Penkridge on the River Penk 
Penkridge Community Website in Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Our New Flag for the Historic County of Staffordshire
    Staffordshire Heritage Group
    And I hear a design for a PENKRIDGE FLAG is currently being prepared by.......
    More soon.

    Our Penkridge Medical Practice have just started to publish a quarterly NEWSLETTER
    It contains information that everyone who is registered with our Practice MUST READ
    A copy can be picked up at the Health Centre OR YOU CAN READ IT HERE

Penkridge Diary of Events - click here for details

Just highlighting one Diary event of many
Penkridge Business Association (PBA) -
Bringing together the interests of Business in our community.
  2016 Annual Victorian Xmas Fayre            
Are you a Local Business?  - Kick-start your Xmas trading during our Victorian Xmas Fayre.
  - Have a stall at our Annual Victorian Xmas Fayre and boost your fund-raising coffers.
  - We are always in need of volunteers.
Anyone wishing to take part, have a stall or be involved, is invited to
Contact Tony Minshall, PBA Chair Tel: 07870 383628 or Email      Like us on Facebook or visit our website


WEST MIDLANDS INTERCHANGE: A proposal for a New Strategic Rail Freight Hub at Gailey taking out 700 acres of the Green Belt

  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 ran until Sunday July 24.  More information about the proposals is available on line at the project website, 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  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 was a very well attended public exhibition on the West Midlands Interchange  at The Haling Dene Centre recently.
Let the Parish Council have your views as they will be officially commenting if and when an application is submitted
to the Planning Authority.  The proposals are immense and will take out 700 acres of Green Belt in our Parish of Penkridge (in the Gailey Ward).  Other Parish Councils and communities around the proposed site are very concerned and an Action Group has been formed to gather information and prepare a response from the communites affected.

In addition there are great fears that the development would exacerbate the already serious problem of large numbers of heavy Goods Vehicles travelling through the centre of our Community of Penkridge.
Staffordshire County Council's response to this Stage 1 Consultation on this proposal can be found HERE.



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 Summer Programme of RIDES starting and finishing in Penkridge - CLICK HERE
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


 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
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


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


The latest Penkridge History Group's book "Pictures of Penkridge People III"
is now on sale at Sally's Hardware Shop  - Price £7

Who Lived in Penkridge in 1911?  - £7 from Sally's Hardware Shop
and several other local history books too

Keith Burton 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 and a letter thanking all his sponsors - 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.   He raised over £1,591.91 - NO CAUSE IS GREATER THAN MACMILLANS.

 We all wait to hear whether Keith has another journey planned for 2017

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


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 15 September 2016


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.