Month: November 2018

Theft from Wollerton Garden

West Mercia Police LogoYesterday the Shropshire Star published a report with the headline, Bird bath and bench stolen from garden near Market Drayton. The report is based on a Tweet by Market Drayton SNT published on Tuesday.
The Tweet reads:

Between 21st Nov + 23rd Nov, £350 worth of garden furniture was taken from a property in Wollerton. Items taken- metal/iron garden bench, marble bird bath, hosepipe and reel. Any info please call 101 quoting incident no 314-S 26th Nov.

 

Peplow Community Walk – December 2018

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 9th December

Peplow to Petsey Farm – Hodnet Walk 9
Meet at The Chapel at 1:15pm for 1:30pm (prompt start)
Download leaflet of route. Linear walk returning by same route – about 2½ hours in total.
Children welcome, as also are dogs on leads (note: some sections are muddy and there are likely to be farm animals in some fields).
In case of bad weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 after 11:30pm on the day.

Two Incidents of Sheep Worrying in Peplow

Please Keep Me On A LeadIn the last few days there have been two incidents of uncontrolled dogs worrying sheep in Peplow. In one incident three sheep drowned when they were pushed into the River Tern. The sheep were also pregnant so at least six animals died as a result of this lack of care and concern.
Dog owners are reminded that it is legal for farmers to shoot any dog they see worrying sheep. Last year we reported on a police warning after dogs shot for worrying sheep. Such reminders more commonly occur in the lambing season, but even as winter approaches it appears that one dog owner needs a reminder to keep their pet under control when walking in the countryside.
Here is a reminder of advice from the Countryside Code:
Countryside Code CoverWhen you take your dog into the outdoors, always ensure it does not disturb wildlife, farm animals, horses or other people by keeping it under effective control. This means that you:
– keep your dog on a lead, or keep it in sight at all times, be aware of what it’s doing and be confident it will return to you promptly on command.
– ensure it does not stray off the path or area where you have a right of access.
Special dog rules may apply in particular situations, so always look out for local signs, for example:
– Dogs may be banned from certain areas that people use, or there may be restrictions, by-laws or control orders limiting where they can go.
– The access rights that normally apply to open country and registered common land (known as “Open Access” land) require dogs to be kept on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July, to help protect ground nesting birds, and all year round near farm animals.
It’s always good practice (and a legal requirement on “Open Access” land) to keep your dog on a lead around farm animals and horses, for your own safety and for the welfare of the animals. A farmer may shoot a dog which is attacking or chasing farm animals without being liable to compensate the dog’s owner.
Download the Countryside Code.
Finally, if you have any information about either of these incidents please contact the police on 101.

Up to Ten Days of Disruption on Drayton Rd – Nov/Dec 2018

Roadworks SignRoadworks.org has published information about work on Drayton Road, between Hodnet and Wollerton which will cause disruption for “up to 10 days.”
The two notices, which seem to relate to the same BT cabling project, have small differences in their descriptions so both are copied below:

Drayton Road, Hodnet, Shropshire
26 November — 07 December
Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: From opp tele. exchange Hodnet to opp Rose Cottage Drayton Road Wollerton Shropshire TF9 3NH
Works description: Access BT boxes to provide 1700m of cable for provision of service REF FLJ960WN, Highway surface will be unaffected. Rolling lights required for up to 10 days, 0930-1530. In conjunction with other notice in Drayton Road
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005CN17W0FLJ960WNNOV26


From A53 From Drayton Road End of to Crossroads Wollerton, Drayton Road, Wollerton, Shropshire
26 November — 07 December
Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: From opp tele exchange Hodnet to opp Rose Cottage Drayton Road Wollerton Shropshire TF9 3NH
Works description: Access BT boxes to provide 1700m of cable for provision of service REF FLJ960WN, Highway surface will be unaffected. Rolling lights required for up to 10 days, 0930-1530. In conjunction with other notice in Drayton Road
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Works reference: BC005CN17W0NOV26FLJ960WN

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Update: 23 November 2018

For full information about 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton please see the main story.
Update: 23 Nov. 2018
The following update has been sent to the webteam by Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison Officer. Amey are the contractors carrying out the work for Severn Trent Water.

Mill Rd, Wollerton
Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison OfficerThings are progressing on schedule with another 260mm of watermain being installed this week which should take us to the edge of the village.
Further works are required in Wollerton for connections to be done and renewing or transferring your water services on to the new main.
Please be mindful when driving through our works, our workforce may be in the road, so please pass slowly. It is important to be aware if you damage your car, you may not be covered by your insurance as you are within a road closure.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these works.

Last weekend some local residents had concerns about road plates covering a hole on the old railway bridge moving apart due to traffic driving over them. The site agent says that this problem was addressed on Wednesday this week.
In you have concerns about this or any other matter in connection with the ongoing work you can contact Samantha direct on 07725-073188 or get in touch with the webteam.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission talk for Garden Club: November 2018

Hodnet & District Garden ClubHodnet & District Garden Club’s final meeting of the year will take the form of a bring and share supper with a presentation about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from member David Smither. The meeting will take place in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet on Tuesday 20th Nov at 7.30 pm – doors open from 7.00. Visitors are very welcome (£2 guest fee).
There have been some excellent speakers this year, and it would be good to welcome new members when next year’s programme begins in February. Annual membership is £15 per person.

Wollerton Water Main Replacement – Update: 9 November 2018

We have previously reported on 22 Weeks of Roadworks in Wollerton. Today (9/11) the webteam have been provided with the following update by Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison Officer. Amey are the contractors carrying out the work for Severn Trent Water.

Mill Rd, Wollerton
Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Liaison OfficerYou may have noticed we have started at the crossroads end of Mill Road, this was to enable us to keep as many properties on supply for as long as possible. We apologise for any confusions this may have caused. Works are progressing on schedule and we are up to the bridge, between the cross roads and the nursing home.
During the course of next week, some properties will be transferred on to the new water main and will be without supply for approximately 30mins. We will contact the properties affected directly, to advise when this will happen.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these works.