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Connecting farmers digitally with the public

Connecting farmers digitally with the public

Stone farmers’ market regular Sarah Gayton is holding a special event at the end of July  on how film, social media and smart phones can be used to link the public to the farmer. The ‘Farmers on Film Festival’ will be held at the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich on 29th July and will see...

Call for ramps at railway footbridge

Call for ramps at railway footbridge

Town councillors in Stone will be writing to Network Rail to see if ramps can be installed at the railway footbridge at Whitebridge Lane. The move comes amid concerns that disabled people and parents with pushchairs can’t access the stepped footbridge. Network Rail’s original plans for the footbridge did include ramped access, but these...

Man arrested after Priory Road incident

Man arrested after Priory Road incident

A man was arrested on Monday (21st July) following an incident in Priory Road, Stone, which saw a 46-year-old taken to hospital with “puncture wounds”. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said this afternoon: “We received a call at around 5.20pm on Monday reporting an injured man. The 46 year-old Stone man was taken to the...

Talks on Westbridge Park town takeover

Talks on Westbridge Park town takeover

Talks are under way that could see Stone Town Council take over part of Westbridge Park from the borough council. Stone Town Council’s Development Sub-Committee on 17th July heard from clerk Les Trigg that he had been in discussions with borough council officers about the town council taking on responsibility for the green space...

Stone Food & Drink Festival launches new website

Stone Food & Drink Festival launches new website

To mark the 10th anniversary of Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering, Stone Food & Drink Festival has launched a brand new website aimed at making it even easier for visitors to find out what’s going on during festival week. Designed and built by the Stafford Website Company, the new site offers a clean, fresh look...

Crown Hotel an Asset of Community Value?

Crown Hotel an Asset of Community Value?

The Crown Hotel in Stone could be listed as an Asset of Community Value, giving the town council the right to bid for it should it be sold. The Development Sub-Committee of the town council debated on 17th July which buildings and sites in the town should be listed as assets of community value....

New Christmas lights for Stone this year

New Christmas lights for Stone this year

There will be new Christmas lights in the town centre this year as the contract to provide them is re-tendered. Stone Town Council clerk Les Trigg told the services sub-committee on 17th July that the Christmas lights contract – a joint one between Stone, Stafford Borough Council and Cannock Chase District Council – ended...

Hidden Gems of Stone – Home and Colour

Hidden Gems of Stone – Home and Colour

It’s time to hit the High Street as David Leech continues our Hidden Gems of Stone series and visits The Home and Colour Centre. Part 6: The Home and Colour Centre It was in 1932 on July 30th, that Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees” became the first cartoon film to use three-strip Technicolor offering...

Jill raises over £3,000 for local charities

Jill raises over £3,000 for local charities

Outgoing Stone mayor Jill Piggott raised over £3000 for local charities during her year in office. Jill presented cheques recently to Stone Stroke Club, Kathryn House Hospice and the Oak Tree Farm Rural Project

What a waste of Crown Wharf

What a waste of Crown Wharf

Developer McCarthy & Stone revealed their plans for a retirement complex at Crown Wharf on Thursday – but surely a complex like this is a real waste of a prime, canalside site in the town? That’s certainly the view of prominent members of the boating community in Stone, who see Crown Wharf as the...

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