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Volunteer lock keepers needed in Stone

Volunteer lock keepers needed in Stone

The Canal & River Trust is looking for volunteer lock keepers  in Stone. Lock keepers help the Trust to look after the waterways, including helping boaters through the locks, providing a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors and helping to maintain locks. The Trust’s first appeal for volunteer lock keepers last year saw...

Proposed high-speed rail route revealed

Proposed high-speed rail route revealed

The proposed second phase of the high-speed rail link HS2 was confirmed today – and if approved it will be coming very close to Stone. You can see a map of the proposed route HERE – it roughly follows the M6 near Stone and passes near Walton, Darlaston and Swynnerton, skirting round Swynnerton Park...

Trent Vision Trust press release

Trent Vision Trust press release

Trent Vision Trust – which will be unveiling its plans for development in the Trent Valley area from Friday 1st February – issued a press release today in which it gave a few more details of its plans. Full details, however, won’t be available before the consultation events, which are listed in the press...

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A34 flooded at Meaford – live updates

A34 flooded at Meaford – live updates

You can find live updates on the flooding situation on the A34 on this page. The road was closed by yet more flooding in Meaford early on Sunday morning, with one driver rescued from their vehicle after they inadvertently entered the floodwater.

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VIDEO: *This* is why Meaford is flooding…

VIDEO: *This* is why Meaford is flooding…

Just why has Meaford been hit by so much flooding over the last three months? Not only is the flooding a nightmare for businesses in the spot that’s worst hit – particularly Meaford Day Nursery and the George and Dragon pub – but the closure of the A34, one of the major arterial routes...

Flooding closes A34 in both directions

Flooding closes A34 in both directions

The A34 is closed in both directions in Meaford  (Sunday 27th January) due to flooding after the heavy rain overnight and melting snow. The fire service’s high volume pumping unit is at the scene, as is Staffordshire Police’s road policing unit. The road was closed early on Sunday morning.  A woman had to be...

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Riverside development plans to go on show

Riverside development plans to go on show

Plans for the development of the Trent Valley will go on show at a series of exhibitions in early February. Oliver Dyke from property development consultancy Oliver Dyke Associates will be showing his plans – titled ‘Future-proofing Stone’ – at: The Crown Hotel, 10am to 4pm, on Friday1st February Stone farmers’ market on Saturday...

Latest winter weather bin advice

Latest winter weather bin advice

You should put your green bin out for collection as normal – even if your blue and brown bins haven’t been emptied yet. Stafford Borough Council has a page on its website to keep residents up to date with waste and recycling collections during the winter weather. It’s updated regularly and can be found...

St Michael’s headteacher Mrs Gale to retire

St Michael’s headteacher Mrs Gale to retire

The headteacher of St Michael’s First School will be retiring at the end of this school year after 17 successful years. Mary Gale’s retirement was revealed in a letter to parents today (23rd January) after a meeting of governors on Monday. The process to find a new head for September will get under way...

Appeal over dog killing chickens

Appeal over dog killing chickens

Police in Stone have appealed for help to trace the owner of a dog that may have killed chickens at a property in the town on three separate occasions recently. The dog – which is described as black, about the size of a Labrador and with a distinctive blue collar – is thought to...

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