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Stone in Bloom wins Gold again

It’s Gold again for Stone in Bloom! At the award ceremony this morning at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle, the entry from Stone in Bloom was awarded a Gold Award for the third year in succession – and Stonefield Park was awarded a special merit award in the category awards. Stone in Bloom is a wholly voluntary group which ...

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Holiday boxing club a big hit

A school summer holiday boxing club in Stone has been hailed a huge success by police officers in the town. The six-week scheme was run by PC Andy Whitehall, PCSO Duncan Rollo and the Staffordshire Young People’s Service and got young people in Stone and Stafford involved in a positive activity they can continue now the holidays are over. An ...

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Time for dads at special group

A great father-and-toddler and dads-to-be group is running again on Saturday 11th September after taking a break over the summer. The Dads’ Lounge is held every Saturday in term time at the Manor Hill Children’s Centre on Manor Rise between 10am and noon. There’s a Google map of the location below. It only costs £1, with refreshments available and lots ...

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Cement mixer overturns at Aston roundabout

Considerable delays were encountered by northbound traffic on the A34 this morning on the approach to Aston roundabout. A cement mixer somehow managed to turn over, reducing the roundabout to a single lane. Thankfully no other vehicle was involved and, although rather shocked, the mixer driver was not injured. It took two recovery vehicles a couple of hours to lift ...

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Stone ramblers head for the mountains of Mallorca

A group of ramblers from Stone are flying out to Mallorca later this month to explore the mountain trails of the Serra de Tramuntana. Away from its popular holiday resorts, there is another, more rugged and traditional side of the island. Running along the island’s north-western coastline, the spectacular 50-mile chain of the Serra de Tramuntana is crossed by mountain ...

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Choir on the hunt for singers

The Revellations Choir (part of Stone Revellers) is on the look-out for new members. Anyone in the town interested in singing with a friendly community choir instead of in the shower is invited to try the choir out at one of its Monday night rehearsals. The Revellations Choir meets every Monday night from 7.30pm to 10pm at St Michael’s Hall ...

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Big screen debut for Stone salon

A popular Stone salon takes pride of place on the big screen in a new movie about the Northern Soul scene of the 1970s. The national premiere of SoulBoy took place at the Kings Hall in Stoke recently and the film is set for cinemas across the country on September 3rd. The coming-of-age movie is set in Stoke in 1974 ...

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5.30am deliveries to Morrisons: a problem or not?

I have just received information from Stafford Borough Council that changes are to take place regarding early morning deliveries to Morrisons supermarket. Historically there  has been an agreement that no deliveries would be made to the supermarket before 7.00 a.m. or after 10.00 p.m. This agreement has been in place for many years following complaints about noise from neighbours in ...

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