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Coffee Morning

We hold a coffee Morning every second Thursday of the month. The committee meet first between 9:30 and 10:30 to discuss the way forward for the club. See the page ‘Next Meeting Agenda’. Club members then arrive for a 10:30 start to find out what is happening within the club, planned events, ideas, etc. But most importantly its a chance to catch up with friends and have a good laugh.

  • Paying for trips
  • A coffee and chat
  • Paying for trips
  • Vice Chair having a sneaky biscuit
  • Committee members in deep discussion

Agenda Thursday 11th Feb 2016

Penkridge Phoenix Activities Club

Agenda Thursday 11th Feb 2016

At PPMH 9.30am

1. Present :

2. Apologies :

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting by Mrs L.Savage :

4.Matters Arising:

5.Financial Report – Mr. A. Chivers:

1) 9th and 23rd January 2016 Curling 2 events £7

6 .Correspondence

7 Social Programme:

1) 22nd February 2016 Bridge breakfast £6.5

2) 23rd March 2016 Moat House Afternoon tea, Table magic £ 12

3) 8th /11th April 2016 France/Belgium war graves tour 3 nights/4 days

4) 30th April Llandudno around £13 according to Ray based on 50people

5) 11th May 2016 Jodrell Bank Cream Tea 2.00pm £ 24/22 ?

6) 10th June possible 10th? Matlock Bath Heights of Abraham ? cost £22

7) 27th June Strawberry tea

8) ? Aug

9) ? Sept

10) 17th Sat Sept 2016 Golf Club booked, Tribute night Beatles £ ?

11) ? Oct Liverpool docks ?

12) ? Oct Skittles ?

13) ? Late Oct/or early Nov One man show at PPMH ( organised by Edwina )

14) ? Nov Quiz night ?

15) ? Dec Xmas Lunch ?

Suggestions for future events: see separate sheet

1) Oct Westons cider ?

2) Aug Trip from Liverpool to Manchester up canal ?

3) Peck Forton castle ?

4) Abby Cum –Hir Xmas theme at LLandriddod Wells ?

Yr 2017

1) Trip/ Hotel midweek ? for yr 2017

2) Mystery coach trip

8. Speaker’s Corner

9.Any other Business:

Federation situation

9. Date and Time of Next Meeting.

Long Walk Schedule Contact Derek Green 01785 714164

clip-art-walking-448939 The success of the walking group is solely down to Derek’s organisation and the people who lead walks. This success however is at risk because not enough people who do the walks volunteer to lead a walk. In fact there is a strong possibility that some Tuesday’s may not have a leader and the walk will be cancelled. If the burden is shared out the load is eased. If you have not led a walk before contact Derek who will help and advise you.

All walks start from designated start point at  10:30am Prompt.

You MUST contact the leader beforehand to check car park location.
Mud and stiles are to be expected and boots are strongly recommended.
Walks are generally between 4 & 6 miles long.     L = Bring Lunch     FA = Food Available

Car sharing reduces costs and parking problems. Passengers are expected to contribute.

If you are not sure where the walk is click here:-

Walks Map


Speakers Corner

speakers  Speakers Corner takes place about every two months and usually the meetings are held at Haling Dene on a Tuesday afternoon. These events will only cost £2.50 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. They are always interesting, often funny and sometimes include demonstrations.


Thursday. 19th November. A lunch-time Murder Mystery at the Peace Memorial Hall.

For further information on any of the above events, contact Meryl George (01785 713180) or Anne Smith (01785 715120)



Games Afternoon

Val and Harold Spink run a games afternoon from 2:00 till 4:00 on the 2nd Monday of every month at the New Firestation, Penkridge. You can choose from scrabble for definite and possibly, dominoes, Rummicub, cribbage, chess, canasta, etc and any other games that members want to play. You don’t have to be skilled in any of them, so you can learn as you go along. If this interests you, contact Val on . Please bring your favourite game with you. There will be a small charge to pay for the hire of the room (approx £2/session).

There is always lots of laughter and banter. Approximately 15-20 turn up but we would welcome lots more. Come along and give it a try. Its much better than sitting at home!!!

The next sessions are:-

The New Firestation, Boscomoor Lane,Penkridge – 2pm to 4pm

8th February                                                     11th July

14th March                                                       8th August

11th April                                                       12th September

9th May                                                         10th October

13th June                                                       14th November

                                                                        12th December

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Badminton & Short Tennis


These activities take place every Thursday afternoon at Penkridge Leisure Centre between 4:00 and 6:00pm. Short tennis is a gentle game played with soft balls over a lowered net. No previous experience is nesessary. There are 2 courts for badminton and 1 for short tennis.

There are on average 10-12 badminton players of varying skill levels

The cost to Phoenix members is £2 for one hour badminton and short tennis and £3 for two hours of badminton.

Both the badminton and short tennis sections are looking for additional players. Come along and try them. We guarantee you’ll enjoy it!!!!!