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Warning over electric blankets

Warning over electric blankets

Anyone who has had a free electric blanket from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service since 2009 has been urged to check the model as a small number of them can potentially overheat and catch fire. Morphy Richards are recalling their single over electric blankets (model number 75310) and double dual control electric blankets (model...

Co-op post office to open on 11th February

Co-op post office to open on 11th February

Work started today (Monday 21st January) on Stone’s new post office, which will be based in the High Street Co-op supermarket. The post office – which is at the back of the supermarket – will be open to the public on Monday 11th February and will be open in line with the Co-op’s opening...

Video: Sledging on the Common Plot

Video: Sledging on the Common Plot

The Common Plot was full of sledgers on Saturday as people flocked to the beauty spot to take advantage of the snowy weather and have some serious fun! There’s some rough-and-ready video below. We’ve created a Google Stone sledging map by the way. Please feel free to add your favourite spots! View Stone –...

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Resident Plotkeeper needed at Common Plot

Resident Plotkeeper needed at Common Plot

The trustees of Stone Common Plot are looking for a new resident Plotkeeper to look after the cattle, manage the land and keep fencing and footpaths in good condition. The position of resident Plotkeeper is essentially a voluntary one but, in recognition of the need for the Plotkeeper to be on site, a house...

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Where’s the best sledging spot in Stone?

Where’s the best sledging spot in Stone?

The snow is coming down as I type and, with lots more forecast overnight and tomorrow, it’s time to get those sledges out! But where’s the best spot in Stone? Thanks to everyone on Facebook and Twitter who sent their favourite places. Some great memories in there too! And huge thanks to Nick Sigley...

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Stone young people hit the campaign trail

Stone young people hit the campaign trail

Three young people from Stone are on the campaign trail as they hope to be elected as a Staffordshire Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP). Henry Hallatt, aged 16, Jack Taylor, 15, and Matt Hall, also 15, are joined by 14-year-old Luke McCormack from Penkridge as the candidates for the Stafford and South...

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Fire at Westbridge Park canoe club

Fire at Westbridge Park canoe club

There was a small fire at the canoe club on Westbridge Park on Tuesday evening (15th January). Engineers were at the clubhouse to repair a heat pump, which set on fire. The building – which was built in 2010/11 to replace the former wooden clubhouse – was evacuated and two fire engines from Stone...

Pollution warning lifted at Downs Banks

Pollution warning lifted at Downs Banks

The pollution warning at Downs Banks has been lifted and the stream has been declared safe for paddling. The warning was put in place on Friday evening after “organic waste” from a source beyond Downs Banks polluted the stream. The waste was said today to be “agricultural” by the National Trust ranger at the...

Final consultation on plan for Stone

Final consultation on plan for Stone

The final round of consultation on the plan that sets out how Stone and the wider borough will develop over the next 20 years gets under way on Wednesday 16th January. Stafford Borough Council’s Local Plan is the document that earmarks Westbridge Park for mixed use development and was approved at a meeting of...

Pollution warning at Downs Banks

Pollution warning at Downs Banks

People have been urged to stay out of the stream at Downs Banks after a pollution warning was issued on Friday 11th January. The stream at the Barlaston National Trust beauty spot is a popular place for children and dogs to go for a splash. But pollution warning signs state that “organic waste from...

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