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Sky lantern tribute to Becky Tait

Sky lantern tribute to Becky Tait

Family and friends of Becky Tait, the young woman from Stone who died after being hit by a train on Sunday 9th November, released sky lanterns and balloons on Saturday evening in her memory. Over 50 people gathered at Westbridge Park on 15th November for the emotional tribute, organised by Becky’s close friend and...

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Rotarians raise over £2k for Children in Need

Rotarians raise over £2k for Children in Need

Stone Rotary Club raised more than £2,000 in their street collection for Children in Need today (Friday 14th November). Rotarians braved the downpours this morning to collect from people in the town centre and from motorists at the Christchurch Way / High Street junction. Staff at Barclays in the High Street started to count...

Town council to make bid for youth centre

Town council to make bid for youth centre

Stone Town Council will be putting in a bid to take over Stone youth centre when it’s closed by Staffordshire County Council on 31st December. The decision could see the youth centre being run by the town council from 1st January 2015 and the Frank Jordan Centre handed back to owners Stafford Borough Council...

Have your say on revised bus services

Have your say on revised bus services

If you use Stone’s local bus services, make sure you have your say in a new Staffordshire County Council consultation. A full review of the town’s services was carried out at the end of last year and the council now wants people’s views on several of the revised routes that are currently operating in...

Stone artist gets people talking with #chumbrella

Stone artist gets people talking with #chumbrella

An artist from Stone is getting people talking with the help of her ‘chumbrella’. The #chumbrella is simply an umbrella adorned with the Twitter hashtag – a shorthand form for sharing which is familiar to millions of Twitter social media users. And Sarah Nadin hopes it will help to get people talking in open...

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Stone drama teacher to make pro panto debut

Stone drama teacher to make pro panto debut

A teacher from Rooftop Studios’ Pop School and Stage Academy’s (PSSA) in Stone is set to make his professional directorial debut in a production of a self-penned pantomime at the Sherringham Little Theatre in Norfolk later this year. Entitled ‘Robin Hood and His Merry Crew, The Panto’, the production was written by Nick Earnshaw...

Family statement after tragic railway death

Family statement after tragic railway death

The family of the young woman who died after being hit by a train on Sunday have thanked people in the town for their support since the tragic incident and shared a photograph. They sent us this statement and the photograph above today: Sadly, on Sunday 9th November at around 6.15pm, Becky Tait, aged...

Free parking on two Saturdays before Christmas

Free parking on two Saturdays before Christmas

Motorists will be able to park for free in Stone town centre on two key dates in the run-up to Christmas. Parking charges have been waived by Stafford Borough Council for its car parks in Stone and Stafford from 1pm on Saturday 13th and 20th December. There is already no charge for parking on...

Council plans craft market shake-up

Council plans craft market shake-up

Stone Town Council is looking to shelve its current craft and collectibles market and create a new one on a different date in the month. The council’s services sub-committee is looking at moving the market from the second Saturday of each month to the third, to get more stallholders involved and to increase the...

Decision day nears on Frank Jordan Centre

Decision day nears on Frank Jordan Centre

The decision on whether Stone Town Council wants to continue running the Frank Jordan Community Centre will be made in December. The town council's general purposes committee agreed at their meeting

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