Author: Richard

Hodnet's Speed Camera

Those residents who are concerned about vehicles speeding along the main road through Hodnet will be pleased to hear that, from 1st August 2011, a regime of speed camera enforcement has been agreed.
West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership announced the decision last week, after having undertaken a period of traffic speed monitoring near the school. The results showed that some 64% of vehicles passing the sample point exceeded the 30 MPH limit.
Last Saturday’s Shropshire Star (page 10) carried the news in some detail; but in short agreement has been reached on a suitable location for random visits by a mobile speed camera van, which will be located on Shrewsbury Street.
 

Hodnet Footpath Group

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 before taking a brief walk along the old Railway Line – weather permitting, to hopefully to see some of the fauna for which it is best known, the elusive Glow Worms.
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.

Footpath Group Walk

Have you ever wanted to explore some of the beautiful countryside that surrounds where we live, but never got around to it? Well the next Hodnet Footpath Group’s ‘group walk’ provides such an opportunity!
Non-members are invited to join our friendly group for a walk in the area to the North of Wollerton to Marchamley; returning via Hodnet and the old railway line. We will be leaving from Wollerton Social Club (Mill Road) at 10.30 AM, with an expected duration of around 2  1/2 hours – bring a snack/lunch, to suit.
For further details call Bruce Risdon on 01630 685630 or Mary Hardy on 01952 540970.

Clerk to Parish Council Hands Over

At last weeks Parish Council meeting, Steve Howell-Jones handed over the position of Clerk to his successor, Maryjane Rees.
Chairman of the Council, Mr Michael Morgan, whilst presenting Steve with a small token of the Councils’ appreciation; said that he doubted there was enough time available to list Steve’s many contributions to the Council’s work during the last 10 years he has held the post, but that Steve’s dedication to the task was widely recognised and keenly appreciated. In turn he wished Maryjayne ‘every success’ in her new role.

Steve receiving his boxed set of Haydn Symphonies and the Bohm Mozart Symphonies
Steve expressed delight at his gift alongside surprise at its appropriateness – suspecting his wife Barbara, who had come along to witness what he had been getting up to all these years, of passing ‘insider information’ to the Chairman.
The new Clerk, Maryjayne Rees, can be contacted on 01630 685745 or email P.S. The author hopes the quality of Steve’s CD’s is better than that of the photo – for which my apologies!

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.