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Library looks for ‘Challenge’ volunteers

Library looks for ‘Challenge’ volunteers

Stone library is looking for volunteers to help deliver this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children in the town. Children between four and 12 can sign up to the annual reading challenge over the school summer holiday. Stone library is now looking for volunteers between the ages of 16 and 25 to assist with...

Stone firefighter launches anti-arson video

Stone firefighter launches anti-arson video

A firefighter from Stone helped to launch a new video by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service that targets teenage fire-setters and raises awareness of the penalty they face if convicted. The Teenage Caveman story is an animated film about a group of young people who get bored and think about starting a grass fire....

Appeal from couple to save village pub

Appeal from couple to save village pub

The couple who stepped in to save their local pub from closure last year have appealed to locals to band together to keep it open for good. Phil and Julie Dale from Hilderstone stepped in at the end of November when Admiral Taverns were getting ready to board up The Roebuck in their village....

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Green Awards 2013 launched

Green Awards 2013 launched

Organisations from Stone are being encouraged to show off their green credentials by entering an annual competition. The popular ‘Green Awards’ run by Stafford Borough Council are a chance for organisations across the borough to showcase what they do to stay eco-friendly. The event aims to reward the efforts of local businesses, schools and...

Stone Town Council public meeting

Stone Town Council public meeting

Stone Town Council hold their annual public meeting on Thursday 23rd May at Stone station community building. The meeting starts at 7pm and all residents are welcome to attend to find out more about the town council and to ask questions and raise any issues.

Man charged with charity shop burglaries

Man charged with charity shop burglaries

A man has been charged following a spate of charity shop burglaries in Stone. John Robert Clive from Stafford – but currently of no fixed abode – was arrested in February following the offences. On Tuesday 14th May he was charged with burglaries at the British Heart Foundation shop, the Cancer Research shop, the...

Warning as elderly targeted in phone scam

Warning as elderly targeted in phone scam

Thanks to the Little Bit of Stone reader who got in touch to warn people in the town of a tax rebate scam that their elderly relative fell victim to. Always refuse to give any banking details from anyone calling you to offer tax rebates. Report any calls of this nature to Action Fraud...

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Reminders over MMR catch-up programme

Reminders over MMR catch-up programme

GP surgeries in Stone will be writing to parents of teenagers over the next few weeks to offer the MMR vaccination as part of a national catch-up programme. The public health department at Staffordshire County Council is urging parents to look out for the letters and take action if they need to. The Department...

Warning over cashpoint criminals

Warning over cashpoint criminals

Stone residents have been warned to take extra care when using cashpoints in the town following incidents at the machines outside Morrisons. The warning came from new Stone PC Daniel Ferguson, who updated Stone Town Council on Tuesday night (14th May) about crime issues in the town. He said that police believe a group...

Alleyne’s students win Staffordshire title

Alleyne’s students win Staffordshire title

Congratulations to a group of young entrepreneurs from Alleyne’s High School who won the Staffordshire final of this year’s Young Enterprise competition – the third year running that a team from the school has done this! Equipo’s product, the Earbuddy, prevents tangling and damage to earphones, and almost 1,000 units have been sold. The...

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