Month: August 2017

Country Walk: Sun 3rd Sept

With the weather improving (at least slightly!), Hodnet Footpath Group invite anyone who would like to join them to come along on Sunday Sept 3rd for a circular walk (Hodnet Walk Leaflet 6) from Hodnet to Fauls and back.
Note. If you only wish to do half of it, you could leave a car at Fauls in advance (By the Church) to enable you to drive home from there.
Meet in the Lyon Hall (Hodnet) car park for a 10.00 AM departure. This walk should take about 2.5 – 3 hrs return and requires a reasonable level of fitness – as it has a fair number of stiles, but in return is a pretty/varied walk through a bit of countryside you’d never really see from a car.
Suitable/sensible clothing advised, children and dogs welcome – the latter on leads. Feel free to bring a drink/snack with you.
In the event of appalling weather the walk will be cancelled, call Steve on 01630 685697 around 09:30 if unsure on the day – or otherwise for more information.

LJC: Public Meeting to Discuss Car Park Charges

Shropshire Council LogoThe Parish Clerk has been informed that the Market Drayton and Rural Areas Local Joint Committee has arranged a public meeting to discuss the proposed rise in and restructuring of car park charges in Shropshire.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th September, starting at 7:00pm. The venue is the Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton.
If you have any questions about the meeting please contact the Parish Clerk.
More information about the proposed changes and how to contribute to the on-line consultation can be found here: Consultation into proposed parking changes.

Marchamley Mysteries Walk – June 2017

On Sunday 4th June about 30 local people joined a walk around Marchamley. We spent a great afternoon wandering around the Marchamley Mysteries – the Ginny ring, ancient motte and Bailey, etc.
Sandwiches, tea and cakes were provided at Marchamley Club. Children were welcomed and entertained with craft tables and activities. We chalked up one more successful get together.
Heather Preece took the attached photos during the walk.


Marchamley BBQ – Sept. 10th 2017

Everyone is talking about the forthcoming BBQ which will be held at Marchamley Club and in the adjoining field. Plans are taking shape; posters are up and 140 flyers are being delivered door to door.
Local people are pitching in, contributing the marquee, tables, chairs, plates and cutlery and a generator for the music.
We have a planning meeting at Marchamley Club on 22nd August at 730pm for everyone who wishes to be involved.
There will be games/sports, a cake stall with teas and coffees available throughout the afternoon. The barbecue will be on offer from later in the day with small plates charged at £2 and large ones £3. We are organising a supply of Tanners wines and real ales and lager.
We are asking everyone to donate either a cake for the cake stall or an item for the buffet to accompany the barbecue.
All profits will go towards renovating the club.

The BBQ is planned for September 10th between 2:00 & 9:30pm

Come along on the day to join in the fun.

Marchamley BBQ 10 Sep 2017

Two days of Roadworks on the A442

Roadworks has announced two days of traffic disruption on the A442. Last Wednesday BT operated a traffic light system to allow work on underground cables between The Avenue and the A53. According to the announcement it is estimated that the additional work will be carried out over today and tomorrow (14 & 15 Aug. 17), between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
The location of the works is at the end of the lane leading to Heath Farm, about half a mile south of Espley roundabout.

Hodnet & District Garden Club: September meeting

Hodnet & District Garden ClubThe next meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th September at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet at 7:30pm, when we look forward to an illustrated talk by Jim Almond of the Alpine Garden Society on the subject of “Bulbs the Year Round”.

Jim is an excellent speaker as well as a very knowledgeable plantsman and a keen photographer, so it should be a very professional presentation. It’s just the right time of the year too, when the bulb catalogues plop through the letter box, so do make the effort to come along to the first meeting of our autumn series and bring friends with you.
Visitors are always most welcome. Annual membership is £10, guest fee is £2/visit and light refreshments are served at the end of the meetings.
To view the Garden Club’s programme for the whole year, see here.

Car Overturns in Hopton

Shropshire Fire and Rescue ServiceShropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a road traffic accident in Hopton yesterday evening (31 July 2017).
According to the Incident Report on their website, they received a call at about 8:30pm reporting the collision. Fire appliances from Hodnet and Wem went to the location of the accident, along with an Operations Officer.
The report states that one car had rolled over, that no-one was trapped inside it, but crews needed to administer first aid at the scene.
The Stop Message was sent to the force’s control room at approximately 9:00pm.