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Granvilles picks up Best Bar None award

Granvilles staff being presented with their Best Bar None award for Best Overall in Stone by Councillor Jeremy Pert.  Congratulations!  Cheers!

Granvilles picked up an award at the Stafford Borough Best Bar None awards. The top two prizes were awarded to The Post House, who took home the Best Overall award for Stafford,  while perennially popular live music venue Granvilles won Best Overall for Stone. Other winners on the night included The Bear Grill who won Best Pub, the Swan Hotel ...

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Nursery lands award for staff development work


The staff and children at Elmhurst House Pre-School are celebrating, after scooping a top award with Stafford College. The pre-school was selected from companies across Staffordshire for an Investing in the Future award, in recognition of their support of the apprenticeship scheme and staff training. Pre-school manager Anna Wright said: “All of the team are so pleased and proud.  Here ...

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Bill Cash hits out at A34 gap closure

Bill Cash school funding

Stone MP Sir Bill Cash has objected to Staffordshire County Council’s recent decision to close the gap on the A34 between the new fire station and Whitemill Lane. A public meeting was held on Friday 13th March, with a second being held tonight (18th March) at Walton Community Centre, as scores of local people hit out at the decision. Work ...

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Second public meeting on A34 gap closure


Another public meeting is being held on the county council’s decision to close the gap on the A34 between the new fire station and Whitemill Lane. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th March at Walton Community Centre (Presidents Hall) at 8.30pm. It follows a meeting that was held on Friday night. Independent town and borough councillor Jill Hood said: ...

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New powers for CCG to commission GP services


Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for buying secondary care – which includes things like the healthcare provided by hospitals – will begin ‘joint commissioning’ GP services in April after their application was approved by NHS England. The new responsibilities mean the CCG will work alongside NHS England to make decisions about which GP services to ...

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Award served up to healthy Stone nurseries

Healthy nurseries

Two nurseries in Stone have received an award for the work they do in helping to improve the health of their youngsters. Five nurseries recently achieved platinum level – with two from Stone striking silver – in the borough council Nurturing Health scheme. The two ‘silver’ nurseries were Meaford Day Nursery and Meaford Fields Day Nursery, both in Stone. Five nurseries from ...

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Pubs in spotlight for Best Bar None awards

The Crown and Anchor won the award in 2011

  Judges are running the rule over more than a dozen bars in Stone and across Stafford borough as part of a competition to find the best run premises in the area. Members of the local councils and the police have been checking standards at pubs and nightclubs in Stafford and Stone town centres for the Best Bar None awards. It ...

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