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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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Warning over electric blankets

Warning over electric blankets

Anyone who has had a free electric blanket from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service since 2009 has been urged to check the model as a small number of them can potentially overheat and catch fire. Morphy Richards are recalling their single over electric blankets (model number 75310) and double dual control electric blankets (model...

Co-op post office to open on 11th February

Co-op post office to open on 11th February

Work started today (Monday 21st January) on Stone’s new post office, which will be based in the High Street Co-op supermarket. The post office – which is at the back of the supermarket – will be open to the public on Monday 11th February and will be open in line with the Co-op’s opening...

Video: Sledging on the Common Plot

Video: Sledging on the Common Plot

The Common Plot was full of sledgers on Saturday as people flocked to the beauty spot to take advantage of the snowy weather and have some serious fun! There’s some rough-and-ready video below. We’ve created a Google Stone sledging map by the way. Please feel free to add your favourite spots! View Stone –...

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Resident Plotkeeper needed at Common Plot

Resident Plotkeeper needed at Common Plot

The trustees of Stone Common Plot are looking for a new resident Plotkeeper to look after the cattle, manage the land and keep fencing and footpaths in good condition. The position of resident Plotkeeper is essentially a voluntary one but, in recognition of the need for the Plotkeeper to be on site, a house...

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Where’s the best sledging spot in Stone?

Where’s the best sledging spot in Stone?

The snow is coming down as I type and, with lots more forecast overnight and tomorrow, it’s time to get those sledges out! But where’s the best spot in Stone? Thanks to everyone on Facebook and Twitter who sent their favourite places. Some great memories in there too! And huge thanks to Nick Sigley...

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