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Staffordshire County Council – 2017 Elections


On Thursday 4th May the people of Stone, along with the rest of Staffordshire, will take to the polls for the County Council Election. Staffordshire County Council is a Conservative Party controlled council with 34 of the 62 seats being held by Conservative Councillors. There are 2 designated divisions for Stone, Stone Urban County Division and Stone Rural County Division.  These maps ...

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Bill Cash to discuss NatWest closure with bank


Following on from our story about the closure of Natwest Bank in Stone the MP for the town, Sir Bill Cash, has said: “I have expressed my own and my constituents’ concerns at their decision to close the Stone and Cheadle branches and I am due to meet with the bank’s representatives in the coming weeks. “They have explained to ...

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First choice primary school given to 9 out of 10 parents

School Admissions

Nine out of 10 parents across Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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Herons Return to Stone High Street

The former Heron Foods store will be re-opening in Stone High Street next month The independent frozen, chilled and grocery business based in Melton near Hull, with outlets across the North of England and the Midlands have announced the forthcoming re-opening of their store in Stone, Staffordshire. The revamped store, on the High Street, will re-open in May (date now confirmed ...

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One Month to go Until “An Audience with Mike Dilger”

With just one month to go until Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s “An Audience with Mike Dilger” event at the Alton Towers Resort. people are being urged to snap up their tickets quickly. Well-known for his appearances on ‘The One Show’ and ‘Springwatch, the popular BBC naturalistwill provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife ...

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Stone Leisure Centre Gets Public Approval

Stone Leisure Centre - Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council has said that the proposed new leisure centre in Stone has been given the thumbs up by members of the public The on-line and on-site consultation gathered feedback on the Westbridge Park proposal. Over 90% of those who took part in the consultation said they would use the new facilities. The centre will house a six lane ...

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Council backs new high speed canal network – HS2O


The council has today backed plans for a new High Speed Canal Network which is being dubbed HS2O. The new £6.8million network will cut the time it takes to navigate the Trent and Mersey canal from 26 days to 17 days, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. David Watters from the company behind the scheme ...

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Stone Town Centre – Where do we go from here?

Today has been  a very interesting day in ALBOS land, on top of running ALBOS I have full time day job in Warrington that takes me away from Stone from 6:45am to 5:30pm.  That means that time to fit in Stone activities is normal shoe horned in to the end of the day! BBC Radio Stoke got in touch yesterday ...

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Spring into Action to Test Your Smoke Alarm

Residents across Staffordshire are being urged to spring into action to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarm when they put their clocks forward. Launched back in 2011, the ‘Push the Button’ campaign encourages people to test their smoke detectors on a regular basis. Residents are also being asked to test the smoke alarms of older or vulnerable friends, relatives or neighbours ...

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Charity Garden Appeals for Volunteers

Award winning 12 acre hillside garden, tourist attraction and charitable trust The Dorothy Clive Garden is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in garden and gift room. Volunteers are required Monday through to Friday from 10am to 5pm and their commitment can be flexible. The garden volunteer programme includes a range of opportunities for the amateur or experienced gardener such ...

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