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Talks on Westbridge Park town takeover

Westbridge-Park

Talks are under way that could see Stone Town Council take over part of Westbridge Park from the borough council. Stone Town Council’s Development Sub-Committee on 17th July heard from clerk Les Trigg that he had been in discussions with borough council officers about the town council taking on responsibility for the green space of Westbridge Park – basically, the ...

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Stone Food & Drink Festival launches new website

Food Festival website

To mark the 10th anniversary of Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering, Stone Food & Drink Festival has launched a brand new website aimed at making it even easier for visitors to find out what’s going on during festival week. Designed and built by the Stafford Website Company, the new site offers a clean, fresh look and feel that reflects the event’s ...

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Crown Hotel an Asset of Community Value?

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel in Stone could be listed as an Asset of Community Value, giving the town council the right to bid for it should it be sold. The Development Sub-Committee of the town council debated on 17th July which buildings and sites in the town should be listed as assets of community value. A previous General Purposes Committee meeting ...

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New Christmas lights for Stone this year

Stone

There will be new Christmas lights in the town centre this year as the contract to provide them is re-tendered. Stone Town Council clerk Les Trigg told the services sub-committee on 17th July that the Christmas lights contract – a joint one between Stone, Stafford Borough Council and Cannock Chase District Council – ended last Christmas. The closing date for ...

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Hidden Gems of Stone – Home and Colour

The Home and Colour Centre

It’s time to hit the High Street as David Leech continues our Hidden Gems of Stone series and visits The Home and Colour Centre. Part 6: The Home and Colour Centre It was in 1932 on July 30th, that Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees” became the first cartoon film to use three-strip Technicolor offering audiences something they had never seen ...

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What a waste of Crown Wharf

An artist's impression of the retirement complex at Crown Wharf

Developer McCarthy & Stone revealed their plans for a retirement complex at Crown Wharf on Thursday – but surely a complex like this is a real waste of a prime, canalside site in the town? That’s certainly the view of prominent members of the boating community in Stone, who see Crown Wharf as the final opportunity to use the canal ...

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A34 roadworks start on 21st July

A34 roadworks

Major roadworks on the A34 in Stone get under way on Monday 21st July. They’re expected to last six weeks and drivers are being urged to use alternative routes if possible, so get those road maps and sat navs out! The roadworks are to create a new layout so that fire engines can turn right on to the A34 from ...

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Crown Wharf plans go on show in Stone

An aerial view of Crown Wharf

Plans for retirement flats at Crown Wharf in Stone will be revealed at a public exhibition on Thursday 17th July. Developer McCarthy & Stone is looking to build 33 apartments for older residents on the land off Crown Street, next to Canal Cruising Company. A public exhibition of the plans will be held at Christ Church Centre from 3pm to ...

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