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Travellers move on to ABC Park in Walton

Travellers move on to ABC Park in Walton

  A small group of travellers moved on to ABC Park off Whitemill Lane in Walton on Friday afternoon – but police expect to move them on by Tuesday. An eviction notice will be served to the travellers on Monday, A Little Bit of Stone was told today, giving them 24 hours to leave...

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Stone mayor Cathy Collier’s 1st guest post

Stone mayor Cathy Collier’s 1st guest post

New Stone town mayor Cathy Collier will be writing a regular guest blog for A Little Bit of Stone, just like her predecessor Jill Piggott. Many thanks Cathy… Well, it’s goodbye from Jill and hello from me, Cathy Collier, the new Stone Town Mayor. I was so impressed with Jill’s blog that I have...

Happy 4th birthday to A Little Bit of Stone!

Happy 4th birthday to A Little Bit of Stone!

A Little Bit of Stone is four years’ old this month! Since August 2010, there have been at least 50 stories every single month on this site, all dedicated to Stone. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – there’s so much more that we do through our thriving social media profiles. In...

Mobile game to keep kids safe online

Mobile game to keep kids safe online

A new mobile game starring Staffordshire police dogs has launched to help youngsters stay safe online. The ‘Kash Dash’ app, which has been designed by the Office of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, features police dogs Emma and Jasper, and former police dog and force mascot Kash. With game-play similar to the popular mobile...

Hidden Gems of Stone – Jolu Accessories Boutique

Hidden Gems of Stone – Jolu Accessories Boutique

Our very own Indiana Jones, David Leech, continues his expedition to uncover the shops and businesses of Stone and the people behind them. Part 7: Jolu Accessories Boutique When Carnarvon asked “Can you see anything?” Howard Carter replied, “Yes, wonderful things.” Howard Carter and his sponsor, Lord Carnarvon had spent a number of years...

Back Stone for High Street pilot town

Back Stone for High Street pilot town

A radical new scheme to breathe new life into the British High Street is looking for pilot towns – so please nominate Stone now! You can nominate Stone by clicking HERE The scheme,  is called ‘Town Centre Investment Management’. It’s a process that enables the core of town centres to be brought under unified control...

Get well soon, Gavin

Get well soon, Gavin

All the very best wishes to Gavin Stocks, who’s been in hospital with a major facial infection. Gavin was Stone Army Cadets’ flag bearer at Sunday’s First World War centenary service in Stonefield Park. He was taken straight to hospital after the parade and told he was very lucky that it hadn’t spread to...

Call for views on inconsiderate school parking

Call for views on inconsiderate school parking

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Matthew Ellis is asking people in Stone for their views on whether inconsiderate or disruptive parking outside schools is a problem.

Stone’s lost sons from WW1 remembered

Stone’s lost sons from WW1 remembered

The names of the 148 men from Stone who lost their lives in the First World War were read out at an emotional centenary service in Stonefield Park on Sunday (3rd August). The service was led by Rev Ian Cardinal from St Michael’s Church. He told the hundreds of people who had gathered: “We...

Trinity students mark Great War centenary

Trinity students mark Great War centenary

I had the pleasure of seeing the students from Stone’ s Trinity Skills for Life put on their annual show this week at St Dominic’s Priory Hall. If you don’t know, Trinity Skills for Life is an innovative project for young people with learning disabilities based on the Whitebridge Estate in Stone. You can...

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