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“Bake Off” Star Comes to Sandon Hall

“Great British Bake Off”‘ star Prue Leith is coming to Sandon Hall with the Countess of Harrowby for ‘meet the author’ event. Caroline Sandon, the Countess of Harrowby, will be joined at her Staffordshire home Sandon Hall by great friend – the broadcaster and cookery expert Prue Leith – on Sunday, 19th November for an exclusive literary event. Guests will spend an ...

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2017 Stone Remembrance Parade and Service

The Annual Parade, together with Services of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Granville Square and later at the Parish Church of St. Michael and St. Wulfad, will take place on Sunday 12th November The arrangements for the day are as follows: – 10.15 a.m.           Parade Personnel to assemble at the bottom of the High Street. 10.35 a.m.           Parade to proceed ...

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New Garden Village Proposed Near Stone

Stone Garden Village

Stafford Borough Council have revealed plans for a new garden village on former MOD land with the prospect of new homes, school and a doctor’s surgery. The idea for a new garden village could be considered as part of Stafford Borough Council’s local plan process should the Government go ahead with the plans to build a new HS2 railhead near ...

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Stone 2017 Christmas Lights Switch On

This years Christmas lights switch on will take place on Thursday 16th November A highlight for Stone families is the annual Christmas lights swtich on, fair and market.  Stone Town Council have once again planned an evening of family fun to kick off the festive celebrations. The evening will start off at 5pm and the High Street and Market Square ...

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Staffs Police Urge Caution Against Bogus Officials

Following a number of recent distraction burglaries involving bogus Water Board officials across Staffordshire, Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be wary when answering the door to unexpected callers. There have been four distraction burglaries in the area since 1 September – two in Newcastle and one each in Burton and Lichfield. In each case the offenders claimed to be from ...

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Staffordshire Social Care Funding Plans Escalated

After NHS England indicated money for the county council and the NHS could be withheld, plans to safeguard funding for health and social care services for some of Staffordshire’s most frail and vulnerable residents are to be escalated. As part of the national Better Care Fund (BCF), which aims to support more people in their homes and in their communities, ...

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Funding for Local Communities Unlocked by Crowdfund Project

A brand new fundraising platform is being launched for people interested in raising money to help their local community. ‘Crowdfund Staffordshire’, housed on Crowdfunder.co.uk, will give people in the county a way to showcase their project to the thousands of people who regularly donate to good causes online. Any local charity, business, social enterprise or individual can use Crowdfund Staffordshire to ...

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Illegal taxis targeted in Stone sting operation

Taxi Operation

A crackdown on taxis operating illegally in Stone town centre has landed 12 drivers in court. On Saturday 7th October 2017 a joint sting operation was carried out by Stafford local policing team and licensing officers from Stafford Borough Council. The operation targeted taxis that may have been illegally plying for hire in the Granville Square area of Stone. This area is the main ...

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Stay safe this Halloween, says communities leader

Young people, together with their parents and guardians can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween by following a few simple tips, the county’s communities leader has said. They include ensuring costumes are safe and flame resistant, making sure adults accompany younger children when out and about and being careful if using candles. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and ...

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