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Check when to put your bins out

Winter wheelie bins

Residents in Stone are being reminded to check their bin calendars so they know when their waste will be collected over the Christmas period. There will be revised collection dates for green, blue and brown bins in the borough from Saturday 20th December to the 3rd January. Stafford Borough Council is reminding people to check the rescheduled dates on their ...

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Decision delayed on Stone youth centre

Philip Jones and Joyce Farnham at Stone youth centre with the suggested new name

The decision on who will be running Stone youth centre when it is closed by Staffordshire County Council on 31st December has been put back to March. Stone Town Council submitted an official bid to take on the centre off Station Road at the beginning of this month and a decision should have been made by the county council on ...

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World’s first 3D-printed bike created in Stone


The world’s first bike with a 3D-printed metal frame has been created in Stone – and it’s on show at a new exhibition in Manchester that puts the spotlight on this cutting-edge technology. The ‘additive manufacturing’ division (the industry term for 3D printing) of Renishaw has collaborated with the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on the free exhibition ...

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Cabinet green light for Westbridge Park plans

Westbridge Park

  Stafford Borough Council’s Cabinet have approved the new plans for Westbridge Park. The plans, which were revealed on 3rd December, include new play areas and a leisure centre, as well as an M&S Simply Food store. Full details HERE. They were approved by the borough council’s ruling Cabinet at their meeting last week, on 11th December. The borough council ...

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Stone family win Elf Run best dressed prize

Stephanie and daughter XXXX with their Elf Run medals

A family from Stone won the ‘best dressed’ prize at the Caudwell Children Elf Run – and raised over £100  for the children’s charity too. The festive Elf Run was held at the Trentham Estate on Sunday 14th December and saw hundreds of people running and strolling – and pushing prams and pushchairs – on a 5km course around the ...

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Reunited Stone band CID release Xmas single!

Stone Festival

A Stone band that formed in the 1980s have reformed and released a cracking Christmas single. CID’s ‘Christmas Santa’s Coming’ is going down a storm on YouTube and is available to download from the iTunes store. We love it at A Little Bit of Stone HQ and it’s gone straight on to our Christmas playlist – it sounds like the ...

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KWPG responds to new Westbridge Park plan

Westbridge Park

The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group has responded to Stafford Borough Council’s new plan for the park. The council’s Cabinet will discuss the new proposals – which include play areas, a new leisure and an 11,000 sq ft M&S Simply Food store to help pay for it all – at their meeting on Thursday 11th December. Agenda and Cabinet ...

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Stone family in TV spotlight for Text Santa

Amanda and Ian Harrison with James, Ruby and Isabelle

A family from Stone are in the TV spotlight to help this year’s ITV Text Santa appeal to raise money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. The Trentham hospice, which looks after children and their families from Staffordshire and Cheshire, is set to benefit from some of the funds raised through the appeal thanks to its partnership with Together for ...

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