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Appeal after flytipping in Hilderstone wood

Appeal after flytipping in Hilderstone wood

Stafford Borough Council has appealed for information after a large mixture of household and domestic waste was dumped in a wood in Hilderstone. A bed, motorcycle tyres, plasterer’s waste, fencing, rubble and domestic waste in black bags is thought to have been dumped in Hardwick Wood off Jolpool Lane on 2nd January. The latest pictures of...

Bibby Scientific homes plan to be revealed

Bibby Scientific homes plan to be revealed

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will unveil its plans for around 215 new homes on the Bibby Scientific site in Walton at a public exhibition on Monday 27th January. The drop-in event takes place at Walton Community Centre in Whitemill Lane between 2pm and 8pm. Outline planning permission for the development (of up to 244 homes)...

Fire service: take extra care on icy roads

Fire service: take extra care on icy roads

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has urged motorists to take extra care during icy conditions following a series of road traffic collisions earlier this week, including the second in a few days on Yarnfield Lane. The service has also issued advice to motorists for safe driving in winter weather conditions (see below). Firefighters have...

Take care on the roads in icy conditions

Take care on the roads in icy conditions

A woman was taken to hospital this morning after another accident on Yarnfield Lane in Stone. She was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire after the incident near The Wayfarer junction on the A34 just before 8am. Firefighters also attended another incident at Winghouse Lane. Today’s incidents follow another on Yarnfield Lane...

Uncertain future for Stone Youth Centre

Uncertain future for Stone Youth Centre

Staffordshire County Council is looking to change the way it delivers youth services, which could have major implications for Stone Youth Centre in Station Road. A consultation is now under way on their proposals, so please make sure that you have your say. Click HERE to take part. You have until 26th February to...

Alleyne’s pool to re-open after repairs

Alleyne’s pool to re-open after repairs

The swimming pool at Alleyne’s Sports Centre in Stone will be open to the public again on Monday 13th January. The pool has been closed since the end of October after a broken circulation pipe caused damage to a filter pump and electrical circuit board. The costs of the repair work has been split...

Stone canal locks to close for repairs

Stone canal locks to close for repairs

Canal locks in Stone will be closed for repairs in January and February. Locks 31 to 34 at Meaford have been closed from 6th January and will reopen on 31st January. New oak gates will be fitted and other repairs carried out. There is more information HERE In February, repairs to Bridge 96 at Whitebridge...

Hundreds of new homes for Walton

Hundreds of new homes for Walton

Hundreds of new homes will be built in Walton after a development was given the green light. Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead on 7th January to Hallam Land Management’s plan for around 500 homes at land to the west of Longhope Drive. Eight councillors voted in favour, with one against. Walton...

Campaigners call for clarity on Westbridge Park

Campaigners call for clarity on Westbridge Park

The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group has called on Stafford Borough Council to clarify their plans for the park after a planning inspector labelled them ‘unsound’ in December. Local independent town councillor Rob Kenney issued this statement on behalf of the group: KWPG has been asked by residents to comment on the fact...

Council reviewing Stone bus service subsidies

Council reviewing Stone bus service subsidies

Staffordshire County Council is reviewing its subsidies for bus services in Stone and a consultation to get local people’s views closes on Friday 10th January – make sure you have your say. The county council subsidises some bus services that would not otherwise be profitable for commercial companies – keeping vital transport links going...

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