Penkridge on the River Penk, Staffordshire, UK

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



Lipreading Awareness Week 2018
10th - 14th September 2018
Most people mis-understand Hearing Loss
It's invisible - but it can change your life

You can feel excluded and frustrated, and your confidence and independence are undermined

All is not lost!
Join a lipreading class and learn to let your eyes help your ears.
Find out about ways to cope in difficult situations and meet others with similar problems
Take charge of YOUR hearing loss

It is never too soon or late to learn to lipread.   Don't delay, join a class today!  Don't struggle on alone.

There is a FREE "taster" session at:  PENKRIDGE LIBRARY, Bellbrook, Penkridge ST19 5DL
on the 14th September 2018 from 10am to 12noon

Phone:  01952 763578   or  Email: deafnable@yahoo.com

                                                                                         Our New Flag for the                                        
                                                                             Historic County of Staffordshire

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Vicky Clement-Jones Award 2018

Image result for The Vicky Clement-Jones Award

CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO SEE AND "HEAR" KEITH BURTON TALKING ABOUT
HIS VOLUNTARY WORK FOR MACMILLAN
CANCER SUPPORT
He thanks everyone from Penkridge and South Staffordshire who have helped him
Keith is certainly our current Penkridge HERO - here he is receiving the Award.

   


And Keith has just completed his 2018 Walk -  Click here for full details of his walk, the route, his daily diary and how to sponsor him

Anyone wishing to donate online
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/keithburton


   

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People of Penkridge, FOUR YEARS OF MISERY has just started
A NEW STRETCH OF ROADWORKS ON THE M6 is UNDERWAY. 
Highways England are revamping the motorway between Junctions 13 for Stafford and Junction 15 for Stoke.  

There will be reduced speeds while they upgrade to a "smart" motorway which will affect traffic for miles either side of the work. 
During the work, a lane will be closed as work progresses between 10pm and 6am Monday to Thursday, from 10pm on Fridays to 8am Saturdays, and from 10pm on Saturdays to 10am Sundays.
There will also be closures from 10pm Sundays to 5.30am Mondays. 
And a 24 hour closure will also be required at some stage.
W0RK WILL BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 2022 (IN FOUR YEARS TIME!).


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


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 People

 


"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 © 2018 - Bevan Craddock

updated 15 July 2018

 

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

 

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