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


As you come into the centre of our community you will see this "lit up"
sign (when its dark) in the square on the gable wall of the old post office (at the junction of Mill Street and Market Street).
Usually only lit around Xmas and New Year but do you think it ought to be lit all the time - as we really do want everyone to know.
 

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Slow-worm - Anguis fragilis A new reptile species has been recorded for the first time (as far as records show) in Penkridge Parish
It's scientific name is "Anguis fragilis".   It's English name is - SLOW WORM
It has been recorded on a field in our Parish. 
The owner of the field has been notified but appears to be continuing with bulldozing the area.
The slow-worm is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act,
which makes it illegal to kill, injure or sell the
species.
The slow-worm hibernates over winter.
It is present on Cannock Chase but rarely seen.  It is harmless and is not a snake but a reptile.
If any land is going to be developed, an environmental survey has to be carried out.
If the land on which this Slow Worm has been found is proposed for development, then work has to stop.
They do not lay eggs but give birth to live young, from mid August to late September.
They hibernate from October to early March.

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*Keith Burton (Co-ordinator of our village Voluntary Car Scheme) set out on the 6 June on his 2017 Walk in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Research.  This year he walked 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast on the Coastal Path. 
He completed his walk on the 21 June and his THANK YOU letter and daily diary can be found
HERE

"Travel by Rail"
say Penkridge children
"Why are we here?"
Click here

Diary of Events in Penkridge  -  Penkridge Town Crier's BLOG

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 (Complete list but please let me know of any changes)
NEW DELI opened at Stone Cross - "You have to try it" says the Town Crier.
Prepped Hot and Healthy DELI - Stone Cross, Penkridge, ST19 5AS.  Tel: 01785 501472.   Tasty FRESH Food - We love to create fresh, healthy food.  We believe a tasty nutritious meal is key to keeping you happy and healthy.  Open 9am to 6pm.
Breakfast (9am - 11am).  Super Tubs (All Day).  Bagets, Baguettes & Wraps (All Day).  Hot Food (11.30am onwards).  Smoothies, teas & Shakes (All Day)


Voluntary Groups, Charities, Societies, Community Halls in Penkridge

Ordering Online Prescriptions and booking appointments
Penkridge Medical Practice Website - click here

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 VOICES - our Local Choir - click here if you would like more details and to join the group

Remembering


Penkridge WEATHER

Our Penkridge Medical Practice 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

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"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, etc



"I just love Rabbits"
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.

 

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

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Penkridge History Group's latest book "Pictures of Penkridge People IV"
is now on sale at Sally's Hardware Shop  - Price £5
Sally sells all of our books which are still in print

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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 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 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.

Click here for latest proposed plan for a much enlarged HUB site at Gailey/Four Ashes/Calf Heath

 

 


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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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 © 2017 - Bevan Craddock

updated 5 June 2017

 

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.

 

 

 

 


The three winners of the Fancy Dress competition