Hodnet Parish News

The October edition of the parish magazine is currently being delivered to all households in the Parish. Accompanying it this month is an envelope marked ‘Parish Survey’. Every five years the Parish Council must review and renew its Parish Plan, which helps to shape the decisions taken within the community. That time has come again and, in order that the Parish Council remains informed about what the priorities are for the community, you are strongly encouraged to have your say by completing as much as possible of the survey to enable your opinions to be taken into account.

There is more information about the survey in the Hodnet Parish News.

A web-based version of this survey may be completed and submitted online, via this link.

Alternatively, you can download and print a copy of the survey here:

Volunteers sought to share views about Shropshire’s highways service

Shropshire residents are being asked to help with work to improve Shropshire’s roads, by volunteering to take part in some research.

Shropshire Council and its contractors are working hard to improve the county’s highways and make them safer for all road users. As part of this work volunteers are being sought to suggest and talk about changes they would like to see made to the council’s highways service, and the ways the county’s roads and pavements are maintained.

Anyone interested in taking part, or finding out more, is asked to register their name and contact details here.

Hodnet Highways Depot set to close

Shropshire Council has announced plans to close two of its five highways depots, as part of plans to further improve the council’s highways maintenance service.

Under the proposals, the depots at Bridgnorth and Hodnet would close, with operations continuing at the three main depots in Whittington, Shrewsbury and Craven Arms.

No jobs would be lost.

No timescale for the closures has been given.

A53 Roadworks 30 June 2021

Between Hopton Church Junction and the Espley Roundabout, by Airband Community Internet.

There will be two-way signals and delays are possible.

Coronavirus: Number of cases on the rise in Shropshire

During the seven-day period between 4-10 June:

  • 83 new cases reported
  • An increase of 167% on the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 25.7 per 100,000
  • It was 55.7 for the West Midlands and 78.3 for England
  • 2 hospital beds were occupied by a COVID-19 patient
  • There were zero COVID-19-related deaths in a local hospital

The data also shows that the average age of people who have had a positive test in this timeframe is 32.

30.7% of cases were aged between 0 and 19, and 22% were 20-29. Meanwhile 5.7% of cases were 70+, showing a slight increase in the rate of cases in the older population.

A49 Closure 17-18 June 2021

The A49 will be closed from 09.30 on 17th June to 16.00 on 18th June between Grinshill junction and Lee Brockhurst junction for the urgent repair of carriageway defects.

There is the usual A41/A53 proposed diversion route.

Do take care.

COVID-19 cases increase 34% locally during week 28 May-3 June 2021

During the seven-day period between 28 May and 3 June 2021:

  • 31 new cases reported
  • An increase of 34.7% on the previous week
  • The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 9.6 per 100,000
  • It was 31.7 for the West Midlands and 43.8 for England
  • 1 hospital bed was occupied by a COVID-19 patient
  • There were zero COVID-19-related deaths in a local hospital
COVID-19 cases locally 28 May - 3 June infographic 2021

Further information

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result please do not leave your home and self-isolate immediately. For more guidance click here
  • People without symptoms of COVID-19 should test twice a week – find out more here
  • The NHS will contact you when your vaccination is ready or to find out if you are already eligible click here
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households
  • Face masks should be worn in indoor settings unless you are exempt
  • Remain cautious when meeting with people outside your bubble
  • Follow the hands-face-space-fresh air guidance
  • Continue to work from home if you can
  • You should continue to follow the guidance even if you have been vaccinated.