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Welcome to the Penkridge Parish Council website

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Penkridge is a lively village that boasts many amenities. It is well known for its twice weekly market and monthly fine food and craft market.
The main village street – Market Street – has a number of small shops, some of which are housed in buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th century.

The community itself is vibrant with a large number of organisations and societies eg Bowls Club, Bridge Club, Craft Club, Flower Club and Running Club to name but a few.


South Staffordshire Citizens Advice – Penkridge
Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, ST19 5DT
Drop in session every Thursday 9.30 am – 12.00 noon
Advice line tel: 03444 111 444


Council News

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Allotments

The Parish Council have two allotment sites – one adjacent to the rear of the Haling Dene Centre with its entrance in Francis Green Lane and the other is just off Wolgarston Way [which has its own small car park]. If you require further information please call the Haling Dene Centre on 01785 714157.

Best Kept Village Competition

The Civic Society and Penkridge Parish Council have once again entered the Best Kept Village competition.

Play Areas

Wolverhampton Road Play Area can be accessed from the small access path that runs between the houses and A449/Wolverhampton Road. It has a rocking horse, roundabout, witches hat, junior and cradle swings. There is a large kick-about area with goal posts. The Play Area has a new 1.5m ornamental fence erected around the boundary. The Play Area equipment is for ages 3 to 12.

Kempson Road play area can be accessed from either Kempson Road or a small alley way from the Bellbrook side of Haling Road. There is a Modular Timber Fitness Trail, Pod Swing, Wide Slide, Bobbin Basket Swing and Goal Posts.

Horsefair play area has two access points one from Bellbrook and the other from Teddesley Road. There is a wide range of equipment for the ages of between 3 and 12 years of age.

Skatepark. The Skatepark is located within the grounds of the Monckton Recreation Centre off Pinfold Lane. There are numerous ramps on the site and two grind boxes. The ramps can also be utilised for BMX bikes.

Heron Drive. The Adventure Play Area is off Heron Drive on the St Modwena Way estate. It is built with all natural materials to be in-keeping with the surrounding open space. The age range is 8 to 13 years.


#Home Page

Welcome to the Penkridge Parish Council website

The Wharf IMG_1657 IMG_1649 IMG_1655

Penkridge is a lively village that boasts many amenities. It is well known for its twice weekly market and monthly fine food and craft market. The main village street – Market Street – has a number of small shops, some of which are housed in buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th century.

The community itself is vibrant with a large number of organisations and societies eg Bowls Club, Bridge Club, Craft Club, Flower Club and Running Club to name but a few.


South Staffordshire Citizens Advice – Penkridge Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, ST19 5DT Drop in session every Thursday 9.30 am – 12.00 noon Advice line tel: 03444 111 444



About Your Parish Council

What is a Parish Council? Parish Councils are the third tier of local government. Staffordshire County Council and the District/Borough Councils are the other two tiers.

The County Council is responsible for strategic services such as highways, education, libraries, social services, strategic planning and refuse disposal.

District Councils are responsible for local services including housing, local planning, environmental health and refuse collection.

Parish Councils or Town Councils in the county are often viewed as the part of government closest to the people.

As a team they listen to your views and those of their fellow Councillors, getting broad agreement on the best way forward and taking joint responsibility for their decisions. You have the right to expect that the Councillors will aim for the highest and best for its residents in all they do.

Working together is also about channelling enthusiasm and commitment and blending skills and knowledge for the benefit of others.
What about administration?

The role of the Clerk or Administrator is to administer the Council's business and advise the Council on any work it wants to undertake. A competent clerk is the linchpin of a good council.

The Clerk is often the first point of contact for the Council. You can expect a courteous, timely and friendly response. Your Administrator is Mrs Lesley Griffiths, she has worked in Local Government for 14 years.

Should my Council expect anything from me? Local democracy is a two way affair. Penkridge Parish Council hopes you take an interest and ask questions about the things that matter most to you.

You are encouraged to attend council meetings; the agenda always includes a 'public participation' section. This is where you can raise the issues that concern you as an individual or as a group.

We welcome your contribution as an individual or community group. Often being active in a local group is a good way of gaining confidence to put views forward.

If you like being involved why not consider being an elected Councillor? Come and join us.

Parish elections are scheduled every 4 years and in between the elections there may be elections and/or co-options to fill casual vacancies.
No formal qualifications are needed but there are rules to satisfy if you are to be a Councillor, ask the Parish Administrator to explain these to you.

How are Parish Councils funded? Parish Councils can "precept" - raising money via the council tax each year. This money is used to improve facilities and services for local people.

Their powers and duties cover many things that we take for granted where we live.  They include the provision and maintenance of allotments, burial grounds and public monuments, public clocks, halls, some street lighting, litter bins, car parks, public lavatories, rights of way, roadside verges, bus shelters, swimming pools and village greens.

Parish Councils also comment on planning applications and can be represented at public inquiries.

They advise the County and District authorities on the views of residents, their needs and aspirations.

All Parish Council meetings are open to the public. They are led by the Chairman of the Council who is advised by the clerk or administrator. He/she is there to see that business is conducted within the law.

Councillors are elected to serve for four years; you have 15 councillors representing Penkridge, divided into 5 wards. A full list of the councillors and their contact details are displayed on the website or is available at the Haling Dene Centre. Penkridge Parish Council makes a difference by making your views known to other bodies and councils for example when being consulted about planning issues or changes in services.

Why not get involved? Most people care about where they live, the quality of the local environment and the small things that we take for granted but are important for a balanced, high quality lifestyle, making Penkridge a nice place to live and work.

Getting involved helps your local council to know what you feel and need.

What can I expect from the council? Your Council is a group of 15 people, elected by you and by working together, make decisions and plans for the greater community benefit in Penkridge.

How much time will it take? All Councils must meet at least 4 times per year. Penkridge Council meet 11 times per year, on the second Thursday of each month. No meetings are held in August.

They also hold additional meetings for the Recreation and Amenities Committee and the Haling Dene Committee which meet quarterly.

What services do we provide? We own and administer the Haling Dene Centre which is used by numerous groups/organisations for their meetings. The venue can be hired and is licensed for weddings, parties etc as well as it is the base for the Parish Council offices.

The Parish Council provides and maintains various facilities/activities throughout the village, namely:-

  • Allotments
  • Burial Ground
  • Playareas
  • Public Toilets
  • Open Spaces
  • Christmas Lighting
  • Plant and Maintain the Village Islands
  • Festival Gardens
  • Planting throughout the village
  • Bus Shelters
  • Litterpicking
  • Sponsor Summer SUSSED scheme
  • Hold various village competitions
  • Band Concerts
  • Children’s Pantomine

Councillors

Key Personnel The Council has 15 members who are elected every 4 years, the next election due in May 2019.

The Chairman and the Vice Chairman are elected annually by the councillors at the first meeting in May. The Current Chairman is David Oldfield and the Vice Chairman is Mrs Petula Hughes.

The Council has two separate committees which are the Haling Dene Committee which is responsible for the running of the Haling Dene Centre. The Chairman is Calvert Stonehouse and the Vice Chairman is Mrs Isabel Ford. The second committee is the Recreation and Amenities Committee which is responsible for the amenities throughout the village. The Chairman is Mrs Vivienne Smith and the Vice Chairman is Victor Kelly.

The Parish Administrator is the officer of the council, responsible for implementation of the council’s decisions, administration of the finances and advising Council on its policy and procedures.

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Hilary Hughes

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07940 537533
Address:

12 Croydon Drive, Penkridge, Stafford  ST19 5DW
Email: h.hughes@penkpc.co.uk


Levedale

Isabel G A Ford

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 712339
Address:

Belford Lodge, 30 Haling Rd, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5BZ
Email: i.ford@penkpc.co.uk


North East

Andrew Lenz

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07881 932898
Address:

5 Manorfield Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5JP
Email: a.lenz@penkpc.co.uk


Anthony Minshall

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07976 816407
Address:

Foxholes Cottage, Stafford Road, Penkridge, Stafford. ST19 5AS
Email: a.minshall@penkpc.co.uk


Bevan Craddock

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 712733
Address:

44 Haling Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5DA
Email: b.craddock@penkpc.co.uk


John L Eastwood

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 712966
Address:

Horner, St. Michael’s Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5AD
Email: j.eastwood@penkpc.co.uk


South East

Alan Smallwood

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07708 592603
Address:

5 Bartlett Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5JG
Email: a.smallwood@penkpc.co.uk


Andrew Adams

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07770 403020
Address:

Chestnut House, 4 Denefields, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5JF
Email: a.adams@penkpc.co.uk


Chloe Burns

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07779 077456
Address:

Perrinthorpe, Croft Lane, Gailey, Stafford, ST19 5PY
Email: c.burns@penkpc.co.uk


Petula Hughes

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 714843 / 07507 343032
Address:

10 Wolverhampton Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5DP
Email: p.hughes@penkpc.co.uk


Victor Kelly

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 716779
Address:

12 Wulfric Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5EW
Email: v.kelly@penkpc.co.uk


Vivienne Smith

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 714129
Address:

29 Marsh Lane, Penkridge, Stafford. ST19 5BY
Email: v.smith@penkpc.co.uk


West

Brian Heathcote

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 07926 019453
Address:

16 Micklewood Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5JE
Email: b.heathcote@penkpc.co.uk


Calvert Stonehouse

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 713009
Address:

6 Grange Avenue, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5NW
Email: c.stonehouse@penkpc.co.uk


David Oldfield

Position: Parish Councillor            Telephone: 01785 714373
Address:

1 Grange Cottages, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5NH
Email: d.oldfield@penkpc.co.uk


South Staffordshire Council North East & Acton Trussell ward

Isabel G A Ford

Position: District Councillor            Telephone: 01785 712339
Address:

Belford Lodge, 30 Haling Rd, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5BZ
Email: i.ford@sstaffs.gov.uk


Len Bates

Position: District Councillor            Telephone: 01785 714091
Address:

11 Hempits Grove, Acton Trussell, Staffordshire, ST17 0SL
Email: l.bates@sstaffs.gov.uk


South East ward

Christine J Raven

Position: District Councillor            Telephone: 01785 715936
Address:

7 Francis Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5HP
Email: c.raven@sstaffs.gov.uk


John Raven

Position: District Councillor            Telephone: 01785 715936
Address:

7 Francis Close, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5HP
Email: j.raven@sstaffs.gov.uk


West ward

Jo Chapman

Position: District Councillor            Telephone: 01785 714492
Address:

12 Cherry Brook Drive, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5EA
Email: j.chapman@sstaffs.gov.uk


Staffordshire County Council

David Williams

Position: County Councillor            Telephone: 01922 511319
Address:

85 Wood Lane, Cannock, South Staffordshire, WS11 1SZ
Email: david.williams2@staffordshire.gov.uk


Mark Sutton

Position: County Councillor            Telephone: 01902 851682
Address:

Great Gable, Coven Road, Brewood, South Staffs ST19 9DF


Member of Parliament

Jeremy Lefroy MP

Position: MP            Telephone: 01785 252477
Address:

Constituency Office, 15 Pearl House, Stafford Technology Park Beaconside, Stafford ST18 0GB
Email: jeremy.lefroy.mp@parliament.uk


Euro MP

Michael Cashman

Position: Euro MP            Telephone: 0121 5691923 / 0121 5691924
Address:

West Midlands Labour European Office, Terry Duffy House, Thomas Street, West Brom, B70 6NT
Email: michael.cashman@europarl.europa.eu


Parish Council Offices

Lesley Griffiths

Position: Clerk            Telephone: 01785 714157
Address:

Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5DT
Email: clerk@penkridgeparishcouncil.co.uk



Planning applications


Map


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides statutory rights for those requesting information together with a strong enforcement regime. Under the terms of the Act, any member of the public can apply for access to information held by bodies across the public sector, including Parliament, Government departments, local authorities, health trusts, doctors' surgeries, publicly funded museums and many other organisations. The main features of the Act are:

  • A general right of access to information held by public authorities in the course of carrying out their public functions, subject to certain conditions and exemptions;
  • In most cases where information is exempt from disclosure there is a duty on public authorities to disclose where, in the view of the public authority, the public interest in disclosure outweighs the public interest in maintaining the exemption in question;
  • A new office of Information Commissioner and a new Information Tribunal, with wide powers to enforce the rights created;
  • A duty imposed on public authorities to adopt a scheme for the publication of information. The scheme, which must be approved by the Commissioner, will specify the classes of information the authority intends to publish, the manner of publication and whether the information is available to the public free of charge or on payment of a fee.

Penkridge Parish Council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme as approved by the Information Commissioner.

Information available from Penkridge Parish Council under the model publication scheme.

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Class1 - Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts
Who’s who on the Council and its Committees

Website

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Staffing structure

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Who Does What

Local Authority Structure

Penkridge Parish Council
South Staffordshire Council
Staffordshire County Council
Allotments Abandoned Vehicles Education and Schools
Band Concerts Animal Fouling Fire Service
Burial Ground Building Control Highways
Bus Shelters Council Tax and Business Rates Libraries, Recreation, Arts & Museums
Childrens Pantomime Dangerous Buildings and Structures Public Right of Way
Christmas Lights Drainage Systems Register of Births, Deaths,
& Marriages
Festival Gardens Electoral Services Social Care and Health
Haling Dene Centre Flood Protection Strategic Planning
Litterpicking Playareas Food Safety Trading Standards
Open Spaces Homelessness and Housing Advice Transport
Parks & Skatepark Housing Services Waste Recycling
Planning Applications(consultee)  Industrial Estate Management  
Planting Throughout The Village Leisure  
Public Toilets Local Plans  
Sponsoring SUSSED Scheme Planning/ Planning Enforcement  
War Memorial Pollution Control  
  Street Cleaning  
  Street Lighting  
  Waste Recycling  
     

 


History & Geneology

Brief History Of Penkridge

One can see St. Michael's Church, with its stone put in place in 1180 on land that had been holy since 850. The Church is built of Penkridge Stone. Looking back to the Chapel opened in 1934 one can see the same stone. A reminder of the days of great religious fervour and rivalries, the Methodists had decided to display their equality with the Church and build with the medieval material.

Dominating the scene is the Littleton Arms. Dating from the 18th century it stands on land once belonging to the church. A successful enterprise in the modern world, it is also a survival from the days when one family, the Littletons, dominated the village for nearly 400 years. Built after the style of Teddesley Hall it became the hub of the village. It hosted great balls for the local aristocracy and entertained the humblest tenants on the estate rent days. The law abiding went there to pay their taxes and the law defying to stand before the magistrates.

The Littleton Arms and the George and Fox are evidence of the days when Penkridge was a bustling centre of the golden age of coaching before the road was widened to accommodate the internal combustion engine. The Littleton survived physically, the George only in name.

 

The traffic island on Crown Bridge, lacking the courage to edge out into the main road, is the forlorn ghost of a busy triangle of shops and houses that were at the heart of Penkridge before demolition in 1931. The antiquity of Penkridge is shown by the Railway Tavern. Named after the railway which came in 1837, for many years it was the newest pub in Penkridge despite displaying the wattle and daub of its Tudor origins.

The huge crowds and traffic congestion attracted by Penkridge's market are a continuation of the village's role in history. The site was and remains the area's cattle auction. Farming was central to the village's life and there was another, competing auction by the Railway Tavern. Above all, the village was famous for racehorses.

 

Just around the corner from the A449 are the Horse and Jockey and the Horsefair but in the 18th century the narrow streets of the village were swamped, once a year, by horses, horsedealers, jockeys and gentlemen for the horse fair. Daniel Defoe said, in 1724, "In a word I believe I may mark it the greatest horsefair in the world for horses of value".

The true history of a place lies in the lives of its people. Many famous people knew and visited Penkridge, if only from the vantage point of Teddesley Hall. They included the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, Handel, John Wesley, Alexis de Tocqueville, Daniel Defoe and George Orwell. The essence of the history of Penkridge, lies with its people.

Protected from the noise and bustle of the main road by the churchyard wall lie the remains of the people of Penkridge, the 18th century names and epitaphs gradually fading as the result of 20th century pollution. In front of the wall, probably obscured by parked cars, the memorial to the dead of the two world wars. So, in one spot, in the midst of the noise and congestion of the busiest part of Penkridge one can see the outline of its history.  It is worth knowing and worth preserving.

Penkridge Tokens (coinage) in 1665!

Penkridge Coins

Did you know Penkridge had its own currency many years ago?  Ion Phillipes, Mercer (Textile and Silk trader) of Penkridge, had a Token issued in his name.  On the heads side it was inscribed "Iohn Phillipes - his half peny" and on the tails side "IN Pancridge 1665" and The Mercers' Arms.

It was made in both copper and brass.   It is not known how many were made.  Has anyone in Penkridge got one of these today?  In the seventeenth century, only 31 towns in Staffordshire had their own tokens.  For Penkridge to have one, showed how important the town was then for trade in textiles.  Every person who issued these tokens was obliged to take them again when brought to him.

Tradesmen who accepted them would then take them to Mr Phillipes and he would change them into silver.


Other information


Local attractions


Visitors Guide

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Places of Worship


Celebrate at the Haling Dene Centre

The Haling Dene Centre

Views: The Haling Dene by Dave Oldfield
The House was built in extensive grounds for a retired Colonial Bishop in the style of the residency of a Colonial Governor. In 1974 the Parish Council purchased the Haling Dene transferred it into a centre for the community as well as the base for the Parish Council offices. The Haling Dene Centre is a Grade II listed building, built  in 1841 set in picturesque grounds ideal  for  your  wedding  photographs. Whether choosing to hold your ceremony, reception or a birthday celebration, the experienced and friendly staff will help to make your day special and complete.
We have a large function room with dance floor and stage, leading to a marquee, which can take the atmosphere of your wedding/party out into our wonderful gardens.

Our fully  equipped  kitchen  can  be  used by your chosen  caterers  to  prepare  your  ideal  buffet. Our well-stocked bar and friendly bar staff adds that final touch to your perfect day.

DOWNLOAD WEDDING PACKAGE BROCHURE

For more information or to make enquiries about hiring a room or rooms at the Centre, then please contact the Haling Dene on 01785 714157.

OPENING HOURS

The  Haling  Dene  Centre  provides  a  fully licensed  public  bar on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 7.00 pm  to  11.00 pm

Our Function Room and Lounge/Buffet Rooms are licensed for the consumption of alcohol.

A  full list  of  wines  for  your  special  occasion  can  be obtained  from  the  Bar  Manager  or  Reception upon  request.

Private afternoon hire is also available for functions. (Subject to availability).

Enquiries to Reception or email reception@penkridgeparishcouncil.co.uk

BOOKING ENQUIRY
Please complete your details and we will contact you as soon as possible. The office hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Comments or questions are welcome.

Contact Form
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DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

REGULAR USERS OF THE HALING DENE CENTRE

REGULATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE FOR FUNCTIONS


Gallery


Useful links


Contact us

General Enquiries     01785 714157 reception@penkridgeparishcouncil.co.uk
Room Bookings   01785 714157 reception@penkridgeparishcouncil.co.uk
Parish Administrator Lesley Griffiths 01785 714157 clerk@penkridgeparishcouncil.co.uk
       

The Chairman

The Chairman  (Cllr. David Oldfield is the current Chairman) The Chairman is elected by the members of the Council at the Annual Council Meeting and serves for twelve months. The Chairman's main role is to run Council meetings. He/she can suggest the content and design of the agenda, but as legal signatory, the Clerk has the final say. The Chairman is responsible for ensuring that effective and lawful decisions are taken at meetings of the Council and, assisted by the Clerk, guides activities by managing the meetings of the Council. The Chairman is responsible for involving all Councillors in discussion and ensuring that Councillors keep to the point. The Chairman summarises the debate and facilitates the making of clear Resolutions and is responsible for keeping discussions moving so that the meeting is not too long. The Chairman has a casting vote. His/her first vote is a personal vote as a member of the Council. If there is a tied vote, the Chairman can have a second, casting vote. The Chairman will often be the public face of the Council and will represent the Council at official events. He/she may be asked to speak on behalf of the Council and, in such circumstances, should only expresses the agreed views of the Council and not his/her personal views. The Chairman cannot legally make a decision on behalf of the Council.

Allotments

The Parish Council have two allotment sites – one adjacent to the rear of the Haling Dene Centre with its entrance in Francis Green Lane and the other is just off Wolgarston Way [which has its own small car park].

The Wolgarston Way site has 44 plots and Francis Green Lane has 23 plots.  Each plot is rented on a yearly basis and the current cost if £30 per full plot and £15 per half plot.

Allotments in PenkridgeAt present there are no available plots but the Council do have a waiting list for each site.  Due to the high demand the Council can only allocate allotment plots to residents in the Parish.

If you require further information or wish to be included on the waiting list please call the Haling Dene Centre on 01785 714157.

Penkridge Parish Council Allotment & Leisure Garden Rules


Burial Ground

Burial Ground

Penkridge Burial Ground, Pinfold Lane, Penkridge, Staffs, ST19 5QP

Penkridge Parish Council is responsible for the management of the Pinfold Lane Burial Ground.  We aim to provide a quality, caring service and maintain an attractive Burial Ground for people of all different religions and cultural backgrounds.

The Parish Council is based at the Haling Dene Centre in Penkridge and we have professional staff sympathetic to the needs of the bereaved.  We are responsible for the day to day contact with Funeral Directors and members of the public.  In most cases, funerals are organised by Funeral Directors, however families may make arrangements themselves and deal directly with us.

Please note that we will charge premium fees to families of non-residents of Penkridge Parish who wish for their relatives to be interred at Pinfold Lane Burial Ground.  For the Council’s Rules and Regulations and Table of Fees please see below or contact the Haling Dene Centre

Penkridge Parish Council is a corporate member of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).

The burial records and registers for the Burial Ground are held at the Parish Council offices.  If you wish to view these records then please contact us in advance in order to make an appointment.  The office is open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, but closed during weekends and public holidays.

Link to Burial Ground Rules and Regulations

Table of Fees and Charges applicable from 1st April 2017

Burial Fees
Exclusive Rights of Burial for a 50 year lease [Adult or  Child]
£858
Price - First Interment   
£493
Price - Second Interment            
£440
Price - Third Interment  
£368
Exclusive Rights of Burial 30 year extension  
£120
Foetus Interment
FOC
Infants 0 - 1 year inclusive
FOC
Interment of Ashes Fees
Strewing of Cremated Remains
£40
Exclusive Rights For the Interment of Ashes for a 50 year lease [Inc First Interment]   
£594
Price - for Each Interment of Ashes
£167

Exclusive Rights of Interment of Ashes for a 30 year extension

£123
Memorial Plaques
Price for Memorial Plaque, First 10 Year Lease & First 4 Line Inscription
£544*

Additional lines inscribed on a Plaque [Upto a maximum of 8 lines] each line

£32*

Additional Inscription

£272*

Plaque Lease for Each Additional 10 Years

£123
Miscellaneous
Out of Hours Fee - Monday to Friday [Before 10.00 am & After 3.00 pm] 
£345
Bank Holidays and Saturdays  
£560
Permit Fee to carryout Renovation Work 
£52
Permit Fee to carryout Additional Inscription
£52
Purchase of Temporary Grave Marker 
£53*
Interment of Oversize Coffin
£228
Replacement Copy Grave Deed 
 £27
Search of Burial Register    
£22
Assignment of ERoB
£7

Penkridge Parish Council, Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire

Tel: 01785 714 157 Fax: 01785 714 744

Please note that VAT is to be added to items marked with *

All the above Fees/Charges apply to residents of Penkridge Parish. Fees/Charges are tripled for anyone outside of the Parish All Fees and Charges are subject to change at the discretion of Penkridge Parish Council


Christenings, Namings, Funerals

Sunday Christening Party Room Hire Charges 2017-18

Christening (up to 50 guests) includes hire of Bar Area, Kitchen and Bar Staff: £278.50

Christening (up to 80 guests) includes hire of Room One, Bar Area, Kitchen and Bar Staff: £402.00

Christening (up to 120 guests) includes hire of Room One, Room Sixteen, Bar Area, Kitchen and Bar Staff: £525.50

A wine list is available on request.

All prices above based on a four hour afternoon room hire rate from approx: 12:00 noon-16:00pm

Funeral Party Room Hire Charges 2017-18

Small Gathering (up to 50 guests) - Includes hire of Bar Area, Kitchen and Bar Staff: £118.50

Small Gathering (up to 80 guests) - Includes hire of Room, Bar Area, Kitchen and Bar Staff: £206.50

Additional rooms available. (morning or afternoon session Monday-Friday up to 6pm based on a four hour room hire)

Haling Dene Centre reserve the right to adjust any costs incurred due to hiring of rooms outside regular opening hours.

Haling Dene Management reserve the right to adjust any costs incurred due to hiring of rooms outside regular opening hours.

All intoxicating liquor and associated drinks must be supplied by the Haling Dene Centre Bar.


Funeral Costs

Burial Fees
Exclusive Rights of Burial for a 50 year lease [Adult or  Child]
£824
Price - First Interment   
£435
Price - Second Interment            
£383
Price - Third Interment  
£315
Exclusive Rights of Burial 30 year extension  
£118
Foetus Interment
FOC
Interment of Ashes Fees
Strewing of Cremated Remains
£37
Exclusive Rights For the Interment of Ashes for a 50 year lease [Inc First Interment]   
£551
Price - for Each Interment of Ashes
£150

Exclusive Rights of Interment of Ashes for a 30 year extension

£118
Memorial Plaques
Price for Memorial Plaque, First 10 Year Lease & First 4 Line Inscription
£353*
Plaque Lease for Each Additional 10 Years
£118*

Additional lines inscribed on a Plaque [Upto a maximum of 8 lines] each line

£20*
Miscellaneous
Out of Hours Fee - Monday to Friday [Before 10.00 am & After 3.00 pm] 
£332
Bank Holidays and Saturdays  
£539
Permit Fee to carryout Renovation Work 
£48
Permit Fee to carryout Additional Inscription
£48
Purchase of Temporary Grave Marker 
£50*
Search of Burial Register    
£19
Assignment of ERoB
£6

Penkridge Parish Council, Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire

Tel: 01785 714 157 Fax: 01785 714 744

Please note that VAT is to be added to items marked with *

All the above Fees/Charges apply to residents of Penkridge Parish. Fees/Charges are tripled for anyone outside of the Parish All Fees and Charges are subject to change at the discretion of Penkridge Parish Council


Grants

These notes have been prepared to explain the main details of the Council’s Grant Scheme. Please read them carefully before completing the application form.

The aim of the grants scheme is to help promote a vibrant and active local community. The Council recognises and supports the valuable contribution made by many volunteer groups and organisations in the fields of sport, art, culture, social care, services for young people, elderly people and people with disabilities and the many others who contribute to the well being of the community. The intention is to improve the range of local services and activities.

The Council will consider financial support from community organisations, which are not for profit and whose membership and field of activity benefits the residents of Penkridge.

There is a limited budget available each year for grants. The Council considers applications once per year, in June.  However, on an exceptional basis, the Council is prepared to consider applications at other times of the year if the applicant can demonstrate a special requirement and if available budgets allow.

Click to download Grant Application Click to download Grant Awards Policy 2016

Play Areas

The Parish Council have four current Play Areas and one Skate Park.

Wolverhampton Road Play Area This Play Area can be accessed from the small access path that runs between the houses and A449/Wolverhampton Road.  It has a rocking horse, roundabout, witches hat, junior and cradle swings.  There is a large kick-about area with goal posts.  The Play Area has a new 1.5m ornamental fence erected around the boundary. The Play Area equipment is for ages 3 to 12.

Kempson Road This Play Area can be accessed from either Kempson Road or a small alley way from Haling Road.  There is a Modular Timber Fitness Trail, Pod Swing, Wide Slide, Bobbin Basket Swing and Goal Posts. There is a large kick-about area at the rear of the Play Area.  The Play Area borders the grounds of Marshbrook First School with the equipment designed for children between the ages of 3 to 12.

Horsefair This Play Area has two access points one from Bellbrook and the other from Teddesley Road.  There is a wide range of equipment for the ages of between 3 and 12 years of age.  There is a kick-about area with wooden goalposts and various seating around the area.   A small car park is adjacent to the Play Area for public parking.  The Play Area equipment is for ages 3 to 12.

Heron Drive

The Parish Council were awarded a Playbuilder Grant in 2011 to provide the Play Area off Heron Drive on the St Modwena Way estate. The Play Area is built with all natural materials to be in-keeping with the surrounding open space. The age range is 8 to 13 years. Skatepark The Skatepark is located within the grounds of the Monckton Recreation Centre off Pinfold Lane.  There are numerous ramps on the site and two grind boxes.  The ramps can also be utilised for BMX bikes.

Council Officers

Parish Administrator (Mrs Lesley Griffiths) The Parish Administrator is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer. Her statutory duty is to carry out all the functions to ensure the Parish Council fulfils its legal obligations required by law and that the instructions of the Parish Council, in connection with its functions as a Local Authority, are carried out. The Parish Administrator also advises the Parish Council on, and assists in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular produces all the information required for making effective decisions and the constructive implementation of them. The Parish Administrator is accountable to the Parish Council for the effective management of all its resources and reports to them as and when required. The role is equivalent to that of a Chief Executive. Assistant Parish Administrator (Debbie Turton)   Booking Clerk/Receptionist (Ann Raby)   Receptionist (Hilary Lewis)

Meeting Room Hire

Haling Dene Centre Room Hire Charges for Meetings

April 1st 2017

Room No Parish Rate Per Session
1 £59.00
2 £19.50
8 £17.50
11 £26.50
16 £38.00
24 £30.50
Bar Area £40.00 (daytime)
Grounds Only £28.50
 
Three session available are:  
Session 1 09:00am-13:00pm | Session 2 13:00pm-18:00pm | Session 3 18:00pm-23:00pm
 REGULATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE FOR MEETINGS
Discount Rates: A block booking is for 13 or more consecutive weeks. For block bookings prepaid in advance a 15% discount will apply (weekdays only). (Full terms and conditions detailed on booking form)

For Corporate Functions contact reception at the Haling Dene Centre


2013

Agendas & Minutes
2013

Month Planning Full Council Haling Dene
Management
Recreation &
Amenities
January 10th & 24th 10th   24th
February 14th & 28th 14th 28th  
March 14th & 21st 14th   21st
April 11th & 25th 11th 25th  
May 9th & 23rd 9th   23rd
June 13th & 27th 13th 27th  
July 11th & 25th 11th   25th
August No Meetings
September 12th & 26th 12th 26th  
October 10th & 24th 10th   24th
November 14th & 28th 14th 28th  
December 12th 12th    

Normally Parish business is conducted on Thursday evenings only.
There are no meetings planned during August
Other meetings will be as announced


2014

Agendas & Minutes
2014

Month Planning Full Council

Haling Dene
Management

Recreation &
Amenities
January 9th & 23rd 9th   23rd
February 13th & 27th 13th 27th  
March 13th & 27th 13th   27th
April 10th & 24th 10th 24th  
May 8th & 22nd 8th   22nd
June 12th & 26th 12th 26th  
July 10th & 24th 10th   24th
August No Meetings
September 11th & 25th 11th 25th  
October 9th & 23rd 9th   23rd
November 13th & 27th 13th 27th  
December 11th 11th    

Normally Parish business is conducted on Thursday evenings only.
There are no meetings planned during August
Other meetings will be as announced


2016

Agendas & Minutes 2016

Month Planning Full Council Haling Dene Management Recreation & Amenities
January 14th & 28th 14th 28th
February 11th & 25th 11th 25th
March 10th & 24th 10th 24th
April 14th 14th
May 12th  12th
June  9th  9th
July  14th  14th  21st  21st
August No Meetings
September  8th  8th
October 13th 13th  20th 27th
November  10th  10th
December  8th  8th

Normally Parish business is conducted on Thursday evenings only. There are no meetings planned during August Other meetings will be as announced


Agendas & Minutes


Twinning Association

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Since 1986 Penkridge has been twinned with Ablon-sur-Seine, a small suburban town on the southern outskirts of Paris, close to Orly Airport, and on the banks of the famous river.  We are a family twinning association.  Some Penkridge families have been twinned with their Ablon counterparts for many years, and many close friendships have resulted.

The choice of Ablon was made carefully.  While it feels like a small French town, it has the obvious attraction of being only twenty minutes from the centre of Paris, one of the most popular capital cities in the world.  Many other attractive parts of France are within easy striking distance – Versailles to the west, Fontainebleau to the east, Rheims and champagne country to the north, Sancerre and the Loire valley vineyards to the south.

Every other year we welcome our French visitors into our homes for a fun-packed, sociable and very enjoyable weekend. Visits typically last from Friday to Monday or Tuesday. Some of this time is spent with the English hosts entertaining their French friends “en famille”, among their own family and friends, and some at organised activities to bring the whole group, English and French, together in a relaxed social setting.

In the years when the French do not come here, we visit Ablon, and on these occasions our hosting efforts are handsomely repaid with warm and generous French hospitality and friendship.

Twinning gives you the fun of hosting someone from another country in your own home, and the opportunity of experiencing French social, cultural and domestic life at close quarters.

If you would like to know more then contact Paul on 07528 668804 or Barbara on 07817 430925. We would love to hear from you.

Latest news

3rd January 2017

To all our friends in Ablon-sur-Seine we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year 2017. "Bonne Année 2017" from all your friends in Penkridge Twinning.

20th May 2016

From the 13th to16th May 2016 we hosted 20 members of Ablon-sur-Seine Twinning Association, who came to celebrate with us the 30th Anniversary of our Association. They arrived on Friday evening and went home with their hosts.  Daytime Saturday was a free day and Saturday evening we enjoyed a dinner disco held at the Haling Dene with guests of honour the Mayor of Ablon and Councillor C. Stonehouse, Chairman of Penkridge Parish Council. On the Sunday we visited Stratford-upon-Avon and went to Shakespeare's birth place. On the Monday, after a morning spent taking in the sights of Penkridge they returned home after lunch. A most enjoyable weekend was spent by all. Anyone living in Penkridge or close by, if you would be interested in joining our Association we will be very happy to give you all the details, we are looking for new members.

Thank you.

B.Walters.


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Annual Return 2013 – 2014

Annual Return 2013 - 2014

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What's on at the Haling Dene Centre

 


Places of Worship Draft

ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
St Michaels and All Angels Penkridge The present church is a Grade 1 listed Building dating from the 13th century.
At the centre of theVillage, it can be seen on almost all approaches into Penkridge,especially when floodlit in the evening.
In 1999 the church was re-ordered to provide a nave altar, a new meeting room, kitchen and toilets. The heating and lighting systems have now been renewed. At the back of the church is a carpeted area where tables and chairs are put out for Fellowship Lunches and Coffee Morning. There is a portable ramp giving access to the physically disadvantaged, and a member of the PCC is the health and safety officer within the church.


ALL SAINTS BEDNALL

All Saints Bednall The existing Church building dates from 1846 with the tower and spire being added in 1873. Bednall records go back to 1086, with Acton & Bednall becoming a Separate parish in 1671. An older Church building occupied the site (date unknown) although the current ringing bell (dated 1681) originally hung in the old church. A gravestone in the churchyard also is dated 1681. The Church can accommodate 250 people. There is a regular team of volunteers who clean the Church, decorate it with flowers, wind the clock and maintain the building

 

ST LAWRENCE COPPENHALL

St Lawrence Coppenhall

St. Lawrence's Church was built around the mid-twelfth century. It is a small stone building, Consisting of nave and chancel with a timber bell turret at the west end. The church is of special interest as being a comparatively unaltered example of a small church of that period. The church is in sound condition and well maintained. There is a dedicated team of villagers who provide flowers, clean the church and maintain the churchyard. The church can seat 55

ST LEONARD'S DUNSTON

St Leonards Dunston A chapel occupied the site since 1445 until demolished and rebuilt between 1876 and 1878. The church can seat 180. The tower has a single bell together with a CARILLON of eight tubular bells, rung from a keyboard. In need of repair, it is one of only 8 in the country. The ChurchyardGroup are dedicated to keeping it tidy and well kept


PILLATON CHAPEL

St Modwens chapel Pillaton Pillaton chapel is one mile east of Penkridge, on the way to Cannock. The Chapel is part of Pillaton Hall, home of the Perceval family.

 

STRETTON

St John Stretton

Stretton is a rural hamlet with about 45 houses, two farms, Vernon Lodge ' Preparatory School (ages 3- 11) and Stretton Hall. It has a population of about 80 people. The small Church seats around 70. There are no toilet facilities and parking can be difficult.

 

LEVEDALE

Levedale Mission Church

Levedale is a rural hamlet two miles west of Penkridge, on the way to Coppenhall. It has a wooden mission chapel which serves as a multi-purpose building, being well used for social events in the local
area.


ST. JAMES, ACTON TRUSSELL

St James Acton Trussell The Church of St James the Great was originally built in 1212. It was enlarged and rebuilt in 1869 under the direction of G.E. Street. The main additions were combined vestry and organ chamber on the north side and a new south porch. The church re-opened after restoration in 1870 having been closed for 44 years. The church may well be older that suggested, standing as it does on the foundations of a Second Century Roman Villa. In 2009 the ancient Bell Tower was refurbished and in 2010 it is proposed to bring a water supply and provide toilet and tea bar
facilities


 

METHODIST CHURCH

Penkridge Methodist  

 



Brass Band

Band Concert at The Haling Dene Centre ~ Sunday 19th July 2:00pm - 4:00pm featuring The Rugeley Power Station Brass Band All are welcome to come along and enjoy the concert in the grounds of The Haling Dene (admission FREE) Refreshments provided by the Women's Institute with a fabulous selection of cakes and fancies.
   
Band Concert at The Haling Dene Centre ~ Sunday 23rd August 2:00pm - 4:00pm featuring The St Johns Ambulance Brass Band All are welcome to come along and enjoy the concert in the grounds of The Haling Dene (admission FREE) Refreshments provided by the Women's Institute with a fabulous selection of cakes and fancies.
 

Annual Return


Annual Return 2014 – 2015

Annual Return 2014 - 2015

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Job Vacancies

Penkridge Parish Council Job Vacancies Casual Bar Staff & Casual Cleaners Please Apply in Person or Via Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge Tel: 01785 714157 Email: reception@penkridgeparishcouncil.co.uk

2015

Agendas & Minutes 2015

Month Planning Full Council Haling Dene Management Recreation & Amenities
January 8th & 22nd 8th 22nd
February 12th & 26th 12th 26th
March 12th & 26th 12th 26th
April 9th & 23rd 9th 23rd
May 14th & 21st 14th 21st
June 11th & 25th 11th 25th
July 9th & 23rd 9th 23rd
August No Meetings
September 10th & 24th 10th 24th
October 8th & 22nd 8th 22nd
November 12th & 26th 12th 26th
December 10th 10th

Normally Parish business is conducted on Thursday evenings only. There are no meetings planned during August Other meetings will be as announced


Notice of Vacancies

PARISH OF PENKRIDGE     (SOUTH EAST WARD)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TWO CASUAL VACANCIES HAVE ARISEN FOR THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR FOR THE SOUTH EAST WARD OF THE PARISH OF PENKRIDGE

UNLESS AN ELECTION IS CLAIMED* BY TEN ELECTORS OF THE PENKRIDGE SOUTH EAST WARD, IN WRITING TO: THE RETURNING OFFICER SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE COUNCIL COUNCIL OFFICES CODSALL SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE WV8 1PX WITHIN 14 DAYS COMMENCING FROM THE DATE AFTER THIS NOTICE (EXCLUDING SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, BANK HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, GOOD FRIDAY AND ANY DAY APPOINTED FOR PUBLIC THANKSGIVING OR MOURNING) AND NO LATER THAN 8th April 2016, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE SAID VACANCIES WILL BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION AT A MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON 12th May 2016.

  ANY PERSON WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CO-OPTION TO THE SAID VACANCIES SHOULD SEND A WRITTEN APPLICATION TO THE CLERK OF THE COUNCIL GIVING BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS TO THE UNDERSIGNED TO ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN 29th April 2016. Clerk of the Council:         Lesley Griffiths Address:                                Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5DT Dated:                                  15th March 2016   NOTE :  * Please note that if an election is claimed all 10 electors must come from the relevant Ward.    

Annual Parish Meeting


Annual Parish Meeting 2015

Annual Parish Meeting - 19th March 2015

Minutes

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Annual Parish Meeting 2016

Annual Parish Meeting - 17th March 2016

Minutes

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Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the Exercise of Public Rights

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2016

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West Midlands Interchange

Penkridge Parish Council has received a number of documents relating to the proposed Road/Rail Interchange. West Midlands Interchange – Stage 1 Consultation Response

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Stage 1 (Non Statutory) Consultation Response Jeremy Lefroy – July 2016

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MS-17 J Rhodes – SRFI Consultation

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Letter to Mr Peter Frost

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Notice of Casual Vacancies South East Ward

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2016

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Annual Return 2015 – 2016

Annual Return 2015 - 2016

 

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Notice of Election – Penkridge South East Ward

Penkridge Parish Council has vacancies for 3 Councillors. If you wish to stand then Nomination Forms can be obtained from The Clerk to Penkridge Parish Council or from District Council Offices in Codsall.

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South Staffordshire Council – The Good Life South Staffordshire Energy

Goodlife Energy could save you on average £300 a year on your energy bills.  Call 03333 058671 or email: info@cebltd.com to register your interest quoting SSC2. Goodlife Energy is a partnership between South Staffordshire Council and a local company Compare Energy Bills.

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Notice of Election Agents’ Names and Offices – Election of Parish Councillors for Penkridge – South East Ward 15/12/2016

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Christmas Closure – Haling Dene Centre

The Haling Dene Centre is closed from 12 noon on Friday 23rd December re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9.00 am. The Haling Dene Centre Bar is closed Saturday 24th December onwards re-opening on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Declaration of Result of Poll 15/12/2016

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2017

Agendas & Minutes 2017

Month Planning Full Council Haling Dene Management Recreation & Amenities
January  12th 12th  26th 26th
February  9th 9th
March  9th 9th
April  13th 13th
May  11th 11th 25th 25th
June  8th 8th
July  13th 13th 27th 27th
August No Meetings
September 14th 14th
October 12th 12th  19th 26th
November  9th 9th
December  14th 14th

Normally Parish business is conducted on Thursday evenings only. There are no meetings planned during August Other meetings will be as announced


Haling Dene Centre – we now welcome card payments.


Vacancies on Wolgarston Way Allotments – if you are interested please ring 01785 714157

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Voting open for Young Person(s) Civic Award and Civic Award 2017 – return your nominations by no later than 28th April 2017

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RAIL FREIGHT HUB – PUBLIC MEETINGS – FRIDAY 21ST APRIL AT COVEN MEMORIAL HALL AT 7PM AND FRIDAY 5TH MAY AT PEACE MEMORIAL HALL, PENKRIDGE AT 7.30PM


West Midlands Interchange [Rail Hub and Storage] – Four Ashes

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Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Annual Parish Meeting - 16th March 2017

Minutes

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What is the WMI Interchange and How it Will Affect You and WMI Illustrative Masterplan documents

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Notice of Election Stafford Constituency

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Notice of Election South Staffordshire Constituency

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NOTICE OF DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS – ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

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Survey

THE WEST MIDLANDS INTERCHANGE - (STOP) THE GAILEY RAIL HUB - SECOND (CONSULTATION) /PRESENTATION -July-Aug 2017

This 'Presentation' by the developer is made in order to satisfy the requirements of the rules of the Consultation process (ie tick the boxes.) What is needed is for everyone to respond to the consultation (PRESENTATION) who feels that the proposals are not needed here in Penkridge (yes it's mostly in our Parish) The actual application has not been made yet - and the hope of the developers is to gain support from the local community! - before submitting the application to the Governments Planning Inspectorate for approval. The Parish Council have already indicated support in principle to the objection to these proposals. Until the application is submitted - the formal OFFICIAL consultation process does not start! The Stop the Rail Hub group have been actively trying to inform the community and arranging public meetings to encourage people to react and tell the developers that the proposals are NOT needed!!!

For your views to count you MUST respond to the Consultation by either:

Online Feedback Form: www.westmidlandsinterchange.co.uk

Email: contactus@communityrelations.co.uk

Freepost: Send Feedback Form to:     Freepost WMI

Our Survey is only an indicator of local support. It carries no weight in the consultation process.


NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT FOR YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION – LAND OFF TEDDESLEY ROAD, PENKRIDGE – TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2017 FROM 4PM TO 8PM AT THE HALING DENE CENTRE


Ask Your Councillor


Need Some Information? Your Parish Councillor is here to help.
If you have any concerns or issues regarding your village then get in touch...........Ask Your Councillor


Hire a Room For Any Occasion

At the Haling Dene we can offer a range of rooms to hire for that special occasion.
Weddings, Anniversaries or special Birthdays are all catered for. A kitchen and Bar are also available
and in the summer months a marquee is ideal for outdoor events...........Hire a Room