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Town council sets budget for 2013/14

Town council sets budget for 2013/14

¬†Stone Town Council set its budget for 2013/14 on Thursday 14th February. The budget was set for 2013/14, with indicative figures for the following two years. The budget will see no increase in the town council’s portion of our Council Tax bills, with a Band D property paying ¬£40.09 for the town council’s services....

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House fire caused by cigarette

House fire caused by cigarette

A house fire in Stone this morning (20th February) started when a discarded cigarette set bedding alight. Firefighters from Stone, Stafford, Rising Brook and Longton attended the house fire on Redhill Gardens just after 9am this morning. A mother and daughter were home at the time of the fire and called the fire service...

Decision due on Moddershall Valley homes plan

Decision due on Moddershall Valley homes plan

  Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee will decide on Friday (22nd February) whether to allow more than 30 houses to be built next to a conservation area in Stone. Seddon Homes submitted a revised planning application last October to build 34 properties on the land at Nicholls Lane between Stone and Oulton, right next...

Mystery poet takes on dirty dog owners!

Mystery poet takes on dirty dog owners!

Stafford Borough Council launched a new offensive against dirty dog owners in Stone earlier this month by urging local people to report hotspots in the town. One Stone person has taken a slightly different approach – through the power of poetry. The poem below has appeared on lamp posts around the Aston Lodge estate...

Joule’s malthouse transformation approved

Joule’s malthouse transformation approved

  Plans to transform the old Joule’s malthouse in Adie’s Alley into shops and apartments have been granted planning permission by Stafford Borough Council. Stone car dealership Hill and Swift have won permission to revamp the historic building and to build an apartment block on neighbouring land. The Maltings were on the brink of...

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Rogue Boutique and other High Street news

Rogue Boutique and other High Street news

A fashion boutique offering some of the hottest independent labels at affordable prices opened in Stone High Street on Saturday 16th February. The Champagne was flowing at Rogue Boutique as owner Alex Bagnall opened her doors for the first time after relocating from Newcastle town centre. The boutique – at 23 High Street –...

Sheep loose in Stone!

Sheep loose in Stone!

Did you see the loose sheep in Stone this morning?! Richard Evans said on Twitter that sheep were blocking traffic at the junction of Kings Avenue and Longton Road and took the great pictures above and below of two of them on the car park off Northesk Street. He said on Twitter: “The only...

Council: No horse meat in school meals

Council: No horse meat in school meals

Staffordshire County Council has withdrawn beef from school meals but says that its service has not been affected by meat contamination. Following the news that some beef products sold in supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi were contaminated with horse and other types of meat, the council say it acted swiftly to confirm...

Graphic designer vacancy at Panda Press

Graphic designer vacancy at Panda Press

Panda Press in Stone are looking for a graphic designer. Here are the details: GRAPHIC DESIGNER REQUIRED An opportunity to join a dynamic team at a progressive design and print company, based in Stone. You will be working with a wide range of clients and will possess creative design for print skills including strong...

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Bedsits plan for old double-glazing shop

Bedsits plan for old double-glazing shop

Plans have been submitted to convert the former double glazing shop in Edward Street into seven bedsits. JPK Designs from Wolstanton have applied to Stafford Borough Council for permission to convert the building into the seven units. The plans from JPK Design Ltd from Wolstanton would create seven bedsits with en-suite facilities and a...

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