Author: Mary

Hodnet Co Co Needs Your Help!

Hodnet’s Compassionate Community (Co Co) project has been running in this area for nearly five years. A small group of volunteers support some of the isolated, lonely and vulnerable people in our village and the wider locality covered by Hodnet Medical Practice, with a home visit for an hour a week.

See our web page on this site for more information.

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The project needs to find someone who has just a few hours a week to spare working from home on the administration side of the project. This person needs to be of integrity, sympathetic to the aims of the project, to be computer-savvy and able to co-ordinate occasional volunteer trainings and meetings, and be responsible to ensure that DBS checks and visit reports are up to date.

If you would like to know more about the nitty-gritty, please chat to Mary Hardy on 01952 540970 or by email:

(If you aren’t an organiser but like the sound of visiting someone who would welcome a friendly chat on a regular basis, then we are going to need more volunteers too. Mary can explain how you can sign up for this as well.)

Holiday Recycling and Rubbish Collections 2019

Shropshire Council has posted information on its website about Christmas and New Year bin collections and recycling advice.

If you didn’t receive the card with details of alternative collection dates and how to recycle specific items over the coming weeks you can download the PDF version here.

The above page also provides guidance on which types of Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be recycled in your blue bag.

You can watch the “Scrunch Test” video here.

Hodnet & District Garden Club – November 2019 Meeting

Hodnet Garden Club’s last get-together of the year will take the form of a members’ evening with bring & share supper. This will take place on Tues 19th Nov at 7.30 pm in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet. Doors open from 7.00. Two members will give presentations on topics of their choice, and next year’s varied and interesting programme of events will be available.

It has been good to see new people at several of the recent meetings, and visitors are more than welcome to join us on this occasion.

(Note: there are no Garden Club events during December or January, so our next meeting after this will be in February.)

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Hodnet & District Garden Club October 2019

The next meeting of the Garden Club will take place on Tues 15th October at the Lyon Hall in Hodnet, 7.00 for 7:30pm.

A talk entitled “The Garden through the seasons” will be given by Zdenek Valkoun-Walker, the Head Gardener from the Dorothy Clive Gardens.

Visitors (£2) are most welcome to come along to this event and enjoy light refreshments afterwards.

Enquiries: Dave 01630-685966, or email

The club website features write-ups on previous talks, along with a schedule of forthcoming events.

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Hodnet Garden Club – 17th Sept 2019

After a summer break, Hodnet & District Garden Club resume their Lyon Hall meetings on Tues 17th Sept, 7.00 for 7.30pm, when Mrs Shelagh Teghan will speak about the refurbishment of Sugnall Walled Garden.

New members and visitors are always welcome – no prior knowledge or gardening expertise required! Annual membership is £15, with guest fee for one-off visits only £2. The meetings are friendly and informal, usually allowing time for questions. Light refreshments are served at the end of the hall meetings, which take place on the third Tuesday of most months.

To view the programme for the rest of the year see the Club’s website, or phone 01630-685966 with any enquiries.

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Hodnet & District Garden Club, 18th June 2019

Hodnet & District Garden ClubThe next meeting will take place at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet on Tuesday 18th June, 7.00 for 7.30pm, when we look forward to a talk about Trees in Garden and Woodland, presented by Dr. Mike Goosey of the Woodland Trust.  Light refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.
New members and visitors are welcome – no prior knowledge or gardening expertise required! Guest fee for one-off meetings is only £2; annual membership is £15.
To view the Club’s programme for the year or to contact the Secretary, please visit the website.

"Marchamley Meanders" – Sunday 16th June 2019

Click on image to download a copy of the flyer

An Open Gardens event in Marchamley on Sunday 16th June offers an opportunity to drop into eight gardens for a “Peep behind the Hedges”. A children’s Treasure Hunt will also take place.
The event starts at 2pm, until 5pm. Adults £4, children free. Free car parking.
Tickets and maps will be available at the bus shelter, and refreshments will be on sale at two locations, in aid of the Children’s Music Fund, Hodnet.
Sorry no dogs, except assistance dogs.

Hodnet & District Garden Club – May 2019 events

Hodnet & District Garden ClubThere will be no meeting at the Lyon Hall in May, as two visits are scheduled for this month – see below for details.
The Club is also having a plant stall at the Grove School on the morning of Sunday 12th May during  the Market Drayton 10K run.
On the evening of Mon 13th May, members look forward to a guided tour of Hodnet Hall Gardens. The visit is open to guests of Club members for the usual £2 fee.
On Tues 21st May, there is an evening visit to Sambrook Manor, Newport, for a guided tour of the gardens, plus refreshments. The cost is £7.00 per
head, and guests are welcome.
Please use the contact form on the Garden Club’s website for further
details about any of the above.

Hodnet Footpath Group Walk Mon 6th May 2019

On Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May, Hodnet Footpath Group are organising a local walk combining routes 1 & 10 from our series of walks leaflets.
Meeting at 11.00am at the Hodnet Social Club car park, the first part of the walk will take in the old railway line to Wollerton and then return to Hodnet via Mill Rd. We’ll then continue via Webster Lane to Tunstall Woods, where we will hopefully see bluebells and other wild flowers.
This walk is easy and dog-friendly, and everyone is welcome. The full walk is approx 5 miles, but you can just do the first leg if you so wish. We hope you can join us.

Hodnet & District Garden Club April 2019

Hodnet & District Garden ClubHodnet Garden Club look forward to welcoming Ingrid Millington of the Cottage Garden Society to speak about Primulas and Auriculas on Tues 16th April. 7.00pm for 7.30 at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.
New members and visitors are always welcome – no prior knowledge or gardening expertise required!
Why not take the opportunity of joining us to hear from a member of the Hillview Hardy Plants family team, who grow a range of quality cottage garden perennials on site at Worfield, nr Bridgnorth?
Light refreshments will be served after the talk, and plants will be available for sale.
Annual membership of the Garden Club is £15, with guest fee for one-off meetings only £2. The full programme for 2019 may be viewed on the Club’s website.