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Revised plans for Whitemill Lane / A34 junction

This is Staffordshire County Council’s revised plans for the junction of the A34 with Whitemill Lane.  You can see a full-size PDF by clicking here – Fillybrooks revised plan The county was forced to go back to the drawing board after a vocal campaign locally against their original plans for the junction, which would have stopped traffic turning right on to ...

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Stone Town Council meeting agendas – 4th June

PCC Matthew Ellis talks to councillors at the meeting.

Stone Town Council meetings will be held on Thursday 4th June. Three meetings will be held, starting at 7pm with a meeting of the full council, before meetings of the General Purposes Committee and Planning Committee. Members of the public can attend all meetings of the town council. The entrance is at the rear of the town council building in ...

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Stone charity’s fundraising boost from Wincanton

  No sting in this tale! Wincanton’s national distribution centre for Screwfix, located on Prologis Park in Stafford, has pledged to support local charity STING with its fundraising activities this year.   Each year Wincanton, who deal with all Screwfix’s distribution nationwide, nominates a charity to benefit from their fundraising.  Their 1000+ workforce puts on a range of activities throughout ...

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Churn lid unearthed at Norton Bridge is from Saxon times

Archaeologists have discovered that a wooden butter churn lid unearthed at a major rail development near Stone (more HERE) is from the Saxon period. Evidence of prehistoric activity had been uncovered in the same area of the site at Norton Bridge, and archaeologists believed the butter churn could be from the same period. However, radiocarbon tests have revealed the lid of the butter churn ...

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Commissioner’s plan to modernise Neighbourhood Watch

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, has called on people in Stone to shape a new and dynamic Neighbourhood Watch movement across Staffordshire which will focus on keeping local communities even safer and even more closely linked with local policing.   Neighbourhood Watch currently has over 25,000 registered members across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who receive regular updates from their local ...

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Housing plan for Walton Heath is rejected

Walton Heath

David Wilson Homes’ bid for a housing development in Walton has been rejected by planners at Stafford Borough Council. Their planning application for 114 new homes on land next to Common Lane on Walton Heath, with access at the end of Marlborough Road, has been refused by the council’s head of planning and regeneration, Ted Mander. The reason given is that ...

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Cats Protection charity shop opens on Friday

The Stafford & District Cats Protection charity shop on the High Street opens its doors to the public for the first time at 10am on Friday 22nd May. The shop will be officially opened by Stone vet Will Jeffels from Shires Veterinary Practice. Staff say they understand many local people’s frustrations with the number of charity shops in the High ...

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