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Rotary check the health of farmers’ market shoppers

Rotary health checks

Visitors to the farmers’ market in July had some health checks carried out thanks to Rotarians in Stone On Saturday 4th July, Rotarians in Stone held their first Health Awareness Day and encouraged visitors to find out more about their health through blood pressure and blood sugar checks, as well as their Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. This was all made possible by ...

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Yarlet pupils’ Minimus mythology success


Pupils at Yarlet School won prizes in a national Latin competition based on two myths – Romulus and Remus, and Echo and Narcissus. Yarlet pupils can enjoy learning Latin from Form 5 onwards, and this year, for the first time, entered the Minimus Mythology competition. All pupils were eligible to enter the national and international competition, using Barbara Bell (MBE)’s Minimus ...

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Thank you for the music, Mrs Campbell-Kelly!

Mrs Campbell-Kelly with her treble clef leaving present

All the very best to Sue Campbell-Kelly, the acting head of St Michael’s First School, who is retiring at the end of today (Friday 17th July). Today’s leavers’ service at the school will be a particularly emotional one as the hugely popular Mrs Campbell-Kelly bows out after 18 years at the school. Sue’s involvement with the school began as a helper ...

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Empty police and council buildings to be reviewed

Stone police station

Empty county council and police buildings in Stone will be reviewed as part of a county-wide plan to bring them back into use. Buildings in Stone that will be looked at include Stone Youth Centre, the old police station in Radford Street and the old fire station building at the end of Newcastle Street, near Crown Wharf. The county council says ...

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Blue badge breakthrough for cancer patients

Disabled Badge Holders Only Sign

Chemo and radiotherapy patients in Staffordshire can now get easier access to the blue badge parking scheme in the county – thanks to a five-year campaign by Stone councillor Joyce Farnham. Cllr Farnham’s campaign has been backed by cancer charities and MPs and now Staffordshire County Council will work with the County Hospital in Stafford to directly refer eligible cancer patients ...

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Gordon to cycle 3,800 miles across America

Gordon USA bike ride photo one

Gordon Taylor from Stone is hoping to cycle across the length of the United States this summer – 3,800 miles from Seattle on the Pacific coast to Boston on the Atlantic. He flies out on Friday (17th July) and starts his journey on Saturday – and we’re delighted that Gordon will be posting regular reports for A Little Bit of Stone so we ...

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Stone to lose second fire engine

Stone Community Fire Station

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority (FRA) has approved recommendations for how the Service will operate across the county – including the removal of the second fire engine from Stone community fire station. The decision follows a year of planning and research and a 12-week Community Safety Options consultation which was carried out in the spring. However, the ...

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Town council meeting agendas: 16th July 2015

PCC Matthew Ellis talks to councillors at the meeting.

Three of Stone Town Council’s committees meet on Thursday 16th July. At 7pm is the General Purposes Committee – agenda here: Agenda Following this short meeting, at 7.05pm it’s the Planning Committee: Planning committee agenda 16th July 2015 Finally is the Tourism and Town Promotion Sub-Committee. Agenda here: Tourism committee agenda 16th July 2015 Members of the public can attend town council meetings. More ...

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