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Reminder from GPs on Christmas health

Reminder from GPs on Christmas health

With the Christmas break approaching fast, doctors have urged people in Stone to make sure they are well stocked up for the holidays. People need to be sure they have enough prescription medicines and over-the-counter treatments to last, says the Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which represents 14 GP practices across Stone and...

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Call for urgent action on Meaford flooding

Call for urgent action on Meaford flooding

The owner of Meaford Day Nursery has called for urgent action to be taken to prevent floodwaters at Meaford after the A34 and Meaford Road were shut AGAIN by flooding today (Thursday 20th December). Adele Cheadle was forced to close her nursery today after the area was again hit by flooding, the third time...

Rotary Fellowship award for Will

Rotary Fellowship award for Will

Stone Rotarian Will Tonge has received a special award for his outstanding commitment to the Rotary movement. Will was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship at the Rotary Club of Stone & District’s Christmas celebration on 17th December. In the UK the Fellowship is awarded to those who have shown outstanding commitment to the Rotary...

Blue flash of light over Stone explained…

Blue flash of light over Stone explained…

Stone was hit by power cuts over the last few days, with many people in the town reporting that they’d seen a blue flash of light in the sky as the power went down. On Tuesday 18th December, power went down at about 8pm. Although it was only off for a few seconds, lots...

Almost £2,000 raised at Swan charity auction

Almost £2,000 raised at Swan charity auction

The Swan pub raised almost £2,000 at its charity auction last weekend. Regulars and local businesses including Canal Cruising, Sir Thomas Brocklebank, Blue Rooms, Green Trees Retail, SAP Tree surgeons and Angel Homecare donated items which were auctioned off at the Stafford Street pub on Sunday 16th December. The £1982.30 that was raised will go to the...

Help for the elderly this winter

Help for the elderly this winter

A new telephone lifeline has been launched to help elderly and vulnerable residents in Stone and across Stafford Borough stay healthy and warm this winter. Stafford Borough Council has teamed up with the Community Council of Staffordshire and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to set up a ‘one stop shop’ telephone service. The number is...

Indoor market idea for town centre

Indoor market idea for town centre

Stone Town Council has urged local businesspeople who would like to trade in the town centre but who can’t afford the rents and rates to get in touch. The council is looking at helping a number of traders to come together to take on one of the empty shops in the High Street, potentially...

Watch out for bin collection changes

Watch out for bin collection changes

Don’t get caught out by changes to bin collections over Christmas and New Year – make sure you check your waste and recycling calendars. Any rescheduled collection days are clearly marked on the calendars that were sent out earlier this year. If you’ve lost yours, you can find it online at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/collectiondays Information about...

Stone hit by flooding… again

Stone hit by flooding… again

The heavy rain on Friday has resulted in more flooding in Stone, with three drivers having to be rescued from their vehicles after they got stuck in floodwaters at Meaford. Staffordshire Police closed the A34 southbound from the Darlaston roundabout just before midnight last night and Meaford Road is also closed. The A34 southbound...

Missing man’s body recovered from canal

Missing man’s body recovered from canal

Officers searching for a missing Stone man have recovered a body from the canal at Meaford. Stewart Holmes, aged 65, was reported missing after he was last seen at his home in Priory Road at around 12pm on Sunday 9th December. Detective Inspector Lesley Fowler said: “Although formal identification has yet to take place,...

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