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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...

Top chef to open first restaurant in Stone

Top chef to open first restaurant in Stone

One of Staffordshire's brightest culinary talents is opening his first restaurant in Stone, his home town. Richard Cullen, who has worked at The Dorchester and Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at Claridge's, will open Cullens at the end of October

Coast-to-coast challenge for Kim and Sophie

Coast-to-coast challenge for Kim and Sophie

Two friends from Stone are doing a coast-to-coast sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Kim Bott, 28 (on the left in the photo), and Sophie Meir, 29, will be cycling from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth near Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Friday 4th October – a journey that’s around 125 miles and will...

Wardrobe light fitting caused fatal fire

Wardrobe light fitting caused fatal fire

The cause of a fire at an elderly couple’s house in Stone is believed to have been a wardrobe light fitting, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have said. Peter Goffe, aged 86, and his 85-year-old wife Beryl were pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday night. They were found on the landing of their...

Fundraising mission for St Michael’s Hall

Fundraising mission for St Michael’s Hall

St Michael’s Hall has a new group of trustees who are working to ensure that the important community facility in Lichfield Street can be used by local people for years to come. They are currently fundraising and applying for grants to carry out repairs to the 102-year-old building. Hall manager Dennis Abbot explains more…...

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