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Canoe club HQ is demolished

Stafford and Stone Canoe Club’s wooden clubhouse has now been demolished to make way for a brand new £500,000 building – and as the picture shows, you’d never know it had been there! The old timber building has been built in the 1970s and just wasn’t suitable any longer for the club. The new building at the site in Westbridge ...

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Stone Town Band go for glory at Festival of Brass competition

Good luck to Stone Town Band, who are competing at Bolsover’s Festival of Brass competition on Sunday 3rd October. The competition is taking place at Pinxton Village Hall in Pinxton, Derbyshire, where an amazing 44 bands will compete from Championship to unregistered sections. It will be Stone Town Band’s first ‘entertainments contest’ in around 15 years and the players are ...

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Rooftop Studios wants Glee-ks!

A Stone performing arts school has invited young fans of the all-singing, all-dancing hit drama Glee to follow in the footsteps of their TV idols. At Rooftop Studios in the town centre, youngsters can enrol at the Pop School & Stage Academy, where professional tutors help to draw out talent and nurture confident performers. Classes take place every Saturday and ...

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Bandstand Marathon effort by Stone Town Band members

Stone Town Band are playing their part in this year’s Bandstand Marathon with a concert in Queen’s Park, Longton, on Sunday. The project – organised by musical development agency Superact! – will see brass bands around the country play simultaneously at 10am on Sunday 26th September. And Stone Town Band will be entertaining Queen’s Park visitors from 10am to noon. ...

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Town councillor hits out at restaurant’s paint job

Town councillor Mark Green has had a pop at the colour of The Olive restaurant in Stafford Street, claiming the olive-green exterior would be more in keeping in a “seaside resort”. The Mediterranean restaurant is being prepared for its opening and work has included painting the first-floor restaurant’s exterior olive green. But former mayor Councillor Green is not happy. He ...

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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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