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Residents asked to move bins from streets

Stone residents whose wheelie bins have not been collected by Stafford Borough Council’s crews during the freezing weather have been asked to remove them from the kerbside and place out for collection on the next scheduled date. Anyone who has had their bin missed can either put out three additional bags of general waste alongside the green bin or three ...

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Park for free on Saturday afternoon

Motorists can park for free in Stone on Saturday afternoon (11th December). Stafford Borough Council has waived parking charges for motorists on its three car parks in Stone (Westbridge Park, Crown Street and Christ Church Way) and 15 in Stafford on the two Saturday afternoons before Christmas Day. The move is aimed at boosting business by encouraging more people to shop in ...

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Stone Town Band keeps shoppers in tune

Stone Town Band entertained shoppers at Trentham Garden Centre today. The band have certainly got a busy schedule in the run-up to Christmas and they made a very festive-looking garden centre feel even more festive. Here’s a flavour of how they sounded – many thanks to Mike Rawlins for this. You can’t beat the sound of a brass band at ...

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Bin collections update

The snow and ice have continued to severely disrupt Stafford Borough Council’s waste and recycling collections in Stone and across the borough. Bin crews have been out collecting where they can but this is mainly on treated roads. A council spokesman said that using bin collection vehicles in side roads is dangerous to residents, the bin crew, property and other vehicles. ...

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Man fined for warden assault

A Stone man who assaulted a traffic warden outside Hylands in the town centre has been fined. The warden was pushed into railings outside Hylands electrical store in the High Street on 15th October. In a report made by the warden after the incident, he said he was speaking to the owner of the car he had issued a ticket ...

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Community meeting for Stone police

Officers from Stone Neighbourhood Policing Unit are holding a community meeting on Sunday 5th December at the ABC Park in Whitemill Lane, Walton. PCs Gareth Hilditch and Kate Scott, along with PCSOs Duncan Rollo and Ricky Hunt, will be at the ABC Park between 2pm and 3.30pm and want residents to go along to chat about concerns in their communities. ...

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Budding bards urged to pen poems

Budding bards in Stone are being urged to enter a poetry competition to be in with a chance of scooping a top prize of £1,000. The competition, which is now in its third year, has been organised by Staffordshire Library Service and funded by Stafford District Arts Council. Stafford Poetry Competition is open to anyone, of any age, from anywhere, ...

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Library’s winter reading challenge

Stone library is offering readers the chance to win some great prizes with its Winter Reading Challenge. Launching on Saturday 4th December, readers over 16 are being challenged to read five books before 12th February next year and to write a review of each book. All participants will then be entered into a prize draw, with prizes including lots of free ...

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New flood defence for Aston Lodge estate

A new flood defence system has been completed to protect dozens of properties on the Aston Lodge estate. The Aston Chase Flood Alleviation Scheme has been designed and built by Environment Agency workers after severe flooding  following heavy rainfall in the summer of 2004. The scheme, which has cost £400,000, protects 35 houses and a school in the Aston Lodge ...

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