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Natwest Stone to close in October 2017

Natwest

Stone is set to lose another bank as Natwest confirms an October closure date for their Stone Branch. The bank closure comes along with 6 other branches across the their North Staffordshire region. The bank have cited declining transactions due to the uptake of online banking as the reason for the closure and have said: “The way people choose to ...

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60 mile Staffordshire Charity Hike for Wincanton Heroes

A group of colleagues from Wincanton’s Distribution Centre for Screwfix in Stafford met up for breakfast in the early hours of Saturday 11th March, before taking on the daunting task of hiking across the whole of Staffordshire! The group, led by Adam Paton, 37, was made up of fellow workers Andy Hughes, Wayne Measures, John Waldron, Hayley Cunningham, Dan Emery, and Phil Day. ...

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Council To Consider 20 Affordable Homes Plan

aston lodge housing development plan

Fradley Estates has submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council to build 20 affordable houses on land off Saddlers Avenue, Aston Lodge A plan was submitted and rejected last summer to develop the brownfield land with 10 open market houses.  The reason for the initial rejection was that there was no requirement for any more “open market” properties, this ...

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Council looking for town centre ideas

Stone Traders Late Night Market

Stone Town Council has called a special General Purpose Committee meeting for Thursday 30th March to discuss issues in Stone town centre The meeting is being held from 7pm at the Christ Church Centre and will include representations from the town’s traders and A Little Bit of Stone have also asked to be able to speak at the meeting.  Members ...

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Town Council Agendas – 14th March 2017

Stone Town Council Logo

There’s a busy agenda for the town council tomorrow when they’ll be discussing the proposed changes to the parking around Stonefield park as well as discussions around the regeneration of the town centre. Full agendas below: A meeting of the GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE will be held in Stone Station Community Centre, Station Approach, Stone on TUESDAY 14TH MARCH, 2017 at ...

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Food and Drink Festival To Go Ahead

Stone Food and Drink Festival

The Stone Food and Drink Festival, following consultation with Stafford Borough Council have today confirmed that this years planned event will go ahead as originally scheduled. Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic event will take place on the weekend of Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 and was under threat from being cancelled due to a reduction in space allowed ...

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Stone woken by M6 explosions this morning

M6 lorry fire

Some residents in Stone this morning were rudely awakened by explosions following a lorry fire on the northbound M6 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to deal with the lorry blaze at around 5:13am with three fire engines attending from Stafford, Stone and Eccleshall.  A further water carrier vehicle came over from Cannock to assist with the fire ...

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Woolly Challenge at Yarn Festival

Wool and yarn crafters are being invited to have fun creating entries to take part in one of two visitor competitions as part of the Wool @ J13 yarn festival on the 13th & 14th May in Staffordshire. Those who enter will also be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. Competitors in the individual competition will create an ...

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Could you be a county councillor?

An open day this month will give potential candidates for this year’s county council election an insight into how the authority works. Tuesday March 28th will see three sessions being held in County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. They will focus on how the council works and the support on offer. County council officers will be on hand to give guidance on how the ...

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HS2 legal milestone prompts County Council focus

Following Royal Assent being received for HS2 Phase One last week, Staffordshire County Council has vowed to ensure that Staffordshire and its communities get the best deal from the HS2 project The HS2 Hybrid Bill on the phase running from London to the West Midlands, which will pass through 12 miles of Staffordshire, cleared the final stages at both the ...

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