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Neighbourhood Plan: What do you think of Stone?

Neighbourhood Plan

What do you like about Stone? What do you dislike? What problems need to be dealt with? What should be changed? What improvements need to be made? Stone Town Council wants to know your answers to all of the above questions as it starts the second stage of a consultation on a Neighbourhood Plan for the town. A leaflet has been posted ...

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Developer appeals rejection of Walton Heath housing plan

Walton Heath

A housing developer has appealed Stafford Borough Council’s decision not to grant planning permission for 114 new homes at Walton Heath in Stone. David Wilson Homes’ application to build the houses at Walton Heath was refused by the borough council in May – they said the number of new houses identified for Stone in the Stafford Borough Local Plan could be met from existing development. The ...

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Night vision goggles – latest weapon in dog fouling fight

dog fouling

A new weapon in the fight to reduce dog fouling in Stone and across the borough has been launched. Stafford Borough Council’s enforcement officers will be using night vision goggles to combat the disgusting environmental crime which can also have serious consequences for youngsters. The ‘monocular’ has a built-in laser infrared illuminator which improves viewing in the dark. The council has targeted ...

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New Stone takeaway is a Domino’s


The takeaway that will be opening at the back of Baileys DIY in Stone High Street will be a Domino’s. Planning permission for the takeaway (then unknown) was granted by Stafford Borough Council in October – although that decision didn’t go down well with many people. Although lots of people on our Facebook page predicted that the takeaway would be ...

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Flippin’ fantastic – trampoline arena to open in December!


Read our review of Flip Out Stoke – with lots of photos and video – here: http://alittlebitofstone.com/2015/12/21/flip-out-stoke-bounces-into-action/   The Flip Out trampoline arena in Stone will be opening mid-December – and the team behind it are currently recruiting for staff. A number of part- and full-time positions are available, including court monitors and a cafe manager. You can send your ...

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Fire service signs up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has shown its commitment to ending mental health discrimination in the workplace by signing the Blue Light Time To Change Pledge. Blue Light Time To Change Pledge. The signing ceremony took place on 4th November, and representatives from the Service pledged their support to the Blue Light Programme, promoting a better understanding of mental health ...

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Man freed from overturned car in Swynnerton

Wes Midlands Ambulance

Off-duty firefighters helped paramedics free a man in his twenties from his overturned car in Swynnerton this morning (10th November). West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Yarnfield Road in Swynnerton shortly before 8am today. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver was released from his car and assessed and monitored by ambulance service clinicians at the scene. He ...

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