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UKIP leader Farage in Stone on 4th April

UKIP leader Farage in Stone on 4th April

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be pressing the flesh in Stone town centre on Thursday 4th April as part of a two-day tour of the West Midlands ahead of county council elections on 2nd May. Mr Farage will be in the town centre at 1pm before heading to Yarlet and Marston for a protest...

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Save money with ‘Cheaper Energy Together’

Save money with ‘Cheaper Energy Together’

People in Stone can sign up for a scheme which could save hundreds of pounds on our energy bills.  A host of Staffordshire charities are backing the not-for-profit ‘Cheaper Energy Together’ scheme. Beat the Cold, Staffordshire Housing Group and Aspire Housing believe this collective buying scheme will help Staffordshire residents save hundreds on their...

Major changes to local NHS from 1st April

Major changes to local NHS from 1st April

Major changes to the NHS in Stone, Staffordshire and across the country come into force on 1st April. Government health reforms mean that once the Easter Bank Holiday ends, the NHS and healthcare landscape in Staffordshire will look very different. The three NHS Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) – North Staffordshire, South Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent...

What a weekend at Moddershall Oaks!

What a weekend at Moddershall Oaks!

Staff at Moddershall Oaks moved mountains (of snow) at the weekend to make sure that two weddings at the country spa retreat could still go ahead. The snow that fell on Friday and Saturday saw drifts of over 12ft in parts of Stone, with Moddershall particularly badly hit. Here’s Moddershall Oaks director Penny Holland’s...

TVT response to Westbridge Park plans on hold

TVT response to Westbridge Park plans on hold

Trent Vision Trust (TVT) say they will crack on with their plans to redevelop land off The Filleybrooks near Stone fire station after the borough council put its plans for Westbridge Park on hold. TVT say their site is the best spot for a new supermarket in the town and has called on Stone...

Wow! Snowy Stone from the air

Wow! Snowy Stone from the air

More great work from Paul Moloney, who flew his camera quadcopter from Westbridge Park this morning to get these amazing views of snowy Stone. They’re just beautiful. There’s more information about Paul and his hobby HERE and you can join Paul’s Facebook group HERE. And there are lots of pictures of snowy Stone (from...

Paul’s brilliant bird’s eye views of Stone

Paul’s brilliant bird’s eye views of Stone

Paul Moloney from Stone is getting some fantastic images of the town by using a remote-controlled quadcopter with on-board camera. There’s something so brilliant about seeing where you live from up on high. You get a really different perspective on things! The copter can reach heights of 600m and – as people who are...

Birds will be back in town this month

Birds will be back in town this month

Work on Stonefield Park’s new aviary is due to finish this month. The refurbishment follows feedback from people in the area where almost everyone who replied to Stafford Borough Council’s consultation said they would like to keep an aviary in the park. Stonefield Park has been home to the old aviary since 1988. And...

Cause of Meaford flooding uncovered

Cause of Meaford flooding uncovered

Staffordshire County Council says it has discovered what’s been causing the flooding in Meaford over the last few months – “the addition of two narrow pipes to the culvert on private land is causing blockages leading to water gushing on to the highway”. County councillor for the area Ian Parry said engineers were now...

Emma’s in pieces with her latest work!

Emma’s in pieces with her latest work!

One of Stone artist Emma Joustra’s works has been broken into a thousand pieces – and is now on sale in WHSmiths across the country as a jigsaw! Emma’s artwork – you may have seen her Stone Festival programme front covers, or some of her work in Bags Of Beautiful Gifts or in lots...

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