You may have probably seen at the junction of Gresty Street and Honeywall a large Staffordshire Blue brick block. This is the support a marble stone similar to that at the top of Penkhull New Road which will form the surrounding support for a new historical sign to be situated at that location.
So why, you may ask? The sign is the last in a series of signs covering all the major roads leading to the village that refer to Penkhull as once being a Royal Manor.
However, the new sign at Honeywall will have a double significance because evidence supports that the area in Honeywall (meaning hill fortress) could well be the entrance to the former Iron Age Fort as well as the ancient Domesday Village. The new stone memorial will reflect that fact.
It will be unveiled on Saturday the 10th December at 11.00a.m. by Sue Wainwright, the landlady of The White Lion Inn for over seventeen years.
I do hope that you will be able to show your support to the occasion by being there to be a part of history in the making and sharing such a very special occasion with us.
Richard Talbot, Char,
Penkhull Residents Association
For your information.
Sony television owners have been warned that a number of models are a potential fire hazard.
The electronics giant has revealed that a small amount of 40-inch Bravia LCD TV devices, which have been available in Europe since June 2007, could be faulty.
The affected models contain a defective component which can potentially over-heat and catch alight to melt the upper casing of the television.
Jackie Boyle, community fire safety officer for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, told the West Sussex County Times that anyone who owns a Sony Bravia TV should check to ensure it isn’t on the list of potentially faulty models.
She said: “If you do own one of the affected models and you notice any abnormality, for example an unusual noise, smell or smoking then turn it off immediately, unplug the power cable and stop using the TV.
“We also urge everyone to make sure they have a smoke alarm on every floor of their home and test them weekly.”
The affected models are the: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40X3500 and the KDL-40Z3000.”
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Penkhull is a safe place to live and we all want to keep it that way! To do this I have started an experiment, I have set up a reporting map for Penkhull residents.
This map allows you to report any suspicious behaviour as well as reporting issues such as petty crime. PLEASE report crime to the Police first, this map is not a replacement however we can share any issues such as dodgy door to door activities or gangs of people hanging around.
You can report anonymously (you don’t have to say who you are) on the map and DO NOT have to place the report right on your doorstep just your street.
When you send in a report it will not appear straight away on the map, the reports will be moderated to stop any personal details being added.
Please consider reporting and sharing the GOOD things too that happen in Penkhull!!
CLICK THIS LINK to get to the reporting tool
Halloween can be harmless fun, but some members of the community may find the loud noises and knocks on their door quite scary, especially if they live alone.
When you are out trick or treating remember that some of the older or more vulnerable members of your neighbourhood will find this night quite frightening.
Remember: If you see a ‘No trick or treat’ card in someone’s window, don’t knock!
Don’t forget – clocks go back 1 hour tonight. Extra hour in bed for most but an extra hour on patrol for the night shift.
Please take a minute to call elderly relatives this evening to remind them not to let unexpected callers in to their homes – bogus officials have been targeting Staffordshire – this is a rare crime but one we can all stop by looking out for our neighbours – please call if you have concerns about suspicious callerss.