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Flip Out’s Local Community Charity Pledge

Owners of Flip Out trampoline park in Stone are boosting charities across Staffordshire after pledging to gift passes worth £6000. Elliott Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling, directors of Flip Out Stoke, have promised to give away 50 free passes every month to charities which support children and young people in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. A different registered charity will be ...

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Be Inspired By Clay This Half Term at the British Ceramics Biennial

  British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) in Stoke-on-Trent will host an action-packed events programme for visitors to get mucky, make and get excited by clay this half-term, from Saturday 21 to Saturday 29 October. Inspired by the artists taking part in this ceramics festival, the free family-friendly programme will include a chance to learn from master potters and artists, create masterpieces ...

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Local Businesses in the Running for Good Food Awards

A glittering awards ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral will see food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head this month, with local businesses hoping to win recognition. The Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards on Friday 20th October has forty of the best restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and other food & drink businesses are in the running for ...

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New Oulton Abbey Care Home Opens

A new multi-million pound care home in Stone has opened its doors to residents. The £5.6m home was built for The English Benedictine Order of Oulton Abbey by Wildgoose Construction. It provides specialist care for dementia patients and features 49-bedrooms – 40 nursing home rooms and nine specialist dementia rooms. It also has residents’ day rooms, a hairdressing salon, chapel, ...

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Public consultation into new car storage facility in Stone

  Stoford Developments Limited is holding a public consultation to hear your views on their proposed plans for a new car storage facility at Jasper Way in Stone. The plans and proposals will be presented at the Stone House Hotel on 17th October (between 4:30pm and 7:00pm) and 18th October (between 4:30pm and 7:00pm) Jasper Way is being billed ase a modern, ...

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Stone businesses encouraged to sign litter free pledge

Litter Free Pledge

Businesses and organisations in Stone are being urged to sign up to pledge their support to rid the area of litter. Keeping the streets clean costs Stafford Borough Council tax payers around £1 million a year and on Thursday (12 October) the council is bringing its campaign to Stone town centre.  The borough council is inviting businesses to come along ...

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New International Standard Gymnastics Centre Coming to Stone

Gymnast are turning cartwheels after a championship standard training school was granted planning permission on the Walton Industrial Estate. Back2Back Gymnastics, launched by former junior international gymnast Adele Booth, will fill a need for an international class facility, providing expert coaching for pupils from beginners to aspiring international gymnasts. She says: “There’s been huge pre-launch interest in our plans from ...

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Record Numbers For Capula Trainees & Graduates

Stone based Capula has taken in its highest number of young recruits over the last few weeks. In line with its planned growth strategy, the intake of 15 includes 7 graduates, 1 apprentice, 5 trainees and 2 industrial placement students. All five of Capula’s business streams will have recruits training, as well as its central services team, under the mentorship ...

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Mind Workshops for World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day on October 10 is being marked by North Staffs Mind offering staff workshops and counselling sessions to businesses across Staffordshire. Working Minds, part of North Staffs Mind, is offering a range of support options for businesses and their employees with this year’s theme as Workplace Wellbeing. Around 40 per cent of work days lost in the ...

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Could Pink Spaghetti be the solution for your small business?

Pink Spaghetti

Stone mum Lisa Cox has just launched a personal assistant company with a difference! Trading as Pink Spaghetti Mid Staffordshire, Lisa will sell her time and experience by the hour to local small business owners, consultants, freelancers and home owners. “Basically, it’s pay as you go,” she said. “There are a burgeoning number of micro-businesses across Mid Staffordshire, many of ...

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