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Firefighters need wooden pallets for training exercises

Crews carrying out fire behaviour training

Firefighters are calling on companies or individuals that have spare wooden pallets in Stone to donate them to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The pallets, which would be set alight, would play a vital role in fire behaviour training which crews have to refresh upon regularly to meet the required safety standards. The practical training demonstrates how blazes react in different environments ...

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Volunteers get stuck in at allotment clean-up

Stone-Clear-up-day-1

As you can see in the photos, the rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the willing volunteers who are helping to transform the community allotment plot in Priory Road ready for its scheduled launch next Spring.   A huge well done and thank you from Stafford and Rural Homes and Stafford Borough Council to everyone who turned up and supported ...

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Break-ins at Co-op and Morrisons

Stone police post

The Co-op supermarket in the High Street and Morrisons petrol station unit were both broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning (13th June). The incidents happened within minutes of each other and police are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch. At around 3.45am, offenders forced the roller shutter doors in the loading bay area of ...

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Could the next Young Poet Laureate be from Stone?

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Budding poets in Stone still have time to put pen to paper to enter a competition to be crowned Staffordshire’s next Young Poet Laureate. For the third year running, the county council and the city council have joined forces to recruit a new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, who will hold the post for a year. The prestigious competition ...

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No close shave as workers raise over £5,000 for STING

Oww!  Team Managers John McGraw and James Clayton undergo a painful leg wax!

Legs were shaved and managers were covered in gunge as workers at Stafford logistics company Wincanton raised over £5,00o for STING during a special charity week. Each year Wincanton carries out a series of fundraising events and activities and this year Stone-based charity STING was selected by the workforce to benefit. During charity week at the site, the three shifts, which ...

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Plan for more free parking to boost town centre

High Street

New proposals from Staffordshire County Council could see more free parking for limited periods at certain times of day in Stone in a move designed to boost town centres. The plans are designed to revitalise town centres and will also look to encourage a higher turnover of short stay parking during shop opening hours, and longer stays in the evening where there may be ...

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Funding available for arts activities in Stone

A willow sculpture produced by Mark Riley during a funded project at Perton Manor Care Home

Community groups and arts organisations in Stone are being invited to apply for funding to deliver arts activities in the town. The funding is available for projects or events which benefit local communities and organisations can apply for up to £1,000. Last year the Community Arts Fund supported over 40 projects across the county, with 10,000 people taking part in dance, singing, ...

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Plan to extend town centre boundary in Stone

Westbridge-Park

A consultation is under way on the second part of Stafford Borough Council’s Local Plan, which sets proposed boundaries for new housing, employment and retail development in the borough. In Stone, one of the proposals is to extend the town centre boundary to include the ‘developed’ part of Westbridge Park – the leisure centre, tennis courts and car park areas. ...

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