Author: Sarah

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Litter Pick around the Parish on Saturday.

Once all packed together we had collected 9 full bin bags of litter, which was generously disposed of for free by A.R.Richards at Tern Hill.

Keep a look out for details of future litter picks!

Timetables published for bus services saved by Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council is stepping in to temporarily fund a number of local bus services which Arriva were planning to end or alter. Bus Service 64 – Market Drayton to Shrewsbury is one of the services to be supported by the council until September 2022.

Revised timetables for this service are now available and can be found by following the appropriate link below.

All other timetables are published on the relevant operator’s website.

When support runs out for the above services in September 2022 it does not necessarily mean that the routes will cease, it simply allows the council a period of time to reflect and identify any alternative solutions to encourage new passengers as it looks to Shropshire’s future in terms of public transport.

Litter Pick 7th May 2022

Are you free for a couple of hours on Saturday 7th May? We will meet at Hodnet Rec at 10am for a litter pick of the Rec and the Railway Walk. We have litter grabbers, bin bags and hoops to hold them; we just need some volunteers!

It will be sociable, fun and a great way to meet people and support your community.

Parking is available at the Social Club.

Please contact steven.j.freeman@outlook.com to confirm your interest.

Frauds and Scams

Take Five

Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.

Many people may already know the dos and don’ts of financial fraud and scams – that no-one should ever contact them out of the blue to ask for their full PIN or full password, or ever make them feel pressured into moving money to another account. The trouble is, in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to forget this.

www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk contains a wide range of information and advice and is definitely worth looking at.

If you have fallen for a scam, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via action fraud.police.uk

Scam text messages can be forwarded to 7726 to help phone providers take early action and block numbers that generate spam on their networks.

Forward fake emails received to report@phishing .gov.uk

Stoke Heath Prison seeks Volunteers

Inside every prison there is an Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) made up of members of the public from all walks of life doing an extraordinary job.

Whatever your background, if you’re open minded, enthusiastic, good with people and of sound judgement, you could be perfect for the role!

The IMB at Stoke Heath is currently recruiting. If you are interested, there is much more information available at www.imb.org.uk. Applications should be made online by 15th May 2022 at www.imb.org.uk using reference 1214/Stoke Heath/2022

Keep On Moving Shropshire Festival

People over the age of 55 are invited to get moving again as part of an inspiring Shropshire festival. 

The Keep on Moving Shropshire festival is a partnership between Shropshire Council, Energize, Taking Part, Age UK and the NHS, and will launch on Sunday 8 May 2022.  Keep on Moving Shropshire Festival graphic

It starts with a free one-day launch event, set to take place from 10am until 4pm at Shrewsbury Sports Village.  

The event is aimed at people over 55, and will include inspirational and internationally-renowned speakers who will give talks on different aspects of positive ageing. There will also be taster sessions of activities for participants to try, from singing to walking netball.  

The festival hopes to inspire people to take part in local activities again after the pandemic, to build people’s confidence and get them out and moving. It is also hoped that the day will increase recognition of the valuable role older people play in communities, as well as improved understanding about what keeps people well as they age. 

At the launch there will be activities to try, inspirational speakers, and a keynote speaker who will discuss the science of ageing. There will also be a number of information stands highlighting different activities and voluntary and community sector support in our communities.  

Throughout May there will be taster sessions run by partner organisations through the county: look out for fun opportunities to try new activities where you live.  

How to book 

To book, please complete the EventBrite booking form which can be found at www.shropshire.gov.uk/KeepOnMovingShropshire