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 a couple of Diary events of many

SANTA'S XMAS SLEIGH TOUR IN and around PENKRIDGE - CLICK HERE for details (organised by Penkridge Round Table)

Sunday 27 Novem
ber - 2016 Annual Victorian Xmas Market & Fayre - 2-8pm at the Market, Penkridge (see diary for more information)
An unbelievable success - thousands attended, causing temporary traffic jams (unfortunately, the overflow car park was still flooded).  The stalls, charities and traders did very well I understand and the Two Choirs, Stafford Morris Men, the Punch & Judy shows and the fire eater entertainers were a great success.  Thank you to the fair for being considerate and not too noisy this time AND we were blessed with a little sunshine in the afternoon and NO RAIN.   It was open this year from 2 to 8pm but people were trying to gain access even in the morning long before the official opening.  Penkridge Business Association and Matt Williams (Event Organiser) did a great job today - well done and thank you. 
A long day for the stallholders - thank you for attending and we hope you all had a good day. And a big thank you to the volunteers who helped, particularly Paul Caley and Peter Bramwell - we couldn't have done it without you.

Monday 28 November - Funeral of Alan D'Agorne, Musician, aged 90
was at St. Michaels Church today and internment in the Burial Ground through the Railway tunnel
diary for more information)

A very good attendance at the church by many Penkridge people who knew Alan and the family
See which has been created for sharing memories and photos

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 click on the above you will find an index of all the types of businesses operating in and from Penkridge, whether they be shops or businesses operating from homes or other premises in our community.
If you own/run a business or trade in Penkridge, are you a member of the Penkridge Business AssociationJoin 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


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
A "
must have" for anybody seriously interested in the History of Penkridge


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

The latest Penkridge History Group's book "Pictures of Penkridge People IV"
will be launched at the Groups next meeting on Tuesday 6 December at Haling Dene at 10.30am

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



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.


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 27 November 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.