Come for a walk

This Saturday (20th Oct) the Hodnet Footpath Group have arranged a circular walk around the Faul’s area.
We are meeting at 10.30 AM outside Faul’s church, and expect to be back around 12.30.
Anyone is welcome to join us. Bring suitable clothing, footwear and a drink/snack.
Dogs also welcome, but it is possible that some stiles may not permit large ones to pass beneath them, so they may need to be lifted!
For more info, or to let us know you are coming, ring John Bourne on 01630 638965

Wise & Well Information Day

Health, Home Safety and Diabetes Awareness Information Day

Tuesday 2nd October 2012 at the Lyon Hall

A one stop shop for information. This event is being organised by the Preventative Services Team at Shropshire Rural Community Council. The programme will be:

  • 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (includes light lunch)
  • Lunch 1.00 – 1.45 pm
  • Diabetes talks start at 1.45 – 4.00 pm

Starting at 10am there will be talks from Falls Prevention Service, West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
There will also be an Exhibition with experts available to give help and advice on Benefits, Pensions and money issues, Road Safety Advice, Support for unpaid Carers, Shropshire Link, Assistive Technology, Stroke, Crossroads Care, Senior Citizens Forum, Independent Care Solutions and many more.
At 2pm there will be specialist Diabetes talks and advice from health care professionals (eye screeners,
podiatry & a nutritional therapist). This Diabetes Awareness event is in partnership with Hodnet Medical
The event is free but booking is essential – please phone Allison Richardson 01743 342162. Alternatively you can email her. The RCC website is here.

Click the image below to download a poster.

Wise & Well Information Day Poster

Station Road Housing Development: Drop-in Event

This week’s Market Drayton Advertiser (7 Sept. 12, page 2) carries a report of a consultation evening planned for next Friday which will give local residents a first opportunity to look at proposals for a housing development in Station Road, Hodnet.
The drop-in session is to be held at the Lyon Hall, this Friday (14 September 2012) between 5.00 & 8.00pm.
The Shropshire Housing Group, of which Meres and Mosses Housing Association is the local management group, is seeking to develop the site as affordable housing for local people. Representatives of Shropshire Housing Group, Shropshire HomePoint and BBLB Architects will all be present.
Local Shropshire Councillor Karen Calder told the Advertiser, “I would urge all local residents to drop in and find out the facts about the development.”
The report does not say which site in Station Road the proposals concern, but the recently closed SAMDev (Site Allocations and Management of Development) consultation identified only one possible location for future housing development. This is the old Highways Depot, close to the bridge. The SAMDev proposals identify this site as HOD001, and say that it has an indicative capacity for 12 dwellings. According to the Advertiser’s headline, the proposals being  put forward are for 19 homes!
Councillor Calder makes an important point when she urges all local residents to attend next week’s event and find out the facts about the plans. It is important that everyone makes use of the consultative and democratic procedures to ensure that the area is developed in a way which is best for all residents, especially those whose homes may one day be on this and similar sites.

Wollerton Bowling Club Open Day

Saturday 30th June, from 2.00pm

Wollerton Bowls and Social Club, Mill Lane Wollerton

Members of the club invite everyone to come along for a relaxed afternoon of “summer” fun. The main activity will be an opportunity to try out crown green bowling. Practice sessions are free and no experience is required – we just ask you to wear flat shoes or trainers. Friendly tuition and equipment will be provided. All ages are welcome.
Other activities will include novelty bowling, cake, bric-a-brac and raffle stalls. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and, in case of wet weather, indoor shelter will be available.
For more information please contact Randall tel: 01952-540970 or email See the club web page.

Do come along and give this popular sport a try!

Cakes, Pies and Bread

Baking competition; split into 5 catagories

Baking is taking on a real theme for July’s Jubilee celebrations, below is a review of all the different catagories available, good luck and have fun.
Ladies only, 4oz Victoria sponge, using this recipe;
4oz (110 grams) butter, caster sugar and self-raising flour
2 large eggs
Sweetened whipped cream
Mens only Chocolate cake
Open class fruit pie
Under 16′s jubilee themed cup cake
There will also be an open age bread making class.
First prize in each catagory is an especially commissioned hand painted bone china bowl in a presentation box. This unique souvenir for the winner is supplied by The Character Jug in Hodnet.
All entries must be submitted between 12.00 p.m and 1 p.m. Judging will take place at 2.30 p.m.

All of the entries that are not claimed back will be auctioned off at around 4.30 p.m
Diamond Jubilee Cake Competition, run  by the The Meadows Community Group
This is a cake decorated on a royal theme, there is a cash prize for the winner (donated  by  Mr Farrington of The Bear in Hodnet). Entries to the Community Group table between 12 p.m. and1 p.m. please.
A current programme for the day can be found here.

Jubilee Flower Festival

Fauls Green Flower FestivalHoly Immanuel Church – Fauls Green

Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th June – 10.00am to 5.30pm each day
Preview Friday 1st June 6.oo to 7.oopm
prior to a concert in the Church Hall at 7:30pm
Admission £3.50 adults, children free

Organised to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, with exhibits both in the grounds and inside the Church. Aspects of the Queen’s public life and her private interests will be interpreted with beautiful floral arrangements and exhibits. The Festival will be a pleasurable and memorable way to commemorate the Jubilee.
Refreshments will be available in the Church Hall.
The Post Code of the Church is SY13 2AS.

Update 10th May

Just a reminder in case you haven’t heard, a community event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee  is to be held on the recreation ground in Hodnet on Sunday 3rd June.
Planning for the day continues to make steady progress. The organising commitee can now confirm the following additions to the programme;

  • Children’s entertainer
  • Mobile bell tower
  • Sweet stall, run by the Brownies
  • Jubilee themed cake competition
  • Soap Box, specialist soap
  • Peplow Jams
  • Quality craft jewelery
  • and lots more

There is still time for any local groups, clubs, and societies to get involved. Anyone who may be interested in helping to organise the event or take part in any way is encouraged to contact Janice Parker on 01630-685 531 as soon as possible or email.
Any business owners who wish to have a stall at the event should also contact Janice. Pitches are free.
A full current programme for the day can be found here.

Hodnet Primary School PTA Summer Fayre

It’s a REALLY busy year with Jubilee, Olympics and all the other things we try and cram into our British Summer but please can you save the date and come along to our main fundraising event of the year.
Saturday 14th July 2012 at Hodnet School 11am to 2pm
We will have all the usual summber fete activities, bouncy castle, games, dancing, tombola and this year we are having craft stalls run by local businesses too
We will have a big raffle with great prizes including £100 basket from Butterflydaisy, signed football from Shrewsbury Town F.C. meal for 4 at Oruna Indian Restaurant, a prize from Tanners Wine Merchants and many others
As your can see this post and the PTA page are not very colourful so we will have a competition for the children to design a new logo for Hodnet School PTA – further info to follow via school for this
There will be a BBQ and bar running throughout the event and Iddys Icecream van
If you would like more information or would like to book a trade stall (£10) please phone Russell on 07531 656020 – all trade stands will need to supply own table/gazebo

Playgroup Curry Night


Don’t miss our curry night on Friday 25th May 2012 in the Lyon Hall – 7.30pm
It will be a great night with delicious curry made be Mrs Tori Russell and there will be fun and games, a bar and live music – £10 per person to include your food
All proceeds will go to Playgroup  –  for more information please phone 01630 685812

Plans update – 21 April

The community event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee  is to be held on the recreation ground in Hodnet on Sunday 3rd June.
Planning for the day is making steady progress, allthough there is still much to do. The organising commitee are meeting regulaly.
All local groups, clubs, societies and individuals who may be interested in helping to organise the event or take part in any way are encouraged to contact Janice Parker on 01630-685 531 as soon as possible or email.
Any business owners who wish to have a stall at the event should also contact Janice. Pitches are free.
A current programme for the day can be found here.
Please consider getting  involved to help make this a memorable and fun filled occasion.
The next planning meeting is to be held at Hodnet Social Club  on Tuesday 8th May at 7 p.m