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Public Meeting to Discuss Stone Railhead

The Stone Railhead Crisis Group (SRCG) is holding a public meeting to discuss their alternative proposal at Aldersey’s Rough, near Keele Services. The meeting will include a presentation that details SRCG’s evaluation of the practical engineering and environmental difficulties that HS2 Ltd will face between Walton and Yarnfield, near Stone, as well as details of an alternative railhead and maintenance ...

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Funding available to make local roads safer

Speed Camera

Community ideas for making their neighbourhood’s roads safer can win funding to make them happen. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is organising the trial scheme which is offering up to £5,000 to community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help improve road safety. Proposals could include speed watch groups and activities with schools such as walking buses, but projects must ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Presents National Day of Play

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging youngsters to ‘get wild’ at its hugely popular Playday events this August, which feature everything from building dens to hunting bugs! Every year the Trust’s Playday events, held to celebrate the National Day of Play at its Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley, and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, draw thousands of people. This year’s Playday ...

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Chance to Shine for County’s Best Tourism Businesses

Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, so the hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on!   With 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog-friendly businesses. The fifth iteration of the awards will give businesses the chance to emulate last year’s winners, who included Alton Towers Resort, Drayton Manor Park, ...

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Funding for Small Road Networks to Ease Congestion

County council leader Philip Atkins has spoken out on how a £1billion allocation of Government funding for building new roads to ease congestion should be spent. Atkins proposed the funding, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, needs to alleviate pressure on smaller rural networks, and should be evenly distributed across the country and not just in larger urban areas. He said: ...

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Yarlet School’s French Adventure

Pupils and staff from Yarlet School had a French adventure last month. 8.30 am on Monday 26th June, 29 Yarlet pupils from Years 5, 6 and 7 set off for the 11 hour journey to Normandy accompanied by 3 staff. Fond memories were made as they travelled across via the Eurotunnel, with the students working together & supporting each other ...

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Stone’s Late Night Shopping Event a Success

Stone Town Council’s late night shopping event was a resounding success last night With a mixture of market stalls, rides, musical entertainment and late night opening for a lot of the town centre shops there was a nice buzz around the place as a steady stream of people wandered in to the town. Here’s some of feedback from our Facebook ...

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Staffordshire Day Success Sees Huge Boost for County’s Economy

Over 60,000 people attended events across the county, making this year’s Staffordshire Day a huge success! Enjoy Staffordshire, who put the day together with the support of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, estimate it generated more than £1m for the county’s economy. They are now calling on attractions and event organisers to start putting their plans together for ...

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Have Your Say on Subsidised Bus Rides

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Stone residents are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in in the county can be best spent. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations. Although more than 90 per cent of these trips are made without any subsidy, the county ...

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“Beetle Mania” Comes to Dorothy Clive Garden

An educational family based ‘Beetle Mania’ trail will be hosted by The Dorothy Clive Garden, inspired by children’s book ‘Beetle Boy’ written by M.G. Leonard. The trail, which will wind its way around the garden, is free of charge and will start on Monday 24th July and will be available for families to take part in every day over the ...

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