HFG – Walk this Thursday – Cancelled

Update. Unfortunately we have had to cancel tomorrow’s walk.

So far, no one has confirmed their attendance at the proposed public walk at Peplow this Thursday, details HERE.

If you would like to attend then please contact David Wilson ASAP, and certainly by 5pm tomorrow (Wed) evening. If we have no confirmed takers by that time the event will not run – but we do hope to see some of you at the next scheduled walk in June, for which you are again encouraged to register.

Wollerton’s Jubilee Street Party

Wollerton Village Room have arranged a Jubilee Street Party. Join family, friends and neighbours to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – in style!

It’s a ‘Bring & Share’ Lunch on Sunday 5th June from 12 –4pm and will be held outside Wollerton Village Room (but under cover if it rains!)

A formal invite will be delivered to homes in Wollerton plus parts of Lostford and Wood Lane shortly, but if you live elsewhere in Hodnet Parish and would like to come along you’d be welcome.

There will be: Gazebos, Bunting, & Lots of Balloons. Music, a Quiz, plus Additional Fun Activities including a Royal-themed Biscuit(s)Competition (under12s) and Royal-themed Cake Competition (over 12s)

Please bring along:

✓A buffet style lunch adequate for the size of your party &/or to share with others.

✓Plates, crockery and glasses [or paper/plastic as safer] for your party, and maybe some chairs [see below].

✓Soft drinks, bubbly and beers.

✓Your cake or biscuit competition entries.

✓Unionjacks, crowns & tiaras and anything you think of that will add to the fun of the day!

On the day:

Please arrive from 12 o’clock onwards. Please place your shared food items onto the buffet tables provided, outside the Village Room. Food should ideally have a cover to protect it from flies [or rain!] and if possible make a label so that people can see what delicious items are available to choose from.

Please place your royal-themed cake and biscuit(s)competition entries on the tables provided inside the Village Room. These will be judged by ballot from 1pm. A prize will be awarded for the most popular designs.

Tables and chairs will be set out in the street. We are hoping there will be enough for us all – but it may help/you’d be welcome to bring your own tables/chairs too.

Hopefully many of those attending can walk there, but additional car parking will be available at Wollerton Bowls & Social Club and also at the Tennis Club.

If you’d like any further information, please email

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Note. To facilitate the street party, the road will be closed immediately outside the Village Room from 10am to 6pm. A short vehicular diversion will therefore be in place – past the old animal pound and Catchem Corner to join Drayton Road, or via the Mill Road/Wood Lane crossroads to reach/leave houses in the village located on/off Mill Road.

HFG – Public Walks 2022

We have decided to again organise a few public events this year, and depending how they go may do more later.

In the past our walks have attracted a diverse bunch of local folk, so why not come along for a pleasant stroll in good company?

Free parking is available at all start points. Accompanied children and dogs [on leads] welcome on all walks. Sensible footwear advised, plus a drink/snack – and maybe a torch on the Glow Worm walk. Most walks are between 2 – 3 hrs duration.

Make a note in your diary now, and keep up to date via the Hodnet website or our groups own Facebook page – search for Hodnet Footpath Group. Better still, register your interest and we’ll keep you informed of chnages/developments.

Note. If weather is terrible, these events will be cancelled. If you have emailed David Wilson he will add you to our list of ‘friends’ and then he can send a cancellation email on the day to warn you. So, please do let him know in advance which walk you’d like to attend, and how many will be accompanying you. Thanks.

Register your interest via:

The walk routes can all be seen in the relevant walk leaflets, downloadable from


Thursday May 12th – Peplow to Stoke on Tern church, and return (Hodnet Walks 9).

This is a varied and interesting walk through relatively unknown countryside. Depart 10.00 AM from Peplow Chapel where we’ll meet. There is limited roadside/verge parking by Chapel, so share vehicles if coming in a group. Note If you feel the complete walk is to far for you, you could arrange to leave a spare car by Stoke on Tern church and end the walk there.

Thursday 2nd June – Wollerton Wetlands and to Helshaw Grange. (Hodnet Walks 5)

A varied walk with good views. Depart 10.00AM. Meet/roadside parking by Wollerton Village Room.

Friday July 1st – Annual evening Glow Worm walk (Hodnet Walks 1).

Meet by old Railway Line bridge on Station Road, Hodnet, for a 10.30PM (nightime!) departure. Note. As we require a dry/warm night for this, if it is wet/raining this walk will be delayed to the following Friday – 8th July.

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 to confirm your interest.

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.

Voting by post or proxy in this year’s local elections

People planning to vote by post or by proxy in the local elections on Thursday 6 May 2021 are being encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This year elections are being held for Shropshire Council, for town councils, for parish councils, and for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post, or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

See below for information about postal voting. To apply for a postal vote, click here to download an application form.

To apply for a proxy vote, and for more information, click here to visit the Shropshire Council website. There are various types of proxy appointment forms, depending on the type of appointment that people want to make.

For those who choose to vote in person polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May, with social distancing and other safety measures in place, and people are being asked to bring their own pen or pencil.

People are also being reminded that, if they are not already registered to vote, they need to register by the deadline of Monday 19 April if they want to vote, at

Hodnet & District Garden Club – November 2019 Meeting

Hodnet Garden Club’s last get-together of the year will take the form of a members’ evening with bring & share supper. This will take place on Tues 19th Nov at 7.30 pm in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet. Doors open from 7.00. Two members will give presentations on topics of their choice, and next year’s varied and interesting programme of events will be available.

It has been good to see new people at several of the recent meetings, and visitors are more than welcome to join us on this occasion.

(Note: there are no Garden Club events during December or January, so our next meeting after this will be in February.)

Hodnet & District Garden Club