook page
To sign up for our Friends list so you receive notification of any upcoming walks we are arranging (see below) please send us an email. Or why not join in one of our workparties and help us to maintain the paths in this area?

Female Common Glow Worm - © David Savory
Female glow worm (Lampyris noctiluca) on a grass stem
Weds 22nd June: An evening stroll around  Wollerton Wetlands. Meet by Wollerton’s ‘Village Room’ at 7pm or walk from Hodnet – meet 6.30pm at the bridge over the railway line in Station Rd.
Fri 1st July: Late evening glow worm spotting along the old railway line. Meet at the bridge over the old railway line in Station Rd, Hodnet at 10.30pm.

Medical Centre – Half Day Closure: 21 June 2016

Hodnet Medical CentreHodnet Medical Centre has announced that the surgery will closed on Tuesday 21st June from 12.30pm.
The post on their website reads:

The surgery will be closed for half a day on:
Tuesday 21st June from 12.30pm
To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training session.  All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this afternoon for training purposes.  This is in line with the Government’s directive to improve training and education within the NHS, and to give all practice staff the opportunity to participate.
If you require medical treatment while the surgery is closed on the above afternoons – please call shropdoc on  0333 222 66 55
Thank you for your support,

Antiques Valuation Day – July 2016

Bear with Carriage ClockFrom 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 14 July, 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

Fire causes power failure

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceShropshire Fire and Rescue Service report on their website, that a fire at Little Bolas damaged an overhead electricity cable. At around 3:05pm on Saturday 4th June, they received a call reporting a fire involving rubbish and a hedgerow, which was also affecting the power cable.
Hodnet Fire crew attended the scene and extinguished the fire using a dry powder extinguisher and a hosereel jet. The crew reported the incident dealt with at 3:56pm.
Western Power Distribution reported that 112 properties lost power as a result of the incident. Many of these were in the Peplow area. Power to all but 20 of them was restored by 5:00pm.

HFG Summer Events

The Hodnet Footpath Group have three ‘public’ events lined up over the summer.
1st – 11th June: We are attending the Right Royal Party on Hodnet Rec. We’ll have a group display/information and a competition to enter. Come and see what we do/have done and meet the crew!
2nd – 22nd June: Evening visit to/stroll around the ‘Wollerton Wetlands’. Meet by Wollerton’s ‘Village Room’ at 7pm or walk from Hodnet at 6.30pm – from the start of the old railway line.
3rd – 1st July: Late evening Glow Worm spotting along the old railway line. Meet at Hodnet at the start of the old railway line at 10.30pm. If you’ve never seen them, this is a good opportunity to do so – and there are very few places locally where they exist.
As appropriate, come suitably prepared for sun, rain or near darkness (torch). Accompanied children welcome, as are dogs on leads. for more info come and see us on the 11th or see our webpage