Penkridge on the River Penk
Penkridge Community Website in Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Our New Flag for the Historic County of Staffordshire
       
THE ABOVE DESIGN HAS NOW BEEN APPROVED AND IS THE NEW
FLAG FOR THE HISTORIC COUNTY OF STAFFORDSHIRE - designed by
Staffordshire Heritage Group
And I hear a design for a PENKRIDGE FLAG is currently being prepared by.......
More soon.

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Penkridge Diary of Events - click here for details
 

Keith Burton has JUST COMPLETED his Annual 2016 Sponsored Long Distance Walk (193 miles) in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research -
MORE DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE HERE including his Daily Diary - You can sponsor him ONLINE
Keith had some terrible weather and was helped by many local people during his walk.  But he kept to his schedule and arrived in
Canterbury on the 19th June as planned.   PLEASE SPONSOR HIM - NO CAUSE IS GREATER THAN MACMILLANS.

 
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP SOON
PENKRIDGE MEMORY BOX: 
Members of the group are inviting villagers to help them raise money for the Christmas lunch for the pensioners, an event which was very well supported and enjoyed last year.  People can choose anything they like to be sponsored for – a fun challenge, climbing a mountain or maybe a group of friends undertake a walk.  The group would like the event to be filmed and shared on the website on August 23 – which is Memory Box’s first anniversary.  The challenge can be done at any time.

Penkridge Memory Box Bingo Night - At the Church Hall Market Street 12th July 2016 - Doors open 6:30 for ticket sale - “Eyes down at 7pm” - Tickets £2 a book of 10 games - Plus 50p a flyer - You can bring wine and nibbles if you would like. - Tea and cakes will be for sale at break and while we draw the raffle - 50p out of every £2 goes to the Christmas lunch for Penkridge pensioners (excluding normal expense)

LAUGHTER CLUB:  New sessions with a trained Laughter Yoga teacher are starting at The Peace Memorial Hall every 2nd and 4th Monday, 8pm to 9pm.  Reduces stress and strengthens the immune system.  For all ages and abilities.  Cost is £5 per person, concessions available.  Find on FaceBook  -  www.facebook.com/Clarityiskey .

PIPE ORGAN RESTORATION FUND:  The next fundraising event – Barbara and All that Jazz - is on Saturday July 2 at St Michael’s and All Angels church starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from any appeal group member or pay on the door.

WEST MIDLANDS INTERCHANGE:  Four Ashes Limited (FAL) is consulting on proposals for a new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange near to Junction 12 of the M6 at Four Ashes.  The feedback form is part of the first stage of consultation, which is running until Sunday July 24.  More information about the proposals is available on line at the project website www.westmidlandsinterchange.co.uk, at public exhibitions during the consultation period, by post – FAL will send out a copy of the Consultation Overview Document free of charge upon request, or at local information points.  These are Brewood Library, Penkridge Library and South Staffordshire Council Offices at Codsall.  Feedback can be sent via the online feedback form, by e-mail via contactus@communityrelations.co.uk  or by posting the form to the freepost address FREEPOST WMI.  There is also a Freephone number for information 0800 377 7345.  During Stage 1 of the consultation FAL would like to hear about local information, issues and concerns and opinions on the layout options for the site.

There will be a public consultation at The Haling Dene Centre on Thursday June 30 from 2pm to 7pm.

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II - 90th Birthday Celebrations

The Town Crier visits the market and gives a Proclamation
Click on link above to hear the message (by courtesy of Matt Williams)




The
Cross Keys Pub held a very successful party (despite the heavens opening in the afternoon).
The Town Crier gave the Royal Proclamation at both the Cross Keys and Haling Dene Parties.

The three winners of the Fancy Dress competition





Cycling for Beginners (young or old) in Penkridge
Our Town Crier has joined and already been out twice with a lovely group of cyclists
Lots of fun, lots of guidance and help -
safe and healthy with several experts to guide and help you

And its FREE - for further information please phone
April Lewis on 07794 710927 or Neil Postins on 07910 023306

For Spring and Summer Programme of RIDES starting and finishing in Penkridge - CLICK HERE
"OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ"
Penkridge Town Crier's BLOG
Click on my Blog to read a VERY important poem I discovered
which everybody should read and follow -
"OK, so I have a vested interest
- but so do 10 Million other people in the UK"
Also several other recent posts covering Penkridge events i.e. rare birds, our NEW County Flag and Rememberance Day

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 Trades and Businesses in Penkridge
If you own/run a business or trade in Penkridge, are you a member of the Penkridge Business Association? 
Join them and help create a more successful business community.  You would be very welcome
to
attend a Business Meeting which are held in the centre of Penkridge - for further details contact the Secretary

Professional Services in Penkridge

Shops in Penkridge

Voluntary Groups, Charities, Societies, Community Halls in Penkridge

Ordering Online Prescriptions and booking appointments
Register now with Patient Access - Get the App!

Accommodation in Penkridge

Taxi & Private Hire, Rail and Bus

Eat and Drink in Penkridge

Voluntary Social Car Scheme for Penkridge

Train Times

Penkridge Market

Planning Applications (including Penkridge)

History of Penkridge (Great Marsh Publications)
and Bob Maddocks' website

Education and Schools within Penkridge

Penkridge WEATHER

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Penkridge History Publications
"The Littletons of Teddesley Hall" 
the Lives and Times of a Staffordshire Family, 1740-1930 - by Robert Maddocks -click here for details

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The latest Penkridge History Group's book "Pictures of Penkridge People III"
is now on sale at Sally's Hardware Shop  - Price £7
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Who Lived in Penkridge in 1911?  - £7 from Sally's Hardware Shop
and several other local history books too

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We are re-designing the Website - please bear with us.   
Any questions or urgent announcements should be emailed to: 
penkridgecrier at gmail dot com   
 If you know of a SPECIAL PROJECT being held in Penkridge, please let us know and we will advertise it on this website.


Copyright © 2016 - Bevan Craddock

updated 21 June 2016

 

THIS IS THE NEW FLAG FOR THE HISTORIC COUNTY OF STAFFORDSHIRE
The people of Staffordshire voted for this one designed and submitted by the Staffordshire Heritage Group

See my BLOG for information on how this was chosen and the area that the Historic County of Staffordshire covers.
If you live in the Potteries OR many towns in the Black Country then you still live in Staffordshire.  See the BLOG for a list of them all.