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



Coronavirus and its affect on Penkridge
Our Penkridge Library is CLOSED

Haling Dene Centre is closed to the General Public

Elderly People MUST self-isolate and STAY AT HOME

Which SHOPS and SUPERMARKETS are providing a
delivery
to your home Service?
Please let me know all you who are and I will post it on here
Email: penkridge@btinternet.com  If you are elderly and need help or advice, I will also try and help

PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY OTHER IMPORTANT CHANGES THAT ARE BEING PUT IN PLACE IN PENKRIDGE
AS A RESULT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 







Penkridge Town Crier - link

Professional Services in Penkridge

Shops in Penkridge (Complete list but please let me know of any changes)

Business, Industry, Commerce & Trades in Penkridge

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


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

Remembering Penkridge People

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"
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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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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.

 

Copywrite © Bevan Craddock 3 October 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         Our New Flag for the                                        
                                           Historic County of Staffordshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 



"OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ"

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"

 

 

 

 

 

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