Author: Richard

Hodnet Footpath Group Meeting

The next meeting of the footpath group is taking place in the Jasper room of the Bear Hotel, Hodnet.
We will be discussing our next group walk, general group activities and projects.
We are a friendly informal group, new participants welcome – just turn up on the night or call Angus Taylerson (01630 685860) or Mary Hardy (01952 540970) for further information.

Tidy Village Group launched

Do you care about litter?

If so you are not alone!

At the Parish Plan volunteers meeting in early 2010, a group of residents got together and agreed to undertake an occasional litter pick in particular areas of the Parish – usually near their homes.
Despite their best efforts, there is probably always going to be an ongoing problem, as this picture of the results of a recent litter pick along part of the old A53 in Wollerton shows.

With the aim of reinvigorating the exercise, and hopefully establishing a larger group of like minded individuals, the Parish Council have asked one of the original group to act as a coordinator for a new Tidy Village Group. In doing so it is hoped that:-

  • The original volunteers get in touch to re-confirm their interest.
  • Those who would like to become involved for the first time, will take this opportunity to do so. Any help is appreciated, and you can choose a level of involvement that suits you.

In addition to the personal reward of a ‘job well done’ group litter picks, where organised, can also prove sociable occasions.
To register your interest please e-mail your details, including a contact telephone number and your address, to Sally Gallivan at email For those who would like them, some litter picking kits are available (gloves/extending pickers) – and if required the Parish Council will obtain more.

Fireworks and bonfire

The school PTA have arranged a Fireworks and
Bonfire evening in the grounds of Hodnet school.
Seasonal fare and a selection of hot and cold
beverages available. Glow sticks for the kids.
Please come along and enjoy yourselves, whilst helping
to support the local school. Weather permitting(!)
it promises to be a great show.
Gate opens at 18:30hrs. Entry £3 Adults, children free.

Hodnet Footpath Group

If you are interested in walking and/or helping to maintain local
footpaths you are welcome to join this friendly and informal group.
At this meeting we will be discussing, amongst other matters,
our planned work party on Sunday 24th October (PM).
More information email

Local Joint Committee

The Public are invited to attend this meeting, which is being
held at the Lyon Hall. The main topic for discussion will be
Shropshire Council's market town Revitalisation Programme - 
specifically how the £425,000 fund allocated for Market Drayton
might best be utilised.
See the Parish Council web pages for more information about Local
Joint Committee activities.