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Community wellbeing week


As part of our annual wellbeing week for Staffordshire fire and rescue, Penkridge fire station have organised a 2 mile walk to encourage all members of our community to come along and be part of our healthy lifestyle campaign. This walk will take place on Sunday 15th October 2017 at 11am. This event is for all ages and all fitness levels and will start and finish at Penkridge community fire station. The aim is to encourage physical activity and healthy living within the community and we hope you can come along to take part in the event.


We will have the fire engine out to have a look around and have our local firefighters available for a chat and photos. Our firefighters will be completing the walk in fire kit. We are also being supported by our local first responder and PCSO who will also be happy for you to come along and have a chat to.

Kurling 21st January 2017

Due to lack of support for this event it has been cancelled.

The event on the 14th January is still going ahead and some of the people have been incorporated from the 21st event. Therefore only one Kurling night is planned for January 2017.

First World War Battlefields

Visit to Ypres and Flanders Fields    April 2016    Approx £320pp
If there is sufficient interest, we are planning to run this tour to the main British battlefront in the First World War.




2016  Friday 8 April to Monday 11 April.     4 Days/3 Nights Bed & Breakfast.


This tour is organised and run by Leger Holidays. It covers the ground around Ypres, in Flanders, the main British battlefront where 4 major battles were fought and more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers lost their lives.

Visits are made to the major battle sites, museums and cemeteries, on both the British and German sides, and there is opportunity to attend the moving ‘Last Post’ ceremony at the Menin Gate in the evening.

Travel is by Executive Coach from a local pick-up point, crossing the Channel by either ferry or Eurotunnel on Day 1, followed by 2 full days of excursions, returning home on Day 4.

Accommodation is in the 3-star Novotel hotel in Ypres on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Quoted price is £319 based on two people sharing (single room supplement is £95), with a possible early-booking discount if booked before the end of July.

There is also the option of an ‘Admissions Package’, giving entry to all the major sites and lunch on 2 days, for an additional 45 euros (approx £32), bookable and payable while on the tour.


Travel insurance will be each individual’s own responsibility, but can be arranged through Leger Holidays from £34.95 pp for this tour.


It is likely a non-refundable deposit will be required in the near future in order to secure places.

In order to secure the places it will be necessary to book this as soon as possible. Names will be taken at the July Coffee Morning.
For further information, or to register your interest, contact Mike Smith on 01785 715120 or at