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Stone Town Council Working With Post Office

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Stone Town Council has been working with the Post Office and other organisations to try to ensure that a Post Office is reinstated in Stone town centre as soon as possible. A meeting in Stone on 9th January 2018 was attended by regional and national representatives of the Post Office, together with Town Councillors Rob Kenney and Ian Fordham, County ...

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Stone Post Office Bus Service Details

Stone Town Council have today released the details of a bus service that they’ll be providing whilst Stone is temporarily without a Post Office. The Post Office in Stone closed on Saturday 13th January as part of the closure of the co-operative store on the High Street. The bus service is intended to be used by customers who would have ...

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We Could be Disappearing off Facebook

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“With great power comes great responsibility” and Facebook is about to unleash it Over the next few weeks you may see less and less of our content on your Facebook news feed. This isn’t because of something that A Little Bit of Stone (ALBOS) has done, it’s because of a Facebook algorithm change (the bit that decides what you see). ...

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Churnet Valley Plans On Track for Winter Steam Gala

Churnet Valley Railway volunteers are following up their most successful Santa & Steam Specials in the line’s 25 Year existence, with plans for their traditional seasonal opener, the annual Winter Steam Gala. 2018’s event will come in slightly earlier than usual on 3/4 February, being brought forward to say farewell to what has been a popular visitor to the line over ...

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Could You Make a Career Out of Care?

Staffordshire care companies are aiming to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Last week, Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with care companies across the county, launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to think of a career in caring. This year Staffordshire County Council will be funding ...

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Blooming Monday, Not Blue Monday

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A local mental health charity is helping to dispel the myth that the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year. North Staffs Mind is supporting Blooming Monday, organised by the charity Mental Health Research UK, and encouraging people to dress in bright clothes and have some fun this January 15. Whether it’s in the office, at ...

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Police Officers Issued With Body Worn Video Cameras

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Staffordshire Police have announced that they are to issue all of their 1300 front line officers with new personal-issue Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras. Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis, originally instigated the body worn video initiative back in 2012, making Staffordshire the first police force in the country to use the technology. The first issue of body ...

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Consultation on the future of Stone Library

Stone library is being included in a consultation Staffordshire County Council has begun over the best way forward for it’s libraries, and will be asking for opinions over the next three months. Although Staffordshire has 43 libraries, this review only applies to the 20 which are still directly managed and run by the county council. Discussions will include potentially using technology ...

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Stone Litter Free Campaign Funding Boost

A campaign to make Stone litter free has received a funding boost and Stafford Borough Council is asking customers of Tesco to vote for the litter campaign in a bid to get even more money to help with the initiative. Many businesses and retailers in Stone and Stafford signed a pledge to play their part in keeping the area clean ...

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New Wooden Coaster Unveiled at Alton Towers

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Alton Towers have lifted the lid on their new wood and fire coaster, Wicker Man Opening in Spring 2018, Wicker Man is the culmination of years of development and constuction at the Staffordshire theme park, which is just 30 minutes drive from Stone. It’s been 21 years since the last wooden rollercoaster was built in the UK and Wicker Man ...

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