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Christmas comes early for Moddershall Cricket Club girls!

David and Rachael Howen from Impact Safety Netting present the equipment

Girls from Moddershall Cricket Club aged between seven and 11 were delighted to receive a range of equipment to use at their weekly cricket training sessions thanks to a generous donation from Stone’s Impact Safety Netting. Equipment including catching nets, reaction balls, mini hurdles and resistance trainers was purchased to help the girls with their agility, catching and throwing skills. ...

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Vow to champion Staffordshire as HS2 gets the nod


The Leader of Staffordshire County Council has vowed to get the best deal for Staffordshire today after the Government confirmed that HS2 will definitely be built. In his first speech since his reappointment, Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin said the high speed rail link to Manchester and Leeds will go ahead. The Transport Secretary confirmed that legislation would ...

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Revised plans for Whitemill Lane / A34 junction

Fillybrooks revised plan

This is Staffordshire County Council’s revised plans for the junction of the A34 with Whitemill Lane.  You can see a full-size PDF by clicking here – Fillybrooks revised plan The county was forced to go back to the drawing board after a vocal campaign locally against their original plans for the junction, which would have stopped traffic turning right on to ...

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Stone Town Council meeting agendas – 4th June

PCC Matthew Ellis talks to councillors at the meeting.

Stone Town Council meetings will be held on Thursday 4th June. Three meetings will be held, starting at 7pm with a meeting of the full council, before meetings of the General Purposes Committee and Planning Committee. Members of the public can attend all meetings of the town council. The entrance is at the rear of the town council building in ...

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Stone charity’s fundraising boost from Wincanton

Sting Wincanton

  No sting in this tale! Wincanton’s national distribution centre for Screwfix, located on Prologis Park in Stafford, has pledged to support local charity STING with its fundraising activities this year.   Each year Wincanton, who deal with all Screwfix’s distribution nationwide, nominates a charity to benefit from their fundraising.  Their 1000+ workforce puts on a range of activities throughout ...

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Churn lid unearthed at Norton Bridge is from Saxon times


Archaeologists have discovered that a wooden butter churn lid unearthed at a major rail development near Stone (more HERE) is from the Saxon period. Evidence of prehistoric activity had been uncovered in the same area of the site at Norton Bridge, and archaeologists believed the butter churn could be from the same period. However, radiocarbon tests have revealed the lid of the butter churn ...

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