Hodnet Life

Wollerton’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party

Thanks to a recently revitalised Wollerton Village Room group, Wollerton got together to organise its own street party on Sunday 5th June 2022 – to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

God bless you, Ma’am.

Despite fears of a poor turnout due to the weather forecast, and rather unpleasant working conditions for the team setting up the planned [and last minute extra] gazebos in the morning, in the end the rain abated. Notwithstanding the rain, we were rather thankful it wasn’t windy, as there was nothing that could really be done to anchor the gazebos down!

With a few last minute hitches with missing gazebo parts and a music IT glitch, all was finally ready and…. hurrah, a good number of people turned out for the event; with neighbours old and new mingling in an unusual setting to mark a unique moment in history – and after two years of Covid restrictions it all felt quite……liberating!

Whilst special thanks are due to the organisers, thanks are also due to all who attended and entered into the spirit of the occasion – as without them the event would not have been a success.

Some photos are included recording the progress of the day. Others can be seen on the Wollerton Village Room’s Facebook page. If you were there and have others you’d like to add, please send them to the webmaster.

1st Gazebos are up
A troublesome extra gazebo – where are the right bits?
Getting there !
Testing Testing!
5 mins to go!
All ready – but will it stop raining? and will anyone come?
Still raining, but people start arriving.
Party in full swing
Trying a game
Rain has stopped, specially closed road now in full use!

Wollerton’s Defibrillator Ready for Use

Wollerton Bowls and Social Club are pleased to announce that the community accessible defibrillator is now installed and available for use by local residents.

An event was held on Friday 13 May to thank our major donors for their support. Pictured left to right are: Randall Hardy, Club Chair; Jamie Richards, AEDdonate; Andrew Davies, Drayton Action for Health; Richard Smith, Downstream Energy Ltd; Cllr. Lin Sherwin, Hodnet PC; Michael Morgan, Hodnet Charities and Club Treasurer.

Randall says, “We appreciate all the support which has been shown for this project, which has meant that it has reached completion in a remarkably short amount of time. Besides thanking the charities and a local business for their support, I would also like to express appreciation to club members and local residents whose contributions have played a significant part in enabling this successful outcome.”

To find out more about the club and how to get involved visit their page on this site.

Hodnet Walks 2019

Hodnet Footpath Group [HFG] has finalised its programme of walks for 2019, and everyone is welcome to join us along with well behaved dogs – on leads where appropriate.
Our walks are leisurely paced and suitable for most abilities.
Suitable clothing/footwear are advised, and bring your own refreshments – if desired.
We will be continuing to promote/walk selected routes from our recently expanded series of walk leaflets – available from a range of local outlets and downloadable from our page ofr this website.
We’re a friendly bunch and always more than happy to welcome new faces. We hope you can join us.
Here are the dates for your diary: why not print them off and keep them with your calender?
Note. In the event of bad weather a walk may be cancelled at short notice, but will then be held on the same day during the following week.
Thursday 21st March 11.00 a.m.
Walk 2. Meet Lyon Hall car park, Hodnet.
Monday 6th May 11.00 a.m.
Walks 1 & 10. Meet Hodnet Social Club car park
Friday 21st June 10.30 p.m.
Glow worm Walk. Meet old railway bridge, Station Road, Hodnet.
Thursday 18th July 7.00 p.m.
Walk 5. Meet Wollerton Village room.
Sunday 22nd September 2.00 p.m.
Walk 3. Meet at The Bear Inn, Hodnet at 1.00 p.m. for a pre walk drink.
Wednesday 6th November 11.00 a.m.
Walk 8. Meet at the ‘Old Club’ High Hatton.
Any enquires please contact
Steve Alden on 07774969339

Wanted – People with Enthusiasm

The Original Hodnet Webteam
The Original Hodnet Webteam in 2010

After many years almost single-handedly creating and maintaining the Hodnet website, Randall Hardy is stepping down in the coming months. The Parish Council is therefore looking for someone who would be willing to take forward the roles of webmaster and editor for this excellent Parish resource.

Whilst Randall has combined the roles of technical development and reporting, there is no reason why these two aspects cannot be done by different people, or even a small team – the latter being the early vision behind the site.

The voluntary position of webmaster in its current form takes up around three hours a week on average, including reporting. It requires someone with enthusiasm and either existing IT skills, or the motivation to develop them. The website currently use the WordPress platform.

If this is something where you feel you could make a contribution, in either role, to keeping the village website going forward, and would like to know more about the current arrangements, please contact Randall email or 01952-540970.

If interested in taking the Hodnet community website forward, volunteers will need to make themselves known to the Parish Council by contacting the Parish Clerk, Ian Cruise-Taylor, email.

Read about the launch of the website as reported in the Market Drayton Advertiser.