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Confused Common Plot cows cause chaos

Confused Common Plot cows cause chaos

A herd of cows from the Common Plot in Stone took a wrong turn this morning and wreaked havoc on neighbouring Mount Road industrial estate. Parents arriving at Giggles & Wiggles nursery found that there were around 30 confused cows gathered on the car park and heading all over the industrial estate, which also...

Westbridge Park fight goes on, says KWPG

Westbridge Park fight goes on, says KWPG

The organisers of the Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group have issued a statement following the publication of the Stafford Borough Council consultation report last week. The borough council published the report from Beattie Communications on its website last week – more about that HERE. KWPG say they will continue to fight a food...

Farewell to the wonderful Wikijum

Farewell to the wonderful Wikijum

Wikijum, Stone’s High Street Fairtrade shop, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday and will be really missed. Owner Becky Moseley will be embarking on a career in gardening after bringing something truly unique to the town centre for the last eight-and-a-half years. Lots of people have posted some lovely comments on...

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Mayor’s monthly blog

Mayor’s monthly blog

Stone's new mayor Cllr Jill Piggott will be writing a monthly post for A Little Bit of Stone to keep us all up to date on what she gets up to during her year in office! Cllr Piggott has certainly had a busy start!

More Westbridge consultation on the way?

More Westbridge consultation on the way?

The report on Stafford Borough Council’s leisure consultation in Stone earlier this year calls for more consultation, the creation of a liaison group to “engage constructively” with the council and a fresh study on the need for a new supermarket/foodstore in the town. The council released the 79-page consultation report from consultants Beattie Communications...

Crown Meadow information board is unveiled

Crown Meadow information board is unveiled

A new information board detailing the history and wild flowers of Stone’s Crown Meadow was unveiled tonight – with special guests the Walton 1st Brownies! The Brownies had raised over £300 towards the cost of the board – which you can find by the canal near to The Star pub – and were personally...

Pupils use their loaf in bakery challenge

Pupils use their loaf in bakery challenge

Pupils from St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School in Stone used their loaf recently to learn about the art of baking as part of a Mini Enterprise project. The children were visited by Northwich-based Roberts Bakery to find out how to make the perfect loaf of bread. Armed with their baking mop caps and special...

Warning over Ukash scam

Warning over Ukash scam

People in Stone who use Ukash vouchers to buy goods online are being urged to be vigilant against criminals trying to steal their cash. The warning from Staffordshire County Council comes after a Little Bit of Stone reader warned people in the town when their elderly relative became a victim. More details HERE. Ukash...

Tender opportunity on council services

Tender opportunity on council services

Stafford Borough Council has invited town councils, community groups and even its own employees to tender for the running of its services like leisure and street cleaning. The ‘Community Right to Challenge’ requires Stafford Borough Council to invite relevant bodies to tender for the running of services under the Localism Act 2011. The council...

Consultation on school transport charges

Consultation on school transport charges

Parents in Stone could be hit with a £380 bill to get their children to school as Staffordshire County Council looks to cut school transport subsidies. Changes to the way ‘discretionary home to catchment school transport’ is paid for are currently being consulted on by the county council. It currently provides free school transport...

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