Month: April 2017

Public Walk Sun 7th May

Hodnet Footpath Group invite anyone who fancies a country walk to join them on Sunday May 7th for a walk from hodnet to Marchamley and back.
Meet in the Lyon Hall car park at for an 11.00 AM departure, the aim being to walk most of the route shown in our Hodnet Walks no 3 leaflet. This walk should take about 1.5 hrs, so we should return in time for a lunchtime drink at The Bear Inn.
Suitable/sensible clothing advised, children and dogs welcome – the latter on leads.
In the event of appalling weather the walk will be cancelled, call 01630 685697 if unsure on the day – or for more information.

Hodnet & District Garden Club – May 2017

Hodnet & District Garden Club
After a wonderful virtual tour of the gardens at Wildegoose Nursery near Much Wenlock last month, it’s time for an in-house meeting. Hodnet Garden Club’s May get-together is entitled ‘Garden Mistakes’ – a topic where everyone should have plenty to share!
It will be a very informal evening with open discussion, the idea being that we can all learn from one another and maybe even prevent others from making the same mistakes that we have made. After all, who hasn’t rushed outside with their packet of seeds as soon as we’ve put the clocks forward, then lived to regret their haste?
Tuesday 16th May, 7.30pm at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.
Light refreshments served at the end of the meeting.
Visitors always welcome (£2/meeting guest fee) or annual membership only £10.

Local Elections Update

Last week Shropshire Council published nominations lists for this year’s local elections which will take place on Thursday 4th May.

Hodnet Parish Council

Only eight people have stood for election to our Parish Council.
Hodnet Parish Council ElectionsThese are:

  • Karen Dale Calder
  • Alan David Cope
  • Chris Mackie
  • John Leslie Parker
  • John Henry Powell
  • Maryjayne Rees
  • John David Roberts
  • Howard Trevor

Because this number is less than the eleven places available, the Returning Officer has issued a Notice of Uncontested Election, available here, which states that the above people have been duly elected to Hodnet Parish Council.
Whilst it is disappointing that so few people were willing to stand for election to the Parish Council, there is still an opportunity for others to come forward to fulfil this vital community role. This is because from 4th May 2017 the Parish Council have the power to co-opt any qualified person to fill the vacant seats. The legislation which grants this ability sets a time limit of 35 working days (i.e. excluding weekends and Bank Holidays) for additional members to be co-opted onto the Parish Council. Please seriously consider if you could contribute to the life of this community through becoming a Parish Councillor.
To find out more about the responsibilities of Parish Councillors and how they benefit the community, please contact the current Chairman, Chris Mackie. You can telephone Chris on 01630 685483 or contact him via email. In February Chris published this call for new Parish Councillors which you may also find it helpful to read. Please remember that there is a time limit for new members to be recruited, so if you are interested please contact Chris Mackie soon.

Shropshire Council

There are just two candidates seeking to be our next representative on Shropshire Council.
These are:

  • Karen Dale Calder of Wollerton (Conservative Party Candidate)
  • Charles Henry Warren Love of Market Drayton (Labour Party Candidate)

Full details are on the official Statement of Persons Nominated which can be accessed here.
Update 20 April: The “Notice of Pole” can be downloaded here.

Easter Monday Walk

Hodnet Footpath Group invite anyone who fancies a country walk to join them on Easter Monday (17th April) for a walk in the Fauls area.
Meet outside Fauls church for a 10.00 AM departure, the aim being to walk all or most of the route shown in our Hodnet Walks [no 7] leaflet. This is a good way of getting to know some lcoal routes and seeing our area from a different [non-car!] vantage point. This is a varied circular walk, estimated duration 1.5 – 2 hrs.
Suitable/sensible clothing advised, children and dogs welcome – the latter on leads.
In the event of appalling weather [we do seem to choose some ‘good’ dates in that regard!] the walk will be cancelled, see website 30 min beforehand, but otherwise ‘no news is good news’.
Any queries call 01630 685286

Delays Possible on A442 – 6 April 2017

Roadworks is warning of moderate impact on journey times today on the A442 between Radmoor Crossroads and Espley Roundabout on the A53 in Hodnet.
The work is being carried out by BT and involves “Aerial Cable Works”.
Traffic will be managed by two-way signals.
Details of the work can be found here.