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Volunteers sought for Stafford Prison

Stafford Prison are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB). The role involves you monitoring the respect and fairness for people in custody. HMP Stafford is a male category C sex offender prison, located in the town centre and you don’t need any special qualifications or experience as you will receive all necessary training and ...

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Witnesses sought to Priory Road burglary

Burglar

During the early hours of Wednesday 15th February (2:15am to 2:45am) two unknown assailants forced entry into a property on Priory Road in Stone.  Once inside the offenders confronted and threatened the male and female occupants, with the male occupant receiving a punch to his face. Police are appealing for anyone who was around this area or who may have ...

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Council backs Crown Wharf Development Plans

Crown Wharf

Today Stone Town Council has revealed details of an exciting development that is being proposed for Crown Wharf, Stone. Stone Town Council has been approached by Joules Brewery and Stone Revellers members Leo Capernaros and Harri Bailey for their support with a project which would see the Brewery: Restore Wharfingers Cottage for use as a restaurant/coffee shop Create a Joules ...

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New Lost and Found Service from Staffordshire Police

We get our fair share of lost and found posts on our social media accounts so can you imagine how many Staffordshire Police every day? These non urgent calls to the 101 service are often asking the same questions “what should I do with this item I’ve found?”. To try and answer these questions Staffordshire Police have no launched an ...

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Food and Drink Festival under threat from park development

Westbridge Park

Last week we reported about the positive impact that the Stone Food and Drink festival has on the town (read here) but news from the festival organisers today paints a worrying picture for the event in 2017 and beyond. With the approval by Stafford Borough Council on the re-development of Westbridge Park, which the local town council had rejected, the ...

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Air Ambulance lands at Walton’s ABC Park

Air Ambulance

The West Midlands Air Ambulance landed in Stone earlier this week when there was a reports of a patient who had fallen from a ladder. Along with a regular ambulance, a paramedic area support officer the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire was also sent to the scene. The male patient, believed to be in his 40’s was treated for back ...

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New 2017 look for Stone Farmers Market!

If you popped along to the ever popular Farmers’ Market in Stone last Saturday you will have noticed a fresh new look to the stalls that lined the High Street. Now one of the largest markets in the county, Stone Farmers’ Market has a vast array of food, drink as well as gifts and craft stalls. For 2017 Stafford Borough ...

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Council Approves Record Spend on Care

  Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet on 1st February approved plans for a record £300 million spend for  on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children. The spending proposal will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval along with plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-2018 The proposals will see council tax rise ...

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Local Company Helps Create Dedicated Community Room for Lifesaving Charity

Local commercial interiors specialists Planned Office Interiors have stepped in to help create a dedicated community room at a lifesaving charity. Based in Stone High Street, AEDdonate supports groups, clubs & organisations. to fundraise for Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and install these at their premises to help prevent sudden death through cardiac arrest. The first AED for the charity was installed ...

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Councillor and Food Agency Call for Published Hygiene Ratings

Stafford Borough Council is being backed by the organisation responsible for food safety in the UK in a call to force food businesses to display their hygiene ratings. Councillor Frank Finlay wrote to the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), calling for the mandatory publicising of the scores following support for the proposal from the Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee. In ...

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