Month: May 2018

Theft from Shed in Websters Lane – 29 May 18

West Mercia Police have reported a theft of equipment from a shed in Websters Lane, Hodnet.
It states:

West Mercia Police LogoShed break, Websters Lane, Hodnet,
A red Honda rotovator and a Honda petrol powered jet wash were stolen from a shed in Websters Lane, Hodnet, between 11.30am -1.30pm on Tues 29 May.
Incident ref: 0337s 290518

If you have any information on this please contact the police on 101 quoting the OIS Number.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website:

Open Farm Sunday 2018 – Appleby's Cheesemakers

Appleby’s are hosting an Open Farm Sunday again this year, on June 10th from 2pm to 4pm they will be welcoming people from the local area to Hawkstone Abbey Farm SY4 5LN.
There will be a tour of the cheese dairy and storerooms followed by a farm walk.
The Shed will be open for cheese etc and there will be cold drinks available.
Please wear suitable footwear!
For any queries see their website or please get in touch with Sarah 07932-254718 / email

Peplow Community Walk – June 2018

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 10th June
 Meet in the Stanton Arms car park at 1:45 for 2:00pm
A circular walk around the Stanton area. The route is that of Walk 2 from the “Stanton Walking Guide” available on this page, though we will walking in the opposite direction (i.e. anticlockwise) to that shown. The walk is just over four miles long and is expected to take around two hours.
Children welcome, as also are dogs on leads.
Afterwards in the Stanton Arms
In case of bad weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 after 12:30pm on the day.

Another Opportunity to Apply for a Community Grant

Hodnet Parish CouncilHodnet Parish Council has announced an extension to the deadline for applications to its Community Grant Fund.
It is now possible to submit new applications up to Friday 31 August 2018.
Applications must be from a properly formed group, club, committee or charity, which must show that the group has charitable/community aims and benefits the residents of the Hodnet Parish.
Full details of qualifying criteria and how to apply can be found on the Community Grants Fund page.

VW Golf Stolen in Hodnet

West Mercia Police LogoYesterday evening West Mercia Police’s, Market Drayton SNT tweeted information about a car stolen from Hodnet.
The Tweet reads:

Burglary reported in Hodnet. Blue VW Golf, vrm YN14 NHY, was stolen. If you have any info, please call 101.
5:36 pm – 20 May 2018

Hodnet's Bell Ringers on the Radio

Jim Hawkins, Radio Shropshire’s popular morning show host, recently paid a visit to St. Luke’s church to meet its team of bell ringers. Several clips from his visit featured on his show last week. If you missed the broadcast you can listen again on the BBC iPlayer for the next three weeks. The first part starts approximately 1 hour 10 minutes into the programme and the clips, which are interspersed with music and other items, continue for about forty minutes. All four segments amount to roughly 18 minutes of air time.
During the visit Hawkins speaks to Tower Captain, John Powell, novice ringer Helen Charnock (who originally invited the presenter) and several other team members. He even has a go a ringing himself and climbs up the tower to see the bells.
One of the main reasons for his visit was to publicise the Ringing Remembers campaign. This was launched last November to commemorate the 1,400 bell ringers who died in the First World War. The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, the Big Ideas Company, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, are backing the campaign to recruit 1400 new bell ringers to match the number of those who perished during the Great War. The hope is that these new bell ringers will join others from across the nation in ringing on the centenary of the Armistice in November this year.
You can find out more about Ringing Remembers on the following websites:


The Return of the Roadworks – 13 to 15 May 2018

Roadworks SignIt seems like Openreach are still searching for the blockage in their ducting near the Hodnet exchange, as is warning of more roadworks on Drayton Road, today and tomorrow. These are to be followed on Monday and Tuesday by further roadworks on the old A53 in the Wollerton area.
Details of all these are:

Drayton Road, Hodnet, Shropshire
13 May — 14 May
Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: From outside 4 to outside 11 ,, DRAYTON ROAD
Works description: To locate and clear blockages in verge / footway on BT network
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC006TI003MW500261132205
Also see Hearne Lane.


Wollerton Crossroads to Drayton Field, Wollerton
14 May — 15 May
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: ROSE COTT
Works description: Defect CLO – Remedial Rein by CLO Interim LB9141201/000060214262 60214262 Shrops Nr ROSE COTTAGE WOLLERTON TF9 3NE Correct topping needed CWT 1 10mm Bit Mac Job in Carriageway (10mm Bitmac (Tarmac) )
Responsibility for works: Severn Trent Water
Works reference: LB9141201/000060214262


From A53 From Drayton Road End of to Crossroads Wollerton, Drayton Road
15 May – 16 May
Traffic lights, etc: Traffic control (two-way signals)
Location:From outside Narbury House to opposite The Hollies and The Elms, FROM A53 FROM DRAYTON ROAD END OF TO CROSSROADS WOLLERTONResponsibility for these works: BT
Description: For blowing fibre cables and access to jointing chambers – no excavation
Works ref: BC006TI003MW500254790626
Project ref: BC005BDUK

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs – Extended Hours Survey

Last week Hodnet Medical Centre published details of its Extended Opening Hours arrangements. Today, (9 May 18) it has published details of a survey which is currently being carried out by Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The survey opened on Monday, 30 April, and closes on Friday, 25 May at 5pm.
All patients who are over 16 and registered at a practice listed with either Shropshire CCG or Telford & Wrekin CCG can take part in the survey. It takes between five and ten minutes to complete.
Participate in the survey
Further information about the survey is available from the following pages:

The Return of Openreach Roadworks – 7 & 8 May 2018

The web team are not sure if last week’s roadworks on Drayton Road actually took place, or if the job was never completed. What we do know is that has published a very similar set of notices for Monday and Tuesday this week. The work is listed as taking place near to the junction of Drayton Road and Hearne Lane.

Roadworks SignDrayton Road, Hodnet, Shropshire
07 May — 08 May
Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: From outside 4 to outside 11, DRAYTON ROAD
Works description: To locate and clear blockages in verge / footway on BT network
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC006TI003MW500261132203

The accompanying listing can be found here.