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AR Richards Fuel Campaign

We are currently offering our Head Office as a drop off point for donations to be taken to Poland to support Ukraine. The surrounding community have been amazing with their donations and our staff are currently sorting through donated items such as clothes, bedding, toiletries, toys, shoes and first aid items. We have our Artic curtain sider due for dispatch early next week which will require fuel, any donations for this would be greatly received. All funds raised will be for fuel with any remaining amount being used to purchase items for Ukraine.

We have the 2000-mile round trip to fund and we have set up the following Just Giving page:

Every penny counts for this much needed cause!

Hodnet and District Garden Club

We will be holding a meeting in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th March to discuss how we can get the club up and running again after temporary closure due to COVID.  If you are interested in being part of the club, please come along for an informal chat with like minded amateur gardeners.  There will, of course, be tea and cake. 

Please phone 01630 685966 for more information.

Advance Notice of Roadworks

Closure of the A442 from Wrekin District Council Boundary to Radmoor Crossroads

These works planned by Shropshire Council are now in a state of advanced planning, meaning that they are expected to start in the next 3 months. The information on these works is still not set in stone and is liable to change before commencing. At present there is no information available on diversion routes or exact timings of closures.

The dates for the works are currently given as 14 – 28 March 2022

New Recycling Bins!

The bin – which is optional and free – will replace the existing black recycling boxes, and help to increase the amount of waste recycled by providing households with a larger container.

It will also reduce the amount of waste lost to the recycling process after being blown out of the boxes on windy days. It will make the storage of recycling more convenient for residents, and reduce the amount of bending and lifting for residents and waste and recycling crews.

Some households may not want a bin due to housing layout or the lack of storage space for the bin. These residents will be able to continue to use their existing waste containers, as will those residents who simply prefer to use boxes.

People will also be able to use their new bin as well as their recycling boxes.

The first bins are set to be delivered from May this year, starting in the south Shropshire area, with deliveries then being made in other parts of the county.

To request a bin people should go to to place an order online.

Mobile Police Station in Hodnet

PC Alan Ambrose and the Safer Neighbourhood Team will be visiting Hodnet on Monday 24th January, from 11:15 – 12:15. As usual, they will be located on Church Street, just past the village shop.

Do go along and raise any concerns you might have; the more that people mention issues of concern, the more chance there is of anything being done to resolve them.

Shropshire Potholes

Shropshire Council announced today, 12 January 2022, that they have repaired 20,156 potholes across the county since April 2021.

In addition, 49 stretches of road across Shropshire – measuring 143km – are being resurfaced between November 2021 and March 2022 as part of the council’s annual resurfacing programme – work that will help to prevent potholes forming in future.

The roads for which work is due to start this month and which will impact Hodnet and the surrounding area the most are:

  • 10 to 24 January – A41 Whitchurch bypass, from Chester Rd Island to A525 Wrexham Rd Island. Work will take place overnight (8pm to 6am).
  • 20 to 30 January – Quarry View To 30mph start, A49 Preston Brockhurst Junction

Don’t forget to keep using to report road/street related issues to Shropshire Council.