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Pet care masterclass for nursery children

Pet care masterclass for nursery children

Pre-school children at Giggles and Wiggles nursery in Stone have been learning about how to look after their pets with a visit by the Blue Cross animal charity. Children at the nursery listened to a dog’s heartbeat with a stethoscope and learned about how to keep a dog healthy, saw it perform lots of...

Pre-school looking for early years practitioner

Pre-school looking for early years practitioner

Yarnfield Village Hall Pre-school is looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join them. CVs and covering letters have to be submitted to the charity-run pre-school by Sunday 13th October

Public meeting called over wind turbines plan

Public meeting called over wind turbines plan

A public meeting will be held in Stone on 14th October on the planning application to construct two wind turbines on farmland in the town. The meeting has been called by town council leader Philip Jones and will be held at Little Stoke Cricket Club off Uttoxeter Road, starting at 7.30pm. Click HERE for...

Consultation events on power station plan

Consultation events on power station plan

The company hoping to build a power station in Meaford is holding three consultation events in and around Stone on the 9th, 10th and 11th October. Meaford Energy Limited’s intention was revealed in September and it is now asking key stakeholders and local residents for their initial feedback on its proposals for a new...

Groups can bid for Local Policing Fund grants

Groups can bid for Local Policing Fund grants

Community groups in Stone have until Friday 25th October to apply for money from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Local Policing Fund. The fund is a new initiative by PCC Matthew Ellis to support local projects in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in conjunction with local policing teams and local authorities. It is made up of...

Bid for 30 new homes off Trent Road

Bid for 30 new homes off Trent Road

Seddon Homes is preparing a planning application for around 30 new homes at land off Trent Road in Stone. The housebuilder has distributed a four-page leaflet to people living nearby and is holding a public consultation event at Stone Lawn Tennis and Squash Club in Newcastle Road on Tuesday 8th October between 4pm and...

Rush-hour collision on the A34 in Stone

Rush-hour collision on the A34 in Stone

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital this morning following a collision with a van on the A34 in Stone. The accident happened just after 7am near Yarnfield Lane and The Wayfarer and involved a silver VW van and a red motorbike. One lane of the northbound A34 was closed. The motorcyclist, a man in...

Borough Local Plan to be examined in public

Borough Local Plan to be examined in public

Stafford Borough Council’s Local Plan will be examined in public in October and November. The ‘Local Plan for Stafford Borough’ was submitted to the Secretary of State in August. The independent planning inspector appointed to examine the Local Plan is Stephen Pratt. He will conduct the examination to determine whether the Plan is sound...

Overnight closure for Stone level crossing

Overnight closure for Stone level crossing

The level crossing between Station Road and Mount Road in Stone will be closed overnight this weekend to allow work on the railway to take place. The crossing – by The Talbot pub – will be closed from 11.30pm on Saturday night (5th October) until 9am the following morning. Network Rail workers will be...

Improved canal towpath open to the public

Improved canal towpath open to the public

The stretch of towpath between Barlaston and Meaford is now open to the public again after improvement works were finished ahead of schedule. Work on the notoriously muddy stretch got under way in February between Meaford Lock Bridge and the Plume of Feathers in Barlaston (bridges 98 to 103). The work was scheduled to...

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