Penkhull Residents Association
Penkhull: The Village in the City
Update about The Croft
30th June 2020; Stoke on Trent City Council have made the following announcement;
The recommendation from planning department is to withdraw the Croft from the Local Plan for Housing.
*Please bear in mind, the final decision will go to the Cabinet, in the Autumn.*
The PRA acknowledges and offers thanks to all the campaigners who have worked so hard to protect the area.
FA Cup of Flags
In May 2020 the Flag Institute ran a Twitter competition to find the best flag in England. Penkhull overcame some big games in the group and knockout stages and in the final triumphed over Preston with over 6,ooo votes - which as the Flag institute pointed out is roughly 100% of the population of the village!
This magnificent trophy was very kindly designed and made by Emma Bailey Ceramics and sponsored by The Coachmakers Arms, Hanley
Own your own
To celebrate the victory of the Penkhull Flag in the FA Cup of Flags, Emma Bailey has designed and created these beautiful mugs. Available now to buy for just £13.50 you can order online from
Penkhull Coronavirus Action
How to ask for and offer help
If there’s one thing Penkhull is known for, it’s our sense of community.
Never has it been so needed. Lots of people in our village want to help and lots of us will need ongoing help as the lockdown is eased. To bring the two together these are the contacts you may need:
City Council support network for vulnerable residents: ring 0800 561 5610 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or look at their website - click here (opens a new page) This website is also the place to register if you want to offer help so that people can be put in touch with each other and to get advice on how to stay safe while helping.
Coronavirus Support Group Penkhull is a local group set up to help Penkhull residents needing support. They are co-ordinating activities through Facebook - click here (opens a new page) If you don't do Facebook, please email CVSPenkhullUK@outlook.com. If neither of these is possible ring 07925 469463. This village group is registered with the City Council support network
If you can, stay in touch with your neighbours by phone, especially if they don't have internet access. Looking things up and passing on information may be as helpful as doing the shopping for your neighbour.
Stay in touch however you can - Don’t let isolation become loneliness.
Look out for your friends, family and neighbours, especially if you know they are vulnerable.
Community and compassion are everything
Easing Coronavirus Restrictions
Shielding is to be paused
Restrictions imposed on those who are extremely clinically vulnerable are easing throughout July and will end on August 1st
The people who fall into this category will have received a letter to explain the details of the easing restrictions, but if you know someone who has been shielding please check that this is the case. Regular food boxes and other support packages will stop but there remains various support mechanisms in place via the council. Please contact the council on 0800 561 5610 for further information.
The nhs.uk website also contains information about the new virus.
The website www.nhs.uk
contains information about symptoms to watch out for
There is also guidance about the 111 coronavirus service.
You should only call 111 if you cannot get help online
If you need medical help for another reason you can use the nhs.uk website for health information and advice - please do not go to your doctor's surgery.