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Stone’s Late Night Shopping Event a Success

Stone Town Council’s late night shopping event was a resounding success last night With a mixture of market stalls, rides, musical entertainment and late night opening for a lot of the town centre shops there was a nice buzz around the place as a steady stream of people wandered in to the town. Here’s some of feedback from our Facebook ...

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Staffordshire Day Success Sees Huge Boost for County’s Economy

Over 60,000 people attended events across the county, making this year’s Staffordshire Day a huge success! Enjoy Staffordshire, who put the day together with the support of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, estimate it generated more than £1m for the county’s economy. They are now calling on attractions and event organisers to start putting their plans together for ...

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Have Your Say on Subsidised Bus Rides

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Stone residents are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in in the county can be best spent. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations. Although more than 90 per cent of these trips are made without any subsidy, the county ...

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Rogue Trader Ordered to Pay Compensation

Victims of a rogue trader, who left victims with shoddy, incomplete damp proofing work and did not return keys to properties, have won nearly £10,000 of compensation, along with the defendant being ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work. Steven Kelly, of Green Close, Walton, Stone, pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud, including operating a fraudulent business, one ...

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“Beetle Mania” Comes to Dorothy Clive Garden

An educational family based ‘Beetle Mania’ trail will be hosted by The Dorothy Clive Garden, inspired by children’s book ‘Beetle Boy’ written by M.G. Leonard. The trail, which will wind its way around the garden, is free of charge and will start on Monday 24th July and will be available for families to take part in every day over the ...

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Stone Town Centre Development Stratergy

The Stone Tourism & Town Promotion Sub-Committee meets this evening at the Stone Town Council meeting. Committee Chairman, Councillor Ian Fordham will be presenting a paper for the committee to consider with regards to a “Stone Town Centre Development Strategy” The paper details are: 1 CONTEXT UK Town Centres face significant challenges as a result of economic uncertainty and changing ...

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Local Artist Creates Cannock Chase in Stitch

Home to a huge variety of wildlife, Cannock Chase is a popular destination, and local textile artist Jo Hill has been commissioned to create a brand new range of work to celebrate this. The artwork will be on display at the Museum of Cannock Chase and visitors will be able to view the exhibition this summer. Entitled ‘Cannock Chase in ...

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