Penkridge Voluntary Groups,
Organisations, Societies and Charities

A big undertaking - but my ultimate aim is to list ALL the above groups who are active in this community.   AND we have a very large number.

PLEASE help by sending me (webmaster at penkridge dot org dot uk) the name of the Group, Charity No. if it is registered, aims and objectives, where and when they meet, subscription, contact details and any other relevant information.   Please let me know of any changes of details or closure of groups or NEW ones.






Name of group & Charity No.  Here I can link to a new page or web site for further information if required

Brief details of aims and activities of group

Where Group meets, dates and times

(if any)

Contact Name and Telephone Number and/or email address

Air Training Corps
(2415 Penkridge)
13-18 year olds
male & female

Develop the spirit of adventure, promote sports, encourage citizenship and develop the qualities of leadership

Corps Headquarters
at Grange Road, Penkridge
Monday and Thursday
7.00 pm - 9.15 pm


Commanding Officer
Flt. Lt. Lewis, 0788 644 9921


Boy's Brigade
First Penkridge
6-18 year olds

To promote the habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self respect in a Christian context

Methodist Church,
Clay Street, Penkridge
Monday 6.30-7.30pm (6-8yrs)
Monday 6.30-8.00pm (8-12yrs)
Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm (12-18yrs)


Monday Groups -
Andrew Mayne 01785  715126

Wednesday Groups -
Andrew Mills 01785 712500

Carers CAFE
(Carers Association for South Staffs.)

A monthly Cafe for Carers to provide support, information and help for Carers in Penkridge

Haling Dene Centre
last Monday in every month
11am to 1pm
(see Diary of Events)


Advice Line: 01785 606675

CASS Office: 01785 222365

Old Hall
Collectors Club

To renew and maintain interest in Old Hall stainless steel tableware

Twice yearly, at various venues;  talks also given on the "The Old Hall Story"

£14 per year

Nigel Wiggin
01785 780376
or Email

Monckton Recreation Centre
Registered Charity No.

owned and run by the people of Penkridge for the people of Penkridge

Large Indoor centre with changing rooms, sports fields, tennis courts, skateboard area and large car park at Pinfold Lane

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Chairman:  Val James
07817 691352
Booking Sec: Val James
07817 691352

P.A.C.E. 2000

Registered Charity No. 1085858

To promote a programme of Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle & Relaxation for over 50's
Formed in 1999 by Dorothy Briggs from a Millennium Grant

Meets at Haling Dene Centre
on Fridays from 1.15pm to 4pm

Click here for more information


Secretary: Mrs Ann Marston
01785 713407

Peace Memorial Hall
Registered Charity No.

the community's Village Hall owned and run by the people of Penkridge

available for hire to any organisation & individual in the parish


Chairman:  Don Briggs
Tel: 712362
Committee Sec: T J Richards
Tel: 01785 780232   email
 Hall Booking Secretary: Lynn Lawrence

Penkridge and Acton Trussell Voluntary Car Scheme

Provides a transport service for those unable to use public services

N/A - click here for full details
Drivers urgently needed

Fare charged to passengers & mileage paid to vol. drivers

Keith Burton
Tel: 714386
Chair: B Craddock - Email


Penkridge & District Community First Responders

Registered Charity No. 1135237

We are volunteer First Responders who live or work within the Penkridge area. In partnership with the ambulance service we respond to life threatening emergency medical calls within our area prior to the arrival of an Emergency Ambulance

Meeting/training usually on first Thursday each month please check with our co-ordinator.
New members welcome to train as responders or simply to help with admin & fundraising

Not applicable

Co-ordinator:  Leigh Rogers

Tel: 07889922046

Penkridge and District Round Table

To socialise with other Tablers, to raise funds for local good causes and undertake community service activities.

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

Varies according to activities

Dave Holyoake on
01785 715544 or
Malcolm Newman
01785 715188

Penkridge Amateur Dramatic Society

To entertain the people of Penkridge - and have fun too

Details from Secretary


Secretary: Julia Turner
01785 247739

Penkridge Bowling Club


A first class Crown Green overlooked by St. Michael's Church



Penkridge Branch of the Labour Party

Local Political Group

Meetings at Haling Dene Centre every first Wednesday of the month 8pm


Diane McPheat

Penkridge Business Association

To promote and support the businesses of Penkridge

Haling Dene Centre


Chair: Anne Geoghegan
Tel: 713419 or email

Penkridge Civic Society

Caring about the past, the present and the future of Penkridge

Heritage Centre (the Old Gaol), Bellbrook

8 per year

Secretary Tel: 715120
or David Calcroft
01785 713558

Penkridge Conservative Association

Local Political Group

Meets at the Quality Hotel, Pinfold Lane, second Monday of each Month 7.30pm


Chairman: Pat Lloyd
Secretary: Chris Raven
Kath Hoare Tel: 713484

  Penkridge District  Guide Association

Rainbow Guides 5-7 yrs
Brownie Guides 7-11 yrs
Guides 10-15 yrs
Young Leaders 14-18 yrs

As part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteer leaders

Meets at "Owls Nest",
Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge
Rainbows - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-6pm
Brownies - Monday, Thursday, Friday
Guides - Monday and Thursday 7.15-8.45pm
Young Leaders: Helpers with Rainbow, Brownie or Guides Units

£35 per term includes national annual Sub too

Penkridge District Commissioner


Flower Club.

To encourage and promote all aspects of flower arranging
Click here for full details

The 3rd Monday of each month (except for August and December) 7.30pm at Peace Memorial Hall, Pinfold Lane, Penkridge


Come along and find out a little more about the Club or alternatively Contact
Margaret Smallman - 01785 712113
Marie Rowe - 01785 715445

Penkridge Folk Club

To encourage Folk singing and music



Any singer or musician is welcome to come along and perform or just listen
Contact Pete 716082 or Email

Penkridge Garden Association

To encourage and promote interest in all aspects of gardening within the community

Church Hall, Market Street, Penkridge - 3rd Wednesday each month at 7.30 pm

a year

Chair: Ted Hodkinson
Tel 712357
Treasurer: Dave Smith
Tel: 712589
Secretary: Sheila Carnochan
Tel: 715785

Penkridge Goodies

Raises funds for groups and projects and charities in the Penkridge area

In 28 years the Committee has raised thousands. In 2003 alone  they presented 13,050 to 24 organisations


CEASED TO FUNCTION IN 2011 on the death of Win Laffan

Penkridge Local Action Team

A group of committed individuals (some representing organisations & schools) who are addressing local crime & anti-social behaviour issues

This is a new partnership approach involving not only the Police but Schools, Parents, and the wider community.
Meetings called at Haling Dene Centre when necessary


Further information from:


Penkridge Local HISTORY Group
Great Marsh Publications

A Group of Elderly Penkridge Residents who, together with some "not so old" meet regularly to relate their memories of Penkridge in the Past.

Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge on a Tuesday morning about every two months
Several books have been produced which are documenting Penkridge's history over the years - Details here

Donation towards coffee and room hire

Bob Maddocks or Bevan Craddock
Email: history at penkridge dot org dot uk

Penkridge Phoenix Activities Club

300 members and is 20 years old this year.  For over 50s promoting activities such has Badminton, Tennis, Short Tennis, Table tennis, Walking short and long walks, art classes.

We also organise day trips out, skittles, curling, and other events throughout the year.

Meets in Peace Memorial Hall every second Thursday of each month at 10.30am.

Chairman: Tony J Richards
 01785 780232

Penkridge & South Staffs RUNNERS

For informal runs in Penkridge and Environs - Age 18+.  It must be clearly understood that all runners participate entirely at their own risk

Meet Tuesdays 6.30pm in Market Place, Penkridge (the seated area at the top of Market Street)


Contact Robert Mottram Jones
Mobile 07946861484 for further details or just arrive at Market Place on a Tuesday evening.

Penkridge Scout Group


Meetings are held at Penkridge Scout Hall on Fridays 7-9pm


Paul Bramley 01785 713644

Penkridge Tennis Club

To provide facilities and coaching for the game of lawn tennis for adults and juniors

The Club, which used the Courts at Monckton Recreation Centre, has ceased to exist


Contact Monckton Recreation Centre for information on their courts

Penkridge Twinning Association

Furthering links between Penkridge and our Twin-Town of Ablon-sur-Seine, France

Meets at Haling Dene Centre
Dates and times vary - See Diary of Events


Mike Smith - Treasurer
Tel: 01785 715120

Penkridge Voices

click on image to enlarge

Penkridge's NEW Singing Group started in autumn 2011

Rehearses at Methodist Church Hall on Friday evenings 7.30pm to 9pm
during term time (see DIARY for dates)

£10 a term

Further info from Anne 07713574365 or Email Anne   or   Liz.

Penkridge Widows Club

Friendship and support

Meets alternate Mondays at the Haling Dene Centre


Telephone 714157 for date of next meeting

Penkridge Women's Institute

To improve and develop the quality of life for women and their families

Meets in Church Hall, Market Street, Penkridge - 1st Monday in month at 7.30pm


Mrs S Bailey


For Youngsters aged between 10 and 16yrs who are interested in drama

every Friday in term time at Wolgarston High School 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Nic Tildesley (Drama Coach) at
for more details

Promote Penkridge

Set up in 2004 to Promote the community of Penkridge and all its shops, businesses, trades and voluntary organisations.  Owing to lack of interest, however, it had to cease operations in late 2005.
Many of its main aims and objectives have been taken on board by the Penkridge Business Association who should be contacted via the Chair, Anne Geoghegan, for further information. (Tel. 713419)

Railway Football Club

Member of Stafford Sunday League



Secretary: Tony Hartwell

Reading Room/Church Hall, Market Street

Community Hall run by St. Michael's Church

Available for Hire to any organisation or individual in the Parish


See Website for details and booking form

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages


Registrar is in attendance at Haling Dene Centre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 2pm to 4.45pm.  Appointments must be made.


For appointments please phone 01543 512346

Rotary Club of Penkridge


Meets at The Moat House, Acton Trussell every Tuesday 7.15pm for 7.45pm (except following a Bank Holiday)


Howard Stemp
or Email

Royal British Legion
Penkridge Branch
Reg.Charity 219279

Premier ex-services organisation, looking after the interests and welfare of ALL ex-service personnel and their dependants

Meets at Haling Dene, at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September, October & December

£10.50 per annum including National Affiliation fee

George Elsmore, Branch Secretary, 01785 713428 Email

or Peter Jones, Branch Chairman, 01785 713243 Email

Society of Recorder Players
South Staffs Branch


Meets at Haling Dene Centre between 2.30 and 5pm on the second Saturday each month


Alison Lewin
01785 840186

South Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Outreach Generalist Advice Service

Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge
Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm


Tel: 01785 716767 (Penkridge)
or 258673  (Stafford)
01902 897757 (Wombourne)

Or Email

Stafford Women's Aid Rural Reach Out Project
"Providing support and advice to women and children suffering domestic abuse"
Appointments made with clients to suit them Not applicable Tel: 01785 607828

Staffordshire Aero Club

Encourage interest, skill and safe practice in microlight flying

Meetings at Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, on first Thursday of the month 8pm

24 plus 6 Joining Fee + airfield operators fee

Club Airfield is at Otherton, Penkridge - Secretary:
Simon Ganecki

St. John Ambulance

Divisional Officer:
Mrs Jean James
01902 782562

Swamp Conservation Group

"Looks after" open access land between Grange Crescent and St. Michael's Close

At the Swamp when necessary


Bevan Craddock
Tel: 712733

Victim Support Staffordshire

Our Aims is to help people cope with the effects of crime The Haling Dene Centre
Cannock Road
Penkridge ST19 5DT
Meets Monday - Friday 9-5
Drop in Cannock, Stafford and Codsall (Mon, Wed and Thurs)
No Subs Contact - Miss M E Hancox - Direct line 01785 715124

Send details as above for any Group you are involved with
Please notify the Webmaster of any errors or changes

Bevan Craddock 2003/13