New to the Village Hall: Community Cafe
Every Thursday morning 9am to midday
The community cafe is there for everyone to use. We hope our older village residents, especially those who may be feeling a bit isolated, will come along. It's chance for a cuppa and cake and a chat with old friends, besides making new ones. But it isn't just for older people or it wouldn't be a community cafe. We hope people of all ages will pop in and children are especially welcome.
If you don't fancy talking but just want to sit in a sociable atmosphere for a while, we've got books and magazines for you to read. If you want to take a book home all we ask is that you replace it with another one or leave a small donation. It's an honesty bookshelf and we trust you!
Once the cafe has found its feet we hope to offer activities alongside it for people to take part in during the daytime. It might be arts and crafts or easy keep fit, who knows? It really depends on what customers tell us they would like to see on offer.
Pop in during opening hours and check out this new Penkhull community venture. And if you haven't seen the hall since the small but dedicated refurbishment team have transformed it, take this opportunity to see what it looks like now - we think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
If you would like to help in the cafe or bake cakes please call in any Thursday between 9am and midday and talk to whoever is on duty.
We look forward to seeing you.
Saturday 12th July
It's the 10th anniversary of the Penkhull Mysteries and everyone is invited to the village green on Saturday 12th July. New to the event is the musical mysteries morning in St Thomas' Church from 10am to 12 noon featuring, among others, Penkhull Ukelele Band, William Storey and the acclaimed University Hospital Choir.
The annual fete starts quietly at 1pm when the stalls on Rothwell Street will be open for business and strolling musicians and dancers will entertain you.
But bag your seat early for the Mystery Play that starts at 2pm. On this special anniversary year it's a summary of all the previous ones, billed as The Bible In An Hour! but it will be presented very differently and will keep you on your toes.
Afterwards the fete gets into full swing with the closely contested tug of war competition, children's games, chance to show off those muscles on the Test Your Strength machine and singing and dancing galore.
If the weather is kind to us it's also an opportunity to bring a picnic and some friends and just sit on the green soaking up the rays and the community atmosphere.