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Westbridge Park development plan “unsound”

Westbridge Park development plan “unsound”

Stafford Borough Council’s plan to designate Westbridge Park as a site for mixed-use development in the Local Plan has been labelled “unsound” by an independent inspector. Stephen Pratt held a number of sessions in public in October and November – you can see a report, plus full audio recording, of the examination of the...

Stone business boost from Dragons’ Den star

Stone business boost from Dragons’ Den star

Stone’s LIBRIUM Games received a business boost from Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis recently. Steve Howe, owner of LIBRIUM Games Ltd, tweeted Theo about his business during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative set up by Theo that runs weekly. Theo retweeted Steve’s message to his 400,000 plus followers and as a result, the business...

£75 reward for catching dirty dog owners

£75 reward for catching dirty dog owners

Residents in Stone who help catch people who don’t clean up after their dogs will get £75. Stafford Borough Council is going to hand the money from the £75 fixed penalty notices in Stone and across the borough to people who have given information that has led to the fine. It is another initiative...

Stone training company expands for 2014

Stone training company expands for 2014

One of the UK’s leading training companies that is based in Stone has taken on new staff to cope with the expanded services it offers the licensed, hospitality, leisure events and tourism industries. abv Training, which was established in September 2001 and is based on the Whitebridge trading estate in Stone, will be rolling...

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Don’t forget to check your bin collection calendars for changes to rubbish collection days in Stone over the festive period. A revised collection service is in place for the period from Saturday 21st December until 4th January – with details of the day changes are highlighted on your bin calendar. You can also check...

Drink-drivers to be named and shamed

Drink-drivers to be named and shamed

Drink-drivers in Staffordshire will be named on Staffordshire Police's social media accounts throughout December as the force continues its annual festive drink-drive crackdown

Phoebe’s mum to have head shaved for hospital

Phoebe’s mum to have head shaved for hospital

The mum of five-year-old Phoebe Moon, the little girl from Stone who was recently diagnosed with leukaemia, will be shaving her head to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Over £4,000 was raised at last Saturday’s family fun day fundraiser at Meaford Fields Day Nursery – more on that (and some beautiful photos) by...

Over £4,000 raised at fundraiser for Phoebe

Over £4,000 raised at fundraiser for Phoebe

Over £4,000 was raised at the fundraiser for Phoebe Moon, the little girl from Stone who is currently receiving chemotherapy for leukaemia. Five-year-old Phoebe, who is registered blind, was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). The fundraiser at Meaford Fields Day Nursery on Saturday (7th December) was organised by Phoebe’s godmother Karen Jones...

Safety appeal ahead of latest FBU strikes

Safety appeal ahead of latest FBU strikes

Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging revellers and motorists in Stone to be vigilant ahead of the Fire Brigades Union strikes this weekend. The FBU will be taking industrial action between 6pm and 10pm on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December as part of a dispute with the Government over pensions. Contingency plans are...

Free parking from 5pm for Christmas late-nighter

Free parking from 5pm for Christmas late-nighter

People travelling to Stone by car for the late-night shopping event on Thursday 12th December will be able to park for free from 5pm on the borough council’s car parks in the town.  Stafford Borough Council wants to encourage motorists to support local shops which are opening until 8pm on Thursday. Normally motorists are...

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