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What a waste of Crown Wharf

An artist's impression of the retirement complex at Crown Wharf

Developer McCarthy & Stone revealed their plans for a retirement complex at Crown Wharf on Thursday – but surely a complex like this is a real waste of a prime, canalside site in the town? That’s certainly the view of prominent members of the boating community in Stone, who see Crown Wharf as the final opportunity to use the canal ...

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A34 roadworks start on 21st July

A34 roadworks

Major roadworks on the A34 in Stone get under way on Monday 21st July. They’re expected to last six weeks and drivers are being urged to use alternative routes if possible, so get those road maps and sat navs out! The roadworks are to create a new layout so that fire engines can turn right on to the A34 from ...

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Crown Wharf plans go on show in Stone

McCarthy and Stone

Plans for retirement flats at Crown Wharf in Stone will be revealed at a public exhibition on Thursday 17th July. Developer McCarthy & Stone is looking to build 33 apartments for older residents on the land off Crown Street, next to Canal Cruising Company. A public exhibition of the plans will be held at Christ Church Centre from 3pm to ...

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Casserole Club cooks up community spirit

Casserole Club

Take one cook, a portion of good food and a dollop of human kindness and you have the recipe for a new project being launched in Staffordshire to combat loneliness – and people in Stone are being urged to get involved. The Casserole Club is a unique scheme which helps local people share extra portions of their home-cooked meals with ...

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Stone Brownies celebrate centenary in style!

Brownies 100th birthday (1) (530x398)

Nearly 100 Brownies and Leaders from Stone and Eccleshall descended on the Girlguiding Harrison campsite at Maer last weekend to help celebrate the 100th birthday of Brownies. It was termed a ‘Brownie Revels’ (a chance for Brownies to get together and have lots of fun!). The girls enjoyed a fun-packed day of activities including a blindfold trail through the woods, ...

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Lally’s family in memorial bench battle

Kieran, left, with brothers Travis and Shaun

The family of Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl have urged local people to sign a petition to help persuade the Canal and River Trust to allow them to put a memorial bench at the spot on the canal where he was found. The family raised £2,000 for the memorial bench in memory of Kieran, who accidentally fell into the canal in May. ...

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