Month: September 2018

Hodnet Medical Centre – Ordering Repeat Medication

Hodnet Medical Centre has posted the following notice on its website:

Ordering Repeat Medication
TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION Due to current unavoidable staffing issues in Dispensary, we are unable to accept requests for repeat medication, (including online ordering) until Monday 8th October, when we anticipate returning to normal service. Patient Access service has been temporarily disabled. In the meantime, it will be necessary to bring your repeat medication ordering slip to the medical centre during surgery time, and taking your signed prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Hodnet Medical Centre 26.09.2018

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Footpath Group's Next Walk: 28/9/18

Everyone is cordially invited to join members of the group for a short[ish] evening walk on Friday 28th September to/around the Wollerton Wetlands and then, if the light lasts and participants wish to do so, walking onwards towards Stoke Heath via Helshaw Grange.
Please Note – This walk was postponed from 21st September, due to wet weather that week.
We will meet at the Wollerton Village Room [roadside parking] for a 6pm start.

Sensible footwear is advised. Children welcome, with accompanying adults.
Dogs welcome too, but on a lead please.
IMPORTANT – Should it be raining again the event will be cancelled.

Phone HFG chairman (Steve) 01630 685697 with any queries.

£50,000 of Counterfeit Goods Seized in Hodnet

Picture: WMP website
This morning (18 Sept. 2018) West Mercia Police have published a report of counterfeit goods being seized after they stopped a car being driven in a way which caused concern. The vehicle was spotted and stopped in Hodnet on Thursday 13 Sept. (N.B. When published the report incorrectly gave the date as 19 Sept.)
Items inside the car caused the officers to suspect that they were counterfeit and consequently they arrested the driver. This was followed by a search of a house in Hodnet and a significant amount of goods, all believed to be counterfeit, were seized. Among the items seized were 400 pairs of trainers, football shirts, jackets, perfumes, hair straighteners and watches. The goods are estimated to be worth around £50,000.
Police and Trading Standards have now launched a joint investigation.
Picture: WMP website
Sergeant Darren Stacey said: “This is a significant amount of counterfeit goods we have seized which we suspect are likely to be linked to organised crime and reinforces our commitment to disrupting and dismantling the criminal behaviour of those involved in serious and organised crime. We are now working closely with Trading Standards to carry out our investigation.”
The report concludes by saying that a 28 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of articles to be used in fraud, and released on police bail.
Today’s Shropshire Star report has larger pictures on it.

Mobile Police Station in Hodnet – 19 Sep. 2018

Wednesday 19th September 2018
1pm until 3pm
The mobile police station will be in Hodnet, come and meet your Safer Neighbourhood Team and tell us about the issues causing you most concern in your community.
The team will parked near to the Village Shop in Hodnet.
For more information contact:
Market Drayton Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or at marketdrayton.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk or #MDraytonCops

Drayton Road, Multiple Roadworks – 17 to 20 Sept.

Roadworks.org has announced a series of roadworks on Drayton Road (old A53) this week from Mon. 17 to Thur. 20 September (2018).
Five different locations are given stretching between the edge of Hodnet village and Wollerton crossroads.
The common features are:
Works description: Access required to Underground BT structure to repair service – No structural changes.
Work being carried out on existing BT Plant
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005CC1W00AUG18WN7VGF11
There will be traffic lights at all locations, the two nearest Hodnet will have two-way signals, whilst the others will have multi-way ones.
It is not clear if all the locations will disrupted at the same time or in sequence.
The following links provide details of each of the locations – starting at Hodnet and finishing at Wollerton crossroads: first, second, third, fourth, fifth. NB the dates given on the website are 17th – 19th Sept. whilst the email gave the end date as 20th Sept.
 

Medical Centre – New Telephone System Delayed

The upgrade to Hodnet Medical Centre’s phone system has been delayed until November. Originally planned to go live towards the end of August, the switch-over is now planned for mid November.
The following information was published in the News section of the Practice’s website on 13 Sept. 2018:

Redcentric – our new phone providers have had to re-schedule the timeline/key dates for our system installation. The revised installation date is now in November.The migration from the old network provider to the new should be completed by mid- November, however it is expected that on our “Go Live” date (Monday 19th November ) the lines will not be available between 1-3pm. We apologise for any difficulty that you may experience in contacting the Surgery during this period of migration. Thank you

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Roadworks on A53 at Hopton – 10 to 12 Sept 2018

Roadworks.org have published the following warning of disruption on the A53 from 10 to 12 Sept. (Mon to Wed this week.) It has to be noted that the accompanying item on their website list the work as taking place on just 10 & 11 Sept.

Roadworks SignA53 The Avenue, Hopton, Shawbury, Shropshire
10 September — 12 September
Delays likely Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)
Works description: TM for Coring Gang
Responsibility for works: Shropshire
Works reference: UJ1021250504

Walk CANCELLED: 21/9/18

PLEASE NOTE THAT OWING TO RECENT TORRENTIAL RAIN, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRI 28TH SEPT, SAME ARRANGEMENTS AS DETAILED BELOW.

Everyone is cordially invited to join members of the group for a short[ish] evening walk on Friday 21st September to/around the Wollerton Wetlands and then, if the light lasts and participants wish to do so, walking onwards towards Stoke Heath via Helshaw Grange.
We will meet at the Wollerton Village Room [roadside parking] for a 6pm start.

Sensible footwear is advised. Children welcome, with accompanying adults.
Dogs welcome too, but on a lead please.
IMPORTANT – Should it be raining the event will be cancelled and rearranged for the following Friday [28th].

Phone HFG chairman (Steve) 01630 685697 with any queries.

Hodnet & District Garden Club – September meeting

Hodnet & District Garden ClubAfter two outings then a break during August, the Garden Club is now resuming its meetings in the Lyon Hall on the third Tuesday evening of the month, 7.00 onwards for 7.30 pm start.
On Tues Sept 18th, the topic is Orchids. We look forward to a talk by John Spires, an expert on these beautiful, exotic plants. Hear all about their history, how to grow them and how to keep that present you were given flowering!
Visitors are always welcome to come along to any of the meetings. Light refreshments are served at the end of the evening. An annual subscription costs £10, with guest fee being £2 per visit.
The remainder of the year’s programme may be viewed by clicking the Events tab on the Garden Club website.