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Swynnerton Roses honoured with flowerbed and plaque

A plaque and flowerbed were officially unveiled in Stone today to honour the surviving Swynnerton Roses and those who are no longer with us. The bed, which has been planted by Stone in Bloom members at Walton Community Centre, contains 12 rose plants, each supplied by David Austin Roses and individually sponsored by a member of the community. The plaque, sponsored by George Beecham, was unveiled ...

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Call for opinions on plans to revamp county archives

Visitors to Stone farmers’ market on Saturday 1st August will be able to to have their say on plans to deliver a new vision for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Heritage Service. The new vision for the service sets out how the 10 million historical records, 27,000 objects, 43,000 photographs and 1,800 works of art documenting the county’s past will be preserved ...

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Stone Beavers continue their dog poo battle

Youngsters from 5th Stone Beavers have teamed up with national charity the Dogs Trust to continue their campaign to encourage dog walkers to clean up after their pets on land near their scout hut. In April, the youngsters spelled out their message to dog walkers – a move which sparked the attention of Dogs Trust… All the youngsters now have ‘Scooper ...

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Stone MP steps up campaign for fairer schools funding

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Stone MP Sir Bill Cash has stepped up his campaign for fairer funding for Staffordshire’s schools after being told by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education that there are anomolies in the current system. Stone MP Sir Bill Cash has been campaigning for a fairer system for the allocation of funding for Staffordshire schools for many years ...

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Apprentices recognised at graduation ceremony

Apprentices from Stone joined over 150 from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent at the county’s first ever Apprentice Graduation Ceremony. Young people with their families joined local employers and training providers for the celebration at the County Showground in Stafford on Wednesday (22nd July). Higher and Advanced apprentices representing engineering, teaching, retail, care and IT were all recognised for their achievements. Samantha ...

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Help set the date for first Staffordshire Day

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Enjoy Staffordshire is launching a dedicated Staffordshire Day to celebrate the county’s 1000th birthday in 2016 – and they are calling on people in Stone to help them decide the date. The first recorded mention of Staffordshire was in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1016, and the county’s tourism organisation believes the initiative could boost visitor numbers by promoting Staffordshire attractions, accommodation ...

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Citizens Advice in Stone takes to social media

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West, the charity offering free advice to residents in Stone (as well as Stafford, Rugeley and Cannock), has taken to social media in a bid to reach out to the wider community.   They have launched on both Facebook and Twitter in the hope that people will follow them to gain an insight into what goes ...

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Rotary check the health of farmers’ market shoppers

Visitors to the farmers’ market in July had some health checks carried out thanks to Rotarians in Stone On Saturday 4th July, Rotarians in Stone held their first Health Awareness Day and encouraged visitors to find out more about their health through blood pressure and blood sugar checks, as well as their Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. This was all made possible by ...

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