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Moddershall Oaks makes Good Spa Awards finals

Moddershall Oaks makes Good Spa Awards finals

Moddershall Oaks has made the shortlist for the title of Best Spa in the Midlands in this year’s Good Spa Guide Awards – and needs your vote now to claim the title. The five finalists were recently announced after the public voted for their favourites. Moddershall Oaks is up against Ragdale Hall, The Day...

Club focus – Stone Scooter Club

Club focus – Stone Scooter Club

A love of scooters and the fashion and tunes of the Mod scene led Len Hamilton to set up Stone Scooter Club 12 months ago – and the club is going from strength to strength. Len’s passion for scooters has seen the club grow quickly, with regular Wednesday night meetings, Sunday ride-outs (a recent...

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Open day at St Dominic’s Priory School

Open day at St Dominic’s Priory School

St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone is holding an open day on Saturday 18th October to give prospective students and their parents the chance to have a look around. Lots more information about the school at www.stdominicspriory.co.uk

Can Lainy do it? Yes she Canyon!

Can Lainy do it?  Yes she Canyon!

Elaine ‘Lainy’ Davies, drummer with local blues band Cobalt, has been raising money over the last 18 months for Heart Radio’s charity which aims to improve the lives of seriously and terminally ill children, Have A Heart. She’s just completed a challenging 6-day trek across the Grand Canyon, no mean feat.  The money raised...

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New proposed allotment development for Priory Road

New proposed allotment development for Priory Road

Are you interested in a free allotment in Stone?  If so Laura MacPhee, Community Involvement Officer for Stafford and Rural Homes, wants to hear from you. Laura is currently in the process of looking to develop a community allotment site off Priory Road in Stone, and would like community groups to get involved. They...

Stone Rangers team up on safety messages

Stone Rangers team up on safety messages

Community spirited young women in Stone teamed up with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to spread safety messages. Members of the Stone Outward Division Rangers supported crews at the Stone Food and Drink Festival by giving out leaflets and talking to visitors about fire safety in the home. Firefighters demonstrated the risks posed by...

Specialist victim support team launched

Specialist victim support team launched

New specialists are making sure vulnerable victims of crime in Stafford and Stone get the best possible support as part of a radical rethink of services by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis. Mr Ellis set out a vision 12 months ago to put the needs of victims and witnesses at the heart of...

Council scheme aims to open doors to the jobs market

Council scheme aims to open doors to the jobs market

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to a scheme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. So far, over 350 people from across the...

Hundreds of Staffordshire pupils benefit from free flu vaccinations

Hundreds of Staffordshire pupils benefit from free flu vaccinations

Hundreds of secondary school pupils across Staffordshire have been amongst the first in the country to be vaccinated against flu via a nasal spray. Over the next few months a total of 17,000 year 7 and 8 pupils (11-13 year olds) will be offered the free flu vaccination in schools for the winter –...

Work begins to reduce flooding in town

Work begins to reduce flooding in town

A leading nature conservation charity is teaming up with the Environment Agency and local landowners to tackle flooding and improve water quality in Stone. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will be working with the public body this autumn and winter to ease the build-up of silt in Scotch Brook which flows through the market town. The...

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